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10 puppies and we'd like to leave 1 for show

Hi again to all... So my Dam just gave birth to 10 puppies (first litter). We'd like to leave at least 1 puppy to enter to a show. We've never done show before so any advice on what I should be looking for a small puppy potential for a show. Are females doing more good than males? Should I look at the drive and personality? What kind of ear crop will look good? Thanks y'all!
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Does the sire's owner show? Is there a Doberman club in your area? As a first time breeder, who also is thinking of showing, you definitely need a mentor.
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Male or female really makes no difference when it comes to choosing for show--quality is what counts--there have been top winning dogs and bitches.

But you really need to have a mentor to give you a hand in choosing a puppy as a show prospect and you should at least plan on going to as many shows as you can to see what happens, how dogs are shown and meet people who can help you choose a puppy from your litter to show. A show crop by a vet who is known for cropping Dobermans (that's another thing a mentor can help you with.

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Hi again to all... So my Dam just gave birth to 10 puppies (first litter). We'd like to leave at least 1 puppy to enter to a show. We've never done show before so any advice on what I should be looking for a small puppy potential for a show. Are females doing more good than males? Should I look at the drive and personality? What kind of ear crop will look good? Thanks y'all!

Not sure where you're located but it would be helpful for a mentor to help you in person. Below is a link to DPCA chapter clubs so you can find one near you.
The DPCA | Chapter Clubs

The DPCA also has many helpful articles you can use to read and learn from.

For a show puppy you'll want to have a professional judge come and evaluate the litter around 6-8 weeks old.

As far as cropping few vets still crop and even fewer do it well. If you can tell me whereabouts you live I have a list of reputable cropping vets. You'll want to get something scheduled right away so that they can fit the litter in to be cropped, you'll want it done between 7-9 weeks old.

From someone who also does rescue let me plead with you to only sell the puppies on limited registration (meaning they can't be bred and registered with AKC), already microchipped with your information entered and a written contract that states if the owners no longer wish to keep the puppy that it is to come back to you.


Good luck to you, momma and the litter. As I'm helping to raise a litter right now it's truly exhausting when you're doing it correctly lol.
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Hi again to all... So my Dam just gave birth to 10 puppies (first litter). We'd like to leave at least 1 puppy to enter to a show. We've never done show before so any advice on what I should be looking for a small puppy potential for a show. Are females doing more good than males? Should I look at the drive and personality? What kind of ear crop will look good? Thanks y'all!
I'm going to try not to be too negative here...was the dam of your litter shown? The sire? What about the grandparents? Most successful show dogs come from other show dogs, because correct conformation comes from breeding dogs with correct conformation. That doesn't mean it's not possible that you have a puppy that is correctly structured in your litter, but it's far more likely to happen when you are breeding for that.

I strongly recommend you contact your local chapter club to find a mentor. You can find chapter clubs here: The DPCA | Chapter Clubs. If this litter hasn't produced show quality dogs, please be open to the idea of placing all these puppies on spay/neuter contracts and spaying your bitch, learning more about the show ring, and learning from a mentor....there might be a show quality puppy from a different breeder for you down the road some day, but you can learn a lot from other dogs that you own, too, even if they don't turn out to be "show quality" and you can build some great relationships if you're open to learning.
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According to anther post, the OP lives in the Philippines, so something to keep in mind when giving recommendations.
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Ahhh, that is helpful information.

I do not see a Doberman breed club listed, but here is the Breed Club page for the Philippines (Breed Clubs » Philippine Canine Club). Are Boxers shown cropped in your country? If so, I would probably contact the Boxer club as the best resource for cropping...I'm not sure what other options you might have.

This claims to be a page for the Phillipine Doberman club: https://www.facebook.com/Philippine-...0958435875536/

Again, I strongly encourage you to find a mentor in your breed that is showing Dobermans. Best of luck to you.
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