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VDD Registered Deutsch Drahthaar Kennel

Our Deutsch Drahthaar Breeding Philosophy

We are proud to embrace the high standards of selective breeding established and cultivated by the German founding fathers over the past 125 years. Our philosophy with our German Drathaars is to breed only when it serves to further the kennel’s gene pool toward our ultimate breeding objective, and not simply to supply these versatile hunting puppies to anxious buyers.

By virture of a Drahthaar pup’s birthright it should excel naturally at pointing, retrieving in the field and water, and blood tracking on leash any wounded big game animal. Disposition, performance, and coat and conformation are the three primary points on which we focus when making our breeding decisions.

We breed our hunting dogs with care, raise our puppies with love, train the youngsters with patience, and ultimately hunt our finished companions with pride. For that is our primary objective; to breed a hunting dog/family pet that is intelligent, cooperative, and genetically predisposed to point, retrieve, and track in the field, forest, and in water – in other words . . . .

A Versatile Deutsch Drahthaar!

U litter 1 Week Old

Puppies 1 week old and continue to thrive.  Reba is an awesome mom, attentive and nurturing.  The pups are very quiet and contented.  All pups are getting beards already, so that’s a good sign considering the sire is from a strong DK mother line. More photos later.

Happy New Year Everyone!

We are more than pleased to announce the arrival of our U Litter vom tapferen Herzen.

9 beautiful, healthy and very strong puppies.   Puppies doing well.  Rachael and “Nana” are exhausted.   Litter details later, but I am pleased to say I don’t think anyone on the reservation list will be disappointed!

News Update! We Are Expecting!

The ‘U Litter vom tapferen Herzen” is due New Year’s Day.

Dam:

Rachael vom tapferen Herzen.   224 741.
VJP:  69 pts       HZP:  176 pts
Brsch:   SG 11/ SG 10   HDA, OCD and ED Frei    vWB and CHB clear

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Sire:

Lothar IV del Zeffiro.  ROI 14/91168.   DGStB-Nr.: ZR 039/14
VJP:  73 pts.       HZP:  185 pts.  /Hegewald  214 pts.    VGP:  Prize I/348 pts.
Schwsch:   SG 11/ V 12     62/64    HDA, OCD and ED Frei
Leistungszeichen: HN, VBR, BTR, Sj-DD, AH, Verweiser

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Armbruster Update!

FANTASTIC NEWS TO REPORT. 3 OF THE S LITTER DOGS WERE RUN IN THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL ARMBRUSTER ZUCHTPRUFUNG IN WILMINGTON, ILLINOIS. WE ARE FULL OF PRIDE TO REPORT THAT:

SASCHA vom TAPFEREN HERZEN, owned, trained and handled by Clint Mason, scored a whopping 206.5 points, tied for 2nd, and was placed 3rd due to the younger dog rule. He scored 12 nose, 11 search, 11 point, 10 coop, 11 desire, 12 duck search, 10 blind ret, 10 fur drag, 10 feather drag, 9 manner of ret, 10 obed. F 11 /H 10 TOTAL 206.5 Sascha was in the top 5 dogs for Best Looking Male Dog at the Breed Show. Sascha was also in the running for Best Water Dog. AN UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE BY BOTH ‘SONNY’ AND CLINT.

STEFFIE vom TAPFEREN HERZEN, owned, trained and handled by Kerry Moore, also had a tremendous test. She scored 11 nose, 11 search, 10 point, 10 coop, 11 desire, 11 duck search, 10 blind ret, 10 fur drag, 10 feather drag, 10 manner of ret, 10 obed. F 11 / H 10 TOTAL 199.5 Steffie was also in the top 5 dogs for Best Looking Female. TOTALLY AWESOME JOB BY STEFFIE AND KERRY.

SIGMUND vom TAPFEREN HERZEN, owned, trained and handled by Logan Duke, another fanstasic performance. He scored 10 nose, 9 search, 10 point, 10 coope, 10 desire, 12 duck search, 10 blind ret, 10 fur drag, 9 feather drag, 9 manner of ret, 10 obed. F 10/ H 9 TOTAL 191.5 Sigmund, aka “Bodhi”, was also in the running for Best Water Dog.

WE ARE SENDING OUT A HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE OWNERS, AND HUGS TO THE DOGS. WE COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF YOU ALL. THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS AND HARD WORK. OVER THE MOON !!!!!

Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS – AGAIN – TO THE OWNERS OF THE S AND T LITTER PUPS WHO RAN THEIR HZPs THIS FALL. SEVERAL OF THE OWNERS HAVE ENTERED THE INTERNATIONAL ARMBRUSTER IN OCTOBER, BUT SO FAR HERE ARE THE HZP RESULTS. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK, AND FOR PREPARING YOUR DOGS FOR THIS TEST.

Sabine vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Lynda Krull – 179 pts.
Storm vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Frank Wells – 179 pts.
Steffie vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Kerry Moore – 173 pts.
Sigmund vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Logan Duke – DNP.
Silke vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Ken Kamrath – 153 pts.
Sascha vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Clint Mason – 179 pts.
Tess vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Karen McNeese – 155 pts.

OVER THE MOON FOR YOU ALL!!!!

More Good News

We are so proud to annouce that the following dogs have received their orthopedic evaluations from Germany.

Sabine vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Lynda Krull – HD A, OCD AND ED CLEAR.
Storm vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Frank Wells – HD A, OCD AND ED CLEAR.
Steffie vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Kerry Moore – HD A, OCD AND ED CLEAR.
Silke vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Ken Kamrath – HD A, OCD AND ED CLEAR.
Sascha vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Clint Mason – HD A, OCD AND ED CLEAR.

Tess vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Karen McNeese – 71 pts. HD A, OCD AND ED CLEAR.

Greetings Everyone!

Been quite a while since we posted any updates, but a lot has happened the past several months.

It’s been a terribly sad year for us. Last October we had to say good bye to our beloved Catarina vom tapferen Herzen. A few months shy of her 16th birthday, her happy disposition and bright mind were left prisoners in a weak and immobile body. I’ve had some wonderful dogs in my life, but realizing she could go on no longer was one of the sadest days in my life. There is a very large hole in my heart, that will never heal.

Four months earlier, Catarina’s half sister Jasmine developed an extremely aggressive mammory tumor, and we had to make the painful decisiont to end her suffering less than a week after discovering the lump. Jasmine was never sick a day in her life, and the sudden development of this fatal disease left us completely stunned. We were devestated, and it took us weeks to get over the shock, and deal with the loss.

Then, just 3 months ago, our wonderful male, Ian, had a debilitating stroke, and with no options for a recovery, we had to say good bye to him as well. Ian was one of the most intelligent and talented dogs I have ever known, with an unbridled passion to please. A big powerhouse of a dog, he would hunt until I put up the gun and quit. But for anyone who knew him, he was probably best known for his happy and friendly disposition. He helped me train countless puppies, and never tired of luring them into the ponds with a stick or bumper. Ian was an amazing spirit, and again, left another another huge hole in my heart.

But I know Jasmine, Catarina and Ian have already found Dutch and Quizzal, and they are all waiting for me in some big wonderful meadow full of birds.

Now for some Happy News

Congratulations to Gary and Jean McCarthy on the successful breeding and raising of their A litter vom Westerness Kennel in Alaska. Gary and Jean bred Quessi vom tapferen Herzen and had 10 beautiful healthy pups, which have all been placed with their new owners. It will be exciting to watch them develop and grow.