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Family looking for a loving and gentle Dobie pup from reputable breeder. Looking for a black male pup, ears docked, AKC registered and parents with health papers. We do not intend to breed or place in competitions. Proper socialization a must. We have a home with a nice sized back yard. Plenty of room to play. We prefer dobie is crate trained and house broken, but we will train. We live in Virginia but are willing to travel reasonable distance for the right Dobie. Have two young children 11 and 8 and this will be our family's first dog. Wife had dobies growing up. Ready for immediate assistance. Referrals welcomed too. Thanks for your help!!!!!

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Have you considered looking into rescue?? I know even if a dog comes into rescue with papers they are not adopted out with them, so if you don't intend on showing or breeding then the paperwork would seem unimportant if you rescued. Rescues are not just dogs that are neglected, abused or needy, these dogs can be just homeless due to their humans moving, military, death of owner, all sorts of reasons, I myself had a dobie and was out with her when my hip broke changing my life in that instant; as I rode away in the ambulance I saw my baby girl looking after me  and that was the last time I saw her, she had to find a home. So things happen that place even puppies into a rescue situation. My baby girl was only 14 weeks old. I know there are some doberman rescues that would be within driving distance of VA. You can find them on the internet by typing in Doberman Rescues in VA or just doberman rescues and see what pops up.........and typically adoption fees will be alot less than purchase price and you will have a foster parent who can fill you in on the temperament and issues with any dog so that you get the right fit for your family. And just for future reference it would be tail docked and ears cropped.......

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@talisin: we started with the Dobe rescue of VA. They came to the house did the paperwork, submitted our names and we never heard back from them. We were disappointed, but that doesn't mean we have ruled them out. But we have moved on to what else is out there.

And thanks for the tail/ear correction! :-)

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Yes, don't give up on a rescue, there are 3 in my state.  I have rescued 2 puppies from rescues.  One was from a puppy mill breeder, and my little Ember was born in a shelter 1 of 8 puppies, fostered my a women on a farm.  I would go and see her every 2 weeks for a 3 hour drive, until she was 8 weeks old and could bring her home I got her young enough that I could get her ears cropped.   Her mother was a backyard breeder found on the street, either dumped or got loose and ran.  ( I prefer to think she escaped). 

There are older dogs also, if you don't want to go through potty training and teething!
And may be already crate trained, the foster homes these rescues go to are run by one of a kind of people.  They take in dogs, feed them, train them, at least give them some manners, they evaluate them and it is from the goodness of their heart and love for dogs.

I was told by my vet, that Ember had very good confirmation.  Now that meant nothing to me really, I just wanted a pet and maybe eventually do some agility with her.  I don't have AKC papers, but I think you can get them register through the AKC with some more paper work and pictures of the dog.  I'm really not sure about that.  I just heard there was a process that you could get them registered for AKC events. But anyway there are some really great Dobes without homes. 

If the rescue didn't call you, call them back, ask why you hadn't heard anything.  Maybe there was a reason that you could clear up if you call.  Dobe rescues and Rott rescues I have adopted from are really serious about there process, these are breeds that take lot of commitment.  The rescues do NOT want to see these dogs back in the rescue!

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kgs, sorry to hear the rescue didn't get back to you, unfortunately that happens sometimes in rescue since everyone is a volunteer. I process adoption apps for the rottweiler group and I do know that if a new volunteer comes in to help with processing or someone has the app and time is passing they will pass the app to another volunteer so it is possible that your app got "lost in the shuffle" and someone thought someone else had processed it completely and vice versa, did you contact them to see what was taking so long??

Just hoping that they didn't deliberately not contact you, that wouldn't be professional. Maybe you could try again?? And it could be they might feel they haven't gotten in the right dog for you yet?? Don't give up.....like Sandee said these rescue adoptions are gruelling processes since these are breeds that require a great home with knowledgable people and the rescues are extra diligent in making sure that their dogs are safe and happy.

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KGS,

Just my 2 cents.  Try the rescue again, it sounds to me that you have the perfect circumstance to give a Dobey a second chance.

Jeri

Have you looked at the breeders in your area on the DPCA breeders list?  With children in the home, you want to make sure that the temperament is wonderful - rescue is a great thing, but they are very very cautious about placing dogs into homes with children.  Most rescues need tons of socializing and training and they will not place them in homes with kids.