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Gabriella J asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

I am getting a puppy soon......i need some advise?

I am getting a doberman pincher in about a month.....eveybody who knows about this breed could you tell me what i should get for her?And what should i ask the owner?how old is the best time?please as much as possible if possible,thank you

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  • 1 decade ago
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    With any puppy you need to keep them current on vaccinations. Dobis are one of the breeds that some vets recommend giving 4 sets of shots as opposed to 3 sets of shots, because they are a little more susceptible to parvo. If you arent going to breed her I would recommend spaying her at 6 months. Ask the owners to see the parents. If they wont let you that can be a major red flag. Just look them over to see if the parents look healthy and the pups look healthy. Make sure if she is purebred she has papers and ask if they offer a health guarantee. Also get the breeders names and address and phone number. I have seen many people duped by the bad breeders out there who meet at a location like a walmart and dont exchange info and then take the money and run when they know the dog has health problems or its parents have a history of health problems. Most good breeders will give you a guarantee that if something happens to your pup with in a certain amount of time they will refund you the money or pay for any treatment. Hopefully the puppy is about 8 weeks old. They need their 1st set of shots @ 8 weeks, if given before then they probably wont help because they are still getting antibodies from their mother and the vaccine wont help much. If you have any other questions just email me. Good luck.

    Dobis are great dogs.

    Source(s): former vet tech
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  • 1 decade ago

    Aww! I don't know much about this breed, but all breeds typically like the same thing. My dog tends to like fleecy toys that squeak. "Little Buddy" is her fav. chew toy. You can experiment with your puppy and see what kind she likes. Pet Smart has a lot of good options (toys, food, etc.) I'd ask the owner what this dog's diet is, so you can choose the right food that's best for your puppy. As for potty training, it takes about 2 weeks to a month, so have some carpet cleaner nearby. Every time she pees or poos on your rug, yell at her, (NO!) and then point to the spot on the carpet. Pat her on the head, to show that you still love her, and then send her off. That's how I got my dog to go in the backyard. Oh, speaking of, be sure to have a fenced-in backyard, unless you want to take her out on a leash everyday. Walk her twice a week (at least), and be sure to buy treats for her for rewards. Oh, and DO NOT give her any human food. My mom did, and then I caught on, and then my dad did, and now our dog hounds us every night at the table. And frankly, it's really annoying. Good luck and you'll discover that a dog really IS a man(and woman)'s best friend!!!!!

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  • Karma
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    First, it's important that a puppy be with his mother and littermates until at least 8 weeks old. Not only for nutrition and antibodies from her mother's milk, but also for training only the mother / littermates can provide. Things like proper socialization with other dogs, bite inhibition, and boundaries.

    Before you bring your puppy home, be sure you are prepared. Puppy-proof your house. Pick up any items you do not wish to be chewed, vacuum your floor (to pick up any little things that might make her sick - she'll test everything with her mouth, it's how they learn), buy some Puppy chow or an equally equivalent brand of small puppy-sized food that she can chew easily, water dish with fresh water, collar, leash, treats, and toys. Set up a vetinary appointment for check-up and vaccines.

    When you pick your puppy up, you should ask the owner several things. Ask to see the dame or sire (parents) and inquire about their health / temperment. Ask if the puppy has had it's first set of shots, and if so, ask for a copy of the vet records. Look at the records and the puppy to see if she's been altered. (fixed, dewclaws removed, ears clipped, ect.) Ask for the AKC paperwork if it's a pure breed with registered parents. Most of all, be sure you know the price they are asking. Some breeders charge ridiculous amounts of money.

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  • 1 decade ago

    your puppy should be weaned off her mom and at least 6 weeks old. Get some good puppy food and don't cheap out on your dog - this will matter with her poop and her growth later. She will need to stay indoors until after she gets her first round of shot to avoid catching a disease. You really want to see how your puppy interacts with its siblings to see your dogs temperment. Also seeing the parents and getting some background on each of them is a good thing. Make sure that your dog is not inbred for that can cause health and temperment issues later. Get your puppy a few chew toys as she will still be teething, this will keep your dog from eating your shoes. this breed can be aggressive when they get bigger, so getting puppy obedience classes early.

    she will also need to get her ears and tail cropped,but the owners should have this taken care of by the time you get your dog, if not - then some $$ should be taken off her cost for this is a must for this breed - they look funny and not purebred without the cropping.

    Source(s): certified dog trainer
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  • 1 decade ago

    First, make sure you buy it plenty of chew toys. Next, make sure you have the right food, leash, collar, and food bowls. Choose some food that is good for puppies. Don't feed cheap food from the grocery store or from Wal-mart. Feed premium food such as Eagle Pack Hollisic for puppies. Also, switch the food to adult food once 6 months old. Take to the vet when aout 8-10 weeks old for the first check-up. Make sure to give heartworm medicine every month. Potty training at first is hard, so I would suggest crate training. And most of all, give the puppy as much love and affection that you can. Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am a huge animal lover and pet owner myself. Why are you getting a breed you know nothing about, and it seems that you don't know much about dogs, period. Maybe not such a good idea.

    As for dobermans I can tell you two things: 1) they grow to be big lanky dogs 2) I have been attacked by dogs twice in my life, both of those times they were doberman pinchers.

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  • emrich
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    persist along with your weapons. you're appropriate- you may no longer take a 5 week previous domestic dog from the clutter. Your aunt needs to maintain carry of all of the doggies for no less than yet another 3 weeks. Is you aunt close to to you? If she is, then why don't you bypass around to help out with the doggies if she is suffering. yet do no longer subject approximately it, you have yet another 3 weeks to do you learn till now getting the domestic dog. in short, the two get the domestic dog now nad have a canines with behavioural themes while older, or wait 3 weeks and have a nicely balanced canines which, is waiting for you first of all something of socialising.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you are using a local breeder , ask questions about the health of the dog . I personally got my ckc chi from a local breeder and asked questions about each dog and took the time to look . Anyway it helps to know . Get a book on the breed that you will own soon , it will come in handy soon !

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  • 1 decade ago

    Before you bring your dog home, have his/ her bed ready with some toys food, water bowls and something they like is a crate. It is their own special place, put a towel or a pad inside of it so when your puppy arrives home, everything will be ready. Also, if you are going to feed it a different type of food then what the breeder was feeding it, ask for a little bit of it so you can slowly transition him/ her to the new food.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think that if you are getting a puppy you need to learn more ask the simple questions like how long does it take to train the pup do you have the time to train the dog is the dog going to be in his cage the whole time or are you going to be with him?? also consider other things too dont just get the dog for the fun of it i got a poodle and she is so much work with potty training and just training and all all of that.....

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