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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to get a puppy late this year or early next. My dog of 12 years recently passed away so I’m just starting to look around and put it out to the universe.

Does anyone have suggestions for Puppies around Albany NY?
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I'm from Colorado, so can't really give you any recommendations, but in general, a good place to start is with your local DPCA chapter club...I would also look at the referral list here: DPCA | The Doberman | Breeder Referral Be sure to do your own investigating into any breeder you get recommended to you, even the ones on this list.

Here's a little homework you should be doing to help you find a good breeder:
An old post from WorkingK9s, a member of this forum:

There have been a lot of breeder inquiries lately and some defensive people defending breeders whom they thought, or think, are reputable. So it begs the question, what qualifies a breeder as reputable?

Well, the answer is in the eye of the beholder mostly. Typically people on this forum would qualify a reputable breeder who does the following:

1. Health testing.
It is no shock that this is a breed that is plagued by more health problems than most. A breeder who doesn't health test cannot be reputable in my eyes. My own criteria for health testing is that before being bred a dog should have at minimum cardio tests (this has gotten more complicated but hopefully we are moving forward with progress), vWD and hips. That is minimum. I prefer also CERF, thyroid, elbows and liver bloodwork as well. For those breeders who say the pups have been checked... yes, the pups should have seen a vet at some point, but the majority of the health exams should belong to the parents.

2. Some kind of certification in a venue.
If you are looking at a working prospect, the parents of the litter should have working titles. If you are looking for a show prospect, the parents should be active in conformation shows. Just looking for a pet? Well, there are pet puppies in every litter so you are in luck! You can still get a pup from titled parents, usually for the same price as gimmick or backyard breeders. I.e. Family Dobes sells for 2500 with no ear crops and non-titled, or low titled parents. While there are always exceptions to the rules, in general breeders should be active in the venue that they are claiming to improve.

3. Few litters per year.
I would find it hard to believe that puppies get the appropriate amount of socialization if someone has more than 2-3 litters per year. Raising a litter takes a LOT of time. A lot. Raising many litters would probably do me in.
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The Doberman Pinscher Club of the Tappan Zee is based in NYC DPCTZ Home

You could probably contact someone there who may be able to tell you if there is a closer club, or for references to northern New York or New England breeders.
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Thank you! Definitely have a lot of homework to do.
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If you are on Facebook, the Doberman Pinscher Breeder Listings is another great resource. It's a place for litters to be listed, or you can post for suggestions there, and listings must follow the DPCA code of ethics.

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I'm about an hour south west of you and ended up on a puppy hunt last July. I contacted Jaladeck (in Bainbridge), Raindance (in Windham), Kalora (I think they're down in Long Island), and Blu-J (near Binghamton). Blu-J and Jaladeck co-breed, and Blu-J is where our Ulrike came from in July. I was very happy with how responsive, open, and helpful that every breeder that I contacted was. I have been very happy and grateful to Judy (Blu-J) with how present she has been for us when we've had questions and needed help.
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Lots of good breeders in NY! In addition to those already mentioned there are also Saratoga Dobermans and Rauschund both of whom I've had the pleasure to meet dogs from.
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I believe Carolyn at Rich-Lie has a litter on the ground.

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I've been in touch with Saratoga Dobermans... So far I love them! Thank you!
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Awesome keep us posted!
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