The present time in the International Dobermann
By Gris Gonçalves - Exlusive Dobermannbreeders
I'm Gris Goncalves, I'm Brazilian but I live in France a
partime year, where I follow the best I can, all the importants
dog shows, in special taking as focus the Dobermann breed, no
matter what if working championships or beauty exhibitions.
So that, I'd like to tell you a little bit about my story at
the beginning as Dobermann lover.
story begins in 2000 when my husband Moacyr de Oliveira, has
bought a male and a female Dobermann American standard puppies.
On occasion, sincerelly I was not feeling too enthusiastic with
the idea, due to the our way of living, as we used to travel
around the world a couple of times a year, and I knew for sure
that the dogs would take a lot of mannaging to live them during
point of view, has changed completly in two weeks at that time,
exactly when the two puppies have done the surgery of cutting
the ears. The female have had some problem after, and I could
not be indifferent. Immediately I was very involved with, taking
all of care of the dressings and relieving her pain. At this
step, there was no doubt that I was already falling in love of
her, and this feeling never has more changed, taking both of
them as party of family.
Later that, our usual trips had been made, taking in
consideration the importants Show Dogs, including the USA
Nationals, FCI World Dog Shows, Crufts and specially IDC (International
Dobermann Club) Shows in Europe.
Really, we became very involved with the breed that there was no
way. We have bought everything we found out about the breed:
books, videos and magazines. At that time, we were already
completly in love with the Dobermanns, and this passion was
growing more and more as much as we learned about them. Probably
many of you understanding very well what I mean, sharing our
life with these wonderful creatures.
Two years later we have had introduced our Letter of Intention
in name of Dobermann Clube de São Paulo – Brazil, to became
officially member of IDC during a Congress in Italy. Our
proposal have had the support by our friends of France, Italy
and Portugal, and was accepted by unamity by the board. It means
that Brazil has been the first member of South America and the
second one of the South Hemisphere, the UDC in America was
already a member.
As IDC Delegate from Brazil, I've been participating every year
at Congress and Show, as official member of IDC. I've been
improved my knowlegde of Dobemann breed, respecting the official
I intend to provide all of you my friends, the news from our
breed in Europe, covering the best as possible, beauty and
working shows, trainning courses and one of the most important,
the health and diseases issues,
inorder to give you a exactly idea what happens here with
commitment with the facts, without any trend, controversy or
dispute, avoiding the known and too old cliche: American x
European" . Dobermann is just really one, a single worldwide,
but giving opportunity to know further more about our
beloved Dobermann breed. Long life for them!
In the next article, I'll report everything about the IDC World
Championship 2010 that will take place in Vborve – Slovakia,
from 4th to 6th June. Be in touch!!!