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Located in the Dallas, Texas area.
Letters from Owners (past litters)

Comments from
2007
"I love your website and what it says about your philosophies! I am not looking for a show dog, or have any desire to breed. I have found a few breeders that pique my interest...But your site just felt right because of your handling of your dogs and puppies. I like the fact you raise your pups around your kids and socialize them (Instead of being in some kennel). I like the fact that you home school your children too! :- )" --Karen in Florida
"I just fell in love with Scarlett's photo on your website, she truly is the most beautiful Doberman I have ever seen. I was wondering when her next litter will be, I would be interested in a puppy that looks like Scarlett if possible, I just love her!" --Tanya
"My name is Nick and I am interested in your puppies. By the way, you have a great web site. I have been checking it out the last 3 days! Anyway, I live in Waltham, Mass (next to Boston). I have been researching what kind of dog I want for the last couple of years in anticipation of finally getting one of my own. I have decided that a Doberman is absolutely the best dog for me!"
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May 30, 2007 --

LETTER of REFERAL:

"Hi Jeff,

My name is Marjorie. My new husband, Jay, and I purchased a pup for Laura last April. I was a little concerned because I’ve never owned a Doberman before, but when I visited Laura’s home and was greeted with “dog kisses” instead of loud harsh barking, I knew this was the right decision. Laura’s 2 are so tame and loving – I was shocked! Her children run and play and climb all over them, and they remain calm and relaxed. The real test was when the mom allowed us to play with the pups when they were only a few weeks old. Our kids are on Laura’s website playing with the puppies. She just walked around us, not concerned at all that we may have been hurting her pups. Our pup, Cleo, will be a year old on April 1st, and she is wonderful. Great temperament, smart, and silly. She’s very alert, and will bark if she needs us to pay attention to something, but never threatening. She’s a beautiful, healthy dog, and Laura takes great care with the pups. If (or when) we decide it’s time for one more, we will definitely go back to Laura. If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to write or call.

All the best,
Marjorie"  

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March 16, 2007 -

Here is a referral letter written by an owner of a pup from Scarlett's 2nd litter upon request from an interested, potential owner to Scarlett's third litter:

Doberman puppy almost year old

"Hi Jeff,

I got Betty almost a year ago from the Garretts. She is wonderful!
Betty and my 9 year old daughter are best friends. Betty also likes to play with all the other little neighborhood kids. She has a great temperament. She even plays pretty good with our cat, although she can get kinda rough sometimes. I don't think she knows how strong she is.

If you want a Doberman, I recommend the Garretts.

Craig & Betty"   >> Click Here to go to this owner's page <<
March 16, 2007 -

"Jeff~
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have about Scarlett's puppies. I own Kindle from her last litter and receive compliments almost daily from total strangers on both his appearance and temperament. You can view the page that Laura has dedicated to him at the following URL:
http://www.garrettsdobermans.com/scar2nd_RMP.html
[NOTE: The link above will take you to a page that has a great bit of information from the owner including lots of praise regarding his Dobe from us. However, it unfornately has a very sad ending as this pup was wrongly shot when just 2 years old.]

You won't regret going with one of Scarlett's pups!
Take care,
Cody"

June 19, 2006 -

In the future, if you ever need a reference of any kind as to how your dogs are raised .. or if someone wants to hear from one who has one of your puppies besides what you can tell or they can read on your site, please feel free to have them contact me. --David

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We have had one incidence reported regarding a puppy being hard to train. To read more on this, go to the following link:

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Note: Good information provided on this page regarding training and stages of puppy development.


May 22, 2003 -

"Me and Bismark just got back from the vet's office and got our heartworm and flea control medication he did really well with the vet and she was very impressed with how he looked and behaved although he was smelling everything in sight while she was trying to check to see if he had a heart murmur which he doesn't. :)

"I hope that the rest of the litter is doing great as well and the same goes for Aggie. I just wanted to thank you for having such great pups and to let you know that the vet asked if I was going to show him because he looked like he had show markings. :)

"Hope that ya'll are doing well. Wes and Bismark (from Aggie's 3rd litter)"
Letter of Reference requested by Kathy Curan:

April 30, 2003 - "Hi! We are please to give any information/reference on Laura Garrett. We purchased our female Doberman, Natasha, from Laura in March, 2000. We think the greatest of them: as breeders and as a family. You can learn a lot about a breeder, I believe, by observing how their family life is, how their dogs and puppies were treated and interacted with the family."

"We were there over 2 1/2 hours in their backyard studying 2 female puppies - trying to make the decision between them (2 females were available at the time). My college daughter was with me as this was to be her dog and this gave us time to visit and watch the other puppies with their Mom, Aggie. We have kept in touch with Laura with visitations with Natasha to visit her Mom, Aggie, and on one occasion, Natasha spent several days with them while we were out of town. We couldn't leave her at a boarding place - at that time hadn't found one we trusted."

"Laura breeds for the future of Dobermans. She is not a person who breeds 'for money', but to promote the breed. She promotes safe, family pups and does not breed for aggressive dogs. She provides for the pups and Mom the best of medical care, all shots, etc. Our Natasha is a house dog and has been the best dog we have ever had: smart, loving and the most gentle, big girl you would want. Her Dad, Sebastian, was over 100 lbs., and Natasha is also."

Sincerely,
Leslie Satarino and Natasha
(from Aggie's 1st litter)

October 16, 2006 -

"My husband and I have a Scarlet, too -- Lady Scarlet. She is 1 year old and we love her to death. I keep thinking I might do a black as soon as we get her where I don't think she will hurt the puppy, not knowing much about Dobermans doesn't help - LOL. She is a wonderful animal, but a little high strung at times. Well, just wanted to let you know your web site is "out of site". Great job posting all that you do and you definetly have gone into my favorite places.

Pat"

REPLY BACK:

"Pat,

I appreciate it!! Really do!

That puppy stage can be trying since they are such BIG pups - ha!

All the best!
Laura"
November 2, 2005 -

"Laura,

Here is an email I received from a friend and fellow breeder. I feel very honored by what she said .. and so should you - Pat:

'Pat,

Tell the Garretts that those are some really, really pretty puppies. You guys should be proud. A lot of them took after Mr. Man (Harley), but their female is absolutely gorgeous. They are the prettiest puppies I think I have ever seen.

Rhonda' "

Letter of Reference requested by Kathy Curan:

April 30, 2003 - "Kathy, I was and remain very happy with the pup I got from Laura last year. After doing some local research in the Arkansas area, I decided to drive all the way to Dallas to get my "Kala".

She weighed 13# when I picked her up and she has peaked at around 75# (ideal size for a female). She has been healthy from the day we got her. We had her ears done and she is a beautiful Dobe."

"Kala and I went through a basic obedience class when she was 6-mo old and she did very well. She is an extremely smart dog with all the typical Dobe characteristics, the best of which is her desire to always be by your side (hence the nickname "velcro")."

"Dealing with Laura was a pleasure, right from the start. We talked about whether I should get a male or female puppy, since we already had a 5-year old Bichon in the household. I then picked my pup from pictures she had, and Laura held the pup for me until I could get to Dallas."

"I guess the thing that impressed me most about Laura as a breeder (other than the quality of her dogs) was her website. I could immediately tell that she was a person who loved dogs and wanted you to learn all you could about your new pup. And maintaining a web page for each owner showed me that she really cared for her dogs, even after she sold them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about and seeing all the other pups from the 2nd litter (I also read about the 1st litter)."

"Bottom line - I would recommend Laura as a breeder without reservation. Even my local vet said that Kala was a fine specimen of a Doberman."

Regards...............Bill Barry and Kala (from Aggie's 2nd litter)
January 14, 2002 -
"Our first 24 hours together have been great. Even last night wasn't too bad. We put her in her cage at the foot of our bed. She woke up a few times and started whining, so I just laid down on the floor beside her and reached my hand in the cage to touch her. She sniffed and went right back to sleep. Tonight her cage will be set up on a box and placed right beside our bed, where I can reach out and touch her without getting out of my bed.

"Kala and I have really bonded, and she follows me everywhere I go (inside and outside) - just like she did you. I took her with me to do some errands today, where she once again rode in her be in the back seat. Our other dog (Buddy the Bichon) is still jealous, but he will get over it.
Only a couple of small accidents in the house. I take Kala outside regularly, and she does her job about the time her feet hit the grass. She is going to be easily trainable.

"My brother stopped by to see her today, and he brought one of his four Dobies - an 8 month old red male. The dogs sniffed and walked around together - Kala was not at all intimidated.

"Here are three pictures taken this morning. The first is Kala napping on the couch. She went to sleep laying beside me; then when I got up, I covered her with a towel and she slept for another 30 minutes (right now she is under my computer desk sound asleep). The next picture is me holding her while she nibbles on my bracelet. Not the best picture of me, but I came off a really-long drive yesterday and was still pretty tired. The third picture is her giving me kisses (which we both like to do).

"Thanks again for raising such a nice pup."
Bill Barry

March 18, 2003 - "Did you get the new picture mom sent you? We went to Creative Photo in Sherman to have his picture taken.

"Harley is doing fine. I take him to the new dog park in Plano to play and he socializes and plays with all the other dogs. We also take him to Tailwaggers (a dog day care) to play with their dogs. They love him and want one of his pictures to put on their display to show him off."

"People are always coming over and asking if he is a special breed because of his size and talk about how beautiful he is. I tell them he is a superior Doberman and that his mother is from Kimbertal Kennel. I always give them your e-mail if they ask where they can get one like Harley. Harley minds perfectly and obeys on cue."

"We will have more pictures taken for Christmas and will send you some. Harley loves to play outside and watch the kids play baseball. He thinks their baseball is a play-toy. If a ball comes over the fence it's Harley ball then he will run and play with it until the leather comes off the ball he is so cute when his playing.

"Thank you for such a beautiful boy. Harley Road King. We plan on using Harley for Stud Service if you know of anyone with a female Doberman needing a male stud let us know. Thanks Again." ---Donny and Harley (from Aggie's 2nd litter)
March 18, 2003 - "I cannot begin to tell you how much Harley Road King means to us. He is now King of the Bruce household. He is everything you could ever ask for and we are so glad we found him. I have attached two recent pictures for you. As you will be able to see he is going great." ---Lillian

August 22, 2002 -
"Harley is starting to lose some of the puppy attitude, but still is just adorable the way he is always sticking his nose into everyone else's business. As an example, he leaves my bed pillows alone all day while I am at work - mainly because he is sleeping on the bed. As soon as I get home, he starts one pillow at a time to bring the bed pillows to the couch for me. When he has gathered up all three pillows, he will then lay on the couch and take a nap while I watch the news. We really do love him very much. I have nothing but praise and love for the puppy you let us buy. Thank you very much."

September 4, 2002 - Laura,

"I just had to update you on our progress. We renamed Arcas (by original owner) Marcas, to which he responded immediately.

"He is such a loving fellow. He has the gentle spirit that I had so prayed for in a companion. Not to mention that he is very intelligent, quite articulate, well potty trained and kennel trained fabulously. He has graduated from sleeping outside his kennel to his own bed.

"He and Shoes understand the ground rules and they get along very well. Marcas tries his mightiest to get Shoes to play and he is successful occasionally. Shoes, on the other hand, seems to instigate some trouble making. It all evens out in the end.

"Marcas is at the vet for an "operation". He went for a wellness checkup last week and all was well. Then this past weekend, we all went to visit "the cousins". Marcas quickly learned the rules at the first stop in Boerne. There his cousins were a 3 year old Great Pyrenese and a 2 year old Lab. The male Pyr was quite jealous so no play time was to be had.

"We then stopped at my sister's. She lives on about 7 acres and has a 6 month old Lab. That cousin was GREAT! They played for days and explored everything but always came back to check in with us.

"He truly is a great dog. Thank you so much. He is the answer to a prayer. For the first time last week, I woke up with a mission to start the day with a walk. The first walk since my surgeries. Marcas is a big ray of sunshine and he loves us dearly.

"He has deemed me to be his companion and Joe to be his litter play mate. The first week all we did was kiss and hug and sleep on the floor together so Joe missed some vital "bond fests". Joe would come home and they would run and play and collapse in heaps of sweat while Shoes and I just looked on with disdain. :-)

"Well, sorry for getting carried away. Joe and I were hoping for harmony and it was given to us. Marcas is a gem.

"We hope all is well with you and your family. In our prayer,
Susan and Marcas (from Aggie's 2nd litter)"

January 3, 2002 -

"Hello,
Thanks for remembering Arion's birthday, that was very nice. To catch you up:
Arion (named after the Greek mythological poet/musician) is now 2 years old. He has been in perfect health, very well behaved and made A's in school. His personality is very soft and non-chalant. He is very sensitive but not shy or timid, though you cannot tell by looking at him. He weighs 125 lbs! Not an ounce of fat, he is just a huge dog. Maybe his dad was part horse that did not show up on the charts :)

"We chose not to crop his ears, unlike his 70 lbs older sister who just turned 3. We could not have wished for better dogs. The two of them get along great, especially for kids.

"We recently moved (6 months) and they now have a backyard that is just over 0.5 acres. They live in the house when we are here and sleep in our bedroom with us. While outside, besides the great yard they enjoy a 65 sq. ft. dog house that sports a padded floor.

"Well, it sounds like I am writing a personals ad for our dogs, but just wanted to let you know that he is doing great. If you are ever in San Antonio, please do not hesitate to come visit.

"Our Web site http://www.geraldandnicole.com (click on "About Us" then click on Arion) has several pictures of them, so log on to see how they grow up.

"Thanks again for remembering and stay in touch."

Regards,
Gerald Stowers and Arion (from Aggie's 1st litter)




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