“only in the spirit of love, sacrifice and great cost will we bring our breed to a state of genetic excellence”
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“Judge, scientific breeder and profound student of the Dobermann”

Alva vom Franckenhorst

Alva vom Franckenhorst
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NHSB: 576278
DOB: 09-11-1971
Gender: Male
Colour: Black
HD: A-1
Titles: SchH 1, ADPr
Körung: Angekört 1A


Show Results:

  • International Champion.
  • German Champion.
  • Netherlands Champion.

D.V. Körung:

  • Körklasse 1A (2 years of age).

Alva vom Franckenhorst passed the Erstkörung at 2 years of age with highest rating for hardness and working drives however he did not pass his second Körung test due to his HD score and therefore was not awarded breeding status 'for life' (Angekört auf Lebenszeit). Alva was considered a very strong natured dog and Mr Willie Bork, D.V./D.V.G. working judge and professional trainer, was always in praise of Alva's working ability.

Alva's full brother from a repeat breeding, Ero vom Franckenhorst, was the winner of the DVIN Working Championship in 1979 and placed 4th at the D.V. Meisterschaft in the same year. Ero also passed the Erstkörung at 2 years of age with highest rating for hardness and working drives.

“Alva was a very impressive red male with a typically strong head. He had a long dry well muscled neck, very good markings and excellent dark eyes. His coat was rather thin but he was almost perfectly built.
His fiery temperament took quite a lot of handling. He had a very strong and dominant character. He was the first Dutch bred Dobermann to pass the German Körung. He also easily passed his Schutzhund I. His trainer Mr. W. Bork from Germany wanted to train him for Schutzhund II and III but the owner was afraid that afterwards Alva would become too difficult for him to manage so he took the dog back to Holland.
He became a German, Dutch and International Champion.”

[by J.M. v.d. Zwan: In the beginning.....A history of the Dobermann]

Alva was a popular sire and produced some excellent progeny, among them two Working Champions. Below are his most influential working litters and offspring:

  • van Rensloo “B, C, E, H, J” litter with BryanStam's Gräfin Graziedotter:
    • Bonita: SchH 2 and passed the Körung with Körklasse 1A rating. She is dam of the van Hermansjomaik “A, B, C, E, F, G” litters (Arjanne, Atleet, Emir, Esmir).
    • Baron Cecar: SchH 3, FH, DVIN-Leistungssieger plus winner of numerous show championships. He is sire of the vom Harro's Berg “B” litter (Baron Bryan).
    • Barones Eva: SchH 2 and dam of the van de Groote Maat “A, B, C, D, E, G” litters (Baroness Cleopatra, Ebo, Goliath)
  • van de Eland “C” litter with Anusjka van de Oostkant:
    • Cristel: SchH 3, DVIN-Leistungssieger and passed the ZTP with 1A rating for character and V for conformation plus winner of numerous show championships. She is dam of the van de Eland “D, E, F, G, H” litters (Davina, Egor, Holly, Hertogin Nina).
  • von der Westfalenhalle “I” litter with Ondra vom Romberg:
    • Iwo: sire of the Schutzhund “B, H, K” litters (Hero, Hedy, Kira).
Chico von Forell
DZB: 81130

Dt-Ch, Bdsg, DV-Sg
Odin von Forell
DZB: 78769

SchH 2, Int+Dt+Mon-Ch
Falko von Hagenstolz
DZB: 76522, SchH 1, Bdsg
Iris von Forell
DZB: 77618
Cita Germania
DZB: 77767

Cäsar von Weideneck
DZB: 71987, SchH 3, FH
Reni Germania
DZB: 74717
Amarilda von der Wachenburg
DZB: 81849
Ero von Eichenhain
DZB: 80542
Andy von Eichenhain
DZB: 78667, SchH 1, Bdsg
Wilma von Fürstenfeld
DZB: 79822
Costa von Eichenhain
DZB: 79719

Andy von Eichenhain
DZB: 78667, SchH 1, Bdsg
Hella von Forell
DZB: 77433