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Obituary - Maurice Michael Cammoile
8 December, 1943 - 20 April, 2008

A popular man full of humour and charm, a character and a gentleman - some of the words to describe Maurice Michael Cammoile (known as “Mick”) who sadly passed away suddenly on 20th April, 2008.

Maurice CammoileRotherham born and bred, Mick was an un-appointed ambassador for dogs the length and breadth of the country. He had a lot of experience in his early years with Labradors and the working sheepdogs on the farm where he worked. Unfortunately, family commitments meant he could not continue this career but he then kept Labradors as pets.

Following his marriage to Frances, he was introduced to the Dobermann in the early 1980’s and they had many happy hours attending shows and exhibiting, in the first instance, a Labrador and a Dobermann, specialising in the Dobermann from the mid-1980’s. They founded the Shagraan affix/kennel.

Mick and his wife have owned a number of dobermanns and had varying degrees of success with all of them, but were especially proud to have been the owners of Ch. Nearctic High Treason of Shagraan. They bred a Crufts winner, a lightly shown dog - Shagraan Mr. Solomon - who was also well placed at the few championship shows he attended. At the time of his death, Mick and his wife were enjoying campaigning Nearctic Cornelius Fudge of Shagraan - who won at Crufts on his first year there. With impending mobility problems, Mick decided to downsize and he and his wife chose a whippet to run alongside their remaining Dobermann. Mick was as excited with the new breed as he was the Dobermann and was looking forward to Elmanash Amberjack of Shagraan being in the ring from July of this year.

In addition, Mick got an enormous amount of pleasure in judging, his main breed being the Dobermann, but with the experience he gained with working with Len Raines, trainer for Wath & West Melton Canine Society, he was confident in judging a number of breeds in the working group. His only regret was that he did not get chance to judge Labradors - a breed still dear to his heart.

Frances intends to carry on Mick’s good work and to try and fulfil the plans both had before she lost Mick. She would like to send her grateful thanks to all those who have supported her during the present difficult time - it really is appreciated.