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Nando von den Gnitzer Höhen



Any opinions on this guy? His progeny? Anything to look out for if you were thinking of getting a dog out of one of his progeny? The good, the bad, and the ugly!

Thanks in advance for all info.
 

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Wow! What a looker! One thing you'd have to look out for as for as his progeny goes, that if they look anything like their dad, people like me might just show up to steal the puppies! So . . . be careful!
 

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Looks like he had a lot of progeny so which one?

I imagine that the rest of the pedigree would give more info......since he would only be a grandfather. (or great grandfather?)

I bet Daryl could play in.
 

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He would be a grandfather. The potential sire is Birko vom Haus Seefeldt--but I asked about him before.
Hence why I decided to focus on Nando this time 'round to get a better view of the whole picture. Everything behind this dog.


Sasha is absolutely stunning! Alf is quite handsome as well. That's one thing I've noticed looking through Nando's kids and grandkids: they all have really nice structure and it's all very similar.
 

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Put Afra up somewhere on a color chart - THAT is BLACK SABLE - no real obvious red or tan (good looking one too!
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I know and have talked to the previous owner of Nando. He trained Nando to the BSP. Nando was a pure DDr dog and at the time he was born, the East Germans were basically holding a fire sale on their dogs. West Germans and Americans were going to the DDR and buying up GSDs by the dozen. Nando's owner is a very knowledgeable dog person and he tested over a hundred dogs before he picked Nando.
He said it was a lot of work to bring Nando to the BSP, more work than a good West German line dog, but then DDR dogs were never bred to be sport dogs. He'll also admit that Nando had such nice color that it was also a factor. Yes, even working line people do care for looks. :)
 

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DDR breeding was oriented toward producing show dogs that could work. Work being defined as tracking and herding not dog sports. Essentially the same philosophy that West Germn breeders had in the 60s before the lines bifurcated into show and working.
 
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