Dark pigmentation, a strong yet pretty expression,
high set ear carriage, correct tail set and shape, a level top-line, and a full
if rather long outer coat help to create a pleasing outline. Great
breadth in which the correctly shaped feet point forwards, strong low set hock
joints, a beautiful turn of stifle, and good fore-angulations help to further
enhance the picture created when Foss stops naturally in a perfect stance.Foss would benefit further if she were to be
short-coated, and from a greater length of foreleg: height & chest ratio in
combination with a better angulated upper arm (a pet home not interested in
showing would not care if their dog’s upper arm was 44.5 degrees as opposed to
45 degrees, but in terms of the show ring, as well as in terms of producing the
ultimate representation of the breed standard angulations, etc. have to be
Judge’s written and verbal comments include the
“Feminine looking. Has a good shape. Good
“Very pretty, lovely in confirmation, lovely on the
move, and although my preference is not for the plush coat she was the best dog
within her class”
“She is gorgeous, and if she stays exactly like this
when she is older she will be beautiful”
I confirmed that this meant that he would like nothing changed within her, and
he corroborated this.
Arkashan Fanto: Foss’s KC Gold Good
Citizen holder & Championship 1st place & stud book number winning father. He is in training for his working trials awards & has fun competing his agility training.
Asoka Kalipso: Foss’s 1st place winning mother in both obedience & confirmation classes. This dog is also Tessa (1st place, BPIB & BOB winner) & Bluebell's (good citizen holder) mother & Grandmother of a PAT dog & successful agility dog & KC bronze silver and gold good citizen holders, a BH holder, and a dog in training for competitive obedience.
Zasko von Santamar: Foss’s European Youth Seiger SCH
III Grandfather (a Belgium import) who is of European show lines
with working qualifications. He is also a producer of working & active
police dogs including Foss’s uncle, as seen in ITV’s send in the dogs.
Foss’s Gold KC Good citizen holding Grandmother who is
also a producer of active police dogs (she has produced 100% pass successes to
the 4 different males that she went to) including one as seen on ‘send in the
dogs’.Foss’s Grandmother is a sable
who is of working lines (European & UK obedience working lines & European show lines
with working qualifications known to produce working dogs including active
police dogs). She was bred by Limasmythe,
& is a daughter of a Tiekerhook Dutch import (VZH & VHI) & another Limasmythe
girl renowned for producing multiple service & working dogs.
Verdandi Golden Eagle Of Asoka: Foss’s Old English show lined winner of
confirmation classes Grandfather. His litter brother produced another Old English show-lined CC & BOB winning sable male at breed Championship level
Foss has had puppies to 3 males.
The 1st male that she had pups to was a Best of Breed winning male. This male was the son of VA1 Zamp vom Thermodos & Champion VA2 ( I & B) V (G) Gayville's Italia. He was also the litter sibling to a female who was a British Youth Seiger & RCC & multiple BPIS winner. Both of this male's parents had produced UK Champions including the multiple Best In Show Crufts Group 1 winning Elmo. This male was bred by the current breed record holding kennel, and he was an expensive male to purchase.
The second male that Foss had puppies to lived over 200 miles from myself, and I traveled several times to him despite Foss being progesterone tested. This male was a JW SCH1 awarded male that was bred by a top Championship breed judge. He was the son of a Vice British Seiger & UK Champion, and he was also a VA2 Timo & CH Elektra Grandson.
The 3rd male and last male that Foss had puppies to was a working line male that I had bred. There was over a year between this litter and the previous litter that Foss had. This male was related to a lot of top winning dogs including the highest ever winning British bred GSD at the world IPO Championships.
Foss's last litter was born 5th July 2012.
The first two males unfortunately produced a majority of long-coats within their litters to Foss. At the time long-coated puppies could not be successfully shown within the UK (this has since changed).
I fell head over heels in love with a puppy from Foss's last litter. But unfortunately this litter was born not too long after I had lost a female (I had lost her to cancer, and I had tried to give her veterinary attention at the first signs that she was ill. But tragically it was not meant to be.) who tore my soul apart from her loss. I was extremely heart broken for many months to follow. Because of this when the puppies were getting closer to 8 weeks of age I did not think that it was the right time to keep a puppy. I do still think about this puppy, but I believe that I made the right decision at that moment in time.
Foss as a youngster
Foss is the
A SPR1 holder (80%)
A BH holder
A dog competing in agility
Good citizen holders
One puppy in her last litter is in training for obedience, working trials, agility, and possibly confirmation with an experienced competitor (this puppy also already has its 1st good citizen award).
A second puppy from her last litter is in training for working trials, and this puppy already has its bronze KC good citizen award at 4 months of age.
A 3rd puppy from her last litter is also in training for working trials and agility, and possibly SCH.
A fourth puppy from her last litter is completing its good citizen awards.
The 5th and only other puppy from her last litter is enjoying life as a treasured forever pet.
Her last litter are way too young to compete yet, but I can't wait until they are old enough to show themselves off.
Foss is the aunt to:
A very successful competition agility dog (hips BVA total 8 & BVA elbows total 0 taken without the use of GA or sedation)
A qualified PAT dog (hips BVA total 12)
Bronze, Silver & Gold KC good citizen holders
A dog that will hopefully be competing in obedience at a later date
1/2 sibling to:
1st place, BPIB, BOB & Pastoral Group placement winners
Best In Show & Reserve Best In Show at WALCSS level in multiple shows
British Seiger SG placement & Excellent graded holder
Regional VP graded holder
A dog that is competing in the agility ring
A dog that has been competing in the obedience ring
Good citizen holders
A dog that was in training for search & rescue work (his surgeon owners emigrated to Germany with him)
On a very cold &
Foss’s World Champion Double Seiger & Junior
Seiger SCH III Great-Grandfather VA1 Yasko Vom Farbenspiel
(He is also Ulla’s Grandfather, and Hope’s Great-Grandfather).
Asoka Juno: Foss’s pure black Grandmother bred by a kennel
famous for producing dual purpose Champions & active police dogs, etc. She
has a level top-line & she is 'Middle Of The Road verging on Old English dual purpose; UK obedience &
show lines'. Producer of 1st place winners in obedience & confirmation classes including one girl who at a WALCSS show took a Reserve Best In Show
Foss's World Champion
& Seiger SCH III Great-Great-Grandfather (Foss's 4th generation) VA1 Ursus Vom Batu whose year of birth is 1995.
(He is also Ulla’s Great-Grandfather, and Hope’s Great-Great-Grandfather).
The aforementioned sable Old English show lined CC & BOB winning male at breed Championship
level who is Foss’s Great-Uncle (and her Grandfather’s nephew & her mother’s
An 8-hour-old male male & a female pup from an Ando x Foss litter
A 7-month male from
Ando & Foss’s 08 first litter: Junior lives with Steve
Junior as a puppy
Foss’s Old English show lined winner of
confirmation classes Grandfather in colour (and this is a photo of a photo
which really goes to show how red he is!).
Foss’s 1/2 siblings and parent's hip and elbow scores & haemophilia status
& micro chipped for further identity
Elbow scored (BVA total 0)
PD gene clear
citizen dog of the week
Joint top 9thpuppy winner (despite going to only a few shows alongside being plush as
opposed to short coated & despite 84 puppies winning the chance to be on
this list which does not include all that attempted to compete within the UK show ring that year)
qualified (several times)
BPIB, 1stplace, and group placement winner
For a GSD to be deemed as having an acceptable coat it has to have both top & under coat which Foss did have.
However Foss was technically a long-coat as her top-coat was too long.
did beat other dogs when she was shown, and when she was shown we very
rarely either did not take a 1st place or a comment from a judge (which
was backed up by ringside bystanders) which informed us that she was the
best in the ring aside from her coat which should have been
her coat type did hold her back and affect her placements (especially
at Championship level) it became a little disheartening to be
consistently told that she would have been 1st if not for her coat, as
well as an expensive gamble in terms of whether or not a judge would
knock her for her coat. Which is why she only went to a limited number
of shows (which included several Championship as well as open level
Is a black &
tan & pure black carrier
black & tans / dark masked black & tans / pure backs
coated (can produce long coats and plush coats and short-coats when put to a short coat)
size as per UK
The kennel club states that Foss’s genetic
coefficient value is: 0.0%
You do not get better than that as 0% is
Foss’s pedigree contains a mixture of different ‘types’
(i.e. European working & show lines which have produced working dogs, UK
obedience & Old English dual purpose lines) which will help to further
increase her genetic diversity
Foss's 5 generation pedigree contains NO in-breeding
Foss's 5 generation pedigree contains NO line-breeding
This will mean that her puppy's 5 generation pedigree will contain No line breeding on their dam's side of their pedigree
Puppies From Ando x Foss
genetic coefficient value’s for 4 generation's of her pup's pedigree, as given by the kennel
Arkashan Fanto: 1.9%
Asoka Kalipso: 1.3%
Rutland Remus: 0.0%
Zasko von Santamar (imp): 2.7%
Verdandi Golden Eagle Of Asoka: 6.2%
Asoka Juno: 0.1%
VA1 Yasko vom Farbenspiel: 8.8%
VA1 (B) Ulie von Santamar: 2.0%
Vero van Tiekerhook (imp): 5.1%
Limasmythe Apache Dawn: 4%
Hilpsford Hornblower: 12.4%
Folklaw Gold on Silver: 1.0%
Asoka Storm: 4.2%
Choice Girl Rosie: 0.6%
Loki is a:
SPR1 holder (80%)
In training for his overall IPO award (I wish his home all
of the best of luck with this)