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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone! My name is Stormi. I am new to the website and am really looking forward to all of the information available here!

I joined because I thought I found it- The perfect breeder! I met a lady at Lowes that had her Doberman with her and we chatted and I learned where she got the dog from. I have been following their FB page for a couple years now.. Tonight I started doing more in depth research as I hope to get a puppy in the next few months... I am so sad! Everything I am reading on them is to stay away! Puppy mill! BYB! I fully support good, breed supporting breeders so this really bothered me.

I hope to one day have a girl that will help me stay sane while my hopeful-cop boyfriend would be away on the job. I get night terrors and know I would feel much safer alone with a well trained and attached Dobie. I also want a good running buddy!

I am located in the Upstate of SC and will be doing lots of research on breeders within a reasonable distance around me and really hope to learn a lot here and possibly find a good breeder to get an amazing pup from! I will also be looking out for any good trainers near me as well. <3

Thank you for having me in the forum! I truly do hope to learn a lot here and make some good connections!
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Welcome to DT! As far as good breeders go, in your immediate area there is Shelian, Mistel, and Phantasia dobermans. Towards this way (Charlotte) there are a handful and there are several in Georgia as well. Have you ever been to a dog show? That is often a great starting point to meet people in Dobermans and find a breeder. Good luck with your search.
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Hi Myo! And welcome from the Pacific NW.

Kudos to you for researching and vetting potential breeders. It may be frustrating.
It may be time consuming.

Still... When looking for a Doberman that will be with you for a decade or more and totally entrenched in your life, it is worth the effort.

Best to you and your search for the perfect pup.

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Welcome to DT! As far as good breeders go, in your immediate area there is Shelian, Mistel, and Phantasia dobermans. Towards this way (Charlotte) there are a handful and there are several in Georgia as well. Have you ever been to a dog show? That is often a great starting point to meet people in Dobermans and find a breeder. Good luck with your search.
Thank you! I have never been to a show, but am looking into finding some to go to! Seems most will be about 2-2.5 hrs from me, so not too bad!

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Hi Myo! And welcome from the Pacific NW.

Kudos to you for researching and vetting potential breeders. It may be frustrating.
It may be time consuming.

Still... When looking for a Doberman that will be with you for a decade or more and totally entrenched in your life, it is worth the effort.

Best to you and your search for the perfect pup.

John
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Frustrating and Time Consuming is fine as long as I get a good and healthy pup! I have a few months left on my lease before I'll even be into a property with the land and such for a Doberman, so I have time for research.
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Welcome to DT Myo !

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Welcome to our forum from Florida.
Yep...this place is the best for knowledge regarding this breed.....plus.... some of our members are what I would refer to as "professionals" .....involved with breeding or even competitions of all different types. So.....welcome to our world! Glad to have you with us.
You are correct in your thinking......no problem to be alone when you have a Doberman by your side!

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Thank you! I have never been to a show, but am looking into finding some to go to! Seems most will be about 2-2.5 hrs from me, so not too bad!



Frustrating and Time Consuming is fine as long as I get a good and healthy pup! I have a few months left on my lease before I'll even be into a property with the land and such for a Doberman, so I have time for research.
Show season is winding down so you missed the two bigger shows in your area for the year, one was early this spring the other at the end of July in Greenville. There are shows next weekend in Augusta but I just looked and there are only 8 dobes. The Greenville shows you usually get 30-40. My suggestion would be to wait until the show season starts up again. There are shows in Clemson (usually a small entry) in January and then there will be more in the spring in SC and NC. Our specialty (doberman only) shows will be May 30th and 31st next year if you want to come all the way to Charlotte for that. The best place to find these shows is via the AKC events search tool on the AKC site. Just select the state on the map and all breed conformation shows on the left drop down.

Are you ready for a puppy now? Or what is your timeline?

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Show season is winding down so you missed the two bigger shows in your area for the year, one was early this spring the other at the end of July in Greenville. There are shows next weekend in Augusta but I just looked and there are only 8 dobes. The Greenville shows you usually get 30-40. My suggestion would be to wait until the show season starts up again. There are shows in Clemson (usually a small entry) in January and then there will be more in the spring in SC and NC. Our specialty (doberman only) shows will be May 30th and 31st next year if you want to come all the way to Charlotte for that. The best place to find these shows is via the AKC events search tool on the AKC site. Just select the state on the map and all breed conformation shows on the left drop down.

Are you ready for a puppy now? Or what is your timeline?
I definitely noticed that I missed some good ones! I'm perfectly find driving to a show if I can get the day off for it. I believe I found one last night in Atlanta that is coming up in October that I may try to go see. Even if I get a pup before then, I would love to make the trip to Charlotte for that! I've gone up there for a single restaurant, so I can definitely manage that! lol

I'm not ready yet as I am in an apartment and already at the 2 pet limit(2 dsh cats) and they have horribly strict breed restrictions. Come December, I will be moving onto 4 acres completely fenced in. I'm hoping to get a pup within a month or two after that, but I do know I'll probably end up taking longer.
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It might take longer to find your puppy...good breeders tend to have waiting lists. You might also want to give some thought to the rigors of potty training in the winter, though in South Carolina that probably isn't so bad.

A lot of people find it helpful if they can take time off from work for the first week or two of puppy ownership too. Of course, you still have to figure out how to balance puppy time and work...even if you plan to crate your puppy when you're not there, he'll still need a potty outing every 3 hours or so during the day for quite a while. But those first few weeks can have a lot of nighttime awakenings and exhaustion () is always lurking in the background.

Just a few considerations about timing.....

Oh, and I don't think I've said welcome to you yet?? Welcome to DT from Colorado!! We always tell people to start posting pictures of their puppies and dogs when they join here, but even pictures of your cats will do until the puppy arrives. LOL

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It might take longer to find your puppy...good breeders tend to have waiting lists. You might also want to give some thought to the rigors of potty training in the winter, though in South Carolina that probably isn't so bad.

A lot of people find it helpful if they can take time off from work for the first week or two of puppy ownership too. Of course, you still have to figure out how to balance puppy time and work...even if you plan to crate your puppy when you're not there, he'll still need a potty outing every 3 hours or so during the day for quite a while. But those first few weeks can have a lot of nighttime awakenings and exhaustion () is always lurking in the background.

Just a few considerations about timing.....

Oh, and I don't think I've said welcome to you yet?? Welcome to DT from Colorado!! We always tell people to start posting pictures of their puppies and dogs when they join here, but even pictures of your cats will do until the puppy arrives. LOL
That's why I said I'm sure I'll probably take longer. I do want a good breeder, and do want to do my research. I've had puppies in the past-husky most recently. So I am fully prepared for rough nights and early mornings! lol Winter here usually isn't bad, and I have lived all over(orig from Oregon).. So really it doesn't usually get that cold to me! And as long as it is past the holiday season, I will have plenty of time for acclimating a pup to my home. I work at an electronic store so it's about to be busy season and then... Ghost town for a while. My mother may also have her horses on the property still as well so she would be able to assist while I work.

Thank you for the advice and welcome! <3
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