Because of the strict breeding selection measures in the former DDR, the current “East dogs” will catch anyone’s eye because of their dark pigment, strong, heavy bone structure and stocky builds. These lines also tend to be much more healthy and lack the kind of issues that other lines have. The German Shepherd Dog that has developed in former East Germany with the big bones, broad heads, well balanced character, beautiful rich dark colors, is no phenomenon!! This type of German Shepherd Dog has been very unique and I wish to keep this for the future. So as a lover and admirer of the DDR/East German Shepherd Dogs, I want to preserve what is left of these wonderful dogs and their rare bloodlines. I also have added the Czech bloodlines because they are the same type and carry many of the great DDR/East German Dogs in their pedigrees.
DDR German Shepherd Lines:: 5A: This line descends from Alf v. Nordfelsen and is predominantly propagated by Don v. Rolandsteich and his descendants. 11A: This line originates from Rolf v. Osnabruecker Land and is continued predominantly through Bernd v. Lierberg and his descendants like Pushkass v. Haus Himpel and Olf v. Fuerstendamm. 11B: This line descends from Ex v. Riedstern primarily through Cliff v. Bleichfleck. 11C: This line originates from V Ali vom Gränert,V Barry vom Andershofer Ufe,V Drusus vom Falkenwappen,V Geier vom Baruther Land,Bodo v Winkel, Casar v Rangental, Lars v Furstendamm, Seigo v Angerholz...Grand vd Ziegelwiese, Boy v Hohenwarthereck, Henk vd Moschelwith. 11D: This line radiates from Ingo v. Rudingen leading to Held v. Ritterberg and Jeff v. Flaemings Sand through his sons Flint v. Steiglerhof, Birko . Wolfshoehle, and most famous of all Lord v. Gleisdreieck. 11E: This line comes through 2x DDR seiger Condor v. Maderpfahl and radiates through Ohle v. Rundeck into the studs Fels v. Kemmlerblick and Zorro v. Laagerwall. 12: This line today descends primarily from Golf v. Ritterberg and his brother Grand v. Ritterberg. 13A: This line today persists primarily through the descendants Alf v. Koernersee.
Preserving the DDR lines implies standing still, not improving the line. We need to preserve the image of the breed as it was and build on top just as they would have done. The most important thing we can do is to retain the DDR body style & type while maintaining and improving as strong as genetic diversity as we possibly can for the health of the breed. The standards we look for include powerful, deep chested bodies with almost straight square frames, intimidating presence and supreme intelligence. Working abilities include tracking, athleticism, toughness, climbing abilities, hardiness, and the ability to withstand extreme physical conditions and demands. These are the strict guidelines imposed on the breed, and resulted in the creation of the DDR Shepherd one the finest working animals the world has ever had, with thanks to a few. Please note that most of the best dogs for breeding and security in the DDR did not go to the Military they went to friends and families of the breeders. They can make, with proper guidance some of the best family pets you will ever have. This lines are amazing, and as each member of your family is different from the next, puppies are no different. One sister/brother may excel in martial arts, police or military while one is best suited as a care giver, a nurse or doctor. Some of our puppy's are best suited for family life, some as protection dogs and some for Police and Military. Once your needs are identified we will help you choose the right new family member or partner.
American German shepherds represent most of the international show lines of German shepherds and have a very sloped back and sharp angle in their hindquarters. The American lines tend to be longer and leaner than both types of German lines. British German shepherds have large bones and a long, straight body. Both British and American lines have calmer temperaments and lower energy requirements than the German lines. The Czech German shepherd lines have many similarities to the east German lines, and some consider them the same type of German shepherd. Other less known German shepherd lines are the white German shepherds (not albino) and long-haired German shepherds.
Billy & Annie von BarrenBerg
Billy & Annie von BarrenBerg