Aritaur Vincent Vega Euro J Sgr, ZTP V1A
Aritaur Nominator BH x Aritaur Hastra Kastra
Flynn was owned by Chris & Tracy McMullen from Leek, Staffordshire and bred by Sally & Charles Hibbert in Derbyshire who co-bred the litter with us under our kennel name. Charles & Sally owned Flynn’s dam Hastra Kastra; one of the famous ‘H’ litter, a daughter of Dominatrix and Tamerlan.
We showed Flynn with some really promising success. He had some good wins but his great success was in Ireland 09 where won RBD at both the club show and RBOB at the Euro Winners Show held there that year Juniors can’t be awarded CAC’s or CACIB’s, so Flynn had the Res Green Star, behind his uncle Histabraq who won the RCACIB from Working Class under Hans Wiblishauser.
Flynn was a double Aritaur Dominatrix grandson from Aritaur Nominator (F’Hiram x Dominatrix) to Aritaur Hastra Kastra (Tamerlan x Dominatrix). Dominatrix is the only UK bred Dobermann to have gained the coveted Europa Jugend Siegerin title, (she also later became Top Brood Bitch of the working group on the quality of her progeny). Her grandson kept the title in the family for history.
Martin and I both showed Flynn, but we stopped showing him because he was a total shit in the showring. It was not a pleasant experience for any of us, so he moved on to just working where he was far happier and calmer.
Chris trained Flynn in IPO where he held really exceptional promise. In March 2010, the UKDA (UK Dobermann Assoc’) held the first ever UK ZTP (Fit for Breeding) test in the UK. Open to dogs who had achieved their BH (minimum), twenty dogs were tested. Three dogs gained the highest possible grading of ZTP V1A of which one was our Aritaur Histabraq, another was Aritaur Vincent Vega, one of the youngest dogs tested and another was a bitch who was later mated to Flynn to produce the only UK litter with two ZTP parents.
Martin and Chris had some good times travelling to training together with the dogs. Chris died and left us all bereft. His beloved Flynn lived a happy life with Tracy but later developed cervical instability (wobblers). He was operated on and it was ok for a while, but his symptoms returned and he was put to sleep aged 9.
Critique from Midland Co’s Ch 26th Nov – Jack Bispham MPD 1st -” A 7 month old sound in bone and body,good neck and topline with good depth of chest for age, nice driving action.”
Critique from Midland Dobe Ch – 9th Nov MPD 2nd “Very close up to winner. Good head proportions and expression from lovely eye.Well placed forehand and nice feet.Good body proportions and well held topline.Strong rear,gave sound easy action with good reach”
Critique from Birmingham Dobe Ch 19th Oct – Jo Gibbs – MPD 1st – 7 1/2 well grown young man, doesn’t need to grow any more. Strong head with good reach of neck.Held his topline on the move.
2nd – Aritaur Warlord- Another strong young man from this kennel. His neck flows into his well angulated shoulders, tail set spot on.
Critique from Walsall Open Oct 08 – Nigel Morgan – P 1st – 8 month black/rust dog. Commanding presence for a young dog, very alert. Strong quality balanced head, clean cut with a good depth of muzzle with a watchful expression. Well developed mouth with strong bite. Lean neck, carried upright, strong slightly sloping top line, body square with correct angulation. Well developed forechest, deep rib cage, Forequarters straight and parallel with elbows close to brisket. Hindquarters developing nicely, plenty of muscle with a good turn of stifle, feet well arched and compact. Smooth coat, well defined markings and presented in top condition. Moved with purpose, strong rear drive with his back remaining level. A young dog with tremendous potential. BP & PG2.
I look back on some of the dogs we have produced, and Martin and I would both agree that Vincent Vega was one of the very best. A proper Dobermann.
Owner Chris McMullen, Flynn, and Martin out tracking
Flynn around 16 months at Cotton