SV President’s Message
Below are copies of SV President Professor Messler’s editorial as published in the SV’s official magazine the SV Zeitung.
Thank you to GSDCA SV Liaison Officer Honey Gross-Richardson for her proficient translations of these interesting reports.
SV Zeitung provided in English
Dear Aficionados of the German Shepherd in our WUSV member clubs:
The German Shepherd Dog is getting more and more popular abroad. This is also reflected by the high number of foreign members who join the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. and therefore it matters to us to also offer our monthly magazine in English.
The SV webpage as well as our databank SV-DOxS are already available in English. But this is not supposed to be the ending of our unlimited commitment.
The SV magazine goes digital and English!
From now on the SV magazine will also be translated into English. Beginning with the September 2016 issue the English translation will be available on our homepage. The project is initially scheduled for the next four issues of the paper *. This new service will save our readers abroad time and offers more convenience while reading in their native language.
For access to the free of charge trial offer of the digital version of the SV magazine (September Issue) translated into English please follow this link:
Next steps to be taken if SV-members desire to change from the SV magazine hard copy in German to the digital version in English
If there is sufficient demand for a digital, English version of the SV magazine, and enough readers decide to change from the hard copy issue in German to the digital version in English we will continue the publication of the English paper in 2017. From then on the digital version will be available as download in a password protected area of the SV homepage. Please note that for all readers who opt for the digital version of the paper we will stop the postal delivery of the hard copy in German to their home addresses!
For the continuation of the project we do need the feedback of our readers and kindly ask the members of our WUSV clubs who are interested in our new service to fill in a contact form which can be obtained by following this link:
The fee that we will have to charge for the delivery of the paper in English will remain the same as for the postal delivery and amounts to 29.00 € per year. So nothing will really change in terms of the prices we charge. To the contrary: our members abroad who so far paid 49.00 € for air freight do indeed benefit from our new service.
Your members are not yet members of the SV?
It is important to know that the SV magazine is only available for members of our organization. This applies for the German issue (hard copy) as well as for the digital issue. However, aficionados of the German Shepherd dog abroad who become a member of the SV do not only benefit from the digital version of the SV magazine in English.
As a member to the SV your members would also have free access to the master data of our online-databank SV-DOxS which is also available in English. For more information please click on:
Last but not least members of the SV will find at any time up-to-date information about the German Shepherd and it’s association on the homepage of the SV which will also from now on be available in English. To find out more please go to: https://www.schaeferhunde.de/en
This is a truly great opportunity for all aficionados of the German Shepherd dog from all over the world who wish to get in touch with likeminded people and experts alike. If your members are interested they really should not miss out on this special service and use our contact form which you find at
*Important information: the judge reports as published in the December issue of the SV magazine will NOT be translated and published in English!
We would like to kindly ask our WUSV member organizations to pass this information on to their members in a timely fashion and maybe publish it on their club homepages and make sure they will not miss out on our latest service. We can only continue the publication of the SV magazine in English in 2017 if there is sufficient demand for that kind of service. Please help us to keep this project alive and create a platform for the SV magazine in English that provides our members abroad with a chance for intercommunication and dialogue all over the world!
If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us and we will happily assist you. Thank you very much for your time and kind support!
Kind regards from Augsburg
Deputy managing director
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V.