Age no barrier to good looks

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Shelley Wildman showing Bronson and Mariah Jo Atherton showing Sierra at the Perth Royal Show.
Camera IconShelley Wildman showing Bronson and Mariah Jo Atherton showing Sierra at the Perth Royal Show.

The spotlight has shone on two dogs from Albany who won top awards at the Perth Royal Show and proved you can teach old dogs new tricks.

The specially bred dobermans, Bronson and Sierra, were rewarded for their great behaviour and superb looks.

Both aged nine, they were bred by Bravadobe Dobermanns in Perth.

Bronson, who is owned by Tony Udecz and Doreen Johnston, was named best of breed by the judge, a doberman specialist from Portugal.

Bronson went on to be awarded runner-up best in group (utility dogs) and best State bred in group.

Sierra, who lives with locals Jeff and Helen Morris, was named best veteran in group.

The dogs have been competing since they were nine months old, although they took the past year off.

In 2017, they were travelling to Perth to compete every fortnight.

Ms Johnston said the ideal doberman was a “square, solid dog with a deep chest, solid head and solid nose”.

She said Bronson and Sierra had a “bit of a fan base in Albany” and could regularly be seen getting pats and cuddles at cafes around the city.

“They go to Cosi’s every Saturday morning, Hazbeans every afternoon and City Farmers every week,” she said.

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