I am looking for a reliable doberman pincher breeder in the New England Area?
The Doberman is not the healthiest of breeds, with an average life expectancy of 10 years. Good breeders health test as standard with current results available on request for the sire and dam for:
- Hip dysplasia
- Von Willebrands (haemophilia)
- Cervical spondylopathy
- Dilated cardiomyopathy (heart failure – incurable, not all dogs respond to treatment, life expectancy post diagnosis is poor. Should DNA, Troponin blood test, echocardiogram and holter test)
If you want a puppy purchase from a good breeder I suggest, who sets out to produce dogs are that is as sound in mind as they conformation and health, fit for its original purpose and stands by the dogs they produce, willing to or including a term in the contract that if the owner’s circumstances change, the dog is returned to the breeder.
The Doberman breed club is a good starting point as they will give you a balanced account on what it is like to live with the breed and the personality and lifestyle necessary to meet its need. They will also know of availability on litters on the ground and planned, but it is buyer beware, because they do not guarantee the quality of KC registered puppies.
Visit dog sport clubs and championship shows to see dogs of both breeds being put to different uses if there are any within reasonable driving distance, good to see adult dogs in different environments. Arrange appointments with breeders who produce quality dogs to see how they respond to your personality and that what they breeder produces is a match to what you want in a pet.
If you are considering a rescue, contact breed rescue, as they have many young and adult dogs that in the right hands can make nice natured and reliable pet dogs.