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Hi all! I'm hoping that the members here can give me some guidance.
 
We're looking to add a Doberman into our family. In addition to me, my husband, and our teenaged daughter, we have 2 cats (one 12+ years, one about 2), a just-under-2-year-old Dalmatian female (Harley Quinn), and an almost 9-year-old male Komondor (Goulash). We have a fully fenced yard (6+ feet), and both my husband and I work from home, so are with our pets far more than not. We take all of our dogs to obedience training and have done extensive research on our breeds (we had Greyhounds before the Dalmatian) before we bring one home.
 
We are looking for the Doberman to be a companion and personal and home guardian; to take the lead from the Komondor and then carry it on as the Kom gets older.
 
If anyone can offer suggestions of what we should and shouldn't be looking for in a Doberman -- including whether or not rescuing this breed could be an option for our household -- it would be most appreciated. Also, if you know of a great breeder, preferably in the Southwest (we're in Phoenix), I'd love to get some referrals.
 
Thanks in advance for your help,
 
Jeanne
Mommy Dog to Goulash and Harley Quinn

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Dalmatian Discussions & Pictures / Showing Off Our New Girl
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:48:03 pm »
Wanted to share a picture of Harley Quinn, our latest furred addition to the family. We got her through Arizona Dalmatian Rescue. Sadly, we have enough dumped Dalmatians out here to support two separate Dalmatian rescue groups (Dalmatian Station is the other). Both are doing a great job of getting these gorgeous handfuls of fur into good homes, but it seems hard to keep up with the output of lousy first owners out there. (Okay, off the soap box...for a while... :D)

Jeanne

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Komondor Discussions & Pictures / Finally, a Pic of Goulash
« on: August 29, 2005, 02:35:48 pm »
Finally getting a picture of our Komondor, Goulash, up (if I get it to work right¬  ;)). Since we don't show him, we keep him trimmed down most of the year, since we live in Phoenix and it's hot here far more than it's warm. During his trim months, we get a lot of, "that's the weirdest standard poodle I've ever seen" comments.¬  :D

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Hi All,

A friend of mine who owns two adorable Newfies has started the World's Cutest Dogs site. There are pics of his Newfies up there, and he's got a contest going where others can enter to win the title of World's Cutest Dog.

www.worldscute stdogs.com

My friend is very excited about this, and has worked to get his site up and running for quite a while now, so I know he'd appreciate it greatly if some more Big Dog people visited. And, you can also enter your dogs for his WCD contest.

Jeanne

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Remembering those no longer with us. / Hermes has gone to the Bridge
« on: August 28, 2005, 10:53:08 am »
Hi All,

Sorry I've been absent for a while, but we lost our sweet greyhound, Hermes, in July after a battle with bone cancer, and I just haven't been up to posting for a while.

We got a new dog, Harley Quinn, who we rescued via Arizona Dalmatian Rescue, before Hermes died. He enjoyed having a new friend with him during his final months, and she's really helped all of us, Goulash included, to do okay once Hermes left. Goulash misses his best friend, but his new little sister is annoying him enough that he's forced to romp and play more than he would probably like to, and that seems to be keeping his spirits up.

Our vet came to our house when it was time, so Hermes didn't have to be moved or traumatized in his last hours. He was in so much pain that we knew he was ready to go to the Bridge, but we still miss him a lot.

So, I think I'm finally ready to change my signature line and take Hermes' name off...the last thing I'm doing to say good-bye, I guess.

Anyway, just wanted to share with the group...I know all of us have or will have to face losing our beloved companions sooner or later, but it does help to have this forum to read through.

Jeanne

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Komondor Discussions & Pictures / Any Komondor Owners Here Yet?
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:49:00 pm »
Just checking to see if there are any other Komondor owners on this group yet.

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