10 Dobermans Stolen from Rescue

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  1. Artfish

    Artfish Drivey and Intense

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    Crosspost from another forum. Mods, if already posted, please delete. :)

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    Subject: EMERGENCY, 10 Dobermans stolen from rescue in Johnson City, TN!!
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    > An Emergency email came to me this morning from one of the members of our Doberman Assistance Network Group and she is also an avid member of Pilots N Paws. Here is the email. If there is anything you can do to help, please do so and spread the word. This is horrific, I just cannot imagine....One of the dobes that was stolen is a young dobergirl who had been thrown off a bridge and has been recovering.. .just unbelieveable that people would do this!! Monitor Craigslists and shelters please.
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    > Debi Boies
    > Co-founder, Pilots N Paws
    > Board Member, Doberman Assistance Network
    > http://www.pilotsnpaws. org
    > http://www.dobermanassista nce.org
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    > "Tammara Josslyn in Johnson City TN called frantic. Someone just broke into her Doggie Day care and stole 10 of her Dobermans. Some were her personal dogs, and some were rescue dogs. Her niece was watching over the place and confronted the men, one of them dropped the dog he was carrying and ran after her, if I understood correctly she was cut before managing to get away. Not all of the dogs were microchipped yet and not all of them were spayed or neutered due to medical reasons and their stage of recovery. Poor little Blush, the girl that was thrown off the bridge, who was still recovering from her ordeal was stolen.
    > Yesterday a man stopped by asking her about buying one of the dogs. She said he seemed shady and they told him none were for sale. They suspect he is the one that did this horrible thing. She asked for me to get the word out to everyone that I knew. Please spread the word and let’s pray that these babies will be found and returned safely. They can be seen at her Petfinder site Canine Hope All Breed Rescue, Johnson City, TN http://www.caninehoperescu e.org
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    > http://www.petfinde r.com/shelterSea rch/shelterSearc h.cgi?shelterid= TN526
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    > Please contact Tammara at caninehoperescue@ comcast.net or call her 423 773 8113 immediately if you see anyone suspicious with these dobes or know where they are. 10 dobes are not easy to hide and many of them are still in need of medical care!!"
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    > Debi Boies
    > Co-Founder, Pilots N Paws
    > Landrum, S.C.
    > http://www.pilotsnpaws. org
    > http://www.dobermanassista nce.org
    > http://www.castleridgefarm .com
     
  2. Romy

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    How horrible! I've crossposted this to some other lists, lets hope those dogs turn up safely and that the criminals are put in jail. It's so scary how bold they were, to think they attacked the woman with a knife!
     
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    This is HORRIBLE :mad: I hope they are all found safe and sound, returned, and the dognappers given their just rewards.

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    This surprises me from a breed stand point. These men were strangers on the property, and even CHASED a care giver the dobes knew? :confused: Full grown dobes, and not puppies?

    I personally have never met a dobe that appreciated any stranger on "their property" without the approval of their human. And even if a few of them were medically incapacitated, that doesn't account for all TEN :eek: Very odd, and my first thought would be someone the dobes knew and had been allowed to be there in the past, introduced to the dogs as friends and such. (and even THEN it doesn't mean the dobes would allow it if the master was away) Add on top of that STRANGERS loading them all up without a struggle from them? WEIRD! *shrugs* Just my first thought on the matter.
     
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    ACooper, I was thinking the same thing. Honestly, if that is the reaction of all those dobes, I'd be inclined to say that there is something very wrong in the dobie breed as a whole if that's the odds... I don't mean that in a derogatory way, either. I hope breeders do realize this and take pains in their breeding programs to emphasize CORRECT dobie temperament. They should not be golden retrievers in dobie-like bodies.

    This happens in the German shepherd world too, sadly. This is again why I despise the breeders who breed away from any aggression/protection temperament. Certain aggression is GOOD and it must come with solid nerves and a clear head. That a Doberman would not go down fighting these men- ESPECIALLY when the man knifed the caretaker of these dogs- is probably a bigger shame for the breed than the fate of these individual dogs. I sincerely hope that most dobies would have taken a stand.
     
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    I think the rescues I could *maybe* understand..........they might be used to being shuffled around, maybe don't have a sense of "my property/my humans" and are used to different workers in and out supplying their needs. But her own personal dobes as well? That one baffles me greatly.

    I know from living with my last doberboy there is no way in HELL he would go down like that........and no way someone would knife a family member unless he was safely contained before hand. He proved himself on more than one occasion.

    Orson has not had to prove his protection instincts as far as putting himself between me and an intruder so that is an unknown. But I can tell your for sure 100% they wouldn't be touching HIM without a struggle, LOL. Guests to our home (his property) must be welcomed by us, come in, have a seat and NOT try to touch him until he has had opportunity to inspect all he wants...........then and only then will he allow them to pet. If they try it before that, he ducks away and backs up........never taking his eyes off them, I know his stare and stance, if they pushed the issue I am pretty sure he'd warn them and then bite if that didn't work.

    People on walks or at stores? He could care less what they do or don't do as long as they mind their business and leave us to our personal space. He isn't looking to attack anyone, and generally likes people, but he is as he should be in the respect of wary, watchful, and 'suspicious' of strangers. THAT is what makes me go Hmmmmmmmm at the above story. I wouldn't want to try and wrangle 2-3 Orsons as a stranger, let alone 8-10 :eek: LOL

    I guess if the dogs were caged/kenneled and they had 'catch poles' it could work........but what are they intending on doing with them after they get to point B? :confused:
     
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    I found this on a Doberman forum, there are a total of 13 dogs that were stolen, three were non-dobers.

    Here's her main website, there is a slideshow with pics of the stolen dogs: Canine Hope All Breed Rescue


    And sadly, many dobermans I meet these days would not have the nerve to protect. For example, my friend and her husband have a female doberman, small in size, who is does NOT have proper doberman temperament. She is very sweet, wants nothing more than to be pet, and and is pretty much the anti-protection dog. If somebody accosted her owners, she'd probably just hide behind them. This dog has been bred to a purebred doberman three times (and to a mutt once). So you can imagine the temperaments being produced these days by my friend's husband and others like him. :(
     
  7. Bailey.

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    Just wanted to update this - since I live in Johnson City, TN and it has been all over the news and with local dog people.

    JohnsonCityPress.com - Local News - Johnson City, TN

     
  8. xpaeanx

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    So, if all that bad was going on..... why would you call the cops in about 13 dogs that never actually existed?
     
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    No, the dogs exist. They are even still on Petfinder from what I last saw. They don't know what happened to them at this point.
     
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    I wouldnt be suprised if she sold the dogs.
     
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    I'm wondering if the dogs died actually.... :(
     
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    This has been popping up all over my various rescues lists. Below is the most recent from Pilots N Paws:

    This is the rescue org in question, they've got their own story up on the front page: Canine Hope All Breed Rescue: LATEST INFORMATION ON STOLEN DOGS
     

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