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Here are my two new pups Yogi and Zeb at 6 weeks old still at the breeders. They are now 11 weeks today and they are huge. Last year i lost my doberman lab cross at the grand old age of 20 and that day was onw of the worse days of my life. These two bundles of joy came home a year to the day that my old boy died. I agree with what most ppl say once you have a dobie in your life then you always want one there. they are the most gentle, kind and caring dogs that you could wish to have and my old boy taught both my kids to walk and was always the first one there if they cried. These two boys are already tuning in to our feelings and they make us laugh. Dobies show us a reason to want to live our lives to the full and to love unconditionally.

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A great big welcome to the forum Yogi and Zeb.

Although nothing can refill the hole in your heart from losing your "old boy" and please accept our condolences for your loss; These very special guys will certainly ease the pain. Old memories to cherish and new ones to be made.

It's been said that Dobermans are karma dogs. I believe that to be true.

Best of everything

Kate and Sofia

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ty kate for the warm welcome and yes i think they are too

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Welcome candlemaiden! Very cute Dobie pups, are they from the same litter?

Wow, passed away @ 20 yo. That is very impressive. You obviously took great care of "old boy". Yogi & Zeb are very fortunate to have such a loving home.

BTW, will you be getting their ears cropped?

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Hi Solder,

                  Yes they are from the same litter but they already know right from wrong in the playing. Alot of ppl say it is not wize to have two boys from the same litter but over the yrs we have had many different animals and all of them have learnt their place in the home. we already have the boss dog here and he makes sure that they don't play too rough if i don't get there first. plus a growl from me stops everything and they come straight to my feet and sit.

As for the ear cropping no they are not going to have this done. We are in the uk where tail docking is now illegal and ear cropping is frowned upon, plus we love them just the way they are.

 

Candle

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The reason asked about same litter or not is I've heard (not first-hand, I'll admit) puppies from the same litter that are raised together sometimes will not bond to their owner. Rather, they kind of bond to each other. I'd think this is not a blanket statement but should be looked at case by case.

I can appreciate your past experiences with more than one animal in the household. Have you ever raised two puppies from the same litter together?

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yes I have a few times and i must admit i have never had a bonding issue. Each puppy has their own time with me and in the evenings there is usually one either side of me and then the others on the floor at my feet.  But then again everyone that comes into our house thinks that we are mad and that our animals are not normal. Many a board game has been played on the floor and the order goes human, dog , human , dog etc. But i agree some ppl have had that problem and i have been very lucky

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They are good looking boys. You obviously have experience with more than one male in the house. My first thought was, my gosh, two of the little "devils". Doberman puppies are loving and enjoyable, but of course with their intelligence can really challenge their owner.

I am reminded when I had my first litter, a litter of 10 puppies, when I lived in Virginia. I had a raised rear deck and they discovered they could climb up but were not yet ready to go down. They would sit at the top and cry. So I went out and picked up two and took them back down to the yard, and started up. When I got back to the top to pick up two more, the first two were climbing up right behind me.

Then they discovered a small hole in the back fence and about 7 went into the field behind the house. My late sister who was visiting called it the "Great Puppy Escape". We gathered them all up and back in the pen they went.

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