i am looking to buy a doberman it does not matter male or female or even how old. but if it is an older dog i would prefer to have one with clipped ears and a docked tail. not interested in one for breeding purposes just one to be with my children and me one to love. it doesn't matter if it has papers or not. we lost ours after having him for five years. we have all been really heart broken and would love to find one soon. any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. thanks to all.