THE MIDLAND DOBERMANN CLUB
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 9th NOVEMBER 2009

Having recently judged Bitches at another club Champ show, it was pleasing to be invited to judge the other sex. The good entry was very well stewarded, and we finished in good time.
Temperaments were excellent. Sadly a couple of males were a little apprehensive when it came to check entirety, and it seems this has been caused by rough handling of judges, but they settled, and were standing well to be examined.

Minor Puppy Dog (11,1) 1. AMAZON EL TORRO – Headed a class, which on reflection had the greatest depth of maturity for the future! The final five can in the future surely change places. This winner is well balanced overall, with good head proportions, pleasing forehand with called for shoulder angulation and good feet. Body coming on nicely for age with good rib and brisket and strong loin. Pleasing stifle and strong hock. Gave easy and sound action. BPD.
2. ARITAUR VINCENT VEGA – Very close up to winner. Good head proportions and expression from lovely eye. Well placed forehand and nice feet. Good body proportions and well held topline. Gave sound easy action, with good reach.
3. JOJAVIK MAFIOSO.
Puppy Dog (11,1)This class had quite a variety in constructions.
1. ARITAUR WARLORD – Balanced overall. Good head proportions , nice neck well placed shoulder. Good rib and brisket for his age. Good stifle and strong hock. Sound mover with well held topline.
KITADO KNIGHT’S CONQUEST – Still very immature as yet but of pleasing proportions with nice head, neck and shoulder. Now needs to come up a little in pastern. Good brisket and topline, Nice stifle. Sound mover.
SUPETA’S THE DISCO KID
Junior Dog (6,2) 1. ZELOVIAK INCANTATION WITH SHERREBENCA – Good for size, balance and construction. Pleasing head proportions and eye. Well placed forehand, good feet. Still to come on in body maturing but age is on his side. Good stifle and hock. Gave sound and easy action.
2. ZELOVIAK INVINCIBLE – Good head planes on this youngster. Nice neck, pleasing forechest. Good feet. Good depth of brisket. Strong loin. Good stifle and strong hock. Gave good easy action.
3. MARTIFERS STOP THE PRESS.
Yearling Dog (4,1) TRYSTORME ZHIVAGO – Pleasing balance, nice head, neck  and forehead. Notably good forechest. Good depth of brisket and strong in loin. Well formed rear. In super hard condition. Moved well.
2. TROJANTEAM THE BRADSTER  - Nice head and expression. Clean front, good feet. Brisket pleasing. Strong loin. Well formed rear. Easy and strong action.
3. DOBEDONE KEILDER HAWK.
Novice Dog (7) 1. AMAZON EL TORRO
2. ARITAUR WARLORD
3. ZELOVIAK INVINCIBLE
Undergrad Dog (4,2) 1. ZELOVIAK INVINCIABLE.
2. AMIOUS RUFF DIAMOND – Very well grown. Good head proportions. Quite good in forehead. Body coming on well. Still needs to strengthen in hindquarters, but moved easily .
Graduate Dog (7) 1. NEARTIC JACK SPICER. Of pleasing balance and construction.
Good head proportions, nice eye and expression. Good neck into well placed shoulder. Nice feet. Good forechest and brisket. Strong loin. Sound and well muscled rear. Moved smartly and well.
2. SUPETA’S IGGY POP – Such pleasing type with good head and lovely eye. Good forehand construction and nice feet. Now needs to drop a little more in brisket. Well
formed sound and strong rear. Gave pleasing sound action.
3  JOJAVIK ENTREPRENEUR.
Post Graduate Dog (13,4) This class had quite a variety in construction and movement.
1. OTTIA YU-GI-OH JW – Liked his overall appearance and balance. Well formed head with good planes, atop a good neck. Nice shoulder placement and good feet. Pleasing body with strong loin. Sound rear. Gave easy action.
2. ARITAUR TOMAHAWK MARILLIUM – Little larger type than winner but is well balanced overall. Pleased on head, neck, forechest and brisket. Sound rear. Carries enough body and not in quite as hard condition as winner, but moved easily and well.
3. KRIEGER KICK START.
Limit Dog (24,9)
1. DIEGO’S BUMP ‘N’ GRIND – Of very pleasing construction and balance.Well placed shoulder, clean front and good feet. Body in firm condition with well held topline. Very soundly formed rear. Gave easy action with good reach. 
 
LEIBWACHE AL CAPONE – Of good overall balance. Masculine head, good neck and shoulder, pleasing feet. Well formed body with good depth of
brisket. Strong, well constructed rear. Gave powerful and easy action.
IZRALIGHT NEW YEAR DREAM JW
Open Dog (16,4) This class had very pleasing depth of type and soundness.
CH AMAZON TALK OF THE DEVIL JW Brown of most eye-catching   type and construction . Excellent overall balance. Good head expression, strong neck into well proportioned and angulated shoulder. Correct bone and feet. Well proportioned body with good forechest, brisket and loin. Strong rear with good muscle. Gave easy and sound action. DOG CC, and my co-judge agreed that he should go to BIS position.
2. CH. SUPETA’S OZZY OSBOURNE JW – Another very pleasing fellow for type and balance. Good head, pleasing expression, well placed shoulder, good feet. Well formed body with strong topline. Nice hindquarters. Pleasing and sound action. RES CC and on referee’s decision went to RES BIS.
3. LODGEHOUSE BRAVE SPIRIT AT CHESSURI JW
Veteran Dog (4,2)
1. MYTANAMY’S AIR FORCE ONE – At 11 years “young” he is so full of life and animation! Very sound, and in most commendable hard condition. Good head, neck, forehand, and such tight well knuckled feet. Firm body, strong rear.When he settled, moved  with ease and soundness. Later was told he was my RES CC winner, on my last appointment some six years ago!
2. JADENBURG APOLLO FROM ZELOVIAK JW – Another with nice head and expression and good forehand. A fraction slack on feet compared to winner. Good body, brisket and topline. Very sound rear. Gave sound and easy
action.


I appreciated the kind acceptance of class placings and the general happy       atmosphere throughout the whole days proceedings. One point that I must mention, is the continual baiting of exhibits, that tends to distract them when it comes to standing and moving, as they are forever twisting and turning to look for tit-bits in their handlers grasp! At one time bait was used as reward, after a good performance, but now it has become a perpetual bribe. Stewards were forever sweeping ring matting to reduce temptation at floor level, for the next exhibits.
ANN ARCH