Curious if any folks who have been involved with GSDs and Schutzhund for a while ever came across a dog "Asko von der Lutter"?
While I know this dog may be outside the scope of a DDR and Czech forum,
In fact, Asko Lutter is within the scope of discussion of a DDR forum because the top line of his pedigree is DDR. Asko is a grandson of Pascha Glockeneck, a DDR dog.
Interestingly, Orry Antverpa, who along with Asko, are perhaps the two greatest schutzhund dogs and schutzhund dog producers, of the last 20 years, is a grandson of Robby Glockeneck, half-brother of Pascha. Their common mother is one of the best producing DDR bitches in history, Jana Glockeneck. Both Asko and Orry are great grandsons of Jana. Jana is a direct descendant through her female lines of herding dogs that go back to beginning of the breed, the von der Krone females, who all had HGH titles.
Jana was bred to the great Ingo Rudingen to produce Robby. Jana was bred to a son of Pushkaß vom Haus Himpel to produce Pascha. Both the Rudingen and Haus Himpel kennels were heavily based on HGH females from the legendary Burg Fasanental sheep herding kennels. In addition, Pushkaß was a son of Bernd Lierberg, who goes back to von Boll lines that originate from von der Krone HGH females.
If you study bloodlines of great working line GSDs: DDR, Czech or west german, that are doing well in any working or sport venue today: schuzthund, police, border patrol, search, etc., focus on the female lines and follow them all the way to the early 20th century. You will find that their foundation are herding females from the von der Krone, von Boll or Burg Fasanental kennels. Historically, the best breeders in Germany used well known males to set type, starting from Horand, while working ability was retained through the female lines specifically through sheep herding females. Thus, even though we discuss famous males ad infinitum in the GSD community, it was really their mothers that maintained the "goodness" of the breed.