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A few posts lately has made me wonder...how many people on here have been saved by a doberman? I know personally that Gunner alerted me to a possible fire starting last weekend...then there was the post where a dobe scared off two possible bad people in a parking lot who were surrounding his owner....any others? Has a doberman ever possibly saved your life? I'm not even talking about just from bad guys....but any other scenarios? I'm curious :)
 

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Nope. My dogs all alert me to weird sketchy types when we're out and about, but mostly because they're unsure of those types of people I think. I've never encountered a situation where any of our dogs would or could ever save me or my family... and as curious as one might be to know what the dogs would do in such an event, hopefully that day never comes.
 

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My Doberman saved me from our other dog. Bentley was a very sweet yellow lab until around 7 years old he started suffering from seizures. One day I was sitting on the couch, watching TV, when out of the corner of my eye I see him flying at me, snarling. All I could think was, this is going to suck. When he was moments from making contact my Dober-boy, Korbyn, Comes out of nowhere and tackles him. I dont think it would have been pretty if Korbyn wasnt here to save me.
 

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Not a Dobe-saving story, but my Min Pin (RIP) saved my Dober-girl from dying one night. We didn't know that Nissa (Dobe) had ingested fertilizer earlier in the day, and our Min Pin alerted us at about 2:30 AM that something was wrong with Nissa.

So, we took Nissa to the e-vet and sure enough, her organs were in the very early stages of shutting down.

Had Shelby (min pin) not alerted us, we would've lost Nissa that night.

My two Dobes, Arkus & Nissa, have saved us many times from the vicious bunny rabbits that lurk in our front yard.
 

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My current dobe...is totally protective.
- my first dobe pup in 1977 had more confidence (from the beginning) BUT would not show real bouts of protection (to the point of putting it's life on the line)...to family members
WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE, between 2 well breed pups ??

DOG #1 - I took a lot of professional training with it. (1 hour/week for 27 weeks + 6 hours/week practice).
Dog #2 - With the skills learned previously + I became tons smarter in reading my dog & communicating in dog language.
I trained her very early & much quicker, by myself (and sort of invented my own training methods, as we learned together)...Amy's private training with her Dad (on my dead-end street) and I eventually made her almost humanly smart / my Vet of 35 years, said my dobe is the most humanized dog, he has ever seen enter his practice in 35 years.

Protective of me to...but she reads me for constant direction / I trained her from 8 weeks old (almost to the point of dedicating my life to her) - I am her leader & mentor - unless I need assistance or help...she don't protect me the same way as my wife (but a #1 watch dog)- dobes are so smart, to read us....maybe she thinks I have a "black belt"...lol.

Amy is totally protective of my wife, till death (her loving Mom):
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- if she don't know you (men in particular) and the first time you visit, she will stand in front of her Mom
- she submissed a larger dog once, that was loose and got to within a few feet of biting my wife
- she went nuts on a guy that we knew once, and a week later he was charged with +20 break & enters / guy happened to be casing our place, when he didn't see my truck and knew I was not home...dobe protected my wife that night
- she has kept a few people on our front porch, until I called her off / and fine with the other 99% (barking, but no growling)
- in the car, if my wife is in a mall parking lot and some shady character walks up behind...she goes beserk

So what was the PROTECTION difference - between 2 dogs, while the first one started out more qualified (in life):
I learned IT WAS ME...you harvest what you plant !!
 

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I didnt think my last dobie gabriel would be capable of it. He was such a lover, but one day I had woke up to him barking histarically. At first I didnt know it was gabriel because he never barked. But my family and I got up and it turns out someone was trying to break into our house with a crow bar. Of course gabriel scared him away and the next day my dad installed something to wear someone couldnt attempt that again on our door.
 

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My girl saved me this past Thursday night. I was in the shower when someone got into the backyard and proceeded to move to come in. Ming cornered them in the yard and chased them off. Don't know what I would have done if she hadn't been there.
 

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One night at about 11:30, the doorbell rang and my fiance went down to see who it was. He took the bat down with him, but saw it was my old stylist, John so he let him in. John had come over and cut my hair a couple times after leaving his former employer, but we had come to find out that he and his wife were serious drug addicts, and so I had completely cut him off. I had thought he had gotten the message until that night. My fiance called to me saying "it's John" and I couldn't think of who "John" was even after I saw him because he looked so different. Kano had been upstairs with me and when I opened the door flew down the stairs in front of me. It took me a couple minutes to realize who "John" was and that he was totally strung out. I couldn't believe my fiance had let him in, but I figured he must not have realized right away. John kept trying to come over to me, but Kano wouldn't let him anywhere near me. She kept herself in between us the entire time barking and snarling which is something she has NEVER done before. Usually she'll bark if she sees someone outside, but once we open the door and let them in, she's done. This was the first time she ever barked and acted like that. I definitely knew that something wasn't right before I even realized what was going on. We ended up chasing him out by giving him some soup since he came looking for money.
While I don't think he necessarily would have done anything to hurt us, I do know I was so glad Kano was there to definitely make him think twice about doing so. After that night, he hasn't tried to contact us since.
 

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We live at the end of the street so alot of people have knocked on our door asking to sell something etc.I think they are checking the place out.......... Now that I have my doberman she has run alot of people off. She stands at the door barking. I talk through my kitchen window I never open the door to someone I don't know. Just about a year ago someone cut our window out and was trying to enter the house from the back. We were not home but the police said they didn't come in because of your dobe. I now have motion lights on around our home at night.Our neighbors all watch out for each other. I wouldn't take anything for my dobe she is priceless............
 

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A few posts lately has made me wonder...how many people on here have been saved by a doberman? I know personally that Gunner alerted me to a possible fire starting last weekend...then there was the post where a dobe scared off two possible bad people in a parking lot who were surrounding his owner....any others? Has a doberman ever possibly saved your life? I'm not even talking about just from bad guys....but any other scenarios? I'm curious :)
Nah, nope, not at all, because of course I've had mostly NA Dobermans, over the years, so they are not protective at all. Worthless, really :nana:

And yes, my wimpy watered-down worthless American Dobermans have often performed life-saving medical alert services for me, over the years, and also--twice, for complete strangers.
 

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Maybe scared off a mountain lion!

My first Doberman, Elke, was an intense dog in some ways.

We live adjacent to park land in an area that does have the occasional mountain lion. Once, I was walking Elke on a little-used trail. I was about 6 months pregnant. Suddenly, Elke alerted (I had her on a flexi-lead) and bolted ahead and off the trail toward a clump of dense bushes. She growled, made a huge fuss, and a loud hufffing, feline-type growl came back from the bushes. Then loud crashing sounds in the underbush as the animal retreated into the hillside.

I think it was a mountain lion because the other wild cats around are bobcats and this sounded larger.
 

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When Buddy & Patches were younger I had Buddy tied in the back yard long enough for Patches to go potty.I was training Buddy not to pounce on Patches since the difference in sizes.Buddy started howling in a way i never heard before. I went out to see what the problem was Patches had a stick caught in her mouth cross wise she was freaking out.I grabbed her up I could not get the stick out. I un-did Buddy left him loose in the yard took Patches to the vet they had to knock her out to get the stick out.Then had to wait for her to wake up.Buddy sure was happy to see us when we got home.( Buddy was safe in the yard have a six foot all metal solid fence the gate only opens from the inside.)
 

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My first saved my sanity. I was hideously depressed when I came across him- we bonded immediately-he made me feel chosen -I was incredibly lucky that our paths crossed as he became my world.
 

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My Petey didn't save me physically, but he did save me mentally. He burst into my life at a very low point after many hard losses in a short amount of time. He gave me the gift of living joyfully in the moment. He was my escape from reality and we spent thousands of hours hiking together. I lost him 7 weeks ago. My heart is broken and I'm still grieving his early death from DCM, he was only 4 years and 9 months old. I'm trying so hard not to forget the life lessons he taught me. Although his life was short, it was great, he lacked for nothing, and was loved by too many people to even count. He lived each day to the fullest.
 

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I would have to say no BUT I don't think we have been in a situation where he has needed to protect me. When I was younger I had GSD's and each of them saved me, both rather dramatically actuallyand it was years apart, I did not own them at the same time. To be fair to my doberman, again, I haven't been in a situation where I needed protection and hope it stays that way. Would he, don't know but at some point I'm taking the WAE and we shall see. Right now he seldom barks, not even in the car so who knows.
 

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How about a Dobe who thought he was saving me?

This happened a number of years ago with our previous guy. It was a hot summer evening, and I was walking Fred on a loose lead in our local park. Some neighbourhood teenage boys were fooling around, soaking one another with those huge plastic water blaster guns. They were yelling and running around, but Fred was familiar with these kids and paid little attention.

Until one of the kids ran out of water and started heading toward his house across the street for a refill. As the kid crossed our path about 20 feet ahead of where we were walking, he suddenly stopped, and with a wicked grin, turned and pointed the water blaster at me.

The kid was joking, but Fred didn't see the humour in the situation. He went nuts . . . barking and lunging at the kid. Fortunately, I was able to hold Fred back, so no harm was done.

I was pleased by Fred's response, even if he did misinterpret the situation. Once I told him "no," he settled down very quickly -- and he clearly carried no grudge, for over the years, he had many more perfectly friendly encounters with these same kids.
 

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Nah, nope, not at all, because of course I've had mostly NA Dobermans, over the years, so they are not protective at all. Worthless, really :nana:

And yes, my wimpy watered-down worthless American Dobermans have often performed life-saving medical alert services for me, over the years, and also--twice, for complete strangers.
Oh yeah, sorry....I should have specified. Please no true stories about American dobes...we know they are worthless at protecting :grinball2:
 

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LOL ! Aparantly there is a time limit or a word limit on these posts ! So here we go again and this time I am going to give the short story. My roomate in college back in the early 80's try to burn the house down with me and my doberman in it . My doberman "moose" managed to wake me up so we all survived. The end..............
 
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