I'm looking for a high quality Red Male Doberman puppy - preferably in the NY area - anything within a reasonable drive. This Red guy must have excellent confirmation potential and be large boned. I don't want a giant just a good sized dog. He will become a family pet as well as participate in Obedience trials and agility competitions. I am having a hard time finding a Red - Blacks seem pretty easy in this part of the country. I am experienced in the breed and know what I'm looking for - just can't seem to find it. Anyone have any leads? Thanks, David
I'm looking for a high quality Red Male Doberman puppy - preferably in the NY area - anything within a ... the breed and know what I'm looking for - just can't seemto find it. Anyone have any leads? Thanks, David

David
Since you are experienced in the breed, have you attended your local dog shows and asked Doberman people there?
If you subscribe to Doberman magazines, you will also find lots of links I'm sure. How about your nearest Doberman Club or Association? I do find it a little odd that you require a "large boned" dog. A Doberman with large bone or at least larger than his breed/size would call for, would certainly not conform to the Standard.
EGD
I'm looking for a high quality Red Male Doberman puppy - preferably in the NY area - anything within a reasonable drive.

If you want a "high quality" dog your best chances of connecting with such a breeder is at the sources where people are showing off those qualities.
This Red guy must have excellent confirmation potential and be large boned.

That might be a contradiction in terms. The doberman is supposed to be an agile dog. That quality doesn't fit well with "large bone". I would not expect a dog with heavy bone to do well as a conformation prospect.

"Large boned" is a good quality for a dog whose work involves brute strength, such as a draft dog. A heavy or dense bone structure will impair jumping ability and often structural flexability.
I don't want a giant just a good sized dog. He will become a family pet as well as participate ... breed and know what I'm looking for - just can't seem to find it. Anyone have any leads? Thanks, David

I recommend going to agility and obedience events, contacting and even joining your local Doberman club. Check yahoo and other discussion lists for groups relating specifically to your breed. You can quickly narrow down your list of breeders by checking who tests for cardiomyopathy. If both sire and dam have not been cleared by a cariodologist you probably want to keep looking.
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Diane Blackman