Congrats to all! Gotta say that the demo dog and handler for the ZTP did a very nice job...especially considering the fact that they had just started protection work. If the handler of that dog is a member of the forum - message me and I'll provide you the pictures I took of you and your dog.
Christopher Frank.....you have mail - sent you the link to the pictures of you and Karo
Congrats to all who participated! Kudos for getting out there and doing it.
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Cornelia Grabichler Dobermannzwinger vom Haus Untersberg www.vom-haus-untersberg.com Syria von der Horringhauser Höh BH, VPG 3, TR 3, RN, AD, WAC, HOT Int. CH Ferrara vom Excalibur ZTP V 1A, VPG 2, IPO 1, AD, WAC, VC, HOT Havanna vom Excalibur ZTP SG 1A, BH, AD, FPr 1 Arakan vom Haus Untersberg Aruba vom Haus Untersberg
In regards to the "starter ZTP" please someone correct me if I am wrong?? as I have never really got the point of this? Here is how I have interpreted the German rules- A starter ZTP is given when one of the parents of the dog does not have a ZTP, there for both the sire and dame must have a ZTP to be a recognized german ZTP the DV will not recognize "starter" ZTP's for breeding. So if the DV will not recognize it what's the point? besides the owner would like to have one. Also I am confused about the HD paper work comment as the rules state no ZTP test with out a confirmed HD rating from the DV? Congratulations to the participants! I do think a ZTP can be a valuable breeding tool.
I also wanted to mention it could be the "starter ZTP" rule is for the younger dog who might be presented for the test before the sire and dame? then receive their ZTP later which would "up" the "starter" but that to me seems a bit of a rare occurrence.