About Us

Welcome to Vigoroso Danes

About us

About us

Vigoroso Danes have loved Great Danes for ever and had the privilege to have them in our family for over 20 years. We are located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast on a small acreage where our dogs happily leap, run, play and sleep without a care in the world.
Our Vision

Our Vision

We want to live in a world where the acceptance of disease as inevitable is no longer
Our Mission

Our Mission

It is our solid priority to breed healthy Great Danes, and to empower our puppy owners to continue to raise their dogs in health and vitality. We use time honoured information from incredibly experienced mentors as well as science backed data.  You will find us in some cases dramatically different from mainstream Dane and dog breeders, but we are patient and can both explain and demonstrate to you how and why our method and philosophy works.

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Why we breed

We never intended to start breeding Danes, but they have always been the loves of our lives.  We have literally travelled to the other side of the world with them, and we would for them.  But we started to notice that a number of Dane owners around us were suffering from health challenges that we simply never experienced.  Our dogs were living, and living well until they were 11 and 12 years old.  More-so they were not obviously aged, crippled smelly senior citizens, they were vibrant, active and vigourous.  We realised that we had something very important to offer the breed and a few years ago made the decision to begin our breeding journey.

We are not experienced show people, and that is not to say that we won’t ever show, it just simply isn’t a priority for us at the moment and we are far enough away from the shows that it is  not practical anyway.  In saying that we very much appreciate what the judges have to offer the breed and value champion bloodlines.

Our focus is health, and what we preach is very different to many other breeders.  But it works and we have the proof in the grey hairs on our four legged friends.  We invite you to come and see our shiny boys and girls and experience their vigour for yourself

As Great Dane lovers, owners and breeders for nearly 20 years we have learnt quite a lot about our beautiful friends.  The great thing about these stunning animals is that they give us the gift of continual learning.

Our breeding philosophy is simple.  Health is our priority.  There are so many sites on the internet that talk about how many potential health issues there are with the Great Dane. Everything from their average short lived lives (6-8 years) to kidney disorders, random bloating, hip dysplasia, not to mention loads of inherited genetic health conditions.

“The acceptance of inevitable disease is completely wrong” – Juliette de Baïracli Levy

I am pleased to tell you that health is not all about genetics.  Yes, you do want to start with a clean slate, but the ongoing and continual health of your dog is your responsibility, and this is where so many breeders, pet food companies and vets have failed in the past to provide accurate and timely information that allow you to rear vigourous, healthy and lusty Great Danes.

We are here to change that.

We give you the tools to improve the health of your dogs so that they can become the very best version of themselves.  Better than that, because the parents of your puppy enjoy supreme health, we do genuinely give your dog the very best start in life.

If you are looking for holistically raised, raw fed healthy Great Danes with a lifetime of breeder support you have come to the right place.

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