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Hello Doberman talk community!

Our pack has been blessed with the recent arrival of a four month-old female red doberman, named Nyah. She has a wonderful sweet temperament and loves to play.

She spends her days with our two chihuahua's Remy and Quinoa, who, along with my wife, have welcomed her into our urban existence.

When her growth plates close up - we look forward to including her in our regular hiking and camping trips (Hong Kong being over 40% protected country parks).

By way of a short introduction, I am a passionate dog enthusiast and a lover of the splendor and natural beauty possessed by the doberman breed. It is my hope to learn and contribute to this community of like-minded individuals.

Dobermans are quite rare in Hong Kong, for both practical and irrational reasons. Obviously limited space is one major factor, but there is also wide-spread fear of large dogs; and several of the larger breeds tend to suffer from poor publicity. Its more of an issue of lack of exposure, though it is slowly improving.

I hope to change some perceptions about this wonderful breed over time :)
 

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Welcome to Doberman Talk, and congratulations on your new addition!

That's a shame that large breeds get bad publicity in Hong Kong; the Doberman sure does elsewhere as well, just for being a Doberman. I'm jealous of all of your parkland!
 

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Welcome to Doberman Talk, and congratulations on your new addition!

That's a shame that large breeds get bad publicity in Hong Kong; the Doberman sure does elsewhere as well, just for being a Doberman. I'm jealous of all of your parkland!
Yes, it is a real shame, Ginger. I'm quite saddened by peoples' attitudes or mis-informed notions about, not only dobermans, but many of the breeds categorized as dangerous.

I also feel quite strongly about breed specific legislation. But I'll save that rant for another time.

The country parks are definitely a plus, but I would love to be back in North America with all that space. It's quite challenging raising a doberman puppy in an apartment. Though, to Nyah's credit, she has been adapting to our lifestyle very well.

I'm definitely open to any creative suggestions for exercising a dog in the city. We are considering a trendmill, weight pulling at the park, and doing some road work on a bicycle to make sure our new addition gets what she needs. My wife is also an active runner. So Nyah will have a running partner once she's old enough to run long distances.
 

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Are you living in HK Island, Kowloon or New Territories? I would think the NT would have more open space for hiking, running. I can't imagine having a large dog in the urban areas which are SO heavily populated!
 

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Are you living in HK Island, Kowloon or New Territories? I would think the NT would have more open space for hiking, running. I can't imagine having a large dog in the urban areas which are SO heavily populated!
Audrey, we live in Central on Hong Kong Island. Which, as it sounds like you would know, is pretty much as full on as it gets, in terms of being heavily populated. Though we are planning a move to the NT in the foreseeable future.

It's definitely a challenging commitment, as you can't simply open a door to your backyard. But on the plus side, Nyah has probably met over 500+ people (conservative estimate) on her walks so far.
 

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Audrey, we live in Central on Hong Kong Island. Which, as it sounds like you would know, is pretty much as full on as it gets, in terms of being heavily populated. Though we are planning a move to the NT in the foreseeable future.

It's definitely a challenging commitment, as you can't simply open a door to your backyard. But on the plus side, Nyah has probably met over 500+ people (conservative estimate) on her walks so far.
Definitely a challenging commitment - you got guts! There are some beautiful beaches on HK Is but probably don't allow dogs? Anyway, wish you the best - not easy, for sure!
I'm sure most of the population there is afraid of large dogs - mainly since they don't see that many, I would think. New Territories would definitely be less stressful - lol.
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum from PA, USA. Best of luck with your new Dobe. You now have a wonderful chance to change some people's perception about Dobermans. Nyah can be an excellent ambassador for the breed.
 
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