German Shepherd Dog History by Gordon
"This Armin was considered the greatest producer of his day
and he also went to the United States where he was the leading sire of that
time. Armin von Paswalk was universally: acclaimed as being the best in the
American Breed Survey (First Try) that at that time was just getting started.
The Survey traveled all over the United States surveying dogs. Four
generations of Artur Mutterlieb’s pedigree are shown. He became a factor. Note
that he is more a product of Horst/Boll inbreeding than that of Flora. He is
in behind dogs used for temperament improvement.
Armin von Paswalk went with the breed survey, being shown
and surveyed as they went. He overshadowed dogs that because of their great
wins would have expected to do better. Perhaps this "almost" crusade where one
dog was brought along as the image of what the breed should be in the face of
the opinions of judges, might have had something to do with the eventual
failure of this Breed Survey"