In every puppy, the instincts of play, struggle, prey, and also the instinct of scent are born from birth. But these qualities require compulsory development. It is much easier to develop them in a puppy than in an adult dog.
To achieve success in the follow-up work, the puppy should begin to “put on the trail” from 3-4 months, using the instinct of scent, food and stalking. First, the track will consist of 15-25 steps, each of which contains a piece of your favorite treat. Your puppy will very soon like to find a gourmet with the help of a scent. He will learn to associate the smell of a person’s footprint with the smell of goodies. Gradually, introducing complications: increasing the length of the track, turns, endurance, you will teach a young dog to solve the most complex and intricate maze of the track. You will feel unprecedented joy when your dog unravels the most difficult track without losing, despite various hindrances, he discovers and proudly identifies the object he has found.
For spectacular obedience work, the development of the game instinct is important. With great pleasure, puppies “hunt”, grab, carry various objects in their mouths. A ball on a rope is a great toy. Continue reading
An unpleasant precipitate remained after reading the article “His Majesty the Doberman” is a thing of the past “(Zooprays No. 14). We, Dobermanists, were struck by a one-sided look at the breed. Everyone has the right to their opinion on the breed, but we will express our own, based on the facts .
Doberman ….. What image appears before your eyes? The breeds will answer that this is a powerful but elegant dog with a balanced psyche. People far from the breed will present the image of a dog with a light skeleton, frantically running and barking at passers-by. It was this image that was in the minds of many people who were far from breed, with whom I had occasion to communicate at exhibitions and in life. It was they who were pleasantly amazed when they saw calm, balanced dogs in the ring, on the street, in the house, with a beautiful powerful bone, but who did not lose their Doberman’s grace!
The breed has changed a lot over the past 15 years thanks to the talents of our Russian breeders, the importation of new non-native producers.
The psyche and exterior of the Doberman has changed dramatically due to the influx of imported blood, which, according to M. Slobodyanik, “does not improve, but only worsens the breed.” Now the pedigrees of our dogs mostly consist of Italian-Dutch blood. Continue reading
The Doberman breed has the main types 3: working type (West European or German working lines), European type of show (European show with working capacity) and American type (American show, no working capacity). I cover this topic in more detail in my original article, Working Doberman vs. Doberman Show, In this article I want to discuss the Doberman breeding philosophy and how it affects you as a potential Doberman owner.
Doberman works in tribal philosophy.
What is a working doberman? Working dogs, as a rule, have a natural ability (desire) to perform certain tasks. The work of the Doberman is to protect the owner and his family.
All working dog breeds retain some characteristics characteristic of the breed, but only those that are specially bred for this purpose will act in real situations. Continue reading