This month is extra special because instead of one, we have TWO amazing Dobermans to feature. When we launched this blog series last month we received an overwhelming response of people nominating awesome Dobermans all over the world. Boss and Kyra were repeatedly nominated by so many emails that they clearly had to be the next Dobermans featured. These two share a deep bond that is evident in every picture their human captures.
Names: Boss (handsome black boy) and Kyra (red beauty)
How you might know them? Boss and Kyra are well known around the Instagram community (@bossandkyradobes) for their beautiful adventures together.
Birthdays: Boss is 2 years old celebrating his birthday on 6/19/12 and Kyra is 1 year old celebrating her birthday on 8/28/13.
Where in the world do they call home? Boss and Kyra live in Lima, Peru in South America.
Have they grown up together? Yes absolutely; Kyra has been with Boss since she arrived home at the young age of 5 weeks. I think that's part of the reason why she is so dependant on him.
What is most special about their friendship? The most special thing about their friendship is the way she constantly looks for Boss as her role model. On the other hand, it's amazing how she knows the exact recipe to handle Boss in all situations. If Boss has a toy and is chewing on it, then she knows what approach to make. Despite Boss growling and showing his teeth, she knows how to submit to him and slowly steal the toy with no difficulty at all.
Perhaps a friendship which i think has something absolutely special is the one between Boss and Contino (my showjumping horse). This relationship does have a special bond and an amazing communication. Boss has been with Contino since he turned 4 months and went to the club. Since then, their way of communicating and understanding of each other has just developed in an outstanding manner.
What training methods do you use? I've always used a positive reinforcement training method. Boss has been trained by myself with the clicker and with common treat training. Kyra mostly with treats. However, with respect to daily routines and education, i used the Cesar Millan "How to raise the perfect puppy" book and had amazing results.
What is most special about each of them? Everyone that meets Boss says he has something special in his way of being. If I have to define his "special' attributes then I would say its related to his way of taking on every activity. He is always this confident guy that walks by making sure everyone looks at him. She loves to be the center of attention and will perform mostly every trick when people is around. Then his instincts and confidence around Contino makes it look as if he had some special "thing" that conquers horses. So, in general, Boss is just unique in his character.
In Kyra's case its special how she shows her lady manners to everybody that meets her. Also, she is special in the high dependance she has on Boss. It's amazing to see how she demands him to lead her way into most activities. So, in general terms, Kyra's uniqueness comes with her lady way of being.
What is your favorite thing about having two dobermans? Being able to enjoy the majesty of the breed and having the chance to watch their interactions on a daily basis is just amazing! And i secretly enjoy how everybody is impressed by their presence when i walk on the streets. I feel absolutely protected and super safe!
Have you always had Dobermans? Yes! Up till now i've had 3 Dobermans and my mother had 2 more Dobies before those.
What is your favorite thing about the breed? The amazing bond they form with their owner. I think it's a unique aspect of the breed how they connect with you and are always loyal and ready to stand up for their pack leaders.
What is your most commonly asked question about them on Instagram? I have been asked various times whether they are going to be bred.The answer is yes, once. Then Kyra will be sterilized. On the other hand, I'm also asked whether Boss has always been good with Contino and if they always got along well. The answer is yes, he's always had this confidence and special feeling around horses and specially with Contino.
Can't get enough of these two?! You can find follow their adventures over on their Instagram feed.
About featured Doberman: Because we love Dobermans so much, each month we feature a rad Doberman and highlight all the awesome things about that dog that make him special to his family.
How to be featured: We accept nominations for Featured Dobermans. So email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite Dobies and we'll get in contact with their owners. Let us know why you are nominating them, their Instagram or Facebook name, or simply a way to contact their family. Open to all Dobermans, worldwide!