Izzy and her fur family

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As promised my FUR babies...

Izzy

My 3 crazy Yorkies

My lab, Miley is very camera shy!! She is a pound rescue...but Izzy she loves the camera.

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Izzy has that same loving look on her face that drew me to Princess. She is precious. The Yorkies - with all that hair it's hard to tell. Maybe Miley will become less camera shy when her new playmate gets a little larger. Thank you for sharing. You are as dog poor as I am (3 Schnauzers, 2 Dobies).

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That is what I thought too, such a sweet face! So far no potties in her crate. I am in  :o  but  ;D

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Oh Judy.. She is simply precious.. Looks just like an Izzy!! Great name for a great little gal.. Your Yorkies are too adorable for words... makes you want to pick them up and hear them squeak!! I might be wrong, but it seems to me that Izzy is smiling and I think she has all kinds of plans for you that she's keeping a secret for now..  Shhhhh only Izzy knows..
Have fun and please keep those pictures coming.. If you want to meet my Sofia, there are images of her on "Sofia's Story" posted way back when
smooches and scritches
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;D I see that mischievous smile ;)  If she is awake Izzy is into something. My shoes strings are her favorite. I have learnt (yes I know learnt is not a word, but we have used it all my life) to look before standing. I have taken to leashing her to me. See the wires on my computer, they will be moved! Probably turn the desk around against a wall!

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Lol I just learned my lesson wit Kratos...I forgot my flip flops in the backyard...bad idea!!! He chewed them up!!! Lol my fault thought I think he thought they were one of his chew toys!!! ;D

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Dobieluvr,

Since Kratos chewed up your flipflops I hope you don't step on a poptop and have to cruise on back home.....I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist.  Or to quote Flip (pun intended) Wilson, "The Devil made me do it".
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Judy,

Don't feel bad.  Where I grew up, in the coalfields of Virginia, learn was a term you did when helping others.  For example, "I'm going to learn my dog how to fetch" or "My cousin learned me how to build a doghouse".  And these speech patterns never completely leave us.  Last fall I was teaching Western Civ at the local community college and caught myself telling one of my students I was going to learn her something.  All I could do was shake my head, ask forgiveness, and go on.  :)

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Freyja's Dad,

Lol!  As I was putting on my flip flops I was hoping to dear God there wasn't any sharp objects in the grass because that would have been bad, but I guess the worst part was that they felt a little weird...oh well I guess all in the joys of owning a dobie right? :D

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Freyja's Dad - down in the South there is the term "carry" as in "I had to carry her to the Dr." which translates to "I had to take her to the Dr." in proper English. You fall into these speech patterns and if everyone understands them, they become second nature and you don't even think about them. Back in the mid-80's when I was Comptroller at the paper mill in Big Island, Va, we had the auditors in at year end. One of the female auditors came in and asked how to get to the Storeroom downstairs so she could do her sample.

Rather that try to explain all the twists and turns of a 70 year old building that had once been a roll storage area, I got up and said to her "Come on, I'll carry you down there". She got this funny look on her face and asked "Why, are the stairs broken?" That startled me and then I realized that she was from the upper midwest and how she had taken it. I think I blushed. I had to explain to her what the statement meant, and then said "Just follow me" and showed her the way down to the storeroom.

Of course you know your speaking to someone from the South (including WV and Maryland as well) when you hear the words "fixin" and "yonder". Of course it took my ears a year to get attuned to the Blue Ridge Mountain accent and get accustomed to Blue Grass music. On occasion when driving Scouts somewhere and they complain about my country music on the radio, I will turn the satellite to Blue Grass. Suddenly they all want me to go back to the other station.

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Hey yall as promised here is Izzy with her ears taped! OMG she is growing up too fast!! Just look at that face!!

Day before

Day after

A few days after tapping

and again

My fave cause she still looks like my baby!!!

If you all page back to the first page you will see how young looking Izzy was!!! She was 8 or 9 weeks in that first one and today she is or about 15 weeks old.

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I love the head shot. Your baby is starting to grow up. A few more weeks and she will start losing her puppy teeth and getting her permanent teeth in. At the four month stage, in addition to getting her permanent teeth, she will be a perfectly proportioned miniature of her final size. She will no longer look like a puppy, but a small Doberman.

I did not note when you posted the ears, but I would not recommend you go beyond six days in a post. I usually take mine down at 5 days and leave the ears recover for two and then re-post again if needed.

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Hey Rick I don't post but will if I have too! They said to remove them Wednesday that would be about 5 days and if they don't stand by Friday to bring her back and THEY will re-post them. I see that raw uncovered stick end and that just burns me up!!! If I have to redo I will be asking for some kinda wrap to go on the ends of the stick next time. Lately they are not on things as well as they were. I hope this phase/mood passes soon! I don't want to look elsewhere. And I wasn't in the room when she was taped cause I make Izzy act up LOL!!! just like the brat she is!

Today Izzy was much better, she did not pull every step of the way!!

Oh and guess what my son found? Yep a Doberman! A male. No houses around, no collar, and very very hungry but what doberman isn't! He said he had been coming around since last week to his job. But he had hope he was just running around but the dog was always there early morning late after dark. So he brought him home Friday night. Gave him a bath and feed him! He is going to take him to the vet to check for a micro chip Tuesday. He called and asked if I wanted him if no one claims him. I said LOL No, 5 is enough!!! I hope if the dog has no owner that he will rub off on my son and he will keep him.

Happy Holiday everyone!!

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Wow. I have sent you a message on posting. I don't know who at the vet did the posting, but they don't have much experience. You never use a bare stick. Read through my PM and if you can't follow it, ask questions. There are also instructions on posting on the main part of this website.

From the main page, click on Doberman Puppies, then Ear Cropping and then Posting and Taping Instructions. While looking at this, I note the first line of the post is very telling:

"Puppies of any dog breed are a hand-full. However, Doberman puppies are a notoriously rambunctious and mischievous creature."

How true! But loving and fascinating creatures as well.

Here is the link to Ear Posting as well:
http://www.gentledoberman.com/ear-cropping-4.php

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Thanks I have that bookmarked now and woot it has pictures :P !!! I read your PM and was going to reply but I also saw the comment here., so I didn't reply I didn't want to repeat what I just said. I so appreciate it I think I understand it, if not I will be sure to shoot off a question!!

:'( my poor Izzy. I didn't know they would not do a good job for her or I would have went else where. I used another vet to cut my first schnauzers ears the second one I left long. I just don't remember it being much ado about it though.  :-\ I think I read somewhere that massaging is one of the best things you can do to help them stand....I dunno!

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The tape job just looks like it was the first time that person had done it, or didn't have any help and was in too big a hurry. The actual support doesn't look bad from a functional standpoint, just esthetics. The bare stick may be a little uncomfortable as well, but if she is not bothering it, maybe not.

Schnauzer ears are supposed to stand naturally, and sometimes do too well. Ideally the tip does not stand but flops forward to give a nice touch. On some the ears are so large as to be unsightly, so cropping is the only solution. My Heidi is one who had large ears and they stood straight up - all the way. It looked like she had two satellite dishes on her head. My older male Baron, had ears so large they would not stand, so both dogs were cropped. Jiggs, my younger male and the offpring of the older two, has ears the right size and they break over at the tip like they should - hence, I didn't have to crop his.

My good friend in Texas had a male whose ears were so large and stood straight up. She had a picture of him that way, on the other side of a log. She showed me a picture and my first question "Is that a jack rabbit?" told the tale. A few months later she had his ears cropped as well. After that he was a beautiful dog.

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Oops my bad!!! this morning I looked at it more closely and there is gauze on the bottom of the sticks!! He did have a male vet student helping him!! I was going too but Izzy was acting up so I excused myself. We will see how it goes this Wednesday.

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Ok, functional, just not pretty. I have done some of those myself. Probably the first time the vet student had done anything like that.

I another discussion it was pointed out that vet schools don't teach this, so vets have to learn cropping and posting from someone else. I learned my my first vet in Lynchburg, Va when I had Hans' ears done in 1984. Hers were a work of art, mine not so much. I have used her method for making the posts ever since with one change. She used the wooden sticks from medical QTips, I have to use skewers (cutting off the sharp points) since I don't have a source of the medical QTips.

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Hello everyone Here's Isabel with her tapping removed late yesterday evening. Oh look her ears are standing LOL I massaged them when ever I would think to! and I do believe it paid off!

Side view

Front view

Liver treats I made today

Bagged

OMG good!

Recipe
I made liver treats for the dogs today and boy do they love them. I took a pound of liver, boiled till tender. keep a cup or more of the *liver water*. Mixed in 4 raw eggs with shells, squish into tiny pieces. Add the  *liver water* and 1/4 cup of syrup. Add enough flour till pasty sticky. About a cup or two. Spread onto a foiled cookie sheet. I forgot the foil...just makes it easier to remove.

Bake at 300 for about an hour! If you want them crispy cook longer till they are. Texture is soft to spongy.

Last is me and all my fur-kids...oh wait! Where did Miley get off too? Dang it Milley!!! sigh!


Too much sun in my face!!!

wow those are some very short ears it looks like a pit bull crop. It really pays to see photo examples of the crop before choosing a vet. I personally would not take a dog to be cropped without researching the vet that was to do it. I want to see pictures of actual dogs they have done. I know that most people would not want long show crops like we get but you can still have a qualified vet do a nice pet crop without the length. Because this is not something that is taught in vet schools it's a very fine art and not many vets can do a good crop.

I think Izzy is cute regardless! :D

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Izzy is a good looking girl. The ears may be a little shorter than some, but that makes them easier to stand. Eighty years ago, the cropped ears on most Dobermans were shorter than that.

Of course we won't know how they will finally look until she is about 8 months old a almost full grown. Until then the ratio of the ears will change. Keep massaging the ears as the tips look like they want to curl a bit. You may have to post them a while longer to trim the curl out. That does not have to be done immediately, as long as they are standing, you can let them air and recover. If they droop or fall, re-post immediately.

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rnddobermans This is what a pits ears look like here in the south.

Izzys are not near that short.

I asked for the medium doberman crop and not the long show. However he may have done them too short, I don't know. I didn't know to ask to see pictures. Anyways they are done and that is that.

Rick I do hope you are right they are standing but, not complete yet and I think the curl is making them look a bit shorter... I am going to let them know I am concerned they maybe too short.

http://www.altobellodobermann.com/ears/Ear-taping2.htm

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Here are the samples I saw online that I chose her cut from.
She looks like a medium to me.

http://spear-barkennels.com/Styles_Cropping.php

Your vets crop is a perfect example of vets that do one style of cropping and to people that are around it all the time it is very evident by certain features of the crop. Izzy's ears are very short but there is nothing the vet can do about it now. To tell you the truth with the style he uses it would look funny if they were longer. Izzy's ears will only look shorter as she matures. It is the same thing when we have long ear crops they look like donkey ears for the longest time until they mature then they look quite a bit shorter. Your dog will do the same thing they look short now and will look even shorter when she is full grown. The picture you added of the pit bull is a nice crop for a pit.

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Here are the samples I saw online that I chose her cut from.
She looks like a medium to me.

http://spear-barkennels.com/Styles_Cropping.php

Izzy is definitely not a medium crop. You are looking at pictures of crops that are not nice to begin with, big difference between nice crops and crops like these. Even through all the pictures they didn't choose decent  examples for each of the different styles. I can tell you from looking through the site that they are most likely byb.

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I also wouldn't call Izzy's crop medium.  It's short and it's going to look shorter when she's grown and her head is mature.  I would be very unhappy if someone did that to one of my puppies. 

I hope that you are still posting her ears.  Her left ear has a pocket that needs to be worked out.  That means you've got a bit of a sinkhole at the base and that is causing the ear to tip slight inwards at the top.  You have to make sure you really stretch the ear up the post when taping, and/or you may have to make a modified post with a piece of cotton or foam on the post to push out where that pocket is.

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Well nothing I can do!!!  >:(  I paid already and he can't put it back to the way it was. I wish you all were here to help me do things correctly! Anyways I have a stress headache from this. I though she looked good but I guess you all would know better. Good night!

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:D What a very sweet looking girl she is, love all your fur family...it must be mayham at walk times??? :D :D