WVGDC General Information

WVGDC Mission Statement

To protect, safeguard, preserve, and better the Great Dane breed.

To educate all interested parties about the Great Dane breed.

To abide by the Great Dane Club of America’s Breeders Code of Ethics and to follow the American Kennel Club’s breed standard and rules.

To sponsor a Great Dane Specialty annually.

Upcoming Meetings

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WVGDC holds 6-8 meetings a year. If you would like more information about the meeting please contact WVGDC Secretary

Tentatively scheduled meetings for the remainder of 2018 are: Sunday, October 7, 2:00-3:30pm and Saturday, December 8th 5:00-6:00pm followed by our Christmas party. The club welcomes guests and we are actively seeking new members. At meetings we discuss club business, upcoming Dane Activities and planning for our annual Great Dane Specialty show in March.


Newly Approved!!
WVGDC Code of Ethics

As of February the WVGDC has approved of an updated Code of Ethics. We are proud of our dedication to help Great Dane owners enjoy their beloved dogs and we wish to promote and share the knowledge we've gained in decades of Great Dane ownership and breeding!

Here is a link to our new Code of Ethics!


Willamette Valley Great Dane Club is actively searching for new members to join our fun! We all love our Great Danes and look forward to meeting and spending time with other Great Dane lovers to educate and promote the welfare of our beloved breed.

If you would like to learn more about the club and the process of joining, check out this page. Our membership application can be accessed here. Please complete the application and either  email the application to the club Secretary or if you would like to mail the paper application, email the Secretary to get the house address to send it to.

Fawn Great Danes

WVGDC Adopts New Code of Ethics

Over the past two plus years, the club has been reviewing and updating club documents and early this year we took advantage of the example from the Great Dane Club of America and other clubs that have updated their Code of Ethics and with the much appreciated efforts from club members our new Code of Ethics was crafted and approved. This is a very important step because as club members we wish to exemplify the best in caring for and breeding the dogs we love so very much!

Here is the link to our new Code of Ethics

Brindle Great Dane

Willamette Valley Great Dane Club History

We are looking for more information about our Club's History

The club started around 1957 and filed with the state of Oregon for incorporation in 1967. Prior to 1967 the club had a different name, it was the Great Dane Club of Oregon. In order to be less region specific they chose a less geographically specific name and we became the Willamette Valley Great Dane Club.