"Luchs was out of a Dewet Barbarossa daughter
with some Beowulf blood, some Krone and other herding lines.
Von Stephanitz himself awarded Luchs his Sieger title. At this
time Von Stephanitz was steering the breeds towards the working dogs.
Luchs mother Minka was a working dog, from strong herding lines.
Luchs was such an excellent representative of the breed
who had an exceptional character."
|"Luchs was to sire 1788 offspring.
He was bred to a great deal of herding bitches and produced some exceptional
working animals. It was known at the time to be very fortuanate
to have Luchs in an animals pedigree."
"From the only one picture shown of Luchs he appears
to have a nice croup with proper slope, together with good rear angulation
(certainly not enough by American standards). He looks balanced with
a good back (the back is coming from that side), good depth of body,
proper shoulder assembly. His head, feet, pasterns and proportions
appear to be about right. From the look of his picture one would assume
that he just might move along in a most efficient manner, a proper
sheep herding type. Indeed, the sheepherders did make full use of
him. His dull wolf gray colour could have deterred some of the beauty
seekers from using him which could have been the reason that not too
many of his first generation progeny became show dogs. Some breeders,
the evidence suggest the working crowd, tried to recreate Luchs, to
have used him so often. "
Author of German Shepherd Dog History