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Hi Sian! And welcome from the Pacific NW.

Living on the West Coast, you are fortunate to have many great breeders in your area. Not so much in SoCal, but heading North or slightly East, you should find a great pup.

That being said.... You will probably have zero chance of getting a Doberman from a reliable and reputable breeder who does the requisite health testing and has competition accolades that will sell a pup uncropped, with the tail undocked, and the dew claws not removed.

In the US, the Doberman breed is considered a "Cropped and Docked" dog.

My thought is: If you want a great heathy Doberman dog, don't swim upstream. Research the really good breeders on the West Coast and accept the fact that a good dog will come at 8-10 weeks with its ears cropped, its tail docked and dew laws removed.

This is just reality.

You can research NW Breeders here on DT. You can start here:
https://www.dobermantalk.com/northwe...est-coast.html
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