Hubby and I are considering getting another Doberman pup. We want to take our time and find a good quality red female. Not concerned about papers but want one that is of a good healthy bloodline. Anyone know where we can start looking?
Defeinitely look into adopting first. If you have decided 100% on breeder's dog and don't want to change your mind, the best places to start are the AKC and UCK (united, NOT universal). Then narrow it down to local breed clubs. Also, ask around for a referral from other owners.
There was a poster here that raised dobes and posted her web site. Very nice looking dogs! I can remember what her tp name was. You could look at old posts. It's been a long time since I have seen her post. Mabey someone else will remember it.
I considered adopting but my husband wants one from a breeder. You all know I am a big advocate of adopting first mark wants one from a reputable breeder he says I have many homeless dogs we have taken in and feels we are still doing our part. He wanted to go look at the pet store and I about came unglued at that thought. I worked in a pet store I know all too well what those little dogs go through and where they come from.
Gotcha! Then go to www.dpca.org to start your search. Good luck as they have so many health problems now a days! Please make sure the dogs have been tested for genetic problems etc. I used to have a Dobie & love them. It's the health issues now that I am leary of.... I am sure the above site will be able to help you in the right direction.
If you are looking for a show pup I wouldn't buy from JKK. They are mainly breeding Euros, which don't do too well in the American rings. DPCA breeder referral has some great breeders. I am in the process of getting another dobe myself, a show prospect Bitch. If you used to breed and show, don't you know some breeders with good lines?
Actually my half European and half americans do quite well. The look of European and American are quite different and so are the training working abilty. Dont forget there are now international dog shows here in the USA that the all USA lines dont do well in either. Straight up though my dogs are NOT for just anyone. I have very strict way of placing my babies. If you need help in finding a puppy and it comes down that mine are not for you I can and will help you find the RIGHT dog for you.
A lot of the show quality dogs will have their ears done too and I think I remember you saying you were against that. I wish I could get another dobe pup at the moment! They are just the cutest puppies. My trainer did find a good show quality dog through a rescue. Of course if you really plan on showing I guess that wouldn't work. Good luck on a great pup! And when you get one share lots and lots of pics!
"I thought you have 2 show quality dobes now? What is wrong with the breeder you got them from?"
Good question cschimizzi I thought the same thing.
I also wonder why you said you are not worried about papers....But yet you say you want a show quality dog? I have never heard of a breeder who sells show quality pups without papers? You can't show without papers if I'm correct?
I mis understood my husband as far as the papers. My mistake. As for the two I have yes they are show quality but I never did show them. As for the breeders well the male and his brother was sold to us with parvo and we had to fight to get his papers and the female I have papers on her but I hear that guy is breeding females with demodex mange and I don't want to risk it. Plus my female is no longer able to be a mommy. And I am not really interested in breeding again at least not right now.
I find it amazing the the OP had to post three different times in order to get her point across that she did not want a shelter dog. Geesh. Quit forcing people. If she wants a breeder, she wants a breeder. She has already adopted.
Now, I also find it amazing that you are as educated about dobes as you are and don't know of any good breeders.
I'd go to the AKC and pull up their list of breeders and start searching from there. You already know what you are looking for so it shouldn't be hard to weed out the bad ones.