Originally Posted by DreamingDoberman View Post
Thank you both for your help... and Rosemary thank you for that thread. Wow, that has me running for the hills. When I look at the pictures of the pups I was thinking about they both had those thicker legs, I wonder if it could be similar as Tyson.
I will just stay on the hunt and be patient. thanks for the help!
Hey, welcome to DT.
Frankly, searching for a decently-bred Doberman puppy nowadays can be not just a job, but an adventure
Our breed is so riddled with health and temperament issues, I actually don't envy you the task.
Like you, my Dobes have always been rescues/rehomes.
If I were to start looking for a well-bred pup, I'd get out and hit some shows and trials, listen, and absorb--find dogs in the ring whose look and temperament appealed to me, then speak with the breeder of those animals.
You can find AKC events at infodog.com
The DPCA breeder referral list will at least give you some contacts to start with, but as said above, do your due diligence. Just 'cause someone is or is not on that list, does not quality and ethics guarantee.
There're a couple stickies around the forum that might be helpful to you, since you said you aren't familiar with the whole breeder deal--"Puppy Buyer Etiquette" in the puppy section, "How to Find a Reputable Breeder," and one on which health documents and titles to look for (forget the name on that thread), and there's a great one about not wanting a show dog, but "only" a pet, and why you will do better finding a show/competitive breeder for that.
Good luck, hopefully some of our members who are in your part of the nation will see this and chime in with some leads for you.