Though Canto v.d. Wienerau died youthful and sired relatively handful of litters, mainly because of his impressive prepotency he is nonetheless regarded as one particular of the 3 most vital dogs who formed the modern German Shepherd puppy.
Canto was born on the 17th September 1968 and sired by Hein vom Konigsbruch out of the Jalk v. Fohlenbrunnen daughter Liane von der Wienerau.
It is attention-grabbing to study his pedigree as this may possibly provide clue to his pretty outstanding prepotency. In spite of getting created only a constrained range of progeny through the brief time he was at stud, a large proportion of these gained the substantial classification of Korklasse 1. 6 of these animals had been V.A. in Germany. He also sired two American Champions.
Canto sire, “Hein v. Konigsbruch”, born on the 10th March 1965, was a extremely exciting puppy for a number of factors. Most essential is why Walter Martin determined to use him as a stud for his Canto’s Dam, his exceptional bitch, Liane von der Wienerau, a V bitch of exceptionally very good breeding.
Though Hein’s Koer report was satisfactory he certainly did not have a really illustrious present vocation in Germany. In 1968 he was placed in a comparatively small placement of S.G. 7 in the Open up male Class less than Dr. Funk. In 1969 he did no better below Dr. Rummel, being graded only G simply because of his lack of doing the job potential.
His “Koer” report describes him as significant, stretched animal with harmonious lines, great angulation, perfect backline, and floor masking gait. It also referred to his temperament as getting audio. His battling spirit “kampftrieb” even so, was described as “vorhanden” – present fairly than pronounced.
In addition, he had not sired quite a few litters in advance of Walter Martin determined to use him.
Why then did Walter Martin make your mind up to use him alternatively than a lot more common, confirmed animals who experienced now shown their capability in the exhibit ring and also their prepotency?
The solution to this, I truly feel, is since Walter Martin was a visionary with a exceptional eye for a pet. Hein represented a departure from the largely sq. canines of the time, with constrained hind angulation. Hein was around-angulated compared to numerous of the primary puppies of the time. He was a really glamorous doggy and Martin acknowledged the qualities he experienced to supply.
Also, he was conscious of Hein’s pedigree. His Sire “Repair zu den Sieben Faulen was a incredibly good puppy as was the sire of “Resolve”, “Asslan vom Maiweg”. I don’t forget seeing “Asslan” in Germany and was impressed with his beautiful cleanse traces and – what was unusual at the time – his really good croup. In addition the Sire of “Asslan”, “Alf vom Walddorf – Emst was an extremely superior pet, who was also a very dominant sire.
Walter Martin was evidently conscious of the features of “Alf” and having, what some folks could possibly have regarded a gamble, he reckoned that in Hein, he would be in a position to perpetuate the fantastic traits that “Alf” possessed.
I don’t forget viewing “Alf”, ten decades aged at the time, at the home of his proprietor Walter Lueg and was quite impressed in fact with this superb animal. Not only was he a really handsome pet, even at 10 many years, he also experienced an exceptional temperament, daring but pleasant.
Alf’s breeding reflected the successful mixture of Rolf v. Osnabruckerland and Axel v.d. Deininghauserheide. His Sire was Rolf and his Dam, Elga vom Villosahaus, was an Axel daughter.
Walter Martin have to have regarded that with his bitch Liane’s breeding he would not have to be worried with temperament issues. Liane was a daughter an exceptionally great doggy, Jalk v. Fohlenbrunne, who also experienced a history of really excellent temperaments. Liane’s Dam, “Dixie v.d. Wienerau” was a daughter of the V.A. pet “Arno vom Haus Schwingel”
Also, Liane was one of an exceptionally great litter. Her litter sister Landa v. Wienerau grew to become a Siegerin, and a litter brother “Lido” was also an remarkable specimen, a incredibly dominant Sire with a incredibly solid temperament.
Hein was exported to the Tadellos Kennels of Mrs. Egger in Britain at the age of 5 in which he was moderately prosperous in the Present ring, winning two C.C. s. He also sired some good stock in England.
The greatest evaluation of Hein v. Konigsbruch”s temperament was built by my very good close friend Percy Elliott in his guide “The Comprehensive German Shepherd”. This is what Percy Elliott wrote: “Hein experienced minor operating means and for this reason was downgraded to very good at the 1969 Sieger Present. He was not shy, just a regular friendly more than enough canine and satisfactory if not also significantly was questioned of him…”
I can concur with this assessment. Numerous several years in the past I imported a younger Hein son from Mrs. Egger. My canine was a really lovable, pleasant, great-natured canine but somewhat missing in protecting instinct an perfect family pet.
Canto was explained as a pet of medium size (64cm) and medium solid with excellent proportions. His front angulation was quite fantastic certainly and hind angulation was marked. Particular mention was made of his really very well laid, very long croup, a function he passed on to many of his progeny. Unfavorable characteristics involved a head that was missing in masculinity and also absence of robust pigment. There was also a distinct inclination towards free hocks which was specially apparent when he was a young pet dog
As a youthful doggy he was placed 4th – S.G. 4 in the Youth Course at the Sieger Present in 1971 he was V.1 in the open up canine course.
His temperament was not as bold as 1 would have favored and in this respect he took just after his father alternatively than his mom. It have to also be stated that Canto is regarded as the to start with acknowledged hemophiliac in the breed. This was not found out until later when it was identified that his daughters commenced to generate affected males.
Whilst he died at the extremely youthful age of four he produced a large variety of extremely superior dogs.
Very vital Canto sons whose names look in the pedigrees of a big number of today’s best winners are the next. Frei v. Holtkamper See, Canto Arminius and to a lesser extent, Argus Klamme.
Frei V. Holtkamper See was sired by Canto out of Iris v. Sudfeld, a bitch whose breeding reflected the precious Vello zu den Sieben Faulen affect. Frei was the most profitable of Canto’s progeny with 5 V.A. progeny, one of which, Zorro v. Haus Beck – V.A in 1981 – created the pretty vital Lasso v. Wiederbrucher Land.
Lasso v. Wiederbrucherland in flip created the exceptionally effective sire, “Fedor v. Arminius” who was V.A in 1987. Fedor’s identify is to be discovered in the pedigrees of a large range of best profitable animals, in numerous situations via the important V.A. Fedor son, Mark v. Haus Beck.
Mark has proved to be 1 of the most critical sires of recent a long time and is the sire, between many other individuals, of the Sieger Kimon Dan Alhedys Hoeve.
Kimon is the Sire of the V.A rated “Karly v. Arminius. “Karly” has also proved to be an exceptionally great sire and manufactured the V.A animal “Jello Michelstadter Rathaus”, an important sire in his individual proper.
Canto v. Arminius the other quite essential Canto v. Wienerau son was Sieger in 1978 when the title of “Sieger” was re-launched after obtaining been discontinued considering the fact that 1973.
Canto was an exceptionally very good mover. When I saw him at the Sieger present for the very first time, I was astonished at the fluidity and effortless nature of his gait. Although he manufactured much better daughters than sons, he did develop a extremely excellent animal in Sonny v. Badener Land, who in change produced the Reserve Sieger to Uran – Notify v. Grossen Sand.
His litter sister Tina was Siegerin.
Inform manufactured the double Sieger “Fanto v.Hirschel” – 1990 and 1991 and also his litter brother, ‘Frei v. Hirschel”, who was also an significant Sire in his very own right, developing quite sturdy temperaments.
The “Frei v. Hirschel” son, Amigo v. Belgier is regarded as by proficient judges to be a ideal source of outstanding temperaments, He is the Sire of a variety of very excellent puppies who have finished nicely at Sieger Shows, which includes the extremely regarded, Italian bred, V.A. animal “Quartz v. Templari”
The Canto Arminius litter brother, Caesar v. Arminius, was also an vital Canto v. Wienerau son. Deemed by a lot of to have a more powerful temperament than his litter brother, he was the sire of the Dingo v. Haus Gero, Sieger in 1982.
Dingo was an extremely excellent mover with a impressive gait. Although commonly employed at initially, and the Sire of 4 V.A. animals, Dingo was afterwards not favoured by German breeders as it was felt that he developed also several animals whose hips ended up suspect.
Argus was sired by Canto out of Zilly v. Klammle, who was later exported to American the place she grew to become a Champion. Argus was identified to be a doggy of great character.
The bitch I imported, Fara v. Terrible Boll in whelp to Lasso di Val sole was a daughter of Argus. She also inherited the exact organization, confident temperament as her Sire.
Argus’s impact ongoing largely nevertheless his great son Argus v. Aducht who is represented in animals sired by Manto Overdinger Land and Miro Holtkamper See.
It is crystal clear that Canto v. Wienerau’s impact although his sons and daughters has left an indelible effect on the breed. He can really be regarded as on the 3 pillars of the present day German Shepherd Canine.