These are our BIG BABIES.
They ALWAYS want attention and if you don’t give it to them they WILL figure out a way to get it. From laying their head on your cellphone to standing in front of you blocking your view or just plain blocking any movement you might want to do. Trust me, when BIG dogs block your walking path, you gently encourage them to “move” and most the time they do!
Duke at 4 years old weighs in at around 170#s and we are sure at full adult weight that Wick will be close to that.
At 8 months old Wick is weighing in at 133#’s.
Although many people keep telling us they think Wick is going to be bigger then Duke, We shall see
– DUKE –
Duke was born July 15th, 2019 at a wonderful farm home in Vicksburg, Michigan.
We brought Duke home when he was just shy of 7 weeks old on labor day weekend. September 1st, 2019
We spent the course of winter 2019-2020 training Duke, getting him settled into a routine and finally leaving him to free roam the house at night and during the day when I was at work and Bruce was sleeping, the transition went smoothly and no furniture was destroyed in the process.
That next spring (2020) we took Duke on his first of many camping trips and his adjustment to being on a lead or leash all the time went beautifully, he adapted to camping life better then we could have hoped. Not saying we didn’t have to give him a few squirts of water from a spray bottle to stop barking at anyone and everyone that went by, and even now 3 years later he still needs a gentle reminder each camping trip.
– WICK –
3 Years later, we could hardly believe that we had the opportunity to get a second dane, and Duke’s full blooded brother at that. Wick was born on November 19th, 2022 and joined our family on January 6th 2023.
As I write this Wick has been with us a touch shy of 3 months, still a youngin’ and still in the learning stages, he will turn 5 months old on April 19th, 2023
We just very recently started letting Wick sleep over night uncrated, fingers crossed all goes well.
We have learned a bit about Wick in the short time he has been with us. He VERY much looks to big brother Duke for guidance, and Duke very much loves his little brother. Their evening playtime is all the entertainment anyone would need to complete their day!
We anticipate great camping adventures with Wick, the attention we get when walking just Duke will most likely be doubled. Like myself, lots of people are enamored with giant dogs.