First time poster, long time lurker. First, let me introduce myself. I'm currently a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Northeastern University and I'll be graduating in December. I've been wanting a Doberman for about a year now, but never had the space or the money for it. I don't really want to have the Doberman live in the city, never really felt comfortable with that. I plan on moving out of the city, into a house with a nice big back yard, in an area with a park, etc. and it feels like the perfect time to finally get a Doberman.
I've never owned a Doberman, when I lived with my parents, we owned 2 american cocker spaniels, so I do know, to some extent, what it takes to take care of a dog. I've done a lot of research on Dobermans, and I'm looking for one as a pet, preferably a black/tan male. I'm looking for suggestions on breeders in my area, I'm not concered with travel, I'll drive all the way to VT or NY if the breeder is right and the price is right. Not really for shipping puppies, I feel like its wrong tbh.
I've looked up breeders in my area on Doberman Pinscher Club of America
, but I'm not entirely sure how to get in touch with one, or even which one would be best for me. I've actually never bought from a breeder, so I guess you can call me a 'noob' at this, that's why I'm here :-). To learn as much as I can before I actually purchase one.
Sorry if there was another thread regarding breeders in MA, I was unable to find it. I also looked at the Recommended Breeders thread, but I'm not familiar with any of the names.
Any suggestions are welcome, and thanks in advance for any help.