Lucky for you so many have responded with helpful breeders. As far as Bells at the time no one knew anything good or bad (always a bad sign now that iv had experience)
Im going to link to another post referring some local breeders. This was from 2014 https://www.dobermantalk.com/midwest-...breeder-2.html
Ill also quote kmbeach22, post #40
"I'm sure they sell plenty of both. Yes, they are in Indy. IMO, Windsong is the way to go if you want to stay local. Could be worth checking both out and speaking with both breeders to see what you think.
Bybs in Indiana - BUYER BEWARE:
Bell's Strawberry Farm
And sadly many many many more. Many wind up in rescues and shelters here. Are you open to rescuing or adopting at all?"
Now for my add in. Do NOT buy from Bells.
I visited this place ahead of time (they were out of red females, but we wanted to look for future litters) and left knowing we should not buy from this ridiculous place.
When you have 10 females 1 male and 8 of the 10 are not what I would consider breeding appropriate (white patches, spermatic white hairs all over, very timid), Im not a breeder nor claim to know that’s just my opinion, that more fits a mill, not a breeder that loves the breed.
They all are outdoor unless they are trying to mate the two are then moved to a cretin area. They use a small shed for the dogs that at the time was filthy (normal excuses of not enough time to clean yada yada) At the end of the day we left disappointed and back to square one.
I later that week we were informed that one female had not been claimed. Against better thinking we went back to see her. She was so small, Ava is her name, she had already been injured. Her left elbow has a massive amount of scaring (size of a golf ball) They would/could not explain why and went though the “oh my gosh iv never seen that” to “she must have been bit by one of the older dogs” to “we found her in the shed (where they keep the pups) with this, out vet said she would be fine and had no physical issues” At that point I wanted to walk away, but we did not want to leave her. I felt it was at robbery to then charge us as much as they did. I think that’s the most frustrating part. Year later shes a stunning 45 pounds, has ongoing skittish issues, and has been the biggest learning experience of any dog in my entire life. ZERO breeder support along the way as far as medical history, behaviors, ect. Not that any of it would be the truth im sure. Personal trainers have helped, but its still ongoing. She is however our baby girl. So sweet and wants to do nothing but snuggle with you as she sleeps. As much of a pain as she can be we wouldn’t take back the choice of taking her, but had I known about the breeder I would have decided to not even contact them for the first visit.
Iv seen some updates from them. They breed avas mom and had pups available 10 months later. Also then tagging that their pups seems to range from full size to smaller Doberman.
So in short. Run away. Do not consider it and tell others you meet to also stay away.