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Information & Commentary by Jim Engel

The Messler Fiasco

Over past decades the European canine establishments, particularly the FCI and the SV, have become increasingly hostile to the serious protective heritage canine culture, that is the training, trialing and breeding of dogs suitable for multi role police and military service. Specific examples include the aborted 2014 announcement of the removal of the stick hits from the IPO trial protection test. The FCI Utility Dog committee quickly backed down under intense pressure — especially from America — providing an important lesson of where real power lays. Center stage is currently given to the attempt of Heinrich Messler, president of the SV and the WUSV, to reach out to training fields around the world and dictate training practice, specifically forbidding virtually all German Shepherd IPO trainers worldwide from the use of the radio controlled training collar.

End of the Beginning? 9/22/2017
The German Shepherd Identity Crisis 4/6/2017
The Commercialization of Schutzhund 3/28/2017
Alfons van den Bosch Interview 3/1 /2017
Leaders, Office Holders and Politicians 3/4/2017
Appeasement in Switzerland 2/28/2017
FCI Stick Ban: Pussification Marches On 12/3/2016
Illusion of Power 11/5/2016
The Messler Fiasco 9/23/2016
The Americans* 9/19/2016
Zappia Responds to the SV* 9/16/2016
Alloway Message on SV Dictates 8/22/2016
The Infamous Messler Letter 7/29/2016
The Mother State 4/19/2016
Style and Opinion Sports 2/15/2016
To Be or Not to Be 9/4/2014
FCI Knuckles Under 3/10/2014
USCA Stick Hit Policy* 2/11/2014
Peace in Our Time? 2/25/2014
Schutzhund over in Europe
The Govednik Affair  

USCA  Moment of Truth! 3/3/2013
The SV Empire Builders* 3/8/2014
The Pussification 10/1/2012
AWDF: The Way Forward 3/16/2012
House Divided Nov, 2010
The Martin Shepherd Oct, 2010
The Golden Idol Sep, 2010
Memo to the USCA Board 8/14/2010 
Time to Enter the 21st Century Aug, 2010
USCA: The Registry Problem Aug, 2010
Memo to the USCA Board 7/10/2010 
USCA & WDA July, 2010
The Danny Spreitler Resignation
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European Commentary:

Dirk Edler Interview 3/28/2017
Alfons van den Bosch Interview 3/14/2017

Reference information:

Schutzhund & IPO*  
Schutzhund Introduction  
Working Trials  
Show Dogs and Working Dogs
The Guardians
Canine Protection Primer
FCI Utility Dog Commission.* Roster
American Working Dog Federation* AWDF

The Ring & the Trial* 2014
The Euro Way* 2014
Dog Sports* 2014
Schutzhund and IPO* 2014
Schutzhund Commentaries* 2014
Schutzhund In America* 2014

The German Shepherd  
Web and Data Methods for USCA  
German Shepherd Page  

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