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Old 11-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. My name is Gail, and our family is looking forward to bringing a new addition into our family in the upcoming months. We've been researching breeds for a few months, and we really think a doberman would be a great fit for our family!

We're looking at acquiring a puppy around mid-summer to fall next year. That seems like a long way off, but we've already got a trip to Disney World scheduled in June. I don't want to throw a puppy off its schedule by our plans. Vacations rarely happen so it'll probably be another 4-5 years before this is an issue again, other than visiting family where the pup will be welcomed. Besides that issue, I want to try to find a good breeder, and I realize those take patience. Does anyone have any recommendations for one around the state of Mississippi? We are willing to travel to Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida panhandle, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

I'm a stay at home mom to two boys, ages 10 and 11. My husband works as a civil service employee for the Department of Defense. We live in Mississippi, and we have a 6 year old Pembroke Welsh corgi, a Siamese cat, a guinea pig, and a saltwater tank full of critters.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning more about the breed from owners and gaining some advice and helpful tips before we bring a puppy into our lives.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You are not too early in your search! Many times it takes a long time to find a breeder and then wait for the litter. There are a number of really good breeders near you I think.

To narrow it down, what are your plans for your new Doberman? Show, work, just a family pet? Is your other dog male or female? Dobermans are very well known for male/male aggression so if your current dog is a male, best be looking for a female Doberman.

Also, check out this thread on what I find to be a reputable breeder. You will find a number of breeders out there that seem to not have the breed's quality in mind when producing puppies. You are in an area rife with BYBs.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First, welcome and pictures of your corgi, please!

If you're willing to travel to surrounding states you should definitely look into Pamelot dobes. There are a good handful or reputable breeders in the states that you mentioned (and I'm sure they'll be brought up) but I LOVE the look of the Pamelot dogs and I have heard many good things from owners. There are a lot of owners of Pamelot dogs here.

What is your corgi's gender? Are you aware of the same sex aggression (especially with males) in the Doberman breed? That's definitely something to take into consideration when bringing a puppy into a home that already has a dog in it.
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Thanks for the quick responses! Our corgi is a female, and we have thought about that. We're leaning towards a male. It will definitely just be a well loved pet.

Thanks for the recommendation on Pamelot! I'll definitely check them out. Buying from a BYB is something I'm afraid of because I know there are a lot around this area. We want a healthy, well tempered pet. I know there isn't a guarantee either way, but I think the chances are better for these coming from a reputable breeder. I'm also willing to pay extra for someone who cares about the development of the breed rather than just making money off the pups from it.

Be careful with the picture request. I have way too many pictures of my girl. Here's our sweet little Poppy.




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Thanks. The two of us are outnumbered by males here so she's a spoiled little princess. I can actually get away with buying her girly puppy toys and collars. She's also a rescue, and she had been in three different homes by the time she was five months old. We've had her since then, and I can't imagine how those homes didn't want her or give her a chance. She's perfect! Oh well, their loss was definitely our family's gain.
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Hi Gail,
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Glad you found the forum! I'm also currently looking, too. I was looking at first to do another rescue, but I'm leaning towards doing the research and choosing a puppy or nearly adult puppy from a breeder.

I had two rescued dobermans, one at a time, lol, not that it cant be done in pairs.
good luck on your research, choosing a dobie, it is well worth the time and effort.
looking forward to hearing your progress.

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Glad you found the forum! I'm also currently looking, too. I was looking at first to do another rescue, but I'm leaning towards doing the research and choosing a puppy or nearly adult puppy from a breeder.

I had two rescued dobermans, one at a time, lol, not that it cant be done in pairs.
good luck on your research, choosing a dobie, it is well worth the time and effort.
looking forward to hearing your progress.
Thanks! We're already getting excited. I'd love to get another rescue also, but with having young kids and even younger nephews and nieces around a lot (and our smaller dog and cat!), I think a puppy is our best option. Fully grown, the dog will weigh more than the kids for a while so I think it'll be easier to train for the behavior we'd like rather than break already established habits. Besides, I love the whole training/bonding with a puppy part.
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Welcome!! I would definitely check out Pamelot. Our breeder has a Pamelot dog that he is showing and he is gorgeous and had a great temperament when we met him!
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