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Old 11-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New Rescue Mom...

I'm adopting Annie, a dobie mix from my local shelter.




She's been to the shelter 3 times. The previous owners either never tried to keep her enclosed, or she's the worlds best escape artist. I'm very excited, but my husband is not (actually a little reluctant, he wanted to wait several more months).

During college I lived with my father & step-mom and they had a wonderful pair of dobermans that I fell in love with.

Annie is not trained, much. If you have a really great treat, and she's not distracted, she'l probably do a Sit. She pulls on the leash, badly - so at the Shelter's recommendation I've purchased a Freedom No-Pull Harness.

Question Annie is 62 pounds, and maybe 20" tall. They think she's around a year old. The shelter is also describing her as a Doberman/Lab mix. If that's the case... wouldn't she be a bit bigger/taller at a year?

I don't even have her yet. She's still at the shelter awaiting her spay surgery. I should be able to bring her home within the next week.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Lovely looking girl, sounds like a handful! Are you gonna join a class?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Absolutely - we're already signed up for a class at PetSmart that starts in 2 weeks.

I think Annie will settle down nicely once she gets daily walks & regular training.
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She is so cute and she is smiling Congrats on your new addition.
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Congratulations! She looks like a doll.

Labs aren't supposed to be really big dogs and female Dobes tend to average around 60-65 lbs full grown so I wouldn't think 62-lbs at a year old is unrealistic. One of my girls is 60-lbs full grown and 24" at the withers. The other was 60-lbs around 11-months old. Depends on the dog and with her being a mix, it's really anyone's guess how she'll develop. She's super cute. Have fun!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations! She looks like a doll.

Labs aren't supposed to be really big dogs and female Dobes tend to average around 60-65 lbs full grown so I wouldn't think 62-lbs at a year old is unrealistic. One of my girls is 60-lbs full grown and 24" at the withers. The other was 60-lbs around 11-months old. Depends on the dog and with her being a mix, it's really anyone's guess how she'll develop. She's super cute. Have fun!

Oh! That's great to know! Thank you!

I'm not-so-patiently waiting for the shelter to schedule her spay surgery, as I can't take her home until after that happens. They tell me it should be early next week at the latest, but I'm hoping for late this week.
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