Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello DT I am wondering if anyone knows a reputable breeder inon Long Island or within reasonable reconfigure distance of the tri-state area. Somewhere that I can go and check out the breeders facilities. I already have on doberman who unfortunately was purchased from what someone on here called a "greeder". I am looking for someone who is willing to give references and has their dogs DNA tested for hereditary diseases.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
huh? lol

Tx thanks for asking about Snoop. Well we had him on a round of Prednisone starting with a high dose of 4 20 mg pills a Day over a month and slowly weening him down to 1/2 a pill every other day and well.........he is doing fantastic! In fact today was his follow up visit to the vet. They were floored to see him doing as well as he is. During the time whe he was real sick he went from 87 lbs to 67 lbs and is now at a healthy 83 lbs once again! I could cry just thinking of how far he came. I mean this poor dog was knocking on deaths doorstep. I am sure you are aware of my despiration because every vet I spoke with, wrote to, sent his reports to seemed to think that he wasn't going to make it! Well I am proud to report he made it to his 2nd birthday on November 9th! We were told he most likely wouldn't make it until then. If I quote the words of one of the "specialists" I saw she said, "he has PLN and isn't going to improve much from where he is, there's nothing you can do to help him". I refused to listen to them! The way he was holding on told me that this dog was ready to fight whatever it was going on inside of him. I begged my vet to please help us and try something. I had been reading about every dog ailment under the sun and for some odd reason thought Prednisone would help him. At first the vet thought I was crazy but he finally agreed to see us and do one more bloodtest. After that test and a slight improvement in his albumin levels he gave the Prednisone a try. After only 2 doses I pulled up to my house & for the first time saw Snoop waiting at the front door for me when I got home from work! Each day from then on he got better & better! I was taking him for walks and at first he was tired after a block or so but as time progressed he got better & better until the roles reversed and I was the one who was getting tired after 2 miles! It truely was a miricle and I now have a whole new appreciation for him. We are best friends! He hates when I go upstairs to lay down and he lays at the bottom of the steps crying! He's getting spoiled now too! Daddy doesn't like that!
We do eventually want to get him a playmate because he deserves to have a buddy around. We think it would be good for him. This time though I want to make sure I go to a reputable breeder who is in it to improve the breed & no to just pump out pilots for profit! Throughout this whole ordeal I learned a wealth of valuable lessons and that was one of them.!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,804 Posts
Yes Kalora is an ethical breeder on Long Island. Just make sure that you get a female, even though I'm sure that Estelle would only place a female with you.

We'll be at Meet the Breeds in Manhattan tomorrow if you want to take ride.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Darn I'm a day late and a dollar short! What is Meet the Breeds? Also why do you think they would only give me a female? Just curious? I actually prefer a female. I mostly have only had female dogs for most of my life and find them a little more calm! Well in some instances! They can also be waaaaaay more needy!
Aside from another Dobe what do you think is a good breed to mix with Dobe? I was looking into Boxers maybe??? When he used to go to the park he always gravitated towards pitbulls. Although they are cute I don't want one. Not my type of dog. I would prefer another dobe over any other breed but would like to also explore options and see what dog could be the ying to his yang!
 

·
Get the bunnies!
Joined
·
7,024 Posts
Darn I'm a day late and a dollar short! What is Meet the Breeds? Also why do you think they would only give me a female? Just curious? I actually prefer a female. I mostly have only had female dogs for most of my life and find them a little more calm! Well in some instances! They can also be waaaaaay more needy!
Since you already have a male, and Dobermans are prone to same-sex aggression, no good breeder would place a boy into a home that already has a boy (there are exceptions, but only for an experienced Doberman home and with people who are prepared and willing to crate and rotate if necessary).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
So basically if I am to get any other dog whether Dobe or not I should get a female? I want a female anyway. I think it would balance out better. Snoop is very well socialized with other dogs. Although he doesn't really get aggressive with other males I have seen him try to dominate in other ways like humping! All I know is this time I am doing my homework. I don't want to support anymore greeders! Funny because the woman where I got my dog from has been trying to sell this one female she has left. The pup must be about 6-7 months so obviously something is wrong with it. It's actually not funny its sad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
We are in the early phases of looking for a new pup! This is definitely something I just don't want to jump into without doing extensive homework! One thing I don't understand is that on a lot of the breeders sites (not Kalora or any given on here) I find they say their dogs are "spoken for" before the litter is even birthed! Now to me that is BS. How do you claim a dog when you don't even know what sex and color it's going to be? I mean for me just like anything else I buy I need to see it and pick it out the one that I fall in love with!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
177 Posts
Alot of good breeders have waiting lists. My red girl I waited for 1 1/2 yrs for her. I needed a girl since already have a male the first litter had boys. So yes alot of litters are spoken for asfar a color or sex sometimes you have to wait for another breeding. Also most breeders will pick out the puppy that's right for you they know their puppies alot better than we do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
I have yet another question!!! I see a lot of the suggested breeders have show dogs & dogs that hold titles. I am not looking for a show dog! I just want a pet and a doberfriend for my boy Snoop. Do these breeders sell dogs for pets or mostly to those who want show dogs?
 

·
Collar Connoisseur
Joined
·
908 Posts
Not all puppies in a litter will be show quality, there will be some pet quality as well.
You could definitely get a pet puppy from a show breeder! :)
 

·
mastiffied
Joined
·
1,455 Posts
I have yet another question!!! I see a lot of the suggested breeders have show dogs & dogs that hold titles. I am not looking for a show dog! I just want a pet and a doberfriend for my boy Snoop. Do these breeders sell dogs for pets or mostly to those who want show dogs?
Show or working breeders are usually the breeders doing health testing, temperament testing, and breeding with the Doberman standard in mind. They are the ones that care where their puppies are going and will take them back should the need ever arise. They are the ones that are there to help should you ever need it. They are the ones with invaluable knowledge. When these breeders have litters, most of the puppies are usually go on to live their lives as pets. This is the type of breeder you go to if you want to support someone doing right by the breed and want a quality pet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
177 Posts
I have yet another question!!! I see a lot of the suggested breeders have show dogs & dogs that hold titles. I am not looking for a show dog! I just want a pet and a doberfriend for my boy Snoop. Do these breeders sell dogs for pets or mostly to those who want show dogs?
My breeder titles her dogs and would like her show quality pups to go to show homes. But if no good show homes would sell to pet homes also as the last poster said the whole litter would not be show quality.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,804 Posts
You've already had a bad experience with Snoop's greeder. There are many more out there just like her and it would be in yours and your future puppy's best interest to learn who to stay away from.

Either get your next one from a reputable rescue or an ethical breeder like some of the one's already mentioned.

My breeder breeds for the show ring and performance but my girl is not a "show" dog. I purchased her on limited registration. And I never saw her until the day I picked her up from the airport.

I had extensive communication with my breeder and she matched me perfectly with my girl.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top