Our Foundation bitch was the outstanding Crislea Centrefold of Aritaur born in 1996. Juno was one of the most special bitches ever born. She was loved by everyone, gave us everything and had our eternal devotion in return!
Juno was a very tightly bred daughter of Ch Holtzburg Mayhem who was the UK’s Top Stud Dog All Breeds in 1995 and Top Dobermann Stud Dog 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995. He was a son of Ch Perihelias Resolution who also sired Ch Sallate Ferris the previous UK Breed Record Holder who held 42 CC’s in a time when there were hundreds of dogs in the showring.
Juno’s first litter was to a son of Ch Sallate Ferris, and this started our success with Aritaur Flip Fantasia JW and Aritaur Midnight Rave. Juno’s second litter was to Ch Miendy’s Soba Up, a dog line bred on Jowendy’s, Manzart and Mayhem. From that litter we had the Champion sisters – Ch Aritaur A Little More Soba and Ch Aritaur Surprisingly Soba and five stud book numbers.
Juno’s tight breeding enabled us to outcross but keep her strength and style. Under the Pet Passport scheme we were only the second UK Dobermann breeders to travel to Europe for a stud dog, and took Juno to the excellent Belgian sire German VDH Ch Ramonburg’s Valdo who had been suggested to us by Brigitte Schellekens in Holland. Sired by US import Marienburg’s Dark Daimler, his pedigree contained the cream of Belgian and American lines; Marienburgs, von Franckenhorst, Ramonburgs, van de Donken, and v Neerlands Stam. They formed the legacy of Aritaur.
Martin & Jay with our exceptional and beloved Juno – Crislea Centrefold of Aritaur. Photo by Dean Sawyer
Dominatrix at 11yrs, and Bracco at nearly 9 yrs Image by Will Harris, Snap An Image November 2012
In May 2001, our D litter were born.The progeny from that litter became big winners against top competition in Europe including Ned Ch, Lux, Bel Winner Aritaur Dominatrix whose first title of Europa Jugend Siegerin at Euro Dog Show Paris 2002 was from the immortal Pierluigi Pezzano (del Citone) and remains the only UK bred bitch to gain that title.
Following other major wins we mated Dominatrix to the outstanding Russian male Int, Multi & Russ Ch Tamerlan iz Slavnoi Stai. The ‘H’ litter of 10 puppies born in February 2004, remain the most titled Dobermann litter in UK history. UK & Ir Ch Aritaur Hipnotique was the UK Bitch Breed Record Holder for show, and her brother Int, Lux Ch A. Histabraq ZTP V1A, SchH3, remains the highest ever scoring Schutzhund Dobermann in the UK. Other winning siblings were Lux, Ir & UK Ch Aritaur Heracles at Brintala; Ch Aritaur Helina; SuCh Aritaur Hermione in Sweden.
In 2005 we took Dominatrix to Int, Multi & Fr Ch F’Hiram Abif Royal Bell in Paris which gave us the ‘N’ litter; A. Nominator BH. Aritaur Notoriouswho became Sch3 with the second highest scores in the UK behind his uncle. Histabraq and Vincent Vega are the only two UK bred Dobermanns to gain their ZTP V1A, the top grading.
‘Asia’ Dominatrix at 12 years old, and her son ‘Bracco’ Histabraq at 9.5 yrs old
Dominatrix had her last litter in Feb 2007 the Hungarian Ch. Tom Dober Hagi (son of Tamerlan), The ‘T’ litter dogs are – Ch/Ir Ch Aritaur Tomahawk Marillium with both BIS & BISS wins. Aritaur Tarantella won 2 CCs, 3 RCC but retired before she could finish due to a broken toe from chasing rabbits.
Due to the H litter success, Dominatrix became Top Brood Bitch of the Working Group 2007 and Tamerlan became the first overseas dog to become Top UK Stud Dog.
Dominatrix is the dam of 5 Champions and top winning grand-children such as Aritaur Vincent Vega who became Europa Jugend Sieger in 2009.
Dominatrix remains the only UK bred Dobermann to gain a Jugend Siegerin title from Europe.
Asia held her 12th birthday party in June 2013 celebrating her many top winning and Champion progeny descendants, and three months later in October she died naturally. Her beloved son Histabraq (Bracco) followed her aged 11.5 in February 2015.
These are our foundations. We have been blessed.