hi thanks for helping out ive came across a couple that r splitting up and cant keep there dobe. hes red and has shots dewormed croped ears and docked tailed with papers.( sounds good to me ) my concearn is how would he react to a new master and would he adjust well ,or he is to old . ohh people r wondering why get an older dobe ,just do not wont to go thru puppy stages.. thanks rob
I take it you've met the dog, how does he like you, and how well do you know him?Plenty of dogs are rescued from shelters, and are bought and sold, at his age. It takes the dog a little time to adjust, and then they become part of the family. Why are you describing the cropped ears, docked tail etc, and then saying it sounds good to you. Are you buying this dog because you love Dobermans, or because of what it looks like? Who cares what other people think as far as how old the dog is, and why would that cross your mind? What type of place do you live in, and where will the dog spend most of his time? Do you work outside of the home, and if so, how many hours a day will this dog be left alone? Have you owned a dog before? If so, what happened to it? Do you like running and outdoor activity? Are you financially prepared to look after this dog, meaning feeding a good quality dog food, having the funds available for worming, immunizations, and unexpected medical crisis? These are all things to think about before taking on a dog, and a Doberman is not a person's first dog, by any means. Do you have any small children in the house, and has the dog been raised with children?
I don't think you should get this dog. This is a lifetime commitment, and so far you havn't spoken at all about the dog, other than how his appearance sounds good to you, and will it make a difference if he's rehomed at this age.
hi thanks for ur 411 havent been on here since wrote topic zeus is great yes i did get him. im single work 6 to 3 mon. as per his looks my parents had a doberman when i was young, but ur write theres alot to know......... we r doing fine at the moment..we r going thru the bonding stages hes my baby so to speak ,up to know i have not had any issues with him . thanks sorry for late response on ur input...rob
I wish you guys luck. I hope everything works out. Pick up some books from the library and maybe talk to other dog owners. A few years back my friend adopted a gsd puppy (her first dog) and 2 months later she adopted a 2 yr old husky. She did not know exactly what to do at first but she got a lot of "on the job training." Her couch was torn and a few tables chewed up but in the end it all worked out. Both dogs lived for over 12 years and just recently passed away. They lived long happy lives.