The Dobermann Club Championship Show June 2021 Critique
THE DOBERMANN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW (JUNE 2021)
Thank you to the hard-working Dobermann Club committee for persevering and holding one of the first Championship shows of 2021. I was thrilled with my entry particularly in light of the current restrictions, thank you all. It is truly an honour to be asked to judge dogs at any level, this appointment being particularly special as it is one of the first shows we attended, with a baby puppy to socialise and to see how shows worked, way back in 2001.
I had decided that all dogs from puppy to veteran would be treated in the same manner, for the first show back and this worked well for all.
MINOR PUPPY DOG
1. Robertson’s Cockneyoka Dire Straits 8.5mths blk/rust presenting a lovely outline in good coat and condition and just starting to show some muscle definition. Liked his head, ear-set and dark expressive eye, has good length of neck into short strong topline, well filled croup and correct tailset, which was carried well. He has enough bend of stifle and hocks showing strength already. Just a little over-awed today, hope he gets his confidence as he’s a promising puppy.
1. Verrall’s Grafmax Oberon At Camperdown 9.5mths blk/rust of ideal size. He’s square, well bodied with depth to brisket and good round bone. Masculine head with length and depth of muzzle, liked his ear size and set and dark almond shaped eye; his neck is strong, would prefer a tad more length; he has short, strong straight topline, super rear and moved steadily. His settled performance today gave him BPD & BPIS
2. Robertson’s Cockneyoka Dire Straits
3. Edyveane’s Jojavik Snowpiercer
1. Jones’ & Ushakova’s Korifey Vanquish Blk/rust excels in outline and presented in excellent coat and condition. Loved his head, one of the best today, flat skull equal length to muzzle ratio and a good depth of muzzle; a dark expressive eye of correct shape, small ear, well-set. Lovely length of neck flows into his strong, straight topline, with correct tailset, carried well. Balanced angulation front and rear; forechest developing well with depth to elbow, elbows held tightly, and good round bone in proportion with strong pasterns and compact catlike feet. He moved steadily in profile and so clean coming and going away. Exciting young male. RDCC.
1. Thorn’s Grafmax Sergeant Pepper blk/r presents a clean balanced outline. Liked his head, strong topline and correct tailset, in excellent muscled condition. Just needing to drop in brisket and tighten in elbow. His well muscled rear and good bend of stifle enable his steady movement.
1. Jones & Ushakova’s Korifey Vanquish 1st In Junior, super youngster whose excellent outline, size and flowing movement won this class with ease.
2. Verrell’s Grafmax Oberon at Camperdown 1st in Puppy Dog
3. Oaklands’ Tuwos Liusaidh
1. Evans & Bloore’s Amazon Alcumlow Love is Life 18 months br/r medium size in good coat and condition square, well bodied, masculine head and dark eye. Good topline well muscled rear, well arched feet; ample forechest, super round bone, moves well in profile but just needing to tighten in front.
2. Merrett’s Xemuti Beamish Boy 2 years blk/r taller than 1. Good length of head and dark eye, good length of neck into good topline and tailset. Straight front, lacking depth at this stage, well bent stifle and moved well. Handled to get the best of him.
POST GRADUATE DOG
1. Robertson’s Korifey Ivan Impressive blk/rust standing on a straight parallel front, good bone and superb cat-like feet. Clean head, dark expressive eye; lovely small ears set well. Great length of neck with strength into sloping topline, well filled croup and correct tailset, carried well. Super mover with reach and drive. Pushed hard for the RCC, nitpicking and preferring the head proportions and size of the Junior winner.
2. Sharp’s Martifers Keep The Faith Blk/rust; Liked his head, dark eye and small ears. Balanced front and rear angulation, not overdone, with depth to brisket and tight elbows, parallel straight front legs and strong pasterns and good catlike feet. Well bodied and compact, moved well.
3. Richardson’s Opal Capax Infinity at Jasprico
1. Jones’ Eria Pro Hendrix(Imp Rus)Impressive, elegant blk/tan with such a love of life! Loved his head, masculine with strength, length and depth. Darkest of eyes, small ears and correct earset . Super length of neck into his sloping topline and correct tailset. Enough forechest, standing on straight front legs, just enough depth to elbows which are held tight to brisket; excellent cat-like feet. A well muscled rear but would prefer a little more behind.
2. Wright’s Amazon American Grafitti With Sealandair 2.5 years blk/rust, ideal for size and shape. Masculine head, dark eye of correct almond shape. Ample forechest, good depth of brisket and tight elbows. Standing on straight front legs and cat-like feet, a powerful mover with good round bone and balanced front and rear angles.
1. Evans’ Ch Kitado’s Vengeance is Mine JW Eye-catching br/rust of good size and shape with good round bone and shown in excellent condition; Masculine head with good length and depth of muzzle. Expressive, correctly shaped eye; dark enough for a brown. Strong, elegant neck flowing into his short, strong topline, well filled croup and correct tailset, carried well. Standing on a good straight front, and cat-like feet with a well developed forechest with depth of brisket and tight elbows; well bodied; good sweep of stifle and second thigh with strong hocks so enabling sound and true movement in any direction.
2. Mackintosh-White’s Supeta’s Witchkraft blk/r Super head with length and good depth of muzzle; a dark, expressive eye of correct almond shape. Good bone, straight front legs and tight catlike feet. Well developed forechest; good depth of brisket and tight elbows. Strong, slightly sloping topline and correct tailset. Balanced angulation all round and a well muscled rear with strong hocks enabling his free powerful movement.
3. Lateagain Satisfaction JW
CHAMPION DOG(3) 3 Worthy Champions
1. Reid’s Ch Korifey Brave (AI) blk rust of ideal size, masculine head with length and depth of muzzle, dark almond shaped eye; his neck has strength and length and flows through his shoulders into a strong topline with well filled croup and correct tailset, which is carried well. Well muscled rear and good second thigh, lovely bend of stifle and strength in hocks. Well developed forechest, super round bone and standing on straight front legs with well arched catlike feet. His excellent balanced angulation enables his sound true footfall both in profile and coming and going. Loved him when I first judged him as a yearling and he has matured into a Dobermann to be proud of.
! So pleased to award him DCC & BIS
2. Edyveane’s Ch Jojavik Victor Rizzi at Kateamead impressive br/rust male in excellent coat and condition. Masculine head, correct almond shaped eye of good dark colour for brown. Good length, strength and reach of neck into strong, slightly sloping topline into correct tailset. Shown and handled well, he moved with reach and drive in profile, just preferring the cleaner movement of 1 coming and going.
3. Bishop’s Ch Repertoire Simply Red ShCM
What an absolute treat this class was!
1. Thorn’s Ch Taevas Black Velvet at Grafmax JW ShCM Loved her! Super, balanced, elegant outline and everything in the right place. Strong feminine head, correct almond shaped eye; Lovely reach of neck, straight front legs and elbows close to brisket. Strong, slightly sloping topline into good tailset. Her front and rear angles balanced but not overdone and her movement was steady and true.
2. Mycroft’s Ch Supeta’s Spells Trouble JW ShCM blk rust that just flows from nose to tip of her tail, like her movement. Superb head, the best of the girls today, length with good depth of muzzle, dark eye, fabulous neck into strong slightly sloping topline and well filled croup into correct tailset that was carried well. Good forechest with depth to brisket, good round bone and catlike feet.
3. Robinson’s Ch Remesca Reet Petite ShCM
MINOR PUPPY BITCH
1. Hutchison’s Supeta’s Diamonds r Forever with Debison Blk/rust of ideal size, beautiful feminine head, dark expressive eye, small, correctly set ears enough neck into her topline, which needs to settle. Good forechest; elbows close to brisket with bone in proportion; good second thigh. A little over-awed; and unsettled on the move at her first show but has loads of potential.
1. Merrett’s Grafmax Titania blk/r with balanced, elegant outline. Feminine head, dark eye; Lovely reach of neck into slightly sloping topline and correct tailset. Forechest still developing and depth now to drop; good second thigh and bend of stifle. Handled sympathetically and moved really well once settled. BPB
2. Hunt’s Jojavik Express Yourself at Virsco Elegant balanced outline, taller than 1. Feminine head, dark eye of correct shape, lovely reach of neck, topline just needing to settle and depth of brisket needing to drop. Moved out well.
3. Gallagher’s Izralight Jitterbug,
1. Diego’s Debbie Harry Blk/r presenting a balanced, square outline. Loved her head, feminine with strength and depth, dark expressive eye, strong neck into short slightly sloping topline and correct tailset, which carried well on the move. Well bodied, good depth to brisket; bone in proportion, pasterns still to tighten; good catlike feet and well muscled rear.
2. Gallagher’s Izralight Jitterbug br/rust loved her head which has length and depth, correct ear set and beautiful length of neck into short strong topline, well filled croup and correct tailset which she was dropping on the move today. She is well bodied with good depth to brisket, bone in proportion, long well bent stifle. Moved well.
3. Wetherall’s Kodam Painted Lady
1. Bradbury & Sanderson’s Jodaseen Bootylicious Blk/r of ideal size and shape, standing on a straight front, good round bone in proportion with tight catlike feet. She has a lovely head, dark eye, super length of neck into her strong topline which settles as she relaxes into her work, well filled croup and correct tailset, carried well. Forechest still developing, has depth to brisket, tight elbows and correct tuck up. Good bend of stifle and strong straight hocks. Balanced angulation front and rear. Handled and moved out well. I have to say the pure delight of her handler on winning this class really sticks in my memory, as its not seen very often and winning is so often taken for granted, she was so happy with her girl and their performance and rightly so.
2. Brough’s Sharhyste Maid In The Purple For Aniraz Well presented blk/r stylish bitch with an elegant balanced outline who pushed 1 all the way, just preferring size and head proportions of 1. Feminine head, beautiful crested neck into her strong, slightly sloping topline and correct tailset, carried well. Well developed forechest, depth to brisket and tight elbows. Standing on parallel straight front legs, bone in proportion and super catlike feet, good tuck up, muscled second thigh and super bend of stifle. Well handled, she moves so well in all directions.
3. Lateagin Zenyatta For inverteign
1. McCall, Murray & Murray’s Diego’s Debbie Harry 1st Junior Bitch
2. Nicol’s Sharhyste Lady Winterfell at Evnjays blk.r bitch of ideal size who came into her own on the move. Lovely head, dark enough eye, small ears well set. Although her tuckup appeared to suffer from a phantom, her topline was strong with a well filled croup and good tailset. Well muscled behind and moved out well.
3. Bowdler’s Lateagain Zenyatta for Inverteign
POST GRADUATE BITCH always a difficult class and with these 3 girls, all different but with lots to like
1. King’s Nerak Rewrite The Stars Blk/r ideal size with balanced angulation and bone in proportion. She has a lovely head, with length and good depth of muzzle, dark almond shaped eye.; short strong topline and correct tailset. Well muscled rear, strong straight hocks and moved well.
2. Brennan, Graham & Mycroft’s Supeta’s Whole Lotta Rosie With Sharhyste JW br/r presenting an elegant balanced outline. Taller than 1. Strong head, expressive eye; correct ear set and good length and strength of neck into strong slightly sloping topline and correct tailset. Good round bone, catlike feet and well muscled rear and strong hocks and moved well.
3. Bishop’s Korifey Oksana
1. Murray & McCall’s Manrio Galataya Dark Br/r. Loved this Hokey Cokey Miss! Just needed the superglue for her feet. Beautiful feminine head with strength, good depth of muzzle; almond shaped eye with good depth of colour. Correct ear set, length of neck and short compact topline, has a tendency to roach but as she settles into her work so does this, tailset bang on and carried well. A good straight front, she has good depth to elbow, bone in proportion and tight catlike feet, and well muscled second thigh. Balanced angulation and when settles moves well.
2. Rimmer’s Amazon Touch The Breeze in Millwood blk/r presenting a lovely outline. Feminine head, dark eye, good ear set round bone in proportion, super neck of length and crest of neck into slightly sloping topline and correct tailset, carried well. Good forechest, depth of brisket and elbow tights standing on straight and parallel front legs with good catlike feet. Lovely rear and enough bend of stifle, moved well.
3. Jones’ Cara Iz Zoosfery JW
OPEN BITCH (5)
1. Lainchbury’s Ashlain Trypiti JW ShCM Blk/r A favourite of mine, and now the opportunity for judging her outdoors where her movement shines! Superb head qualities, feminine but with strength. Dark expressive, almond shaped eye; lovely reach of neck into strong slightly sloping topline and correct tailset, carried well. Well developed forechest, bone in proportion, standing on straight front legs and tight catlike feet. Well muscled second thigh, good bend of stifle and strong hocks. She looked the best I’ve seen her, thoroughly deserved this class and pushed hard for the top spot RBCC
2. King’s Nerak Pocket Full of Dreams JW Darkest Br/r presented in excellent coat and condition. Lovely head and dark expressive eye, enough length of neck leading into short, slightly sloping topline, well filled croup and correct tailset. Well bodied, compact and standing on a good front with super forechest with depth; good round bone and tight catlike feet. Well muscled second thigh and good length of stifle and straight strong hocks, moving well.
3. Mycroft’s Supeta’s Put A Spell On You
CHAMPION BITCH (1,2)
1. Jones’ CH Korifey Treasure JW ShCM Dark br/r of ideal size presenting a clean balanced outline. A favourite of mine and thrilled to see her mature, having lost none of her pizzazz! Presented in such excellent coat and condition. Feminine head, good depth of muzzle and a lovely dark eye. Well developed forechest and depth of brisket to tight elbows, good tuck up. Showing at all times, standing on a straight front with round bone in proportion; strong pasterns and tight cat-like feet. A strong topline, slightly sloping to well filled croup and correct tailset, carried well; A strong rear, in good muscled condition enabling effortless movement, never puts a foot wrong. Thrilled to award her the BCC & RBIS