from Germany's finest Working (Schutzhund/Police) Lines
Solid Gold Genotype / Phenotype for Working and Health
2014 (last revision)
Canadian Kennel Club Registration: Full Breeding Rights - $2,250.00-$2,000.00 (US or Cdn funds).
Prices can vary, depending on the combination (Travel/Frozen semen/Stud fees, etc).
Canadian Kennel Club Non Breeding Registration: - $2,000.00-$1750.00 US or Canadian funds
Prices may be reduced $250 = large litters (9+) for males or females
whose ratio is higher than normal (8/1, 7/2).
Deposits and Delivery
I will supply a new "200" VariKennel style crate for transporting the pup
- cost $100.00US (including taxes)..
(Photos/Location of Kennel and more information: The Breeder, The Kennel, BOOKS& VIDEOS )
COLOR & GENETIC COAT PROBLEMS:The
dobermann breed comes in 4 colors (black; brown; blue; fawn).
Black & Brown dobermann can be born with FD (follicular dysplasia)
but this is rare. Blues and fawns are referred to as dilute
colors. Dobermann with dilute coats are more likely to be born having
CDA (color dilution alopecia). CDA is a defect of the hair
shaft due to unevenly distributed melanin cels, which can weaken it and
create a thinner coat as the dog ages (problem appears by 6 mo. - 3 years).
In those dogs that are affected, this is a cosmetic problem - usually very
minor in nature (Purchase price will be reduced to non-breeding rate -See
Health Guarantee below).
NOTE: Demodectric mange & thyroid can be the cause of coat problems but these are entirely separate issues - which can stike all colors/breeds.
Von Willebrand's disease (vWD) refers to the lack of blood clotting factor in those affected dobermann that are also symptomatic. (Not all affected dobermann are symptomatic!)
According to Vetgen(who provide & obviously promote testing), this disease occurs in a mild form in Doberman, (referred to as "vWD Type 1") and it is "autosomal recessive" which means affected dobermann have two doses of the mutated gene and a mild to moderate risk of bleeding under serious, high stress surgery. (NOTE: A veterinarian can administer clotting factor to prevent this.)
The Vetgen dna test rates dobermann in 3 catagories: 1.Clear (do not have the mutated gene), 2.Carrier (carry one mutated gene but can NOT be symptomatic for the disease) & 3. Affected (carry both mutated genes & can BUT very often are NOT symptomatic for the disease).
vWD is NOT tested in Germany or in most countries outside North America. Puppies are offered without ANY vWD information. Prior to DNA, tests in North America were unreliable and could not be transported to other countries. My foundation bitch (Chauka v.Warringhof) and many of my "B" Litter were later rated vWD affected but were NEVER symptomatic (including in surgery)! It is good to remember that many affected dobermann (including those unidentified in countries outside of North America = estimated 35%-70% of all dobermann are vWD affected) not only never became symptomatic but also achieved outstanding success in working arenas and produced outstanding progeny!
The Doberman gene pool is not large and decreases
dramatically in the selection of working Dobermann. Blitzkrieger
Kennel will select combinations that guarantee puppies can not be rated
affected for vWD only providing more important criteria (working drives,
conformation & serious health issues) are not sacrificed.
(See Health Guarantee below)
|TITLES - "All
that glitters is not gold"!
Schutzhund titles, by themselves, do not prove strong working character, much less the many excellent qualities required in a stud dog! At best, Schutzhund titles more often reflect the skills and perseverance of the owners/trainers vs. the innate ability of the dogs. Certainly "biddability" has high value in terms of attaining high schutzhund scores but less value in terms of selecting a strong working stud dog. A knowledgeable breeder will never rely on a schutzhund title vs "knowing what the dog is made of" when selecting a stud dog (phenotype) ....and will, of course, give at least equal consideration to the pedigree (genotype). While I have proudly shown the titles of the stud dogs on my website, these doberman were selected for strength of character in their performance - NOT the title(s)!
There are a few United Doberman clubs in the USA
but NO Internationally recognized Dobermann ZTP's or Dobermann Koerungs
available in North America. Therefore, ZTP & Koerung titles
are NOT a realistic prerequisite in breeding working dobermann in North
America. In Canada, only GSD Schutzhund clubs have ZTP &
Koerung titles and these are exclusively for GSD's! Most of these
clubs also have "alternate breed" restrictions. Training is modelled after
the drives and responses of GSD's (herding breed). Many excellent
local SV/GSD helpers/trainers studied their (GSD) lines and worked with
the original German breeders and/or trainers to implement training/bitework
theories to bring out the best in these lines ...but implementing the excellent
working doberman helpers' training methods from Germany was of NO interest
Germany, Denmark, Sweden, etc... have Doberman
Schutzhund Trials, Dobermann ZTP's, Dobermann Koerungs, etc... In Germany,
in particular, there are numerous, excellent Schutzhund Clubs/trainers
(experienced with good working doberman), available - usually within a
5-10 mile radius!
Schutzhund does provide a superior forum for demonstating working ability but performance must always take precedence over titles and/or scores. Providing pups with the "Opportunity" to achieve schutzhund titles is a function of the Breeder's marketing skills (importance they put into titles) and availability of training clubs. Obviously if a Breeder has experienced schutzhund homes/training for every puppy in a decent quality working litter, every one of those puppies can get titled! However, perseverance and talented helper work has resulted in schutzhund titles for the majority of the dogs from "show line" working breeds in countries such as Germany (where skilled training is available) plus Collies, Golden Retrievers and lesser quality character dogs of all breeds! Trials on a home field/helper can also make the difference between success and failure. Even assuming competent, fair judging, "marketing titles" can still be misleading. I owned, trained and titled a North American Doberman (Sundance) who was H.I.T. (High in Trial - the only doberman with GSD's) and the first Doberman to get a SchH. title in Canada. (since 1976 when the first doberman in N.America received this title) I did NOT advertise, promote or breed this doberman because my ETHICS prevented me claiming he had the strong qualities I consider necessary in any working stud dog.
Those few Blitzkrieger dobermann, who received
proper Schutzhund training/handling, proved their excellence in that arena!
Their Schutzhund 1, 2, 3, ZTP, etc.. performances were rated by SV
&/or DV judges as pronounced and excellent and they were HIT ("High
in Trial" - in trials with GSD's). Two are the TOP FH2 (highest tracking
test) Dobermann in North America!! Others proved their abilities
in the show ring (Championship) or in Sports in other countries. However
it is a FACT that Blitzkrieger Kennel has produced other dobermann of equal
or higher Genetic potential! Blitzkrieger Kennel will NOT exclude
any doberman from the gene pool simply because they did not get the OPPORTUNITY
to prove their working ability on a Schutzhund field. There
are many ways to test working character. There are many forms of personal
protection work/testing (including suit, hidden sleeve, muzzle work and
subjecting the dog to various challenges) that provide more demanding testing
that is not repetitive and therefore, can be more revealing.
*The dam to the legendary Ali v. Langenhorst,
SchH3, Ang, International Champion, was NOT schutzhund titled!
Blitzkrieger Kennel supports Schutzhund and
all those who participate. It is obvious that a Breeder
cannot recognize the genetic qualities required in a schutzhund prospect
without having many years of hands-on experience in that sport.
While I do not value "marketing titles", I certainly respect the sport
of Schutzhund and consider it a valuable tool for a Breeder.
"Excellence" is a function of a Breeder's experience, knowledge and ethics!
They are guaranteed to be:
* Free of genetic disabling diseases.
* Hips are guaranteed to pass OFA or OVC. (Exrays to be taken/submitted prior to the dog's 30 month birthday)
* Genetic Coat problems (See Color, above): Any Blitzkrieger dog having CDA or FD will be reduced to Non Breeding price.
vWD: (See above) Blitzkrieger Sires and Dams are dna (Vetgen) tested for vWD rating. Blitzkrieger Kennel will select combinations that guarantee puppies can not be rated affected for vWD only providing more important criteria (working drives, conformation & serious health issues) are not sacrificed. If a combination is made that could produce vWD affected pups, the vWD status of the parents will be disclosed on the litter page of my website.
I stand behind every pup and offers Blitzkrieger
puppy buyers a full refund or replacement pup (at breeder's option) but,
the best "guarantee" is the one you never have to use.
of the heart muscle)
Certainly longevity is the "best proof" for the
puppy buyer!. Blitzkrieger Lines are known for superior longevity
Average Life Span: 10.75 years
has also taken a tole on many brood bitches, but not before 8+ years of
age and this can often be eluded by spaying your bitch.
Owner information unavailable
The above lists include
the Sires & Dams of every Blitzkrieger Kennel combination!
List of Blitzkrieger Dobermann
- Deaths due to cardio (revised Dec/06) :
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.
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