Tennessee Breeder of mild Dispositioned, Socialized, Healthy and Loving Dobermans
We ship to the entire United States and Canada
First Doberman breeder in Tennessee to be USDA/AWA Inspected and Licensed
As of August 6, 2014, all puppy reservations are closed
Our reservation lists fill quickly and we try to limit the number of reservations for a litter to six or seven in order to minimize disappointment if the litter turns out to be small. In that case we ask people if they want a refund or want to move to the bottom of another list, which can make that list longer than normal. As of right now we have taken all reservations through 2015. Please sign up for our newsletter using the link above, where we will announce any litters that contain more pups that have been reserved. At that point you can request, through e-mail, to be added to that list.
September 23, 2014 – Puppy Eyes
For those of you on the Baron/Chestnut reservation list check out this slideshow. The eyes on these pups are starting to open. They are beginning to respond to the flash of the camera and even beginning to recognize sounds in their environment. Take a look at these pictures and start looking for your favorite. It’s going to be a hard choice!
September 21, 2014 – Testimonial and Visitors
Yesterday was a very busy day. As frequently happens, here on the ridge, some events sometimes come all at once. Yesterday was one of those days. Several people came to take their puppies home and we received one e-mail we absolutely have to share. We’ll do that first.
Here at Baptist Ridge Dobermans we strive to produce the most loving puppies possible. That means interacting with the pups right from the very first day through the entire time they are here. We handle and play with the pups from the day they are born to the day they leave. They are exposed to small dogs, large dogs, vacuum cleaners, and even the almost ceaseless running lawn mowers. Playing with the pups, and exposing them to common sounds they’ll hear in their new homes develops confidence and curiosity, a trait all of our pups share.
Yesterday we received an e-mail we also wanted to share that tells us we’re doing things right. We’ve copied the e-mail below in its entirety, nothing has been changed, except that we added a link to Wrex’s puppy page so you can see how he started out.
I meant to write this earlier but one of the first and only casualties Wrex (Black collar of the Baron/Willow litter) caused was my laptop cord and then moving left us without internet for a bit. But, now that all of that is back up, I thought you might like an update.
Wrex is 44 pounds even as of Friday. One ear is standing and one is almost standing. And now the part where I gush.
He started obedience classes about a month ago and has been the star pupil since day one. I have never had a dog this eager and willing to learn, he picks up new tricks like they’re nothing. He’s doing so well that we’re looking at either search and rescue training, or using him as a therapy dog, depending on which he takes to. Your boy is doing his line proud.And you were not exaggerating one bit when you said he was a sweetheart. Since I got him, he’s befriended every dog in the neighborhood, most of the cats, and a few horses to boot. When I said I was getting a Doberman, I had extended family try to warn me off the breed but Wrex has won them all over. He goes almost everywhere with me and charms treats out of everyone. He’s such a shining example of what I am convinced that this breed should be that my family has taken to calling him The Ambassador.
My father is a vet, and because of that I have seen the very worst of breeders. They churn out mean dogs, or ones with health defects, or ones that aren’t properly socialized or given up too young. But, if Wrex is anything to go by, you’ve avoided every one of those pitfalls and I’m very glad to have found such wonderful breeders and such a wonderful pup. I know you must put a lot of work into these dogs and I want you to know every bit of it paid off.
I’ll be sure to send pictures soon! He’s getting more and more handsome by the day. Several show dog handlers have approached me just to compliment his confirmation. Somehow he stays as humble as ever despite the attention.
Besides this much appreciated e-mail we also had several visitors picking up their own pups. As you can see, they also appreciated the care we put into producing our pups. We enjoy visitors and love to show off our dogs and our grounds.
September 19, 2014 – Visitor Comment
We have quite a few visitors to our website on a daily basis. We know this because we carefully track the number of unique visitors coming to our site through Quantcast, the Nielsen of web statistics. Today we received an e-mail from one of those visitors we just had to share with you.
Good Morning!Over the past several months I have found I start and end my day with your website. I absolutely LOVE your site and I hope to one day make the next step and place my name on the reservation list to own one of these beautiful dogs. My daughter and I are still working on my husband to convince him we are ready for a dog so hopefully by the time your reservations re-open we can be first on the list.Thank you so much for making my days so happy by seeing those gorgeous little pups and the beautiful mature dogs! Please hug each one for me and have a great weekend!Shonté
Remi is a happy girl. Although she guards me and the house well, she is very friendly and always ready to meet new people and other dogs.Recently, we attended a 25th anniversary picnic for the Doberman Rescue organization. Remi loved being around everyone and all the other dobies. She received so many compliments and loved all the attention too.Having owned several other dobies, I would say her temperament is just perfect.Diane
September 17, 2014 – New Puppy Pictures
Today we took the first pictures of the Baron / Chestnut litter. We believe this will be another outstanding group of pups. For those of you on the Baron/Chestnut reservation list you can start looking at the pictures of the individual pups, and follow their weights in order to decide on your favorite.
September 17, 2014 – Fall on the Way!
Today fall was definitely in the air. This morning was beautifully cool and crisp here on the ridge and the puppies were outside early this morning taking full advantage of it. As you can see from some of the pictures they are definitely developing the common Doberman traits of being watchful. Many times when we go to the puppy yard, they are all under a pine tree just keeping an eye on what’s going on. However, being nearly eight weeks old, their curiosity soon overtakes their watchfulness and they come bounding out from under the trees to see just what’s up!
Also today, we took the final pictures of the Baron/Cyperss litter. Tomorrow they go to the vet for thier eight week puppy shots, final vet check and microchipping before being picked up by their anxious new families. Some of these folks have waited a year for their pup and we can’t blame them for being excited. As you can see from these pictures, this is one group of beautiful looking pups. We are quite sure their new families will love them and cherish them as much as we do.
September 14, 2014 – Puppies Have Arrived!
Great news! Yesterday Chestnut gave birth to ten beautiful puppies from Baron. Everyone on the reservation list should get what they want because there were five girls and five boys born.
Here is the list of puppies born in the order of birth:
|Tan||Male||1 lb. 4 oz.|
|Green||Male||1 lb. 3 oz.|
|Pink||Female||1 lb. 1 oz.|
|Blue||Male||1 lb. 2 oz.|
|Orange||Male||1 lb. 2 oz.|
|Light Blue||Male||14 oz.|
September 14, 2014 – Young Doberman available
For those of you not interested in puppies, but still want a Doberman, we have a youngster we are looking to rehome. Her name is Mercy, a seven month old loving female. She is very sweet and highly energetic.
Mercy needs a home where she can work off the boundless energy of an adolescent.
If you are interested in Mercy, please write to us. We’ll give you all the details.
September 3, 2014 – Growing Doberman Puppies!
Today we spent some time taking pictures of the puppies in what we call the puppy house. This is a home where the puppies live when they reach about six weeks of age. We separate them from mom after weaning and put them in the puppy house. They have access to a puppy door so they can go in and out as they please, and believe us, they love the outdoor yard! If it gets too warm, like it has been lately, they can go inside, get out of the sun and sack out on their puppy blanket. Outside they are exposed to the big dogs roaming the yard, and the almost ever-present sound of our lawn mowers. Of course, they also get lots and lots of attention from us! As you can see, they love people and attention. True Dobermans!
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.