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Uno is now in Finland!

We are very happy to report that Uno has successfully made the long journey from California to Finland to be with Hannele. She plans many fun things for him, including swimming in the many lakes near her home, tracking with her training group, sledding in the winters, and IPO. We wish you all the best, Hannele, with this boy. Welcome to the Working Dobermann Collective!

Here is Uno’s “passport” photo:

And here he is getting his first “taste” of his new country straight off the plane:

Happy 11th Birthday to Gabi and Hella!

Big hugs to Gabi and Hella from all the humans and dogs in the Working Dobermann Collective on their 11th birthday! Although they actually turned 11 at the end of March, we didn’t have current pictures then so we are announcing the event now. These two old girls were born one day apart in 2002 and bred by Lisa Popplevig of Ascomannis Working Dobermann Kennel. Both are doing great. We give our heartfelt thanks to these wonderful foundation bitches; they have provided us with amazing doberkids!
Hella Smiling

Gabi at 11
Wow, Gabi has so little grey!

Gabi Side View at 11
Gabi Side View

Hella looking regal!

Seven Dobermanns Will Participate in Wild West Dogsport Fall Trial

The DVG trial will be held at the Big Valley Dog Training facility in Delhi, CA on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th. Ted Hartman is the judge.

The dobermann entries and titles they will attempt are:
Ascomannis Nikko -- Tracking 1 and Protection 1
Pako vom Kondorstrand -- IPO 1
Ascomannis Mishka -- IPO 2
Fenja vom Landgraf -- IPO 2
Ascomannis Magnus -- IPO 3
Conrad vom Sturmhunde -- BH
Marshall -- BH

We wish everyone in the trial the best of luck -- especially the seven dobermann entries! We’re still hoping for a trial with a baker’s dozen dobermann entries.

Doberstock 4 a big success!

The fourth annual “Doberstock” Workshop at the Big Valley Dog Training facility in Delhi, CA was great fun and was successful in preparing Collective dogs for the Wild West Dogsport Trial on the Saturday and Sunday immediately following the workshop. Tim Cutter, the helper-trainer at Menlo Park Schutzhund Club was this year’s guest speaker. Tim provided excellent information on the hows, whys, and whens to use what he calls “active” vs “passive” training techniques in obedience. His demonstrations using his two intact adult males (a GSD and a Dobermann) were nothing short of astounding.

Thank you Joel and Tim for the great information, training, and coaching you helped us with during the workshop. You are both awesome!