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Forum: The Show Ring   11-20-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
The AKC has some information brochures/booklets...

The AKC has some information brochures/booklets that explain Conformation shows - I have not looked for them for a long time, but I'm sure they are on the AKC website somewhere. I have a good book...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   11-19-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
You have some good Doberman breeders in Brazil...

You have some good Doberman breeders in Brazil and Argentina. If you plan to show in Conformation, I'd stick to South American breeders as the type is a little different than US Dobermans. There is...
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   11-17-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
If it is only the tips curling, try using breathe...

If it is only the tips curling, try using breathe rite strips and colostomy glue (torbots on amazon) - you can reinforce it with tape. I will say that they need to be replaced about every 5 days. ...
Forum: Doberman Health   11-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
If you are not going to rehome one, I'd suggest...

If you are not going to rehome one, I'd suggest getting someone to take your boy for the 3 weeks she is in heat - it is a PITA to keep them separate in your home if it isn't set up for that. Let...
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   11-17-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
You are in serious Luck!! There is an excellent...

You are in serious Luck!! There is an excellent cropping vet in Delaware! Brittany Faison DVM - she does a lot of the litters for Doberman show breeders now. I've seen many of her crops and they...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   11-14-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
Wow! That's a lot of information! It's terrible...

Wow! That's a lot of information! It's terrible what this guy did to people - I hope he gets his!
Forum: New member introduction   11-14-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
Sometimes the best thing to do is to foster a dog...

Sometimes the best thing to do is to foster a dog or two before deciding to get another permanent addition. Everyone handles the loss of a beloved dog differently - some people want a new puppy the...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-13-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 554
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
Big Congrats!! :firework:

Big Congrats!! :firework:
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   11-13-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
I think all those breeders would be fine - there...

I think all those breeders would be fine - there are other small time breeders that would also be good. Go to some shows - buy the catalog and mark the dogs that you liked..... which may not be the...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   11-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
I think that is is *possible* to go from a BYB...

I think that is is *possible* to go from a BYB breeder to a reputable breeder, but not probable. Having one BYB litter when you are new to the breed and REALLY don't know any better is one thing, but...
Forum: New member introduction   11-10-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 336
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
What is a wellness shot? :noidea:

What is a wellness shot? :noidea:
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   11-07-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
I have occasionally seen dogs that legitimately...

I have occasionally seen dogs that legitimately had issues with keeping posts in. In those cases, if the base is standing, you can do posts that don't go into the base.... most dogs don't mind them...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   11-07-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,893
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
I'm really very sorry this happened to you. I...

I'm really very sorry this happened to you. I know Sue Kershaw personally and I can't imagine that that is how she handled this news. She really does care about the dogs she produces, and I'm sure...
Forum: General Off Topic Chat   11-04-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
It truly depends on soooo many factors! This is...

It truly depends on soooo many factors! This is not an easy breed and takes a lot of work on the owners part.... not to mention that it is an expensive breed. I would not say that it is a good...
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   11-01-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
A cone will not help as it will push the ears...

A cone will not help as it will push the ears down. If she is shaking them out, then there is an issue with the posting - I'm not being critical. Posting is not rocket science, but it is something...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   10-31-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 29,266
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
We are big advocates of buying from responsible...

We are big advocates of buying from responsible breeders on this forum, rescues are great - if they are a true rescue from a shelter or good breed rescue group. In a lot of cases, people are looking...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-30-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
Yes, steroids can kick a lot of stuff, but long...

Yes, steroids can kick a lot of stuff, but long term use of it is certainly not recommended! For staph, 30 days on an antibiotic will normally kick it out..... I've found that only doing a week or...
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   10-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
Usually the best people to help with ears are...

Usually the best people to help with ears are experienced Doberman breeders in your area. Breeders tend to help each other out - I just posted puppy ears the other day for another breeder. So...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
My Jezebel reacts to dogs on TV too! It is pretty...

My Jezebel reacts to dogs on TV too! It is pretty interesting - she will sometimes react at people on TV - generally they are being aggressive or something equally weird. I've never had another dog...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-29-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
The first thing I would do is get a full blood...

The first thing I would do is get a full blood workup including a thyroid panel. This behavior is NOT normal and generally does not happen out of the blue. Your vet saying that he looks and sounds...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-28-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
My Jezebel is very dog reactive - who knows why!...

My Jezebel is very dog reactive - who knows why! Harvard does not like other boys, and treats all other dogs like boys until he figures out it is a girl. .... then he is cool! With my guys (other...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-18-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48919689793_32d38f2864_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hwScrt)Jezebel head shot (https://flic.kr/p/2hwScrt) by Mary Jo Ansel...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   10-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
There are a lot of reasons why a dog may or may...

There are a lot of reasons why a dog may or may not have a WAC. Some people live in a geographic area where the accessibility to a WAE is restricted. Every DPCA affiliated club is required to hold a...
Forum: Puppy Corner   10-15-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
All puppies start out in a crate at night right...

All puppies start out in a crate at night right next to my side of the bed. They will stay crated at night until they reliably sleep through the night and are housebroken..... so it can be different...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-15-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 643
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
My guys ride in crates, but I've always needed to...

My guys ride in crates, but I've always needed to take them in and out of an SUV as needed. So, having the super nice heavy duty crates is just not an option for me. I do keep the crate in place...
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