To breed only one breed - dobermann ! by Massimo Santini





Author: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "Diamante Nero" kennel, Italy (italian version)


It may seem that above sentence sounds unreal and even as a heresy, doesn't it?
Let's try to think about it and see where it is going to lead us because I'm sure that at the end of it is Kennel Club.
Currently, "policy of Kennel Club" seems to be very popular subject even inside of the club - different parties, groups and opinions, attempts to combine different sights and interests and also attempts to change the "way" (of breeding).

Goal? Simple - Improvement of dobermann breed.

It's sad but I've to admit that even in our community more and more popular is becoming a thesis of "two different attitudes toward dobermann breed" which are totally different and independent from each other. That's also an example which confirms that we have to face evolution in way of breeding which, as we know, should be independent from opinions of leaders and pressure-groups - lobbies.
We can easily say about division arround the breed. I don't remember very well but few years ago I read in some magazine the story about Malinois breeder, I think that name was "des Colombais". Since 1950 he got important results in breeding and in working trials. I'm not going to focus on it, I only consider it as a "starting point" which will allow me to shout loudly: WE HAVE MORAL OBLIGATION TO BREED ONLY ONE BREED !
It's worth to reflect on blood-lines in last 30 years. I need to say that in our breed, especially in relation to working dogs, from genetical point of view there are no big differences which could determine breeding choices while it exists in other breeds. In my opinion, if we will be more attentive, we could see or even take part in Working competition where some good-looking dobermann will prove his remarkable qualities and become a "starting point" for whole breeding.
Yes, I'm exaggerating and I'm aware of it but on the other hand I'm sure that is possible to achieve this goal but to do it, would be necessary to change the policy of the club. Haviing in mind policy of the club I don't mean AIAD, on the contrary, I need to stress that AIAD made the title AIAD Champion which is available for a dog who is taking part in IPO III competition and getting in C part 90 points. Refering to some decissions in other clubs, which are "historical mistakes" and lead into divisions within the breed.



Sig. Sauermann - "v. Ellendonk"

Excepting policy of Kennel Club, putting attention on selection and breeding evolution I would like to try to understand and to analyze some blood-lines which for sure played special role in important changes in the breed.



Bonni v. Nettetal



Obviously, the blood-line who historicaly is the base of relation between dog built and evolution of character was line von Ellendonk (recognizable since 1960') owned by Mr Sauermann. Final result of this kennel was black male Bingo von Ellendonk (Jago von Beelen x Palma v. Ellendonk), Winner of DV Working Championships in 1977. Bingo having only 2 years passed Korung and was also the first dobermann in the world who got result 100-100-100 in DV SchH III competition. Mr Vogel described him as one of the best workng dogs in the history of dobermann breed. From morfological point of view as a beautifull male, medium sized with excellent body, very important for breeding first of all because of his character. It's also important to mention that Bingo's mother was DV Siegerin. Really, many of his progeny followed fathers steps. Undoubtedly, the most famous is his daughter Cora von Papenkamp (Bingo v. Ellendonk - Afra von Papenkamp), who in 1981-1982-1984 won DV Championships getting 99 points in C part. I should also pay attention on 2 sons of Bingo - black male Bonni von Netteta (Bingo v. Ellendonk - Anouk v. Netteta) - Winner of Championships in 1986-1987 what confirmed father's "genotype". Second male is Nicolai v. Klosterkamp (Bingo v. Ellendonk - Bosha v. Klosterkamp), in 1987 in same Championships got 2nd place, just after his brother and next got Korung 1A. Mating of Nicolai and Bonita van Rensloo in 1982 was very essential especially because of the balance between morfological and character traits. From that combination was born female Int Ch, Welt Sgn, DV Sgn Esmir v. Hermansjomaik - foundation female of dutch kennel van't Wantij.




Today, in spite of so many years, best working dogs are related with Bingo v. Ellendonk in many cases. It happens quite often that to rate correctly morfological traits and abilities of each dog, there's a lack of the most important parameteres which are refering to morfological traits. Sometimes it seems that inbreeding for sure would bring in breed evoluton regressive results.

However, we can't never forget that Bingo was a son of Int. Ch, BD Sg, Euro Sg, Korung Jago von Beeden (Chico v. Forell - Dasha v. Forell), who as we all know was one of best producer at his time.



Jago v. Beelen


It's enough just to mention that Jago is also a father of black male WELT Sg, IDC Sg, BD Sg, DV Sg, Euro Ch. Korung - Bronzo v. Zenn (Jago von Beelen x Elke v. Pfalzer Waldheim), male who created v. Norden Stamm blood-line where so many dogs were born who sucessfully passed Korung and their morfoloy was on excellent level.




Bronco v. Zenn


At the begining of 1990's, from mating of Wasko v. Binselberg and Undine v. Frankenland (very important pedigree, affinity to line of Jago v. Beelen) was born in dutch kennel a black male - WELT Sg, IDC Sg, BD Sg, DV Sg, Euro Ch, Korung - Hertog Conan v. Manensehide. Male of beautifull body, excellent proportions... no matter that head was not perfect

Currently, the most titled winner in the history of dobermanns and he was widely used as a producer almost all over the world giving to his progeny best traits. However from morfological point his progeny never got international pubicity.
In spite of all, I'm sure that best genetical traits acquired in different blood-lines, earlier or later will contribute into dream affinity. I think that if we breed one breed, we have to do everything to breed only this one breed.


Hertog Conan v. Manensheide