|Doberman Related Chat If your post does not fit into any other category post here. |
12-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Dogs Name: Kip, Capri
Titles: Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior, DS#15
Dogs Age: 9 years--Dec. 15, 2005, 6 years--Dec. 14, 2008
Gallery Pics: 6 Visit melbrod's Gallery
Thanked 33,199 Times in 10,232 Posts
Finally! A Definitive Answer to the "Is the Doberman a Lapdog?" Conundrum
So it goes like this.
Long nosed dogs have a high concentration of vision cells arranged in a streak across the retina of their eyes. That gives them both good distance vision and good peripheral vision and may help them scan the horizon better. This streak also triggers their instinctive urge to chase something moving in their peripheral vision area.
Short nosed dogs (many of them lap dogs) have their high density vision cells grouped in a single spot on the retina (the area centralis). The area centralis has many more nerve endings even that the visual streak. Some folks think that this may help the lapdog be more able to focus at near-vision (face-lap) distances and able to see human facial expressions better, thus giving them the physical ability to be more responsive to people's moods and emotions.
So we have a potential answer to the age-old question about the Doberman as a lapdog. How are the vision cells in their eye arranged--as a streak or as a spot? LOL
Perhaps that just says that the Doberman is not naturally suited to be a lapdog, but does have an inborn ability to be versatile and adaptable. It may also explain why Dobermans stare into your face from just a few inches away--they're trying to focus.
Last edited by melbrod; 12-27-2012 at 02:36 PM..
| The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to melbrod For This Useful Post: || | dax0402
| The Following User Says Thank You to Lori Z For This Useful Post: || |
12-27-2012, 04:13 PM
sadder but wiser girl
Location: Dog Canyon
Dogs Name: Annie, Odie & Reyna; RIP beloved Alex & Melody, Rocky baby, & now our dear, darling Willie
Titles: Annie - honorary terrier; Odie - golden boy; Reyna - fruit bat
Dogs Age: b 7/10/09; b 1/13/13; b 3/13/14
Gallery Pics: 66 Visit lolonurse's Gallery
Thanked 22,568 Times in 6,635 Posts
so how does this explain the lap-doggedness of dachshunds, poodles, italian greyhounds, etc? no, it's that Dobermans truly believes they are our children (or grandchildren) and children sit on or lay on the laps of their adults. (and occasionally lay all over each other, as when watching Walt Disney World or other old TV shows when life was still in black and white. Conundrum solved...
their pawprints in our hearts never fade
12-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Holier Than Now
Dogs Name: Whisper; George; Mina, Nashua, Arcus
Titles: George-Working Service Dog
Dogs Age: 9 yr, 5 yr, 4 yr, 2 yr, 1.5 yr
Gallery Pics: 3 Visit RedFawnRising's Gallery
Thanked 77,079 Times in 18,177 Posts
Is that "focus" with a hard "f"?
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
12-28-2012, 07:02 AM
Location: North Cental PA
Dogs Name: Briarwood Ariki v Exacta (Baron)
Titles: CDX, CD, RE, RA, RN, CGC
Dogs Age: 8 1/2 Years
Gallery Pics: 29 Visit dax0402's Gallery
Thanked 21,329 Times in 10,428 Posts
So true. Think its that if "I am not touching you or you are not petting me, I will be so very sad"!
| The Following User Says Thank You to dax0402 For This Useful Post: || |
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 AM.