Judge Richard Stracey (Krieger)
North Eastern Counties Dobermann Society
Open Show Sunday 23rd July 2017
It was an honour to be invited to judge this show; I’d like to thank both my stewards for the day who ran an efficient ring, and also the committee and who made me feel so welcome, and lastly the exhibitors who took my decisions gracefully. My overall generalised view is I had lots of quality dogs entered under me but I do feel that some of the dogs could be in harder condition with more muscle tone, bearing in mind this is a working breed and the movement on some of the dogs could be better, heads could be slightly narrower with darker eyes, overall the dentition was good but I did find some dogs with missing teeth.
Veteran Dog – 2 entered; 1 absent
1st Richardson’s Sharhyste Dark Reflection at Jasprico – 7year old black & rust dog standard size, dark eye, small neat ears, little short in neck, leading into strong firm slightly sloping topline, clean straight front, strong rear hocks, moved okay, presented in good condition.
Minor Puppy Dog – No entries
Puppy Dog – 1 entry
1st Groves – Lateagain Satisfaction 9month old black & rust dog , with level head planes, dark almond shaped eye, strong under jaw, short firm topline with well filled croup, good layback of shoulder presenting enough forechest, round bone and tight feet, okay rear angulation, with parallel hocks, balanced movement, very promising young puppy.
Junior Dog – 3 entered, 2 absent
1st Plummer’s – Grafmax Alfi Boe 13month old black & rust standard size dog, square in body shape, dark eye, net well set ears, level head planes, would prefer a little more under jaw, strong sloping topline, could do with a little more fill in his croup, tight elbows tucked into well let down rib, straight front legs with tight feet, well angulated rear quarters with strong short hocks, moved okay.
Yearling Dog – No entries
Novice Dog – 1 entry
1st Groves – Lateagain Satisfaction
Graduate Dog – 4 entries
1st Nicol’s Malibray Fernando 2 years old black and rust male of top size, has a beautiful long masculine head with level head planes, almond shaped dark eye, good depth of under jaw , flews a little loose, clean dry neck flowing into strong level topline with well filled croup, acceptable front angulation, balanced chest to leg length , good round bone, rear angulation matching the front, parallel hocks, moved out well with strong rear drive.
2nd Plummer’s – Grafmax Alfi Boe
Post Graduate Dog – 1 entry; 1 absent
Limit Dog – 8 entries 3 absent
1st Khul’s Holyhell’s Blue Steal JW – 15 month old black and rust well balanced young male up to size, in hard condition well muscled, long wedged shape masculine head with level head planes, dark, moderately deep set almond shaped eyes, good balance of muzzle to skull, with a slight stop, deep under jaw with dark pigment, ears could be smaller, clean long neck leading into moderate front angulation, strong slightly sloping topline, well filled croup, deep chest down to the elbow, tight elbows leading to straight parallel front legs standing on tight catlike feet, belly well tucked up, excellent rear angulation with strong parallel hocks, moves straight coming and going with enough drive. Pleased to award him Best Dog and Res Best in Show.
2nd Young’s Malibray Kilchoman – 22 month old brown and rust masculine dog, strong head with good expression, eye could be darker, well laid back shoulders, well developed forechest strong round bone, topline held firm on the move, okay rear angulation with parallel hocks, moved out with drive.
Open Dog – 4 entries; 2 absent
1st Fisher’s Ch Jojavik Elite Mafia -3 ½ year old standard size black and rust dog, short, square and balanced in appearance, strong head with dark almond shaped eye, good depth of muzzle, lean dry neck leading to firm sloping topline, balanced front and rear angulation, tight elbows with straight front and tight feet, parallel rear hocks, moved steady. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Robinson’s Newfords Pandemonium Black and rust standard size 2 ½ year old male would benefit from losing a couple of kilos, short and square in appearance, okay head with a dark eye, straight front and a strong rear quarters, moved okay.
Veteran Bitch – 3 entries; 1 absent
1st Lainchbury’s – Ashlain Kazaviti JW ShCM – 7 ½ year old black and rust bitch of standard size, level head planes with dark almond shape eye, clean dry neck leading into firm slightly sloping topline, balanced angulation front and rear, round bone, moved out well with rear drive.
2nd Khul’s Mulit Champion Newfords Just Dance BH AD 7 year old black and rust bitch slightly longer than first, feminine head that could do with slightly more under jaw, firm topline, with slightly low croup, adequate front and rear angulation, moved okay.
Minor Puppy Bitch – 1 Entry
1st Harkness’s Jeuiaans Primo Marrone 6 ½ month old dark brown and rust bitch for good size, long narrow head with dark almond shaped eye, good reach of neck into firm sloping topline, little low of the croup, adequate front angulation strong round bone, tucked in elbows, tight feet, brisket down to elbow, well angulated rear with parallel hocks, unfortunately very unsettled with the floor on the move.
Puppy Bitch – 3 entries; 1 absent
1st Todd’s – Stay in Style Uslada for Toffarbach [Imp Est] 10 moth old black and rust standard size bitch with good substance, stunning head piece with parallel head planes with the darkest almond shaped eyes, when viewed from all angles wedge shaped, deep under jaw, holding well placed good sized teeth, long foreface in equal proportion to skull, neat high set ears, gives the required alert expression, clean dry neck leading into well laid back shoulder with a strong slightly sloping topline, round bone, tight elbows, adequate rear angulation with strong parallel hocks, one of the best moving dogs all day with super rear drive and a topline which held strong , very promising bitch, pleased to award her Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Goves’s – Lateagain Falling For You – black and rust 9 month old bitch of standard size, not quiet square and needs to firm up on the topline, head overall okay, medium bone with tight feet, adequate front and rear angulation, moved okay.
Junior Bitch – 6 entries; 1 absent
1st Tant’s – Grandeya Aosta – 16 month old feminine well balanced black and rust bitch in hard condition, full of alert expression, parallel head planes with well defined stop, dark almond shaped eye, ears could be neater, good under jaw with well placed teeth, clean firm neck leading into strong firm, slightly sloping topline, well balanced front and rear angulation, brisket down to her elbow, well tucked in elbows standing on tight catlike feet with round bone, hocks strong and parallel, moved out well coming and going with drive topline held firm .
2nd Cattermole’s – Supeta’s Phoenix for Kalvadene 17 month old standard size black and rust bitch, feminine head , dark eye, strong topline with well filled croup, okay front angulation slightly over angulated in the rear. Moved okay.
Yearling Bitch – 3 entries
1st Groves’s Lateagain Gold Dust JW – 18 month old black and rust bitch square in body shape, head planes not quiet parallel, dark almond shaped eye with adequate under jaw, would prefer cleaner markings on the muzzle, good reach of neck flowing into a strong topline, well angulated front and rear, okay bone, well developed forechest, with tight elbows, strong parallel hocks, moved well.
2nd Gallagher’s Izralight Firedancer JW ShCM 23 month old black and rust square feminine bitch, finer head than 1st, clean neck with good reach flowing into strong topline, well filled croup, adequate angulation front and rear, tight cat like feet, moved okay.
Novice Bitch – 2 entries
1st Todd’s – Stay in Style Uslada for Toffarbach [Imp Est] 2nd Goves’s – Lateagain falling for you
Graduate Bitch – 2 entries
1st Cattermole’s – Supeta’s Phoenix for Kalvadene
2nd Shaw’s – Izralight relight my fire – 23 month old black and rust bitch strong in body, with a finer head, dark almond shape eye, moved okay.
Post Graduate Bitch – 1 entry
1st Waldie Vonedstram Valeska – 2 years old black and rust standard size square feminine bitch, level head planes with slight stop, dark almond shaped eye, neat ears, would prefer more defined marking on the muzzle, balanced front and rear angulation, clean neck of good length flowing into strong firm sloping topline, round bone, tight cat like feet, parallel hocks, moved out well and true on a loose lead.
Limit Bitch – 10 entries; 1 absent – Lovely class
1st Daniel’s – Smartwood Hills Dietrich at Mattacane – 2 ½ year old brown and rust bitch, with the darkest of brown coat colour and well defined rust markings, well up on her height showing strength and elegance with balance, in firm muscular condition, her head is of a blunt wedge shape with the darkest of almond shaped eyes, level head planes with well defined stop, good under jaw with tight lips and dark pigment, clean dry neck flowing into strong slightly sloping topline with well filled croup, good balanced angulation front and rear, 50 / 50 depth of chest to leg length, round bone, tight feet, straight front with tucked in elbows, strong parallel hocks, moved balanced and true with rear drive, an honour to award her Reserve Best Bitch and pushed hard for the top spot.
2nd Lainshbury’s – Ashlain Trypiti JW 2 year old black and rust square and compacted standard size bitch, level head planes, dark almond shaped eye, deep under jaw, long clean neck leading into sloping topline with well filled croup, well angulated front and rear, well developed forechest, brisket down to elbow, good bone, straight front tight feet and parallel rear hocks, moved out well,
Open Bitch – 5 entries
1st Thorn’s – Taevas Black Velvet at Grafmax JW ShCM 4 years old stunning black and rust bitch of good size, owned the ring when she walked in, presented an overall balance of elegance and strength, wedged shaped head with parallel head planes, darkest of almond shaped eyes, deep muzzle with the right amount of balance to skull, tight flews, clean dry neck flowing into strong firm slopping topline with well filled, well developed forechest, well balanced angulation front and rear, strong round bone, 50 / 50 balance of chest to legs length, straight front with short pasterns and tight feet, short well let down parallel hocks , moved out with purpose and drive, true coming and going, topline held firm and strong on the move, found her hard to fault, and pleased to award her Best Bitch and Best in Show.
2nd Tylers – Chancepixies Angelena – 3 ½ year old dark brown and rust bitch, short square and compact appearance in hard condition, long narrow head, planes not quiet level, dark almond shaped eye, clean well arched neck, following into a strong short topline with well filled croup moderate angulation front and rear, balanced brisket to leg length, tight elbows, straight front and tight feet, parallel hocks slightly longer, moved okay.
Judge: Richard Stracey