Do you have any puppies? How do I get on a wait list? Here at Avid, we do not maintain a 'wait list'. If you are genuinely interested in a puppy, you can 'like' our Facebook page and sign up on our website for email updates and litter announcements. When you see puppies are confirmed, contact us and please complete our puppy application.
All applicants will go through an interview and approval process that includes a home check and reference checks. We do not start this part of the process until we have had puppies on the ground for at least 2 to 3 weeks. When the home is approved, they are then on the puppy list and we do expect a commitment at that time.
Because we always try to fit families with the puppy that will be best suited to their lifestyle it is important for us to have as much information from you as possible. We use our puppy application to start that process. This gives us a good base of information about you, including the kind of home you live in (type of home, do you have a fenced in yard, do you own or rent), your family (are there children and what are their ages – having an infant and a puppy in the house might be somewhat challenging, since both require a great deal of time and care), allergies or medical conditions that can affect pet ownership, other pets you might own (and their sex), your lifestyle, and your plans for and expectations of a puppy (for example: family pet, jogging partner, obedience or performance dog, etc).
WE DO NOT SHIP PUPPIES - You will be responsible to come and pick up your puppy in person, or arrange to have your puppy delivered to you by us.
Are puppies registered? All puppies are micro-chipped and registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Puppies can also be registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), but usually this is only done where the puppy will be shown or compete in US events.
Pet puppies are all sold on Limited Registrations, which means they never can be bred. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Who are you breeding? Can I see the parents? Any potential breeding for consideration will be announced on the website under the 'PUPPIES' section of our website. There, you will find a photo of the parents, along with pedigree and health information.
Please note: As all of our dogs are our loved companions first and foremost and reside with us in our home. For reasons of security and health, we DO NOT accept random visits to 'meet the parents'. We have a Facebook page where we post information, photos and video that those interested are able to review and see where puppies play and live. During this time of COVID we are also offering Facetime, or Zoom meetings to talk 'in-person'.
It is typically not possible to meet the sire (father), of an Avid litter because we rarely find a good match for our girls close by, we often have to travel great distances for the stud dog, which usually reside in the USA.
How do you raise your puppies? Puppies are born and raised in our home and underfoot, where they receive all the same love and life experience as all the other dogs in our house. When born, pups are closely monitored to ensure they are always comfortable healthy and eating well. This means that one of us is always beside the whelping box (day and night) for at least the first three weeks! To help ensure sound minds and bodies, we regularly handle our puppies and use ENS (early neurological stimulation) from the time they are born. We then start raising puppies on a combination of the Avidog and Puppy Culture protocols to provide puppies with the physical and mental stimulation needed to have stable and balanced minds and bodies. This provides our owners with a solid foundation in which to build their ideal family pet.
Are the (Doberman) puppies cropped and docked? Can I get a 'natural' eared puppy? Doberman puppies are placed both uncropped and cropped depending on owner experience and ability.
As a result of recent decisions by the ABVMA to limit their members ability to perform cropping, docking and dewclaw removal we are offering our pets uncropped to those who have thoughtful, educated reasons for wanting such. At this time, we cannot guarantee cropped ears. Cropped puppies are at an added expense for the purchaser, as at this time, with the border closed, arrangements must be made to travel to Ontario in order to crop puppies. Cropped puppies are not sent home until ears are fully healed and in their first posts. All owners are provided with lessons on taping/posting cropped ears. We are always available for advice and mentoring should challenges arise with posting. We will also provide you with mentors to help you with taping/posting in your area, if you live far away from us. For cropped puppies, we do not send puppies home until ears are healed and in the first taping.
Tail docking and dewclaw removal have to be done with a vet in Saskatchewan. We DO NOT ever sell a dog undocked. What can I expect from owning an Avid puppy? What is included in the price? It is our desire that all Avid puppy owners will receive a dog that will be a long lived and loved family companion. We attempt to be as diligent as possible when placing puppies in the homes that are the best fit in lifestyle and personality, so every one is happy and successful in their experience.
Puppies come with the life-long support and knowledge of a breeder dedicated to the breed and every single puppy we produce. We keep in contact with every single puppy home, we love receiving updates; whether it be cards, photos, emails or tags on Facebook! Owners are also invited to join our private Facebook page where they can share their experiences, see other Avid dogs and ask questions among other owners and us as breeders.
Our puppies are raised in a HOME ENVIRONMENT, they are not born or and raised in a 'facility or kennel', they go home having been carefully socialized, having received their first vaccinations (our protocol) and regular deworming, are micro-chipped. You will also receive a binder containing detailed information, such as puppy vaccination and deworming records, vet exam records, a copy of the sales contract, copies of health information and certifications for both sire and dam and information on their pedigree, the breed, and articles about training, grooming, feeding and socializing your new puppy.
All puppies are checked by our veterinarian at least once, and have six weeks of complimentary vet insurance. There is also food samples to transition your puppy to their new food in your home along with a toy and blanket from home to assist them with the transition away from their dam and litter.
You receive a lifetime of breeder support. We will keep in contact with you for the life of your puppy. We love when you send us pictures, cute stories, or share your achievements with your pup. We offer the option to join our private owners group on Facebook, where you can share your experiences, pictures, ask questions amongst other owners and us as breeders. You can email us at any time with questions or concerns, and we will be there for you! We are dedicated to the breed, and to every single puppy we produce.
Pricing can vary depending on the breeding and averages $4500.00 for Dobermans. We do not accept deposits until we can confirm a suitable match for the home. Once a deposit is made, it is non-refundable. All Avid puppies are priced the same, regardless if they are evaluated as pet dogs or show dogs. It is our belief that they are all quality companions (pets) first and foremost and it cost us the same to raise each puppy!
Remember, you get what you pay for, so do your research! The bitterness of a poor-quality dog will linger long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten. It costs a lot of money to breed responsibly. Before you scratch your head and wonder why responsibly well-bred puppies cost so much, I encourage you to read thiswell-written article. Remember, cropping is an additional expense above original pricing, as we are now required to go to the USA or Ontario for cropping.
We also take our puppies back at any time during their life if their family is unable to care for them any longer - this is actually a contracted mandate.