Because of the strict breeding selection measures in the former DDR, the current “East dogs” will catch anyone’s eye because of their dark pigment, strong, heavy bone structure and stocky builds. These lines also tend to be much more healthy and lack the kind of issues that other lines have. The German Shepherd Dog that has developed in former East Germany with the big bones, broad heads, well balanced character, beautiful rich dark colors, is no phenomenon!! This type of German Shepherd Dog has been very unique and I wish to keep this for the future. So as a lover and admirer of the DDR/East German Shepherd Dogs, I want to preserve what is left of these wonderful dogs and their rare bloodlines. I also have added the Czech bloodlines because they are the same type and carry many of the great DDR/East German Dogs in their pedigrees.
In the 1772 First Partition of Poland , the Prussian king Frederick the Great annexed neighboring Royal Prussia , ., the Polish voivodeships of Pomerania ( Gdańsk Pomerania or Pomerelia ), Malbork , Chełmno and the Prince-Bishopric of Warmia , thereby connecting his Prussian and Farther Pomeranian lands and cutting the rest of from the Baltic Coast. The territory of Warmia was incorporated into the lands of former Ducal Prussia, which, by administrative deed of 31 January 1773 were named East Prussia . The former Polish Pomerelian lands beyond the Vistula River together with Malbork and Chełmno Land formed the Province of West Prussia with its capital at Marienwerder (Kwidzyn). The Polish Partition Sejm ratified the cession on 30 September 1773, whereafter Frederick officially went on to call himself a King "of" Prussia.