Bernhard Wolberg (1867-1926) with 'Mirzel II Hervest' 40

 

Wolberg was a skilled joiner, however also a passionate hunter. Rather early in life he gave up his trade in favor of working as a gamekeeper in the neighborhood game reserves of Hervest, Wulfen, and Lippramsdorf. He was a jolly fellow and master of tall stories. His long pipe was always lit, and he trained the dogs of his 'Hervest'kennel with utmost care. This was proved during the club field trials in Tönnishäuschen, 1913, when all his dogs came into the prizes.

The 'Dorsten' line were steady types, heavily built with good bone, rather long backs, curly coats and often had a forelock between the eyes. Shoulder height mostly above 50 centimeters. They hunted without baying when tracking.

'Rino Hervest' 36

Wolberg mated ‘Rino Hervest’ 36 and ‘Mirzel I Hervest’ 37, brother and sister, and on April 5, 1909, a litter was whelped, all in all 5 white-brown puppies. Later, ‘Rino’ was awarded 1st Prize, winning the 1913 Field Trial.

 

Of this litter, ‘Mylord Hervest’ 38 had by far the finest nose. On some occasions, Löns took the dog out hunting. ‘Mylord’ quickly found game, pointed as a rock, tracked runners, and was a backer by nature.

‘Mirzel II’ 40 grew to be of extremely beautiful conformation, in complete balance. During the field trial in 1913 she made an excellent show of herself. However, not too strong in retrieving from water, she came 2nd.

‘Flora Hervest’ 41 attended this field trial, too, and gave a good account of herself.

 

'Mylord Hervest' 38

Typical Dorsten SMs (born 1909)

 

Löns writes about the Dorsten line of SMs:

“By selecting for breeding only the best dogs based on their utility value, the SM hunting skills were improved to such a degree that around the mid-1860’s they had become so widely famous among hunters that the male dogs of Brüning’s breeding achieved prices then unheard of when sold to the Royal Dutch Court.”