Should I have another dobe

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Anukis's picture
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Hello 

I have just lost my beautiful Lucy aged 14 and half. She was my second dobe and a real joy,I miss her terribly.I am 69 and in reasonable health but am I too old to consider another one.It would NOT be a replacement but another dog to love. I welcome your advice.

Kim
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My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Lucy. Wow, what a nice, long life she had!

And welcome to the forum!

My thoughts? No, you are NOT too old. I figure when I'm six feet under I'm too old. LOL!

Maybe a pupper might be a bit much, maybe not - if you can get out and exercise a pup and take it to classes, that would be terrific!  We have folks here who are not "kids" who have done exactly that.

The other option is, an older rescue Dobie!  There are lots of them out there who would love, love, LOVE a wonderful home. Bet, a member here, adopted an older Dobe (well, two, actually), and it's a rewarding experience.

Whatever route you choose, the bottom line is, if you really want another Dobie, I think you should go for it!

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My grandmother is asking the same thing since her Collie Queenie past.  So far she has opted to have the family bring their dogs over for grandma time.  I think you feel you can take care of another dobe then your not to old to have one.

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A month has gone by since I lost Lucy and it has been terrible, but hey good news,tomorrow I get a new pup to love. I am so looking forward to her. Thank you for your advice

Kim
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Congratulations!! 

Being dog-less is awful, I know. When you get your new pupper, post some pics! We need another dose of puppy breath, and look forward to hearing all about her! 

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Congratulations on the new pupper!!!

I could never enjoy my life without a dog...and to ME, that means doberman.  Too many older rescue dobes are in shelters everywhere, and need people to love them and make them a part of their family.  That's what I intend to do the next time.

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This last Dobie puppy has been tough. She is 18 months old & we got her when I was 48 years, last Spring. Now I am 49 years old & in good health overall, but had ACL replacement surgery in 2001 & it bothers me to walk in rain & cold weather. Since I live in Northern IL, that is more than 1/2 the year. Don't have a fenced yard & she snaps at other dogs at dog park, so haven't been there as much as I have in the past with other dogs. For the 50+ crowd, I'm recommend 2 years or older for next Doberman puppy as it is tough to go through house-training & other initial challenges. Never had a Doberman live more than 10 years, they all get "Wobbler's disease" & die young. So I assume after I get current beast trained, she will break my heart prematurely. Meanwhile, she has stomach problems & just did "Poop Soup" on my hardwood floors! Thanks Roxie!!