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Ch/Ir Ch Aritaur Hipnotique (Zena)

Ch Aritaur Hipnotique (Zena)

UK, IR Champion, UK Bitch Breed Record Holder

Co-owner and handler Billy Henderson chose Zena from our record making H litter for Hugh & Jewel and piloted her show career to unrivalled success and worldwide admiration.

On the 11th July 2005 at just 16 months, Zena became an IRISH CHAMPION and at the age of just 18 months at Richmond on 11th September 2005 she became a UK CHAMPION. Zena was the youngest ever UK & Irish Champion and was the only Dobermann bitch resident in Ireland to gain a UK Championship title! Zena won consistently in both Ireland and the UK from both all ’rounders and breed specialists and was virtually  unstoppable. We had two bitches (Tarantella and Kalina) ‘stuck behind’ Zena on numerous occasions – we always used to say ‘it’s a nice problem to have 🙂 

Not held together to have to hide anything, Zena stood four square on her own, always shown on the nd of a loose lead by Billy  – what you saw is what you got; they were the best team. 

Top Dobermann Bitch UK Breed history

Top Dobermann Irish breed history

B.O.B Crufts 08

Top Dobermann UK 07 & 09

Top Dobermann Ireland 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

No 3 All Breeds Ireland 07

Top Dog In Group 2 Ireland 07

Res Top Working Group 06

Top Dobermann Bitch UK 05, 08

Irish Annual Champion 05, 06, 07, 08

Irish Celtic Winner 06, 07.

Youngest Ever UK & Irish Champion

No 4 All Breeds Ireland 06

On Saturday 4th December 2010, Zena died suddenly whilst out walking with Hugh. A post mortem was inconclusive but according to Hugh’s vet, it was presumed to be a heart attack. Zena was also tragically just 3 weeks away from having puppies. The tragedy and loss of Zena hit everyone very hard, but none more so than her beloved owners Hugh & Jewel. We are all blessed to have known such a wonderful girl and to have shared her wonderful and fun packed life. 

CC’s in 2009

BDDC –  John Christie 28th CC and UK BREED RECORD HOLDER – + BIS co-judge Barbara Prestwich.

Driffield + BOB – Pam Window + Working Group (J Horswell)

NIDC + BIS – Isobel Leggett

Belfast – Lynn Glass + BEST IN SHOW
Welsh Dobe Tracy Feeney + BIS with co-judge Dave Mitchell

CC’s in 2008
Belfast + BOB Keith Allison
NIDC + BIS Rob Douma
WKC + BOB Michael Quinney
CRUFTS BOB Di Lonsdale & L Rock
SEEDC + BIS Marion Spavin
Manchester BOB Robert Downie + Grp4

CC’s in 2007
Mid Co’s – Jean Lanning
Belfast Elaine Drennan + Grp 3
Driffield – Aline Elliot + RBIS from BIS Judge Ron Gregory
NECDC + BIS – John Hull
Scot Dobe + BIS H. Redtenbacher
Welsh Dobe – Alma Page-Owen
Blackpool – D Smith BOB + Grp 1
Windsor D Anderson BOB + Grp 1

CC’s in 2006
NEDC – Sue James + RBIS
Darlington – Marion Sargent +BOB
Belfast – Merete Dalgaard + BOB

CC’s in 2005
Blackpool H vd Berg
Scottish Dobe N Hughan + BIS
Richmond June Higgins +BOB
(All by 18 months of age)
Midland Dobe L Cartledge + BIS
LKA – Alan Black + BOB + Group 3


75 Green Stars | 65 BOB | 18 Groups | 2 BIS | 6 RBIS


28 CCs | 26 BOB, 7 RCCs | BOB Crufts 2008 | RBIS Driffiled 2008 | BIS Belfast 2009 | Group 1 Driffiled 2009