I'd like to introduce you to Duke. He is 6 week old black and tan doberman pinscher that has quickly become the second love of my life. Duke was born April 9th and is already 15 pounds of cuteness at just 6 weeks, 4 days old. He has puppy breath, velvet soft ears and paws that smell like fritos. I'm in love.
Here he is at 20 days old.
Such a little chunk!
I sent this picture to my parents to surprise them with their new grand-puppy!
Dusty has always wanted a doberman since we have started dating and when we found the ad for Duke in the newspaper at the end of April, we knew we had to have him! He was the only black and tan male in a litter of 3. He was such a chubby baby!
Last week when Dusty and I were at the administration conference, I got a call from the breeder and they said that he had become HUGE! She told me I couldn't believe how big he was compared to his other siblings. She said he was the size of a 10 week old puppy at only 5 weeks. I needed photo evidence and this is what I got in my email...
That is one big puppy!!!
Look at the paws on that little guy! He is going to be at least 90 pounds of fun, just like his daddy.
So after a month of waiting and more waiting, we finally got to meet our baby Duke in Helena yesterday. The moment we met Duke, we instantly fell in love!
We drove home after getting him and we were so surprised he slept the entire 2-1/2 hours of the trip. He was so excited when we got home because we had tons of toys waiting for him and a yard to play in. Duke settled into his new digs instantly. When bedtime came, I didn't know exactly what to expect with it being his first night away from home, but he did fantastic! He would yelp when he had to potty every 3-4 hours and didn't have any accidents.....so proud!
Besides having his crate that he uses for sleeping at nighttime and for travel, he absolutely loves the giant soft bed we got him from Costco. I can't get him out of it this morning! He dragged all of his toys up onto his puppy bed and has been lounging and playing all morning.
I'm in love with this little guy!