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I have a 7 week old Doberdane puppy named Lassie.Her daddy is a large pure Doberman around 100lbs her mom is a pure Great dane 165lbs I want her to have a friend but I want him or her to be a pure Doberman. Should I try and find a puppy that is more the size of her Dad or does the size not matter. I am just worried because I know she is gonna be a big girl any help would be amazing!
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I have a 7 week old Doberdane puppy named Lassie.Her daddy is a large pure Doberman around 100lbs her mom is a pure Great dane 165lbs I want her to have a friend but I want him or her to be a pure Doberman. Should I try and find a puppy that is more the size of her Dad or does the size not matter. I am just worried because I know she is gonna be a big girl any help would be amazing!
I would like to see photos of this girl...

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Sorry she does not stay still long
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I would wait til cutie pie is a lil older. Shes a baby and requires your undivided attention. Two pups at the same time is bad for them, and hard on you.

Was the "doberdane" breeding intentional, or is Lassie a sweet rescue baby?
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OK thank you. I try and get some more pics of her. I think she is gonna look more Dane than doberman
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I know a couple of Doberman X Dane crosses and they are both very nice, good looking animals.

I would suggest that you rethink your plan regarding getting a puppy friend for your puppy. Raising a single puppy is hard work which requires much time and patience. Raising two puppies is ten times harder! Also, no matter how much fun you are, you will never be as much fun as another puppy... your pup will end up bonding very strongly to another pup and less strongly to you, unless you spend an inordinant amount of time doing things with each pup individually.

Two possible better plans would be to wait until your girl is well on her way to maturity and get a second pup then... she will be able to help you raise the new pup and would still enjoy having the friend. A second plan would be to look at an adult dog who has been temperament tested and safe/good with baby pups, and bring in the older dog now while your pup is a baby.

The other reason I prefer to not have same-age dogs is that it is very hard sometimes to have two dogs get old and begin to fail simultaneously. End of life care can be physically, emotionally and economically draining. One dog at the end can be very difficult... two dogs can be devastating.

You said "him or her," and I would strongly advise you to be looking only at male animals for your second dog. Opposite gender dogs work much better socially together (as a rule) than same-sex pairs.

Good luck with whatever you decide, and I will be waiting for pictures of Lassie!
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Lassie was an accident. My Grandma owns Peanut the mom and my brother owns Capone the dad. My brother was watching Peanut and did not even think that having an unaltered male and female together for a month with out close supervision would lead to puppys. But that is going to be the only litter Peanut or Capone is going to have. Copne got fixed 3 days after finding out Peanut was having puppies and Peanut is getting spayed in 2 weeks haha so no more Doberdane litters atleast in my family
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Everything MM said. Covered it all.
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Would be ok to get one when she is around one year old? Should i crop her ears?


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Sorry i am wrong my bother says she is 8 almost nine weeks old
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I also suggest waiting on getting her a "friend." First, a doberman's best friend should be it's human (imo). Also, littermate syndrome can be very difficult and end very badly. Last, some dog's personalities change dramatically when they hit maturity. It's usually suggested to wait to get a 2nd dog until the original dog is about 2ish for this reason.



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Would be ok to get one when she is around one year old? Should i crop her ears?
I would vote YES to the ear crop!!! But then again I am partial to croped ears!!!

Do you by any chance have more photos of the whole litter???
I'm curious as to what the rest of the puppers looked like!

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Cropping is a cosmetic procedure, and that's entirely your call. Both breeds are traditionally cropped. A good crop requires significant after care (posting) and if you chose to do it get good advice from knowledgeable people about a good vet in your area. Personally, and it's just me, I wouldn't crop a mix. No real reason behind that, just personal opinion. If you do crop, if shes 9 weeks, it's time to get that scheduled. You have a couple weeks left til the window closes.

I would wait til shes 18 months. Enjoy her, bond with her, worry about another pup later. She doesn't need a friend. She already has one - you.

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I will ask my brother to send me some pictures of her litter there were only 3 that had some what doberman markings, 6 fawns with black masks, one chocolate, and 3 all black. They were so crazy altogether!!! But so fun

Would a short crop look strange on her? see that she looks more dane?
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I hope you will continue posting pictures, so we can see your pup growing up.

Let me be completely honest with you. I am usually a huge pro-crop person. Both with Danes and Dobes (even more so with Dobes.) But I think your pup will look a lot better with natural ears when fully grown. How about getting a cropped Dobe or Dane in a few years if you really like the look?
Yep, definitely natural for your pup!!

(Not to mention, without the help of a reputable breeder, posting and ear care would be extrememly difficult and frustrating. Just look at the recent threads in the puppy section on DT- so many people are having an awful time with ears lately, not even veterinarians can really help. )

Good luck, and keep us posted. Glad to hear the parents are being fixed!!
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Would a short crop look strange on her? see that she looks more dane?
You know if she was my doberdane pup... I'd go with the longer Dane look... But that's just me!

I've hurd longer ears are harder and take longer to get to stand.

If you were considering "short or nothing" I'd look at a bunch of photos online first of Danes with a short crop before you make your decision! I haven't looked at any by the way!!!

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Yeah maybe floppy is better. Because i dont care for the long show crop i prefer the short pet crop. But i have never seen a dane with a short crop. So it will may be easier and better looking way to go

Yeah my brother never planned on fixing Capone he is 4 years old. And my grandma wanted to wait till Peanut was 2 to get spayed due to that is what the breeder told her she is a year and 8 months so close enough i guess
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By short crop do you mean military (pit style) crop? Yes, that would look awful. Huge dog, and essentially no ear. Pease don't do that to lassie! She's far to cute!
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Thank you all are so helpful!!!
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Below is a picture of ears that i love!!! If i were to get her ears done i would want them to look like that maybe a tiny bit shorter. I just dont know if her head is gonna be to big for them
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I really like those ears. Is that dad? I have no idea how that crop would look on a Dane X. Your dog, your call.

Remember, if you decide to do it it will be ALOT of work posting to make them stand. They don't just come out of surgery and pop up. Months of work is usually involved. Not a huge deal but a PITA. Get a great vet, not just any vet can do a good crop. Be committed if you decide to. Don't chop off part of her ears to decide a couple months in it's not worth it and leave her with a "crop n flop".
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Below is a picture of ears that i love!!! If i were to get her ears done i would want them to look like that maybe a tiny bit shorter. I just dont know if her head is gonna be to big for them
First off, just wanna say thanks because I also love my dog's crop

I don't know where you're from but if you find a good cropper they'll be able to crop the ears in a way that will fit your'e dog's grown head. I'd personally look for a person experienced in Danes as she has a Dane head, though since the two breed crops have always looked similar to me it might not make a difference. If you tell us where you're from/near we may be able to point you in the direction of a good cropping vet. Monicaei is right in that if you want her cropped you need to set up the appointment ASAP.


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No idea that was your boy. Beautiful ears. Perhaps you could let OP know how long they were posted and what was involved?

He's such a handsome man!

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Yeah maybe floppy is better. Because i dont care for the long show crop i prefer the short pet crop. But i have never seen a dane with a short crop. So it will may be easier and better looking way to go

Yeah my brother never planned on fixing Capone he is 4 years old. And my grandma wanted to wait till Peanut was 2 to get spayed due to that is what the breeder told her she is a year and 8 months so close enough i guess

Ive seen a dane with a short crop and it makes him look terrible! My vote is leave her natural because if people think dobe crops are bad... think of how long the dane crop is!
She is completely ADORABLE!!! I never thought that mix would be so adorable.
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