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Hi everyone!
I am looking to buy my first Doberman companion. I live in CT and have been looking in any surrounding (and not so close) states for a reputable breeder.. I came across three breeders that are in a close range price wise, and seem to be legit.. They are numbered not in any specific order..

1. MikaDobe from South Carolina, I spoke to Hank and Ginny Dingfelder.
2. Windsong Dobermans from from Indiana, and I spoke to Elaine Adams.
3. KettleCoveDobe from Massachusetts, and I spoke to Sharon Duval

I would really appreciate any suggestions on these breeders..

Thanks!
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The only one that I know of those breeders is Sharon, she has show lines. She breeds beautiful representatives of the breed and I would not hesitate to recommend her. We have bred to her dogs over the years and have been very happy.

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One of our members, Shelian Dobermans, has co-bred with Windsong in the past. She might have some insight there for you. You could always send her a private message using that function on the forum. Her user name is ShelianDobe.


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Hi everyone!
I am looking to buy my first Doberman companion. I live in CT and have been looking in any surrounding (and not so close) states for a reputable breeder.. I came across three breeders that are in a close range price wise, and seem to be legit.. They are numbered not in any specific order..

1. MikaDobe from South Carolina, I spoke to Hank and Ginny Dingfelder.
2. Windsong Dobermans from from Indiana, and I spoke to Elaine Adams.
3. KettleCoveDobe from Massachusetts, and I spoke to Sharon Duval

I would really appreciate any suggestions on these breeders..

Thanks!
I'm kind of on the wrong coast to be of much help but I do know (at least by reputation although not necessarily in person) Elaine Adams (Windsong and Sharon Duval (KettleCoveDobes).

Either of those breeders would be, in my opinion legit and suitable places for looking for a Dobe companion.

Don't know a thing about MikaDobe. But there are several others in your vicinity if you haven't talked to any of these: In New Jersey, Eastwick (Sophia Koster DVM), Kerwynd, (Susan Kershaw), Niklby (Betty Cuzzolino) New York BluJ's ( Judy Crowley), Gemini, (Marion Crowley) Kalora (Estelle and Keith Corr), Raindance Dobermans, (Susan James)

Some might not be at all suitable for a variety of reasons but they are all legitimate breeder--most of them long time breeders.

Good luck with your search.

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thank you! Another one that I heard of AbsoluteK9's in SC.
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thank you! Another one that I heard of AbsoluteK9's in SC.
Is this them? https://absolutek9s.com/ If so, what about them appeals to you? That's a serious question, because a quick glance at their website tells me a lot of things that would make me do a hard pass on them.


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How many dogs are they breeding???
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How many dogs are they breeding???
If you are asking about the breeder I linked, by my count, they have 5 dogs (3 "active"), and 14 bitches (10 "active"), with four litters already this year and one due in September.


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If you are asking about the breeder I linked, by my count, they have 5 dogs (3 "active"), and 14 bitches (10 "active"), with four litters already this year and one due in September.
Sorry I didn't make my post clear. I was referring to that particular greeder.
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Absolute K9's looks like an absolute puppy mill. Not only selling dogs but collars and dog food as well. I wonder if they have any used cars they'd like to add to the mix?

They don't list pedigrees.

The only "health testing" they list is Embark. I'm sure they only do the DNA testing through them because it's cheaper than doing it separately, not because they actually care about the breed.

I personally wouldn't support a breeder who had 14 dobermans because there's no way IMO that those dogs are getting the one on one love and attention that they deserve. And they def. aren't getting the proper health testing they deserve, Bill Gates himself couldn't afford that.
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