Hello from Hampton Roads VA
Not yet officially part of the family. Currently in the planning phase for a pup. For the last year I have been doing a lot of research trying to figure out what would be the best breed for me. Many things have happened in the last few years. I have two beautiful girls 3 and 1, however both their birthdays are coming up in the next two months. Another big thing that has changed in my life is my activity level and desire to get out more. I am a U.S. Army veteran, got out in 2012 and been pretty lazy since. This year I have signed up for multiple 5k's and obstacle course races. I am married with a 13 year anniversary coming up.
I'm looking to bring home a doberman this Fall of 2020. The reasons are many why I choose a doberman, their loyalty, focus, agility, looks, companionship, etc. This past weekend I went by Merrimac dog training club with my youngest to start getting her a feel for whats to come. Everyone was nice and it put a period, proved to me that a doberman is what i'm looking for. I will be a first time Doberman owner, however, will not be a first time dog owner. From birth I have always had a dog in the family. Beagle, chow, german shepherd, and the latest was a yorkie. That yorkie, he was something else, lol.
I am in the Hampton Roads area of VA, if anyone could provide me with reputable breeders, that would be great. Also, what would you say is a fair distance to travel, 6 hours?