Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Dogs Name: Mercury's Prince of the Universe (Boon)
Titles: CFFII,NW1, NW2, NWE1, CFFIII, CFFIV
Dogs Age: 12/29/12
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Welcome and congrats on doing your research!! That said, I hope you do understand that this breed is not known for being layabouts, to put it mildly! This quote gives me pause:
...that we can take out on jogs and play fetch with, then just chill at home and relax on the couch...
I have a six year old that is awake and active much of the day. He is easily bored and requires a lot of exercise to be happy. After 2 rainy days, I fear for my sanity...and my possessions. Sigh...
Seriously, this is an EXTREMELY athletic, intelligent, needy breed. They don’t like to be alone, they WILL find a way to not be bored, and you can’t take them jogging until their growth plates are closed. Many many months you are NOT going to be chilling on the couch when you come home from work.
Dobermans require a lot of training and socializing to grow up as well balanced adults. They are FULL of pizzazz and ideas you often wish they hadn’t thought of. They just aren’t easy. At all. Anybody who has one and is telling the truth will admit it.
Wonderful, intriguing, amazing, challenging, endearing, oh, my, yes. But never really easy. Just sayin’ the truth. I can’t imagine having another breed. But I’m not easy either!