History was made for the Dobermann on Saturday 20th March 2010 when the first ever fit for breeding test was held in the UK.
The UKDA (United Kingdom Dobermann Association) held the first ever ZTP on Saturday 20th March 2010, judged by Mr Hans Wiblishauser. With 9 Dobermann taking part, 7 dogs passed and 2 deferments able to re-take the test from 3 months time.
The test on the day included identification checks, a 48 point conformation test with each point being graded (a copy of which is given to the handler) and a character test which covered temperament around strangers and groups as well as courage, with health tests having to be passed some weeks prior to the test day as well having passed a BH (Begleithundprufung) the German obedience and temperament test.
No Dobermann litters in Germany are registered with their Kennel Club unless both parents have passed the ZTP test, ensuring that only the very best dogs are bred from.