Ladies and Gentlemen,

Reference is made to the article issued by Ms. Heid Theis and the comments offered by the German National Breed Warden, Mr. Bernd Weber, in this respect:

As a representative of the Swiss Club for German Shepherd Dogs and in my function as National Breed Warden I do fully support the comments by Heidi Theis as well as the comment offered by Bernd Weber. As head of the service dog department at the cantonal police in Zurich I have been noting for years, now, that as a result of exaggerations in the different areas the performance and health greatly suffers. Therefore, it is up to us judges to take increasingly care of this issue.

With kind regards,   

Swiss Shepherd Dog Club

Jean Vollenweider

Federal Breeding Officer