Breeding/Genetic Articles

Breeding Dobermans is both an art and a science. Learn more here.

63 Day Perpetual Whelping Chart

http://harradine.com.au/files/2016/07/Perpetual_Whelping_Chart.pdf ...
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A Gathering Storm

Big things often-times come from small beginnings by Dr. Carmen Battaglia Over the years one can find many examples of ...
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Another Look At The 49th Day

by Dr. Ed Bailey Do people still believe they should take their brand new pup home on the "magical" 49th ...
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Are You A Breeder Or Do You Just Breed Dogs?

Reprinted with permission Written and submitted by Ms Dany Canino Every year thousands of dogs are put to sleep at ...
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Becoming A Breeder: The Six Stages

written by Fred Heal When people purchase a purebred dog they may be on the road to becoming a "breeder" ...
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Birthing Process

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Bitches/Whelping

written and submitted by Linda Rayman, Array Dobermans Bitches that are being considered for breeding should have had all had ...
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Brackett's Formula

by Carmen L. Battaglia By the early 1950's", Lloyd C. Brackett had become a legend in his own time. In ...
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Breeders – Good And Bad

written by Carol Kufner submitted by Judy Bohnert The views expressed on this page are my own. No names of ...
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Breeders Do Sell Their Best

written by Judy Doniere edited/published with permission by Judy Bohnert Some breeders DO sell their best bitches. We try to ...
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C-section Aftercare

Written & submitted by Theresa Mullen, Terrylane The C-Section is the saving surgery for both dam and puppies when problems ...
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Canine Reproduction For Breeders

by Carmen Battaglia PHD, Martin Coffman, DVM, Robert Van Hutchison DVM, Russ L Kelley DVM & Allan J Lepine PHD ...
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Care Of The Newborn

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Changes In The Bitch And Developing Foetus

submitted by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell, DeSaix St. Bernards CHANGES YOU MAY NOTICE Behavioural Changes: ...
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Choices In Breeding-Drive Or Liveability

written by Bonnie Wittrock submitted by Marj Brooks I think one of the things people must start to realize is ...
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Choosing Studs

written by Winnie Vogel submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St ...
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Color Inheritance Chart

Click here to view the color inheritance in the Doberman chart (link to DPCA site) ...
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Congenital Umbilical Hernias

by Marie-France Sarra-Bournet, DVMCongenital umbilical hernias are a common problem in some breeds. It can be small with only fat ...
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Cost Of A Litter

written & submitted by Mary Korevaar, Glengate Reg'd, Canada Recently on one of the Doberman newsgroups on the internet there ...
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Cost of a Litter Calculator

NOTE: Should a yellow Internet Explorer SecurityBar pop up at the top of the screen simply click on the yellow ...
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Cost Of Breeding A Doberman Litter

Click here for an interactive Litter Cost Calculator ...
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Critical Events During Embryonic Development

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Designer Dog Facts

written by Donna  Sapp, Border Terriers, Maryland, USAOther (to coin a phrase) designer Dogs, to name a few are:Labradoodles (Labrador ...
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Designer Genes: Genetic Management or Misery

In the early 1970s, Miniature Schnauzer breeders embarked on a program unprecedented and unduplicated in any popular breed: to eliminate ...
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Developing High Achievers

Surprising as it may seem, it isn't capacity that explains the differences that exist between individuals because most seem to ...
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Dobermans In Detail

The Doberman Pinscher standard is probably one of the most precise and clearly written standards around today. It leaves very ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 1-Size

Height at withers: Dogs 26 to 28 inches, ideal about 27 ½ inches; Bitches 24 to 26 inches, ideal about ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 2-Head

Long and dry, resembling a blunt wedge in both frontal and profile views. When seen from the front, the head ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 3-Neck, Topline, & Body

Neck proudly carried, well muscled and dry. Well arched, with nape of neck widening gradually toward body. Length of neck ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 4-Forequarters

Shoulder Blade sloping forward and downward at a 45-degree angle to the ground meets the upper arm at an angle ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 5-Hindquarters

The angulation of the hindquarters balances that of the forequarters. Hip Bone falls away from spinal column at an angle ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 6-Coat

Smooth-haired, short, hard, thick and close lying, invisible gray undercoat on neck permissible. It is specifically stated that the coat ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 7-Gait

Free, balanced, and vigorous, with good reach in the forequarters and good driving power in the hindquarters. When trotting, there ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 8-Temperament

Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient. The judge shall dismiss from the ring any shy or vicious Doberman.Shyness: ...
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Dobermans In Detail: 9-Conclusion

As you can see, the descriptions in the standard are all based on "correct" proportions. For example, when you see ...
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Dr. Hutchison's Reproductive Seminar

The following is a transcript of an online seminar with leading canine reproduction expert Dr. Robert Van Hutchison given by ...
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Early Neurological Stimulation

submitted by Marj Brooks I´ve been doing what I call "The Battaglia thing" on my litters for some time now ...
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Early Spay/neuter

by Chris Zink DVM, PhD © 2005 Neuter or not? Those of us with responsibility for the health of canine ...
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Educate Infant Puppies

written by Grace L. Blair, M.D. c) VIP revision 1998 Introduction: We have developed a series of tests and exercises ...
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Events In The Estrus Cycle

submitted with permission by Marj Brookswith thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing us ...
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Fading Puppies

by Theresa Mullen, Terrylane One of the things that I am very happy about in the course of time that ...
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Fading Puppy Syndrome

by Val Brown ch. M. I. A. C. E. DBC. - Mertrisa ColliesTel/Fax: 01444 453232Web Address: www.dogsworldwide.com/mertrisaI have been approached ...
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Founder's Effect

by Dr. Carmen L. Battaliga When a popular sire appears in so many pedigrees that it causes the gene pool ...
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Genetic Health Afflictions

Increasing hereditary health problems in the breeding of pedigree dogs on the example of Dobermans in Germany, in Europe and ...
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Genetics & Successful Dog Breeding

with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing us to use many of their ...
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Giving Pups A Head Start

by Ed Bailey When pups are born they are little more than blobs. Their muscles and nerve connections are only ...
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Grading Puppies

submitted by Marj Brooks, USA The bone and angle structure for most breeds is basically the same with some exceptions ...
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How To Raise A Happy, Healthy, Confident Puppy

by Faye Strauss It is very important you be consistent, patient, and thoughtful, just as you would be with a ...
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In Favor Of Better Dogs

By Dr. Carmen Battaglia When it comes to solving problems, two heads are better than one. A synergy is produced ...
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Infectious Agents That Affect Fertility/pregnancy

by Sandra Lemire submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards ...
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Killed By Kindness

Reproduced by permission from "Dogs in Review", authored by Bo BengtsonJanuary 2012 issue of "Dogs in Review" You have no ...
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Learn To Breed Dogs

The basics of breeding dogs by Jane Anderson ...
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Long-Term Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay / Neuter in Dogs

May 14, 2007 Precis At some point, most of us with an interest in dogs will have to consider whether ...
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Managing Your Stud Dog

You may also find this 1945 historic article by Will Judy interesting. written and submitted by Judy Doniere, Toledobes, USA ...
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Medications During Pregnancy

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Methods Of Pregnancy Diagnosis

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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OH NO!!! Just one?!

Depending on your breed, that may be a familiar cry of woe. Cryptorchidism is one of those quiet defects lingering ...
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Ostrich Syndrome

by C. A. Sharp (Reprinted with permission from the Double Helix Network News - First published in the 1994 Australian ...
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Oxytocin-A Necessary Evil?

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Pedigree Analysis

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Planned Breeding

This is a compilation of the articles Mr. Lloyd C. Brackett wrote for Dog World Magazine and which won for ...
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Popular Sires

by C.A. SharpConsider the hypothetical case of Old Blue, Malthound extraordinaire. Blue was perfect: Sound, healthy and smart. On week ...
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Popular Sires And Popular Genetics

The Canine Diversity Project by C.A. Sharp, editor of the "Double Helix Network News". This article appeared in Vol. IV, ...
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Pregnancy Timeline

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Puppy Advice

written & submitted by Faye Strauss, USA Faye´s Puppy bath (daily and after every encounter with people). Bleach kills virus´ ...
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Puppy Package

by Dana Johnson submitted by Judy Doniere Create your own puppy booklet by printing out these PDF files: Puppy Shots ...
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Raising A Puppy

Puppies spend all their time eating, playing and sleeping. (Oh, and that other thing that creates loads and loads of ...
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Red Rapsberry Leaves – Friend Or Foe?

written & submitted by Karen Copley, RNC BCNRed Raspberry has been used by many dog breeders as the miracle cure ...
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Reproducing Puppies vs Breeding Better Dobermans

submitted by Theresa Mullen, DPCA Public Education CommitteeThe point of this piece is that there are two issues here to ...
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Reproduction Methods And Success Rates

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Reproductive Health Of The Bitch

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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Reproductive Health Of The Male

submitted with permission by Marj Brookswith thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing us ...
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Rule Of 7's

Written in 1989 or 1990 by Pat Schaap, Shenanigan Shetlands, USA submitted by Marj Brooks, Manorie Dobermans, USA By the ...
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Selecting A Stud

by Theresa Mullen, Terrylane I think that the search for a Stud is one of the most important skills that ...
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Selecting Conformation Puppies

written & submitted by Theresa Mullen Terrylane Dobermans Is there a method or a "secret" to picking puppies?? I KNOW ...
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Should I Breed My Female Or Spay Her?

by Ms. Dany CaninoSOME ANSWERS TO THAT IMPORTANT QUESTIONWHAT IS SPAYING? "A surgical procedure in which the uterus and ovaries ...
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Should I Breed My Male Or Neuter Him?

Reprinted with permissionWritten and submitted by Ms Dany Canino SOME ANSWERS TO THAT IMPORTANT QUESTION WHAT IS NEUTERING? This is ...
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So You Want To Be A Breeder

submitted by Judy Doniere, Toledobes, USA NEVER breed more than once a year. Never have more than one bitch to ...
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So You Want To Breed Your Bitch

written by Winnie Vogelsubmitted with permission by Marj Brookswith thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for ...
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Spaying And Castration – Pros, Cons, Myths

written by Ione L. Smith, DVM January 20, 2000 Many people wonder about whether to spay or neuter their dogs ...
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Tail Banding

Skylocke Dobermans Disclaimer: This procedure works for some.....it may not work for you.... But Be Advised : We are not ...
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Tail Male Line

Theresa MullenTerrylane Dobermans, USA BEFORE WE START... Some guidelines for "talking" pedigrees and reading pedigrees----a SIRE'S position on a pedigree ...
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Tails & Dewclaws

Dewclaws are actually rudimentary thumbs and rear dewclaws are residual fixtures from the past. They have no function and are ...
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Temperament & Behavior: Breeder's Tools

by Vic Monteleon, Montwood Dobermans INTRODUCTION A terrorist bomb has just exploded in a car outside a large federal building ...
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What Is A Breeder?

by Peggy Adamson, Damasyn Dobermans A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really ...
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What Is A Good Breeder?

Written by Peggy Adamson Text of a speech given before the Annual Symposium of the "National Dog Owners and Handlers ...
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What To Look For In A Breeder

written & submitted by Kathryn Zerkel All reputable breeders have a zillion questions to ask why you chose their breed ...
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What We Can Do For The Doberman

written and submitted by Bill Garnett Back in December, I was watching the confirmation hearings for Dr. Robert Gates regarding ...
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Whelping Box

written & submitted by Judy Doniere, USA You might be interested in how our whelping box is constructed. I've used ...
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Whelping Box Construction

(Please click on any of the photos in order to view a larger picture) We chose to use melamine for ...
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Whelping Kit

submitted with permission by Marj Brooks with thanks to Kevin & Donna Frizzell of DeSaix St. Bernards for generously allowing ...
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