My first encounter with a Doberman was the neighbour's dog who chased me on my bike and horse when I was a child. Needless to say, I wasn't enamoured with the breed... But when a coworker brought his dog into work, it didn't take me long to fall in love and the next thing that I knew, I had my first Doberman and Diabla had me wrapped around her little paw.
The 14 years and 8 months that we were together simply wasn't long enough... and yet, we did so much together, so many firsts - conformation, breeding, rally obedience, obedience... but in the end, she was a piece of my heart - forever loyal and forever loved.
Diabla's daughter, Belle, continued in the pawprints of her mother. Blazing her way, as only a red can do - with independence and finesse. I lost Belle at 10 years, 9 months - too soon... she had 2 lovely litters and had 2 High in Trial wins (first for me!). She was also my first Rally Excellent titled dog and my first Best Veteran in Specialty win.
Through Diabla and Belle, I developed a love for the Rally Obedience ring but still hyperventilate in the formal Obedience ring! I openly admire those who train their dogs in this venue - Rally is so much more fun since I can talk in the ring!!! Belle's daughter Mae wanted to do agility... but frankly I am not as enamored with the sport as Mae is - those 7:30 start times are tough! lol 
But Mae and I have worked hard in Rally and in 2015 completed 37 Rally Runs, which as of October 2015 placed her as the #9 Rally Dog in Canada. She is finished for the year so I know that we won't remain in this position but it's nice now to be able to say it! lol
At the 2014 American Doberman National, Masi, Mae and I attended a Barn Hunt Workshop and all 3 of us fell in love with the sport. We drove down to Montana Thanksgiving 2015 and had a blast! Customs officials on both sides of the border are completely convinced that we were crazy when we explained to them that we were finding rats in tubes on a straw bale course! 
Through training and competing, I feel that I have a deeper relationship with my dogs. They are all couch potatoes but they absolutely LOVE getting ME off the couch to go train!
Member of: Canadian Kennel Club, Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada and the Alberta Doberman Pinscher Club. Also served on both the Board of the DPCC and the ADPC.
dBella's Second Sip of Wine Masi Doberman Mae dBella's Vaudeville Vixen Rally Doberman Nationals