Tennessee Breeder of mild Dispositioned, Socialized, Healthy and Loving Dobermans
We ship to the entire United States and Canada
We’re sorry to say that every one of our reservation lists are full and we’ve stopped taking deposits on future puppies. If we receive requests for refunds, which we do from time to time because some people’s circumstances change, we’ll open those reservation lists back up until they once again are filled. We have created a waiting list in case we open up our reservation lists again. If you’re interest, please add your name to it. No, we do not spam or sell your e-mail address.
April 23, 2014
We took another puppy, Dante, to meet his new family yesterday. We met them in Memphis because it was roughly halfway between the ridge and where they lived. Well, they got Dante home yesterday and, after a few hours, sent us the following e-mail. Nothing has been changed.
My baby and I are finally home after what felt like a day of eternity. He was a very good long distance traveler. He even made a unique sound to let me know twice when he needed a potty break. He is the kissiest dog I’ve ever been around. He kisses me all over my face every chance he gets. He also smackerooed the veterinarian right on her lips. Since arriving home, he has been sniffed and scrutinized by the felines all over. Even though he slowed down his movement around them, he – nor they – appeared concerned about the other. In fact, we are all sitting together watching the news. He only took 3-4 lessons in “sit” and “stay.”The vet said he is proof of good breeding – conformation, personality, markings, gloss, teeth, eyes, etc. she said he is definitely breeding quality. When she first saw him, her comment was, “my, aren’t you the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen.” Her tech said I evidently ended up with a good one.Dante and I are both thankful to Baptist Ridge Dobermans for putting us together. Now, we are starting to save up for a 2015 addition!Thanks for everything!
Christy and Dante
April 15, 2014
Larry was sent to his new family in Oregon yesterday. We received an e-mail today on the reception Larry received and we’ll let you be the judge of whether Larry has found a great home and whether his new family is happy with his arrival.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that Larry is AWESOME! I wasconcerned that the flight and traveling would be difficult for him, but tomy surprise he came out of his crate just as happy as can be! My home wasfilled with the laughter of my 10 year old son all night long! He giggledand giggled and played with Larry way past his normal bed time. As you knowthis is my sons first puppy and he is estatic!! To hear him laugh and gigglefor hours is just such a great gift! Larry is a welcome part of our familyalready and to see a boy bond with his dog so quickly is truly amazing!Thank you for everything and I will forward some pictures as soon aspossible. Larry’s personality and his ability to handle such a long flightspeaks volumes about you as a breeder! Thanks a million times and we willkeep in touch. My wife already wants a red one now!!Thanks againGreg
Today, Gabriel’s new owner also posted a short note on Facebook concerning her pup. She took him to the vet for a general checkup, which we require in our sales contract, and here is what she posted:
Gabriel’s homecoming vet visit complete. Vet had nothing but good things to say, of course, Baptist Ridge Dobermans!! First- bragged on how well behaved he is saying that most puppies this age are “little messes all over the place on the table”. Gabriel sat there like he was king of the hill! Also said that he’s going to be “a hoss” 18.6 lbs today! Scheduling his ears for next week. Before leaving the room vets parting comment: “you’ve got yourself a fine one there.”
Thank you, yes we know!
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April 13, 2014
Another puppy, Gabriel, left today for his permanent home in Georgia. It’s a sad time for us but a very happy one for both Gabriel and his new family. The picture says it all. We know Gabe will have a life full of adventures and new friends. We’re looking forward to the pictures of Gabe we’ll receive as he matures into one handsome dog.
April 5, 2014
Every once in awhile an owner of one of our Doberman pups sends us an email talking about their pup. Today we received such an e-mail along with a couple of pictures we like to share. The pup’s name is Bear and he is growing into one handsome dog! Here’s the e-mail we received and nothing in it has been changed.
Hello!I just wanted to send a couple of updated pictures of Bear (checkered) from Baron and Zelda litter. He is one of the smartest well behaved puppies we’ve ever owned. He is super friendly to every person and dog alike thank you so much for such a great addition to our family!
March 11, 2014
Since we were outside we thought we’d also get some pictures of the dogs of Baptist Ridge. Too many breeders only show pictures of their dogs taken years ago. We wanted you to see the dogs of the ridge as they look today. Enjoy. We’re very proud of our pack.
Doing some Doberman research before deciding on a puppy? Great! While Dobermans, also called the Velcro Dog, are wonderful, loyal and protective companions, they are not for everyone. Their high energy levels, insatiable curiosity and dominant personalities will intimidate the casual dog owner. Unless you’re ready for a dog that wants to be at your side at all times, a dog almost as intelligent as you are, a dog willing to put his own life at risk in order to protect you and your family, you don’t want a Doberman. However, if you want a loving dog, always watchful, always vigilant, who will offer your family peace of mind, then please take a look at a few of our informational pages:
If you think the above is just a sales pitch allow us to tell you a short story that happened late spring of 2013. We frequently have visitors here on the ridge and we enjoy showing them around, introducing them to the dogs and pups here, and showing off Dobie Village. Most of the time we’re here in the main yard when people arrive and the visitors are usually greeted excitedly by Baron and Zelda, the Doberman mayor and first lady of Baptist Ridge.
On this particular day we had one set of visitors down at Dobie Village showing them the construction going on and the layout of the houses there. We received a call on our cell phone from another family we were expecting to visit, asking us to come up to the main yard. They were nervously laughing and we were totally confused.
At the ridge we have a double gate system so we, and delivery vehicles, can come and go without the danger of letting the dogs out into the nearby state park. The visitors we were expecting came through the first gate, closed it behind them, then drove through the second gate when Zelda greeted them. The driver of the car opened the car door with Zelda sitting just a few feet away. She just offered him a low, menacing growl. He closed the door and watched her. She continued to sit there watching him back. After a few minutes when no one from the house came out he tried getting out of the car again and, once again, Zelda warned him it would not be a good idea for him to do so. He once again closed the door and called us on his cell, hence the nervous laughter.
Of course we were nearby, just not in the main yard. Zelda didn’t care. Her people did not say these were acceptable strangers and she was doing her job. Once we arrived and told her they were welcome she was all stubby tailwags, greeting the newcomers eagerly.
Did we train Zelda to this behavior? No. This is natural with a Doberman. She was not aggressive but these folks were an unknown to her and, until she was told differently, she was going to protect her owners. This is why we say Dobermans are not for everyone. If you want a dog that will greet everyone with tailwags and a game of fetch, you want a Golden Retriever. If you want to feel your family is watched over by a loving guardian, then a Doberman may be the dog for you.
What Kind of Doberman Does Baptist Ridge Dobermans Breed?
We’ve been asked that frequently. Our answer is always the same. We do not raise line bred or inbreed Dobermans to concentrate on a specific trait such as tail or ears. We are developing a blend of American and European lines, resulting in dispositions we strive for in a Baptist Ridge Doberman. We concentrate on disposition and temperament. We raise Dobermans people want. We raise family oriented Dobermans. We raise genetically sound Dobermans. All of our medical records are online for everyone to see. Every puppy comes tested, individually, for the bleeding disease, common in Dobermans, vWD.
If you come visit Baptist Ridge Dobermans you will find yards and fields with Dobermans of all ages, from pups to adults, running about. You will not find confining kennels. Our smallest runs, used for mating adults and to keep adolescents safe when we are mowing the fields, are twenty-five feet by seventy-five feet with an 8×11 full sized house in it complete with heat and air. Every one of our dogs live inside with us, as Dobermans should, some even sleep in our beds! If you purchase a Doberman pups from Baptist Ridge we can almost guarantee that pup will eventually sleep with you too. That’s the kind of dogs we raise. That’s the kind of dog Dobermans are and should be. We invite you to come visit us and see just how your pup is raised.
Don’t take our word for it though. A breeder can say anything. Take a look at our testimonial page. Every one is dated so you know how recent it is. Take a look at our waiting list. Sometimes people wait over a year for a Baptist Ridge puppy. That’s no exaggeration. We are so confident in the puppies we produce we offer a 100% refund policy. If you place a reservation with us and your economic situation changes, your living conditions change, or you decide a Doberman is not for you, we refund your deposit 100%, no questions asked. We know someone will want the pup, we have a very long waiting list, so we offer an excellent refund policy. Until you actually select a pup, your deposit is 100% refundable, for any reason. Period..
Here’s a slide show showing the puppies in their element. Note, as you watch the pictures, the intelligence expressed by their eyes. This is a trait of well bred Dobermans.
When you purchase a loving and loyal Baptist Ridge Doberman here’s what you receive, all included in the price of your puppy:
- An up to date health record of your puppy showing all vet visits from our vet, Ragland and Riley.
- A vWD genetic certification of your puppy from Vetgen or Vetnostic.
- Every puppy with a full registration will receive a B-locus and D-locus coat color test from Vetnostic, included in your purchase price.
- A micro chipped puppy that you can take to your vet and have your contact information stored in in case your puppy ever wanders away. This increases your chances of recovering your puppy substantially! This microchip is already activated for you with the database provider so you have no additional expenses to protect your pup.
- Every Baptist Ridge Doberman Pinscher puppy is registered with the American Kennel Club.
- A five pound bag of Fromm Gold Holistic Large Breed food, sent to your home or at pick up time of your puppy, and a $5 certificate to use with your first order of Fromm dog food.
- 8 week shots – Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis (DAPPL), Deworming
- One Prairie Dog Giant Deer Antler Dog Chew. Our dogs love these and your pup will too.
Our love for Dobermans started with a Doberman named Chi Chi. She was a childhood pet. She was with us at all times when we were home, outside, inside, everywhere! Well children grow and life changes as did ours. We both have a long history of involvement with dogs of many different kinds over the course of the years. For one of us it was Alaskan Malamutes and Rottweilers. The other went for the Poodle fancy and rescue of a Rottweiler. All of them great dogs. In fact we’re proud to say that the snowy paw print of Kira, our last Alaskan Malamute, who passed due to cancer in 2011, graces every page here at Baptist Ridge Dobermans. As stated, we have loved many dogs but never stopped loving the Doberman breed. They are so majestic and intelligent. To us watching our dogs run at full speed is more than just beautiful. They’re magnificent and loyal beyond words. That is what brought us full circle. Here at Baptist Ridge Dobermans our mission is to breed genetically sound, well rounded, socialized and healthy dogs that you will enjoy for many years to come. We have come up with a breeding plan that we feel is superior to any other out there. We do not inbreed or line breed. We realize it is a common practice in many cases, to keep a show line / pedigree. We understand it and not knocking it but… What happens to the breed? Inbreeding is inbreeding, be it dogs or any other animal. Imperfections can take place. It repeats and repeats with the problem potentially growing larger all the while. We do not and will not do that. Reserch has found that inbreeding has caused many genetic health problems that could lead to a shorter life span for many pure bread animals in general, not just dogs . Our goal is to stop the breeding of unhealthy and genetically unsound dogs. We will perform genetic testing of EVERY PUPPY regardless of parent lineage! We want to eliminate vWD, (Von Willebrand’s disease) in the Doberman line, and we will do our part. How? By testing every puppy, every litter, every time. So you know that your puppy’s genetic makeup is superior to most out there. We also never sell a carrier puppy with a full (breeding) AKC registration. Never. Over time this practice will reduce the number of carriers of VWD in the Doberman breed. Please take a moment to look over our site. We have a lot of good information that will help you make an educated decision about purchasing a Doberman. You will find more on our breeding practice and answer questions as to why we breed as we do. Again our mission is to breed genetically sound, well rounded, socialized and healthy dogs that you will enjoy for years to come.
Our adults have attend training classes taught by a nationally recognized trainer. His name is Curt Brock, and he is a recognized trainer of adult dogs and puppies including Doberman Pinschers. You can browse his website at cbdogtraining.com. His male Golden Retriever (KEY) was ranked the #3 obedience dog in America in 2010. In 2011 he won the Golden Retriever National Obedience competition. The following is an e-mail we received from Curt recently we we told him we were planning to get one of our adults the AKC CGC certification.
The web site looks wonderful! Anytime I get people asking me about where to get a great dob puppy I will send them your way. I loved working with you and David. You put in the time and listen to every detail I told you and came out with a wonderful dog! I am proud of all you have done.I am happy to help anyone and email me anytime to let me know how everything is going!Thanks again for raising and training a wonderful dog.