In our breeding practices we strive to always improve the breed.
We breed to the European standard, and we pay special attention to temperament and working ability. Breeding determines temperament, type, and working ability and should be considered in the purchase of a companion, show, or working dog.
The standard is the 'blueprint' of the Doberman- it outlines the physical and character type a Doberman should have to be an efficient worker. The standard describes the ideal Doberman and discusses physical type and measurements and temperament as well. The goal of our breeding program is to produce healthy, conformational correct dogs with excellent temperaments and working ability;
"LEGARD" Dobermans are bred with the 'total Doberman' as a goal.
The Doberman was originally bred to serve man as a personal protection dog. That original purpose has broadened to encompass many jobs - Dobermans are used as police dogs, search and rescue dogs, guide dogs for the blind, drug detection and other service dogs. Dobermans are also used as performance dogs in a multitude of competitions. In order for the Doberman to do whatever its owner asks of it, it must have proper temperament, working ability, and must be willing to work for a person. It must have confidence and correct structure. At LEGARD DOBERMANS, dogs are trained and compete in many different dog sports to showcase the versatility of the breed. Working ability is an integral part of the Doberman breed.
A Doberman with correct temperament is bold, outgoing, and confident. The Doberman is loyal and naturally protective of family and friends, and should be trustworthy in any situation.
We do not believe in "show dogs" only for the Doberman breed and want others to understand the importance of performance titles in the breed, Any breeder who offers puppies from "Only" Champion show parents are lacking in providing the proper eliminates of the TOTAL DOBERMAN, in both mind and body.
LeGard Dobermans believe that the Doberman should be bred according to the true European Standards, which are somewhat different from the American Doberman of today.