I've been watching this community pretty much since I got my girl last year, and thought I'd finally join up and post some pictures. I don't know anybody else who owns Dobermans, other than my breeder, who I'm not exactly close with, unfortunately, so it's nice for this community to be here for questions and bragging and pictures and such.
This is Elka (AKC name Elka V, of course meaning there were 4 others and she's number 5, but it's got more flare if you think of it as an actual letter V, so it's a stage name)
Elka in her snazzy red winter hoodie. She was, in fact, cold, and loved wearing, though not typically with the hood up.
Elka sixteen months old now (today!), thirty inches at the shoulder, and was 65 pounds the last time I weighed her. She seems to be in a growth spurt now (which is a little unsettling, as she's already a bit outsized), and when she's reached her kibble allotment of the day (California Natural, grain free), such as it is (too much makes for unpleasant poops), I've supplemented with veggies, yogurt, and good ol' meat (one at a time, not all in the same day). I've done all of Elka's training, as there isn't much in the way of a dog community in my area, or if there is, it's harder to get into than the French Underground, and no trainer that I've contacted has been 1. helpful or 2. acceptable with regards to price. As a result, I've read about a hundred dog training books this last year, for better and for worse, and though she's a little unpolished, we can certainly go out in public without marauding the countryside. She loves
babies and children, is suspicious of manhole covers, and is exceedingly talkative (she actually "says" out, when she needs to go out. There's no T, of course, but it's pretty recognizable.)
I'm looking forward to being a member of the community, now, instead of just a lurker.
(edited to hopefully fix the pictures, sorry)