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Personal Protection Bite and Tracking Purebred Dobermans

 We are taking deposits for our current Litter! You can view our puppy contract for more information.

(*Note: Please be sure an agreement has been made before completing the deposit. We require that we actually talk to the buyers of our dogs so that we can ensure that they would be good, responsible owners.) 

Why a Doberman?

Did you know that the Doberman Pinscher is the only breed in the entire world that was bred specifically for personal protection work? Every other known breed came to be with the protection of property specifically in mind. 

As a result, the Doberman's work as a personal protection canine operates directly in conjunction with their ancestry. They're smart, loyal, protecting and very loving. It is actually their love for their family that makes them such great guard dogs.

Personality Matters

The majority of dog owners forget to include one vital aspect when looking for protection, the dog's personality!

To clarify, consider a dog with an opposite inclination. How many times have you heard (or know of) of a canine running in fear from perceived peril instead of protecting their family or standing their ground?

Warning Signs of Dogs Not Fit for Protection Training

Bred to Work

A dog that aces our test would be scored as a type A with our grading system.

  • Eager to Work
  • Confident
  • Protective
  • Offensive Capabilities

To expound, consider a dog that is scored with a high personality score (type A according to our grading system). This is a dog that is going to be ready for work.

Experienced dog owners/trainers are recommended for this type of animal in order to train it for protection work. Although someone with less experience can learn to train one if they are firm and consistent. A dog like this would be excellent for both offensive and defensive work. 

While we've expressed caution before with this type of personality, we've found in working and socializing our own type A dogs (and puppies) that they are extraordinarily loving and smart.

Our Protection Dog Bite Training eCourse will teach you how you can form a bond of trust with your dog while teaching it to be a fearless protector.

Too Timid/Fearful

A dog like this would be scored as a type D or F with our grading system.

  • Easily Scared
  • Unpredictable Reactions
  • Fearful Biting
  • Overly Submissive

In contrast, a dog that scores a timid level (type D according to our grading system) is motivated by fear. 

Consider this, what do you do when you are really scared? How are you likely to react? How clearly are you thinking? A dog is very much the same way. A canine with a personality that is lacking confidence and is scared easily will be unpredictable (type F). They are just as likely to bite unnecessarily as they are to run away. Essentially, you've got a wild card.

While D type dogs need caution, they are generally very loving pets. They're more likely to be submissive to they're owners and need occasional reassurance that you're not mad at them. Furthermore, they'll probably be great with your children and show them a motherly type love and affection. They're also likely to want to cuddle a lot.

Traumatic Influences:

Furthermore, keep in mind that any dog that is treated wrong can develop a type D personality of a more severe kind. If a dog is abused or experiences a highly stressful or painful event (especially during their fear stage which is between 8 - 12 weeks [this is why we don't ship our puppies without a flight nanny]) they can be prone to react more out of fear than out of confidence.

Likewise, caution is advised when training a dog for protection work. You want to teach the dog not to be scared when faced with an attacker. This is done by never letting the dog associate their work with pain, abuse or injury - but the assurance that they have what it takes to do the job and stop the bad guy.

Personality Test!

At Tackleberry Solutions, all of our dogs undergo a personality test. If they do not pass the test, they do not get certified. 

Aside from proper training, personality is a BIG deal for us. If you test a dog that is either too aggressive or too timid, you DO NOT train it for bite/protection work.

Likewise, the dogs that we breed must have the right personality to cultivate the proper protection/service dog line. We're working to expound and improve the Doberman breed with a personality built to protect and befriend. 

That is to say that when the owners do their part to train and socialize their protection dog, they should not have to fear that their dog is going to bite or attack someone when they shouldn't. Our dogs are not bred for show, they're bred for service work.


Personally Trained VS Professionally Trained Protection Dogs

At Tackleberry Solutions, we recommend that you buy and train your own protection dog from a puppy. Why? Consider the following:

Personally Trained

What makes dogs such great service pets is their loyalty and love for their family (their pack.) That bond needs to be formed as early as possible. Dogs that you train yourself are:

  • Not as hard to train as most people are led to believe
  • Custom conditioned to Your Own Needs
  • Able to Serve Longer
  • Cost Effective
  • More Loyal
  • Consistent Training is Easier to maintain

Have you ever seen a dog who is attached to their handler function or obey when they are handed over to someone else? It doesn't happen. That service dog WILL NOT work nearly as well under the guidance or direction of anyone other than the person that trained it.

Take my wife for example. She is the one that feeds our protection dogs every day. She plays with them and she is around them for most of the day. However, my dog, Athena will not follow her directions as well as she follows mine. While she will obey me flawlessly, she will hesitate and get distracted when my wife tries to train her. The same thing applies to my children and their dogs. I've tried to get Patricia (my daughter's dog) to go tracking - and she performs better EVERY TIME that my daughter works her. Why? Because that is her handler. That is the person who has worked with her the most.

Professionally Trained

Although the idea of purchasing a dog pre-trained to serve you seems appealing, you're missing the bigger picture. If you consider all of the benefits of training the dog yourself, you'll understand why it is worth the time and work. Dogs that someone else trains have the following issues:

  • more complicated to command
  • no attachment to you or your family 
  • are older (won't Be With You as long)
  • super expensive
  • Are Lacking in individualized needs
  • Consistent training is not established with new owners

 In order for professional dog trainers to prepare a dog to protect and obey someone they've never met, they have to specifically prepare the animal not to get too attached to any one person. 

That means that they are pretty much taught to listen to anyone. This is not good if your attacker knows anything about dogs.

While a professionally trained dog will do what it is trained to, it is highly unlikely that they will be as forceful and effective as one who is working under the command of someone that has always been the one to direct them. That bond has to be there!

Final Considerations:

Dogs have a shorter memory than people do. And much like people, dogs forget things. Consistent training is VITAL even among dogs who have been trained professionally. If you want your dog to remember and react the way it is suppose to with your commands, then you MUST perform consistent training. If you've got to do that regardless of which dog you purchase, pre-trained or otherwise, why are you dishing out more money?


Protection dogs that you train yourself are 1,600% less expensive! That is 17 times Cheaper!! You could purchase a puppy from us and still have enough money to buy a CORVETTE with that much difference!

Protection Dog Cost:

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Personally Trained $3000 - 5000
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Professionally Trained $85,000 - $230,000



I bought a protection dog Yes!!! All the puppys were in excellent health and they were very knowledgable about the puppys and how to train them They are great people who know what they are talking about. I have actually already told someone who was asking about my puppy where i got her and how awesome and knowledgeable ya'll are! Would 100% reccomend not only for protection dogs but also the war time tactics. You cant find the information and knowledge that they have anywhere else! They are awesome!!

Courtnee Suhr

Protection Dog The service you provided was far better than any service I have ever received. The phone conversations were very informative and welcoming. You can tell the care you have for your fur babies and you don’t mind sharing your knowledge. I’m very thankful to have met such a wonderful family and am really enjoying my new best friend. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a well trained and lovable Doberman puppy. Thank you again for everything!

Shannon J Dunston

Heidi is AWESOME! She is the smartest little girl, and SUCH a lady. She is quickly adjusting to life on our farm and is doing great with conquering her fears. She is no longer afraid of dirtbikes! :p

G. Arthur

Therapy dog Yes! Amy and Kit were very informative and took the time to answer all of our questions. They are not just breeders, they put their heart and soul in their puppies preparing them for their new forever home. We are blessed to have found them!

Tammy GoldSmith

Certifications and ID Numbers

Every puppy that we breed is assigned a unique ID at birth. This is to help us keep track of who their parents were and what litter they came from (vital for future breeding, rooting out health concerns and personality evaluations). 

However, there is more to the ID number than that. Upon completion of our personality test, every puppy (that passes) is certified by Tackleberry Solutions and awarded a special ID tag that is hand cast, stainless steel silver and made especially to last. 

How to Verify a Puppy's Certificate

After certification, a page is dedicated to each, individual puppy with their personality score, ID number and verification information (sex, color, breed, etc.)

Note: Puppies that don't pass will still be cared for, loved and if possible, given or sold to a home that can fit their needs. The biggest difference here is that they will NOT be recommended for service dog training or breeding.

Why? This is where the ID number comes into play. Anyone that buys a puppy from us, can prove that their dog was certified by Tackleberry Solutions and what their personality score was with that ID number. All they have to do is go to our blog page, and enter that number into the search bar.

If the information that pops up associated with that ID number does not match the specs of the dog (or that ID number doesn't exist), then that dog  was not certified by Tackleberry Solutions. As our name grows, so too will the value of your dog.

Furthermore, if you wish to verify the identify and lineage of the dog (for your own breeding purposes), you can do so from anywhere simply by looking at their dedicated page online. Every puppy that we certify will be linked back all the way to their first certified litter of puppies.

This is very powerful because you'll be able to view the dog's lineage and their predecessor's personalities for each puppy that has ever been certified by Tackleberry Solutions.



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 We are taking deposits for our current Litter! You can view our puppy contract for more information.

Tackleberry Solution's Protection Canine: Zeus

Zeus is a 100% European purebred Doberman Pinscher. He is very loving and enjoys playing. While Zeus is protective of his family, he is also very friendly to visitors and does very well with children. Click here to view his personal page.

Tackleberry Solution's Protection Canine: Athena

Athena personally belongs to the owner and founder of Tackleberry Solutions, Christopher Arthur. She is our smartest, most agile and hardworking canine. Athena is the only one of our dogs that excels in every area that we've trained her in: Bite/Protection work, Search & Rescue, and Therapy. Athena loves her job and she shows it when it is time to train. Click here to view her personal page.

Tackleberry Solution's Protection Canine: Patricia

This is Patricia. She has a super loving nature and mama-bear mentality. She is very submissive and cuddly to her family. The amount of love that she has for her "pack" also makes her VERY eager to protect it. Patricia has earned the nickname "Gator" because of her tendency to twist in a death roll while bite training. You can view her page here.


Tackleberry Solution's Protection Canine: Hazel

This is Hazel. She was the mother dog of our very first litter. She has a gentle, yet defensive temperament. She is very loving, she also is smart and not afraid to protect her family. She is also a very good judge of friend from foe. We are not afraid to have her out when friends come over to visit. Check out the video to see some of her training as a protection dog. You can learn more about Hazel by going to her page here.


Meet Dutch

Dutch is a red Doberman. He is full of love and is the best snuggler. He is very obedient and always wants to please his owners. He is great with kids, and loyal. Dutch is very mellow but has an excellent on/off aggression switch. He has trained in bite work, tracking, and loves catching a frisbee. Click here to view his page.

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Meet Our Current Litter (Parents: Zeus & Athena)

8 puppies all together. 2 Red Females, 1 Red Male, 3 Black Males, 2 Black Females

Care & Diet

Because our dogs are our personal service companions, they are raised and cared for in the home with a loving environment. Which means they're not kept in kennels and are bred with their health and longevity in mind.

Our farm animals also help supplement their diet with quality ingredients. Which means that they are given farm fresh, cage free chicken eggs, grass fed beef/organs and raw milk/whey on a regular basis.

As a result, they're healthier, stronger and smarter than most canines that are raised in a kennel environment with commercial, cancer-causing dog food.


“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”– Josh Billings

Make Your Deposit to Get a Puppy

 We are taking deposits for our current Litter! You can view our puppy contract for more information.

Where are we located?

We also offer shipping through Flight Nanny.

  • 410 Carter Thigpen Rd, Mount Olive, NC, 28365, US
  • 304-517-8929

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Home Coming Gifts

First of all, as you already know, our puppies will come with a certification award stating their personality score, along with a dedicated page and a hand-cast, stainless steel dog tag with their ID number. 

Reducing Buyer Stress

Second, we will send you with a health guarantee along with vaccination and deworming information included in our puppy contract.

Third, our goal is to ease the stress of buyers and provide them with everything that they'll need to get started with their new baby. So we will send each puppy with a care package.

Care Package Contents

*Keep in mind that all of these gifts are optional to your needs and may also vary from litter to litter.

Puppy Chow for Large Breeds

I'll be sending you home with a bag of dog food (the brand we've been feeding them) to hold you over for a little while. You can also use this dog food to help wean them onto the brand you like without upsetting their digestive system too much. *I recommend you supplement their food with broth, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, raw eggs, organs or meat.

ION for Pets

This is a tasteless suppliment that you add to your pet's water on a regular basis. It is designed to help keep your puppy healthy by developing and protecting a healthy gut. Click here for more information.

Training Treats

You can use this to keep your new baby happy on the way home or save it for your very first training sessions (start early.) Either way, they will come in handy.

Dog Toy

Puppies always need something to chew on/play with. This can hold you over until you've got time to get more.

Dog collar and ID Tag

This collar will be specially fitted to your puppy's current size (I've found that it is hard for buyers to get their new pet a collar when they don't know how big they are). So while you'll have to get a bigger collar for your beautiful dobbie when they are grown, this will hold you over for a few weeks at least.

Chain Leash

Puppies in particular like to bite at leashes. I've found that there isn't anything better to prevent that than a chain leash.

"Service Dog in Training" Harness

If you are training your dog for service work, you will want to socialize and expose them to as much as possible. You can register your beautiful dog here and use this vest and take them anywhere. (When they are grown you can get them a larger harness with a similar label.)

Ear Posting Kit

Our puppies come with their ears cropped. In conjunction with that, I can show you and send you with the materials that you need to post their ears. My system is not like what other breeders use. They tend to bandage the entire ear which can rip the stitches when changing the bandage and prevents the ears from breathing. This also requires "rest" days for the ears so that they can breathe. In contrast, I use a mole skin for the ear that acts as the ear's natural cartilage. Because the ears are able to breath, you don't need to take a rest day on posting, which results in the ears standing faster.

 We are taking deposits for our current Litter! You can view our puppy contract for more information.

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