I am looking for doberman breeders-but not just any breeder. I need a service dog. I have PTSD and a service dog would aid greatly. Doberman is my breed of choice. I am not physically impaired so I can man this dog just fine but the problem is that everything is so contradictory. I have an active lifestyle and am able to give this dog ample exercise and mental stimulation. Obedience will be a huge focus with the dog along with many other enriching dog sports.
I have been looking for a breeder of Euro Dobermans that have rich, developed character, fearlessness and a stable temperament with high drives to play, food and to please. The dog needs to be authentic Euro and a beautiful, well-muscled animal. I have yet been able to find this but I am looking to the forum to help. I have looked at Adlercrest, Dobermann Ultimatus and many others. Are any of the kennels listed before considerable or is there better out there that mirrors my criteria in their values? Please respond with an educated opinion and be kind. Any help appreciated. ^^
You might start by looking at the United Doberman Club - their breeder directory is here: https://uniteddobermanclub.com/udc-breeder-directory/
. Most reputable breeders of European Dobermans in the US are people who are breeding working lines of Dobermans here. The European lines don't do as well in the American show ring (although we do see some that do, or some lines that are a working/show blend, or American/Euro blend in the show ring), but ethical breeders are generally titling their dogs, so it's harder to find anyone that's breeding Euro dogs that aren't focusing on sport.
Since you're looking for a SD prospect, you'll obviously have very high standards. You'll probably want to look for a breeder that has produced service dogs before. I do know Rebholzer has produced some service dogs (I believe she breeds Euro/American cross, but might be all Euro), Julie Stade at BJF Dobermans may have placed some dogs as service dogs - I know she has a pup currently in training at the Penn Vet Working Dog center. Her dogs have a lot of Euro lines in them, and I love what she produces.
Good luck in your search!
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