|Barked: Fri Feb 22, '13 12:07pm PST |
|I'm going to throw up my 'chosen' breeders for the Dobie and Dane so you guys can check them out.. I've e-mailed with them a few times in the past asking about diets, socialization, their thoughts on late neutering, cropping / posting, etc. and these are the ones that impressed me the most.
Not to worry-- number 3 won't make their appearance until Ark is 2-3 years. I'm glad I waited until Nare was 2 1/2 for Arkane and can't say that I will get another before then. I'm sure they'll let me know.
I know a bunch of people on the Doberman Forums that have Dobies from Elaine. But I do not know if any of them have SSA or not.. So I'll have to ask. A few people have multiple Dobes But like I said, don't know the situations. I'll have to ask about that.
Danes I'm not so sure. The Dane forum prohibits mentioning the names of any breeders. So I can't exactly go on there asking if anyone has puppies from Kat. I suppose I could always ask her to ask some of her pup's owners to contact me.
Honestly, I can't wait to see how Arkane grows up. I wonder how his and Nare's relationship will end up. Arkane is always looking to either Nare or I, so I know what we do is going to have a big impact on him.
Sabi, I lurk on the Dane forums and it is so sad. There are so many people that give up their Danes over (what I think are) simple problems. We also see a lot of Danes at Petsmart that are just unruly, but could be amazing with proper care and management.. They're just so big and goofy. I honestly couldn't see a Dane causing any problem in our house. It is more a matter of what fits in with my boys, I guess. Nare is ~90lb and Arkane will probably be 60lb at most.. I don't know if I want to go big (Dane), same sort of range (Dobe) or on the smaller side (Kai / ??).
Nare does fine with larger dogs than him, as long as they don't try to hump him or run over him.. Which might be a problem with a Dane. In those situations Nare gets scared and curls up instead of correcting. But Danes seem soft enough to probably get those signs that Nare isn't enjoying it, where other dogs would probably try to push him. Arkane.. I don't know yet. Nare and Ark play a lot-- lots of bite-y face and mouthing eachothers ears / neck / paws. Which I'm not sure if Danes really dig that play style. Dobes seem to have a similar play and Kai seem feisty enough like the majority of other spitz breeds.
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