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Robert   Oak Point NB Canada, International

5/16/2016 5:52:40 PM

14yrs is a good # for a well loved dobermen.

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Robert   Oak Point NB Canada, Armed Forces Americas

5/16/2016 5:48:27 PM

Our Dobe Levi will be 10 in October, he is so enjoyable and full of life...still thinks he's a puppy and will curl up with anyone, on the smallest chair...we hope to get another 10 good years, runs every day and is happy as far as we can tell. Cheers to all dobe'll get back the love that you give them 10 fold.

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Rich   Raleigh, North Carolina

8/31/2015 8:55:14 AM

My Daisy, a pure breed Dobie is coming up on 16 years old. She's had some issues. Cancer at 7 (surgery), sludge filled gall bladder at 9 (corrected with homemade food), liver failure (controlled with meds) and emergency Bloat surgery at 10. She's a happy, loving best friend and still going strong.

She's is slowing down a bit now. Sweetest dog i've ever

BS with all the guess work on life span... It's up to you and the dog. Work together and understand it's not about the number, it's about the quality of life.

I will go to the mat for Daisy if the Vet tells me she can recover. If she EVER looses that quality of life that makes her the great dog that she is, I will have no choice but to let her go. Not EVEN on the radar right

Big Girl Daisy will be 16 in just a few short

Love your dog and love them EVERYDAY.

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Skylar   Atlanta, International

12/2/2014 4:32:37 AM

I think they get up to about 12 years old.

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Laurie   Brookings, Oregon

10/27/2013 3:25:01 PM

I have been asked to rescue a 9 month old doberman. I have 2 other dogs, 1 is 8 and the other is 6. I want to make sure they all get along. What tips do you have? Thanks so much


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Jennifer   Louisville, Kentucky

1/7/2013 6:35:13 AM

Our Doberman Josh is 19 1/2 years now ... He just now is starting to have trouble processing jis food and he's going blind ... He also has displasia ... We just try and make sure he isn't in any pain and he's comfortable ... Who knows he may out live us ...

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Bob   Chuck, South Carolina

11/21/2012 1:28:58 AM

Gods gift to us is Dobies and Great Danes

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Nancy   Johnstown, Pennsylvania

10/29/2012 8:10:15 PM

charlee, my male dobie is 10 yrs.old except for joint problems he is in good shape for his age. He is soooooo!gentle, I can't believe how misunderstood they
I had another male before I got Charlee, but he died when he was
He had cancer in his left rear hip/leg area and the vet and I agreed it was better to put him to sleep rather than see such a proud dog on three legs, he also said the cancer was probably

in other parts of his body
It broke my heart, happened on 3 days before mothers day on my birthday to
But, when I got my new baby dobe my heart started to mend.

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brayden   kokomo, Indiana

10/18/2012 8:28:54 AM

My doberman pincher died a couple days ago, At 100 am in the morning, she started to have a seizure and then a stroke. she was 12 years old, her name was francie and i love you baby girl...

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Mike O'Leary   Abbotsford, Washington

9/30/2012 11:58:25 AM

Cisco was 13 when I put him down.... he had an accident with a car at 5 and in old age became arthritic and was in a lot of pain, then he went deaf.... a hard thing to do but it was best for him.. otherwise he was healthy. Zoe is 9 and is fine healthwise. Cisco at 13 passed for 2 or 3 on a couple of occasions Zoe is often mistaken for 2 or 3 to this day. Keep them healthy and I think you have over 13 years to enjoy them.


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Twonette   OKC, OK

4/9/2012 5:49:43 PM

Shiva is 2 and the second love of my life Cyanne, we lost to heart dies. and tumors, shes been gone 3 years and then this beautiful black and red Shiva came to me as a gift from a trainer and oh what a love so well behaved and full of life i am agian. Thank God for Dobys.

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chris   troy, MO

3/9/2012 8:05:15 AM

I have a doberman named Cobra and he is 13 and still very active and hunts moles and many other critters every day. He is very active and sweet as can be. I know his days are numbered but I cherish every one as if it is his last. I sold my house and moved 4 years ago and the people who bought our old house had 4 small children and only met Cobra a few times but offered me 20k extra if they could keep him. I laughed and told them 200k would not change my mind! Love my Cobra!!!

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Richard   Las Vegas, NV

1/17/2011 5:53:21 PM

I just lost the best friend I ever have known, my girl ZIP. the most loving and loyal doberman that I have ever had, 13 years old, developed wobblers disease which was treatable but she begain to loose control of her rear legs, nerve damage. Hardest thing I ever had to do was to put her to sleep. I miss her every day.

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Senthil   Chennai, TN

1/7/2011 12:03:06 AM

We had wonderful pet named Mr.Bruno.He lived with us for 12years and 4months.He is no more in action,but living in our thoughts for ever and ever.He faced lot of obstacles in life once hr crossed the age of 10.He had heart problem we rescued him from that,but at last he had a small growth in is mouth which is a cancer.There was no way to stop or prevent it from spreading.But he was active till 25-12-2010.But from 1-1-11 he was bit dull.At last on 6-1-10...He is no
With is
Senthil (INDIAN)

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Patty   Ortonville, MI

11/17/2010 8:54:06 AM

We just lost our wonderful Doberman "Kataph" to enlarged heart (cardiomyopathy)at 8 1/2 years old. He developed the disease quickly and collapsed the week before Halloween. After a trip to the emergency room he was put on pills and seemed fine for 3 weeks. Our hearts broke when the coughing and difficulty breathing came back. On Monday morning 11/15 he could hardly move and it broke our heart to decide to end his suffering. They are such a noble breed. I miss him so much that my heart aches, but it was worth all the suffering I am going thru now. He was a great dog, companion and best friend and will be missed more than I can say.

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Paul   Adelaide Australia, AL

3/20/2010 5:02:06 PM

I have 2 Doberman's. One is 8 and the other 9. They are both from the same parents. The 8 yr old is not well he has developed lumps over his body some are just under the skin and some are much deeper, one is attached to one of his rib bones. Also he has developed wobblers disease. From here I will let him live as long as he is not in pain. The 9 year old is still very healthy and very fit and full of energy. So my guess it depends on if the dog has any genetic health problems.Its a shame they don't live longer because there is no breed quite like the Doberman.

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Patricia   Elmsford, NY

3/8/2010 12:57:41 PM

I just had to put my Doberman down. He was only 7 years old. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his right front let. I did some research and found out that it is not tha uncommon in large breed neutered male
We miss him so much.

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1/5/2010 11:52:35 AM


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Kimberly   Viola, KS

1/1/2010 6:23:00 AM

I've been breeding Doberman Pinschers for 37 years now my first lived to be 17 1/2 most lived above 14 years of age I truly believe it's all in how you care for them and their diet. I have always kept Charcoal capsules on hand if I even think one has a belly ache I give them a couple of Charcoal tablets to soothe their tummy's bloat is one of the leading killers of Doberman Pinschers I give all of my clients who buy my dog/puppies allot of information in their folders on what to have on hand bloat can kill a dog in nothing flat you might not make it to the Vet. I've never lost one to bloat my my brother did so I just don't chance it. It's better save than sorry and I've had plenty with belly aches and giving them that Charcoal has always worked for me as a Breeder


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Robert   Douglass, KS

12/30/2009 2:39:04 PM

My Doberman only had 5 yrs with me .He had tumors and urinary problems,cataracts tried everything possible and had to put him down.Broke my heart.He had the best of vet care and part of our family every single day.Everone says they should live longer but sadly not in our case.

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