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REMBRANDT

REMBRANDT
** Available For Adoption **
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/Rust
Age: 3 1/2 - 4 yrs.
WT: 90 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Not good with cats; however he will be retested.  Former owner states "He's actually pretty good with cats.  He just likes to play too much until our cat used to smack him and then he'd leave her alone."
Ignores children in general, but will lunge at them from behind a fence.

This regally handsome calendar Doberman came to us from a loving home where he lived with his family and a female Dober.  He was very well loved and cared for, and there had been no thought of him leaving the home.

Trouble began to develop over time, however, with the neighbors.  Due to the Homeowners’ Association Rules forbidding fences (cursed things - Association rules, not fences!) the dog was in a yard with an underground fence, and he obeyed it very well.  Earlier on, children would pass by and there would be no issue.  But over time, apparently he began barking and lunging at the children as they passed.  It seems very likely that they had goaded or teased him in some way, causing this change in behavior over time.

Mind you, he stayed faithfully on his property, but just the sight of a large Doberman with no visible barrier between him and the sidewalk was more than the neighbors could take.  Their children were afraid, and the parents were protective.

In response to pressure from the neighbors and the Association, his owners finally and reluctantly yielded and surrendered him to us, where he awaits a new home someplace without taunting kids and fearful neighbors (and Homeowners Associations).

Upon meeting his owner and him when arriving at the vet’s office, Carol expressed surprise and admiration at his obedient manner.  He was wearing a regular collar and was on leash with his owner.  As they approached in the parking lot, he began aggressively barking at Carol.  His owner corrected him with one voice command, he stopped barking immediately, and together they walked on in to the vet’s office with him being perfectly behaved.
 
In his new, temporary environment here with us, he also tends to bark and lunge when he sees a stranger, but, as with his owner, he is easily corrected when on a leash by telling him to sit, which he does immediately.  Even when free in his kennel, I observed him responding obediently when spoken to.

I spent some time with him last week, and yes, he did bark at me when he first saw me.  I have to say, it’s one of the reasons I want a Doberman.  I want him to give the impression that he means business.  This one gives that impression.

When I went outside with him he initially remained aloof, showing me little interest and being focused entirely on Carol.  Mind you, he had only been “hers” for a day, but he already knew to be responsive to her first.  Once again, I want that in a Doberman.  I am not his owner; I am stranger to him.  I want my Doberman to be clear about who his master is.  It’s a trait I seek out and prefer.

All that having been said, once the boundaries had been established - after the initial clarification that he would defend his people and his home and that his loyalty was to his “mother,” he came to me, nuzzled my hand, and then proceeded to moan and groan at length as I rubbed his ears and made of him, nuzzling and asking for more whenever I stopped.

That’s exactly the kind of behavior I prize in a Dober, and I’d take him home myself in a heartbeat if I could.  (Indeed, I confess that upon seeing him, he looked and behaved so very much like my previous Dober, the tears started falling immediately, and It was several minutes before I regained my composure.)
 

This is a handsome, well-behaved, clear-minded fellow who will make an outstanding companion of the very best sort for the right Doberman owner - one who understands, appreciates, and knows how to manage his superior qualities.

If you think you may be such an owner, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come see for yourself what a champion he is.  I am confident you won't be disappointed.



REMBRANDT

REMBRANDT

REMBRANDT

Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
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