I have also spoken with Sierra Dobes in Memphis, TN as well as Dillon Dobermans outside of Birmingham, AL. Both of these breeders asked a lot of questions about my home and let me know about all of the DNA testing performed on their dogs. Maybe this is the way to go...
Hi, welcome to DT. Congrats on becoming a future Doberman person.
I'm a bit confused by your "all the DNA testing" comment.
There are only a couple DNA tests available, currently, for our breed. One is for the PDK4 marker, which is one of the genetic mutations associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in Dobermans (an always-fatal heart disease), and the other is used to confirm DNA status on dogs who have sired a certain number of litters.
All the other health testing that is so very vital, is not done by DNA. Rather, there are blood panels, radiographs sent to OFA, and the all-important 24 hour holter monitor and echocardiograms, that must be done on breeding animals a minimum of once per year.
I'd second the suggestion to read thru that link about how to choose a reputable breeder--this is, sadly, a breed that is riddled with health issues, and nothing sucks much more than having to say goodbye to your dog friend way too young, so try to avoid breeders who "sweet talk" potential customers, and look for action
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