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Hi Everyone!

   I was just wondering if anyone was planning on having any puppies that will be available for adoption somtime around March. I am looking for a black/brown male. I actually had a breeder picked out but his bitch did not go into heat this season so I'm looking for a new breeder. I am currently located in Rochester, NY and would be looking for a breeder within about 500 miles so that I could pick up the puppy instead of having it shipped. I have been emailing breeders in NY and PA without much luck in regards to timing. The breeders who have emailed me back have been extremely kind in trying to help me out and I will be continuing to keep in contact with them. Please feel free to email me at sxksxk@gmail.com or just respond to this post. Thanks so much everyone! Can't wait to be a proud Dobe owner!

 

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Try  http://njdogtraining.com/index.html  This is the guy I bought Dash from. He still has a bunch of his brothers and sisters left (5 months old now) and is about to have another litter in the next week or two.  

 

Awesome dogs lots of support. I call when ever I have a question and theres always someone there to help me out.

 

Hes on the shore in NJ so a little bit of a drive but I'd say well worth it....

 

Tell him Justin refered you.

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The breeder that helipilot referenced is exactly the type of breeder I'd run from. 

Here's what I saw on their site:

Breeding for oversized Dobermans.  Bigger is NOT better.  It is, in fact, detrimental to their joints for one thing.  Besides that, I'm not even sure the dogs are oversized so much as just enormously fat.  The one male shown is flat out obese.  It kind of cracks me up that guys will barely look at a fat chick, but they think a gigantically fat Doberman is attractive? 

A couple of the males have got extremely poor, cowhocked rears. 

Where are the dams?

Where are the names of these breeding dogs?  Where are their pedigrees?  Where are their health testing results?  What are their titles?  You'd think obedience trainers would at least have some obedience titles on the dogs? 

I saw a couple of pictures of what looks like a floorless whelping box on tile.  Some of the area within the box was bare tile, some was blanketed.  The bare tile is too cold for puppies, and offers no footing.  The whelping box looked extremely narrow so the poor dam had very little room. 

From helipilots post, why on earth are they having more puppies when they can't sell the ones they have?

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Anyone looking to purchase a Doberman puppy would be well advised to spend a lot of time on this resource first.

http://www.dpca.org/BreedEd/index.php/articles/43-miscellaneous/362-buying-a-doberman-pinscher

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Helipilot, thank you for your input. I'm trying to stay away from kennels due to the reasons that Glengate mentioned. I am happy you got a wonderful dog them. 

 

Glengate, I agree with your thoughts on the site referenced. I am looking to get my puppy from a breeder who does extensive health testing, has the pedigrees, ect. The breeders that I have been contacting are all off of the dpca breeder referral website. Even then I will be doing plenty of research on them. No bybs for me! 

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not even gonna start to fight. I have all background/pedigrees with what titles from grenerations and I met both parents before I bought. Love his dogs dont care what anyone thinks.

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The breeding stock on that linked website is terribly out of standard, and they just don't look right...  Their training programs look to be pretty good, but the first sentance is a sire that is 31" and 125lbs??  Jeeze...  He should have been neutered and never bred...  Good breeders breed to the standard, and out of standard sires would be enough for me to look no further, personally.  I would echo everything glengate said.

To the OP, I would give Niklyby a call, they are great, and have beautiful dogs.  The thing to remember is that with good breeders, there is typically a waiting list, and some people wait up to a year or longer to get a good puppy from a good breeder.  Don't rush your decision, it will be worth the wait.

 

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Has puppies left from first litter that are already 5 months old and is breeding again???? Not good. Where are those 5 month old puppies gonna go if nobody buys them???

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Wow

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Thank you everyone for your advise! I have actually found a wonderful breeder! The pups are going to be born tomorrow! :) I am so Excited!!!!

I'm excited for you! Glad you found a good breeder :)