Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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I was just a pup myself when I got my first Dobe dog. I was 21 years old and clueless. I had been around dogs my entire life, and my wife (to be) and I had a rescue girl at the time. Still...
That was 1974.
I fell into the hands of an incredible gent. He owned a one DVM clinic. His wife ran the business and they had one tech. He was a true Doberman person. He was a Doberman AKC judge and one of the best show croppers in the NW and very well respected in the Doberman community. He became my good friend and mentor. He cropped my first few boys' ears and they were almost identical to Nadia's.
Unfortunately he passed about a year or so before my first boy did ('83?) He was elderly. I still miss him.
His name was Dr James Harrison.
The last I checked, his original practice still exists and is still owned and operated by the vet that he sold it to!
Funny... dobebug never knew him as he died before she moved to Portland, but McCoy's cardiologist remembers him well.
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