6 Month Male Dobe - Needs new home

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, and have come here to do what I hoped I wouldn't have to do.  The latest edition to our family will not be able to stay with us any longer.  I'm asking for any help possible rehoming him to a good place.

His name is Rukus, and he is a beautiful 6 month old, black and rust, male dobe.  He has his tail cropped, natural ears, and is up to date on all vaccinations.  We have done a portion of obedience training with him, but are not finished.  Of course, he is house broken and a inside dog. 

Rukus lives with our family (Wife, 5 & 8 yr old girls, a mini-schnauzer and myself) near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and typically has a great temperment.  We have socialized him plenty with other adults, children and pets.  The only issue is that he gets possesive over small items he may find in the house or yard (a sock, remote, stick).  We have tried many different things over the last few months to try and correct this behavouir, but it has had little effect.  Tonight, he snapped and bit.  Thankfully, it was me, and not one of my children.  I'm desperately searching for a competent person who is willing to take him and help him.  I no longer feel comfortable with him around my wife or kids.  I don't think it is responsible of me to merely try to sell him, knowing he may bite again. 

I will supply all records, as well as his pedegree to anyone who is serious about adoption.  He will come with his bed, and a couple pillows he is fond of.  Also, to be 100% clear, I am not asking for money, only a person who is willing to take him and help him, while caring for him the way my family does.  I will be contacting the local dobe rescue program, as well as posting on other boards seeking help.

Please email me @ michael.lavigne@alumni.lsu.edu or pm me here if you or someone you know may be interested.

I would suggest calling your breeder first - if they are responsible, then they will take him back.  If they won't, then try finding a reputable Doberman rescue and see if they have room. 

Too many dogs are picked up by people who use them as bait dogs - so please don't put him on craigs list!

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DITTO to Fitz's remark

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Thanks guys, the breeder seemed to be very responsible when I bought him.  I'll give him a call.

I'm worried that he will be mistreated by a new owner, especially due to the issue I'm having.  So, don't worry about craigslist, that's not going to happen.  I have also contacted the instructor of his obedience class seeking help.  I really wish he could stay, as we have all grown quite attached to him.