We owned Dobermanns for twenty seven years and have also had two Rottweilers, both as rescue and from puppyhood. We have trained them for both obedience and showing, having shown Dobermanns for eleven years. We showed three Italian Spinoni, Grandad, Dad and Grandson, all of whom did very well in the show ring. We have recently lost Kofi, but still have his Son Archie and Grandson Norman who will continue to fly the Dogmatic flag. Our dogs are, first and foremost, much loved family pets.  These are our previous and more recent show dogs:

‘Kofi’ 6/03/03-20/5/15 Pictured at Leeds Champ Show 2005


Montecani Moon Storm at Estover 1CC, BOB
(Italian Spinone)

(Sh Ch Brody dal Podere Antico at Wynsett
ex Montecani It’s a Love Thing)

Tribute To KOFI (pdf)

•Reserve Best Dog - Midland Counties 06
•1st Limit Dog LKA 06
•2nd Open Dog Bath Champ Show 2008
•Crufts qualified for life
•1st Limit, DCC & BOB Leeds
•1st Limit East of England
•1st Limit Paignton 1st Limit SWKA 
•1st Mid Limit ISCGB Champ Show 
•1st PG Crufts
•1st PG Manchester
•1st PG & RBD Midland Counties
•1st SY Driffield 
•1st SY Richmond 
•9 x 1sts in Junior at Champ Shows 
•Numerous Best Puppy awards

 Our big beautiful Boy

 Always a wonderful gentleman

 Rest in Peace and sleep tight


It is with great sadness that we have to advise that we lost our big beautiful Gent, Kofi, today. The ‘face’ of Dogmatic for his 12 years, Kofi has always been a wonderful, gentleman, who has filled our lives from the moment we brought him home.

 He has brought us great joy and pride, not only in the Show ring, but also through his beautiful Son and Grand Son and his other progeny. Kofi has always been a wonderful ambassador for the Breed, meeting and greeting people, especially children, as well as dogs with great aplomb. But most of all, a wonderful, ‘one in a million’ much loved member of the family.


Everyone who met Kofi knew he was a very special boy and he has been a huge part of our family.


Kofi will continue to be remembered as the ‘poster boy’ and handsome face of Dogmatic.

Despite coping with health problems in his later years, including an enlarged heart and heart murmur, his problems have become much worse and Kofi quickly became poorly with his latest bout of Aspiration Pneumonia which causes persistent coughing and laboured breathing and he was not recovering with antibiotics. He was becoming increasingly wobbly and signs of Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy were worsening so the dreadful decision was made to let him sleep in peace. Yesterday, it was as if he was telling us he had had enough as he struggled down to the bottom of the garden and lay under the newly planted Indian Bean tree in the grass where we had planned to put our past dogs’ ashes. He was joined by Archie and Norman who lay either side of him and they seemed to be saying their goodbyes.


He will leave a huge void in our lives and we will miss him terribly.


Goodnight our Darling Kofi xxx


Zoe Lewsley

Managing Director

Dogmatic (UK) Ltd


'Archie’ Born 18/02/05 pictured at Leeds Champ Show 2007


Elgin’s Mezzaluna at Estover
(Italian Spinone)

(Montecani Moon Storm at Estover ex Stagerun Tettrazini for Elgin)

18th February 2005 – 13th February 2016


  • Crufts qualified for life
  • 1st Limit Dog Birmingham National
  • 1st Postgraduate Dog, Best Dog and Best of Breed City of Birmingham
  • 1st Minor Puppy and Best Puppy WKC, debut Show
  • 1st Minor Puppy and Best Puppy Dog at ISCGB Open Show
  • 1st Puppy and Best Puppy at Mid Cos. 



‘Norman’ Born 16/08/2007'


Hincott Summer Skies at Estover
(Italian Spinone)

(Elgin’s Mezzaluna at Estover ex Montecani Flash Dance at Hincott)

‘Norman’ Born 16/08/2007


  • 1st Puppy Dog Blackpool
  • 1st Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Dog Bath
  • 1st Junior and Best Puppy Shropshire Gundog
  • 1st Minor Puppy Dog WELKS
  • Crufts Qualified 2009
  • Pictured Bournemouth Champ Show 2008


    Olivechi Mighty Caesar at Estover 1RCC
    (Italian Spinone)
    15/03/2006 – 26/01/2009

    (Montecani Moon Storm at Estover ex Olivechi Orange Blossom)

    • 1st Junior Dog Birmingham National
    • 1st Junior Dog Leeds
    • 1st Junior Dog City of Birmingham
    • 1st Postgraduate Dog and RCC Bath
    • 1st Postgraduate Dog SWKA
    • Best Puppy - Midland Counties 06
    • 1st Minor Puppy Dog and Best Puppy LKA 06
    • Crufts qualified 2008
    • 1st Junior Birmingham National Champ Show
    • 1st Junior Leeds Champ Show
    • 1st Junior City of Birmingham Champ Show 

    1st Post Grad Dog & RCC Bath Champ Show 2008

    Tommy 1/8/95 – 1/8/02


    Ch Manzart Black Humour at Sallate

    (Ch Swnydwr Storm Bearer ex Ch Sallate’s Zoey at Manzart)
    • 8CC’s, 3RCC’s 3BOB’s
    • Winner of Working Group – Windsor 2000
    • Winner of Working Group – Southern Counties 2000
    • Reserve Best in Show – Southern Counties 2000
    • Top Dobermann in the UK 2000
    Evie 14/12/94 – 21/10/99


    Khaneve’s Dark Haired Maiden at Estover
    (Ch Sallate’s Ferris ex Khaneve Step in Style)
    • Open & Champ Show Winner
    Leila 13/2/98 – 31/7/03


    Estover’s Dark Sarcasm

    (Ch Manzart Black Humour at Sallate ex Khaneve’s Dark Haired Maiden at Estover)
    • Open and Champ Show Winner
    • 2nd Crufts, BPIB, BOB etc...