"Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog for I have struggled all my life for that aim!"

The breeding of shepherd dogs must be the breeding of working dogs.

„Schäferhundzucht ist Gebrauchshundzucht, muß immer Gebrauchshundzucht bleiben, sonst ist sie keine Schäferhundzucht mehr!!!

This must always be the aim or we shall cease to produce working dogs. In contradistinction to working and utility breeding, is "sport breeding", which produces a temporary advance but is always followed by deterioration, for it is not done for the sake of the DOG, nor does it make him more useful, it is done for the vanity of the breeder and the subsequent purchaser.