BISS/RUISS Grand Ch Coppertop Perfect Liason CD TD ET

Sire: Ch Jenson High Voltage
Dam: Dual Ch (T) Coppertop Simply Perfect CDX ET

Rob and I are absolutely owned by Josh, he is bossy and very demanding, but also a big smooch who loves nothing more than to climb up on my lap, uninvited of course, and is the love of my life.

Josh at 4 months

Josh had an interesting start to life being presented at birth as a stillborn and left wrapped in a towel on the table to be buried. However, due to the inquisitive nature of a young boy who noticed a slight gasp, Josh was revived with mouth to mouth and vigorous rubbing and slowly he began his awakening into this world, something we are eternally grateful for.

Josh’s first show lesson

Josh has had a fabulous career so far with lovely wins as a baby through to now in the Open Dog class. These include specialty class in show and Runner-up in show win & Best in Show Qld in May 2009, plus numerous Best of Breed and Best in Groups wins not to mention the obedience title, endurance title and more recently his Tracking Dog title, all gained along the way and of course siring several litters and of course the best one of all his Grand champion title.

Josh has an amazing temperament, a very easy going boy who is friendly with all the canine girls and boys he meets and being a people dog too he is a pleasure to take out to any event.

Listed below are some of Josh’s achievements from Baby to Junior.

  • Multi class in group/in show awards by specialist judges: Baby to the Junior Classes
  • Baby in group from Dobermann Specialist Lynne Harwood (Vic)
  • Puppy in Show ACT Dobermann Specialty 2005
  • Puppy in show NSW Dobermann Specialty 2005
  • Puppy in Group NSW Spring Fair 2005
  • Puppy in show VIC Dobermann Specialty 2005
  • Junior in show NSW Dobermann Specialty 2006
  • Junior in show NSW Dobermann Parade 2006
  • Best in show S.A. Dobermann Open show 2006
  • Best in show QLD Dobermann Open show 2006

Josh’s Diary:

  • Best of Breed/Junior in Show 18/3/06
  • CC Dog/RUBOB/Junior in Grp 19/3/06
  • Best of Breed: Mr. W. Mooney 25/4/06
  • CC Dog/RUBOB: Mrs N. Zimmerle 24/6/06
  • Best of Breed: Mr. T. Miyagawa (Jpn) 11/8/06
  • BOB & Runner up in Grp: Mr. R. Natividad (Phl)
  • CC Dog/RUBOB: Mrs D. Cornelssen (Can) 13/8/06
  • Champion title under Mr. W. Brown 29/10/06
  • 4th November awarded Elmaro Trophy for 2nd A/bred Dog & pass of 94/100 in obedience ring at DCV Specialty show
  • Best in Group/Intermediate in show: 10/11/06
  • Josh sires his first litter to Dual Ch (T) Coppertop Catch A Glance CDX ET on the 14th October, 2006
  • Josh sires his second litter to Ch Coppertop China Doll CCD ET on the 11th December, 2006
  • Best in Group January 2007
  • Best in Group March 2007under specialist Mrs J. Seary
  • Gains CD title with 3 consecutive passes May 2007
  • Runner up in Group June 2007
  • Best in Group October 2007
  • CC Dog/RUBOB Cup Day 2007 Sunbury, from an entry of 80 dobes, judge Mr. G. Kostopoulos (Greece)
  • 1st Intermediate Dog class Vic. Specialty under Mr W. Brown & placed 4th Dobermann National November 2007

Josh has been shown only a handful of times in 2008 and like his daughter Kendra has picked up challenges/Best of Breed at almost all shows. His limited showing has been due to us campaigning 2 of his sons, Nasa and Saxon, to their titles. Now this goal has been reached for both of them, titling within 2 weeks of each other, Josh made a return to the ring in November. We will now begin the task of attaining his grand champion title, a title we believe he deserves to be given the chance at. He sits on over 600 points without much effort whilst competing against Victoria’s #1 Dobermann, so let the chase begin!!!

  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB January 11th, 2008 Mr. G. Robinson (SAF)
  • Best of Breed under Mr. I. Akiyama (Japan) Jan. 28th, 2008
  • Best of Breed under Dobermann specialist Mrs G. Ford, 6th April
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB under Dobermann specialist Mrs. Denise Smith: 24th June
  • 21st September passes Tracking Qualification Test
  • Best of Breed, Royal Melbourne show. Judge: Mr. R. Podesta (Chile)
  • Challenge Dog/Runner-Up in Show Dobermann Specialty. Judge: Mr. Billy Smith: November 1st
  • Best of Breed/Runner-up in group under Dobermann Specialist Mr. Laurie Wheeler: November 30th
  • Best in Group : 3rd January, 2009
  • Best of breed: 9th January
  • Challenge Dog under Dobermann specialist Mr. D. Filipovic : 8th February
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB: 22nd February
  • Reserve Challenge at Canberra Royal, ACT: 26th February
  • Best of Breed: 9th March
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB: 20th March
  • Best of Breed/Open in group: 21st March (AM show)
  • Runner-up in Group/Open in Group: 21st March (PM show)
  • BEST IN SHOW, QLD Dobermann Specialty: 2nd May, 2009
  • Challenge Dog: 17th May, 2009
  • Best of Breed: May 23rd
  • Best in Group: 21st June
  • Best in Group: 28th June
  • Best in Group: 29th June
  • Runner-up Best of Breed (to daughter Kendra) 4th July
  • Best of Breed: 19th July
  • Best of Breed: 25th July
  • Best of Breed: 1st August
  • Best of Breed: 28th August Mr C Bett (Canada)
  • Runner-up in group: 29th August Dobermann specialist Mr R Tesoro (Phl)
  • Best of Breed: Utility Club Show WA Mrs D Edmondson (SAF)
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB: Judge Mr W Mooney (Specialist)
  • Best of Breed: 15th November

2010 begins with a bang. On the campaign trail again for that Grand champion title after Josh recovers from an injury.

  • Best of Breed: 8th January under Col. K Roy (Pakistan)
  • Best of Breed: 9th January under Mr A Hsieh (Taiwan)
  • Runner-Up in Group: 10th January under Dobermann Specialist Mr R. Natividad (PHL)
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB: Dobermann specialist, Mr Andi Hudono (Indonesia) 24th January
  • Best of Breed & GRAND CHAMPION TITLE: 21ST FEBRUARY, what a great birthday present for Rob.
  • Runner-Up in Group: 8th March
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB: 13th March
  • Challenge Dog/RUBOB: 14th March AM & PM shows

Josh will now retire from the show ring to make way for the next generation, his sons, his grandsons and so on. Tracking is his next step in life…….let the fun begin.

  • Josh passes his track 2 at Gippsland Dog Club: 18th July
  • Track 3 and TD title passed with a grading of excellent: 23rd August, 2010

Critique – Doberman Club of NSW, March 2008
Judge: Mrs. F. Strauss (USA)

3rd Place (no gradings given)

He is medium size, with well defined forechest. He has dark rust markings. He has a dark, moderately deep set almond eye. His head planes are parallel and his stop is slight. Neck has convex, muscular nape flows smoothly into shoulders. Chest is deep. Good moving from the side. Temperament appears bold and alert. He has proud carriage.

Critique – 12th Doberman National, November 2007
Judge: Mrs. D. Butler

Graded: Excellent

Good head and expression, level plains, beautiful dark eyes. A very balanced dog, like his outline, correct front and rear angulation spot on. Flowed around the ring.

Critique by Mr Billy Smith (Qld) – DCV Specialty, November 2008

Black Dog, excellent breed type. medium size. square, strong clean elegant outline. Correct dentition, scissor bite. Dark almond shaped eye, entire. Correct head with clean elongated blunt wedge shaped head, parallel planes and high set ears. Neck strong and clean, flows into well set strong forequarter, legs straight, bone round, feet tight. Topline and underline strong and clean, correct tailset, hindquarters strong, well muscled and fit, well angulated.

Movement: Clean, balanced, holds topline, covers ground.

Critique by Mrs Linda Krukar (USA) – QLD Specilaty 2009

Black male 4.5 years, dog and handler worked well as a team, compactly built, muscular and powerful, elegant with good bone and substance, well balanced, confident expression, neck well muscled, dry, well arched, firm topline, correct tailset and carriage, excellent shoulder layback with long well angulated upper arm, in balance with the strong muscular rear, gait was free, balanced with strong rear drive. Carried himself with ‘purpose’ and confidence. A key consideration in my final decision was the overall conditioning and presence demonstrated.