My first Doberman
From the early childhood, I was dreaming about a dog of my own. For the long time my ideal dog was German Sheppard,which was very popular breed at those times.There were only few Dobermans in Latvia and you just couldn't see them on every corner of the street, but when I saw HIM, I immediately fell in love - proud dog with elegant carriage, ideal proportions, alert and noble. It happened in the 1987, and by the 1988 I had my own Doberman.It was not so easy to get Doberman in Latvia at those times - you had to join the Dog Friends Society, attend 10 lectures about training, caring, housing, growing, feeding etc., and wait... People were waiting from 2 to 3 years to get a Doberman. We were lucky - somebody gave up his right and we got ALICE. Alice was a nice Dob, all our family and all of our friends loved her. I trained her a lot, we passed all exams getting the highest grades, when suddenly she died in an accident,leaving deep scares in our hearts.
My next Doberman was male and he was absolutely different. Chegres was very obstinate, with strong character of a leader.After the nice and obedient Alice we were not fully prepared for this. It was very difficult to pass the first exam on obedience, really a competition about the leadership. However, we passed not only the obedience training, but also working and defense tests. After the last test, an instructor told me: "After this dog you will be able to handle everything,including predators,crocodiles and cattle!" Chegres had an excellent pedigree, good results on shows and working contests. He became a sire for many Latvian Dobs.
One of the best litters was from the mating with Josefine, a bitch from Moscow. Both had good bloodlines from Russia and Central Europe, including Bronco v. Zenn and Guys Hilo v. Norden Stam. We had a very good "B" litter:Brenton Cheiz Imidz,Bastinda Cheiz Imidz,Barros Cheiz Imidz,Berli Cheiz Imidz,Best Cheiz Imidz.
The litter was excellent, surpassing all our expectations. This "D" litter was the first one in our home, I shared thehappiness and responsibility of breeders with my wife Valya.
Djussi,Dinel,Dior,Dizan - they won many titles in Latvia and other Soviet Republics.
This litter was the main stimulus in my passion for Doberman breeding.
Doberman club Imidz.
Specially I want told about Mr.Rozenberg, from the Dobermanns of "Zoosfera" we have the strong foundation of our breeding.The high professional and enthusiast Mr.Rozenberg helps us to the present moment.Thanks to him and I hope that our friendship will be prolonged.
The big authority to formation of our dobermanns as was rendered by Mr.Zwan,owner of kennel "v.Neerlands Stam". In 1995 he has visited Riga, where has read the lecture and judged our dobermanns on show.
And in 1996 Mr.Zwan has made to me a gift, he has offered us the daughter of two World Champions - Gr.Unita v.Neerlands Stam, which then I have offered take by one from our members - vice president of club "Imidz" - Mrs.Diana Kulina.
Gr.Unita was mated with Jivago v.h.Wantij. This litter has given us topping dogs - Multi Champions: Nuvai Nikol, Naomi Nalin, Nimrod Nero.Unfortunately Gr.Unita early died and I hope, that her genetical potential will be prolonged by her wonderfful daughters.
We had up to 70 club members with 100 Dobermans. In this period, more than 30 litters were obtained. We participated in local, regional and international shows and had more than 50 champion titles. I would like to mention only few of the results:
The club was functional until the year 2000.
Later members of club "Imidz" was entered into Latvian Doberman Club.
For this moment in our kennel "Imidz" we have 25 tribal bitches.Some of them already had 1-2 litters and are confirmed as very good producers:
Kennel "Imidz" - it's a very friendly group of adherents. Each of our bitches has it's own family and lives in civilized conditions. It's a house or spacious flat. None of our dogs is kept in cage or endosure.
In our kennel we have got both experienced dog-holders and the young ones, who acquinted a dog which is shared with kennel.
My duties are:
Our house is situated near a pine forest in a health resort of Jurmala town. This is the place, where we all gather together to celebrate success, to analyse failure, here we train our young dogs, search new ways in dobermans breeding and look after our puppies.
We also have a branch of our kennel in Germany, where Dzintra Ezergaile works successfully with the breed.
In 2001 year on IDC our kennel "Imidz" in competition of kennels was on 2-nd place.
In 2002 year on Wold Dog Show in Holland our Zeja Zalora Alegar Imidz was Ex.2 in open class.
By that I want to finish my brief summary about our kennel.
We are expecting your opinions, contacts and offers.
Sincerely yours, the owner of kennel "Imidz",
My Doberman Family by N.Dreyer
Indi - The Founder.
When the breeder told me about her pedigree (Graf Gelios le Malin and Graf Guido v.
My eyes were opened by Yury Pekarski. It was in the 1993, at one of our first shows after the obedience training. We were walking with Indi around the rings when I spotted a man, who was closely following us.
Indi had only few litters. The most successful mating was with Alfa Romeo, who was from Graaf Quinto v.Neerlands Stam and Nina v. Gronigerland. Alfa Romeo was big and strong dog, with excellent head, which he has passed down to all his progeny. He was not very much popular for breeding at those times, but later he became rather popular in former Soviet Union and made a remarkable input, improving Latvian Doberman population.
In June 1994 we had a very good litter from this mating , especialy bitches - Idel and Istella Drei Imidz.
Our next success was mating Istella with Bronzo Bruno del Citone (Gamon di Campovalano x Zula Zema del Citone). From this liter we had good and promising brood bitches - Infanta, Ineja, Itaka and Indiana Pekarski Drei Haus.
We have already some excellent litters from them and we hope to get more. One of the best was litter from Infanta and Astor del Citone. We had great puppies, which show a big potential.
Indi is also still with us. She is 11 years old now and still full of energy, agility and she is keen on playing with her grandgrandchildren!