FOTO URMA - THE COMPANY- A BRIEF PRESENTATION

URBAN PETTERSON

already had his first German Shepherd Dog, as early as 1961. This dog was the winner and best dog of an entry of 216 exhibits, jud- ged by Dr. Werner Funk, who was the President in the SV (Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde) in the early sixties.

 

 

 

INTEREST IN THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

From this show onwards, Urban’s great interest in the German Shepherd breed began. Together with a friend named Mats Höglung, he started taking photos of many German Shepherd Dogs in Sweden. Every night they read all the SV magazines and studied the photos of the dogs, and they were also learning all about the dogs’ anatomy. They tried to find the right way of taking photos. The photos of a specific dog photographer were absolutely outstanding. The name of this SV photographer was Ewald Münch. His photos came to be the format for a good German Shepherd Dog photo. The photo of the dog Klodo aus der Eremitenklause is burned onto my retina, for the dog stands simply perfect with good harmony, and the photo angle is perfect.

 

THE NAME  FOTO URMA

Some time later, a judge in Sweden was going to publish a book about German Shepherds and he needed a lot of photos. The publisher wanted a shorter name as the signature under the photographs. The name URMA was born, (URban and MAts)

Urbans current dog *Dahlgardens Gusse (* Yankee vd Feuermelder / * Yankee von Rezas)

Mats has become a very good Breed Judge and Breed Surveyor in Sweden and has during almost 40 years, judged in many countries all over the world.

 

After some years Urban moved out of Stockholm  in Sweden, to commence his further studies 

and having gained his Master’s Degree, started working as a teacher. But throughout the years his great interest in the dogs had further developed and since the year 1981 Urban has produced 32 books about the German Shepherd Dog. The ten first books were published in Sweden and contained information about the Siegers- hows in Sweden, Norway and Finland   from 1981-1993. From  1994 on, he started with the German Bundessie- ger-Zuchtschau Foto URMA Books.

 

FOTOS

Urban has taken Photos of 26 525 different German Shepherd Dogs over the years!

 

VEREIN FÜR DEUTSCHE SCHÄFERHUNDE (SV)

Urban is a member of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) since 1963

ZEITSCHRIFT

Since 1996 Urban is the Publisher of the Swedish German Shepherd Dog Club‘s German Shepherd Dog  Magazine.

 

 

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