No more "Impressions of the Sieger Show" from David Payne
Excerpt from one of my studies published on this board "Was vererben die Sieger und die Auslese-Hunde?"
(HD1-hips and Miscellaneous in the SV Kennel Club. As close to the truth as one can get! ):
year the „Impressions of the Sieger Show“ written by the Englishman David
Payne belong to the most „GOOGLEd“ themes of the Shepherd Dog-fans. When
they surprisingly failed to be published this year (2008), I have made an
enquiry. David wrote me the following:
----- Original Message -----
From: David Payne
To: Demeyere Jan
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 1:31 AM
Subject: RE: GSD website enquiry
you for your email, I have received several similar emails, they are
appreciated even though they make me feel uncomfortable.
I am fine, and my family are most precious in my life.
My dogs have never been better, and my Videx Rakell is an absolute superstar,
and I don’t say that without sincerity.
wrote in my IMPRESSIONS what I genuinely felt. Around the World, many people
read my IMPRESSIONS, some enjoyed them and others hated them, and many shades
in between, it was also like this in Germany. Until the SV take positive steps
towards securing our breeds future through integrity, honesty, fairness and
transparency, our breeds hobbies and sports will disintegrate.
SV started the colour testing then after 1 year stopped it, a victory for the
cheats. SV Judges can still Judge dogs that they breed, and dogs that they have
sold, or they have placed in someone else's name. This is fundamentally wrong!
Judges at the Sieger Show appear to favour dogs owned or connected with other
judges and their friends, the same happens with top males for decking’s, judges
have priority because the owners know they need progeny bred and owned by
judges. Money rules the breed, in Germany and all around the world. There is
very little equality, fairness or honesty in our sport. Anyone who challenges
any or all of this is criticised and pilloried both directly and indirectly,
especially slyly “behind the hand” by those who gain most by the current system.
These people have ‘followers’ who do their bidding, and go anonymous on the
internet to spread their spineless garbage. I am now giving consideration of
leaving the show scene, and all that entails, and simply enjoying my dogs away
from the evil which besets our wonderful breed. Not writing my IMPRESSIONS
2008 is a step in that direction. Far too few honest and sincere people in
our breed are prepared to put their heads above the parapet and speak or write
about all the wrong that is being done, and pursue major changes that are so
desperately required. Our breeds future is precarious and there is very little
hope. As hope disintegrates more people in our breed will leave, and who can
regards, David Payne, VIDEX GSD
End of quote.
Please do visit and read his interesting other views and “Impressions” of
former years through this link: www.videxgsd.com
I daresay Tibet will be independent
quicker, than that the SV Kennel Club will change its ways. However! We already
have a black president in the White House (which was considered impossible).
Now we need a black Pope in the Vatican and only then will we have… a new
Kennel Club. (While there’s life, there’s hope!) By that time however, the
healthy GSD could already have completely vanished."
The hyena-profile has been completed, thanks to SV-show-judges!
SV-National Breed Warden Reinhardt Meyer has lead his judges into completing
the hyena-profile of the GSD.
THIS IS NOT what we understand by improving the breed! We can do
nothing but wonder, if it can go any further yet.
Although the maker of the video certainly had no intension whatsoever to prove
my thesis, unvoluntarily he does. Do watch it, it's an eyecatcher, very well
made, good music, and very, very sad!
Thanks to a GSD-fan from
Holland who forwarded it to me, I can now offer it to this community:
after the Sieger Show in Ulm, a lot of people went home with shattered dreams. I myself have noticed, how my predictions and fears have sadly enough been confirmed once more.
With tears in my eyes, feeling very sorry for the untrained dogs AND the unprepared owners, I have watched the Schutzdienst, a hallucinating experience (once again?) Folks! THIS is the worldchampionship! Don't come unprepared!
1985 German Shepherd Dogs might have been registered for the contest allright, but only 912 finally made the Standard. Way too many competitors did not even make it past Schutzdienst. The result of bad management and bad steering at the top of the association?