- The Past
- We purchased our first Doberman in 1971 as a family
pet and household protector. We had no idea that this
seeminglyinsignificant event would blossom into an
all consuming passion.
- We took "Kaiser" to a basic obedience
class and discovered that he really enjoyed it. Kaiser
obtained his Utility Dog Degree from AKC and thoroughly
enjoyed Scent Hurdle Racing.
Training Kaiser and going to obedience trials exposed
us to the wonderful world of dogs. We set our sights
higher and purchased a show quality bitch. She was
a lovely bitch but hated showing, so we switched to
obedience and she did well. Unfortunately she died
at a young age due to a liver problem.
We purchased a dog and bitch from a top show kennel.
They both did well at the shows and finished their
championships. Both were multiple Best Of Breed winners.
However, they seemed to be missing the boldness, attitude
and protectiveness that I had seen in my first Dobes.
They had the conformation that we wanted, but they
lacked the true Doberman temperament.
The Start of Something Big
- For several years we had been making trips to Europe
and we were impressed with the European Dobermans
we saw. In 1986 we took the plunge and brought CH
Amida v. Flandrischen Löwen, SchH III to America.
The rest is history...
Amida was a great ambassador for the working Doberman.
She was both a wonderful, friendly house dog and a
tough, no-nonsense working dog. She could size up
any situation and react appropriately.
A Big Thank You
- Adlercrest owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jens
& Alison Kollenberg for their help, advice and
generosity. We are extremely appreciative of Elina
Jarvinen & Esa Elo, Falke Lotborn and Heinz &
Heike Grimm, whose generosity enabled us to acquire
our "V" rated foundation stock.
- Amida is the
type of Doberman that Adlercrest strives to produce.
In her pedigree you will find some of the most famous
show dogs and working dogs that Europe produced. By
judiciously linebreeding and occasionally outcrossing
we strive to produce a dog that has it all. Quite
often we ship our bitches to Europe for breeding.
The dogs at Adlercrest are 100% European.
- We routinely
health test all breeding stock. We temperament test
our puppies at 7 weeks of age. We have frozen semen
collected on Adlercrest Danzig, Falko de los Valientes,
Pelangistamm Armin, Adlercrest Mirko (and Marko) v.
Adlercrest Dobermans can be found all over the world...
in conformation shows and Schutzhund competitions.
Several of our dogs have competed at the International
FCI Working Championships. Adlercrest Dobermans are
utilized as search dogs, arson detection dogs, police
K-9's, agility and obedience competitors and therapy
dogs. Their favorite spot though, is curled up on
the couch, next to you!
We do not condone or support the breeding of the white/albino Doberman as it is a genetic mutation.
you prefer, feel free to write to us or phone us
& Philip Calamia
17556 Calle del Corral
Riverside, CA 92504