Shades of Excellence


Shades of Excellence

Shades of Excellence

Latest News

May 28, 2017 – Week 5 litter photos are up!

PI-Vintage Litter II

Week 5 pictures from the April 23, 2017 Pi-Vintage litter can be now be viewed on our Puppies page! The puppies are now eating 3 solid meals a day, and are almost weaned off of momma. They are spending lots of time playing and getting exposed to the sights and sounds of the great outdoors!

Parties interested in a puppy from this litter should fill out and submit ourĀ  puppy application.

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Welcome to our Website!

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