|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
"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."
Author of German Shepherd Dog History