Different historic issues on the breed

The Doberman was exhibited in Germany at Hamburg exhibition in 1863 but in 1876 a studbook for the Doberman was started. The Doberman was named Thuringer Pinscher then.
Unfortunately, Frieidrich Louis Dobermann was not destined to become the evidence of the triumphant progress of his dogs’ fame.

But after his death in 1894, June, 4 the breed was named his name thus changing its old name Thuringer Pinscher to the title Doberman–Pinscher.World recognized the new title in 1900, but since 1949 Doberman-Pinscher was named just Doberman because the word “ pinscher” means terrier and has nothing to do with this breed.

In 1960 under this title and # 143 in Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) the breed was registered as German. The standard of the Doberman was provided from Federal Republic of Germany. Therefore the breed has already managed to “wear” the two names. Thuringer Pinscher is the first one, Doberman is the third one.

Cynological literature does not contain any version on initial breed formation as well as on Pr. L. Doberman himself. In 1949 it was decided to omit the word “pinscher” in the name of the breed, because many cynologists considered lawless that the breed was attached to pinscher group.

Many researchers consider Otto Goeller if not the founder then the father of the breed. Thinking that these dogs are too nasty and wicked, he “softened” their nature successfully, made them more yielding, obedient and preserved all amazing qualities of guard and warder in the breed.

Goeller succeeded in the breed improvement that empowered to keep these dogs at home. One of the odd circumstances giving an additional impulse to popularization of Dobermans among ordinary people was a discontent of Goeller’s neighbor who always complained about the noise appearing from the house of “the breed father”.

Goeller had to keep only some representatives of the breed but distribute or sell the rest. This generated a new tide of breed spread that due to the excellent abilities of the dog later led to the fact that Doberman’s dogs became ones of the most popular dogs in Germany.
It is not a secret that chiefly elegant appearance of Doberman enslaves many owners. And only later, when the dog is grown and educated, its owner is convinced that how deep can be common ground during communication with this dog breed, how Doberman has a gust of all living with it under the same roof, how quickly and intelligibly this dog responses to the environment and how much infinitive its devotion.

Monument to Doberman

There is a monument to Doberman established in Germany, in Thuringia in city Apolda in the street Teichgasse, between the square Alexander Pushkin and Darrplatz. The monument represents the family of Dobermans. This is a work of Kirsten Stoeckel from Kopplesdorf.

Wonderful canine family

The city of crimson jingle

The Bell

The bells have been standing for 5 thousand years already. Many will shake their head at exactness of these figures, but the workers of the Museum of the bells –the first and as far the only in the world!-in small town Apolda (district Erfurt, GDR) claim that everything is like that. And they are possible to believe; though the Museum itself was built so recently, bell casting’s craft has been in Apolda for 255 years now.

Here one may see the bells from all over the world. They are cast in crude iron, copper, bronze, different alloys, even china bells, at times of any fantastical shape, can be seen there. Any visitor has the right to take a rubber hammer and strike in a favorite exhibit lightly.
So, in museum rooms discordant ring does not grow silent from morning till night. There and then plates, cembalo, gongs, sleigh-bells –i.e. everything that is able to ding. But the bells are the most important of course. Indeed they are necessary even now therefore the ancient trade does not die. May cities order chime for big tower clock only here- in a bell city named Apolda.    


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