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I was curious how one can tell if which line is better or appropriate for them?
I am not searching for the most titled dog- I just want a healthy pup with athleticism. This is not about breeders but more about the different lines and how do you know what you are paying for is what you get?
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Hello!!!!
I was curious how one can tell if which line is better or appropriate for them?
I am not searching for the most titled dog- I just want a healthy pup with athleticism. This is not about breeders but more about the different lines and how do you know what you are paying for is what you get?
Thanks for checking!
A working line isnt about athletism. All doberman are athletic energetic dogs.

The "difference" in a working line is usually drive. Prey drive for example... Some dobes have WAY more drive then others.

Check out some working clubs and ask them about their lines, its the best way to find out.

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Working lines

Good question - It is good to look at what titles are in the pedigree to try to get a better idea what venues a dog is more suitable for as that will give you a better chance of stakcing the deck in your favor if you are looking for certain work.

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I was curious how one can tell if which line is better or appropriate for them?
I am not searching for the most titled dog- I just want a healthy pup with athleticism. This is not about breeders but more about the different lines and how do you know what you are paying for is what you get?
Thanks for checking!

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Thanks for the responses- I was reading that different lines have higher drives etc.

For instance when picking a pup, if I go with the one that is active but not overly running all over- will that indicate stable temperment. I know that a lot goes into testing puppies but let me know if you have any tips!
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Different lines can produce different drives. For example, one breeding genetically might produce puppies that have more aggression. Another breeding might produce low aggression and super high prey drive. You will have to decide on what you want and then ask around for people who produce what you want.


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Different lines can produce different drives. For example, one breeding genetically might produce puppies that have more aggression. Another breeding might produce low aggression and super high prey drive. You will have to decide on what you want and then ask around for people who produce what you want.
And these are just tendencies. Even within the same litter you can sometimes have widely varying degrees of drive and nerve.
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For instance when picking a pup, if I go with the one that is active but not overly running all over- will that indicate stable temperment.
It's unlikely that you will be picking a puppy. Leave that to the experienced and knowledgeable breeder once you narrow it down to the one that consistently produces the type of dogs that are successful in the venues that interest you. Tell them what you want to do, also what you don't think you can handle and leave it to them to choose the right puppy for your interests.

But for your question, no, that does not indicate stable temperament. It could just mean the puppy is tired, for eg, or even not feeling well. You won't know what it means with your short visit(s). The breeder who is supposedly with them days on end, hour after hour, knows what they see.

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Very true- once I narrow it down- I'll let the experts pick

I was trying my best not to get so focused on the different lines. It's crazy b/c, I started out thinking that I would look for a healthy pup. Now, I'm looking at the ups & downs of the different lines and its insane. Some dobies can be so different from one another. Its very overwhelming.......!!!
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If you're looking for a working puppy, you might want to check out Swift Run. I believe she has a litter either already on the ground or on the way. I know the stud's sire lived to be almost 15 and was a top producer of SchH dogs. I was just impressed that he lived to almost 15! Cause of death was brain cancer. Dam of the litter (if I remember right) was by Agir Miss Jakoso.
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If you're looking for a working puppy, you might want to check out Swift Run. I believe she has a litter either already on the ground or on the way. I know the stud's sire lived to be almost 15 and was a top producer of SchH dogs. I was just impressed that he lived to almost 15! Cause of death was brain cancer. Dam of the litter (if I remember right) was by Agir Miss Jakoso.
Agir was a male.
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Agir was a male.
Meant to say dam was sired by. Sorry!
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Yup- I contacted Tammy @ Swift as well as John K (Wust.)

I didn't see any others with upcoming litters.
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