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I'm getting a Doberman! - Updated -> He's home!

Have always loved the breed. Now I'm getting one. He was born on July 4th, I'm going to visit the breeder next weekend and then it'll probably be the end of August before I can bring him home. Can't wait. IMO, they're the meanest looking, most loyal and intelligent dogs.

Here's a photo of one if anyone's not familiar.



Anyone else got a dog? Or even a Doberman?
 

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I've had them for years. Great choice. Their loyalty and intelligence is definitely 1st rate. Enjoy!
 

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hehehehe.....the 2 most intimidating sounds you will ever hear is the ratchet of a pump action shotgun and the bark of a pissed off dog fixing to gnaw on your ass!

hehehe.....gotta love my Shepherd but love the Dobies also
 

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Stonecoldchavez said:
Like my boy....he is almost 5 now. All 105lbs. of him. :)
105lbs!? Whoa! I've only read that they get up to 85lbs. Right on. Back in highschool, a girl friend of mine had 2 of them. I'd pull up into her driveway and couldn't get out of the car until she came out and escorted me. Otherwise I was dinner for her 2 dobes. Have loved them ever since. Great dog to have on your side.

Awesome looking guy you got there too. What'd you name him?
 

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Can't wait. IMO, they're the meanest looking, most loyal and intelligent dogs.
Not to mention gorgeous. They have quite the regal look about them.
 

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pir0teknik said:
Not to mention gorgeous. They have quite the regal look about them.
+1000
 

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I love mine. The most loyal, protective, gentle dogs - I trust him implicitly around both of my children.

But, I have personally experienced how destructive they can be as puppies. He ate a leather couch (I know I couldn't believe it either) and tore up a rug-amongst other things. And I crate trained him as well. (Now he is perfectly behaved.) I have heard many stories about how destructive doberman puppies can be- so my advice is to make sure that you keep them in a part of your house that you don't mind getting messy.

Also, they are bloody single minded and highly intelligent - especially when they want to get to something that you don't want them to get to. If you put up six barriers you will come home to find out the dog has solved five of the problems and is working on number six.

Also, mine doesn't have cropped ears, just a docked tail- they are floppy- the look is much less intimidating. Cheers.
 

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I love them too.

Enjoy!
 

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Congrats, get ready to spend lots of time with him, they demand attention. My boy has been great tho, he's a big one too, 100lbs and still growing.
Grant
 

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I had a great dobie back in the 90's. He weighed just about 100 lbs and was a great dog. But he was dumb as a rock. Yes, most dobermans are intelligent. Mine wasn't. Still a great dog and I miss him.
 

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I had a great dobie back in the 90's. He weighed just about 100 lbs and was a great dog. But he was dumb as a rock. Yes, most dobermans are intelligent. Mine wasn't. Still a great dog and I miss him.
Sorry about your dobe. I wish they lived longer too. But they average 8-10 years. Much like any other dog it's size I guess. ie. German Shephard, etc... Was yours a purebred? The one I'm getting, both it's parents are champion dobes from Windsor. So I'm hoping it'll be quite intelligent and even showable.
 

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I have two....named Xena and Aries....

Here's Xena....she is 1.5yrs old and about 100lbs


Here's Aries....he is nine months and just shy of 100lbs....he's gonna be huge!


Xena and my g/f having a nap.....dogs arent allowed on that couch...grrrrr!


Aries again......you can see my g/f's rf1000 in the background


Dobermans are very prone to disease.....you should read up on them before you buy one and make sure the breeder gives you a guarantee
 

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I've been doing a lot of research on them. And yeah, for sure on that guarantee. Hope all goes well this weekend. I'm gonna take some pics of the pup too. Will post up.
 

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aaawww such cute dogs!! Speaking of which, guys with cute dogs ALWAYS get the laides attention!
 

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I've decided to switch breeders. Have found an even better one! The sire is Valentino (cool name eh?), top Champion Male Doberman, best of breed. Dam (mother) is Champion Female Poppy.

I think I'm gonna name him "Rossi". He's currently 8 weeks old in these pics the breeder has sent me:
 

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Man I wish puppies stayed puppies forever they are so cute.

Cool dog, the dog my g/f and I picked out at the pound is a chocolate lab/dobie mix and she's hell on wheels. I hope to be able to move to where she is soon and be able to calm her down some so she isn't jumping on people and generally being a PITA.
 
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