Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St. Francis, MN
Dogs Name: Delta, Ava, Grace, Draco, and Reva
Titles: 5x Top 20 MACH7 CD RN MXF T2B TQX CGC, Top 20 CH MACH3 XF T2B, MX MJB, U-CH MX MXJ WAC, NAJ mjr. ptd
Dogs Age: 9,6,5,3,2
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With all do respect, you are putting cart way before the horse. There are so many things that you need to do and learn about before you are looking for a prospective foundation bitch. The reality is you don't even have your first doberman yet, and have never had a show dog.
Planning ahead and putting forethought into everything is good, and planning well ahead is important, but you are sort of skipping from point A to Point Z without really doing everything in between. I don't mean this to be insulting, just thought provoking.
You haven't even begun to step foot into the show world, which frankly has a pretty high drop out rate from new people. You have yet to figure out if showing is something you can do long term and want devote the majority of your time to. It would be great if it turned out you enjoy it and it becomes a passion, but there are plenty of people where it turns out to not be their thing, and that's okay too. There are also plenty of people who never make the step between showing and breeding which is just fine.
I think you also need to to take some time and become a student of the breed, it's great that you are willing to do research, but it takes years and you can never truly know it all. Spending countless hours with other breeders, mentors and friends going over dogs, learning the standard, talking about pedigrees, asking questions, getting to really know the breed. This all extends to health too, the last thing you want to do is start with a foundation bitch who is dead by six.
There is a huge difference between those who are just breeding to win in the show ring and those who who are really working to preserve the breed. It's not that you can't win and protect the breed at the same time, it's all a balancing act.
As far as starting with a South American based line, there really is nothing new about it, there plenty of breeders who have imported or used dogs with SA lineage. It would also be MUCH easier to work with the breeder of any foundation stock you have, as they will know their lines better than anyone else. Don't you think that at least working with a breeder in the same country as you, who will be breeding to the same standard, and knowledgeable of the lines here in the US might be helpful. Just food for thought.
In short, get out spend some time in the breed, get to know your first doberman, ask questions, read and learn. Explore other events with your dog, learn about temperament. You have a long ways to go before you even think about breeding.
Sorry for any typos, I was typing this on my phone.
MACH7 Delta Duchess of Davenport CD RN MXC2 MJB3 MXF T2B TQX CGC - Delta
CH MACH3 Mandre's Grace Under Fire MXC MJB2 XF T2B - Grace
LH's Heart of a Dragon MX MXJ MJB - Draco
Dancing Star's Born To Prevail NAJ (major pointed) - Reva
U-CH Tri-Star's Avalon Sunset MX MXB MXJ MJB OF WAC ATT CGC VCX - Ava
Juneau Duchess of Davenport OA AXJ MXP3 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX - Juneau
11.22.1999 - 10.6.2009 - DCM/CHF
Last edited by AgileDobe; 02-11-2013 at 09:26 AM.