H. Palmer, Germany
Ottmar Vogel, (vom Wilden Markgraf) Germany
black male obtained no titles at shows, altought he received good reports
from various judges. The dog's owner, Mr. Vogel, was more interested at
that time in working the dog.
passed his Schutzhund III 35 times, came 4th and 6th at the DV working
show and also won several working test. He also earned his 'Körung'.
He became very important to the breed thought his two sons Bryan
and Bonni von Forell.
proved that the Dobermann could be not only an exellent working dog but
also an exellent show dog. If Mr. Vogel had devoted more attention to showing
Vello he would undoubtedly have acquired many titles. At the age of 15
months he had already won a CACIB show in Pirmassens, even though he was
entered in the junior class. This is extremely unusual in Germany. The
judge Mr. Dietmann describted the dog as follows: 'This 15 month old male
is elegant, with a beautiful head and neck. Good eyes and correct dentition.
Exellent topline, however the tailset could better. A good front and well
angulated hindquarters, movement free and correct'. It was a pity that
this male, two months later at the Bundessieger show at Frankfurt, entered
the ring too late. The judge Mr. Schulz had already pleced the dogs and
so was unable to alter his decision. Of course the male had his faults.
It was said that his back was too long, his head too feminine and he lacked
bone and substance. Neverthless he left behind many good progeny, both
working and show, when he died at the age of 9 year.