Hello. My name is Ash. I've been interested in dobermans for a while, and I will be acquiring one once I'm in a more stable position. I will want to train mine for protection work, but it'll also be a great companion animal.
My goal is to have my own private zoo and breeding facility of exotic animals to conserve their populations in captivity. I've already started my little zoo and I own three snakes and a red fox (I've got the proper licenses, don't worry, I know what I'm doin'
). I'll become USDA licensed so that I may educate the public about red foxes and take him to schools as an animal ambassador.
Before you ask, my doberman and my fox--as well as future animals--will have minimal contact. Dobermans can have high prey drives, and I wouldn't want anything to happen. Just like I would never introduce a cat to my fox, I wouldn't introduce a fox to my doberman. I'm quite used to the fact I'll be keeping many of my animals apart, so that's not a problem.
I've wanted a doberman for several years. I just want to be sure to be in a good spot before I acquire anymore pets. I think they're one of the prettiest dogs out there and I really admire their loyalty and trainability and I'd like to add one to my life. But I've got to learn more about them. I always like to know everything I possibly can about an animal regarding care, diet, and temperament before I bring it into my life. So that's why I figured I'd sign up.
Gotta learn as much as I can.
I look forward to meeting everybody here and hearing about their experiences with their dobies.