Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted May 14, 2016
Hello Rightpet fellows,
i am neelma from Pakistan and i am a dog lover for my life. This is about "Stacy". the female Doberman Pinscher that i owned since she was a small puppy. I had a fascination with this dog breed for a long time before i happened to lay my hands on Stacy when she was just a week old puppy (i got her from a friend).
To tell you frankly, it was the "personality" of an adult Doberman Pinscher that attracted me towards the breed, however, Stacy was a total disappointment when i when over to pick her up. She was a skeletal ugly puppy (unlike most other breeds puppies), nothing resembling to her beautiful mother and father. It was more shocking since i had never seen a Doberman Pinscher puppy and had a more pleasant appearance idea in my mind.
Overcoming my initial disappointment i picked her up and it was only after 6 months that she started giving an appearance of a classic Doberman Pinscher. It was just about the time as well that she developed the "Guard Dog" temperament that i always envied.The only unpleasant feeling in between was "getting her tail cropped".
By the age of one year she was a magnificent Doberman Pinscher of show quality gait and physical attributes. she remained with me for over 8 years and proved to be a splendid dog who was closely attached with me. She silently died in peace at the age of 8 years and has her last resting place in my backyard.
Here are some "goods" and "not so goods" about the dog breed.
1. Affection with the handler and owner
2. Responsiveness to training after some effort
3. Ability to guard your premises against unwanted entry
4. Compliance to commands when trained with passion
5. Little or no need for grooming
6. Tough and easy on vet costs
Some "not so goods"
2. A little difficult in responding to obedience training
3. Not so friendly in nature