Huzzah! They both passed!
Waah! My video camera and my computer are not talking. I have to wait until I get home before I can post the video. /sigh/
But I am terribly proud of Shakespeare. Despite his fear of gunfire -- yes, he's gunshy -- he rocketed right back at the bad guy after his initial startle, doing his "I'm-a-Doberman" routine. I really wasn't sure if he'd be able to hold it together with a full frontal confrontation and gunfire, but he recovered quickly and did it! Yay for him, passing with a Sufficient rating.
(UDC requires dogs to take a temperament test before they can compete in conformation, and they must pass it in order to receive the equivalent of championship points. Dogs who do not have correct temperament for the breed cannot become conformation champions. I think it's a better system -- not perfect, but better.)
Laevatein worried me too, at the last minute; she was SO mellow before the test, I wondered if she'd wake up enough to participate. She's in heat, and the last time I actually took her to the vet because she was so quiet and calm I was sure she was ill. I can tell she's in heat now because she's not jumping on me or anyone else. She was very polite in the crowded group, looking at people but not jumping up on anyone, and that is just so not her. ;-)
But she did wake up for the bad guy, though she wasn't as animated as I would have expected normally. Still, the evaluator said some fabulously nice things about her, and she passed with a Pronounced rating.
I'll try to have that video up as soon as I can. (I have only video of Laev, no still photos.) I'm so proud of my dogs today. :-)