Hello, My name is Brian and I own a 7 month old Doberman named Kaiser. He is very energetic but fantastic to have. I will post pictures soon. BTW ear cropping wasn't as bad as I expected.....lots of comments though.
Welcome to the forum from me and my crew her in the U.K.
Brian what you have purchased is not just a dog, it's a roller coaster ride,scary, fun, but they just keep you wanting more!! as you can see from my sig pic i can't get enough of em.
Yeah his ears are all done. When I had them done I got mixed reactions. Mostly saying how cruel I am.... He got pain medicine from the vet afterwards and it didn't slow him down a step. Now that his ears are done I still get mixed reactions from "What a beautiful dog" to "Stay away, he bites". That second comment is that one that drives me nuts because he is nothing but love.
I take him to the dog park all the time where he plays with his friends(2 Great Danes). He loves the exercise and I love him tired sometimes. But overall I am 100000000% satisfied with my decision to get him and I am already looking for a second.
Just a quick thought....I am feeding him Canidae. Anyone else use this food.
EarCropping when done by a experienced Vet is usually successful I would say. Holly only made a sound when She bumped into something other then that in 2 weeks Her ears were pretty much Healed no issue at all. Some vets are terrible at it and when it comes time to Tape the run the other way. Then its the owners job to Tape .. and that sometimes doesnt go well then you see dobes with only one ear standing and ect. Buying from a Reputable Breeder is the way to go. Ignorant people are allowed to make remarks unfortunately but We all know dobes are sweet loyal loving babies!!! so F em
Yeah, what crxman said... I got hammered by family, friends, co-workers and complete strangers when I got my Dobe. She's just a puppy, who is learning magnificently now... I am working on my pack leadership and potty-training. Glad you are enjoying your pup!
Welcome Brian. You will have to get used to the comments if you are going to own a dobe. I've had everything from the old, they turn on their masters, to mothers literally crossing to the other side of the street with their kids cuz of my 'viscious beasts'.
but having one cropped and one au natural, is kind of funny. folks are afraid of Pollo cuz he's cropped and think Molly is a sweet hound dog. Ironically, Apollo is the gentlest dog I have ever met in my life.