Deutsch-Kurzhaar Group
North America
Newsletter
April 2019
In this issue
  • It's Official DKGNA is a Member of DKV
  • Join DKGNA
  • 2019 DKGNA Raffle
  • 2019 DKGNA Test Schedule
  • Quick Visit to Germany
    by Frank O'Leary 
DKV Forms
 
Will be available on the DKGNA Webpage
 
Board of Directors
 
Jeff Martin, President
DKGNA Board of Directors
250-492-6665
 
Tyler Smith, Vice-President
DKGNA Board of Directors
801-420-8076
 
Tony Dolle, Secretary
DKGNA Board of Directors
615-870-7700
 
Marianne O'Leary, Treasurer
DKGNA Board of Directors
509-520-7483
 
Jörg Kaltenegger
DKGNA Director of Testing/Director of Judging Development
931-675-0841
TD-DOJ@dkgna.org
 
Newsletter Editor
Marianne O'Leary
509-520-0819
 
DKGNA Web Page
 
 
 
 
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It’s Official
Deutsch-Kurzhaar
Group North America
 is a Member of DKV
 
At the DKV Annual Meeting, in Fulda, Germany, it was announced by President Michael Hammerer, that the DKGNA had made an official application for membership in December 2017; paid the related fees; the application had been reviewed and found to be complete and correct; following the one-year waiting period the DKV Präsidium has determined that following the meeting on March 23rd the Deutsch-Kurzhaar Group North America is officially a member of the DKV.
 
This is the culmination of a nearly two year effort by a group of individuals that have worked hard to position the club for success.  Along the way these milestones have been achieved:
  • In December 2017 the DKGNA applied for membership DKV with a roster of seventy-four members.  All required documentation was presented, the membership fee was paid, and all requirements were fulfilled.
  • In December of 2017 the DKGNA was incorporated as a Utah non-profit corporation.
  • In January 2018 the DKGNA received its “IRS Determination Letter” stating that we received a 501(c) (3) classification.
  • In March 2018, at the DKV Annual General Assembly in Dipperz (Fulda), Germany the General Assembly was officially notified of the DKGNA application for membership.
  • After having been known to the General Assembly, at the earliest, at the next General assembly in March 2019, the DKGNA will be officially approved as a member of the DKV.
  • In August of 2018 the DKGNA published the first issue of our newsletter.
  • In August of 2018, with the support of Hunt Oregon, the DKGNA Annual Raffle tickets went on sale.
  • In November of 2018, with the successful completion of Raffle ticket sales three winners were drawn.
  • In December of 2018 the DKGNA applied for a 2019 DKV testing schedule.
  • On March 23, 2019, at the DKV Annual General Assembly in Dipperz (Fulda), Germany the DKGNA officially became a member of the DKV.
  • In April of 2019, the DKGNA will kick-off its Second Annual Raffle.
  • On April 26th & 27th the DKGNA will host its first DKV test with a Derby in Cedar Fort, UT.  Both days of the test are already full.
The DKGNA Board of Directors continues to work hard to position the club for success.  It is our hope that the DKGNA will be a model club where DK enthusiasts can work together to educate all interested persons in the techniques of training, breeding and caring for DK dogs; to conduct tests; to promote responsible breeding; foster, improve, promote, and protect the Deutsch-Kurzhaar breed in North America; and promote the interest of wildlife by fostering ethical hunting and the conservation of game through educational programs, the use of properly trained hunting dogs, and other means.  
 
We look forward to working with the other DK Clubs as well as other German dog Clubs in North America.
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Join the DKGNA
 
The Deutsch-Kurzhaar Club North America has been formally approved by the DKV and looks forward to becoming a trusted and vibrant promoter of the Deutsch-Kurzhaar in North America.
 
The DKGNA Board of Directors continues to work hard to position the club for success.  It is our hope that the DKGNA will be a model club where DK enthusiasts can work together to educate all interested persons in the techniques of training, breeding and caring for Deutsch-Kurzhaar dogs; to conduct tests; to promote responsible breeding of DK’s; foster, improve, promote, and protect the DK’s in North America; and promote the interest of wildlife by fostering ethical hunting and the conservation of game through educational programs, the use of properly trained hunting dogs, and other means.
 
In an effort to promote youth participation in the DKGNA the Board of Directors has established a special category for members 17 years of age and under.  These Youth members will pay half of the regular dues fees and be non-voting member same as family members. 
 
To become a member of the DKGNA please complete the membership application form by clicking – Membership ApplicationThis fillable form will work in you Internet Explorer or Chrome browser, it will not work in Fire Fox. You can submit electronically and you will be billed and can submit payment through PayPal.  You can also print your application, enclose a check, and mail the package to the address on the application.
 
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2019 DKGNA Raffle
 
 
Well, it’s time to help ourselves and benefit the educational efforts of the Deutsch-Kurzhaar Group North America (DKGNA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The group’s annual raffle is here and the prizes are phenomenal.
 
For starters, the lucky winners will have his/her choice of three great prizes.  First a four person three-day hunt at Hunt Oregon, LLC, near Pendleton, OR, (valued at $12,000).  Second a Berretta 686 Silver Pigeon over/under shotgun.  This is a two-barrel set – 20/28 gauge - valued at $3,500.  Third, a two person two day wild boar and quail hunt at Alger Flats Outfitters, in Perdues Hill, AL.  Click here to view Raffle Flyer.
 
The Hunt Oregon trip is for four hunters for three days and four nights. All meals and lodging for the hunt are included and there is a daily hosted open bar. Hunts take place on the Cunningham Sheep Company ranch, famous for its upland bird habitat and wild bird numbers. This is one of the oldest family-owned ranches in Oregon and has only been hunted by the family and their friends until recently.  The trip includes transportation to and from the Pasco, WA, airport and bird processing is included. Hunters are responsible for their licenses and ammunition.
 
The Berretta 686 Silver Pigeon over/under shotgun is a two-barrel set – 20/28 gauges, the perfect gun for an upland bird hunter.
 
The Alger Flats Outfitter hunt is for two hunters for two days and three nights.  All meals are included.  The hunt includes the opportunity for wild boar and quail. 
 
Winners for the raffle will be drawn in November 2018 or when the number of sold tickets reaches 125. Tickets are $100 each and all proceeds benefit DKGNA events and its educational efforts.
 
The first person drawn in the raffle gets his/her choice of the top prize; the second person drawn gets second choice; the third person drawn gets third choice.
 
This is the only fund-raising event held by the DKGNA each year and the funds support the group’s testing, training and educational activities. Each DKGNA member will be receive four raffle tickets which the board hopes the members will purchase or sell to a friend or relative.
 
Members are encouraged to split the cost of the ticket(s) with friends, family, hunting buddies, co-workers and others.
 
For additional information or tickets, please contact Marianne O’Leary at 509-520-0819 or email Marianne at wwmoleary@gmail.com; or Tyler Smith at 801-420-8076 or email Tyler at kurzhaar.v.hochland@gmail.com.  Also please visit the DKGNA website – www.dkgna.org.
 
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2019 DKGNA Testing Schedule
 
The DKGNA will be tests in 2019 sanctioned by the DKV and the JGHV.  Based on the feedback we received from our members the DKGNA will be hosting a Derby on April 26th and 27th, in Cedars Fort, UT.  Tyler Smith is the Test Coordinator for this event.  We are happy to report that this test is completely full.  If you have a Derby dog to test, and are not already entered in the DKGNA Derby, you should check with the Western Region of the NADKC.  They are hosting a Derby in Walla Walla, WA on May 11th and 12th
 
In the Fall the DKGNA will host a VGP on September 26th and 27th.  Additionally, there will be a Solms/AZP on September 28th and 29th.  Both tests will be held at Cedar Fort, UT and Tyler Smith will be the test coordinator.  To enter please contact Tyler Smith at 801-420-8076 or kurzhaar.v.hochland@gmail.com
 
Our test dates are posted on the DKGNA web page, click here to view test schedule.
 
If you have not entered a Derby please do so ASAP.   Information regarding who to contact for each DKGNA test is available on the Test Schedule.  To enter the Derby please contact Tyler Smith at 801-420-8076 or kurzhaar.v.hochland@gmail.com
 
Tyler Smith will be hosting a training day for “Derby Preparation”.  The training day will be held at Cedar Forks.  For additional information contact Tyler at 801-420-8076.
 
Please use the WORD.doc we developed for the DKGNA as your entry form.  This fillable form will work in you Internet Explorer or Chrome browser, it will not work in Fire Fox.   Please click here for the DKGNA fillable Entry Form.
 
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Quick Visit to Germany
by Frank O’Leary
 
This article is reprinted from the NADKC Western Region Newsletter with the permission of the Editor and the Author
 
I was in Germany last month to pickup Maggie and bring her home.  The morning I left Walla Walla I received a call from Rita Bommers.  She asked if I had left home yet, which I hadn’t.  Rita advised me that I may want to adjust the clothes I was bring to Germany as it was in the mid 60’s there and would be for a couple more days.  That sounded good to me as I was looking at the 12” of snow in the yard and a current temperature of 17 degrees.  After making the necessary adjustments to my wardrobe I headed to Seattle in a snow storm that lasted until Yakima.  Sure enough when I arrived the next afternoon in Frankfurt it was 62 degrees and sunny. 
 
First stop on my trip was to visit Bommers in Dürboslar.  It is always special to spend time at Burg Dürboslar and visit with the Bommers.  It also enables me to pay my respects to Mr. Bommers. 
 
Next I traveled north and spent some time with Alex Lange.  Alex was the leader with the overall top young female at the Kleemann last fall owned by Poco Guzman, the President of the DK Club in Spain. 
 
Then I traveled a short distance to the home of Stefan and Maike Middeke where I delivered Uschka vom Trocken Bach for Gil Dueck to continue her education. 
 
The next stop was at Holger Hensel home whereMaggie KS vom Trocken Bach has spent the last year preparing for her success at the 2018 Kleemann.  Maggie has been in Germany since the completion of the KS to be bred to Etzel vom Thüringer Zipfel.  Holger and his family were very welcoming and we spend two days talking about the dogs and watching Holger train his young dogs.  Holger has many training techniques that I will be able to utilize, hopefully with the same success he enjoys.  We also had the opportunity to observe Lotta, Maggie’s Zuchtschau leader, preparing for an upcoming Dressage competition.  Lotta is a very accomplished and successful horsewoman. 
 
Next I was off to see Rüdiger Stilgenbauer, the owner of vom Klepelshagener Forst.  Rüdiger is a Professional Hunter on a revere of approximately 2,500 acres.  Within the 
hunting area they have wild board, deer, Red Stags, big horn sheep, hares, and some ducks.  Rüdiger also has very fine and will trained dogs.  Spending time at vom Klepelshagener Forst....................
 
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"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
by Thomas Jefferson
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