What our parents say about their Littlehorse puppies.
I am writing today to let
you know how my life has
been enriched by one of your
beautifully bred puppies.
Avery is almost 8 months old
and he has been so happy and
healthy! His coat is
beautiful and his
personality is top notch. He
has been the missing piece
in our puzzle! We love him
with all our hearts and
would recommend only your
puppies! You have been there
to answer my questions no
matter how trivial. We are
so happy, and thankful! Keep
up the great work!
Avery (born to Po and Afton
Feb 2011 as Bull Blaster)
I have had 4 of Melody's Danes, and still have 3
(having lost my harl male at 16 months due to
multiple toxic spider bites). I can not say enough
good things about Melody and her Danes.
are your puppies/dogs like in temperament and
health? Have you ever had an aggression issues?"
My dogs are wonderful and outgoing except for my
oldest and this was definitely NOT a result of
Melody's breeding. I am not Zhann's original owner,
Zhann was a puppy that Melody took back from the
original owner when Melody found out how this woman
was treating Zhann - she left her out on the back
concrete porch with no dog house or anything. Zhann
developed hygromas on her knees (same as fluid on
your elbow) and the woman's vet put drains in them.
Well...Melody took her away from this woman, brought
her home, and proceeded to get her back to being a
well-loved puppy. Zhann was 6 months old then. When
Zhann was 8 months old Melody decided to try to find
a permanent loving home for Zhann - I saw her photo
on the internet and fell head-over-heels in love. I
have to tell you that when I contacted Melody she
did not do the 40 questions - it was more like
400!<g> She kept me on the phone for hours a couple
of times. When she let me know she approved of me I
drove over the very next weekend and picked her up.
Unfortunately we had only had her in the new
neighborhood for less than a week when some people
down the street with an aggressive dog let their dog
get out and it attacked Zhann twice in a few days.
After that she has understandably decided that
strange dogs are evil. I might also mention that
Zhann is an alpha female and all of our other danes
from Melody have been purchased with that in mind.
Meaning that Melody would not let us have another
dominant puppy (esp. female) as that would just be
asking for a world of heartache and chaos.
Now that I have gone on & on about my oldest baby
let me say again that ALL my other Danes are
wonderful and outgoing (as Zhann was before getting
attacked). I should also mention that Zhann is ONLY
dog aggressive - she LOVES children and if she sees
a toddler during our walks she will lay down and
crawl to that child as not to scare the baby. <g>
She is also wonderful with all the other dogs in my
household all of whom started off as puppies in my
home. (I also do animal rescue here in LA and
occasionally foster puppies in my home.)
As for health - they are all healthy. If only I
could say the same about my basset who costs me a
fortune in vet bills every month!
old are your Danes?"
Zhann is 5.5 yrs old, Zoe is 4.5 yrs. old and
George is 2.5 yrs old.
did you feel about shipping the puppies?"
I didn't have mine shipped. Even though it is a 12
hour drive for me I so enjoyed my first visit with
Melody when we got Zhann that I have chosen to drive
to see her.
were you looking for in a puppy, and do you think
that Melody matched each puppy with your
family/needs? Again, this is assuming that you did
not meet the puppies beforehand.
No, we did not meet any of our puppies beforehand as
Melody has a closed kennel. Parvo is rampant in
Texas and she does all she can to prevent anyone
from accidentally bringing it into her kennel.
When we got Zoe we were looking primarily for a
playmate for Zhann, but also a puppy that my
daughter could claim as her own (she was 11 then).
We called Melody, who was planning on a breeding
soon, and discussed what our wants were. She advised
us that while she did want us to make some picks
from the pictures she sent us that ultimately she
would make the decision as to which puppy would fit
the bill for our needs. Zoe was perfect! And, no Zoe
was not our only choice - I had actually chosen
another female out of that litter and my daughter
had picked out Zoe. After a couple of weeks Melody
said she felt like my pick was too dominant and Zoe
was submissive enough for our needs. She was right.
When we got Zarr - I just plainly fell in love!
Contacted Melody again and she approved Zarr for our
home. He slept in the bed with me every night and
was my big ole boy who danced with me on occasion.
It almost killed me when we lost him.
Side note about Melody - even though his passing had
nothing whatsoever to do with her or her lines she
knew how much I loved my babies and told me that
whenever I was ready she would let have another
puppy. She didn't charge me another penny for
When we got George he turned out to be a HUGE love
bug - his favorite activity is to clean your face
repeatedly while you rub his ears. LOL
"Are you pleased overall with your puppies?"
A resounding YES!
Are pleased with any support you may have required
or received from Melody?"
Melody has always been there to answer any questions
I have had - and let me tell you that I had some
real stupid questions at first. She was always
patient, didn't make fun of me, and walked me
through any problems I thought I had.
"If you had an American bred Dane before, what
differences can you tell me about your Littlehorse
I have never owned any other Danes than mine, but I
have rescued American Danes and they are much
smaller and from what I have heard from other
rescues and from breeders American Danes usually
have shorter life spans and have more health issues.
BTW, I should tell you that after all these years I
feel as if Melody and I are friends and I have
called on her for many reasons. We live in Slidell,
a heavily hit Katrina area, and when we evacuated
and were told that our city was closed Melody
offered us a place to stay. When we found we could
come back, but my daughter's school would not be
opening yet she offered a place for my daughter so
she wouldn't lose a year of school. Someone who was
just a "dog breeder" would not be concerned with
their puppies' families' welfare, in my opinion.
I know I have written a lot, but I can not say
enough good things about Melody. LOL
What can I say - I Love Melody and her Danes!
"If I wanted to hear the pitter-patter of little
feet, I'd put shoes on my dogs."
her to the vet on Friday for her 10 week shots and I
wanted to pass along her comments. First of all,
everyone thinks Midnight is absolutely beautiful.
They have no problems following your vaccination
schedule, separate rabies shot, etc. I took in the
portfolio that you sent to us so that we had all of
her paperwork and the vet praised it to high heavens
saying that she had never had any other patient
bring in a packet like that from the breeder. She
said you must really know your dogs and really care
enjoying Midnight so much. Now that she has settled
into the house and knows the routine, kind of, there
is hardly any whining, she settles nicely in the
crate at night, lays at my feet in the morning when
I'm getting ready for work, pesters Amos at every
possible turn because she adores him and wants to
cuddle him. Sometimes he allows it, sometimes not.
Andy is pulling his weight on his pledge to help so
its all settled down pretty quickly. I think it was
harder with Amos because we didn't know what to do
and now, he's the trainer. She just follows him
around and mimics him. She sits at the back door
to be let out to potty, she knows where its ok to
potty...I think that's pretty good for just 2/12
weeks here! I do have to watch her because if she
finishes her food fast, she's after Amos' food so we
feed them in separate rooms now and when she's done,
she gets scooted outside so he can eat in peace.
again so much!
Just wanted to update you on
one of your litters. We adopted him in December
2005 and had him flown to Orlando, FL. He is
such a wonderful family member. Guest often
make comments of how well behaved and beautiful
he is. We consider ourselves VERY blessed to
have Aslan. The think that he does that amazes
our friends the most is his ringing a bell to
let us know that he has to go "potty". We have
a wind chime hanging by the door that he will
hit with his paw. It's the cutest thing.
Thought you might like a well
overdue update on of your liters from so long
Wanda and Chuck Webb
Comments below about Denzel who
is a certified therapy dog. He is out of
Deejay born 8/14/2006.
Carol did a great job training this boy for such a
worthwhile cause. Thanks for all your hard
work and dedication.
Carol and Denzel, as I'd
imagined, were quite the fuss with a rather large
group of our friends in skilled nursing. Carol was
very personable and Denzel, as our therapy dogs do,
seem to know that they are needed for this type of
volunteering. It's so much fun for me to sit back
and quietly interact, watching closely for any tips
I can give to a newly certified team. This team is a
credit to our organization, and wherever they go,
stately Denzel will bring a gentle spirit, the
comment, "Oh my goodness; he's so beautiful!" and
happier, healthier residents and their families for
the visit they've enjoyed from a new friend. Thank
you, Carol and Denzel!...
I wanted to shoot you an
email to say hello! Ruger is getting bigger
every day. We cannot go ANYWHERE without
everyone wanting to say hello to Ruger. And
it's perfect because Ruger thinks everyone on
the planet wants to pet him (you were SO right
about him!!!). He is such a friendly dog!
We walk him twice a day and
at least once a day I am stopped by someone who
asks us about him. We have even had people
driving by stop in the middle of the road to ask
us questions. He is a real head turner. We are
constantly hearing from all who see him how
beautiful he is. People comment on his perfect
markings, his gorgeous eyes, and his beautiful
He is doing great! His puppy
class teachers think very highly of him; they
say he is a very smart boy.
Thank you for taking such
care in the breeding of European Great Danes.
We are so happy we found your website when we
Have a great day.