PUPPY FAQ

  • Our puppies come with ears cropped, tail docked, dew claws removed, AKC registration, microchipped, puppy ID collar, small sample bag of food, puppy binder, record of up to date vaccinations and deworming, copy of parents health testing and photos, written guarantee in our puppy contract, and lifetime breeder support.

  • Our puppies are born and raised in our home. They are intended to be family pets so they are raised like family pets. They are kept warm and clean in a private nursery with our constant care and attention over them and mom. As they get older and more interactive, their room will open into the rest of the house with supervision, they will experience different surfaces and textures, toys and obstacles, all daily household sounds/routines such as vacuuming and tv noises, socialization visits from approved guests and their children, safe and positive interaction with our approved adult dogs, indoor and outdoor exposure as weather conditions permit, car travel, crate exposure, vet visits as necessary, fresh water available at all times, and the best nutrition and supplements we believe in for our dogs.

  • Puppies will be cropped between 7-10 weeks of age depending on scheduling with our ear cropping veterinarian. Puppies may leave us and go to their forever homes after a minimum of 8 weeks age and after the ears have been cropped and evaluations are complete.

  • Please inquire privately on the price of our puppies however you can read about costs on this page HERE and anticipate that all reputable Doberman breeders in the US are in a range around $2500-3500 to provide quality bred Doberman Pinscher puppies. Our puppies are in that range and the price is reflective of their quality and the investment we put in toward raising them. We do not provide discounts for service dogs, veterans, military, or otherwise but we do thank you for your service.

  • Our puppies do not come trained. The owner is responsible to crate train, potty train, obedience train, instill proper manners, and continue socialization throughout the life of the dog.

  • Finding a dog trainer and a class is not something you do after you get a puppy or when they begin undesirable behaviors like leash pulling, barking, jumping up on. I recommend contacting your local AKC clubs for obedience trainers and using the IACP website. It does not matter how experienced you are in training dogs, your puppy will still need to learn formal obedience and commands and to be able to perform them in public with distractions including other dogs. Go to dog class, train with a professional.

  • If you require a service dog it is because you are a disabled person and your dog will be trained to perform assistive tasks which help alleviate or mitigate your disability in a way that allows you to function on normal necessary life activities. If you are not disabled, you do not need nor are legally qualified for a service dog. There is no registry for service dogs, nor paperwork. Airlines and housing may request a doctors note specifying the need for an assistive service dog according to your disability. Please do not request a service dog from us unless you have a legitimate need. A service dog is not an excuse to take your dog anywhere with you in public, it is a medical need. If you are requesting a service dog, we will need to discuss in depth the nature of your disability and required tasks so that I can determine IF we can provide a suitable puppy for your needs.

  • Prima Dobermans does have some service dogs which are successful in their designated purpose and tasks to aid their disabled handlers. Some of our dogs do diabetic alert, medical alerts, mobility and guidance, deep pressure therapy, retrieving items, opening/closing doors, turning on/off lights, medication related tasks, responding to fire/smoke alarms, calling for help, etc.

  • In every litter there will be pet quality puppies and maybe possibly hopefully a show quality puppy(s). You do not need to be interested in or participate in showing or sports to get one of our puppies. Involvement in sports, competitions, or activities is highly encouraged and desirable as it is a great way to train and bond with your dog and for them to have something fulfilling and exciting to do. Showing is for those serious about an AKC Championship and potential future breeding of a show prospect puppy.

  • You may pick up your puppy here at our home during the designated week, or we can send your puppy to you via airline. Our puppies are too big at the time of leaving us to fit comfortably in the carry on bag under the seat for in cabin pets. If they are to travel via airline they will go in a crate and ship via cargo. It might sound scary to some but we prefer this method if the travel distance will require more than one day of driving. Long hours in the car, first night(s) away from home in a hotel, pottying at road stops when vaccines are incomplete are not ideal for your puppy’s first experience with you. This is why we recommend the airline option so they may take a quick nap in their familiar crate on a temperature controlled and air pressurized flight. We have been shipping puppies via airline for a long time and always had excellent experiences. We make all the arrangements for the flight and the cost of transport is typically about $450 including their airfare, airline approved travel crate and accessories, and veterinary health certificate for flight.

  • If you cannot or don’t wish to keep your puppy, for ANY reason, they must be returned to us the breeder.

  • You can read about what we feed our puppies HERE.