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About Us2019-06-07T07:51:26-04:00

Welcome to our passion

I’m a doberman lover. I fell in love at first sight 15 years ago and since then, there is always at least one Doberman in my house. Then one evening, I go to the park near my home and meet a European travelling to Montreal with his Dobermann. At that moment, it was like a revelation and I understood that it was what I wanted, a European Dobermann.

I studied, read and searched to find the female with the qualities that were (in my opinion) essential. I went to take a dog training course with Carl Girard, owner of Éduc O chien and the SPA des Cantons (more than 600 practical and theoretical hours). This allowed me to work with many dogs with different problems, different life experiences and different temperaments. Even though I met extraordinary dogs, my heart always remained attached to the Dobermans.
For the last 15 years, I have had dogs (mainly Dobermans, but also other breeds) in foster care and rehabilitation. For a long time I prevented myself from becoming a breeder, because I saw so many Dobermans with serious behavioural problems. Some of these problems were manageable, others were recoverable and some, unfortunately, very much ingrained in the dog.
This has led me to study genetics and lines more closely, to better understand what is acquired and what is innate or genetic. Continuing my research I quickly realized that my breed had many serious health problems (heart, cancer, liver…). So finding the right temperament wasn’t going to be my only challenge. I continued my training in behaviour, I went to meet breeders, sports enthusiasts (IPO, French Ring, detection…), I spoke with many Doberman breeders around the world (Google Translate was my best friend 😛), and I had discussions with geneticists, biologists and veterinarians who referred me to the Doberman Diversity Project and epigenetics.

EDUCATION :

2018 CERTIFICATION IN CANINE NUTRITION

By Karine Simard Agronomist and holder of a master’s degree in animal nutrition.

2017 Structure and Movement Assessment

Deberlac Handling School

2017 IPO Coaching

With Camille-Audrée Lefebvre.

2017 Show Handling

Guide Canin.

2016-2017 Dogs Training

With Carl Girard ( Educ O Chien / S.P.A. Des Cantons) 600 hours.

A friend has already asked me the question: why make more dogs when the shelters are overflowing?

To protect them precisely. 

My breeding project is based on the notion of responsibility towards my breed.

And I take it very seriously. I’ve spent the last 10 years taking Dobermans for rescue, rehabilitating them and finding new families for them (when possible).
All these dogs had things in common:

  • They had not been adopted for the right reasons

  • They had not been sold (“products”) for the right reasons

  • They had not been well socialized among the “producers” (the period between 0 and 3 months is crucial in the development of the dog)

  • Their parents were not mature dogs with the right temperament (generalized anxiety, anxiety, bite inhibition problem, raw nerves, PICA, OCD…).

  • They had genetic health problems/chronic pain (neurological, dysplasia, liver problems, malabsorption (ALT)…)

By trying to rehabilitate dogs already born by unscrupulous bad breeders, I am only taking the problem as a consequence and staying in a vicious circle.

On the other hand, if I introduce quality individuals into the canine population, I change my society’s perception of dogs, reduce the incidence of genetic diseases and intervene directly on the risks of abandonment. That is the mandate I have given myself.

I want to restore the Dobermann’s reputation by staying constantly informed, by doing everything possible to produce healthy and sane puppies, and by ensuring that I make the best puppy/adopter match.

When I inform people about what the Doberman really is, I help my breed.

When I do calculations and genetic tests that take time, money and care, I help my breed.

When I make sure that the dogs I have bred do not end up in shelters, I help my breed.

The Doberman is a UTILITARY dog. Yet, in recent years, how many Dobermans have distinguished themselves by their usefulness? How many dobermans have we seen for psychological or emotional support? How many Dobermans as guide dogs? How many Dobermans in airports or customs, or in the trades where he was present before? I can count them on the fingers of my hand. In 2018, there were 11 Dobermans in CANADA who did IPO trials (including mine!). I see hundreds of Dobermans relegated to the trade coatch potato profession, when they want to work, a need to be active and to perform in an activity engaged with their owner.

Why do I want to add dobermans to the batch? To bring back THE Dobermann, the versatile, utilitarian dog, who would give his life to please and protect his familly.

| I have given myself the mandate to help my breed to the best of my knowledge, but above all and to never stop learning.