im looking to get a doberman. it will be my 2nd time, and my wife's 4th time owning one. In the past, i was smart enough to go to a breeder to get one instead of a puppy mill. however, i was not smart enough to know the difference between good/ethical breeders and bad/unethical breeders. looking back in hind sight, the breeder i used would be classified as a BYB. After doing weeks of homework on this forum and trying to understand the difference between breeders and their lines, im still confused. first and formost, im looking for a doberman that is a family pet. im not looking to show the dog. however, i believe i want a doberman that has some working capabilities. i'm a very active person. i use to cross train with my doberman by my side in the past. we use to run on the beach, jog hills, bike riding and so forth. im looking to do advanced obedience training as well as security work. as far as schutzhund, and agility, not sure if im interested. so the question is, do i look for breeders that breed strictly working dobermans or strictly show dobermans? or a breeder that breeds show lines with working capabilities?