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Jenna is 4 yrs old. She has an interesting story, sad but with a happy ending,

We have had Rudy since he was 10 weeks old; Jenna since she was almost a yr and half.

I had wanted to get a black and Tan female after we got Rudy. ( Not for breeding both are fixed ). I was at a friends place looking through a agricultural newspaper for Western Canada. It was funny becasue I never looked for dogs before in there just horses. I happened to glance at the dogs that day and there was Jenna, the ad read , non cropped adult female Doberman, black and rust. I thought cool I am going to have to call. She was the only one in the paper, no other Doberman's.

I called and the lady said yes we still have her, we have had some calls but they want her cropped and she is natural. I said that is fine with me I want to come and see her and see if she gets along with my male Dobe. So off we went the next day.

Jenna was in the kennels she has set up there and was smiling and happy to see us. She was wagging her tail so hard she was shaking her whole body. She let her out and Jenna played with Rudy they got along quite well.

We went inside and took the dogs with us. The breeder had both parents on site and both were very sweet nice dogs.

She proceeded to tell us Jenna's story. Jenna was sold as a 8 week old pup to a man who wanted to breed her. She was sold uncropped as that is what he ask for. For the next 6 months Jenna was abused and neglected. The breeder went to check on her and found her in such a horrible state she took her back. The Breeder never said what had happened to Jenna but she did say Jenna was so fearful of people that it took her from Jenna being 8 months old to Jenna being 17 months old to get her to the point were she felt jenna could go to a new home.

We took Jenna , we were smitten right away with her.

We got Jenna home and she was still fearful and skittish but she was and still is a very sweet and kind girl. She would not go through doorways , she would not go on the linoleum floor, if you raised your voice happy or mad, at all she cowered and trembled in fear, if you clapped she trembled in fear. If Hubby and I got in argument she ran and hide, there was so many things she was frightened of. She did not know how to play with dog toys and to this day she doesn't really know how to fetch a stick or ball. It was very sad but she was safe now. Rudy taught her a lot about being a dog and we loved her and doted on her. Jenna still has issues but she is not secure in her life and her house. She endured so much. I am positive she was yelled at constantly, dragged through doorways, thrown outside, hit, dragged over the floors. It was awful what happened to her but I am so glad we found her it was like fate.

I changed her name, her registered name is Makenna, I thought she deserved a new name. So Jenna it is.
 

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I am so glad you ended up with her!! I just dont understand how anyone could abuse a dog. :sadcry:
She looks like sweetheart!!! I am so pleased she got the happy ending she deserved after such a horrible start. It was fate that you found her! I also love the new name! :dancing_b
By the way how long have you had her now?
 

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Clsoe to 3 years and a bit. She will be 5 in May. Time really fly's I can hardly believe that Rudy will be 6 this May. Both dogs were born in May.
 

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Poor Jenna, but so glad she had a good ending! And a great life ahead of her. Thank goodness her breeder checked up on her and pretty much saved her life.
 

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My Dobe came from an abused home as well!!! She actually broke free and was picked up by the police dragging her chain!!! She was taken to the local pound where a friend of mine worked. Her nose was raw from most likely being duct taped (very common here) and she was a nightmare spazz!!! Jaime called me about her and I offered to foster her as I was sort of looking for a bigger dog and my husband fell in love..... I recently found out that had we not taken her she would have probably been PTS! She took a long time to fix up so to speak, her behaviour wasn't the best but now after some hard work, she ROCKS!

YAY for Jenna and Mocha!!!!
 

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Oh Im so happy she is safe now...Our lab that we adopted about 10 months ago went through the exact same thing it sounds like...I was going to make a post about coco. Duchess has taught coco how to be a dog too she is doing a good job! You should see how he plays in the yard now! lol I bet the same for jenna! Is jenna hand shy at all?? We have to be careful with coco the Lab...b.c a couple of times when he is greeted too fast by a stranger or when he isn't ready to be petted...he will snap...he won't bite the person...but he will snap...Just wondering if you have that problem too.
 

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NO Jenna is not really hand shy, she use to cower at any kind of raised hand. We have never raised a hand to her but if you were playing ball with Rudy or things like that.

She is a survivor.

She is sweet and kind by nature.
 

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Oh my God, the poor little sweetie. Thankfully your breeder was on the ball and did a follow up call. Should be more like them in the world! That's the beauty of a registered breeder.

Dobified you've done a fantastic job with Jenna, and it's wonderful that she got a chance at seeing how life can really be, without being PTS and her last thoughts were of some mongrel's abuse. I hope he was charged????
 

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oh yes coco is only hand shy only with strangers if...they go to pet him...he will sometimes snap ...exactly any hand raised from us ever is followed with a toy going across the room! lol he feels completely safe with us! just no one else.
 
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