Solid Gold Genotype / Phenotype for Working and Health
Dobermann from Germany's finest working (Schutzhund/Police) lines
the Blitzkrieger Kennel:
Located in beautiful British Columbia (Delta but moving soon to White Rock) Canada, just a short distance from the city of Vancouver and the United States border. A visit to Blitzkrieger "kennel" will bring you to my home. My dobermann are well loved members of my family and live in my home. This is not a commercial kennel! This is not a business! These dobermann are my hobby and my passion!
"Dogs are not our whole life but they make our life whole" - Roger Caras
Thanks to some members at LowerMainland, (whose membership included 3 Cdn.-2 SV schutzhund judges at that time) and some excellent helpers (such as Frank Mensing, SV/Cdn. schutzhund judge & Wolfgang Gross who did the helper work on Derry v.Berblick - 3rd in the WUSV World competition in 1990), I learned, hands on, about the sport and what a strong dog/performance looked like. I felt Sundance lacked qualities for a truly strong schutzhund performance. ...qualities I found even more lacking in the majority of North American doberman....so, although Sundance was a good doberman (high in trial with the local GSD's), I never advertised or bred him.
Finding my breeding lines:
Schutzhund & breeding:
That year (1995 - after more than seven years
researching these lines and involvment in schutzhund), I bred my first
litters (A and B litters), both times taking Chauka to stud dogs that represented
"the best of" Germany's finest working kennels.
The excellent local SV/GSD helpers/trainers
studied their (GSD) lines and worked with the original German breeders/trainers
to implement training/bitework theories to bring out the best in their
lines ...but implementing the excellent doberman helper's/trainer's theories
from Germany was not of interest to them. After approx. 10 years,
I decided I could no longer support a GSD club that would not allow other
talented doberman to join due to their "alternate breed quota".
I wanted to belong to a club where one could have voting rights to bring
in tests (ztp, koerung, etc..even sieger shows) for the doberman instead
of the only, breed specific (GSD) events available.
Breeding (See: General
Photos from the archives:
Chauka's "B"1994 (3rd from right)
Photo from Shepherd Sports
Lower Mainland GS Club, Surrey, Canada
(Above far Rt) Lance Collins Tracking Seminar
|1980's||Sundance bite training at
Richmond GS Club
1980's Photo from Shepherd Sports
(helper: Nick Doktor)
BOOKS & VIDEOS:
Schutzhund: There are not a lot of good schutzhund books available and most are GSD oriented. The best I have found are: Books:
Schutzhund Protection Trainingby Gary Patterson
Advanced Schutzhund by Ivan Balabanov & Karen Duet
Tracking, From the Beginning by Gary Patterson
Schutzhund Obedience training in drivewith Gottfried Dildei by Sheila Booth
Der Schutzhund (The Protection Dog) by Helmut Raiser (Armin Winkler translation of old but good book)
Zucht und Sport mit dem Dobermann by Ottmar Vogel - excellent reference for European dobermann and one of the few books (even in Germany) that includes a lot of references to working titles and working dobermann. Unfortunately not available in English to date. (See: Blitzkrieger Breeding Program/History for Mini translation)
Joanne Flemming-Plumb's training tapes & videos: Joanne's motivational approach in training will help your dog to become a confident, calm and reliable tracker and will help him to learn how to solve problems independently. Her motivational approach to obedience will help you learn how to build and focus your dog's drives and to develop eagerness and attention.Tracking & Obedience: Each 2 x 60 min.VHS or DVD -$54.95 US each (4 for $199.95 shipping included)
Agitation Mood & Bite Problems by Gottfried Dildei (Note: Other Schutzhund videos also available by G.Dildei)
Ed Frawley/ Leeburg Video Production has produced many. (Older examples I have on hand include: Training a competition Tracking Dog, / Solving Problems in Training a Tracking Dog,/ Reinhard Lindner Forced Tracking Seminar, /Protection Training, the Beginning,/ Schutzhund 1 Handler Training and many more.).
German Dobermann Koerung and
Dobermann Breed Books
Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (1988 - 1998)
Lower Mainland German Shepherd (Schutzhund) Club (Surrey,Canada) (1988-1998)
United Doberman Club, USA (1988-1998)
President (1997) Pacific Coast Schutzhund (DVG) Club.
Richmond German Shepherd (Schutzhund) Club (Canada) (1998 - 2000)
Training Director (2002) Pacific Coast Schutzhund (DVG) Club.
Proven Quality Working Litters since 1995