Having bred pups since the year 2000, we have receiving many letters from adoring owners. These owners enjoy sharing how their little Doberman pup grew up to be the best dog friend they've ever owner. Additionally, we share referral letters owners have been so kind as to write. Note that we have received so many more than what is shown on this page. Keeping up with all our wonderful owners is priority, however what's shown on this page is just a glimpse of what we receive as testimony. You are encouraged to find us on Facebook which stays a lot more updated than this site. That will also allow you to read first hand comments by others where what is shared on this page was hand picked and not current.

Schutzhund Training Interest

Red and rust male doberman puppy with little child
(Scarlett's 4th Litter -- Bo)

Owners: Gary and Lisa Cantrell

June 2009 -

"We are going to start Bo in classes at k9 clinic by Ken White. Hoping to possibly go as far as Schutzhund. He is quite capable." -- June 8, 2009

"We are getting Bo evaluated tonight to see which direction we need to go with him. We have done the basics. It's on to the next level, wherever that may be. It's up to Bo-dill-unn." -- June 10, 2009

"Bo's training is going very well so far. He is getting an excellent review. Now, all we have to do is learn German, lol, and go as far as possible." -- June 16, 2009

German Commands Bo is learning:
Platz = Down / Sitz = Sit / Suk = Track / Fooz = Heel

"We are going to Ken Whites Canine Camp in Mesquite for all training. The say it's been a long time since they have seen a Doberman with this much potential. There are mainly shephards here. Ken is known throughout the country in Schutzhund. Bo is a natural at tracking. When the commands are given in
German, it's serious business. They light up like a bulb. You should see dogs of this caliber work. Bo is very alert and smart." -- June 16, 2009

Professional Trainer Opinion

April 13, 2010 --


My name is Andra Evans and our company is K-9 University, Inc. Our training center is the foremost leader in obedience and behavioral problem solving in the North Dallas area. (We were voted #1 in North Texas by Channel 5 KDFW last year). We have 2 locations and we've been here 17 years this June. Most of our business is veterinary referral.

Two years ago, we trained 2 dobermans for Jeff and Valerie Sledge and were impressed with the stability of the dogs. We inquired about their breeder and that's how we found out about you!

The purpose for my inquiry is we are seeking a Doberman for our own personal pet. Needless to say, the puppy would have extensive training because we also use our own personal pets to do obedience demonstrations. (Our customer base is presently 7000+).

I have very limited experience in working with breeders, so I have a few questions for you. Should we be concerned about choosing the last male in the litter? Do you find the size and temperament consistent throughout the entire litter? Would you considering offering a discount on the puppy as we would be able to personally testify as to the quality of your breeding program?

Also, where are you located and can we take the next step in seeing Tux?

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Andra Evans


NOTE: Andra was inquiring about Ellie's 3rd litter bred by the Watsons. There was only one male at the time. The match up did not take place. Nonetheless, sharing this letter since she's a reputable trainer and had unbiased interaction with two of our Dobermans.

Owner Testimony: Dakota

December 13, 2009 -

"Hi Laura,

Just thought I would write you a little note to let you know Dakota is doing very well. It is hard to believe he is 8 years old already. Cheyenne will be 9 in January. I recently found your web page again and enjoyed looking at Dakota's siblings. Dakota is very devoted and has been my shadow since he came home to us in '01. He definitely has a unique personality. Happy holidays to you and your family."

Bob & Kathy Earls

Proud Owner: Gracie

June 30, 2009 -

"I love this picture. Hope all is well! :)


red and rust female doberman with boy
(Peppy's 2nd litter: Gracie)

Click here to view pictures shared

"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

"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!"

"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

May 30, 2007 --

"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,

March 16, 2007 --

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 visit this owner's page

March 16, 2007 --


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:

Click Here to view Kindle's page

[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,

Compliment on Web Site

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.



I appreciate it!! Really do! That puppy stage can be trying since they are such BIG pups - ha! All the best!

Willing Referral

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

Testimony Regarding Our Breeding Standards

April 12, 2006 -


Look at these Girls! Faith and Violet in March. I wanted to again express how grateful we are to you for raising such a true to standard breed of dog. Sounds silly, but you actually have changed my life. I never thought I would own a dog like this .

Well, please put us on a waiting list for your next litter. We would never consider going anywhere else. Our family does not overlook all the little extras you do with your pups to make them so special.


Click here to read more about Violet plus pictures!
(Scarlett's 1st litter: Violet)

Click here to go to Violet's page

Our Dobies with Children

January 7, 2006 -

"Here Laura, I really want you to see this picture....it shows how good Dobes are with children! He is SO good with Zakk - they love to play chase and wrestle!"

Click here to read more about Ozzy plus pictures!
(Scarlett's 1st litter: Ozzy)

Click Here to go to this owner's page

Fellow Breeder Gives Compliment

November 2, 2005 -


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:


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' "

--Rhonda comments in regards to breeding between Pat's male, Harley, and Garretts' female, Scarlett

"I am like Rhonda (above mentioned breeder), you have the best looking pups I have ever seen. I hope my pups get that pretty. The web site looks great! Pat"

Owner's Veterinarian Compliment

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"

(Aggie's 3rd litter: Bismark)

One of Our Biggest Fans/Supporters - Great Reference: The Satarinos

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."

Leslie Satarino and Natasha

Leslie & Kelley choosing Natasha
(Aggie's 1st and the Garretts 1st litter)

February 1, 2021 -

"I have had two babies from the Garrett household! Our beautiful sweet Natasha from the Garrett’s first litter back in 2000 and my baby girl, Emma in 2005. I’ve seen the children grow into adults and they have always been involved in their puppies, providing love and care from day one; I know this to be true as I was there seeing Emma’s litter the day they were born & able to visit as she grew.

Her puppies are always cared for inside their home and treated as family, a family of love and kindness. I cannot say enough praise for the Garrett puppies! Our Natasha & Emma were simply the best. Gentle, loving, goofy and big sweet protectors."


Referral Letter Requested by Potential Owner
-- Great Testament! --

April 30, 2003 --


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."

Bill Barry and Kala

Aggie's 2nd litter: Kala

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.

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

Owner Testimony: Harley

March 18, 2003 -

"New picture -- 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."
Donny and Harley

Aggie's 2nd litter: Harley Road King

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."

Owner Update: Marcas

September 4, 2002


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 Pyrenees 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"

Aggie's 2nd litter: Marcas

Owner Testimony: Arion

January 3, 2002 -


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-nonchalant. 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.

Thanks again for remembering and stay in touch.

Gerald Stowers and Arion"

Aggie's 1st litter: Arion

Garrett Boys with 1st Dobie & Pups

The Garretts first litter was in 2000.

This picture is an all time favorite as it demonstrate's Aggie's awesome temperament.

doberman Pictures with the children

Thank You Letter after Saying Goodbye to Doberman Child

April 22, 2008 -

How are you guys? I know it's been a long time since you've heard from us. I'm Mrs. Ida Brown, Milo's mom. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful opportunity of having Milo in our lives. On March 17th, Milo passed away. It was very hard and sad to lose him, I felt that by you guys being the breeders of such a brilliant dog, I had to let you know. Milo was our baby. We don't have any kids, so he was our kid. We miss him very much. Thanks you again. In the future, we will get in touch with you guys about getting another puppy.

Thank you so much...

Ida holding Milo with Todd & Laura Garrett

Owner Testimony: Vader

September 19, 2006 -

"Hi Laura,

Greetings. I hope this finds you and your family well. Vader is doing great. Vader will be a year old soon, so I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how he is doing. First of all, I want you to know how much I appreciate being the recipient of this fellow. I’m sure all of your adopter’s believe that their dog is the best of the litter. While I respect their ‘from the heart’ sincerity; Lord Vader is the best dog ever whelped from any littler. Bravado sounding, but true. No, he would never win ‘best of breed’ in a dog show, he’s too big to meet ‘ideal bread’ standards. However, he would take ‘best buddy’ hands down. I apologize for the arrogant sounding introduction, it’s not meant that way. If you spent a day with Vader I’m sure you would agree. I’m not over stating.

The shell of his personality has not changed much from the first several letters I wrote you when he was very young. He is still an ‘Alfa-Dominate’ per canine nature. However, he is not vicious or aggressive and has never attempted to bite anyone. We have guests over from time to time that have children and Vader is trustworthy around them. Our other Dobe, Heidi loves guests. She will sit by them as long as they pet her. Not so with Vader. He checks them out, lets them pet him if they’re so inclined and then moves away and sits within eye shot and watches them. If someone walks over to pet him, he lets them. But he doesn’t ‘live-for-it’, like Heidi.

One big change, when he was very young he hated a leash. Now, he loves it. He has a leather collar which he loves and gets upset when it’s taken off; I leash to that mostly. Only time I use the standard choker is at ‘Pet-Smart’.

Me and Vader take a weekly trip to –Pet Smart- to get a large ‘chewie’; as one would take their child to get ice cream; he loves the trip. Some of the customers (and staff) get a little spooked by him so he wears the choker there as ‘visual’ courtesy, though it’s unnecessary. Usually, nobody will come close to us, however occasionally someone will ask, “can I pet him”. I tell them, “certainly.” Then the other customers swamp him with attention once they see he’s ‘safe’.

Anywhere I can go with Vader, I take him with me. The back seat of my truck is a mess, full of those little Doberman dog hairs: That’s the way I like it! Vader does pretty well with other dogs, too.

My new neighbor’s dog got out of the back yard, a small long haired mixed breed. It was hanging out in front of our house, it had the owner’s cell number on it’s collar. I called the number and reached the owner. She was on a day trip to Fiesta Texas and asked if we would hold the dog. We did. The little fellow had a blast playing with Heidi and Vader. At first I was a little hesitant about letting the dog play with my dogs because it was freshly groomed. Then I noticed it still had it’s male ‘jewels’. Then I was a bit pis**d because the owner would take the dog to a groomer, but didn’t ‘fix’ him. I let them play till their heart’s content.

I’m very opinionated on responsible breeding. Vader is ‘fixed’ and so is Heidi and so was Roxanne. So, when I see a ‘buddy’ that by nature will breed pups destined for hardship, it ‘P’s me off. Anyway, Vader and the dog had a blast playing together (and Heidi). However, the vagrant’s new hair-do was hosed; full of Dobe slobber. When the owner picked her buddy up that night the first words out of her mouth was “oh-my-god, I just spent $30 having him groomed”. What gratitude. I could not restrain stating, “next time he get’s loose, I’ll spend $150 getting his balls cut off”. I have not been invited for a ‘Bar-B-Que’, nor has her dog been loose since then. However, free of charge, I learned that Vader gets along pretty good with strange canines as well as people.

You being a dedicated Dobe owner, what is the deal with Dobe’s and Couches? Vader sleeps on our $1500 couch every night, no breaking him of it. Heidi no longer sleeps on it because Vader has claimed it. We have never been able to break a Dobe of sleeping on the couch. I’ve given up on that. Actually, Vader still tries to crawl up on my lap in my Laz-E-Boy.

Vader is a good friend to me, a true friend. I try to reciprocate. No matter what someone’s financial or social status is, a friend of Vader’s status cannot be bought. He’s my best buddy.

Thank You,

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