Health Links/Articles


Bloat: A major Breakthrough

from the excellent blog “Great Dane Gnosis” by our very own Maria Gkinala –

Cervical Spondylomyelopathy in the Great Dane Breed



Hypertrophic osteodystrophy


The Great Dane Lady (nutrition)

(articles on feeding, health issues etc)



(Latest information on Gastric torsion)


DCM Great Danes

(Yahoo group dedicated to fighting Dilated Cardiomyopathy in the breed)


Genetic Disorders in the breed


The LUPA Project: 

The LUPA project was named after the female wolf that fed the twin founders of Rome to reflect the benefits human will obtain from dog genetics. The genome of affected dogs is compared to the genome of healthy dogs of the same breed to identify defects implied in the mechanisms of that disease. This project first aims at reducing the high level of inherited canine disease.


The Institute of Canine Biology genetics & online courses)