I am glad to read that you are enjoying your pup and having a good experience with RM Dobermans.
I’m not sure why you’re ranting against folks with opinions or experiences that differ from yours, though. Unfortunately, there are several first-hand accounts on this forum from folks who had a negative experience with RM Dobermans, including the person who started this thread and in the threads greenkouki posted above.
And yes, folks here are passionate about some objective measures of good breeding programs, and RM Dobermans rates poorly against those. But hey, you (and anyone else) don’t need to agree that those are the most important things when looking for your puppy. Anyone is certainly free to come up with their own criteria and have their say. The main point I see most people here making is that you need to discover what is important to you when looking for a breeder. They also provide specific information on what they have found to be important for a Doberman and why. This information from those who have been around Dobermans generally is highly useful for folks new to the breed. It lets them make their own decisions and go into the search with their eyes open.
Finally, folks are not “blackballing every breeder”. There are a lot of threads where specific breeders are recommended. In fact, Di Ravallese who you mention is pretty consistently recommended here.
Anyway, like I said, I’m glad you found a good puppy match. It’s not an easy thing to do. The more fact-based accounts we have (good and bad), the more informed those looking for a breeder will be.
Thanks for actually talking sensible and fair, I still dont think that what everyone says to be true or factual just because its on here. I have read some pretty different views on care, ears, breeders etc and its all mixed thoughts so you kinda take a general consensus and form an opinion. That said I think RM Dobermans, and all the other breeders should be getting reviews from clients put here to show a different image if this is the real go to spot for purchasers. Its so one sided it seems, suppose its not my issue but like you guys im just speaking my mind. They are good people and I believe someone should stand up for the "little" guy here, I have always been this way in a logical fashion.
That said I see people complaining about conversation, and I have had no issues with RM though her responses do take a bit they do show up to support good conversation, I see that there are health testing concerns, and I have seen the documents in person, I see there are backyard breeder concerns, and I have seen the clean, dry, and new facility, I see the advertising on kijiji complaints and I wished that more breeders with good dogs advertised there so as to push the real backyard breeders out.
My only real complaint is they do not title all their dogs and it would have been nice to have a pup sired by two champions but as a pet I just really wanted quality genetics and the pedigrees behind my dog are incredible. They said they do not title all the dogs they breed as time does not permit and their interest in the sport is low. They did say they participate in a private working dog club each sunday with certain dogs. I seen the male do some really cool "outs" and "downs" and then he was made to sit in a stay command for like 20 minutes while we talked, which I thought was really cool until the chickens ran through and the Male broke attention.
Anyways whatever I too operate a business and I know first hand just how hard it is to keep everyone happy, a few bad reviews over like 10 years is pretty good imo. I am going to suggest to RM to get some reviews here maybe that would help even the playing field?