My dogs are my pets, they live and sleep in my home. We do have an air conditioned, indoor/outdoor kennel with runs when we are at work or not home. Puppies are whelped in my house, where they live until they are about 4 weeks old. During this time they are exposed to my family, friends, other adult dogs and all the sounds of the house
My dogs are my pets, they live and sleep in my home. We do have an air conditioned, indoor/outdoor kennel with runs when we are at work or not home. Puppies are whelped in my house, where they live until they are about 4 weeks old. During this time they are exposed to my family, friends, other adult dogs and all the sounds of the household. I also use ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation). After 4 weeks, they venture outdoors. We are lucky to live in FL, so they are able to spend several hours/day outside in a large play area with many toys and stimulation, or romp around the yard with supervision. They are also exposed to our small hobby farm, including goats, chickens, ducks, cats, and small dogs!
My dogs bloodlines come from European show lines. Most are imported from Europe. My dogs are all fully health tested, including holter/echo, DNA, hips/elbows, thyroid, eyes, and regular blood work and health exams. My goal is to find more diverse combinations through working with the Doberman Diversity Project, UC Davis/VGL diversity te
My dogs bloodlines come from European show lines. Most are imported from Europe. My dogs are all fully health tested, including holter/echo, DNA, hips/elbows, thyroid, eyes, and regular blood work and health exams. My goal is to find more diverse combinations through working with the Doberman Diversity Project, UC Davis/VGL diversity testing, and pedigree research. All are temperament tested as well.
It is important to understand the health issues associated with the breed. DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) being number one. There are no guarantees with this terrible disease, which is said to potentially affect up to 60% of the breed at some point in their lives. Cancer is undoubtedly number two. Which is why I try to follow a more holistic philosophy with my adults.
Before considering purchasing a doberman, you will need to research what a working breed requires and needs in their family. Although they are totally bonded and dedicated to their family, they need an active lifestyle, mental stimulation, and training to evolve into the dog you desire. They will become bored and destructive if left in
Before considering purchasing a doberman, you will need to research what a working breed requires and needs in their family. Although they are totally bonded and dedicated to their family, they need an active lifestyle, mental stimulation, and training to evolve into the dog you desire. They will become bored and destructive if left in a crate for hours on end, or not challenged with training or exercise. Puppies and young dogs require continued socialization after they leave a breeder. They will need continued exposure to different adults, children, sounds, and places.
I actively train with my dogs every day. This includes obedience, twice daily walks and/or bike rides, and weekly or bi-weekly training in IGP with whichever dog will be competing.
All puppies will be cropped and docked, and is included in the price. All puppies are sold with LIMITED AKC registration, microchipped, first set of puppy vaccinations/dewormings, and a Florida health certificate. Puppies are selected in order of deposit at about 6 weeks old, during a pre-arranged visit
CGC, CGCA, TT
DCM 2 negative
OFA hips Excellent
OFA elbows Normal
Echo 2/2022 Normal
Holter 2/2022 Normal
OFA CAER normal
OFA Thyroid Normal
bbDD, No dilution
IABCA International Champion, BOB, CGCA, WAC, TT, BCAT, BH, TKN
DCM 2 clear
OFA hips = good
OFA elbows = normal
Echo normal 7/20, 4/21, 5/22
Holter normal 8/20, 9/21
OFA Thyroid = normal
OFA CAER normal
BBDD, Dominant black/no dilution
IABCA International Champion, 2 BOB, CGCA, TT
DCM 2 negative
No dilution gene
OFA hips Good, elbows normal
Echo normal 5/22
Holter normal 3/22
OFA CAER normal
BbDD, can produce black or red, no dilution
DCM 2 clear
OFA hips Good,
OFA elbows normal
Echo normal 4/21, 5/22
Holter normal 12/20, 9/21
Liver/kidney values normal
IABCA International Champion
DCM 2 clear
OFA hips Excellent, elbow normal
Echo normal 7/20, 9/21
holter normal 12/2020
Is A Doberman The Right Breed For You?
by Cheryl Gates
Doberman owners need to have fairly well developed leadership and training skills. These are incredibly intelligent, sensitive animals - they'll pick up on fear or uncertainty in the blink of an eye and run with it as far as they can. They can manipulate and control situations and owners in unique ways people never dream of - a lot of them will dominate their owner by being whirling dervishes. They just whirl and spin and generate so much energy they overwhelm their owner - they physically outmaneuver them.
It's very easy to teach them something, more difficult to perfect it. They like to add their own signature or touch to things ... just to see how far they can push the envelope.
All of these factors add up to one thing - you teach a Doberman something
every time you interact with it and that isn't always a good thing. You could be teaching them just how inconsistent YOU are or how easily you'll back down or give up.
Dobermans should have good judgment and respond to the things that happen in life in an appropriate manner. Some are more outgoing than others. There's nothing wrong with a Doberman being aloof with strangers. There's also nothing wrong with a Doberman who trots up and says hi to everyone they encounter.
They're high energy but there's a difference between high energy and hyper. They need quite a bit of exercise but shouldn't be a perpetual motion machine. It's not a good or correct thing for a Doberman to be unable to settle.
They don't tolerate NOT being involved with their family on a constant
basis. Dobermans are highly people oriented. Bored, lonely Dobermans get themselves into trouble, their owners don't enjoy how their dog copes with the boredom and the loneliness. A friend of mine describes them as
requiring a higher level of owner commitment than many other breeds and I think that sums it up pretty well. There has to be a commitment to training, to exercising, to being a leader ... and a strong commitment to the idea of never going to the bathroom by yourself ever again.
Size SHOULD NOT be a matter of personal preference. The Doberman standard has guidelines for height in both sexes with an ideal height listed for each gender. Weight can vary based on the amount of bone the dog has; some are more fine boned then they should be, some have so much bone and substance they're coarse looking. They should be medium sized dogs that are elegant and moderate in appearance.
Only you can decide if you'd be a good home for a Doberman. I'd hang out
with some for awhile-they might strike that chord within you, they might
drive you right up a wall. There are breeds that appeal to a larger
percentage of the population just as there are breeds who can succeed in a greater number of homes.
We like Dobermans. Lots of people don't. You're definitely going about it in the right way by finding out what the breed is like before you attempt to get one.
Spring 2023 Price $3500
1. Milissa from Palm Harbor--cropped female/male
2. Adriana N. from Venice, FL--cropped female (Jetta)
3. Leah S. from Jupiter, FL--cropped female 500
4. Chris from Venice, FL--cropped female
5. Terrell M. from Wesley Chapel, FL--cropped male
6. Kathy M. from Tallahassee, FL--cropped male
7. Alisa F. from Nokomis,FL--cropped male (red pref)
8. Victoria C. from Ohio--cropped male
9. Teresa P. from PA--cropped male
10. Peter & Donna L. from Venice, FL--
Example of my 4 week old puppies
Reservation list is above. We are open to visits when we don't have puppies, to see our adults. To be considered for a puppy, you must fill out an application (located below), and have a phone interview following an approved application.