Rocky has a new trick...

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and not a good one....

 

He doesn't like when I'm on my computer at night even after I walk him because, well, just because I'm not paying attention to him of course...I have a wooden chair at my desk and we spent several months of puppy-hood being informed it was NOT a chew toy.  He loves to chew sticks and branches so I guess to him this is just a large branch in the house.

 

So he knows not do to it anymore - or so I thought....

 

He now brings his bone over and lays beside the chair to chew on this bone.  Then he'll slide right up to the chair leg and with the bone back further in his mouth use his front teeth to chew on the chair.  I didn't even notice at first because I could still hear him chewing his bone.  I looked down and he literally looked up at me like 'what....and slowly moved his head back so he was just chewing on his bone again'  I'm like WTH!  you did NOT just do that..

 

So I go back to playing online waiting for him and within seconds - same thing.  he keeps the bone in his mouth too so it's like he's chewing it but it's the chair that he's really chewing it just LOOKS like he's chewing his bone.

 

Evil - smart - ornary dog......haha  I laughed out loud and called Tye to see the 2nd time. 

 

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Oh thank heaven's for little boys huh?!?!?

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Little Stinker!!! Smart little stinker.. ( are you sure there's no dragons in the chair leg??)

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There just might be :) 

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OMG Dakota does the SAME THING with my armchair!!  chews her bone sooo innocently right next to the leg, then gradually moves over...I will take some picks and post them, she's demolished the entire corner of it and ripped the whole bottom out when I wasn't home!  Little turd...lucky for me it's just a goodwill chair that I was going to refinish and reupholster.  looks like I won't be doing that until she's out of this phase! 

I also have a throw blanket that she likes to pull off the back of the couch and play with, and the other day she had it on the floor and I guess heard me coming down the hall, because i turned the corner just in time to see her jumping on the couch and curling up like she'd been there all along!  She had the guiltiest look on her face too, I just had to laugh. 

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I know, anyone that says if you don't catch them in the act they don't know what they did, has never owned a Doberman - Trust me, they know.....

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yeah just came home from my best friends party and he is  in his crate looking at me like hi mom i am such a good boy! he ate his bed/blanket in half! ummmm i didnt do it!!!! caught him w part of it hanging out of his mouth but he stilll didnt do it! nub wagging head in chest @ 12 wks! i swear mum...wasnt me i found it like that!!!! can i pleaaaazzzz have a treat????

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Oh mom, HI!!  You didn't want me chew up that paper into tiny bits?!! But is was so much fun,,,---as witnessed by my daughter, she was having a blast, throwing them up in the air, daughter played innocent... it's a conspiracy I tell you!

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Ah, the four pawed mobile paper shredder. Princess doesn't go much for the paper now, that's Red's territory, except it disappears - for a while and then re-appears outside in the yard. Princess' gig is pens - if there is a pen on the table she has to make sure there are no Dragons inside.

Fancy has the most beautifuly glossy black coat. Reminds me of my first Dobie (my Avatar) a black female. She was a dominant black and I think Fancy is too. One way to tell is to rub her fur backwards and look closely at the under fur. If there is not hint of red at all, then she is a dominant black which means if you breed her, even to a red male, all the puppies will be black. My first male was a red and he and Windy had two litters together, 18 puppies in all, 100% black. However, all of them were recessive black. If you rubbed their fur backwards you would see a hint of red down underneath.

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Thank you rgreen, I just now saw the post.  Yes, I couldn't be more pleased with Fancy's coat, she absolutely gleems and is so soft!!  Fancy's dad was a red, her mom a black. The litter was all colors, there was a little blue female that was a sweetheart, but I wanted a black and Fancy stole my heart.  side note: The breeder's have a little 2 year old son.  He sat down with the puppies and they were all over him with kisses, like the commercial that was on TV years ago with all the lab puppies.  It was precious!! 

Thanks for the info, I just looked at Fancy's coat like you said, and she does seem to be dominate black.  I'll look again in better light after another cup of coffee! Lol.

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But if her sire is a red and dam is a black she by definition has to be a recessive black. In order for her to be a dominant black she would have to inherit the black gene from both parents. But in order for a dog to be red, the dog has to have two red genes, thus is unable to contribute a black gene.

Fancy has to have one red gene (from daddy) and one black gene (obviosly from mama). If Fancy has red siblings, then her mama is a recessive black as is Fancy. Apparently both Fancy's mom and dad also have the dilution factor as well. (Fancy has a blue sibling which would require one diluted black and one diluted red for the blue color. (Two diluted black genes would also have the blue color, but daddy doesn't have that).