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Hello, I would like to introduce myself, I am Toby'shuman. I am the proud owner of an 11 month old Dobe Male. In Spain it is hard to find a decent breeder and my search for a Dobe to add to our family took many, many months and a lot of patience. Thankfully I eventually found a brown Dobe whom we named Toby, he came to me as a 6 week old pup. (I didnt want him that young, but the breeder wanted shut of the pups for Christmas so it was either take him or lose out). Unfortunately the majority of people who seem to breed over here don't breed with the best interests of the dog or its breed in mind. Often it is a case of "I have a female, you have a male, hang the consequences of bad pairing, lets make money". I guess you probably all have heard something similar in the past. Luckily for me, I think it actually was okay this time out and Toby has turned out alright.
I do not doubt I will be asking for your advice very shortly, Dog Trainers over here are as rare as "hens teeth" as they say and folk are so neurotic hereabouts when they see a Dobe it is hard to actually see them for dust as they run off into the sunset.
 

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Welcome to DT from Texas, USA! I hope that you find all of the information that you need on this site, it's been very helpful for me. Also, please post pictures of Toby. We LOVE pictures here
 

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Welcome to DT from Texas, USA! I hope that you find all of the information that you need on this site, it's been very helpful for me. Also, please post pictures of Toby. We LOVE pictures here
Thank you, I have loads of questions I need help answering and hope this forum can help me with them.
I am a first time Dobe owner and boy have I had my eyes opened to what a different kind of dog they are to others. Ultra intelligent, stubborn at times, yet so willing to please. Toby is nothing short of being a wonderful little boy, who by the way is not so little, he weighed in the other day at 31 kilos.

I'm afraid I am not very good with computers but as soon as my son comes home I will ask him to help me post photos of my boy along with my other dogs, 2 terriers and a boxer. :kiss:
 

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Hi! I LOVE Spain. I went there a few years ago and really enjoyed the culture and atmosphere. This forum is full of great members who are willing to help and give advice :)
 

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Thanks to all who have welcomed me.
Wow what a lot of Dobes there must be in the USA, here in Spain they are so rare it is a major event to see one.
They really are not considered too well here in Spain, they are considered "Dangerous Dogs" and are ostracised so much it is often very difficult for us to meet people and other dogs in order my boy be socialised. We do not have any training classes :graduate: here at all so I am kind of winging it when it comes to my Dobes training. I just wish the authorities here were as understanding as it would seem yours are in the US. I have to muzzle my boy and keep him leashed at all times. Failure to do so could result in his being shot, no if's no but's.
I love the photo gallery and hope very soon to post my boys photos on there too. Hope to speak to you all soon. xx
 

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Hi there Spanish friend : I'm also quite new here, and living 'other side of that waterplace' I mean Tunisia LOL . It's quite same here what you said of those breeders and scaring faces when we'll go out ... but me too I'm trying to change some look of these super dogs here, my male is originally russian - well parents are - and I'm looking for an european female to myself! Anyway, best way to stop these stupid breeders and unfortunate puppies is NOT to buy them!!! Feeling sorry, yes, but when there is no 'demande' they won't make them anymore ...

But happy to hear you're lucky with your dog and let's enjoy these infos here :)
 

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Hi there Spanish friend : I'm also quite new here, and living 'other side of that waterplace' I mean Tunisia LOL . It's quite same here what you said of those breeders and scaring faces when we'll go out ... but me too I'm trying to change some look of these super dogs here, my male is originally russian - well parents are - and I'm looking for an european female to myself! Anyway, best way to stop these stupid breeders and unfortunate puppies is NOT to buy them!!! Feeling sorry, yes, but when there is no 'demande' they won't make them anymore ...

But happy to hear you're lucky with your dog and let's enjoy these infos here :)
Hello in Tunisia, yes you are right, if folk didnt buy from these bad breeders they would soon stop, unfortunately it is sometimes hard to tell a bad breeder from a good one. As my husband says, 'it looks like a duck, it waddles like a duck, who knew it was a goose'. He is full of such sayings, sometimes he leaves me speechless with them lol.
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