Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a Deutsch Kurzhaar (DK) and a German shorthaired pointer (GSP)?
The English translation of “Deutsch Kurzhaar” is “German Shorthair”. The focus of our club is with Deutsch Kurzhaars registered in the Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband, e.V., the parent organization of our club. Other registries recognized by the F.C.I. (Federation Cynologique Internationale) exist, e.g., the Austrian breed books (Zuchtbeucher); however, the German Shorthaired Pointers registered in some registries, including the American Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, are not recognized by the F.C.I. The F.C.I. recognizes both DK and some GSHPs in Group 7, Continental Pointing Dogs, as dogs of German origin.
How does one go about obtaining a Deutsch Kurzhaar?
From kennels certified/protected by the Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband. See North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club web site for Deutsch Kurzhaar litters and Deutsch Kurzhaar breeders. Also see Deutsch Kurzhaar litters listed on the DKV web site.
What is the Zuchtbuch?
The Zuchtbuch or breedbook published every year by the Zuchtbuchfuehrer, containing, most importantly, certification and protection of new kennels, litter and individual dog registrations, plus test results for the year.
What is the JGHV?
The JGHV (Jagdgebrauchshundverband e.V.) is the versatile hunting dog association of Germany.
What is the JGV-USA?
The JGV-USA (Jagdgebrauchshundverein-USA) is a full member organization of the JGHV (Jagdgebrauchshundverband) in Germany.
What relationship exists between the NADKC, JGHV and other versatile dog clubs?
NADKC is a member club of the JGHV and its judges are certified by the JGHV. Most hunting dog breed clubs in Germany are member clubs of the JGHV, as are other breed clubs in North American including VDD-GNA and VDD-Canada.
And what are the differences and similarities between the JGV-USA and the NADKC?
JGV-USA is an American member club of the JGHV (Jagdgebrauchshundverband) in Germany. Its membership is primarily composed of hunters with dogs registered by breed associations recognized by the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale). NADKC is also a member of the JGHV and is a member club of the DKV (Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband) in Germany. Its membership is primarily composed of hunters with DKs registered by the DKV. They both provide testing opportunities for versatile hunting dogs with FCI certified registration/pedigrees (Ahnentafel). All judges (Verbandsrichter) must be certified by the JGHV.
- What are some other FCI Deutsch Kurzhaar clubs?
Do the test requirements of the DKV diminish the pointing ability of a Kurzhaar?
No. Test rules require demonstrated pointing ability.
Where do I find a copy of the testing and breeding regulations for NADKC?
The “Grey Book”, which contains the testing and breeding regulations for NADKC, may be downloaded in PDF format at this site.
What is a German pedigree?
German pedigrees are part of the Ahnentafel. They give five generations, color coded with registration number, test record, and conformation for each dog. A table of abbreviations and symbols is helpful in reading an Ahnentafel.
Where do I get an application to join the club?
A membership application may be downloaded in PDF format at this site.
Where do I get test entry form?
A test entry form may be downloaded by members in PDF format at this site.