The year of 1982 was remarkable to our lives.
We were engaged with show dogs, as exhibitors and breeders since
1974, but only with the American Cocker Spaniels (Welcome Kennel),
and then we got our first Doberman: Ibirité (Ch.Gr.Ch.Int.
Dobeview's Fetch'n Go), a very beautiful black bitch, a gift from
our beloved friend Flavio Lima Neves.
We were afraid of the problems Ibirité could arise by living
together with the Cockers, and also with the people within our house.
What a mistake! Since the first moment Ibirité got into our
house, then four-months old, everything was incredible. All of a
sudden, she became "a member of our family", with her
exceptional intelligence, courage, character, and gentleness. Besides
being a lovable bitch, Ibirité was an exceptional guard and
got all the people´s love in the house. Later, we bought a
red bitch, Ch.Gr.Ch. Donna Orion Duze Von Henik (Henika), five-months
old, and almost at the same time our third bitch, Ch. Burghfield's
Invisible Touch (Ivy), also red.
The living-together with this incredible breed made us learn how
to understand and appreciate it very deeply. We started studying
everything over Dobermans and began to admire the American breeding
very much. We also began to understand its pedigrees, and to admire
both the seriousness with which the Americans handled the subject
and their search for the breeding´s enhancement. We started
to take part into the DPCA National Specialty , yearly , on first
week of October, and to visit the kennels that worked out with the
pedigrees we liked most.
Then it happened:
On March 4th, 1991, we went to visit Betty Clark´s Ravenswood
Kennel in the United States and, among seven puppies, we bought
SHAY, a two-months old red bitch. Shay stayed with her breeder until
she was four-months old. Then, we brought her to Brazil. And it
was the beginning of a wonderful time - plenty of fellowship, happinesses,
unforgettable victories together with her beloved
friend Marcelo Chagas (her handler), and remarkable trips. She was
a thoroughbred, cheerful, and witty fellow. When she got older,
sometimes she got in a bad temper and nobody messed with her.
Things were great until she passed away to another dimension. Shay
went away on May 4th, 2001.
When Shay got into our house, we began to have a deeper relationship
with Betty and Don Clark from the Ravenswoood Kennel, and started
a partnership with them through inumerous co-properties and co-breedings
such as BIS Ravenswood Whirlwind (Elijah), Ch. Ravenswood Heidi's
Dara (Dara), Ch. BIS Athena's Lonestar V Ravenswood (Dallas), Ch.
BIS Ravenswood Betsaba (Winner of Brazil´s Dobermann National
Exhibition in 2002), and Ch. BIS Charade's Maurice (first Dobermann
male dog of national breeding to close the championship in the United
States). It was due to our friendship with them that Betty Clark
bought a female dobermann from Paulo Pontes, Ch. Daiane Von Kuldan,
the renowned Rio´s (Ch. Ravenswood Southern Cross) mother.
These dogs make up the breeding bases of our kennel, with only 6
litters here in Brazil, with 16 champions. As co-breeders in the
U.S.A., we have 3 American champions.
The dogs of our breeding (or co-breeding) got 5 placements at the
DPCA National . They won 2 classes, a WB and a BOW, and 3 of them
were American champions.
In Brazil, our dogs won more than 50 BIS.