I'm from southern Québec and I'm a young woman who has been passionate about animals for as long as I can remember. As far as domestic animals, horses and dogs are the ones I am most fond of (and thus have accumulated the most knowledge on over the years).
I own one dog, a gorgeous stag red Zwergpinscher who we found off the streets (and her back story remains mostly a mystery, the only thing I could tell was that she was very well bred and the vets all agreed she's a gorgeous specimen too). Her name is Vanya and she's been with me for 4 years now.
Though I love several different breeds of dogs, based on personality and looks, Dobes, like min pins, have been a very long time favourite of mine. I don't currently own one, but I am hoping to some day in the future when I'm ready! As of now I travel a lot so having a full sized dog is a no go. The little one is easier to pick up and go with.
Still, I am very curious and like to be well-informed and had decided to research breeders in my area. I didn't find many, at least one or two had now defunct websites or hadn't been updated in many years. But one of them caught my attention and after having read multiple threads on this forum, I had wondered what you would all think about them.
What led me here specifically was trying to find more info on Albino dobermans, which I first came across many years ago. I was very intrigued by the phenomenon (as I've been interested in colour genetics in horses for many years, as well as dogs, it was intellectual curiosity primarily. I also thought they looked lovely but I indeed had to wonder, was it ethical to breed them?) At the time I couldn't find any scientific literature on whether they were genetically albino, or they were "white" as some partisans and breeders seemed to claim. Or perhaps an other type of dilution/genetic mutation. Thanks to the threads on this forum, I believe I found my answers on the topic. White dobermans are in fact Albino, and it would be unethical to breed them on purpose.
As I believe I am still learning, I might be a more quiet member for a while, I'm more of a listener (or reader, in this case!) until I feel I have something of value to say/add. And I don't like forming opinions on anything without having a full picture!
Looking forward to meeting you all! (I'll be off to the breeder section, as I think that's where my question belongs)