Index was trained from us according to the international examination regulations (IPO). His constant willingness to work had let beat the dog handlers heart.
You can see his trial results at the bottom of this page.

He showed up excellent work in all departments and filled all of our expectations. In the tracking Index showed a drivefully concentrate behaviour. In the obedience he was highmotivated and showed his endurance. Due to potential injury hazards in the the protection work, we decided that Index has to do concentrate actions. Today there are unfortunately too many helpers who underestimate this type of dog and then be surprised. In protection work we have again very competent support, for which we are grateful, by Jörg Otta and 2 other helpers.


With 2 ¾ years and in a period of 5 ½ weeks Index has passed the IPO 1, 2 and 3 at different clubs, judges and protection helpers ! In the beginning of 2013 he passed again the IPO 3 with a very good result! But we have had to work at the obedience in the protection work, because he lost a lot of points at these both IPO 3-trials.

At the state championships of the LG Rhein-Neckar in Westheim on 01 Sep. 2013 Index passed his 3rd IPO 3 with 98-92-95=285 pts.
He won this championship with a projection of 22 pts. to the other competitors.

His sportscareer after this trials is phenomenal and unparalleled:
Meanwhile Index participated on 3 German Championships of the DV and always occupied the top places.

He has participated on 3 World Championships of the IDC, whereby he is two times Team Winner and one time Team Vice-Winner. In the individual competition he reached 1 time the 12th and 2 times the 4th Place. And two times he get the highest score of all participants in tracking.

He has proven his constant power in the tests. Index is probably the world's only Doberman male who shows this power and also beauty and have those titles.

The DV DM 2013 (German Championship of the Doberman Club) was organized by the Abteilung Stadland in the north of germany. The best 16 Doberman participated at this Championship. There was a very good mood and the weather was excellent.
Armin & Index have had to compete the tracking on saturday morning and the obedience and protection work on sunday afternoon. It was exciting until the end of the competition. But after the protection work it was clear that both won the championship with 97-94-95=286 pts. and became working champion 2013.
An incredible success for our young Index, who had done his 4th IPO 3. On the other way Index has demonstrated his consistent performance.

On this way we would like to say THANK YOU to a few people, who helped us in the preparing to this championship. Without them, this success would not have been possible.

Only 3 weeks after the Geman Championships Judith & Index startet on a trial at the SV OG Schonnebeck.
With 99-94-95= 288 pts. they could present the outstanding commitment of Index.

From 23-25th May 2014 the IDC World Championship took place in Slovakia. Because of extremely trial conditions half of all participants could not past  the challenge. Also the German team had to record a 50% loss.
Index has fought hard and gave his best. Especially in tracking his work was exceptional.
We reached in the individual ranking 12th place and was able to win with this performance the IDC Team World Championtitle 2014.
Thanks to my training group which has supported us in advance and fingers crossed in Lozorno
.

On 4.+5 oct. 2014 Armin and Index started again at the DV DM (German Championship of the Doberman Club). This championship was organized in Bavaria and took place in a soccer stadion in Weismain.
Very heavy tracking conditions dominated this event. 8 dogs of the whole 20 participants could not exist here. But there were also shown 3 excellent results.
The performance of Index in obedience and protection work was similar as last year. And so we were very proud of his work that was judged with 97-90-95=282 pts. So Index reached the 2nd place and become Vicewinner at the DV DM 2014.
Thanks to Rita and Sabine for the photos. And a very special Thank to the few people who sacrificed their time for us in the preparation to this championship to help us. They have also contributed to this continued success.

From 15-17th May 2015 the IDC World Championship took place in Sweden. Because of extremely trial conditions 23 of the 38 participants could not past the competition. Also the German team had to record a loss of two handlers.

At the 1st day we had to do the tracking. The tracking fields looked easy, but at the first day 66% of the dogs missed the track. Index gave his best and reached 97 pts. and so he was the best dog of the competition.

At the 2nd day we have to do obedience and protection work. In the obedience he shows his drive. Too much, because that even little mistakes were associated. So at least we got 91 pts.

In protection work Index was so bold as never before. Multiple hesitant separating from the sleeve and after that touching again costs a lot. So we got there only 84 pts.


But at least we reachedin the individual ranking 4th place and was able to win with this performance the IDC Team World Championtitle 2015.


Thanks to all persons which has supported us in advance and fingers crossed in Arlöv
.

On 3.+4 oct. 2015 Armin and Index started again at the DV DM (German Championship of the Doberman Club) which took place in a soccer stadion in Simmertal (Hunsrück).
The tracking conditions were normal and fair so that most of the dogs had no problems. In the obedience Index showed a high motivated and drivefully concentrated work, which was rewarded with 96 pts.

The overjudge had announced Chris Ritzerfeld and Lars Beerhorst for the helperwork. Both of them had worked excellent on a high level, very demanding, with a lot of pressure, high stress and charisma, but fair and very evenly.
Each expert spectators could thus recognize the performances of the dogs. (The other did not succeed this.)
In this part Index has reached 92 pts, We were very glad with his work and performance.

Thanks a lot to family Überbach for the pictures and very special Thank to the people who helped us in the preparation to this championship. They have also contributed to this continued success!

From 20th-22nd May 2016 the IDC World Championships took place in Hungary. 50 participants were qualified for this championship.


The draw decided that we had to start on Saturday in the first tracking group and Sunday high noon - at hot temperatures - had to start in obedience and protection work.






The trackingfields was uniform for all participants and the tracklayer were doing a fair and competent work.
Nevertheless, the first participant had already completed the work in the 1st period of the track, because the dog left the track and worked no longer.
The french judge had to stop here and that fate should still suffer several dogs during the event.

Index not only convinced the judge. With 100 points, he showed a flawless work, which enabled the audience and tracking experts attending amazed.
It was the best track performance of all participants and Index was again awarded the trophy for the best tracking at this World Championship.

On sunday we were ready for the obedience and the protection work. In the obedience Index showed drivefully work again. But little concentrationmistakes at two retrieving exercises and a double command to lie down in the advance-exercise were assessed by the spanish judge and cost us at least 6 points.
Thus he reached 89 points in the obedience.

After Index in protection work has rounded the first 5 blindes pefectly, he didn't take the last hide at first. Shortly before a crash in this phase, he was readmitted and then began to hold and bark. These exercises also cost at least 6 points. After that Index convinced with full, firm and quiet grips, and dominant holding phases. The protection work was evaluated by the German judge with 88 points.

By the mistakes in the obedience and the protection work we missed the title of Vice World Champion in the individual ranking. But other dogs also made mistakes. Overall we are very satisfied and happy with his performance, the 4th place and the title of Vice Team Winner of the World Championship 2016!

From 4th-7th August 2016 the German Championship of all breeds took place in Mettingen (GER). This is the highest competition in Germany and also the qualification to the FCI worldchampionship. Armin and Index were qualified and have to do the tracking at friday. They reached 99 pts.
But on friday evening Armin injured his foot and couldn't unfortunately not continue the competition. What a bad luck after this tracking result !

 Of course, as the testing experience grows, the dogs are getting smarter. For the preparation for big championships, we always had to train with Index at strange helpers, because he always showed a perfect performance at the helpers he knew. On the other side he was always a little cheeky at the helpers he didn't know. Especially in the 2nd part of the protection-work Index was often underestimated by the helpers who worked him for the first time.
When he was forced to take a break due to injury two weeks before DV DM 2016, it was not possible to train before this championship. He probably would have once again occupied one of the top places, although we could not prepare him optimally. But here we decided not to handle him longer in the sport, because his health was more important to us than another sporting success !

working trial results:

date

place

handler

tm

A

B

C

dsm

result

rank

judge

21.05.2011

DVG Mülheim-Speldorf

Armin

BH/VT

 

 

 

 

passed

 

H. Müller

03.10.2012

SV Duisburg-Meiderich

Armin

IPO 1

98

94

96

a

288 exc

1.

H. Prellwitz

28.10.2012

BK Recklinghausen

Judith

IPO 2

82

84

97

a

263 g

2.

U. Petersen

10.11.2012

RZVH Wesel

Judith

IPO 3

98

87

87

a

 272 vg

1.

F. Ortmann

09.03.2013

SV OG Essen-Schonnebeck

Armin

IPO 3

98

97

88

a

283 vg

3.

J. Maibüchen

01.09.2013

DV LSP Rhein-Neckar in Westheim

Armin

IPO 3

98

92

95

a

285 vg

1.

W. Cohnen

29.+30.09.2013

DV DM 2013 in Stadland/Rodenkirchen

Armin

IPO 3

97

94

95

a

286 exc

1.

Hecker / Zygmanoski / Cohnen

20.10.2013

SV OG Essen-Schonnebeck

Judith

IPO 3

99

94

95

a

288 exc

2.

B. Wilden

23.- 25.05.2014

IDC WC 2014 in Lozorno (SK)
IDC Team World Champion 2014

Armin

IPO 3

80

88

82

a

250 g

12.

Kwak (NL)    /   Dohoczki (H)   /   
             v.d. Bosch (B)

04.+05.10.2014

DV DM 2014 in Weismain

Armin

IPO 3

97

90

95

a

282 vg

2.

Prigandt / Cohnen / Friedrich

11.10.2014

SV OG Altenessen

Armin

IPO 3

99

91

97

a

287 exc

1.

A. Korten

15.11.2014

SV OG Hiesfeld

Judith

FH 2

96

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96 exc

1.

H. Nießen

15.-17.05.2015

IDC WC 2015 in Arlöv (Sweden)
IDC Team World Champion 2015

Armin

IPO 3

97

91

84

a

272 vg

4.

Harder (DK)  /  Oravasaari (FI)   /
               Cohnen (D)

03.+04.10.2015

DV DM 2015 in Simmertal

Armin

IPO 3

98

96

92

a

286 exc

3.

Zygmanoski / Friedrich / Cohnen

14.11.2015

BK Bottrop

Armin

IPO 3

100

97

100

a

297 exc

1.

I. Roskosch

20.- 22.05.2016

IDC WC 2016 in Komarom (HU)
IDC Vice Team World Champion 2016

Armin

IPO 3

100

89

88

a

277 vg

4.

Muller (F) /  Bulo (E)  / Hecker (D)

04.-07.08.2016

VDH DM IPO in Mettingen

Armin

IPO 3

99

handler injured

 

 

Petersen / Scherkl / Diegel

01.+02.10.2016

DV DM 2016 in Brackenheim

although qualified, but no participation