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.

Exciting News!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE OWNERS OF S AND T LITTER PUPS FOR PREPARING AND RUNNING THEIR DOGS IN THE VJP TWO WEEKS AGO. WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL THE DOGS, AND GRATEFUL FOR YOUR EFFORTS.

2016 WILLIAM SHATTUCK MEMORIAL VJP. (Except for Silke, who ran in Watertown SD)

Sabine vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Lynda Krull - 77 pts.
Storm vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Frank Wells - 75 pts.
Steffie vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Kerry Moore - 73 pts.
Sigmund vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Logan Duke - 70 pts.
Silke vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Ken Kamrath - 69 pts.
Sascha vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Clint Mason - 62 & 69 pts.
Simon vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Austin Bates - 67 pts.
Stefan vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Dirk Bushman - 55 pts.

Tess vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Karen McNeese - 71 pts.
Tobias vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Tyler Hummel - 67 pts.
Tanya vom tapferen Herzen, owned by Corey Whitehead - 62 pts.

WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!!

Next Stop - HZP!!!

 

 
 

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

 
   
The Deutsch Drahthaars at Krull Lodge have been featured in
 
 
Krull Lodge in Hunting Dogs magazine
Krull Lodge in Field and Stream magazine
The Traveling Wingshooter article  
 
Versatile Hunting Dog
June 2010
Field & Stream
Nov 2009
Sporting Classics
May/June 2009
 

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