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How Many Breeders Out There

Discussion in 'Doberman Breeders' started by MLR, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    Yesterday for the first time in two years I saw an ad for doberman puppies in my local paper. And I seldom, if ever, see a doberman anywhere I go around where I live. I'm just wondering, besides the big name breeders I've heard referenced here on this board, how many other posters ever see ads for doberman puppies in their area. I seems to me that there aren't very many out there if the ads in the paper are any indicater. I'd be interested in hearing what others are noticing in regards to this.

     
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  2. Dobiegirl

    Dobiegirl Novitiate

    Around here in OH none.....Seen a few on petfinder but for the average pet owner now a days who could afford one!!!!
     
  3. Silent

    Silent Novitiate

    The dallas area is loaded with them. There are at least 4 that I know of between the oklahoma border and dallas. I've seen up to 25 ads in the dallas paper at a time. I was planting cannas a few days ago and a guy stopped and wanted to know if I would "rent" my boy..... he has a 1 yr old albino female that is "on her peroid and needs bred"..... ugh. I ask where he got her and he said in the town next to me. I knew there is one breeder (and I use that term to mean allow sex between dogs in the yard) but I did not know there was another who bred albinos.

    The guy was creepy, he drove through the alley behind my house after I told him NO. I have a surveillance monitor on my back yard that records, and my dogs are NEVER unsupervised... he best not come back.
     
  4. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    I hear you on the creepy people thing. When Hercules was just six months old I had a break in. The next day I interviewed alarm specialists and had one installed on my house. I always worry when I'm out walking my guys when someone suspicious 'slows down their car' to ask me things about my dobes; like what their names are. I'm not stupid. I tell the Smith & Wesson. I'm not to give anyone an opportunity to come around my yard and call them by their real names to lure them away. Where did you get your cameras Silent? I've been thinking about looking into adding that to my system as well.
     
  5. Silent

    Silent Novitiate

    Mine came from Sams Club, Lowes also has or had full and add-ons systems several years ago when I got mine.
     
  6. Faber

    Faber Jr Member

    i haven't researched in awhile....but i know they had some that hook into your internet, you can set up yourself, and actually not only record but live monitor your place from anywhere....say if you went to your parents or something....
    -you can get all kinds of stuff, of course = money.

    i don't think i've noticed allot of dobe breeders advertising around here....
    dallas/ft. smith area doesn't suprise me much....
     
  7. Silent

    Silent Novitiate

    Sams at one time had wisecom color cameras that hook to your own tv to live monitor. If you had a vcr or dvd recorder on it you could record. They were not made to put where they would get wet but were only $29 and had weak night vision. If you had lighting outside they would work fine at night too, but needed to be kept inside and shot through a window. You would have to cover the night eye red lights however or they would reflect off the glass.

    Most people already have tvs and vcr or dvd so you could set up a simple system for less than $30.
     
  8. Silent

    Silent Novitiate

  9. Faber

    Faber Jr Member

    good point silent....i've considered (i got lazy in my research and need to get back to it when i get caught up)....seing if i can record using the memory in the laptop i already own....say a system that might compress data, then rewrite over the same used data after some time period....i don't know if you can do that- but i'm sure you could. i need to get back to looking again.
    anyway, that's a good point about utilizing what you already have.....:)
     
  10. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    There is one woman in our area that has bred for years and was just sick when she found out that Ernie was just beautiful and neutered... lol
    If you people are interested in putting your puppies on the internet - go to marestare.com and follow the links she has for puppies. You can set up streaming video for your puppies or for watching preggo bitches that are about to whelp. They also recommend what cameras to get/use on their site.
     
  11. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    http://www.whelpwatch.com/
    Here is the link. They help with the entire set up... been doing this for quite a while for horses...
     
  12. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    Thanks Silent for the info on security camera's. I do remember seeing some out at our local Sam's Club. I'll check them out again. I already have motion lights in the back yard because Hercules is afraid of the dark so being able to see out there shouldn't be a problem. I like the idea of having the camera's inside the house anyway. Less things to walk off.

    I really am curious, though, about where all these average breeders are advertizing. I didn't give the internet a thought. I found both my dobes in the paper. And that was two years apart. I just don't see that many around here anyway.
     
  13. Silent

    Silent Novitiate

    Puppyfind, quality pets. puppydogweb, hobbly, ziply and about a thousand other internet sites.
     
  14. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    We don't see any ads in our small town paper, and very few in the Duluth paper, which we also subscribe to. I usually check them out when I do see them using the reverse phone look up and many of them that are listed are obviously puppy mills or something along that line and way out of the area. Sigh....
     
  15. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    I saw one ad shortly after I got Hercules in our local shopper and, believe it or not, these were Amish people (I hope that's ok to say) down in Indiana. I didn't call on it but passed it on to a friend of mine who was looking to buy and he got one. I've never seen what papers he got though. But that's only makes two ads that I've personally seen in the papers.
     
  16. zoorox

    zoorox Notable member

    I found a litter in my town last summer. I was out walking-training zoo and some folks said ooooo we have puppies! I stopped to take a look lol!!!!! who can resist pups! the male was soooooooooooo nice looking!!!!! I couldnt believe they owned him. he was plainly euro......I asked where he came from??? they said a friend of a friend got him from overseas..........but couldnt keep him. so they sold him.......then the new owner gave him to these folks. ug!!!!!! he wasnt even 2! the new owner bragged that the dog would bred anything.ug!!!! so dad had papers and I bet pretty nice ones from the looks of him......mom was a red with natural ears and no papers. pups all had the nice dark euro markings.......and really I wanted to buy the whole litter! just made me ill..... they did the tails themselves and half the litter died. the rest where listed in the paper a few weeks later. I did good and did not buy one! I would love to buy that male!

    the folks also only had one female........I would have bought her if she was for sale........but no way! I think they had plans of keeping it to breed back to her daddy............ug!!!!

    but really over the years I have seen very few dobermans for sale in our local paper. maybe a litter or two a year. as MLR said there just are not that many around here.
     
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  17. FredC

    FredC Guest

    Agreed and i also discourage anyone from adding there dogs names to there id tags.
     
  18. FredC

    FredC Guest

    Unfortunatly there are a cpl breeders in my area that dont even have peds on there dogs. I had called on one a cpl months back and had struck up quit a relationship over the phone until i informed them of my goals in breeding and my education in the breed. and well they never did answer another phone call from me again.
     
  19. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    Von... when I got Bodacious a friend of mine was making fun of me about the ID tags I ordered for hiim. He asked if it was motion activated to give my name and address...LOL
     
  20. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    I hear you VonDoom about the ID tags. I live inside the city in a so so neighborhood and I worry about my dogs getting stolen all the time. So the only tags they wear are the ones which came from the AKC when I registered their micro chips. Heck, just this morning in our local paper a 'mutt' was stolen out of someones yard. I'd hate to think of my dobes in the hands of people like that.
     

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