UK, Ir, Ned, Lux Ch Aritaur Heracles at Brintala ‘Brinley’
Int. Multi, Russ Ch Tamerlan iz Slavoi Stai x Ned Ch, Europa Jugend Siegerin, Bel & Lux Winner Aritaur Dominatrix.
Brinley was owned by Colin & Karen Wakefield, and handled by Martin to all his wins. He won at the very top in throughout the UK and Europe where Martin and Karen drove many miles to compete. He was out of Ned Ch Aritaur Dominatrix’s first litter by one of Europe’s top ever sires Int, Multi & Russ Ch Tamerlan iz Slavnoi Stai, and his litter became the most titled in UK history with champion siblings Hipnotique, Histabraq, and Helina.
Having seen many of Tamer’s progeny at the IDC in Bratislava ’03, we were very impressed not only by his progeny, but those of his siblings from the famous ‘T’ litter, who made a great impact on European dogs. Tamer combined elegance, substance and steady character and like his siblings, Brinley inherited. Brinley impressed everyone with his gentle nature, and was a great ambassador for Dobes.
On 14th October, aged 71/2 years, Brinley died suddenly in his garden at home. We had the phone call no breeder wants. Despite having had Clear Echo-cardiograms for the past 3 years, a detailed post mortem showed that Brinley probably died from an arrhythmia causing sudden death as in humans. The post mortem detailed there was no dilation to the left ventricle, but , arrhythmia’s are one of the factors that lead to DCM so Brinley may at a later stage have developed congestive heart failure.
We all enjoyed Team Brinley and watching him become such a success. He was a fantastic showman, a really super male who loved the whole show atmosphere but most of all he was a great family dog who just was truly a once in a lifetime dog. We are privileged to have bred him and to have shared our lives with him.
Big, Beautiful, Brown Brinley.
Colin & Karen and Martin & Jay thank the judges who found Heracles worthy of his awards and who enjoyed judging him. MAIN RESULTS:
UK Champion, Irish Champion, Luxembourg Champion
BOB & Group – Cloghran & IRISH Ch Barry Orr and Billy Henderson
CAC Bleiswick – Terry Nethercott
BOB & Group – St Patricks & CELTIC WINNER 09– Simon Rooney
CAC & LUX CH Denis Kuzilj (Slovenia)
CACIB Groeningen – Ostenk Schenk
CAC Leiden – Rob Douma (Ned)
CC, BOB & UK CH Birm Nat, Mick Drennan
CC & RBIS Scot Dobe ~ Lynn Glass
CC & BOS 3 Counties ~ A Brace
RCC NIDC ~ Gill Cashman
RCC Belfast ~ Merete Dalghard
RCC NECDC ~ Keith Allison
RCC SWKA ~ Billy Henderson
LUX WINNER Anna Tits (Rus)
A triple win for Aritaur in Ireland when Heracles won the Dog Green Star, Hipnotique won the Bitch Green Star and Aritaur Navarro via Tuwos won the Reserve Dog Green Star. Heracles then went on to win the Group. One of many great days for Aritaur dogs and their proud owners.
In the garden at Cornwall – Brinley watching over Karen, daughter Talia, GP Sassy and her two black pups.
Thank you Nicky Redtenbacher (Bellstone Dobermanns South Africa), for her photo above of Brinley in Champion Brown Males class at the IDC Sweden 2008.
Winning the Open Brown Male class at Luxembourg from judge Anna Tits (iz Doma Domeni – Russia)
Karen writes – “To say we are heartbroken is an understatement, he was the most wonderful dog and companion to Colin and I and we could not have loved him more than a human child, in fact I think we loved him more.
We love our girls but we had a special relationship with him. He loved us all so much and he lived for his pack, human and Doggy. He was never happier than when he was at home with us all. Thankfully that night we were all together and had had a fun evening playing in the garden, so he died content and happy.
For me he was my constant companion. He followed mum everywhere, I always had his presence by me. He slept on the bed with me during the week while Colin was in London and would wake me up with his snoring but I would often wake up with his head on the pillow next to me which was wonderful. He gave me kisses every morning and every evening, dewy eyed looks constantly and would run to me for his cuddles when he needed one. He was our guardian and protector always. Talia and Sassy looked to him as their leader and he loved them dearly. He was our hero.
He was such a magnificent and beautiful dog to be around and we were always being stopped by people who wanted to admire him. Locally people we know have sent me such kind messages about him as they were all so impressed by his beauty and character. One of the guys said he had such magnificence and stature he was truly special.
I am strugging at the moment to come to terms with life without him and feeling constantly bereft, he was such a huge, wonderful character it really is so hard. We feel very privileged to have had him in our lives but truly wish it had been just a little longer”