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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    If a person is not ready for a working line guarding breed it's going to be a shock. Working line dogs need jobs, and a lot of the time or they become loud and destructive.

    Try Fireaxe Dobermanns for the type of dog you're after, or contact MonElite Dobermanns in Sydney as a starting point. There are some dobes out there that are a good balance of lower drive but have innate guarding capability (basically they wont be the lump the burgler trips over on the way out lol)
    Respectfully, Nekhbet, would have to disagree. My working girl is very much a companion dog despite her lines. Her temperament is thoroughly stable and predictable. The breeder puts a great deal of work into her pups before they go to homes, and vets her prospective buyers very thoroughly. The show boy, on the other hand, I would be extremely hesitant to recommend to a pet home.

    I'm not in the least suggesting that the OP go a full on working dog, but breeders of working lines often have pups suitable for a pet home.

    I know little of MonElite, so will not comment there, but have strong opinions about the Fireax recommendation which I will not expand upon (PM me to discuss if you or the OP wish) as I have no desire to be accused of negative public comment. This sentence is potentially enough to have my head served to me on a platter.


    ETA: I certainly hope your last sentence is not directed at my siggy.
    Last edited by Villain & Flirtt; 02-09-2012 at 07:40 PM.

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    I don't know your dogs at all so I can't make a comment on them. I've met working line dobermanns and I know people who have them and keep them quiet ... but these are people with dog knowledge and know what they're getting in for. If the OP doesnt want to do a regular type of training that is not a suitable home for a working litter dog. I'm going to have a working litter at the end of the year and if any pups did end up just 'pet home' only I'd be incredibly dissapointed - that means low drive and in turn, the mating has failed. I don't understand people that advertise working litters then say they have a full spectrum of potential pups - everything from a working protection dog to a couch potato who needs minimal training. I guess it depends on people's perspectives, but the working line dobes I have seen in 'pet homes' are not fulfilled and personally, not suitable for that home at all despite what the owner is seeing.

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    If the owner does not wish to do regular training, then a Dobe isn't the right breed for them, period.

    But we do not know this about the OP, so cannot assume.

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    hey guys,

    first off thanks for the replies, they have helped alot! made some enquires and have found a working line that looks good, and hopefully suitable for me
    As for training i'm a zookeeper, mainly mammals, so have a lot of experience with animals and am very prepared for training a working dog (hopefully lol)
    also a friend of mine used to train guard dogs professionally and he has volunteered to help if i need it, so fingers crossed all goes well
    As i havent have dobes before i can't comment on the breed and i know this will be a learning curve but you never know till you try.

    thanks again for all the help!!
    “Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France

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    Fireaxe (NSW) is highly regarded and also try HONEYCREEK DOBERMANNS and RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS she is in QLD near Hervey Bay..

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