"When the heads were expression of the race" History of Moro del Diamante Nero Author: Mirco Meccariello
Ch. Moro del Diamante Nero, whelped 1997-06-21, died in 2003 (CH. Indio del Diamante Nero X CH. Flora del Diamante Nero)
SchH I ZTP 1A ECC (Pezzano) AIAD CH '01 (Wiblishauser) ITALIAN CHAMPION 1° VV JUNGSTEN CLASS ZUCHTSCHAU AIAD PISTOIA '98 (Menke) 1° VV JUNGSTEN CLASS ZUCHTSCHAU AIAD LASTRA A SIGNA '98 (Coppo) 1° SG JG CLASS ZUCHTSCHAU AIAD ROMA '98 (Vogel) 1° SG JG CLASS I TROFEO CALIANDRO (Pezzano) 4° V WORKING CLASS VDH EUROPA SIEGER '99 (Schuler) 4° V WORKING CLASS FCI EUROPA SIEGER '99 (Wiblishauser) 1° V WORKING CLASS CAC BEST MALE ZUCHTSCHAU AIAD PALERMO '99 (Pezzano) 1° V WORKING CLASS CAC/CACIB/BOB– INT. EXPO ANCONA '00 (Vogel) 1° V CHAMPION CLASS– INT. EXPO GENOVA '01 (Wiblishauser) 1° V CHAMPION CLASS ZUCHTSCHAU AIAD ROMA '01 (Pezzano) 1° V CHAMPION CLASS - WINNER SHOW - EUROPEAN DOBERMANN TROPHY '02 (Daube)
INDIO DEL DIAMANTE NERO
FLORA DEL DIAMANTE NERO
NERO DEL DIAMANTE NERO
ORA DI STEFUSTO
BODO DEL DIAMANTE NERO
SENDA DEL DIAMANTE NERO
FELDO DEL DIAMANTE NERO
QUIRIN DEL DIAMANTE NERO
ORION DI CAMPOVALANO
USKINA DI STEFUSTO
GILDO V. JURA
JULIA V. NYMPHENBURG
BULIJ DEL DIAMANTE NERO
DANA DEL DIAMANTE NERO
In the early 90's Massimo Santini and Elva Paolini, owners of the "Diamante Nero" kennel, after years of selection on inbreeding Furstenfeld-Nymphemburg-Jura lines have achieved the right balance between the combination of these three lines so they decided to increase their gene pool by making a break in the mating. They were hoping that the newly acquiring stud had excellent genetic qualities, and he was to become a base in their future breeding. Nero turned out to be great working dog and moreover he passed these qualities to his children. Ch.Rip Diamante Nero was perhaps the last Furstenfeld that existed.
Ch. Nero del Diamante Nero (Ch. Feldo del Diamante Nero X Quirin del Diamante Nero)
CH. Rip. - SChH I - ZTP Ecc. (Pezzano) 2° V Offen Class Bundessieger '94 (Kugel) 4° V Offen Class DV. Sieger '94 (Hensel) Nero 2° V Working Class CAC/R – Int. Milano '95 (Hensel) 1° V Working Class CAC - Naz. Forlì '95 (Zorzi)
Nero was a hyper active male with a very expressive head, darked-eyed. He had a narrow skull and perfectly straight nasal bridge, which was very rare in those years. His general structure was correct, the short-haired black and tan color and of course, had also a good character, secure and balanced, enabled him to pass ZTP and Schh I. Particularly important was Nero's head which had the two lines above, those of skull and muzzle, the limit of parallelism, almost converged. Just this feature allowed him to correct heads of dogs that had more divergent lines, defect very difficult to eliminate from breeding. Nero succesfully passed on his head features onto his progeny where he was properly used by breeders, giving long and parallel heads.
Nero was the father of CH. Napoleone del Rio Bianco and CH. Nilo del Rio Bianco, the two dogs who have been very important for the evolution of "del Rio Bianco" kennel, owned by Mr. Mauro Favero. During his physical peak, in 1994, Mr. Santini, trusting Ms.Pauline's intuition, had mated Nero with Ora di Stefusto (Orion di Campovalano x Uskina di Stefusto). Ora was a female of great substance, with typical long head. The progeny from this combination was amazing. It was the right compromise between the two historical Forell-Furstenfeld lines.
This "I" was very homogeneous, and in it were born three dogs, three AIAD Siegers, with truly remarkable, typical and expressive heads, with a geometric parallelism: AIAD Sieger Indio del Diamante Nero; AIAD Siegerin India del Diamante Nero; AIAD Siegerin Idina del Diamante Nero. Continuing his successfull breeding, backed by the results obtained from this genetic combination, Santini decided to return to the blood in the hope that it can determine his "Diamante Nero" type, that would feature new qualities, above all the length of the head.
CH. Idina del Diamante Nero (CH. Nero del Diamante Nero x Ora di Stefusto)
CH. India del Diamante Nero (CH. Nero del Diamante Nero x Ora di Stefusto)
CH. Indio del Diamante Nero (CH. Nero del Diamante Nero x Ora di Stefusto)
SChH III – ZTP 1A Ecc. (Pezzano) AIAD Ch. '96 (Pezzano) AIAD Siegerin '97 (Di Somma) Italian Champion
SChH I – ZTP Ecc. (Pezzano) AIAD Siegerin '98 (Pezzano) Italian Champion
SChH I – ZTP 1A Ecc. (Pezzano) AIAD Ch. '98 (Wiblishauser) AIAD Sieger '99 (Pezzano) Italian Champion
In 1997 Indio Diamante Nero mated Ch. Flora del Diamante Nero, female of medium size, very well built and with an excellent character, distinguishing herself in the most important international events. This litter gave only one puppy: Moro was a male of good substance with a very expressive head, long and parallel barrel nose straight and narrow skull, strong jaw. Flora's general structure was correct, she was black-eyed, great coat with short hair and she inherited from her mother a great character. Surely she was not the classical dobermann for the show ring and she wasn't appreciated by everybody but she was recognized by dobermann experts. However, being appreciated by the larger international judges, she has always placed among the top four in major European events.
Ch. Flora del Diamante Nero (Bodo del Diamante Nero x Senda del Diamante Nero)
SChH I – ZTP (Pezzano) VIZE DV Siegerin '93 Italian Champion 1° V Working Class Bundessiegere '92 2° V Working Class – VDH Europa Sieger '92 4° V Working Class DV. Sieger '92 2° V Champion Class Bundessiegere '93 1° V Champion Class CAC/R Bundessiegere '95
Moro was looked upon with suspicion and he wasn't significant help for the kennel. He was little used, but watching his descendants today, it can be said without fear of contradiction that Moro Diamante Nero was a viable and important alternative for many genetic breeders. However, despite the limited use, and since he wasn't mated with females who were very succesfull at the shows, the importance of his genetic contribution put the kennel in the spotlight. The big breeders stop when they manage to convey a certain feature, an important value in their descendants, they have too much pride that didn't let them find Moro as the right male and let him fix their stock. The advantage of mating with Moro was that he always passed on to his children beautiful expressive heads, very typical, but especially long, with the muzzle perfectly straight and parallel to narrow skulls, jaws strong and safe balanced with a great characters . He gave some important males, full of substance, that other breeders have used and still admire the most notable feature of the breed - the head, the only true expression of breed.