Alida v. Flandrischen Löwen
Ali v. Langenhorst
Jago v. Beleen
Kastra’s tail line was all German breeding at its very best.
Her dam was the champion and Siegerin Alida v. Flandrischen
Löwen/1984 (Ali v. Langenhorst x Alexa v. Heiderhof) Sch.H.
3, FH. Alida came out of a blue ribbon parentage. Her sire
was Ali v. Langenhorst/1977 (Guys Hilo v. Norden
Stamm x Biene v. Niederkassel) and her dam Alexa v.
Heiderhof/1980 (Bronco v. Zenn x Eicke v. Stadtwald).
Both Sieger dogs and Ali was also Angekört. Alexa‘s sire,
Bronco v. Zenn/1975 (Jago v. Beleen x Elke v. Pflälzer
Wald), was also Angekört and a Sieger. And Bronco‘s sire,
Jago v. Beleen/1971 (Chico v. Forell x Dascha v. Forell),
was Angekört and a Sieger as well. Jago’s sire in turn, was
the Sieger male Chico v. Forell/1968 (Odin v. Forell
x Cita Germania) - a cornerstone sire behind all important
post war German dogs today. The strength of the pedigree is
Chico v. Forell
Bronco v. Zenn
But Alida was an important bitch in her own right as much
as for her gold plated pedigree. She is discussed in detail
in the 2nd Quarter, 1994 Focus. Briefly, Alida
was a medium sized, strong-boned, fiery bitch, with great
substance and elegance, inheriting the very best from her
predominately Sieger and Angekört forebears. In fact the A
litter v. Flandrischen Löwen set milestones for achievments
with 4 champions, 2 Sieger dogs and two Angekört dogs coming
out of it. Alida achieved as much success the whelping box
as in the showring, and has exerted a truly remarkable influence
on the breed internationally. Especially so, considering she
was only a bitch.