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Hmmm...black masked apricot afghan......

This is about as close as I can get (Dutch Landrace). But he's got horns and is missing his nose.

And it looks like his owner hasn't kept up with his grooming.

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So... Just for the heck of it. Bumping this...

I got another "Doberman expert" tonight while walking McCoy.

A woman, who I run into occasionally. She is walking her very sweet Doodle something.

She asks me " Isn't he a little short and stocky for a Doberman?"

I am always polite to folks who approach me politely.

My response was that he could be a 1/2 to 1 inch taller and still be within breed standards, that he was pretty much spot on for DPCA confirmation standards.

McCoy is 28" from withers to ground and generally weighs 85-87lb. He is not a small or large Doberman dog. Pretty average.

She commented that she knew Dobermans growing up and that they were at least 3 inches taller and weighed over 100lb.

As she was willing to talk, I explained that Dobes were medium sized working dogs, kind of like Boxers or Dalmatians. I told her that his sire was a Champion and his Dam is a Grand Champion.

She said thanks and walked down the street.

I am absolutely sure that as polite as she was, she did not believe a word I said.

Oh well...

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Why let a few facts interfere with what you KNOW is true??
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LOL... So true.

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Our first doberman, Ellie, was mistakenly identified twice. The first time, we were walking in the park when she was a puppy and her ears were in posts. A class of Kindergarteners or 1st graders saw us and a boy yelled out, " Look it is a reindeer dog". The class , in all seriousness, was all in awe and kept repeating "wow a reindeer dog". Always makes me laugh when I remember that day.

The second time we were hiking in PA and Ellie was a bit in front of us and a lady started screaming. Ellie ran back to us and she said she thought "It was a bear!!!"
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Our first doberman, Ellie, was mistakenly identified twice. The first time, we were walking in the park when she was a puppy and her ears were in posts. A class of Kindergarteners or 1st graders saw us and a boy yelled out, " Look it is a reindeer dog". The class , in all seriousness, was all in awe and kept repeating "wow a reindeer dog". Always makes me laugh when I remember that day.

The second time we were hiking in PA and Ellie was a bit in front of us and a lady started screaming. Ellie ran back to us and she said she thought "It was a bear!!!"
Now that is funny , both stories
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Radar has been shamed for his poor hunting skills.

As a black and tan coonhound, he should get more excited when squirrels and such go trotting by

Hope we have better luck with our next hunting dog.

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He's got short ears for a coonhound....did you crop them?? LOL
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After having my smallest dog identified as a giant a few years ago Toad who is 28-1/2" and in working weight weighs 85 pounds (in show weight he was 90 pounds)--I was standing around a parking lot waiting for my friend to bring the van up to pick up up when a couple walked up to us (sort of, they stopped about 15 feet away)--they looked at Toad, he looked at them and wagged and smiled.

The woman said, "He wagged..." Her companion said "No he didn't--he wouldn't be friendly..." I said--"He's friendly and he's dying to meet you..."

They came very slowly closer asking if he was really friendly--I said yes, he was--the man asked me if he wasn't a little to small to be at a dog show?

Say what? The woman finally petted him--the man stayed out of range and I have no idea what that guy thought he was--but he sure didn't believe he was friendly.

With his color he gets misidentified a lot but they never commented on the color just on temperament and how small he was.--See John--I told you that Toad was to blame for McCoy diminutive size.

Someone should write a song for Dobes like the one from 101 Dalmations--you know--"We are Siamese if you please, we are Siamese if you don't..please!"

And now I'm going to Costco I need a Chicken and Denny won't give me one of hers--and they are still too small anyway. I'm almost out of Pork chaps and scalloped potatoes and a Costco BBQ chicken will be just fine!

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Hi Radar... Where have you been?

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He's got short ears for a coonhound....did you crop them?? LOL
He's also waaaaay too tall I think

Must be a european warlock coonhound.

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I've been hiding at work....and in bed as much as possible!

But also trying to enjoy some of the painfully short summer weather!

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Well, John, you must feel reel lucky to be able to walk your unicorn in such an intellectually, erm, rich(??) environment. I’ll pass on my favorite all time DAzz bystander question:

Are you gonna make him mean??”
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Well, John, you must feel reel lucky to be able to walk your unicorn in such an intellectually, erm, rich(??) environment. I’ll pass on my favorite all time DAzz bystander question:

Are you gonna make him mean??”
So my all time favorite:

15 or so years ago, I was walking our boy Butcher when he was just a puppy. A woman approached me and asked if I had any children. I said yes... One, he is 21 years old.

She said "Thank God! You must know that as Dobermans get older, their brain gets too big for their head, they go crazy and they will eat babies and little children".

Now... I knew about that bizarre urban myth, but to have somebody approach me and lecture me was pretty much weird.

I just nodded and walked away hoping not to see this "Doberman expert" again.

Just one of the many very unusual interactions I have had with random passers-by telling me about my dogs.

Let's not even get into the "cut ears" thing. LOL

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At the beach down here, we see an extremely broad variety of dog breeds. It's one of my favorite parts of walking along the strand. I've gotten myriad responses to walking my Kady down there and I'm happy to report that the comments are overwhelmingly positive.

However, there will always be some who make the classic ears and tail comments, to which I always respond in a super-gracious fashion. It's just not worth trying to change someone's mind. I usually keep it along the lines of "Well she came this way from the breeder and they're very reputable in the community for their breed standards and care for their dogs. My dog is probably one of the most spoiled dogs you've ever met, and as you can see she's quite happy!"


The most difficult time to stay civil is when the person making the comments is dragging a scrunched-face dog along behind them (frenchies have been especially popular in the area in the last few years), and their dog is barely able to breathe at the pace they're walking. I mean, seriously? You're worried about my dog's ears and you're going to try and preach to me from your moral "high-ground" when your poor pooch can't even catch his breath on your morning walk? Breed-prejudiced much?


Like I said, it rarely happens that someone has anything negative to say, and so 99 times out of 100 we have wonderful walks and meet many new friends along the way!


Here she is enjoying the sunset in Manhattan Beach on the strand!

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Some of these stories are hilarious. Perhaps the most puzzling mistaken identity case I've gotten with Nadia was when a young boy asked me if she was a Golden Retriever as he is petting her. To this day I wonder if it's just because that was the only breed name he knew.

I get the size thing all the time, in spite of the fact Nadia is at the upper limit of standard height for a bitch. (We sticked her at 26 inches exactly!) I hear everything from "isn't she a little small" to "that's not fully grown right?"
Usually what I explain is that "no, she's actually tall for a female per the breed standard. But males can be a few inches taller... and unfortunately there are a lot of unethical breeders who try to breed oversized and overly large dobermans which is detrimental to their health". When I give the explanation about the unethical breeding practices, usually people seem to understand/the lightbulb turns on and it clicks in their mind. I find if you only mention the standard, they won't get 'how come' there are larger dobes.
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At the beach down here, we see an extremely broad variety of dog breeds. It's one of my favorite parts of walking along the strand. I've gotten myriad responses to walking my Kady down there and I'm happy to report that the comments are overwhelmingly positive.

However, there will always be some who make the classic ears and tail comments, to which I always respond in a super-gracious fashion. It's just not worth trying to change someone's mind. I usually keep it along the lines of "Well she came this way from the breeder and they're very reputable in the community for their breed standards and care for their dogs. My dog is probably one of the most spoiled dogs you've ever met, and as you can see she's quite happy!"


The most difficult time to stay civil is when the person making the comments is dragging a scrunched-face dog along behind them (frenchies have been especially popular in the area in the last few years), and their dog is barely able to breathe at the pace they're walking. I mean, seriously? You're worried about my dog's ears and you're going to try and preach to me from your moral "high-ground" when your poor pooch can't even catch his breath on your morning walk? Breed-prejudiced much?


Like I said, it rarely happens that someone has anything negative to say, and so 99 times out of 100 we have wonderful walks and meet many new friends along the way!


Here she is enjoying the sunset in Manhattan Beach on the strand!
boy oh oy - your back ground looks just like here in in Indiana
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