TYPE IN BLACK & WHITE
scroll down to see a summary for all our dogs, or click on the call name to see more on a single dog.
on the call name or photo below for each dog pictured to jump to individual links and more information.
These are dogs we own or co-own,
and unless it otherwise specifies, dogs we also bred.
Pirate is AFAWK still the only Great
Dane that has been ranked in conformation, agility, obedience & rally. He finished his Championship with back
to back Majors from BBEx (Bred By). He was an easy dog to show & finished handily as a young adult, winning
every weekend shown from start to finish, & has not only taken Breed wins, but is a BISS and Group winning
Harlequin, & was in the Top 25 the year he finished--all breeder-owner-handled. Pirate was the first Excellent/Open
agility titled Champion male in the breed & had his AXJ and two AX legs. He is also obedience titled &
was ranked in the Top Five for Obedience in repeated years, having achieved his CD with an average score of 195,
as did one of his sons, the National Specialty High In Trial dog Shaymus (see Extended Family). Pirate
was a GDCA Versatility Award winner like his dam & one of the select few Danes in the GDCA Hall of Fame. Pirate,
like his sisters Picabo & Fanny, have been active TDI Therapy Dog volunteers for years. The year he turned
a Veteran (2004), he achieved four more titles & was ranked both by points (#3-GDCA) and by dogs defeated (#9-Delaney)
in Obedience & was still ranked in the top 10 for agility. He also got his Rally Novice and Advanced titles
and a leg towards his Rally Excellent while a veteran. (Click here for photos.) Pirate
is a proven producer of show-marked Harlequins, Mantles _&_ Blacks; Champion stock here & in Europe, but
he has get also titled and ranked nationally in various dogsports (from obedience to agility). He was always
especially admired for (& offers his offspring) his correct front assembly, good turn of stifle, hard short
back, & breathtaking movement. Pirate was also always a tail-wagging crowd pleaser. He was a Venerable Dane
(documented as living more than 10 years) from two Champion & Venerable parents. CHIC#13779: OFA hips Good,
cardiac clear at 10 years old, thyroid normal, CERF clear, +DNA certified, microchipped. Ch. AMHERST- DAVISDANE
ROADRUNNER, CD x Ch. MICHAELDANE JB ADVENT, CD. Pirate not only has AKC/FCI Champion get, he has get ranked
in all AKC sports, as well as a UKC BIS CH daughter. What we own out of him directly below: look to "Extended
Family" here & to his pages otherwise for more
on his get. Click here for his memorial page. 1998-2008.
Hall Of Fame, Group Winning, Specialty Best In Show Champion CHROMA Thief
of Hearts, CD, RA, OA, AXJ, OJC, NAC, TDIA, GDCA-VA (Versatility Award), CGC & Venerable Dane (10+ years old):
SUZI aka CH MERCERWOOD's CHROMA TIRAMISU TDI CGC is our PIRATE daughter
out of the beautiful Mantle CH Mercerwood's Prima Donna, born in November, 2009. In honor of her mother, we gave
her an Italian name. Pictured here as a puppy, Suzi was owner-handed to puppy wins in 2010 & Steve Hill finished
her early in 2011 (at just 18 mo)--she was done in less than 3 months with 3 Specialty major, This is just a start
for our Suzi, who we epect to both trial & breed in the future, & she will of course serve the community
as a therapy Dane, Suzi has her own page with many photos, that outlines her ongoing
activities. There are several pups from this litter we hope will be successful in the show ring. So stayed turned
for updates! Click Here to see Pix & Pedigree for the litter.
Champion MERCERWOOD's CHROMA TIRAMISU TDI CGC:
Zen is a Pirate grandson out of our
Amour (a Picabo granddaughter) who lives with our dear friend Paula Stebbins in Lake Charles LA. Born May of 2008,
he is a loveable clown, full time therapy dog & part time show dog.He is pointed & working towards his
CH & has his GCG & TDinc therapy certification. Plus he has several titled siblings & a brother who
is also pointed. See the above link (click on the photo) for ongoing details of his career and photos and video
as well. He has his own page forming here: ZEN DOG. Click here
to see more about his littermates from the Dragon's Lair Litter.
CLWK CHROMA RIDE THE WIND, CGC, TDinc.
(Baby) "Zen" (Shown at four months.)
QT aka Champion CHROMA SR QUIET
RIOT CGC TDI is from Quizzy's (Pirate's daughter, #1 in agility) only litter out of Voltaire's (Picabo grandson)
first breeding in 2009. She finished her Championship easily in just about a dozen show weekends, starting &
ending by walking in & winning Best of Breed--owner-handled start to finish. Plus she is a certified therapy
dog who works regularly in the community. She has several very talented littermates: to see more of the "CATASTICK
CHIDs" click here. We are going to have SOME FUN with these pups from such a versatile heritage--stayed
tuned to see what all they can do. And click on their names to follow the continuing careers of their parents,
Voltaire and Quizzy. Quizzy, at seven, after weaning her
babies, was off to conquer the Invitational for a record third time, while Voltaire has now qualified three times
for the USDAA National. Both parents also obedience titled & Voltaire is ptd. towards his Championship. Click Here to see Pix & Pedigree of QT'+Bravo, Marquee, Riddle, Kelda & this whole wild
bunch from Quizzy & Joker. SCROLL to "Extended Family" for more titled dogs in this 2009 "sisters
Grand Champion CHROMA SR QUIET RIOT, CGC, TDI:
Picabo, (pronounced Peek-a-boo), Pirate's
sister clearly demonstrated her parents' versatility with multiple agility titles in both AKC & NADAC, an obedience
and a rally title, as well as is a TDIA therapy dog twice over (with two different handlers) ans was ACE (AKC Award
of Canine Excellence) nominated in the Therapy Dog category. She was a Venerable Dane (documented as living more
than 10 years) from two Champion & Venerable parents. She has Champion offspring who now have Champoion offspring
of their own (who now have<G>Champion offspring of THEIR own!). She was ranked in agility for 2001, was the
first O-NAC titled Dane and one of four to achieve the OA in 2001 in the "grand old days" of agility.
She also served, since since she was a year old, as a demonstration dog at obedience classes, and as one of the
most exceptional therapy dogs we have seen in a 20+ year career. Picabo was nominated in 2001 for the AKC ACE award
in the Therapy Dog division. Picabo and Pirate are the first littermates to achieve agility titles and therapy
titles. She was bred once to the BISS CH Dreamspinner's Cash'N'Carry in March of 2002 (click here
for further information on that litter). Several of her pups several were titled by 2 years:
she has more than one puppy with a breed first achievement, several ranked in various dog sports, plus a CH/CD
daughter.Three of the seven pups from this 2002 litter were still out competing in various venues as veterans.
Picabo was retired from Excellent level agility due to the after effects of a brown recluse spider bite & then
co-owned with Joseph Whitehouse, a proficient junior handler who trialed her in obedience, rally and juniors/preferred
agility. Joey put three titles on her himself as a teen. She has a page shared with her junior handler here. Picabo lived 11.5 healthy years, succuming to a pancreatic tumor
in 2010. PICABO has produced generations of not only Champions , but boasts get ranked in every AKC dog sport just
like her brother Pirate. 1998-2010
O-NAC NJC CHROMA Trompe L'oeil,
CD, RN, OA, NAJ, NJP, CGC, TDIA & Venerable Dane (11+ years old):
Frenchie was part of our "New
England contingent" and is a Picabo daughter, also mother to Champion and other titled Danes. She was the
only puppy bred from Picabo's only litter (& she herself was only bred once). A daughter of Picabo & Cash,
CH/CD Frenchie was owned, trained, bred and shown by Al and Judi Arsenault of Granite Danes. She finished completely
owner-handled by Judi Arsenault, gaining two 4 pt. majors and a 5 pt. major reserve from breeder-judges along the
way, then she and Al finished her CD with two placements, a breed Highest Scoring, and a final 193.5, getting her
ranked in the TOP TEN for Obedience in 2004 (Delaney system). Frenchie was bred as a three year old to BISS CH
Sasdania's The Navigator (Pilot) and so carried on Picabo's legacy through her only litter, called the "French
Revolution"(see below). We lost Frenchie in 2006 to TBD (tick-borne disease); her memorial page is here.
Her brother Orion (owned by Carrie Burns, M.D.) has more than
a dozen titles & is on the way to still more. Herr sister Charm is
the breed world record holder in "air dog" sports & is tracking certified, and sister Rosie is the 11th Dane in history to gain a UDX & is now working on her Masters Obedience
title (as a veteran). Both Frenchie and her sister Jewel are CHIC certified: OFA hips Good, cardiac clear, thyroid
normal, CERF clear, +DNA certified, microchipped. (Frenchie's sister Jewel was pointed & hoping to finish her
Championship in 2005, but was side-lined from conformation competiton by a chronic tail injury that required her
to be docked, and has now been spayed and retired to a private home.) the other two pups (both merle boys) are
happy home companions. THis litter has its own pedigree page and their own litter page, so check those links out to learn more on the Gamble litter. 2002-2006.
Frenchie is BISS CH Dreamspinner's Cash-N-Carry x O-NAC NJC CHROMA Trompe L'oeil CD, OA, NAJ, NJP, TDIA, CGC.
Frenchie is the mother & grandmother of (AKC) Champions, as well as dogs titled "behind" (just
like herself). Look to the FRENCH CONNECTION LITTER of Voltaire, Story & Amour for more on Frenchie's CH+ offspring.
Champion CHROMA A Kiss For Luck, CD, CGC:
Fanny was the Arsenaults first Dane,
sister to Pirate & Picabo & was Open titled in Obedience, having gotten her CD with three tries and all
legs with placements & her CDX with a Specialty HIT, as well as an all-breed 3rd & then 2d placement. She
was ranked in 2002-3 in the Top Ten Danes in Open and was a regular TDI therapy dog volunteer. Fanny also starred
in a Target commercial. She is a perfect example of the versatility of this litter. Limited & spayed bitch
owned & trained by Al & Judi Arsenault of CHROMA-EAST. She has her own page where you find out more
on Fanny and the Arsenault CT crew who are CHROMA EAST. Fanny was lost to bone cancer (spayed before 6 months;
a lesson learned): 1998-2006
sp-HIT CHROMA Forever Mardi Gras,
CDX, CGC, TDI: "Fanny"
Click Here to see Pix & Pedigree of Tia x Willie pups: PIRATE, ,PICABO
Click on each photo to see individual pages for each Dane of the French Revolution.
Click on each photo to see individual pages for each Dane of the French Revolution.
CHROMA Walking On The Sun, RN, NA, NAJ, OF, NJC, SJ, O-NAC, OJC, CGC, HIC (Herding Instinct Certified by the American Herding Breed Association):
Click on each photo to see individual pages for each Dane of the French Revolution.
BISW CHROMA Passionate Kisses v Granite, RN, CGC, TDI:
The FRENCH Revolution: Above are the three "keepers" from our 2005 litter.
Story is in CT with the Arsenaults, Voltaire is in AZ with Dr. Carrie Burns, and Amour is in TX with JP Yousha..
Each pup has their own page--click on the photos for details on each. These are our Frenchie pups (Ch. CHROMA A
Kiss For Luck CD CGC). Story finished owner-handled in New England with 3 majors & is dual-ring titled, her
sister Amour is a Sweeps winner and Rally titled, and the Mantle boy Voltaire is pointed and mutiple titled in
agility & rally. For more on their breeding and brethren<G>, click here
for the litter page. Momma (Frenchie) pictured above. Click here to see her 2008 Story
Book litter--ALSO see the next set of dogs below: the Story Book Boys. STORY has CHAMPION and otherwise
titled get. AMOUR & VOLTAIRE both have pointed & titled get. 2005-
Champion CHROMA Turn The Page at Granite, RN, CGC, TDI:
Click Here to see Pix & Pedigree of Frenchie x Pilot pups
The STORY BOOK BOYZ: These boys are being grown out from Story's large 2008 litter
(CanCH Von Ferden's Paradiso x CH CHROMA Turn The Page at Granite, RN, CGC). Zeb (CH Chroma Magic Roundabout, CGC-Mantle)
was owner-handled by Maura Wright to his Championship in short order & will now pursue a performance career
as well as is starting his GCH hunt. The Harlequin Valentine (CH Chroma Hide Your Heart-Harlequin) finished also
completely owenr-handled by Judi Arsenault, gaining three majors in 3 months summer-fall of 2010. He will follow
in the footsteps of his dam, granddam, etc. & work towards obedience titles. Both are tested free of the fawn
gene, Zebedee carries for harl. CHIC results pending in 2010. Check here for more on this
CHAMPIONS VALENTINE & ZEBEDEE
The STORYBOOK BOYZ!
Check here for pix & pedigree of Paz x Story pups
Pretty Maud is another one of our
homebred Champions. She turned 11 years old in 2010. A breeder-judge's
favorite, Maud was a puppy Sweeps winner and finished her Championship with a BISS & BOBs from the classes,
taking most of her points at Specialty show weekends. She defeated 6 Specials (including 3 Top20 Danes) to take
a Best In Specialty Show from Open Harl, was BOW twice at Specialties (& had 3 major Specialty RWBs when young),
& then finished with two four point majors taken in a weekend (defeating 26 bitches to finish). Maud has been
OFA Cardiac cleared, is OFA Good (hip), CERF clear & thyroid normal. For more photos of Maud click
here. She & her brother Guidon (see below) are also certified TDI Therapy dogs, and have their CGC (Canine
Good Citizen) certification. It turned out pretty Maud's talents did not include making babies, so one of her loyal
fans, in lieu of a puppy from her, asked for her. Maud now lives her dream life with Mary and Greg Lugo as a California
beach bunny, but comes out to do a bit of free style and show as a Veteran. She was in the ribbons at the 2005
GDCA National Specialty. CH Maud is CHIC certified: OFA hip Good, cardiac clear, thyroid normal, CERF clear, &
microchipped, DNA'd. 1999- Maud is: AOM BISS Ch. MICHAELDANE JB DGN M T POCKETS NTL x Ch. MICHAELDANE JB ADVENT,
BISS Champion CHROMA Maid to
Order, CGC, TDI "Maud"
Click Here to see Pix & Pedigree of Tia x Pockets pups: MAUD & GUIDON
Guidon, (pronounced GUIDE-ON) is Maud's
brother & was named for the standard (flag) bearer in a military formation (because of his black leg looking
like it is always "leading the parade"). Guidon lived with and was trained by Dina Whitehouse of Ft.
Bliss Texas (co-owned by the breeder). He won his Companion Dog title in three straight trials with Dina, and finished
his Companion Dog Excellent title, all legs with placements. He finished his Utility title with a First and a 197,
and promptly went on that same weekend to gain back-to-back UDX legs, and completed his UDX one year to the date
from when he started it when already over 7 years old! By that unusual achievement, he became the 10th Dane and
2nd male in AKC history to achieve the Utility Dog Excellent title, and he has a specialty High In Trial as well
to his credit. He was ranked #3 in Open for 2004 by points (GDCA) & #5 overall by dogs defeated (Delaney system).
Ranked in the Top 5 again in 2005, 2006 found him the #1 or #2 Utility Dane consistently. He'll be 10 this summer
and has now retired to rest<G> on his laurels. His young son Dare (shown below) is already following in his
footsteps. Of obvious breed quality, Guidon was only shown briefly in conformation by his co-owner Scott Thompson,
who was deceased both suddenly & when young, so his dog then turned to obedience with his live-in love Dina.
Guidon, like his half-sister Picabo, is an outstanding therapy dog and he also has achieved his TDIA-OV Therapy
Dog title (one of the first three Danes ever to get it), & is a certified Red Cross Volunteer. He was nominated
in 2004 for the ACE (AKC Canine Excellence) Award in the Therapy Dog category. GUIDON IS CHIC certified: OFA Cardiac
echo normal at 6 years, thyroid normal (5 years), OFA hip Good (3 years), CERF & microchipped, DNA'd. Lost
when nearly 11 yrs. old to old age issues: 1999-2010. Guidon is AOM BISS Ch. MICHAELDANE JB DGN M T POCKETS
NTL x Ch. MICHAELDANE JB ADVENT, CD.
sp-HIT CHROMA Pride of the Regiment,
UDX, TDIA-OV, CGC, RCV "Guidon"
This is our versatile and succcessful matriarch: Tia.
OFA hips & heart, thyroid normal, DNA certified. BISS CH Fraser of Michaeldane N'CO x Michaeldane JayBee
Rox Ann Dgn (Xani was a mjr ptd.CH Rox x CH Sugar daughter). Dam (or granddam, etc.) of the above dogs, plus
our beloved companion and successful competition Dane, CH/CD Tia was Specialty major ptd. from the puppy
classes & also won various Best Puppy & Sweeps awards. She was a certified, working TDI Therapy Dog as
of her first birthday, an AKC breed (conformation) Champion before her second birthday, and finished her Companion
Dog (obedience) title in three entries, with three first places, ending with a 195 & highest scoring Working
Dog for a Group win, and was ranked in the Top Ten Danes for Obedience for nearly two years. She received the honor
of the Versatility Award from the GDCA in 1998. Tia is moreover a typical dane: wonderful with people of
all ages & kind to all animals. She was bred twice, both times to Champion Harlequin males. Nearly up until
her death at 11 years and 11 months, she still worked occassionally as a therapy dog, was exhibited as a veteran,
plus kept up on community activities and kept her pack here in order, remaining the beloved matriarch and benevolent
dictator of the Chromadane pack. Born in February of 1995, she was fit all her life, never suffered from illness,
and was euthanized in January of 2007 for age-related issues associated with arthritis.
Venerable Dane, Ch. MICHAELDANE JB ADVENT,
CD, CGC, GDCA-VA (Versatility Award), TDI: "Tia"
We're happy to add Tia is not only OFA hip clear & thyroid normal (at nearly 11 years old), but OFA Cardiac clear (also
tested as a veteran). All her children and grandchildren from her of ours (see above) also are CHIC-certified:
they are tested for hip, heart, thyroid & eyes; & all are titled as well. Tia was bred by Jodie Keim, Michael
Chiles & Trudy Muller. If the "clouds" photo above looks familiar, it's likely because our Tia
was chosen to be used as the Dane in the feature photo in the article on the Great Dane in the Jan2000 issue of
the AKC Gazette, as well as is included in Jill Swedlow's new book: "The Great Dane, Model of Nobility."
1995-2007 Click here (& on photo above-two
seperate linx) to see other photos of Tia
CHROMADANE: WORKING TYPE IN BLACK & WHITE
We are very serious about producing a working-style
Dane, a dog that is structurally secure, mentally able, and correct in type: a Dane that can endure, oblige and
look beautiful while doing it. We breed a "dual ring" & "heirloom"
Dane--like the estate dogs of old. Dogs of classic type. Dogs who behave in public. Dogs who can live OFF the leash
with grace and aplomb. Dogs who are good with other animals & generally smart and benevolent. Dogs who are
innately empathic and intuitive with people. Dogs who can live a healthy decade offering companionship that is
both low-maintenance & high in the happiness factor. Dogs who can also compete and win in various venues.We
typically keep 2 pups from each litter to grow out (for ourselves to breed/show) & generally sell the rest
of our litters on Limited as pet/performance companions.
BELOW: These titled/certified dogs are from our breeding but we do not participate in their ownership
or training. Note please we do not publically discuss privately owned pets, & we haven't listed "dogs
in training" (i.e. not yet titled/certified). But please do know that we admire & cherish _all_ the dogs,
be they shown to the public, titled (yet) or not. And we've many a happy companion fully fulfilled as a family
pet, which is just wonderful. Whatever else we are, we are a family, not a "me" but a "we"
& whether out competing or not, contented Danes well cared for are an important part of the breed & our
breeding program. So I'm grateful to _all_ who participate in CHROMA and cherish all who care for my dogs.
Britney is a Pirate daughter from the Mercer Island (WA) kennel of Ken Vojik,
co-breed by Oregonian Karen Hamlin. Karen finished Britney in January 2012 with back-to-back 4 pt majors, having
gained a 5 pt Specialty Major (& a 5 pt RWB) early on. HOF & BISS CH CHROMA Thief of Hearts, CD, RA,
OA, AXJ, OJC, TDIA, CGC, GDCA-VA x CH Mercerwood's Prima Donna. Our girl from this
litter, Suzi, has her own page with many photos, that outlines her ongoing activities. Click
Here to see Pix & Pedigree for this litter.
CH MERCERWOOD'S CASEY A "Britney"
POET is from AMOUR's Dragon Lair's Litter. He was finished in 2012 from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class by Jennifer Burns. Poet doubles as Jennifer's
Service Dog. Click on this link to see him many talented littermates doing everything from agility to therapy!
CH CLWK CHROMA THE JABBERWOCKY
Lady Bug is a "Beanie Baby"--the
daughter of Pirate aka HOF & BISS CH CHROMA Thief of Hearts, CD, RA, OA, AXJ, OJC, TDIA, CGC, GDCA-VA, and
Colorworks Energizer Bunny aka Ms Bean. She is proudly owned, bred, trained & handled by Jennifer Burns,
formerly of Houston TX, now a resident of Minnesota. She finished from Bred-By in short order with 3 majors and
mutiple major reserves to boot & is a UKC Best In Show Champion as well as a Canadian Champion. She's also
Rally titled. Click on her photo for more. Her Mantle brother Ryu was to follow in her footsteps; his conformation
career was sidelined, but he's also working titled w/titled get. Both are CHIC health certified.
A/C CH COLORWORKS SPOTANEOUS COMBUSTION RA
Sintii is a Pirate daughter from the Finnish Kennel of Kati Nieminen. Daughter
of two nationally competitive dogs, HOF & BISS CH CHROMA Thief of Hearts, CD, RA, OA, AXJ, OJC, TDIA, CGC,
GDCA-VA, and FINCH Jattilaisen Bebe, aka Peppi, she has gone on to produce more titled dogs in Europe. Click
on the photo above for more on our Scandinavian connection (including new young CHs from Pirate and Guidon and
FINCH JÄTTILÄISEN HYACINT HEBE
The CATASTICKS are the sons & daughters of BISS CH CHROMA Thief of
Hearts, CD, RA, OA, AXJ, OJC, TDIA, CGC, GDCA-VA, and Druidess Catrina, CDX, RN, AX, AXJ. They are owned &
trained by their breeder, Susan Robinson, DVM, of Dallas TX. The Harlequin male Shaymus went High in Trial at the
Great Dane National Specialty from Novice B with a 195 for his first CD leg & has been ranked since in obedience,
agility and/or rally & received an invitation to the Agility National in 2008. He is currently working towards
his MACH & has completed his CDX. His Harlequin sister Joker was HIT at the Dallas Specialty in 2006 from Open
B with a 194.5 just after finishing her CDX & was top EXJWW Dane for 2005 & #1 RA Dane in 2005 & is
working towards her Utility title end of 2008. The "other" girl is a Whiz (our Quizzie) in agility and
qualified for the AKC Agility Invitational in 2007 & again in 2008. All three were ranked in all sports in
2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008. All three are working on gaining more and more dogsport titles. Click on the photo
of their mom (above) for details and photos of each of them. Look at the next block for the next generation of
Catastick CHROMA Chids (Voltaire puppies out of Joker & Quizzy).
sp-HIT SR CHROMA Druid Shaymus CDX RE AX AXJ OF
SR CHROMA X-Quiz-It Druidess, CDX, RE AX MXJ OF
sp-HIT SR CHROMA Druidess Joker CDX RE AX AXJ NF
Kelda, aka SR CHROMA Druidess Pictsie, AX, AXJ, OF, NJP, NAP, NFP, BN, RA,
CGC, NW2 is shown above. At two years she had already achieved more than a dozen titles &
you can bet that's just a start for this young girl & her talented owner Dr. Gwen DeBaere of Mt Madonna CA.
Her sister "QT" aka GCH CHROMA SR Quiet Riot was a Grand Champion, owner handled by JP Yousha, at this
same young age (see her own link above). Look for their sisters Dr. Susan Robinson kept to at least join the fray.
And more may come out to play. Sire is Voltaire aka CHROMA Walking On The Sun, RN, NA, NAJ, OF, NJC, SJ, O-NAC,
OJC, CGC, HIC (Herding Instinct Certified by the American Herding Breed Association) &
dam here is Quizzy aka SR CHROMA X-Quiz-It Druidess, CDX, RE AX MXJ OF. Both are top ranked
agility dogs with multiple other titles & out of dual-ring working bloodstock.
The CATASTICKS CHROMA "Super" CHIDS:
SR CHROMA Druidess Pictsie, AX, AXJ, OF, NJP, NAP, NFP, BN, RA, CGC,
GCH CHROMA SR QUIET RIOT, TDI, CGC
Orion is a PICABO PUP (BISS CH Dreamspinner's Cash-N-Carry x O-NAC
NJC CHROMA Trompe L'oeil CD, OA, NAJ, NJP, TDIA, CGC) Limited (non-breeding) puppy owned and trained by
Carrie Burns, M.D., of Arizona. He is titled in AKC obedience, rally & agility & is continuing to compete
in all venues with his owner-handler. He is also titled in USDAA & NADAC agiltiy, was invited to the 2006 USDAA
Invitational, the AKC Agility Invitation in 2007, and was the #1 Dane in NADAC in 2007. He was asked back in 2008
to again participate in the Agility Invitiational again--a rare achievement. Orion also has at least two breed
firsts to his name: first ever FAST (agility) titled Dane and also was the first ever Great Dane to achieve a Rally
Advanced title & was ranked #1 in 2005. Ranked (Delaney system #6) in the TOP TEN for Obedience in 2004 when
barely two, he has now for every year he's competed in AKC agility, rally and obedience. Click on his photo or
his call name to visit his page.
CHROMA Orion of the Red Bluff CDX RE NA AXJ NJP NFP OF OAC O-EJC OGC AG AJ SR SS CGC &
HIC (Herding Instinct Certified by the American Herding Breed Association).
Charm is a PICABO PUP (BISS CH Dreamspinner's Cash-N-Carry
x O-NAC NJC CHROMA Trompe L'oeil CD, OA, NAJ, NJP, TDIA, CGC) owned by Terri Mathias of Pennsylvania. She is tracking
titled, therapy certified & the first Dane ever to title in dock-diving. She's the current "Big Air"
world record holder for the breed and has achieved the Master Jumpers level of title (requiring jumps of over 20
feet). She is also Rally titled, ATT Temperament tested & working towards even more versatility. She also has
her own page: click on her photo to visit her home website or her name to visit her litter page.
CHROMA Three Times Charmed, RN, TD, R1, MJ, TT, CGC, TDinc.
Rosie is a PICABO PUP (BISS CH Dreamspinner's Cash-N-Carry x O-NAC
NJC CHROMA Trompe L'oeil CD, OA, NAJ, NJP, TDIA, CGC) from our 2002 litter (a merle girl & Limited (non-breeding)
puppy) owned by Dina Whitehouse of Ft. Bliss TX. Rosie finished her UD in short order in 2008 and started right
away on the UDX hunt; that too she completed quickly, earning all 10 legs by April 2009. She was the GDCA #1 Utility
Dane for 2008 & the only Great Dane to receive an Invitation from the AKC to the Nationals in CA that year.
She achieved her CDX by going High In Trial at the Great Dane Club of America's National Specialty Obedience Trial
in 2005; getting back-to-back legs there and at the supporting AZ speciatly. She also achieved her RN that same
weekend & finished her RA & RE in the next few months. To see more of Rosie & her family, visit the
Whitehouse page by clicking on her photo.
multiple sp-HIT, all-breed HC & OTCH-ptd. CHROMA Gamble'N'Rose UDX RE CGC
Guidon's young son Dare (shown above as a pup) sadly died of sepsis at 3 years
old. He hadjust recently debuted in obedience with owner Dina Whitehouse & had already made a big splash, going
High In Trial at an all breed show to finish his CD & then finished his CDX in two weekends, then "repeated
the feat" to finish his UD with 3 First Places before he turned three years old. Dare was also a working therapy
dog--a "veteran"as he went to work on his first birthday & made many visits to the military hospital
in his short life. To see more and read more about Dare, click on his photo or name. His
Harlequin sister Martine is the youngest ever Dane to Rally title (at 6 months) & now RE and CD titled.
2006-2009 We did not add any members of this litter to our breeding program, but they are a talented lot, so celebrate
them all the same. Their sire, Guidon, has his own page.
All Breed High In Trial CHROMA WHD ALLONS! UD TDI CCG: "Dare"
Martine is a GUIDON PUP (sp-HIT CHROMA Pride of the Regiment UD) .
Martine gained her first title, Rally Novice, at 6 months (14 days) of age to become the youngest Rally titled
Dane. She also passed her CGC that same week. She gained her RE & CD at the Great Dane National in 2008, and
finished up her RAE at the National in 2009. She is consistently ranked in the top five in Rally. Owned & trained
by Broxann Spencer of Folly Beach SC. To see more of Martine and her UD titled brother Dare, (who have followed
in their sire's footsteps (Guidon UDX), click on the photo or highlighted name of Martine above. Martine's sister
Sophia is a working, certified therapy dog; she belongs to Ann Grauman of Big
CHROMA Normandy Invasion CD RAE CGC
Sherman is one of the French Fries (BISS CH Sasdaina The Navigator
x CH CHROMA A Kiss For Luck, CD, CGC) & belongs to Wendi Newman in CA, who also handles and trains him. They
are both newcomers to AKC competition and got their Rally Novice title together when Sherman (the "tank"
of the litter<G>) was just two years old. Sherman is also a Canine Good Citizen, and we can fully expect
he and Wendi will be adding on more letters to his name! Sherman is one of five pups titled/showing/trialing from
the French Revolution aka our "Fries;" click here for their litter page.
Rock is another one of the French Fries (BISS CH Sasdaina The Navigator
x CH CHROMA A Kiss For Luck, CD, CGC) & belongs to Sharie Beebe in AZ, who also handles and trains him. Rock
is not only an obedience and therapy dog, but a member of the famed Arizona Great Dane Drill Team.
CHROMA T'anks For The Memories RN CGC
Granite Rock The Casbah v CHROMA RN TDI CGC
RYU with son COOPER & sister LADY BUG
are shown in a family shot here, with Ryu & his son getting their RNs together, while CH
Lady Bug won the class, starting on her hunt for titles behind. Cooper is owned and trained by Janelle Tierney.
Jennifer Burns of Colorwork Danes owns the sire and his sister. Ryu & Lady Bug are 2004 Pirate puppies. Cooper
and his family are 2008 Ryu babies from Amour's first litter. More on them below. Cooper
has his own blog. Falcor is
another one of the young, large, nearly all male & multi-colored<G>Dragon's Lair litter. He was already
titled by 15 months in obedience by his owner Jennifer Hogg & has his Rally Advanced, so an incentive to his
litter to to more! Falkor has two brothers (one each kept by the co-breeders) pointed towards their Championships
(see ZEN above). There is also another brother Prime (Clrwks Chroma More Than Meets the Eye
TDI CGC) who became a working, certified therapy dog at 15 months also, and brother Wasabi had his CGC when only
4 months old (Falcor also got his before 6 months). We look forward to seeing Falcor & his littermates in all
their various adventures! All dozen pups arere much loved of course. Click on Falkor's photo or name to visit their
Clrwks Mixed Media RN "Ryu"
CH Clrwks Spotaneous Combustion RA "Lady Bug"
Clrwrks Chroma Roll Out The Barrel RN "Cooper"
Clrwrks Chroma Never Ending Story RA CGC "Falkor"
Lilly & Rene are two of the 12 pups from the 2008 Story Book Litter
(CanCH Von Ferden's Paradiso x CH CHROMA Turn The Page at Granite, RN, CGC). These two are good examples of
both the talent in the litter & the dedicated owners we are so grateful support our breeding program. Half
of the owners in this litter are out working on titles & certifications. Plus the litter at two can also boast
of an owner-handled Champion( Zebedee-- shown above) and two more brothers pointed towards their Championships
(Valentine & Vegas). CHIC health certifications pending in 2010. Color testing done on breed stock as well.
Click on either photo above to go directly to this litter's page.
CHROMA Bamboo And Lace, RN, CGC, TDI
CHROMA Heart of the Renegade, BN, RE, CGC
TYPE IN BLACK & WHITE
The name "CHROMADANE" & OUR MOTTO: People often wonder where
the kennel name came from. Like many of the names chosen for our individual dogs, it's a double entendre. CHROMA
means "colored" (as well as purity/intensity) & we breed specifically spotted, or "colored"
Danes. Chromosomes literally means "colored bodies" & since we emphasize genetic health in our breeding
program, the idea of "spotty bodies" also implies we never forget about the unseen genetics of the thing.
To touch a spotted dog is traditionally thought to bring luck; we feel we've been blessed with our spotty bodies
& never want to forget that their general wonderfulness is how we ended up here in the first place. We breed
for a whole working dog--not exclusively a conformation animal, and exhibit ("show") as part of our assessment
of bloodstock--not as the reason for breeding it. Although we didn't originate this idea, we did pretty much coin
this term, the working-style Dane, and were in fact one of the first Dane kennels to articulate this as a breeding
program concept, & have been a pioneer of the practice of selecting breeding stock only that passed certification/titling
level examinations in all three arenas (of conformation, peformance and health). To that end, we are active trainers
and handlers, & we keep ourselves up to date on genetics, animal husbandry and other aspects of breeding &
training dogs: it's continuing education for a lifetime to do right by dogs if you are breeding them. We feel our
"take" on Danes is distinctive & the "look and feel" of our dogs is signature.
HERE FOR OFA/CERF INFO ON CHROMA