Please tell me a little about yourself and family/household:
What best describes you:
Number of adults in the home? Number and ages of children?
What is your schedule/typical day like?
Where will this puppy/dog reside primarily? What about times when it will be alone? How many hours will it be alone during the day?
What type of residence do you live in?
Single Family Home
Do you own, rent, or lease?
Rent/Lease and will provide written proof of allowed Doberman
Are there any restrictions in your neighborhood, housing, or property insurance against the Doberman breed?
Please double check any restrictions if you live in a gaited community, have HOA, or are in the military.
Yes there are restrictions, I plan on moving or have addendum in writing
Do you have a fenced yard adequate in size and height for a Doberman to be active in? Please describe:
Are there any other animals in your home? If so, how many and what kind?
Have you owned a Doberman or large/active breed before? Or other breed? Please describe:
What made you decide on a Doberman?
What traits do you like most about Dobermans? What traits do you have concern or question about?
Are you prepared for basic dog ownership of a Dobe? (exercise, attention, obedience training, socialization, proper nutrition, nail care, ear posting, crate/potty training, basic vet care) Please describe:
Have you ever bred a litter? What breed? How many litters in the past years?
Did your previous dogs live out their entire lives with you? If no please describe. Have you ever had to return, rehome, or surrender any of your pets? If so please describe.
Are you familiar with the potential health risks of this breed and the health tests we do to ensure best outcome?
Yes, entirely familiar, I would like proof on your dog's results
No, I will read the Health/Longevity page on this site to familiarize myself
If you have interest in any of those activities please describe your level of experience and if you have any clubs, trainers, or handlers you're currently/planning on working with:
Have you earned AKC or other titles on your dog? If yes please explain.
Do you have a preference in gender?
Male (I do not have any other male dogs in the home)
Male (I do have other male dog(s) in the home) *will discuss, may or may not be an option
Not sure/no preference
Do you have a preference in color?
Not sure/No preference
Any particular personality traits you are looking for?
We plan to have all the puppies ears cropped by our own vet, before they leave to their new homes. You will need to post (tape) your puppy’s ears on average 3-4mos (sometimes longer). We require you to either purchase our ear posting kit (at wholesale cost) or have on hand the exact same materials and post according to our instructions. We provide instructions and 24/7 guidance, it is simple if you just follow the directions and aren’t afraid to ask questions. If you have experience posting two Doberman’s ears with similar crop style/length to appropriate standing position within the last 5 years and can provide photos you may use your own posting materials and method. Are you committed to posting the ears for as long as they need to stand? Do you have a problem using our ear kit and method for posting?
All pet/companion puppies (non show) are required to be spayed or neutered by a certain age outlined in contract and are sold on a limited (non breeding) registration. All show prospect puppies are sold with co-ownership unless proven show home (ie: titled a Doberman with an AKC Championship in the past 5 years and with DPCA/professional handler reference). Are you agreeable to this?
What interests you in our dogs and us as breeders specifically?
How were you referred to us?
Will you stay in contact with us throughout the dogs life and update us with any address, phone or email changes? If for some reason you are unable to keep this puppy/dog are you willing to give him back to us so we can find a good home for him?
Please list two non-related references (breeder, veterinarian, etc.) be sure to identify their relationship with you and provide a phone number where they can be reached.
What questions/comments/concerns do you have for me?
Thank you for your application! Please allow adequate time for us to review and consider your application. If you don't hear from us please feel free to call or email follow up.