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By Amy

August 22, 2022

Merkava is a registered Doberman Pinscher under Tackleberry Solutions and is specifically bred for service as a protection dog.

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What Makes Merkava Special

  • Born June 21, 2022
  • Raised in a Litter of 8
  • Male
  • Red
  • Breeder: Amy Arthur

 We are taking deposits for our current litter of personality tested & certified purebred Doberman Pinscher puppies! You can view our puppy contract for more information. See available puppies listed below.

ID # Breakdown

Merkava and his ID breakdown: A1.4Z

  • A = Mother is Athena
  • 1 = Athena's first litter
  • 4 = Puppy Number
  • Z = Father is Zeus

Press Play - Athena


The name "Merkava" is from a heavily armored Israeli tank with an impressive reputation. It was designed with the effectiveness of attack, and the safety and survival of its occupants first and foremost. While Merkava is still young enough that you could change his name if you like, this is the name that we've been using for his training sessions.

Merkava took his test on 8/8/2022 and scored a B without question. 

Overall, this is a very good personality to have in your home if you are looking for a serious protection dog. However, I would advise that you have decent experience working and training with dogs before you decide to undertake a canine with this amount of ambition.

Service work examples that would work well with this personality score:

  • Police work
  • Military canine
  • Personal Protection
  • Search & Rescue

While a canine that scores a B will be eager to work and learn, he will tend to be a little on the proactive side. Meaning that a B type personality would much rather handle any threat quickly as opposed to waiting for it to escalate.

In conjunction with that, he will be a great family pet so long as you are consistent with his exercise and training.

Furthermore, caution should be exercised when you have visitors. Merkava will be protective of his pack (i.e. his family) and will be suspicious of outsiders. Lots of socialization starting at a young age and consistent training is vital.

Places Where Merkava Has Been Socialized

  • Grocery Store
  • Post Office
  • Park
  • Neighbor's Farm
  • 10 Hour Road Trip

I've actually been very impressed with Merkava's behavior when I take him into town. He is calm, sociable and shows no fear. Furthermore, he is quickly becoming familiar with the leash, riding in the car, and when to sit.

Training Received

Merkava is still very young, so he is on the exposure and confidence building level of his training. Which is to say that his training sessions are focused on getting familiar with receiving treats, building trust in the handler, and helping him feel loved in order to foster confidence.

In conjunction with that, first time commands come through body language and hand gestures. Once he gets that down, we will work on verbal commands. Current training exposure are as follows:

  • Potty Training
  • Manners
    • no jumping up
    • no nipping
    • no pawing for attention
  • Sit 
  • Lie Down
  • Heel
  • Come

Be aware that these are things that he has been exposed to. Perfection to obedience depends heavily upon several factors to include his comfort level, the number of distractions, if he's got any extra pent up energy, if he is tired, and comprehensive maturity (obedience comes with age and understanding.)

The Parents of: Merkava

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: 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.

More Pictures of Merkava


Athena's puppy pictured with Zeus, the Sire

Personal Protection Bite and Tracking Purebred Dobermans

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

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