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Why are there no more KKL1 and KKL2 ratings?

By February 22, 2013 November 14th, 2019 Uncategorized
German Shepherd - Why are there no more KKL1 and KKL2 ratings?

As of January 1st, 2012, the differences between KKL1 and KKL2 ratings were ended in favor of a universal breed worthiness test. Either the dog is breed worthy or not signified by KKL. The change was approved to promote functionality of dogs rather than just appearance. This new change makes KKL more difficult to achieve while leveling the playing field between “show” and “working” types, with more focus on the importance of functionality. This is a great step forward in returning the breed standard to its original, sturdier form, Kraftwerk’s standard from the beginning.

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  • Carole Jenning says:

    I’m in agreement with you… but is not that sloping back partially a side effect of the stance in which they put the show dogs? I know it isn’t the whole answer, but it seems to me to be part of it. Have there been angulation changes that make the difference as well, and does that create a weakness? I have a GSD that has the more upright stance and I’m surprised at the people that make the comment that he must be a ‘mixed breed german shepherd’ and at a loss to explain the difference to those that make that comment. Thanks for this comparison and any nice succinct (and polite) answer I may use as a reply. (after rolling my eyes)!! Your whole organization is superb!! I dream of obtaining one of your GSD’s in the future.

  • Joe Reed says:

    Wayne, so well articulated,your message about the future of our beloved breed.Hats off to you and your awesome shepherds.
    I can only hope that one day we can meet and tour your facility.keep vigilant.thanks.joe

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