In the movies, Dobermans are always portrayed as ferocious guard dogs. While they're good at guarding their pack and surroundings, this breed of dog can be, if raised properly, the sweetest of beasties. Their movie roles don't tell the real story of the character of this dog breed.
This morning, we're traveling across town to meet one. He's two and in a local Humane Society shelter. He has the dopiest looking grin on his face and those floppy ears? Adorable. If he's had his ears cropped, I can't tell from the photo.
We don't know much about this guy, but I'm willing to take a look--expected warts and all. This dog has everything going against him for adoption. He is a male. He's an adult. He'll shed. He's big. He can be prone to hip dysplasia. So needy emotionally, a Dobie will follow you into the bathroom in an effort not to be alone. In return for walking, feeding, watering and loving this dog, he'll be the most loyal creature in the house.
I can't wait to meet him.
Everyone who reads my site knows I don't believe in accidents. Is it a mistake that the only non pitbull dog posted on the local rescue pages was posted the same day our gate was finished and we began our search for a pet in earnest? I think not.
Here's hoping for a good fit with Bruno.