Who Is The Great Dane Lady?
From 1989-1995 she conducted a personal National Bone Disease Survey of over 5200 Great Dane cases of HOD, OCD and Pano. This body of information gave breeders a better understanding of the causes, prevention and management of Developmental Orthopedic Diseases in large and giant breeds. Out of that research came the design forthe old Eagle Natural Pack dog food (prior to 2009) and Feed Programs that work in helping to prevent developmental disease. Blackwatch Adult Feed Program , Blackwatch Puppy Feed Program and Puppy Guidelines (toys, vaccines, cages, problems).
She also owned and bred champion Great Danes, Pugs, Borzois, and currently is owned by a Collie a Sheltie, a Pug as well as purebred cats (Persian). Over the years her puppy buyers and breeder friends have come to her for assistance and as a result, she has an extensive experience which she has written about at this educational website, a place to share her knowledge and experiences with other breeders, old and new alike, regardless of breed. She works hand-in-hand with puppy buyers, breeders, owners and veterinarians in helping to solve problems through proper diets, in the hopes of promoting wellness and longevity for our companion animals.
In June, 2006 she retired from 34 years of University teaching, and founded Blackwatch Canine Nutritional Consulting LLC to further her efforts in canine nutritional research, working with holistic companies to develop better foods and supplments for our pets.
Blackwatch Great Danes - established 1973
has produced black, fawn and brindle champions in conformation and
obedience, and co-bred and owned many dogs with the Phil & Jane
Gray, of the famous Owlwatch Kennels, Muncie, Indiana.
available for seminars
and lectures for AKC, All Breed Clubs, National Breed Clubs and
Training organizations and veterinarian groups. If your
club or organization is interested in a comprehensive educational
seminar or lecture on systemic yeast, allergies, developmental orthopedic diseases,
vaccines and general health care, and common sense nutrition, please contact me at GrDaneLady@aol.com.
Belowl - Ch. Ariel's
Lira Black N Owlwatch (Lira) on the cover of Daneworld Magazine
Swedish Ch Owlwatch Summer in Sweden. He has accumulated seven Swedish Challenge Certificates and a couple of International Challenge Certificates, has multiple group placements including a couple of First in Group and a fifth place Best In Show at the International Show with an entry of 2,600 dogs, and was owner handled by Karl-Henrik - Congratulations Karl we are so proud of our lovely Glenn and now his offspring are in the show ring in the USA.
The Next Phase....
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More Wonderful Blackwatch Grand Children - Temira Danes
The Great Dane Lady's Other Life
As well as being a respected author and nutritional consultant, Linda is an accomplished Artist and Professor Emeritus. Her artwork has international recognition and she is listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who of American Artists.