I'm considering getting a Doberman puppy as a new addition to my family, but I'm not sure how much they typically cost. I've done some research online, but the prices seem to vary quite a bit depending on the breeder and location.
I live in a suburb in the Midwest and I'm hoping to find a reputable breeder that isn't too far away. I'm also interested in getting a puppy from a breeder that focuses on producing healthy and well-tempered dogs.
Can anyone give me an idea of what I can expect to pay for a Doberman puppy from a reputable breeder in my area? Are there any additional costs I should be aware of when purchasing a puppy, such as vaccinations or registration fees?
Thank you in advance for your help!
I obtained my Doberman puppy from a friend who had a litter of puppies, so I didn't need to pay for him. However, I did have to bear some initial costs such as purchasing his food, crate, and toys.
One additional cost that is important to keep in mind is training. Dobermans are a high-energy breed and require consistent training to maintain good behavior. I found that puppy training classes were a great way to socialize my puppy and teach him basic commands such as sit, stay, and come.
To enroll my puppy in a training class, I paid around $150 for a 6-week course. However, the cost may vary depending on the location and the training facility. I also opted to hire a private trainer to address some specific behavioral issues my puppy was having, which cost me around $100 per hour.
So, in addition to the initial costs of purchasing or adopting your Doberman puppy, be prepared to spend some money on training and grooming supplies such as nail clippers and brushes.
I hope this information helps and good luck with your new Doberman puppy!