I'm expecting my pup late November to early october. She was born late September.$700 to ship, is this driving? We had small breed rescues come from Egypt for $800, now that price has gone up to $1,200 on the excuse of Covid & reduced flights.
I have a Euro, which requires more than a North American on average. However did this breeder ask you any questions such as your experience? Children? What your looking for so he can select the right pup? Again, not saying this is one to be concerned about but Euro dobies are on average even more expensive.
You made the call and already paid your deposit, yes? So, as members above pointed out some concerns it is a done deal. Just note if it does turn out some big red flags with this breeder yet to be discovered I would walk away and write that deposit off.
When are you expecting your new family member? If you haven't yet I suggest taking a good read over at the puppy forums so you can better prepare yourself for the good and not so good hehe. Not knowing your experience they are not the easiest breed... will be almost entirely up to you on how he/she will be as an adult, and if you hang in there you will not find a better, loyal, best friend, & natural guard dog.
Everyone here is happy to help & share ideas/tips/experiences so hang around!
I think my 3 priorities for a doberman would be 1. temperament 2. health 3. appearance rated accordingly. And I know for sure this breeder wouldn't be a good choice regarding to at least the health part. My budget for the dog was 2000-3000 usd, since i'm a college student (graduating next summer) and that would be the maximum I can afford for a dog, and annually I can spend 4000usd on the dog (including its insurance etc.), and after I graduate probably 6000usd annually + 4000 emergency fee. I live in NY and searched up a some reputable breeders like Raindance Dobermans or Kevlar Dobermans, but their pups are too expensive, 4500-5000 minimum. It's like I know lambos are great but I only have the money for a mustang kinda thing, you gotta use the money according to how much you make...
Any recommendations for breeders that are within my affordable price range? I do consider all messages here it's just as I have said I am a total amateur when it comes to owning a dobe. So I gotta take more time to compare and hear everyone's experience.
That being said I am very thankful for everyone who replied to my post