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7.5 Ch. Luz v. Rodeltal collection, 1934, 1984-2002


Scope and Contents

This small collection of documents, photographs, and objects regarding Ch. Luz v. Rodeltal appears to have been compiled by Nancy K. Heitzman, DPCA Archives Committee Chairperson, beginning circa 1980s. Luz was born in Germany in 1926, a grandson of Lux v.d. Blankenburg, one of Germany's all-time leading sires. He became an American champion in 1934 and sired three champions, including Sieger Muck von Brunia. Muck's descendants include Ch. Blank v.d. Domstadt and Ch. Dictator v. Glenhugel, plus eight other champions. It is arguably one of the most influential lines of Dobermans in the United States.

The collection includes two show catalogs from 1934 in which Luz entered, documentation of the DPCA Archives' acquisition of a bronze statue of Luz, images depicting the statue and a similar statue of Luz's son, Ch. Muck von Brunia, notes regarding donations for the statue and protective case purchase, and pedigrees.


  • Majority of material found within 1934, 1984-2002

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The bulk of this collection is in English. There are also some periodicals, books, and pedigrees in German.

Access Restrictions

Two document boxes comprising governance files and National Specialty records are restricted and inaccessible due to the presence of inactive mold. Please see the archivist for details. The rest of the This collection is open to research without restrictions.

Physical Description

From the Collection: 141.52 Linear Feet (170 boxes) : in 64 document boxes, 6 legal-sized boxes, 7 cartons, 56 flat photo/folder boxes, 2 photo album boxes, 5 DVD/CD boxes, 1 slide box, 33 oversize boxes of varying sizes.


Arranged chronologically.


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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