About Shades of Excellence
We have been involved in the Great Dane Breed since 1996, when we purchased our first blue Dane, Magic's Shades of Grey. Our name "Shades of Excellence" was taken from Shades name, and a desire to produce "Excellent" quality blue and black Danes.
We are supportive members of the The Great Dane Club of America, the Great Dane Club of Canada, and our local Kennel Club. We actively show our Danes towards the goal of attaining their American, Canadian and United Kennel Club titles.
Our breeding program is very selective. Our focus is to breed for health, temperament, longevity, and structural soundness. We screen for Cardio, OFA, Penn Hip, Thyroid, and Cataracts. All our puppies go out under strict contract and/or limited registration whether they are show or companion dogs. We screen all our prospective adopters to ensure they have what is required to raise, grow, and maintain a healthy, happy Great Dane for his or her lifetime.