I shall be publishing my article shortly on this site but in the interim a few people have contacted me to ask where I obtained my information in regard to the '4 pillars' of the breed. A good question.
Like everyone I have read innumerable articles, critiques and hand me down anecdotal opinions on these 4 dogs, too often opinions from people who never saw those dogs. In my case I was fortunate in that I saw all these dogs in person.
In the case of Mutz, I stayed many times with his owners Danzio and Rina Gobbi and during those visits I not only observed Mutz at home, at shows, but walked and even groomed him. In the case of Quanto I visited him at the home of Piero Alquati with Dr Gorrieri and was able to observe and discuss Quanto and Mutz in some detail with Dr Gorrieri. I was at the Sieger Show when Marko was made Sieger, in the ring actually, and a few days later I was invited to have dinner at the home of Dr Rummel and during that dinner we discussed all four dogs at length. Canto I saw several times with Walter Martin and we discussed Canto and Quanto in some detail.