Dobes Dobles +1
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Dogs Name: Sunking's Spock- Dobe/ Eva -HADR Rescue Dobe/ Lanah- Mini Mutt/ RIP-Lillah- ChiTerrierX
Titles: Spock CGC
Dogs Age: 7.0/ 6.8/ 2
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It seems that a negative depiction of a particular breed in a popular movie, seen by millions, can easily negate any promotion of the breed by even thousands of responsible owners. A positive image in movies can likewise increase a breed's popularity and public perception, such as with pugs and labs (apparently Hollywood's favorite).
I am surprised that Doberman organizations don't take a more proactive action in monitoring Hollywood and television's roles of Dobermans, then voicing opposition when necessary. Indeed, most every other special interest or minority group does do this.
The prejudicial attitudes of the public when encountering Dobermans, that numerous DT members relate in this forum, I believe are formed from the entertainment industry's negative stereotype, not people's personal experience. In fact, before I owned a Doberman, I had never seen in print or in movies, a Dobe with it's ears down, not on alert, but being affectionate and goofy as we know they are.
What would really help is if one of our DT members, who have a great Dobe lifetime or rescue story, could write a book or screenplay presenting Doberman's honestly. If nothing else, this forum and other Doberman organizations, could initiate written opposition campaigns to negative images of Dobermans when published in film or television productions.