What kind of puppy would be great with a Dobe?

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A lot of people are telling me not to get litter mates, especially 2brothers. Hey guys thanks for the advice. Now I'm kind of weary about getting the brothers, but not it becomes what other kind of breed would be good to raise with the dobie? I had a Brittany Spaniel! He was great high energy very smart. But he shed a lot. And it made my wife very sick. What kind of short hair dog would be good to raise with a dobe? Anyone have another breed of puppies? I'm willing to drive to get them. Price range about $500-$600. Please help.

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I think that's the best decision to not get both male pups - not only would you deal with littermate problems, but two males as well - it's really a double whammy.

So, here's a thought. How about just one pup for now?  He really doesn't need "puppy company" at all - it'll give you a great chance to bond with him, train him, and raise him up to be a great dog! Dobermans are people dogs - they want to be with their owner more than anything, which is why they are called velcro dogs.

Then, a couple of years down the line, if you still would like another dog, that would be a much better time to add one. A female pup, not another male. It's just too much risk to add another male, IMO.

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I agree with Kim, just keep the one for now, from everything I have learned here on the forum dobermans are very demanding of one on one time with their person and having a second dog would just not be fair to all involved. Dobermans are not dog dogs they are people dogs, reading all about the families here with dobermans it appears that they excel without the added influence of another dog and it allows you to be the sole focus of your dog which is very important with smart highly intelligent dogs like the doberman.

Do everyone a favor and concentrate on this one doberman.....once you do you will realize what a blessing it was to have made that decision......

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Agree on waiting to get a 2nd dog (preferrably a female, since you already have a male.  Doberman males are prone to be aggressive with other males...not ALL are, but why take a chance?) 

Spend lots of time with your pup, let him bond closely to you and your family, concentrate on training obedience and manners....then when  he's a couple years old, if you still feel the need for a pup, add one to your family.  

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Ok guys thank you very very much. I have come to the decision that I will only be getting one Doberman puppy. I have taken you everyone's advice and changed my mind. I really appreciate it. Just a FYI could you guys go subscribe to me on YouTube. You can see my journey of raising him. The name of the video is Raising two Doberman puppies. I had thought I was getting two, but I'm going to post a new video today!! Thank you guys again!! Everyone.

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yayayaya that is great news!!!! You know Rhodie when I joined the forum I wanted a doberman and came here to learn all about them, what I learned here was to follow the advice of the seasoned people and it was recommended that I get a rottweiler instead of a doberman due to issues of energy and being able to walk the dog myself which is impossible.....I was actually afraid of rottweilers but I trusted the advice and researched the wazoo out of rottweilers and got over my fear and adopted a 7 year old rescue and it was the best decision I ever made for him and me, I totally got over my fear of rotties and since his death in October I have been trying to find another rottweiler to add to my very geriatric critter household.....

Point is that I too thought I knew what I wanted and with the great help of this group I REALLY got what I wanted - so I am glad that you too have trusted the advice given and made a great decision for your new doberman pupster!!!!

Hurry and post pics when you can and I look forward to all the stories of your adventures together.

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Thank you Rhodie.. You will be one of the most incredible dog owners, not to mention a valued member of this Forum.

When we rescued Sofia four or so years ago, I knew absolutely NOTHING about dobermans.. Zero, nada, zilch. This Forum and the honest and caring folks who belong to it, taught me so much.. And the extra added blessing is that I've made some life long friends here as well.

can't wait to follow your You-Tube adventures...

Kate, Sofia and the new little minion.

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Axel has a lot of playmates within my family. We all

live close so he gets to play with a pit, boxer, lab, beagle, rat terrier and a Tibetan terrier. Out of all these breeds he gets along best with the boxer . She has the energy level to match his and she's 8 yrs old and Axel is two. Imagine getting a boxer the same age as your dobe . I wouldn't get the same gender. Jmho

 

 

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