At Crufts 2015 Hugo was judged by International Judge and Breed Specialist Lynn Glass and awarded the Dog CC and Reserve Best Of Breed. A Huge Thank You and to say we were over whelmed would be an under statement.

What an honour to judge this show – thank you to all the exhibitors who entered their dogs, I hope my critiques will explain my take on the breed standard and my reasoned placings & awards. We all have certain aspects that are more or less important when assessing adherance to the breed standard, dog showing is basically a beauty contest, but of course keeping in mind function & purpose. As a working dog a Dobermann must be sound (in mind and body), medium size, of sufficient substance and with correct dentition. That does not mean I won’t place a dog with a dentition fault, I want to assess the whole dog when deciding it’s merit – including movement, natural conformation, stance, dentition and condition on the day. In general my main concerns for the breed at the moment are – excessive length, poor front movement, light round eyes and level bites. (Level bites cause inscisors to wear down abnormally quickly so are to be avoided.)

‘1) Sanderson’s Aritaur Cardinal Red at Jodaseen Sh CM, brown of medium size, elegant but with enough substance. Superb outline with correct angulation front & rear, strong sloping topline which he held on the move. Correct croup & tailset, well muscled and with well developed forechest. Chest correctly down to elbows, long balanced head, back skull could be more flat. An excellent example who I see from the catalogue is also producing quality progeny. Pleased to award him the CC.’ Lynn Glass(GainDyke)