We first got into dogs in
1984 with our first dog Tally a pure bred Golden Retriever (Goldcap's Touch of
Silk CD TT) in which we were doing Obedience and Agility. In the club we
belonged to there were a couple of Doberman Breeders. We began to be fascinated
with their Doberman dogs' temperaments and their enthusiasm. So we got our
first Doberman who was a black and tan bitch, Veriann's Oreo bred by Anne
Koots. We purchased "Oreo" as a pet to do Obedience, Scent Hurdle Racing and
Agility. She was a hand full. Oreo was a character who was always up to
something, and although trained to the Utility Level of Obedience, we were
never able to get a CD Title on her. But Oreo excelled in Scent Hurdle Racing,
Agility and as a household pet.
Over the past 12 years we
have worked with a local dog club when they had rescue Dobermans and other
working Dogs. Our Golden Retriever came in handy, as she was the best dog to
socialize the rescued Dobermans. The new rescue always got to see her first.
She had perfect Golden Retriever Temperament. She did not care about anything,
which was the opposite of a new rescue who were always full of energy and
themselves. Tally always helped to take the edge off their new rescue
After attending our first
U.S. Doberman National Specialty in Phoenix, Arizona in 1991 we were totally in
awe of the Doberman Breed, the Doberman World, and Doberman People. We went
about acquiring our first Conformation dog. We had fallen in love at this U.S.
National with a beautiful black bitch named CH Flagship's Taylor Made handled
by Gene Haupt at the time, and we decided we wanted a male out of her sire, CH
Array Point Blank, "Yogi". "Yogi" was bred and owned by Linda Rayman. In 1992
we approached Linda Rayman to purchase a Show Dog out of "Yogi". After Several
months Linda found us a 6 month old dog named Foxfire's Dreams of Kings.
"Riggs" easily finished his Canadian Championship and was campaigned in Canada
to # 3 Doberman. He also finished his American Championship at the age of 16
months with two five-point majors. Riggs was a Multi Best in Show Winner in
Canada, and a Multi Best in Specialty Winner in the United States. Riggs also
competed in the United States' and placed in the Top 20 during the years of
1996 & 1997. Riggs was used limited in breeding, but produced some
beautiful American and Canadian Champions.
We never were able to get
quite the right bitch to start our breeding program with, but in 2001 while
attending the U.S. Doberman National Specialty in Fitchburg, Kentucky we
spotted a beautiful red bitch in the 6 - 9 Month classes - Marienburg's Dixie
Chick owned by Mary Rodgers of Marienburg Kennels. We purchased her and brought
her home with us. Dixie then became the foundation for Baystar
Dixie is a Canadian and
American Champion. To date, Dixie has had two litters, one from CH Marienburg's
Born to Run, and produced a litter of 9 puppies which includes AM CH Baystar's
Aquaman. Aquaman finished his American Championship at the age of 11 months,
with a Best of Breed from the classes and a Group 4th in the Working Group in
California. Dixie's second litter was sired by CH Inaqui de Black Shadow, which
produced AM CH Baystar's Cuts Like a Knife, who finished his American
Championship at 10 months of age and AM CAN CH Baystar's Could I Be Your Girl
who finished her American Championship at 19 months of age.