Well push has come to shove in this country and it will not change my outlook on this breed one iota.
Rudi pics! I love them. He is too photogenic.:sunglasseBack in the 1970's, the first Dobe I fell in-love with was a Red uncropped/docked female.
I would own this breed regardless. The wiggle butt would definitely change without having the nub back there......I love that nub. Ears don't matter either way with me. I do like the cropped look, though and hope to have a cropped/docked dobe one day.
I just love this look......but, love the personality more!
Nice pictures of Cole DobeMom616!! My opinion has changed since I have lived with a Doberman. Originally I probably would have gone with another breed if we could no longer dock for sure, crop maybe. Now after knowing the breed I would say it would not matter to me. Although, as long as we can I will alway's have a cropped and docked because that is my preference.I want to jump on the "Curiosity" thread bandwagon and expand it a little. In lieu of the changing legislation on docking and cropping in the country and abroad, I was wondering how these changes effect people's desire to own dobes. Would you stay with the breed if cropping and docking become illegal?
I will start by saying I would own a dobe no matter if it were cropped or docked. Don't get me wrong, I *do* love the cropped and docked look.
But, it is the "entire" dog I fell in love with and not just the look. I love the intelligence, attitude, and loyalty (not to mention--snuggles, kisses, smiles and crazies) that this breed brings. So, if I had my druthers, I would have pointy ears and nub. But if push comes to shove (which I hope it never does here) I will always have a dobe. I find it hard to think about any other breed in my life right now.