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The East German Breed Survey

All Information Supplied by Jona Decker

 

1st Digit
Body Type

2nd Digit
Constitutio n

3rd Digit Structure

4th Digit
Temperament

5th Digit Sharpness

6th Digit Courage & Hardness

0

Little Resemblance

Delicate, Weak

Cryptochid, etc.

Nervous, Afraid, Very Shy

-----

-----

1

Poor Representative

Deficient Sexual Charact-
eristics

Poor Angulation or Poor Chest

Spooky, Timid, Noise Sensitive

None

None

2

Too Fine

Teeth or pigment faulty

Faulty proportions

Insecure, Fearful at times, possibly shy, sharp

Some

Some

3

Too Tall

Coat faulty

Average angulation

Reserved, suspicious or aggressive

Sufficient

Sufficient

4

Sufficient

Maturing problems

Good angulation

Aggressive, sharp, hard, dangerous

Good

Good

5

Average

Ideal

Excellent

Relaxed, friendly, hard when provoked

Very Good

Very Good

6

Powerful

Coarse, resilient

Good build, good chest

Relaxed, friendly, hard when provoked

-----

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7

Too Short

Weak muscles, including ears

Long bodied

Relaxed, friendly, sensitive

-----

-----

8

Heavy

Soft

Over - angulated

Relaxed, friendly, indifferent, little sharpness

-----

-----

9

Coarse

Crippled

Excess in any of the above

Soft, indifferent, depressed

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An Example:

A Dog is surveyed and scored as follows: 655645. This roughtly equates to:

 1st Digit--Body Type Powerful

 2nd Digit--Constitution Ideal

 3rd Digit--Structure Excellent

 4th Digit--Temperament & Hardness Relaxed, Friendly, Hard when
                 provoked

 5th Digit--Sharpness Sufficient

 6th Digit--Courage Very Good

In the DDR system, the dog's numeric evaluation is listed alongside his or her name on the pedigree--so down the line it is much easier to get a good picture of each dog's temperament, and the heritability of different temperament components.

While this may not be as descriptive as a full critique, it certainly gives you a good picture of the dog's physical and mental qualities, and this is always useful, particularly when the dog is a few generations removed.


The information on this page is supplied by Jona Decker. She has a site called the Malinut Page - check it out. It has a lot of good information. Jona Deckers Homepage on Malinois - an excellent site.





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