We have a new puppy pictures (Sept. 16/14) on our Puppy page.
We are Bud and Jodie Keim
living in Sonoita, Arizona, 40 miles S.E. of Tucson, on 30 acres of high grassland at
5000' elevation. Previously, we had a very successful Paint horse operation, exhibiting
and breeding, for 15 years. In 1981, we got our first Harlequin Great Dane and fell in
love with the breed and slowly acquired more...and more...and more. In 1996, we decided to
phase out our Paints and "went to the dogs". Our breeding bitches are in
kennels, but all the show dogs and puppies have the run of the house and property.
Starting out as Jaybee Danes we purchased our first show prospect in 1988 from Michael
We developed a mutual feeling
about breeding and exhibiting which eventually led to us joining together since 1989 in a
partnership in the breeding and exhibiting of Great Danes, specializing in HARLEQUINS. It
has been a great relationship and has proven successful, having finished Championships on
11 dogs since the early 1990's including 2 this year, 2001. We are now known as
MICHAELDANE/JAYBEE DANES and this is working well with Bud and Jodie in the southwest
and Michael in the midwest and east. Bud and Jodie are members of the GREAT DANE CLUB OF
AMERICA and the GREAT DANE CLUB OF TUSCON, and currently board members. Bud is past
president of the GDCT. JAYBEE DANES was Breeder of the Year in the GDCT in '95,'96,97,99,00
and 2001. Michael is a member of the GDCA, GREAT DANE CLUB OF MILWAUKEE and WOLVERINE
GREAT DANE CLUB, INC. Michael is currently showing our young stud dog, BISS CH MICHLDN JB
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