I was already talking about getting a puppy before Zelda got sick. I'm in a couple training clubs, and Z was maxed out on where she would go with competitive obedience work happily (and what's the point if they hate it?) and isn't really a good ring sport dog, but my husband put his foot down on 4 in the house. I would be a liar if I said I didn't looked at the MN Dobe rescue's available dogs last night. We are giving a memorial in her honor and in honor of the vet who did her obstruction surgery in March. So that was my "official" reason to peek.
We will probably purchuse a puppy though (after the winter) as I want a dog to do mondio with. Then when my rescue dobe passes we will adopt (the others are all adopted as well). I'm hoping when we get the yard more organized (we moved to a farm this fall) he will let me foster.
You will appreciate this. I mentioned getting a GSD or a Malinois to my husband as I know of a couple *really* nice litters and he said, "why would we ever have anything but a doberman?"