In the past four years, I’ve looked carefully at dogs to whom I might breed Gina. It was not until recently that I took another look at a dog I’ve known all his life. This dog is UDC Ch, AKC ptd Destiny’s Sunshine Santino, SchH 3, IPO 3, CGC, WAC, ATT, AFFB 1A. Suddenly, I realized that this was the dog to whom I really needed to breed Gina, and now was the time to do it.
Both Sunny and Gina are fully health tested, both are sound physically and temperamentally…I myself have personally met most of the dogs in this litter’s past three generations. These are dogs who enjoy working, who truly enjoy working with their owner-handlers, many of whom are novices. They were and are house dogs and responsible members of their families. Because I originally came from a conformation background, I will not tolerate mediocre structure in any dog I own or will breed, so conformation was also a serious consideration. Both Gina and Sunny have excellent breed type. This litter is my contribution to the Total Doberman.
In my thirty one years in this breed, I have chosen to breed only one Doberman litter. That litter was whelped in 1986. Breeding is a huge responsibility: to the breed: to potential owners of the offspring, to myself and my values and to my own belief in breeding only when I believe there is a real chance to better the breed. I really needed a strong indication that this is what I needed to do, that it was time and this was the breeding I have been waiting for a very long time. This is that breeding.
The breeding of UDC Ch Destiny’s Sunshine Santino, SchH 3, IPO 3 to Giuseppina von Wilhamhoff, BH, WAC is a rare opportunity to bring together two solid, stable, structurally and mentally sound Dobermans who share common ancestors who demonstrate these same qualities. There are never any guarantees in breeding, but I have a confidence in this breeding that I could not ignore. These puppies are linebred 3-3 on Clemens von Falltor, CD, SchH 3. Clemens was a dog who just filled a room with charisma. His contribution to working Dobermans in the United States in terms of temperament and structure has been very strong, very visible and of great impact.
These puppies should be whelped in late June. They will be home raised, docked, cropped and will be available to only the best homes, those homes who are truly looking for the best this breed can be, homes where these dogs will be family members and who will also be willing to work with these dogs as partners for a lifetime. These puppies will not be successful couch potatoes.
If you are interested in a puppy from this breeding, I would like to hear from you. I would like to know a little about you, your life in dogs, your plans for this puppy, anything else you may want to tell me. I do not have a puppy questionnaire, since this is only the second time I have ever bred a litter, a questionnaire just seems way too commercial for me. These puppies will leave my home only as “one puppy, one home”, each and every puppy and home is individual. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have as well.