BREAKING NEWS!! SIEGERSCHAU 2008
Please take note, that the following information is solely based on HEAR-SAY and must be regarded as unofficial! I daresay my sources are indeed reliable, but should you have heard different stories, please feel free to reveal other stuff and elaborate.
These lines may be updated as more news comes in.
Judge Reinhardt Meyer apparently received the confidence from the top of the SV after defending himself Thursday night at the meeting, following the many accusations that we all could read about on different boards. Insiders say the SV will deal with it later, (immediately?) AFTER the Siegershow.
The weather today was miserable!
Fog in the early hours, lots of rain (buckets), competitors had their shoes full of water. Temperatures were low, really low. It was darn cold.
The SV-shop selling warm clothes (sweaters and raincoats) was sold out in no time.
The arena does not seem to be suitable for a Siegershow. It’s normally used for jumping (horses).
The organisation seems to be a mess. Timetable was in disorder in no time. People could finally just walk in for Schutzdienst, when it suited them best.
After the first day, the stress, the cold and the rain have worn a lot of people out.
Let’s hope everyone enjoys a good night of sleep.
First results Schutzdienst can be followed here:
8.30 Looks like it just might stay dry in Aachen this morning, allthough a little to the east, drizzly rain is their share.
12° Celsius and a little foggy, it will be a cold morning. I hope they will get my weather, partly cloudy but with with fair shares of sun.
11.30 Apparently one is not lucky this year. Competitions have resumed in a drizzle.
Temperatures not rising (12,6° C. = 55 F.)
Positions for Males "Ring 3" (42 dogs) have been communicated:
Zamp vom Thermodos will not perform as Woerner is a judge.
12.30 Quenn vom Löher Weg apparently will NOT participate further, no matter what his Schutzdienst was like.
Right now, he goes without a number. His score not being shown in the results list, would confirm that.
People tend to withdraw their dogs for whatever reasons.
Progeny groups have been presented in drizzling rain. Young females are in the ring now...
Best Schutzdienst performers chart is now online.
Now this DOES tell us something!
Keep a close eye on these dogs:
First three VA? 1237 Ingodds Agassi
VA? 1050 Furbo degli Achei
VA? 1054 Kwantum vom Klostermoor
VA? 1153 Aron della Terra dei Forti
High V 1060 Tiras vom Roten Feld
20.00 Let the speculations begin!
The last ring of the Males has been published:
There is a lot of space at the top this year for new VA's.
And it's really not difficult to designate the first 5.
Who are your favourites?
Now what will Judge Meyer do with Nando? He cannot rate him VA without ruining his beliefs and his philosophy (the dog being too big!)
And for Nando's breeder, his marketeer and his owner, imagine, after being VA, now being placed way back, blown away to simple V? A blame really.
Will Vegas take it away?
Or will Agassi impress everyone?
A lot of young folks at the top there? What have they proven to be allowed in the VA-circles?
21.30 Just in: Now insiders tell me there is no doubt in their minds, Vegas will take it away. Unofficially, Judge Meyer owns the dog, and this is the reason Quenn stays away. (It was a once in a lifetime experience to make the Sieger this year, why in the world would he stay away?) He doesn't have a fair chance. Now Quenn had a wonderful progeny group, of super anatomical quality but the one of Vegas was nice also and ... bigger. Believe it or not, the overall best progeny group was the one from Zamp, but as we know, he does not compete.
The atmosphere? What can one expect?
Cold and drizzling rain all day long. People running out of their last dry shirts and sweaters. Leashes sliding through frozen hands, can you imagine?
It seems that the allegations have been discussed widely in the last couple of months. Of course nobody dares to speak out in the open, most of them are still in the race and must fear consequences. But hints are given... and questions are asked...
Now commenting with his microphone Judge Meyer must address the people and pray, yes, insist for at least a little bit of applause. Masses were silent, no outcries, just moaning. The tension could be felt in the stadium and around, the atmosphere is apparently miserable, lousy, from what I hear.
People tell me it reminds them of the bad tension of the Siegerschau with Messler, remember that?
At the same time people were massively visiting the Vets to withdraw their dogs, apparently in three adjacent lines, and in a rather agressive fashion to. Could be due to the weather?
Remember, this is all HEAR-SAY, but we will be informed later if these are accurate facts or just bad rumours.
Somebody switched off the rain. All the clouds are gone!
Freezing cold in the morning, 3° C = 36° F, but the sun hurts your eyes.
Today, people will need their sunglasses!
“From The Siegerschau in Aachen, Germany, for the thousands in attendance
and the millions watching around the world,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Lllllèt’s get ready to RUMMMMBEEELLL!!”
"May everyone receive the result he or she deserves today,
And may all defrauders burn in hell!"
Temperatures are rising!
First results coming in for the youth:
SG01 Shicco von der Freiheit-Westerholt!!
(Maestro Osterberger-land!! & Nannila)
Many congratulations to Ralf (Lang) for this wonderful achievement!! Great job!
SG01 Dux de Intercanina!!
(Zamp vom Thermodos & Watschenka)
Dog from Judge Hans-Joachim Dux
SG01 Chakira vom Pendler!!
(Vegas!! - Team Paka's Daria)
Dog from Meinen Wolfgang & Meinen Hinrich
SG01 Bella vom Kuckucksland!!
(Vegas!! & Zora vom Ochsentor)
Now take a break and enjoy your lunch!
As soon as we can get hold of the Pole Position on the Starting Grid, we will let you know!
Everyone has his favourites.
And Vegas will take it away, no doubt in my mind.
But I will be watching closely for:
Aron della Terra dei Forti, will probably make VA
Ingodds Agassi, should be top-3
Jugendsieger 2007 Panjo vom Kirschental, from the number 1 real gsd-kennel in the world
Jugendvize 2007 Furbo degli Achei, while owned by Italian SV-President (SAS)
Junghundbester 2007 Godalis Tino, while owned by Uday Jani
A special eye must be kept on Super-Schutzdienst-performers Kwantum vom Klostermoor & Tiras vom Roten Feld.
And Odin vom Holtkämper Hof and Nando vom Gollerweiher should fall out of the VA-ranking. (One can visit the Vets.)
15.00 Gebrauchshundklasse Hündinnen:
Last Year's VA5 makes Siegerin 2008: Lana von der Zenteiche
(Stano vom Hasenborn - Xana von der Zenteiche)
Have you noticed? Lana is the only one left from last years VA's. STOP! I was mistaken!
Thanks to the reaction of one of my readers, I am most happy to be able to correct my terrible mistake.
Anika van de Herdersfarm, last year's VA7, was able to work her way up to VA4 this year!
(Euro von Media & Nina van de Herdersfarm)
Congratulations!! And I apologise for my mistake to Jessy Schmeitz and her fans.
What we have all been waiting for..
Vegas du Haut Mansard
Odin vom Holtkämper Hof
Negus vom Holtkämper See
Ilbo vom Holtkämper See
Yerom vom Haus Salihin
Quantum vom Fiemereck
Nando vom Gollerweiher
Yukon von der Bastillie
Furbo degli Achei
Uran von der Wilhelmswarte
Judge Meyer has called upon Nando and Tino, told the handlers they were too big! He asked to have them measured on the spot!
A roaring audience!
They're too big! The SV-standard says 65 centimeters is the limit! But 62,5 would be ideal!
But all clear!
Judge Meyer decided to let it go through. This one time.
Just kiddin' of course.
And checking their age while waiting for final and official results:
Vegas du Haut Mansard 16.03.2004
Odin vom Holtkämper Hof 18.11.2003
Negus vom Holtkämper See 11.05.2004
Ilbo vom Holtkämper See 22.10.2003
Ingodds Agassi 7.10.2003
Yerom vom Haus Salihin 21.06.2005
Quantum vom Fiemereck 04.07.2004
Nando vom Gollerweiher 20.03.2003
Yukon von der Bastillie 19.12.2004
Furbo degli Achei 11.04.2006
Uran von der Wilhelmswarte 21.01.2005
Godalis Tino 5.11.2005
They're getting younger every year!?
How can a two- or three-year-old be Best of Breed?
What has he proved?
And now the final results from Aachen!!
Jeez! Computers always crash when you need them most!
VA1 Vegas du Haut Mansard 16.03.2004
VA2 Odin vom Holtkämper Hof 18.11.2003
VA3 Negus vom Holtkämper See 11.05.2004
VA4 Ilbo vom Holtkämper See 22.10.2003
VA5 Ingodds Agassi 7.10.2003
VA6 Yerom vom Haus Salihin 21.06.2005
VA7 Yukon von der Bastillie 19.12.2004
VA8 Quantum vom Fiemereck 04.07.2004
VA9 Furbo degli Achei 11.04.2006
VA10 Godalis Tino 5.11.2005
VA11 Nando vom Gollerweiher 20.03.2003
So much for allegations. From 8th position to last.
I thought he would fall out alltogether?!
For the pictures: put the small ones in front!
Some impressions might follow, but first got to go visit little sis in the hospital!
I'll be back in a while! Gimme some time.
HD2 VA1 Vegas du Haut Mansard 16.03.2004
HD2 VA2 Odin vom Holtkämper Hof 18.11.2003 Too Big
HD1 VA3 Negus vom Holtkämper See 11.05.2004
HD1 VA4 Ilbo vom Holtkämper See 22.10.2003
HD6 VA5 Ingodds Agassi 7.10.2003
HD2 VA6 Yerom vom Haus Salihin 21.06.2005
HD2 VA7 Yukon von der Bastillie 19.12.2004
HD1 VA8 Quantum vom Fiemereck 04.07.2004
HD1 VA9 Furbo degli Achei 11.04.2006
HD1 VA10 Godalis Tino 5.11.2005 Too Big
HD2 VA11 Nando vom Gollerweiher 20.03.2003 Too Big
Wer hat bei der Auslese nichts zu suchen?
Nun, bei der weltbekannten, gravierenden HD-Problematik des DSH, müssten zumindest die “Ausleser” über einwandfreie Hüften verfügen. Das leuchtet ein!
Damit scheiden schon aus:
HD2 VA1 Vegas du Haut Mansard,
HD2 VA2 Odin vom Holtkämper Hof,
HD2 VA6 Yerom vom Haus Salihin,
HD2 VA7 Yukon von der Bastillie,
und HD2 VA11 Nando vom Gollerweiher.
Wegen der bekannten Übergrösse, scheidet Odin ebenfalls aus, genauso wie Tino und Nando, die ja bereits am Ende des Feldes verwiesen wurden. Wieso nicht ganz raus, zusammen mit Odin? Wenn “zu gross”, dann richtig entscheiden und kein Auslesetitel!
Würde man mal annehmen, “die jungen Wilden” haben in der Zucht noch gar nichts bewiesen, und ein Mindestalter von 4 Jahren wäre Pflicht für die Aufnahme in der Auslesegruppe, dann schieden ebenfalls aus: Yerom und Yukon, Furbo sowieso und natürlich auch Tino.
Es blieben also aus diesem kleinen Kreis von 11 VA’s, wenn der BZW seine Hausaufgaben gemacht hätte, lediglich 4 Auslese-Anwärter übrig, welche den Standard am nächsten kommen und als Auslese der Rasse ausgezeichnet werden dürften.
Liest denn keiner den Rassestandard?
Lassen wir die letzten 4 übrig gebliebene Hunde nun mal in Ruhe ne Runde traben!
Schau’n mer mal!