The goals and purpose of the CDKA are:

Honesty- Integrity- Respect

We acknowledge our actions are the truest reflection of our personal integrity and ethics, our commitment to the enhancement of our Deutsch Kurzhaar community, as well as improvement of the Deutsch Kurzhaar Breed, and our true concern for the welfare of the Deutsch Kurzhaar.

Educate all interested persons in the techniques of training, breeding, and caring for hunting dogs; to conduct tests of continental hunting dogs, and to promote responsible breeding of hunting dog breeds; foster, improve, promote, and protect hunting dog breeds in the North American continent; and promote the interest of wildlife by fostering ethical hunting and the conservation of game through educational programs, the use of properly trained hunting dogs, and other means.

Familiarize hunters and the public with the history, use, and characteristics of the Deutsch Kurzhaar (DK), and support the efforts of other versatile hunting dog breeding and testing organizations that are members of the Jagdgebrauchshund Verband (JGHV).

Promote and improve the DK canine breed in accordance with the principles originated by the DKV.

Provide cooperative, trainable DK’s for the foot hunter that will be utilized with emphasis in the preservation of wounded game. Such DK will be developed through recommended breeding programs as set forth by the DKV. E.g., sponsor training seminars and tests following the regulations of the DKV and JGHV which are designed to evaluate all hunting qualities of the DK and other versatile hunting dogs with a FCI- recognized and VDH- registered pedigree.

Sponsor Zuchtshaus (conformation shows) to evaluate the conformation of the DK against the DKV standards.