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Leerburg Equipment DVDs 1989 East German DDR Sieger Show DVD

1989 East German DDR Sieger Show DVD

This dog competition is no longer offered on DVD. It is only offered as a FREE Leerburg on Demand video.


Ed Frawley went into East Germany in October of 1989 before the wall came down and filmed this East German Sieger Show in Liepsig. The Sieger Show was the German Shepherd Dog Club of East Germany's confirmation show. This was the last DDR Sieger Show before the wall came down. The DDR offered a genetic option to German Shepherd Breeders. The breeder had not done a lot of over the border breeding. This is reflected in a different type of dog and different temperaments. The DDR schutzhund trial was also much different than Schutzhund in the rest of the world.

Many American breeders have jumped on the DDR bandwagon and made claims about these dogs that simply are not true. These breeders were never in the DDR they have never seen many of the DDR dogs. As a result these dogs have been given credit for a lot of things that they never should have been. This video will show you the dogs of the DDR and you will be able to see for yourself why these dogs were not the savior of the GSD breed.

The video shows every class of dogs and there is a narrative explaining the top dogs, who they were and a short history on them.

If you are interested in the DDR Schutzhund work, you may want to refer the the video I did in 1988 in East Berlin. Its titled The 1988 DDR Bundessieger Prufung.

If you have an interest in learning about the DDR Breed Survey, you may want to check this section out on the website.

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