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Looking for a Breeder in the Houston/Austin Texas Area
Long time lurker, recent member!
My girlfriend and I are both teachers moving to Austin for new jobs and renting a house with a large backyard in the area. She has a female pug rescue who's about 3-4 years old (great with everyone, all dogs, and puppies). My new position will give me much more free time and I finally feel like I have the stability and means to properly and responsibly raise a puppy. I have experience with dobies, my family had two from when I was in junior high to college. I've been fostering pitties for a rescue in Houston for the last four year as well so I have experience with large breeds.
I'm looking for a family pet and a companion to go on hikes and hop in the truck and go on adventures with. Potentially to do some agility courses and other physically/mentally stimulating challenges. I don't intend to do any shows.
I've gotten a hold of Merrimac Dobermans and they seem really nice, but they won't have a litter until late August and I was hoping to be able to get the puppy at the beginning of July before school starts so I can dedicate a lot of time to raising and training him for about a month and a half before my schedule gets crazier. I also called Touchstone Dobermans but have not heard back.
I'm new to the breeder market. They said they charge $3000 for a puppy. I'm happy to pay for a quality dog, but that seems like a lot. Forgive me if I'm simply ignorant. (I know a quality tested puppy could prevent vet bills from piling up down the road too and ensure proper temparment).
Do you guys have any recommendation for breeders in those areas? I'd be willing to drive to Dallas if you guys know anyone great up there as well.
Last edited by Acswan9690; 05-15-2018 at 02:49 PM.