December 24th 2013
We wish all visitors, friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a good start into 2014!
I wish for a healthy Dane year since 2013 brought so much death and illness to them - so many friends had to suffer from their losses even Christmas time was not spared ...
Just make sure you enjoy every single day with the ones you love and show your love to them in every moment - you never know when it will be the last one you shared!
December 11th 2013
Handling Seminar in Ft. Myers with Norma Smith - it was an amazing experience and can recommend Norma to everybody who likes to do something for their show dog and handle them theirselves!
We even won the "Most Improved Rosette" with treats, towel and a hedgehog toy <3
Thank you Norma for all you did for Angel and me!!!
December 10th 2013
I was so excited about Debbie's litter which is due today that I decided to check back on her and see how things are going ... the answer I received was more than devastating!
Holly died of a rare labor complication ... none of the puppies survived the tragedy either - my heart goes out for her <3
Some great news just reached me!
Debbie Bent's girl Holly expects a bunch of puppies around December 10th 2013.
The litter is futurity nominated for 2014!
Inquiries via email or request form can be already made:
BentD@aol.com or www.bent-ondanes.com
The puppies are ready for their homes Valentine 2014 ;o)
The "Danes" page is completely updated!
I am curretly working on the picture slideshows of each page, after that I will update pictures of the A-Litter and in the past news.
In 2014 I will add educational stuff about our beloved breed like history, standard, etc
Can you believe that it is just 36 days until Christmas?!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY A- LITTER!!!
Angel Of Autumn * Atomic Incident * Aramis Da Vinci
Alaskan Blue Ice * Avalon Dexter * Aljosha Wolfgang
Aramea Shadow * Ava Maria * Austin
are celebrating their 1st Birthday! Congratulations to all of you - enjoy your special day and stay happy and healthy for many more years to come!
The Danes will get a little make- over, the 2010 & 2011 news as well and than we are good to go and ready to start in a (hopefully) colorful 2014! In a little more than 8 weeks it's Christmas already!!! Time just flies ...
A lot of distraction made it hard for me to finish the website as fast as I wished but the Puppy page is back again and very soon there is more to come - stay tuned!
Next target: Planned Breedings!
October 13th 2013
All Breed Shows in Arcadia. We went with Alaskan and Angel.
Both need more practise but I could see a little progress in Angel! We try to catch the match in St. Pete in two weeks ...
I am remodeling the whole puppy page so it takes more time than I thought but it should be online again by next week ... at least partially ;o)
October 9th 2013
After 3 years looking at the same "walls" it is time for a renovation!
At the end of the day you will be able to see "Home", "News", "2012" and "AVAILABLE" in a sparkling new light.
Pretty In Pink is what the black and Harlequin family member suits just fine ;o)
I will upload the other pages as soon as possible ... starting with the most popular page tomorrow: PUPPIES! =o)
Come back soon and thank you for your patience!
September 23rd 2013
After the shows in Deland I talked to Debbie Bent in California ... well, I am ... no we are very thrilled to announce our repeat breeding plans with Hank and Elektra for Spring 2014!!! Stay tuned for puppy news =D
September 21st & 22nd 2013
Shows in Deland with Angel!
It's the first time we're having a show with sleep- over - veeery exciting! And of course we had lots of fun with our friends.
Angel is still fuzzy around and in the ring but was better the second day - she competed in 3 shows in two days ... we became 4th, 3rd and 3rd :/
But right now it seems it is all about improving her behavior than winning ... she might be going to "Camp Ely" to become a better show dog but I don't like the thought to give my dog away at all! We will see ...
We also got some updates on the babies! All are healthy and pretty with a great conformation and thoughts about a repeat breeding become more concret.
we have lots and lots of inquiries for Aramea but no home seems to be the right place ... mostly because the people live too far away from us and we can't ship her anymore because she already is one big girl ;o)
We keep searching ...
July 29th 2013
Our beautiful baby girl Löwenkind's Aramea Shadow V Bent- On moved back to our house ... her family suffers with a serious health condition of their daughter and decided to give her back to us.
If you have a cuddly sofa and lots of time to play please email us ... Aramea will love to meet you. More information here.
We missed the deadline for our last show due to a power outage and therefore me forgetting to enter :o(
I called but they told me no chance to enter later than 12pm ... well I guess the summer break is a little longer for us :/
We had a Happy 4th of July meeting with Aljosha Wolfgang and Ava at the Dog Park - 4 Great Danes and parents had a blast!
By the end of the month I got pictures of two kids ... and an emergency email from Aramea ... she will come back home to look for a new sofa =o(
We meet with Wolfgang (Aljosha) from time to time and found out that he's working on his STAR Puppy - that's kind of the "Puppy Canine Good Citizen".
Angel and Alaskan went to the Tampa shows and were first in their classes ... the last show will be in Boca Raton in July after that there will be a loooooong summer break in FL!
Avalon Dexter sends summer greetings =o)
Angel and Alaskan started their "show career" in Ft. Myers. Both had been very impressed by being judged and seeing so many people and dogs!
It will take some more time for them to adjust and they will hopefully be doing so by the end of the year.
We met Wolfgang aka Aljosha at the beach and we also received a few more pictures of the babies. <3
Elektra came in heat ...
Lots of baby pictures were posted in our group and I would like to share some with the world =o)
All puppies do well, all parents, too ;o)
March 10th to 28th 2013
updates from the puppies!
Ava, Avalon Dexter and Aramis Da Vinci are proud of their ears-up, too and Aramea enjoys her baby nap time ;o)
Mama Elektra is doing very well, too. I am waiting for her to come in season again since this would be her time of the year - but of course I have no clue how the puppies affected the cycle ...
March 16th 2013
It is the puppies 4 month "birthday" and baby Austin got picked up by his new family. We enjoyed the time chatting with his new parents and are sure he will be in a great home ... now they are all gone except for Angel and Alaskan who are staying with us. It was an amazing experience to see those babies grow and we can't wait to welcome our B- Babies ;o)
I want to thank my puppy parents for giving their babies such a great home and we enjoy all your updates on their development!
March 11th 2013
Since 2005 we saw a lot of funny and akward behaviour regarding a Dane's "Comfort Style" like sleeping on the back with a twisted body, sitting on our lap or on a chair, beeing all curled up to fit in the recliner although already grown out since months.
So I smiled about Aramis sleeping against the wall, we laughed out loud when we saw Angel who seemed to top everything off ... but than there was Alaskan yesterday - sleeping in our BATH TUB!!!
February 16th 2013
We are at the Dog Park with our "Left- Over- Crew"
Angel, Alaskan, Aramis and Atlas had a blast out there! <3 <3 <3
February 15th 2013
Löwenkind's Avalon Dexter V Bent- On ... 10am at Dr. Brown's to get the Health Certificate, Acclimation Certificate, ... 11:30am way behind the plan I picked up my hubby. We stormed into petco to buy a flight crate and everything else our big boy needs ... 12:30pm I call Delta to figure out if he still be able to fly today - I'm stuck in traffic ... 1:20pm at the cargo airport! Filling out all the paperwork while two guys are getting the crate ready for the flight ... 1:40pm Avalon is in his box waiting to get on the flight to Las Vegas ... 1:45pm one last kiss and one last picture - NOOOOO!!! The cell phone died just when I opened the camera app ='((( - no good- bye picture from my sweetheart ... but his kiss is still there ... 1:50pm I drove off - one more hour and he will be in the air to his new loving home ... ... 11:44pm the first picture of an arrived but totally bushed Avalon =o)
February 14th 2013
Not a happy Valentine for Atlas ... the family won't take him in. Instead Avalon found his new family! He is going to fly to Utah tomorrow!!!
It is very hard for me to let him go - I loved this guy more than I should have :'(
February 9th 2013
It seems like Atlas finally found a new home, too. He was taken twice and both times he got cancelled =o(
So 3 is the charm ... I cross my fingers for our sweet buddy.
February 7th 2013
Löwenkind's Atomic Incident V Bent- On found a new home, too and flew to Oklahoma today.
The family likes to show him - so we're looking forward to see him in the ring soon.
But right now he enjoys his childhood with his blue Dane companion.
Atomic's Harl brother "Löwenkind's Aramis Da Vinci V Bent- On" found his new home, too ... in New York - he has two Dane buddies watching him and his lovely new mom. He's moving the end of the month.
January 31st 2013
The ears got better and better each day - and with a few exeptions they are all healed ... the puppies are ready for the new homes!
January 20th 2013
The ears are done! Thursday the first 6, Ava and Angel on Friday.
I thought the cropping itself would be the worst ... but I was wrong - and the stories I heard about so called croppers
::: OMG :::
They look amazing but I'm very unhappy with what I did to them :o(
These last few days had been a nightmare ...
January 13th 2013
Okay this week was a little stressful - but I finally returned the not working camera and now I got this new one ... and guess what?
It is working but it is not rechargeable - it has batteries! The regular ones! ... The included batteries had been for trial use only and now that thing is empty and I have to buy new batteries!!! That stinks! Nikon, you really had to save a few bucks on an akku???
I should have bought a new lense =o(
So foto shooting for week 8 will hopefull be tomorrow ... the last one before the ear crop!!!
January 11th 2013
The puppies are 8 weeks today and ready for their new forever homes soon.
Aljosha will sneek out in two weeks - he found his new home in Naples!
He is one of the sweetest guys in the litter and he surely will be a pleasure for his new family!
Take care little "Josh" we loved to have you here ... you enriched our lives <3
We are waiting for pictures ;o)
January 8th 2013
Great Dane's Club meeting!!!!
Oh how I missed you guys! I enjoyed it very much to see all my Danes friends again. Alaskan, Angel, Ava and Avalon joined the club meeting ... they were very behaved for 7 week old puppies =o)
January 7th 2013
While doing the 6th week foto shoot my lense broke so I had to go on with my cell phone's camera =o(
We decided to buy a digital substitution to have a camera always handy - we shot some pictures and it had to be recharged ... well it didn't work!!!
So we had to look for the receipt and bring it back - it took a couple of days so I missed out the 7th week foto shoot of them!