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  1. If you want to get a dog to do protection work get a malinois. there arent suitable dobermanns in Australia, even those from working lines. Many will tell you that im incorrect but if you want a good dog for protection working line malinois is the way to go. if your dog is to be a pet then go for a reputable show breeder that does something with their dogs and dogs have titles. I mean parents have titles, not dogs 3 generations back. Show, obedience, tracking, agility type titles. Someone that doesnt run their breeding on one famous dog in the pedigree from long ago. and then there is health testing too its a massive subject, feel free to PM me kennel names and i can tell you if and what i think.
  2. The costs would be a lot higher then $8000 That would be just the flight as at the age of import (not earlier then 9 months old) the dog would be already over 30kg. Plus price of the dog, plus quarantine, health testing and of course the cost of someone raising the dog in Europe for that many moths. Budget about 25K Id say. Docked dogs are regularly imported from NZ. Docked dogs can be shown and compete in ANKC sanctioned events, cropped can not , regardless if cropping is legal or not in the country of origin. I hope that answers most questions and clarifies things. Re a breeder helping out with import - what do you mean? If the breeder wants to import they will do it themselves and whilst someone might be nice and be willing to help, its a very time consuming process, so most would be reluctant to get involved with the dog that is not going to be theirs.
  3. WAC Thank you so much for your input. ii've changed the import bit and put a short statement about cropping and docking (can't put that I don't support it, because I do) I might do a FAQ page i really do some funny and weird questions all the time On on another note - got a enquiry text at 11.30 pm!! ive answered at 5.45am lol
  4. Thank you so much for your input. ii've changed the import bit and put a short statement about cropping and docking (can't put that I don't support it, because I do) I might do a FAQ page i really do some funny and weird questions all the time On on another note - got a enquiry text at 11.30 pm!! ive answered at 5.45am lol
  5. Thanks for the tips. I get the cropped ears and docked tails all the time, even if both parents have full tail. People see does in movies and in photos form overseas and want to have one like that. Do you think that when I say that the sire is Aragon Sav San imp LTV that is not enough for someone to know he is an import? Should I change it? Re competition - yes I mean any dog sports, that is tracking agility IPO etc etc
  6. I had a nice one recently It was all good and I would have been happy to sell them a dog, until they told me that they spoke to another breeder (Dalmatians) and want the dally docked if I can help with finding a vet that would do it. I said I won't be helping them with info about docking and their breeder should be informing them of it all, they told me there is no need to be rude I think maybe they had the two breeds mixed up with the docking part of it LOL but regardless I'm not selling them a puppy if they are getting another puppy of the same age of a different breed.
  7. I have put these together from bits of my recent puppy enquiries, as I currently have a litter. Enjoy
  8. OMG We were swamped with people. My dogs are saints. It was good to see so many familiar faces, some even thought I have no idea who they are :-)
  9. May be a strange question...do you think that those highly competative in your sport could potentially be doing exactly the same as they do in Greyhound racing to improve performance? Those is that sport that want to be be competitive might want to consider a dobermann to compete with :-) Second place at the recent trial was Monelite Vivid ET WAC. And I can guarantee that Monelite Dobermanns are happy to be chasing a plastic bags, or a ball, they don't need to be trained to do more than that. And still get ribbons and prizes. She is also very happy to be sharing her bed with a fluffy cat. Those that want to meet her come to the Dobe Club stand and the upcoming Dog Lovers Show this weekend.
  10. He will be living on a three acre property, however predominantly within the acre and a bit that is fenced. The fenced are pretty typical farm fences, only about 1.2 metres high. There will be someone home pretty much all day, and in terms of young kids there is a 5 yo and a 3 yo that although young have quite a lot of dog experience. In terms of dog training I have never ventured far away from simple commands, eg. Sit, lye down, on your mat, crawl, out and a few more. He would spend most of the day outside with our other dog, however would come inside to sit I front of the fire after dinner until we go to bed, and on a cold day he will spend most of the day inside in front of the fire. In terms of walks/training we will strive to give him the amount he needs. As our current dog is an older bulldog, he only needs a walk every now and then, however he needs lots of attention, so that's what he gets. I am still unsure as to what dog sport I like the sound of the most, but I would most likely just be doing it for a bit of fun for me and the dog, rather than in a competitive circle. Thanks for the help. It'll definitely be useful in the process of deciding on a dog breed Based on what you have written I wouldn't recommend a dobermann to you. Mainly due to the fencing issue. Whilst it might be ok when you are home, where would the dog be when you are not at home? As a breeder (and I breed dogs with a lot of drive) I also wouldn't recommend a dobe with small kids. Its not that they are agresive, but they are very active and need an outlet (training) Play often ends up in kids tears as the dog steals their toys, knocks them to the ground running by etc. Most people cant cope with couple of small kids and adolescent dobermann. If you were to get a dobe, you would need to build some fencing and perhaps get an adult (opposite sex to your bulldog) that has got a bit of training done already. Happy to expand if you wish.
  11. If you tell me a bit more about yoru lifestyle, family and what do you plan to do with the dog I will be able to tell you if a dobermann is suitable for you. Kids, size of yard, height of fencing, typical day for you and the dog, Inside or out or both? Sports? Competitions? What do you know about dog training.
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