I was recently sent probably the best dog toy I have ever seen. My first choice was to see Lupo rip apart Donald Trump, but he’s on pre-order/ busy building a wall, unfortunately. Instead I went for the next best thing, Theresa May, by the geniuses behind Pet Hate Toys. The likeness is uncanny and the detail is fantastic, even down to her wedding ring and … Continue reading Dobermann Attacks Theresa May!
It’s been over a year since I last wrote about the relationship between Lupo and our daughter – who is now nearly 3 and a half years old herself. In the past year, she has finally grown taller than him and wanted to get involved in his care. She will ‘help’ feed him his breakfast, carefully pouring the biscuits into his bowl. It’s also handy … Continue reading Big Brother Lupo
I asked Felix and Fido to send me the strongest toy they had and they rose to the challenge with admirable optimism. I’m still yet to find a toy that survives Lupo the picker, apart from a Kong so when we received the promising looking Strong Stuff Tough Guy toy, ‘tested by British Bulldogs’, I wanted it to survive, I really did. But a Bulldogs jaws aren’t … Continue reading Doberman vs. Strong Stuff ‘Tough Guy’ Toy
There can be a lot of pressure to get the perfect photo. Most of us carry around a decent camera on our mobile phones, and others have invested in some proper kit since it has become much more affordable. So at some point I’m guessing we have fancied ourselves as budding photographers. I am guilty of taking multiple photos trying to get the one I … Continue reading The photo before the photo
First things first, let’s get the serious bit out-of-the-way… NEVER leave a dog alone with a young child. No matter how docile, small or seemingly harmless old Rover is. The effort it takes to remove either from the room as you leave it is tiny in comparison to the unthinkable alternative.That may sound a bit extreme, especially to people already wary of dogs, but you … Continue reading Two adults, a dog and a little baby
A year before we brought Lupo home, my parents bought a Golden Retriever called Wilbur and a Parsons Russell Terrier called Bracken. All three dogs have grown up together but Bracken leads the pack. Lupo is more than a little in love with her so she loves to wind him up. She’s kept on a long line otherwise we’d loose her down every available rabbit … Continue reading A Retriever, a Terrier and a Dobermann
So what does it take to win a gold medal or two? Intense training, high fitness levels, determination and stamina? All qualities that help when owning a dog too, certainly a Dobermann, from my experience. So when stories of the successful GB athletes and their dogs kept popping up in the news I just had to do a round-up. I’m pleased to be in very … Continue reading Team GB Olympic Athletes and Their Dogs
Let’s start with a few choice phrases I’ve heard from people walking past me and my dog, or just offering their opinion on Dobermanns, asked for or not. I thought I’d provide a photo reference to show how wrong these perceptions can be. What vicious dogsYep, so vicious that his favourite place to sleep is on top of you. They attack childrenOnce he’s finished being … Continue reading Dobermanns eat babies, and other myths