Welcoming addresses

Lord Mayor of the city of Nürnberg

Dear Participants,
Dear Visitors,

I cordially welcome you to the Bundessiegerzuchtschau 2018 in Nürnberg and I am glad that we with our Max-Morlock-stadium can be host for the 8th time already. I am pleased to take patronage for this well-organized event which is closely associated with Nürnberg.

The Bundessiegerzuchtschau is the major event of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. where participants from more than 50 countries show the wide variety of capabilities for German Shepherd Dogs and show why this amazing breed is still most popular. The reason may be that people who choose a German Shepherd Dog don’t want to have a fluffy toy but a dog with excellent skills as true and attentive herding and guard dog.

At the Bundessiegerzuchtschau, the visitors may especially be impressed from the compliance of the dogs; such compliance would be desirable for all dogs. However, it doesn’t happen automatically. Without any doubt, the German Shepherd Dog has a genetic predisposition for this purpose. However, in order to make those excellent characteristics apparent it needs good education, intensive engagement and a lot of physical training; at the Bundessiegerzuchtschau, breeders show this in an impressive way. Also, they show quite plainly what good dog keeping requests.

I hope, you will find the conditions in our stadium again as ideal and worthy for the Bundessiegerzuchtschau 2018 and you will have beautiful days in Nürnberg. To all participants and their dogs, I wish good luck and to all guests an impressive presentation of the relation between men and dogs.

Dr. Ulrich Maly
Lord Mayor of the city of Nürnberg


Dear friends of the German Shepherd Dog

Dear exhibitors and guests,

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

Tradition meets modern spirit – this year, this sentence is valid in more than one way. Our host from Franconia developed from a self-confident and medieval imperial city with a self-image shown by the imperial burg which overlooks the city majestically to the center of a pulsating metropolitan area. On the part of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V., our full of tradition event takes a small but important turn; for the first time, on a Bundessiegerzuchtschau the maternal lineage is presented and awarded.

Our friendly host, the city of Nürnberg, offers for already the eighth time the best conditions for organizing an event of such dimensions and therewith offers the appropriate background for this highlight of a breeder’s year. From September 6 to September 9 German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts from all over the world meet in Nürnberg for the world’s major exhibition show of a breed and, once more, choose the best of each class.

And so, it turned out in a way that also the areal connection between the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. and the city of Nürnberg can be referred to as a little tradition.

Like at the past events, the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. says “Thank you” for the reliable and benevolent support on the part of the local authorities of Nürnberg. Representatively for all those who accompanied us when we organized the event we would like to say “Thank you” to the Lord Mayor of Nürnberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly.

Such an event would not be possible without the commitment of the numerous volunteers. With their tireless efforts they set the cornerstone for the optimal conditions for our exhibitors and they help that all participants can feel greatly comfortable.

In the name of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. and its members I may welcome you and invite you to take part in this event. This is the annual highlight for a breed with a history of more than hundred years and, until today, didn’t lose its fascination. May we all enjoy this unique symbiosis between tradition and modernity!

In this spirit: May we all have days full of experience!


Prof. Dr. Heinrich Meßler
SV President

Prime Minister of Bavaria

A cordial welcome to the Bundessiegerzuchtschau of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V., thank you very much for the excellent commitment!

German Shepherd Dogs are popular. Their character traits make them excellent guide- and therapy dogs. Also civil protection, mountain rescue service and much more aid organizations trust in the extraordinary skills of the German Shepherd Dog.

A cordial recognition also goes to the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V., a competent partner for all dog lovers. He fixed clear standards for breeding of German Shepherd Dogs. The standard describes a balanced animal with an overall firmness as highest order. So SV campaigns for the health of the future dog generations, responsibly and successfully.

The best wishes for the Bundessiegerzuchtschau in Nürnberg and all the worthy winners – the four-footed and the two-legged!

Dr. Markus Söder
Prime Minister of Bavaria