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Hello, name is Dennis. Just signed up to this site to learn more about the Doberman Pinscher breed because in the near future (May, June) I will be (hopefully) getting a little DP pup! Def want the black/rust look, and hardest part will be just me finding the right breeder for the right pup for the right price (not looking to spend 2+ K on a show dog, just want a house dog) if anyone knows of any great dealers in the New England area that breeds great DP's that aren't too expensive, send some information my way! Thanks for stopping by!!
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The average starting price you can expect to pay for a quality puppy from titled, tested, and proven parents is $1500 and the east coast tends to be closer to 2k like you said.

You say you just want a house dog, but many people make the mistake that they are spending money on a show dog. Many show dogs have pet quality puppies, the point of their parents being shown though is to prove they are worthy of passing on their genetics, same reason for all the testing quality breeders do. Doing these things doesn't guarantee you a 100% healthy dobe(our breed is prone to many health problems in fact) but it greatly stacks the deck in your favor.

Please read this think on what makes a reputable breeder, and the one below it about why good breeders charge what they do/the expense a breeder puts into breeding a quality doberman.

https://www.dobermantalk.com/breeding...new-folks.html

https://www.dobermantalk.com/breeding...r-puppies.html

While you can find cheaper, you will pay more in the long run due to lack of health testing and other important things.
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have you ever thought of rescuing? they do sometimes have puppies if that's what you are set on

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Hi Dennis, welcome to DT from another New Hampshire Native!
Everyone here is very helpful and they offer great advice.
My suggestion in your search is to remember you get what you pay for. You are better off spending a little extra for your dog in the front to get a wonderful well bred dog whose parents have been health tested by a reputable breeder. (spoken from BAD experience and expensive lesson learned)

Welcome and stick around. You will learn a lot!

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If you don't want to spend that much, go over to Doberman Rescue Unlimited
Not sure where in NH you are but they are right out of sandown, nh (close to Londonderry, NH)

1.5-2k doesn't get you a show dog, it gets you a healthy dog.

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Dennis, you came to the right place.
As a potential new Doberman owner, the best thing you can do is read, read, read!
By June, you should have a glimmering of understanding about what you're getting yourself into
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