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Forum: Doberman Health   04-01-2017, 02:56 PM
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Posted By MeadowCat
You should never feel like your vet is trying to...

You should never feel like your vet is trying to "sell" you a procedure.

Aside from that, I *personally* have my girls' gastropexied (stomach tacked) when spayed, as I think the risk of bloat is...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   03-22-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By MeadowCat
Okay, first off...did you get your girl as a...

Okay, first off...did you get your girl as a puppy? At what age? From a breeder?

To the first part that I bolded, I would say that it's in fact, NOT typical of a young pup to come into a new...
Forum: Doberman Health   02-27-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,543
Posted By Dobiewankanobi
Why does it "stink"? I happen to know a handful...

Why does it "stink"?
I happen to know a handful of dogs that their breeders/owners have publicly stated are homozygous for BOTH pdk4 and DCM2 genes. And guess what? All are well over 10 years of...
Forum: Doberman Health   02-25-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,543
Posted By MeadowCat
I strongly question those percentages, as I don't...

I strongly question those percentages, as I don't think we've come close to identifying all the gene mutations responsible for the development of DCM. I'm frankly surprised they are giving...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   05-19-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,661
Posted By greenkouki
Pet peeve

"Dobe" is the abbreviation for "doberman".

So how did we get "doby", "dobie", "dobby", or "dobbie" from that? Those just do not sound right!
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   04-29-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By 4x4bike ped
McCoy the guard dog!

Unless a dog is trained defense/protection, one never knows how the dog will react in in a real life scenario until it happens. Well it happened in our household last night.

It was 3 AM, when...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   03-26-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By MeadowCat
Caveat...I am not a breeder. However, having...

Caveat...I am not a breeder.

However, having lived with a VERY reactive dog, worked extensively with a veterinary behaviorist and many trainers who specialize in behavior, and having a very strong...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   01-19-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dobiewankanobi
Yes. One was simply because I wasn't using HER...

Yes.
One was simply because I wasn't using HER dog. And I never will.

Several expressed concern that the actual stud dog was not ever in the Top20. This particular dog had the unfortunate luck to...
Forum: Doberman Health   12-04-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,103
Posted By MeadowCat
I think there are quite a few good breeders...

I think there are quite a few good breeders making longevity their priority. But it also takes a village...we need diversity in our breedings, to get away from the genetic bottlenecks. We need all...
Forum: Doberman Health   12-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,103
Posted By MeadowCat
I don't think there are easy answers in the fight...

I don't think there are easy answers in the fight against DCM, either, as much as we would like there to be. I do applaud her for being open and honest in sharing about his death.

As complex a...
Forum: Puppy Corner   12-02-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By tuxedojack
Meet Abira!

Its been quite awhile since Ive been on here...hello again everyone!!

Anyway, I wanted to introduce my newest baby. I bred 2 litters this year and kept a puppy out of Bella - her name is Abira...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   11-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By triciakoontz
It might be helpful to read Denise Fenzi's blogs...

It might be helpful to read Denise Fenzi's blogs and books on the topic of "conditioned emotional response" or CER. Basically, I think you would want to support your dog to have a positive CER around...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   11-02-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By triciakoontz
The pictures tell the truth of what method this...

The pictures tell the truth of what method this trainer is using on this day with these dogs. Forcing close interaction with other dogs while applying the pressure of a tight prong collar is NOT...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By SilasPup
I know you didn't ask for opinions, TNfisher, so...

I know you didn't ask for opinions, TNfisher, so I'm reluctant to say anything ... but I agree with TriciaKoontz on this one. I know how much you adore your girl, and I know how exciting it is to see...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-11-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By triciakoontz
Mocha's body language tells its own story. Prong...

Mocha's body language tells its own story. Prong Collar pulled up tight in almost every photo. And Mocha has choices? Sorry, but I don't see them. I see a very stressed dog being flooded Caesar...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By VZ-Doberman
Thanks for the good thoughts and yes we will...

Thanks for the good thoughts and yes we will definitely be at Lancaster on Sat/Sun/Mon.

Hope to see you guys there also.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   08-04-2015, 07:29 PM
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Posted By VZ-Doberman
At least we didn't drop the last bar in those. ...

At least we didn't drop the last bar in those. ;)

We're going to Frederick, MD this weekend and then Bella Vista the week after that.

I'm sure to run into you at Lancaster. Hope you have...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   08-03-2015, 08:35 PM
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  Sticky: The Agility Journal
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Posted By VZ-Doberman
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ywy1ox For...

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ywy1ox

For your viewing amusement. ;)

I hope the link works.
Forum: General Training & Obedience   06-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By MeadowCat
You might want to read some of the history here. ...

You might want to read some of the history here.

Since I've given my input before, OP, on this type of training and suggested that you visit a veterinary behaviorist, I reiterate that...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   06-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By MeadowCat
I have to say I'm really dismayed to see that the...

I have to say I'm really dismayed to see that the training seems to be focused on correcting him for growling. I'm very worried you are creating a dog who is now going to escalate with no warning...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-13-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By triciakoontz
You said both dogs were not leashed, and my...

You said both dogs were not leashed, and my response was to ask you to evaluate how that's working out so far. From my reading of your telling, it's working out horribly and you're darn lucky your...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   11-21-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,881
Posted By ShelianDobe
I agree. There is currently so much contention...

I agree. There is currently so much contention within the breed club, it's an embarrassment.
Forum: Non Doberman Animal Talk   09-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Darkevs
Dot @ 6 months!

Dot...........jumping into her sixth month, and with very nice form too I must say. :)

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc140/Dar_Lyn_S/015-10.jpg...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   07-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Fitzmar Dobermans
Plenty of people have - they are the same breed!

Plenty of people have - they are the same breed!
Forum: General Training & Obedience   06-06-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By RedFawnRising
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...on Bark Busters....

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...on Bark Busters.

Please. No.

Get those two books, plus the Turid Rugaas book, On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals.

^^^That one will help you...
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