Thanks again for your reply. I can see that I may have to be on the waiting list, but waiting for a long time is tough. I talked to a breeder who said they have used frozen sperms to breed puppies and now selling off puppies from those parents. I don't know what your thoughts are on this kind of practice? Also there are always puppies available via puppyspot site they are more expensive but there is no information about who the breeder is, they say they will let us talk to the breeder, once we have decided to buy a puppy through them. They are claim to be from champion bloodlines and look very nice.
Also, there is euro vs american discussion every time I call a breeder, Euro breeders claim their dogs are much supperior than the american, since american breeds have been diluted and mutated to fit as a house pet. Any thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance.
Yes, waiting for a long time is tough, but may very well be what you need to do in order to get a well bred, well socialized, confident puppy from health tested parents and from a breeder that will support you through the difficult times. This is not an easy breed and Dobes are not easy puppies. They take a lot of time, dedication, patience and training.
There is nothing wrong with using frozen semen for a breeding, it is actually done rather frequently.
Yes there are always puppies available on Puppyspot and a number of other websites, and if you don't care about quality, temperament, health, etc. and aren't willing to take the time to research and find a truly good breeder that is probably where you will end up. These puppies are bred at and sold by puppy mills. They are very poor quality, raised in horrid, unsanitary conditions, often have temperament issues, no health testing and end up costing you 10 times what you paid for the puppy in vet bills, or you have to have the puppy put to sleep because it bit you or somebody else.
There is not a thing wrong with either Euro or American, if they are well bred, health tested, etc. Unfortunately, there are only a few truly good Euro breeders here in the US, and they generally require working homes, with a few exceptions. You can find reputable Euro breeders at http://www.uniteddobermanclub.com
As far as the euro vs american debate, it sounds like you have been talking to Euro greeders. Breeders that only care about your $$$ and don't give a hoot about the puppies. If you have the $$$ then you get a puppy. They may say thank you, send you off with your puppy, and you will never hear from them again...
...whereas, if you buy a puppy from me, or the majority of breeders on this board or either of the links I gave you; you are going to fill out a lengthy application and we are going to talk on the phone, via email, messenger and text. We will do a home check, and we will get to know you and you us. We want to set our puppies up for success in a loving, responsible, educated home. You will receive a ton of information and when you have a question or an issue with your puppy, we will be here to assist you. We will stay in touch for the life of the dog and expect you to do the same. You will sign a contract/agreement and receive some sort of health warranty. You won't get any of this from a breeder advertising on Puppyspot.
I recommend you check the links I have provided and stay away from Craigslist, Puppyspot or any of the other sites that come up when you google. Additionally, I cannot stress the importance of being patient, taking your time and finding a breeder that is both reputable and that you click with, enough.
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