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    Very pleased to see the dog (I like most animals more than most people ) recovered from his injury...
    leave the gun... take the cannoli...

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    After achieving his AKC championship last year there has been a bit of a lull in the action so the breeders could focus on getting another dog ("Ruger") through his grand championship.

    We recently heard from them because they had been contacted by someone who had seen Major at a show and was interested in breeding her female. The breeders checked both the dog and owner out thoroughly, yes the girl is a finished AKC champion also, this is not just someone with a dog who fancies themselves a "breeder"... they are serious about maintaining and improving the breed. Both were examined by a vet and tested for doggy STD's a few days before their first date.

    The first and second "dates" were sociable and led to only heavy petting as both of them were inexperienced young lovers but on the third date the sparks flew and the magic happened (full, propper coupling, a "tie"). This in-person process is the "live cover" mentioned in a previous post. On a final visit this morning the female was glad to see him, and they played a bit, but it was pretty obvious that her switch had been flipped... mission accomplished.

    So in a few weeks there should be some little Majors and Majorettes running around!

    In other news, we've had a bit of a break from protection work due to various reasons but he came back and hit it hard this past Tuesday night. Looking forward to having more news on that front, hopefully this year we'll be able to move on to more advanced work.
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    Nice! Lucky dog......
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    Results are in!

    Vet says expect a litter of between 5 and 8 puppies!




    The beautiful mother-in-waiting (Lacey, a local branch manager):




    And of course the ridiculously proud-of-himself sire:




    Litter expected at the end of March. In the meantime, we will be training for the Doberman-only AKC WAC trials in April. WAC stands for "Working Aptitude Certification" (conversly, WAE stands for "Working Aptitude Evaluation" - both refer to the same event). It's an obstacle-course temperament test to see if a dog is well-suited to everyday life in an urban environment or as an actual service/etc. dog.

    http://www.dpca.org/awards/wae/
    The Doberman Pinscher Club of America was formed principally to preserve and protect the Doberman Pinscher and to do all possible to bring its natural qualities to perfection.

    The perfection we seek is embodied in three sets of characteristics: those of conformation, those of temperament, and those of trainability. This Register of Merit Award and Working Aptitude Evaluation Program has, as its fundamental purpose, the recognition of Dobermans having those natural qualities of beauty and functional utility that make the breed what it was intended to be.

    In order to earn a Working Aptitude Certificate (WAC), a Doberman must demonstrate the characteristics required of a dog to be a stable companion and resolute protector.
    Some of the "obstacles" or situations the dog must encounter:

    Rattle can
    Friendly stranger
    Neutral stranger
    Walk on unfamiliar surface
    Umbrella opening
    Recover from startle (starter pistol)
    Hostile stranger

    Guide to the WAC:
    http://www.dobermanclub.org/Activiti...%20premium.pdf

    Dog must remain composed at all times, recover quickly from surprise/startle, and remain neutral with strangers except the hostile which should be faced without hesitation (stand firm or bark). What does this "prove"? It simply shows that the dog has a temperament suitable for further training, is not "nervous" or timid and not dangerously aggressive (well socialized). It also counts as one of three special qualifications needed to achieve a Register of Merit (ROM) which is a huge point of pride and recognized as a standard of excellence.




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    Awesome! Congrats! And lol branch manager
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    Minor Majors! The Seven Sons of Major: 4 red, 3 black.









    The red boys were a surprise... the breeders had believed Major genetically incapable of producing reds. There is a VERY small chance that another dobie on-property with Lacey, may have had some involvement. All participants are going in for dna tests so it can be sorted out with certainty. These modern "blended" families... lol. It is important to the breeders to get the lineage and genetic line 100% correct. They had thought he was a BB (pure black) and Lacey a pure red (bb) - which would yield 100% black-dominant (Bb). It may turn out that he is a black-dominant (Bb) which would yield 50% pure red and 50% black-dominant (about what the litter turned out, it would seem). They will get it sorted, and have a better idea what to expect from any future litters.
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    WOW! 7 BOYS! What are the odds of that? Amazing! Congrats!
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    Wife just sent me the latest pic of the litter...



    Up to 2 lbs already!
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    ♫ ♪♪ ♫ ...live together in perfect harmony... ♪♪ ♫ ♫


    Guess with the DNA test it's going to be hard to win the palimony case

    Congrats Grandpa!
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    Congrats!
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