Great Dane Championship Show Brisbane – July 2009

I recently attended the Great Dane Society of Queensland Championship Show at Durack in Brisbane to take some photos. They aren’t my usual style of photography but Great Danes are ‘my’ breed so I always enjoy watching them and taking photos so their owners can see how beautiful they are!

For some reason, you don’t often see many brindle coloured Danes, it’s probably about the rarest of the showable colours. This gorgeous guy was the only one in attendance on the day.


Fawns generally dominate the showing scene and this show was no exception.



A beautifully marked harlequin – note the pure white background and glossy black patches that have a ‘torn edge’ appearance.


Speaking of glossy black!


The baby puppies are always entertaining to watch, this one was very well behaved and stood nicely while the judge examined her.


Another pretty puppy in black along with one of my favourite fawn girls.



The dogs have to show how well they move as part of the judging process, the girl above girl was flying along and looked amazing.

To finish off, another harlequin. This was her first show back after giving birth to 11 puppies!


For more information about this show, please see the results here and a gallery of all photos here.

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  • Jennie

    30 July, 2009 at 11:38 pm Reply

    I love that harelquin. I see that noone seems to crop ears there, and I think thats fabulous.

  • Charlotte

    31 July, 2009 at 7:35 am Reply

    Hi Jennie – cropping of ears is actually illegal in Australia and has been for quite some time! Quite ok with us, no one is really a fan of it here.

  • Emilee

    31 July, 2009 at 8:40 am Reply

    These dogs are gorgeous! I love the first fawn puppy, she is adorable.

  • Rachel

    1 August, 2009 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Wow, what gorgeous dogs! This looks like such a fun show to attend. 🙂

  • Michelle

    4 August, 2009 at 9:47 am Reply

    Your photos are fabulous Charlotte and the dogs are just beautiful. I adore black great danes and that black puppy pic shows a wonderful face.

  • Rosalynne

    8 August, 2009 at 11:53 pm Reply

    These pics are great. It’s so hard to pic a favorite, but I like the new mama, 11 puppies and she’s still going! That’s some energy! I agree, cropping of ears is ridiculous. Dog’s ears are so expressive, it’s a shame when people do that.

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