Doppelt-Tay's Jessette

Doppelt-Tay's Jessette

Breeder/Owner Larraine Clifford
August 2, 1972


Ch. Fortune of Arbywood ROM

1967 GV Ch. Lance of Fran-Jo ROM

Frolich's Elsa v Grunes Tahl ROM
Doppelt-Tay's Jessette

Ch. Doppelt-Tay's Jesse James ROM

Laurlloy's Admira

  Classica v Ceages

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 by us.

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