Thanks for stopping by Garretts' Dobermans! After landing on The Garretts' Dobermans site, you might find yourself loving to waste time browsing as it is packed full of cute puppy pictures for you to enjoy while observing how we love and care for puppies plus helpful, informative text useful to the novice pet owner as well as the experienced. The best way to start finding pics is by visiting the
. We occasionally have pups, but because we own Dobermans as family companions, this is not our primary objective for owning this breed. Simply put, we LOVE them and on occasion have a litter for the enjoyment of loving on pups. Keep in mind, we've done this since January 2000, so we are experienced just not full-time breeders. The below list shows the contents found on this page. You may simply scroll past it to view all the information provided or click on a topic of interest.
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About This Site
The "Garretts" consists of Todd & Laura Garrett, a.k.a. the human parents, Brennan, Taylor, Dylan and Dylan's new wife, Abi. Dylan & Abi brought Dylan's Doberman, Blue, to live with them after marriage. Thankfully, they visit often and Blue travels with them along with Abi's Schnauzer, Roscoe. In 1998, we welcomed our first Doberman, Aggie, into our family when Dylan was just 6 months old. Laura truly thought Todd was crazy as it was his idea, but in a short amount of time, Laura was hooked solely on Dobermans! The rest is well, history. We've had Dobermans in our lives since back in 1998.
As breeders, we focus on raising Dobermans in a loving family environment. Pups are brought up in a family setting from day 1 make better pets, rather family members. Our primary concern is raising pups who have received plenty of love, ready to be a solid part of your family. We are very hands-on with the pups. The Garrett "kids" or now young adults have always been heavily involved in the socializing and caring of the pups. Please allow time to browse through the pages within this site. You will likely learn something about the breed, but most definitely, you will smile.
Our beloved and missed girls, Aggie (black/rust) and
Scarlett (red/rust; Aggie's daughter) -
Aggie got us hooked on Dobes!
The picture above shows our first two Dobermans, Aggie & her daughter, Scarlett. We have always kept a female out of the last litter of the preceding female ever since we owned Aggie. You will see the succession below in "Our Story". The site and our breeding practices all began with Aggie. Her wonderful nature with our children inspired us to educate people on Dobermans as well as produce awesome four legged family members. We hope you learn from the site and what owners share within it via letters posted.
Aggie with her grand-pup from Scarlett's 1st litter
Again, one of the main reasons this site was built is to help educate future owners and entertain through the pictures and videos we share. At the present time, the site is "under construction". There are over 500 pages which makes it hard to fully navigate. The goal is to consolidate pages and create featured pages so we make sure you don't miss the best of what we have shared through the years. So, bare with some of the inconsistencies in the look of the site. We are working on it! Be sure to check in every so often so you may view our progress.
As described above, the Garretts first Doberman was a well mannered black & rust female named Aggie. Aggie taught us the beauty and nature of the Doberman breed. She passed away in July of 2010 of old age. Aggie is the reason for this site and why we have continued on with this wonderful breed promoting them as the best family dogs you could ever own!
Aggie often let the boys hang on to her as young Dylan demonstrated in this picture. Also pictured, Boxer named Brindie who loved having pups around. We nicknamed Brindie "the nanny" when pups were around as she loved being around them so much.
From Aggie's final litter before retiring to pet status, we kept Scarlett, affectionately nicknamed "Smiley". Scarlett was always patient with our human kids. She grew up around all three Garrett kids when they were very young. Not once did she seem bothered by anything even the toddler stage threw at her. As you can see in this picture, Scarlett had a natural smile reflective of her sweet nature. She was the first to be "claimed" by one of the Garrett kids. Dylan was 5 years old at the time of Scarlett's birth. He helped pick which girl we kept out of the litter also assisting in the naming of Scarlett. Scarlett passed away November of 2013.
Our third Doberman, Sable, was out of Scarlett's last litter, born in January of 2009. Sable was our most well-rounded Doberman -- appropriately protective, super affectionate with her primary owner, Brennan, while lovable to the rest of the family, and the dominate leader of our "pack" in a gentle yet commanding way. Our other Dobermans at the time gave her full respect which lead to her nickname "top dog. Sable and Brennan had a very strong connection. Her passing in 2019 was really tough.
In 2009, a blue & rust female from a litter produced by some of our close family members joined us and became Taylor's buddy. We had given the family a pup (named Pyro) from Scarlett's 1st litter back in 2005. They later obtained a female. The pair was bred a few times and we helped find suitable homes. Taylor named this blue girl Ella. Ella quickly bonded with our daughter. Ella was very smart and a little strong willed which sometimes got her in trouble .. opened doors, very rare but did help herself to food on the counter a couple of times, LOL! Nonetheless, with our daughter, she was very lovable and sweet. Ella passed away in 2019.
In 2014, Sable had her 3rd and final litter, so we kept a female pup. Since Scarlett had passed away in 2013, Dylan was needing another canine companion. Dylan picked the smaller of the two females from that litter naming her Blue after his favorite childhood character from Blue's Clues. Our Blue's personality has been the most unique of our personal kept Dobermans...that is, until Zoey came along (see below). Blue is super high energy, but calms down as soon as we desire her to chill. She's very attentive to every owner in the family and desperately seeks to please us. When Dylan went off to college, Blue bonded fairly equally to the rest of family members, but seemed to really miss him which presented with some behavior issues. When Dylan was home to visit, Blue could hardly contain her excitement! In May 2020, Dylan graduated. In August 2020, Dylan married Abi. Towards the end of the year, they felt settled in as newly weds. The new Garrett couple then welcomed Blue into their home. Blue is an incredibly happy girl now!
Blue as a puppy
Blue whelped one litter. That was in 2018. Our plan at the time was to add one female to our pack. We knew Sable was not going to be with us much longer. Brennan's heart was about to be broken. Keeping a pup effectively helped soften the blow when that dreaded time finally arrived. Brennan's chosen pup was the biggest of the three females. He named her Grace. Grace's bond with Brennan is very strong. She literally adores him! And, crazy enough, Grace possesses many of the same great qualities as Sable in regards to loyalty, protection, beauty, and, yes, gracefulness. Grace will be the female we breed next with our fingers crossed for 2021.
As mentioned in Grace's description, we kept two females from Blue's 2018 litter. Zoey is her own special self. Unique in every way imaginable. We noticed this early on as a very young pup. She was needier, mouthier, and just plain goofy. At the time we were seeking homes for that litter, it was noted this little girl would need a very understanding owner, it had to be just the right fit. Turns out, she won us over and we decided we fit her needs. Note: Zoey will not be used in the breeding program.
Zoey (left) and Grace (right)
Full blood sisters, but fully unique in own individual ways
Last but not least, out of Ella's last litter 2015, we kept a male named Buster. Buster was neutered when of age to do so. He is strictly our daughter's best buddy, never used as a stud. Buster has been one of the most gentle-natured Dobermans we have ever owned. Quite honestly, the most well behaved Doberman we have ever owned from pup to adult. Buster has always been a human pleaser and the bond between him and Taylor is incredibly tight. He watches her every move seeking to just be in her presence. An incredibly sweet relationship that they share.
We encourage you to spend time surfing this site. More specifically, spend time reading letters sent in from owners of pups from our previous litters. The temperaments of our Dobermans are exceptional. We spend a lot of time handling them as pups. You will witness through the thousands of pictures throughout the site. If you have questions that are not answered on this site or simply want to contact us personally, you can
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When are puppies released to go into homes?
A: When the pups are 8 weeks old, placement of the pups begins. Owners may pick up their pup from the litter's home site. Pup may also be shipped to major airport.
Q: When may I first visit the pups?
A: We allow potential owners to visit the pups at anytime they wish around 3-4 weeks of age asking that you do not bring another dog to meet the pup until 7 weeks old.
Visit our SITE MAP to help better navigate this site. Pages puppy owners find especially helpful are Testimonials and Puppy Care as well as Dog Resources.
How much do you trust your Doberman around your child?
For those of you who own a Doberman and have children or close relatives that are around often enough to test your canine friend, please participate in this forum discussion regarding how much you trust your four-legged partner around the pint-sized people.
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SPECIAL NOTICE: We do not claim to have show quality Dobermans.
Most of our Dobes are too large at adult age to even be considered.
We breed for TEMPERAMENT. Our focus lies primarily in providing
a dog that is trustworthy around young children ..
while still maintaining the protector instinct.
No other claims are made by us regarding our Dobermans.
Do NOT ATTEMPT to buy pups from the classified ad site: www.OLX.com
I was alerted to search for misuse of my photos after someone reported driving several hours to pick up an older Doberman (sold using photos of my site) only to find out there was no Doberman. I have tried asking OLX to remove ads falsely using my photos but they claim without a watermark, they cannot. COPYRIGHTS protect me!
OLX response (which I have received several times from them on various ads I requested be removed) is an alarming reason not to remove ads. Sites like YouTube (which removed two pictures of mine used by someone else) are reputable and follow copyright rules. I would not trust any seller off OLX's site! There are plenty of reputable sites to search: NextDayPets.com, PuppyFind.com, QualityDog.com (to name a few).
From my recent experience with trying to get ads removed using my photos to sell pups, I would recommend staying away from ALL classified sites not specifically focused on selling dogs. It is now obvious to me that OLX is simply interested in having ad listings (free or not) and does not care if the advertiser is misrepresenting. Last bit of advice, contact the advertising company/site and ask how they protect you, the buyer...how can you rest assured the advertiser actually owns the dog(s)/pup(s) displayed in the ad.
For those curious about how to search for misuse of photos online, go to Google Images:
A search box is displayed that has a Camera icon. Click on the camera icon. You are then given the option to paste the url of the photo in question OR upload a photo; then click "Search By Image". The search will list any site using that photo. Very handy tool Google has made available. I have found several pics owned by me via Google's Image Search. In fact, the most abused/misused pic I own is the one at the top of this page of Aggie and Scarlett. Beware!