Jaquenetta German Shepherd Dogs
FROM THE SOUTH WEST. JEAN HISCOX.
The rest of the GSDC of Essex results for South West were 3rd SpYB Keen’s Bolkenbridge Inga from Clokellys. 4th SpYB Olds Jutones Lisa at Chrisinge. 4th OB Cullen’s Inge v Messina.
We went to the Heads of the Valley GSD Club open show on 28th December, as usual it was a friendly atmosphere at this show. Although the weather was a little on the cool side it stayed fine all day. The South West was well represented; it was nice to see Tony Trant and Sandra Tucker, who looks really well again thankfully. Ray Weeks judged Dogs and Pauline Cullen judged Bitches. BD&BOB Hammonds’ Rangemore Arko. BB Bowen’s Lararth Odyssey. BPIB was Ward’s Belezra Jett. It is not for me to comment in the news on individual dogs at the shows I attend; unless I was judging them, I think it would be unfair, but I will just say this puppy I like and he looks his age. Well done John and Gill. Other placings in the area were 3rd MPD Green’s Jutones Ghorbi at Grunbruders, 1st PD&BPD& BPIB Ward’s Belezra Jett. 5th PD Hensley & Hall’s Gayvilles Milano. 3rd JD Trant’s Rafaye Zorro of Jutone. 4th JD Jacobson’s Kenemal Dino at Lindmark. 5th JD Hiscox’s Jaquenetta Bonneville. 3rd SpYD Trant’s Bolkenbridge Initiator of Jutone. 4th SpYD Aldridge’s Belezra High Calibre of Edser. 2nd LD Butler & Pearson’s Macrompian Fedz at Voneche. 3rd LD Evans & Summers Anntrefs Edison. 1st OD Green & Tolputt’s Videx Omar at Devat. 2nd MPB Hancox’s Peterwell Riva. 5th MPB Gill’s Jadema Blanca at Stryvya. 8th MPB Green’s Jutones Ghocnie at Grunbruners.1st PB & BPB Bonds’ Belezra Jamaica at Zeikayla. 2nd PB Keen’s Clokellys Laurenna. 4th PB Adamson, Phillips & Meaton’s Moonwinds Firenze. 7th Cooper’s Belezra Jenna. 8th Gray’s Megamax Tahani. 4thSpYB Hunt’s Jubectons Abbie. 2nd PGB Houle’s Belezra Geena of Auriga. 3rd PGB Roe’s Porzella Doll at Shiroe 1st LB Keen’s Clokellys Cristina. 2nd LB Berry & Ward’s Vashika Xiska Del Belezra. 3rd LB Davies’ Mortoff Libby. 5th LB Hills’ Samsarix Chanel. 1st V Evans’ Lindanvale Image at Anntref. 2nd V Chaplin’s Gillingsdale Macdillan.
The best Christmas present was to receive Sparky’s (Jaquenetta Bonneville) hip score of 7:4=11 and elbow score of O, now we have confirmation that he is sound, we can put more effort into training him.
It is good that the Kennel Club has agreed to verbal ringside critiques, as long as the judge doing them realises what a responsibility it is, a careless critique could crush a novice exhibitor. We first got into showing after visiting a GSDC of Bristol Champ. Show at the Bath and West Showground a couple of miles from us. We had two long coated bitches and two puppies from one of them, so nothing we could show. I had had tubal surgery, an ectopic pregnancy, two courses of I.V.F. resulting in another ectopic pregnancy. I suggested to the surgeon after the last one not to use stitches but Velcro it for easy access next time. While all this was going on we purchased a bitch puppy to show from a well-known Kennel. We never got the papers for her and when we had her hips scanned because she was so unsound on the backend, the Vet Neil King who was on the panel for hip scoring with the K.C. advised us it would be kinder to her not to let her come round from the anaesthetic, as hers was one of the worst cases of hip dysplasia he had seen. We were promised a replacement puppy, but we were still waiting a year later. Someone at a Show we went to suggested trying another kennel. We purchased a bitch puppy to show from another well known Kennel with papers this time, we never showed her because she was aggressive with other dogs, and her hip score was too high to breed from her. We had enough savings left for one more try at I.V.F. (still with no guarantees), or import a German bitch in whelp. So we chose the latter, a Jack v Trienzbachtal daughter in whelp to a Jeck v Noricum son. (We are showing one of her great grandsons at the moment.) We began showing a bitch puppy from her second litter. We got so many differing critiques that we asked Malcolm Griffiths to give us an honest opinion of her, which he did, and did not worry after that. Several years later when we had her assessed at the first Q.A.R. the three assessors critique was much the same as Malcolm’s. Now more experienced, observing our dogs walking, gaiting, and standing we can do our own critique and not be affected by them. Which is just as well because the critiques still differ, our dog had a short steep croup at the end of May, a correct length and lay in June, and a long flat one at the beginning of July.
I was interested to read how Manfred Heyne bred his stock. I found the following in The Dog Fancier, February 1928, under the heading Shepherd Dogs Blood Will Tell by A.B.Dehaan. ‘There is, however, a great danger in breeding too intensely along one bloodline. Observation and experience has taught the writer that there must be a predominance of some strain, but at the same time an inflow of other blood –not enough to determine type—to furnish stamina and reserve power.’
The next show in our area is Plymouth & District Canine Society held at Exeter on 14th February. The judge for GSDs is Jimmy Adamson. And according to the K.C. Gazette the GSD Club of Bristol is holding an open show on the 29th February.
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