Kelso's Gr8 Danes

Home of the Natural Ear Danes!!!!

Meet Salem


Kelso's Lay It On The Line

The beautiful Ms Salem has been spayed and retired from our breeding program. She has produce some of the most AWESOME puppies I have seen. Be sure to look for Salem's babies in a show ring near you!!!

 Salem's Champion pups:

Belle~ CH Kelso's Gem That Filled Its Sparkles

Jester~ CH Kelso-Unity's Dreamin' At The Foot Of Kings, AOM

Gemma~ CH Kelso-Unity's Tangled In My Dreams

Doc~ CH Kelso's I'm Your Huckleberry


OFA Certifcations (Click on the text to see certs):

  Click Here to see Pictures of my Ancestors 

         Click Here to see my Pedigree

                          CHIC #65337

          DNA Profile #: V532429

      CERF# GD-2331/2010--22

          Heart- GD-CA2129/21F/S-PI-ECHO

          Thyroid- GD-TH1512/23F-VPI

           vWD- Normal at 132%




           Hips- PennHip, OFA 

Note about hip reports- While OFA has reported Unilateral Mild Dysplasia on her left hip, PLEASE NOTE: PennHip DID NOT find dysplasia nor any signs of DJD in the left hip, with the right being NORMAL. There is a greater chance of her developing DJD later on in life, BUT also may NOT change at all. My vet (with Salem's COMPLETE history from the day she was born!!!!) has come to the conclusion that the left hip laxity is a result of Salem having severly broken a weight bearring toe as a young puppy and the way she learned to carry herself during the 14 weeks it took to heal. This is a classic sign of truama & environment playing a roll and how it effects our dogs. It also shows us how different OFA & PennHip reports can be, and gives us a really great reason why both should be done in order to give us Breeders more information and insight on how our dogs should be evaluated in the breeding process. Salem's hips are now under review to see if there is a different conclusion with OFA/PennHip. Please be aware that in the past, neither OFA nor PennHip has changed their decisions and the finial conclusion is left as is. So, this will leave you to make a judgement call, if you are considering one of Salem's Pups. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have. Thanks!



Salem Pictured here at the Great Dane Club of Western Pennsylvania on March 21, 2010.

Salem on the move in the ring! Looking good Ms. Salem!


Salem took 1st in her class on both days 3/20 & 3/21/2010. She is pictured here with her handler Brian Witmier and Judge Ms Cathy de La Garza.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

At the Sawmill River Kennel Club in White Plains NY, under Judge Mrs. Karen S. Riddle Salem takes Reserve Winners Bitch. Salem was handled by Brian J Witmier. Thank You Brian!!!

Friday October 16, 2009

Under Judge Mrs Meredith Cavanna at the Gloucester County Kennel Club (Buena Vista NJ) Salem was Breeder/Owner Handled by myself. Salem took 1st in her class and then went on to take Reserve Winner's Bitch! Congrats Ms Salem!!!!

October 4, 2009- 17 Months Old

At the Great Dane Club of Pennsylvania show, expertly handled by Brian J Witmier, Salem took Reserve Winners Bitch to a 5 point major!! Way to go Salem and especially a very big THANK YOU to Brian for handling Salem!

1 Year Old

May 5, 2009 Salem turns one!!!! She stands 32 1/4" at the withers and weighs 116 lbs.

Grandma says, "I look just like a shorter version of my mommy!"

5 Months Old

October 5, 2008 

22 weeks old

Salem weighs in at 76.2 pounds and is 27 inches at the withers.

4 Months Old

Salem turned 4 months old on Sept 5, 2008

Ya ain't gettin' my duck strip!

Back off, it's mine!

Come on, gimme another one!

Please, I'll sit her like a good girl!

17 weeks Old


Sunday August 31, 2008

On August 29, 2008, I took a trip to the vet with Aunt Aurora and Grandma put me on the scale, I weighed 55.8 lbs and I am 26 inches at the withers!

13 Weeks Old

August 3, 2008 and I weighed in at a very nice 40.6 lbs!

9 Weeks Old

July 6, 2008- I weigh 22 lbs and 6 1/2 ozs!!!

8 Weeks Old

June 29, 2008, and I weighed in at 18 lbs. and 7 ozs.

7 Weeks Old

June 22, 2008- I weigh in at 15 lbs and 6 ozs.

Salem at 6 Weeks Old

June 15, 2008- I weigh 11 lbs. and 8 ozs.


Show Side

Front- I'll stand here if ya want me to, but I'm gonna let you know about it the whole time!!!

5 Weeks Old

June 8, 2008- I weighed 8 lbs. even!

4 Weeks Old

May 25, 2008- I weigh 6 lbs. 6 1/2 ozs.

3 Weeks Old

May 18, 2008- I weighed 4 lbs. 1/2 oz.

2 Weeks Old

May 11, 2008- I weighed 2 lb. 12 ozs.

1 Week Old

May 11, 2008- I weighed 1 lb. 12 1/2 ozs.

Whelp Day


Here is the very first picture ever taken of me! It was taken shortly after I was born.

I was born on May 5, 2008 at 3:10 A.M and weighed 1 lb. 2 1/2 ozs. ( Although my birthday really is May 5, 2008 my AKC Registration paper says May 4th...that's only because most of my brothers and sisters were born on the 4th! )

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