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