There was a Doberman male in the 1960′s named Ch. Borong the Warlock. He was a very famous Doberman and many breeders bred their females to him. He had many offspring. Some reputable breeders that had this male in the pedigree of their good Dobermans advertised as having “Warlock” bloodlines. The “BYB” or BACKYARD BREEDERS, which are the ones that don’t care about anything except making a quick “dollar” off of a litter of popular breed puppies, realized that this was a selling point for the good Dobermans that reputable breeders were producing and started using the phrase “Warlock” Dobermans to be synonymous with good Dobermans. The “term” became something that backyard breeders used to advertise their puppies. They used “Warlock” to mean better bloodlines, better Dobermans, bigger & better watchdogs—and so the term has been used for the last 20 years to basically mean a huge or giant sized Doberman—a rare and expensive kind of Doberman.
There are breeders today that continue to advertise to the public about having “Warlock” Dobermans. People think they are RARE, SPECIAL, MORE VALUABLE AND PAY LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY for these Dobermans. Please be advised—there is no such thing as a Warlock Doberman—other than what an exploiter or backyard breeder makes up.
The “WARLOCK” is a GIMMICK used to sell puppies. NO REPUTABLE BREEDER WOULD EVER ADVERTISE THEIR PUPPIES OR ADULTS AS “WARLOCKS”. It is a MYTH and GIMMICK to sell Dobermans to the unsuspecting “PUBLIC”. BEWARE of any breeder, advertisement or kennel that advertises “WARLOCK” Dobermans.
submitted by Theresa Mullen DPCA Public Education Committee
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