Before you start reading, here is a warning: SKIP TO THE SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ EVERYTHING. My sob story/inner turmoil is a bit long, so if you are in the middle of wrestling an alligator, or your wife has recently gone into labor, I suggest you save this for another time.
Hello! I am fairly new to this website, but I've visited it many times before I actually registered. Which was a few minutes ago. So, somehow I got my parents to agree on getting me a Doberman when we move, which will be during the summer of 2013. My parents are from Asia and Europe, so they aren't fully accustomed to the language we know as English. That means I get to do all the research and important things for our family. Even though they are foreigners, they do know what good quality is-whether it be in grocery items, or dogs. However, our budget is limited.
We wish to buy from a breeder in Southern California, so we can drive to their place.
Also, for now, my mother's maximum price is $1,200.00.
I've done some research and I have read about Back Yard Breeders, hereditary diseases, AKC Registration, etc. I am frightened that we'll buy a unhealthy puppy. I am terrified.
We also hope the fee will include vaccinations, deworming, dewclawing, AKC Registration, tail docking, and ear cropping. I've checked the DPCA website, but most emails were not replied to yet. So far, I've found one SEEMINGLY reliable breeder on Facebook who includes all this(victorydobermanssandiego.com),but in his emails, he keeps saying he "will do health tests soon." When I asked him for the name of the vet he crops his puppies' ears at, he replied by saying that the vet was now retired and he was looking for a new one. That made me very suspicious.
Please help a Doberman-wanting little girl.
-Looking for: REPUTABLE (vWD, wobbler's,etc.), affordable (1,200 more or less) breeder in SoCal
-Fee includes vaccinations, deworming, dewclawing, AKC Registration, tail docking, and ear cropping
-I know I have a full 6-7 months, but excitement keeps nagging at me to get started on finding a breeder.
-Our family is NOT a first time large dog owner. But this will be our first Doberman.
-Has anyone heard of Victory Doberman Kennels? (victorydobermanssandiego.com)