CLUBS SOUTH AFRICA
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there were Dobermanns who jumped out of the sky... They were known as the Daring Dobes. They parachuted down to Earth, and on landing, would immobilise 'criminals' and thrill the crowds. One famous Dobermann who regularly demonstrated this was called Rocco, owned and trained by Mr D.A. Kloeck. Whenever Rocco was demonstrating his para skills, large crowds were gathered, and he always loved going back up the plane!
The Dobermann Club of South Africa was founded in 1927. At one time it was the largest specialist breed training club in the world! They were training up to 200 Dobermanns on a Sunday morning at the Park! They regularly had shows, and IPO trainings, and truly were progressive in their popularisation of the Dobermann breed. Their display team was one of the world's best. They organized Sulky races - a carriage pulled by Dobermanns! The club would give many demonstrations where dogs did manwork and then intermingled with a crowd of children. They did tracking and obedience regularly too.
This was a world famous club, with a large membership base, dogs and activities. The Golden Age of the Dobermann breed outside of Europe. I think most people today wont recognize this club anymore from what it was...
Question: How did this club decline so much, to be a shadow of what it was?
Answer: Mr Helmut Redtenbacher.
Back then, Helmut was a jealous little man [ still is ] who was not happy with his lesser position in the club. He looked for ways to discredit the club committee, so he could himself take over it for his own small amnbitions. He wanted to be like his hero, Herr Hans Wiblihauser, the man of many titles. Redtenbacher needed a target, and found it in a certain young dog imported into South Africa from a famous breeder in Germany.
This dog had an excellent hip score from the Onderstepoort - South Africa University of Pretoria. But Helmut makes the claim it was another dog who was x-rayed, and then reported that this dog had failed its hips in Germany. This was false, as this dog was x-rayed again several times in at the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) with several neutral observers present and never ever showed a poor result for his hips..
The story was concocted by Helmut to destroy the chairman, main committee and the club. His motion at a Special Meeting charging the chairman with taking a different dog for x-rays failed, and he subsequently tried other tactics to take over the club. All failed! So he gathered a few supporters and he went off to form his own (present day) club. Unfortunately, he took along some important people who were in charge of the ZTP, IPO, and most of them are deceased now...
How was this all made possible? It was because of his relationship with Hans and gang. While the rest of the club was focused on training and improving the breed, Helmut was busy sucking up to Wiblihauser and being his puppy. [ not that anything has changed until now...]
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After forming his own club - The Dobermann Club of Northern Transvaal, he decided his would be the only one recognized by Wiblihauser and the DV. Helmut used his connections with Hans and the DV to convince everyone who was important in the Dobermann world in Europe and even in South Africa that he was the way to go. All others, including the old famous Dobermann Club of South Africa, were no longer recognized or approved. Only Helmut's club can hold ZTP, and have DV or DV approved judges for his shows!
Redtenbacher has gone on to make accusations and bear false witness against innocent judges, members and anyone else Wiblihauser targets. They have make judging decisions in South Africa based on who and what they like, as the style of DV. This man single handedly brought down the other clubs and the breed in his native country [ although we are sure he fancies himself a real German ] In fact, he has also passed dubious dogs for ZTP....
Why? Simply that he had ambitions which were beyond his talents. This is a man who has dubious credentials in judging, and never trained and trialed a Dobermann in his life. This is a man who would do everything and anything his master wants him to. This is the man who pays and arranges for Wiblihauser's sexual fun in South Africa.Naturally, this man would be the perfect secretary for the most corrupted breed club of the last century. This is a man who would destroy anyone and any club that stands in his way of personal glory.
Just look at his own club today, its activities and shows and overall achievements since he took over. It is a shadow of what the breed clubs were like before in South Africa. Now, his club is a joke and the breed has declined in both quality and quantity. What has he done for the breed in his own country and club? Can you imagine how much has changed, and even more sad.. what would the South African Dobermann clubs be like today without him....
Perhaps he fancies himself a safari photographer? Certainly for him, the Dobermann is not a working breed of quality, but just a tool for his own agendas. So the lessons here are obvious - do anything and bow down to Wiblihauser, and you can have your own club and be a judge at IDC, every year. And we all have seen his shaemless behavior and arrogance and poor judging at IDC.. year after year...
Mr Redtenbacher.. What have you achieved for the breed, besides bringing down other clubs?
Mr Redtenbacher... Do you have ambitions to be IDC Boss like your hero?
|Pre-Redtenbacher days of glory...|