Don vom Rolandsteich goes back to Gundo vom Stolper Land. Long before the beginning of the official screening started, Gundo was X-rayed and diagnosed with severe HD, but he was used to a considerable extent as he appeared to bring a lot of „schöne Hunde“ (nice looking dogs).

 

Gundo had delivered 3 DDR-Sieger in the first generation! First of all the threefold DDR-Sieger Greif vom Felsenstein (he himself being HD-free, he only gave 27% of HD-free dogs!), then Cornel von Monte Carlo and Dux vom Fliehburg. And on the bloodline of Dux we then find Don vom Rolandsteich, who out of 249 offspring, delivered no less than 244 HD1-dogs! The crossbreeding by means of elimination had started to demonstrate its effectiveness already.

 

Don‘s son, Jim von der Stadt Schmalkalden, became DDR-Sieger and Vice-Sieger, and his son Baldo vom Wolkenstein also DDR-Sieger.

The BSP-Sieger Falko vom Wolfsblick also goes back to Don vom Rolandsteich, namely through Ahron von Granit Rose.

Don & Greif

Don vom Rolandsteich
Greif zum Lahntal

Greif zum Lahntal initially gave us Drechsler vom Warnautal, who was at the top of the BSP many times and eventually also wan the title (his grandson, Apol vom Zauberschlösschen, later wan the FCI-Worldchampionship). Through his grandson Mink vom Haus Wittfeld, Greif delivered 2 more BSP-Sieger: Falco vom Güldenen Winkel, who triumphed with Helmut Raiser, and Lewis von Malatesta-son Ernst vom Weinbergblick. Through Greif we have also received the WUSV-Siegers Caro vom hohen First and Ängsbackens’ Rosso, the latter after his two-time victory in Sweden.

 

At this point we should certainly not forget the two-time Sieger and two-time Vice-Sieger of the SV-Junior-Championships Justin vom Pendel Bach in the fifth generation after Greif.

Pierre Wahlström and Rosso