The first KlM-GNA Breed Show was held in September at Kelly Farms in Hugo, Minnesota. Bernd-Dieter Jessinghausen, Past President of KlM-D and President of KlM-International, came from Germany as Head Judge. He was assisted by Apprentice Judges Bobbe Carney and John Liscovitz. Barb Krieger served as the Ring Steward. Nine adult dogs and one youth dog were judged. Herr Jesinghausen commented about the overall high quality of both the temperament and conformation of the dogs judged. All of the dogs were of correct height, displayed good movement, none had severe faults, and all received at least scores of SG (very good) in both conformation and coat.
The Breed Show is one of the cornerstone requirements for breeding approval in KlM-GNA.The Breed Show allows the dogs to display their ability to move with power and coordination, an important aspect of a versatile hunting dog. It also judges the dogs’ adherence to the FCI standard for the KlM. Each dog approved for breeding has their breed show result listed under their statistics. With the completion of the Show, all of the KlM-GNA dogs approved for breeding have completed their Breed Show requirement. Additionally, Bobbe Carney has completed Formrichter requirements and will be able to judge future shows for KlM-GNA. John Liscovitz will complete his testing in Germany next March.