I thought I would join this discussion. I'm new here. My family breeds GSDs; however, I'm the only one really into dogs enough to train or show if that was even a possibility...which is not here in Suriname. I am looking for a Doberman as my next dog...the first dog to be officially mine, not just raised, trained, and bred by me. I'm looking for a dog that would do well in the biting/protection sports. However, I still prefer the NA and SA looking Dobes; do you guys have any suggestions?