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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Puppy Buyer Etiquette

Not sure if this has been posted here before or not, but it's a good read for noob's...

Puppy Buyer Etiquette:
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 03:04 PM
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One of my favorites and it's so true!
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Lol, there are so many true things in here!

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I just saw this on FB. Really good article. Should be required reading.
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Great article brw1982 !!

I smirked at this comment - a early / common mistake by some, I am sure.
a) Bring up price either at the end of the first contact (if it’s been successful and you feel a connection to this person) or in a follow-up contact.
It’s nice to say “If you don’t mind me asking,

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I'm so glad I read this prior to putting out my feelers.

Even though I knew a lot of those points already, getting a good conversation going imo can go a long way. And if you don't feel like you can talk to your breeder... well, you're going to be "stuck" with them for the next 8+ (hopefully 12+!) years, you might as well get used to it!

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I stickied this. I love Ruffly Speaking - it's chock full of fantastic stuff about good breeding.

by Shanoa Delta, on Flickr

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& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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Thank you for making a Sticky of this. I agree with pretty much everything in the article.

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That was a great read. I'm happy to say I researched for the breed I wanted and the breeder it took over a year. I have been in contact with my breeder choice since June and met her and her dogs in person in October. I met the mom, who was ( not sure what the proper wording is ), mated beginning of September, three ties and so on.... Waiting for Mother Nature patiently.

If all comes together hoping for a male puppy and I think by end of December or beginning of January...
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Yeah that's true.
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Good read! I have a litter at the moment and get so many emails saying 'Yeah, I'll take x colour collar' or 'How much for pick of litter?' And they go straight into the recycling bin.

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It's not found anymore on that site.

Thanks for letting us know. Fixed the link. Melbrod

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Thank you! What a great read. Gave me a few chuckles.
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Great article! I had a question from that read.

If you only want a Doberman as a pet, rather than to show, are you now increasing the chance of receiving one with health issues? Or are the differences simply cosmetic? I understand the reason for selling only the best puppies for those who interested in showing, however.
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There are pet quality puppies in every litter.

If you are buying a puppy from a reputable breeder, who is breeding to improve the breed and has done all the proper health testing on the two parents with good results, you are generally buying a puppy who is just as healthy as the rest of the puppies in the litter. Dobermans do have a lot of health problems, though, and most of them have a genetic component to them, so the puppy could inherit problems that have not shown up in the parents that may be present further back in the line.

That is why you need to look at a dog’s pedigree beyond the mother and father, because you may see a problem in the grandparents, or you may see too many breedings to the same sire. Also check the health records of pups from other breedings of the parents, and at the health of the parent's siblings, if you can find them.

It is possible that a trait might show up in a puppy that is undesirable in any doberman that will affect its health....But yes, a lot of the time it is just a matter of cosmetics.

Or there may occasionally be a puppy with a problem like a birth deformity, for example--but the breeder should point that out and tell you what the possible consequences are.
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