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The 2017 Pineridge Grouse Camp training weekend was a great success! Despite the weather, 8 KlM owners and 10 KlM attended. During the heaviest rains, the group came together in the lodge to watch VDD-JGHV HZP testing and training videos, discussed thoughts and answered questions.
Training included field work, water work, into to birds and launchers, intro to water and ducks, tracking dragged game, intro to woods, etc.
Some went into the woods and flushed 20 grouse in short order (several family groups), plus a number of woodcock.
Looks very positive for the 2017 Fall Conference to be held at PRGC this October!!
Recently, Jim Julson had the opportunity to take two of his females to Germany to be bred with two outstanding males. It was an amazing experience! The friendship and hospitality was incredible, as always!
While he was there, he was able to meet and visit with the canine reproduction division of the University at Munich.
KlM-GNA will be working with them to harvest semen from select KlM German males to be sent to the USA for KlM-GNA use. These are just a couple of examples of the extraordinary relationship and support we have with our German friends and KlM-Germany!!
This year President of the German KlM club, Dietrich Berning, will join us for the 2015 Oberländer-HZP. He will judge at the HZP tests, evaluate KlM participating in the Breed Show, offer Conformation Training and Puppy Training and be available to talk about a whole range of issues concerning our club, the German parent club, KlM International, and a host of other issues relevant to the global versatile hunting dog community.
Dietrich Berning, President of the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer
Dietrich Berning is President of both the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer, a club with over 5,000 members and 17 Landesgruppen (regional chapters), and the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer International. He is attending the Oberländer HZP for the first time as a “Verbandsrichter” and Conformation Judge. Mr. Berning will preside over the KlM Breed Show and offer a seminar for apprentices seeking accredition as KlM Conformation Judges.
Dietrich Berning successfully handled a versatile dog through the VJP, HZP and VGP for the first time in 1974 and has had a German hunting license since 1978. He became a member of the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer in 1989 and has held a variety of leadership posts in the club in the past 16 years. First, Mr. Berning was the Breed Warden of the KlM Landesgruppe Rheinland from 1996-2002 and then President of the Landesgruppe Rheinland from 1999-2015. At the national level, he has been Chairman of the Working Group “Training and Testing” from 2004-2010, Vice President from 2010-2012 before becoming President in 2012. Recently, he was also named President of KlM International.
Mr. Berning has been a „Verbandsrichter“ since 1991, a Conformation Judge since 1994, a Specialist Breed Judge (“Spezialzuchtrichter”) since 2004 and a Teaching Judge (“Lehrrichter”) since 2008. In addition to his functions for the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer, he has been the President of the JGV Hubertus Wesel since 1990 and the Chairman for Versatile Hunting Dogs (“Obmann für das Jagdgebrauchshundewesen”) in the Wesel Hunting Association (Kreisjägerschaft Wesel) since 1995. He is an active KlM breeder, handler and hunter who enjoys the hunting opportunities for small and large game in his area.
Dietrich Berning hails from the city of Hamminkeln, which is about 15 miles from the Dutch border in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. He is the President of a family-owned construction company, has been married for 35 years, and has two children and three grandchildren.
Here is the latest update on the canine flu outbreak in the Midwest from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) . The flu appears to have been caused by a new strain, so the effectiveness of current vaccines is unknown. In any case, please follow the precautions recommended by the authorities at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care.
The latest issue of Gun Dog Magazine (March/April 2015 – Annual Puppy Issue) features the Kleine or Small Munsterlander and is on newsstands now! Photos of KlM-GNA member dogs and pups are in the spread. A Julson Kennel pup is on the cover. Julson’s Dream is pictured in the first three pictures of the Small Munsterlander feature article. The last two pictures are of John Sarvis’s JayDee.
More information on KlM-GNA events will be posted as soon as it is available. Further details on VJP, HZP and VGP tests can be found on the JGV-USA website (www.jgv-usa.org).
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