From time to time discussions appear, that the
german shepherd is overbread with deformed hips and the reason
could be found in the down going topline.
That the GSD-Breed is still set first in relation
with deformed hips, caused in main due to the fact, that the
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) was
the very first breeding organisation, who public discussed the
dysplasia problem, wich appears to all bigger
sized dogs, and initiated 1966 a program
to planful fight that problem.
On the following pictures I show a top dog,
Erich vom Grafenwerth Sieger
VA1 in 1920, compared with my actual stud Harras vom Schloß Buldern in black and white,
stucked in the old fashion way.
Below are pictures of him in color and in the
actual way to stuck.
I hope and think, that everyone, who judge this
pictures fair and objective will realize, that not the standard or
the GSD has changed, only simply the way to present the
dogs (and train on way higher level), what enables a better
judgment of the trotter ability, the harmony and balance of the
This legend is made from populist people who
tried to discredit the GSD for political reasons