I belong and support the North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club (NADKC).The NADKC functions under the umbrella of the Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband e.V. (DKV) which is based in Germany. I also support the Jagdgebrauchshundverein e.V. (JGHV) clubs listed below and available by link on the "Links" page of this website.The JGHV emphasizes and protects breed purity and the German performance based breeding system for the versatile hunting breeds.Testing and judging is also influenced and approved by the JGHV.
In addition to the NADKC , I have belonged to the, Vereinigter CanAm Deutsch Kurzhaar Klub (VCDKK) and the Verien Deutsch Drahthaar Group North America (VDD-GNA). The later commonly referred to as the DD Group.
I have found that members of the Deutsch Kurzhaar Club and the Deutch Drahthaar Club are organizations of family oriented people and are very willing to offer assistance to those Deutsch Kurzhaar owners that are dedicated to the German performance based breeding and testing system. In fact, many of the JGHV based Drahthaar test formats are identical to those for the Kurzhaar and some tests may be substituted for tests required by the Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband.
I have included a link to the VDD-GNA on this website and from time to time may list names of "reputable" Deutsch Drahthaar breeders that I know and trust. The benefits of belonging to the VDD-GNA are similar to those listed for the NADKC. Being a member of several JGHV clubs allows for more training and testing opportunities. More importantly, the knowledge that can be gained from watching, listening,training, and testing with seasoned versatile dog handlers, breeders, and test judges is priceless.
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