I can’t say enough great things about Dawn and all she has taught me about Danes. I did my own research before deciding on my 1st Dane but, still had many questions and concerns. Dawn was able to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease. My family lives quite far from Dawn so Maverick flew to us. She made sure all of the arrangements were nothing but perfect. Dawn has always made herself available at any time, even after almost 2 years to still answer anything that comes up! She’s simply amazing! And as far as when Maverick came to us, he was as perfect as could be.

Jennifer Reichard

We looked for several years to find the perfect breeder for our next perfect Harlequin puppy and Dawn’s Danes was the hands down favorite. From first contact Dawn was professional, easy to communicate with, very open to visits, very  knowledgeable of the breed but most importantly, you could see she raised the babies as family members.  Marlie came to us at eight weeks socialized, crate trained, potty trained to a pad, and healthy. The service did not stop once we picked Marlie up but she continues to be available whenever we have questions concerning the care of Marlie.


Dawn is an exceptional breeder that strives to balance a high-quality breeding program with lifetime support for the puppies’ families. Not only do we have an amazing dog that exhibits the best qualities one would expect from the breed, we have a friendship with Dawn. We highly recommend Dawn as a breeder!

Stacey Ulmer

My husband and I have two pups from Dawn. Twister who will be 3 in January and Timber who will be one this December. They are our 5th and 6th Great Danes, and we will never get another Dane from anywhere else. You can tell that Dawn truly loves her dogs. Her house is always clean with no odors. She does not keep her dogs in kennels. The puppies are kept in a large playpen type area right in the main room of the house. The litter’s parents are always on site and available for you to see.

Dawn is very knowledgeable about the breed and is there for you the lifetime of your pup with answers to any of your questions or concerns you may have. Dawn also asks questions to the potential owners to make sure her dogs are going to a good home. She never lets her pups go home until they are 8 weeks or older. When you do take your pup home, Dawn provides you with a packet full of information on your particular pup and the breed itself. These pups are almost housebroken when you get them. Our two have the best personalities! They are sweet boys. I have no reservations referring someone to Dawn.

Stacy Brenner Wieser .

I can’t imagine there being a more loving, responsible and knowledgeable breeder than Dawn Scates.

Her time and tireless passion that she has given to the Great Dane breed has impacted and blessed so many.
Besides her dogs and litters being beautiful they are well-tempered, healthy and cherished family members.

My family was lucky enough to benefit from her passion. And she continues to be available to her families when needed for questions and concerns or merely just to check in and say hello.

If you are interested in a high quality, pure bred Great Dane she is the only breeder I would trust.

Her dedication to produce offspring that represent the best characteristics of a Great Dane is immeasurable.

Angela Damato-Ewald

I have followed Dawn for years now. Unfortunately, I lost my Dane and I swore I would never get another. I saw Dawn had a litter coming and I was so lonely I knew I needed a new baby so I called her. We went through the Danes she had and the Danes she had coming. I was impressed she was NOT like other breeders. The pups stayed in the house. They were part of the family. Even now if I have a question I send an email and get a response the same day.

Until they are your babies they are hers and treated like family. NO CAGES. When I went to pick up Sterling I looked around and found nothing but happy dogs. I even asked to check the backyard because I wanted to be sure. No dogs out there. Sterling is a very healthy family member. No health issues. We took him to our vet right away. Perfect. She also has been known to find homes for displaced dogs. Even drive hours to get them a home. We couldn’t be happier. There’s just one thing. Sterlings longs legs keep pushing off the couch when I’m sleeping.

 Susan Natoli

Thank you for our beautiful girl. She arrived safe and sound at the airport. She was a little cold but very sweet and safe. We named her Grace because she is a true blessing to our family. Thank you for your constant communication and prompt attention to all our concerns. We would recommend you to everyone! Thank you sooooo very much.

TinaMarie and Edward Arlington

I am actually waiting on a pup from this litter. I live local and am able to see firsthand how my new baby boy is. She really takes care of these puppies like they are her kids.  She really cares.  She welcomes me to visit any time, and emails pics as he gets bigger.  I will always recommend Dawn as a Great Dane breeder to anyone looking for one. Thank you, Dawn, for Zeus! I can’t wait to bring him home.

Jennifer Johnson

My name is Kelly. I got my baby grunt from Dawn one year ago. I have never owned a dane before so I know I have drove her completely mad with all my questions. No one could ask for a more caring, and responsible breeder. When I got my baby he was already practically trained. Thanks to her hard work he has turned out to be the best dog we have ever had. We would definitely recommend her to anyone. 

Kelly M.