Saturday, April 25, 2009

One year old and 123 pounds!

Princeton on his first birthday, April 24, 2009

We celebrated our Great Dane Princeton’s first birthday by taking him to the vet to be weighed today. The big result: 123 pounds!

“And not an ounce of fat on him!” our favorite vet added.

He stands 33-1/2 inches tall at the shoulder.

You can see how beautiful he looks in the photo, taken yesterday on his actual birthday when we arrived at the dog park -- right before he ran to party with his dog friends.

6 comments:

brooke said...

happy birthday princeton!
hes so good looking!

we took our 11 week old (today) blue girl to the vet for her second set of shots and shes up to 26.4 lbs! shes doubled her weight in a month!
its crazy how fast they grow!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

He looks so great!! Waldo is as skinny as Princeton--more so, since he's only at 110 lbs at a year. I keep trying to bulk him up a little, but even at 10 cups a day, he's still small. I have the feeling that he and Princeton would be great friends. :)

Happy Birthday!

amandajenn said...

Yea for birthdays! We are getting a Dane this summer (I can hardly contain my excitement) and I am currently looking for a good vet. We live in the LA area and from what I can tell you also live in So Cal. Do you have any suggestions for vets, dog parks, etc? I'm trying to soak up as much knowledge as I can so that we don't inadvertently mess up our pup. Thanks!

KC said...

Thanks, everybody, for the birthday greetings!

AmandaJenn,

Here are some favorite local dog parks:

Vina Vieja Dog Park in Pasdena

Hermon Dog Park in Los Angeles
http://www.hermondogpark.com/

Huntington Beach Dog Park

I hope to see you there with your new pup this summer!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Happy Birthday, Princeton! Wow - you are growing up into one handsome pup! You're sure living up to the Great Dane label as being the "Apollo of Dogs"!

Gosh - and you're really tall too! I think you're going to be HUMONGOUS when you're fully grown and filled out! :-)
I'm about 150lbs and 34" at the shoulder...although everyone tells me that is really big for a girl Dane! My whole family is big...you should see my brothers - they're about 80kg (180lbs) and look like bulls!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane
ps. FANTASTIC pictures of you at the beach! Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

I recommend Dr. Debra Oliver in Pacific Palisades as an excellent vet. The Pacific Animal hospital is at ph: 310-454-2633

Or on the east side of LA there is Highland Park Animal Hospital, also excellent. Ph 323-254-6868