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Here are a few random questions with answers generally available on the internet. I hope it gives you food for thought but please do as much research as you possibly can before you go looking for your doberman puppy and make an impulse buy.
Trust me, you will fall in love with all doberman puppies you visit but puppies, doberman or not, should never be bought on impulse.
Doberman Puppies Glamorgan
Aberdare Bridgend Caerphilly Maesteg Methyr Tydfil Pontyclun Pontypridd Porthcawl Barry Cardiff Dinas Powis Llantwit Penarth Port Talbot Swansea
What are my responsibilities as a new Doberman puppy owner?
Do take your puppy to puppy playschool and obedience training classes and do your homework for these classes. Behaviors that are cute in a 15 pound puppy can be dangerous in a 75 pound doberman. Socialize your puppy with people (especially children) and other dogs frequently (after your puppy has completed its immunization). Your doberman puppy may go through a period known as “adolescent shyness” when it reaches 4-5 months of age. This period can last until the puppy is 12-18 months old. Socializing your puppy from an early age will help minimize this shyness. Expose your doberman puppy to a variety of experiences, but do so gently. You don’t want to traumatize your puppy. Be careful of heavy physical exertion directly before and after eating, especially if your Doberman is a “gulper”. Dobermans puppies can suffer from bloat. If your dog’s abdomen becomes distended and rigid and it can not seem to belch or pass gas, gastric torsion may be the problem. This is an urgent health concern and puppies, doberman and other breeds, should immediately attend the vets.
Are they good with children?
The breed is usually excellent with children when raised with children. This is due to their high level of intelligence and their innate desire to function with and for people. They seem to understand that infants and very young ones need care and protection and tend to be tolerant of little ones play. This is not to say that an exuberant pup will not knock a toddler down in play or accidentally bite to grab a toy.
When visiting a new litter you may find the dam aggressive and protective of her brood and should respect that for what it is. You also may encounter a Doberman alarmed at the antics of small children which should be explainable by asking if the dog has ever been exposed to youngsters. Aggression toward or fear of people of any size or age is not typical Doberman temperament and should be avoided in any dog you may have in your home.
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What are the grooming needs of a Doberman and how often should they be done?
Maintenance of the Doberman is minimal compared to many other breeds but there are still some areas that require attention.
Good dental health is also a must. Teach the dog early to enjoy having his teeth brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste designed for dogs. Also, encourage him to chew on toys that are designed to clean teeth and stimulate gums.
Toenails should be kept short. It is best to do them once a week. Long nails can be hazardous. Also, if they are too long the dog will be walking on the nails, as opposed to walking on pads of the feet as they are supposed to, resulting in sore, splayed feet.
Shedding YES, their dark hairs do get on clothing and furniture! There are some things that can be done to help minimize this. Baths with a good quality shampoo that is mild on the skin, as well as regular, consistent grooming with a rubber grooming glove will keep the skin stimulated and the hair healthy plus it will remove the dead hairs before they fall off on the furniture. A good way to cleanse them without bathing too frequently is to make a mixture of 1/3 Listerine Mouthwash, 1/3 glycerine and 1/3 water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the dog daily and wipe down with a soft cloth. This will keep the dandruff and shedding to a minimum and give your dog a sleek, shiny coat year round. A healthy, parasite free, clean Doberman will shed the least possible.
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What health issues should I ask about?
The Doberman unfortunately, like most breeds, has its share of genetic problems so there are many health clearances which breeders can and should provide. At a minimum ALL breeding stock should be tested and/or certified against:
- Cardiomyopathy – to include a Holter monitor EKG and an ultrasound or sonogram done by a veterinary cardiologist. Cardio tests should be conducted annually or 3 months before a planned breeding. This type of testing should be done in Dobermans as it is better than nothing and you can know that at the time of the breeding or the time of the test whether the heart tested normal; that there were no heart murmurs or abnormally skipping heart beats.
- Von Willebrands disease via DNA test – a blood clotting disorder
- X-rays for hip and elbow dysplasia, certified by at or after the age of 2 years
- Annual blood panels for thyroid, kidneys, and liver
- Annual eye exam done by a veterinary ophthalmologist
Doberman Puppies Glamorgan
Barry Island-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Capel Llanilltern-Vale of Glamorgan (near Caerphilly)
Cardiff-Cardiff City (near Penarth)
Clawddcoch-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
Craig Penllyn-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
Dinas Powys-Vale of Glamorgan (near Penarth)
East Aberthaw-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
East Brook-Vale of Glamorgan (near Penarth)
Eglwys Brewis-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Fonmon-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Font y gary-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Llantwit Major-Vale of Glamorgan (near Bridgend)
Llysworney-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
Lower Penarth-Vale of Glamorgan (near Penarth)
Merthyr Dyfan-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Michaelston le Pit-Vale of Glamorgan (near Penarth)
Ogmore by Sea-Vale of Glamorgan (near Porthcawl)
Pentre Meyrick-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
Penylan-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
Peterston Super Ely-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
St Andrew’s Major-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
St Athan-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
St Bride’s Major-Vale of Glamorgan (near Bridgend)
St Brides Super Ely-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
St Donats-Vale of Glamorgan (near Bridgend)
St George’s Super Ely-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
St Hilary-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
St Lythans-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
St Mary Church-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
St Mary Hill-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
St Mellons-Vale of Glamorgan (near Caerphilly)
St Nicholas-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Tre Aubrey-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Twyn Yr Odyn-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Welsh St Donats-Vale of Glamorgan (near Pencoed)
West Aberthaw-Vale of Glamorgan (near Barry)
Will protection training make my puppy doberman vicious?
Protection sport training is probably the most misunderstood training in existence. Many people think that sport protection training makes dobermans vicious and aggressive towards people. The dogs are not taught to bite the person, but to bite the fabric. In the basic training the dog or puppy is taught to play with a burlap sack, sort of a tug of war. The doberman (or puppy) is then graduated to seizing a tube of burlap/fabric and stuffing. Then the dog is graduated to a leg sleeve and then to a decoy suit or sleeve. If the decoy, the man in the suit, were to take off the suit and shake it around, the dog will grab the suit and start a tug of war, in the same manner as he/she did with the burlap sack. If the decoy were to run away holding the suit, dangling from an out stretched hand, exposing the rest of the man to the dog, the dog would grasp the suit and pay no attention to the man. The doberman is taught to grab the fabric. The decoy is friendly towards the dog and many times, in training, the dog will climb up in the decoy’s lap and lick his face, immediately after the protection session is over. Puppies, dobermans seem to be particularly keen to start young, can start in a very small way from an early age but of course a puppy needs to mature into adult before progressing.
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