The Doberman

 Jake (Jagameister's Smack Water Jack)

Why a blog on Dobermans?  This is the breed that started it all for me; and very specifically, above is THE dog.  Thirty six years ago I was handed Jake's leash and the rest as the say is history.   Janice; if you are reading this, this one's for you.

Moving onto the present................................

Below is:
                                                Drake (Luddington's Harvest Knight)

I met Drake for a photo shoot this past week; it was my very first full Doberman shoot since my Doberman days so long ago.  

For me, dogs are art all on their own and Drake was surely that.  The whole shoot was filled with WOW, cute, awwwww and head shaking moments for me. 

Not only is Drake gorgeous; he's the biggest sweetheart, most definitely a poster dog for the breed.

Showing off his goofy, playful side.

An awww moment

I was smitten and I think the feelings were mutual.  For a while he wouldn't leave my side far enough to photograph him.  What a face.

I use a term often; airplane ears, it is the Doberman that started that as well.

Kissed by the sunlight; still holding his deflated ball. 


After the ball

I fell in love with the Doberman Pincher many, many years ago.  Getting the chance to be up close and personal again brought back so many memories.  As I sifted through the photos;  images of the many Dobermans in my past flooded my thoughts.  This is a wonderful breed which exudes energy, athleticism and presence.  The Doberman Pincher has a regal heir about them which can camouflage their fun, goofy and mushy side.  Yep; after thirty six years I still love Dobies.  


  1. Wow girl, this brings tears to my eyes remembering the days on the road with you and thinking of Jake, Tanya and Marly. What fun days they were. You have come such a long way and I am so glad that I have you and this connection in my life.

  2. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

    - Dawn

  3. Wow. This Drake looks just like my red dobe. My dog's name is Draco, but Drake for short. So this was uncanny! These pictures are so beautiful and if I didn't know better I would think it he was mine. Thanks so much for sharing- they brought tears to my eyes. Draco is our first of many Dobermans to come, but I know there will never be another one like him. He is the doggie love of my life! -Nicole

  4. Love love all your Dobie photos! THanks for sharing them.

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  6. Hi there,

    Nice looking Dobermans! I love the one with the Dobe that has his head turned all the way around looking behind him with all the green grass. Would you mind if I used the silhouette of that Doberman on a quilt pattern I am making? I will be selling the pattern on Etsy. Thank you for your consideration. Paula Fullager (Dog Lover!)

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