September 25



By amy arthur

September 25, 2022

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Goliath is a registered Doberman Pinscher under Tackleberry Solutions

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What Makes Goliath Special

  • Born July 25, 2022
  • Raised in a Litter of 11
  • Male
  • Black and Rust
  • Breeder: Amy Arthur

ID # Breakdown

Goliath and his ID breakdown: H2.4Z

  • H = Mother is Hazel
  • 2 = Hazel's 2nd Litter
  • 4 = Puppy Number
  • Z = Father is Zeus

Press Play - Hazel


Goliath is very eager to please and is super attentive during his training sessions. At the moment, he shows potential for service work and is scheduled for a confidence test in order to gauge possible protection training. Click here for more information and videos of his current training.

Goliath took his test on 9/17/2022 and ultimately scored an A. Only time will tell as he grows, his environment, socialization and training what type of personality he will stick with.

May 21, 2023 Update: Goliath continues to show good character with my children and I. His personality has continued to develop in a healthy manner, and he currently exhibits a low B or a high C type behavior.

Grade C Personality Description

A canine that is a C is the best personality for a family who is looking to keep their children safe. A dog that scores a C is likely to be very loving, patient and protective when needed.

Type of service work recommended for this personality score:

  • Personal Protection
  • Search & Rescue
  • Emotional Therapy

While they will need to be socialized and trained consistently, they will not typically require a whole lot of effort. Some skill will be needed in order to establish an Alpha role as its owner. However, with enough practice and study, even novice dog owners can learn how to handle this type of protection dog.

A dog with a type C drive will not exactly be trusting of visitors, but are very unlikely to bite unless provoked or told to (in conjunction with their training.) They may even warm up to a few people who come over if they judge them to be safe. Introducing the dog to the visitor in a friendly and calm manner can help smooth over any ice.

The Parents of: Goliath


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. You can learn more about Hazel by going to her page here.

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.

Social Outing Assessment Oct 31 2022

Social outing assessments are done to gauge a puppy's confidence level and their reaction to new things. While Goliath has been socialized extensively this was his first time out in town one on one with me and on a leash. Here are the results.

Meeting Strangers

Goliath was friendly towards strangers, but you could tell there was still a little bit of caution there. He was not afraid to go up to them and lick their hand. He even allowed them to pet him with no problems. However, he was not super affectionate back like his sister Echo has shown to be.

This tells me that he is confident about himself and doesn't have fearful tendencies (which can lead to fearful aggression.) This is a very good thing, because that confidence factor is a really important part of service and protection training

Training and Treats

It was easy to get Goliath's attention for treats. He was very happy and eager to perform. As a result, I was able to teach him to sit and lie down a lot faster.

I also will note that he is very gentle with his teeth. He doesn't nip when he takes them from your hand and tends to lick instead of grab with his teeth. This is something I usually have to teach puppies but was not the case with him. 

However, I will note that he doesn't find fries very motivating. During his outing with us, I wanted to see how he would react to food in the car. While he was very excited about all the smells, he didn't steal the food from the children. He waited eagerly for his turn for treats.

Sliding Doors and Leash Behavior

As a final note for his social outing assessment, I did want to include his confidence level around new things and how he performed on the leash.

He was very curious about the automatic doors. He wasn't even afraid to look around the store. He was a little uncertain but did not exhibit any signs of fear. However, he still needs some work with the leash. While he didn't pull, he didn't really want to walk either.

Final Findings

Overall, Goliath did really well on his social outing assessment. He showed caution where it was needed, but did not exhibit any signs of fearfulness. Both are great indicators for possible protection training. I'm hoping to test his play drive soon and will follow up with an update on that.

Health Information

  • Vet Checked
  • Flea Meds
  • Wormed Regularly
  • Can be microchipped before transfer
  • Ears Cropped
  • Lifetime Health Guarantee
  • Insured by Trupanion

Current Training

I've started working with Goliath every day. He is very eager to please, is food driven and super attentive. In just a matter of days, he's picked up on:

  • Heel with automatic sit
  • Sit facing forward
  • Sit facing side left
  • Sit facing side right
  • Sit before leaving or entering doorway/gate
  • Lie down

Goliath's training ques and how to handle him can be provided via video, however, I strongly recommend in-person pickup so that we can teach Goliath's commands and provide guidance as needed in order to establish authority as his new owner.

More Pictures of Goliath


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Amy is passionate about helping others. She is constantly looking for ways to teach others how to be more prepared. With a core belief that honesty and teamwork are key to success.

  • I have had five Dobermans in my life. I am reaching 75 years of age. I would prefer a dog that could be a service dog and not sure if it should be a puppy. I have a very large house and property at the moment. What do you suggest? I really love Doberman and don’t want any other breed.

  • Hello! I’m thinking of getting a protection dog in the future and i LOVE dobermans. I had a quick question though, if my protection dog were to bite someone protecting me then would it be in trouble? I’m asking this because I know that if a dog bites someone then it would be put down unless it’s for a medical reason and I wasn’t sure if it was different if it bit being protective. Thanks!

    • Good question. First, let me establish that this is a questions better answered by a lawyer. I am not a lawyer, and will only be sharing my opinion. Not something that should be taken for legal or medical advice. However, I have written an article on this very subject of which you might find of interest: Are Protection Dogs a Liability?

      In short, there is risk involved with everything you do. While it certainly is heartbreaking to lose a furry friend if they were to bite something, such an act is far less detrimental if you had to brandish a weapon or use lethal force in order to defend yourself. One can be construed as a crime a lot easier than another. One is also easier to defend against than another. Although it is important to ensure that your canine is within your control. One that has not been trained properly or has a faulty personality, is going to be more of a liability than one that is the reverse.

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