We are often asked what our motivations are behind breeding Dobermans and love answering this question!
1. To Share the Doberman Bond with Others
Our motivation for breeding Dobermans starts with our relationship with our dogs. The companionship, devotion, intelligence, and drive our dogs have is something that we need to share with others.
2. To Fulfill Our Dream as a Couple
Logan and I met through Dobermans and quickly become friends through a mutual Doberman mentor. After growing individually with the breed, our friendship became something more. As we in love, we planned what our life together would look like with Dobermans right in the center of it all.
Logan and I often talked late into the night about what we wanted our breeding program to be, what our goals were, what we wanted in our foundation bitch, how we were to raise our dogs and puppies, what training opportunities to pursue, what dog shows we would attend, and everything in between.
With our mentor, we planned the litter that would change our lives. At the same time, we were planning our wedding where our mentor would marry us. Just days after being married, our Jezebel was whelped and we ran right into marriage while also running into Doberman puppyhood, and we couldn't have been happier about it!
Dobermans are a part of our lives as individuals, but they are a large part of our marriage and who we are as a couple. We like to say that we truly fell in love with the breed right along side falling in love with each other and we wouldn't have it any other way!
3. To Continue the Tradition
Our goal in breeding is to produce dogs who meet the breed's original purpose and follow the breed's tradition. This includes breeding Dobermans with the purpose of personal protection in mind, focusing on sound and balanced temperaments capable of both work and companionship, and breeding to the original breed standard with cropped ears and docked tails.
The Doberman breed is changing a lot in many parts of the world. Typically, American bred dogs are bred to be soft. Their temperaments and physicality make them unable to perform the breed's original working functions including personal protection. Many European countries are breeding dogs to have natural ears and long tails, this is slowly changing the whole body style and face of the Doberman. In general, we are seeing a decline in great traditional Dobermans and we want to change that.
4. To Better the Breed
We believe the perfect Doberman has three basic traits: 1) proper confirmation, 2) natural working drive, and 3) a balanced temperament.
To better the breed, we have the goal to 1) follow the Doberman breed's confirmation standards and produce Dobermans who confirmation-ally, are as close to perfection as possible, 2) keep the Doberman's working drive alive in its temperament and create puppies who are capable and willing to perform the breed's original working purpose, and 3) strengthen the balance of temperament and socialization of the Doberman to produce the best working and companion dog.
We have many goals in breeding and are determined to produce dogs that exceed what the Doberman currently is. We want a bright future for the breed and the only way we can get there is through good breeding today.
As always, we would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have regarding our dogs, puppies, or breeding practices! Please contract us!