Our goal is to produce the very best Deutsch Kurzhaar’s
that can be offered, for the family that wants a
companion and great hunting dog.
We are serious about preserving and improving on
the qualities and attributes that made the Kurzhaar the
great versatile dog they are today.
The use of a breeding standard set by DKV:
All dogs used for breeding at
are DKV/JGHV tested prior to any
breedings and have had hip radiographs. A dog qualifying
for breeding at
Meet all requirements set worth by the DKV.
Have the Hips approved
Meet conformation Standards
Meet minimum testing requirements
They must be a dog we are comfortable living with and
We must feel they are the quality of dog
that we want to represent our Kennel
Have a sound temperament; good
coat and conformation.
Demonstrate exceptional hunting performances on wild
birds and waterfowl.
Since all dogs at
vom Gänsehimmel are tested, we obviously believe in the
JGHV breeding approach. The JGHV system is based on a
testing system under which German breeds were developed;
one which is rooted in the science of animal breeding
and selection under this evaluation system. But
just as important to me is how the dogs hunt and how
easy they train. So while some are basing
their breeding on test scores and titles I base ours on
hunting abilities. Our observations in the field on wild
birds is very important part of our evaluation process
when deciding were to go with our breedings.
While spending over
90 days annually in the fall hunting only wild
birds, our dogs are under constant evaluation to see how
they handle the hunting of the Hungarian partridge,
sharptail grouse, and wild pheasants, along with ducks
found locally here in North Dakota.
SOME THOUGHTS WHEN LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT HUNTING
If you're thinking about a new hunting companion, the
performance base testing system.
Along with thoughts of form and function will help
to make sure you are getting a good dog..
The parents, grandparents, and great grandparents are by
far the most important part of the breeding equation for
obtaining a top performing dog.
Make sure you study the pedigrees of all
generations before acquiring a dog expected to meet your
The test that our dogs do are compatible with most
hunting situations that a person comes upon.
Field searches, Duck searches etc...
If you are looking for a hunting dog, make sure your
breeder hunts and his expectations are as high or higher
than your own.
Ask how much he hunts and where.
If you are also looking for a family companion
inquire as to the calm personality of the parents and if
they live inside the home or if they are merely kennel
dogs. This questions should be a simple one for
the breeder to answer.
Ask whether the breeder trained and tested the
dog he is breeding or has hunted with it.
You will find that many breedings that the breeder might
not own the stud this is not uncommon.
Just ask about the Stud and why the breeder is using it.
If the stud was trained and tested by the owner or not
and if it is hunted. Try to find out what it will
take to train your new dog. I personally prefer
dogs that anybody can train. To know this one must
train their own dogs not have them sent away for
By posting our ahnentafels, one can view the parents,
grandparents and great grandparents, individually, and
see their testing accomplishments.
have any questions on what the test are and how they
relate to hunting contact me and lets visit about it.
When serious sportsmen begin researching for a new
hunting companion, the Kurzhaar should be considered as
a sound possibility for a versatile dog that will also
serve as an excellent family member. This
breed possesses the characteristics that bring the
Kurzhaar to the front of all the versatile breeds.
My personal thoughts
on what is important to us when breeding.
I do not care to produce small dogs. I will
never breed to put out little dogs male or female. I don't mind an
average size but I will not breed to produce less than that.
I will always try to breed for the best conformation that I can. But a
great looking dog is not the most important thing a Strong Nose, with
strong pointing and steadiness is very important along with cooperation
(relating to how easy the dog is to train). I like large male
heads that I will always try to keep. I like a strong bone structure.
I mention coat above, I am looking for dogs that have a dense coat, a good
length and not soft hair and prefer an almost harsh (coarse coat), I had always
looked at the belly of the dog and expected to find hair covering most of the
underneath. Condor (Gabe) pictured below is an
example of what I look for in male. Head, bone structure, ears, size of
body, and coat all are were I want them.
a goal and thoughts of what we like other than the
perfect Kurzhaar gives us a breeding program.
Our goal is to keep what we have and work ahead.
Only by working with the known can we make sure
of what we have.
Constantly switching dogs does not give one a
breeding program or line.
All it gives you is pups.
I am always open to visit with others and this
has helped me to create a program such as we have now.
After having a dog finish 3rd in the
top international test the
and having another one from our kennel finish 5th
in conformation in
2008 Kleemann we feel we have
a program we can continue to build on.
Along with the fact that we want dogs that will
hunt and we know that what we have will do that for you.
I can honestly say that our Kurzhaars are as good
as any others and better than most gun dog breeds.
There is also some information available on the
About us page
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hat - und im Falle der Account-Löschung auch alle Bilder
hier im Forum verloren gehen.We have h
are proud to say that we have ran our dogs in the test
that are available and know what it takes to get them
We have received the Derby, Solms, and VGP breeders award from the