Holier Than Now
Join Date: Jun 2008
Dogs Name: Whisper; George; Mina, Nashua, Arcus
Titles: George-Working Service Dog
Dogs Age: 9 yr, 5 yr, 4 yr, 2 yr, 1.5 yr
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OP, I am glad you are happy with your dog.
I have rescued Dobermans, and I am very, very happy with my dogs, as well.
They came, presumably, from breeding programs where the breeders apparently never followed up nor have any idea where they even are, now. They landed safely, but both came thru doggie hell, first.
The point? Point being, Dobermans are fantastic dogs, wherever they came from, and no matter their background.
It's only natural to be entranced by them and really bond closely with them--BUT it is no reflection on your breeder as a good breeder, sorry. Even Dobermans from crappy breeders are very special dogs, as individuals.
Elite Family Dogs are doing far too many things wrong, that are detrimental to the breed, for most folks here to ever support them.
Did you know there is a new DNA test for dilated cardiomyopathy in the Doberman? Is your breeder doing this test? Do they holter and echo their dogs, as well, before letting them pass on their genes?
I wonder if they would answer with smoke and mirrors and misinformation, if you questioned them? They certainly have a lot of other misinformation on their site, including some terrible, completely inaccurate myths about training.
So, welcome to the forum, hope you stick around, post pics of your dog, and enjoy all the knowledge that is to be had, here.
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