Dobermans Den Posts

For all the doberman fans & friends out there, two of my favorite dog quotes. “Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always human.”  –  Donald L. Hicks “To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.”  – Milan Kundera  

It looks like Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader and his evil Galactic Empire are now enlisting Dobermans as Stormtrooper soldiers.  Dobermans were used in previous wars here on earth, so it’s not surprising the evil forces would find our Dobermans useful in war again. The new Star Wars movie is being released next week. And for our Star Wars fans, this post is for you. While I’m not a big fan of dogs wearing costumes, they can be fun. Costumes may even help our Dobermans get a better reputation.  And the geek in me loves the Star Wars mania. I especially like the…

Are you Doberman obsessed or know someone who is? Are you looking for Doberman gifts? If you’re like me, part of the fun of owning one of the coolest dogs in the world is finding unique Doberman products to collect.  There’s even a fantastic book for Doberman collectors, The History of the Doberman Pinscher as Depicted Through Collectibles, Art and Literature. I compiled this list to keep track of some Doberman items on my shopping wish list.  They include Doberman themed art, historical stuff, clothing, fun products and weird or rare items. Here are my picks for the most interesting…

Is Your Dog Getting Bored? Do you need some new Kong stuffing ideas? KONGS are still one of the best dog treat toys around.  They’re one of the few toys you can leave with your dog unsupervised. They’re great for dogs with separation anxiety, and they’re durable, even for mighty doberman jaws.  They are also safe for dogs teeth. Unlike bones, they won’t wear down teeth or cause teeth to chip. Kongs are also great because they keep your dog mentally challenged. Especially if you change the kong stuffing regularly.  Dogs don’t have as many taste buds as humans but they…

The Doberman is probably the most used dog breed in music videos. They appear is tons in videos from different music genres, including: rap, metal, goth, pop, and dance.  Although, I didn’t find a country music Doberman. In these 9 videos, you’ll see Dobermans running, jumping, growling, chasing guys, chasing girls, standing next to pretty girls, and looking fashionable and fierce. For this list, I choose music videos that prominently show the Doberman or have interesting video content. Did I miss a doberman music video you like? Snoop Dog – Who Am I (Watch Snoop morph into a doberman) Mariah…

Here’s a great dog craft for adults.   It’s fast and it’s fun! And it’s a nice way of showing off your doggie photographs. Just print your Doberman photos on fabric to make these beautiful wall hangings. And bonus they’re cheap and easy. They look great as a collection or you can make smaller frames as Christmas tree ornaments.   You need this stuff: an embroidery hoop (I used the 4 and 5 inch sizes) some stiff fabric (linen is nice) a photograph of your doggie a printer to copy your photo onto the fabric needle and strong thread or embroidery…

Halloween is days away! This is a perfect excuse to watch the zombie-dog movie,  Resident Evil. And if you’re planning on turning your dog into a zombie for Halloween, you might want to see how the pros do it. Resident Evil was the 2002 action-horror movie starring the beautiful Milla Jovovich.  There are now five movies in the series. The sixth and final sequel is currently shooting and will be released in 2017. In the film, an underground research facility is contaminated by the T-virus bio-weapon. This virus turns the scientists and laboratory Doberman dogs into zombies.   To create…

I LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage photos of people with their Dobermans. Today I found a beautiful vintage photograph of a man, with what appears to be an early Doberman. He has a cool hipster look  that seems to be trendy nowadays. I can’t find the original source so I’m asking readers if they know the history of this old photo. The only information I could find is that it’s maybe of Polish or Ukrainian origin. He might be a soldier from the battle of Lwow or Lviv from 1914-1915. Even the chair is very ornate and should provide clues as…

Do you know what vaccinations to give your dog? Or do you just blindly trust your vet to make that decision for you? Every year, like most people, I take my dogs to the vet and consent to whatever shots my vet suggests.  Recently I’ve started to question if I’m making the right decision.  Since my first doberman died of cancer, I’m maybe more paranoid than most people about my dog’s health. Both of my current Dobermans are now seniors. I want their last years to be the healthiest and happiest years of their short lives. Which led me to…

Do you know that dogs see color? And do you know the best color for dog toys? At one time, it was thought that dogs could only see in shades of gray. It’s now known that dogs do see colors, although in a smaller range than humans. Dogs don’t see colors the way we do, but they do notice differences in colors by the shade intensity. Humans have three color detecting cells called cones. They can identify red, blue, green and yellow wavelengths.  Dogs have only two cones that allows them to only see the blue and yellow wavelengths. Next time…