|In 2005, after several years of study as an aspiring judge, I was awarded, at my first attempt, my Group 6 Championship license to judge.
Included in Group 6 is the ROTTWEILER, and following my 20 years background in this breed, this is where my Specialty lies. However, I am also interested in other breeds and am licensed to judge, at Championship Show level:
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black Russian Terrier
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Dogue De Bordeaux
Italian Corso Dog
Portugese Water Dog
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Now in 2010 I have returned to study and am in training for the terrier group.
I have judged Group Six at a number of All Breeds shows and in 2009 was especially privileged to be invited to judge Rottweilers at both the Rottweiler Club of Victoria Specialty Championship Show, with 150 entrants and also later that year at the West Coast Rottweiler Club Specialty Championship Show.
|West Coast Rottweiler Club August 2009
BEST IN SHOW - NRCA Ch. Willemstadt Hannibal
RUNNER UP IN SHOW - Houstons Majestic Lady (Imp. NZ))
|Rottweiler Club of Victoria March 2009, myself pictured with winners:
BEST IN SHOW Aust. Ch. Blickscharf Isela
RUNNER UP IN SHOW NRCA & Aust. Ch. Heikharma Feena
|Critiques of winners
Four years old, large, substantial, compact back, excellent first impression. Strong female head, could be slightly drier on the skull. Medium sized well set and carried ears. Very dark eyes. Scissor bite, complete dentition. Lower left outer incisor sitting slightly forward. Dark pigmentation. Strong neck flowing into a straight compact back. Very good forequarter angulation. Very good bone, good feet. Correct underline, very good hindquarter angulation. Doked tail. Normal coat, medium brown markings, almost absent on the chest. Slightly close behind, otherwise tracks well, a little loose in elbows. Excellent topline in movement, very good reach and drive.
Four and a half years old, large bitch, substantial, compact, excellent first impression. Middle strength skull, could be a little broader in foreface, enough stop. Small high set ears, could lie closer to the cheek. Dark brown eyes, slightly marbled pigmentation. Scissor bite, complete dentition, lower outer incisors both sides sitting slightly forward. Strong neck, beautiful flow into a short straight back. Good forequarter angulation, correct bone for size. Toes a little long. Very good underline. Medium hindquarter angulation. Docked tail. Slightly heavy coat. Rich brown markings that could be slightly better defined on the chest. Tracks well, firm back in movement, good reach and drive.
|Critiques of winners:
Four year old medium sized male. Powerfully built, very harmonious. Strong clean masculine head. Medium to large ears, slightly high set, well carried. Middle brown eyes, could be a little darker. Scissor bite, complete dentition, moslty pink mouth pigmentation, Excellent neck and topline. Well laid shoulder, slighly short upper arm. Very good bone for his size. Toes could be a little shorter and tighter. Excellent compact body. Very good underline. Very good hindquarter angulation, very well muscled. Correct coat, light brown markings, well defined. Docked tail, entire. Free movement, excellent ground covering gait,. Stable topline on the move.
Houstons Magestic Lady
Twenty one month old medium to large female, compact and harmonious. Attractive female head, good skull and cheek development, could have slightly more fill under the eye. Medium ears well set and carried. Middle brown eyes. Scissor bite, complete dentition, pigmentation a little marbled. Good neck and topline. Medium lay of shoulder, upper arm is slightly steep and short. Enough bone for her size. Toes are long and splayed. Good underline, very good hindquarter angulation. Excellent length of back. Very good coat and markings. Docked tail. Free movement, tracks well, good ground covering gait with enough reach, carries her back very well on the move.
|Of the many wonderful Rotts that we have bred that can be seen in the UBERSEIN DOGS pages, there are nevertheless a number who have stood out for us in their own particular way.
Some are the beginnings of our kennel, some are our first big winners, others exceptional working or producing Rotts. These animals command their own page: