Hi! My name is Alex (Aleksandra) and my passion for the Great Dane starts all the way back in Poland and back to the time when I was 4, where I saw my first picture of a Dane - a harlequin. I instantly fell in love with how majestic and powerful
these dogs were - I knew that one day, I would own one.
And I almost did, having rescued one at a trainstation, but my friend convinced me in to giving him to a lady who would take him to an animal refuge to find his owners instead - he was
a Harlequin and the first ever Dane that I met. Getting home, I begged my parents to get me a Dane of my own, however, my parents had other ideas and I ended up owning a Chihuahua named Kuba, who till the tender age of 18, was my shadow.
When I was
23 years of age I moved with my husband, Wieslaw, and Martyna to Perth, Australia, where 4 years later, my youngest daughter Caroline was born. During our transition stage, all my dreams - including owning my dream dog - was put on hold.
girls had reached a responsible age, we decided as a family to get a dog. However, the dog that we ended up getting, is our matriarch, Abby.
When my search again began for a Dane, I was constantly turned down by breeders, as I did not have any experience.
It was not until 5 years later, I got my first Dane, Sheba - whom Martyna got for me. Unfortunately, it has not been an easy ride with Sheba - after many private lessons, trainers, behaviourists, broken ribs and broken cysts, Sheba has finally settled, after
being diagnosed with fear aggression.
I blamed myself for Sheba turning out the way she did, so a year later I went and got her brother Boris, for my husband. However, Boris has been diagnosed with three different types of aggression
(conflict, unpredicable and fear) - causing him to be put on medication to help him keep his emotions under control.
From my experience with Sheba and Boris, I have learnt that breeding is not only about coat colour or health, but about temperment.
I do not want anyone to have to go through the heartache and tough times that I had to go through with my two, but no matter the hardships, I love my two bubba fawns to bits.
And now my story takes a different turn as we begin our breeding journey.