How often do you breed? How do I get on your wait list?
We typically breed once every one or two years; we do not hold a list of puppy buyers but instead ask interested buyers to keep checking back with us for upcoming litters. We try to keep our website updated with the latest news.
How do I get a puppy then?
If you are seriously interested in a puppy, we ask you to please complete our puppy application. All applicants will go through an interview and approval process that includes a home check and reference check. Note, we don't 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 then go on a wait list.
Because we always try to fit families with the puppy that will be best suited to their lifestyle and situation, it is important for us to have as much information from you as possible. We use our puppy application to start that process (see the link below).
The puppy application 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), alleriges 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).
Who are you breeding? Can I see the parents?
Any potential breedings for consideration will be announced on the website under the Litter Page. There, you will find a photo of the parents, and health information.
All the dogs we breed are at minimum Canadian Champions, and are health tested with a minumum of heart, thyroid and hips, and often more.
Because we rarely find a good match for one of our girls close by, we often have to travel great distances for the stud dog, which usually reside in the USA. That said, it is not typically possible to meet the sire of a Janterra litter.
Are the puppies cropped and docked? Can I get a 'natural' eared puppy?
It is our belief that the Doberman pinscher should remain as it was designed by it's originators, which is as a cropped and docked breed. Having owned both drop eared (rescue) and cropped dogs, we have noted many health and physical benefits in having a cropped dog. That said, all Janterra puppies will be cropped, docked and have dewclaws removed prior to leaving for their homes. We do not send puppies home until ears are healed and in the first taping, and all owners are provided with lessons on taping ears until they stand, or provided a mentor to assist with taping. The costs of cropping and docking are included in the price of the puppy.
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 closesly monitored to ensure they are always comfortable health 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 solid 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 modified puppy culture protocol. Visitors are strictly controlled until at least their first vaccinations. We then encourage visits as our scheule allows.
Are puppies registered?
All puppies are micorchipped and registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. Puppies can also be registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club), but usually this is only done where the puppy will be shown or compete in US events.
What is the price of your puppies? What is included in that price?
All Janterra puppies are priced the same, regardless if they are pet dogs or show dogs. It is our belief that they are all quality companions first and foremost and it cost us the same to raise each puppy!
Puppies are cropped and docked, with dewclaws removed, are microchipped, have to date vaccinations and regular deworming, and are checked by our veterinarian at least once.
We also send puppies home with a care packet that includes puppy health records, pedigree and health information (parental), collar and leash, sample food packets, six weeks of complementary vet insurance and other helpful information for you and your puppy.
What can I expect from owning a Janterra Doberman?
We support our puppies throughout their lifetime and welcome owners to keep in touch and share all important life events with us. 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.
All puppies are sold on private contract - please contact us for further information.
We DO NOT accept deposits for puppies until we can confirm availability. Once a deposit is accepted, it is non-refundable.
We do also have older dogs available on occasion.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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