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I am beyond ticked! My fiancé and I are finically making te move back to our hometown from our college town and can't find a place to rent! I'm so sick and tired of reading no: dobermans etc. who the heck are you to judge my dog?? I am so mad that for the stupid Doberman owners out there ruin it for the majority of the well behaved ones! The only dog I have ever gotten bitten by while I worked at a dog daycare was a lab. Why are labs allowed? They have a mouth and teeth as well... Besides taking all bad owners out of the world what would it take to get dobermans off the"dangerous breed list"?
 

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I am beyond ticked! My fiancé and I are finically making te move back to our hometown from our college town and can't find a place to rent! I'm so sick and tired of reading no: dobermans etc. who the heck are you to judge my dog?? I am so mad that for the stupid Doberman owners out there ruin it for the majority of the well behaved ones! The only dog I have ever gotten bitten by while I worked at a dog daycare was a lab. Why are labs allowed? They have a mouth and teeth as well... Besides taking all bad owners out of the world what would it take to get dobermans off the"dangerous breed list"?
A bloody miracle.

I have found you can meet a person who has never in their life met a Doberman before, yet they automatically know what one is like. How, because of the media and word of mouth spread by people who are just as clueless regards what Dobermans are like too.

I recently met a woman from Holland, she has 3 Dobermans all from reputable breeders who health test etc all of which are neurotic as she has not been able to socialise them because of the stigma surrounding Dobermans especially here in Spain. She brings one of them along to the training class and whilst I do not agree with it she is training him to do bitework, (she believes it gives him confidence) I believe she would be better served just obediance training in the arena whilst another dog is doing the same kind of training at the other side. But that is just my view and I have no right to say what she is doing is wrong etc. However, the main trainer is convinced the woman has done something to her Dobe to make him like this, make them all like this. She had her eyes opened however, when she met Toby, she couldnt believe another Dobe bred from a different line, owned by a different owner would be fear reactive as the dutch Dobes are. (actually Toby isn't nearly half as bad but he is nervous etc). This woman is a respected dog trainer in IPO, she has so many credentials it would make your eyes bleed trying to read them all. Now if she can have such erroneous views is it any wonder that people who don't know dogs can say without knowing or giving a good owner the chance to prove differently that your Dobe, any Dobe is dangerous and that be that.
I am sure if you keep looking you will find somewhere where the people are not so closedminded as to letting you rent with your Dobe in tow but it might take a lot of looking before you find one.

Good luck.
 

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Just keep looking and even look harder, my heart feels for you.
Many years ago, I had an extremely difficult time as I had sell my house and move back to my Ex's hometown. I never knew it would be so difficult finding a rental and during that interim had to board my two previous Dobes. Luckily, I had a great vet with a boarding facility and one of the boarding workers, just loved my Kaiser. It cost me, not having them in their own home for over 2 months and major finances because I had to delay, the sale of the house.
In the end, I had to settle for a less than desirable Rental, till I could find something else.
Although, it goes against my values, I was at a point, i was just going to straight out lie.
 
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Your best bet is to find a private rental - call every realtor in the book and tell them what you need. When we moved 15 years ago, we were not ready to buy and finding a rental (townhouse) took 2 months but we did it. It took me offering two months of rent for a deposit to convince an owner to rent to us.

There are also agencies that specialize in private rentals -worth a look.
 

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Sorry for your situation.
When I read this type of breed discrimination for the first time, I was surprised because I believed that dobermans are popular in the US.
I hope that you'll be able to find the place, then flip over people's prejudice as your dog is well-behaved;)

A bit deviated from the subject though, situations for dogs in Japan are crazy enough.
If you're going to PURCHASE a condo, you'll be allowed to have pets. For dogs, usually up to medium sized dogs only. Height and weight restrictions exist, and you must NOT let your dog walk in the common areas incl. elevator.
My sister lives in the condo and I'll never be able to take my dog to her place. Who can carry/hold Elza from the entrance to her 8th floor!?
So, in a sense Japan is worse than America. Good luck to find a place!!
 

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I find it odd that it's so bad in the US. People are intimidated by Dobies here, but not "afraid" of them per say. Up here it's only pitbulls that people are really against.

Maybe even contact the people saying NO DOBERMAN and tell them how well behaved he is and tell them to meet them before they pass judgement
 

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glad you found a place, they are out there but very difficult to find

most places will not allow the "dangerous breeds" and that list usually includes doberman, rottweiler, pitbull type, german shepard, mastiffs and dogs of the above listed crosses
 

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I would agree that though it exists, I haven't seen that many dober haters.. there are people who are scared, but a lot of people have odd phobias. I've certainly never seen any specific breed exclusions on paper (with the exception, as redrosie stated, of pit bulls, and again, that is only because of the bylaw)
 

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^ Yuuuup. It's ridiculous. I've seen more aggressive "family" dogs try and get me than a pitbull...and I like pitties so I seek them out, they're fun to play tug of war with haha
 

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Hey,when i was younger, I went to this one Bar ,and because we were wearing Black Leather jackets, we were not allowed in, however, if it was another color, we were okay.
 

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yeah I ran into the same problem when I was trying to get insurance for my house. As soon as I said doberman when they asked if I had any dogs they where like welp we cant help you and said have a nice day then hung up. Its hard but there are accepting people and companies out there that will take us dobie lovers in. Congrats on finding a place:D
 

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When I win the lottery (LOL), I will buy houses to rent out and they will be listed as "Doberman ONLY".


Can't say much other than I've been in the same stupid situation. My now landlord said that we could have dogs in the beginning and although he didn't want to discriminate against breeds, he let it slip out that he was "cautious" against some breeds. I believe it was simply something personal (bad experience, who knows). When he finally met Romeo, he was in love. I frequently find treats left on the porch now. :D
 
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