Nope different litters. Liliy is 9wks and Apollo is 6wks. I don't have much of a life away from the horse farm anyways so. My pups go to work with me and then we are home together. I already have two holy terror jack russels so this just adds to the chaos lol. Yep I have read up on the coat problems with the fawns and both of their coats seem to be decent so far. I check both of their coats all the time since I'm already paranoid about the skin problems. Thanks for the input and the welcome.Welcome!!! Dobes are wonderful, aren't they?
But one thing about your post concerns me:
Two puppies? Are they the same age, siblings, same sex? Those things will add more to your challenge.
Same age or siblings means they may bond more with each other than with you. You will need to be sure you spend time with each one individually and train each one separately so that they look to you for direction and not so much to each other. Puppies, and dobe puppies especially, take a lot of time and energy--be prepared to not have a life outside of puppy raising! LOL, but true!
The reason I mentioned the same sex is that dobes are known for same sex aggression--two males can be very difficult to keep together as they mature. That is not always the case, but they can unexpectedly decide not to get along as they get older (when they had been doing just fine before) and then you will spend your time keeping them separated to avoid a fight. Looking back at your info, it looks like you have a boy and a girl from their names? so maybe that's a piece you won't have to worry about.
I suppose I'm sounding really negative here, but I did want to be sure you know some of the difficulties that you will face raising two at the same time. There is a LOT of information on this forum about training, puppy challenges, feeding and dealing with coat issues of fawns and blues, and just fun stuff about doberman escapades and goofiness--I hope you stick around, and I would advise you to make particular use of the educational forum here. You will also find lots of support here, from people who have worked with dobes for years and years, but be prepared for negative responses about the wisdom of managing two young puppies at the same time.
This is too true!! Our neighbors down the street bought a Doberman as well and she is one week younger than Max. We bring them out to the field to play frequently, and if we don't continue obedience training as a reminder to them during their play time, they will completely blow us off when we call them!! It's happened a couple of times, and if we aren't firm and fix the 'disregard' immediately, they will blow us off MORE! LOL They are smart as a whip and if you aren't the pack leader, they WILL BE! I try to stay VERY consistent with Max, and it's hard work! We are considering getting another Dobie puppy... we will definitely have to consider this before we make a move!Even though they are not siblings I would still follow the advice given .
They are still young enough to bond to each other closely and without guidance and training will blow you off in a heartbeat.