I was a boy at the tender age of ten, I wanted to express my love
of dogs by one day bringing home a flea-ridden german shepherd
puppy, a present from a neighbour.
I had to return my first dog, my father and stepmother being of
the opinion that the large, spiteful, crossbred guard-dog we owned
at the time would have probably killed the "intruder"
a youth, and after finishing my apprenticeship, I decided to devote
myself to the dog sport, the prime reason being my love of the
german shepherd dog.
so I joined the SV OG Wattenscheid 1921. After a few years, I
joined the club for german shepherd dogs (SV) in 1957 and registered
my breeding kennel "aus Wattenscheid".
I bought my first two breeding bitches " Lona von der
Prinzenrast" and "Astra vom Haus Hülsmann",
SZ: 914525, DOB:20.08.1955, (daughter of the champion 1955 "Alf
was soon able to enjoy my first breeding success.
pairing of "Astra vom Haus Hülsmann" with the champion
1958 "Condor vom Hohenstamm" resulted in the V-bitch
"Frigga aus Wattenscheid", DOB: 05.12.1958, producing
young dog champion 1964 "Lork vom Eningsfeld"
as well as young dog third 1964 "Lex vom Eningsfeld".
" brother and stud male "Falk aus Wattenscheid",
repeatedly attained the grading Excellent 1. (V1)
the early sixties, I left my totally working dog oriented local
group, and founded on 05.03.61 the still-existing local group
Wattenscheid South. From then on I held the position as instructor-
and breed warden before the post as chairman was entrusted to
held this position for more than 38 years, through all imaginable
ups and downs, until my son Waldemar jr. succeeded me at club
level in 2000.
position of the OG breed warden has been held by me since 05.03.61.
of the first foster-mother agencies was set up by me in the sixties.
those interested in dog working dog trials, I would like to present
here, not known by many of you, a few interesting details from
the history of my kennel. One of my first stud males, "Gin
vom Lierberg", brother (repeat litter) of the
famous Lierberg brothers, champion 1967 "Bodo vom Lierberg",
and VA3 1967 also being competitor in the national championships
1969. "Bernd vom Limberg " was to help
me in the middle sixties to further breeding successes.
attained many times a first placing at breeder shows (also V1),
and therefore established through his inherent qualities the basis
of my future blood lineage. The daughter of "Gin vom
Lierberg", "Zandra aus Wattenscheid",
and her daughter "Rita aus Wattenscheid" have
become well-known bitches in the working-dog line.
of "Rita’s" whelps two generations later, "Askia
vom Froschgraben" (top working dog producer and national
champions trials participant) was mother of the later notorious
"von der bösen Nachbarschaft" kennel, i.e. "Troll"-BSP
1990, "Timmy"-BSP 1989, "Rocky"-BSP
1990, "Resi"-mother of "Sato",
and her whelp "Quasy von der bösen Nachbarschaft",
who was to be world champion 1998.
stud males in the sixties were:
V1 "Axel vom Haus Mußhafen"
V1 "Ajax vom Fuhrpark-Schumer"
V1 "Axel vom Fuhrpark-Schumer"
V1 "Asbach aus Wattenscheid"
aus Wattenscheid" ZB: V, top producer of many great dogs.
V1 "Sultan aus Wattenscheid" who remarkably was
to beat at a breeding show the top producer "Marko vom
Celler Land" !!
have trained all my breeding - and show dogs personally from the
start with great enthusiasm, commitment and success, so that as
early as 04.02.1968 was to proudly receive from the SV the dog-handler
medal in bronze, silver, and gold. That I was personally able
to present several dogs at one and the same show was at that time
early as 1959, before the introduction of the HD-procedure on
the part of the SV, I had to put down my first dog as a result
of a hip-joint dysplasia, this being discovered from an X-ray
made at the Vetinary College Hannover. From then on, I was a keen
advocate of the 1966 from the SV introduced, and for the shepherd
dog breeding essential, method of the fight against HD.
biggest breeding success up to the present time was in 1972, when
my near-black bitch "Dunja aus Wattenscheid"
was to become world champion at a national championship for breeding
dogs in Bremen. In 1980 I received from SV the breeder’s medal
of my main aims as a breeder is the realisation of the so-called
"universal conception", meaning the unification at the
highest level of breeding and working. This is reflected in the
so-called "show-line breeding" (champion "Dingo
vom Haus Gero-Sohn") resulting in the dog "Echo aus
Wattenscheid", being bred by me and with Wattenscheid-lineage
from the mother’s side.
achieved not only the grading "most excellent" (Spitzen-V)
but also, as a result of his outstanding qualities,was several
times successful participant in the LG-elimination trials, finally
reaching the pinnacle of his career as participant at the national
greater successes were celebrated at championship shows with my
von der Grone" (V-Auslese Munich 1978)
"Barry vom Lanzer Burghof" (V-2 Mannheim 1981)
vom Mühlenbruch" (V-9 Munich 1982)
can also look back at satisfactory results in the youth- and young
dog class at national champions dog shows:
SG 1 Weltsiegerin
JHKL. Hündinnen Bremen 1972, mit "Dunja aus Wattenscheid"
10 JHKL. Bitches Mannheim 1974, with "Pele aus Wattenscheid"
6 JHKL. Dogs Mannheim 1974, with "Tolus aus Wattenscheid"
15 JHKL. Rüden Bremen 1980, mit "Vego aus Wattenscheid"
JHKL. Dogs Hamburg 1986, with "Nash aus Wattenscheid"
13 JKL. Bitches Dortmund 1984, with "Yenny aus Wattenscheid"
7 JHKL. Bitches Duisburg 1987, with "Xenie aus Wattenscheid"
2 JHKL. Dogs and vice world champion, Karlsruhe 1991 as well as
"V-Auslese Holland" 1992 ( Judge:Hermann Martin), with
"Darius aus Wattenscheid"
19 JHKL. Dogs Düsseldorf 1997, with "Largo aus Wattenscheid"
17 JKL. Dogs Düsseldorf 2001, with "Vitali aus Wattenscheid"
2 Vize-Champion JHKL. Bitches Karlsruhe
"Buffie aus Wattenscheid".
SG 14 JHKL.
Bitches Ulm 2003, with "Isah aus Wattenscheid".
SG 28 JHKL. Rüden Karlsruhe 2004, with "Onex
SG 3 JKL. Bitches
Ulm 2005, with "Hilvi vom Hühnegrab"
JHKL. Bitches Oberhausen 2006, with "Andra aus Wattenscheid"
12 JKL Hündinnen Braunschweig 2007, with "Mara
5 GHKL Hündinnen Braunschweig 2007, with "Andra
successes were only made possible by the active support of my
wife Mathilde (since 1961 in SV) who, at the start of my breeder
career, aided me wherever she could in both business and private
but not least, let me introduce here my family-team "aus
my son and heir Waldemar jr. commonly known as Waldi,
many years my right-hand man, SV member since 1974, holder of
the golden SV dog-handler medal and trainer of our "doggy
The word "trainer" is lightly said , but it takes much
time and hard work in the committed and objective preparation
for the shows, also for the training and completion
the essential working-dog and endurance trials, as well as the
breed survey side of the business.
rather proud of the fact that he has taken over my enthusiasm
for the dog sport and dog breeding and is following in my footsteps.
would also like to mention here my daughter-in-law Susanne
with her lively nature, my son Waldi especially in the category
"working dogs", and who has so often led a Wattenscheider
to victory at many dog shows.
She is also a long-standing member of the SV (since 1987) and
holder of the SV dog-handler medal,1st. Class.
Our son and grandson "Nicolas Waldemar" is born on 04.07.2003.