I started Doberman Blog in 2014 to help people better understand their dogs and Doberman breed overall.

I grew up in Eastern Europe in the city. My grandparents had a small farm, where I spent every summer surrounded by dogs, cats, and farm animals. When I was 7 years old, I convinced my parents to get me a dog for our city apartment. His name was Chapik, a Pinscher/Dachshund mix. By the time he was 2 years old I taught him 53 different commands. We often entertained our guests with the tricks like searching for hidden articles, “playing dead”, and counting to 10. Growing up I had various breeds – from small to large – training for various programs, and helping others achieve better communications with their pets. Dobermans, Rottweilers, Terriers, German Shepherds, Eastern-Asian Sheep Dogs – just to name a few.

In 2002 I moved to the US – to Northern California, near San Francisco. It was a while before I had an opportunity to get a dog again. I always liked strong and intelligent dogs, especially Dobermans, so I began searching for Doberman breeders. I spent months researching online for various information: from the difference between American vs European Dobermans, to where to buy cheap dog supplies, what is a good dog food, who is the best vet, etc.

Now, I have a European Doberman imported from Poland, from a multiple show winner, health and work tested Oscar z Padoku. I’m training my dog in Schutzhund (IPO) and getting ready to compete Internationally.

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European Dobermans

European Dobermans from Polish kennel z Padoku

  6 comments for “About

  1. Bob
    July 28, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I am interested in where you got your dogs in Europe, also how you researched this to make a choice. My last Dobermann was a US source and I believe had genetic problems. I would like to get my next one from Europe. It is where I grew up, and probably where I will soon retire.

    Bob Rayburn

    • admin
      July 29, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Hi Bob,
      Please, read my post “Importing a dog: how to find a breeder in Europe“. It has a list with contact information of several breeders I was considering, including the one I purchase my dogs from. I have a few more articles on the way about the cost, shipping, vaccinations, etc of the imported puppies. Stay tuned!

  2. Rick Bailey
    February 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I am retired military with a lot of time on my hands. I have owned other breeds before, but never a Dobie. .I have been thinking about purchasing a Doberman, but do have one concern. I have an 11 year old daughter who doesn’t live with me but does visit be two to three times a year for visit; 30 day summer visits and one holiday visit. My concern is how would the Dobie get along with daughter, having little opportunity to be around her. I wouldn’t want her to get up in the middle of the night for a bathroom visit, and be attacked by the Dobie who would be only use to he and I being there all the time. What to you think?

  3. Millan
    May 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Hello! I’m glad to have come across your blog and am hoping that you might be able to help us. Our beloved German Shepherd suddenly died recently and we are keen to have another dog in our family ASAP. We have had a ado is before when we lived in Canada. We now live in the Caribbean and we would like to import from the US. We are keen to find a European, big boned, family dog who has been bred with great temperament and longevity in mind, as well as true Dobie looks and spirit.

    Can you recommend any breeders? We are willing to fly anywhere in the US, but the closer to Florida the better so we don’t have to put the puppy through lots of flights and airports.

    Thank you so much for any help you can provide.

    • admin
      May 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Hello Millan,
      There are European Doberman breeders in the US. But those few websites I found didn’t impress me enough to trust them. Plus the cost was too high (see my post Doberman puppy cost).
      I got my dogs in Europe. I can share contact info of a couple of US breeders who breeds AKC American Dobermans (show dogs). They seemed to be health conscience about the breed and overall very nice people. I know one person that brought a dobie bitch from Europe, but I believe she is still too young to be bred.
      When deciding American vs European breed you have to establish a purpose for that dog. What do you want to do? European dogs have working ability and need a job (mental challenge, not just physical exercise), otherwise they’ll drive you crazy and cause problems. If you want just a pet, and don’t plan to train the dog in protection – I think an American doberman is a better fit.

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