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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 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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