While the bulk of the pups are visiting Dr McBride, I took Violet and Cinder outside with hopes of getting a few more photos. Trouble is, they've turned into exceptional followers.... a really good thing unless of course you're trying to take photos of 'em.
I must say, I'm going to miss this group of pups, though honestly I miss them all... always a period of adjustment when they venture off with their families. There is a great deal of uniqueness within this group though.. More so than any litter I've raised. While several look similar, I think I could accurately pick each out of the mix if their collars were removed. I'm not sure I would have been able to come close with any litter of the past.
It's been a ritual the past couple weeks for the pups to have a full out jamboree within the confines of their corral each evening. About the time I'm ready to turn in for the night, they're ready to go after having had the chance to take a nap after their last meal of the day. And go they do! It's a blast to watch them and some of the differences between them. Mercy is the watcher. Fairly laid back at this point, I've often considered her to be the thinker. I'll frequently look down to see her watching me; her eye contact is amazing. She's also a moose of a girl! Personality wise, she frequently buddies up with Cinder for some moderately rambunctious moments but for the most part steers clear of the bulk of the ruckus. Siri and Raven seem very similar to me and I would say are middle of the road as far as activity goes with Raven possibly being the more active of the two. They are of similar size and shape and both seem very people oriented. They're quick to come up for a scratch and a pat any chance they get and at times can be a little demanding of more. . Black is middle of the road too... he meanders around, rarely drawing any significant attention to himself. Occasionally I see some feistyness but for the most part he's content to just be. He's a defender of self but not much of an initiator. Blue remains quite a bit smaller than Black and Cinder but overall has good conformation. I'm guessing he'll grow to be somewhat tall and lanky and mature to be a pretty handsome boy! His perfect tail set and natural stack are frequently demonstrated. He's a sweet and happy pup, but has his feisty side too. But where boldness and exuberance are concerned nobodies personality compares to that of Lou. She amazes me! She has officially and easily earned the title "firecracker" of the litter! I hope you're ready for your little bundle of energy Paula!!! I understand you wanted a dog to take camping with you; well I think you've got your girl. I would recommend hikes which are laden with lots of hills and valleys for this girl! And agility! She's by far the most agile of the bunch and I think will be most like her mom. I truly get a kick out of watching her pounce around in an effort to rile the others. She's also the one I witness a little over a week ago flip a 360! Pretty impressive for a pup of that age. For a while there I thought Kali might give her a run for her money and claim the "firecracker" award but nope, it's Lou, hands down. Kali has her moments but the consistency isn't there.
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I would also recommend her for any serious Doberman Related Health Concerns.
Hopefully there will be none.