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Beauty Moment Of The Day: Little Girl Paints Dobermanís Nails
The Gloss ^ | November 14, 2011 | Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

Posted on 11/17/2011 8:43:57 AM PST by Altariel

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To: Salamander

LOL!!!

Well then...silver it shall be for MY “killer” GSD!!

;)

(The girl is precious!!! The look on the dog’s face? PRICELESS!)


51 posted on 11/17/2011 2:15:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: momtothree

My Odin 2 /12 and still in his “Marmaduke phase”.

I don’t think he realizes his size or strength and I’ve lost count of the accidentally crushed stuff he owes me...:)

Odin likes everybody...until they get close to me.

My Wonder Dobe Tito shared your dog’s hatred of bees..well, wasps, specifically.

He’d stand on the back porch and snap-bite them right in two, in midair and never get stung.

Never did figure out why he had such a grudge against them.

Odin’s registered name is actually pronounced Odhinn but it’s too much to keep typing....LOL


52 posted on 11/17/2011 2:19:40 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Deb; Eaker; Ditter; LongElegantLegs

You’re totally correct.

I’ve had dozens of them and every single one of them snapped at some point.
[it’s that famous “squeezed/diseased brain lesion syndrome”]

They attacked not only strangers but all of them eventually turned on me.

Several of them ate babies and/or old ladies.

Two of them killed me.

To make it even worse, every one of them got rabies and I’d had to lock them in the corn crib and shoot them like Ol’ Yeller.

I have a 9mm and a cattle prod beside my sofa for that inevitable moment when Odin suddenly goes for my jugular.

They all need killin’.


53 posted on 11/17/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Be that as it may, according to breed authority “Deb”, it’s just a matter of time before that adorable little cherub is dog food.

[WHY must one show up on EVERY dog thread??]


54 posted on 11/17/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Salamander

Cotton balls? I read a review that said they had capped those dogs’ teeth for the movie. I wondered how they did that and wondered if the dogs minded. Was the Fred Astaire movie part of the Doberman trilogy, or was it made separaaately.

Sorry about your uncle but glad you got a dog for protection...


55 posted on 11/17/2011 2:41:14 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Salamander

Well then. How VERY dangerous my dog must be, too....

(YOU owned a .... POODLE?)
( not laughing. Nope. *ROFLMBO!!!!!)

:)


56 posted on 11/17/2011 2:48:30 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I seriously doubt that.

The ASPCA would’ve had a fit.

They *still* “pad” dogs’ lips for movies.

If done well, it looks real.
If not, it looks like “The Dogfather”....;D

The dogs learn to put up with it.
It’s not hurting them but I reckon the cotton tastes icky after a while.

Before the cotton trick, they used rubber bands to keep the dogs’ lips up.

That was cruel and the ASPCA outlawed it.

Yes, the Astaire movie was the final movie of the trilogy.

The entire trilogy is very hard to find unless you can live with a low-grade bootleg.

I think they sell 1 of the 3 movies on Amazon.

Thanks...that dog saved my life.


57 posted on 11/17/2011 2:54:55 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Salamander

My Mom registered ours as “Oden Vonn Doberman”. It was hokey even then! His issue over any sort of buzzing bee happened after the poor dog was attacked by a swarm of ground yellow jackets. His snout was covered in stings. After that day... he had an intense hatred for them. I would love to get another Dobie. With 3 dogs right now... that may have to wait but one day!


58 posted on 11/17/2011 2:55:43 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Salamander
I went to a dog show last week, first one in a long time and I saw several breeds of dogs I had never even heard of before. Several very wolf like breeds *can't remember their names, but I remember the Mi-Ki. Cutest little tiny fuzzy things I have ever seen but I heard they are biters. Gonna have to get an up to date dog book.
59 posted on 11/17/2011 2:57:38 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Brad's Gramma

Go on and laugh.

Your girl is sizing you up for appropriate side dishes, even as you type.

And yes, ~I~ owned a Poodle.
[my grandparents got her for me for Christmas when I was 7...she was 7 weeks old and in a shoebox under their tree]

Now I have 7 Pythons so it all balanced out.

LOL


60 posted on 11/17/2011 2:58:40 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: momtothree

OW!

Poor dog.

Odin’s name is “Wiking Odhinn’s Hund von Der Wilde Jagd”.

[it’s a European pedigree thing]

I had 5 other dogs when I got Odin.

Never even noticed the difference....;D


61 posted on 11/17/2011 3:01:30 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Ditter

The AKC just admitted a bunch of Spitz-type dogs into official breed competition.
Probably one of them.

Little dogs tend to be snappier, in general.

Probably a “first offense is the best self defense” psychological thing.

I sure know how much it sucks to be a runt.

[makes ya nasty]....LOL


62 posted on 11/17/2011 3:05:41 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Salamander

You nasty???? Never! :D


63 posted on 11/17/2011 3:08:22 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Altariel; Salamander
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64 posted on 11/17/2011 3:37:00 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Salamander

Awww...

In a shoebox under the TREE?

OK. I’ll stop laughing. ;)


65 posted on 11/17/2011 4:01:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: green pastures

EXCELLENT!!!!
:)


66 posted on 11/17/2011 4:03:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: Salamander

“You can haz a dobe with looks or a dobe with money, Babe. You gots the good looker.”

;-)


67 posted on 11/17/2011 8:10:22 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Salamander

“Two of them killed me”.

I remember both those cases. Tragic. :-P


68 posted on 11/17/2011 9:37:34 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Salamander

“Two of them killed me.”

And yet, you still Freep. You’re making the rest of us look like underachievers. ;-)


69 posted on 11/17/2011 10:13:20 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Titan Magroyne

“Didn’t get that far, but I did teach her that when I yelled “bang!” and shot at her with my finger she would roll over and play dead. I was working on “grenade!” where she’d cover her head with her paws and “heil andrew” where I’d do the nazi salute and she’d bow to me. Roommate didn’t love the last one.”

Teaching a Doberman to bow to the Nazi salute?

Surely that qualifies as Doberman abuse. ;-)


70 posted on 11/17/2011 10:19:17 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Titan Magroyne

“A K9 officer (equivalent overseas) once told me they won’t use Dobermans because they are too smart. They way he put it, the Alsatian will always run courageously into a dangerous situation, whereas the Doberman is likely to take a look and decide whether it’s a good idea to run into the same situation.

“What the [****], dude? In there? You must be kidding! It looks dangerous as [****].” “

I thought the Doberman owners here would appreciate that one.


71 posted on 11/17/2011 10:23:27 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Salamander
I'm glad you got better. :)

We had various dobies when I was a kid, they were all sweethearts. Unless you messed with their humans, then they were death on four legs.

72 posted on 11/17/2011 10:25:45 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: DManA
Don’t bother going to the site - same picture but unnecessarily foul language.

The language on the post is no big deal compared to that sibling post on RR.

73 posted on 11/17/2011 10:31:41 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Lazlo in PA

As I recall, Higgins’s dogs were named Himmler and Göring. Guess who that would make Higgins.


74 posted on 11/17/2011 10:35:09 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
Zues and Apollo were the names of the "Lads". Higgins was a Sgt Major in the British Army. I don't think he was a fan of the Krouts.


75 posted on 11/17/2011 10:59:18 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Altariel

Yup, I thought so too.

Someone nearby owns one that occasionally roams the neighborhood. It took me a while to recognise his breed because he has intact ears and tail. Totally changes one’s sense of the dog - goofy as he is friendly!


76 posted on 11/17/2011 11:02:19 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Ditter

Oh, there’s a few on here who got on my wrong side that would vehemently disagree with you about that....:)


77 posted on 11/18/2011 3:12:12 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Altariel

Just my luck.

Beautiful and broke.

Story of my life, it is.

;D


78 posted on 11/18/2011 3:13:34 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: LongElegantLegs; Altariel

Meh.

Salamanders just regenerate themselves.

It’s who we are.

8:)

[”You can’t keep a good ‘mander down”?]

LOL


79 posted on 11/18/2011 3:15:23 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Altariel

“And yet, you still Freep. You’re making the rest of us look like underachievers. ;-)”

I can see it now....”Dawn Of The Freeping Dead”

[so who should I get to direct? Romero or the Rodriguez brothers? the latter have lots of explosions and Peckinpah-ish exaggerated slow-mo]


80 posted on 11/18/2011 3:17:47 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“I’m glad you got better. :)”

I’m doin’ okay for a double-zombie, I reckon....:-P

“We had various dobies when I was a kid, they were all sweethearts. Unless you messed with their humans, then they were death on four legs.”

Ergo, ~good~ dogs.

That was the pact we made with canids, back in the dim and distant past.
The best ones still honor the deal.

:)


81 posted on 11/18/2011 3:29:13 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: green pastures

Oh, lord.


82 posted on 11/18/2011 3:42:01 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Altariel

The reality is that they think too independently.
[which makes for problems when “blindly following orders”]

My Wonder Dobe and I were at the final meet of our advanced obedience class and it was test day.

On the long down, he was a hundred feet away, lying down, theoretically awaiting my recall command, 10 minutes later.

Instead, he began to sloooooowly commando crawl back to me *but* was keeping himself totally flat to the ground, and technically still in the “down position”.

The onlookers were laughing at his brilliant solution to laying his pristine self on the dirty wet blacktop unnecessarily.

Just as the 10 minutes were up, he plopped his grinning face on top of my sneaker, nubby tail wagging furiously.

He was *so* pleased with himself.
[I wanted to die]...LOL

In everybody’s memory, it was the first time they’d ever seen the strict, humorless, German born trainer laugh.

Because he thought the dog was brilliant, having violated the letter of the law but ~not~ the spirit [he *was* “down” the whole time] he passed us in spite of Laughing Boy’s antics.

The breed is the easiest in the world to obedience train but the hardest to finish to an obedience title.

They are terrible for “anticipating commands”.

When Odin was a pup, I literally taught him to sit/down/give paw/give other paw in <15 minutes.

Now he does all of those things like he’s being judged for speed...and worse than that, I can’t even get the first sound of a command out of my mouth before he’s ~already~ doing it.

Case in point, I’ll manage to say the sound “Gih” and suddenly, a huge paw is slamming into my hand.

Yeah, that’s “cool” but it takes points off an obedience trial score.

Your dog is supposed to instantly obey your verbal/hand command...*not* psychically divine your every intention and beat you to the punch....;D


83 posted on 11/18/2011 4:03:28 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

And one of the “lads” was a lass.

Go look at the photo.

:)


84 posted on 11/18/2011 4:04:42 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Like a skinny Black & Tan Coonhound.

:D

[but the eyes always give them away]


85 posted on 11/18/2011 4:06:11 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Altariel

So cute!


86 posted on 11/18/2011 4:15:50 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Salamander

It’s called “suspension of disbelief”.


87 posted on 11/18/2011 7:18:39 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Altariel

Dog: “I don’t remember signing up for this, but the bed is warm and this girl pets me and lets me sleep with her (and guard her) so it’s all good.”


88 posted on 11/18/2011 1:12:07 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (I have a job; therefore I am in the 1%.)
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To: Salamander

I had a miniature poodle that we found at a lumberyard. He was adorable, and while my mother in law’s girl poodles had nail polish, Homer never did. Poodles are the best dogs - I’ve always wanted a standard size one. You don’t see them much now: I think they were a trend in the ’80s.

My rottweiler dog when shaved looks like a doberman. But he lives in Chino Valley now and needs every strand of fur he can grow so he can lie down in the snow. His name is Toby but we always called him Tobsters.


89 posted on 11/18/2011 1:31:07 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (I have a job; therefore I am in the 1%.)
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To: Titan Magroyne
Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a live doberman without cropped ears and docked tail.

So, I found a picture. You're absolutely right.


90 posted on 11/18/2011 5:12:13 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Salamander

LOL!

“See? I am lying down, Master.”

I bet you have thousands of great Doberman stories.


91 posted on 11/18/2011 5:30:02 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Altariel

The eyes and that regal neck give up the game. The half-curl tail, too.

I like the piece of leash attached in your picture. That fella got bored and went for a walkabout!


92 posted on 11/19/2011 3:00:39 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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