Breeder of Working Line Dobermanns for Work, Sport or Active Companions
Vor Allem Dobermanns
I've been enamoured with the Dobermann since I can remember. No other breed of dog moves me like the Dobermann. Their loyalty, aloofnes, structure, expression, movement and courage all combine into a magnificent creature that wants and needs to be with you - whether its on the sport field, in nature or on the couch - the Dobermann is always watching over you.
I have been a student of the breed since 1990 and Dobermanns have been a part of my life since 1996. My views and opinions have changed and evolved a great deal in that time. My goal is to produce healthy, temperamentally sound dogs that are versatile in many venues of the dog world. I only breed when I am ready to add a dog to my training program, and hopefully to further my breeding program. That means that I may only have 1 litter every 2 or 3 years. This gives me ample time to research the next possible breeding combination, complete health testing and train, work and trial my dogs. This also gives me the time to raise and socialize a litter properly, as well as carefully screen the prospective homes my puppies will be a part of.
The puppies I produce should have the qualities that are required to succeed in many venues, whether that is in bite sports like IPO, ringsport, PSA, or real world work like Personal Protection and SAR. These puppies will also be successful in Agility and Obedience venues, among others.
I DO NOT breed dogs geared for the North American conformation ring. My focus for breeding Dobermanns is health, genetic diversity and character. Conformation is important, but the show ring trends should never take precedence over health and character. A dog with functional conformation will be capable of performing the work it was bred for, safely and for many years.
To me, the greatest beauty of a Dobermann is when it is working. Therefore, I will always choose a Dobermann that has the character to perform its job, over a Dobermann that simply looks pretty, or impressive.