CH Etfa vd Saalburg
(CH Bosko vd Saalburg x Fauna Moguntia)
Breeder: Karl Faerber, Bad Homburg.
CH Efta v.d. Saalburg (imported to the US in 1928) and her full brother CH Dolf vd Saalburg have been acclaimed as the two "Greatest" Danes of all times.
Etfa was the foundation of Margaret Hostetter’s Ridge Crest Kennels.
Etfa was brought to California by Joseph Eigenbauer in 1927/1928 and exhibited in a small show. In those days (circa 1928) all colors competed in ONE open class. In the Spring of 1928 Etfa placed second, the judge explaining that he thought that Etfa was crossed with a Greyhound, considering her refinement and those good angulated, well-muscled strong hindquarters.
Then came the Ambassador Hotel auditorium glamour show of the West in the Fall – with the top judges in the country; they put Etfa as Best in Show, and then wound things up with a breed win at the “Garden.”
This classic creature began a career in America that was to shake the dog world. At around this time Margaret Hostetter bought Etfa as a foundation for her Ridge Crest Kennels and campaigned her to many outstanding wins.
The electric effect of this bitch can best be gathered by a quotation from the May issue of the 1930 AKC Gazette: “The consensus of opinion among judges is that Etfa is one of the greatest of her breed in recent years. In fact, a number of authorities say she is the handsomest dog or bitch in the show ring today in any breed.”
Etfa’s claim to being the nearest to perfection for her breed still remains unchallenged, and she thereby established an IDEAL of the breed, as in those days there were no illustrated Standard, and danes were judged only by the written standard, or by specimens that had been observed previously.
Full siblings of CH Etfa vd Saalburg:
CH Dolf vd Saalburg
CH Elch Edler vd Saalburg
and many more
Half-Siblings of CH Etfa vd Saalburg:
CH Ceres v Freigericht
Burga vd Gilbach
CH Atilla Hexengold
Ilsa & Jutta vd Rhon
CH Cochall v Loheland
and many more
Sire of CH Etfa vd Saalburg:
see CH Bosko vd Saalburg
Dam of CH Etfa vd Saalburg:
see Fauna Moguntia
Progeny of CH Etfa vd Saalburg:
CH Betty of Ridge Crest
The mark of a truly great bitch is in what she produces and Etfa was mother of nine champions, including such BIS winners as CH Betty of Ridge Crest.
Perse, CH Pax & CH Phoebe v Birkenhof
CH Pax v Birkenhof (brindle) (CH Helios Hexengold x CH Etfa vd Saalburg) Born 1930 Eventual Owner: Betty Hyslop of Cairndania Kennels Breeder: Frau Anny Anschutz, Birkenhof. Sister to Perse v Birkenhof. The Hyslops acquired Pax after Pax had won her US title. She quickly became an Am/Can champion and did much Group winning.
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