Meet the Breeders: Jacquie and Alan Wendt

Jacquie and Alan Wendt have been breeding Doberman Pinschers since 1971.

It had been a long time coming. Jacquie said, “I’ve wanted Dobermans since I was 10 years old. I would go through dog encyclopedias and see a Doberman and decided that someday I would get one.”

They started under the mentorship of another couple that also bred Dobermans. The couple went on to rescue Dobermans and work with them to become guide dogs, deepening the love for the breed.

Jacquie and Alan always wanted a red Doberman female and found their current furry love, Glory, in a litter of puppies of a close family friend.

They knew that Glory was the one for them and three years later, she is the number one ranked Doberman in the country. She even won an award of merit at Westminster today.

Glory also won best of breed at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship in December.

The Wendt’s are passionate about their breed and protective of their puppies. When matching potential owners with puppies, Jacquie said you “have to see the character of people, see how you feel about them and follow your instinct.”

The couple stays in touch with the owners of their puppies throughout the dogs’ lives, saying, “We talk to the people a lot.”

It is a passion and a lifestyle and this couple is a perfect example.