How to tell if you own a Great Dane

  1. You have given up on water dishes and you just use a bathtub.
  2. You go to vacuum your car and most of the fur is up on the ceiling.
  3. You purchase a large screen TV and you still can’t see the program when he stands in front of it.
  4. The sound of running water makes you jump up and yell, “OUTSIDE!”
  5. Your dog can hide an entire tennis ball (among other things) fully inside his lips and give you that innocent look that says, “What? I’m not eating anything!”
  6. You’ve learned to force a smile when people ask, “Do you have a saddle for that thing?”
  7. While stopped at a stop light, everyone stares as your car rocks back and forth because the dog is panting out the window.
  8. Your dog can see what you’re cooking, and he tries to “assist” you in the preparation.
  9. You carry a tape measurer with you when shopping for a new vehicle.
  10. You have to hide your food in the microwave because that is the only place your dog can’t get to it.


The Rounds Family

"Graceful Great Danes NV is the only place we will ever go to purchase a new member of our family. We’ve own a total of 3 Great Danes over the years and there is no breeder that compares to Kaitlyn’s pups. We sincerely appreciate her dedication and compassion for her clients and puppies even after they make it to their forever home. Jersey is truly one of a kind and a pleasure to own. He’s a quintessential “Great Dane” and completes our family unit."

The Monette Family

"A little over two years ago, I had the pleasure of bringing Remington (Remi), a brindle Great Dane puppy bred by Kaitlyn Insell of Graceful Great Danes, into my home.   Kaitlyn was one of the most conscientious breeders I’ve ever met.  I’ve had dogs all 50+ years of my life, coming from a home where my mom was a Standard Collie breeder, so I knew the value in working with a good breeder. When I first saw the picture of the puppy, I reached out immediately.  The quality of breeding was evident in the pup.  But not so fast…Kaitlyn doesn’t let her pups go to just anyone.  I was first interviewed on the phone with her, then filled out her application paperwork, and when she was satisfied we were a good candidate family, she brought the puppy to our home to inspect it, our flooring, furnishings, other dogs and pets, and his outdoor environment – yard, shelter, fencing, etc.  She took time to view the puppy in his potential home interacting with us, our other dogs, and neighbors.  Remi displayed remarkable calm, and demonstrated the early training he received in Kaitlyn’s home.  He was exposed to children and a variety of other animals.  He was not nervous or shy, and had a happy engaging temperament.  The situation seemed acceptable to all of us, and Kaitlyn allowed Remi join our household.  Kaitlyn stays in touch with us regularly.  She follows my posts about Remi’s development, and she has even visited him in our home.  Periodically she reaches out just to see how he is growing and maturing.  Remi is a beautiful dog with no known health issues.  Kaitlyn’s guidance in proper feeding, time for neutering, and proper socialization have been invaluable.  Kaitlyn breeds for correct conformation, but temperament as well.  The relationship with her does not end with the sale, she really does stay engaged.  I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a Great Dane companion."

Michael & Lisa

"I found Kaitlyn Insell from Graceful Great Danes NV very easy to communicate with, and the process was made pretty clear upfront.  I also loved being able to follow along on her facebook page.  The key things I was looking for was a puppy that was raised in the home with health certified parents. Aurora is pretty nonchalant about most noises, which is great!  She loves other dogs, and maybe gets TOO excited sometimes. The better part was finding out about puppy culture, and trying to be more prepared to bring a puppy into our home. " 

Nathan & Michelle

"What to say about our "little" guy, Angus...  He is our 8th Dane and, as those who have preceded him, an individual through and through.  He came into our lives after a tragic loss and from the first moment we saw his pictures with his two little white toes, we knew he was to be a part of our family.  He had a spunk from day one out in Kaitlyn's yard when we picked him up, grabbing up every interesting treasure he could find and zooming away to investigate further.  Arriving home, the 3 feet of snow, 20 below zero temperatures, and two new big sisters did nothing to dissuade this little guy's resolve.  He was, and still is, the first one to go diving through the drifts and rolling onto his back to do the best Dane snow angels you've ever seen.  He makes us smile and laugh out loud on a daily basis.  He is a very sweet (though annoying, if sister Lettie were to be asked directly) little brother, but with that little bit of mischievousness that makes life interesting and any cup of coffee fair game if it is left at his  level, which is basically anywhere but on top of the refrigerator.  I suppose you could say counter surfing is his sport of choice.

Kaitlyn has been fantastic to work with and has always been available for information, support, and advice.  We intend to continue to work with her for future puppies and would recommend her highly to anyone considering adding these wonderful, majestic, goofy doggies to their family."

The Kwasnik Family

"I'd like to introduce my HANDSOME Gentle Giant, Jake!!! He was bred by Kaitlyn Insell at Graceful Great Danes NV. Jake was born on 10/28/2017. This little guy was a surprise 2017 Christmas present from my now fiancé, Brian. Little did I know that Brian had spent many weeks and months researching reputable Great Dane breeders across the USA to find me the best fawn male Dane puppy possible.

His research paid off when he found Graceful Great Danes NV. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit than Jake. He is a very well mannered, gentle boy who loves to play with his Pitbull sister, Belle, and hang out with our young grandchildren. We plan on extending our Dane family through Kaitlyn when Jake turns 2. We HIGHLY recommend to any potential Great Dane parents / owners to use Graceful Great Danes NV. Kaitlyn is very professional, always a phone call away if I ever have any questions and most importantly, she LOVES her babies well after they leave her nest."

The Peterson Family

"Kaitlyn of Graceful Great Danes NV, bred and gave me the Great Dane puppy I have dreamed of for 10+ years. Not only has my dog Cash (aka Johnny Cash), grown into a beautiful dog, he is loving, gentle and an athlete. I often hear from others that he is the most beautiful Great Dane they have ever seen.

I also really appreciated how great Kaitlyn was at communicating with me during the entire process of waiting for my puppy and while I learned from her how to do a proper ear crop with proper aftercare. She was there throughout the whole process and invested a lot of time into helping me.

I highly recommend Kaitlyn to anyone looking at adding one of these beautiful dogs to your family.”

The Devine Family

"We have had dogs for 40 years, and Great Danes for the past 20. We must say that Kaitlyn / Graceful Great Danes NV breeds some of the most amazing Great Danes in the country! Three years ago we were blessed with two brindle sisters from the same litter, Pebbles and Bam Bam. They have the most amazing temperament and sweetest personalities in the world! They are in our home with four other rescue dogs and they all get along so wonderfully. They also have tremendous conformation and are among the healthiest dogs we've ever had. It is such a joy to be part of the Graceful Great Danes family, and we really appreciate the way Kaitlyn keeps track of her puppies for life. We would recommend her and Graceful Great Danes to ANYONE who is brand new or very experienced with this breed. You will be very glad you did!"

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