Monday, December 6, 2010



A few years ago a cute little baby Doberman X Caravan Hound girl came into my life. We named her Sherry, Sherry Karve, and she brought a flood of happiness into our lives and I have enjoyed the best moments of my life with my best friend Sherry.  

My Canine Daughter's Name & Age:
Name: Sherry Karve. Age: Hey, you don’t ask a girl her age…!

In a Word, My Cute Doberman Girl Is:
Loyal, Loving, Strong, Fearless, Fit, Agile, Intelligent, Protective Friend

Her Best Characteristics:
Highly Intelligent, Easily Trained, Superb Guard Dog, Playful Active Loving

Her Most Challenging Characteristics:
One-man dog, does not like to be left alone, displays aggressive temperament, especially with cats, other dogs, and intruders who try to enter her “territory”, a Doberman needs firm handling at times


Highly intelligent and active, a bit headstrong, needs firm handling, superb guard dog, very protective of her family and territory, fearless, loyal, playful, wary of strangers and children, very easily trained, responds beautifully, needs lots of exercise, loves long walks, vigorous games, hates to be left alone and wants to be a part of the family, loves human company, a fantastic friend and devoted companion, robust and redoubtable.


You must be physically fit and ready for outdoor exercise (playing and long walks) with your dog

You must have plenty of space, a bungalow with a large playing area, garden with a lot of soil to dig.

You must devote at least three hours a day exclusively for the dog, follow regular routine without exception and give mental stimulation to your Doberman by playing with her and talking to her.

Doberman is a one-owner dog, likes company of master, is overly protective of master and territory, hates loneliness

Superb Guard Dog. Not a very friendly cuddly dog for children and visitors. However will shower the master with love, will demand love from the master and ask to be cuddled and fondled by the master.

Does not like strangers, cats, other dogs and children, ready to attack intruders

Not advisable for families with small children

Highly intelligent, easy to train, also wants plenty of mental stimulation

Ideal Companion and a very Loyal Friend

A Doberman requires companionship and hates to be left alone.

A Doberman requires firm handling and lots of playing and physical activity.

Also a Doberman tends to be a highly loyal "one-man dog" and loves me more than the other family members and even gets jealous at times. Sometimes a Doberman may not like someone else getting to close to the master (or mistress) so be careful and don’t take your Doberman along with you on that romantic date.

A Doberman is a very low maintenance dog. The only grooming you need to is to give her a nice bath once a fortnight followed by a nice vigorous brushing. She is a very clean dog who grooms and licks herself clean every evening.

So tell me, do you want to get a Doberman into your life? 

And if you do, please don’t dock her tail or crop her ears as I think it is a cruel thing to do.

Bow Wow.


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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU, The Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop's School Pune, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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Foodie Book: Appetite for a Stroll

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