After much inner debate, I decided to place Vader. Vader is everything I could ever want in a schutzhund Doberman. Civil with phenomenal drives and extreme confidence and grips. He is his mother with testosterone. Unfortunately, Vader still has an overbite. The more I work this boy the more attached I get and the more depressed that such an awesome dog has such a fault. I feel fortunate that what I feel is the perfect home came up for my baby. Vader is going to a competition schutzhund home where he will be part of the family and most important he will be close by where I can watch his progress and be available if things don't work out.
About a week before I placed Vader, I bought Razor back. Razor's previous owner was a shepherd guy and he decided he wanted to purchase a trained shepherd. Razor came with rave reviews from his previous owner and fellow club members. I got to work this boy last weekend and I was very impressed with his balanced drives and super calm grips. A very nice boy with a solid foundation. He is also a complete sweetheart and a wonderful household addition. He is a wonderful schutzhund prospect and I anticipate good things for his future.