Avoid this breeder
. They don't do health testing, they are true backyard breeders, and the quality of their dogs in both health and temperament can not be trusted.
I didn't know better, I was 17 and had never had purchased a puppy before (we always rescued all of our dogs) I hadn't done my research, I had no idea what I was doing, and I bought a beautiful puppy from them about 9 years ago for $900.
I loved him to death, but he was incredibly unstable. We had a wonderful behaviorist who specializes in aggression that worked with us and my vet for years and years. It was manageable with lots of work, and ultimately, medication, but it was clear that his anxiety and aggression was not normal.
I never returned to the breeders for help, because it was pretty clear that they were a big part of the problem, and my focus was to take care of my dog and do what was best for him. Plus, I was really unhappy with the way they treated us after we had paid for the pup. At his follow-up vet appointment to get the stitches taken out of his ears, they showed up, took my puppy into the vet's office, and wouldn't allow me to join them. At the time, I didn't know that this was uncommon. At that time, they also casually mentioned that his off-site father was a bit of a "spaz", but was being trained for "protection".
My dog also had a host of health issues, including thyroid, and in the end, wobblers. I wouldn't trade him for the world, because he honestly was my best friend despite all of the issues. I loved him so much, and I think I was supposed to have him in my life, but I would absolutely NEVER recommend this backyard breeder. They just aren't responsible.
I lost my boy in May after a very long struggle with Wobbler's. I am finally ready to find a new puppy, and I am so disappointed to see so many ads for Whitesage Dobermans on the internet in my search for a good breeder, I just wanted to give a heads up!