Doberman Puppies Scottish Highlands


puppy-dobermanDobermann Rehoming Association   

Dobermann Rescue UK

Dobermann Welfare UK

 Irish Dobermann Rescue

You will find adverts to your left but PLEASE check out our home page before buying doberman puppies.

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 Scottish Highlands

Aberfeldy, Aultbea, Altnaharra, Applecross, Aviemore Back of Keppoch, Ballachulish, Beauly, Blair Atholl, Braemar Cannich,Coldbackie,Crianlarich, Cromarty Culbokie Dalwhinnie, Dingwall, Dornie, Dornoch, Durness Fort Augustus, Fort William Gairloch, Glencoe, Glenelg Inveraray, Invermoriston, Inverness  Killin, Kingussie, Kinlochleven, Kinlochewe, Kinloch Rannoch, Kyle of Lochalsh Lochinver Mallaig Nairn, Newtonmore, North Ballachulish, Nethy Bridge Oban Plockton, Poolewe Shieldaig, South Ballachulish, Strathpeffer, Strathy Taynuilt, Thurso, Tobermory, Tomintoul, Tongue, Torridon Ullapool Wick

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 don’t 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.

Doberman Puppies Scottish Highlands

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. 

Doberman Puppies Scottish Highlands

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.

Doberman Puppies Scottish Highlands

Aberchalder Lodge-Highland (near Fort Augustus)

A’Chill-Highland

Achnashellach Station-Highland

Aird of Sleat-Highland

Alligin Shuas-Highland

Altnabreac Station-Highland

Ault a’ chruinn-Highland

Aultguish Inn-Highland

Back of Keppoch-Highland

Balnacoil Lodge-Highland

Big Sand-Highland

Blar a’ Chaorainn-Highland

Boat of Garten-Highland

Bonar Bridge-Highland

Brae of Achnahaird-Highland

Bridge of Brown-Highland

Bridge of Forss-Highland

Camas Luinie-Highland

Camault Muir-Highland (near Inverness)

Carn gorm-Highland

Conon Bridge-Highland (near Inverness)

Crask of Aigas-Highland (near Inverness)

Culloden Moor-Highland (near Inverness)

Duisdale Mhor-Highland

Dulnain Bridge-Highland (near Grantown on Spey)

East Clyne-Highland

East Croachy-Highland (near Inverness)

East Mey-Highland

Easter Galcantray-Highland (near Inverness)

Easter Kinkell-Highland (near Inverness)

Easter Moniack-Highland (near Inverness)

Easter Suddie-Highland (near Inverness)

Eilean Shone-Highland

Feshie Bridge-Highland

Findon Mains-Highland (near Inverness)

Fort Augustus-Highland

Fort George-Highland (near Inverness)

Fort William-Highland

Glen Nevis-Highland

Glutt -Highland

Grantown on Spey-Highland

Hartmount Holdings-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

Isle Ornsay-Highland

John O’ Groats-Highland

Kinloch Hourn-Highland

Kinloch Laggan-Highland

Kyle of Lochalsh-Highland

Land hallow-Highland

Laxford Bridge-Highland

Letterfinlay Lodge -Highland (near Fort William)

Little Gruinard-Highland

Little Scatwell-Highland (near Ardross)

Lower Diabaig-Highland

Lower Gledfield-Highland

Lyne of Gorthleck-Highland (near Inverness)

Mains of Dalvey-Highland (near Glenlivet)

Meikle Ferry-Highland

Mellon Charles-Highland

Mellon Udrigle-Highland

Mid Clyth-Highland

Mid Main-Highland (near Inverness)

Midtown Brae-Highland

Moss side-Highland (near Inverness)

Muir of Ord-Highland (near Inverness)

Muirton Mains-Highland (near Inverness)

Nethy Bridge-Highland (near Nairn)

Nevis Bridge-Highland

New Kelso-Highland

Newlands of Geise-Highland

Newton of Ferintosh-Highland (near Inverness)

Nipster-Highland

North Ballachulish-Highland (near Fort William)

North Erradale-Highland

North Kessock-Highland (near Inverness)

Old Shoremore-Highland

Oldshore More-Highland

Oykel Bridge-Highland

Port an Eorna-Highland

Port Henderson-Highland

Port Mor-Highland

Port na long-Highland

Red Point-Highland

Sand Laide-Highland

Scourie More-Highland

Shepherds Dene-Highland

Shiel Bridge-Highland

Skelbo Muir-Highland

Skye of Curr-Highland (near Tomintoul)

South Erradale-Highland

South Kessock-Highland (near Inverness)

Spean Bridge-Highland

Strome Ferry-Highland

The Braes-Highland

The Mound-Highland

Thurso East-Highland

Upper Ardchronie-Highland

Upper Bighouse-Highland

Upper Breakish-Highland

Upper Camster-Highland

Upper Eathie-Highland (near Cromarty)

West Helmsdale-Highland

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.

 Doberman Puppies Aberdeenshire . Doberman Puppies Angus . Doberman Puppies Argyll . Doberman Puppies Ashby . Doberman Puppies Avon . Doberman Puppies Ayrshire . Doberman Puppies Bedfordshire . Doberman Puppies Berkshire . Doberman Puppies Birmingham . Doberman Puppies Bristol . Doberman Puppies Buckinghamshire . Doberman Puppies Burton . Doberman Puppies Cambridgeshire . Doberman Puppies Cheshire . Doberman Puppies Cleveland . Doberman Puppies Coalville . Doberman Puppies Conwy . Doberman Puppies Cornwall . Doberman Puppies Cumberland . Doberman Puppies Cumbria . Doberman Puppies Denbighshire . Doberman Puppies Derby . Doberman Puppies Derbyshire . Doberman Puppies Devon . Doberman Puppies Dorset . Doberman Puppies Dumfriesshire . Doberman Puppies Dunbartonshire . Doberman Puppies Durham . Doberman Puppies Dyfed . Doberman Puppies East London . Doberman Puppies East Midlands . Doberman Puppies East Yorkshire . Doberman Puppies Edinburgh . Doberman Puppies England . Doberman Puppies Essex . Doberman Puppies Fife . Doberman Puppies Flintshire . Doberman Puppies Glamorgan . Doberman Puppies Glasgow . Doberman Puppies Gloucestershire . Doberman Puppies Greater Manchester . Doberman Puppies Gwent . Doberman Puppies Gwynedd . Doberman Puppies Hampshire . Doberman Puppies Herefordshire . Doberman Puppies Hertfordshire . Doberman Puppies Huntingdonshire . Doberman Puppies Ireland . Doberman Puppies Isle Of Man . Doberman Puppies Isle Of Skye . Doberman Puppies Isle Of Wight . Doberman Puppies Kent . Doberman Puppies Lanarkshire . Doberman Puppies Lancashire . Doberman Puppies Leicestershire . Doberman Puppies Lincolnshire . Doberman Puppies Local . Doberman Puppies London . Doberman Puppies Lothian . Doberman Puppies Merseyside . Doberman Puppies Middlesex . Doberman Puppies Monmouthshire . Doberman Puppies Morayshire . Doberman Puppies Norfolk . Doberman Puppies Northamptonshire . Doberman Puppies Northern Ireland . Doberman Puppies North London . Doberman Puppies Northumberland . Doberman Puppies North Yorkshire . Doberman Puppies Nottinghamshire . Doberman Puppies Oxfordshire . Doberman Puppies Pembrokeshire . Doberman Puppies Perthshire . Doberman Puppies Powys . Doberman Puppies Rutland . Doberman Puppies Scotland . Doberman Puppies Scottish Borders . Doberman Puppies Scottish Highlands . Doberman Puppies Shropshire . Doberman Puppies Somerset . Doberman Puppies Southern Ireland . Doberman Puppies South London . Doberman Puppies South Yorkshire . Doberman Puppies Staffordshire . Doberman Puppies Strathclyde . Doberman Puppies Suffolk . Doberman Puppies Surrey . Doberman Puppies Sussex . Doberman Puppies Swadlincote . Doberman Puppies Swansea . Doberman Puppies Tyne And Wear . Doberman Puppies Wales . Doberman Puppies Warwickshire . Doberman Puppies West London . Doberman Puppies West Midlands . Doberman Puppies Westmorland . Doberman Puppies West Yorkshire . Doberman Puppies Wiltshire . Doberman Puppies Worcestershire . Doberman Puppies Wrexham

 

Doberman Puppies Scottish Highlands Dog Portraits