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Old 01-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ahhh A dober, my favorite breed, and a fawn dobie at that What type of crop are you going for? My only concern is that if your going for a long show crop, it may be difficult due to the pups age. Post some more pictures, I love a cup head Hopefully one day, if Zoey ever gets over her issues, we can get another dobie

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I love the way he looks with his floppy ears. I also like the look of cropped ears, but I just hate the idea of it. Not judging you at all for doing it. What a beautiful boy.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Aww, he's so cute. Good luck with the surgery, I hope he heals fast!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The vet who did my fiances last dobermans ears is doing it and he did a fantastic job last time. Not sure why the breeder didn't do it. She did tails and the claws. Maybe because she wanted it to be up to whoever purchased a pup? I'll post pictures after hes healed.

Personally I like the cropped ears better. Bit that's just me.

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Most reputable Dobe breeders will handle the cropping themselves, since the optimal age is between 7 and 9 weeks, and most agree that 12 weeks is the latest it should be done.

Are you going to be posting them yourself, or is the vet going to be doing it? Unless you get a really short crop, you could be posting his ears upwards of a year, and if the vet charges you every time you go in, that could get expensive.

Also, since he's a dilute, are you familiar with CDA?
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Ahhh A dober, my favorite breed, and a fawn dobie at that What type of crop are you going for? My only concern is that if your going for a long show crop, it may be difficult due to the pups age. Post some more pictures, I love a cup head Hopefully one day, if Zoey ever gets over her issues, we can get another dobie

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Not too sure on the specific type of cropping, but I really don't think it's long show crop. I just saw him and they aren't that long, but they look like they will turn out nice. He's my fiances dog, and he's the Doberman expert of the two of us. He knows all about the ears and how to take care of them. My dog came with big pointed ears. lol
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Most reputable Dobe breeders will handle the cropping themselves, since the optimal age is between 7 and 9 weeks, and most agree that 12 weeks is the latest it should be done.

Are you going to be posting them yourself, or is the vet going to be doing it? Unless you get a really short crop, you could be posting his ears upwards of a year, and if the vet charges you every time you go in, that could get expensive.

Also, since he's a dilute, are you familiar with CDA?
Things like ear cropping don't seem to be a huge deal out here so, I assume that's why she didn't do it. I don't mind, because she did the claws and tail.

He will probably post himself. He's had a few dobermans so knows what to expect. He's also had a blue one, but he passed of cancer, so I am not sure if HE knows about CDA but I do not. Can you give me some info on it?
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Things like ear cropping don't seem to be a huge deal out here so, I assume that's why she didn't do it. I don't mind, because she did the claws and tail.

He will probably post himself. He's had a few dobermans so knows what to expect. He's also had a blue one, but he passed of cancer, so I am not sure if HE knows about CDA but I do not. Can you give me some info on it?
CDA is Color Dilution Alopecia. Dilute Dobes, ie, blue and fawn, generally don't keep their coats. Because the pigment is unevenly distibuted along the hair shaft, the hair itself is brittle, and breaks easily. Most dilutes will start losing their coats once they grow up. Some dogs have hair loss so slight you might not really notice it. Some dogs wind up bald. It's more of a cosmetic issue than a health issue, but the irony is that most dilutes generally have a very nice puppy coat, and owners are unprepared for when thier dog starts losing hair.

The really scary thing about Dobes is DCM, which is Dilated Cardio Myopothy. It is a heart condidtion that usually manifests itself in one of two ways. Either the dog develops congestive heart failure, or the dog keels over dead. It is the number one killer of Dobes, with an estimated 50% of all Dobes developing it.

Ask your vet if he has a holter moniter, or knows where you can rent one, so that you can do a baseline holter at about 2 years. Breeders should really do an annual holter on all their breeding dogs, and not breed any dog with abnormal results.

Also, if you don't know your pups von Willibrands status, I suggest that you have him tested through either VetGen or Vetnostics. It is a DNA test, and is musch more reliable tha what your vet can do in his office.

Here's a good link DPCA | The Doberman | Health
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CDA is Color Dilution Alopecia. Dilute Dobes, ie, blue and fawn, generally don't keep their coats. Because the pigment is unevenly distibuted along the hair shaft, the hair itself is brittle, and breaks easily. Most dilutes will start losing their coats once they grow up. Some dogs have hair loss so slight you might not really notice it. Some dogs wind up bald. It's more of a cosmetic issue than a health issue, but the irony is that most dilutes generally have a very nice puppy coat, and owners are unprepared for when thier dog starts losing hair.

The really scary thing about Dobes is DCM, which is Dilated Cardio Myopothy. It is a heart condidtion that usually manifests itself in one of two ways. Either the dog develops congestive heart failure, or the dog keels over dead. It is the number one killer of Dobes, with an estimated 50% of all Dobes developing it.

Ask your vet if he has a holter moniter, or knows where you can rent one, so that you can do a baseline holter at about 2 years. Breeders should really do an annual holter on all their breeding dogs, and not breed any dog with abnormal results.

Also, if you don't know your pups von Willibrands status, I suggest that you have him tested through either VetGen or Vetnostics. It is a DNA test, and is musch more reliable tha what your vet can do in his office.

Here's a good link DPCA | The Doberman | Health
My fiance has had a blue doberman from this breeder before and he kept his coat the whole time he lived. Unfortunately, he passed at about 1.5 years due to cancer. I don't know how early it shows up, but I'll ask him if he knows. Sire and Dam look pretty healthy. Male was black and the female was a very light color..not sure what color to call her.
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The last picture is definitely my favorite
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Love dobies! Prefer the cropped look, but not sure if I can do it.
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