My husband and I were looking into getting a doberman puppy in the next couple of months. However, we were not able to since they are considered an aggressive breed and they are not allowed in our apartment complex. Nor are they allowed in any of the other apartments in our area.
So, we decided to check out one of the Humane Societies about 20 minutes from us.
Last Sunday we brought home a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog/Beagle mix. They had her listed as "Blue Bell" and said she was 4 months old. We both fell in love with her immediately, even though she was scared out of her mind and hid most of the time.
One of the ladies there at the humane society said she didn't think Zero was 4 months old because she had all of her adult teeth and the day we picked her up she was in heat.
I took her to the vet yesterday for an examination and the vet says there is no way Zero is 4 months old. She said more than likely a year old because there is a little bit of tar on her teeth. I'm kind of bummed out that the Humane Society didn't have her spayed, they had her from September 3rd to the 20th. The vet says that it is best to wait until she has completed her heat cycle before going through with the surgery and suggested we bring her back in about 60 days time.
I don't think she was properly socialized, she is pretty scared of everything. Although the last two days you can tell she is starting to build her confidence back. I've been taking her everywhere with me to get her used to everything. She is the sweetest little thing and I already love her to death!
Just thought I would share! Thanks!
"You can bomb the world into pieces, but you can't bomb the world into peace."
I know the Dobermans are such great dogs, but they are not suitable for apartment life. They need to be able to run and a dog park doesn't seem to do it for most apartment Dobies. Glad you found a more siutable breed....and LOL...Dobes aren't even on the top ten dog bite list anymore according to Judge Joe Brown.