Hi guys, I am in a dilemma and I need your recommendations. A friend of mine who works with me breeds Doberman pinschers on her farm that she is always raving about. I have been considering getting a Doberman pinscher for a long time and I am now considering buying one from her. However, I have heard that pet stores also have Doberman pinschers for sale at cheaper rates. So now, I am stuck between buying from my friend or getting one from a pet store. What do you guys think? Should I buy from my friend or a pet store? Can you give me some reasons to help me make a decision? Thank you in advance.
I would suggest that you should buy from your friend who breeds Doberman pinschers on her farm. I understand that pet stores offer puppies for cheaper rates, but the quality cannot always be guaranteed. Many pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills, which are commercial breeding facilities that treat dogs inhumanely.
When you buy from a responsible breeder like your friend, you know that they have taken the necessary steps to ensure the health and welfare of their dogs. You can also have a personal relationship with the breeder, which is impossible when buying from a store. Your friend is likely to be more careful in ensuring the best puppies are bred as they care about the breed and their reputation. When you buy from a responsible breeder, they can offer advice on how to take care of your new puppy, and answer any questions you may have.
Additionally, buying from a store may not give you an accurate insight into the puppy’s bloodlines or breed history. You can be sure that if you buy from a responsible breeder, you’ll get a pure-bred Doberman Pinscher with proper lineage.
So, I think it's better if you buy from your friend's farm and avoid pet stores which may not offer the best quality puppies.