• DDR Wertmessziffer Rating System

    DDR Wertmessziffer Rating System – See Exactly How It Works

    During the Cold War era from 1949 to 1989, a unique system was used to rate DDR German Shepherds in East Germany called the DDR Wertmessziffer Rating System. It was created out of necessity since breeders didn’t have many choices when it came to breeding stock. They wanted to make sure that they picked the best candidate for producing puppies. To accomplish this, the DDR, or Deutsche Demokratische Republik, created a one of a kind system to rate the dogs. What Is The DDR Wertmessziffer Rating System? In English, the word Wertmessziffer translates to “measured value number.” Some DDR GSD enthusiasts believe that this particular rating system is the best…

  • DDR German Shepherd

    DDR German Shepherd – 7 Fascinating Facts About The Breed

    The DDR German Shepherd or East German Shepherd is a beautiful dog with a work horse mentality. Bred meticulously for specific traits like power, athleticism and tracking abilities, these amazing canines have a history that goes back to World War II. There is a lot to learn about this rare version of the GSD aside from their beauty and elegance. Here are 7 fascinating facts about the breed! 1. Their Name Comes From The Cold War The DDR German Shepherd name stands for “Deutsches Demokratische Republik” or German Democratic Republic. In English we know them as East German Shepherds. Their history goes all the way back to the end of…