Here's a handsome, energetic, alert, and engaged teenage Doberboy who shows all the qualities that we love so much in this breed. His name in German means “heart,” and this close to Valentine's Day, that's especially fitting.
His military dad is just being deployed, and the family keeping vigil at home are not able to manage a young, enthusiastic puppy in his absence. So, given his youth and the fact that he had been with them for a relatively short time, the decision was made to surrender him and perhaps to start again with another Doberboy following the conclusion of deployment.
In his short life so far, he has learned to sit, stay, and shake on command. He approaches running, playing, and walking with all the enthusiasm of youth, and he has boundless amounts of energy, as most puppies, and pretty well all Dober puppies, do.
Now despite what little training he has had so far, this boy is truly high energy and needs significant work on basic manners. He's rambunctious, oblivious to reasonable expectations, and wants to jump on you, sit in your lap, etc. He essentially seems to think that he's still a 3-month puppy rather than an 80 lb. Doberman. His new owner will need to be experienced at providing patient, gentle, and consistent training (never heavy-handed – that'll ruin a good and intelligent dog) until he learns who the alpha is and what is expected of him.
This kind of energy is an outstanding Dober quality once it is shaped to its best advantage, and it's a huge nuisance when the owner doesn't know what to do with it, so be sure you're up to the task of shaping this boy for the full benefit of both of you. Once his training is properly finished, there'll be none better.
Our volunteers share these observations about him:
"He's very exuberant but at the same time seemed to respond well to the little bit of leash work I did with him. He also enjoys being out where he's able to run freely and enjoy nature as any puppy/dog should."
“Herz is a sweet playful young boy. He's also gorgeous.”
"He's full of curiosity and the joy of life! He runs, jumps, plays, and loves people. He enjoys the fields and is curious about trees and blowing leaves, so he'll come to his human for reassurance and then continues playing."
So keep the chocolates. Forget about the roses. If you're wanting to get right to the heart of the matter, I can't think of a better Valentine's gift than this handsome young one, even though giving yourself a gift is breaking with tradition! If you're of a similar mind, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved and come see for yourself what a treasure he is.
You can be sure that if you're fortunate enough to take him home with you, no matter the language, this is one heart that will touch yours for many years to come.