The founder of the “van Neêrlands Stam” kennel, Mrs V. Knijff-Dermout, was an outstanding person with a strong character; she wonderfully bred Dobermanns for decades with immense knowledge and ability. She started to breed for the first time in Holland in August 1942 with the combination Arwin v. Brüningshof x Bärbel v.d. Zugspitze and began to spread the fame of the kennel internationally.
After Mrs. Knijff-Dermout, Mr H. van der Zwan took the kennel to the next level, he continued the kennel heritage, increasing the beauty and the purity of the modern era Dobermanns, winning every prize possible and available in the Dobermann’s world. Thanks to these immense predecessors, the “van Neêrlands Stam” name is currently one the most well known kennels all over the world.
After Mr. Han van der Zwan decided to stop with breeding I became the new owner of the kennel to persue my passion and knowledge for the Dobermanns, continuing the tradition and the bloodlines in the new era of the uncropped and undocked dogs.