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Well, at the conclusion of a lovely weekend, Koko is now huge.  I mean home!  He is now home.  And huge.  Holy wow!  No one warned me I was adopting a HORSE!

Got him all set up, and he's in his crate next to me.  We got him going in without a problem, but he becomes very unhappy if the door is shut.  And, apparently, the crate is for screaming, while only laps will do for naps...  *sigh*

But on to the important stuff...  pictures!

 

Just got home, lounging in the yard waiting to get introduced to his big little sister.

 

 

"Mom? Mom? Mom?  Whatcha doing mom? What's that funny little box for?"  I find this one especially priceless since we have one of Nyxie doing the same thing at about the same age lol.

 

 

Look at that gigantopaw!

 

 

"Oh hey...  that feels kinda nice..."

 

 

The new packmates meet...  they still aren't quite sure what to make of each other.

 

 

"Wassat?"

 

 

Having fun with his new Kong.

 

 

Trying admirably to kill his stuffingless fox toy.

 

 

Trying NOT to fall asleep!

 

 

Snoozin' on mom's ankle

 

 

ZZzzzzZZZzzzzz...  Only willing to sleep in someone's lap...

 

 

Handsome already!

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O.M.G.!!!  Too cute!  So many puppies right now, must be springtime.  :-)  It will be nice to watch them all grow up.

Now I got my puppy picture fix, but how do I get that sweet puppy breath and feel their loose skin on their little round bellies???

Somebody get me a puppy ASAP! 

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Koko is the cutie pie and obviously a sweetie pie as well,

 you are so lucky :0

 welcome from us

Great Pics

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Such a sweet looking boy! I got Dante at 7 weeks, he's now 10 wks, and It's amazing how quickly they grow!!  I regret not taking more pictures :D 

Cheers,

Elisa

PS, LOVE the name :D 

 

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hahahah Harley you're so funny.....but yes puppies everywhere, it's great to see the forum brimming with all this new life, it's been kinda sad here recently with our older fellas crossing over and some health issues arising.....it's always a great diversion to enjoy puppies and all those playful pics on the other threads.....

Love this little guy already!!! wonderful pictures can't wait to watch him grow up and hear about his adventures.....

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Ohhh~~~~

I.  AM.  IN.  LOVE!!

what a darling little guy.

Lil, I know what you mean about the puppy breathe.. I can smell it.. and those little (?) puppy pads.. so soft and pink and squishy and oh oh oh... wannum!!

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What a day!  Whew! 

I think we may be returning his crate in the next few days.  Some of the welds have these jagged protrusions; I sliced my finger pretty good on one.  >.<  Jess is pretty sure he can't really get at them at an angle to hurt himself in any serious way, though, so I dunno.

He's settling in pretty well!  He had one accident in the crate yesterday afternoon, but that was as much our fault as his.  He went all night (with two potty breaks) without making a mess.  Fair bit of crying, but we expected that, and even that wasn't as bad as I feared.  Already well on his way to housebroken, that was also his only accident, and he's gone outside almost every time we take him out!

Nyxie still isn't sure what to make of this clumsy galumphing horse in the house.  She tends to just sit in the corner and stare at him.  But it takes her a while to decide if she likes something/someone, and she doesn't seem to be actively afraid/angry, so I think they will get along well enough in a few days.


You guys aren't kidding about velcro dog either!  He hangs out besides/under/on top of me almost exclusively.

He's figured out that there is usually food around the kong, but I don't think he's made the connection that the food is inside the kong yet.  Eh, he'll get there.

All in all, a very good (if tiring!) first day.

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Wow what a cute puppy!  

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I swear he's getting bigger by the day!

Who am I fooling, you don't want to read, you want pics!  ;)  lol

 

 

Watching a noisy truck go down the road...

 

 

Our neighbors (not the one with the poor pits) have a cute puppy only about 2-3 weeks older than Koko, named Lizzie, and she comes over to play in the afternoons.  Great for me, he gets plenty of romping done with a minimum of effort from me, I just have to calm things down if they get too rambunctious.

 

 

"MooOOOoooommm!"

 

 

Despite the heavy romping with Lizzie, he's remarkably gentle with Nyxie; he mostly lays in one spot and paws or mouths at her as she runs around him like Speedy Gonzalez on crack.  (Yes I know the cords are a puppy danger, he's never left unsupervised in this room for even a minute; it's just the best spot for them to play together.)

 

 

Nyxie bein' cute, just cause it's...  well, too dang cute for words.

 

 

Watching another car go by....  it's seriously the only time I can get a 'still' pic of him.

 

 

Okay, I exaggerated...  this one was another dog in the field across the street.  lol

 

 

Managed to get him to look from the car to me for about 2 seconds and actually managed to snap the pic in that time, before he started bounding again.  Such a handsome little boy! 

 

 

ETA: Looking at the pics I realized it looks like his collar is super tight.  I swear it's not, I can fit my whole hand under it!  The skin on his neck is just really loose.

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He is just precious.. thanks for the pictures!

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I LOVE that loose skin!  It's so cute and squishy and lovely!  Both your babies are just sweet little things!  Harley's neck was like that too, don't worry.  

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Koko and Lizzie are so cute together!  Your little boy is a doll; very intense when he is watching and very intelligent looking!  Nxyie is prescious, too.  My sister has a 9 lb. pom and Ginger is very gentle with him.  Actually, she doesn't bother him at all.  He's getting up there in years and I think Ginger mistakes his quietness for dominence.  Keep those pics coming! 

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What a BEAUTIFUL puppy. I love his eyes.  They make my heart melt. Just wait till he is 80lbs and he still thinks hes a lap dog. Thats what Im going through with my not so little guy. They get sooo big so fast.

 

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I posted earlier but have to again cause he's just soooooo darn cute!!! hugs and kisses to this puppy man.......

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what a beautiful puppy!!! im in the same boat as you mine is going on 9 weeks he is a handfull!! with two L's. I also had trouble with the crate and we're still working on it but as hard as.it may be when they cry you might need to place him in his crate and let him cry a little he needs to know when your not home or able to watch him he needs to be in.his safe spot or tie him to you on a leash im sure he'll tire out !! good luck 

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Oh no worries, Diablo's Mom...  I am DETERMINED that he will fully housebreak... most of my dogs end up knowing to go outisde, but never fully get that that means they shouldn't go inside.  He spends 90% of his time either in his crate or outside.  His 'free play' time in the house is very limited and closely supervised (and just got reduced even further yesterday after a rather stinky oops.)  He still whines the first few minutes he's put in the crate, but then he settles down.  And I'm usually right here next to him, not even five feet away, so it's not like he's being abandoned.

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so tannaihe are u gonna crop koko's cute floppys ? if so im in the same boat what ear crop style are u considering ? i love this  forum cause as a first time dobe owner i love the jelp and advice 

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Nah, planning to keep him au naturale.  The cropped ears look very majestic, but a natural eared dobie just melts my heart.  Plus, they look less "scary", and considering there is breed-based legislation in this town that includes the words 'and any other dog deemed dangeous', I want him to look as non-threatening as possible.  >.>

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Tanna have to ask what you meant by - he spends 90% of his time in his crate or outside??? surely he isn't crated for long periods of time??? they love their people and want to be with you so outside is not the best place for him either..... just wondering......you know how we worry about the dogs being confined too long or alone too long ......

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Oh no no no...  haha...  he's only alone while I'm sleeping or eating meals.  If he's outside, so am I.  When he's in his crate, I am in the room with him, his crate is right next to my computer desk, about 2 1/2 feet from me, and we go outside for short walks every half hour or so, unless he's deeply asleep.  And if he doesn't nap pretty quickly after going into his crate, I bring him back out to play either in 'his' room/my office or outside depending on weather and how recently he's relieved himself.

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whew that's good to know Tanna :))

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As an amusing side note to that, Tal...  He is not at ALL hesitant to let me know if he feels I am taking too long eating, or in the bathroom!  lol

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hahahahaha I know that feeling all too well

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Look how much he's grown already!!!

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How do you like the halti?  Dante's a puller and I've been looking into options. 

Cheers, 

E. 

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I have heard here that any lead that causes the neck to be pulled down etc. can damage a dobie so check with the dobie owners here before investing in one, they have sensitive neck structure (the dogs not the owners hahaha).....what cute pics!!! thanks for updated pics!!!!!!

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It put an almost instant stop to the pulling (except occasionally in reverse!  lol Mainly when it's raining out) so I'm not overly worried about it doing damage, especially training him to it from such a young age. 

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Mean evil vicious doberdog, grrrrr!

 

 

(was totally hilarious, he was alternating between snarling and 'nursing' in his sleep...  lol)

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Love,love,love the puppy pictures, keep the coming...all of you.  you're all in for a great time, get past the dreaded doberteens, then you will have the best dogs in the world.

Love the cute picture of the baby with the gentle leader.  I have always used them for Tony and Tory, they work great.  cute story...we were in New York City this past weekend.  We had Tony outside when my son's landlord's son came out to see the dog.  This kid is 21 or 22, came over and said "is that just precautionary?"  I asked him what he was talking about and of course he said the muzzle.  I laughed, and explained the coller to him.  he thaough it was a great idea.  oh, and his dad has a pit mix that  bites.  The reason for the story...I have seen a halti that looks more like a real halter, goes around the chest, and the leash clips to the front at the chest.  I saw it on a 6 month old pit and it did a great job also.  Food for thought...

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That front-clipping harness is called an Easy Walk harness, if you're talking about what I think you are.  They are also supposed to be really good for pullers.  I read reviews of each and comparisons, and most seemed to feel that the Gentle Leader is slightly better at controlling the dog, but the Easy Walk was good for occasional pullers or short-snouted dogs that can get the gentle leader off fairly easily.

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Moar puppy piccies!  (And I only upload about half of what I take, then only put about one in five of those here...  >.>)

 

Being all good and grownup in the car (yes I took it from the driver's seat, no we are not moving lol)

 

 

"Come play?!"

 

 

"Whu'?"

 

 

He looks like such a complete numbskull in this one, but I love it, lol!

 

 

"I'm gonna take a picture!"  "Yah sure mom r o f l! *roll roll*"   *click*  "Wait, you were serious?"

 

 

Koko and Lizzie fighting ON my chair.  Yes with me in it.  lol

 

 

Playing Tup-o'-War with a plastic bag >.<!  Need to remember to get them a tug rope next Saturday.

 

 

Good thing I don't care about those daffodils or hostas...  >.>  They are THE favorite sleeping spot.

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He's gotten so big so quickly.  Just love his stunning eyes.

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There can never be TOO many photos of members' dobermans.  Seriously.

He is growing so fast, and getting cuter all the time.

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what a beautiful boy:D i like how you have the pics and you can see the huge difference in size in them:D they grow so darn fast!

 

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hahahaha oh those poor flowers!!! puppy time!!! too cute.....

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omg....  this is one of the sweetest, cutest things I've seen in a long, long time...

(sorry for the grainy quality, they were on the other side of the room, had to zoom way in)

 

 

 

 

Yes... they are sharing the bone...  it was SO cute!

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AWWW!

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oooooohhhhhhh puppies, dogs playing and having a good time is always a treat, mine don't play with each other so I love these pics of dogs playing

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Fantastic shots of this adorable boy! Thank you!

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I was horribly sick over the weekend...  my sweet little Kokoboy (who got a new nickname, the Cocacola dog.... lol) spent many hours laying comfortingly on top of me in my recliner.  That's gonna get awfully crowded when he's full grown, but I'll just have to learn to deal with it.  hehe

 

 

 

And a quick shoot from a few days ago:

Look back at his early pic with the Kong, at the size difference...  O.O  He's grown a wee bit!  lol

 

Wait...  wassat?!  I saw a leaf move, mom!

 

My handsome boy...  <3

 

Look't those soulful eyes...

 

 

 

ETA: Before anyone asks...  the 'cocacola dog' thing is just the sounds...  no, we don't give him cola to drink lol...

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great pics and I would say he grew a tiny bit hahahahaha, wow they grow so fast these pics will be priceless later

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Coco was growing as you put up the pictures.. great pics.. sounds like he has a great disposition the way he is so sweet with the little dog.. they eyes dont change.. and yes he will lay on your chest when full grown.. my full grown dobiegirl Zoe will do this to me.. she worms her way up the bed and there she is in my face lol...

thank you for the pics we all love them..

hugs, Bet

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Moar piccies!

 

 

As promised, Koko curled up on Mom's laptop case...  XD

"I know I fit on here before...  somehow...  grrr..."

 

 

The whole Puppy Krew lol...  Koko (obvious), Lizzie (right in front of him), the four pitty pups, and the same neighbors' black pomeranian.

 

Another shot of Koko, Lizzie, and the pitty pups.

 

"I'mma git ya, grass!"

 

"Hah!  You only wish you were this cool!"

 

:-P

 

All sleek and handsome...  look at the shine on that coat!  <3

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AWWWW, great pics I love the line up what a cutie pie.....

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Love love love the pictures!!!!!  Looks like the puppy krew is having fun!  I love watching dogs play!!!

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They have a blast together, and their afternoon play sessions are life savers for me, I don't know how I'd exercise him enough without their help!  lol

Though he doesn't get to play off-leash with them anymore, at least not until he has a solid recall (slow in coming to say the least...  Lizzie actually comes better when I call her than Koko does when I call him!  lol  And I don't give her treats like I give him..)  Up until now they've stayed politely in the front yard, or the front yard of the neighbors to either side...  about ten minutes after that pic was taken, while I was still so weak from being sick that it was a challenge to walk him from 'his' room outside, they took off towards the main road (in the distance on the other side of the tree line).  Now, granted, this is a sleepy little corner of a sleepy little town, there's only one car every ten minutes or so, and even they are slow and used to animals darting by...  but still, it was enough to terrify me, and I was too weak to go after them!  >.<  He now has to stay within 15 ft of me on the long lead.  They get into some very amusing tangles!

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Love seeing how big he's after getting from the first pictures you put up. that is one GORGEOUS pup. 

 

On a sidenote I swear by the easywalk harness. Could barely walk Reggie before, now have no problem with it. I also love to jog with her a bit and this way can put her on a longish lead and not have to worry about jerking her neck if she starts to pull. Have great control with this. 

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I figured I would upload a few more 'progress' pics, though nothing particularly special happening hehe...

 

I was trying to get a size comparison shot for a friend who was asking how big he'd gotten...  they were almost the same size when we brought him home!

 

Not a great shot, but it really gives an idea of the size difference...  she barely hits his knees!  lol

 

"Hmph.  Mom, quit playing with the little black box and play with me instead! *pout*"

 

My pretty boy >^.^<

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Thanks for all the pics!!!!!!!!!!

 Your captions are hilarious too.

 Koko is beautiful

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isn't doesn't matter whether there is some exciting thing going on we LOVE pics :)) thanks for sharing!!

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He is such a gorgeous color. Very rich and much like European Dobes I have seen which are more mahoghany based with rich rust colors too...He is just yummy!