So, I get this e-mail. Sixteen Doberman Pinschers were confiscated from a breeder in New Mexico who kept them shoe-horned in doggie crates in violation of a bunch of local ordinances. Local TV news report: http://www.KOB.com/article/stories/S2666767.shtml?cat=500&v=1
New Mexico Doberman Rescue is trying to help these dogs The rescue group for which I volunteer has offered to take two of them (maybe three). I may be fostering one of them. All the rescue groups were already overwhelmed by the numbers of dogs needing help–the summer pet-dumping season is in full swing–and then this happened.
Someone on the video comments about breeders who once were better but now aren’t doing things the right way. In his pedigree, the breeder’s favorite stud dog has one of the top show Dobermans ever and dogs from a highly respected kennel. How did this happen? Breeders need to be very careful not only about to whom they sell dogs, but also be extremely selective in choosing which bitches they allow their studs to service.
Pix of thirteen of the Dobes: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.390156717707558.88010.309813849075179&type=1 (The other three are hospitalized.)