Hi all! We got our red female last week, but am just now getting around to creating an account after looking over different Doberman forums.
We got her given to us after a breeder could not get rid of her and needed her gone.
She had no serious health issues, but it was also very evident that she was not well taken care nor socialized (human, dogs, etc), the lady also discretely told us that she had flees, hit her head running from her dad trying to attack her and that she had 1 shot and they forget to give her the other one.
We have had her for 9 days now, and after a rough first few days, she has really come into her own! We have a male mastiff that she absolutely adores and have been bringing over family dogs for her to socialize with, along with friends and children.
Potty training was also a very rough start until a few days ago. We got some doggy diapers for when she is in her crate, so she is not sleeping in pee all night, etc, and just recently, she has stopped wetting herself and we have really minimized her accidents. She is also a very vocal and handsy puppy, which I have read is a sign of intelligence, but the vocal issue came in part with crate training her, which she is also doing a great job with!
This coming Monday, we are also taking her to get her ears cropped, which we are excited, but nervous about as well...
Here are a few recent pictures