Pat and I acquired our first doberman when we first married.
Pat had mentioned he has always loved dobermans so I searched until I found the right breeder for us, and put a deposit down for a male puppy. That's when Damon sprung into our lives and got us hooked, we have never looked back. He was intended to be our companion and when his breeder told us that she felt he was show quality and wanted him to be shown I thought "no problem, it won't be that hard". Little did I know that it is way harder than it looks, and the show world would hook me the minute I walked through the door.
Ever since Damon completed his championship I have wanted to enter the world of showing myself. I am excited to continue my journey with our breeding program. We are definitely on a life long adventure into the doberman world.
I am currently improving and working on being an owner/handler in the conformation ring and am training/trialing in obedience and rally. I am really enjoying it. Pat is hoping to join in on the obedience training also.
We believe dogs should be lifelong family members.
We feel that all dogs we own or place as puppies should be part of the family and have their lives enriched as much as they enrich ours.We strive to do that daily.
We are proud members of the ADPC, DPCC , DPCA & CKC.
Alison Merrick & Patrick Ilnicki