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Old 11-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I absolutely LOVE Tucker-love the doberman personality-how beautiful they are-poetry in motion!! BUT I am fearful of the DCM happening! It is just hard. I knew about the problems dobe's had but didn't really know how much I would love this breed...
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I had to put my Sweet Boy Rocket down this past August - he had just turned 8-yrs old. We adopted him when he was three. He was diagnosed with Wobblers at 6 yrs and Megaesohpogus this past June. I still miss him so. After reading this forum it seems he lived an 'average' life span - way to short for me. He was a gentle giant (weighed over 100 pounds) - I feel part of me is missing with him gone.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #53 (permalink)
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averages are just that...

take all the doberman who have ever lived and find the average life expectancy...impossible.

if you have only been owned by one dobe, then well the average life expectancy for your dobe will be when your dobe dies.

i have been owned by 15 dobes over the last 35 years............the average life span of my dobes is 10 years 2 months.


and as many have said before.................they are never here long enough..............

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I look forward to being owned by another Dobie. Rocket will always have a special place in my heart
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:52 AM   #55 (permalink)
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15 years old doberman

Hi guys! My boy is 15 years old and heading for 16... He is a lot thinner than he used to be, but he's still strong
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Hi guys! My boy is 15 years old and heading for 16... He is a lot thinner than he used to be, but he's still strong
It makes my day to hear about Dobes living a more normal canine lifespan!
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My first one was 15 when he died, and my last one was 13. Another one I lost at 11 to "unknown causes" that I suspect now might have been DCM, but I'm not sure. He went outside to go potty, perfectly fine and healthy, and dropped dead in the grass. My current one had BETTER live to be at least 20!

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The average life expectancy for a Dobe? Forever. They'll always live in our hearts will they not?
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It would be nice to have some pedigree info on the long lived dogs. If unknown, please state that as well.
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This makes me both very sad & yet hopeful. My girl just turned 11 & plays with my staffy Tyson as if she was 2 again. (You all know the puppy play bow & she chews his neck which i know is strange but they both think its fun!
But I do see her age creeping in, as do my friends & family.

But....l can't think of when I will loose her, (because I will cry) I only think of the joy of having her, my best friend for so long now & what she'll do to make me smile tomorrow.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:08 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Our Dobermann Baron, who was sitter and playmate to our sons, lived to be 10. He had to be put to sleep because of bone cancer. Baron is still missed; he was just pure love.
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My first two dobies were both from backyard breeders [before I knew any better] - actually the 2nd was from Kimbertal. Both lived to be 12 & 13.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:55 PM   #65 (permalink)
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My Logan lived to be a week past 7, died of bone cancer and had other health problems. He came from a BYB who produced oversized Dobes. I never got his pedigree, the people who gave him to me didn't have it.

Griffin is from an unknown breeder (SPCA dog, not tattooed or chipped), he's 9 and doing very well. Lots of energy and still loves to run and play even if he gets tired faster now. Good hips/elbows, but has Wobblers and SIBO.
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