Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fast Forward

I cant believe almost 3 years have passed since my last blog entry. Danes I've known then are now gray on their noses. And, it's been almost a year since I've said goodbye to my best friend Bruiser. As it happened.. August 26th of 2009, I made the difficult choice to end his battle with DCM. Bruiser was just 6.

The great thing is he inspired me and continues to do so leaving his legacy. Now with a 3-year old Brindle named Koda, as well as, some first hand life experience to pay forward.

What I'm going to do with this blog moving onward is continue to share what I've lived, loved and learned about Great Danes.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Funny How Things Change

It's been quite some time since our last blog update and I've been meaning to chime in here and bring everybody up to speed on what's happened.

For me it's been a full circle so to speak. As you can see, my inspiration for is doing well. That's Bruiser & I in a pic snapped just a few weeks ago. For some odd reason he looks small to me!

Now into my 40's I've been separated for over a year and actually live in the same apartment I had when I was 18-years old. Talk about full circle, my life is always throwing me curves but I wouldn't live it any other way.

My Bruiser suffered GDV (bloat with torsion) last May and thankfully he made it through with no major set backs. Also, we were fortunate to home our new Dane Koda this spring. It's awesome to see that incredible Dane energy again, Zoom, Zoom!

Considering all the personal problems on my plate the past year is shooting for stars. Now with over 2000 visitors a day I was finally able to shut down my old business of 15-years and concentrate on doing what I love.

Our new discussion forum has grown a community of nearly 500 friendly members.

New commercial machines have been aquired to fabricate our Alpenhitze Polartec coats with orders being filled world wide. It's awesome to know that our one of a kind jackets are keeping dogs warm all over the globe. Even Chihuahuas!

Our newly launched 32-inch elevated feeder has received rave reviews and we have many new products in development.

Recently, our discussion forum Administrator and I attended the 2007 Great Dane Nationals in Lancaster, PA. We will be adding many photos to our discussion forum in the near future. It was awesome to see so many gorgeous Danes in the same place at once. Next years event is in Kentucky, hope you will all drop by and say hello!

Anyhow, I guess that's all for now.

Just wanted to say hello and update this place, can't believe how time flies and things change.


Jeff Z., Bruiser, Koda & the gang

Monday, September 18, 2006

Winter Dog Coats Now For All Breeds

Great news!

By popular demand, we are now offering our Great Dane, Alpenhitze winter dog coats for all size breeds!

New photos of a Chihuahua & Mini Pin will be added to the site shortly! Of course, we chose some of the smallest breeds for models as the absolute contrast in size compared to a Dane is simply amazing.

Eventually we will have 15 or so set sizes to choose from. For the time being, you'll need to measure up your dog and enter the dimensions in the drop down menus, we'll handle the rest :)

From Danes to Chihuahuas, we've got the absolute best quality coat for nasty winter weather! If you don't find sizes small enough for your dog in the drop down menus on the order page, check back shortly. Editing is currently in progress and should be finished up shortly.

Here is a direct link to our Alpenhitze dog coats. Smaller sizes will be built of the same design and material :)

* Lycra shoulder panel will not be used on coats with top line measurement under 14-inches.
* Price will vary per size, page updates coming soon.

Coat Giveaway Extended

Now that Summer is over, we're finally back to blogging, sorry for the hiatus :)

Just a quick note to let you all know that entries for our Alpenhitze, Great Dane coat giveaway will be accepted until the end of September! This is an extension from the original dead line of 9-15. It will be downright cold soon so don't miss this great opportunity to own our top of the line winter jacket, for free!

Check out the details Here.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Free Great Dane Dog Coat

We're giving away a free Alpenhitze dog coat to one lucky winner!

Yes I know it's Summer, what are we thinking?

Here's the deal...

We're teaming up with a National sportswear manufacturer to further brand our truly unique, one of a kind, Great Dane products. We need measurements!, lots and lots of measurements. Sure we have a hundred or so but I need more. Next season, all of our Great Dane coats will come in four or five standard sizes! This will enable us to keep up with demand and eliminate the semi-custom manufacturing issues that increase cost, and slow down delivery.

If you have a few minutes and would like a chance at a free Alpenhitze, Great Dane coat, stop by and enter your information. Who knows, you may be the lucky winner of this $150.00 retail value masterpiece!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Great Dane Online Bulletin Board

We've just launched a Great Dane bulletin board and forum.

The main purpose for the board is so breeders and rescue groups can keep us informed of available Great Danes real time. There are general discussion areas as well for folks to post announcements, ask questions, or leave feedback.

An e-mail campaign will commence on Monday so we trust many new litter announcements and available puppies should be added shortly. There is actually one litter posted already merely hours after the boards launch, very nice :)

Entrance to the forum can be found on this page.

In addition to the bulletin board a new page on Dane behavior is published which leads into additional behavioral topics.

Enjoy!, More updates coming down the pipe :)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Great Dane Elevated Dog Feeders

Now shipping, our exclusive fix for the standard H-base adjustable elevated dog feeder. No we did not reinvent the wheel, we simply improved upon a tried and tested design!

Our new conversion kit will allow you to quickly modify your H-base elevated dog feeder to a 32-inch, Dane worthy size! I can't believe we didn't think of this sooner!

Check out our conversion kit and let us know what you think:)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Professional Help With Dog Behavior Problems

Finally, professional dog behavior advice from an expert!

Our team has been flat out, answering e-mails, finalizing articles and negotiating with our manufacturers to bring you everything Great Dane.

Over the past few months, e-mail questions regarding dog behavior have become overwhelming. So we teamed up with a professional canine behavior expert to help:) In progress is an index of solutions to the most troublesome, annoying, hard to fix canine behavior issues.

Each article will focus on the cause of the problem and measures to help resolve it. Now, our teams combined experience as dog owners, coupled with the advice of a professional canine behaviorist, will further assist you with all your troublesome, problem dog related issues.

Check back soon for your all inclusive access to professional help with canine behavior problems.

More to come soon!

Have a great day'n!