This video is an idea I had been wanting to try out, unfortunately it didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but still got some usable footage to show what a fun time our European Doberman Lily had running through the woods like a mad woman!
Beatrices official due date is the 21, but we've seen some signs that she may be only a few days away! The X-ray for the official puppy count is tomorrow, so we'll have a good idea of how many we should expect. the Pregnancy has not slowed her down too much though! She's still running after the mail truck, chasing balls, and diving for hot dogs off the grill!
Her appetite has also gone down a little bit the past few days, but that's also something very normal. She gobbles up her prenatal vitamin though like they're candy. We're expecting her to be a good mom! She is very sweet and attentive, but also protective. That combination usually make pretty good mothers (at least until the puppies start teething). Generally the best moms are the fat and lazy ones (like Ana was), but we're not too worried about Beatrice (Lily is probably gunna cause a little ruckus!)
Beatrice is so good and sweet with Forrest, our 19 month old. Even by European Doberman Standards, she is very attentive and protective. Usually we like to let people visit around 1-2 weeks, but depending on how protective she is, we may have to wait until 2-3 weeks for first Doberman Puppy visits. We've been looking forward to this litter for a very long time, so we're so excited that the puppies are almost here! We're enjoying our restful nights now, before we're up all night with the puppies!
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This is an old video from a few years ago, and it never got very many views, but it's one of my all time favorites that we've done. It's a simpler video, but it really brings out the special memories that we've had with our European Dobermans over the years. Lots of campfires with them checking in, patrolling around the fence, laying next to us, and putting their heads in our laps.
We recently had River (pictured above) come stay with us for a few days to be bred with our European Doberman Stud Colter. River was very good and loved frolicking through the flowers and playing fetch. River had a few progesterone tests done so that she was boarded over the time we knew that she was ready. Colter got the job done 3 times during her stay with us. We even got some photos taken of her in the flowers!
Some more photos of River
One of the best things about doing a board and stud doberman is that we can adjust for inclement weather. With is being so hot we limit Colter's time with the bitch to morning and evening. If you're interested in our Doberman Stud service please don't hesitate to visit our stud page and reach out!
Lily and Colter cooled off in the creek in our trip to Cochran Mill!
Cochran Mill is such a popular spot for us since it's so close, and is so beautiful. Gorgeous trees and trails, and a beautiful waterfall. This time we bushwhacked just a tad and found a great spot in the creek.
The park was pretty busy for a weekday morning, but school is out and we saw lots of kids with grandmas. These kids of outings and adventures are one of our favorite parts of owning European Dobermans. Even though the terrain was steep, they handle it with no problems. Their intelligence and athleticism mean they can come with us pretty much anywhere.
European Doberman Fetch Session
The video is a short time lapse video of a fetch session with our European Dobermans, and we wanted to give some fun details about their playing dynamics of Dobermans in the video.
-Lily: She usually chooses between trying to get the fetch ball (usually a kong ball or tennis ball), and grabbing a big jolly ball and running around with it in her mouth.
We took a trip down to south/central Georgia to take a look at a piece of property and stopped by the Auchumpkee Creek Covered bridge for lunch and photos.
Colter loved the sand! The waves were a different story...
We made an excellent trip down to Jacksonville, Florida for a Stud for our European Doberman Colter! We usually do chilled overnight for out of state owners, or they travel to us, but have always left open the option for us to travel to the bitch owner for a live tie, or fresh TCI (fresh TCI being signifigantly better odds than chilled insemination).
Monday Athena was ready! We packed everyone up, and headed down. Weather was good and traffic was light, especially after passing Macon.
The collection and trans cervical insemination went very well! Colter had a semen analysis done and his numbers were very good! 1.4 billion sperm count, 95%+ motility, and >4% abnormalities. Especially for a European Doberman Stud Colter's age, these numbers are very impressive. Even more impressive is that he was collected for another TCI the next day (Tuesday), and his semen count was still above 1 billion.
Colter and the kids loved the beach. Colter (our European Doberman) and Forrest (our human being) loved destroying the sand castles i was attempting to build.
Eventually the fun had to end and we made our way back to Atlanta. We made a few pit stops on the way back, our favorite one being a little bit before the Georgia Florida border. Photos below are from that stop.
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One of the activities we miss the most as a family when Nichole is pregnant is hiking together! Now that Penelope has been born, we saddled up and went for a long overdue hike!
Trying to get Colter standing for a good photo
We didn't hike too far, but Cochran Mill's best known photography site (the end of the waterfall seen in the above photo of Colter (our prized European Doberman Stud)), is fairly close to the trailhead.
Colter is such a good boy on leash. Of all the European Dobermans I've handled over the years, he's the most attentive and careful on leash. He's developing into such a powerful, but sweet boy. He's everything we were looking for in an import, and we really lucked out. Especially considering that he was most likely one of the last direct imports since March 2020 when airlines started their animal shipping embargo.
We often get asked: “how often do you bathe your Dobermans?”, “should I worry about causing dry skin by giving baths too often?”, and many other really great questions! So, we’re talking the time to answer the big ones, as well as lay out our grooming schedule for all of our European Dobermans. It’s not a one size fits all program, but we’ll lay out the fundamentals and the time frame you want to make sure to do at least each task on your European Doberman.