Welcome to our new website!
Dobermans have always been a part of my life although I didn’t have my own until my early 20s. Growing up, our neighbour had a doberman named Princess. While I was riding a doberman was always nearby. My first two dobermans of my own were from less than reputable breeders. Both passed away very young, both of wobblers. This started our search for a reputable breeder. Our first registered doberman was Cricket. We have not been without a doberman since then.
In 2002, we registered our kennel name “Gatehouse”. In 2012, we received permanent registration from the CKC. We are proud to be able to say that we have bred, owned and handled two dobermans to Best in Show awards. Our dogs have passed the Temperament Test (a test that evaluates the dog’s temperament against its breed standard), Working Aptitude Evaluation, and some have Canine Good Neighbours, Canine Good Citizens, Obedience titles and very importantly two are working as service dogs for their owners. I belong to the CKC, the Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada, the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, the United Doberman Club and the Grey-Bruce Kennel & Obedience Club. We also belong to both National clubs for GSPs. I am also a Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator.
Our dogs our fully health tested and we try to keep the testing on our website current too. This of course does not mean that our dogs are always healthy and will never have a problem. No one can ever guarantee that. As reputable breeders we utilize the most up to date testing that we can to ensure that the dogs we breed will produce sound, healthy puppies. Should an issue arise, we have a written health guarantee that comes with each puppy. We are happy to discuss our dogs and believe in being very transparent. This goes for both prospective families looking for a puppy, and for other breeders looking for information on our dogs.
We have had a busy year so far in 2016! Quincy finished his Championship and is now AKC pointed. Princess came for a visit to get her Canadian championship and she finished quickly. She has done so well that it was decided she would stay on for a few months here and play in the puppy group. She is currently Canada’s #1 dobe puppy! We welcomed a new puppy from Van Orman’s Dobermans in the States and can’t thank Susan, Brian and Ashlee Claggett enough for entrusting Ava to us. She has just started showing and already has 4 points, including a nice Best of Winners win at the GMDF Specialty, where Princess went Best Puppy in Specialty and Select Bitch and Quincy went Best of Opposite! At the end of April we welcomed three beautiful babies from Sparkles x Milo. The two boys have been placed in their forever homes and are doing well. Pina is staying here and already has a Best Baby Puppy in Show in at her very first CKC show! We are now looking forward to a repeat of the litter that brought us Princess – Ginger x Ozzy. We are proud to announce a new Canadian Champion, the first CKC champion for Van Orman’s Dobermans in the States! Ch. Van Orman’s Come Fly With Me, aka Ava! Ava also has a Best Puppy In Show win and breed over multiple specials!