The SDG ( Sektion Dienst und Gebrauchhundewesen) was principally concerned with the registration and trialing of working dogs. Breeding was designed to provide dogs for the military, police, border patrol and customs. Breeding was aimed at producing temperament-filled dogs with strong character, good sharpness and drive. They sought to breed only healthy, useable dogs with strong builds that were free of genetic problems. Under the SDG no dog received his / her registration papers until being evaluated as a young adult at the Nachwuchs Beurteiling before the age of one year. The owners of bitches had to appear for evaluation at these evaluations with all of her progeny from that litter.
Dogs between one and
two years old were evaluated at the ZTP (Zucht Tauchlichkeits Pruefung).
Dogs over two years of age were evaluated at the Koerung. At evaluations
the Wertmessziffern system was used to rate individual dogs using a six
digit system. The first three digits dealt with the anatomy of the dog,
while the last three digits related to the temperament and nervous system.
We believe that the
ideal dog would be one with a korung of 6654/55. This would be a dog that
was powerful, robust and substantial, with excellent conformation and
lines. The dog would be sharp and aggressive, exhibiting very good fight
drive and hardness.