CH JOWENDYS KIA-ORA
An arial view of our house in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.
CH TALACRE VYSANS BOY
AT SUPETA JW
CH SUPETA'S WICKED WIZARD
AT SONAKINT JW
Supeta Dobermanns were established in the early 1980’s and the affix is owned by myself - Sue and my husband Pete Mycroft. Having always loved and enjoyed competing in the horse world I was immediately drawn to the clean lines of the Dobermann and the wonderful strength of character that they show. To this day I still say that the Dobermann is the ‘Arab of the canine world’.
Our first Dobermann was Adoradobe The Uptown Girl (Kayli). She was a super show girl with a fantastic outgoing temperament and we had plenty of success with her gaining 1CC and 1RCC. It was because of Kayli that our interest in the dobe developed. Our first champion was the black male Ch Jowendys Kool Choice bred by Wendy Burge of the Jowendys kennel who became my very close friend and mentor.
At this time the Jowendys Kennel had a bitch called Ch Jowendys Into Jazz and we were so impressed with this bitch that we booked a puppy. We had to wait for well over a year but it was worth it as this is where our foundation bitch came from. She was Ch Jowendys Kia-Ora. Boogie was our first bitch champion. When choosing a stud for her we decided to use her half brother Ch Jowendys Kilowatt and from this mating we got our first homebred champion - Ch/Irish Ch Supeta’s Orangina (8 CC’s, 12 RCC’s). Jazz was and still is the only brown bitch to gain both her English and Irish titles.
Whilst Jazz was a youngster we decided to bring in a male that would hopefully be suitable as a mate for her at a later date and so we decided to purchase Ch Michcar Jumpin’ Jack Flash. He was a Kilowatt son out of a bitch from primarily Findjans/Dizown lines. Vinny was a very enthusiastic showman but he is also very capable when it comes to protection of the family – the total Dobermann. We mated Jumpin’ Jack Flash to Orangina in October 1996 and this produced Ch Supeta’s Caughtya’ Dreamin’ JW.
It was around this time that Pete and myself started to travel around the European shows and we were impressed by the overall qualities that they exhibited both physically and mentally. The capabilities of the Dobermann became more and more obvious as you watched these beautiful animals work and our goals changed course to the degree that we wanted to include these qualities in our own breeding programme. It was with this in mind that we decided to use the Dutch Import Nemesis Feo v Koepsel at Sallate (Multi Ch Graaf Quirinus v Neerlands Stam x Multi Ch Kalina v Norden Stamm) to Orangina.
From this mating we got Ch/Irish Ch Supeta’s Positively Perfect for Cooley (Frasier). Frasier was only used a few times before his death due to a tragic accident but his offspring have proved themselves over and over again in the ring.
At the same time as we had the litter to Nemesis Feo we also obtained a bitch from the Sallate Kennel, namely Sallate Dixie (Nemesis Feo v Koepsel at Sallate x Gravin Winey v Neerlands Stam at Sallate). Mimi was only shown on a few occasions but still managed a RCC and several firsts at Champ Show level but her real qualities shone through in the whelping box. When she was old enough we mated her to the Belgian Import Victor v Roveline (Multi Ch Alfa Adelante del Citone x Ch Quercia v Roveline). This produced a super litter from which two bitches took their titles namely Ch Supeta’s Witchy Woman JW and Ch Supeta’s Lyin’ Eyes for Sizlin who was also very successful in the obedience ring, a world very much dominated by the border collie. A year later this litter was repeated and produced Supeta’s Soul Sister at Gaindyke, a bitch who had tremendous working abilities and in her owners own words (John Hull) said she was “quite simply the best working dobermann he had ever owned”. Sallate Dixie was then mated to a Victor son - Jowendys Robin The Hood and a further bitch was made up, namely Supeta’s Top Tip for Mavson.
Having already had much success with the breeding lines from Victor we bought in his daughter from Wendy Burge – Jowendy’s Enuf Said for Supeta – litter sister to Jowendy’s Robin The Hood. We mated her to Ch/Irish Ch Supeta’s Positively Perfect for Cooley which produced two further champions for us in the male Ch/Irish Ch Supeta’s Enuf’s Enuf for Cooley and the female Ch Supeta’s Enuf Alredi JW.
We are always looking to improve our lines and so when Dave Gelderd and Lisa Sawyer decided to use Multi Ch Vysan van hof ter Eeckhout on their Ch Sallate Striptease we went along to take a look at the litter and, although we were not really looking for another puppy, a strong, well made male puppy took our eye and Boris (Ch Talacre Vysans Boy at Supeta JW) came home with us. He had a tremendous show career and not only has a total of 26 CC’s but was also BOB and 3rd and 2nd respectively in the working group at Crufts 2004 and 2005 and was also an all breed champ show BIS winner.
We were very impressed with the pups produced by Sallate Dixie and Jowendy’s Robin The Hood so we decided to use him on her daughter Ch Supeta’s Witchy Woman JW. This produced a singleton puppy who went on to become Ch Supeta’s Wicked Wizard at Sonakint JW and when repeated Supeta’s Witchqueen JW ShCM.
With the success of the breedings incorporating the Feo and Victor lines we decided to use Ch Supeta’s Wicked Wizard JW on a Frasier daughter and this produced another lovely bitch Ch Supeta’s Feels Like Heaven at Zuffenhausen JW ShCM.
By this time our bloodlines were becoming very close so we decided it was time for an outcross again so we used the Russian Import Ch Korifey iz Zoosfery on Ch Supeta’s Enuf Alredi JW and this mating produced the famous Ch/Lux Ch Supeta’s Ozzy Osbourne JW (Syd) who is the top winning dobermann in the UK of all time with a massive total of 71 CC’s making him the Breed Record holder in the UK. Not only a fantastic showdog he was a fabulous producer with many champion children and grandchildren. Syd himself was BOB and Group 3 at Crufts in 2011.
Having made the outcross to Ch Korifey iz Zoosfery we were then able to come back in and so we mated Ch/Lux Ch Supeta’s Ozzy Osbourne JW to Supeta’s Witchqueen JW ShCM (Jowendy’s Robin The Hood ex Ch Supeta’s Witchy Woman JW). We repeated this mating three times. The first mating produced Ch Supeta’s Grace Kelly of Ostertag, the second mating produced Ch Supeta’s Secret Wizard at Dronski JW ShCM (18 CC’s) who was BOB at Crufts 2014 and winner of the Dobermann Classic in the same year. The third and final mating produced our Ch Supeta’s Spells Trouble JW ShCM (Izzy) who at just 2 years of age was BOB at Crufts 2015 under renowned breed specialist Mrs Lynn Glass (Gaindyke). Looking back over the years I always said that I would love to have a black version of Ch/Irish Ch Supeta’s Orangina with a little more bone and a stronger head – well now we have her. I have been lucky enough to have many memorable successes over the years but the feeling of pride when Lynn Glass handed us the BOB rosette at Crufts that year was immense.
Izzy now has a total of 12 CC’s. For her first litter we mated her to Aritaur Philosophy BH (Aritaur Nominator x Aritaur Solitaire) which produced Supeta’s Witchkraft who took his first CC at Bath Championship show 2019.
At the beginning of 2016 we were given the opportunity to import the pick male from the Sant Kreal litter sired by the incredible Multi & Int Ch Sant Kreal Zeus and ex the beautiful brown bitch Multi & RKF Ch Sant Kreal Jarila and so Aldo – Sant Kreal Focus on Korifey iz Supeta BH joined us here at Supeta. As he is a cropped male he cannot be shown in the UK but we have taken him across the water a few times and he has done very well on the European show scene including his Lux Junior title.
Pete has always enjoyed the working side of the dobermann scene and as soon as Aldo was old enough they began training in that field, the bond between these two is incredible to watch and Aldo excels in this area too. Once he was old enough we used him on our Supeta’s Bewitched, from the second mating of Ozzy Osbourne and Witchqueen. The male puppy from this litter – Supeta’s Backstabber JW - remained at Supeta and took his first RCC at 14 months. We were so pleased with the qualities of this litter that we then used Aldo on Izzy (Spells Trouble) a full sister to Bewitched and the progeny from this litter that are in the ring are all doing extremely well. Aldo has been used by several other breeders on their beautiful bitches and has produced 2 CC winners already.
In 2018 we imported another dobermann from the Sant Kreal Kennel, a bitch this time – Sant Kreal Jewel for Supeta JW. Emba has had an incredible time in the show ring and along with Top Puppy Bitch 2018, BPIS at Richmond Championship Show and 3 RCC’s to go with her JW title she is already showing aptidude for the working field too and will join Aldo in that field in the near future.
We believe that there is no country that stands above another when it comes to breeding the best dobermanns but our aim is and always has been to combine the best of English, American and European lines to produce a Dobermann with not only bone, substance and good confirmation but with the firmness of character to live among children and other animals and to protect them when and where necessary. We feel that we are well on our way to that goal.
Sue & Pete Mycroft