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Temperament- The Cane Corso as a protector of his property and owners is unequaled. Intelligent, he is easily trained. Noble, majestic and powerful his, presence is impressive. He is docile and affectionate to his owner, loving with children and family.
Summary: The overall conformation of the dog should be well-balanced and proportionate. The foregoing description is that of the ideal Cane Corso; any deviation from the above described dog is penalized to the extent of the deviation.
General Appearance Ancient Italian breed medium-large size Molossus Dog. Sturdy, wth a strong skeleton. Muscular and athletic, it moves with considerable ease and elegance. It has always been a property watchdog and hunter of difficult game such as the wild boar.
Size, Proportion, SubstanceA muscular, balanced, large-boned dog, rectangular in proportion. The length of the dog, measured from the point of the shoulder to the point of buttock is approximately 10 percent greater than the height of the dog measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the ground. Height - Dogs 25 to 27½ inches; bitches 23½ to 26 inches. 
Weight - Proportionate to height.HeadMolossus, large, its total length reaches approximately one third of the height at the withers. Planes of the skull and muzzle are slightly convergent; they are not parallel. The circumference of the head measured at the cheekbones is more than twice the total length of the head; skin is firm and smooth. 
Skull - Viewed from the front, skull is wide and slightly curved; width is equal to the length. From the side, a prominent arch begins above the eyes and then flattens backward toward the occiput. Viewed from the top, it has a square appearance due to the zygomatic arches and powerful muscles swathing it. Stop - Well-defined due to developed and bulging frontal sinuses and prominent arch above the eyes. 
Expression - Very alert and attentive. Some wrinkling on forehead occurs when alert. Eyes - Medium-size, almond-shaped, not round or bulging, tight fitting rims preferred with only a minimal amount of haw being visible. 
Eye color - Dogs with black muzzles (coat colors of black, fawn or red, and these colors brindled) dark brown eyes are preferred. Gray muzzles (coat colors of gray, fawn or red and these colors brindled), lighter shades are approved. Pigmentation of the eye rims is complete, pigmentation of eye rim matches pigment color of dog. Disqualification - Yellow bird of prey; blue eyes. 
Ears - Set well above the cheekbones. May be cropped or uncropped. If cropped, it is in an equilateral triangle. If uncropped, they are medium size, triangular in shape, held tight to the cheeks, and not extending beyond the jaw bone. Nose - Large with well-opened nostrils, pigment color to match pigment color of the dog. Dogs with black pigment have black noses; gray pigmented dogs have gray noses; pigmentation is complete. The nose is an extension of the topline of the muzzle and does not protrude beyond nor recede behind the front plane of the muzzle. 
Muzzle - Very broad and deep, width is almost equal to its length, which reaches approximately one third of the total length of the head; the depth of muzzle is more than 50 percent of the length of the muzzle. The top and bottom muzzle planes are parallel, and the nose and chin form a perpendicular line. Viewed from the front, the anterior face should look flat and form a trapezoid, wider at the bottom. Muzzle is not overly narrow or snipey. 
Lips - Rather firm. Upper lips moderately hanging, they join under the nostrils to form an inverted "U." Pigmentation matches color pigment of dog. Dogs with black pigment have black lips; gray pigmented dogs have gray lips. 
Bite - Slightly undershot (no more than 1/4 inch) and level preferred. Scissor bite is acceptable, if parameters of the head and muzzle are correct. Dentition is complete. Incisors are in a straight line. No more than two missing teeth.
Disqualification - More than two missing teeth; wry mouth. Undershot more than 1/4 inch.Neck, Topline, BodyNeck - Slightly arched, flowing smoothly into the shoulders with a small amount of dewlap. The length of the neck is approximately one third the height at the withers. 
Body - Depth of the ribcage is equal to half the total height of the dog, descending slightly below the elbow. Ribs are long and well sprung. Moderate tuck up. Chest - Broad, well-muscled, strong forefront. Back - Wide, strong, muscular. Highest part of shoulder blade slightly rising above the strong, level back. Loin - Well-muscled, and harmoniously joined to the back. Croup - Long, wide, slightly sloping. Rump should be quite round due to muscling. 
Tail - Tail set is an extension of the backline. It is thick at the root with not much tapering at the tip. When not in action, carried low, otherwise horizontal or slightly higher than back, not to be carried in a vertical position. It is docked at the fourth vertebrae. In the case of natural tails, the tip reaches the hock but not below. Carried low, it is neither broken nor kinked but supple. Hanging when the dog is in repose; generally carried level with the back or slightly above the level of the back when the dog is in action, without curving over the back or being curled. Disqualification - A natural tail that is atrophied or a natural tail that is knotted and laterally deviated or twisted.

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We are hobby breeders of American Dobermans    
Cane Corsos (Italian Mastiff)

German Shepherds.


About Us

Our Background

This has been my passion, we have been hobby breeders since 2005. 

• Miniature Pinscher (MinPin)

 •Doberman (American).        
• Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff 

German Shepherd 

“Tank the Bank” Dockstader


Cane Corsos


Cane Corso puppies

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Doberman Puppies

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Delta (female) past litter 2/5/19

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  • Farrah born 4/2020

“Spike” red male Doberman 


“Brandy”our Black & Rust female
“Spike”our Red male


All about Dobermans-  A German named Louis Dobermann is credited with developing the Doberman pinscher breed in the late 1800s.


Weight Range: 

Male: 65-90 lbs. 
Female: 65-90 lbs. 

Height at Withers: 

Male: 26-28 in.

Female: 24-26 in.


Floppy ears (naturally)


Exercise Requirements: >40 minutes/day 
Energy Level: Very energetic
Longevity Range: 10-12 yrs.
Tendency to Drool: Low Tendency to Snore: Low
Tendency to Bark: Low
Tendency to Dig: Low Social/Attention Needs: Moderate

Bred For:



Length: Short
Characteristics: Flat
Colors: Black, red, blue, fawn (all with tan markings)
Overall Grooming Needs: Low

Club Recognition:

AKC Classification: Working
UKC Classification: Guardian Dog 
Prevalence: Common 

Males are about 27 or 28 inches tall and weigh about 70 pounds (32 kilograms), while females are an inch or two shorter and weigh about 60 to 65 pounds (27 to 29 kilograms). 

The Doberman pinscher has a long head and a sleek, muscular body. The ears are often cropped to stand erect, and the tail is usually docked short. 

The Doberman pinscher has a short, sleek and shiny coat that is black, dark red, blue or fawn with rust-colored markings on the face, body and tail. This dog is an average shedder and requires minimal grooming. Dobermans live about 10 to 12 years. 


Doberman pinschers are considered people-oriented dogs that are affectionate and sweet with people, if socialized and trained properly. They are loyal to their owners and are good with children if raised with them; however, some Dobermans bond only to one person. 

Living With:

Doberman pinschers are powerful, energetic dogs that need lots of exercise. If they are not exercised, they are more likely to become irritable or even aggressive. They can adjust well to apartment living if exercised daily. 

Careful socialization and obedience training from a young age are essential for this breed. Doberman pinschers respond very well to positive reinforcement. 

No special guard training is needed for anyone who wants a good family protector. In fact, Doberman pinscher experts often advise against special guard training, which could result in over-guarding and aggression. 


A German named Louis Dobermann is credited with developing the Doberman pinscher breed in the late 1800s. He was a tax collector and wanted a fierce guard dog to accompany him on his rounds. Dobermann also kept the local dog pound, where he had access to many strays. 

No one knows for certain, but Dobermann is thought to have crossed many breeds to get the Doberman pinscher. Some of the breeds thought to be involved include the rottweiler, German pinscher, Great Dane, German shepherd dog, Manchester terrier, and English greyhound shorthaired shepherd.

Although initially bred and still used worldwide as guard dogs, Doberman pinschers also have been police and military dogs, rescue dogs and therapy dogs.


Born 1/28/21




Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposits are applied toward the total purchase price of the puppy. 



Payment Terms:

Amount of 

Amount for puppy

$2,000 (Cane Corso)$2,500m(Doberman)

Coming soon: (German Shepherd


Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

(Cane Corso) (Doberman) (German Shepherd)


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*Puppy balances are due on pickup or at eight weeks whatever date comes first. If puppy is not picked up by it’s 8 week pick up date, then a $25  a day boarding fee will be added to balance.


*Puppies need to be checked by your own licensed vet within 3 business days of receiving your puppy to verify the puppy’s good health upon arrival and to ensure you will continue to have your pup under good care. Dockstader’s takes no responsibility for any communicable disease a puppy may receive after 3 business days of puppy’s arrival.    If the vet finds puppy to be of unstable health you must let us know immediately with proof from licensed vet and return puppy immediately.  Buyer will be responsible for all shipping charges.  We will replace puppy as soon as one of comparable value becomes available. No money at any time will be refunded.


*Buyer agrees to be responsible for any on going care of any intestinal parasites once puppy leaves the care of Dockstaders Kennels.



All puppies come with their tails docked. 




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