Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Deutsch Kurzhaar (DK) and a German shorthaired pointer (GSP)?

The English translation of “Deutsch Kurzhaar” is “German Shorthair”. The focus of our club is with Deutsch Kurzhaars registered in the Deutsch Kurzhaar Verband, e.V., the parent organization of our club. Other registries recognized by the F.C.I. (Federation Cynologique Internationale) exist, e.g., the Austrian breed books (Zuchtbeucher); however, the German Shorthaired Pointers registered in some registries, including the American Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, are not recognized by the F.C.I. The F.C.I. recognizes both DK and some GSHPs in Group 7, Continental Pointing Dogs, as dogs of German origin.

What is the Zuchtbuch?
The Zuchtbuch or breedbook published every year by the Zuchtbuchfuehrer, containing, most importantly, certification and protection of new kennels, litter and individual dog registrations, plus test results for the year.

What is the JGHV?
The JGHV (Jagdgebrauchshundverband e.V.) is the versatile hunting dog association of Germany.

  • What relationship exists between the CDKA, JGHV and other versatile dog clubs?
    CDKA is a member club of the JGHV and its judges are certified by the JGHV. Most hunting dog breed clubs in Germany are member clubs of the JGHV, as are other breed clubs in North America.