A Winning Formula!

Two Champions both owned by Richard Williams & Andrea Milne, both bred by Dianne & Pete Burree (Leibwache) using Aritaur stud dog half brothers and both handled by Mel Merchant.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to All for Jake's Championship title gained at City of Birmingham, Sept 10 and now to Ruby's Championship title gained at Richmond Sept 11. To Di for choosing Histabraq for the lovely Nika and Nominator for the lovely Leia, to Richard & Andrea for keeping Jake & Ruby in top condition and for campaigning them to many shows, to Mel for handling Jake and Ruby to their wins and to the Judges for finding two great ones! Proud grandparents - Jay & Martin and the other Aritaur relatives!

Ch Leibwache Al Capone 3 CC's, 4 RCC's - Jakewith handler Mel Merchant, owned by Richard & Andrea Milne, won his first CC shown by his breeder Dianne at Southern Counties from Ron Gregory at just 12 months. Jake won his second CC from breed specialist Judge Sue James, at Windsor 2010 and his crowning CC at City of Birmingham 2010 from Judge David Cavill.

Jake won the RCC at WELKS from Billy Henderson in April 08 and Best Male at South East of England Dobermann Club Open show in August 09 from Judge Sue Pollock-Yule handled by Andrea.

Jake's first litter was to our Aritaur Equinox. Jake was then used in May 2009 to Kathy Boncey's bitch Maddie which produced two lovely youngsters for the ring - Harry kept by Kathy and a very promising black bitch puppy owned by Rob in Wales. Jake was then used at stud by Steve & Deb Robertson who have kept the lovely bitch Halona to show.


Ch Leibwache Sunset Stripper 3 CC's, 3 BIS - Ruby - pictured at 18 months with Kathy, her handler at that time, won the Bitch CC from Kathy Boncey at National Working Breeds handled by Mel Merchant. Her younger (repeat mating) brother, Leibwache Mad Hatter owned by Gary & Mandy Mackintosh-White, won the Dog CC and BOB - a fabulous day for all involved. Ruby won her second CC on 19th April 2010, at the Welsh Dobermann Club Ruby Ch show, under American Judge Margaret Downey, and BEST IN SHOW on the full agreement of co-judge. Her 3rd and crowning CC was won at Richmond 2011 from Frank Wildman.

Ruby won Best In Show at Birmingham Dobermann Club in May 09 from Judge Ian Rimmer, and yet another Best In Show at South East of England Dobermann Club in August 2009 from Judge Sue Pollock-Yule, where owner Andrea, handled her.

Jake at 6 weeks
Ruby at 6.5 weeks

Richard & Andrea live in Gloucestershire, and have been involved in Dobermanns for many years. Their previous success was with two Dobermanns from Roger James and June Lewis (Halsbands) - Halsbands Pillow Talk won the Bitch CC in 1997 at Crufts, and had 2 CC's, but then had an accident knocking her front tooth out and was no longer shown. Unfortunately Halsbands Jilard disliked showing but fortunately both Jake & Ruby do enjoy the showring and we all thoroughly enjoy supporting Richard & Andrea flying the respective Leibwache and Aritaur flags! Well done everyone!


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