We Are members of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America!
We want you to know Garjan is a name you can trust.
Garjan Dobermans have moved.
We have moved to a larger home and more land, giving our Dobermans more room.
We will be able to work with our veterinarian to send us samples, or visit the MSU Small Animal Clinic.
This does not mean we will be less accessible to you or your questions.. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
We breed for excellent health and a temperament that is gentle yet protective and we are striving to meet the AKC and DPCA Doberman Pinscher Standard in Health, Temperament and Conformation.
Health testing has become very important to us and we feel that if the dogs are bred genetically healthy, they will live a long healthy life and, like any one, we are learning more and are doing more health testing, so please check back often for health updates.
We here at Garjan Dobermans would like to share a few ideas about what a breeder is, or what a breeder does written by the late Peggy Adamson, Damasyn Dobermans.
Please check out the legacy she and a few other amazing people have left for all of us at www.ADPEF.org. It is where the Education begins.
Peggy you are missed as an avid Doberman breeder and someone we can all look up to as a teacher in the wonderful world of our breed, Thank you!
A breed will stand or fall according to its Breeders not its loyal fanciers, not its judges and handlers, not its exhibitors or trainers. For the breeder is the only link between the past and the future only through him can the breed stay alive.
Like the sculptor, painter and poet, he is driven by creative compulsion, But he more than any of the others is caught up in the race against time. The sculptor works in stone: his mistakes can be changed by the chisel. The Breeder works with flesh: his mistakes may take generations to correct. the sculptor can put his work away and eventually come back to it. The breeder is captive to the breed and can never really leave.
Why then does the breeder stay a breeder? The answer is, that of all the activities in the dog sport he alone has the joy of creation and the pride of enduring handiwork!
When the proud owner brings back a fine animal for him to see years after it was sold to him as a puppy, he notes with a thrill how it has developed in just the way he thought it would. While they are happily telling him what a marvelous creature this is, he is scarcely listening as he stares at the dog, for he is not only see the dog but so much more.
With mounting excitement he watches that imperious stance, so familiar, that proudly arched neck and the keen steady gaze right out of the past; he does not see just ONE handsome dog standing there before him, but all the wonderful ones which went into the making of this one - dogs which he loved and knew so well... and now sees living again. This is the fascination of the breeder. This is the treasure of eternal youth.