After the informative and important historical reads from Phillip Gruenig, Simon Rietveld and Gerhard Schüler it’s been awhile that there is written a Book about the Dobermann Breed. A book what is more than only some guide for owners and breeders.
The time has come for a New Dobermann Read, a book what is trully worth the reading and is also a educative study. Timeless material full with historic facts can be a informative guideline to present time and what the needs are for the breed in the future. It would be so appreciate it and believe it’s necessary for a better insight and being true to the breed so many love and adore. Being true to it’s purpose and the many breeders who played a role in lines and influence on the population. I would even make it more accurate with some video material and interviews. The author must have historical knowledge about breeds and knows how to dig for the right answers also in relation to the different timelines. The research will not be a easy job and needs a long term plan for some material is been studied and can be documented.
Full with ingredienst and elements what would be helpful also for the new generation of breeders and owners. After more than 5 years for me it is still a search to some truths, there are so many different stories and believes what a Dobermann is, how he must behave, what it’s type is and the important how must we managing this breed so after we are gone other generations still could learn and live with this ones so noble breed.
They deserve to be surround with real people, with a real realistic view and no extremes in sport, show or training. Sure a Dobermann without a job isn’t a Dobermann but a job has many faces and they don’t need to go over the top in what we as humans think is good for ego and status. Nothing wrong with being a protector on the field between the herdsman and the sheeps…………the outside is good for mind and body. But probabably some would say that I’m not realistic with this thought. I’m a believer in intrinsic motivation and they will show you what their nature is and some are great protectors from nature and others have other traits inherited. There is through the years of poor selection so many valuable traits lost that what we see as a Dobermann is almost a other breed.
That would be a interesting chapter about the Tipping Point.
I prefer a reference book and in it we will read some unbelievable stories full with politics, intriges, fraud and criminal acts. Nothing new we hear and can read it also in other breeds and their community. But it must stop for the benefit of the breeds, so less value but what is true is true and must be in the books ! Eager to read about the stories from the past but also the present and what we all could do for their future. DCM and cancer causes that the population is diying younger and younger. The time is come for more cooperation and we must get rid of hate, fear and bitterness. Just serving the breed and be open minded.
This new read could be the source for also a community with like minded people who have a delegation in many countries so there will be always people to meet, share, talk and can be helpful for everything what could be releated with this breed. Not for ego but just out of passion. I remember when I started with my first Boxer and trained just with the local Boxer Club in my town Schiedam that there where normal people with passion for the breed Boxer and they did everything what was necessary for the breed and their owners. Nothing fancy or blabla…..just helpful. Sometimes I miss these days just sit around and talk free about your dogs and not have the fear that they seeing you as a threat just by asking questions. The breed Dobermann is fearless if been bred with the heart his owners and breeders could be open their heart more and learn from the breed they have given us enough signs for it !
Would such a read will come in the future who knows maybe there is someone already doing some research for it or even start writting some chapters. Time will tell…..In the meanwhile I’m looking forward to receive my new ordered book. It’s not about the Dobermann but about the Great Dane, The Great Dane Booklet. This book will be embraced with appreciation by it’s breed stewards.