I have owned two doberman's in my life and both were great. I am now 30 with a family of my own and would like to get another one.
We have two cats (One is deaf), twin boys that are turning 5 in november, clean brand new 2014 stick built house (Closing next week yay) with a fenced yard in a tract subdevision, you know the ones with small lots.
Anyway I had my first one when I was 1 yearsold and my dog took care of me and was my best friend until we had to put her down when I was 12.
I know a lot about the breed and what is needed to take good care of the dog. The problem is, that I can not seem to get ahold of any of the breeders around my area. We will be lving in Redmond Oregon. I plan to get a pup in the spring of next year and am looking at doing this now to get on a waiting list as I have been told that is the best chance I have at getting one.
So here are the breeders I have been considering. If anyone has any info on them, PLEASE share. http://www.sunsetdobe.com/
Sunset dobermans is my second choice and I AM on a waiting list with them as of right now. They have my family information and my background with the breed. I do not see anything wrong with them. However, If anyone has any experience with them please post.
My first choice is Foxfire Dobermans - Breeder-Owner of AKC Top Producing Doberman Pinschers
Although I liked their website and such, the issue I am having with Foxfire is that No one is getting back to me. I have left 2 messages on the answering machine in the past 5 months, one of them being last week. The second issue is I filled out the contact us forum on foxfire's website and left my number on there. I have yet to hear anything back at all.
I want a good pup. I DO NOT want a do it yourself back yard breeder that is a puppy mill as I call it.
If anyone has ANY more info or good/ bad reviews on any breeders in my state or has ANY advice for me, please share. I am desperate to find the perfect dog for my family and for myself. I have wanted another dog for the past 10 years and next spring is the perfect time to get that little bundle of joy back into my working man life. Any other recommendations on breeders here or in washing please let me know. This pup is not going to be a show dog. I DO want the breeder to be apart of all of the AKC registeration stuff and my dog MUST come with papers.
Maximum Budget $2000 with cropping/docking/dueclaws included (please note that my wife is not pleased at the pricing but is willing to look the other way because she has been outvoted by my twins and me. We can not spend more then that, cheaper is always a good thing. Sunset wants $1800)
Lastly, Please post on when I do find a reputible breeder, what I need to ask. I am new to purchasing a dobie (My parents bought my last two with me being so young/not there. I need to know what kinds of health questions I should ask among other things. I am a newbie to purchasing, good handler after I get my companion.