Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Dogs Name: Zeus, Ascomannis Tarzan
Titles: Zeus:CGC TDI BH Argo: BH CGC IPO 1 Kovu: BH
Dogs Age: 5
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Emerald, as others have said, those two are great breeders. However, telling them you want a dog to 'guard your family and business' is not going to get them to excited about giving a dog to you. The protection training (in schutzhund) and drive they have in their dogs is from many years of hard work, strict breeding, etc, and they are not going to send out a dog to be placed as a 'protector' and possibly be put in harms way.
I have spoken to Vicky with bell lavoro as well, and she is very strict with who she gives her puppies too. So I highly recommend figuring out exactly what you want in dog (if you are serious about schutzhund or not), researching more, and be able to convince her that you are 'worthy' of one of her dogs as it will take convincing.
As far as working vs show line. If you do not have the wish to be serious in a sport, I would go with show line. The working dobermans are a LOT to handle, and not the easiest to work with for those who do not have experience with high drive dobermans. They are not the easiest to live with as far as their need to do something, and everything you wish out of a doberman can be found in a show line dog. I have a BYB dobe who is easy to train, can keep up with my active life style, will fulfill my schutzhund needs for now, and at the same time, he is perfectly content laying on the couch all day long if I have a busy day, or if the weather is bad out. He doesn't have to work everyday, but he will willingly and loves to do so.