What is important to us when caring and raising pups?
(1) Proper vaccination schedule, parasite prevention program.
Owners are provided with a record vaccinations and other health care received.
During the critical socialization period, pups receive lots of human interaction. Lots of love is given. We hold the pups quite often. The end result of the attention given is a pup that bonds quickly with its new family.
Each puppy will be properly groomed and cared for including regular nail trimming, ear care, frequent baths, etc. When pups leave our care, they are accustomed to being handle.
(4) Educating new owners:
An information packet will be given to each owner containing helpful information to help you take care of your new family member.
(5) Happiness Guarantee:
If for some reason the puppy does not work out for you, we will work with you. We want what is best for our puppies!
One thing that really makes a difference in our pups temperament - even as they get older - is the amount of time we spend holding the pups and working with them everyday. These pups aren't kept away from the family in some back part of the yard. I hear from owners of our pups frequently. They are always bragging about the pup being so smart and having a great temperament.
We didn't fully understand until we kept our first "Garrett raised" pup -- Scarlett. Her mother, Aggie, was a great dog and a true sweetheart, however there was always something noticeably different about Scarlett. She was sweet and gentle to an extreme. We have since experienced the same with Sable, Ella, Blue, Buster, Grace, and Zoey. Coming from a good bloodline is one part of it, but we now believe the other part is the way we raise the pups from day one. We absolutely guarantee that a pup from our Dobes will fit your family's needs -- and we only sell to family homes. No breeders.
Pup Fee -- $2,300
Ear crop is Additional fee of $600
We do not have a hard time selling at the price we ask. Again, there is a certain quality you get from the pups being hand raised and cared for that you are not going to get from other breeders. We feel strongly about that! Check the Availability page to see if we currently have pups. It's important to note that even if a pup is mark sold or deposit pending, contact us and let us know you are interested. We will put you on our "back up" list - in case someone should change their mind! (It happens almost every litter.) If you want one of the available pups, you need to contact us A.S.A.P. in order to secure your "pick".
A deposit ensures you get the puppy of your choice. Deposit money is collected from those who have requested to be placed on our waiting list only when the litter is born ...and we know we have what you want.
==> We DO NOT collect money before pups are born.
The deposit fee is $500 and will be applied to final price of pup. Deposit money guarantees that you get the puppy you pick out.
==> You will be notified of your pick order before you send us your deposit.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure you are ready to commit when you send the deposit money. If you decide to cancel, a $300 fee will be withheld from the deposit fund.
Why is a deposit required?
We require a deposit to be paid once the litter is born in order to hold your pick. The above stated amount was chosen as it is significant enough to demonstrate a commitment. If you decide to back out after leaving the deposit money with us, money will be withheld as defined above. Once you pick a puppy, we will be turning down others who might otherwise be interested in that puppy. This fee helps cover costs involved. Let us know if you have any questions.
Waiting List Info & Pick Order
If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list for future litters, fill out the form below.
It will be sent as an email.
[The above information is Required to be on the Waiting List.]
If you are on our waiting list, you will be notified --- (1) when it is confirmed that our female is pregnant and --- (2) after the puppies are born.
Pick order will be given at the time you are notified the litter has been born. If you accept the pick order offered (i.e. second pick of the black males), you will then need to mail us a deposit. Details above in Deposit section.
Around 3 to 4 weeks of age, you may come out and meet the litter. Around 4 weeks old, owners usually begin making their picks. Many times owners make picks based off the pictures we take and videos we share, thus picks may happen sooner. Once a pick is made, the owner next in line to make a pick will be notified. If you have any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Video of Puppies with Mom from Blue's 2018 Litter
Health Guarantee & Care
We are dealing with live animals. If a health problem linked to diseases common to this breed arise, we will work with you to do what is right for the puppy. While we can never replace the bond that forms between you and the pup, we will either replace the puppy or refund money if one of he following health problems associated with this breed arises -- our health guarantee covers includes von Willebrand's disease (vWD) related to severe bleeding, cardiomyopathy, and Wobbler's syndrome. Again, these are live animals and we cannot fully guarantee a health issue will not present.
NOTE: You have 48 hours from the time you receive the pup to have your vet check the pup for any immediate problems. After that time, it is your responsibility to provide the pup with the proper care necessary to keep it healthy including finishing full series of puppy shots, rabies at 12 weeks, heartworm prevention, deworming when necessary, etc.
Proper Care & Advice:
Getting with a good veterinarian will help guide you through this confusing year of caring for your young pup. We highly recommend that you DO NOT expose your pup to any environment where the potential for exposure to harmful pathogens might be high. For example, as much fun as taking your pup to the dog park or even the pet store might sound, we highly advise against it until your pup has completed its full series of puppy vaccinations. This is extremely important with this particular breed as Dobermans are more susceptible to Parvo. We cannot be held responsible for careless choices made by owners. Get educated before bringing the pup into your care and please ask us questions!
WARNING regarding Dog Food:
DO NOT feed your Doberman grain-free food. Research now shows a canine diet lacking in grains can cause cardiomyopathy even in breeds that historically have not had a problem with this disease. We have our parents genetically tested for cardiomyopathy. However, there is a strong link between grain-free diets and cardiomyopathy. Pet store shelves are full of grain-free formulas. BE AWARE of this and READ LABELS!!
Release Date: Puppy Going Home
Puppies are released to go home no sooner than 8 weeks old and is dependent on two factors: (1) how well each pup is eating dry dog food and (2) socialization of the puppy.
For proper socialization of puppies, they benefit hugely when kept with littermates until 8 weeks old. After the pup goes home, socialization can be continued if you have another dog. If your pup will not be going into a home with other animals, make sure you are diligent with setting boundaries. Part of the littermate socialization process is learning that it hurts when the pup bites on another and vice versa. Example of setting boundaries: While the puppy might be adorably cute, it is not alright to let him gnaw on your hand even in a playful gesture. Always keep in mind, these pups grow up to be big dogs! What you let a puppy get away with is not acceptable as an adult dog.
==> Once we notify you that your puppy is ready for release, the remainder of the Puppy Fee will be Due (less the deposit) plus any other fees (ear crop and/or shipping).
So, at 8 weeks old, the puppies will be released to go home IF each individual puppy is eating well AND is socialized to our liking.
Note: Per airline requirements, pups flying home are required to be 8 weeks old.
Location & Shipping Information
We are located north of Dallas, Texas.
We have shipped lots of puppies in the past and this would not be a problem, but note it is at your expense (we help line everything up, though). NOTE: We only ship within the 48 continental states (so long as the flight time does not exceed 6 hours). Shipping is through the airlines. We take care of everything. You simply have to show up to the airport at the time of arrival.
Pups 8 to 11 weeks old -- $650
(includes crate, health certificate, microchip, and flight)
Pups 12 to 15 weeks old -- $900
(includes larger crate, health certificate, microchip, rabies shot, and flight)
While we generally do not take grown Dobermans back, we will work with you in order to find a suitable new home. Let's say 5 years after the purchase you no longer find that the dog fits into your life, we will help you find a new owner. We do not want them abandoned. We have had good success with this on many occasions. Of special note, please be responsible. It is EXTREMELY hard to find a new home for dogs over 6 years old. Once you commit to making a Doberman part of your life, we HIGHLY advise you DO NOT abandon him once he gets up in years. Dobermans give you their full heart. Don't break it!
Again, we generally do not take Dobermans back. If you made a poor decision, we will help you find a suitable new home for the Doberman. Because we have many outlets, please notify us so we may help in the process of re-homing.
If while in your possession it is determined the Doberman (regardless of age) has not been well cared for, you will be responsible for ALL the costs to get the Doberman back in good health. We will take the Doberman back to get it out of improper care, however you will be paying the vet bill.
If you have your Doberman for years and need to re-home, as mentioned, we will help you locate a new owner through our various social media outlets and waiting lists. Only in rare circumstances will we accept an adult back into our care. We have been successful with re-homing in the past direct from original owner to new owner. If the need arises due to an unforeseeable situation that pops up (i.e. moving or divorce), we notify our lists and social media outlets. It cannot be emphasized enough, however, how devastating it is when an owner decides he/she can no longer provide for the older Dobe. Please try to make it work.
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