Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Dogs

Rosso (left) and Lucca (right)
Rosso and Lucca hanging out on a warm early fall day. Both of these guys were raised in WVa, coming over as early as ten weeks old. Consequently, they don't have much in the way of manners on leash. Big dogs such as Doberman Pinschers need room to run. Lucca tires easily, having short stubby legs and a somewhat rotund body, but Rosso never stops. I've taken him on a six mile cross-country ski in 15" of new-fallen snow, and of course, he probably ran 10 x 6 miles.

Dobes are "Velcro" dogs, and despite having acres of land to roam, they will always stay close to us. Lucca had a very strong prey drive, and tore ACLs in both her knees chasing deer. She has been largely cured of that bad habit, but not before she taught it to Rosso.

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