fun snow pics of the kids

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Since we are having so much fun with all this snow that wont stop lol I thought I'd share a few pics of the kids enjoying it.

 

 This is Romeo my 1yr old boy trying to catch the snow.

 

Romeo is saying try and catch me grandma Boo lol.

 

Paris and Romeo playing

 

Romeo the dancing Doberman

 

they had more fun trying to catch snowballs today. I had my husband bring out the agility tunnel and I cleared a track for them tonight we are going to get out the laser light and race around the track and through the tunnel. They ought to be tired after that.

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O what fun pictures!!

thank you the kids are a lot of fun all the time. I have a camera that does action shots and takes quite a few pictures consecutively so it is fun to see what creative poses I can catch them in.

cf33 btw noticed on another post you are getting a puppy this spring, what breeder did you end up deciding on? I appreciate the way you really looked into it and researched the breeders, so just curious who made the cut. You can PM me if you like. I hope that I answered all your questions fully sometimes I get busy and my emails pile up, if their is anything else I can do to help please let me know.

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It appears as if they are really having a ball. Romeo has really gotten large. Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing them with us.

thanks Rgreen I'm still taping his one ear not fully but  it likes to break quite a bit. I swear I'm never going to be done with it lol. Here is a recent head shot of him that shows his ear and how we have to tape it every so often.

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Beautiful action shots of those gorgeous dobies! 

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Looks like fun! I love the leaping.

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Hey Des~~ Great snow pictures and Romeo has gotten so big, wonderful shot of him and his mom playing..

I love his head shot.He really is gorgeous and he looks so thoughtful. (Probably trying to figure out why you're playing with a doll and not a real baby. )

Can't wait to hear how he does when your new little one gets here.. I PM'ed you just  before I opened this thread. HA.. great minds etc.

Thanks for posting!!

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Rnd,

Wow!  Awesome photos.  

Captures the athletic and aesthetic form of the breed! The speed shots seem to always capture the beauty and purpose of design!  And snow is so fun for the young and the young of heart!

Romeo is getting that mature eye look! All seeing, all knowing.

I'm curious to know why it can take so long to get the ears the way you are wanting, the breaking thing.  Leo is doing that as well - with a medium crop,  but he is younger, (he's right at 6 months and has most of the major molars, or what ever the dog teeth term is, coming into their full form) And he'll be fine for weeks at a time then overnight, like a restless sleep, bam! ear syndrome!!

I guess I mistakenly thought that some of the ear "weakness" was due to teething and calcium robbing. Aren't the teeth fairly well developed by one year? And if so and the body returns to normal calcium levels, why would it continue? 

Thanks for the great photos!  Makes me want another Texas Christmas snow!

Kate, I'm going to PM you later this week. Lots going on and lots to fill you in on!

 

Bbroyles, Romeo just has a weakness in this ear. It could be to a number of things. The first being his crop has no bell at all to help it stand, it is so scooped out that I literally have to post it the way I do. Secondly the dam was given meds (under supervision and direction of the WSU university) during nursing and near the time of weaning that one of the side effects would be cartridge problems in nursing puppies. My dogs are not given your average everyday PET CROP wether considered medium or long, that you see and hear about. It is a show crop and sometimes because of the beauty of it, it just takes longer. I could probably leave his ear down and it might correct itself as was with Romeos dam. I choose to keep taping periodically because he will hopefully  be shown at maturity and I want the ears just right.

So long story short it is not your average crop and not under average circumstances as is noted under my litter photo journal. I've had dogs that will occasionally break at this point but with time they correct themselves. Im just not wiling to take the chance with it because he is a show dog. Wish it were a pet crop with more bell, we would be long done by now lol.

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I have a feeling that:" we would be long  done by now"

will never quite happen with your wicked wild child Romeo.. He has seemed to defy all that you've known and done in the past.. and you might have to write a book all about him..He is such a character and bless your heart.. you've done some amazing work with him and your progress is astounding.. but...

....but....

Romeo seems to write his own rules. Goes to show ya.. When everything is said and done.. we still have our wild child!!! I look forward to your PM as I'm anxious to hear about your expanding family

Smooches to the Pooches..

KT

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At least the saving grace is the short trim post is not as much trouble for either you or Romeo as the full length post would be. The ears do look so good in that style but really do take a commitment.

I love that look of concentration on his face. Something really has Sir Romeo's attention.

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"I love that look of concentration on his face. Something really has Sir Romeo's attention" rgreen4

 

HHHmmmmmm... could it possibly be Paris?? He wasn't named 'Romeo' for nothing!!

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Yes, it is possible. Although Paris' perfume phase should be over by now. Hopefully, it's just that he wants to play. Although he is still just a puppy, he's a very large puppy.

Yes I agree it is so easy to just put the one inch strip in only takes a second so it is not to bad. I have to do it every once in awhile. Now don't get me wrong not all show crops are this bad. We just had circumstances this time that made it a bit different.

In regards to the picture of Romeo my daughter had food in her hand he is such a food hound that he has that look of concentration as Rgreen put it.

Paris is thankfully out of heat now and it wasn't as bad as I though it would be. He did get boarded the last week of it due to my kids being home for the holidays and my middle daughters new baby. To much going on to keep total track of it.

Interestingly enough the comment was made about her perfume stage being over by now. LOL Paris defies the norm in this category. She is in heat for an entire month and it is not until the very end of it that she is at the stage that a breeding would take. Now most people would try and breed a bitch about the 10-15th day after starting the cycle. Paris doesn't ovulate until way late in the game of it around 21-25 days. This is based on all the progesterone testing I've done with her. So just some food for thought if anyone has a female and you think they may be done with the heat, this is where an accident could occur.

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Red has that concentration look when I am eating something. He just can't believe I will eat and not give him all of it.

LOL! I know all of mine stand in front of me when I eat just knowing that they are going to get something (which they usually do) They are so surprised when they don't afterall they deserve it right.

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No matter what he's thinking...

" Paris?

Food?

Paris?

Play?

Paris?

More food"

He is stunning!! His face and conformation is outstanding looks like his mouth turns up a bit instead of a bit of a droop that I've seen on some Dobes.. ( could that be a smile? A smirk??)

And how I love his coloration. Sofia doesn't' have those distinct markings that make a black and rust Doberman so spectacular.. Great photo Des!!

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The contrast really does make them stand out. The contrast is also almost non-existant in the reds.

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Rgreen - Thats what I love about the snow pics, too. The color contrast black and white. Sounds like black and white, but with the red markings and the sameness of the red fencing. Makes for an beautiful color photo!!
-rnd- I think u and Ziva's are neck'n neck for the photo award this month! I tried taking a few of Leo this afternoon. He was so wound up wild I couldn't find the shutter button before he was out of the frame! Did catch one where he is cornering at top speed. Little stinker looks like a bike laying into a corner!

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B~ they are hard to catch.. even the lastest ones of Sofia barreling up and down the stairs is a blur.. I am envious of the photogs we have on this forum. GREAT shots and thank you all for sharing.

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I love action shots,  mainly because they are so hard to get haha

 

I took all the kids out early this morning for a romp in the snow. Call me crazy it was only 7 degrees but absolutely beautiful. Ive really seen a difference in Boo the grandmother of Romeo this past year and it saddens me. She will be 10 this year, although beautiful in body she is slowing down and showing her age very rapidly in more ways than one.  I happened to get this photo of Romeo and his grandmother this morning and wanted to share. It was actually taken at quite the distance so I had to crop it and bring it closer. Little Boos muzzle is really getting white (although not as white as the photo shows, I think it was snow on her face) Another thing I really liked about the photo is it captured the very tiny ice crystals that were coming down. It was such a beautiful morning the sun was shining and the ice crystals that were coming down made everything like a fairy tale (minus the fact in fairy tales it's not 7 degrees) with sparkling pixi dust floating all over.

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What a wonderful picture.. It IS like a winter wonderland.. At first glance ( and without my glasses) I thought that was Romeo's arm around Grand mama.. Wow.. he is so much bigger than she is.. what a pair! You really captured the moment. ( I bet I know where Paris was... probably sidled up against you helping you focus)

Boo is still awesome. Do people still equate dog age by seven years or is that an old wives tale? Geez Louise.. that would make Boo 70 years old.. She has a right to slow down no?

Thank you for sending this picture Desiree... Where most of our contributors have puppies, and they are indeed precious and so adorable, it's really nice to see 'grown up' Dobermans in all their regal splendor !!

Boo is just a tiny bit over 25in and Romeo is nearing 28. Kind of funny she is wearing Romeos puppy collar that he outgrew in this photo.

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Just three inches? Wow.. he towers over Boo in this picture (it would be so like him to stand on a rock and stretch his neck way out to look bigger!!)Speaking of neck, his looks massive, have you measured it?

Took Sofia with us today to pick up her meds from her vet.. she tips the scales at 82 pounds... our girl has packed on some winter pounds..( which is the most inane thing I could ever say as it never gets below 65 degrees here!! But it's MY excuse too) They're off for their bike run right now as Coach has decided to whip us all into shape for the New Year.. ( he says this every year)Guess how long THAT lasts??

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Kate, from what I understand, the first year is 14 and each year after that is 7, so Boo would be 77. I should live so long! Although the charts on the back of the door in one of my vet's exam rooms goes by weight range. Small dogs don't "age" as fast as large dogs.