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Hello everyone, I really need to find a good reputable breeder.  I don't even know where to start though.  Does anyone have any recomendations on a breeder or how to find one?  I am currently using social media to try and find a breeder but that is my absolute last choice because I have no idea what I would be getting.  Any help is welcomed!  Thank you all in advance!!

Read the thread by Gettygirl just below this one "finding a breeder" - both myself and another reputable breeder gave advice in it.

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Thank you

 

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You have to ask yourself these questions:

1. Do you want a local breeder where you can simply pick up the puppy? If yes, then try looking at FB communities or other forums and classified ads. Don't forget to include your city when searching.

2. OR, are you open for a nationwide or even International breeder? If yes, then expect to spend tons of $$$ for this, but in exchange you get a puppy that most likely has not been related to many dobermans around you, (think like importing new blood). Also, take note that most of the time, importing customs needs to have the puppy at least 3.5 mos old (4mos to be safe) as they need to be vaccinated with Rabies shots.

If it's just nationwide or in the other state, be prepared to drive for the puppy to pick him up or ask the breeder on how to transport him to you.

Either way, International or National, constant communication with the breeder is important. There is also a trust factor. First you have to make reservation payment then before they get shipped, you have to pay the full payment + the shipping expenses. Hence communication is a must.