Hello DBTalk, so I have had my doberman(Morrison) for about 3 weeks now. I got him when he was a day shy of 6 weeks. He is now 8 weeks and 3 days old. I did not want to take him until he was eight weeks but I did not want him to die. The breeder was a bad one, I just couldn't leave him there. The dad was a beautiful red doberman, imported from Yugoslavia ( He actually showed me the papers) the mother a nice black dobie. The next day I took him to the vet, not good news. Full of worms and Coccidia. One he passed the worms, his little pot belly resembled that of an emaciated pup. He kept on have diarrhea,and lost him appetite. So I took him back to the vet and he gave Morrison more medicine for Coccidia and vitamins. He is much better now. Eating has improved dramatically, but what worry's me is that he looks bloated after he eats, is this normal?. He also seems a bit small for eight weeks, i haven't measured him yet but will tonight. Does anyone know how big he is supposed to be? Going to get his ears cropped at the vet, what would be the best way (once they're are cropped) for him not to scratch or try to remove his posts? Thanks for any advice.