I also have a ducorps 2. She is still a baby though, only turning 1 years old next month. I have had her since she was 6 weeks old, and she is the love of my life.
Like Katy Girl's d2, Gina also cried non-stop for the first 8 months. It was very frustrating for us when she started this crying as we knew nothing of the D2 when we got her and were not told about the crying stage, we thought we were doing something wrong. Thank goodness a very dear friend helped me through it all
All I can say is that she is absolutely wonderful, but needs a lot of attention. Also she is pretty nippy at the moment. She's only playing but does bite quite hard. She's also only really noisy when she is displaying. Although I don't mind the noise at all, its whats to be expected from a too. And being a too she is always out and about looking to destroy something in the house!!
I bought a harness for her and took her on her first outing last week. She was wonderful and was friendly with everyone, even allowing people (who I knew) to give her a scratch.
I have no idea what she will be like when she is older, I would be interested to know, but I still wouldn't trade her in for anything in the world!