Kastra v. Norden Stamm
|Prinz's dam also came from
a blue ribbon line. His mother was the black Kastra
v. Norden Stamm/1985 (Ebo v.d. Groote Maat x Alida
v. Flandrischen Löwen), Sch.H. 3, Angekört.
History shows the females in the "K" litter
vom Norden Stamm have had an enormous impact on the development
of the breed in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Not
only over the last decade but still today recods show
a high proportion of the Sieger and Siegerins have them
in their immediate pedigrees.
The 1998 DV Sieger show is one typical example, with 5
of the 8 Sieger title winners being either children or
grandchildren, and in some instances, great grandchildren
of the "K" litter v. Norden Stamm
|The German-bred Kastra shared
many similarities to Quinn; the dryness, a beautiful head,
long neck and a fiery, combative attitude. i.e.: She was
Sch.H. 3, Angekört, Landesgruppe (State) Leistungsieger
in 1990. Although Kastra was not the most prestigious
bitch ever to visit Quinn, she certainly proved to be
most significant to the breed, and also to ensuring Quinn's
own genetic future.
|Kastra was a well built "V"
rated bitch, with an excellent shoulder and upper arm
angulation. She was only sufficiently angulated in the
rear. Her back was long although firm, with a perfect
croup. She had very strong bones, rich colours and dark
eyes. She was slightly low set - short leggedness being
a legacy of both Alva v. Franckenhorst (found on her sire
line) and of Ali v. Langenhorst (on her dam´s side)
- a trait often resurfacing from the Ellendonk dam line
behind Ali v. Langenhorst.