Oakwood German Pinschers
© Oakwood German Pinschers - January 2021

Puppies

I breed two or three exceptional litters each year

with particular attention to temperament, beauty

and low inbreeding coefficients.

Price? Breeders charge anywhere from $2000 to $4000 for puppies. Price is NOT an indicator of quality, health or temperament. Buyers should fully investigate breeders with regards to 1) contractual health guarantees, 2) extended pedigree health certifications (not just parents) and 3) buyers should, if at all possible, make a visit the breeder’s home to evaluate the temperament of the parents and see the conditions in which the puppies are raised. Early experiences and conditions have a significant effect on puppy development. Buyers should also do their research on the inbreeding coefficients of any litter under consideration. Buyers should be aware that the USDA requires breeders with more than four females to make all sales in person with buyers or, if they ship “sight unseen” even one dog, they must be inspected and licensed by USDA. This measure is meant to crack down on unscrupulopus breeders who sell unhealthy puppies on the internet to unsuspecting buyers and is designed to protect the puppy buyer. For more information visit AKC’s Government Relations FAQ. Ear cropping and travel costs to pick up a puppy are additional costs for the new owner.

Ear cropping

I prefer not to crop ears on pet puppies but can crop if requested. Our show prospects ears are cropped as this is my preference in the show ring, however the surgery is primarily cosmetic. For those people who want cropped ears, the cost is an additional $550 and puppies must remain with me an additional 1-2 weeks. Aftercare is the responsibility of the new owner which entails months of taping and posting ears once they are healed. Owners will need either a local vet experienced in ear crops or an experienced GP, Doberman, Boxer, Schnauzer or Dane breeder/owner who can support you. Some vets will not provide aftercare and taping to puppies they did not crop due to the liability if the ears fail to stand. The puppy’s training and socialization must proceed as it would with any other puppy without cropped ears, so ear cropping requires even more dedication on the part of new owners.

Tail docking

Tails are typically banded at birth or within the first 24 hours. Tail banding is not traumatic or painful to the puppy. A tiny orthodontic rubber band is placed on the tail at the desired length. The blood flow is restricted to the end of the tail causing the tail to go numb, wither, dry up and fall off within 2- 3 days. Dewclaws are typically removed. When we are producing a litter we intend to dock, buyers who want a natural tail need to get their reservations in and pay in full for the puppy prior to their birth. A puppy of your preferred color and gender will be chosen and left natural. When we are producing a litter where we expect to export, the entire litter may be left natural.
Oakwood German Pinschers
© Oakwood German Pinschers - Jan 2021

Puppies

I breed two or three

exceptional litters each year

with particular attention to

temperament, beauty and low

inbreeding coefficients.

Price? Breeders charge anywhere from $2000 to $4000 for puppies. Price is NOT an indicator of quality, health or temperament. Buyers should fully investigate breeders with regards to 1) contractual health guarantees, 2) extended pedigree health certifications (not just parents) and 3) buyers should, if at all possible, make a visit the breeder’s home to evaluate the temperament of the parents and see the conditions in which the puppies are raised. Early experiences and conditions have a significant effect on puppy development. Buyers should also do their research on the inbreeding coefficients of any litter under consideration. Buyers should be aware that the USDA requires breeders with more than four females to make all sales in person with buyers or, if they ship “sight unseen” even one dog, they must be inspected and licensed by USDA. This measure is meant to crack down on unscrupulopus breeders who sell unhealthy puppies on the internet to unsuspecting buyers and is designed to protect the puppy buyer. For more information visit AKC’s Government Relations FAQ. Ear cropping and travel costs to pick up a puppy are additional costs for the new owner.

Ear cropping

I prefer not to crop ears on pet puppies but can crop if requested. Our show prospects ears are cropped as this is my preference in the show ring, however the surgery is primarily cosmetic. For those people who want cropped ears, the cost is an additional $550 and puppies must remain with me an additional 1-2 weeks. Aftercare is the responsibility of the new owner which entails months of taping and posting ears once they are healed. Owners will need either a local vet experienced in ear crops or an experienced GP, Doberman, Boxer, Schnauzer or Dane breeder/owner who can support you. Some vets will not provide aftercare and taping to puppies they did not crop due to the liability if the ears fail to stand. The puppy’s training and socialization must proceed as it would with any other puppy without cropped ears, so ear cropping requires even more dedication on the part of new owners.

Tail docking

Tails are typically banded at birth or within the first 24 hours. Tail banding is not traumatic or painful to the puppy. A tiny orthodontic rubber band is placed on the tail at the desired length. The blood flow is restricted to the end of the tail causing the tail to go numb, wither, dry up and fall off within 2-3 days. Dewclaws are typically removed. When we are producing a litter we intend to dock, buyers who want a natural tail need to get their reservations in and pay in full for the puppy prior to their birth. A puppy of your preferred color and gender will be chosen and left natural. When we are producing a litter where we expect to export, the entire litter may be left natural.