I got a doby, best ever. Bishop is his name, he was going to be shown, but had a white square on his chest, so no go. First dog I didn't rescue, but he's great, this breader bred for tempermant, I have never seen an ounce of anger from him, and his demeanor towards other dogs is great. I went w/ bob/crop - i felt bad for the cropping, but it, to me, makes him what he is/was bred for. when i got him at 7 weeks, his paws were the size of his head.. he was the runt of the litter as well:
him at a year:
and now, around easter time. he's about 90-95lbs - we run a few miles a day, really big chest, not as tall or lean as most dobermans, a solid mass of muscle.