Deutsch Drahthaar Central


"The #1 conservation tool on earth is a well-trained dog."

This old quote has long since been proven to be true. In the search for such a conservation tool, people have long strived to create a dog that will fulfill this noble purpose with speed, efficiency, and style- not just on the water, but also in the field and the forest. To that purpose was born the Deutsch-Drahthaar.

Welcome to 'Deutsch-Drahthaar Central', the Internet home of the #1 versatile hunting dog in the world, the Deutsch-Drahthaar. This is a resource for and by the membership of the Verein Deutsch-Drahthaar/Group North America, and those interested in the breed.


General Breed Information

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VDD/Group North America

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The VDD/Group North America is a chapter of the breed organization VDD e.V., the originators prime authority for the breeding and advancement of the Deutsch-Drahthaar breed. The group abides by all German standards and regulations regarding breeding and testing. VDD/GNA also hosts JGHV field tests so that their members can participate in the program fully.

Jagdgebrauchshundverein USA


The Jagdgebrauchshundverein USA is a North American chapter of the German hunting dog testing organization JGHV. They are strictly concerned with performance testing in accordance with the original German test regulations- they do not support any particular breed over another, nor handle any breed-specific issues.

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Last modified October 15, 2005 - copyright (c) 2005 Todd Hedenstrom