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Veteran Dobermanns sweep the board

Report by Rosie Lane

THERE must be something in the Welsh air which suits the older Dobermann! Last weekend, two veteran males each took a CC with BOB at consecutive shows.

At Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales under David Crick, Debbie Parsons’ Izralight Take A Chance On Me at Ottia (I Devine ex I Dynamite), bred by Talli Crème, gained his third CC with BOB at the age of eight years.

The next day, at the Welsh Dobermann Club ch show, Steve and Tracey Bostock’s Remesca Best Kept Secret at Mavson (Ch Jowendy’s Kilowatt ex Nearctic Campania of Remesca), bred by Carol Smith, took his first CC at the age of seven under Alan Brown. With the agreement of co-judge, Sue Cooke, he went on to BIS.

It is quite unusual for Dobermanns to win the CC as veterans and it could well be a first for two to do so in one weekend.

It was the last time that the Welsh club will be holding its championship show at the Markham Community Centre in South Wales. Like many other dog show societies today, the club has found it difficult to find a suitable, affordable venue and many exhibitors found this one far from ideal.

However, they can now look forward to a different venue next year – details to be released in due course.

Full marks must go to this club for its ongoing support for Dobermann Welfare. Last year, £1,038.70 was raised from various sources such as the sale of list of next year’s judges and previous year’s show results; raffles, individual donations, advertising space on the club’s website, etc to help the many Dobermanns needing rehoming. So far this year, £265.50 has been raised.