Linda v Flamberg
(black-white-blue-spotted, “porzellantiger” [porcelain-tiger] – ie: merle, brindle carrier)
(Hannomag v Flamberg x Asta v Wirteltor)
Linda v Flamberg was sister to Carmen v Flamberg and Karin v Flamberg.
Born February 25, 1932.
Owner: Fraulein Erne Segond von Banchet, in Kreiensen.
The owner already had a dane (Ilderim v Flamberg) when she was given 7-week-old Linda v Flamberg (by the breeder, Mrs. Veronika Perthes-Gotha).
The owner had a choice of three but didn’t take the black or harl, she took the gigantic female black-white-blue merle. She had been renting a small apartment for ten years and when the landlord complained, the owner said she would give her away. At the time Linda was sitting in the courtyard in the sun, and gave the stern landlord a gaze full of expectation out of her sky-blue eyes. ‘Awwww, she has Germanic eyes, she can stay,’ he drawled drily.”
Linda v Flamberg was a great granddaughter of CH Bosko vd Saalburg.
Linda v Flamberg was a great granddaughter of CH Ador V Amalienborg on her father side, and a granddaughter of CH Ador v Amalienborg on her mother's side.
Sire of Linda v Flamberg:
Hannomag v Flamberg (harl, blue & brindle carrier) (Tieger v Spreewald x Biga v Bayers-Eiche) Born December 11, 1927. Breeder: Frau Dr. Veronika Perthes, Gotha (v Flamberg Kennels).
Notable Danes in Hannomag v Flamberg's pedigree:
CH Ador V Amalienborg
CH Pankgraf Sauer
CH Bosko V.d. Saalburg
CH Tantalus V Sonnenberg
CH Tasso V Elstertal-Dornburg
CH Famulus Hansa
Dam of Linda v Flamberg:
Asta v Wirteltor (harl, blue carrier) (CH Ador v Amalienborg x Bella vd Hegerburg) Born May 24, 1927. Breeder: Josef Deget, Duren.
Notable Danes in Asta v Wirteltor's pedigree:
CH Ador V Amalienborg
CH Prinz Fuchs
CH Pankgraf Sauer
Progeny of Linda v Flamberg:
Linda was bred to Ilderim v Flamberg and had 1 brindle and 8 merles in 2 litters.
Ilderim v Flamberg (black, but registered as “blue, brindle carrier”) (Tango v Gera-Park x Biga v Bayers-Eich) Born 1929 Owner: Frau Erne Segond von Banchet, in Kreiensen. Ilderim was registered as a blue, but looks black in his picture and was described as such by his owner, Fraulein Erne Segond von Banchet of Schilfkolben fame. He was her first dane and was bred to her Linda v Flamberg.
After the second litter with Ilderim, the breeder took Linda to a “harl-bred black” supposedly with “very different results”. The black was Basso v Nurburgring, and the result was the "D litter v Schilfkolben", with Domino (see also Domino at bottom of page), Dorli, Dornroschen, Dideldei (harls), Dolch (black) and Degen (brindle).
Basso von Nurburgring(black; blue and brown carrier) (another pedigree said black; brindle/blue carrier)
(Landor II v St Magn-Obertraubling x CH Anneliese v Brandholz)
Landor II V St. Magn-Obertraubling: CH Prinz Fuchs was his paternal great-grandfather and Pilord Viktoria was his maternal grandfather.
Born April 10, 1931.
Breeder: Frau Paula de Groote, Nurnberg.
Basso was 30 ½” tall at withers.
Basso was kept in a dark stable in a city courtyard and supposedly he didn’t look like much, but it was only his phenotype (appearance) that was disappointing. His genotype (genetic background) was superb.
Basso went back on his sire’s side to the Stehberger danes (v St. Magn-Obertraubling), and the pups he produced were outstanding.
Domino v Schilfkolben
(harl, blue carrier)
(Basso v Nurburgring x Linda v Flamberg)
Born March 28, 1936.
36 ½” tall at 2 years.
Domino lived in the rectory in the mountains of the Harz (now East Germany). In the war, the first baby of the pastor's wife arrived; the father was already in Russia and his wife, Hilde, needed a lot of help. It was Domino who carried the heavy firewood basket into the house, he who guarded the baby night and day. Later when the pastor was missing in Russia, Hilde got her third baby, and it became more difficult each day for the little family and there was no meat in Domino's bowl anymore. Soon there was nothing in it. Mrs. v. Banchet wrote to Professor Hoesch in Hannover. Mrs. Hoesch took a long time to think. In that time, nobody was able to feed large dogs; it was a very serious decision. Domino was 93 cm., one of the largest Danes in Germany. But Mrs. Hoesch arrived and it was love at first sight.
Domino was happy in his new home, but he missed the children and most of all, the baby. The moment he saw a baby carriage in the street, he ran through heavy traffic and put his big nose in it; screams of fear were heard by the mothers. Then he would return sadly with his head down to his owner, totally disappointed.
The war went on, the bombing got worse. Professor Hoesch wrote in his letters, "We prefer to lose all our treasures that we've collected over the years rather than our beloved Domino."
In 1945 as he walked with Domino on a Sunday in the large park, Eilenriede, a bombing attack started suddenly. They wanted to hit the railroad station in Hannover, but a rain of bombs went into the park. The professor fell behind a tree, and Domino threw himself on top of him, covering him with his giant body. Finally it was over, and the sirens howled. Hoesch called the dog, "Domino, get up, we can go home." The professor's hand became bloody and Domino didn't move. A splinter, like a fist, had hit him in the back. Domino was dead.
At home the doctor ordered the professor to stay in bed four weeks because he had severely hurt his back. He also told him that he was the ONLY survivor from all the two hundred people in the park. Domino had saved him. The whole street and surrounding neighbors came to bury Domino. They had all known and loved him. Behind the oldest and most beautiful tree, they dug the honor grave for him. The story went everywhere. Somebody wrote in Berlin, "In Hannover, the huge spotted Great Dane has saved the life of his master in an air raid."
**Danes in RED have their own "Danes of Special Note" page.