Trinity Doberman Pinschers
Bred For Longevity
Faithful, Loving, Guardians for Todays Family

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About Trinity Doberman Pinschers

My First Litter of Pups

Currently I live about 2 hours west of Wasington DC with 4 dobes, and one small Papillion cross female who rules us all. I don't have a Kennel, the dogs live in the house and the pups are raised in my home to better prepare them for living in yours.  I am very particular about who I place my pups with, I am still in touch with buyers from every litter I've ever produced.  I love hearing how the puppy they received has brought them so much joy.  I hope to be able to bring as much joy to every family I place a puppy with.

TRINITY Doberman Pinschers is a small but serious breeding endeavor, committed to breeding FAITHFUL, LOVING, family GUARDIANS, who are visually beautiful, structurally correct, good movers, intelligent and sound tempered examples of their breed.  I adhere to the breed standard, I do not endorse Warlock (oversize) dobes or the white doberman, there is NO "Z" or white factor in my lines.

I came to the world of Dobermans in 1981 after having what was, until that point, the best dog of my adult life, a Harlequin Great Dane  I had rescued named "Boris".  I was drawn to Dobes for all the same qualities I had found in my Dane, just in a smaller package and a longer life span.  My Boris was only 6 1/2 years old when I lost him. My first Doberman had a very hard act to follow.  She needed to be intelligent, brave, devoted, protective and love me more than anything else in the world and hopefully for a lot longer than 6 or 7 years.  Jezebel made me a believer in the Doberman breed and now 30 years later, I 've never looked back and I can't imagine EVER being without a doberman in my life.
 
In the early years I showed a little in the breed ring and the obedience ring but not seriously.  Horse shows trumped dog shows every time.  Everyone was so impressed by my first dobes looks, temperament and training that I was constantly encouraged to breed a litter, just so friends and family could have a dobe just like mine.  Once I decided to breed dobermans, my goal was always to produce the same smart (easy to train), kind, naturally protective, but easy to live with doberman that I have been privaledged to have in my life.    

HEALTH - With my foundation pair, and each subsequent breeding prospect, I researched their pedigrees and contacted as many breeders as I could find in their pedigrees to ask about health, logevity and temperament before adding them to the breeding program.  Health is of course extremely important, and as I have grown and learned as a breeder, I believe I have improved each new generation.  My current dogs are all vWD Clear, and OFA certified for hips and tested within the normal range for Thyroid (yearly).  My current Sire and both Dams have not had any Cancer or Cardio appear in the last 3 generations, of their pedigrees nor has there been any reported neck,elbow, eye or narcolepsy problems. 

My Foundation male and female both have DPCA BFL-1 certifications  and my female Devenshire's Gretta Garbo has a DPCA BFL-2 certification (which certifies longevity (lived past the age of 10) into the 2nd generation of her pedigree). 

I have bred back to the same line that produced my first couple of Dobermans because it is a very healthy pedigree with demonstrated longevity and very stable temperaments.  With each new generation I do choose a female with European ancestry to add to the line as I believe the European dogs to be healthier and truer to my interpretation of the breed standard in physical looks.

TEMPERMENT - Though I love and appreciate a dominant, confident, higher prey drive Doberman, they are not for the average family, and definitely not for the first time dobe owner.  I believe that the character that makes a Doberman a Doberman must be maintained.  These dogs are not labradors or poodles - they are a protection breed! Every litter will have a mix of the level of dominance and drive. It is my goal to match first time dobe owners and families with a pup that will suit their level of experience and knowledge.  First time dobe owners need a puppy who has a bit lower prey drive and less dominant character.  I feel these middle of the pack pups are still very much Faithful, Loving, naturally protective family Guardians, but they will be a lot easier for most people to train and for them to live with.  With that goal in mind, I chose both my current male and females because of their character, intelligence and trainable temperaments.  The pups that will have a higher prey drive and a more dominant temperament, should excell in schutzhund and protection work.   First time Doberman buyers are not equipped to handle this type of Dobe and will end up being trained by the Dobe instead of the other way around.  It is not a receipe for success when the doberman in the family is the one doing the training *grin*.  This is why I "MATCH" the pups in each litter with each of the approved buyers - because I know which  pup will be the most successful in each home.

I stand behind my temperament 100% but behavior & temperament is based on a combination of genetics and experiences the Doberman gains not only with the breeder who is raising it, but with its new family and in its new environment.  Inattention to, or lack of consistent socialization and proper training will adversely affect the good genetic temperament the Doberman was born with.

To ensure that the Doberman receives the proper socialization and training to strangers, places and other dogs all buyers will be asked to enroll their Doberman in and graduate from a min of 2 consecutive obedience courses by the time the Doberman is 1 year of age and to obtain an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification by 18 months of age.  This CGC Certification will provide validation of proper temperament and training.

I want my puppy buyers to be as happy with their Trinity Puppy as I have been with mine.  The key to this happiness is proper training and socialization. If you provide proper socialization and training from the time you get your puppy home - he should not have to be put up when company comes yet still retain that natural protection aptitude that the breed is  known for.,

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