Blood Line of Ives Eulenspiegel—
Basis & Improvement
By Olga Grin, DVM (Veterinarian & Rottweiler Specialist Choose)
Creator of “Necessities of Rottweiler Breeding”
Starting the story of probably the most strong genealogical platform of the breed, it’s price mentioning that every time has its personal priorities; strains dwell and disappear, progress, or are absorbed by others. However the bloodline which I’ll focus on on this article has been dominant within the genealogical construction of the Rottweiler breed for already 40 years. It has produced probably the most highly effective affect on the inhabitants of Rottweilers in the midst of the cultural historical past of breeding and continues to be necessary, having created a complete constellation of breeding strains.
In fact, I imply the road of Ives Eulenspiegel. That is probably the most highly effective, ramified and fruitful line of Rottweilers within the trendy world, wealthy in Champions. This line, from the start to the division into separate constructions (early 80’s) has at all times been very consolidated. The work was performed with a restricted variety of canine with the assistance of inbreeding. Ancestors of this department of the male line ascended on to the founding father of the Rottweiler inhabitants, Arko v. Torfwerk. Having developed for 50 years, this bloodline was steady, however was not wealthy in actually nice studs. We will say that it “matured”, staying in reasonably an not easily seen place for greater than 20 generations, supported by the injection of the blood of extra progressive strains and households. A descendant of this historical line is Astor v. Landgraben, born in 1971, who was, paradoxically, a male of Danish breeding for 3 generations, which didn’t stop him from changing into the daddy of the founder’s most necessary modern German line.
So, Ives Eulenspiegel was born on September 13, 1973, within the Eulenspiegel kennel belonging to an skilled breeder, professional and ADRK Körmeister, Marianne Bruns. Previous to the receipt of this litter, Ms. Bruns had already had 40 years’ expertise in breeding; she had beforehand bred Rottweilers of excellentquality which have influenced the event of the breed not solely in Germany, but additionally in lots of European international locations, Scandinavia and the UK. The I-litter pedigree was constructed on these canine, whose genetic talents Ms. Bruns knew very effectively. Ives got here from Astor v. Landgraben (grandson on the maternal aspect of a really stunning feminine and a very good Bärbel vom Grevingsberg, (as soon as owned by Mrs. Bruns) and Dina v. Kaiserberg, a robust, completely structured feminine additionally bought for the Eulenspiegel kennel, as a three-year-old mature brood bitch. Dina produced a number of profitable litters; probably the most profitable of them had been combos with the descendants of Baerbel. In Ives’ pedigree there’s a very distant inbreeding V: IV to BS 1954 Igor v. Kohlwald, (scheme 14), which factors on to the hyperlink of the comparatively “younger” Ives strains with the oldest genealogical construction.
Subsequently, Ives gained worldwide fame, each because of his present victories (he would change into Worldwide Champion and European Champion in 1977, and would obtain a lifetime Körung), and because of his status, the best class of stud. Ives was an enormous, athletic canine with sturdy bone; we nonetheless admire his excellent noble head in his descendants after many generations. Ives spent his entire life in Germany and belonged to Mr. Reinhard Zielbauer. Ives obtained admission to breeding (Ztp) on Might 3, 1975, in his house city of Mölln from Choose Paul Schäfer. Official description and measurements of Ives Eulenspiegel made on October 22, 1978, on the Körung in Oberhausen, Germany, by: Körmeisters Friedrich Berger and Willi Hedtke:
Dimensions: peak on the withers: 68 cm, weight: 58 kg, depth of chest: 33 cm, chest girth: 92 cm, size of physique: 78 cm. Canine of medium peak with sturdy bone, with no indicators of fleshiness. Good fore and hind quarters. Wholesome thick coat. Very intense rusty-brown markings. Good pigmentation. Massive head. Darkish brown eyes. Accurately set ears. Good quantity of the muzzle. Scissors chew. Wholesome enamel. Correct trot, good regular place of the elbows, good stability. Hind quarters slightly stiff. Suggestions on the collection of bitches: Notably appropriate for bitches from small to medium peak with downside extremely set and light-weight ears. The feminine ought to be constructed up accurately. Not appropriate for tall bitches with heavy ears.
Ives’ phenomenal success as a producer was undoubtedly attributable to two elements: the presence of constructive prepotency and an accurate choice and selection bitches for him. As might be seen from archival paperwork, together with bitches of various origin and sort, he gave progeny a category greater than the extent of moms. Ives sired over 40 sons who had been admitted to breeding, and this sort of a report was solely crushed sooner or later by his personal descendants who had been used as broadly as their excellent father. The primary attribute of Ives descendants had been necessary persistently transmitted options. They had been tall and had a pronounced sexual dimorphism; males had been large, large, with sturdy bones; females had been accurately constructed and reasonably large. A lot of the identified descendants had stunning heads with appropriate typical expression. Ives had just one brother, ILO; he lived a modest life, not removed from his magnificent brother-in-blood, had a mediocre exterior, and under no circumstances proved himself as a stud canine.
Ives was used very regularly. He has produced many excellent Champions. His little kids had been valued always and left a constructive mark not solely in Germany but additionally worldwide. And at last, Ives, being the “founding father” of the broadest line with a really excessive diploma of consolidation, dominating in Germany and Europe, produced a number of founders of recent distinguished strains. In Germany and Europe, Ives based two necessary blood strains which have affect within the trendy world and followers by way of their sons Dingo v. Schwaiger Wappen and Amigo v. Kressbach (this department is healthier identified by way of Amigo’s son, Hassan v. Königsgarten). In the US, Ives’ grandchildren by way of Timm v. Mummler, Mirko v. Steinkopf, Amboss v. Königssiek, and Cyras vom Leinetal had a broad affect. Thus, traditionally, Ives might be attributed to a bunch of steady improvers. There are few stud canine of such degree within the historical past of any breed, with such steady hereditary qualities. Ives Eulenspiegel is an unique stud canine, “the daddy of fathers” of the elite nucleus of the breed at this time stage. Many occasions we should return to the problem of Ives himself and his rapid descendants. An attention-grabbing truth which is undoubtedly price noting within the attribute of this line is that absolutely the majority of representatives of up to date Rottweilers have Ives’ blood again of their pedigrees, and, furthermore, in lots of circumstances together with inbreeding on himself or his offspring.
Sustaining the blood line of Ives Eulenspiegel by way of Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen, Santo v Schwaiger Wappen, Benno vd Schwarzen Heide
Numerous high quality offspring had been born from Ives. Two of them—Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen and migo v Kressbach (through Hassan v Konigsgarten)—based their very own strains; at current they’re used and
The progeny of Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen and Amigo v Kressbach are marked by the best high quality. The breed historical past is stuffed with moments when the representatives of the 2 main strategic branches of the identical line competed with one another in fierce ring battles for the fitting of championship and prosperity. It’s a identified truth that point is the decide in any dispute—this occurred on this case as effectively—however there have been no winners on this case. In consequence, most of the greatest specimens of the breed had been derived from the confluence of those strains, and each strains are flourishing.
Let’s take into account the outcomes of the use at stud of Dingo and his affect on the fashionable inhabitants. Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen was born on October 17, 1976 from the pairing of Ives Eulenspiegel and Anja v Schwaiger Wappen. In his pedigree there was distant inbreeding IV:IV to the mum or dad pair of Alex v Kloster Didibodenberg x Baerbel v Grevinsberg, by way of Dack and Dolli vd Meierai. For my part, this pedigree represents a classically profitable use of a well-calculated inbreeding by way of a confirmed mixture of bloodlines.
DESCRIPTION: DINGO V SCHWAIGER WAPPEN PEDIGREE of Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen.
It’s on this instance that we will estimate the significance of household affect on the breed. Dingo got here from the strongest females of the time whose affect stays sturdy immediately. Mr. Xaver Meixner, the breeder of Dingo and the proprietor of Schwaiger Wappen Kennel, a few years later at all times speaks fondly about this excellent canine. However, it was the proprietor of Dingo, Mr. Hans Riedel (Hirschenrangen kennel), who did every part to offer Dingo profession alternatives and recognition as a stud canine, combining excessive conformation with working qualities.
Excerpt from the critique
Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen (Ives Eulenspiegel x Anja v Schwaiger Wappen) KÖRUNG October 21, 1978 in Oberhausen, Judges F. Berger, W. Hedtke
Peak: 67 cm, size of the physique 76cm, weight 57 kg, chest depth 32, chest girth 90cm
Massive male of distinguished sort, dry, with well-developed muscle tissues and bone. Very typical head, brown eyes, lips slightly fleshy. The shoulders ought to be stronger, appropriate stand of the hindquarters. The again is robust and springy. Sexual sort is expressed, the character energetic and courageous. Common appearance-typical Rottweiler.
Suggestions to be used at stud: significantly appropriate for sturdy females of common peak, in addition to to females with an elongated head, with darkish eyes. Cautious use on females with heavy ears. Dingo was very actively used at stud, as he absolutely corresponded to the popular traits of the breed sort and had qualities interesting to breeders: large peak, sturdy, constructive, with expressive cumbersome head. He was actually a first-class canine. Titles Dingo held are Gekört bis EZA, SchH 3, Interchampion, ES’82, BS’80-’81, and KS’80. However, Dingo’s historical past wouldn’t be full if you don’t focus in better element on the kennel the place he was born, because the historical past of Schwaiger Wappen is to a point the prehistory of the fashionable standing of the Rottweiler. Let’s make a small tour into the historical past of the kennel that gave the world so many great Rottweilers.
The title Schwaiger Wappen is acquainted to anybody within the Rottweiler breed. The kennel’s historical past consists of greater than three many years of profitable breeding of Rottweilers. The title of the kennel was registered within the early Seventies by Nürnberg butcher Xaver Meixner. Rottweilers breeding from Schwaiger Wappen started with the acquisition of a feminine, Anka v Lohauserholz, born in 1972. She got here from the strongest producers of the time, Dack vd Meierei and Tilla v Kursaal. A portrait of Anka, made with oil, now adorns the wall of the Meixners’ home . Beneath is the inscription: “Anka v Lohauserholz ancestress of the kennel.” Anka’s present profession developed very efficiently. In 1974 at age two, she received the title of ADRK Klubsiegerin in Rottweil. It’s attention-grabbing that her sister Asta v Lohauserholz grew to become double ADRK Klubsiegerin in 1976 and 1977. Anka later grew to become the grandmother of Dingo on the maternal line.
The primary litter of Rottweilers was obtained at Schwaiger Wappen from Anka and Attila vd Vierten Donaubrucke in 1974. From it, Mr. Meixner retains a pet bitch, Anja v Schwaiger Wappen. Later one other daughter of Anka will be part of the kennel: Froni v Schwaiger Wappen (1978). Nonetheless. it was the D-litter that grew to become the kennel’s first nice success. It was the primary mating of Anja v Schwaiger Wappen and well-known producer Ives Eulenspiegel, the founding father of probably the most influential trendy line. It’s this mixture that produced one of many foremost successors of Ives Eulenspiegel line: the legendary Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen. Dingo had the best titles of Worldwide Champion, European Champion 1982, German Champion 1980 and 1981, Champion of ADRK Rottweiler Membership 1980, and Lifetime Körung. Dingo, like his brothers on his mom from the earlier litter, created an excellent status for the kennel that Schwaiger Wappen has been capable of preserve all through its historical past. Within the late ’70s, Schwaiger Wappen started working carefully with the well-known Rottweiler kennel Zimmerplatz. So in 1979, Mr. Xavier Meixner took in his kennel brood bitch Itta v Zimmerplatz, a daughter of Cuno v Schwaiger Wappen and a powerful present mannequin of these years, Assy v Haugenfeld (ADRK Klubsiegerin 1979 and ADRK Klubjugendsieger 1978). The destiny of Itta was distinctive— this canine was destined to change into an iconic determine within the lifetime of Schwaiger Wappen kennel. On the age of two, Itta v Zimmerplatz grew to become World Champion (1981). In 1982, she grew to become Champion of German Rottweiler Membership (ADRK) and Interchampion.
Itta v Zimmerplatz was a big feminine (peak 61 cm, weight 45 kg). She was very profitable and standard amongst judges and followers of the breed. In 1981, Itta produced her first litter from Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen. From this mixture, Nancy v Schwaiger Wappen, a brood bitch profitable in producing in all respects, remained within the kennel. The mixture of Dingo x Itta was duplicated later two
extra occasions. That is the excellent O-Litter 1982 (Orpheus, Osco, and Olfa v Schwaiger Wappen) and S-litter 1983 (Santo, Simmy, Sandra, Solvay, Sita, and Sascha v Schwaiger Wappen). The mixture of Dingo and Itta might be known as good because it picked up the “Golden Couple” of the previous century’s Rottweilers. Rottweilers ensuing from this mixture had, and proceed to have after greater than 15 generations, a significant constructive affect on our breed.
The descendants of Dingo and Itta within the early ’80s already had a complete set of qualities of the true Rottweiler which we wish to see now within the fruits of contemporary choice. They had been large, bony, cumbersome canine with good angulation and a steady temperament. A lot of the descendants of Dingo and Itta accomplished Körung efficiently. The legendary Rottweiler Worldwide Champion, World Champion 1986 and American Champion Santo v Schwaiger Wappen had extra titles that the others. Exported to the U.S., Santo was extensively utilized in breeding. Whereas Santo nonetheless remained in Germany, a first-class male Benno vd Schwarzen Heide was obtained in 1985 from him and Laila v Hohenhameln. This excellent canine Benno, who was raised by and made his profession beneath the steerage of Mr. Xaver Meixner, had precisely the identical destiny as his father, Santo, having change into World Champion and Champion of Europe in 1990, Champion of Germany in 1987 and Austria in 1989, he was additionally taken to the USA to one of many largest kennels, von Evman (house owners M.& E. Johnson), the place he was used efficiently within the early ’90s. Although Benno left a comparatively small variety of descendants in Europe, he nonetheless is likely one of the most influential stud canine within the historical past of the breed. His affect continues to be vital because of the members of the “Massive Three” as I might name them: Benno’s three sons. Ken v Schwaiger Wappen, Doc vd Teufelsbrucke, and Falko vd Teufelsbrucke had been trendsetters of the kind within the ’90s, and Doc vd Teufelsbrucke grew to become the primary successor of the road Ives-Dingo in our days.
This critique and measurements give a picture of Benno vd Schwarzen Heide, this well-known stud canine. Excerpt from the critique of Benno vd Schwarzen Heide Born 15.05.86 (Santo v Schwaiger Wappen x Laila v Hohenhameln) ZTP 10.04.88 in Nurnberg, Choose W. Hedtke Peak 65, weight 48 kg, the depth of chest 30 cm, chest girth 87 cm, size of physique 75 cm, head size 15,0 cm, size of muzzle 9,0 cm
Medium peak, cumbersome, very effectively constructed. Massive head, well-shaped eyes 2b, brief muzzle and a superb cease. Lips pigmentation is darkish, gums barely decolorized. Ears of appropriate set, tightly pressed to the cheeks. Unfastened pores and skin on the throat, an excellent forbrust, deep chest, appropriate shoulder angle. Straight forelegs, the fitting barely turned out. Quick and robust neck, superb topline, sturdy hindquarters, angles very effectively developed. Coat of an accurate construction, rusty-brown tan. Motion free, easy, balanced, push of the left just isn’t sturdy sufficient. Scissors chew.
Dingo and Itta’s sons Orpheus and Osco v Schwaiger Wappen weren’t much less identified at the moment. They left an unlimited progeny of fantastic high quality. Feminine Simmy v Schwaiger Wappen was one of many main—producing females for Rottweiler kennel Zimmerplatz, having given the world outstanding stud canine Torro and Timm v Zimmerplatz. Itta was utilized in breeding till 1987, having produced six top quality litters. Schwaiger Wappen kennel nonetheless rigorously retains the trophies: an abundance of Itta’s cups and her greatest photographs. However the biggest monuments to this excellent bitch whereas she was nonetheless alive had been her descendants, in whom she continues to be residing.
Now it’s time to elaborate on the historical past of the “Massive Three,” the three foremost successors of the Ives line by way of Dingo v Schwaiger Wappen. They had been Ken v Schwaiger Wappen, Falko vd Teufelsbrucke, and Doc vd Teufelsbrucke. Let’s begin their descriptions with Ken v Schwaiger Wappen. As talked about earlier, the kennel saved Nancy, Dingo and Itta’s daughter from the primary litter. She was, like her mother and father, fairly a big and spectacular bitch (she was 61.5 cm on the withers and her weight was 45 kg). Nancy has not produced any excellent stud males. Nonetheless, two bitches, Vicky and Vinny from the litters out of Caro v Schwaiger Wappen and Nancy had been left within the kennel. 1990 was very vital for Vicky’s breeding profession. From Benno vd Schwarzen Heide (in inbreeding II: II within the parental couple Dingo x Itta by way of Santo and Nancy), Vicky produces the Ok-litter. There was a really titled Rottweiler, prime mannequin of the ’90s: Ken v Schwaiger Wappen. Ken was a really good-looking Rottweiler, whose exterior many specialists thought to be the perfect mannequin of the fashionable normal of Rottweiler. Good common peak, very sturdy in all of the components of the skeleton and ligaments, with supple actions, completely pigmented, he gave the look of the stability of energy, good angulation and sort, fascinating for a lot of breeders which distinguishes the distinctive Champion Rottweiler from a typical Rottweiler. On the age of 1 yr outdated, in 1991 Ken von Schwaiger Wappen grew to become Junior World Champion. On the age of three years outdated in 1993, he grew to become ADRK Klubsieger, and the Austrian Rottweiler Membership Winner in 1993. In 1994, he was solely 4 years outdated and he had obtained the titles of World Champion, Champion of Germany, Champion of Europe, and Interchampion. Later, Ken was exported to Sweden the place he received the title of Champion of Sweden and was the winner of a membership present in Sweden.