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Reputable European Doberman breeders in CA, OR, WA, AR

First post so excuse if this topic has been posted before. Looking for a honest breeder for Euro dobermans either in California, Oregon, Washington or Arizona. Majority I find don’t have litters planned soon or don’t have health tests posted. Have any of you had experience with any breeders in these states, any I should avoid? Thanks
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Well... The Pacific NW is a hot bed of very good Doberman breeders. None breed "European" dogs that I am aware of.

May I ask why you want a "Euro" dog? Are you thinking about a show dog or a working dog?

There is a lot of mis-information out there with regard to the American vs Euro debate.

Here is a post with regard to PNW breeders:

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I believe the only breeders out your way that have European lines (some pure Euro, some intercrossed with Americans) have working ability as their primary orientation. I am not intimately familiar enough with their programs to say if they are all aiming for hard, incredibly drivey, high energy dogs. I do know several of the work or balanced breeders on the East Coast have a more moderate range (that will still require at least highly active pet homes, but that will be more manageable for a novice working dog owner). A few of them use European show lines too rather than strictly working lines.
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If you are looking at Euro breeders, nearly any that are reputable would be those breeding working lines here in the US. If that's what you're looking at, the United Doberman Club directory is a good starting place. I think Wendy Schmidt of vom Landgraf is out in California - her listing is here: Because there are fewer working breeders you may have to expand your search area significantly to get what you're looking for, or look at breeders who are breeding Euro/American blends (there are a few here in the US, they tend to still participate more in working sports but you can also see there dogs in the show ring, too).

It really depends on what attracts you to Euro dogs. Some people buy into myths about the differences between Euro and American. If you are looking for more of a Euro showline, you may need to import, because most (though not all) of those "types" of dogs here in the US are not being bred by breeders that would follow the types of breeding practices we recommend here. Importing can have pitfalls, too, although it can be done.

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