Jackson's Kennel is dedicated to the breeding of healthier, stable dogs for future generations to love and admire. Our program focuses on three specific areas; longevity, lowering COI, and temperament. We do title our dogs but firmly believe good dogs are everywhere and pet lines are as important as show and working lines when it comes to preserving diversity. We aspire for any dog from our program to excel in anything, from the show ring to working. We only breed the 4 DPCA standard colors and do not breed white/z factored, nor melanistic Dobermans. We breed for the whole dog; sport, show and pet lines as well as both import/European lines and American lines.
We invest in our dogs both as family members and our partners. We only breed what we see as ideal pets and family members, with working ability for the everyday person. We want only the best for our dogs and the future of the breed. We work on our lines both internally and externally, considering every dog individually. While we aim to stay away from tight bred lines sometimes those practices can produce superior dogs and hone in specific traits. Every few litters we keep back select puppies that have low COI and clear genetics that will be our future breeding and titling dogs/bitches. We never breed for "super sized" dogs or strictly for colors. Our primary focus is always healthy breed standard dogs. We maintain the breed standard recognized internationally by the DPCA, AKC, Kennel Club, and FCI, and never breed off-standard colors, which includes Z-factored/albinos, melanistics, and recessive/clear reds. A Jackson's Kennel Doberman does define Dobermans. We breed for the whole dog; health, longevity, diverse pedigree, and most importantly breed preservation. In our program our focus is low COI litters, diversity in population genetics not just genetic carrier/clear status, and maintaining the breed integrity. That is why we participate in several programs that help better the breed; Embark Vet, Better Bred, ICB's Citizen Scientist Program, the Doberman Diversity Project, Doberman Health Survey, the Dog Aging Project, The NHGRI Dog Genome Project, Darwin's Ark, UC Davis canine genetic material donations, PennHip/OFA, and more! We also contribute to canine health and genetic research.
We Breed AKC Dogs and Participate in Canine Research
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Doberman and Health Testing
In today's age of technology testing has become as common place as a dog leash. There are many opinions on best breeding practices. Keep in mind breeding is as old as the modern human species and there is no rule book or 'must dos'. Every country has their own standard and history for breeding. In the USA there is quite the emphasis on genetic testing and hip/elbow scans. In places such as Europe the standard is to ensure the dog has had VWD and hips done. In other countries like Brazil and Mexico no testing is standard practice. Testing can help prevent inheritable diseases like VWD, Narcolepsy and DINGS. Testing can not prevent disorders such as hip dysplasia, thyroid dysfunction, and DCM. Testing is not a guarantee for health and longevity. Testing is not a reliable method to predict a dog's daily health. Testing offers security against genetic disease and information about that dog's traits (such as color and what colors it may be able to produce in offspring). The health of a dog heavily depends on it's caretaker, diet (hydration, kibble fed, raw fed, wet food fed), exercise, body composition (overweight, underweight, inconsistent weight), environmental factors (yard sprays, air quality, terrain), medication regimen (flea treatment, supplements, dewormer, shampoos, coat sprays, clinically necessary medications), and so on.
Here at Jackson's Kennel we chose to focus on genetic health and the breed standard. We test our breeding dogs eyes, thyroids, hearts and hips. Our aim is to eliminate genetic mutations generation by generation through selective breeding our foundation females. In time we plan to have a line of males to pair to our females bred within our program, unrelated to our girls, so we can better know our lines and their heritable health. We are constantly taking shifts towards low COI (coefficient of inbreeding) litters and breeding dogs. This will take time as low COI Doberman are extremely rare. The breed average COI is high 40's and high 50's! For more information on the breed and its COI crisis please visit our page, DCM and the Doberman Crisis.
All deposits are non-refundable, no exceptions. Prices are firm. Payments are accepted until the puppy is aged 10 weeks. Jackson's Kennel does not condone the misuse, mistreatment, neglect, irresponsible breeding, nor abuse of any animal. We take pride in providing loving families for our dogs. We reserve the right to refuse sale for any reason without explanation should we suspect the sale is not in our dog's best interest.