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Khan is 10 months old now and we thought it was time for an update.  Khan is doing great, and training is still going well.  Khan is a very sweet boy with his family and loves his snuggles.   Khan is getting big now but still growing, as of today he weighs 79 lbs. and stands 27 inches at the withers.  (Any experienced Doberman owners want to venture a guess on his final size and weight?) Khan eats about 6 cups of TOTW puppy formula as of now, but we are planning to introduce him to the adult formula over the next month.  Khan loves being outdoors, and he spent much of last summer camping in the U.P.  Khan hates the water, and I could never get him to swim with me voluntarily. In fact, a spray bottle of water is the form of correction we often use in the home with great results.in spite of his distaste for water, he was introduced to boating and fishing last summer with the hope that he will remember how to lie in the bottom of my boat this year.  With as much as he hates water he took well to boating.  He is a character when I catch a fish and gets very excited and he definitely knows they are food.  You should see him carrying on when I first land a fish, what a talker, I can't fillet a walleye or perch without giving him his bite, and my limited ice fishing this winter (thin ice) has only reinforced that.  Khan is definitely missing the grass and is ready for the snow to go.  He doesn’t care to stay outside long this time of year, but he loves to try and catch snowflakes in his mouth when it is snowing, what a sight.  Pulling while walking was a big issue for Khan and nothing seemed to work, at 6 months he was introduced to a prong collar, and now he is much better but still room for improvement.  We have been taking short walks every day and longer walks when the weather permits, Khan is getting the bulk of his exercise right now through tug, wrestling, and other indoor activities.  The protective instincts of the Doberman are readily apparent in Khan and he has to be monitored when someone unknown to him enters the home. (He spends a lot of time in my truck with me and has the same instincts towards my vehicle) All in all just another happy Doberman pup.

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Love that face :)

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He is adorable.  Sounds alot like my Tiberius.  He was/and still can be a tugger till the prong collar was used.  Still use it, for when it goes on he knows he is in work mode. 

He also hates water, except the Creek, will jump into that in the middle of winter. 

Now that Ti is 5 though I have really saw a change to a more mature character.  Enjoy him they grow up too fast! 

 

 

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Khan is beautiful!

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Thanks for the update!

 Khan is so handsome. If you look at our profile you can read Bellas weight  as per her age, and maybe extrapolate what Khan may become. He is going to be big so you may want to look that up and plan diet and excercize accordingly.

Bella hated water until we took her to the beach, she didn't know what is was the 1st time she ran in. She was gently taught to swim in a warm pool and now loves to swim.

 She was also very effectively trained with a squirt bottle, before we got her at 10 months.

 

Good luck, 

 pb an' me

 Julia

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Khan and I thank you all for the replies and generous comments on his good looks.

I added some more pictures at various ages to his album today for any who are interested on seeing him grow into those paws.