|The popularity of Dobermann's has increased a lot in recent years. And some people have abused this situation by mass-producing the puppies. Keep in mind that Dobe is not an easy breed and therefore he is not suitable for everyone. He needs lots of time and energy. The perfect Dobermann and the best friend is a properly trained Dobermann. Today's familydog should do great with adults and children.
Dobermann shouldn't be shy, nervous or aggressive.
Please consider that you are taking a new family member for at least ten years, and that he needs as much attention and caring as a little child at first.
When buying a puppy:
Meet the puppy's parents! Above all - is the bitch stable and benevolent? Have the puppies been fed enough? For example, a 45 days old puppy should approximately weigh 4,5 kg, two months old puppy should weigh over 6 kg.
A puppy with normal temperament will come to you and sniff you friendly, and will not hide behind the corner and bark.
- that the puppy is at least 45 days old
- that he/she doesn't have any white spots
- that the puppy has six incisors in both, upper and lower jaw and that he/she has scissorbite
- that you can feel male's testicles
- that the color is red or black with rust markings
- that the puppy is vaccinated
- that the puppy is tattood or microchipped
- from July 1st, 2001, cropping and docking in Estonia are forbidden by law.
Don't believe only the words:
- if they say that puppy's parents are the winners in the showring. Ask for the papers for titles and results.
- if they say that puppy's parents are well trained. Ask for the results of tests.
- if they say that puppy's parents are healthy. A responsible breeder has at least the documents about the Hip Dysplasia and an eye test:
* eyes - PHTVL/PHTV - clear or 1. grade
* dysplasia - grades A and B mean the hips are fine, slight dysplasia - grade C - is also allowed.
If you have any doubts, ask an expert or vet to go with you.
The registrationpapers have to exist when buying the puppy, otherwise you may never get them.
The breeders responsibility doesn't end when you step out of the door with your puppy. He/she should inform you about the puppy's eating habits and needs, henceforth wormings and vaccinations. He/she has to be a moral support to you when raising a puppy.