an local breeders that you guys know of??
Yes, there are a number of good breeders here in Michigan, as well as a couple in Indiana and also Illinois.
found two in the Paw Paw area but wasn't sure about them. one is called SKY COUNTRY KENNELs and the other is a BYB (i know) but his dogs look very well cared for.
No, no, no, no, no..... stay away. Believe me, I searched and visited and called nearly everybody in this state that breeds Dobermans. Visited several, including at least one of those you mention.
Stay away from craigs list, the news paper, or any of the inet puppy finder sites. In Michigan you have; Gormae (in the Thumb), Lyndobe (Ann Arbor), Mi-Ti, and Mi-Cher (I don't think Cheryl has a website, her daughter is my handler, so I can get you contact info if you need it.).
In Indiana; Windsong (South Bend), Cambria (near Cincinnati)
In Illinios: Bruda, Smack-Dab, Ravenwood
Message me if I can help, I try to keep up with who is doing what in our area and we do have some local breeders that you want to stay away from as well.
AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO3 Lyndobe's Wheel of Fortune, "Wheeler"
AKC UKC CH Windsong's Fortune Hunter v Shelian, "Spock"
AKC CH Windsong's Fame N Fortune v Shelian, "Fame"