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|06-19-2019 06:10 PM|
Originally Posted by VZ-Doberman View Post
And it frightens the cats if I get too violent and the dogs go and hide if I curse too loudly.
I could have used some frustration alleviation by the time I got out of the library yesterday--at least the internet seems to be functioning today...
|06-19-2019 02:13 PM|
Not to hijack this thread, I have posted an update! Sorry guys, miss you all dearly, just been focusing on my last few semesters of finishing my degree, spending every moment free with my dog, and working full time. It's all been going by so fast! |
Jt17, this really is a great, helpful group of people. I surely do hope you are able to listen to some of their advice, and come chat with an open mind. Everyone here only has the best intentions!
|06-19-2019 02:04 PM|
What Cressrb said^^^^ |
|06-19-2019 01:51 PM|
|Cressrb||Yeah Chesa, where ya been?|
|06-19-2019 01:25 PM|
Hey Chesa........we need updated pic's of Ace! .........As I recall he is well over one year now.........good to hear from you. |
Now back to fences and stuff.......
|06-19-2019 01:23 PM|
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Granted, he spends most of the weekend outside while my fiance works on outdoor projects. So he gets to live the life... but when you are a spoiled doberman, its never enough. The huffing and puffing I hear on a daily basis is incredible.
|06-18-2019 08:15 PM|
Not trying to pick a fight or anything. Guess I am just lazy and don't want to have to go looking for my dog.
|06-18-2019 05:54 PM|
|VZ-Doberman||Personally, I find slamming a closed fist on the keyboard and then some violent shaking of the entire laptop with accompanying cursing seems to alleviate my frustrations......just not remedy the problem.|
|06-18-2019 05:05 PM|
Earlier today I sent (or at least I tried to send) a post which was primarily about dilute in the Doberman and why many breeders don't want to produce any dilute puppies as well as some commentary about skin problems vs just plain old CDA problems with dilute dogs. |
I'm dial up--so I often have slow responces but today I got the spinning circle of death and ultimately the system (I was blaming my ISP or my computer--because these things happen with dial up systems) HOWEVER--I'm sitting at the library and the guy behind me has a screen up that responds to nothing. I got a long, long delay on an e-mail I was sending. And my system is supposed to save a draft of anything I'm sending out (and in fact I got the message that it had save a draft copy--but it wouldn't send the dratted thing and finally everything to do with that outgoing e-mail vanished.
The library helpers who have been scurrying around trying to make things work say they think there is something awry with the internet itself at the moment.
Tomorrow is another day she said peacefully and I'll try again then...dobebug
|06-18-2019 09:40 AM|
|Control_Freak||I used invisible fence for years with zero issues. However, IMO your boundary line is way too close to the sidewalk a foot or two doesn't leave a lot of room for people and/or dogs to walk by.|
|06-18-2019 09:29 AM|
|spocksdad|| Jt17- Welcome to Doberman Talk! Seems like you have incited a full barrage of lively discussion! |
You have received lots of well informed advice based on personal long-term experiences.
I am a relatively new Doberman owner (9 years) and have nothing to add to what's been said.
Just please just remember that being a forum, you'll get all sides and manners of responses, some which might be terse.
(Sorry, couldn't resist, had to contribute something to this thread....)
|06-17-2019 11:13 PM|
With respect to what VZ just posted. After my sister's experience with an "invisible" fence, I don't feel that I could trust it with a Dobe. |
My sister backs up on acres of state forest land, filled with wildlife. Lots of temptations to a dog with a naturally high prey drive.
A while back, she had a Golden, APBT and a Weimaraner. All were well trained, but the pit was a digger and the Weim was a serious jumper, so she decided to invest in a wireless invisible fence. Once trained, the pit and Golden respected the fence. The Weimaraner? He would simply muster his courage and strength and run full tilt at the fence line. He would run right through it. Thie was especially true if a deer wandered in and then bolted when it saw the dog. Once he figured that the brief episode of discomfort was worth it. The fence was worthless on him.
The big problem is that once out, he was reticent to cross the fence line to return. Ultimately the problem was solved.... This dog was never allowed out back unless under direct supervision. BTW. This was a very well behaved dog in general. He was field trained and used quite successfully for hunting.
She did use an e-collar on him when walking in the wood off leash where she knew he would sometimes get out of sight. This was simply for recall.
He has since passed. So, it is no longer an issue with her.
|06-17-2019 10:43 PM|
A couple of things to keep in mind with a fence of this type..... |
Some dogs (not just Dobermans) will go through the fence. The discomfort won't keep them from getting out. It could keep them from getting back in.
The fence will not keep other dogs or animals out.
There is no perfect solution for a fence. I think everyone here has had experiences with all kinds of fencing and have the tales to tell.
|06-17-2019 10:11 PM|
|Jt17||It is a fence, its turned all the way down, and because i took time and had patince training them on their (clearly marked bounderies) they only recieved one light correction each before totally understanding. And they absolutely love the freedom they have now.|
|06-17-2019 09:12 PM|
|Gretchen_Red||I don't think they're training ecollars, I think it's an electric fence, none the better... but just an observation.|
|06-17-2019 08:32 PM|
|VZ-Doberman||In my 8 years in the agility ring (and 13 states) I never saw a Kimbertal dog competing. In the 10+ years I worked as a tech in the southeast PA area I did see plenty of Kimbertal dogs coming into the clinic but not one that was ever in the breed ring or even quality enough to compete in that venue. Kimbertal is notorious for being a puppy mill...nothing more than a puppy mill. They snow their uneducated clients with titles on the imported dogs that the clients have nary a clue as to what those titles mean and what it takes to earn them. The fact is that Kimbertal caters to a certain segment of the dog world. They are the puppy buyers who don't do their homework and believe the hype and BS that is Kimbertal. My post is not an attack on you. It is merely facts from someone who was involved with Dobermans in one way or another since the 70s.|
|06-17-2019 08:08 PM|
|StrykersPerson||I tried to stay out of this, as I don't have nearly as much knowledge as, pretty much, everyone else on this site. I will say, be careful with the ecollars. You can ruin a dog.|
|06-17-2019 07:27 PM|
|Control_Freak||Iím not going to comment on the dilute situation, the breeding issues, the littermate situation because itís been discussed. However, I am going to talk about the ecollars on your pups, they look to be about 12-16 weeks old in the pictures and the use of ecollars on pups of this age is inappropriate. Ecollars should not be used on dogs less than 6 months of age and even then itís early IMO. An ecollars is a great tool when used properly, I.e. your dog already knows commands and is used as a gentle reminder to do so when asked, it should not be used as punishment for misbehaving.|
|06-17-2019 06:26 PM|
You have come on here angry at stuff that was written many years ago, by mostly people who are not even still active on this forum (except for a few of us). I'm willing to try and give you a chance to live and learn, but won't do so if you continue to act like a 7 year old (human years, not dog years haha). So grow up and sit down - be prepared to learn without argument. The people on this forum vary in experience, interests, ages, etc..... but for the most part are happy to give of their time and knowledge. |
Your dogs are puppies - you have no idea what their health OR coat condition will be at maturity (2+ years minimum), and beyond. It helps to know what their sire/dam/grandsires and grandams health testing is.... as well at lateral relatives, but it is not indicative of what their offsprings health will necessarily be.
No one here dislikes dilute dogs - they are dobermans after all. I however have seen totally bald dilutes come into rescue when I was a volunteer, and the only way of determining their actual color was by looking at their nose leather. Most dilutes will suffer some extent of hair loss with brittle hair coat after the age of 2. This hair loss most often just makes them look a bit moth eaten and has no effect on their health otherwise. Regardless, some people love the dilute colors, and that is fine. Not every reputable breeder avoids producing them - but they don't look to produce them either. If the best stud for their bitch carries dilution along with their bitch, some breeders will go with it. I personally will not produce dilution as I'm not a big time breeder and I don't want to have difficulty placing puppies... or risk getting them back years later simply because someone does not want a semi hairless dog. I don't have a problem producing dogs that carry dilution - my boy Harvard is a Black #4.
As far as what your puppies look like, they are cute as far as that goes. There is no way to evaluate their structure from those pictures. I wish you much luck raising them together without major issues. As a breeder, I would never sell a puppy to someone with another puppy. It is best to put at least a couple of years between dogs - you can see the age range in my personal dogs. I have never raised two puppies together past about 14 weeks of age.... and that only because the new owner could not take them earlier.... or I was hanging onto one to see if a good show home could be found. I breed seldom and right now it has been 7 years since my last litter..... and probably 2 more years before my next.
I hope you stick around to learn and enjoy being part of a doberman community...... losing the attitude you came roaring in on would help tremendously .
|06-17-2019 05:28 PM|
I don't think you actually understand anything about responsible breeding. I really hope you want to learn, and will take the time to do that.
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|06-17-2019 04:54 PM|
You have babies. I'm sure all of the about dogs were healthy too, until they dropped dead. That's how DCM works. Healthy until they're not.
|06-17-2019 04:47 PM|
We all have different opinions and that's what I love the most about this forum...... |
Dilutes.....yep its a cosmetic condition.
Would I intentionally buy one ......no.
Would I intentionally breed to produce one- No.
So MAYBE ( I am guessing here) breeders think in the same way ..they do not want to breed... as dilutes are not in high demand or end up in rescues.
Breeders probably know its a cosmetic condition.....(shoot they know everything else about what they breed) ......but possibly avoid intentional breeding of dilutes as the puppies may not sell quickly once their customers are warned of the potential hair thinning or overall loss.
You see I am just an everyday dog person.......no shows.......no competitions..............just love dogs.
My preference is dobermans ....black and rust ...with alot of hair.
But thats me........if my dog gets this condition ...I will still love and take care of him till the end.
If someone intentionally wants a dilute .....thats OK to........if that brings joy into someones life that's great for the dog as well as the owner.
Thanks for the PIC's of your crew looking forward to seeing how they progress as they grow.
Hoss is a European Doberman and starts a scent class in September .........we are excited to do something new.
|06-17-2019 04:36 PM|
|Jt17||Im waitnig for them to recieve their final shots before we start showing. But hpw could i get any better if a gaurantee than what the parents accomplished. And how the appear and carry themselves?|
|06-17-2019 04:15 PM|
Again, that's certainly not the "general consensus" on this forum, so there was no need to come here guns blazing. Perhaps you should take up your beef with whomever was criticizing you in the first place?
If you wanted to post about your dogs' connection to Altobello you simply should have mentioned it in your original post. There was no hint of why you were posting in that thread to begin with - you came on ranting about people with zero explanation about why you were even on our forum, why you were angry, or why you were posting your rant in a seven year old thread, and then you get your hackles up when people are confused and offended. That's on you.
|06-17-2019 04:04 PM|
There are lots of other threads about Altobello and Kimbertal kennels and bloodlines here. I think the issue of whether or not they are good breeders has been discussed thoroughly. |
Maybe we can move on to other topics.
To other readers, if you want to learn more about the above kennels, you can search using our search engine or even google "Dobermantalk Kimbertal"or "Dobermantalk Altobello" to find lots of other threads.
Here is one about kimbertal, for example:
Post #8 on this thread gives lots of links to other discussions here.
OP, I'm sorry you've apparently been on the receiving end of some nasty comments about dilute dobes. Basically, a lot of them have skin troubles, which is a reason some breeders steer clear of them. Judges in shows can be picky too; some feel that we shouldn't be awarding dogs for merit that may have an inborn tendency to develop those problems. Their coats tend to get worse with age, so a dog can look good coat-wise when he is being shown and then end up with very little hair as they mature.
Buyers of dilute dobes do need to be informed about the proper care of their dog's skin to keep it in as good a shape as possible. Unfortunately, BYBs sometimes put a premium price on their dilute dobes and claim that they are "rare". That's not fair to the buyer, and may not be fair to the dog, who might end up with substandard care because their new owner just didn't know.
The "insides", so to speak, of blues and fawns, are every bit as good as any other dobe (excluding whites, which can have massive temperament problems). Their coat is just not as good...and newcomers to the breed sometimes buy a dog only by appearance. They gravitate toward a blue or fawn (they're gorgeous to me too); if the breeder is unscrupulous, the dog is misrepresented as being rare (they are less common, simply because dilute is a recessive trait) and charges more, and then the buyer finds that that lovely blue doggy doesn't have such a thick and shiny coat as they get older.
However, not all dilutes have problems. Some, like dobebug's Toad, a fawn, is a lovely dog with a good coat; he's a champion with wonderful longevity. And I think the blues in particular are beautiful. We are all proud of our dogs...we love them and want them to do well.
How about moving on, though, maybe even starting another thread on the newcomers forum, OP, with a little bio about you and your dogs and PICTURES!! We all love puppy pictures here.
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