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We have been breeders and exhibitors of Great Danes since 1977, specializing in fawns and brindles. Our names are Mel and Janie Pronto. We live in Powhatan,Virginia, which is on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia. We have been members for many years of the Great Dane Club of America, the Great Dane Club of Metropolitan Washington, the Virginia Kennel Club, and the Virginia Federation of Kennel Clubs and Dog Breeders.     

When we breed a litter, it is to add a new family member to our family and possibly yours.  We breed for health, temperament and beauty.  We require that every puppy that is born in our house have the opportunity to spend their entire lives as an important family member, be it in our family or yours. Please check out a sample of our purchase agreement and guarantee and guidelines that we have put together for the proper care of our puppies.    

This page is dedicated to our current family members.  Each of the photos on this page is linked to that particular dogs three-generation picture pedigree. We also have included a memorial and historic page that is dedicated to the dogs  who made it possible for us to have the dogs that we have today and a page of fun photos. of our lives with our dogs from 1977 thru 1999. For photos from 2000 to present day, please visit our individual dog pages from the side menu  We hope you enjoy visiting with our dogs as much as we enjoy living with them.   

CHECK OUT:  OUR ANCESTORS   The pages in this section are photo layouts of Great Danes of yesteryear starting with the 1920's to present day and include over 250 pictures. We have included pedigree information where known and a sampling of each dog's descendants.  Please take a look at some of the foundation dogs of our breed.  Enjoy!!!   


If you think you are deserving of the love, devotion, companionship and just plain joy that one of our puppies will give you for his or her entire life or just want to talk dogs, please contact us by any of the methods listed below. Because the safety, health and welfare of our dogs is of utmost importance to us, our puppies do not fly the friendly skies and must be chosen in person.  It is extremely important to us to meet our puppies' new families.  
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Our phone no. is (804) 598-2351 Our snail mail address is 1526 Mill Quarter Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139

IN LOVING MEMORY, UKC BIS Ch. Nuttree's O'Mallory,  March 17, 2006 - July 21, 2018
(Ch. Anandane's Top of the Charts  x Ch.  Nuttree's Sydney). Mallory was the only girl in a litter of six so of course, she joined the Nuttree's family. She is an incredibly happy fun loving dog and as such is a wonderful show dog.  On April 19, 2009, Mallory completed her requirements for a UKC championship handled by her dad and that same day went on to win the Guardian Group and was also awarded BEST IN SHOW!!! The proud mom of 3 AKC Champions!  She was our faithful companion and a true representative of the spirit of the Great Dane.  She will be sorely missed and will always have a big part of our hearts.  Sleep softly sweet princess.......til we meet again
Click on Mallory's picture to see her three-generation picture pedigree
Click here to see Mallory and her brothers
Click here to see more pictures of Mallory
Click here to see pictures of Mallory's puppies born May 19, 2010, sired by Ch. Lyonhearts Royal Guardsman
 Click here to see pictures of Mallory's puppies born April 15, 2011, sired by Ch. Lyonhearts Royal Guardsman
We are very proud of all of Mallory and Cooper's kids for being beautiful loving companions to their families. We are also very proud of Mallory and Cooper's three new AKC Champions!! They are:
AKC/UKC Ch. Nuttree's Sloe Gin Fizz, AOM, "Ginny"
AKC/UKC Ch. Nuttree's Heath "Dugan"
AKC/UKC RBIS Ch. Nuttree's Spring Flower v Hartswood, AOM "Taylor"
Ginny, Dugan and Taylor are our 13th, 14th and 15th AKC Champions!!!
AKC BRONZE GRAND Ch./UKC Ch. Nuttree's Sloe Gin Fizz AOMx3 aka Ginny  
born April 15, 2011
(Ch. Lyonheart's Royal Guardsman x UKC BIS Ch. Nuttree's O'Mallory)  Ginny completed her UKC championship requirements in two weekends AND on July 30, 2012, Ginny completes her AKC championsip requirements with three majors!!! Ginny was shown a total of 14 times at AKC shows and was Winners Bitch at 7 of them and Reserve at 6 shows.  Ginny has also completed her requirements and was awarded an AKC Grand Championship on May 25, 2014, and is currently working on attaining her bronze Grand Championship. Ginny completed the requirements for her Bronze Grand Championship August 2018.  Her first debut as a veteran at the Great Dane Club of Metropolitan Specialities July, 2018 garnered her two Best Veteran in Show and an Award of Merit! 
Ginny's brother and best friend, Buddy, passed away in April, 2016,
Click on Ginny  photo to see her three-generation picture pedigrees
Click here to Ginny and Buddy grow
Click here to see their older brothers and sisters
Buddy and Ginny are very proud of their older brother and sister on their new AKC Championships!
Ch. Nuttree's Heath "Dugan"
Ch. Nuttree's Spring Flower v Hartswood "Taylor"
Click here to see Ginny's litter sired by Ch. Nuttree's Heath!