Shades of Excellence


Shades of Excellence

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April 23, 2017 – Pi-Vintage Litter “Part 2″ Arrives!

PI-Vintage Litter II

Shades of Excellence is pleased to announce the arrival of the new litter from the breeding of GCH Dewitt’s Court Sterling Mathematician (“Pi”) to Am BISS Ch Shades Vintage Stetson, Evia (“Vintage”)! The new litter consists of six puppies total – all blue, with 3 males and 3 females. This is the second successful breeding between these two beautiful champion Danes. Pictures from the first litter can be viewed on our Puppies page! Individual pictures of the new puppies will be available soon. Parties interested in a puppy from this litter should fill out and submit our  puppy application.

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Shades of Excellence has been involved in the Great Dane Breed since 1996. We are committed to producing the finest quality blue and black Great Danes.

Our breeding program is very selective. Our focus is to breed for health, temperament, longevity, and structural soundness. We certify for Cardio, OFA, Penn Hip, Thyroid, and Cataracts. All our puppies go out under a strict contract. 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.

We are supportive members of the Great Dane Club of America. We actively show our Danes towards the goal of attaining their American, Canadian and United Kennel Club titles.

Take your time, browse our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


David and Cynthia Lutz
Shades of Excellence Great Danes