Show and Companion Dogs.

Our dogs are Harlequins, Mantles, and Merles

We are a small kennel who occasionally breeds health-tested show and companion dogs. Our dogs are housedogs and well loved. We are located in Los Gatos, California. We co-breed with our good friend and passionate breeder Walter Salles in Brazil, Canil do Alto Gavea.

After many years of showing, being involved in the Breed at many levels, we are committed to promote responsible breeding and educating the folks who are interested in a Great Dane to find a breeder who has the best interest of the breed in mind.

Our dogs are Harlequins, Mantles, and Merles. Our kennel name Payaso means clown in Spanish depicting the clown dogs we love and live with.

We are proud members (and past board member) of the

  • Great Dane Club of America
  • Founding President of the Monterey Bay Great Dane Club
  • Great Dane Club of Northern California
  • Approved Mentor to AKC Judges applying for their Great Dane License
  • AKC Breeder of Merit.