Ironically, Deep South Danes (DSD) was inspired by the opposite end of the canine spectrum — a 6-pound, 18-year-old Yorkie (Bodey) who passed peacefully in 2012 leaving his human distraught and lonely. Fortunately, professional Dane breeder Karen Kendall Lovett of Woodson Ridge Danes in Abbeville, Mississippi, stepped in and insisted on filling the gap with a beautiful 8-pound Great Dane pup who grew into a massive, near 200-pound beauty named Jack Reacher (pictured above) — our patriarch — who possesses the same gentle soul and beautiful attitude as his miniature predecessor. The rest is proverbial Great Dane history as the DSD pack began to grow in steps. Fast forward six years and indeed the pack has expanded to eight; adding our new Harlequin beauty, KC; our crazy girl and latest generation solid Blue, Abbey; a massive male Merle named Big John; and a 1.5-year-old female Merle named Roxy. We also have our new female pups and next generation breeders, Gracie and Lou. All of these beauties can be found on our 'Photo Gallery' link (above). Roxy and Abbey have currently and gracefully accepted the torch of our recently retired girls and we’re proud to pass this lineage on to a carefully select few. Our advice: do your homework and make sure you understand the amazing potential, the massive size and gentle disposition of these awesome dogs. Keep the DSD website bookmarked on your browser. We’ll hook you up. We’re committed to being here for the life of the Dane you select.