fact that Hertog Alpha v. Le Dobry dominated the Dobermann breeding
in the Eighties and his sons throughout the Ninties created
a genetic monopoly that had many breeders anxiously seeking
after alternate sires who could offer a quality outcross to
counter-balance a looming genetic implosion in an already limited
gene pool. The most successful of these Alpha free
sires was unquestionably Prinz v. Norden Stamm/1988 (Quinn
dei Nobili Nati x Kastra v. Norden Stamm). Born on the 27th.
October, 1988 in Kiebitzreihe, Germany, Prinz was one of only
two males in an all black litter of eight puppies, the majority
of which were exported, including his brother Phoenix (Sch.H.
3, CD, D-CD, FH, TD, WAC), who went to the American, Sue Kelly-Walsh.
According to his breeders, Jens and Alison Kollenberg, Prinz
was a unanimous litter pick for the visitors, his quality standing
out at a very early age. He was also the puppy selected by Margarita
and Franco Buzzi, the owners and breeders of his sire, Quinn.
They had arranged for him to go to their friends, Roberto and
Pier Luisa Zone, in Italy. Unfortunately, Roberto encountered
a tragic death in a car accident at the end of 1989, after which
Prinz remained with Pier Luisa.
Prinz vom Norden Stamm