Midland Doberman Club Open Show
8th June 2008

My thanks to exhibitors for their entries and the Midland Dobermann Club for inviting me to judge.   On the whole I found that dentition was generally good and was pleased to find shoulder placements on the majority of dogs also good however only a small handful of dogs displayed the movement I was looking for.   An elastic gait appears very hard to find, I hope the days of seeing great dogs that are also superb on the move do not become a thing of the past.
Class 1 Veteran Dog
1 entry, 0 abs
1st  Cox’s Jadenburg Apollo From Zeloviak JW
Standard size black/rust in good condition with  masculine head, dark almond shaped eye, well arched neck flowing into firm sloping topline, good lay of shoulder with ample forechest and spring of rib, brisket dropped to just below elbow.  One of the few who moved well. 
Class 2 Minor Puppy Dog
1 entry, 0 abs
1st Griffith’s Amious Ruff Diamond
Head ok.   Straight front legs, dew claws left on, shoulder to upper arm ok.  Topline slightly sloping, enough depth to brisket.  Movement fair.
Class 3 Puppy Dog
4 entries, 0 abs
1st  Walker & Mason’s Zeloviak Invincible
Black/Rust.  Lively puppy with ample bone,  pleasing head with alert expression, dark almond shaped eye, clean neck flowing into slightly sloping topline, ample forechest with good spring of rib and depth of brisket.  Good rear angles.  Moved out well. 
2nd  Tinsleys Zeloviak Incantation with Sherrebenca
Black/Rust.  Litter brother to one, taller with sharp outline, head ok, eyes dark/almond in shape, neck clean flowing into slightly sloping topline. 
Would like a little more forechest and turn of stifle.  Good lay of shoulder. Moved ok. 
3rd  Barton & Jerrard-Dinn’s Kitado Shadowfox of Jeradobe
Class 4  Junior Dog
7 entries, 2 abs
1st  Barber’s Ottia Yu-Gi-Oh
Smart  black/rust male with masculine head, dark eye, straight front legs, tight feet.  Clean neck flows into sloping topline.  Has enough chest with drop to brisket just below elbow, front and rear angles good.  Moved well once settled.
2nd  Done’s Dobedone Kielder Hawk
Brown/larger than 1.  Strong head with compact body shape to this lovely brown boy has ample forechest, good depth of brisket, well angulated front and rear,   clean neck flows into firm sloping topline, sadly lost out to 1 on rear movement. 
3rd  Millward’s Nearctic Jack Spicer
Class 5  Yearling Dog
3 entries, 1 abs
1st  Barber’s Ottia Yu-Gi-Oh
2nd  Forshaw’s Janzins Fireblade.
Head Ok, dark in eye, front legs ok, would like stronger pasterns. In outline presents a pleasing picture with good lay of shoulder, topline slightly sloping. Moved ok. 
Class 6  Novice Dog
2 entries, 0 abs
1st  Walker & Mason’s Zeloviak Invincible
2nd   Griffiths’  Amious Ruff Diamond
Class 7 Graduate Dog
3 entries, 1 abs
1st Kindleysides’  Janzins Loose Cannon
Gave his father BIS some two years ago at NECDS, not surprised to find many of the same qualities in this lovely compact black/rust boy with strong head and level planes, dark eye, straight front legs, tight feet, clean neck flowing into slightly sloping topline.  Good lay of shoulder, well sprung ribs and ample forechest, brisket dropped to just below elbow, good tuck up, has enough stifle and width of thigh.   Moved and handled well.    Best Dog and RBIS. 
2nd  Matthews Krieger Major Duomu at Heathwaen.
Standard size brown/rust.  Fair head, decent lay of shoulder, good topline and tail set, movement fair.  Not the substance of 1. 
Class 8 Post Graduate Dog
4 entries, 0 abs
1st   Barlow’s Ulneswalton Mr Tom
Lovely shape and style on this well boned black/rust male.  Has straight front legs on tight feet,  head is strong with level planes, eye is dark.  Shoulders laid well with upper arm in proportion, topline slightly sloping and rear has a good turn of stifle.  Moved ok, handled well. 
2nd.  Young’s Trystorme Brigadoon at Malibray JW
Not quite the substance of 1, head ok, would prefer smaller ears, little wide in front, shoulders ok,  good topline/tailset, enough turn of stifle.  Moved ok. 
3rd.  Wedgbury’s  Drftlands Fridays Child
Class 9 Limit Dog
3 entries, 0 abs
1st   Crème’s Izralight New Year Dream JW
Smart black/rust dog, masculine head, would prefer little more length on muzzle, dark eye,  front legs straight, tight feet,  good lay of shoulder, topline clean and sloping, good depth to brisket and spring of rib.  Moved ok.  Reserve Best Dog. 
2nd Pollard’s Otherton Dream Lord at Whizzbean
Smart brown/rust, compact body with good angles front and rear, moved out well. 
3rd.  Rose’s Martifers The Joker
Class 10 Open Dog
2 entries, 0 abs
1st Pittendrigh’s  Almeira Shadrak at Tomar JW
Solid brown & rust dog, pleasing in outline when handler doesn’t overstretch him.    Masculine head, front legs straight with tight feet, good reach of neck, well angulated with ample forechest and depth to brisket.   Strong back end.  Firm sloping topline. Sound on the move. 
2nd.  Mycroft & Atkinson’s Ch Supeta’s Wicked Wizard at Sonakint JW
Compact black/tan male.  Masculine head with dark eye, well set ears,  would prefer more reach of neck and forechest, shoulders ok.   Topline firm and sloping.  Unsettled on the move. 
Class 11  Veteran Bitch
3 entries, 1 abs
1st  Walkers Ch Supets’s Lyin Eyes For Sizlin JW
Standard size compact bitch, crisp in outline with pleasing head and keen expression, good reach of neck flowing into firm, sloping topline, well angulated front and rear.  Sound on the move. 
Best Veteran
2nd  Tinsley’s Sherrebenca Amaretto JW
Another standard sized compact bitch with all the attributes of 1, just preferred movement of 1
Class  12  Minor Puppy Bitch
0 entries
Class 13 Puppy Bitch
4 entries, 0 abs
1st  Cox’s Zeloviak Inquisition
Pretty Black/Rust puppy, lively and alert with feminine head, dark eye,  pleasing expression, good reach of neck, clean and flowing into slightly sloping topline, angles good front and rear,  enough bend of stifle.   Brisket well let down, ample forechest.    Sound on the move.   BPB & BPIS
2nd.  Connerleys Jaegerson Hell N Reddy
Pretty 6th months Brown/Rust puppy who, according to her owner, should have been entered in minor puppy.  Lovely head and expression with clean neck, good topline, well angulated front and rear, ample forechest and depth to brisket.  Very smart.  Moved soundly. 
3rd.  White’s Martifers Page Three Girl
Class 14  Junior Bitch
3 entries, 1abs
1st.  Pollard’s Otherton Maybe Hot  at Whizzbean.
Smart Black/Rust, head ok with dark eye, well angulated front and rear.  Clean in outline.  Firm, sloping topline.  Moved ok.
2nd.  Davies Jojavik Seductress.
Black/Rust.  Difficult to assess this bitch, wouldn’t set up, needs ringcraft. 
Class 15  Yearling Bitch
4 entries, 1 abs.
1st  Balshaw’s Janzins Jamelia.
Smart Black/Rust bitch with feminine head, pleasing expression, dark eye, straight front legs, tight feet, neck flows into sloping firm topline, good depth of brisket, well angulated, moved soundly. 
2nd.  Crème’s Izralight Rock With You
Black/Rust bitch with good head, dark eye, straight front legs and again with tight feet. Slightly longer cast than 1.  Moved ok.
3rd.  Merchant’s Aritaur Trinity at Mandareus
Class 16 Novice Bitch
3 entries, 1 abs
1st.  Davies Jojavik Seductress
Handled better in this class, lovely outline on this bitch when standing correctly with good head, clean flowing neck into firm topline, well angulated front and rear, good depth to brisket.  Movement ok.    Needs further training to handle this bitch to fulfil her potential. 
2nd. Cox’s Zeloviak Inquisition.
Class 17  Graduate Bitch
4 entries, 1 abs
1st.  Swains Janzins Firecracker at Liason.
Beautiful eye-catching black/rust bitch, superb in outline, standard in size with feminine head, alert expression, clean neck flowing into the best of toplines, well angulated front and rear, ample forechest with good depth to brisket and spring of rib.   Front legs straight turning neither in nor out, tight feet.    Moved out well.   
Reserve Best Bitch. 
2nd.  Young’s Trystorme Beezie Maden at Malibray
Another lovely black/rust bitch, with many of attributes of one. just preferred front movement of 1.
3rd.  Forshaw’s Janzins Jail Bait.
Class 18 Post Graduate Bitch
3 entries, 0 abs
1st.  Crème’s Izralight New Years Wishes JW
Classy bitch, beautiful and stylish black/rust with feminine head, would prefer a darker eye however, neck is reachy flowing into the best of toplines.   Well angulated front and rear with good depth and spring of rib, ample forechest.  Lovely turn of stifle and width of thigh.   Moved out well. 
Best Bitch and BIS. 
2nd.  Bostock’s Mavson Plum Lazy
Another lovely black/rust bitch, elegant and stylish with  lovely head and dark eye, compact body, well angulated with good depth.  Moved well. 
3rd.  Davison’s Slinjo Wish Come True.
Class 19  Limit Bitch
5 entries, 2abs
1st Pollard’s Otherton Rubies R Red at Whizzbean
Substantial Brown/Rust bitch, good body work with well angulated front and rear, well filled forechest and enough depth to brisket.   Moved and handled well.
2nd Swain’s   Supeta’s Looking Good For Liason
Black/Rust.  Taller than 1, head ok, dark eye. Firm topline Moved ok.  Not the substance of 1. 
3rd.  Shaw’s Kitado Born Of A Knight
Class 20 Open bitch
3 entries, 1 abs
1st  Forshaw’s  Janzins Femme Fatale. 
Substantial black/rust bitch. Well presented, compact and clean in outline with lovely head, dark eye, straight front legs, feet ok.  Well angulated front and rear with good forechest and depth to brisket.  Moved ok.
2nd.  Byrne’s Amazon Innocent Eyes JW
Black/rust bitch, pleasing shape, front legs straight, feet ok, well angulated front and rear, enough forechest and drop to brisket.  Moved ok.  
 
Sharon Dzuba
Judge