My “ADVENTURE” with the Dobermann begins towards the half of the 70’s, when an uncle of mine gave me as a present a young black dog. Its name was ANASTASIA and, naturally, it was soon passion. I remember its strong but frank and loyal character. It was born by a genetic combination set up on BONNY v FORELL.
At that time I was very young, about twenty years old and I remember that, in the evenings, when I returned from my job, instead of running to the Bar with my friends as usual, I went for walks with my dog. The older the dog became and longer were the walks in the woods. Briefly, the dog began to be an integral part of my life and it was in those years that I began to know the Dobermann until, more and more attracted by the world of the Dobermann, at the beginning of the 80’s, I began to frequent the house and the Breeding of the countess ETHEL LUCHOVICH holder of the BOSCO DI GIANO.
I had never thought that this encounter, would then have modified my existence. For many years the relationship with the countess remained from pupil to teacher, to a strict but loyal teacher, who made me soon understand that breeding was not a game. Genetic manipulation of living beings demands a lot of seriousness, experience and objectivity. Only applying these three concepts, she said to me, we have the right to improve a genetic evolution, an evolution of an animal race. Since then many years have passed and that relationship has changed in a deep affection and in the gratefulness for all she had taught to me.
The Breeding of the BOSCO DI GIANO has been very important for the genetic evolution of the race in Italy. The countess based its blood-line on and from the Breeding of Mr. PALMER she imported many dogs like IT.CH. HELMO von FURSTENFELD, IT.CH. ELMA von FURTSENFELD and INDA von FURSTENFELD. Those dogs were consanguineous and, according to that consanguinity, the most important prerogatives were surely the expression of the race, of the head and colours, which are difficult to find also in our days. The countess continued the breeding basing herself on this conceptuality, first teaching to me when it is necessary to interrupt this method to avoid genetic effects dangerous for the dog’s health .
It has surely been a very important school for the continuation of my future as a breeder. Many travels to Germany with the countess to visit Mr. PALMER and other breeders of that period constitute surely an important didactic patrimony in my method to select the race, making of the conceptuality "Head-attitude"a point of absolute and primary importance in the zootechnic selection of a race.
It was therefore that in 1985, after many experiences and a period of study of several blood-lines, which lasted many years, I decided to begin to select the race taking as a reference point a genetic combination JURA-NYMPHEMBURG, combination that I was studying since some years with some friends of mine also passioned of the Dobermann race. That convinced me to go to Germany, once to couple the black bitch “ELSA dei FERBAS" (Greif del Nero Selvaggio x Braia dell'Urbe) with the black dog INT.CH.D.CH.DV.CH.SCH.III “ARCAS von FAUMBURG" (Gildo v Jura x Divina v Nymphemburg) connection that gave the black dog PLURI CAC\CACIB SCH.I , a very harmonic dog, which distinguished itself at several manifestations of the age. After some months, still in 1985, I went to Germany again to couple the black dog SCH.i ZTP. " GILDO von JURA" (connection in consanguinity: father-daughter) with the bitch “JULIA von NMPHEMBURG" (Gildo v Jura x Berenike v Nymphemburg) that I have always considered the real prototype of my Breeding. That connection gave two black dogs, “ and ”. They have been very important in the genetic evolution of my Breeding. Later, in 1986, I coupled Elsa dei Ferbas with the black dog SCH.i. ZTP. " DOLF von ROSENHOF " (Elbo v Jura x Gaia v Jura) again. It is important to underline that Gaia was the sister of Gildo v Jura. That connection gave the black bitch which, in 1988, coupled with Bullj del Diamante Nero, gave the black dog VIZE.JG.SG.AIAD "SENDO del DIAMANTE NERO" a well constructed and good-natured dog, dead very young because of a poisoning, and the black bitch SENDA del DIAMANTE NERO”, one of the most important bitches of my Breeding.
Still in 1988 I repeated the connection between Elsa dei Ferbas and Arcas v Faunburg, which gave the black bitch ZTP.1A.MB.SCH.1.PLURI CACIB a typical bitch. The next year I still coupled Dana with Bodo del Diamante Nero, obtaining many young dogs with the Z letter that have been a first point of arrival in the study of consanguinity. I want to remember the three black dogs born by this connection, referring to IT.CH.VIZE.DV.SG.SCH.I.ZTP.1A.ECC. , a well- constructed male of optimal substance. Zeus has been the first dog of my Breeding to distinguish itself on international level, which in 1990 ELVA PAOLINI (who became also my companion of life in that year), coupled with the black bitch MIJANOU del DIAMANTE NERO (Aysel del Diamante Nero x Julia v Nymphemburg). That connection gave the brown bitch VIZE.IDC.SIGERIN.ZTP.1A.ECC.PLURI.CACIB a bitch with a beautiful head.
An other black dog, ZEUS’ brother, was ZTP.1A.ECC.SCH.I.PLURI.CAC\CACIB a dog of medium size with optimal substance, a beautiful head and a very strong charatcter. The same character had also its brother, that is the black dog ZTP.1A.MB.SCH.III. ZENO del DIAMANTE NERO that in training expressed much more ductility.
Still in 1990 continuing in a job aimed to fix some characteristics of this genetic combination, I coupled Senda del Diamante Nero with Bodo del Diamante Nero, a connection (uncle x nephew) in medium consanguinity that gave the young dogs with the letter that I think, also today, the most homogenous. A zootechnic factor that personally I consider very important in the breeding in dogs.
The most known dogs of this birth are , the black bitch IT.CH.VIZE.DV.SIGERIN.SCH.I.ZTP. . Flora was a bitch of medium size, very well constructed, with an optimal temperament. It distinguished itself at the most important manifestations of the age. At the BUNDESSIGERSCHAU it obtained the first place in Working Class and two years later the first place in Champions Class, obtaining the R\CAC. It demonstrated an optimal mother. Its sister, PLURI CAC\CACIB ZTP.1B.ECC.SCH.I. "FELLA del DIAMANTE NERO", also black, was a dog with optimal substance, like its black brother CH.RIP.ZTP.SCH.I. a dog with a beautiful head, which coupled in 1991 with the black bitch VIZE.JG.SIGERIN.AIAD. "QUIRIN del DIAMANTE NERO" (Indio del Bosco di Giano x Julia v Nymphemburg) gave what I consider a goal in this study of consanguinity, that is the young dogs with the N letter. I would like to remember the most typical of them: ZTP.1A.MB.SCH.I.PLURI.CAC\CACIB , but above all the black dog CH.RIP.ZTP.1B.ECC.SCH.I.PLURI.CAC\CACIB ipertypic subject in its blood-line, berthed to von Furstenfeld, which I consider a "good point and defect", like the lines of the head to the limit of parallelism... touching on convergence... that we consider a defect but, as I have always said, I prefer it to that .divergence and... who breed the race from many years...maybe succeeds to understand this my conceptuality... in short I believed that have been only some characteristics of NERO, transported in a corrected general construction, to make of this subject one of the best 90’s Sires in Italy and that I want to consider my masterpiece. Let me explain: I don’t want to sin of presumption, but NERO indeed represents what I wanted to reach at the beginning of this job in consanguinity, to concentrate the top “qualities" of genetic combination FURSTENFELD-NYMPHEMBURG-JURA.
1993 marks the birth of the black dog INT.CH.WELT.JG.SG.PLURI.CAC\CACIB.ZTP.1A.MB.SCHII. It is a dog of medium size, with good proportions and an optimal character. UNO was born from Feldo del Diamante Nero and the black bitch AIAD.JG.SIGERIN. bought by my friend MAURO FAVERO and also owner of the “Rio Bianco”. That episode brought to the beginning to the long friendship and cooperation
In my Breeding Uno represents the first male carrier of a new value (referring to the blood- line of Rita, surely based on some morphologic characteristics as, for example, the right position of the rump, good angles of the back, briefly values that I think to be intrinsic of the that blood-line and that have made of Uno an optimal sire, producing in my Breeding various bitches having a common optimal morphologic-vocational denominator). Among these I would like to cite before all the black bitch ZTP.1A.ECC.SCH.I. P LURI. CAC\CACIB since I personally think (in the opinion of Mr. OTTMAR VOGEL, who I consider a great MASTER in the Dobermann race). It is important... result in my job.
Another black bitch, unfortunately dead very young, was ZTP.1A.ECC.SCH.I.PLURI.CAC\CACIB. It was elegant and tyical feminine, like another black bitch, daughter of UNO ITCH.ZTP.1A.ECC.SCH.I. , a perfect bitch in average size, with optimal race expression, which distinguished itself in the most important European Manifestations.
Still, I want to remember another daughter of UNO, winner of various Manifestations AIAD to juvenile level I refer to EUROPA.JUNGSTEN.SIGERIN.ZTP.1B.SCH.I. , a compact and elegant bitch with an optimal presence of Ring Unfortunately it remained only a promise because of its premature death. In short today we can truly consider UNO an important sire in my Breeding. Still today some of its daughters constitute an important point of reference for my Breeding.
Also in 1993, still basing on the conceptuality of consanguinity, I coupled Senda del Diamante Nero with ther father, Bully del Diamante Nero, having as a result only the new young black dog AIAD.JUNGSTEN. SG.ZTP.1B.SCH.I. , typical dog with an optimal substance.
By now, after many years, the idea to fix some characteristics of this genetic combination begins to have a "own identity" and for this reason in 1994 (I must confess it...above a thanks to an intuition of ELVA) I decided to interrupt the consanguinity and so I coupled NINO (that is Nero del Diamante Nero) with the black bitch IDC.JUGESTEN.SIGERIN. ORA di STEFUSTO (Orion di Campovalano x Uskina di Stefusto), a genetic combination imprinted on a good genetic job of 80’s in Italy, which produced, according to my point of view, a result of just compromise of line FORELL-FURSTENFELD that surely went over the best expectations, giving life to the young dogs with letter I, to think itself yet today nearly unrepeatable ... inasmuch as will be the black dog AIAD.SG.AIAD.CH.ZTP.1A.ECC.SCH.I. and the two black bitches AIAD.SIGERIN.AIAD.CH.IT.CH.ZTP.1AECC.SCH.III. and AIAD.SIGERIN.IT.CH.ZTP.1B.ECC.SCH.I.
That has surely been one of the happiest periods in the history of the Breeding of Diamante Nero. I remember because just in those years I had the luck to know a person, who modified and brought to the right direction our study about dogs, in particular as far as the right application of the knowledges of the psychology of dogs in training (making reference to MR. EZIO GUERINO ROMAN, a person of absolute importance in the International panorama of the Dog-love, who became at the end of 90’s the President of the SAS (Italian CLUB of the Schaferhund) and to whom Elva, all our Dobermann and I will be for ever thankful for having taught us love and respect for dogs.
We are nearly to ours days when, in 1997, I decided (as I couldn’t avoid it) to make a re-enter of new blood bringing a new acquired value. I refer to the connection of Indio del Diamante Nero with Flora del Diamante Nero, which brought to AIAD.CH.IT.CH.ZTP.1A.ECC.SCHI. a dog with a beautiful head of optimal substance, which is still now an optimal sire. Personally, I consider it the synonymous of a genotypic continuity, built in the years with many sacrifices and satisfactions but that surely brought us to fall in love with this wonderful race....