Category: Fun Stuff

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…

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” Francis of Assisi Every year on or around October 4th, Christians celebrate the patron saint of animals, St Francis of Assisi. Animals are taken to churches around the world for a blessing in his honor. So who this guy Francis? Was he the first animal activist? Francis (1182-1226) was an Italian Catholic who loved…

Why should kids have all the fun at Halloween? Here are 13 of the best Doberman Halloween costumes for Dobie dog lovers. Some are funny, some are cute. If you’re a crafty DIY person, I hope these doggie costumes give you some ideas. And if you don’t have the time to make a costume, you can find some cute ones for sale here: Dog Costumes If you’re thinking of doing zombie makeup on your dog, this post on the Resident Evil zombie dogs might help. If you know where these Dobermans are from, please tell us in the comments below.…

Make a Super Easy Dog Shirt Collar I’m not a very “crafty” person, but when I saw this diy pet project, I just had to try it out.  It looked like a quick and easy dog craft project, and it was. Personally I don’t really like seeing dogs in clothing, unless it’s a winter coat, (which dobermans need since they are sensitive to the cold).  But cute accessories can be fun and harmless. The other reason I like this project besides it being super easy is that it makes a doberman look less intimidating.  Some people are nervous about dogs, especially dobermans, and…

Do You Know The Doberman Property Act? If you have a doberman living in your home, I’m sure you’re familiar with these but maybe you need a refresher. This is a free printable, just click on image to get the full size copy for everyone to enjoy.          

Dobermans have a reputation of being a dangerous dog breed.  But is it deserved? Lets look at some of the main causes of doberman aggression and attacks.   1. Food aggression: Dobermans will attack if someone tries stealing their food, dobermans don’t share.             2. Dominance aggression: Dobermans need their personal space respected, dobermans don’t cuddle.             3. Fear aggression: Dobermans are startled when someone or something strange surprises them, possibly leading to doberman attacks.                 4. Predatory aggression: Instincts tell dobermans to attack…

A man was driving down a road and noticed a sign in front of a house that said, “Talking dog for sale”. Curious, he stops and rings the doorbell. The owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The man heads to the backyard and sees a Doberman. “Do you talk?” he asks the Doberman. “Yes I do”, the Doberman replies. After the man recovers from the shock of hearing a dog speak, he says, “Wow, so what’s your story?” The Doberman looks up and says, “Well, I discovered I could talk when I was young and…

Usually we see celebrities with toy dogs that look more like a fashion accessories than a loved pet. And rarely do we see our beloved Doberman with a celebrity,  photographed by the paparazzi.  But of course, there are some famous people who own Dobermans, (some who have sadly passed away). I think you’ll find this list interesting and it shows how diverse the people who love Dobermans are. This list is partially taken from Stanley Coren’s book, “Why we love the dogs we do”, as well as various online research. If I missed anyone please let me know in the…

We love pampering our dogs almost as much as ourselves. One of the newer pampering services being offered by dog groomers is “pet-icures” or dog nail painting.  Of course, these dog manicures have no practical purpose at all and it really is solely for the owner’s personal entertainment.  Having said that, it looks pretty cute. I’ve also heard of paw painting being used as a fundraiser event for a dog rescue.  Now I know this will start a debate on whether people should be doing this to their dogs, but for those of you who are set on making your…