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Davidson's Fidelis Tiberius CGC, WAC, RN

"Ty"
Black & Rust Male out of Aggie's 1st Litter
(Born January 3, 2000 -- Owned by The Reddells)

black and rust male doberman
Summer 2009

December 22, 2011 -

"Iíve been putting this email off but decided to just get it done, Ty was one of Aggieís puppies you sold to the Brian & Allison Davidson, I got Ty from them when they needed to rehome him 8 years ago. Ty walked into my life and took it over. We had a wonderful journey together, he taught me so much and was always by my side until Tues Nov. 29 when I came home from lunch and knew something was wrong. Ty had a tumor on his liver we were unaware of that ruptured and ruptured his liver as well. There was nothing I could at this point except let him go to the bridge. It has broken my heart.

Ty was given 10 months 5 years ago when diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer & Renal Failure, I didnít give up on him and started treating him with Eastern medicine, we got a wonderful 5 years out of that. Last Nov. 2010 I thought I was going to lose him when he bloated, torte and his spleen ripped in two but I decided to give my boy a chance and he came through with flying colors. There were no tumors then so this came up afterwards and grew quickly.

He was the love of my life this boy was and I miss him horribly.

Tina Reddell"

Davidís Fidelis Tiberius CGC, WAC, RN ďTyĒ
Jan. 3, 2000

January 10, 2011 -

"Laura,

Thank you so much. Everyday Iím so grateful to have Ty in my life, he has taught me so much.

After his bloat surgery, normal dobes go into cardiac arrest Ty didnít throw one irregular heartbeat over the next 36 hours. The vet was shocked but he has a good heart and is a tough boy. I had to give him a chance with the surgery, I told him to fight but if he just couldnít it would be okay to go to the bridge I would understand but to try and Iím here to tell you he did just that. It took place on a Tues night at 9:30 PM and he was to have stayed in ICU until Sat. but on Thurs morning at 6 AM they called and said he was really anxious and they thought he would do better at home if I was comfortable with that, of course I said and ran to pick up my boy. Ty doesnít like to be away from me, in fact I donít leave him and havenít over the past 4 years except with my husband for overnight if I canít take Ty with me but even then he pouts horribly. So brought Ty home and we spent the next 4 days in bed except to go outside every 2 hours, the surgery really took a toll on him kidneys, but have gotten those back now. The past 4 years I have been home cooking for both of the dogs, since I was going to home cook for Ty went ahead and put Tiffany (my girl age 6) on home cooking also. I also treat Ty with Eastern medication rather than tradition medication. Iím convinced as are all of his vets that is what pulled him through his surgery, they had never seen a Mast Cell Cancer dog live this long and he has no internal tumors, amazing.

I love him so, he is my heart dog, Iíve never had one of those although Iíve loved all my dogs, there is just something about him that fits me.

Take care.
Tina"

January 18, 2010 -

"Hi Laura,

I canít remember if I sent you the email announcing Tyís 10th birthday on Jan. 3. I canít believe he is 10 already, his picture and information has been update on the Doberman Club of Americaís website for his longevity, you are shown as his breeder on this page, his registered name is Davidsonís Fidelis Tiberius for your FYI.

Hope all is good with you allÖ..do you know if all of Tyís littermates are still alive, just curious.

Thanks,
Tina"

August 18, 2010 -

"Hi Laura,

I ran across you website in my favorites and just wanted to drop a not to say hi. Ty is doing great at 10 Ĺ year old. He is going on 4 years in Dec. having being diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer and Renal Failure but Iíve been treating him with Eastern Supplements and home cooking for him and nobody would know that anything is wrong at all. He is a happy boy and loves chasing squirrels, lizards and frogs. He and his sister, Tiffany, love to play chase and wrestle still. Although he is showing his age some with graying in his muzzle he is still the love of my live. In Sept we once again have our vacation planned to take both Ty and Tiffany with us to Florida. They both love the beach, Ty loves playing in the waves and running up and down the surf.

Hope all is good with you.
Tina Reddell"

January 3, 2011 -

"Today is Tyís 11th birthday.

What a day for him, not only is 11 years old great for a Doberman but for my boy it is especially special to me. Not only has he past the 4 year mark of from being diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer and Renal Failure but he has completed 8 weeks post surgery from Bloating, Torsion and spleen removal. After 8 weeks he has recovered wonderfully. He started the morning out waking up the neighborhood and clearing the yard of the squirrels, he thinks this is his job. What a boy he is and how grateful I am that he continues to do so well.

He will get his grilled sirloin for dinner tonight, his massage and really anything else he wants today.

Thanks for all your support that you all continue to give me with this wonderful breed of dog.

HugsÖ Tina"

February 18, 2009 -

"Hi Laura,

How are you doing?

Ty turned 9 in Jan. which I'm sure you already know. The big boy is still my pride and joy, I do have a female now named Tiffany she is 4, I've had her since she was 16 months she was a breeder return and we took her into our home. Ty and Tiffany enjoy each other and play. As you know Ty is retired now but I'm so pleased to still have him with me. Do you know if all his litter mates are still alive?

Thanks,
Tina"

RESPONSE:

"As always - love hearing from you! I got an email that Arion passed away. Sad to think that my first litter is getting old enough for that to be a possibility. Aggie, Ty's mom, is still with us. She still has the heart of a pup. The only "health" issue we have with her is incontinence, ugh! That's a hard one."

Tina recommendations:

Proin is what most use for incontinence and have good results or DES (which is a hormone) is the other that some use to help with this.

NOTE: Aggie was put on Proin for several years making it possible for her to still be in the house.

Arion update had an enlarged heart that gave out.
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NOTE: We include the health issues that have popped up so that interested Dobe owners understand the reality of owning a living creature. As age sets in, you will have problems. If you are not willing to commit your time, love, and yes... money into caring for a Doberman companion through the end stages of life, please do not consider bringing into your home. We feel this way about considering any animal companion. Cruel reality is age sets in and complications arise. Be real with yourself. If you only want to own during the best years of their lives and do not see yourself properly caring for an elderly dog, do not become an owner! Too many times we have received emails from owners wanting to rehome Dobes around the age of 6 to 7 years old (usually not owners that have purchased from us). This is the age when health issues have not arisen... but declining health is right around the corner, typically 8 to 9 years old. Cases like these break my heart. The Doberman gives you full love and respect trusting you to do the same. Commit to the end, not just the prime years.

Tina is a beautiful example of a fully committed owner. If you choose to own any animal, follow her example.

May 31, 2007 -

"Hi Laura,

Thought I'd drop you and note and tell you how Ty is doing. I'm so pleased with the results I'm getting with him. In Jan. when all this mess started with him he weight 110 lbs. and as of a week ago he was down to a health 90.2 lbs. No additional tumors have shown up and per his blood panel test last week his live enzymes are back to normal range. His CREAM levels on his kidneys are a little on the high side but my holistic vet is tweaking Ty's diet and herbs so we'll see how that is in another month when we do another blood panel. Beside that I now cook for all my dogs, no more commercial dog food for them. Started cooking for Ty when he was diagnosed with cancer and then decided to cook for all of them before the dog food recall.

Ty is a happy boy and health at this time. I can't tell you how much he means to me and I pray I get to have him in my life for a long time to come.

Hope all is well with you and your crew. Tina"

"As always, I love hearing from you! Sounds like Ty is making a great come back. You are an amazing owner. Thank you for all you do for him. It means a lot to me. Laura"

January 7, 2008 -

"Ty is doing well. His liver enzymes were elevated in Nov. so have been treating that with Milk Thistle and will retest in a couple of weeks, but all his other number were in normal range which was wonderful with everything he has going on. He looks good and feels good which I'm grateful for he is my love. I have retired him from the ring to keep his stress levels down so now he is just be beloved companion, but still take him to class as he so has a good time and loves to go too.

Tina"

January 3, 2007 -

"Just wanted to share with you that today is Ty's 7th birthday. I have had him 3 years and he is such a special boy. I think he knows that today is his birthday because after making my bed this morning he pulled back the covers and crawled back in bed with his head on the pillow. He was so cute I left him there when I went to work. Yes I know he is a spoiled boy but what can I say. --Tina"

RESPONSE:

"This is one litter that is hard to forget the birthdate for -- he was from our first litter. Glad he is taking the time to relax today, he, he!

Take care and thanks for always staying in touch!

Laura"

REPLY BACK:

"Thanks Laura.....went home at lunch and he was still...literally laying in bed. He is so funny sometimes he just pulls back the covers and crawls in with his head on the pillow. He loves pillows for his head.

Tina"

August 1, 2006 -

"Hi Laura,

Ty is now a "Show Dog" having been training now 2 years and July 4 & 5 took him to Bossier City and entered him in Rally Novice A. He qualified both days for 2 of his 3 legs needed for the title. Sat. his score was a 93 with no placements, he did wonderful but his mom had trouble reading and walking so did a crash course in reading that night on the Sun. we scored a 97 with 2nd place. I was so proud of him and he was so happy. Everybody watching said he was wagging his tail all around the course and smiling. He is such my love and wants to please. This weekend Aug 5 & 6 have him entered in Rally Novice A in Hutto at the Austin Doberman Club Specialty Show and hopefully can get that 3rd leg on Sat. for his title. Depending on how he is this weekend will decide there if I'll move him up for Advanced on Sunday. The Novice level is on leash but Advance is off leash and will all depend on how things are going. Will let you know next week.

My plan is to show him in Rally this year and see how things go and maybe next year start his Obedience showing. He can do it all but need to perfect our heeling and sit & down stays. Ty does sits & down stays very well but if another dog doesn't stay and decides to visit the other dogs not so good, that will bust us so still working on that. Ty loves to train, or as we call it play. At TV time he is more like Marmaduke than a show dog as he turns upside down feet in the air and smiles. I'll have to send you a picture of that. What a dog!!!!!

Do you know how the rest of his litter mates are doing and how they are health wise?

Talk to you soon,
Tina and Ty "

RESPONSE:

"Wow! That is awesome. You have been so good with him! I have only kept in touch with Natasha's owners. Their daughter just bought one of Scarlett's pups from the second litter. I was seeing quite a lot of them while the pups were here. They love Natasha just as much as you do Ty. She hasn't been in any official training but she rules their house and such!

I sort of kept in touch with the owners in the San Antonio area. As far as I know, everything is fine with Arion. I checked their web site last night .. he is weighing 142 pounds - yikes!! I couldn't believe it when I read that.

Well, keep up the good work - both of you! --Laura"

REPLY BACK:

"Hi Laura,

Thanks for the update on his litter mates and the compliment on Ty, he works so hard I only wish I had gotten him as a puppy. He is so smart and a quick learner I'm sure I could have trained through Utility but will be happy with through Open if we can get there. Ty does retrieve his dumb bell over the high jump and jumps his broad jumps. I currently have him clearing 26 easily but he must jump 30" for his height.

Can't believe litter mate Arion is 142 pounds...they better get that weight off of him, wonder his they have thyroid problem with him being that heavy?

I also meant to mention that our Doberman Club of Dallas has purchase a holter monitor for members use, still working out the details on that but as soon as it is ready for use I'm planning on putting it on Ty and checking his cardio as well as my 2 year old female. I need to take Ty in and have him weight again as I really have been trying to get his weight down. Don't know if I can get him below 100 but sure would like to have been swimming him this summer to help. He is not a water dog but will get in upon my asking just to please me. He really needs to be lighter for his jumping so not to injure himself.

I forgot to mention he looks so much like his mom, Aggie, down to her expressions so funny I think he was cloned.

I forgot all about Natasha family, emailed them when I first got Ty but then got busy and I lost contact. Ty really isn't social with other dogs, took me two weeks before I could run my female with him. I just don't think he was socialized properly once you sold him with outside dogs other than their family dogs. But they may have because I have friends that have dobes and they socialized and still ended up with males that wanted nothing to do with others. He loves people though so that's all okay.

Talk to you soon and thanks again for staying in touch.

Tina"

August 7, 2006 -

"Hi Laura,

I wanted to update you on how Ty did this weekend in Hutto...On Sat. he received his Rally Novice A Title with a first place among the Dobermans. So he is now officially, "Davidson's Fidelis Tiberius CGC,WAC,RN". I moved him up to the next level Rally Advanced A, which is totally off leash, on Sunday to see what he would do. Had worked him in class on that and he can do all exercises but had not done Show N Go's for advance so either we were going to get a leg or we would call it a practice run. Needless to say we did not qualify but were doing well until the offset figure 8 with toys on the floor and he couldn't take it and picked up the toy which was the same toy they gave him the day before for one of his prizes. I think he thought it was his and he had left it in there but really he was stressed and lagging so now know what we must work on.

It was a great weekend and I'm so proud of my boy.

Thanks,
Tina"

Doberman Pinschers

January 5, 2006 -

"Hi Laura,

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

Wanted to give you an update on Ty, I took him in December for his annual check up and had a complete CBC panel run including Thyroid and all is good on Ty including all of his organs. So we are good for another year. I was kind of worried about his thyroid only because he is so big. He weighs in at 106 and I have tried to get him below 100 but I doubt that is going to be possible he is just a big boy at 30" tall. My vet isn't concerned with his weight and says he looks great. So all is good healthwise.

Ty just had his 6th birthday on Jan. 3 but I'm sure you know that and he got a McDonald's hamburger which he enjoyed. Ty gets to sleep in bed with mommy when my husband is out of town. That is his special place. Otherwise, he sleeps on his dog pillow right next to my side of the bed. He gets so close that if I stepped out of bed, I would step on him. But I have gotten use to him being there, so I am able to miss him. I try putting his pillow a little over but he just drags it back to be close. He's such a sweetheart.

Do you know if all of his other littermates are still alive and well? Just curious.

Talk to you soon. Did I send you his picture with Santa? I can't remember. If not, let me know and I will. It's really cute.

Tina"

January 23, 2006 -

"Tina,

I really appreciate your updates!!

Ty has turned out to be quite a big boy! Yes, he is pretty. Your female is goodlooking, too. It is hard to believe that Ty is 6. It just doesn't seem like it has been that long since we had our first litter. I am glad to hear you had him checked out real good .. and that everything is fine. Aggie turns 8 this April. She still acts like a puppy .. but luckily she knows when to turn that off. Other than a little gray coming in with her whiskers, you would never know that she is getting up there in her years.

I need to sign off .. but want to say thanks again for keeping us updated!!

Laura"

REPLY BACK:

"You're welcome. I'll keep you updated as things come up. Took Ty this weekend for his first obedience match and he did very well. He always makes me look good when I make mistakes. Dogs are very and always honest and once again showed me what we need to work on. He has such a good time whenever he gets to go in the car.

Talk to you soon.
Tina"

December 20, 2005 -

"Hi Laura,

I'm sending you a picture of Ty (the large one on the left) and Tiffany, the girl I got 12 weeks ago. Thought you might like to see the big boy. Isn't he pretty? He is such a good boy as well, we call him our perfect boy. Tiffany has lots to learn yet.

Had his annual check up last week and he weighed 106. Had a full CBC panel run on him and everything is normal and all organs doing good and in normal range. Thought I'd let you know. I thought his thyroid might have been off but my vet ran a T4 and Ty's is 1.03 which is on the normal low side. We'll watch it as my vet doesn't want to start him on medication at this time so will just keep an eye on it.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas !!

Tina, Tiffany and Ty, CGC, WAE"

November 1, 2005 -

"Hi Laura,

I heard you were back in town. Looked over your website. It's really nice.

I am currently a member of DPCA & DPCD a Doberman Rescue of North Texas. Saw on your website that you will help people find new homes for their unwanted dobes. Can't imagine why people would want to get rid of their babies....don't get me start on that.

I have recently gotten a black/tan female. She is 16 months old. I will start training her so when Ty retires, I will have something to show and not have the wait time I've had with Ty while we are training. My girl's name is Tiffany and out of Irina Sasu in Austin's bloodline. Are you familiar with her? Don't want to breed. Ty is altered. I was just looking for a girl to start working with for down the road. Ty is my heartdog and baby so he'll always be my favorite.

Are you testing for wobbers, cardo, hips etc. in your breeding program? Just curious. I know Ty is on the large size. What size are you currently getting out of your litters now?

Will send some current pictures of my Ty as soon as I can. I'm really bad about sending out what I get. I know I'm interested but he's my boy - so hate to be pushy with others.

Ty is really working well. His attention and heeling are so much better. I only wish I had gotten him as a baby as he would have done great things. If I get his CDX and Rally titles on him I'll be pleased. I probably won't train him through Utility due to his age but will love him even the more. He crawls up in bed on my side every morning while the coffee is brewing before the alarm goes off for his snuggle time. Got to love those boys.

Thanks for the update.

Tina & Ty"

RESPONSE:

"Tina,

Congratulations on your new girl! I am sure Ty is happy, too!

This is our first litter with Scarlett so I don't know what the size of these pups are going to be - I suspect larger like Ty. The families that come to me seem to prefer that trait. Scarlett is a bit larger than Aggie, not grossly oversized but larger. And, I hate to admit but I have not done the testing. I guess we just look at Aggie who is almost 9 and in perfect health, still playing like a puppy, and don't feel like there is much need. I am not familiar with Wobbers. I will have to look that one up.

Thank you for getting back to me. Loved what you shared about Ty in the mornings!

Take care,
Laura"

May 17, 2005 -

"Hi Laura,

I apologize for the long delay in writing you. I wanted you to know that Ty passed his WAE on Sunday in Denton so he is now officially know as:

Davidson's Fidelis Tiberius, CGC, WAC (Ty)

He did a beautiful job on Sunday. There were 18 dogs going through - 9 passed but Ty was the only one that passed that was not training in schutshound. He had high scores and the evaluator asked me if I was training in schutshound and when I told her no she said that he is exactly what a Doberman temperament should be prior to training. The video is fun to watch and I know he could pass everything but didn't know what he would do with the aggressor. When the aggressor first came out he immediately stood front between him and myself and when the aggressor kept coming he went to the full length of the leash and had the perfect stance. And, when that didn't make the aggressor go away, he completed with the lunge and bark which made the aggressor retreat and Ty came right back to my side for the cool down and was totally relaxed. I was so proud of him. If I could have picked him up I would have carried him off of the field but just had to give him his toy to carry off instead.

I had to have knee surgery in January so we had been off obedience training from Nov. through March but am currently completing my 10 week class in Open Obedience and taking private lessons at the same time. I really wanted a better attention and heeling than I had with him so am working on that before I try for Obedience Titles. I am confident that I will be able to put a CDX on him but don't know about a UD - will have to wait and see how things go and time.

He is healthy, happy and my love. He goes everywhere with me and loves people and the attention. He doesn't always do well with other male dogs but that is getting better. He loves the girls but they have a tendency to put him in his place if he gets to friendly. I need to weigh him again. It's been 5 months and he was weighing 107 lb. I wanted to get some more weight off him but he is a big boy so I am going more on looks than the scale.

I need to send you some pictures of him, will try to send them via email. I'm just not real good with all that.

Are you still in Ohio? Haven't been able to see any information on your web site. Do you still have it?

Do any of Ty's littermates have any titles and do you know if all are still living and well? I just try to keep updated with all that and just curious.

Hope you are pleased with what you produced in my boy. I know I am. He also loves to take naps and sleep with his mommy when he can but sometimes his daddy takes his place. I wish I had gotten him at 8 weeks instead of almost 4 years of age. There is no telling what he would have accomplished as he has a big heart and so smart. He learns quickly and doesn't forget. I don't know much about his dad .. was he ever shown or have any titles? Do you know what pedigree he was out of? I'm trying to research and learn all I can because somewhere down the road my "Big Boy" is going to retire and I'll want to get another one so trying to educate myself now. Ty shares me with a 13-1/2 year old 7 lb. toy poodle female named Tootles but he would so prefer to be an only child. As spoiled or loved as he is, I will let him have that role one day when I lose my little girl but know that I will always have a dobe in my life.

Talk to you soon,
Tina"

January 14, 2005 -

"Hi Laura,

Thank you for remembering Ty's birthday. He turned 5 on Jan. 3 and my toy poodle, Tootles, turned 13 years old on Jan 4. They both got a new toy and were quite happy.

Ty is doing very well. Had his annual check up on Dec. 3 and all was well except he weight in at 107 and the vet wants him to lose about 5 pounds. I really wasn't surprised with that. All in all, he is a
happy boy. He is such a love and I thoroughly enjoy him. We are still in training classes and working on our attention. He has a tendency to get side tracked so we are working extra hard on that.
Poor boy being taught by a novice, we may never make the show ring but will have a good time learning in the process.

Took him last weekend to Glen Rose for the Nolan Rivers Show, we came away empty handed but learned lots. Ty didn't like the elevator at all but sure enjoyed sleeping in the hotel bed with mom because dad wasn't able to go. He is always ready to go in the car and it doesn't matter where we are headed.

He had his picture taken with Santa at the Doberman Rescue Christmas party. Ty went as the dober angle and was so cute. He is a funny dog as he loves to dress up in outfits, we get so tickled at him.

Hope all of his littermates are well and happy too.

Thanks again,
Tina"

October 18, 2004 -

"Hi Laura,

Was wondering if Aggie was from the Kimbertal Kennels out of Kimberton, PA? Noticed her registered name and just put the two together.

Ty is doing great. He has his CGC and just took him to his first show and was entered into a rally match. Trying to get him ready for January and will try to get his Rally titles first before his obedience titles. Want to train through Open at least before we do that. He is wonderful and so smart. He learns so quickly and is truly my "heart dog".

Even though I've had 3 poodles, 1 Austrian shepherd and Ty my first doberman, have loved them all dearly, he is the first that must always be with me and touching me at all times. He has a great temperament and in March is going to try for his WAE. Will let you know.

Haven't been able to see if you have another litter or not from your web site. You did a great job in breeding with Ty.

Thank you.
Tina Reddell"

July 22, 2004 -

"Hi Laura,

Don't know if you remember but I got Ti from the Davidson's in November. Just wanted you to know he got his CGC in May. I am currently training him in Rally and hope to get him titled after the first of the year in Rally when AKC starts the titling in Rally. Then we'll see how he does and if we continue further into obedience competition.

He is such a smart boy and loves to learn and learns quickly. I just love him so. He has a great disposition and loves to cuddle on the couch or on the bed. My little dogs have all been cuddlers but never before had a big dog that has to be that close. He never leaves my side when I'm at home.

Hope all is well with you.

Tina Reddell"

RESPONSE:

"Tina,

So good to hear from you. It sounds like you and Ti have bonded quite easily. I am sure he is just loving all the attention you are able to give him. Congratulations on the training. That is wonderful. Keep me posted on his continued progress.

Take care,
Laura"

July 26, 2006 -

"Laura,

We have bonded wellÖreally took me about 4 months to get him totally settled but he had had his world turned upside down 8 months before I ever got him. Have had lots of compliments on him from people who have had Dobermans for years and show them. They all ask the same questionÖ ĒWhere did you get him?Ē

I think I enjoy all the attention he gives me. He is always by my side or sitting in the lap or laying beside me. He loves all people, literally wants to kiss everybody in the mouth. He doesnít understand that not everybody wants his love.

Are you a registered breeder with AKC? I saw, I think, that you are going to have babies next year with, Garretts Scarlett Red? Not ready for a new baby now but down the road when I lose my 12 year old toy poodle and Ti has to retire, will be contacting you for another baby. I have been so pleased with the intelligence of this bloodline. Ti learns quickly. Show him something one to two times he has it. Normally, itís me trying to figure out how to teach him so that he understands. I only use Positive Reinforcement. He wants to learn and do it right.

Will keep you up-to-date.

Thank you again for breeding responsibly and such good dogs.

Tina"


Doberman Pinscher
February 25, 2004 -

"Good Morning Laura,

Ti is a love. The Davidson's, as you probably know, had a female Doberman named Shilo who was 6 and they had Ti who just turned 4. They loved both dearly and took good care of them. The Davidson's had a baby that just turned 1 this past weekend. The Davidson's found that the baby, Sandy, took up all their time and they were not able to spend the time with the Dobe's that they felt they deserved.

The Davidson's started looking for a home for both of their dogs. Having had both of them since they were 8 weeks old was difficult for them but they wanted goods homes for them. I had submitted an application to Doberman Rescue to adopt a Doberman since there are so many that need a good home. I had just lost my Austrian shepherd, Boomer, who was 15-1/2 years old and have a 12 year old toy poodle, Tootles. Tootles was so lonely and our house was to quite that I decided to look for another dog. I had always loved Dobermans but didn't have the time to spend with one since I was raising children and horses at that time. But, children are raised and decided I no longer wanted to breed and raise horse so off I went looking for us a new friend in a Doberman. The Davidson's used the Doberman Rescue referral page to list both of the dogs. I called them and went over to their house on Saturday to see them, I was to go to the Rescue center to pick out a dog on Sunday.

Upon meeting Ti, I fell in love. He gave me a big hug & kiss upon meeting and we began to play. I took him in the Davidson's back yard to see how we was on lead. They had done basic obedience when he was young but hadn't worked with the dogs in along time so Ti was green and I could see he had a lot of heart. I went home to think about it as The Davidson's wanted to place both dogs in the same home. I didn't feel that I could take both dogs as they both needed lots of work so told the Davidson's that I would like Ti if they couldn't find a home for both. The Davidson's decided to split the dogs and I went that night and brought Ti home. He was so excited he just jumped in the car, laid down and we went home. That was on November 22. It has been wonderful since then.

I wanted Ti to have some time to settle in our family before we started training. Right after Christmas I had a trainer come to the house and had 2 private lessons and then Ti and I started group classes. We have completed 4 weeks of group classes and he is so smart and learns quickly. I would like to get his CD and possibly go further may check into agility once he gets basics down will have to see what he enjoys the most. Ti weighted 98.8 lbs on Nov. 3, 2003 he is 30" tall, a big boy compared to most but such a baby in temperament. The Davidson's did have his ears cropped, in what my trainer calls a pet crop. He is not dominant but when with a dominant male, he will try to mix it up. My trainer says this is normal for his age and as he gets more socialized and trained that will settle down.

All of his check ups and medical records were sent to me and he is healthy. The Davidson's did neuter him when they were looking for a home for him and they never bred him.

Ti is good with Tootles and they sleep together on the couch which is the only furniture Ti is allowed on. He watches out for Tootles and tries not to step on her but she will get under his feet. He is so careful and watches to make sure she is out of the way.

We have a pool which Ti has accidentally fallen in twice now from not watching where he was going. I will how him the ropes when it gets warmer. He never goes outside around the pool alone. I don't allow that with the pool and dogs. We have a pasture behind the house that Ti loves to go run in but he is having to learn "horse manners" as the horse doesn't like to be chased so have to put her in the barn when I take him out as am afraid she'll kick him if he gets to annoying.

He is a great dog!!!!! We love him so in such a short time. He has a forever home now and will live the reminder of his life with us. My daughter who is married, an Aggie grad and in medical school, wants a Dobe now but told her she has to wait until she has more time so she'll just have to play with Ti. Our son, is a sophomore at A&M and makes regular visits home to see Ti. A mom has to do what a mom has to do to get the kids to come home to visit. Boomer was our son's and they grew up together so it was hard on him when he died but Ti has won his heart, too.

My husband who goes with the flow said he has never met a smarter and more beautiful dog than Ti. What a great job you all did when breeding Angie and Sebastian. Funny thing is I noticed Ti was the last to be taken home, so was our Boomer. Ti also belongs in our family as both of our kids were born in January, Boomer and Tootles were born in January and so was Ti, how lucky we are to have found him.

If there is anything else you would like to know about him just let me know. Thank you again for replying and producing a wonderful dog.

Sincerely,
Tina Reddell"


Doberman Pinscher

February 25, 2004 -

"Hi Laura,

I think our emails are crossing. Just sent you a book on Ti's history as I know it but here our some pictures that were taken at Christmas with he and Tootles. I took some pictures on 2/14 when it snowed here and if they turn out will send you copies of those.

Love those Aggies....great people!!!!

Sorry you moved to Ohio would love to meet you. Was so excited to learn of Ti's past. I printed all your pictures of his parents and baby pictures to put in his memory book. I try to make a book for each of my babies that I have so am starting his. I know, kind of weird but I love my animals and they are my babies and part of our family. I haven't had many dogs...including Ti he is only the fifth and Tootles is still living. My horse is 24 and have a squirrel that I raised by bottle that is 10. I've sold all my other horses now after losing my barrel horse who was 28...kind of lost my heart on that one so am changing directions now with Ti.

Thanks again. Have changed Ti's papers into my name now. I grew up in Arlington, parents still live here, kids grew up here, daughter planning on opening her medical practice here, so should be staying.

Tina Reddell"

Doberman Pinscher

February 24, 2004 -

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Garrett,

I have a male Doberman that was born from a litter January 3, 2000 out of the Dam: Kimbertal's Lady Agatha. I traced you through Sebastian. I got him from the original owners, Brian and Allison. My boy is called Ti. I notice that you lost Sebastian in 2000. Can you give me any history on his passing? I just got Ti in November so am just trying do to some history on him.

Thank you for your time and any information you can give.

Sincerely,
Tina Reddell"

RESPONSE:

February 25, 2004 -

"Tina,

I am so glad you contacted me. I would love to hear any history on how you obtained Ti. As for the passing of Sebastian, it was an unfortunate accident - he ate rat poisoning. So, there is nothing genetic with which to be concerned. It upset the owner so much that she sold all the females and the other male she had and quit breeding Dobe's.

Regards,
Laura"

February 24, 2004 -

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Garrett,

I just sent you an email inquiring about Sebastian. I wasn't sure I had the right family but I have just completed your website and all information on your first litter. I got your last boy puppy, Ti, from the Davidson's in November. I'm so excited about him and he is a love. After looking over your web site decided to write you back. I have pictures of him if you would like to see him. Ti is a beautiful boy and such a love. We have been attending obedience training since January and having a good time. He is a quick learner. I really appreciated your web site as it gave me pictures to put into his book of his mommy, daddy and litter. We live in Arlington on an acre of land with one horse left and a 12 year old 7 lb toy poodle.

The kids are all raised but still have one left in college. I noticed your web site showed "aggiesfirst..." are you aggies? My
daughter is a graduate from A&M and my son is attending there now, just wondering.

Thank you for you time and for raising such a love of a dog. He is my baby now and he so knows it. Look forward to hearing from you.

Tina, Ti and Tootles"

This was the "medium-sized" male.

He was sold to Allison and Brian of Lewisville, Texas on March 11, 2000.

Chosen name: Ti (short for Tiberias)
[a Roman ruler and, of course, James T. Kirk's (Star Trek) middle name]

Click HERE to view Ty's puppy page

Click HERE to see Ty's Mother

Click HERE to see Ty's Father





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