I'm new! ...... well sort of, I've been a lurker for months. lol
Love dobies!! My grandfather bred them, and growing up we had a female Doberman from one of his litters, named Penelope P Dog. We called her Penny. She was my best friend as a child, she followed me everywhere, and probably kept me safe more times than I know or can count.
When I was 5, decided to climb out my bedroom window and go on an "adventure" I waited by the window and Penny looked down at me, down she came, we proceeded up the street in a small town.
Penny at my side, stopping to pick flowers (probably our neighbors) and chuck rocks. I couldn't tell you how long it was, but I remember seeing my parents car coming up the street, and looking back I think my dad had a terrified look on his face, although probably more relieved. This was the beginning of our adventures, we eventually moved to the country where I proceeded on many more adventures through fields, creeks and pastures, Penny always keeping a watchful eye on me, even grabbing a snake in my path and chucking it up like a baton lol.
We've had other dogs, growing up, but she was the "one". I loved them all, but she was special, smart and in-tune with me as child growing up. Her passing was the worst and also one of the better days of my childhood, We were out in a massive woods/forest mushroom hunting, it was beautiful, she was older and I was probably 10 or 11. My parents focused on the morals, but me and Penny were running through the babbling creeks, trying to catch minnows, playing with pebbles..... I was chucking sticks for her, just amazing and fun day, still remember how beautiful out it was that day. That night while I was sleeping I heard a thump in the hallway by my room. Penny we think had just had a heart attack and died that night. Penny was 9 years 6 months and 2 days old.
Now all these years later, I've finally decided it was time. We have a 8 week 3 day old male dobie. I'll add a couple photos, excuse his little conehead. lol
We've had him 3 days. I am SO in love with him. Although we are completely undecided on a name...... lol >.< 3 days we've come up with possibles of Nitro, Spock, Tango, or Loki and we cannot sort it out. We want to add his grandfathers name as middle name, which is Maxim.
Really would like to find a IPO club, or any other working dog/doberman clubs so any info would be brilliant. Have been reading books, and watching youtube videos for a couple months, but I've never done any dog sports or shows and I'm really keen to learn, but have absolutely no clue/training. I've been searching, and emailed one IPO club, hoping to hear back soon. We are in Central Indiana.
oh wow, apologies for the long post, am very happy to meet you all, glad to finally emerge out of the shadows to finally say Hello to you all!