4.11.2013

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Rick and I are having some serious puppy fever lately. We've been talking about getting a dog for a while now, and after much more research and thinking about how we'd prepare for a new puppy, we're thinking we'd like to get one this Summer.

We're in love with the doberman – an intelligent, energetic, loyal breed, with a sweet temperament, contrary to popular belief. We've talked to a few people who've had dobermans in the past and the consensus is that they're one of the best breeds out there. People had so many good things to say about their dobermans. This video makes me laugh SO hard. I love the way the dobe sneaks up to play, and then immediately responds to its owner as he calls, "Sit!". The facial expressions of the pup are just hilarious, too funny.

I know it's not all fun and games all the time of course, and that there would be plenty of work and training involved, but i'm excited at the prospects of adding to our little family! (Luckily we've been told dobermans get along with cats, if not at first, with time).

I'd love to know, do you have a dog? A doberman? How do you like having a doggy in your life?

Photos: Products from Mungo & Maud – an adorable pet shop based in London, brought to my attention by Sarah! Puppy photo is actually a doberman pinscher mix but too cute nonetheless – via Your Dog Photos.

UPDATE: We actually JUST got a puppy! lol. Happened very quickly, will update with a post and pics soon :)

17 comments:

  1. I had two dobermans at one point (who are now with my ex).
    They were really nice and intelligent :) Mind you, ours were not that well trained...They couldn't walk on a leash properly, and going to the dog park was a nightmare (they were a little too aggressive when it came to playing with smaller dogs).
    I think the problems we had were a direct result from the lack of training they received from my bf (also, he was away at sea a lot and had to get friends to take care of them). They were also rescued around 1-2 years old.

    So, I think they are great dogs. Get a young one and properly train it, and you won't have problems! Also, in Canada they have floppy ears since ear docking is forbidden. They are much cuter and less aggressive looking this way anyway (and remind me of a weimeriner).

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    1. Yes! Training would definitely be a top priority! Especially with it being a larger dog. They sound great though! That's interesting about the ear-docking thing, as every breeder we've looked at in Ontario docks the ears and tail before you get them. Something to look into for sure!

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  2. I've had two dogs and each of them have been amazing. My soul dog that I have now is a rescue, and I would encourage you to look into that option or consider it. I will never have a dog going forward that isn't a rescue. There are so many dogs in need already and to see the love and thanks and growth in him is amazing. You could also more than likely find one that is breed specific, such as being a doberman. Good luck either way on your puppy parent adventure, they are amazing souls!

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    1. Aw, a rescue dog would be so nice! But with it being our first dog and a larger one, it would also be nice to "start from scratch" if you will, to be able to properly socialize and train our new puppy. Something to keep in mind I suppose! I'm looking forward to another little companion around the house!

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  3. Awwww. I think Dobermans are the most beautiful breed of dog out there. I have always wanted one. You better let us see pics if you get one!

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    1. We did! lol. It all happened so quickly this past weekend, I will share pics soon with an updated post!

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  4. I've been having puppy fever for years, but the hubs won't let me get one! :(

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    1. You'll have to convince him! Research some low-maintenance breeds, lol.

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  5. My husband and I got a puppy last summer- a Bernese Mountain Dog. They are the sweetest, most loyal dogs and they love people, especially children. I had a doberman/lab mix as a child and she was an amazing dog to grow up with. We were born on the same day so my family always celebrated both of our birthdays :)

    Getting a dog taught my husband and I a lot about each other in how we handle stressful situations and our philosophies on how to raise/train a dog. It helped us learn how to communicate during stressful moments and it made us realize ways that we could improve our relationship. Training is definitely a must! I look forward to seeing photos of the puppy this summer!!

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    1. Sounds like a great dog! We've heard too that dobes are great with children, and will actually "herd" them away from possible danger and guard over them, lol. So sweet. They are definitely a lot of work, so makes sense that it helped you and your husband in those ways, so nice!

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  6. My husband and I got a puppy last summer- a Bernese Mountain Dog. They are the sweetest, most loyal dogs and they love people, especially children. I had a doberman/lab mix as a child and she was an amazing dog to grow up with. We were born on the same day so my family always celebrated both of our birthdays :)

    Getting a dog taught my husband and I a lot about each other in how we handle stressful situations and our philosophies on how to raise/train a dog. It helped us learn how to communicate during stressful moments and it made us realize ways that we could improve our relationship. Training is definitely a must! I look forward to seeing photos of the puppy this summer!!

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  7. Lovely, thanks for sharing! I would love to have a dog too!

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  8. I have some serious puppy fever right now! I think that "J" still needs some convincing... Can't wait to see what you guys decide! (get one!)

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    1. Just start researching the breed you want, I'm sure you could convince him! lol! We did decide though, will update with a post soon :)

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  9. My only experience with a Doberman was a negative one, unfortunately. He belonged to my friend's family, and I was warned, "Don't touch him--he bites anyone who does not live here." Yikes! I kept to the rule, but he snapped at my hand once when I stood too close to him. That could simply be a lack of training, though! Your pup would be in good hands. :)

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    1. Oh no! Yes, from what we've researched that's a definite lack of training, or rather, trained to actually be aggressive which is not good! They naturally guard, but once they're told the "new" person is "ok", they are so sweet!

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  10. Yay! Can't wait to see the pictures! He or She?

    My 16 year old friend passed away last December and I miss him & our long walks everyday...

    They are true friends :)

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