The Deutsch-Drahthaar (pronounced drot - like trot / har - like car) was created in Germany in the late 19th century by a small group of dedicated breeders who set out to develop a versatile hunting dog that would satisfy all aspects of German hunting in field, forest, and water. This group of breeders succeeded in creating a versatile hunting dog that took its traits from the best dogs of the existing coarse hair breeds, cross bred with the shorthair blood. These ancestors included the Stichelhaar, Pudelpointer, Griffon, and the Deutsch-Kurzhaar. The Deutsch-Drahthaar is a mid-sized, substantial dog. The height at shoulder varies from around 61 to 68 cm for males, and 57 to 64 cm for females. The coat is generally wiry, and tightly fit with a thick under wool.
Specific Test Scores, Awards and Certifications:
HD-frei = Certified free of Hip Displasia a hip joint ailment. All dogs must be certified HD-frei before being approved for breeding (Newer pedigrees don't show HD-frei because the requirement has been in effect long enough that all certifed dogs are HD-frei)
OCD-frei = Certified free of Osteochondrosis a shoulder ailment. All dogs must be certified OCD-frei before being approved for breeding.
ED-frei = Certified free of Elbow Dysplasia Not a required test but dogs known to have ED are disqualified from breeding. Owners can voluntarily have their dogs certified as ED-frei.
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My name is Joe Aumann. I've had dogs all of my life but got into bird dog training in 1990. I bought my first Deutsch-Drahthaar (Huskar vom Wiredhaus) back in 2003 and he proved to be an awesome dog, going through all of the Deutsch-Drahthaar tests and also the NAVHDA tests. He's one of only a hand full of Deutsch-Drahthaars to be a versatile champion. I knew I was hooked after that. We now train and/or hunt dogs year around in Central Wisconsin. I'm also a field judge in the VDD which helps me evaluate young dogs and train them in the right ways. I have been through all of the Rick and Ronny Smith trainings, and promote their method of dog training. Visit their website or find a training seminar near you. more info
When I made the decision to be a Drahthaar breeder I had to come up with a kennel name. Since I only wanted to breed dogs with a lot of talent, great coats and conformation, I decided "Seymour" was a good name. The name "Seymour" represents the ability to "see more" in your dogs. It took a while to find the right female but when I did, I knew that I had found a keeper. Bibbi v.b. Westmark. She has a ton of talent with an awesome 11 coat and 11 conformation. She has a very good temperament and is very cooperative, which makes for a very trainable dog. Our goal is to produce awesome hunting dogs with a sound mind. Bibbi is also one of the elite to earn her Versatile Champion title and has been a huge part of making Vom Seymour Kennel into what it is today! We are located in Central Wisconsin and hunt mainly grouse and woodcock, but also mix in some duck and goose hunting. I have several dogs trained for blood tracking and shed hunting as well. If you purchase a puppy from me you are sure to get a talented dog that is well socialized. Thanks for considering Vom Seymour Kennel as your preferred Deutsch Drahthaar breeder.
Breeding - Offering top quality Deutsch-Drahthaar litters as well as the occasional started dogs.
Training - Professional gun dog training specializing in Deutsch-Drathaars as the true versatile breed.
Boarding - Indoor/Outdoor kennel services available, contact for availability and scheduling.