Valiantdale's Icon Vom Irwin UDT, SCH IIIA
“One in a Million and Once in a Lifetime Dog”
He became a major pillar of my breeding program in the 1990’s and most of my current dogs are line-bred on him. He was a very large, handsome dark black and silver with the highest degree of intelligence of any dog I’ve ever encountered. This, combined with a strong desire to please me made him extremely easy to train.
Although he was often aggressive and intimidating he was also surprisingly gentle & tolerant to small children and “babies” of any species. He was well known to pass these qualities on to his offspring along with his physical appearance and was named the leading sire of working titled German Shepherds by the GSDC of America from 1989 until his death in 1994.