Although it is not known exactly when Dobermans started to appear in Puerto Rico, it is established that the breed began appearing in dog shows there in 1958. The first member of the breed appearing in the show ring there was Dobeking Allure, owned by Mrs. Aurora A. Lugo Lopez. The occasion was the first American Kennel Club Licensed point show which took place during that year.
Today's currently active Doberman breeders and owners are living up to the standards set for them by those who preceded them in these activities. The awareness of the importance of quality and its development are very evident, and many of the breeders habitually send their best bitches to the mainland United States to stud dogs carefully selected for their bloodlines and their excellence when the time for breeding them arrives. At the same time, outstanding new imports are constantly being brought to Puerto Rico for the purpose of strengthening the bloodlines al-ready represented there, which is beneficial to the breed as a whole. Breeders are placing tremendous emphasis on temperament. Protection of the Doberman's versatility is never overlooked, for it is of prime importance in protecting the future of this wonderful breed.
He was a Champion Glenayr Dufferinand-Tedell Tara's Harp son, and he had been a Best in Show dog, a Specialty winner, and a Top Producer. He was owned by Ceci Martinez. He was known for the consistency with which he produced excellent temperament and type, and his dominance as a producer enabled him to pass on his fine qualities and temperament. He was Best of Breed under Richard Guevara in the Venezuela Inter-national 1972 and had some other good placements at American and International shows;
Then there was Rubicon's Anasazi, bred by Mrs. Billye Stephens of New Mexico, a daughter of Champion Marienburg's Sun Hawk ex Rubicon's Little Ginger (a Sun Hawk granddaughter). This was the only sire-to-granddaughter breeding so far at Jay-Mee's Dobbies kennel, and it proved quite successful, producing several champions plus a Best in Show winner. Anasazi was the only Hawk daughter in Puerto Rico and she was from his final litter.
There was Shadows of Lisitzas Sasche owned by Mrs. Annie Hauss and Ceci Martinez a Lisitza's Buccaneer granddaughter. Redenau Lucifer, bred by Mrs. Dianne Tharp, owned by Mrs. Ceci Martinez. Lucifer was out of a breeding by American and Canadian Champion Lindenau Arrowsmith ex Redlin's Countess Cleopatra, a Champion Gambol-wood's Cleopatra daughter. Used as a stud, he produced well, and was trained for Schutzhund work. Unfortunately, too short an ear crop proved detrimental to his show career; but expected that his will became a famous name due to the outstanding quality of his descendants.
Jay-Mee's Dobbies, (now Southernwind Kennels) the owners or co-owners of these last several dogs mentioned above, were Ceci Martinez Villamil. Ceci has always been a Doberman fancier who, as she says, "had a Doberman leg to grab onto" before she herself could even walk and who has always considered Dobermans to be an important part of her life. .
(She had been raised with a Doberman bitch out of the first litter to ever been born in PR who was given as a gift to her mother who cared and nursed her through a Distemper illness with Ceci's antibiotics and 24 round the clock pampering and caring with such a dedication this bitch lived through this illness in 1957 when the Distemper was considered a deadly disease with no cure. This bitch "Perla" lived to be 14 years of age and saved Ceci's life to be run over by a bull in her backyard while as a toddler I was in a Playpen in my house backyard when a Bull form a nearby farm got loose and was heading straight into our yard into my Playpen and Perla, jumped on the bull and attacked it deviating it from its original course!!!)
All of these before mentioned dogs were worked in all possible phases, as the belief of these fanciers is that the versatility of the breed, balanced temperament along with conformation, is a "must" in her breeding program. The breeding program is based on line breeding with an occasional judiciously selected outcross. Glenayr Jamison was her greatest pride and joy among her Dobes.
The Schutzhund movement was introduced into Puerto Rico during June 1983 by a gentleman named Mr. Monsanto who became strongly attracted to the sport while traveling through Florida. Taking into consideration the large amount of good temperament among the Dobermans in Puerto Rico, he felt that this would be a marvelous area in which to found a Schutzhund club. He did so, becoming the first President of the Puerto Rican Schutzhund Club, which became recognized in the United States in November 1983 and in Germany one month later
Mr. Monsanto imported two Schutzhund bred Dobes from Florida, who have been used successfully for breeding purposes. Others active in the Schutzhund movement include the aforementioned Max Toro; Luis Solis, who was actual Vice-President and Training Director (formerly a professional handler in the conformation ring since 1973), who in 1977 switched his interest to Schutzhund work and titled his first Schutzhund dog during 1979, Baron Von Odin Second to None—Damasyn breeding—who obtained his C.D. and Schutzhund A); Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Casein and Mr. and Mrs. Nilda Morales, with Jayme's Latin Dandy. The Schutzhund Club had visits from Mr. Ken Howe, who came to give seminars and help for the development of the club; and Mr. and Mrs. Deer, who brought dogs and gave demonstrations with them.
The Doberman fancy kept on developing and the main responsible for this successful development was due to many committed owners and breeders in PR. For many years the breed was kept as number one in entries at AKC and FCI shows, many shows were won Best in Shows by homebred and imported Dobermans and mainly these wins were made by bitches who were bred in PR!!! Bitches like CH Jaymees' Tropical Cherry, multiple Best in Shows from the puppy classes bred by Nilda Morales and Cecilia Martinez out of J-C's Penny Lane a homebred dog from J-C's Dobermans (now Southernwind) sired by Redenau Lucifer, Cherry's sire was Res. Winners at Westminster Mi Bars Snap Dragon owned by Cecilia Martinez and Alma Rivera, there was also the CH J-C's Tropical Cinnamon, owned by Hilda Suarez, Humberto Escabi and Ceci Martinez also a Penny Lane daughter out of Drago who won her Best in Show as a 9 month old puppy
The Doberman history continues, up to now in 2012, you can check on or pages ..
HISTORIA DEL DOBERMAN EN PUERTO RICO
DOBERMAN PINSCHER HISTORY IN PR
From Book written by Anne Katherine Nicholas Doberman Pinscher Book,
De camino al pasado 1975 en adelante