Doberman Health Testing
We do the following Health tests on our adults:
-CERF - retinal atrophy
-Non-OFA hips - as needed
-DCM1 DNA testing
-24-hr Holter monitoring starting at 2 or 3 years of age
All DNA tests are done via VetGen or VetNostics laboratories
*We've never had a doberman before. How long does it take to post ears? It depends on the length of ear and whether you are getting a male or female. Male's tend to take a little longer to post. Approx 6 months of age is general time frame, but it depends on the dog and thickness of the cartilage in the ear.
*When do you have the ears cropped?
Between 6 and 7 weeks of age. We make sure the ears are healed as much
as possible before they leave and that the stitches have been
removed.You will need to continue to monitor the ears for infection and
treat as needed.
*We dont want our puppy's ears cropped. Is that a problem? No, we allow for natural ears, however, there is no price difference.
*At what point do we pick out our puppies?
We allow our customers to choose their puppies at 6 weeks of age, just
before the ears are cropped. Provided there is more than one puppy to
choose from of that sex and color.
*What is the deposit to reserve a puppy? The deposit to reserve one of our puppies is $100. This is applied towards the price of the dog. When the puppies are born, we require 1/2 down, which will include the $100 deposit. The balance is due at or before 6 weeks of age in order for funds to clear prior to cropping.
- What happens if I can no longer keep the puppy we purchased? The dog MUST be returned to me. No exceptions. It cannot be re-sold to someone else and you will not receive a refund on your purchase. I, as the breeder, have ultimate legal rights to the dog since we bred the litter. Any dogs re-homed WILL be seized and any legal action taken. We do not want our customers to be be embarrassed to return a dog. Life happens, however, I have made a commitment to the lives I brought into the world. The dog must be returned to me. Period.