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vom Altmoor Deutsch-Drahthaars

Litter and Pedigree Archive

For your information, here are past vom Altmoor Deutsch-Drahthaar litter announcements going back through 1999, with links to pedigrees and photos. On the second line under each parent's name are the highest scores that dog received in a VDD/JGHV test in the categories of Nose (N), Field Search (S), Pointing (P), Duck Track (D), and Cooperation (C). With certain exceptions, the highest score that can be obtained in these categories is 11 in the breed tests (where "very good" is scored 9-11).

At the end of the page are links to pedigrees for litters whelped from 1994 through 1998. For litters whelped in 1993 or earlier, you can see most of those matings included in these pedigrees.

While we have not yet had a litter with Mady, we've put her profile here so that you can look over all of the females that might be bred in the 2017-2018 season, which would include Mady, Macie, Cara, and, if the timing is right, Wendy.



Mady IV vom Altmoor
228108 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
DOB 17.03.2015
Slideshow: https://altmoor.smugmug.com/Mady-IV-vom-Altmoor/n-RkHkPk/i-VJBCbQG

VJP 68, HZP 173 & 182 (Armbruster), HD-frei A, OCD-frei, ZR #176/15 sg (10) / sg (10) [58cm tall / 59 cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-10

Mady IV vom Altmoor - When we keep a pup from one of our litters as a potential for our breeding program we decide early on whether that pup will be Nancy’s or Roger’s.Not in terms of ownership (they own us), but in respect to who will be the primary trainer and the usual handler in the VDD/JGHV tests.Very often that pup goes on to become the “favorite” of whoever the handler was.There’s something about the stress of putting a dog through the tests that creates a special bond.And, it seems as though the more important the test, the greater the bond.We both love all of our dogs and greatly respect their character and abilities, or we would have found a home for them elsewhere (and we have “weeded out” dozens over the years), but this is an effort to explain what we mean when we talk about “Roger’s” or “Nancy’s”.(And, the “favorite” of any given day is probably simply the one that’s with us.)

Our fourth M litter (our 91st  VDD litter) was a mating of one of Roger’s lifetime favorites (and one of the highest scoring dogs in the country) Talei III, to Vico IV vom Donaueck, an import from one of Germany’s most experienced and respected kennels.In all our decades with this breed we don’t recall ever hearing anyone have any significant negative criticism of the vom Donaueck kennel.So, the M4 breeding was a combining of a female from one of America’s foremost VDD kennels to a male from one of Germany’s best.We conducted this breeding with the intent of keeping a female from it for our breeding program, to broaden our genetic base a little.We figured that by this fourth V litter the Donaueck kennel just might know what they’re doing.We planned that if our pup from the M4 litter worked out well we would take Talei back out to Vico again the following year, perhaps to keep a second pup from that same breeding.

Plans are great to have, but sometimes common sense prevails.In this case, we looked at all the beautiful pups in this litter and we each got attached to a different one as we watched them grow.We decided, heck, with the travel distance to Vico, why not just keep two from this breeding and save ourselves a long drive in the future?If we keep two maybe one will work out to be what we want.And so it happened that both Macie IV and Mady IV remained with us, with Macie becoming “Roger’s” and Mady becoming “Nancy’s”.(It turned out that they were essentially clones of each other, and both will always remain here.)

While we must keep it a secret from Tavi and her daughter Wendy, there are some suspicions around here that Mady may have become Nancy’s current favorite.The only thing Mady MAY like as much as hunting and training is cuddling on the furniture with Nancy or Roger.(We pity those many breeders who think a dog’s place is out in the kennel run or with all four feet on the floor.Dogs are our best friends, not an accessory or possession.)

In the NJ VJP Mady scored 9 in rabbit Track, 10 in Nose, 11 in Field Search, 10 in Pointing, and 9 in Cooperation, for a Total of 68 points.(Of the ten dogs tested that weekend, she was the only one to receive an 11 in Search).In the NJ HZP she scored a Total of 173, with an 11 in Search Behind the Duck and 10’s in Nose, Search, Pointing, Desire, and Blind Retrieve.At the 13th Annual InternationalInvitationalArmbruster HZP she received 11’s in Nose, Pointing, and Duck Search and earned a Total of 182 points.So, she wrapped up her Breed Test year with 11’s in both Duck Searches as well as in Nose and Pointing.At the Armbruster she was officially rated 10 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, with a measured height of 58 cm.At the Parade of Dogs at the Armbruster her contagious joy and enthusiasm brought a collective laugh from the gallery.Macie is also rated HD-frei A, OCD clear, vWD clear, CHB clear, and, like all our girls, homozygous for furnishings (in other words she can only throw bearded pups – no Shorthair imposters.)

Mady’s Breed Test year was 2016, but we should back up a little.In 2015, our annual out of state hunting trip was to Montana in October.Six was the most dogs we could take with us; a few had to stay home.At that time Macie and Mady were just seven months old.We didn’t have a clue how they would perform in big country like that, and we didn’t want to take a chance on taking two young pups that might not yet be up to the task while leaving home a known exceptional hunter.So, Roger’s Macie would stay home on the assumption that Nancy, with a full time job, would be more limited in her other fall hunting time than Roger, so Mady should get this opportunity.Well, it turned out that Mady was more than up to the task – searching with the drive and range of any of the mature dogs, and holding her points until Nancy could get close enough to flush.Roger, with whatever dog he was hunting at the moment, would watch with amazement from across a coulee – professional level performance out of a seven month pup.(We then regretted that we hadn’t also given Macie the same exposure.)

Mady’s heat cycles in 2017 would have left us with too many litters on the ground simultaneously had we bred her, so we had to skip the 2016-2017 breeding season with her.We have our fingers crossed that her timing will be better in the coming ’17 to ’18 breeding season.We’ve prepared this profile so that you can have a better idea of all of the girls we might breed that season.


"U4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 99th DD litter)

Whelped 24 April 2017
7 males, 1 female

Dam: Cara IV vom Altmoor 220458 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 68 & 70, HZP 184 & 175 Armb & 172, HD-frei A, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR# 216/12 sg (11) / sg (10)
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11 [58cm tall / 58cm long]
DNA tested: vWD & CHB Clear, homozygous for beard (will always produce pups with beards) - See lab report
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Sire: Donner vom Cohansey 227056 Schwsch (ML:Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 184 / 190 Armbruster, HD-frei A, OCD-frei, ED frei,ZR# 326/14sg (11) / v (12) [64cm tall / 65 cm long]
N-11 (2X);S-10;P-11 (2x);D-11 (2x);C-11 (2x)
2016 Armbruster “Most Beautiful Male” Award
DNA tested vWD clear - see lab report
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All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 28 have ZR ratings.

Cara has been Roger's kayaking buddy for the last few seasons, and in addition to New Jersey hunts, has hunted with both of us in New York and Michigan for grouse and woodcock, and Montana for pheasants, huns and sharpies. She has her mother Talei's water-love, tracking ability, and fearlessness coupled with a full-body wag inherited from her father Ely. Cara is 7th generation Altmoor on her mother's side and we also raised and trained her German-import great-great-grandmother. We also owned her German-import great-grandfather, and personally knew just about every other dog on her mother's pedigree. Just like her mother, she showed her natural retrieve early-on and has been on game and in the water since she was 8 weeks old. Cara is the trademark Altmoor dog with 26 years of our breedings behind her: happy, friendly, reliable in all regards from temperament to game finding and recovery. She is the dog that could have been placed with a 10-year old child from a non-hunting family as that child's hunting partner. She knew everything expected of her from the outset and has been exceptionally easy to handle. She has a ton of personality and makes Roger crack up on a regular basis.

Cara has received 11's in Nose, Tracking, Pointing, Field Search, Cooperation, and Duck Search (twice) in her VJP's and HZP's. She is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, just like her daddy. She is rated HD-frei A, OCD-frei, and ED-frei (clear of hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans, and elbow dysplasia). She is also clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Donner vom Cohansey:In June of 2009 a nationally accomplished bowhunter visited us in his search for a Drahthaar pup.He had visited another kennel before ours, but didn’t care for the way the other breeder responded to some of his questions.He was looking for a dog just for blood tracking, but the qualifier was that he didn’t want to have to worry about it biting his 7 and 9 year old daughters or their friends.We gave him our absolute assurance that would never happen.He left here with Uschi III vom Altmoor, call name “Greta”.Not only did Greta become an accomplished blood tracker (and was licensed in New Jersey’s experimental program), but she also became an integral member of the family, totally trustworthy with all kids, adults, and other dogs.She also reignited her owner’s youthful love of upland hunting.Not only that, but he went on to become a totally committed VDD member – accomplished trainer and handler, event organizer, JGHV judge, Chapter officer, and national Executive Board officer.

He also became a VDD breeder.Greta was the mother of his first litter, which produced Allie, Donner’s mother.We, of course, have known both Greta and Allie all their lives and seen them in many dozens of hunting and testing situations – great dogs.(There was however that one day at a pheasant preserve several hours from here where Allie, as a young pup, did so much pointing that it almost became an annoyance.)Anyway,Allie produced the D litter vom Cohansey, and there was Donner.We’ve known him since he was a young pup in the litter and we did the VDD Litter Inspection and tattooing.We continued to frequently spend time with Donner a great many times at training days and tests as he grew up.No matter what the task he did it with enthusiasm and determination, always remaining cooperative.He’s always great with other people and other dogs.He lives with his owner’s family, which includes 8 and 5 year old boys and another intact male DD who is a couple years older.They spend their days running together in the backyard unsupervised (the DD’s, that is).

Donner’s test scores speak for themselves and were topped off in the fall of 2016 when he was named “Most Beautiful Male” at the VDD/GNA International Armbruster HZP and Breed Show.We were there handling /presenting two of our girls, Mady IV and Macie IV.Unfortunately, Donner’s owner isn’t big on photography, so we have no shots of his many Pennsylvania Gamelands hunts, or waterfowl in Kansas, and just one of hunting grouse and woodcock in Maine.So, most of the photos we have are ones Roger took at Training Days and tests.They’ll give you some idea of his looks, but don’t give an indication of the amount of hunting he gets in.


"T4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 98th DD litter)

Whelped 7 April 2017
7 males, 2 females
Going home around 26 May

Dam: Wendy III vom Altmoor 212869 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 185 HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR 218/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [60cm tall / 60cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
DNA tested for vWD - view lab report - and for hemophilia B and beard (furnishings) - view lab report
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Sire: Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Eli") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report / beard (furnishings) FF
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All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Wendy is Nancy's dog, although she handles equally well for Roger, or probably any child who wanted to take her out. If a friendly and happy disposition with an absolutely reliable temperament are as important to you as hunting abilities, Wendy's litter is the one for you. She is a favorite of Nancy's boss, our vet, too. He says she has a near-human expression in her dark brown eyes, and she loves to dash into the exam room to jump on and off the hydraulic exam table - even while it's being raised. And in case we forget, we should mention now that she has a ton of natural ability, too, and is very easy to train. A natural retriever from the start, she would pick up anything portable and deliver it happily from the time she was big enough to carry things. Her one drawback is that, just like her mother, she thinks she can fly, and playtime in the yard will often find her leaping up into the big boat with Roger while he works, only to sail off the bow like a big flying squirrel.

It would not be too far-fetched to say that Wendy is a dog that we’d been anticipating since each of her parents were puppies just starting to walk. Tavi (Ottavia III vom Altmoor) was Nancy’s favorite in the O3 litter and Luger (Paladin III vom Altmoor) was her favorite in the P3 litter. We liked the P3 litter so much that we kept one pup out of that, Pixie III, and if you’ll root around a little in our Litters Archive you’ll see that she turned out quite impressively. Her parents are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the sixty dogs on their pedigrees there are thirty which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rödlberg, Rothorst, Stadtgraben, Wupperaue, and Zenngrund. Both of them, just like Wendy, have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from all of their photos; there’s something about their eyes/expressions that shows you their loving character. They all have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

Wendy and three of her littermates were tested in 2011: Nancy's pup Wendy was one of just 5 dogs to receive a top VJP score of 77 in GNA that year. Besides her 11 in cooperation at VJP, she was also the only dog to receive an 11 in cooperation at the 2011 NJ HZP. Wendy is the mother of our G4 and Q4 litters.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name "Ely") first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Ely also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy, our website covergirl. Besides his normal hunting duties, Ely spends much of his time with his owners guiding at the Orapax Hunting Preserve in Goochland VA. Of course, whenever Roger visits with one of our girls, his favorite spot is lying on the sofa across Roger's lap.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. He is homozygous for furnishings, meaning that all of his progeny should have beards.


"S4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 97th DD litter)

Whelped 7 February 2017: 5 males, 5 females
Going home around 28 March

Dam: Talei III vom Altmoor 210191 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
DOB 09.04.2009, spurlaut More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 190, HD-frei, ZR# 302/09 sg (10) / sg (10) [57cm tall / 57cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested clear - view lab report
CHB DNA tested clear - view lab report
Homozygous for beard (does not carry the smooth gene & will always produce puppies with beards) - view lab report
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Sire: / Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
DOB 01.02.2010
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster, VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report / beard (furnishings) FF
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All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 24 have ZR ratings.

Talei III vom Altmoor is the product of decades of Altmoor breedings. Her grandmother, Suzy, is our website cover girl, and perhaps Roger’s lifetime favorite gundog. (Please don’t tell Talei.) Her mother, Mira, likewise was one of those “once in a lifetime” dogs, with which we’ve partnered more than our fair share (we would say “owned” instead of “partnered”, but it’s really more a case of them owning us, rather than the other way around.) Talei is the latest of our “once in a lifetime” dogs. She is the mother of our C4, H4, M4, and O4 litters. This breeding will be her last.

Talei’s pedigree includes Altmoor dogs going back six generations to our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly. We’ve hunted grouse and waterfowl with her dad, Gunnar, many times, and have spent innumerable hours with him; you’ll never find a dog with a better temperament.

If you like a plodding dog that wanders around in the field, Talei is not your speed. Except for in the house on the sofa, she only knows how to do things one way, and that’s super-fast with every ounce of her being. Think Mighty Mouse in a dog costume. At one test the Senior Judge (a former GNA Director of Testing) remarked, “That dog just ain’t got no quit in her.” And, it’s true. She’ll take a cottontail scent trail 500 yards, loud all the way - she has received the scent loud (spurlaut) designation. At four months of age, she was doing multiple unmarked water blind retrieves out to 100 yards - VGP (Utility) level work. Members of our duck lease have watched in awe as she made her fifth retrieve of crippled ducks shot two hours earlier, at about 600 yards from the fall. But, the difference between Talei and the rare other dogs with her level of drive and determination is that Talei ALWAYS has one eye on her handler. She’s never beyond the appropriate range in a field search situation and checks back frequently. If she jumps a deer, she’ll stand and watch it run off with just one word. Say her name and she’ll do a 180 in mid-air and start back to you. Even without steadiness training, she’ll hold her point till you get there, and will happily and willingly make the retrieve, even of Canadas. With just the tiniest amount of training, she’s become quite the shed dog, finding at least one on every little jaunt, and we’ve watched in amazement as she actually dug one shed out of a freshwater marsh on our lease, which looked like it had been there at least two or three years.

In spite of the fact that some of her siblings are toward the larger side of the breed standard, Talei is just a little girl, measuring right at the minimum of 57 cm (22.4") for the shoulder height of the breed standard. Her normal weight is right around 50 lbs. In her Breed Show she was scored 10 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, and measured square. We’re fairly certain that, if you were to add together the VJP and HZP scores of all the DD’s tested in the USA and Canada in 2010, you would find that Talei, with her 77 in VJP and 190 in HZP was the highest scoring of all. She has received 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, Desire, and Duck Search. In fact, in both VJP and HZP she earned 11's in every natural ability category in both tests. Hip-wise, she’s got the highest rating of HD-frei A, and, of course, is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name "Ely") first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Ely also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy, our website covergirl. Besides his normal hunting duties, Ely spends much of his time with his owners guiding at the Orapax Hunting Preserve in Goochland VA. Of course, whenever Roger visits with one of our girls, his favorite spot is lying on the sofa across Roger's lap.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. He is homozygous for furnishings, meaning that all of his progeny should have beards.


"R4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 96th DD litter)

Whelped 14 January 2017: 7 males, 1 female

Dam: > Macie IV vom Altmoor 228107 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
DOB 17.03.2015
Slideshow: https://altmoor.smugmug.com/Macie-IV-vom-Altmoor/n-xZpwxn/
VJP 62 & 72, HZP 173, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR #175/15 sg (11) / sg (10) [60cm tall / 61cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-8; D-10; C-11
DNA tested (vWD, hemophilia B, beard (furnishings) - view lab report
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Sire: / Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
DOB 01.02.2010
Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report / beard (furnishings) FF
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All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Macie IV vom Altmoor is the product of an extremely unique breeding, one that combined parents which were arguably the products of two of the most experienced VDD breeders in the world – Altmoor in the USA and the Donaueck kennel in Germany. Macie’s pedigree includes Altmoor dogs going back seven generations to our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly. Her mother, Talei III vom Altmoor, was from our 72nd DD litter. If you were to add together the VJP and HZP scores of each of the DD’s tested in the USA and Canada in 2010, you would find that Talei, with her 77 in VJP and 190 in HZP was the highest scoring of all. In both VJP and HZP she earned 11's in every natural ability category in both tests. Macie’s sire is Vico IV vom Donaueck. Like Talei, he scored 11’s in Nose, Search, Pointing, Desire, and Cooperation. He was marked sight loud and Talei was marked scent loud. If you would like more information about the M4 breeding that produced Macie (and her sister that we also kept, Mady), just check our Litter Archive page for the M4 breeding.

While Macie had some bad “luck of the test” at her first VJP with just a 62 (in spite of a 15+ second point on a woodcock that many members of the gallery saw, but the judges and I didn’t), two weeks later in Mifflinburg things got a little better, even with 2" of snow on the ground, windy conditions, and burrowing quail. On that test weekend of ten dogs the scores ranged from 46 to 72, with Macie earning the 72. Of the ten, only she was scored 11 in Cooperation, she was the only one to score a 10 in Tracking, and she was the only dog in the test to earn the Loud Hunter designation, and, in her case, both Sight and Scent loud. In fact, of the 35 pups evaluated in NJ and PA in 2016, Macie was the only one to receive the Scent Loud designation, one of only two of the 35 to receive11's in Cooperation, and she was the only dog of the 25 tested in PA that year to receive three 11's in the same test.

We originally had Macie entered in three HZP’s, including the Armbruster, figuring that luck of the test would have to be with us on at least one. We had a truly brutal summer with record breaking temperatures and humidity. We rarely do work on pointing/steadiness before HZP and the summer of ‘16, with us having litters continuously on the ground from the VJP through the first HZP, we simply had no time to work on it before the first HZP. So, Roger took her to her first HZP of the season on 9/9/16 in Gettysburg, PA. The test conditions were difficult. The birds were in waist-high cover, there was almost no air movement, and temperature and humidity were in the 90's - absolutely brutal and dangerous conditions. She had one 1 second point and the bird flushed wild, then two 6 second points. So, she didn’t improve her VJP Pointing score because she just doesn’t respect birds with man scent on and around them, but Roger was happy that she survived the heat. The final phase of the day was Search Behind the Duck, where she normally does 11 work. Unfortunately the combination of low water and the duck’s lack of ability to move through the thick lilies resulted in Macie hitting the duck’s landing spot, tracking it, and having it in her mouth and on her way back in 56 seconds. While this would have been great if you’re hunting, it’s not the level of difficulty that a confident handler hopes for in HZP. So, she received a score of 10 and the judges wouldn’t provide another opportunity. So goes “luck of the test”, with Macie ending up with a 173. Not exactly her mom’s 190 or her dad’s 193, but still quite respectable. (For comparison’s sake, looking at the prior year’s (2015) HZP scores in the Atlantic Chapter, seven of the 29 tested failed (24%) and the average score of those passing was 170 (range was 152 to 190). Including those failing, the average was 129. So, Roger decided “a bird in the hand...” and, with bow opening the next day, that he’d rather be hunting than training or testing and withdrew from the other two HZP’s. We have every confidence that, had we had the time and opportunities to work with her that we did with Talei, she would easily have equaled or excelled her mom’s scores.

Aside from being a fantastic hunter, Macie is a simply wonderful companion. In the house she’s a calm couch potato. At training days and tests she quietly and calmly awaits her turn while watching everything. There’s never any whining or barking. In the field, the slightest signal and she responds immediately, but she always has one eye on you, so she doesn’t often need a signal. In the duck blind she remains still and quiet. When sent, her leaps into the water are astonishing. At the vet’s office she’s obedient, calm, loves everyone, and is always a hit with the staff.

At the 2016 Armbruster Breed Show, Macie was scored 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat. She is vWD, CHB, and OCD clear and HD-frei A. She is homozygous for furnishings, meaning that all her progeny should have beards.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name "Ely") first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Ely also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy, our website covergirl. Besides his normal hunting duties, Ely spends much of his time with his owners guiding at the Orapax Hunting Preserve in Goochland VA. Of course, whenever Roger visits with one of our girls, his favorite spot is lying on the sofa across Roger's lap.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. He is homozygous for furnishings, meaning that all of his progeny should have beards.


"Q4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 95th DD litter)

Whelped 3 September 2016 - 4 males, 4 females

Dam: Wendy III vom Altmoor 212869 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 185 HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR 218/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [60cm tall / 60cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
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Sire: Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St) Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
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All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Note: If you are interested in going through the testing system, you might have some reservations about taking a pup from this litter - they'll still be a little young come early spring. This is Wendy's second litter, and her first in 3 years, for a number of reasons, mostly to do with timing conflicts with our hunting trips, and a miss last winter. Her timing is slightly off yet again - a month later would have been perfect for the testing system - but we really want her and her offspring in our breeding program. She brings an awful lot to the table, besides being a sentimental favorite! If you are interested in putting your pup through the breed tests, there may be the possibility that you could level the playing field somewhat by going to where the VJP's are held later in the spring, such as VDD Group Canada. By the time of the fall tests, age won't matter so much.

Wendy is Nancy's dog, although she handles equally well for Roger, or probably any child who wanted to take her out. If a friendly and happy disposition with an absolutely reliable temperament are as important to you as hunting abilities, Wendy's litter is the one for you. She's also a favorite of Nancy's former boss, our vet of 30 years. He says she has a near-human expression in her dark brown eyes, and she loves to dash into the exam room to jump on and off the hydraulic exam table - even while it's being raised. And in case we forget, we should mention now that she has a ton of natural ability, too, and is very easy to train. A natural retriever from the start, she would pick up anything portable and deliver it happily from the time she was big enough to carry things. Her one drawback is that, just like her mother, she thinks she can fly, and playtime in the yard will often find her leaping up into the big boat with Roger while he works, only to sail off the bow like a big flying squirrel.

It would not be too far-fetched to say that Wendy is a dog that we’d been anticipating since each of her parents were puppies just starting to walk. Tavi (Ottavia III vom Altmoor) was Nancy’s favorite in the O3 litter and Luger (Paladin III vom Altmoor) was her favorite in the P3 litter. We liked the P3 litter so much that we kept one pup out of that, Pixie III, and if you’ll root around a little in our Litters Archive you’ll see that she turned out quite impressively. Her parents are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the sixty dogs on their pedigrees there are thirty which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rödlberg, Rothorst, Stadtgraben, Wupperaue, and Zenngrund. Both Tavi and Luger, just like Wendy, have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from all of their photos; there’s something about their eyes and expressions that shows you their loving character. They all have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

Wendy and three of her littermates were tested in 2011: Nancy's pup Wendy was one of just 5 dogs to receive a top VJP score of 77 in GNA that year. Besides her 11 in cooperation at VJP, she was also the only dog to receive an 11 in cooperation at the 2011 NJ HZP.

TEST AND X-RAY RESULTS FOR THE W3 LITTER:
VJP HZP Orthopedic Evaluations
Wendy III 77 185 HD, OCD, ED free
Waneta III 74 182 HD, OCD free (ED not evaluated - optional)
Webb III 62 175 HD, OCD, ED free
Wolf III 46 179 Not Evaluated

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name "Ely") first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Eli also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.


"P4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 94th DD litter)

Whelped 17 June 2016
5 males, 4 females

Ingrid IV vom AltmoorDam: / Ingrid IV vom Altmoor Photos
224372 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP)
ZR 157/14 sg (10) / sg (9) [ 58 cm tall/ 60 cm long]
DOB 1/31/14
VJP 59 & 68
HZP 173
HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei
DNA tested: vWD & CHB Clear, homozygous for beard See DNA Results
N- 10; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
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Sire: / Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
DOB 01.02.2010
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster, VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

Ingrid is a seventh generation vom Altmoor bundle of energy out of our Pixie III and our Storm III.Roger feels that she consistently shows about 97th percentile field search and duck search and about 99th percentile nose.She is as cooperative in the field as a dog can be – always ranging at full speed at distances appropriate to the cover and ALWAYS with one eye on the handler.A toot on the whistle or a wave of the hand and she’s on her way wherever you want.Whether it’s quail, pheasant or woodcock in New Jersey, grouse and woodcock in Michigan, or huns, sharptail, and pheasant in Montana, she’s hunting as hard at the end of the day as she was at the beginning.No matter the distance or how long it’s been out of sight, a crippled duck has no chance of getting away.She is always friendly with other dogs and every person she has ever met.She does everything with enthusiasm and when she wags her tail it starts at her nose. Ingrid has received 11's in Field Search and Cooperation, is HD- and OCD-frei, is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders, and is homozygous for beard (does not carry the smooth gene and will produce only bearded pups).

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Ely) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Ely also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.


"O4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 93rd DD litter)

Whelped 29 May 2016
5 males, 5 females

Dam: Talei III vom Altmoor 210191 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
DOB 09.04.2009, spurlaut More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 190, HD-frei, ZR# 302/09 sg (10) / sg (10) [57cm tall / 57cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested clear - view lab report
CHB DNA tested clear - view lab report
Homozygous for beard (does not carry the smooth gene & will always produce puppies with beards) - view lab report
View Pedigree

Sire: / Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
DOB 01.02.2010
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster, VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 24 have ZR ratings.

Talei III vom Altmoor is the product of decades of Altmoor breedings. Her grandmother, Suzy, is our website cover girl, and perhaps Roger’s lifetime favorite gundog. (Please don’t tell Talei.) Her mother, Mira, likewise was one of those “once in a lifetime” dogs, with which we’ve partnered more than our fair share (we would say “owned” instead of “partnered”, but it’s really more a case of them owning us, rather than the other way around.) Talei is the latest of our “once in a lifetime” dogs. She is the mother of our C4, Hr, M4, and now O4 litters

Talei’s pedigree includes Altmoor dogs going back six generations to our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly. We’ve hunted grouse and waterfowl with her dad, Gunnar, many times, and have spent innumerable hours with him; you’ll never find a dog with a better temperament.

If you like a plodding dog that wanders around in the field, Talei is not your speed. Except for in the house on the sofa, she only knows how to do things one way, and that’s super-fast with every ounce of her being. Think Mighty Mouse in a dog costume. At one test the Senior Judge (a former GNA Director of Testing) remarked, “That dog just ain’t got no quit in her.” And, it’s true. She’ll take a cottontail scent trail 500 yards, loud all the way - she has received the scent loud (spurlaut) designation. At four months of age, she was doing multiple unmarked water blind retrieves out to 100 yards - VGP (Utility) level work. Members of our duck lease have watched in awe as she made her fifth retrieve of crippled ducks shot two hours earlier, at about 600 yards from the fall. But, the difference between Talei and the rare other dogs with her level of drive and determination is that Talei ALWAYS has one eye on her handler. She’s never beyond the appropriate range in a field search situation and checks back frequently. If she jumps a deer, she’ll stand and watch it run off with just one word. Say her name and she’ll do a 180 in mid-air and start back to you. Even without steadiness training, she’ll hold her point till you get there, and will happily and willingly make the retrieve, even of Canadas. With just the tiniest amount of training, she’s become quite the shed dog, finding at least one on every little jaunt, and we’ve watched in amazement as she actually dug one shed out of a freshwater marsh on our lease, which looked like it had been there at least two or three years.

In spite of the fact that some of her siblings are toward the larger side of the breed standard, Talei is just a little girl, measuring right at the minimum of 57 cm (22.4") for the shoulder height of the breed standard. Her normal weight is right around 50 lbs. In her Breed Show she was scored 10 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, and measured square. We’re fairly certain that, if you were to add together the VJP and HZP scores of all the DD’s tested in the USA and Canada in 2010, you would find that Talei, with her 77 in VJP and 190 in HZP was the highest scoring of all. She has received 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, Desire, and Duck Search. In fact, in both VJP and HZP she earned 11's in every natural ability category in both tests. Hip-wise, she’s got the highest rating of HD-frei A, and, of course, is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Ely) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Ely also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.


"N4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 92nd DD litter)

Whelped 14 April 2016
4 males, 1 female

Dam: Cara IV vom Altmoor 220458 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 68 & 70, HZP 184 & 175 Armb & 172 HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR 216/12 sg (11) / sg (10)
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
DNA tested: vWD & CHB Clear, homozygous for beard (will always produce pups with beards) - See lab report
View Pedigree

Sire: Tramp II vom Jagdkönig ("Titus") 221427 67520 Brsch (ML:Oeynhausen-vom Walde St) Photos
VJP 75, HZP 188 / 187 Armbruster, VGP II/299 TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR# 156/13 sg (11) / sg (10)
N-12; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
vWD DNA tested
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 28 have ZR ratings.

Cara has been Roger's kayaking buddy for the last few seasons, and in addition to New Jersey hunts, has hunted with both of us in New York and Michigan for grouse and woodcock, and Montana for pheasants, huns and sharpies. She has her mother Talei's water-love, tracking ability, and fearlessness coupled with a full-body wag inherited from her father Ely. Cara is 7th generation Altmoor on her mother's side and we also raised and trained her German-import great-great-grandmother. We also owned her German-import great-grandfather, and personally knew just about every other dog on her mother's pedigree. Just like her mother, she showed her natural retrieve early-on and has been on game and in the water since she was 8 weeks old. Cara is the trademark Altmoor dog with 26 years of our breedings behind her: happy, friendly, reliable in all regards from temperament to game finding and recovery. She is the dog that could have been placed with a 10-year old child from a non-hunting family as that child's hunting partner. She knew everything expected of her from the outset and has been exceptionally easy to handle. She has a ton of personality and makes Roger crack up on a regular basis.

Cara has received 11's in Nose, Tracking, Pointing, Field Search, Cooperation, and Duck Search (twice) in her VJP's and HZP's. She is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, just like her daddy. She is ratedHD-frei A, OCD-frei, and ED-frei (clear of hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans, and elbow dysplasia). She is also clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Tramp II vom Jagdkönig is also known as Titus, his call name. We've known him since he came to South Jersey as a pup. We've watched him grow up, and watched him dozens of times during training and at his tests. This dog can quite simply be said to have done everything that was ever asked of him, with little fuss and an agreeable nature. He hunts as well for his owner's teenage daughters as he does for dad. He has a lovely temperament, plays with and gets mauled by litters of puppies, and yet still has the drive and hunting talent to place 4th in the 2014 International Armbruster.

Titus has received a 12 in Nose, an 11 in Pointing, 10's in Tracking, Field Search and Cooperation, and 11 in Duck Search. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat. He is HD-frei, OCD-frei, and ED-frei. He is also clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. We expect his pairing with Cara to produce some of the sweetest, most talented dogs ever.


"M4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 91st DD litter)

Whelped 17 March 2015
3 males, 6 females

The M4 (Talei x Vico) breeding is quite unique. It puts together two parents which are the products of generations of experienced breeding from a North American breeder (Altmoor) and a German breeder (Donaueck) - Vico IV vom Donaueck will be the father of the M4 vom Altmoor litter. Vico was imported by his Wisconsin owner after much research, as a completely trained and tested stud dog with the intent of making available genetics which weren’t commonly available in this country. There were some very significant costs involved in his purchase and importation, as you can imagine. (And the stud fee and travel costs associated with breeding to him are quite high. There are a half-dozen or more relatively local studs that we could have used to produce excellent companion gun dogs at much less expense.) It’s our intention, if the right one appears, to keep a female from this litter for our breeding program, combining the genetics of some of the best from both continents. That is not to say that the pups themselves will be superior to those in any of our other breedings – it’s the genetics that we’re after for our personal use down the road. If you have an interest in raising and training a pup for potential breeding, this pedigree might give you something that would be difficult to match. In addition to Pixie and Talei themselves, we already have one Talei x Ely daughter in our breeding program (Cara IV), one Pixie x Storm (son of Tavi) pup (Ingrid IV) coming along, and Wendy (Tavi x Luger [Paladin III – Pixie’s brother]). So, you can see that we like what we’ve been doing. With the Talei x Vico breeding we’ll be including some things that are a little different, but based on an incredible amount of combined breeder experience.



Dam: >Talei III vom Altmoor 210191 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
DOB 09.04.2009, spurlaut
More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 190, HD-frei, ZR# 302/09 sg (10) / sg (10) [57cm tall / 57cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Mira II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)
View Pedigree

/| Vico IV vom Donaueck 219297 65424 Brsch (ML: Donaueck-Saarforst DK) Photos
DOB 14.03.2012, sichtlaut
VJP 75, HZP 193, VGP I/336 TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR # 261/12 sg (11) / sg (11) [66cm / 68cm]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD-clear parents
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on the M4 pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.

Talei III vom Altmoor is the product of decades of Altmoor breedings. Her grandmother, Suzy, is our website cover girl, and perhaps Roger’s lifetime favorite gundog. (Please don’t tell Talei.) Her mother, Mira, likewise was one of those “once in a lifetime” dogs, with which we’ve partnered more than our fair share (we would say “owned” instead of “partnered”, but it’s really more a case of them owning us, rather than the other way around.) Talei is the latest of our “once in a lifetime” dogs.

Talei’s pedigree includes Altmoor dogs going back six generations to our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly. We’ve hunted grouse and waterfowl with her dad, Gunnar, many times, and have spent innumerable hours with him; you’ll never find a dog with a better temperament.

If you like a plodding dog that wanders around in the field, Talei is not your speed. Except for in the house on the sofa, she only knows how to do things one way, and that’s super-fast with every ounce of her being. Think Mighty Mouse in a dog costume. At one test the Senior Judge (a former GNA Director of Testing) remarked, “That dog just ain’t got no quit in her.” And, it’s true. She’ll take a cottontail scent trail 500 yards, loud all the way - she has received the scent loud (spurlaut) designation. At four months of age, she was doing multiple unmarked water blind retrieves out to 100 yards - VGP (Utility) level work. Members of our duck lease have watched in awe as she made her fifth retrieve of crippled ducks shot two hours earlier, at about 600 yards from the fall. But, the difference between Talei and the rare other dogs with her level of drive and determination is that Talei ALWAYS has one eye on her handler. She’s never beyond the appropriate range in a field search situation and checks back frequently. If she jumps a deer, she’ll stand and watch it run off with just one word. Say her name and she’ll do a 180 in mid-air and start back to you. Even without steadiness training, she’ll hold her point 'til you get there, and will happily and willingly make the retrieve, even of Canadas. With just the tiniest amount of training, she’s become quite the shed dog, finding at least one on every little jaunt, and we’ve watched in amazement as she actually dug one shed out of a freshwater marsh on our lease, which looked like it had been there at least two or three years.

In spite of the fact that some of her siblings are toward the larger side of the breed standard, Talei is just a little girl, measuring right at the minimum of 57 cm (22.4") for the shoulder height of the breed standard. Her normal weight is right around 50 lbs. In her Breed Show she was scored 10 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, and measured square. We’re fairly certain that, if you were to add together the VJP and HZP scores of all the DD’s tested in the USA and Canada in 2010, you would find that Talei, with her 77 in VJP and 190 in HZP (with straight 11's in the natural ability subjects) was the highest scoring of all. She has received 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, Desire, and Duck Search. In fact, in both VJP and HZP she earned 11's in every natural ability category in both tests. Hip-wise, she’s got the highest rating of HD-frei A, and, of course, is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

With Vico IV vom Donaueck, it was a case of love at first sight for Nancy. She met him at the 2014 stud dog show in Eau Claire, where he was presented by owner Keith Kneser. He is not only strikingly handsome, but has a calm, self-confident personality. Big as he is (66cm) his preferred way of being petted and examined was to crawl into Nancy's lap. Vico has since more than proven himself during the 2014 hunting seasons, breaking ice with impunity for waterfowl retrieves and pointing birds for Keith. Like Talei, he scored straight 11's in his HZP natural ability subjects. Four weeks later, he passed his VGP (utility test) with perfect scores in all subjects, and also earned the dead game guide designation (Bringselverweiser). It is a truly impressive achievement. A high-drive, high-scoring VJP and HZP dog, who can go through VGP in his HZP year at 18 months of age and pull down a perfect score is the epitome of the kind of talent and temperament that are hallmarks of the best the breed has to offer. Vico came along after shoulder and elbow evaluations were made mandatory, so in addition to being HD-frei, he is also OCD-frei and ED-frei, as well being DNA-tested for vWD and out of vWD-clear parents.


"L4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 90th DD litter)

Whelped 16 March 2015
1 male, 9 females

Pixie III vom Altmoor
Dam: / Pixie III vom Altmoor 203395 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) More Photos
DOB 15.03.2007
VJP 77, HZP 179/184/189, HD-frei, ZR 098/07 sg (10) / g (8)
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents or grandparents
view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' lab reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)
View Pedigree

Sire: / Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
DOB 01.02.2010
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on the L4 pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.

Both Pixie and Ely are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. Both of them have exceptional temperaments and have passed this on to their previous offspring. They have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

On Pixie’s side, the pedigree goes back to two of our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly (Balla and Bee vom Norden See). She is a wonderfully happy dog, all wiggles and tail-wagging. She has never met anyone - human or dog - that she didn't like. She was very easy to train, and is an exceptional tracking dog. She demonstrated her abilities in the water early on, making blind retrieves that were every bit as difficult as the ones being made by the older dogs. She has been Roger's kayaking and duck-hunting buddy, and hunts grouse and pheasant for both Roger and Nancy. She handles both beautifully, with a long nose, staunch point, and cautious manners. She has shown herself to be as calm and biddable in the kayak as she is in the field and duck blind. Pixie is one of those go-anywhere, do-anything dogs: an easy travel companion, friendly, calm, always happy, and yet an indefatigable hunting partner. She never quits, never gets an "attitude", is just quite simply one of the best dogs you'll ever meet.

Pixie has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Duck Search, and Cooperation. She placed 11th out of 32 dogs in the 2008 Armbruster. (The International Armbruster Zuchtprüfung is an invitational fall breed test, hosted each year by VDD-GNA.) She has produced one Prize 1, 310 point, VGP dog, Uschi III vom Altmoor.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Ely) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Ely also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy. Although we have access to exceptionally nice studs closer to home, Ely's bubbly personality often puts him at the top of our list.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Ely is the sire of a number of litters produced by several other breeders, as well as the C4, F4, G4, and K4 litters vom Altmoor.


"K4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 89th DD litter)

Whelped 5 June 2014

Dam: Ottavia III vom Altmoor ("Tavi") 201632 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Slide Show
For more Tavi action pics, see Altmoor Outings
VJP 77, HZP 0 & 191, VGP 0, HD-frei, ZR 321/06 g/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Yana II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)
View Pedigree

Sire: Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Ely") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Tavi (Ottavia III vom Altmoor) was Nancy’s favorite in the O3 litter. She has the sweet and cuddly disposition that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - something we hope you’ll be able to see from her photos; you can see from her eyes and facial expression what a loving character she has. Since there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, we feel that companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities, and Tavi is a favorite wherever she goes.

Tavi’s pedigree goes back to one of our foundation bitches Inca (Balla vom Norden See) as well as to our first German import stud, Dago v. Hommersum, who, for this litter, would be seven generations back. Tavi’s pedigree also includes Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Tavi's mother, Yana II, produced five litters for us with three different studs. Tavi is from her mother's last litter, which was a repeat breeding. We pretty much knew what we were going to get with that breeding, and Tavi was our pick of the litter puppy, chosen to continue her parents' contribution to our breeding program. The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. The next thing they remark on is her drive - everything is done at speed, with incredible agility, and with absolute joy in the job she is doing, whether making game or making a retrieve. Tavi is the dog who brings a smile to everybody's face when they are around her. You can't help it - about a minute and a half after watching her in the field or water, or just being around her, it's a natural reaction. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. (The Armbruster is a special VDD HZP with entries limited to the highest scoring and most typical looking VJP pups that year; there were 30-some entries in the 2008 Armbruster.) Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead and is licensed for this use in NJ. In her slide show, you'll see a shot from her first "real" track - a spike buck that she located on a 16-hour old blood track. More recently, she was started after dark on a blood track and took it for about two hours. We then took her back mid-morning of the next day and she continued the blood track for well over another mile and a half, mostly through cedar swamp hummocks and a huge flooded meadow, until she produced the deer. Roger watched the huge buck bound off for a couple hundred yards, apparently none the worse for wear. We then walked back to the truck on as straight a line as possible - the Astro said that Tavi had traveled 5.8 miles from the first moment she had been put on the track. She is rated “Good” in Conformation and “Very Good” in Coat. Her mid-hunting season weight is around 50 pounds, and she’s 23 inches (59 cm) at the shoulder.

We're sometimes asked about Tavi's two test "zeros". If you're a "score studier" you'll note that she did not pass one of her HZP's and a VGP. You should first understand that in our system, a failure to complete any single phase results in a zero for the entire test. In our opinion, the HZP was not Tavi's fault at all. She would not go out on the rabbit drag, something she normally does with high passion. At this particular test, it was the first test phase of the day, and she was put on it within minutes of a very harsh dental exam which was obviously painful to her, and the previously frozen rabbit that was used had been stored with other game and wrapped in newspaper, changing its scent to something totally unfamiliar. In spite of this mishap, the judges still gave her overall scores for Desire and Cooperation on that day as 10 and 11 respectively. At the International Armbruster just 10 days later, where things were done normally, she achieved an HZP score of 191, which is a fantastic score in anyone's book. As far as her VGP goes, Nancy thought she had Tavi very well prepared, but this one was a bit out of the ordinary. It was held on 17 October 2009 in Houtzdale PA near State College. The weather was so unusual that it was even featured on the national news - it was the earliest measurable snow of any winter season on record for that area, with snowfall amounts of 4 - 8 inches still ongoing during the test, along with strong winds and unseasonable cold. Tavi blasted off into the first phase of the test - field work and steadiness evaluation - in "whoopee" first-snow-of-the-season mode. Her exuberance, combined with a planted chukar that was buried in the snow, for which she held steady while Nancy and the judges attempted to find it unsuccessfully, and which she of course caught when Nancy released her from the "Whoa", resulted in a complete failure of her whoa training on subsequent birds. We all know that steadiness is a continuing process, and Tavi sure went backwards that day. By the end of the first 3 hours, all the judges and most of the handlers had taken tumbles on the slick hillsides and when it became apparent that Tavi would not have a passing score, Nancy withdrew her in order to expedite the test so that the judges and remaining handlers would not have to be subjected to the weather any longer than strictly necessary. As it turned out, every single dog failed the test that weekend anyway. So the moral of the story is that while high scores in every test are something we all hope for, sometimes things happen for which the dog really shouldn't be faulted. As far as we're concerned these two situations fall into that category.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Ely) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Eli also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy. Although we have access to exceptionally nice studs closer to home, Ely's bubbly personality often puts him at the top of our list.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Ely is the sire of the J litter Millerhaus, the A litter Grimmhaus, the A litter Carverhaus, and the C4, F4, G4, and K4 litters vom Altmoor. If you're a fan of dark eyes, while the photos don't do them justice, both Tavi and Ely have eyes about as dark as we've ever seen in braunschimmel (liver roan) DD's.


"J4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 88th DD litter)

Whelped 22 March 2014
2 females, 5 males

Nike III vom Altmoor
Dam: Nike III vom Altmoor 200018 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim-PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 183, HD-frei, ZR 194/06 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Storm III vom Altmoor 208777 65045 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 61/71, HZP 161/181, VGP 1 / 296TF, HD-frei, ZR 456/08 sg/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
view dam's lab report (Ottavia III vom Altmoor / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.
View Pedigree

Both Nike and Storm are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. The two of them are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. On Nike's side of the pedigree, the litter goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See) - of the thirty dogs on the J4 pedigree, there are 14 which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rothorst, and Zenngrund. Of the thirty dogs on the J4 pedigree, all 30 are rated HD-free and 27 were ZR (Conformation & Coat) rated. The J4 is a repeat of the E4 breeding and very similar to the Z3, D4 and I4 litters, of which Nike's half-sister Pixie is the mother.

The best way to describe Nike is "easy". She was easy to train, she's easy to travel with, she's an easy dog to have in the house or in the kennel, she's easy to hunt with in any type of situation, or to have with you just to hang out. Once trained, she stays that way without refresher courses - she's not one of those dogs who is always trying to pull something to see what she can get away with. If she were someone's spouse, we'd call her low-maintenance. She has a calm and steady disposition, and has become a favorite with friends and friends' children. She has earned 11 in Track, 11 in Nose, 11 in Search, 10 in Pointing, 10 in Search Behind the Duck, and 11 in Cooperation.

On Storm’s side you can go also go back to Inca as well as to Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Storm’s mother is Tavi (Ottavia III). The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. Tavi is also trained and licensed in NJ as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead.

Storm lives in Williamsburg, VA with his owners Stephen (“Sly”) and Linda Slyfield. Also in the household is Ingrid, another DD. The Slyfields got their first DD, Charlie, years ago when they were stationed in Germany. We met them when they moved back to the States and we used Charlie as a stud three times, starting in 1990. They have had several more DD’s over the years, with Storm being the latest addition to their family. With them Storm gets to hunt about everything - lots of ducks and upland birds, as well as blood tracking. Storm's test scores speak for themselves - his hunting ability and trainability are top-notch. He has never met another dog or person he didn't like; his disposition is completely trustworthy. He is happy, friendly, outgoing, and yet calm in the house and kennel. Not only is he a vom Altmoor dog, but we've also spent significant time with him in our care. We can't say enough about his temperament and abilities. Storm is rated Very Good in both conformation and coat. He is a medium-sized male, officially measured as 62cm tall and 64cm long. his weight typically ranges between 65 and 70 lbs. We usually measured him a little closer to 64cm tall, but measurements are always inexact. He is a product of many generations of vom Altmoor breedings and we personally have known the majority of dogs on his pedigree, and/or their relatives. Storm passed VGP with a Prize I, 296 points, in October 2012.


"I4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 87th DD litter)

Whelped 31 January 2014
4 males, 3 females

Pixie III vom Altmoor
Dam: Pixie III vom Altmoor 203395 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 179/184/189, HD-frei, ZR 098/07 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents or grandparents
view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' lab reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

Sire: Storm III vom Altmoor 208777 45065 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 61/71, HZP 161/181, VGP 1 / 296TF, HD-frei, ZR 456/08 sg/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
view dam's lab report (Ottavia III vom Altmoor / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings. View Pedigree

Both Pixie and Storm are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. The two of them are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the thirty dogs on the pedigree for this litter there are 14 which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rothorst, and Zenngrund. Of the thirty dogs on the D4 pedigree, all 30 are rated HD-free and 25 were ZR (Conformation & Coat) rated.

Both of these dogs have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from their photos; there’s something about their eyes/expressions that shows you their loving character. They have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

On Pixie’s side, the pedigree goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See). She is a wonderfully happy dog, all wiggles and tail-wagging. She has never met anyone - human or dog - that she didn't like. She was very easy to train, and is an exceptional tracking dog. She demonstrated her abilities in the water early on, making blind retrieves that were every bit as difficult as the ones being made by the older dogs. She has been Roger's kayaking and duck-hunting buddy and has shown herself to be as calm and biddable in the kayak as she is in the field. Pixie has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Duck Search, and Cooperation. She placed eleventh in the 2008 Armbruster. (The International Armbruster Zuchtprüfung is an invitational fall breed test, hosted each year by VDD-GNA.) She has produced one Prize 1, 310 point, VGP dog, Uschi III vom Altmoor.

On Storm’s side you can go also go back to Inca as well as to Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Storm’s mother is Tavi (Ottavia III). The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead.

Storm lives in Williamsburg, VA with his owners Stephen (“Sly”) and Linda Slyfield. Also in the household is Ingrid, another DD. The Slyfields got their first DD, Charlie, years ago when they were stationed in Germany. We met them when they moved back to the States and we used Charlie as a stud three times, starting in 1990. They have had several more DD’s over the years, with Storm being the latest addition to their family. With them Storm gets to hunt about everything - lots of ducks and upland birds, as well as blood tracking. Storm's test scores speak for themselves - his hunting ability and trainability are top-notch. He has never met another dog or person he didn't like; his disposition is completely trustworthy. He is happy, friendly, outgoing, and yet calm in the house and kennel. Not only is he a vom Altmoor dog, but we've also spent significant time with him in our care. We can't say enough about his temperament and abilities. Storm is rated Very Good in both conformation and coat. He is a medium-sized male, officially measured as 62cm tall and 64cm long. his weight typically ranges between 65 and 70 lbs. We usually measured him a little closer to 64cm tall, but measurements are always inexact. He is a product of many generations of vom Altmoor breedings and we personally have known the majority of dogs on his pedigree, and/or their relatives. Storm passed VGP with a Prize I, 296 points, in October 2012.


"H4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 86th DD litter)

Whelped 14 November 2013
5 Females, 5 Males

Dam: Talei III vom Altmoor 210191 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
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VJP 77, HZP 190, HD-frei, ZR# 302/09 sg (10) / sg (10) [57cm tall / 57cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Mira II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)
View Pedigree

Sire: Paladin III vom Altmoor ("Luger") 203386 Schwsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 75, HZP 186, HD-frei, ZR # 272/07 sg (10) / sg (10)
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings.

Talei III vom Altmoor is the product of decades of Altmoor breedings. Her grandmother, Suzy, is our website cover girl, and perhaps Roger’s lifetime favorite gundog. (Please don’t tell Talei.) Her mother, Mira, likewise was one of those “once in a lifetime” dogs, with which we’ve partnered more than our fair share (we would say “owned” instead of “partnered”, but it’s really more a case of them owning us, rather than the other way around.) Talei is the latest of our “once in a lifetime” dogs.

Talei’s pedigree includes Altmoor dogs going back six generations to our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly. We’ve hunted grouse and waterfowl with her dad, Gunnar, many times, and have spent innumerable hours with him; you’ll never find a dog with a better temperament.

If you like a plodding dog that wanders around in the field, Talei is not your speed. Except for in the house on the sofa, she only knows how to do things one way, and that’s super-fast with every ounce of her being. Think Mighty Mouse in a dog costume. At one test the Senior Judge (a former GNA Director of Testing) remarked, “That dog just ain’t got no quit in her.” And, it’s true. She’ll take a cottontail scent trail 500 yards, loud all the way - she has received the scent loud (spurlaut) designation. At four months of age, she was doing multiple unmarked water blind retrieves out to 100 yards - VGP (Utility) level work. Members of our duck lease have watched in awe as she made her fifth retrieve of crippled ducks shot two hours earlier, at about 600 yards from the fall. But, the difference between Talei and the rare other dogs with her level of drive and determination is that Talei ALWAYS has one eye on her handler. She’s never beyond the appropriate range in a field search situation and checks back frequently. If she jumps a deer, she’ll stand and watch it run off with just one word. Say her name and she’ll do a 180 in mid-air and start back to you. Even without steadiness training, she’ll hold her point till you get there, and will happily and willingly make the retrieve, even of Canadas. With just the tiniest amount of training, she’s become quite the shed dog, finding at least one on every little jaunt, and we’ve watched in amazement as she actually dug one shed out of a freshwater marsh on our lease, which looked like it had been there at least two or three years.

In spite of the fact that some of her siblings are toward the larger side of the breed standard, Talei is just a little girl, measuring right at the minimum of 57 cm (22.4") for the shoulder height of the breed standard. Her normal weight is right around 50 lbs. In her Breed Show she was scored 10 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, and measured square. We’re fairly certain that, if you were to add together the VJP and HZP scores of all the DD’s tested in the USA and Canada in 2010, you would find that Talei, with her 77 in VJP and 190 in HZP was the highest scoring of all. She has received 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, Desire, and Duck Search. In fact, in both VJP and HZP she earned 11's in every natural ability category in both tests. Hip-wise, she’s got the highest rating of HD-frei A, and, of course, is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Paladin III vom Altmoor, whose call name is Luger, goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See). Luger lives on the Jersey coast with his owners and their two little girls. He is a house dog and enjoys nap time with the girls, as well as playtime with them and an assortment of small dogs and puppies who come to visit. A normal hunting season week for Luger might include pheasant, quail, or chukar, pothole puddlers, and Barnegat Bay waterfowling for brant, blacks, mallards, and a mix of divers thrown in for good measure. While Luger’s test scores are impressive, they’re more so when one considers that his owner had never before trained and handled a versatile dog. Not just an exceptional gun dog, Luger’s strongest point is his temperament - everyone who meets him falls in love at first sight. Be it dogs or people, he likes everyone. Like Talei, he’s a couch potato who will make your jaw drop when you see him in the field or water. Luger scored 75 in VJP and 186 in HZP, with 11's in Nose, Track, Pointing, and Search, and 10's in Cooperation, Duck Search, and Blind Retrieve. (Roger handled his sister Pixie to a 77 in VJP and HZP totals of 179, 184, and 189, and she has scored 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, and Duck Search.) Luger is rated “Very Good” in both Conformation and Coat. Toward the end of hunting season he might weigh 76 pounds, and should be in the mid-80's at the start. He’s about 27" (66 cm) at the shoulder.


"G4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 85th DD litter)

Whelped 9 July 2013
4 females, 4 males

Dam: Wendy III vom Altmoor 212869 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 185 HD-frei, OCD-frei, ED-frei, ZR 218/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [60cm tall / 60cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
View Pedigree

Sire: Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Eli") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St) Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Wendy is Nancy's dog, although she handles equally well for Roger, or probably any child who wanted to take her out. If a friendly and happy disposition with an absolutely reliable temperament are as important to you as hunting abilities, Wendy's litter is the one for you. She is a favorite of Nancy's boss, our vet, too. He says she has a near-human expression in her dark brown eyes, and she loves to dash into the exam room to jump on and off the hydraulic exam table - even while it's being raised. And in case we forget, we should mention now that she has a ton of natural ability, too, and is very easy to train. A natural retriever from the start, she would pick up anything portable and deliver it happily from the time she was big enough to carry things. Her one drawback is that, just like her mother, she thinks she can fly, and playtime in the yard will often find her leaping up into the big boat with Roger while he works, only to sail off the bow like a big flying squirrel.

It would not be too far-fetched to say that Wendy is a dog that we’d been anticipating since each of her parents were puppies just starting to walk. Tavi (Ottavia III vom Altmoor) was Nancy’s favorite in the O3 litter and Luger (Paladin III vom Altmoor) was her favorite in the P3 litter. We liked the P3 litter so much that we kept one pup out of that, Pixie III, and if you’ll root around a little in our Litters Archive you’ll see that she turned out quite impressively. Her parents are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the sixty dogs on their pedigrees there are thirty which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rödlberg, Rothorst, Stadtgraben, Wupperaue, and Zenngrund. Both of them, just like Wendy, have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from all of their photos; there’s something about their eyes/expressions that shows you their loving character. They all have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

Wendy and three of her littermates were tested in 2011: Nancy's pup Wendy was one of just 5 dogs to receive a top VJP score of 77 in GNA that year. Besides her 11 in cooperation at VJP, she was also the only dog to receive an 11 in cooperation at the 2011 NJ HZP.

TEST AND X-RAY RESULTS FOR THE W3 LITTER:
VJP HZP Orthopedic Evaluations
Wendy III 77 185 HD, OCD, ED free
Waneta III 74 182 HD, OCD free (ED not evaluated - optional)
Webb III 62 175 HD, OCD, ED free
Wolf III 46 179 Not Evaluated

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Eli) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Eli also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.


"F4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 84th DD litter)

Whelped 8 May 2013
4 males, 4 females / females still availabe as of 5/10/13

Ready to go to their new homes the last few days of June

Dam: Ottavia III vom Altmoor ("Tavi") 201632 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 0 & 191, VGP 0, HD-frei, ZR 321/06 g/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Yana II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)
View Pedigree

Sire: Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Eli") 212652 64168 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster,VGP II/293TF, HD-frei, OCD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Tavi (Ottavia III vom Altmoor) was Nancy’s favorite in the O3 litter. She has the sweet and cuddly disposition that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - something we hope you’ll be able to see from her photos; you can see from her eyes and facial expression what a loving character she has. Since there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, we feel that companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities, and Tavi is a favorite wherever she goes.

Tavi’s pedigree goes back to one of our foundation bitches Inca (Balla vom Norden See) as well as to our first German import stud, Dago v. Hommersum, who, for this litter, would be seven generations back. Tavi’s pedigree also includes Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Tavi's mother, Yana II, produced five litters for us with three different studs. Tavi is from her mother's last litter, which was a repeat breeding. We pretty much knew what we were going to get with that breeding, and Tavi was our pick of the litter puppy, chosen to continue her parents' contribution to our breeding program. The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. The next thing they remark on is her drive - everything is done at speed, with incredible agility, and with absolute joy in the job she is doing, whether making game or making a retrieve. Tavi is the dog who brings a smile to everybody's face when they are around her. You can't help it - about a minute and a half after watching her in the field or water, or just being around her, it's a natural reaction. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. (The Armbruster is a special VDD HZP with entries limited to the highest scoring and most typical looking VJP pups that year; there were 30-some entries in the 2008 Armbruster.) Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead. In her slide show, you'll see a shot from her first "real" track - a spike buck that she located on a 16-hour old blood track. More recently, she was started after dark on a blood track and took it for about two hours. We then took her back mid-morning of the next day and she continued the blood track for well over another mile and a half, mostly through cedar swamp hummocks and a huge flooded meadow, until she produced the deer. Roger watched the huge buck bound off for a couple hundred yards, apparently none the worse for wear. We then walked back to the truck on as straight a line as possible - the Astro said that Tavi had traveled 5.8 miles from the first moment she had been put on the track. She is rated “Good” in Conformation and “Very Good” in Coat. Her mid-hunting season weight is around 50 pounds, and she’s 23 inches (59 cm) at the shoulder.

We're sometimes asked about Tavi's two test "zeros". If you're a "score studier" you'll note that she did not pass one of her HZP's and a VGP. You should first understand that in our system, a failure to complete any single phase results in a zero for the entire test. In our opinion, the HZP was not Tavi's fault at all. She would not go out on the rabbit drag, something she normally does with high passion. At this particular test, it was the first test phase of the day, and she was put on it within minutes of a very harsh dental exam which was obviously painful to her, and the previously frozen rabbit that was used had been stored with other game and wrapped in newspaper, changing its scent to something totally unfamiliar. In spite of this mishap, the judges still gave her overall scores for Desire and Cooperation on that day as 10 and 11 respectively. At the International Armbruster just 10 days later, where things were done normally, she achieved an HZP score of 191, which is a fantastic score in anyone's book. As far as her VGP goes, Nancy thought she had Tavi very well prepared, but this one was a bit out of the ordinary. It was held on 17 October 2009 in Houtzdale PA near State College. The weather was so unusual that it even featured on the national news - it was the earliest measurable snow of any winter season on record for that area, with snowfall amounts of 4 - 8 inches still ongoing during the test, along with strong winds and unseasonable cold. Tavi blasted off into the first phase of the test - field work and steadiness evaluation - in "whoopee" first-snow-of-the-season mode. Her exuberance, combined with a planted chukar that was buried in the snow, for which she held steady while Nancy and the judges attempted to find it unsuccessfully, and which she of course caught when Nancy released her from the "Whoa", resulted in a complete failure of her whoa training on subsequent birds. We all know that steadiness is a continuing process, and Tavi sure went backwards that day. By the end of the first 3 hours, all the judges and most of the handlers had taken tumbles on the slick hillsides and when it became apparent that Tavi would not have a passing score, Nancy withdrew her in order to expedite the test so that the judges and remaining handlers would not have to be subjected to the weather any longer than strictly necessary. As it turned out, every single dog failed the test that weekend anyway. So the moral of the story is that while high scores in every test are something we all hope for, sometimes things happen for which the dog really shouldn't be faulted. As far as we're concerned these two situations fall into that category.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Eli) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Eli also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.


"E4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 83rd DD litter)

Whelped 19 Feb 2013
Ready to go home around the 1st or 2nd week of April

Nike III vom AltmoorDam: Nike III vom Altmoor 200018 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim-PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 183, HD-frei, ZR 194/06 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Storm III vom Altmoor 208777 65045 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 61/71, HZP 161/181, VGP 1 / 296TF, HD-frei, ZR 456/08 sg/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
view dam's lab report (Ottavia III vom Altmoor / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.
View Pedigree

Both Nike and Storm are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. The two of them are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. On Nike's side of the pedigree, the litter goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See) - of the thirty dogs on the E4 pedigree there are 14 which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rothorst, and Zenngrund. Of the thirty dogs on the E4 pedigree, all 30 are rated HD-free and 27 were ZR (Conformation & Coat) rated. This is the first pairing between Nike and Storm, although we expect it to produce pups similar to the Z3 and D4 litters, of which Nike's half-sister Pixie is the mother.

The best way to describe Nike is "easy". She was easy to train, she's easy to travel with, she's an easy dog to have in the house or in the kennel, she's easy to hunt with in any type of situation, or to have with you just to hang out. Once trained, she stays that way without refresher courses - she's not one of those dogs who is always trying to pull something to see what she can get away with. If she were someone's spouse, we'd call her low-maintenance. She has a calm and steady disposition, and has become a favorite with friends and friends' children. She has earned 11 in Track, 11 in Nose, 11 in Search, 10 in Pointing, 10 in Search Behind the Duck, and 11 in Cooperation.

On Storm’s side you can go also go back to Inca as well as to Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Storm’s mother is Tavi (Ottavia III). The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead.

Storm lives in Williamsburg, VA with his owners Stephen (“Sly”) and Linda Slyfield. Also in the household is Ingrid, another DD. The Slyfields got their first DD, Charlie, years ago when they were stationed in Germany. We met them when they moved back to the States and we used Charlie as a stud three times, starting in 1990. They have had several more DD’s over the years, with Storm being the latest addition to their family. With them Storm gets to hunt about everything - lots of ducks and upland birds, as well as blood tracking. Storm's test scores speak for themselves - his hunting ability and trainability are top-notch. He has never met another dog or person he didn't like; his disposition is completely trustworthy. He is happy, friendly, outgoing, and yet calm in the house and kennel. Not only is he a vom Altmoor dog, but we've also spent significant time with him in our care. We can't say enough about his temperament and abilities. Storm is rated Very Good in both conformation and coat. He is a medium-sized male, officially measured as 62cm tall and 64cm long. his weight typically ranges between 65 and 70 lbs. We usually measured him a little closer to 64cm tall, but measurements are always inexact. He is a product of many generations of vom Altmoor breedings and we personally have known the majority of dogs on his pedigree, and/or their relatives. Storm passed VGP with a Prize I, 296 points, in October 2012.


D4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 82nd DD litter)

Whelped 2 January 2013
3 males, 5 females

Dam: Pixie III vom Altmoor 203395 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 179/184/189, HD-frei, ZR 098/07 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents or grandparents
view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' lab reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

Sire: Storm III vom Altmoor 208777 65045 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 61/71, HZP 161/181, VGP 1 / 296TF, HD-frei, ZR 456/08 sg/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
view dam's lab report (Ottavia III vom Altmoor / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings. View Pedigree

Both Pixie and Storm are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. The two of them are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the thirty dogs on the pedigree for this litter there are 14 which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rothorst, and Zenngrund. Of the thirty dogs on the D4 pedigree, all 30 are rated HD-free and 25 were ZR (Conformation & Coat) rated.

Both of these dogs have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from their photos; there’s something about their eyes/expressions that shows you their loving character. They have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

On Pixie’s side, the pedigree goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See). She is a wonderfully happy dog, all wiggles and tail-wagging. She has never met anyone - human or dog - that she didn't like. She was very easy to train, and is an exceptional tracking dog. She demonstrated her abilities in the water early on, making blind retrieves that were every bit as difficult as the ones being made by the older dogs. She has been Roger's kayaking and duck-hunting buddy and has shown herself to be as calm and biddable in the kayak as she is in the field. Pixie has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Duck Search, and Cooperation. She placed eleventh in the 2008 Armbruster. (The International Armbruster Zuchtprüfung is an invitational fall breed test, hosted each year by VDD-GNA.) She has produced one Prize 1, 310 point, VGP dog, Uschi III vom Altmoor.

On Storm’s side you can go also go back to Inca as well as to Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Storm’s mother is Tavi (Ottavia III). The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead.

Storm lives in Williamsburg, VA with his owners Stephen (“Sly”) and Linda Slyfield. Also in the household is Ingrid, another DD. The Slyfields got their first DD, Charlie, years ago when they were stationed in Germany. We met them when they moved back to the States and we used Charlie as a stud three times, starting in 1990. They have had several more DD’s over the years, with Storm being the latest addition to their family. With them Storm gets to hunt about everything - lots of ducks and upland birds, as well as blood tracking. Storm's test scores speak for themselves - his hunting ability and trainability are top-notch. He has never met another dog or person he didn't like; his disposition is completely trustworthy. He is happy, friendly, outgoing, and yet calm in the house and kennel. Not only is he a vom Altmoor dog, but we've also spent significant time with him in our care. We can't say enough about his temperament and abilities. Storm is rated Very Good in both conformation and coat. He is a medium-sized male, officially measured as 62cm tall and 64cm long. his weight typically ranges between 65 and 70 lbs. We usually measured him a little closer to 64cm tall, but measurements are always inexact. He is a product of many generations of vom Altmoor breedings and we personally have known the majority of dogs on his pedigree, and/or their relatives. Storm passed VGP with a Prize I, 296 points, in October 2012.


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"C4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 81st DD litter)

Whelped 26 June 2012
6 males, 4 females
All are in their new homes now, but we're accepting reservations
for our late fall litter.

Dam: Talei III vom Altmoor 210191 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP)
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VJP 77, HZP 190, HD-frei, ZR# 302/09 sg (10) / sg (10) [57cm tall / 57cm long]
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Mira II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)
View Pedigree

Sire: Eddy vom Millerhaus ("Eli") 212652 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St)
Photos
VJP 70, HZP 178 / 178 Armbruster, HD-frei, ZR# 221/10 sg (11) / sg (10) [65cm tall / 66cm long]
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
View Pedigree

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.

Talei III vom Altmoor is the product of decades of Altmoor breedings. Her grandmother, Suzy, is our website cover girl, and perhaps Roger’s lifetime favorite gundog. (Please don’t tell Talei.) Her mother, Mira, likewise was one of those “once in a lifetime” dogs, with which we’ve partnered more than our fair share (we would say “owned” instead of “partnered”, but it’s really more a case of them owning us, rather than the other way around.) Talei is the latest of our “once in a lifetime” dogs.

Talei’s pedigree includes Altmoor dogs going back six generations to our foundation bitches, Inca and Molly. We’ve hunted grouse and waterfowl with her dad, Gunnar, many times, and have spent innumerable hours with him; you’ll never find a dog with a better temperament.

If you like a plodding dog that wanders around in the field, Talei is not your speed. Except for in the house on the sofa, she only knows how to do things one way, and that’s super-fast with every ounce of her being. Think Mighty Mouse in a dog costume. At one test the Senior Judge (a former GNA Director of Testing) remarked, “That dog just ain’t got no quit in her.” And, it’s true. She’ll take a cottontail scent trail 500 yards, loud all the way - she has received the scent loud (spurlaut) designation. At four months of age, she was doing multiple unmarked water blind retrieves out to 100 yards - VGP (Utility) level work. Members of our duck lease have watched in awe as she made her fifth retrieve of crippled ducks shot two hours earlier, at about 600 yards from the fall. But, the difference between Talei and the rare other dogs with her level of drive and determination is that Talei ALWAYS has one eye on her handler. She’s never beyond the appropriate range in a field search situation and checks back frequently. If she jumps a deer, she’ll stand and watch it run off with just one word. Say her name and she’ll do a 180 in mid-air and start back to you. Even without steadiness training, she’ll hold her point till you get there, and will happily and willingly make the retrieve, even of Canadas. With just the tiniest amount of training, she’s become quite the shed dog, finding at least one on every little jaunt, and we’ve watched in amazement as she actually dug one shed out of a freshwater marsh on our lease, which looked like it had been there at least two or three years.

In spite of the fact that some of her siblings are toward the larger side of the breed standard, Talei is just a little girl, measuring right at the minimum of 57 cm (22.4") for the shoulder height of the breed standard. Her normal weight is right around 50 lbs. (If your intent is to get a pup with the hope that you’ll be able to breed, it could be that she’ll throw some pups that will be under the Breed Standard - we just don’t know.) In her Breed Show she was scored 10 in Conformation and 10 in Coat, and measured square. We’re fairly certain that, if you were to add together the VJP and HZP scores of all the DD’s tested in the USA and Canada in 2010, you would find that Talei, with her 77 in VJP and 190 in HZP was the highest scoring of all. She has received 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, Desire, and Duck Search. In fact, in both VJP and HZP she earned 11's in every natural ability category in both tests. Hip-wise, she’s got the highest rating of HD-frei A, and, of course, is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.

Eddy vom Millerhaus (call name Eli) first caught our eye when Nancy was the Senior Judge at his VJP (and Roger was the Test Director). While we did spend time with him again at training days, we really didn’t care how high he would score in the fall tests. If his scores were at all acceptable, he was going to be in our breeding program. That’s how fantastic his temperament and looks are. When you meet him and he wags his tail, it’s not just his tail that wags, it’s his whole body! And, field or water, it’s immediately very obvious that this is a dog that’s going to get the job done FOR YOU, not just for himself. We have also spent some time with his sire, Mento, who has a superb coat (rated 12) and great temperament. We have to admit that Eli also very much struck us as being a male version of our Suzy.

He has received 11's in Nose, Pointing, Desire, and Duck Search (in both the regular HZP and the Armbruster), as well as 10's in Tracking, Field Search, and Cooperation. He is rated 11 in Conformation and 10 in Coat and was measured at 65 cm tall and 66cm long. He is rated HD-frei B and is clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders.


"B4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 80th DD litter)

Whelped 29 March 2012
4 Males, 4 Females
All pups reserved

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Ottavia III vom AltmoorDam: Ottavia III vom Altmoor ("Tavi") 201632 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 0 & 191, VGP 0, HD-frei, ZR 321/06 g/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Yana II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Paladin III vom Altmoor ("Luger") 203386 Schwsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 75, HZP 186, HD-frei, ZR # 272/07 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.

The B4 litter is a repeat of our "W3" and "Y3" litters. Pups from this litter will be ready for play-training and exposure this spring, serious training over the summer, and for a productive hunting season in the fall of 2012. Four of the W's were tested in 2011: Nancy's pup Wendy was one of just 5 dogs to receive a top VJP score of 77 in GNA last year. Besides her 11 in cooperation at VJP, she was also the only dog to receive an 11 in cooperation at the 2011 NJ HZP. Five of the seven Y's have just finished their VJP's, with scores ranging from 63 to 74. Two of theY-litter pups were among the three which received 11's in cooperation at the Elmer NJ, out of the twelve dogs which were evaluated.

TEST AND X-RAY RESULTS FOR THE W3 LITTER:
VJP HZP Orthopedic & Breed Show Evaluations
Wendy III 77 185 HD, OCD, ED free, Conformation/Coat SG (11) / SG (10)
Waneta III 74 182 HD, OCD free (ED not evaluated - optional), ZR G (7) / G (8)
Webb III 62 175 HD, OCD, ED free
Wolf III 46 179 Not Evaluated
VJP RESULTS FOR THE Y3 LITTER:
(Owners are all 1st -time handlers)
VJP
Yank III 74
Yago III 73
Yuri III 73
Yale III 69
York III 63 & 72

It would not be too far-fetched to say that this is a pairing we’ve been anticipating since each of the parents were puppies just starting to walk. Tavi (Ottavia III vom Altmoor) was Nancy’s favorite in the O3 litter and Luger (Paladin III vom Altmoor) was her favorite in the P3 litter. We liked the P3 litter so much that we kept one pup out of that, Pixie III, and if you’ll root around a little in our Litters Archive you’ll see that she turned out quite impressively.

Both Tavi and Luger are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. The two are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the sixty dogs on their pedigrees there are thirty which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rödlberg, Rothorst, Stadtgraben, Wupperaue, and Zenngrund.

Both of these dogs have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from their photos; there’s something about their eyes/expressions that shows you their loving character. They have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

On Luger’s side, the pedigree goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See). On Tavi’s side you can go also go back to Inca as well as to our first German import stud, Dago v. Hommersum, who, for this litter, would be seven generations back. Tavi’s pedigree also includes Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Tavi's mother, Yana II, produced five litters for us with three different studs. Tavi is from her mother's last litter, which was a repeat breeding. We pretty much knew what we were going to get with that breeding, and Tavi was our pick of the litter puppy, chosen to continue her parents' contribution to our breeding program. The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. The next thing they remark on is her drive - everything is done at speed, with incredible agility, and with absolute joy in the job she is doing, whether making game or making a retrieve. Tavi is the dog who brings a smile to everybody's face when they are around her. You can't help it - about a minute and a half after watching her in the field or water, or just being around her, it's a natural reaction. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. (The Armbruster is a special VDD HZP with entries limited to the highest scoring and most typical looking VJP pups that year; there were 30-some entries in the 2008 Armbruster.) Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead. In her slide show, you'll see a shot from her first "real" track - a spike buck that she located on a 16-hour old blood track. More recently, she was started after dark on a blood track and took it for about two hours. We then took her back mid-morning of the next day and she continued the blood track for well over another mile and a half, mostly through cedar swamp hummocks and a huge flooded meadow, until she produced the deer. Roger watched the huge buck bound off for a couple hundred yards, apparently none the worse for wear. We then walked back to the truck on as straight a line as possible - the Astro said that Tavi had traveled 5.8 miles from the first moment she had been put on the track. She is rated “Good” in Conformation and “Very Good” in Coat. Her mid-hunting season weight is around 50 pounds, and she’s 23 inches (59 cm) at the shoulder.

We're sometimes asked about Tavi's two test "zeros". If you're a "score studier" you'll note that she did not pass one of her HZP's and a VGP. You should first understand that in our system, a failure to complete any single phase results in a zero for the entire test. In our opinion, the HZP was not Tavi's fault at all. She would not go out on the rabbit drag, something she normally does with high passion. At this particular test, it was the first test phase of the day, and she was put on it within minutes of a very harsh dental exam which was obviously painful to her, and the previously frozen rabbit that was used had been stored with other game and wrapped in newspaper, changing its scent to something totally unfamiliar. In spite of this mishap, the judges still gave her overall scores for Desire and Cooperation on that day as 10 and 11 respectively. At the International Armbruster just 10 days later, where things were done normally, she achieved an HZP score of 191, which is a fantastic score in anyone's book. As far as her VGP goes, Nancy thought she had Tavi very well prepared, but this one was a bit out of the ordinary. It was held on 17 October 2009 in Houtzdale PA near State College. The weather was so unusual that it even featured on the national news - it was the earliest measurable snow of any winter season on record for that area, with snowfall amounts of 4 - 8 inches still ongoing during the test, along with strong winds and unseasonable cold. Tavi blasted off into the first phase of the test - field work and steadiness evaluation - in "whoopee" first-snow-of-the-season mode. Her exuberance, combined with a planted chukar that was buried in the snow, for which she held steady while Nancy and the judges attempted to find it unsuccessfully, and which she of course caught when Nancy released her from the "Whoa", resulted in a complete failure of her whoa training on subsequent birds. We all know that steadiness is a continuing process, and Tavi sure went backwards that day. By the end of the first 3 hours, all the judges and most of the handlers had taken tumbles on the slick hillsides and when it became apparent that Tavi would not have a passing score, Nancy withdrew her in order to expedite the test so that the judges and remaining handlers would not have to be subjected to the weather any longer than strictly necessary. As it turned out, every single dog failed the test that weekend anyway. So the moral of the story is that while high scores in every test are something we all hope for, sometimes things happen for which the dog really shouldn't be faulted. As far as we're concerned these two situations fall into that category.

Luger lives on the Jersey coast with his owners and their teenage daughter. Also in the household is a retired Lab and Rana III vom Altmoor. All are house dogs. A normal hunting season week for Luger might include pheasant, quail, or chukar, pothole puddlers, and Barnegat Bay waterfowling for brant, blacks, mallards, and a mix of divers thrown in for good measure. While Luger’s test scores are impressive, they’re more so when one considers that his owner had never before trained and handled a versatile dog. Not just an exceptional gun dog, Luger’s strongest point is his temperament - everyone who meets him falls in love at first sight. Be it dogs or people, he likes everyone. Like Tavi, he’s a couch potato who will make your jaw drop when you see him in the field or water. Luger scored 75 in VJP and 186 in HZP, with 11's in Nose, Track, Pointing, and Search, and 10's in Cooperation, Duck Search, and Blind Retrieve. (Roger handled his sister Pixie to a 77 in VJP and HZP totals of 179, 184, and 189, and she has scored 11's in Tracking, Nose, Search, Pointing, Cooperation, and Duck Search.) Luger is rated “Very Good” in both Conformation and Coat. Toward the end of hunting season he might weigh 76 pounds, and should be in the mid-80's at the start. He’s about 27" (66 cm) at the shoulder.


"A4" Litter vom Altmoor (our 79th DD litter)

Whelped 13 January 2012

3 Females, 6 Males

Nike III vom Altmoor

Dam: Nike III vom Altmoor 200018 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim-PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 183, HD-frei, ZR 194/06 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Audi vom Hardwire 209449 Brsch (ML: Oeynhausen-vom Walde St) Photos
VJP 70, HZP 189, HD-frei, ZR 277/09 sg/v
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Duchess II vom Jagdkönig) / view sire's lab report (Feuer vom Bandorfer-Forst)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.
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Those of you who have followed how we do things at vom Altmoor have probably noticed that we never use "flavor-of-the-year" stud dogs. We don't go looking for Hegewald or Armbruster winners, or dogs with the best-looking scores "on paper". We want to avoid using dogs that are so "hot" that they can only be handled by a pro. Most importantly, we want to avoid dogs that may come with unexpected negatives. Even in the VDD/JGHV system, EVERYTHING about a dog is not reduced to paper and some negatives that might be present might not be severe enough to have been recorded - how the dog and it's parents and ancestors get along with other dogs and strangers, is it calm and relaxed in the car and around the house, etc.

Instead of paper glamour dogs that everyone else is using, we try to go with the dependable dog that we know and many of whose ancestors have been known to us. We don't want surprise problems in our litters. We want to have a super-high level of confidence that the pups we're producing are the easy-to-train, reliable-temperament family companion that the typical demanding hunter is looking for.

Nike is a product of many years of our breeding. The best way to describe her is "easy". She was easy to train, she's easy to travel with, she's an easy dog to have in the house or in the kennel, she's easy to hunt with in any type of situation, or to have with you just to hang out. Once trained, she stays that way without refresher courses - she's not one of those dogs who is always trying to pull something to see what she can get away with. If she were someone's spouse, we'd call her low-maintenance. She's totally trustworthy around other dogs as well as people. She has earned 11 in Track, 11 in Nose, 11 in Search, 10 in Pointing, 10 in Search Behind the Duck, and 11 in Cooperation.

In February of 2011, Roger attended a Breed Show in Illinois. While there he met Audi and his owner, Zack Pesic. Audi immediately impressed Roger and struck him as a very good potential match for some of our girls. He was absolutely gorgeous and had exactly the temperament and demeanor we look for in our own dogs. So, some further research ensued. While Audi is from his breeder's first litter, a look at his pedigree reveals a lifetime effort on the part of the breeders of Audi's parents and grandparents. We have spent time around or judged many of them or their relatives at VDD events and have every confidence in Audi's contribution to our own breeding program. His test scores speak for themselves, and are borne out in his daily life as Zack's companion hunting dog. He has scored 11's in Nose, Search, Pointing, and Duck Search, 10 in Cooperation, and 9 in Tracking.


"Z3" Litter vom Altmoor (our 78th DD litter)

Whelped 13 December 2011 - 6 Females, 2 Males

Pixie III vom Altmoor

Dam: Pixie III vom Altmoor 203395 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 179/184/189, HD-frei, ZR 098/07 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents or grandparents
view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' lab reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

Sire: Storm III vom Altmoor 208777 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 61/71, HZP 160/181, HD-frei, ZR 456/08 sg/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
view dam's lab report (Ottavia III vom Altmoor / view sire's lab report (Avery vom Graceland)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings. View Pedigree

The parents of the Z3 litter are Pixie III vom Altmoor and Storm III vom Altmoor. These dogs have very nice test scores and are clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. This will be Pixie's second litter and Storm's first. It will be a pairing similar to that of Pixie's brother Paladin III and Storm's mother Ottavia III, whose W3 litter puppies have just finished up their natural ability test year with some very nice results. An additional note of congratulations to Joe Lowry and "Greta", who is Pixie's daughter Uschi III. She was utility tested this year and they did a very nice job with a Prize I, and 310 points out of a possible 312. The Z3 puppies will be ready for serious training in the late spring, and for serious hunting during the fall of 2012. Their test year will be 2013.

Both Pixie and Storm are HD-free and clear of the hereditary bleeding disorders. The two of them are exceptional vom Altmoor dogs which are each products of decades of Altmoor breedings. Of the thirty dogs on the pedigree for this litter there are 14 which we have bred and/or personally known very well. Of those we personally did not know, the majority are from some of Germany’s most respected kennels, to include Grenzschutz, Haardtberg, Isendorf, Ortfeld, Richthof, Rothorst, and Zenngrund. Of the thirty dogs on the Z3 pedigree, all 30 are rated HD-free and 25 were ZR (Conformation & Coat) rated.

Both of these dogs have a “kind eye” - something we hope you’ll be able to see from their photos; there’s something about their eyes/expressions that shows you their loving character. They have the sweet and cuddly dispositions that we hope for in all Altmoor dogs - there are a lot more non-hunting than hunting days in the year, and companion qualities are at least as important as hunting abilities.

On Pixie’s side, the pedigree goes back to one of our foundation bitches, Inca (Balla vom Norden See). She is a wonderfully happy dog, all wiggles and tail-wagging. She has never met anyone - human or dog - that she didn't like. She was very easy to train, and is an exceptional tracking dog. She demonstrated her abilities in the water early on, making blind retrieves that were every bit as difficult as the ones being made by the older dogs. She has been Roger's kayaking and duck-hunting buddy and has shown herself to be as calm and biddable in the kayak as she is in the field. Pixie has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Duck Search, and Cooperation. She placed eleventh in the 2008 Armbruster. (The International Armbruster Zuchtprüfung is an invitational fall breed test, hosted each year by VDD-GNA.)

On Storm’s side you can go also go back to Inca as well as to Lady vom Grenzschutz, a female we imported as a pup from a highly-respected German kennel. Nik (Nikolai vom Altmoor) is a stud we bred and owned and used extensively; he was one of those once in a lifetime dogs that was simply outstanding in every regard, and he appears on both sides of the pedigree. Nik would melt at your touch, and yet be a ball of fire in the field, but he’d always have one eye on you, and one goal - to do exactly what you wanted. Storm’s mother is Tavi (Ottavia III). The first thing everybody notices about Tavi is how happy and friendly she is. She has earned 11's in Track, Nose, Search, Pointing, Search Behind the Duck, and Cooperation. She is rated loud on scent track. Tavi placed sixth overall in the 2008 International Armbruster. Tavi is also trained as a blood-tracking dog for recovering wounded hoofed-game while on lead.

Storm lives in Williamsburg, VA with his owners Stephen (“Sly”) and Linda Slyfield. Also in the household is Ingrid, another DD. The Slyfields got their first DD, Charlie, years ago when they were stationed in Germany. We met them when they moved back to the States and we used Charlie as a stud three times, starting in 1990. They have had several more DD’s over the years, with Storm being the latest addition to their family. With them Storm gets to hunt about everything - lots of ducks and upland birds, as well as blood tracking. Storm's test scores speak for themselves - his hunting ability and trainability are top-notch. He has never met another dog or person he didn't like; his disposition is completely trustworthy. He is happy, friendly, outgoing, and yet calm in the house and kennel. Not only is he a vom Altmoor dog, but we've also spent significant time with him in our care. We can't say enough about his temperament and abilities. Storm is rated Very Good in both conformation and coat. He is a medium-sized male, officially measured as 62cm tall and 64cm long. During the 2010 hunting season, his weight was about 70 lbs. We usually measured him a little closer to 64cm tall, but measurements are always inexact. He is a product of many generations of vom Altmoor breedings and we personally have known the majority of dogs on his pedigree, and/or their relatives.


"Y³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 77th DD litter)

Whelped 13 March 2011 - 7 males

Ottavia III vom AltmoorView Pedigree

Dam: Ottavia III vom Altmoor ("Tavi") 201632 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 0 & 191, VGP 0, HD-frei, ZR 321/06 g/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Yana II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Paladin III vom Altmoor ("Luger") 203386 Schwsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 75, HZP 186, HD-frei, ZR # 272/07 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents
view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.


Nike III vom Altmoor

"X³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 76th DD litter, repeat of "V3")

Whelped 23 November 2010 - 4 males, 3 females

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Dam: Nike III vom Altmoor 200018 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 183, HD-frei, ZR 194/06 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Avery vom Graceland ("Gunnar") 201066 Brsch (ML: Bachwiese-Radchen PP) Photos
VJP 71, HZP 176, VGP 0, HD-frei, ZR # 256/06 sg/sg
N-10; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Gracie vom Seilerhaus) / view sire's lab report (Boris vom Bartigjäger)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings.


Ottavia III vom Altmoor

"W³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 75th DD litter)

Whelped 20 February 2010 -2 males, 6 females - all of these pups are in their new homes


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Dam: Ottavia III vom Altmoor ("Tavi") 201632 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 0 & 191, VGP 0, HD-frei, ZR 321/06 g/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD DNA tested - view lab report
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Yana II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Paladin III vom Altmoor ("Luger") 203386 Schwsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 75, HZP 186, HD-frei, ZR # 272/07 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-10
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.


"V³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 74th DD litter) See also "W3" Litter Listing

Whelped 11 October 2009 - 6 males, 2 females

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Dam: Nike III vom Altmoor 200018 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 183, HD-frei, ZR 194/06 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Avery vom Graceland ("Gunnar") 201066 Brsch (ML: Bachwiese-Radchen PP) Photos
VJP 71, HZP 176, HD-frei, ZR # 256/06 sg/sg
N-10; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Gracie vom Seilerhaus) / view sire's lab report (Boris vom Bartigjäger)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings.


Pixie III vom Altmoor

"U³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 73rd DD litter)

Whelped 30 April 2009 - 5 males, 3 females
All of these pups are in their new homes now

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Dam: Pixie III vom Altmoor 203395 Brsch (ML: Isarau-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 77, HZP 179/184/189, HD-frei, ZR # 098/07 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
out of vWD and CHB clear parent or grandparents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's parents' lab reports (Kane vom Dan-Son)

Sire: Avery vom Graceland ("Gunnar") 201066 Brsch (ML: Bachwiese-Radchen PP) Photos
VJP 71, HZP 176, HD-frei, ZR # 256/06 sg/sg
N-10; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Gracie vom Seilerhaus) / view sire's lab report (Boris vom Bartigjäger)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 25 have ZR ratings.


Mira III vom Altmoor

Mira III vom Altmoor

"T³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 72nd DD litter)

Whelped 9 April 2009


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Dam: Mira III vom Altmoor 197728 Brsch (ML: Grenzchutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) Photos
VJP 66 & 73, HZP 185, HD-frei, ZR 204/05 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD (DNA tested) - view lab report
as well as from vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Suzy II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Avery vom Graceland ("Gunnar") 201066 Brsch (ML: Bachwiese-Radchen PP) Photos
VJP 71, HZP 176, HD-frei, ZR # 256/06 sg/sg
N-10; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Gracie vom Seilerhaus) / view sire's lab report (Boris vom Bartigjäger)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.


"S³" Litter vom Altmoor (our 71st DD litter)

Whelped 5 December 2008

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Dam: Ottavia III vom Altmoor ("Tavi") 201632 Brsch (ML: Grenzschutz-Löwenberg-Auenheim PP) More Photos
VJP 77, HZP 0 & 191, HD-frei, ZR 321/06 g/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-11; C-11
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Yana II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Avery vom Graceland ("Gunnar") 201066 Brsch (ML: Bachwiese-Radchen PP) Photos
VJP 71, HZP 176, HD-frei, ZR 256/06 sg/sg
N-10; S-11; P-11; D-10; C-11
VWD DNA tested - view lab report
as well as out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Gracie vom Seilerhaus) / view sire's lab report (Boris vom Bartigjäger)

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 26 have ZR ratings.


"R³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 22 April 2008

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Dam: Nike III vom Altmoor 200018 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 76, HZP 183, HD-frei, ZR 194/06 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-10; D-10; C-11
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Angie vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Kane vom Dan-Son 192156 Schwsch (ML: SS-DK) Photos
VJP75, HZP 184, HD-frei, ZR 372/03 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view lab reports

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and 28 have ZR ratings.


"Q³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 2 August 2007

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Dam: Mira III vom Altmoor 197728 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 66 & 73, HZP 185, HD-frei, ZR 204/05 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD (DNA tested) - view lab report
as well as from vWD and CHB clear parents - view dam's lab report (Suzy II vom Altmoor) / view sire's lab report (Birko v.d. Fürstenruh)

Sire: Kane vom Dan-Son 192156 Schwsch (ML:SS-DK) Photos
VJP75, HZP 184, HD-frei, ZR 372/03 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view lab reports

All 30 dogs on this pedigree are HD-frei and have ZR ratings.


"P³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 15 March 2007

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Dam: Angie vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 57 & 54, HZP 172, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-10; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Kane vom Dan-Son 192156 Schwsch (ML:SS-DK) Photos
VJP75, HZP 184, HD-frei-a, ZR 372/03 sg/sg
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-10
out of vWD and CHB clear parents - view lab reports

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, all 30 are rated HD-frei and 28 have ZR ratings.


"O³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of J³, L³)

Whelped 2 October 2006

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Dam: Yana II vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 58, HZP 177, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), Btr, HD-frei-a, ZR 234/99-II g/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, 29 are rated HD-frei and 29 have ZR ratings.


"N³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of F³)

Whelped 31 March 2006

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Angie vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 58, HZP 177, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), Btr, HD-frei-a, ZR 234/99-II g/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, 29 are rated HD-frei and 28 have ZR ratings.


"M³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of E³, K³)

Whelped 12 May 2005

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Dam: Suzy II vom Altmoor 172996 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP)
(Suzy is the dog in the background on our DD entry page)
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VJP 75, HZP 165, HD-frei-a, ZR 246/97 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-9; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), Btr, HD-frei-a, ZR 234/99-II g/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All 30 dogs on this pedigree have ZR ratings and 29 of the 30 are HD-frei.


"L³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of J³)

Whelped 11 May 2005

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Yana II vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 58, HZP 177, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), Btr, HD-frei-a, ZR 234/99-II g/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, 29 are rated HD-frei and 29 have ZR ratings.


"K³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of E³)

Whelped 29 May 2004

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Dam: Suzy II vom Altmoor 172996 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP)
(Suzy is the dog in the background on our DD entry page)
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VJP 75, HZP 165, HD-frei-a, ZR 246/97 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-9; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), Btr, HD-frei-a, ZR /99 g/g
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All 30 dogs on this pedigree have ZR ratings and 29 of the 30 are HD-frei.


"J³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 20 May 2004

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Yana II vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 58, HZP 177, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 Brsch (ML:IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), Btr, HD-frei-a, ZR /99 g/g
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, 29 are rated HD-frei and 29 have ZR ratings.


"I³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 8 July 2003

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Angie vom Altmoor 180774 Brsch. (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 57 & 54, HZP 172, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-10; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Hanns vom Dan-Son 184444 Brsch (ML: HK-PP) Photo
VJP 62, HZP 180 & 155, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-11; P-10; D-11; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, 29 are rated HD-frei and 27 have ZR ratings.


"H³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 9 May 2003

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Yana II vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 58, HZP 177, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Hanns vom Dan-Son 184444 Brsch (ML: HK-PP) Photos
VJP 62, HZP 180 & 155, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-11; P-10; D-11; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Of the 30 dogs on this pedigree, 29 are rated HD-frei and 28 have ZR ratings.


"G³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of R², U², Y², Z², C³)

Whelped 16 August 2002

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Dam: Leika vom Altmoor 163886 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photo
VJP 57, HZP 177, HD-frei-a, ZR 383/94 sg/v
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Nikolai vom Altmoor 166627 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 70, HZP 177, HD-frei-a, ZR 222/95 sg/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and have ZR ratings.


"F³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 7 May 2002

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Angie vom Altmoor 180774 Brsch. (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 57 & 54, HZP 172, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-10; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d Fürstenruh 179884 50378 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), HD-frei-a, ZR 234/99 g/g
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

On this pedigree, 28 of the 30 dogs have ZR ratings and 29 of the 30 are HD-frei.


"E³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 4 May 2002

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Dam: Suzy II vom Altmoor 172996 Brsch (ML:GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 75, HZP 165, HD-frei-a, ZR 246/97 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-9; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Birko v.d. Fürstenruh 179884 50378 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photos
VJP 47 & 73, HZP 215 & 219(Hegewald 2001 Ulm),
VGP II / 300 (TF), HD-frei-a, ZR 234/99 g/g
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All 30 dogs on this pedigree have ZR ratings and 29 of the 30 are HD-frei.


"D³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 20 April 2001

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Dam: Yana II vom Altmoor 178032 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 58, HZP 177, HD-frei-a
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Exon v.d. Wolfwiese 168433 Brsch (ML: AS-DK) Photo
VJP 73, HZP 217 (187 + 30) - Hegewald 1997 Straubing,
VGP I / 320 (ÜF), Sw 0,I / III, HD-frei-a, ZR 030/96 sg/sg
N-11; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and 29 have ZR ratings.


"C³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of R², U², Y², Z² )

expected 6 April 2001

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Dam: Leika vom Altmoor 163 886 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photo
VJP 57 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 383/94 sg/v
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Nikolai vom Altmoor 166 627 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 70 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 222/95 sg/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and have been ZR'd.


"B³" Litter vom Altmoor

Whelped 17 October 2000

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Dam: Suzy II vom Altmoor 172 996 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photos
VJP 75 HZP 163 HD-frei-a ZR 246/97sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-9; C-11
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Arrow vom Kirschenpfad ("Fletch") 163 671 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 69 HZP 188 HD-frei-a ZR 382/94 sg/g
N-11; S-11; P-11; D-11; C-11

Twenty-nine of the thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and have been ZR'ed.


"A³" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of T², X²)
Whelped 18 January 2000

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Dam: Vee vom Altmoor 151 807 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 59 HZP 168 VGP III/261 HD-frei-a ZR 191/91 g/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-6; C-10
vWD and CHB clear

Sire: Nikolai vom Altmoor 166 627 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 70 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 222/95 sg/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei.


"Z²" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of R², U², Y² )
Whelped 1 January 2000

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Dam: Leika vom Altmoor 163 886 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photo
VJP 57 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 383/94 sg/v
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Nikolai vom Altmoor 166 627 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 70 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 222/95 sg/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and have been ZR'd.


"Y²" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of R², U² )
Whelped 11 February 1999

Dam: Leika vom Altmoor 163 886 Brsch (ML: GLA-PP) Photo
VJP 57 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 383/94 sg/v
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-11; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

Sire: Nikolai vom Altmoor 166 627 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 70 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 222/95 sg/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and have been ZR'd.


"X²" Litter vom Altmoor

(Repeat of T²)
Whelped 9 February 1999

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Dam: Vee vom Altmoor 151 807 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 59 HZP 168 VGP III/261 HD-frei-a ZR 191/91 g/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-10; C-10
vWD and CHB clear

Sire: Nikolai vom Altmoor 166 627 Brsch (ML: IA-PP) Photo
VJP 70 HZP 177 HD-frei-a ZR 222/95 sg/sg
N-10; S-10; P-11; D-6; C-10
vWD and CHB clear - view lab report

All thirty dogs on this pedigree are rated HD-frei and have been ZR'd.


Pedigrees for vom Altmoor litters whelped from 1994 - 1998:

W² vom Altmoor, 21 April 1998
V² vom Altmoor, 2 April 1998
U² vom Altmoor, 31 March 1998
T² vom Altmoor, 19 March 1998
S² vom Altmoor, 7 May 1997
R² vom Altmoor, 21 April 1997
Q² vom Altmoor, 2 April 1997
P² vom Altmoor, 20 November 1996
O² vom Altmoor, 24 December 1995
N² vom Altmoor, 2 July 1995
M² vom Altmoor, 19 April 1995
L² vom Altmoor, 22 December 1994
K² vom Altmoor, 14 August 1994
J² vom Altmoor, 8 June 1994
I² vom Altmoor, 18 February 1994

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