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I am looking for a breeder somewhere near houston, texas if possible. I dont want a show dog that cost thousands of dollars to not show him, i am looking for a family dog. Im afraid of going to any backyard breeders with everything that i have read recently just really would rather not have to spend so much for a non- show dog.  I would rescue but its hard to find a small puppy that is less than a year old, I would much rather adopt so if anyone has a place that has small doberman puppies up for adoption let me know please your help is very much apppreciated! Also if I do buy where to buy from? Trying not to ship it but if need be i will.

Kim
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Welcome to the forum!  I don't know what rescue sites you are looking at, but this site has plenty of rescue pups - many are mixed, but look very Doberman, and there are a few purebreds as well. Out of all the states listed on this site, Texas has an inordinately high number of Dobies. I just looked at it, and there's more than a few puppers!  (I would add that my Libbers was Dobe/Dal, and was very much a Dobe in personality. What she didn't have was Cardio, cancer, alopecia, Wobbler's or VWD! She lived to almost 15 years old!)

http://doberman.rescueme.org/Texas

Whatever you choose, I hope you find your wonderful new best bud!

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Dobermans are a very expensive breed to own, and expensive to buy as well.  There are many health issues that need to be tested for, and to put it plainly, the breeders selling cheap dogs don't do these things.  They are hurting the breed, not helping it.  They are breeding for convenience, to make a few bucks, and not taking into consideration the longevity of the breed.  That $500 or $600 puppy sounds great, and yea he's cute, until the health problems arise that could have been tested for and avoided, and you get stuck with thousands in vet bills, and little to no help from the breeder.  Some of these people seem nice, and some may take good care of their dogs, but this kind of breeding really only says one thing:  They either can't be bothered to research what's involved in breeding, or they did research, and don't care.  Either way, this is absolutely not the kind of breeding that should be endorsed and/or supported.

The testing, finding suitable mates, doing things right is VERY expensive, and ethical breeders are not making money on those 1500-2000 dogs.  If you don't want to, or can't afford that kind of pricing, I would recommend working with a rescue or shelter to help find a dog that needs a home and will be more affordable.