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 Pinscher breed of dog appeared as a result of the experiments of a single person who, in fact, was not even going to create so popular and famous dogs. He just wanted to have a loyal and reliable defender, as he was a tax collector. And, concurrently – an enthusiast for breeding dogs.
It was in the city of Apold, Thuringia (region of Germany) in the 19th century, around 1870 – it was then that the founder of the breed began experiments on crossing Rottweilers, German Pinschers and some terriers. The name of our enthusiast, Louis Doberman. There is no intrigue about the origin of the name of the breed – everything is obvious.
For the first time, the Doberman was demonstrated at a dog show in 1876, and gained great favor with German dog lovers. In 1894, Louis Doberman died, and he carried away the secret of crossbreeding with him – it is still not known exactly which breeds were used to obtain the early Dobermans (except for the above). However, German breeders succeeded in further breeding and improving the breed. Continue reading