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Why my 6 months female doberman doesn't seem like a doberman?

Hi everyone, I am a new doberman owner and I have a 6-month-old female doberman. However, she doesn't seem like a typical doberman to me. She has floppy ears and is relatively smaller in size compared to other dobermans I have seen. I am not sure if this is normal or if there is an issue with her breed. I love her regardless, but I just want to know if anyone else has experienced something similar or if there is something I could do to help her look more like a doberman. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Hi there! Don't worry, your doberman is most likely perfectly normal. When my doberman was a puppy around that age, she also had floppy ears and was smaller than what I had imagined a doberman to be. However, as she grew older, her ears eventually stood up and she filled out to be the perfect size and shape for a doberman.

It's important to remember that not all dobermans will fit the exact same mold. There can be variations in height, weight, and even ear shape. It's also worth noting that some dobermans have their ears cropped, which can give them a more distinct doberman appearance, but it's a personal choice and not necessary.

Overall, I wouldn't worry too much about your doberman's appearance. Focus on giving her the love and care she needs, and she will grow up to be a beautiful and loyal companion.


Hi there! I can completely understand why you might feel concerned about your doberman not looking like a typical doberman. I remember feeling the same way when I got my dog. My doberman also had floppy ears and was smaller than what I was expecting. I consulted with my vet and he assured me that everything was perfectly fine.

After some research, I discovered that dobermans can come in different sizes and ear shapes. However, it's always a good idea to consult with your vet to ensure that everything is okay with your pup.

Remember, dobermans are unique and special in their own way. The most important thing is that they are healthy and happy. Focus on providing your dog with the care and attention it needs, and you will have a great companion for life!


Hello there! Congratulations on being a new doberman owner! I remember feeling the same way when my partner and I adopted our doberman. Our dog also had floppy ears and was on the smaller end of the breed's average size.

We consulted with a vet, who assured us that our doberman was healthy and there was nothing to worry about. Over time, our dog's ears stood upright, and she filled out to be the perfect size for her.

The most important thing is that your dog is healthy and happy. Dobermans may come in different sizes and ear shapes, but they are all wonderful dogs with unique personalities. Focus on bonding with your dog and providing her with a loving home. In the end, that's all that really matters.


Hello! I completely understand your concern about your doberman not looking like the typical doberman. Dobermans can have a different appearance due to various reasons. Sometimes, they may have a different genetic makeup or facial structure that makes them unique.

My doberman had floppy ears until she was eight months old, and her size was not similar to the other dobermans I saw in my neighborhood. However, over time, her ears became pointed, and she gained the right weight and height.

Therefore, I would suggest that you just enjoy your dog's uniqueness while focusing on providing her with the love and affection she deserves. Your doberman is yours for life, regardless of what breed standards she may meet or not.


Hey there! I can relate to what you're feeling right now. I have a 3-year-old female doberman, and she also had floppy ears when she was a puppy. Initially, I was worried and wondered whether she would ever grow into her breed's typical appearance.

But now, looking back, I realize that I was focusing on the wrong thing. Dobermans are more than just their physical appearance; they are intelligent, loyal, and social dogs. What matters most is their well-being and happiness.

So, I would suggest you enjoy your dog's individuality and focus on bonding with her. Don't worry too much about her ears or size. With time, she will develop into her unique personality, and you will love her even more for it.

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