Jaquenetta German Shepherd Dogs
FROM THE SOUTH WEST. JEAN HISCOX.
Mark Collins rang to let me know that Ch Mortoff Marcus passed away. Our sympathies are with Joan and Howard at this sad time.
Liskeard & District CA Open Show – Judge Olga Barlow - Dogs - 1st MPD & BPD Green’s Grunbruder’s Fritz, 1st JD Houle’s Belezra Manolo at Auriga, 2nd JD Parry’s Videx Uran, 1st PGD Collins / Rambridge / Sygrove’s Tramella Arni, 2nd PGD Green’s Jutones Ghorbi at Grunbruders, 3rd PGD Couper’s Kiplyn Valentino for Jasueter, 1st OD & BD Ward’s Belezra Jett. Bitchs – 1st MPB Green’s Grunbruders Frau, 1st PB & BPB & BPIB Gill’s The Samba For Fame, 1st JB Aldridge’s Edser Elesian, 2nd JB Ward’s Belezra Montania, 3rd JB Conibere / Jacobson’s Mascani Catja, 4th JB Perham’s Kalbeshan Siowan, 1st PGB & BB & BOB Morgan’s Belezra Kelci, 2nd PGB Tucker’s Jutone Linka, 3rd PGB Minhinett’s Venpatra Topaz, 4th PGB Green’s Grunbruders Bonnie, 5th PGB Apps Jutone Lorette at Zahnarzt, 1st OB Houle’s Belezra Geena of Auriga, 2nd OB Cooper’s Belezra Jenna von Usharrgo, 3rd OB Tucker’s Jutones Lisa at Chrisinge.
Being interested in every aspect of the GSD I always read Tracking Lines by Wendy Beasley in Dog World to see if any GSDs get a mention. In the October 14th edition she says at the KC Working Trial Championships there are two GSDs working in the TD stake. Chris Gregory’s WT Ch Vomsanbar Eros, and Doug Shearer’s Norshep Digga, which is good. What is not good is the mention of a litter bred by Rod Roberts, he has crossed a GSD and a Collie. Two of the resulting litter are competing at the KC Championships one in TD the other in PD, which prompts Wendy to comment, “a purpose bred cross to produce the best of both Collie and GSD and, judging by Brad and his brother Bart………the breeding has definitely paid off.”
German Shepherds are all-rounders, but some excel in a certain area like tracking, sheepherding, protection and so on. When the breed had been developed for several years the breeders knew which sires excelled in which discipline, and if it was fixed in them through their breeding lines, then it would depend for what purpose the litter was being bred, which dog was used. With several working imports coming into the Country, and some breeders specializing in breeding dogs with very good working abilities for competition and the Forces, there must be suitable GSDs he could have used without resorting to out-crossing to a Collie.
Apparently some exhibitors have been complaining about a judge commenting in their critiques in the dog papers, that their dogs were, ‘not my type’. As the KC puts it in their Guide To Judges-annex D, “A few phrases to avoid are ‘Not my type’, you are supposed to be judging to the KC Breed Standard, not ‘your ‘ type.”
We purchased Pepsi last year, but she did not have a pet passport, so we left her in Germany rather than bring her through quarantine. As she has been used to living in a kennel, we thought (and Dennis tried to convince us) we should prepare some outside quarters for her. Peter purchased a garden shed and converted it by panelling the inside, dividing it in two, and putting stable doors on each section. The first night she was put in it she was not happy. She paced about so much we worried she would stress herself, so Peter brought her indoors with the other dogs, where she settled down quite happily all night. So when her puppies were due we whelped her in a sectioned off part of the kitchen like our homebred bitches. Which makes me think the dog is still a pack animal at heart. When we imported our first German bitch in 1993 there was no alternative to quarantine, so she had to have her puppies there. Being able to bring the bitch straight in and having the puppies at home is better for all concerned.
I was disappointed to miss the first British Sieger Event, as it is part of the history of the GSD in this Country. But hopefully there is always next year. Results from our area - Adult Male V11 Julian’s Zuberg Lyric JW, V15 Davies & Wilkins Lindanvale Hondo at Eyanica, Adult Female V4 Meaton’s Moonwinds Foxi, V8 Morgan’s Belezra Kelci, V20 Cooper’s Belezra Jenna von Usharrgo, V22 Philips & Summers Gwilym’s Texan, SG1 Green’s Grunbruders Bonnie, Young Male SG6 Green & Swift’s Monksley Amilo, Young Female SG12 Aldridge’s Edser Elesian, Puppy Female VP4 Cullen’s Veneze Ali, Minor Puppy Male P3 Green’s Grunbruders Fritz, Minor Puppy Female P4 Grunbruders Frau.
GSD Club of Devon Open Show – Judge Brian Wootton – Dogs - 1st MPD & BPD Green’s Grunbruder’s Fritz, 1st SYD & 2nd PGD Collins / Rambridge / Sygrove’s Tramella Arni, 2nd SYD Houle’s Belezra Manolo at Auriga, 3rd SYD Green / Swift’s Monksley Amilo, 4th SYD & 2nd ND Parry’s Videx Uran, 1st ND Green’s Jutones Ghorbi at Grunbruders, 1st OD Swift’s Copybush Declan, 1st VD/B Meaton’s Moonwinds Orianna, 2nd VD/B Hawkes Jutones Heike. Bitchs - 1st MPB Green’s Grunbruder’s Frau, 1st PB & BPB & BPIB Gill’s The Samba For Fame, 2nd SYB Aldridge’s Edser Elesian, 3rd SYB Green’s Grunbruders Darcie, 4th SYB Holmes Jutone Inga of Uptonangels, 1st NB Holmes Uptonangels Von Astra Amani, 1st PGB & BB & BOB Morgan’s Belezra Kelci, 2nd PGB Meaton’s Moonwinds Fygi, 4th PGB Minhinett’s Venpatra Topaz, 5th PGB Green’s Grunbruders Bonnie, 1st OB Houle’s Belezra Geena of Auriga, 2nd OB Keen’s Clokellys Cristina, 3rd OB Cooper’s Belezra Jenna von Usharrgo.
The Heads of the Valley GSD Club Open Show is being held on Sunday 11th December. Dog judge is Mr. D. Stapleton, and bitch judge is Mr. D. Spence. Closing date for entries is 26th November.
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