You want to purchase a puppy? Here is a different way to spot the back yard breeder that you want to stay clear of. You will have a higher likely hood of adding a healthy family member if do not purchase your puppy from a breeder with any of the following reasons for having the puppy you are about to take home.
There are a few simple but important points to consider when getting a new puppy
I will be providing a more comprehensive puppy buying guide but in the interim watch for these common non-professional breeding seller comments and conditions about why they are breeding and selling puppies.
Here are the most common reasons given by non professional breeders as to why they have had a litter of puppies and now have them for sale at a very low price as compared with a professional breeder.
To follow are some of the most common reasons why private folks breed dogs to have puppies. My goal in this article is to help you the puppy buyer to avoid these bad situations so you can get a great Doberman companion and you can support the continuation of this wonder breed that will steal your heart for ever
Is the best dog they have ever had. Now we have his/her puppies for you to buy.
This is not what happens. They have more Dobermans all with different personalities and all of them are good Dobermans but will never be like the Mom or Dad.
All my friends & family have said they want one of my amazing Dobermans puppies.
Another incredibly bad reason to have a litter of puppies. Because guess what they have them on Craig’s list at $300 per puppy and they want you to pick them up at 5-6weeks because none of their friends or family really wanted a puppy. It was fun to talk about.
She is from a great bloodline.
If you hear this, run! Most of the pet-quality (non-breeding-quality) Dobermans that professional show breeders produce are nice looking but they are not breeding quality. For example you could breed the number-one male in the nation with the number-one female. The majority of the puppies will not be worth breeding. They will be sold as pet quality Dobermans. Yes and the price tag will include a well socialized puppy, docking, cropping of ears and will meet all health standards of a puppy that is 8-10 weeks old. The price tag will be well over $300 dollars. (Our buying guide will cover the specifics here.) (Some breeders at your request will not crop upon advance purchasing of puppies.)
He is a male.
If you own a non neutered male the way this works in the professional breeding world is that the owners of female dog seeks out the studs. Watch out for these situations. Folks advertise their males on Craig’s list and ok there is a litter of puppies. But this is not the professional breeder. This is a whoopsie or it is back yard breeder.
They want to make a little money.
Here is area that is easy to spot and is one of the biggest reasons to not participate in the back yard breeding practice. Even if you are paying up to $1,000 dollars per puppy it is not a money making enterprises if the stud fee was paid, if the female is being care for properly during the pregnancy and during her life and the puppies are properly prepared for you the new owner. They are not making any money.
It is always less money to pay a stud fee than to keep your own boys. It is always less money to spay your female.
If you are an aspiring breeder and you are reading this. You will find that there is a huge need for more professional breeders. And if you want be in the showing and breeding business find a mentor. Many breeders are ready willing and able to coach you.
This is not an anti breeding guide. This is a pro-Doberman guide. Look and buy from professional breeders if you want a puppy. You can also contact your local Doberman rescue they often have very young Dobermans sometimes even puppies. If you consider rescue you get to spend time with your new potential pet and be 100% sure their energy level, size and personality are perfect for you and your family.
By: For the Love of Dobermans.com