See below for our retired dogs, many of which are our foundation stock.
Our Beloved Retirees & In Memory
There comes a time when our wonderful dogs stop breeding and retire to a life of luxury and pampering. They are rested for a while after their last litter then spayed or neutered. Most of our dogs retire to live out the rest of their lives as our personal companions. We try our best to give our dogs the best pet life possible.
Our focus as a breeder is to secure the future generations of healthy, stable, balanced Doberman. We aim for superior health and longevity. Our females retire at 5-6 years old. Our males retire between 6-8 yrs old. Dobes can live 10+ years! Senior dogs are dogs 7 years and older. They can require special care as aging naturally takes a toll. We support our retired dogs through their senior years.
Occasionally, we place dogs in retirement homes to be solo or one of a few household pets. A breeder home can be stressful on older dogs, particularly males. Males can smell a female in heat and the drive to breed can make them anxious, restless and scatterbrained. Many males stop eating during a female's heat and in turn they lose a lot of weight. A single heat cycle can last 2 months! It is usually in a male's best interest to be homed with a family who doesn't have intact females. Even neutered males can be driven to breed and stress during heats, especially if they were bred in the past. Some females who did excellent in large groups as pups and breeding age adults wind down and prefer a slower, quieter environment. Those females are placed in homes with fewer dogs and no younger children. To be fair to our dogs so everyone gets their share of attention and love, sometimes we have to limit how many adult dogs we have. It is not fair to our dogs if we have so many we accidentally overlook attention or medical needs. We wish we could keep every dog. We keep as many as we can. In the end do what I feel is best for the individual dog and my family. Most of our retired dogs stay with us or within our family. Some do go on to new homes better suited for senior pets. Wherever they end up they are always in the most loving home for them.
Jackson's Rise of the Phoenix - "Phoenix"
DOB 03/06/2016 - still living Duration with us: birth - current Phoenix is the daughter of Jackson's Miss Priss Zandra. She has a stellar temperament with the genetics unlike most Doberman. Phoenix brought to our program diversity and solid genetics. She produced healthy, attractive puppies with low COI and diversity. She will live out the rest of her life as our beloved, pampered, and modestly spoiled pet and companion. Haplogroup C1, Haplotype C38, COI 27%
MDR1 - clear Malignant Hyperthermia - clear Liver - normal range Congenital Hypothyroidism - clear PRA - clear DM - clear DCM1 - clear DINGs - clear VWD - clear Narcolepsy - clear bbDD does not carry dilute Hips - Excellent, top 5% R0.19, L0.18 Eye Exam - pass, normal 2019 2020 Echo/Ausc - Normal, Notes; heart minimally enlarged 1%, normal function, within acceptable range
Pedigree includes famous dogs such as CH 5X CAC BIS Elisir Dax Di Altobello, and TRI INT'L CH Wiking di Perlanera.
DOB 11/08/2014 - 05/06/2020 COD Eclampsia, pregnancy complications Duration with us; 2014 - 2020 Zandra was our foundation bitch and beloved family member. During her last pregnancy she developed complications with hypocalcemia. We made the decision to have an emergency C section done in an attempt to save her. Heartbreakingly Zandra passed away from eclampsia shortly after the emergency C was performed. Heart scans were done in-depth while under the care of various ER vets and her heart, thyroid, lungs, liver and kidneys were perfect. RIP our perfect princess.
MDR1 - clear
Malignant Hyperthermia - clear
Liver - normal range
Congenital Hypothyroidism - clear
PRA - clear
DM - clear
DCM1 - clear
DCM2 - carrier
Dings - clear
VWD - carrier
Narcolepsy - clear
Does not carry dilute
2020 Echo/Ausc - normal
2020 thyroid/kidney/liver - normal
Jackson's Ultimate Bao - "Bao"
DOB 06/08/2015 - still living Duration with us: 2015-2019 Bao was rehomed to a family without other dogs. He is living it up as a pampered pet!