|This was the
first Dobermann to be registered in the National Dobermann Pinscher Stud
Book. We find this black male not only under the name Graf Belling von
Grönland but also under the name Graf Belling von Thüringen.
He was one of the so called five-star litter of Goswin
Tischler, one of the first Dobermann Pischer breeders. According to
Mr Grünig the progress of our breed would have been much slower without
this litter. Belling's brother and sisters were called Greif,
Tilly II, Krone and Lottchen. It is interesting to note that the parents
of Tilly I were unregistered and had names like Lord and Schnuppine, names
which were very common in those days. The parents of Lux were very closely
related to the parents of Tilly I. It is even possible that the dam of
Tilly I was also the dam of Lux's sire, a dog called Nero. Such strong
in-breeding appears in the early generations of most breeds, so I think
it is very likely.
himself was, in his day, an excellent dobermann. He was short coupled with
a well shaped head, but his coat was too long whit grey undercoat and his
markings were too light. Graf Belling was not only a first class breeding
dog but also an outstanding dog. He won 52 first prizes and became a German
dogs at the beginning of the breed were often sold and resold. Graf Belling
was sold his first owner. Otto Göller,
of the von Thüringen kennel, to Heinrich Müller of the von Deutz
kennels. He was sold again to certain Mr. Herman Greishaber, who lived
near Berlin. So the stud activites of Graf Belling were widely spread.
However, Graf Belling was very potent and powerfull heredity sire, his
litter brother, Greif, was by far the
most influental one of Tischler's five-star litter. He was also the sire
of the important Prinz v. Ilm-Athen.
DOBERMANN A Pictorial History by J. M. v.d. Zwan