I got my first Doberman in 1980 and have had at least one ever since.
My 1st Doberman was Duke and while he was pet quality, we learned a lot together. He was a very head strong male Doberman! As an adult he would open the refrigerator, cabinets, and doors to get what he wanted. As my Doberman family grew through the years, I placed him in a relative’s home after they were burglarized. They never had any more problems after Duke joined their family!
When my children were born, I stopped showing dogs as the travel and financial commitment weren’t feasible. But a Doberman was always a member of my family, even though I was not active in showing.
In 2005, the children were growing up and we were ready to get back into showing so my husband Jim and I purchased a new family member, “Tyson” aka BISS AKC/MBIS UKC GRCH / Intl Ch Talladega’s American Thunder RN OA OAJ NF NJP CL-3 CGC ROM VCX. Tyson finished all of his titles owner-handled and in limited showing. I set goals and Tyson and I achieved them.
We also have Tyson’s red daughter, “Zini”. Shown on a limited basis, Zini finished her championship quickly, always owner handled, and has her Open agility titles in AKC and her CPE Agility Trial Championship (CATCH). Zini finished her AKC Grand Championship undefeated for Select wins with SIX majors.
We also have Vida, another Tyson daughter. Vida is the clown of the house and if we aren’t laughing because of her antics, we’re being amazed by her intelligence and ability to open gates and doors.
From our May 2014 litter, we have Tyson’s granddaughter “Dorie”. Owner handled out of bred-by and American Bred, we have 12 points (one major) towards our AKC championship. She finished her UKC championship undefeated in the Doberman ring. Dorie has her Open barnhunt title and is also training for agility.
From our April 2017 litter we have Dorie’s daughter, Diana. She is showing great promise and we are enjoying every minute with her!
I am an active member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA). Since 2007 I have been the Longevity Chairperson. Since 2008 I have been the DPCA Webmaster and have done their National Convention website for many years as well. I also manage the DPCA breeder education and public education websites. I was corresponding secretary and board member for the DPCA from 2009-2011.
Although we enjoy showing our Dobermans, they are first and foremost a member of our family here in Southwest Ohio.
As members of the DPCA, we follow the Doberman Pinscher Club of America’s Code of Ethics.
For more information visit the DPCA at www.dpca.org
We do not condone or support the breeding of the “white”/albino Doberman as it is a genetic mutation.