Hello, I'm Looking for Help Looking for a Breeder
Hello, I'm new to the site so I hope I'm posting this in the proper forum. If not I'm sorry.
Anyway I've been reading up on this breed for almost four years now attempting to be reasonable and smart in making the decision to own one of these amazing dogs. Ultimately after all this time I've decided that yes, I'm dedicated to spending years of my life with a Doberman Pinscher. I'm looking for a dog that will be a great companion/exercise buddy. Next month I'm moving into my first house that has lots of yard space in a well established neighborhood, so space is not gonna be a problem, which is part of the reason I am now actively looking for a breeder. That being said I'm interested in the Euro lines, as I know from research that there are good breeders here in the US with Euro lines. I really like the look of those broad chests and that almost square looking muzzle that seems to be common among their lines. That being said I've taken notice that some are against the Euro lines for things like aggression or health which does naturally make me hesitate, which is why I'm wondering if you guys know of reputable breeders in the US who health test? Of course I'm not looking for an aggressive dog that could put Cerberus out of a job, and I'm aware that" you pay for what you get" is a serious thing thanks to BYBs (scum).
I do NOT want to put money in the pocket of someone who does not actually care about their dogs quality of life, cheating not only the buyer but more importantly the dog out of a healthy life. I should note that I live in Missouri, and thus far I'm willing to travel ten hours from home to visit and pick up a puppy. I'm not comfortable with air travel for a puppy if it can be helped. I'm probably forgetting to mention something but I'm happy to answer questions, I just want it to be known that I'm very serious about committing to a breeder, this will be my first ever Doberman and I'd like to avoid unnecessary heart ache as much as possible, I know somethings just happen though. My experience with medium-large breeds includes: Chow Chows (four in my lifetime), Boxer, & a Shar-Pei
So any help or info. you can provide would be great!
Extra: I'm also aware of the DPCA website and looking for breeders there, but I'm SO hesitant to take certain things at face-value on the internet