1976 #5 Brood Bitch
"Jessette was born August 2, 1972, one of ten pups - Her litter was a
repeat of Ch. Doppelt-Tay's Gilda's litter of 3 pups. Her sire was GV.
Ch. Lance of Fran-Jo, ROM. Her dam was Laurlloy's Admira, a Jesse James
daughter. Admira was 1973 #1 Brood Bitch. Jessette was bred and owned
Jessette looked similar in type and conformation to our own Am. & Can.
Ch. Doppelt-Tay's Jesse James, ROM. Because of this, she was named after
him. She was black and orange in pigment, elegant in type with lots of
wither, topline and angles. Everything we like in a Shepherd. Her temperament
was excellent. She loved people and enjoyed visitors to our home. I might
add that she was a hard, dry bitch, which again is a necessary ingredient
to our breeding program. She had a correct bite and full dentition. About
the only way she could be faulted was that she could have been better
going away. She was a little wide.
Jessette was shown only one time. She was second Teenage Bitch at the
Mid-Atlantic Futurity, to her sister, Jenean, who was first Teenage Bitch
under Fran Ford, and BOS in Futurity under Fred Miligore. Another sister,
Gabrielle was first Senior Bitch at the same show.
We had decided that one of our linebred girls would be bred to Ch. Eko-Lan's
Paladen, ROM and after due consideration Jessette was the one chosen,
since she and Paladen complemented each other so completely. Jessette's
first Paladen-sired litter was born September 7, 1974. On that same day,
I was at Nether-Lair Kennels in Massachusetts to judge a match. The show
committee introduced me to the ringside and mentioned that I said that
for me this was a sentimental journey. Our foundation bitch, Ch. Nether-Lair's
Gayiety, ROM was purchased from Dinny Cowley of Nether-Lair Kennels at
6 months of age. She was the foundation of Doppelt-Tay Kennels.
It was a special day, in more ways than one. Before boarding my plane
at the airport a frantic call was made to our home since Jessette was
then 65 days in whelp. My husband, Jesse informed me that although it
was a difficult delivery of 5 large males, of which 3 were still-born,
we had 2 beautiful boys, very lively and healthy. The two surviving boys
were named Hawkeye and Hammer. The "H" boys were so outstanding that we
repeated the breeding and got only 2 male pups, which were born after
I left for the airport to judge a match. This got to be a joke at our
home. I was afraid to accept a judging assignment while Jessette was in
hearing distance. The new babies were both excellent. One boy was a monorchid,
but was excellent in structure. The other male was named Pepsi, who has
now 9 points, 2 majors.
The third breeding to Paladen was made and guess when Jessette decided
to whelp? October 18, the very day and time Hammer was in the ring at
the National going Reserve Winner Dog at 13 months of age. Jessette had
4 pups, one stillborn male, 1 beautiful male that was a monorchid and
Masterkey and Mia both excellent animals at 18 months of age, yet to be
campaigned and both owned by us. Out of 7 live pups. Jessette will be
an ROM bitch. Quite an achievement, we think.
We lost Jessette in May of 1977. She will continue to live through her
excellent progeny and she is truly a great Shepherd who contributed to
the betterment of our breed."
-Breeder/Owner Larraine Clifford