Shades of Excellence


Shades of Excellence

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December 2016 – Pi-Vintage Litter heads home!


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The time has come, and all four wonderful puppies from this litter have gone to their forever homes! We will miss them terribly, but know they are going to wonderful homes where the will make their new families happy.

“Going Home” pictures of the Pi-Vintage litter are available for viewing on our Puppies page. Along with these pictures, we also have pictures of the litter from newborn through 7 weeks of age for your viewing pleasure!



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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