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Breeder and COI levels

Discussion in 'Doberman Breeders' started by GraceCS, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    I believe Laural does a great job matching her puppies with owners. I have Shadow’s puppy aptitude test (Volhard) it’s right on the money. Shadow was born on 7/2 and the test was done 8/17. She is high energy but can settle. I also have an older dobie so their playing probably has a lot to do with her tiring out along with all the exercise. I know Shadow is capable of doing much more than what I’m doing with her - she’s a family pet so she’s mostly involved in all the activities we do.

     
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  2. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    4CEDCFD1-A81E-4078-8918-858B986694E8.jpeg Shadow is also a great calming dog for my older stressed out/high anxiety dobie. Here she is trying to calm Princess. We went on vaca and Princess has a stressful time driving long distances. So Shadow will put her head over P.
     
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  3. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    I would say they're pretty accurate, especially for someone who knows the breed and what to look for. If a breeder hasn't had many dogs returned to them because they were not what the family wanted, it's a good sign they're being placed correctly. I read through it (Volhard puppy aptitude test) when Rubie was a puppy and I've refreshed my memory on the test since. I believe everything that she displayed as a puppy is still very relevant to her as an adult; obviously with more training behind it but essentially the same personality.
     
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  4. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Member

    Thanks for your reply, @My2Girls I really like your confidence in Laural. I want to work and title my future dobe, in the basics and fun stuff. I have been watching my friend title her Dutch Shepherd and going to classes to watch her work and to a few of her shows when she earns her titles. Nosework is the most fun, and the Dutchie is fabulous & fast at it. I'm not sure I could do IPO, but I do want to at least get a BH, so I want a dog capable and as I use to say riding horses: I'd rather pull than push, meaning I'd rather rein in the energy than not have enough.
     
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  5. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Member

    I read though it just last week. I'm really wanting to do all my homework before making a decision! I'm thinking I would have better fit with a lower drive working dog than a higher drive show-bred dog, if that makes sense.

    Back to the original posters question, I have been surfing breeder websites for several months now, still finding new ones through this group, but as others have mentioned, websites are sadly not updated, most are using facebook. Which makes it really hard to find lists of tests that they do, or what dogs they currently have or what breeding plans they have. So then it gets down to emailing and waiting on replies.
     
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  6. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    Laural doesn’t do too much on the web (basic presence) and has a basic FB page and the FB page is a closed group and relatively new.
     
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  7. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Most working line breed dogs will have more drive, more hardness and better nerve than what you would get from a showline breed Doberman. If you talk with the breeder they should be able to steer you in the right direction and set you up with the right puppy for you. Just remember many times they may hold puppies back for serious working homes if they don’t feel like they will fit right with a certain family, so make sure you are clear about what you are looking for.
     
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  8. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Member

    INDEED. I have emailed a few and all my intentions are clear. I really don't want the IPO3 prospect! But I want a hard dog more than a soft dog. Not remembering at the moment if you saw my post titled Old Memories and Working Pedigrees, but the dog I had years ago was to me the perfect dog (but we all say that, right?) Now in the days of internets I found her pedigree and posted it there if you want to see it. The top half of 5 generations is 31 dogs and 20 were IPO3. Her bottom half just had couple. But it gave me confidence that what I saw in this dog was drive and eagerness and the knowledge that yes indeed I can deal with the personality. I DO have BH as a goal, and IPO, maybe, only if it fits us both. But in the meantime, growing up together would be CD, CGC, nose work, obedience maybe rally. In my emails I've said this all to the breeders, because I really want a perfect fit, not too hot and not too cold, said Goldilocks...
     
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  9. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Did you contact Masaya’s Dobermans? She is going to have ba couple of really nice breedings both have ancestry that goes back to some of the stuff you posted in your pedigree.
     
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  10. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Member

    Yes, I've emailed her plus a few others. I'd be stoked to get a distant relative of my old girl.
     
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  11. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    She should know if she has puppies in about Three weeks.
     
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  12. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    A lot of good stuff on the Masaya website. I thought this was impressive- kinda like the attitude in Germany; if they can’t perform, then they do not need to be bred.

    “All pet puppies will be sold with limited registration. Full registration can be obtained at no additional charge upon obtaining a working title such as, but not limited to, an AKC obed/agility title, Schutzhund tilte, Search and Rescue certificate, therapy certificate, etc.”
     
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