Welcome to DT.
Your heart is in the right place, but before just jumping into wanting/getting a puppy you should research the breed first (tv does not count). Maybe visit a REPUTABLE breeder in your area, meet there dogs and get to know the breed better and learn about them from someone who pretty much knows all...
Your father helping you is great, but be forewarned that parents can take advantage of situations (not to say this will happen to you, but are you sure it is the correct support?). The price of a doberman puppy - again, from a REPUTABLE breeder usually reflects the quality, time, effort, etc. a breeder puts into a litter. Not to mention medical fees on their part for vaccination, initial exam, tail docks, dew claw removal and ear cropping <-- a REAL REPUTABLE breeder will do this prior to pup leaving and going home with you. Not to mention medical expenses on your part - puppy booster exams, vaccines, medication, heartworm/flea and tick meds, food!!! (you want to feed something better than in the grocery store IMHO), spay/neuter costs, blood screens, potential x-rays, injuries, etc. You need to take everything into account. Any dog is going to be costly given you put think about every possible outcome, but doberman are not cheap to own.
Also, if you haven't already please review every aspect of :
DPCA.org <-- the Doberman Pinscher Club of America website. A wealth of knowledge.
A doberman is not just a dog. This is why we love the breed.
Last edited by Vormund15; 02-06-2013 at 08:47 AM.