Welcoming Addresses

The Lord Mayor of the city of Nuremberg

Dear participants and friends of the German Shepherd Dog,

I am glad to welcome you to this year’s Bundessiegerzuchtschau of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. here in Nürnberg. The best teams from over 50 countries with more than 1500 dogs compete in this event to impressively present the versatile breeding target for the German Shepherd Dog, not only beauty and charisma but also vitality and endurance. At the WUSV Universal Championship the German Team won the first price, my special congratulations for this and therefore, it is especially interesting to watch the Bundessiegerzuchtschau here in our Max-Morlock-stadium.

It is not necessary to explain you, the breeders and experts, the outstanding qualities of the German Shepherd Dog. However, in order to show those qualities and to make the dogs well-balanced, content and obedient it needs a deep confidence between dog and handler and a perfect communication between them. However, such a strong man-dog team doesn’t develop effortless, it requires much and constant work and training so that the dog is demanded and supported and is physically and mentally fit. Such dogs are highly socialized and therefore, are the best buddies for a family. And, also if you are not a dog owner, you can feel the  confidence and safeness when you meet one of those dogs. For this, I am glad that you are working so intensively with your dogs and that you present the result of your work here, at the Bundessiegerzuchtschau.

I hope that you all again will find the best conditions for the well-organized and impressive presentation of your dogs here in our Max-Morlock-stadium. I wish you all good luck and joy to all participants and beautiful and interesting days here in Nürnberg to all visitors.

Dr. Ulrich Maly

The Prime Minister of Bavaria

A cordially welcome here in Nürnberg!

The Bundessiegerzuchtschau is a highlight in the diary of all animal lovers. Here, the German Shepherd Dogs present themselves in the best light. The dogs presented in the Max-Morlock-stadium are perfectly trained. They give proof by different tasks, for example at the TSB test. Especially the resilience and self-assurance of the dogs are tested here. Who passes this test will always be a good companion.

At the Bundessiegerzuchtschau, the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. advertises a breed, popular all over the world. The club takes side with the responsible breeders and supports the committed dog owners. For this, gratitude and recognition are deserved.

Especially when you are a dog lover you want all German Shepherd puppies may find the best place ever.

Yours, Dr. Markus Söder

President of SV

Dear German Shepherd Dog friends,
Dear actors and guests,

A heartfelt welcome to this year’s Bundessiegerzuchtschau of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. in Nürnberg!

This is now the eighth time we may host this worldwide unique and biggest breed show here in the Franconian metropole region Nürnberg. Like all the years before, the best conditions expect us here from September 5 to 8 so that we can present this yearly summit of breeding most dignified and to guarantee our exhibitors and their dogs a felicitous stage. With this event we, as the world’s biggest breed club, proof our dog’s first class and leave our mark in the world of cynology!

After the successful premiere of the rating of mother families last year we continue this pilot scheme. The numerous positive reactions we received point up the meaning for breeding in a most pleasing way. The new arranged medal plaza on the verge of the Zeppelinfeld offers a direct contact with the award ceremony. Close to the competition the spectators and actors can attend the award ceremonies. A very special experience which you shouldn’t miss!

The “Thank you” of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. goes, like it already did the last events, to the proven and benevolent support on the part of the authorities and the administration of the city of Nürnberg. Representative for all those who supported us actively in preparation of the event we would like to express our gratitude to Nurnberg’s Lord Mayor, Dr. Ulrich Maly.

An event in this way would not be possible without the great commitment of all the volunteers. With their tireless action the lay the cornerstone for the optimal conditions the actors find and they contribute essentially to, that all participants can feel comfortable in a high degree.

In the name of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. and its members I may heartily welcome and invite you to take part in this event. It is our club’s most important annual event and brings together people from the entire German Shepherd Dog world beyond all borders.

In this spirit I wish all of us day full of experiences!


Prof. Dr. Heinrich Meßler
President of SV