names of the three pups were Graaf Quinto, Graaf
Quirinus and Gravin Quenda van Neerlands Stam.
All three pups were very strong and tall. The bitch, Gravin
Quenda, which I kept, was after three years mated to Graaf
Igon van Neerlands Stam. The litter was reasonable but
not what I had expected. After this she was sold to Finland.
The two brothers gave me a problem, I really didn't know which
I should choose. One of them would go to Mr. G.Moller the
vice president of the German Dobermann Verein and owner of
the kennel "v.d. Rauberhohle". But which one? I
told Mr. Moller that as a breeder I had the first choice and
he agreed. Mr. Moller was very attracted by Dea Dolores and
the combination was also in his opinion very full of promise.
He came to my place when the pups were 7 weeks old with the
expectation that he could take one of the males with him.
Unfortunately that was not possible while the pups were not
tattooed yet. But I said to him that he could tell me his
choice. He chose not the taller one but the smaller one with
the stronger head and robust build. Also in temperament he
thought that this one had more fighting spirit. I promised
him that I would think it over and as soon as the ears were
tattooed I would make up my mind and bring the puppy to him.
After some thinking and looking I decided to give Mr. G.Moller
the one he chose. But I never will forget the face of Mr.
Moller and his wife when I brought the puppy to them at the
"Korung" in the Autumn of 1987. The ears were not
cropped properly (they were too short) the tail was too long
and not healthy yet. After a travel of 4 hours the puppy did
not look very promising. But he walked around as a hero and
had not any fear. The family Moller was soon conquered by
the behavior of the puppy and took him home giving him the
name Graaf Quirinus van Neerlands Stam. By that time nobody
realized that it was the beginning of a success story.