height at the withers.
Among other things, the breed is also forced to change by inter-examination conducted at almost all central exhibitions in the country, of course, when we entrust it with authoritative, world-famous judges, specialists in our breed.
The exhibition, for true connoisseurs and qualified “breeders”, is primarily a livestock event, a demonstration and analysis of the results of pairings and the selection of worthy animals for further breeding. Foreign experts, working in our rings, still make discounts on the transitional moment in becoming a type in our country, but the leaders in the rings are undoubtedly representatives of the “new” Dobermans, who meet the tastes of judges and the requirements of the international standard.
Our task is to make the domestic Doberman competitive in Europe and the World, to conduct breeding correctly, without repeating the mistakes made in breeding other breeds (I didn’t accidentally talk in detail about the German and East European Shepherd dogs), and the support and help of foreign Dobermanns will speed up the decision this task. Continue reading
It is known that any breed is divided into two groups: breeding and user. The East European Shepherd Dog was bred in the USSR in the service dog breeding clubs of DOSAAF “for the needs of the national economy and the army.”
Adolescents practiced all-around with service dogs, a military-technical sport promoted by DOSAAF. The selection of dogs for breeding also met user-friendly tasks. In addition to exhibitions, competition competitions were held, where the dogs received a total mark for the exterior and work on OKD (general training course) and a special course (usually ZKS – guard-guard service). Even an animal that was excellent in exterior, but without “working” qualities, could not get a breeding rating and access to breeding.
Thus, we can say that the breeding work was with a user group of the German Shepherd breed, called the East European Shepherd. Continue reading
If you remember the proverb that “do not drink water from your face”, then you will agree with whatever beautiful or highly pedigree dog is – we don’t live with the exterior and the pedigree documents, but with her soul and her character. Therefore, in order to get to know the Doberman from the inside, to find out his family portrait, 29 owners of dogs of this breed were interviewed. The presented results, as it seems to the author, can characterize not only the features of existing dogs, but also reflect the likelihood of manifestation of signs of varying degrees of severity in your puppy, in your future dog.
Aggressiveness. Dobermans are characterized by weak (occurrence of 44.8%) and moderate (34.5%) aggressiveness towards dogs, which allows them and their owners to coexist quietly in dog companies.
Half of the dogs (51.7%) are characterized by a lack of aggressiveness towards children, but it is weak in 27.6% of dogs, in moderate – in 13.8%, and a significant degree of severity – in 6.9% of dogs. Continue reading