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Is continued posting needed?

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by Tbare3000, May 12, 2019.

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Tbare3000

    Tbare3000 New Member

    I am a new doberman owner and am wondering if I should continue with posting? The vet said he thought posting was no longer needed but I feel they're still floppy when not at attention and am not sure if that's how they're supposed to look when not at attention..


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  2. jazzies mum

    jazzies mum Notable member

    I have no experience with posting but will ask the question that people will need to know to give an informed opinion. How old is your pup? Beautiful dog, and welcome from Australia. :ntmy:
  3. Antman408

    Antman408 $ Forum Donor $

    How old is the dog? That looks like a long crop. A lot of people who have long crops have had to post to 12 months of age or older.

    I’d continue posting.
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  4. Tbare3000

    Tbare3000 New Member

    He's currently 5months old
  5. Tbare3000

    Tbare3000 New Member

    Thanks you! He is 5months old
  6. Antman408

    Antman408 $ Forum Donor $

    I’d keep posting. I posted my dudes medium crop till he was 7 months old. I’d keep posting for a few more months.

    However I’m sure someone else with chime in. Maybe @AresMyDobie can. Her dogs have the same crop as yours.
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  7. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    At 5mo old I would still be posting.
    I always say when you think your done posting? Post a little longer.
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  8. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Hi there!

    You likely should keep posting longer than five months. You should post until all his adult teeth are in. Even at that point, assess things objectively and make a decision.

    What I see in your pictures is that when the ears are down, they are being held down – similar to the "airplane ears" position; but it does not look (in that pic, anyway), like ears that are flopped.

    But better to play it safe than to lose progress. I know we want to stop posting as soon as possible, as it gets old! I know I'm that way at least. What's more, with my Dobes thus far, I have run into some troubles as time went on in terms of irritation that made it even more troublesome; so being done posting was so tantalizing. With Oji, here, it worked out that as I was having trouble with irritation down in the ears which was resulting in a clear moisture buildup, I stopped posting and thank God it turned out he was good to go.
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  9. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    They look good but five months is still kinda early. I would keep posting just in case.
  10. Firestar Dobe

    Firestar Dobe $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Welcome from Wisconsin! With a long show crop it is safer to post longer. Some people have posted up to 18 months. I would definitely post at least 10 months. You have a beautiful pup!
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  11. Tbare3000

    Tbare3000 New Member

    Thank you all for your advice! Im going to continue posting and hopefully share more pictures of Baloo soon!
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  12. Tbare3000

    Tbare3000 New Member

    These are his ears while sleeping.. should they stand straight up at all times or is this normal?

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  13. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Are you sure he’s asleep? That looks like normal ‘airplane’ ears that they give when they are in a sweet or relaxed mood. Mine sleeps with his ears alert, but he also sleeps with one eye open haha.

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  14. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I would definitely keep posting, even though they're off to a good start. This is the age where a lot of people think they're done, then they'll flop with everything going into teething so you lose a ton of progress. Better safe than sorry after all of your hard work.
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  15. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Oh yes, the airplane ears. This is Albert every night when we're heading for bed. :D
    Airplane ears from above with shadow Apr 8 18.JPG
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