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“Not a breed for everyone”

Written on: 17/01/2014 by ShadowRat (1 review written)

I have a 2 year old doberman, and I can honestly say I can't see myself not having at least one dobe in the future at all times. They are the most loyal breed you can find, and despite their tough reputation, they're enormous cuddlers and real babies. They're one of the most intelligent breeds on earth, so obedience training is quite easy, even for a first time owner as long as you stick to positive methods. Ignore anyone who talks about dominance or being pack leader as these sorts of… Read Full Review

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Darkhorse0414's Response to ShadowRat's Review

Written on: 08/07/2014

Stellar review of the Doberman by ShadowRat. If you were looking for a clear, concise & correct review before purchasing a Doberman then this is the review you would want to read. It's obvious that ShadowRat is a Dobe person; it is always easy to tell when someone is. In most cases... once a Dobe owner, always a Dobe owner. People who get a Doberman almost always stick w/ this breed the rest of their lives.

I've always been around Dobes, & like ShadowRat, currently own a 2 year old un-nuetered male. I live in the States but have a European dog. Everything S.R. said about them is true. They are called "Velcro Dogs" for good reason. If I'm on the toilet going to the bathroom my boy is laying on the floor in front of me w/ his head on my feet. Out of our family he is probably w/ me the most & I consider him my dog. However, if I leave or go out of town then I tell him that I'm leaving & to keep an eye on my fiancé & stepdaughter. And although he notices EVERYTHING anyway, he takes the word 'alert' to a new level while I'm gone. He is protective of me, but if you even so much as had a thought cross your mind about hurting or harming his Mama, (my fiancé) there would be hell to pay.

As ShadowRat emphasized, socialization is an absolute necessity. My boy is a magnet for attention when we take him places, & he eats it up & loves the attention. But, like w/ no other breed I've been around, Dobes have a 6th sense & have the ability to tell when someone or something is fishy or just isn't right. They will switch gears in an instant, & turn into protection dog they were bred to be & defend their owner w/ their life w/ out a second thought.

If you can't tell, ShadowRat & I are passionate about the Doberman breed. All I had intended to do was leave a comment about how ShadowRat being spot on in his review. But then ended up nearly writing a page since I love the breed so much. It is true, they are not a breed for the average person. Dobermans are misunderstood & often end up at shelters as a result. There is no other breed like this breed, & in my mind the Doberman has no equal as a companion or a protector, it is what they were bred for. As for me, I will never own another breed again.

It is worth noting that in most cases, there are noticeable differences in confirmation, appearance & character when comparing a European Doberman vs it's cousins in America. It's really just a matter of preference when deciding which to own. But in my opinion the American Dobes are just smaller versions of the European Dobe. In most cases their temperaments are watered down considerably as well...

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“Troy”

Written on: 08/08/2013 by mytroy13 (1 review written)

As we speak he is trying to eat my trainers on my feet I love him more than life! but he is pushing me beyond anyone could imagine!! im at the urge of giving him up obviously not that I ever could! but can anyone give me any info and help me? I'm starting to hate him :( x Please help xx… Read Full Review

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Craftydog's Response to mytroy13's Review

Written on: 23/09/2013

What is driving you nuts? How old is troy? All dobermans are playful as pups. If he is trying to eat your trainers, distract him with a squeaky toy or something that you don't mind him chewing. Please persevere as they make fantastic friends especially if you invest the time to exercise them enough and train them. Pls contact if I can help. I have had mine for 10 years now and I would not swap him for anything, but new puppies contest your patience!

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Jennievu1's Response to mytroy13's Review

Written on: 08/02/2014

My Doberman is 5 months now and she drove nuts at first. You have no idea how many teeth marks I have on my hands and feet. She finally stopped chewing on me, but that took a little training. Two things that worked for me was to a pair of suede leather gloves and shove your hands in her mouth when she tries to bite on you. I made her gag every time she tries it. It didn't take long for her to realized that she didn't like that. The other thing to try is put some rocks in an empty pop can, tape the can up and shake it every time she tries to mouth you. They hate that noise and will stop. Please give it a try and don't give him up. They get better and better everyday and now, I can't imagine being without mine!

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★★★★★

“I love my Jack”

Written on: 09/06/2013

My Dobe is 8 months old. He is such a loyal, intelligent dog. We got him at 10 weeks old. He was fully house trained at 12 weeks old. He is soo good around my 8 and 6 year old kids. I would suggest if you work a lot or are out of the house a lot, that you seriously consider another breed. Jack, as well as other Dobes , are very big people dogs. They need to be around people a lot. Jack hates being left alone. When he's with us, he will not leave our sides. Actually, he prefers to sit or lay… Read Full Review

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“Dobberman is the great”

Written on: 03/10/2012 by Obsecure (11 reviews written)

I have almost three years experienced with dobber man pinscher of germany , its a great dog having great sence to understand, very friendly with me but very aggressive as aguard dog, i think cia officers and others suggest good dobberman for themselves, the thing which always attract me to adopt dobberman again is its look,shape, the style, its looked like a commando dog, very active and ready for command, anyhow nice dog is… Read Full Review

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“Best Breed I've ever owned!”

Written on: 30/09/2012 by elliottjr (1 review written)

Our first doberman lived until he was 15 years 8 months old (I kid you not!). Considering he nearly died when he was 10 from a very serious nose infection where the specialist vet had to perform 4 life-saving operations including blood transfusions etc. So to think we had over 5 more wonderful years with him it was a miracle! We chose to have him put to sleep eventually as he was having too hard of a time getting up and down with his hind legs, God love him though he kept trying but we could… Read Full Review

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“amarisk9 YUCK”

Written on: 17/06/2012

My 4 year old dog just died from a heart condition. He also could barely walk from severe hip and back dysplasia. During the first year of his life, he was treated at the dermatologist for mange - all from poor, poor breeding. I contacted the breeder multiple times, only to be told his medical problems were MY fault. The only saving grace was that my precious dog had the best medical care. His life, however short, enriched our lives. I pray no other family has to endure this tragedy. Please do… Read Full Review

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“I lost my second doberman one month ago at the age of...”

Written on: 28/03/2011

I lost my second doberman one month ago at the age of 14. Our first dobie lived until 13. We have had two beautiful, faithful, loving dogs. They are eager to please and will guard you for life - when you least expect it! I have had 3 sons and both dogs tolerated the kids. I never left other children unsupervised around my dogs when my children were present. If other children chased after my boys our dog would get uneasy - perhaps because they felt their family member was in danger. Both… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/07/2011

im sorry for your loss, sounds like another breed isnt what is needed here, another faithful, loving ,protective dobie is second to none.x alex

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“I had some other breeds in the past, this is the most...”

Written on: 23/03/2010 by LeoMD (1 review written)

I had some other breeds in the past, this is the most intelligent and loyal dog. With kids is the best, I own 4 dobys all of them love my 8 years old and my 10- month old baby, I have to be watching them not cause they will bite him but because they lick him, when he is out side on back yard my 3 years old female allways laid on where we set him… Read Full Review

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“My doberman fell dead tonight...within three minutes...”

Written on: 11/03/2010

My doberman fell dead tonight...within three minutes of letting her outside. I love my (Ripley) and as I sit here and cry I know when the hurts subsides I will get another one of these dogs. They are the best.

PS) Ripley was only 6-7..suspect heart attack or anurism… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/06/2011

i know how you feel as my krieger dobermann was 8yrs 7months when he suddenly collapsed and died of d.c.m. he had also suffered from wobblers syndrome that was treated at the edinburgh vet school in 2009. although as you say they are the best dogs, i am not getting another dobermann as they have too many health problems now. i cannot suffer anymore heartbreak as zak was my third dobermann.

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“My Dobermann is nearly 3 years old and is an absolute...”

Written on: 08/02/2010

My Dobermann is nearly 3 years old and is an absolute joy! I have never owned a dog before so I lept right in at the deep end. I would advise it's probably best not to get a dobie if you don't have experiance with dogs. They are extremely intelligent and demand alot of social play. They love to please so obedience training 15 mins a day is recommended to keep them in check. You MUST make sure you are the alpha or they will run rings around you. Lots of exercise is an absolute must. They are… Read Full Review

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“I love Dobermans because they are smart and loyal they...”

Written on: 02/03/2009 by 14susan (1 review written)

I love Dobermans because they are smart and loyal they are very trustworthy and not aggressive. I can't think of any bad points because I believe they are the best breed of dog ever. I have 2 Dobermans and there is no better breed, they're the best… Read Full Review

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“If you have a decent size garden and time for a...”

Written on: 28/02/2009

If you have a decent size garden and time for a Doberman you wont find a better friend. Loyal, loving, great with kids. Need a firm hand or will rule the show, need loads of exercise.
I have had two Dobermans both lovely dogs with very different personalities both fantastic… Read Full Review

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“My beautiful and regal Cezar died today of sudden...”

Written on: 01/12/2008 by MLeste (1 review written)

My beautiful and regal Cezar died today of sudden heart failure. He was 11 years and 10 months old. He was both my children born, now ages 7 & 10, and always loved and protected them. He would gently put himself between my kids, and strangers at all times. Never being aggressive, just letting the other person know that he always had my kids back.
He loved to play, and was scary intelligent. That is one reason I have always loved Dobe's, they are so very smart.
He was my best friend, and I never… Read Full Review

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“I writing this In memory of a Doberman that I grew up...”

Written on: 25/11/2008

I writing this In memory of a Doberman that I grew up with. He passed away today. I cried allot and still miss allot and hope that I can share a little information. My father and I bought a pure bred doberman from Houston Texas in 2000 he was a show dog. His name was Duke big Dukey I called this dog was a handsome 120 pound male Doberman and was extremely timid and was only interested in play and eating and being patted and sleeping. he was spoiled and patted all the time. i guess to allot of… Read Full Review

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“In honour of my 5 year old Doberman dog. They make...”

Written on: 23/10/2008

In honour of my 5 year old Doberman dog. They make cracking dogs as long as you have lots of time for them. They are very demanding and will whinge you to death if you ignore them or don't walk them often enough. These dogs can literally run a marathon a day and still keep going! Don't ever hit a doberman. Their sensitive and intelligent nature and the way they absolutely idolise their owner can make striking a doberman a one way street. First they will loose respect for you and become less… Read Full Review

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“Our Doberman Zak is now 3 years old we got him when he...”

Written on: 05/10/2008

Our Doberman Zak is now 3 years old we got him when he was 8 weeks. He is a fantastic playmate to the kids, infact he is like kid number 3. Very easy to train took him to socialising classes and puppy training and enjoys doing little tricks. has a tendency to pull on lead but that's only because he is excited about going out. Doesn't like the rain though but does enjoy the snow. good eater but sloppy drinker! Have a question though the last couple of months he seems to have problems… Read Full Review

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Freyasemail's Comment

Written on: 08/01/2009

hi
<br/>you could perhaps try a glucosamine or devil's claw supplement. we have a rhodesian ridgeback and she had started to have some mobility problems, but like your dog, the vet could find nothing wrong. we started to give her a glucosamine supplement 2 months ago now and she is a new dog, much happier in herself and getting up and down no problem! devil's claw is also supposed to be good for mobility. of course ask your vet about this first. hope this helps, though. :)

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Craftydog's Comment

Written on: 23/09/2013

Have him checked for a heart condition called d.c.m. (Dilated cardiomyopathy). This is often a symptom in the very early stages and is incurable but cam be managed with medication. Dcm is ver common in dobes.

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“very loving and playful. very good with cat although...”

Written on: 02/09/2008 by gaynor stephens (1 review written)

very loving and playful. very good with cat although tends to be a bit rough! easy to train so far. only 4 months. great girl. a big long legged foal!

overall, a beautiful pup to have in the family. very majestic… Read Full Review

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“Your dobes sound perfect my girl certainly isn't. She...”

Written on: 17/08/2008

Your dobes sound perfect my girl certainly isn't. She is 6 months old and we are all completely in love with her. However i wish she had come with a manual. She keeps us on the go 24/7, she's a thief, underwear being her favourite thing. She doesn't greet you, she levels you out. She eats anything and everything if its not pinned down. She has been the most fun we've had in years but are hoping that one day her puppy classes sink in hehe… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/10/2008

I have three Dobermans a male and two females. the female puppy is a thief and so is her dad, they both pinch the socks and underwear and love to take the cushions off the sofa's and put them on their bed. If the dogs are on their own for any length of time i come home to find an assortment of treasures on their bed with them laying on the top of them!

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Craftydog's Comment

Written on: 23/09/2013

Persevere. She is only six months and is still full of the joys of being alive. She will calm down a little. Mine is 10 now, but use to steal toilet rolls !

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★★★★★

“My boyfriend had owned Doberman before, but I was...”

Written on: 15/08/2008

My boyfriend had owned Doberman before, but I was really nervous, as I never had. We got a puppy 8 weeks old and she is the most gorgeous dog now. She is almost a year old and is really well behaved.
At first I made her sleep downstairs but she cried so we let her sleep by our bed! She still sleeps there now and is no trouble (apart from when she decides she wants her belly scratched at 6am haha!)
We walk her once a day for half an hour and she has a run off lead twice a week, she is calm at… Read Full Review

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“My puppy is 10 weeks old and he is all of the above....”

Written on: 23/07/2008

My puppy is 10 weeks old and he is all of the above. when he gets tired he runds rond like mad and gets a little disobediant, but all you need to do is MAKE him go to bed for a sleep and he wakes up a good boy again!

I would suggest establishing pack leadership STRAIGHT AWAY as my pup tried challenging me quite soon!

Great dog, such a clown!

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