How many of you have now or ever had a Doberman. and what color did/Do you have. Dobermans Dobermans dobermans lovable lap dogs,velcro dogs , the cadallic of all dogs Red, Blue,Black, and Fawn(Isabella)
Marcia Jasinski JKKsdobermans@cs.com owned by Angus(Latvia) Kleo(Russia), Ginger and BellaDonna (Plus her 9 new pups)
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I love dobes, I think they're a wonderful breed of dog that's highly intelligent. We had a black and tan dobe named Bruiser (it was a joke, he was the runt of the litter) when I was a child, but unfortunately at that time (about 20 years ago), veterinarians didn't strongly push getting heartworm medication where we lived, in the upper midwest. He died of congestive heart failure at age 5 as a result of complications of the infestation. My husbands grandmother used to breed such nice dobermans 20 or 30 years ago that were so friendly, strangers literally stole the dogs out of her yard because they were non agressive. Now how's that for weird? I would love to get a show quality doberman and show it in AKC events, but there's a TON of competition around here showing dobes. And from what I've seen, the breed is one that tends to cost a small fortune for true well bred show quality dogs. There's a few breeders of the Albino white dobermans that live around where we live in the deep south now. I get mad every time i see them advertised.
Its not really that weird, My Americans are soo friendly but even my Europeans love the car. All you have to say is wanna go for a car ride. My girls would go happily and willingly. My Import male would go if asked, but more likely than not take your head off, if you moved to grab him but really how many people would be that stupid. And i never leave them outside alone if he is out it is with me and he will not bolt. They are not the vicious monsters most people think they are. I paid a lot for my Imports but they are really worth it. To have the new healthy blood and working abilty put back in our lines. Our American lines are just too watered down in my opion. But more and more of the top show people are adding the Euros back in for the better show quality plus these ones can actually do what they were bred to do work:) We have 2 pups that will have their shultz 1 by the end of summer can't wait. But yes these dogs are expensive no doubt. But I always love it when I get the calls. Like yesterday when Mark Paul called said its been a year and only been to the vets 1 for a rabies shot and a simple thank you makes it worth it. When you hear peoples stories about how sickly their last dobie was. like marks last dog was a Bleeder, thyroid problems, hips were bad and it died from heart failure. But like he said he only paid 200 for the dog and spent thousands in vet bills. It really is worth it to get one from good healthy stock with top Champion and working lines brains and temperament with beauty like the do in Europe. Gotta go play with the babies they are 4 weeks today and still all revved up from playing with their new moms and dads came to play with them today. they are soo darn cute now really is hilarious to see them run and walk because they are soo small now:) Marcia Jasinski JKKsdobermans@cs.com http://ourworld.cs.com/jkksdobermans/myhomepage/dog.html owned by Angus(Latvia) Kleo(Russia), Ginger and BellaDonna (Plus her 9 new pups)
I had three dobes throughout my childhood - first named Jo Jo, the second was acquired about 7 years after Jo Jo's passing, and we named her Jo Jo as well!!! We also got a third about a year after Jo Jo II named Roxy. They are very beautiful dogs.
We have one - black & tan 21 months old bitch. She is absolutely perfect! Very affectionate, excellent with children, friendly with other dogs, no bad habits (knock on the wood:)quiet - barks only when strangers get too close to our fence...
Hi everyone.... I know this is an old post, my question though is this. Has anyone ever had to put down their dobe because of being overly aggressive towards other dogs? I had a red bitch that was whelped at our place. She was the puppy that picked me, otherwise I wasn't going to keep a pup. She was little more aggressive than our past and usula littlers, and I didn't want her to wind up going to the wrong owner. I bred her as a two year old. She had pups this past January. All of the pups were gone in March, and in May she attacked our Blue dobe bitch, maimed her up pretty good. I thought of it due to the fact that it was because I wasn't there to control her. In June I went on another trip, and she attacked the other bitch that we have here. Again I figured it was due to my absence. But just yesterday, she attacked again. Tore the other dog up bad (it was the same one she had attacked the first time). I tried to pull her off, and couldn't, she tried to kill the other dog. WE had smack her in the head with a glass bottle to get her off. So I had to have her put down. Any suggestions to what may have gone wrong? Her grandmother was the EXACT same way. But we had gotten her as an older dog, and thought it was due to her upbringing. We totaly did not see this coming with her. Thanks, Angel
THE BREED STARNDARD STATES QUITE CLEARLY THEY CAN BE DOG AGGRESSIVE. BUT USUALLY ONLY IF ATTACKED FIRST. IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR FIGHTS TO ESTABLISH PACK ORDER ALSO. I PERSONALLY WOULD NEVER LEAVE A B$TCH LIKE THAT OUT AND NOT KENNELED IN A CRATE IF I WERE TO LEAVE. YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE ANY DOGS ALONE UNSUPERVISED. WHY WOULD YOU PUT HER TO SLEEP FOR THAT WHY DID YOU NOT JUST KEEP THEM SEPERATED OR REHOME HER WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS NO OTHER DOGS AND WELL AWARE THAT SHE IS LIKE THAT.
I currently have two dobermans. My female is one major away from her championship and my male has 6 or 7 points on him. Doubtfull though if I will finish him as he developed thyroid problems. I do plan on breeding my female but will never breed the male now with the thyroid problem, I will keep him intact for a little while longer to see if he will finish or not then I will fix him and kust keep him as a pet. It is a shame as I picked him especially to be a mate to her as the two would be my foundation. ohh well
None the loss as I have chosen another mate for her who's stock keeps rising as he just made it to the #1 dobie in the country (AKC) and 5th or 6th (Eukanuba). He is gorgeous, reminds me of my first dobie 30 years ago.
I bought my first 30 years ago and havn't had enything else since.
I have 7 Dobermans. They are the best dogs. I have Sophie, Fergus, Isabelle & Otto, all black and tan, Murphy and Kiera, our red and rust and Hazel our blue.
I would send you to my web site to see them, but I currently have puppies for sale and it's against the rules. I will say that in my area, I am glad I have a reputation as a great breeder. There are some, who hold positions in Dobie Clubs, that are becoming know as puppy mills, their reputations are terrible.I recently got a call from a gentleman that had a one year old puppy he paid $1500.00 for and it has wobblers. The breeder is well known and will not return his calls. I suggested an attorney. It is a shame that some become greedy and the cadillac of dogs becomes just another way to make money.
I truly believe that this is the best dog you can own I have a dobi named cody and he is awesome, he is beautiful, fun, protective, I know that he will protect us with his life. My kids and nieces can crawl over him or take food right from his mouth and he just looks at them yet his protectiveness is obvious when there is someone he doesn't know around. I am so sick of not being able to find a place to live because of breed restrictions, all dogs can bite, I think that places should have dog interviews instead of stereotyping a dog because of irresponsible people there are not bad dogs just ignorant people who raise them wrong.