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IABCA Int. Ch. DanBar Darque Energy

OFA Hips: Prelim 13 months GOOD  app #2159555 *
OFA Elbows: Prelim 13 months NORMAL app #2159555 *
OFA Dental: DP-DE317/13F-VPI (Correct)
OFA Patella: DP-PA-141/13F/P-VPI (Normal)
OFA Eyes: DP-EYE845/16F-VPI Normal (10/23 )
OFA Thyroid:​ (Scheduled 1/22)
OFA Heart: DP-ACA552/35F-VPI NORMAL (05/22) 
DNA: PDK4 / DCM 1  (1 clear /1 mutated copy) 
DNA: DCM 2 ( 2 clear copies)
24 Holter:  NORMAL (all 0s)  04/21 ('23 pending results)
DNA: vWD (clear)
DNA: DM (clear no copies) 
DNA: Narcolepsy (clear no copies)

* Prelim results are not posted on OFA site. Contact me for copy of results​

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Darque at 9 months (lying down) with her dam, Huni. 
Darque at 5 months.
My dogs are too robust for what is currently winning in the AKC show ring, however I do want licensed judges to give me a written statement on my dogs, so I do go to IABCA International shows for this. 

Here are Darque's three critiques:

Judge 1:  Overall Impression: "Excellent outline and shape."  Coat: "Correct." Head: "Well shaped." Bite: "Complete dentition." Eyes: "Proper set." Ears: "Correct set." Chest: "Proper width and depth."  Front Quarters: "Good." Back Quarters "Good." Tail: "Correct." Topline: "Correct." Gait: "Good coming and going and side."  V-1 

Judge 2: Overall Impression: "Lovely young adult Doberman bitch with lovely substance." Coat: "Smooth, close, tight." Head: "Head is a lovely wedge shape with good underjaw and good (cant make out word)." Bite: "Bite is correct with good occlusion." Eyes: "Eyes are dark, tight rimmed." Ears: "Ears are carried erect with a slightly shorter crop." Chest: "Chest is well filled, prosternum is well pronounced." Front Quarters: "Well laid back. Good feet."  Back Quarters: "Hind angulation matches front." Tail: "Docked, carriage is correct." Topline: "Level, topline carried well in movement."  V-1

Judge 3: Overall impression: "Feminine, typey." Coat: "Correct." Head: "Feminine, correct." Bite: "Good." Eyes: "Dark." Ears: "Cropped." Chest: "Good." Fore Quarters: "Nice." Back Quarters: "Strong." Tail: "Docked." Topeline: "Level."  Movement: "Nice, easy."  V-1

Note: I was very pleased with the judge's reactions to Darque.  All three judges were very kind in their comments about how happy they were to see a Doberman bitch with "substance"; one judge noting that "substance is missing in today's AKC ring."  Without a "stove pipe neck" and "pipe stem legs" Darque wouldn't warrant a second look at an AKC show, but that is OK with me as I am very pleased with her and how she looks.  Many thanks to friend Marieka who kindly showed Darque for me - very nicely! - despite having never shown a dog before! 

If Lord is my "perfect" male Doberman, his beautiful his half sister Darque would have to be my ideal female.  She has the European look and outline without the stuck out pigeon chest and overdone "great dane" head too common European show Dobes.  I love her dark mahogany markings, angulation which is neither too steep nor too extreme. Unlike an American bred bitch she has solid bone and powerful neck and legs that allow her to do bitework without concern for injury. I'm crazy about her.

Darque's sire is IABCA Int. Ch. XDog vom Gerdautal (German Import) a son of 2017 Sieger Tahi-Reme Jedi, IPO I, ZTP V1A and Toxic vom Gerdautal, ZTP V1A.  Darque's dam is my own IABCA Int. Ch. DanBar Ranch Hun Siccer making her 100% European.  She has her mother's sense of wicked humor and gentle nature; she will do man-work. 

Due to Darque inheriting one DCM 1 mutated gene from XDog she will only be bred to DCM 1/DCM 2 clear studs. Any pups inheriting the DCM 1 mutation will be altered. Only by this kind of strict discipline and sacrifice can disease finally be eliminated from our breed.  Please feel free to discuss DCM with me if you have any questions. Nobody has all the answers but I do extensive research on this subject as I consider it the most important issue in the breed today.