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German Shepherd Dog > Greatest German Shepherd??? (26 replies)

by mikemanu on 16 March 2012 - 15:03

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I was just wondering has there ever been a survey amongst Breeders & Trainers of who the Greatest German Shepherd of all time is,  or a top 50 or 100, if there has been can anyone giv us the link to the list, Perhaps someone should do a survey if it hasn't been done, Who Makes Your Top Ten

by Mackenzie on 16 March 2012 - 16:03

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Rin Tin Tin


by TJL852 on 16 March 2012 - 16:03

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Nick vom Heiligenbosch

by Brandi on 16 March 2012 - 17:03

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Fero and Yoschy

by benzi on 16 March 2012 - 17:03

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Cliff vom Huhnegrab

by Ara Haus on 16 March 2012 - 17:03

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Cak Pisecna Boure  

by remione1 on 16 March 2012 - 19:03

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My parents dog Doug is pretty cool

by live4schutzhund on 18 March 2012 - 15:03

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Palme vom Wildsteiger Land
Lord vom Gleisdreieck
Fero vom Zeuterner Himmelreich

My two cents given the many ways you could define the greatest.

by karen forbes on 18 March 2012 - 18:03

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Nicky-my westie (terrier)  I am sure he always wanted to be a GSD

by joanro on 18 March 2012 - 19:03

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My old German Shepherd, Colonel : he saved me one day by chasing off a car load of apparently drunk guys here at home. They were out driving around and I figure they thought they found easy pickin's since I was alone except with, then, three year old Colonel by my side. We live in the foot hills and the nearest neighbor is a quarter mile away with the home site a secluded quarter mile off the road. Colonel was barking his big, deep warning bark and I had my hand through his collar restraining him, but not discouraging his barking. After telling the punks there was no business for them where they were, one of the guys in the back seat passenger side opened the door, asking the proverbial, "does that dog bite?" I thought, you gotta be nuts. When he put his leg out and set his foot on the ground, I told him, "you don't want to do that!" As he continued getting out of the car, Colonel was by then hauling on me and barking furiously. I released Colonel and he charged across the one hundred or so feet of the parking lot. When he reached the car he hurled himself at the back door as the idiot guy ducked in and slammed it shut just in time for Colonel to crash into it trying to get through the window at the jerk. The car load of drunks sped off with my hero dog chasing after them. I called Colonel and he came back to me, proud and victorious! I would like to mention that Colonel never had any formal protection training, but he was my protector at home and for years on the road as I traveled all over the US and parts of Canada working my horses and dogs. I got Colonel in 1995 when he was eight weeks old and he lived a very healthy, happy twelve and a half years. He was a truly great dog and is my ideal GSD.

by Kalibeck on 18 March 2012 - 23:03

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Mine. jackie harris ;-)

by Tony and apache on 19 March 2012 - 04:03

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norbo ben ju
art z lipin
ellute von der mohnwiese
Erri Z Blatenskeho zamku

by Mackenzie on 19 March 2012 - 08:03

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The greatest for me was the first German dog that brought me to go 100% German.   I was at a party and most of the people there were at the Sieger show that year.  There was over a hundred photos of dogs on a table, mainly english dogs, but one stood out for me above the rest and when I said that this was my choice everyone laughed at me and said he was rubbish.  At that point I did not even know the dog's name.  I stuck to it and said that was the way I wanted to go.   It transpired that the dog was Marko v Cellerland the Sieger that year ,1972.  Unusually, his father was a HGH male which I found interesting.


by SharonCA on 19 March 2012 - 08:03

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Greatest or most famous? and famous for showing or famous as in world famous?  Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin both have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2 out of only 3 dogs to have stars (Lassie being the 3rd).  From what I've been reading recently, those two dogs made German Shepherds the number one breed in America for decades starting in the 20's and 30's.  I'm thankful for that.  I have watched the silent films of the first Rin Tin Tin and I have to say... that was one amazing dog, I couldn't believe he was able to run and jump/climb into a 2nd floor window, no trick photography in those days, I think that was "Where the North Begins".

Interesting info about the winning dogs from your posts,  I love the "rubbish" Sieger winner story, and the story about Colonel.

by mikemanu on 19 March 2012 - 19:03

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I noticed apart from Rin Tin Tin, nobody has mentioned the same dog yet, i'm new to GSD's i used to own rottweilers & the reason i asked was if the ADRK came up with a list of the Top 20 dogs of all time, i think i would name at least 15 of them without knowing the list, the GSD world seems a lot more complex haha, taking in consideration the fact there's a show lines, working lines & various Colours, thanks for your replies, i think there should be a list of greatest Working & greatest Show line German shepherds, Perhaps breed clubs should do a poll of it's members

by joanro on 19 March 2012 - 20:03

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It seems to me that a person could only answer that question honestly by personal experience. Therefore, it would stand to reason that there will be as many different names as people responding. If rankings is what you want, then go to show results and world championships. Rankings have been the ruination of many breeds. Every body wants to use the top dog in rankings, regardless of faults in temperament, etc.

by Brandi on 20 March 2012 - 14:03

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True...I my responce was based on most famous.
Had I answered based on what the post said, "greatest" (silly me) I would answer, my dog Ando v. Tsa-Li would be in my top ten, with Dugan v. Eichenluft 2nd (also my dog).  3rd would be Eagle v. Eichenluft, then Bodo v. Tiekerhook, Kobra v. Eichenluft, Xinerobella v. Tiekerhook, Dina v. Krushaus, and the list goes on through out their pedigrees.  Of course, none of these dogs would be possible with out Horand.  Still to my list would be Fero and Yoschy.


by vomeisenhaus on 20 March 2012 - 15:03

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How about racker vom itztal

by macrowe1 on 20 March 2012 - 18:03

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Ellute, Yoschey, Troll

by myret on 20 March 2012 - 18:03

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there are many great dogs in the past

I ´have always loved Belshik Von Der Eickenbruche

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