Hi, I am Marilyn and I am assisted with the
Danes by my sons, Jonty and Keeley.
Why Great Danes? - I
believe that the seed was sown back in the fifties, when as a
child, a black Great Dane dog lived 5 doors away - I can't
remember him at all but I have this thought that he must have
talked to us children over the fence and was probably allowed
out to play with us on the green occasionally, whatever, I am
sure that it is because of him in my childhood that I became
hooked on this breed of Noble Giants.
As a two year old, my grandfather rehomed his dog as
it apparently turned on me, my parents would never allow me or my brothers
to have a dog, however, at the age of 13
I kept finding this stray mongrel,
Suzie - not really a stray, just let out on the estate to have a wander
but she used to end up in our shed - being rescued by myself.
brothers started to do the same thing and my parents were eventually worn
down by dog owners coming to our house to collect their family pets - we
got Trixie - a Heinz 57 but we loved her to bits - power to the kids!
Well that was the start, then I rescued Shanie, a cross Golden Retriever,
I moved to London in the seventies and my husband gave me my first Great
Dane, a Harlequin,
I named him "Bilbo". I adored him as
did everyone that met him, sadly he only lived to 7 years and died under
anaesthetic, my heart was broken and I couldn't find it in me to replace
It took another 10 years before I gave another Dane a home,
"Cartier" another Harli,
I only ever wanted harli's until I met
Lulu, my first bitch and a blue!
From Lulu, I was introduced to a fawn, Bertie, who
needed re-homing, I now had two.
At the first show I saw the Harli's
and had to have one, Style bred by "Enydelet" arrived in 1999
followed by JeJak the cutest blue harli ever - now there were 4 add.
It is from these lines that my breeding programme started.
I truly consider myself to be extremely lucky and
fortunate to have these beautiful dogs in my life, they are
absolutely everything to me, I love them all and I am rewarded by
their unconditional love and loyalty.