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Forum: Doberman Health   03-29-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,404
Posted By doberkim
Vet here, and I use it. Legal loopholes allow CBD...

Vet here, and I use it. Legal loopholes allow CBD to be sold in all 50 states. It is not technically 0% THC (I don't think any company can remove all) but its minuscule amounts that the government...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-18-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By doberkim
Vasectomies are great options when you want the...

Vasectomies are great options when you want the dog to be neutered but want to maintain the hormonal status of the dog (As is an ovary sparing spay). Most vets will not perform this and are not...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-16-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By doberkim
Exclamation Genetic Diversity Testing of the Dobe - How to save the breed!

I am sharing this here because I think it's important that all doberman owners (of ANY type - foreign, domestic, imports, rescues, BYB, well bred, you name it!) - take part in the study currently...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-16-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By doberkim
The answer isn't going to be one the fancy really...

The answer isn't going to be one the fancy really likes. There are already some breeders who are breeding I guess what the rest of the world would determine "mixed" breeds. If we want to open the...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-16-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By doberkim
Those are typical prices and fairly good. U of Fl...

Those are typical prices and fairly good. U of Fl has been great and a spearhead in the advancement of research on DCM and Dr. Estrada had the huge stem cell study there a few years ago (my dog was...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-16-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By doberkim
The problem is, the more data we are collecting...

The problem is, the more data we are collecting the more we are seeing that this holds true. Denying the true bottleneck of the breed won't help - with about 200 dogs tested at UCD VGL, we aren't...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-16-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By doberkim
Low platelet counts are called thrombocytopenia....

Low platelet counts are called thrombocytopenia. They can be for a variety of reasons, most of them being auto-immune in nature (where the body is attacking itself). I typically run a manual platelet...
Forum: Doberman Health   08-21-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By doberkim
it's called follicular dysplasia, and can occur...

it's called follicular dysplasia, and can occur in red or black dogs. in blues and fawns, the CDA is a type of follicular dysplasia.
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   08-12-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By doberkim
Trupanion does have (or did have) a working dog...

Trupanion does have (or did have) a working dog rider that you can add on.

I have Trupanion on all my dogs, and have received over 30k back.

3 TPLOs
2 TPLO explants
5 MRI's
2 spinal...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-28-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By doberkim
Cherry's First UDX Leg

Cherry showed in the B classes this weekend at my clubs all breed/specialty obedience trial - and did great!

She got her first UDX leg today with 1st place doberman in each class, HIT, and HC ....
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-21-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,591
Posted By doberkim
i wasn't there so we rely on someone else's...

i wasn't there so we rely on someone else's report (not saying OP is wrong, but there's an inherent bias) and as a vet my first thing is to never badmouth another vet, so again i hate to badmouth...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-21-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,591
Posted By doberkim
such joy. /sarcasm

such joy.




/sarcasm
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-21-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,591
Posted By doberkim
honestly there are a few things that come to...

honestly there are a few things that come to mind.

i will be honest, i correct my dogs, and sometimes they get some mega spankings for being bad or stubborn. but my dogs are taught how to take a...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-23-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
Just as a comment to Gretchen - the reason why...

Just as a comment to Gretchen - the reason why the autosomal dominants are rarer is because they exist only in affected dogs - they cannot be "hidden" - so these dogs are easier to cull from the...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
vWD is a simple recessive and we never bothered...

vWD is a simple recessive and we never bothered to rid the breed of that... not so easy when people aren't willing to make it a priority. fact is, there are clearly multiple genes involved with...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
the average age was not 9-13 - it was 9. which...

the average age was not 9-13 - it was 9. which means that for every dog that lived to 11, 12 or 13 there was another that lived to 5, 6 or 7.

there are lots of similar sized dogs that live long...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
https://www.dpca.org/BreedEd/articles/45-breedingg...

https://www.dpca.org/BreedEd/articles/45-breedinggenetics/161-genetic-health-afflictions

data from the 80's
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
we were arguing about this 12 years ago! ...

we were arguing about this 12 years ago!
Dobermann Review ? View topic - Dobermanns' inbreeding...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
:: Doberman.GR - Understanding the prevalence of...

:: Doberman.GR - Understanding the prevalence of DCM in Dobermann by Sonia Garcia :: (http://www.doberman.gr/arthra/DCM_Testing.html)
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
history fans out there? what happened to the...

history fans out there? what happened to the habsburgs?

Inbreeding: Downfall of a Dynasty (http://www.livescience.com/3504-inbreeding-downfall-dynasty.html)

PLOS ONE: The Role of Inbreeding in...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
I have to say, i don't disagree! my "problem"...

I have to say, i don't disagree! my "problem" becomes purely that the highest level of the sport i love the most, the best of the best, all happen in the AKC. that being said, i have no problem...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
I believe Matt is currently already experimenting...

I believe Matt is currently already experimenting with outcrossing.

Nothing is stopping people, but because of poor public outlook on them they are hiding their "experiment".

And then the...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,757
Posted By doberkim
Will DCM End the Doberman as a Breed?

Someone else posted this, and no one is even reading the thread.

Are we watching the extinction of a breed? (or, Why are we focused on consequence instead of cause?) - The Institute of Canine...
Forum: Doberman Health   06-17-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By doberkim
I'm pushing this up. WHY IS THERE NO CONVERSATION...

I'm pushing this up. WHY IS THERE NO CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS?

WHY ARE DOBERMAN OWNERS AND BREEDERS SO WILLING TO IGNORE WHAT WILL BE THE END OF THIS BREED?????
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   06-17-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,515
Posted By doberkim
let me just state - that 50% does NOT come from...

let me just state - that 50% does NOT come from mostly BYB. That stat is the entire breed - no line is free of cardio and no group or subpopulation is less represented (in fact BYB dogs may be LESS...
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