Kathy Fay has been training and breeding Dobermans for over 35 years, striving for structurally sound dogs with outstanding temperaments and strong working drives. She has spent the past 25 years as a professional dog trainer/behaviorist at her own training facility teaching all levels of obedience and agility. Kathy has personally trained and attained over 200+ titles on her own personal Dobermans. All litters are bred for health and longevity. All dogs used in Kathy's breeding program are OFA hip rated Excellent or Good, CERF eye clearances normal, Thyroid Checked, VWD Tested, Full mouth and DNA Cardio Negative for the Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Mutation Gene. Puppies are either Black & Rust or Red & Rust.
Puppies sell for $2,500. All puppies are sold on a contract. A $1000 deposit is required to reserve a puppy. Deposits are not taken until litter is born. Pet puppies are sold on a limited registration and are required to be spayed or neutered upon maturity. Show puppies may be sold on Co-Ownership basis. Ear cropping is included on all prices. No puppy will be sold uncropped or undocked. Puppies are required to attend a puppy & basic obedience class. Ears are usually done between 7-8 weeks of age. Homes must have a fenced yard. Puppies will not be placed in a home with an electric fence. All these requirements are non negotiable.
Smack-Dab Bitches have been awarded the Doberman Pinscher Club Of America's Bitch, Producing the Most Performance Titled Offspring in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, & 2004. Smack-Dab has also been awarded by the DPCA, Breeder Producing The Most Performance Titles for 1999, 2003, & 2004. Unfortunately, DPCA stopped this recognition to breeders and dogs in 2005.
In limited breedings, Smack-Dab Dobermans have also achieved the following titles awarded by the American Kennel Club: Breed Champions (15 to date) 5 Champion ROM's - Obedience Titled Champions (2) and Master Agility Champions 8, MACH2 5, MACH3 3, MACH5 2, MACH7 1 1.Tracking Dogs - 7. Smack-Dab Dobermans have been consistently honored by the Doberman Pinscher Club Of America in their yearly rankings of Top Twenty Finalists for both Obedience and Agility. Thirteen different Smack-Dab Dobes have been DPCA Top 20 Finalists, with many holding a position for multiple years.
Member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association, Inc.