Ir Ch. and Int Ch Geistvoll Othello at Tamberg
THE death of Ch. Ir Ch. and Int Ch (FCI) Geistvoll Othello at Tamberg
- after a short and sudden illness - Standard Schnauzers have lost one
of their most outstanding representatives, writes Peter Newman.
Since post war years the breed has mostly been dominated by individuals
gaining a considerable number of certificates rather than perhaps a general
level of ongoing excellence across the breed. It has also been a period
when there have been outstanding individuals but few great.
is one who can carry that accolade both as a show dog and as a producer
for he excelled in both fields as well as playing his part in elevating
breed quality that today must be at its strongest, since the hay-day years
of the thirties!
His successes in the ring were formidable but perhaps the time stamp of
greatness with livestock is best measured through progeny as well as the
effect an individual has on the breed through other breeders and exhibitors
and the judges.
had his detractors what outstanding show dog doesn't, but there is no
denying he was a benchmark schnauzer having that essential schnauzer type
which harmoniously scales up or down to the size of either cousin. He
also had the special presence that makes a stand-out and all greats have,
but which is so difficult to define.
over from America as a puppy by his breeder Mrs Pope, Gill and Cliff Ogburn
have never been stinting in their gratitude to her. Remy has been so very
special to them right from the first and has given them so many happy
times and memories.
date Remy has eleven champions to his credit (seven UK, two New Zealand,
one Australian and one Norwegian) and there are several more that should
was the first schnauzer to carry the Irish title and also the first to
become an International Champion under FCI rules in that country. He is
also a BIS and Res. BIS winner there as well as a group winner at the
St. Patrick's Day show
in Britain he went BIS at Birmingham (National) and was also a finalist
in both the Champion and Veteran stakes contests.
all Remy won 59 CCs from 53 judges. He went Best of Breed at Crufts four
times and was always in the final six of the group placing third on one
was Schnauzer of the Year twice and went BIS at the club championship
show on four occasions and twice at the Northern. He was also top Schnauzer
for six years, top stud on five occasions and also top sire fives times
including this year.