German Shepherd Dog > R.I. P. Steve Lino (10 replies)
R.I. P. Steve Lino
by OGBS on 06 June 2012 - 19:08
From the UScA web site:
We wish to extend our condolences on the passing of one of USCA's earliest members - Steve Lino. Steve passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. Services were held on May 31.
by Mystere on 06 June 2012 - 19:42
|Heart-felt condolences to Steve's family and friends.|
by GSD Admin on 06 June 2012 - 19:48
|RIP Steve. Condolences to family and friends from the PDB.|
by ggturner on 06 June 2012 - 21:06
|Very sorry for his family's loss.|
by Pharaoh on 06 June 2012 - 22:48
|Very sorry to hear of Steve's passing.|
Pharaoh's mother came from one of his all time favorite females. We spoke on the phone several times and I sent him pictures of his "grandson".
Many superior dogs came from his breeding or importation.
He will be missed.
by Patiala on 07 June 2012 - 01:40
My condolences to Steve's family and friends.
by Dawulf on 07 June 2012 - 01:52
|Oh no... this is terrible news.|
My dog (the dog in my avatar) came from his kennel and is probably the best, most intelligent, loyal dog I've owned, and I have only ever heard good things about him and his dogs, even if I have never had the pleasure of speaking to him myself. I've read many things he has written on other forums and he most certainly knew what he was talking about when it came to dogs.
Rest in Peace, Steve... reunited with Peddy and the others at last.
by DDRshep on 07 June 2012 - 06:08
|Condolences to Dee, family and friends. Dee is also an awesome trainer.|
I have one of Steve's pups.
Very intelligent and affectionate DDR girl.
I spent hours at their house when I picked the pup up, and Steve regaled with stories about dogs and the personalities around them.
Steve had been in German shepherds longer than I have been alive and I'm over 50.
He started in AKC showing and ended up being in the WUSV. So he knew ASL, GSL, WL, you name it.
When Steve started in GSDs there was no split. Even ASLs were just one generation away from German dogs. This was before Bernd Lierberg so BSZS and BSP dogs were one and the same.
He considered his best dog a Cliff Huhnegrab son.
You couldn't bullshit Steve about dogs and schutzhund, extreme drives, etc. He was training working dogs and police dogs before schutzhund was introduced to the U.S.
He bred for the all-around, utility working dog with great looks. The GSD as it once was.
It's too bad as people like him go to the great beyond we have fewer and fewer people left who knew GSDs before the splintering.
by judron55 on 07 June 2012 - 10:36
condolences to Dee and family....a good man gone too soon.
by Nellie on 07 June 2012 - 12:11
|R.I.P. Steve, and my sympathies to all his family and friends|
by DebiSue on 07 June 2012 - 16:19
|Sorry to hear it. RIP Steve Lino.|