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The Fab Four litter

Ch Grafmax Roberto Alagna JW ex

Taevas Black Velvet at Grafmax JW ShCM

Grafmax Sergeant Pepper

Grafmax Lucy in the Sky

(both pictured above, aged 7 months)

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Grafmax Michelle Ma Belle

born 23 September 2019



Ch Grafmax Roberto Alagna JW

4 CC (2 with BIS/BOB), 2 RCC

Ringo returned to the ring after a 6 month break by winning his 4th CC at Border Union under judge Mel Merchant, handled by Sue. He then picked up his 5th CC at City of Birmingham under Sue Mycroft, thus winning 2 CCs in only 4 shows during 2019. He was handled to his first 3 CCs by Jay Horgan.  

Satchmo (BE, NL Ch Grafmax Louis Armstrong ShCM RL3Ex) gains his level 3 excellent Rally Obedience. Satchmo is the first dobe to gain this qualification.

Satchmo also continues to do well in the show ring at 10.5 years of age, winning a number of Best Veteran in Breed.

Kiki (Grafmax Ninette de Valois) won Best Veteran Bitch at Border Union in her first show as a veteran.







December 8, 2016

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What some of the judges had to say

Satchmo (Bel, Neth Ch Grafmax Louis Armstrong ShCM RL3Ex) - 1 CC, 4 RCC, 8 CAC, 7 CACIB, 2BIS, 1RBIS, Belgian Winner 2013, Amsterdam Winner 2013, Dobermann Club BIS Sept 13, Welsh Dobermann Club Top Dog Open Shows 2012 and 2013. Welsh Dobermann Club Top Veteran 2017. Qualified level 3 'excellent' in Rally.

Satchmo won DCC and BOB at CRUFTS 2013 under judges Stuart Mallard and Keith Baldwin and was SHORTLISTED FOR THE WORKING GROUP under judge Ferelith Somerfield. He has also won RCC at NEDC champ show 2013 under judge Anne Gibbons (beaten only by the legendary Ozzy Osbourne), RCC at Leeds 2013 under Carol Brown, RCC at Southern Counties 2015 under Kari Jarvinen and RCC at Midland Counties 2015 under Frank Kane. He won BIS at the Dobermann Club September 2013 and BIS at Chertsey open show in 2014 under Gavin Robertson. He was Best Dog and BOB Darlington 2011; Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex Darlington 2012.


In mainland Europe, Satchmo has won his champion titles in the Netherlands (in only 6 shows) and in Belgium. He won Amsterdam Winner 2013 under Revaz Khomasuridze (RU) to add to Belgian Winner 2013 under Vladimir Piskay (SK).

Satchmo has 102 class wins, 41 BOB, 2 BIS and 1 RBIS. Satchmo was Best Veteran in Breed at NWPB 2016, Best Veteran in Show at SW Dobermann Club in 2017 and BVIB at Blackpool 2018.

Velvet (Ch Taevas Black Velvet at Grafmax JW ShCM) -  3 CC (2 with BIS/BOB), 2 RCC.

Velvet won CC and BIS at Scottish Dobermann Club 2015 under breed specialist Rade Vesic (SER), CC and BOB at NWPB 2016 under breed specialist Jay Horgan, and at Paignton under breed specialist Sue Mycroft; RCC at SWDC 2014 under breed specialist Chrstine Parker and RCC at NEDC 2016 under breed specialist Billy Henderson. She was also awarded RBB at Scottish Dobermann Club 2016 under breed specialist Lynne Jones, BB at Boston 2017 under breed specialist Richard Stracey, and BIS at the NECDS open show 2017, also under Richard Stracey.

Velvet produced her first litter in 2019, to Ch Grafmax Roberto Alagna JW - the Fab Four litter.


Kiki (Grafmax Ninette de Valois) - Kiki has her stud book number and won 3rd out of 18 in Open Bitch at Crufts in 2016. She has been placed every year she has been at Crufts. Kiki produced the '8 tenors' litter in May 2016.


Nina (Cosajoro Nina Simone at Grafmax) - 2004-2015. Nina competed until she was 11, winning VHC in Veteran Bitch at Crufts in 2014 and 2015, the latter at the age of almost 11.

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