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Service Dog Breeders

Discussion in 'Doberman Breeders' started by itsforthenguyen, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. itsforthenguyen

    itsforthenguyen Novitiate

    This question has probably been asked so many times already...but yes, I'm looking for a service dog breeder. I'm looking for an American-type dobie, male. I owner train but I expect to have trainers alongside to mentor and help me (because we all need accountability).


    My current dog is 7 years-old. A BYB turned super lucky APBT. She's got cropped ears, 50 lbs. a little too short for mobility work so I'm certain a dobie will be better. I'm used to having a "power breed" out in public so the public perception doesn't really phase me anymore.

    She started out in search and rescue (scent work) and was showing lots of promise. Health condition slapped me in the face real hard and her work ethic plummeted. We switched her to service dog work and she took to it amazingly.

    I have PTSD and a neuro-endocrine disorder. I was assaulted several times throughout my life (starting from age 3-4 to today), so having a intimidating-looking breed has been a hidden bonus for me. I do hope to keep dobie boy's ear's natural and tail docked, though. Been whipped by my girl's tail enough to know what it can do.

    I'm willing to travel to pick up the puppy. I'm also apprehensive about the dog washing out so I'm hoping a breeder would be more than happy to work with me on this?
     
  2. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    What kind of service work would he be performing?

    What do you mean when you refer to mobility work?

    Welcome from Louisiana.
     
  3. itsforthenguyen

    itsforthenguyen Novitiate

    TY. Medical alert and response through scent. Alert and respond to panic attacks. Alert and respond to vertigo. Alert and respond to hormonal spikes. Blocking and light non aggressive protection work. Help balancing up and down stairs. Opening doors. Search or bark for help and bring them back. Ground my senses when in flashbacks. Disrupt self harming. Deep pressure therapy. Disrupt night terrors and help from fighting any bed partners (I punch and kick in night terrors dog lays on legs)

    On top of acceptable public behavior. Goodness I hope that's not too much of an info dump.

    My current dog isn't the best at retrieve so the search for help might not as crucial as the other tasks.
     
  4. Antman408

    Antman408 $ Forum Donor $

    I don’t think you’re going to find a breeder who only breeds for service dogs. Your best bet is to find a reputable breeder who does health testing, temperament testing and such. Any well bred dobe is capable of doing what you’ve described.
     
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  5. jazzies mum

    jazzies mum Notable member

    Welcome from Australia. :ntmy: There are other members here who have Doberman service dogs and they do very well. I agree that any well bred Doberman would be capable of doing what you require, and a reputable breeder will pick a suitable pup for you.
     
  6. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Welcome from Minnesota! :welcome:

    I agree that the best way to start is to find a reputable Doberman breeder and they will stick with you throughout the dogs life and guide you along the way.

    This is a good place to start a search for a reputable breeder.
    DPCA | The Doberman | Breeder Referral

    We'd love to see some photos of your APBT.
     
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  7. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I came very close to getting a pup from Rebecca Floyd. She breeds and trains Dobermans for the blind out of Madison, Mississippi.

    https://www.gallanthearts.org/

    Talked to her a number of times on the phone. At that point, I had just started looking for a pup. She did not have a litter on the ground so I turned elsewhere.

    Very knowledgeable and highly respected from the information I researched.
     
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  8. Rodyboy

    Rodyboy Jr Member

    :dc:Hello from Ohio. I believe also with a reputable breeder you can find what you need.
     
  9. itsforthenguyen

    itsforthenguyen Novitiate

    I'm hoping to find a breeder who has a bitch that is a therapy dog and some CGC titles. Is there a way to know this? Maybe a AKC database I could check into?

    I'm pretty new to dobies so I'm not sure if there's a way to look for reputable breeders...website links?

    Thank you for those who responded!
     
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  10. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    yup, @JanS provided a link to the Doberman Pinscher Club of America website!
     

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