Spencer Houghton critique - Champ Show 13/11/22 (bitches)
Championship Show – 13th November 2022
Many thanks to the hard-working Committee of the Midland Dobermann Club for this opportunity and congratulations on finding such a good venue.
Although I have refereed a good number of Championship Shows, I haven’t judged properly for a few years and thank you to all those exhibitors for putting faith in my opinion and attending
To the breed, obviously class sizes have dropped dramatically over the last few years, which makes judging more challenging to find a type.
Some things have improved, heads, good dark almond shaped eyes, and dentition to name a few, however two things I noticed have changed and not for the better, the height of the bitches is getting bigger, breeders please remember the standard (65cm/25.5in) should be our aim.
The biggest issue on the day was feet, where have the well arched, compact and cat like feet gone?
Minor Puppy Bitch (1)
1/ Mrs L Webb - Salissa’s Perfect Blend. Tall black and tan youngster shown in good condition with good rich tan markings, nice head with a good dark eye. Nice shape with good top line and tailset.
Puppy Bitch (6, 3Ab)
1/ Ingram & Lack - Jojavik Belladonic Fame. Close decision. Black and very nice rich tan. Standard size with a good head and lovely dark almond shaped eyes. Elegant neck leading to a strong topline and correct tailset. Good depth of chest and a nice forechest. Good rear angulation, nice turn of stifle with short hocks. Moved nicely with good energy. A solid youngster in good condition and shown well. BPIS
2/S Marfkow - Teuschons Mirror Force. Pushed hard for the class. Another nice standard sized youngster with a good head, elegant neck, short topline and correct tailset. Again, in good condition. Made her handler work hard
3/ T, Reid - ZZ Dreamgirl v Nobel Line (Imp)
Junior Bitch (2, 1 Ab)
1/ J Kershaw - Aritaur Vespers – Black & good rich tan. Strong looking youngster shown in very good condition. Good head, with a good dark eye. Lovely tear drop shape, correct depth and lovely forechest. Strong topline, correct tailset, nice turn of stifle and short hocks. Moved with great vigor.
Yearling Bitch (3)
1/ R Morrison - Aritaur Noisette. Lovely rich coloured brown and tan shown in good condition. Nice head with a very good dark eye. Lovely teardrop shape with an elegant neck line, good short top line and tail set. Good depth of chest and fore chest. Good tuck up giving her lovely lines. Good turn of stifle with short hocks.
2/ R Robinson - Vivat De Vinko Vendetta for Korifey (Imp). Black & tan, slightly longer than the winner but processing many of the same attributes
3/ McClaren & Kershaw - Teuschons Temtress
Novice Bitch (1)
1/ T Reid - ZZ Dreamgirl v Nobel Line (Imp) – Young rangy black & tan from the puppy class. Nice head, dark eye, long neck and level top line and correct tail set. Decent fore chest and depth
Under Graduate Bitch (4, 1 Ab)
1/I & S Lafford - Lateagain Wild Heart avec Sariandobes – Good standard sized brown & tan, Head lacking under jaw, nice dark eye, lovely elegant neck leading to a lovely tear drop shaped body, Good fore chest, depth, and tuck up, strong top line and tail set. Probably the best cat like feet I saw on the day
2/ N & J Pollard - Manzart Yuliana at Whizzbean – Standard sized black & tan. Nice head with a dark eye. Short top line and correct tail set with good fore chest and depth.
3/ L Webb - Shalissa’s Perfect Blend
Graduate Bitch (1)
1/ R Robinson - Vivat De Vinko Vendetta for Korifey (Imp) – 2nd in Yearling but moved better in this class
Post Graduate Bitch (2)
1/ K & A Wedgbury - Manzart Xtra Special - Standard sized black & tan. A good short level top line and correct tail set . Nice shape with good depth and fore chest. A nice bitch but made her handler work hard
2/R Robinson - Vivat De inko Vendetta for Korifey (Imp) – 2nd in Yearling
Limit Bitch (7, 2 Ab)
1/ Hutchinson & Mycroft - Supeta’s Diamonds Rforever with Debison – A strong powerful standard sized black & tan. Well balanced. Good head with a dark eye. Strong neck, leading to a short level top line and correct tail set. Good back end with good stifle and short hocks.
2/ P Gallagher - Izralight Jitterbug – Nice dark brown & tan. Good head with dark eye. Good top line and tail set. Good fore chest and depth. Presented a nice shape
3/ Freer & McCall - Diego’s Doris Day
4/ Bradbury & Sanderson - Jodaseen Bootylicious
5/ S Thorn - Grafmax Lucy in The Sky
Open Bitch (9, 3 Ab)
1/ A Pascoe - Aritaur Sonnet – feel for this bitch from the start and wasn’t disappointed when I went over her and got her moving. Standard sized very dark brown & tan. Lovely head with a good dark eye. Long elegant neck leading into a teardrop shaped body with a strong level top line and correct tail set. Lovely fore chest and depth with a good tuck up. So well balanced both standing and on the move. BCC and BIS
2/ C & N Evans - Amazon Show Me Heaven – Another very nice well balanced brown & tan. Slightly heavier set than the winner but still a very good specimen. Good head and dark almond shaped eyes. Good teardrop shape with strong top line. Tail set, lovely strong fore chest and plenty of depth.
3/ S Mycroft - Sant Kreal Jewel for Supeta JW (Imp)
4/ Z Brough - Sharhyste Maid In The Purple for Aniraz
5/D Tant - Granadeya Aosta JW
Champion Bitch (3)
1/ C Parker - Ch Tuwos Lyra JW – Standard sized black & tan. More continental looking than I would normally pick but a very good example of the breed. Strong head with the darkest of eyes. Excellent under jaw giving the head a lovely look in profile and stood out as probably the best head on the day. Well balanced strong short body with correct top line and tail set. Good depth and adequate fore chest. Another well balanced specimen standing and moving. RCC
2/ L Luther - Ch Supeta’s Echoes Of Love for Langlore JW – Stardard sized brown & nice dark tan. Pushed winner hard. Well balanced and showy good overall shape shape with correct top line and tailset. Adequate fore chest and good depth.
3/ Brannan & Mycroft - Ch Supeta’s Whole Lotta Rosie with Sharhyste JW
Veteran Bitch (5)
1/T & L Lainchbury - Ch Ashlain Trypiti JW ShCM – Standard sized black and tan with good head and darkest of eyes. Elegant neck leading into a strong body with correct top line and tail set. Good rear end and powerful on the move for a veteran. Well shown
2/ Z Brough - Ch Remesca Rouge Noir to Aniiraz JW – pushed the winner hard and made this a hard decision. Good head and dark eye, elegant neck flowing into a correct top line and tail set. Good depth and fore chest. Well balanced
3/ Brannan & Smith - Remesca Rive Gauche
4/ P Gallagher - Izralight Sugarbabe JW ShCM VW
Bitch Challenge Certificate – Ms A Pascoe’s Aritaur Sonnet
Bitch Reserve Challenge Certificate – Mrs C Parker’s Ch Tuwos Lyra JW
Best Bitch Puppy – Mrs, Miss & Mr J V & R Ingram and Lack’s Jojavik Belladonna Fame
Best in Show – Ms A Pascoe’s Aritaur Sonnet
Reserve Best in Show – Mrs C Parker’s Ch Tuwos Lyra JW
Best Puppy in Show - Mrs, Miss & Mr J V & R Ingram and Lack’s Jojavik Belladoic Fame
Judge Spencer Houghton