Our Great Dane pup loved his first day at the beach. We took Princeton to a “Great Dane Meet-Up” there. It’s where Great Dane owners meet online and agree to get together at a specific time and place -- in this case, Huntington Dog Beach. There were 7 Great Danes there. Princeton was quickly nicknamed “the Baby” because he was much younger than any of the other Danes. They were all at least 3 years old, and not nearly as playful as “the Baby.”
Sizewise, Princeton fit right in. He was about the same height as the full-grown females, and an inch or two shorter than the full-grown males. Lots of people looked at his big old feet and exclaimed, “He’s going to be HUGE!” I think it was a Dane-lovers’ way of complimenting him. According to Dane growth charts, he is exactly average for a Great Dane. Princeton spent most of the time running around with younger dogs of other breeds. We took lots of photos
Princeton makes friends with a Harlequin
Princeton runs like the wind along with waves with a Labrador Retriever
Here’s a video of my 8-month-old Great Dane puppy Princeton in the local park where we walk almost every day. See, sometimes he’s a calm, peaceful boy! The grass is gorgeous green now in southern California.
My Great Dane pup Princeton and his best friend Tashi go nuts whenever they get together. Every day when we go to visit Tashi, it’s like the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet!
These videos capture the fun. First they go crazy because they are separated with Princeton on top and Tashi below in “the pit.” Then the eager girl Tashi scrambles upstairs and outside to a joyful reunion with her dashing guy Princeton.
My 8-month-old Great Dane pup Princeton weighs 101 pounds! The vet weighed him when we delivered her pet-photo calendar. I keep thinking of the song from “South Pacific” -- ”One hundred and one Pounds of fun That’s my little honey bun! Get a load of Honey bun tonight!”
Here's my new favorite video of Princeton. He jumps over his best friend Tashi, the Beagle-Jack Russell Terrier mix. Wow!
Princeton (born April 24, 2008) is a happy, fun-loving Great Dane. He came to us from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old. He was born through a love match (unplanned breeding) of two Harlequins. His beautiful coloring is called “merle mantle” or Merlequin. He is a purebred AKC-registered Dane with champion European lines.