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; DCM, COI, and temperament. We do occasionally show our dogs but firmly believe good dogs are everywhere and pet lines are as important as show lines when it comes to diversity. We aspire for any dog from our program to excell in anything, from the show ring to working.
We invest in our dogs both as family members and our business 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 produce superior dogs. Every few litters we keep back select puppies that have low COI and clear genetics that will be our future breeding dogs and bitches. We never breed for super sized dogs or strictly for colors. Our primary focus is healthy breed standard dogs. We maintain the breed standard described by the DPCA and never breed Z-factored/albinos, melanistic, or recessive/clear reds. A Jackson's Kennel Doberman should define Doberman. We breed for the whole dog; health, longevity, pedigree, and most importantly breed preservation. Please remember there is no perfect dog. No dog is 100% and every dog has flaws. Breeding is very relative; every breeder breeds to a different standard. Our program is unique as are all programs. In our program our focus is low COI litters, diversity in genetics and maintaining the breed integrity. That is why we participate in several programs that help better the breed; Embark, Doberman Diversity Project, PennHip/OFA. We also contribute to canine health and genetic research.
We Breed AKC Dogs.
Jackson's Kennel is ran by myself, Kalee Jackson. I am a mother of two wonderful boys. First and foremost we a family. We are a laid back and enjoy hobbies such as trails, fishing, rock hounding, fossil collecting, and the occasional sports. My husband is a professional personal/fitness trainer and health enthusiast. He has a background in martial arts, track, and boxing. I too have a history in martial arts, as well as hold a college degree in business and liberal arts. I enjoy good music, history, meaningful music and, of course, my dogs, I hold accredited certifications in animal welfare, animal care, canine behavior, veterinary assistant, animal nutrition, dog behavior, and am continuing my education in canine sciences. I am active in Doberman research and participate in any I am eligible for.
I started breeding Doberman in 2014 and have rapidly grown. I became a professional breeder in 2016 and have continued to grow and refine my program. I pride myself on transparency and breed education. As a small professional breeder the amount of litters I produce in a year varies between 2 and 4. My dogs start breeding around 2 years old and retire with spay/neuter around 5 or 6 years old. Breeding Doberman is a deeply ingrained passion I have dedicated my life to. Every breeding from my program is thoroughly planned out for the preservation and betterment of the breed.
Questions and visits are always welcomed. We always have coffee and tea ready and an open seat.
We are the recipient of Wag! with WagWalking.com's Best Doberman Breeder Award for 2017 - 2020! *WagWalking's breeder badge program ended in 2020 but breeders are still listed online yearly.*
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 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) and medication regimen (flea treatment, supplements, dewormer, shampoos, coat sprays), and so on.
Here at Jackson's Kennel we chose to focus on genetic health. We also 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 also are taking a shift 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.