All of the Cade x Fender puppies have been placed with loving, family homes. Please look for them in the show ring, obedience ring, doing service and therapy work, and (most importantly) becoming part of their families as happy, healthy, adoring companions. Over the coming months, see updates about Mick, Joplin, Axl, Bella, Pink, Bono, Boss, and Stevie on this website.

I share my home and life in Salem, Oregon with two wonderful Harlequin and Mantle great danes and Cody (a doberman who thinks he is a great dane). Animals have always been an important part of my life. I was given my first horse at the age of 5 and started showing horses a few years later. More than 30 years ago I purchased my first great dane, Multiple Group winning BISS Sheenwater Jokers Jest, and began learning about dogs and dog shows. Over the past 30 years I have enjoyed showing dachshunds, a whippet, dobermans and danes.

I currently own two Great danes, Breeder/Owner handled Ch. Mercerwood’s Boston White Socks (Joey), my beautiful mantle great dane and his lovely harlequin daughter, Grand Champion Chroma Hamlin Surprise party, (Cade). Joey is co-owned by breeder, Ken Vojik and Cade is co-owned by breeder JP Yousha. Both danes are wonderful companions with huge personality and a love of people, kids, dogs and life in general. Joey finished his championship quickly including Best of Winners at the Great Dane Club of Northern California Specialty and has passed all health testing. Bred only a few times, Joey has produced two Grand Champions along with pups with Best in Sweeps and Best Puppy in Specialty wins. Cade finished her championship with two Best of Breed wins over a beautiful group of eight specials. Although I’ve owned and handled other Great Dane colors, the Harlequin and Mantle Great Danes are my current focus.

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to handle a couple of great danes for friends, most notably two Specials who were in the top 20 Great Danes in the US: BISS Am & Can Ch Infiniti’s Alleanza V Daynkn for Vickie Soper and Georgia Hymmen and the beautiful BISS GCH Double D’s No More Mr Ice Guy AOM, (Luther) for owners Greg and Sheila Sammons.

When I’m not showing dogs, I’m Dr. Karen Hamlin, Associate Professor at George Fox and Director of the Oregon Writing Project Collaborative at George Fox.

On this website I’ve provided information about my dogs, past and present, their show records, health information and pedigrees. I have included information about a few of the dogs I handle and biographical information, as well as a convenient way to contact me (through the navigation tab “Email Karen”).

Owning a great dane is an honor, a privilege and a significant commitment. I encourage individuals hoping to add a great dane to their family to carefully research what that commitment entails and then even more carefully research breeders to find the right puppy or adult great dane for them.