Join Date: Sep 2014
Dogs Name: Gretchen and Maverick
Titles: CGCA, RE, RATN and Supreme bed destroyer
Dogs Age: 21 mo and 6mo.
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For me it sounds like you might want more of a working dog. Swift Run, out of KY, has great working dogs that do human remains searches, IPO and other things as well. Masaya (I think she lives in WI, or MN now? I forget) has some great working dogs so does Landgraf out of CA. Wendy's dogs can be... a lot, from what I heard but they are Badd a$$es on the field for bite work, harder dogs than most dobes that you see. Savannah Langdon with Benchmark has some nice working dogs as well, IDK where she lives, IN maybe? The united Doberman club website is also a great place to look, they have a breeders directory. It's my opinion that these dogs aren't as easy on the eyes as the show dogs, but still nice looking dogs. These are much harder dobes than most.
If you're not sure you want to go that route Doug Matson has a good mix of working and show, has some great dogs in Kansas, they might be having a litter soon or maybe just had one, I can't remember. My male here in Colorado is about to have a litter with a female due July 4, which is looking pretty darn big if the looks of momma has anything to do with it lol. Brandy Billington has a good mix I can't remember her new kennel name though use to be Von Seighrum. Makayla Christiansen in Washington, is Eclipse Dobermans and she has a nice mix.
If you're thinking you want more of a pet then I know Foxfire has had an IPO dog and so has my female's breeder Sharjet. You can also look up breeders on the dpca website as suggested. The problem is most dobes will run and bark and protect your house but never lay a bite. Take them out of the home and a bad guy comes out and they run behind their owner, which is why most dobes can't pass the WAE.
Most pet owners don't want the WORK it takes to own the working dogs that I mentioned in the first paragraph, they need tons of training, exercise.... they NEED and CRAVE stimulation. The dogs in the 2nd paragraph do as well but not to that extent. The dogs in the 3rd paragraph generally, but not always, demand less work, exercise and stimulation (note that all dobes need more work/stimulation than most other breeds but some need more than others). We can't say what type of Doberman you're necessarily wanting but good luck in your search.