Hey all you Doberman Lovers. I have truly enjoyed this site ; I found it after bringing home Jake . We got him over Thanksgiving weekend. He has been a lot of fun and work...LOL!!! He is way more spirited than my previous Dobie. We have been training; he has learned sit, down, come, stay already and constanly learning NOOOOO!!! I had a little of a rough start with him; after I obtained him from a girl out of our local paper from a town approx. 1 hour away; She was the owner of the dame; her brother in law owned the stud; She had CKC registration papers. We were very excited as I really wanted another Red doberman but hadn't had any luck finding one near us. She met me with him half way and I paid her cash for him; only 300 dollars. I now know looking back; that I was too eager and very gullable; I have a tendancy to believe everyone is honest; to make a long story a little shorter; I took him to see my vet; he was 11 weeks at the time; and the vet believed the pup had already been " castrated". I had noticed a wound on his scrotum; that I cleaned with soap and water; and put a little antibiotic ointment on; that healed right up. I was shocked!