Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Calgary AB Canada
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Working line pup wanted
My name is Ken, I live in Calgary AB Canada, and I've just begun my search for a new puppy.
I got my first Doberman back in 2002, a beautiful Black and Tan female from Dio/Moonspier in Canmore AB. She was a fantastic dog who absolutely lived up to my hopes for the breed that I had admired my whole life. Theadra, was also my first pure bred dog and my breeder introduced me to the wonderful world of dog sport. With the help of my breeder and a trainer I got my girl titled in obedience (CD, CDX) and had a best friend for 11 years.
It's time now for me to fill the void in my life that can only be filled by a dog and I can think of no other breed I would rather share my home with. I still love the Black and Tan but this time around I'm looking for a male. I really enjoyed the obedience trials and will certainly participate again, also I intend to compete in sport detection and Shutzhund so I really need a very healthy boy with good "drive".
I started my search at the Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada and their list of recommended breeders and have also reached out to my local Shutzhund club and my obedience trainer for recommendations which has now brought me to this forum.
I have contacted a few breeders here in Alberta and in B.C. But they all seem to be breeding for show and of course family pets. I guess I'm here now asking for recommendations for breeders who are producing "working" dogs. As I have had the bred before I'm fully aware that pretty much any Doberman can do pretty much anything but I know there is a significant difference between show dogs and ones from a working blood line.
I'm really not comfortable with the idea of getting a dog shipped in even if armed with a ton of recommendations so I'm looking for a breeder within about 1000km from Calgary, so I can travel to meet them and actually see their dogs in person.
While I would love to bring home a new puppy this spring I am in no rush and will wait until the right dog for me is available
Any help would be greatly appreciated