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Any breeders in New England that don't crop or dock?

Discussion in 'Doberman Breeders' started by Doberwolf, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Doberwolf

    Doberwolf New Member

    Hello! I'm looking for a breeder in New England that doesn't crop or dock. Any recommendations? I'm not against it at all I just prefer the natural look. I'm located in Massachusetts. We are looking to get a Doberman this year. Thanks to everyone on here there are lots of random posts on here that helped me search for Doberman info.

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  2. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Welcome from Louisiana!!
  3. jazzies mum

    jazzies mum Notable member

    Sorry, can't help you with a breeder, but welcome from Australia! :ntmy:
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  4. Lizbeli

    Lizbeli $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    Welcome from Rhode Island! I had a hard time looking for breeders in the area also. And I was looking for cropped dogs. So I cant help.
  5. blacknrust

    blacknrust Notable member

    Hello and welcome, I'm from Massachusetts also! My advice would be to do your research on breeders who health test etc and then contact and ask if a pet quality pup could be left uncropped. You would have to be on waiting list and see what the litter produces. PLEASE do your research! I've volunteered at the Dobe rescue in NH and there are local breeders who won't take their dogs back when an issue arises. Which is a red flag they are only in it for the money and not the betterment of the breed. The rescue may also be an option if you're open to an older dobe.
    I won't ask where exactly your located, but how about county? I'm in Middlesex.
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  6. Doberwolf

    Doberwolf New Member

    It's all good. Thanks for the welcome!
  7. Doberwolf

    Doberwolf New Member

    I'm from cape cod. I definitely would be open to adoption but I have a 3 1/2 year old and would rather raise a dog like a Doberman from a puppy. Also your correct about the health tests I've looked into a bunch of info on that. Have you heard of New England doberman? They seem reputable although I haven't talked to them.
  8. blacknrust

    blacknrust Notable member

    I'll send you a PM
  9. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think it would be hard to find a reputable that will leave a pup natural. You might have to limit your search to working breeders. It is not unheard of for serious working breeders to leave pups natural so the can compete internationally. Not sure that would be an option if you are looking for a pet.
    These list are a good place to start. Still up to you to research each one to make sure they are a good fit.
    DPCA | The Doberman | Breeder Referral
    UDC Breeder Directory
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  10. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    I second @GennyB response. They're docked very young so wouldn't know which pup would go where at that point so leaving one undocked anticipating it would be a match for you family would be very tough. They're cropped older so maybe a higher chance but most of the breeders I know/follow still wouldn't leave a dog natural.

    I understand your reasons for being hesitant to adopt but from what I see, there are PLENTY of adoptable dogs who are savvy with children. Most dogs in rescues are there because of something that happened within the family (divorce, health issues, time, moving, etc.); not because of issues with the dog. If you start checking out rescues, find one that is specific to Dobermans. They will have you fill out an extensive questionnaire and may even do a house visit. They're pickier about homes than some breeders because they want adoptions to be for life. Just like a reputable breeder, a good rescue will take a dog back if it doesn't work out.

    My last boy was a 3 year old, docked but uncropped rescue who was raised with children which he ADORED. The family felt they didn't have the time he needed to devote to him.

    Good luck in your search!
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  11. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    I was also going to suggest reputable working breeders, I know there are few out east that will leave some pups natural. Katie is in Pennsylvania Von Schwarz Dobermann Kennel.
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  12. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Do you know if you want American or Euro?
  13. Brioddy

    Brioddy Notable member

    I’d be interested if you find a decent breeder that leaves their dogs all natural. I am not a crop dock advocate and the fact that any breeder (even most BYBs) at the very least dock the pups has turned me off from buying a purebred Doberman sans importing from Europe.
  14. CRDobe

    CRDobe Notable member

    Doberman Rescue Unlimited in NH is one if the best out there. They do thorough evaluations of their dogs before they put them up for adoption and often do some basic obedience with them. My previous boy was from there and they made a perfect match for me. He was about 1 1/2 yrs, natural ears, great with cats, other dogs, kids etc. A gentleman with no bad habits. Lived to almost 13 yrs.
    Just an option you might consider if the ears are really important to you.
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  15. Doberwolf

    Doberwolf New Member

    We're definitely considering adoption as well. Growing up all our adopted dogs were rescues and they were angels. Just has to be a the right fit.
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  16. Doberwolf

    Doberwolf New Member

    Im gonna talk to them soon. I'm just not in a hurry. They seem pretty cool. I have no problem adopting. We had several adopted dogs an they were actually the better behaved ones I can remember
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  17. Doberwolf

    Doberwolf New Member

    I would prefer euro. I understand the importance of not being oversized but we have always been big dog people.
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