Everything started 6 years ago, it was summer of 2004, it was summer. 2004 !
At this time I was 16 years old, and i decided that i would like to buy a dog, just like every kid..."Mom, dad I want a dog!!" In a way my father was a little bit responsable because he was always telling me storys about his german sheperds.
After many searches on the internet, I’ve decided that I should buy a dog in Spain, from a breeder named Rosa, kennel name “Ferramonte”. I can't remember why I went to Spain, but I think I’ve searched and at these days they were the best kennel is Spain. Of course after 1 minute I’ve arrived, I wanted to take the dog to my house. His name is Hill and he is still with me. My dog!
One day, i was walking in Estoril with Hill and i saw a show that was on the casino field. I don't know why but i went there to check. I was looking at all these breeds and people, when a man from nowhere appeared and asked me a question along the lines of, " Hey this dog is not from this spanish kennel named Ferramonte ?! I was shocked !! Something was not right ! How can someone look at a dog and tell where the dog came from? ! Wasn't it a German Shepherd like the others ?!
Hill de Ferramonte
Diogo & Jan Martin
Winnie von Arminius SIEGERINA de PORTUGAL
It was the beggining of everything, all this passion for this breed. After spending many hours, I went to veterinary school. It was the right thing to do !
Intrigued I asked him, "How could he know that and how he knew these dogs so well?" Hours of conversation after the show Manuel (the man) gave me homework. He told me to go to google and search kennels such as von arminius and von der wienerau.
I spent months looking at photos, watching videos, reading pedigrees and texts when I decided that I would like to own a female for show, out of the Quantum von Arminius line and breed with her in the future. On the end of many calls and emails to Germany, I met one of my best girlfriends, Tina. It didn't take long to get myself into a crazy week in Germany, by train, watching many kennels
Until a Wednesday (I remember like it was today), I was knocking on Tina's door. That day passed so fast ! I've visited her kennel, many training camps, and at the end of the day i can tell everyone that the world of the German Shepherd is there, in Viernheim, all exceptional people, always very well received. All is SUPER as they say !
We created a good friendship and of course, a few months later I was back. This adventure allowed me to go to the Siegerschau in 2007 where I met most of the "shitz-team"! This "shitz" are today good friends and with whom I have regular contact. In the meantime I can't remember how many times I went to Germany to be with them.
During this time I've bought a dog named Lilja daughter of the VA1 Zamp Thermodos. She marked me because on these days i was studying in Coimbra, on my first year of University, when after 9 months of "passion" and during a surgery Thai didn't resist, which somehow shocked me a lot.
Immediately after that i tought i was not going to give up on my dream and so I've remembered a beautiful and strong female that Tina had, whose name was Winnie. On atrip to Germany, I've decided to question her about Winnie and I ended up bringing her with 13 months already. A few months later Tina and Sandra came to Portugal at the time of the Siegerschau, and Winnie were crowned the best young female (judendsiegerin).
One year later, I've returned to Lisbon, and I've built my kennel which i called Domus Didacus...
Kennel "Domus Didacus"
Kennel Domus Didacus - German Shepherd Dog
Diogo Sá Campos
Diogo Sá Campos