Champion Dabney’s Pink Gardenia

Ch Clefell’s Jaguar x Ch Clefell’s Katitzi

“Lucy” ...
soooooooo cute!!!!
Lucy finishes with 4 majors, always owner handled
The consummate show girl!  Showing off at Westminster!!
Keeping in shape jumping and chasing bunnies!!!
“I’m just a Tomboy at heart!

Just "Pinsch" Me.......

By Janet Oatney

When German Pinscher Ch Dabney's Pink Gardenia "Lucy" was looking for a mate, only one beau would do, Austrian import Ch Yambo Vom Awarenring "Yambo". After a failed attempt with a different facility (not Dr. Vanderlip’s!) and a lost FedEx shipment, plans were made to drive Lucy from Portland, Oregon to San Diego so that Dr. Vanderlip could time and perform an artificial insemination (AI) for Lucy and Yambo. Yambo and his owner had retired from the show ring and were delaying neutering Yambo for one more attempt with Lucy.

Lucy and her Yambo pups


Over a long Labor Day weekend, with California wildfires raging, Dr Vanderlip orchestrated the AI, somehow managing three novices: Lucy, Yambo, and my husband, who filled in for me as I was needed at work. The duel doctor team of Sharon and Jack Vanderlip went "above & beyond" the call of duty, keeping me up to speed via phone and email, and making sure all elements of the breeding were successful, including some convoluted paperwork.

On October 29, 2008 Lucy gave birth to 3 beautiful German Pinscher pups, 2 girls and the sought after male. This litter is the 4th generation of CHIC eligible GPs. I can’t thank Drs. Vanderlip enough for the successful litter, for "pinch hitting" for me, and for taking the lead on paperwork and ownership details that were challenging to say the least. I certainly will be consulting Dr. Vanderlip for the 5th generation CHIC litter!

Lucy is owned by Janet Oatney and Linda & John Krukar of Dabney Dobermans & German Pinschers
Email Janet here.

Inquiries for reproductive services may be directed to Dr. Vanderlip at

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Lucy’s baby picture