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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.
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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.
Is it fair to the dog if I dont plan to hunt?
Dobermans are most commonly thought of as protection companions. This breed was developed with protection in mind and the Herr Louis Dobermann succeeded admirably at what he set out to do. They are also excellent for companionship, for watching over their territory or for almost anything you set your mind to. What is not fair to this breed is to ignore them and sentence them to a sedentary life with limited human companionship. If you can find activities in your life which afford the dog the opportunity to work with and for you, you will have a happy and well-adjusted animal no matter what that activity may be. The temperament, physical and intelligence qualities of this breed allow the Doberman to excel at just about any activity you are interested in that can include a dog.
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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 do they eat and about how much?
Because of their high energy level they should be fed a high quality food containing a good balance of protein and fat and with essential fatty acids. Most normally active Dobermans will require a higher level of fat and protein than many other breeds throughout their lives. Adults will eat from 2-5 cups of food a day depending on the individual dogs metabolism and how much activity they are getting. Good quality, balanced food will help to keep the coat healthy and reduce shedding.
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Aberchalder Lodge-Highland (near Fort Augustus)
Aird of Sleat-Highland
Ault a’ chruinn-Highland
Back of Keppoch-Highland
Blar a’ Chaorainn-Highland
Boat of Garten-Highland
Brae of Achnahaird-Highland
Bridge of Brown-Highland
Bridge of Forss-Highland
Camault Muir-Highland (near Inverness)
Conon Bridge-Highland (near Inverness)
Crask of Aigas-Highland (near Inverness)
Culloden Moor-Highland (near Inverness)
Dulnain Bridge-Highland (near Grantown on Spey)
East Croachy-Highland (near Inverness)
Easter Galcantray-Highland (near Inverness)
Easter Kinkell-Highland (near Inverness)
Easter Moniack-Highland (near Inverness)
Easter Suddie-Highland (near Inverness)
Findon Mains-Highland (near Inverness)
Fort George-Highland (near Inverness)
Grantown on Spey-Highland
Hill of Fearn-Highland
Hilton of Cadboll-Highland
Inshes Wood-Highland (near Inverness)
Isle of Eigg-Highland
Isle of Raasay-Highland
Isle of Rhum-Highland
Isle of Skye-Highland
John O’ Groats-Highland
Kyle of Lochalsh-Highland
Letterfinlay Lodge -Highland (near Fort William)
Little Scatwell-Highland (near Ardross)
Lyne of Gorthleck-Highland (near Inverness)
Mains of Dalvey-Highland (near Glenlivet)
Mid Main-Highland (near Inverness)
Moss side-Highland (near Inverness)
Muir of Ord-Highland (near Inverness)
Muirton Mains-Highland (near Inverness)
Nethy Bridge-Highland (near Nairn)
Newlands of Geise-Highland
Newton of Ferintosh-Highland (near Inverness)
North Ballachulish-Highland (near Fort William)
North Kessock-Highland (near Inverness)
Port an Eorna-Highland
Port na long-Highland
Skye of Curr-Highland (near Tomintoul)
South Kessock-Highland (near Inverness)
Upper Eathie-Highland (near Cromarty)
Wester Moy-Highland (near Inverness)
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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