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I would need to know more about their temperaments/personalities. I'd want more pictures of them, as well (stacked to see how they're built). Videos of them interacting with their siblings, if I couldn't meet them in person.
That said, I have never picked my puppies out. My breeder knows my dogs and situation, and has always picked the perfect match for us.
 

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It's very odd that those are the photos that they sent you. As said above, I'd want to see stacked photos to try and judge conformation as best as possible from a photo.

I'd also be concerned that the breeder is allowing you to pick a puppy from a photo. Most reputable breeders pick the puppies for the buyers based on their living situation since they are with the puppies 24/7 and know their personalities.

Both of these would be a red flag. I'd suggest purchasing from another breeder.
 

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For what it's worth, it is nice they tested for DCM1 & DCM2, but those tests don't tell us anything about whether or not a Doberman will get DCM in their lifetime. They are simply tools for research at this point. I would want to see annual echocardiogram and annual holter results for both parents to see how their hearts are actually functioning. There is a bevvy of other testing that should be done as well.
I can't imagine how on earth you'd pick one based on these photos. They won't look like this at 8 weeks, anyway.
 

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