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frznbuns,

Are you the same one that had an issue with size? In a motel? We already told you size doesn't matter when taking a dog into a motel.
 

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Mods, can we just close this thread?

No need for a Mod to close the thread. Everyone just stop posting.

I know how passionate one can get in their beliefs, but I think a lot of these posts got a little carried away.

I'm not necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with what the OP did in the past, because I don't know the whole story or all the variables / reasons she did or didn't do certain things.

What I do know is that the Dobermans in her breeding program are now at the bridge and she simply came back to share her new baby and reconnect with other lovers of the breed.

So to the OP, welcome back. I look forward to watching baby Senshi grow up. Would also love to see a picture of your Albino girl. Glad you rescued her.
 

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OMG. Wow. This is my first post and I can not refrain.....sorry in advance.

Been lurking for a few months now. I haven't picked up my Doberman yet, she comes to us the end of this month. First, I want to say thanks for this site. It has been a huge resource. Most of the info is a refresher for me, not new to the breed. Great place for information.

I am not new to forums. Served as a mod and senior member of a car forum. That being said I am appalled by SOME of the members here. Truly. What if the OP is an elderly woman? That's the sense I'm getting. My grandfather bred Dobermans in the 60's and 70's and if you were to come to him with questions about DNA testing he would have looked at you silly. He was a successful engineer and studied genetics back in his hey day. I wish he were still alive so I could direct him here. He would have hunted and pecked his way to some truly epic posts about the direction some people are pushing this breed. That's a separate issue though. Back on task.

Some of you seem to have absolutely no home training. To absolutely lambast this woman about her breeding practices a decade plus ago when some of you have dogs that came from breedings of untested, untitled animals is maddening and beyond ridiculous. You should be ashamed of yourselves and you know who you are. And to hide your deplorable behavior behind the guise of being stewards of the breed is even more disgusting. Giving this woman a hard time about how she refers to the color of her dog?? Giving her a hard time about her stated reasons for not wanting to show or breed HER animals?? All she said was hello.

To the OP, welcome back to YOUR forum. The one which you seemingly helped build long ago. So sorry that the torch was passed to some awful human beings. To the mods of this forum....another WOW, all caps for added emphasis. You let this behavior go on? What if this was your grandmother? There is nothing wrong with the questions posed, but the manner in which they are being asked would be embarrassing to me and SHOULD be embarrassing to you. The tenacity with which some of your members attack folks is truly Doberman-esque, well done on that front I guess. But, we are humans. And this woman your attacking is human. Have some compassion for a woman that has lost her animals, rescued a dog that some of you would seemingly throw away, and is excited about a new puppy directly descended from a previous dog of hers. The OP continually stated that showing was something she always wanted to try out. Seemingly for fun or the experience of it. She said she was unsure about the future, in regards to breeding her new pup. Lay off this lady would you? Geesh.

I know, heck of a first post. Its just upsetting to see how some people are treated. Sickening actually. Thanks for all the great info. Back to lurking.

P.S.....lots of you seem wonderful. Very helpful, nice, endearing. I do not wish to lump you all together. Not my intent. I think my intent is clear, but I realize things get lost in translation on a web forum. So I must clarify. :)
 

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We were going to show Raven (our first Doberman) but after her blood test and DNA test we found out that she was a high Carrier of VwD and was then spay. like I said I wanted to show Spirit( our second Doberman) but after trying with a handler, trainer, we decided that his marking next to the front of his nose was too dark, so we went for Working. he was my first Therapy and Assistance dog. Again, We started Agility with Spirit, but with my handicaps we had to do it just for fun. He also had some Protection training but I was not interested in an IPO because he was for Therapy and Assistance for my disability. Gypsy was the one who lost or cracked 4 teeth as a puppy. She was my other Therapy dog.
I have been trying to show for several years and now I am going to try with Senshi. if he does well then good if not then no big deal. He is still going to be trained in Therapy and Assistance for me.
Like I said before, Doberman's were created as a working breed but I don't have a problem with people using them to show either. I think it is up to the owner to decide.
Bold, mine.

If you are going to represent your Doberman as your service dog, please do some reading up on the difference between a medical assistance dog (with whom you have legal access under ADA) and a therapy dog (with whom you do NOT have legal access under ADA).

You may think words don't matter--as you blew off the person who nicely explained to you why it DOES matter how you present and describe your Albino Doberman--but those words DO matter.

For those of us who partner with service dogs, every person out there giving out misinformation and inaccurate terms makes our daily access issues that much more difficult.

I hope you're working hard towards accepted minimum behavior standards, as well, that you plan to have a good ortho eval done on him prior to starting him in any physical assistance work, if that's planned--and that you brush up on your ADA code, because public perception and education begins with every single service dog team encountered.

The way you interchangeably use the terms "assistance" and "therapy" repeatedly on this thread tells me you don't have enough knowledge about this all under your belt, and I hope you have access to good resources to work on that.


Thank you for your KIND words. I joined this site when it first was formed. I joined to talk about Dobermans with others who love the breed as much as I do. I would tell everyone I knew who had a Doberman about this site. Now I just don't know.
Thank you again!!!!!!!:nicejob::nicejob:
I have TWO Dobermans now, Yuki my rescue Albino (CREAM And WHITE COLORED ) Girl we got from Ohio Doberman Rescue and now my new Service in training Puppy Senshi (black and tan). He has just had his ears cropped BY MY VET(as I didn't like the breeders Vet ear cropping technic or style) plus he is battling an UTI, he starts puppy classes in about 4 weeks. We have already started basic training. He comes on command, sits, walks on a leash, loads in the car GREAT,and sits to great people without jumping on them and is potty trained for pooping.:nicejob: he will pee outside on command but with his UTI we have to watch him in the house because he goes about every half hour. I think for a 10week 2 day old puppy I think that is GREAT!!
Again thank you
It bothers me that you'd label a nasty post such as the one to which you're referring as "KIND."

Frankly, the post read like a sock puppet post to me, anyway.

Oh, and once again, Albino Dobermans do actually have a color--but it is not, repeat not, "cream and white."

Your girl is actually either black, red, fawn, or blue. You could have her tested, to find out--did you know that?

The albino gene is just keeping her real color from being expressed, so she displays a lack of color.

And yes, it matters.

It matters because every single ignorant byb and greeder out there who wants to keep this deleterious genetic mutation going refers to these animals as "Cream and White."

If those are the birds with whom you wish to be "of a feather," well, that's unfortunate. That's how you make yourself sound, when you use their terminology, though.



Mods, can we just close this thread?
Why?

Mods don't go around closing threads just because there is some whining and stupidity on them--they'd never get anything else done :p

There's good information on here--and more importantly--the misinformation that frznbuns is posting is being corrected with accurate facts.
 

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Why?

Mods don't go around closing threads just because there is some whining and stupidity on them--they'd never get anything else done :p

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Very true, very true.
I just want to say, I love you. :lol2:
 

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first I do not believe in breeding Albino's of any breed! That is the reason she is a rescue and NOT Bought. I wish you could see her coat better in photos. She is Cream with white markings. and yes I know that I could have gotten her DNA tested to see what colors she has in her. But for what reason. She is Spay, we had her spay before we even took her home. Next I know the difference between a Therapy dog and an Assistance dog. I have had 2 prior Assistance dogs for my disability. Spirit and Raven also had their Therapy Certif. enough said.
 

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frznbuns,

Are you the same one that had an issue with size? In a motel? We already told you size doesn't matter when taking a dog into a motel.
I am not sure?! But I have been to a motel(Private hotel not a chain) with my boy Spirit and been turned away because they did not allow dogs over 15lbs. I told them he was my assistance dog and rather than get into a whole fight. I just went to another motel.
 

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oh, fun stuff. I miss out on all this not being on here much anymore :( But reading through this mess, I guess by definition (this thread), my dobe (may he RIP) was from a backyard breeder too. He was from untitled parents, a convenience litter, totally undeserving of any royal dobeship. We had our own moment of hubris and thought gee, we have a Doberman, let's show him and pretend he is of lineage. and we were swatted down, handed our lunch, and sent back to whence we came. But we came to accept our humble position, love our dog for who he was, and live our lives. Just because they are backyard bred doesn't mean they aren't good, loyal Dobermans and ambassadors of the breed. What we learned is just don't try to be more than you really are and live the life you want to live with your dobe, not what the Doberman community says you should do (or not). Live and learn, we do all. :D
 
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