Recent study (Wess & all. 2019) shows autoimmune mechanisms are also playing a role in Dobermann DCM and Dobermann suffers also from other autoimmune diseases such as Dobermann hepatitis, arthritis and autoimmune thyroiditis.
Disease related mutations, such as PDK4 and Titin gene (TTN), have spread widely in the population and lack of genetic diversity (US Davis Dobermann diversity), fixed hereditary diseases, Dobermann is in desperate need for new genes outside its own genepool. To survive, the whole Dobermann community should pay their focus on the matter, for the future of the Dobermann.
Seventeen years has passed since my first Dobermann Lulu. For the possible future...
...every litter is a piece of a larger picture and lays foundation to the following generations. I hope to be
objective towards my own and produced dogs and to be able to learn something new every day
from a breed called Dobermann.
The biggest favor a breeder can contribute to the well being of the breed is to know your breed, throughout. To start, or to continue your journey in the world of Dobermanns, various articles and scientific studies are gathered to the Articles section. Enjoy!
- Finnish Dobermann Club
- Central Finland Service Dog Association
- Finnish Kennel Club's advanced course for breeders
- Ringsecretery rights
- Identification marker rights, Finnish kennel club
I have signed the Finnish kennel clubs breeders agreement
2010 G. Wess, A. Schulze, V. Butz, J. Simack, M. Killich, L.J.M. Keller, J. Maeurer, and, K. Hartmann Prevalence of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinchers in Various Age Groups
2019 G. Wess, G. Wallukat, A. Fritscher, N-P Becker, K. Wenzel, J. Muller and I. Schimke Doberman pinchers resent autoimmunity associated with functional autoantibodies: A model to study the autoimmune background of human dilated cardiomyopathy
1997 A. Calvert, C.W. Pickus, G.J. Jacobs and J. Brown, Signalment, Survivor and Prognostic Factorsin Doberman Pinchers With End-Stage Cardiomyopathy
1998 M.R. O'Grady and R. Horne, The Prevalence of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinchers
2000 C.A. Calvert and K. Meurs, Doberman Pincher occult cardiomyopathy
1983 M.J. Hazlett, M.G. Maxie, D.G. Allen and B.P. Wilcock, A Retrospective Study of Heart Disease in Doberman Pincher Dogs
H. Dyggve Doberman Hepatitis, Role of Immunological and Genetic Mechanisms
US Davis Genetic Diversity in Doberman Pinchers