St. Louis, MO Breeders Or Close Range

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Looking to buy a new puppy any offers?

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Offers for what??? if you want to buy a puppy you find a great breeder they don't put their puppies up for auction, not sure what you are asking......

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Hi Rhodie:

How funny! I live in St. Louis, MO as well! I got my dobes (not siblings) from a breeder nearby-- his name is Dan Rosener from Desoto, MO (about a 45 minute drive from Brentwood). He isn't a show breeder, although our pups are beautiful, intelligent and social. We haven't had any health problems with either dog thus far, and the older one is at the top of his puppy class. The younger one just started class this past week.

He is a newer breeder, and is still learning all of the issues concerning Dobermans. That being said, he is still super diligent about their health and safety. I would reccomend him to anyone wanting an affordable doberman.  We paid $500.00 per pup.

I need to look for is phone number if you need it, but I don't mind passing his name onto you! Just let me know if you'd like it!

Thanks!

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Hello EJohnson, lol how crazy I actually talk to that guy, he's pretty cool. He told me he wouldn't have any until the summer. So he wrote me down on a list and said he'd give me a call. And it would be cool for our dobies to hang out. I talked to another lady that stays in Lee Summit. Hour before KC so I think I'll pic some pups up by April. But thanks for the advice

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hmmmm just the devil's advocate here but someone who is breeding dobermans BEFORE fully knowing about all the issues with dobermans is doing it backwards and would throw a red flag to me

There are "breeders" and then there are Responsible Breeders so consider the fact that anyone breeding while learning about the breed is not being responsible and do you really want to give your money to someone who doesn't take the doberman's health as a first priority.....these are what I refer to as backyard breeders, I would stay away

there are tons of threads on this forum on how to choose a responsible breeder and what to expect please look for those using the search field here at the top of the page

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No, I don't have any pups to offer.  I'm not a breeder, but an owner.

Talisin, I agree 100%.  I used to be the type of dog owner who thought that people against "back yard breeders" were taking things way too seriously...that is, until I got my doberman.   

I've come to realize that even if a "back yard breeder" breeds beautiful, healthy, well-balanced, intelligent dobermans X amount times for extra money, its just as bad as if they had health issues... Once the pups are born, there is a high potential for them to fall into the hands of irresponsible owners.

Even if someone who is convinced that a Doberman is the dog for them, it still may not be the case. 

I have a great dog.  I got her from what I would now consider a 'back yard breeder'.  She's AKC registered, as were the sire and dam.   She's 8 months old, socialized around children and adults alike, trainable, no issues with barking, whining, etc...  No house breaking issues.  No yard digging issues.  She does normal puppy things like grabbing a sock on occasion if it's left lying around, but she brings it to me when I call her, etc... any way, like I said, great dog.   (I understand she will go through the Doberteens at some point).  She's that way only because I took the time to research what I was getting and selecting the temperment I wanted, beforehand.  

That being said, Dobermans require training.  Every day.  They deserve to be in a home with someone who has time for them.  Even with her great temperment, I sometime's I find myself asking if I still want to keep her.  I wanted to be a Doberman owner, but not necessarily a daily dog trainer; and as much research as I did, I still wasn't totally prepared for the amount of responsiblity it would be.   I will keep her unless I find a more responsible owner than myself though.  I would not give a dog to anyone who was not able to provide the best life for that animal.

One of her siblings I found went to someone who is 'growing to hate their dog', because the dog is tearing up their house and won't listen. 

Anyone breeding Dobermans (or any dog for that matter) needs to be responsible when breeding and when selecting the owners for the new pup.   The proper forms need to be filled out to show the dog is being paired to the best home possible.  Most back yard breeders I would venture to guess, aren't doing this.

If a breeder breeds pups and sells to a person who is not ready for the task of raising a Doberman (any dog), that dog will not remain in their home.  I have people come into my house who think they want a Doberman after seeing mine.  I take one look at how they interacting with my dog, and know that without the proper information, training, and commitment, they would not be a good Doberman owner. 

Since owning a Doberman I've gained a new respect for Responsible Dog Breeders.  Thank you for every thing you do.  You have a bad rep for being too picky, but you undergo it for the betterment of the breed, and the animal itself.  Irresponsible breeders cause the shelters to overflowing with animals waiting to be adopted, again. 

Forgive the typos and other grammatical errors...not going to re-edit to correct.  Hopefully my thoughts came through well enough.

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Hey Rhodie,

 I thought you had 2 male puppies already. Are you looking to rehome one of them? Or do you want females to start a family.......

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sounds like maybe a rescued doberman that had some age would have been a better choice for a more laid back personality......I hope your girl relaxes and settles in in the way you need her to be as she matures.....