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Q. One of my friends (a German) was responsible for checking the bloodlines of the East German Dogs. What is your opinion of the breed right now?
Hi Ed

I'd like to talk an interesting issue. I think you are some of the best guys who has enough experience with breeding to give an opinion about this. One of my friends from LPSDHF-NW was one of responsible to check the GSD from the former DDR. His conclusion was very interesting: "the dogs were so corrupt as the system." He explained that the handlers had to know the famous "red book" instead of know about dogs.

Today we have a fever about this kind of bloodlines, mainly about Tchecoslovakian. I had the opportunity to watch the BSP in Darmstadt with G. Heumann (LPS training Director) and Werner Rapien (LPS instructor chief). Heumann went to the trial only to see the "Schutzdienst" and try to find some really good GSD to do Police work. He found 10 really good dogs in an entire 120 competitors. In his opinion this is not enough to "save" the breed. I haven't seen young GSD in NW. I had the opportunity to watch real police work in Hekilinghausen (Ruhr Valley) against Russian Mafia. There was a 7-year-old GSD bitch which are a PSP and RSH.

They considered their bitch one of the last good one. This bitch is really good. So, what do you think about this kind of bloodline (DDR)? NW consider the Bavarian bloodline a very good one, but they don't sell their good dogs. I saw many policeman from USA team with GSD with many kind of bone troubles. Many of them were changing to Mali. What do you think about this?

Well, it's midnight here. I have time to write so many "Bullshits" He! He! He! Please, try to analyze this and give some experience from yourself.

Best regards from ROQ

A. The Internet is interesting - it allows one to talk to people all over The world. I have some problems understanding what you are trying to say.

I do agree that most of the dogs at the Bundessieger are not breeding animals. This from a breeders standpoint. I was there in 1999 and puked. I do not agree with your German friends. They think it takes the German system to save the GSD world. They are wrong.

There are people like myself - who have bred 250 litters of working bloodline dogs in the past 25 years that are not trying to produce Bundessiger winners. I think people like myself will save this breed. I Do not breed for the Bundessiger, I do not breed for the SV, I breed for the integrity of working dogs. I breed to produce police service dogs and everything else is a byproduct.
  
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