Hi all, I have spent a ton of time reading many threads on this forum since I first received my rescue, Zeus, and I finally decided to create an account! I am a Chemistry student at the University of Tennessee and I have recently had the great pleasure of receiving my first dobie, Zeus. He is a 4yo male with natural ears, who I have been "self training" the basics (sit, down, stay, heel, out, and recalls) and we will begin professional obedience with a dobie breeder within the next month. I have immediately fell in love with the breed, and I hope to purchase a female pup about a year and a half from now. I have been doing my research and have came to discover that it is indeed quite the task to find a reputable trustworthy breeder, but I will continue researching and learning for the next year until I have found the perfect match.