I know this may get a little crazy...... I am in love with all dobermans, and I know every member of DT is as well. What I don't understand is all this hostility towards BYB's and so called "reputable" breeders. Not everyone wants to show their dobie, so I guess I don't see the problem with buying a doberman from a BYB. As long as some research is done, and the breeder raises the pups properly, what's the big deal? Health testing!!!??? If you have a history of cancer or heart disease, does that mean you are unfit to have children? I just think people tend to go a bit over board with all the pedigree, bloodline, and health testing talk sometimes. Isn't it about giving your dobie the best life possible?