Philip Gruning said that Otto Goeller in his first writings said that the original doermann has NO tail. After that he never said that again.
Sure..this quaracteristic has nothing to do with MtDNA , but this is the prove that something was changed in dobermann race inclusive on race origin .
Personal I think that the orignal dobermann, at the begining of XIX century , was mixed with other races . That mean different starting bloodlines points and different Mt-DNA. No need to be specialist to see that many actual molosses with over 73 tall round eyes and rotwaiilers character do NOT represent the ORIGINAL dobermanns.
Verry probable that old Russian and Eastern lines to descend from the WW II years dobermanns to represent the ORIGINAL , but we don't know that exactlly because their bloodlines knowed pedigrees are stopped back than 10-15 generations . But they are different and have the original typicty , characters and ..longevity (that Eastern bloodlines lived till to 15).
For me they are the TRUE .
More close than the original dobermann phisical and characterial are few dobermanns borned in a little Romanian town.
I turned the time back but I have doubts that I can save them, because nobody want back from time dobermanns .
To save them mean to change their genetical matrix but their phisical inertia is big and I can't wait and turn back my Arena line ; she is damned to fight in arena of death alone.
By 15 years she is alone, without refresh posibilities (nor in herself) . But she will survive, now her bloodline have sufficiently refresh for the next 10 years.
We will see what will be at the fine of the next 10 years .
Look on next dobermanns typicity...compare with old photos and respond yourself who are the ORIGINAL?
P.S. one of my 2 best males from Urbano already went near one female from this line and Sonny del Citto is sufficient powerfull to resist on non-original molosoidal presure