Okay I will try to address them all,
Dobelove- I didn't delete the post the admin did though i'm not sure why I believe I missed some things.
Ahren comes from Brown Chief Kennels
I surprisingly agreed with the health testing thing, Ahrens parents where both tested, I also disagree with the amount of puppy milling on there. I do not mind back yard breeding so much for pet quality but I think they need to be health tested as well.
Odin's Master- I want a puppy at 7 weeks, exactly what I got Ahren at, and yes you cannot sale a puppy until 6 weeks most people opt to let them go at 8 weeks. It is a personal choice, I have always opted to get them a week early, but I am also willing to give the breeder extensive references where I have fostered countless litters of orphaned puppies for rescues and such.
Shell81- WHAT they make GREEN dobermans? Color me grinch! (kidding btw) I have always seen red/rust, black/rust, blue/rust and the undesirable white- Some of the other color combinations on there I am not sure what to think of, they are all pretty dogs, just not sure entirely what I think about them.
Keno's Mom- the black doberman pictured does not belong to anyone, the admin Kathy made a remark about their being solid black dobermans, I asked to see a picture of one as I had never heard of such- that is why those are pictured, again pretty dog but looks very lab-ish
Rouleaux- I did not put you under attack, I asked you a direct question and tagged you in it to make sure you saw it, as like you witnessed things tend to disappear on that group, I am the type of person I don't go somewhere I don't think people will see and discuss them- I make sure they are involved in the discussion. I was never taught that asking about a dogs bloodlines was an "attack" but I guess that's just my poor education speaking.
giselakim- I agree that most of that is ridiculous but what is so bad about the lady wanting a "doberman rainbow" as in she wants one of each color? If she can afford the vet care, afford the feed and has the time there is nothing wrong with having one of each, personally I'm good with the one I have and the puppy we are searching for. Not entirely sure what an alpha roll is, but I think chaining causes problems that are going to backfire one day. Ahren always gets told to go to his room when he is in trouble. being bad=no attention, good or bad.
Shell81- going to disagree with you about the biggest and baddest mind set, ahren is huge but he gets beat up by a kitten, she takes his food ect. He is a wuss and I know it, that's part of what I love about him so much is he is a big teddy bear.
RottenVonSpotten- Challenge accepted. We have a vet appointment at the end of the week. Not entirely sure how to post pictures on here so I may have to post a link.
Rouleaux- Yes ahren has hip problems, he has hip dyspepsia a common problem in dogs that large, That is also the reason he is fixed and was fixed as soon as my vet would do it. He is my baby and I love him, he comes out of an awesome line but his particular gene make-up doesn't need to be repeated, too many people would dump the pups if they developed the same problems due to the vet bills it causes.
Rouleaux- the puppy swaps started as a way to exchange litters. as in I had all boys and everyone wants girls, you had all girls and your people want boys we swap 2 boys for 2 girls. that I didn't have an issue with as long as the papers where honest swaps too and the buyer was aware of what occurred. I do not understand people swapping their adult dogs for a new puppy!
Shell81- I don't claim to be an expert, but I'm not as much of an idiot as you seem to think. he comes from the original Borong the Warlock down his line, as I explained. No I was not aware that people did not use the term warlock in general for size- and I admit that as I have no problem doing. but by your definition Ahren is still a warlock.
Rouleaux- your pup was a cute dinosaur, Ahren was batman for Halloween
The kids at the church loved it.
In General to whomever- Any group has good and bad, you will find most of the people on Just Dobermans will agree with quite a bit of what you have to say, however there are those on there just to "pimp" out their "kids" I have had people approach me on using Ahrens papers for a litter, 90% of that group frowns on the dishonesty. You have bad apples in every group. If I missed a post directed at me, please let me know I believe I responded to them all. as far as the time thing, yes I'm on Facebook quite often you will notice that group is associated with my photography account on Facebook. Facebook is also linked to my iPhone where as this site requires cookies and would not allow me to join from my phone. The only time I will be on here is probably while i'm at work on my computer. I am not opposed to learning new things, I do not care to learn about the breeding aspect of dobermans for the obvious reason that I have no interest of breeding, honestly I don't understand these "oops" people who have had several "accident" litters before their dog gets fixed, our mutt (1/2 heeler & 1/2 pit) is preggers only because she went into heat at 5 months, however as soon as these get here she is getting fixed, her appointment was at 6 months, since most come in around 9 months. but to have 3 litters on accident out of the same female who is just now 3 bugs me something awful. Everyone has a different reason for being on that site, Mine personally was to re home a litter of dobie/rott mixes I was fostering for the ETHS and than I enjoyed looking at everyone's holiday pics and stuck around. You have to use your own judgement on what advice to take, if you have a major problem you should contact your vet or a trainer/behavior specialist. however for small things its not bad ie. when Ahren lost some weight due to his Tumor on his thyroid (pretty rare place for a dog to get a tumor) several people suggested ways to help him pick up his weight again some I took with a grain of salt IE. cheap dog food or puppy food... however someone on their gave me the recipe for satin balls and a calorie supplement that wasn't full of calcium or protein that you get at the feed store for $5 in comparison to nutrical at petco for $15-$20 for half the calories. Part of our problem is that we have 90 acres so he is never still the extra calories helped him get back to the right weight. so there is good and bad in everything you just cant blindly follow all the "advice" online regardless of where you find it, some things work for one fur baby but not another.