1910 Sieger
Tell v. Kriminalpolizei

1910 Sgr. Tell v. Kriminalpolizei
S.Z.# 8770
Breeder:  F. Decker; Wiesbaden

Graf Eberhard v. Hohen Esp

1908 Sieger Luchs v. Kalsmunt-Wetzlar

Minka Barbarossa
Tell v. Kriminalpolizei

1906-1907 Sgr. Roland v. Starrenburg

Harta v.d. Kriminalpolizei  PH

Fanny v.d. Krminalpolzei PH

Progeny: "Tell vd. Kriminalpolizei was from a daughter of Roland v Starrenburg.  During his short life Tell sired 39 litters and produced 291 progeny.  A strong dog of good character Tell is said to have transmitted this as
he did to his most famous son Jung Tell vd Kriminalpolizei, the 1913 Dutch Sieger.  Photographs indicate that the son was a better dog than his sire with a particularly good middle piece but he had a heavy head and one ear was weak, though not soft."

~Author Unknown 

"Tell and Jung Tell both presented pictures of good toplines, short bodies, long legs, fast movers, with neither front legs reaching far nor hind legs following through well. The quickness of leg would give the impression of speed, spectacular movement. The pure shepherd type students would be appalled at the success of such a display.

There was popularity for such studs as Tell and Jung Tell and in spite of the SVís attempts, the breed did go towards these dogs. Even after it had moved beyond this fashion, from time to time there were throwbacks that brought us back to it again and again. It has not been unusual to find a short bodied squarish type sable gray dog that moved with many steps doing well in fairly recent German Shepherd history.

Tell was not as outstanding an animal as his father Luchs, but he was a better producer.  Tell's mother's lines went back to Roland, Beowulf and other Hektor v Schwaben lines.  She, as well as her dam held PH titles.  And Tell's type was more acceptable in his time than Luchs.  Tell's influence is evident in the greats that would carry his seed for the years to come.

Many breeders of the time used Tell intensively.  The breed wardens  warned against such close use but the results were so successful that many ignored the warnings.  Soon it was obvious that Tell was to have a pronounced influence on the breed."

Gordon Garrett
Author of German Shepherd Dog History