Hey! Dobie people! Is he purebred?

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  1. Sweet72947

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    This is a new Doberman (mix?) we got into rescue about two weeks ago. We are thinking that he's purebred. His ears and tail are natural. His people used to keep him in a crate for 22 hours a day and then he was dumped at the pound because the daughter moved and he was "the daughter's dog." :mad:

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    He's a real cutie. His name is mico. Here he is chasing a ball:
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    Mico is very intelligent, and he likes tennis balls! He seems a little unsure of other dogs, but that's probably due to being undersocialized.
    So, what think? Mixed or purebred? You decide!:D
     
  2. RD

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    Looks purebred to me, just probably not of the best breeding. He's a handsome dog!
     
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    He doesn't look far off from the natural pures I've seen. :)
    He is very gorgeous, I LOVE that tail! I prefer natural to anything else.
     
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    He could be a purebred. His head is a little on the flat side on top and his croup, the area just above the tail and up to his back is slopping. Normally, the tail comes straight off the end of the back bone....pretty level. But like RD said, it could be poor breeding. Otherwise, he looks VERY Doberman and very cute. Congratulations on your new addition. Poor thing...being locked up like that so much. He is lucky to have a good, new home. I bet he's an extra sensative one. I just see it in his face. Gut feeling. LOL. He's adorable. Have fun with him.
     
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    Looks pure to me too! Great dog!
     
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    He looks like he could be pure to me also, just poorly bred. He's a very handsome dog either way though. :)
     
  7. Sweet72947

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    Well, he doesn't have a home yet. But I'm sure he will soon. I forgot to mention that those pics were taken in the excercise pen at the rescue shelter. I'm sure he'll be adopted within the next couple of weeks. For some reason young dobes don't ever wait long.:)
     
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    Purebred or not. He's adorable!:cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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    Oh, I thought you had adopted him. If he's a nice boy, he should be adopted. He does look handsome and sweet. Let us know.
     
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    Yes, I would say pure, but just BYB :( I have actually NEVER seen a Dobe with a natural tail, I have seen them with natural ears, but NEVER a natural, they look like nicer more friendly dogs with eveything natural IMO. :)
     
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    i love the natural dobermens! he is definally a purebreed but extremely out of standard (just in my opinion of course)
     
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    yep, he is purebred, he looks different, probably because of bad breeding, or you just haven't seen many "Natural Dobies" Which I know you know that there are. :) But, hes a cutie!! I think Dobies are cute with non-docked tails, and natural ears. Sure, a Hound Dobie!! (you know what I mean, right?) ;)
     
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    I would say purebred but I am not a "Dobie" person.

    One thing I would say is you keep him in nice shape, His coat looks great.

    How old?
     
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    What a sweetheart !! Hope he finds a home soon !
     
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    Aw, he is so cute! And he looks like a purebred to me... but I'm also not a dobie person.
     
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    I think his intake sheet says he's about 8 months, maybe a year. He's still a pup. You can't tell, but he's actually a little bit thin, but only a little. I'll let you know when he gets adopted!:D
     
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    He definitely looks purebred to me. I can't believe his previous owners kept him in a crate 22 hours a day! They should be charged with animal cruelty.
     
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    He's beautiful! And I wouldn't say he looks too thin...dobermans are very very lean dogs, and it's better to keep ANY dog on the lean side as opposed to "chunky." He definitely looks like a purebred to me, but I agree with the others about poor breeding. Someone will be lucky to have him!
     
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    Behind his last rib looks a little sunken in and it's hard to tell in the photo, but his back bone appears to be too pronounced. He looks like he could really use some muscle tone. Probably from being squished in a crate all that time, his muscles have atrophied. I bet with some good exercise and nutritious food, he'd get in much better condition. I don't think he looks terribly thin....maybe just a tad.

    Dobermans are not suppose to be outgoing and friendly. They're usually not. Correct Doberman temperament is to be somewhat suspicious of strangers. So, if the cropping and docking causes people to be somewhat wary, that is a plus IMO. I wouldn't want someone running up to my Doberman, thinking he was a big, friendly, outgoing hound. It could be dangerous. They're a protection dog and are extremely observant and sensative about their environment. Cropped or uncropped, they're still Dobermans. Of course, they don't all adhere to the standard.

    This dog may or may not be purebred. A purebred is only determined when there is a record of ancestory. He looks like he could well be purebred, but you'll never know for sure. It is inaccurate to say that he is definitely a purebred.
     
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    We at the rescue shelter also have an older female Dobie (who's owners dumped her and a friend at the pound because they moved) and this describes her perfectly! When I take her out for a walk, she is always alert and watching everything. She never pays people much mind. That is one reason why it has been hard to adopt her out, people don't like that she doesn't pay attention to them. In fact, the only thing she does pay attention to is cats, and that's because she wants to eat them! I've been walking her for about a year now every Sunday and she doesn't even pay much attention to me. I felt very privileged when she favored me with a lick upon my cheek once.:D
     

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