I'm not part of the rescue, it was just the most convenient place to link to all the puppies. You can scroll through their FB page for other photos of the puppies, with lots of happy faces, learning sit, and loose leash walking, etc.
Just wanted to put them out there for the people that have been looking for natural pups, since we've had some lately.
Oh! I never meant my post to be blaming you for anything! Sooooo sorry if it came across that way. It was definitely a good idea to put the info out on DT.
My post was merely an observation of the distress captured by the photos. To see pretty much a whole litter showing that body language, rather than the bold cocky body language we usually see on Doberman puppies that age, could possibly be a result of extremely limited exposure and socialization before they came in to the rescue.
Seeing that body language would make me want to do a significant temperament evaluation if I was considering adopting one of the puppies. The ideal situation would be for each puppy to go out to a skilled foster home for six weeks to build confidence, ensure a lot of positive socialization, and start great training patterns.
For this group of puppies, immediate adoption is possibly not the best plan. We all know how many adult issues in our breed start with sketchy breeding genetics, limited litter experiences, and little or no early socialization.
With that said, I hope they all prove me wrong wrong wrong!