MIDLAND DOBERMANN CLUB 22nd Feb 2009


My thanks to the comittee for the invitation to judge their Open show & the lovely gift. A special thanks to Peter, my steward. Not the biggest of entries, but I had some quality dogs to go over. I was disappointed in the movement of some, as stacked they looked lovely but seemed to go to pieces on the move. Maybe outside, in a bigger ring, the results could be different but you can only judge on the day. As usual, all exhibits had excellent temperaments.



Veteran D (2,0a)

1st - Cox's JADENBURG APOLLO FROM ZELOVIAK JW - 9yr 4months. Very smart standard black & rust boy. Masculine head with a lovely dark eye of correct shape. Alert expression. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Correct forechest & depth of brisket. Well sprung ribs, firm topline & correct tailset. Good angles front & rear. In excellent condition. Well handled. Still moves with drive.

2nd - Bostock's REMESCA BEST KEPT SECRET AT MAVSON - 11yr black & rust. Another nice dog in lovely condition. Nice head & expression. Straight front & good depth of brisket. Correct topline & tailset. Good angles front & rear. Moved very well for his age.

Minor Puppy D (0)

Puppy D (4,0a)

1st - Evans & Morley's AMAZON EL TORRO RBD - BPD - BPIS All the puppies were of similar age but this quality black & rust 10 month old male, was the most mature of the three. Masculine head of good length with excellent depth of muzzle. Dark eye of correct shape. Lovely length of neck into good shoulders. Straight front with correct forechest & excellent depth of brisket. Ribs are well sprung. Topline firm with correct tailset. Good angles front & rear. Excellent bone & substance. In super condition & well muscled. He moved well, once he settled, showing good reach & drive.

2nd - Pollard's AMAZON ELDORADO AT WHIZZBEAN - Black & rust litter brother to 1st & very similar in type. He hasn't yet the maturity of his brother but that will come. Attractive head of correct length, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Enough forechest, brisket down to elbows. Correct topline & tailset. Shown in lovely bloom. Hard muscle. Sound in movement but not quite the drive of the winner yet.

3rd - Meredith's SUPETA'S GOT A FEELING.

Junior D (3,2a)

1st - Walker & Mason's ZELOVIAK INVINCIBLE - BD RBIS BOS - At nearly 18 months old this lovely black & rust male is maturing well. He has substance with elegance. Masculine head with a dark eye of correct shape. Neat ears that were used to give a lovely expression. Strong neck of good length into correct shoulders. Ample forechest with good depth of brisket & enough spring of rib. Straight in front with good bone & tight feet. Firm in topline, which he holds on the move, correct tailset. Good angles front & rear which enable him to move with excellent reach & drive. In super coat & condition. Well handled

Yearling D (5,2a).

1st - Walker & Mason's ZELOVIAK INVINCIBLE

2nd - Millward's NEARTIC JACK SPICER - Black & rust male approaching 2 years. More mature in body than the winner but on the day did not have his freedom of movement. Masculine head with alert expression. Correct length of neck into good shoulders. Good forechest, straight front with good bone. Excellent depth with spring of rib. Correct topline & tailset. Moved ok.

3rd - Burnett & Hall's SUPETA'S TAYLER'S DEZIGN AT ZUFFENHAUSEN

Novice D (3,0a)

1st - Evans & Morley's AMAZON EL TORRO

2nd - Pollard's AMAZON ELDORADO AT WHIZZBEAN

3rd - Meredith's SUPETA'S GOT A FEELING

Graduate D (2,0a)

1st - Walker & Mason's ZELOVIAK INVINCIBLE

2nd - Pickup & Child's DOBERLANE IRISH CREAM - Black & rust male approaching 2 years. Top size male with plenty of substance. Strong head with a good expression. Enough neck into well laid shoulders. Good forechest, straight front & excellent bone. Is deep in brisket with good spring of rib. Correct topline & tailset. Good angles front & rear. Would prefer tighter feet. Moved ok.

Post Grad D (0)

Limit D (4,0a)

1st - Kindleyside's JANZINS LOOSE CANNON - Very smart standard size black & rust male. Masculine head with good depth of muzzle. Dark eyes of correct shape. Alert expression. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders. Correct forechest & depth of brisket. Good spring of rib. Firm topline with correct tailset. Tight feet. Compact in outline. In top condition. Well handled. Impressed on the move. A close decision with the PD winner for RBD.

2nd - Pittendrigh's ALMEIRA SHADRAK AT TOMAR JW ShCM - Quality brown & rust male I have judged before. A substantial male in hard condition. Strong head with good depth of muzzle. Enough length of neck into good shoulders. Plenty of forechest with excellent depth & spring of rib. Good topline & tailset. Straight front, good bone, tight feet. Good angles front & rear. Well handled. Prefered the winner's movement.

3rd - Wedgebury's DRIFTLANDS FRIDAYS CHILD

Open D (1,1a)

Veteran B (4,2a)

1st - Mycroft's JOWENDY'S ENUF SAID FOR SUPETA BVIS - A lovely black & rust bitch approaching 8 years. I really liked this girl. So clean in outline. Obviously enjoys being in the ring as she showed her socks off. Feminine head with a lovely expression. Good reach of neck that she uses to advantage. Well laid shoulders, good topline & tailset. Enough forechest, straight front, correct depth with good spring of rib. Still in excellent muscletone & condition. Out moved the dog for BEST VETERAN.

2nd - Woodward-Sheridan's ACHENBURG KATINA - Another black & rust of nearly 8 years. Nice head with good expression. Correct length of neck into good shoulders, topline still firm with correct tailset. Good angles front & rear. Another in good condition for her age. Just lost out on movement to the winner.


Minor Puppy B (1,0a)

1st - Norman's NEARTIC JAMMIE DODGER - Lovely brown & rust baby of 6 months old. Feminine head with alert expression. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders. Straight front with a good forechest for her age. Topline needs to firm up especially on the move but that will come with maturity. Good angles front & rear. Feet need to tighten. Moved well for a baby. Sympathetically handled.

Puppy B (6,3a)

1st - Evan's & Irving's AMAZON SYDIQUE BPB - Quality black & rust 10 month old bitch. Like her brother, she is very mature for her age. Lovely head, dark eye of correct shape, alert expression. Good length of neck flows into well laid shoulders. Correct topline with good tailset. Ample forechest, straight front, good bone, tight feet. Brisket down to elbow & good spring of rib. In lovely condition. Moved well. Her brother just had the edge today.

2nd - Burnett, Hall & Mycroft's SUPETA'S FEELS LIKE HEAVEN AT ZUFFENHAUSEN - This 10 month black & rust bitch is very smart in outline. Strong, feminine head with lovely expression. Correct length of neck into good shoulders. Enough forechest for age. Not as firm in topline as the winner, correct tailset. Good angles front & rear. Excellent muscletone for her age. Well handled. Another good mover.

3rd - Wedgebury's DEMORGOTHCAL'S ALLURE

Junior B (4,3a)

1st - Cox's ZELOVIAK INQUISITION - Very nice black & rust bitch of nearly 18 months. Not the maturity yet of her litter brother. Feminine head of good length, dark eyes of correct shape. Very alert expression. Lovely length of neck into good shoulders. Ample forechest, straight front with good bone, tight feet. Enough depth & spring of rib. Firm topline & correct tailset. Good angles which shows in her movement. Just needs a touch more maturity.


Yearling B (2,1a)

1st - Norman's NEARTIC XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN - Substantial black & rust bitch of nearly 22 months. Feminine head of good length with a nice expression. Reachy neck into good shoulders. Excellent depth & spring of rib. Good forechest, straight front. Correct topline & tailset. Good angles front & rear. In hard condition. Moved with drive.

Novice B (3,2a)

1st - Evan's & Irvin's AMAZON SYDIQUE

Graduate B (3,1a)

1st - Swain's JANZINS FIRE CRACKER AT LIASON RBB - A smart standard black & rust bitch of 2 years. Not the biggest of girls, but nothing to dislike. Lovely feminine head with a super expression. Good length of neck, well laid shoulders, correct forechest. Straight front with good bone & tight feet. Brisket down to elbows, lovely spring of rib, firm topline & correct tailset. Good angles which enabled her to move well. In lovely condition.

2nd - Pollard's OTHERTON MAYBE HOT AT WHIZZBEAN - Another 2 year old black & rust bitch but a different type to the winner being taller & more substantial. Strong but feminine head, correct length of neck into good shoulders. Ample forechest with good depth & spring of rib. Correct topline & tailset. Lovely feet. In hard muscletone. Well handled. Moved ok.

Post-Grad B (0)

Limit B (4,1a)

1st - Watt's DOMONIQUES FIRE DANCER - Black & rust bitch of 3 years. Lovely head with good expression. Nice length of neck into well laid shoulders. Excellent forechest, straight front, good spring of rib with brisket down to elbow. Firm topline with good tailset. Good angles front & rear. Moved with drive. In super condition. Well handled.

2nd - Bostock's MAVSON PLUM LAZY - Another black & rust bitch of 3 years. More elegant in outline. Taller than the winner but not the substance. Feminine head with a nice expression. Lovely reach of neck into good shoulders. Correct topline & tailset. Straight front with enough depth but would prefer more spring of rib. Good angles front & rear. Moved well. Good muscletone.

3rd - Pollard's OTHERTON RUBIES R' RED AT WHIZZBEAN

Open B (5,1a)

1st - Balshaw's JANZINS JAMELIA JW ShCM - BB BIS - A stunning black & tan bitch of 2 and a half years. Presents such a lovely outline. Beautiful head with the loveliest of expressions. Correct length of neck that flows into good shoulders. Correct topline & tailset. Good forechest, straight front with good bone. Correct depth with good spring of rib.
Good angles which she uses to move with reach & drive. At one with her handler. In tip top condition. A pleasure to judge her.

2nd - Banton's CH.VANHALLEN BLACK VELVET WITH DARKISS JW - This was my biggest disappointment of the day. I have often admired this bitch from the ringside. Slightly taller than my winner, she has the best of heads, strong yet feminine with such an alert expression. Good reach of neck which she uses well, well laid shoulders, firm topline with good tailset. Correct forechest, straight front, good bone. Brisket down to elbow, with enough spring of rib. Good angles front & rear. In hard condition. She just didn't move as well as the winner. Maybe a bigger ring?

3rd - Bostock's CH.SUPETA'S TIP TOP FOR MAVSON

Judge - Miss Lesley Wright