NADKC at Pheasant Fest

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Read about annual events for the North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club. Each article includes a linked photo gallery with photos submitted by club members.

2017 Pheasant Fest

2017 Pheasant Fest

The North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club had a successful booth at Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Pheasant Fest is the country’s largest event for upland hunters, sport dog owners, and wildlife habitat conservationists, and this year it was held February 17-19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event drew a record crowd of over 30,000 attendees.

The NADKC booth was prominent in the ‘German Aisle,’ with its hunting theme and slide show of many DKs in action. The booth was part of the ‘German Dog’ aisle again this year, set up by Dave Henderson, Rick Medina, and Steve Remspecher, Joe Gallo. Additional members that supported the booth were Lana and Mike Hamble, John Kreuscher, Jim Dannehy, Chris Fritz and Bob Brearey, Dan Arndt and Gary Berggren. …More

2016 Pheasant Fest

2016 Pheasant Fest

The North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club had a successful booth at Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic that concluded February 21st. Pheasant Fest is an annual national convention and outdoor tradeshow.

The 2016 National Pheasant Fest boasted a show floor with the most booth spaces in the event's history - a 20% increase in vendors (105 more booths) exhibiting at the show over the previous year. In total, 20,682 attendees visited National Pheasant Fest in Kansas City to support wildlife habitat conservation efforts. …More

DK at Pheasant Fest

2015 Pheasant Fest

It is exciting to work the NADKC booth at Pheasant Fest! It is also exciting to see all the other exhibitors. I just wish there was more time to see some of the programs.

Rick Hartle’s ten week old puppy really brought people to our booth. Pearl is a striking Schwarzschimmel. The older DKs were also an important part of our educational outreach. On Saturday, I introduced Gunner (Utah vom Riverwoods) to hundreds of Pheasant Fest attendees. I thought about saying ‘thousands’ because Pheasant Fest drew 22,654 over three days. Scott Vickers is a new member, and he let us have Gunner at Pheasant Fest. Ulfric vom Riverwoods, a littermate, was at Pheasant Fest with John Calandra …More

Field Work at NAKP

2014 NAKP

The North American Kurzhaar-Prüfung (NAKP) is the North American chance to showcase our amazing DK’s similarly to the way they are showcased in Europe at the IKP (Internationale Kurzhaar Prüfung). This gives those who train and test in the DK world an opportunity to view the form and witness the function and abilities of these outstanding canines.

The 2014 NAKP was our first time entering such an event, and the preparation, and excitement began many months before the September test date.. …More

Annual Meeting Photo

Annual Meeting Recap 2014

On April 25th, 26th, and 27th, the North American Deutsch Kurzhaar Club held this year’s annual meeting in Big Rapids, Michigan. It was hosted superbly by the Great Lakes Region.

It goes without saying that they always make sure all facets are covered and well planned to allow the members to enjoy themselves and the dogs. Thank you Butch, Larry, and Mark and, of course, you guys are next to nothing without your wives’ guidance and directions…More

Pheasant Fest 2014

Rich Runge, our Breed Warden, talks about the Deutsch Kurzhaar, NADKC and DKV. For photos of the weekend, visit the Pheasant Fest gallery …More

Annual Meeting Photo

2013 NADKC 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Well, it’s over now, but what an event it was! The 20th Anniversary NADKC Annual Meeting was hosted by the Upper Midwest Region in April of 2013 at the Milford Hunt Club. We were fortunate to have many members and guests attend, and a great time was had by all...

Even with all the preparations and time spent in planning for it, I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all again and organize another annual meeting. To see the finished product and to be able to see and visit with friends and to meet new ones from around our own country and abroad makes it all worthwhile. For this year’s annual meeting, the weather was perfect and the accommodations and staff at Milford Hunt Club were outstanding!…More

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