The Midland Dobermann Club Championship Show

10th  November 2013

I would like to thank the MDC for inviting me to judge bitches at their Championship Show.  I would also like to give my thanks to my two very able stewards, Jane and Andy Davidson, who ensured that all I had to do was judge the exhibits.

I found that a lot of the exhibits were oversized and not in a hard condition.  Also a lot of exhibitors failed to realise that a judge is looking at exhibits in the ring not only when they are stacked up before him but also when free standing around the ring, because it is when they are free stood that if an exhibit has faults then they are highlighted.

Exhibitors must also realise that when a judge is checking a dogs head and mouth it is most difficult when the exhibit is moving it’s head to get at the bait.

Movement on the whole was fine but a lot of the exhibits when moving were very close at the back and weak at the front.  Care must also be taken to ensure that bitches retain their femininity as quite a few heads were masculine looking.

 

Minor Puppy (10)
  1. Ingram’s Jojavik Poison Ivy – 7 month old - Super puppy, very feminine, elegant and showed to perfection.  Wedge shaped head with level planes and dark eye.  Straight front and strong pasterns and tight cat like feet.  Good reach of neck flowing into excellent top line.  Well angulated at rear.  Moved really well.  My best puppy.
  2.  Cairns Dronski’s Bang Tidy – 8 month old – This puppy showed very well, lovely outline with strong pasterns and tight feet.  Good reach of neck and level top line.  Well angulated at rear, moved with drive.
  3. Dunn and Wilkes Amazon Valentina For Lynfryds 
Puppy (8)
  1. Mycroft’s Supeta’s Spells Trouble – 10 month old – Lovely feminine head with dark eye and good ear carriage.  Nice straight front, strong pasterns and tight feet.  Good reach of neck flowing into lovely top line.  Good turn of stifle and well angulated.  Handled very well but took time to settle down when moving.
  2. Pittendrigh’s Amazon This Girl is On Fire with Tomar – 10 month old – This puppy really showed well.  Nice reach of neck and good top line.  Good rear angulation, moved really well.
  3. Murray and Goodall`s  Mianna’s Cracklin Rose At Luftez
Junior  (8)
  1. Goodban’s Keijaygo Smart Diamond – Feminine head with correct head planes and good ear carriage.  Nice dark eye.  Good reach of neck and level top line.  Nice turn of stifle, well angulated.  Moved and handled really well.
  2. Griffiths McKennah Belicia At Amious JW (IMP) – Nice head shape.  Good ear carriage, strong pasterns with tight feet.  Good top line, but not as well angulated as winner.
  3. Hopkinson’s Otago Simply Magic
Yearling (7)
  1. Fisher’s Dronski Adele At Lintoya – Nice feminine head and ear carriage, dark almond shaped eyes and level planes.  Good reach of neck and lovely top line.  Strong pasterns and tight feet.  Nice tuck up and good rear angulation.  Not over done in any way.  Moved and handled very well.
  2. Richardson’s Jasprico Koko Rico – Correct head shape with level planes.  Straight front, strong pasterns and tight feet.  Good rear angulation and moved with drive.
  3. Balshaw’s Remesca’s Vida Loca JW
Novice (4)
  1. Pittendrigh’s Amazon This Girl is On Fire With Tomar – (2nd in Puppy)
  2. Dunn and Wilkes Amazon Valentina For Lynfryds – My 3rd in Puppy.  Showy bitch with nice outline.  Good top line and well angulated at rear.
  3. Sharp’s Martifers French Connexion
Undergraduate (5)
  1. Heffernan’s Ruzuna Blazing Amazing JW – Feminine head with level planes and nice dark eye.  Strong front and tight feet.  Good reach of neck flowing into level top line.  Good turn of stifle and rear angulation.  Moved with drive.
  2. Sharp’s Newfords Caught In The Act At Martifers – Correct head shape, good depth of chest and nice tuck up.  Moved really well.
  3. Godfrey and Thorn’s Grafmax Ninette De Valois
Graduate (3)
  1. Goodban’s Keijaygo Miss Lacey –  Litter sister to my junior winner.  Nice feminine head with dark almond shape eyes.  Good depth of chest, good rear angulation which enabled her to move with drive.  Showed very well.
  2. Pollard’s Zeloviak Atlantis At Whizzbean – Feminine head, level planes and excellent ear carriage.  Good reach of neck.  Sloping top line.  Moved really well.
  3. Sharp’s Newfolds Caught In The Act At Martifers
Post Graduate (12)
  1. Nicoll-Jones and Griffin  Supeta’s Jessie J Into Kyricia – Feminine head and really good ear carriage and dark almond eyes.  Straight front with strong pasterns and tight feet.  Nice depth of chest and good tuck up.  Well angulated at rear which allowed her to move with drive. 
  2. Weatherall’s Kodam Full Stop JW – Well shaped head with dark eyes and level planes.  Straight front and strong pasterns.  Good rear angulation which allowed her to move with drive.
  3. Evan’s Izralight Queen Of Hearts
Limit (15)
Best class of the day.
  1. Ingram’s Jojavik Molly Mobster JW ShCM – Lovely elegant bitch with classy overall outline.  Classic head.  Wedge shaped head with level planes and correct parallels with dark almond shaped eyes.  Good strong front and tight feet.  Nice reach of neck flowing into excellent top line.  Good depth of chest.  Lovely tuck up.  Good turn of stifle and excellent rear angulation which enabled her to move with drive.  Expertly handled and never stopped showing.  My Bitch CC winner and given BIS by the referee Mrs M. Spindley over a very worthy Dog CC winner who I later discovered I had given a RCC from Junior dog the last time I judged, very pleased to hear that this was my CC winners second CC, and I am sure her third and title will not be long in coming.
  2. Parson’s Ottia Lady Gaga – Another classy bitch.  Unlucky to come up against first today.  Lovely correct wedge shaped head.  Strong front, good depth of chest and nice tuck up.  Moved with drive and never stopped showing.  Well handled.
  3. Cairns  Tuwos Jackie O At Dronski JW
Open (10)
Another very nice class
  1. James`s  Ch Jaegerson The Heat Is On JW – Lovely outline.  Strong well pronounced front and good depth of chest.  Excellent top line and well angulated at rear.  Moved with drive and well handled.  My Reserve CC Winner
  2. Evan’s  Ch Amazon Cartier – Another lovely bitch with the attributes that you would expect of a champion.  Moved and handled very well.
  3. Waldie’s  Ch Coltregan Prada At Vonedstram
Veteran Bitch (7)
  1.  Balshaw’s  Ch Janzins Jamelia JW ShCM – 7 year old and still in great condition.  Would have held her own in Open.  Lovely hard condition.  Really moved with drive.  Very easy to understand why she is a champion.  Best Veteran in Show.
  2. Dunn’s Neartic Ginny Weasley At Gylemuir – 8 year old in December but still enjoying her show career.  Lovely outline and moves really well.
  3. Caffel’s  Doberway Chickasaw

Richard Thorpe

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