only male in open class was a very mediocre dog, but which resembled nevertheless
a Sarplaninac, except that it had a silky and laid down hair, which resembled
the hair of the Newfoundlander. It was Aramis from Italy. It obtained
only the mark “excellent”. CAC and RCACIB went to the dog
Armont Z Psiho Raje, Czech breeding, of the father Smele and the mother
of the old Czech breeding. It was in the intermediate class and definitely
much worse than Aramis, without mentioning that he was worse then Urok,
ranked 2nd in the class of the champions. It was of small size, had a
long body, the breast too much bending, it resembled completely a female,
with a small head, a lower jaw without depth and on top very frightened.
In the class of the young dogs there were two males, both obtained the
mark “very good”, but the one which was ranked first, again
from Italy, Chamaeleon, was definitely worse, he was dreadful and deserved
only the mark “good”. To Chubby, son of my Vojkan, grandson
of Cal, the remark could be his youth, i.e., the lack of substance.
the class of champions there were 3 males:
Nearest to the standard was the dog of the Belgian breeding, Urok v‘t
Sloeber's Hof. Unfortunately, it appeared much older than its 6 years.
It obtained 2nd place. The French champion, Patch des Hauts de Malfôret,
a very nice dog, but, at the edge of the eliminatory default, with regard
to the colour, because almost entirely black, just a little lighter on
the legs and total absence of any degradation of the colour on the bottom
of the belly, obtained the first place and the title of the champion of
the world. The owners were used to these titles, the dog obtained 3 of
them. Morgan od Gim-a, Dutch champion, was correctly placed 3rd. Amongst
other things it had also this quality of hair of Newfoundlander.
In the open class of females, the judge did not give any mark “excellent”
and she did a good job, the ranking was correct too.
In the class of the young females there were marks “excellent”,
but I am not persuaded that they were deserved. For me the best was the
2nd ranked: Iskra am Hünstein from Germany and not Nibelunga from
Italy. In the class champions rightly won the French champion May West,
she got the title of champion of the world and the BOB. Beautiful bitch,
but what a pity that she had all the time the tail between the legs. With
her 11 years Nikoleta od Zakline, the daughter of “my” Arap
obtained the 2nd place and RCACIB. She ran definitely better than considerable
young ones. The completely atypical Eshley am Hünstein obtained the
3rd place, whereas she did not deserve a mark “excellent”.
Let us make a summary: the judge correctly chose the champions of the
world, because there was no true competition and in addition still correctly
ranked in the open class of the females. She made an enormous mistake
by giving the RCACIB with the males, because this dog deserved the mark
“good” or “very good” at the maximum whereas she
had an excellent dog as a champion having obtained the 2nd place.
At least 3 dogs had an atypical fur who resembled the hair of the Newfoundlander.
The heads satisfactory, not to say “typical” had only the
following dogs: Patch, May West, Urok, Chubby and maybe, still, the old
Nikoleta. 4 Sarplaninci had big anatomical anomalies (the ratio between
height and length of the body, small head compared to the body, bad angulations
and postures, especially of the back legs).
In conclusion: really very sad and worrying. When will the quality of
Sarplaninci be higher at prestige manifestations, like this one? Fortunately
there is still one or the other special exhibition in Czech Republic and
Serbia, where you can see some dogs completely as per the standard and
of nearly equal quality, which obliges the judge to think well by making