I got my first doberman Rhani at the age of 25. She was my first search and rescue dog. She was my teacher, my partner and my hearts companion. Training for a search & rescue dog is long and demanding and it creates a bond far greater than any dog sport ever could. In the doberman I found the perfect breed for my goals and ambitions. An enthusiastic worker, a never-tiring athlete and a dog that will do anything to please their handler.
The dream of breeding my own line of working doberman started with Rhani. It has been a long winding road, full of joy and pride but also disappointment. Today I am one half of an internationaly certified search & rescue team. The other half is Saga or Ascomannis Umbra, a wonderful brown female from the best working line in Europe and possibly the world.
As a tribute to Ascomannis and Lisa Poppelvig, I named my line Varangian, as both words are a name for Vikings. But Varangian also means “sworn companion”, which I think fits very well.
My goal is to breed healthy puppies with a stable character and strong drives. Dogs meant for work – not only in IPO but also search & rescue, mantrailling, security, Ring and other sports.