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Well i am new here, I am from Southern California and my name is Jessica. I am not a doberman owner, but i am hopeing i can get some information and enlightment on owning one, because i was planning on rescuing one from a local shelter. I do have a family and one other dog, and like i said just trying to get as much information as i can about them :)
 
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Well i am new here, I am from Southern California and my name is Jessica. I am not a doberman owner, but i am hopeing i can get some information and enlightment on owning one, because i was planning on rescuing one from a local shelter. I do have a family and one other dog, and like i said just trying to get as much information as i can about them :)
Welcome to the forum from Sunny Spain. I am sure you will find lots of info to help you in your decision and make a few friends along the way.
What sex is your dog that you have already, this could be a deciding feature in what sex of dog you rescue. Hope to hear from you soon. :kiss:
 

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WElcome from Missouri and good luck with your search - DPCA breeder or UDC breeder referral are both good places to start They list breeders by state so will make it a little easier to find one in your area hopefuly.
 

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Bless your heart for rescuing. Toby's right, take your current furry kids sex into consideration. Major consideration :) You will find lots of info on this forum.
 

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Welcome! If you have a resident dog, then you need to take into account the same-sex aggression seen in the breed, as well as the individual temperaments of both your resident dog and the shelter dog. If you have a male in the home, you need to get a female. Male Dobermans are commonly aggressive to other males of any breed. If you have a female at home, you may do okay with another female, or with a male.

Thanks for considering rescue!
 

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We have been having behavioral problem with him since i got him, and we have been working with him this whole time but its just doesnt seem to help and is getting worse :( We have come to the conclusion ( he was a shleter dog as well) he has problems with men who have beards, and since my dad does he does nothing but growl and even tried to nip him. And due to me,my fiance and son living with my parents because they watch my son when both my fiance and i have to be gone ( school and work), and my parents are just trying to make it easier for us and since my dad is retiring next year, as he says the house will be ours and just a home base for them, but he is fed up with nothing working, we have been trying since we got him and nothing has worked, and then with one incident where he let my dad pet him under the chin and not even a min later snapped at him when petting him, kinda drew the line for my dad after putting up with it for over 6 months, and with my dad being gone all week, and only home on the weekends, its really taken a toll on him and his love for animals. but he is going to a family friend who is single ( no men at all live with her) and he will have alot of room to run and play and we will get to see him.

I am sure there are people out there who will condem me for it but, at the moment its my parents house and i respect them. my dad has worked all his life and been in the military so i hold his word high in my heart as he is even sad it hasnt worked out but he just doesnt want to loose his love for animals becuase one is making it hard for him.
 

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Welcome to DT. Thank you so much for looking into a rescue and I"m sorry that you are having issues with your lab =\ We're glad you're here and hope you are well informed before you get your future dog. Feel free to ask any questions you have, we have many knowledgeable people here.
 

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Welcome from LA unincorporated.
Your friend might consider working on your labs fear of bearded men. It is not that hard. There is a book from Nicole Wilde called: Help for your fearful dog. She explains exactly this kind of situation very clear and easy.
 
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