MIDLAND DOBERMANN CLUB RUBY ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW.

Sunday 18th November 2007.

Dogs - Judge Mrs Diane Rock (Mansty)

Many thanks to the Midland Dobermann Club for their hospitality and inviting me to judge at their prestigious Ruby Championship Show, it was a great honour. I thoroughly enjoyed my day, thanks go to, my stewards, Marion Sargent and Peter Smith who helped the day run smoothly. I would also like to thank all exhibitors for such a wonderful entry and accepting my decisions in a sporting manner.

Overall, I found the breed type to be variable, although pleased with my placings. Dentition and temperaments need attention, there were missing teeth, close bites, while some were not enjoying their day out and a couple would not be examined.


Minor Puppy 12 entries (2 absent)
1st Skelton & Lattavolo's - Estridge Jacinto
8mth, dark brown standard size boy, has a clean cut wedge shaped head, good depth of muzzle, ample underjaw, correct dentition, almond shaped eyes colour matching rich tan markings. Long clean neck, well pronounced forechest, straight front parallel legs, tight feet. Elbows tucked in, well sprung ribs, adequate depth, correct bent stifle joint. Moved true both front and rear. Handled well.
2nd Millward's - Neartic Jack Spice.
7mth, strong black boy, wedge shaped head with darkest of eyes, good depth of muzzle, level head planes, long clean neck, correct front shoulder angulation, forechest well developed. Straight front legs, tight feet. Topline slightly sloping, good turn of stifle. Moved straight both front and rear.
3rd Condon's - Enborne's The Real McCoy.
Puppy 13 entries (0 absent)
1st Barber's - Ottia Yu-Gi-Oh
What a cracking, lively, alert, well balanced, 10 mth standard size black boy. Strong elongated blunt wedge shaped head, level parallel planes of equal length, complimented with strong underjaw, correct dentition, dark almond eyes, high set ears. Long lean neck, correct shoulder angulation, well developed forechest, straight parallel front legs, strong pastern, with the tightest of feet. Elbows well tucked into chest, strong firm short sloping topline which he kept on the move, good tuck up, finished outline completed with good turn of stifle joint and straight parallel rear pasterns. Moved true with rear drive. Well handled. Must have a bright future, Best Puppy Dog and with agreement of Co-judge Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Bennett & Smith's - Supeta's Ozzy Osbourne
9mth, well balanced, black boy. Clean cut head with good depth of muzzle, ample underjaw. Almond shaped dark eye; Pronounced forechest, straight front legs, strong pasterns, feet could have been tighter, elbows well tucked in, adequate depth of brisket. Strong sloping topline which he held on the move, well tucked up, good turn of stifle joint. Moved straight and true. Well handled, another lovely puppy.
3rd Francis - Jojavik Entrepreneur.
Junior 14 entries (4 absent)
1st Evans, Byrne & Butler's - Amazon Talk of the Devil.
15 mth strong boned, alert brown boy, with clean cut wedge shaped head, good depth of muzzle, plenty of underjaw, correct dentition. Almond shaped deep set eye, colour matches his dark rust markings. Clean long arched neck, flowing into correct shoulder angulation, well pronounced forechest. Straight parallel front legs, tightly knuckled feet. Elbows well tucked into chest, with good depth of brisket. Sloping topline, which he held on the move, well tucked up, overall picture finished with good turn of stifle, straight parallel rear pasterns. Moved true front and rear, rotary drive. Considered for the Reserve CC but felt he needed more body weight. This lovely boy has a very promising future, his day will come. Handled extremely well.
2nd Milne & Williams - Leibwache Al Capone
17 mth black, strong head, depth of muzzle, ample underjaw. Would have preferred more length of neck, well developed forechest. Straight parallel front legs, strong pasterns, tight feet. Elbows tight into chest, good depth of brisket well down to elbows. Firm topline which was held on the move, sufficient turn of stifle joint. A well balanced boy, moved true both front and rear. Handled well.
3rd Cluett's Amazon Rogue Deville.
Yearling 7 entries (1 absent)
1st Maitland's - Supeta's Jeu D'esprit.
19 mth standard size, alert black boy, full of character and promise, gave his handler a hard time. Strong wedge shaped well proportioned head, dark almond deep set eyes,ample underjaw, correct dentition, level head planes. Well developed forechest, rich rust markings, correct shoulder angulation. Straight front legs, round bone, elbows close to chest, good depth of brisket. Correct sloping topline with good tail set, tuck up, turn of stifle joint. Moved straight and true with good rear rotary drive. A super boy, a little fidgety in the challenge but his overall balance and character stood out, so please to award him the Reserve CC.
2nd Horgan's - Aritaur Nominator
Nearly 2 years, black with rich tan markings, I see has the same sire as 1. Strong head, good depth of muzzle with ample underjaw, dark almond eye. Long clean neck, pronounced forechest, straight front parallel legs with strong pasterns, tightly knuckled feet, elbows close to chest with adequate depth of brisket. Correct sloping topline and tail set, well tucked up, to complete the overall picture, good turn of stifle joint, straight rear pasterns. Moved well, true both fore and aft. Handled well.
3rd Young's - Trystorme Bridgadoon at Malibray JW ShCm.
Novice 10 entries (0Absent)
1st Barber's - Ottia Yu-Gi-Oh.
2nd Cairns - Lamarg Made Playboy.
Black 10mth, played handler up on the move in the puppy class, but put in a better performance this time. Wedge shaped head with good depth of muzzle, darkest almond shaped eyes. Well arched long neck, adequate forechest, straight front legs complimented with tight feet. Slightly longer in loin than 1. Good tuck up, correct turn of stifle joint. Handled well.
3rd Francis - Jojavik Entrepreneur.
Undergraduate - 5 (0 Absent)
1st Duncan & Gillian's – Krieger Kick Start.
Dark brown, well balanced boy, complimented with rich rust markings. So ably handled by his young handler. Wedge shaped head, with dark almond eyes, strong underjaw, correct dentition. Clean long neck, adequate forechest. Depth of brisket well down to elbows, straight front parallel legs, tightest of feet. Correct sloping topline, good tailset which he held on the move, sufficient turn of stifle joint. Moved true, front and rear.
2nd Forshaw's - Janzin's Fire Blade.
Black boy, would have preferred darker tan markings, fair head with almond shaped eyes, clean long neck, flowing into correct shoulder angulation, adequate forechest, would have preferred tighter feet and stronger pasterns. Well tucked up, adequate turn of stifle joint. Needs to settle on the move.
3rd Cairns - Lamarg Laris.
Graduate - 12 entries ( 3 absent)
1st Maitland's - Supeta's Jeu Desprit.
2nd Stewart & Smith's - Ebrill Gimmebreak JW.
Black standard sized boy, head acceptable, dark eye, good depth of muzzle, ample underjaw. Clean long neck flowing into correct shoulder angulation, well pronounced developed forechest. Straight front parallel legs with strong pasterns. Elbows lie close, good depth of chest and spring of rib. Would have preferred shorter in loin, moved well.
3rd Downie's - Kneck Aldo.
Post Graduate - 11 entires (2 absent).
1st Graham's - Purroma Easy Lover at Sharhyste JW Sh Cm.
2 ¾ year old, dark brown, well balanced with strong bone. Masculine wedge shaped head, deep set dark eyes, good depth of muzzle, correct dentition. Clean long arched neck set in correct shoulder angulation, well developed forechest. Straight front parallel legs, tight knuckled feet. Good spring of rib, depth well down to elbows, firm sloping topline. Well tucked up. Correct turn of stifle joint, parallel rear pasterns. Moved true, both front and rear, rotary drive. Handled well.
2nd Creme's - Izralight New Year Dream.
Nearly 2 years, black with rich rust markings. Darkest of eyes, good depth of muzzle with plenty of underjaw. Long lean neck, well developed forechest, straight front legs, strong pasterns, tight feet. Adequate spring of rib, sloping topline, which he held on the move, well tucked up, although longer in loin than 1. Correct turn of stifle joint, straight parallel rear pasterns. Moved true front and rear. Handled well.
3rd William's - Kemillix Opollo.
Limit - 19 entries (5 absent).
1st Walter's - Lodgehouse Brave Spirit at Chessuri JW.
Strong 3 year old black with dark rust markings. Clean cut wedge shaped head, complimented with dark almond shaped eyes, good depth of muzzle, correct dentition. Well arched long neck, pronounced forechest, straight front legs, strong pasterns and knuckled feet. Good spring of rib, elbows close to chest, sloping topline which was held on the move. Overall picture finished with good turn of stifle joint and straight parallel rear pasterns. Moved true, with powerful rotary drive. Seemed to have switched off, lacked sparkle in the challenge.
2nd Cammoile's - Neartic Cornelius Fudge of Shagraan.
Nearly 2 years, brown with dark rust markings, not as strong in head as 1, would have preferred darker almond shaped eye, ample underjaw. Well pronounced forechest. Straight front legs, tight feet. Elbows tight in lying close to chest. Good spring of rib, sloping topline, well turned stifle joint. Moved and handled well.
3rd Taylor & Ryan's - Khazaddum Eye of Sauron.
Open - 18 entries (5 absent).
What a super class, excellent high quality, unfortunately some lovely dogs had to go cardless.
1st Mycroft's Supeta's Wicked Wizard at Sonakint.
2 ¾ years, alert, full of character, strong boned, well balanced, black male. Masculine wedge shaped head, equal length level planes complimented with dark, deep set almond-shaped eyes, good depth of muzzle with plenty of underjaw, tight lips, correct dentition. Clean, lean well arched neck, acceptable shoulder angulation, well pronounced forechest, straight parallel front legs with strong pasterns, tight knuckled feet. Good spring of rib, elbows lying close to chest, depth of brisket down to elbows. Firm sloping topline, good tail set which he held on the move. His outline is completed with well turned stifle and straight parallel rear pasterns. His movement was true with powerful rear rotary drive. Handled to perfection. In the final line up, could not be denied the top award, Challenge Certificate. Together with my co-judge pleased to award him a well deserved Best In Show. Congratulations.
2nd Wakefield's - Ch. Aritaur Heracles at Brintala.
3 ¾ years, brown, another with strong correct wedge shaped head, with almond eye, good depth of muzzle. Long arched neck set in good shoulder angualtion, well pronounced forechest. Straight parallel front legs, strong pasterns, tight feet. Correct depth of chest down to close tight elbows. Good spring of rib, sloping firm topline which he held on the move, well bent stifle joint with straight parallel rear pasterns. Moved straight and true, rotary drive. Handled well.
3rd MciLroy-Stracey - Ch. Krieger Endurance.
Veteran 9 Entries (1 absent).
What a lovely class of oldies, thank you for bringing them out, they all seemed to enjoy their day, such a wide age range, the oldest nearly 11 years.
1st MciLroy-Stracey - Ch Krieger Storm JW.
Nearly 10 years, black, he looked so well. Acceptable head, with dark eye, excellent forechest, straight front legs with tight feet. Sloping topline, well bent stifle joint. Moved well, with rear rotary drive. He enjoyed his day, well handled.
2nd Matthews - Ch. Othertons Country Gent.
Nearly 11 years this brown boy, believes his is still a youngster. Straight front legs with tight feet, well pronounced forechest with correct angulated shoulders. Good sloping topline, turn of stifle joint, straight rear pasterns. Preferred movement of 1 on the day.
3rd Anderson & Frosts - Ch. Chancepixies Monopolist.