2010 DWNA-VDW Meet & Greet

It has been two years since we had our first Wachtelhund Meet & Greet.  A lot has happen since then with the DWNA-VDW.  Therefore, it is time to hold another Wachtelhund Meet & Greet.  It will be September 17th, 18th and 19thAll DWNA-VDW members are invited. I and my wife Loni will host the Meet & Greet at our house.

The location will be 160 Max Rd., Pelican Lake, WI 54463.  We plan to discuss the DWNA-VDW organization, VDW hunt test requirements, and have a blood tracking seminar (initial training).  We will, also, be conducting mock VDW EP hunt tests:  http://www.deutscherwachtelhund.org/VDWHuntTestRegulations.htm (mhtml:{9173702F-AC6F-48A5-AD37-4E6E9C862582}mid://00000220/!x-usc:http://www NULL.deutscherwachtelhund NULL.org/VDWHuntTestRegulations NULL.htm) .  Animals will be provided for each dog participating.

Those planning on attending, please contact Dave Dyer or myself; contact information is contained in the agenda.  If you did not receive and invation by E-mail and agenda, please contact me.   If you are planning on entering your Wachtelhund in any of the events please tell us on the registration form so we can plan to have enough animals.  You may enter your Wachtelhund in one or all events.  Evening get together will be at our house.
Lodging: We have a walkout basement with complete apartment and a 5th wheel camper available to the first couples confirming their attendance.  We also have a futon in my study available for a single person.  Kraig and Trista Glazier, Helena, MT have already confirmed their attendance and will be staying in our apartment.
We also have room for campers should you wish to bring one.  We will provide electric and water.  The nearest hotel is the Four Seasons Motel, 304 W. Glen St. Crandon, WI 54520; approximately 10 miles from our home.  Phone : 715-478-3377.  Rooms run $42.00 to $55.00 per night.
We realize this is a long way for just about everyone and have kept our attendance and test fees to a minimum.  We would like to see as many DWNA-VDW members as possible.  Those planning on attending, please confirm by August 15th at the latest.

Sincerely,
Dave Pepe
DWNA-VDW, Chairman
160 Max Rd
Pelican Lake, WI 54463
Phone: 715-487-4024
Fax: 715-487-4024

About Dave
Current DWNA-VDW Chairman. A 28 year USAF veteran, retired rank Major. Education: University of New Hampshire; AA, BS, BGS; Georgia College, MBA. I first learned of the Deutscher Wachtelhund while living in Germany from 1988 to 1993. I obtained a German Jagdschein (hunting license) in early 1988. Purchased my first Wachtelhund in 1991 and brought a pair of them to Alaska in 1993. While in Alaska, I bred Wachtelhunds between 1995 and 1998, selling 33 Wachtelhund pups from four litters. I have been promoting the Deutscher Wachtelhund in North America since 1995. In 1995, I worked with Gary Gerhrman, of Ontario, Canada; to get the United Kennel Club (UKC) to recognize the Deutscher Wachtelhund. In January 1996, I was the first to register nine Wachtelhunds with the UKC, my initial pair and seven pups. In 2000, I provided VersatileDogs.com with their Deutscher Wachtelhund description. In 2002, I wrote another Deutscher Wachtelhund description for Fancy Publications, Inc. included their published Dog Bible. In 2000, I visited Germany to attend a Wachtelhund field trial, meeting Eberhard and Lutz Morgenstern. Wachtelhund judges for the German State of Sachsen. Lutz gave me his personal book and notes from his Wachtelhund Formwertricher (Conformation Judge) School and the VDW Hunt Measurement Rules and Judging Book. In 2004, I again returned to Germany to pick up a male Wachtelhund pup, Duke von der Balthasarley given to Kraig Glazier. I owned a total of 7 Wachtelhunds. I currently have three; a 7 year old female, a 3 year old female and a 5 month old male. I've imported over 40 Wachtelhund pups for other people, some have already been bred, other's will be bred in the future. In 2004, I started working with the VDW to establish a Wachtelhund club in North America. In 2006, with the help of Bill Wright we incorporated the Deutscher Wachtelhund North America, Inc (DWNA) Club in Wisconsin. The DWNA started taking memberships in January 2008. By 2009 we had 30 plus members and 6 kennels registered. Today we have 60 plus members. In 2010, I returned to Germany to attend the VDW annual meeting and gain DWNA-VDW member status.

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