NADKC - Western Region

September 21, 2019


Congratulation to Susan and Gil Dueck on their success with Uschka vom Trocken Bach!!! Uschka is with Stefan Middeke, in Germany, preparing for the AZP and VGP. On August 25th, at the Weser Ems Zuchtschau, in a class of 30 Adult Females, Uschka was the V1 female. Not only was this a very large class but there was a lot of quality dogs. Fifteen of the thirty females received “V” ratings. In all there were seventy dogs at the Zuchtschau. The Judges for this Zuchtschau were Michael Hammerer, DKV President, Gerd Schad, DKV Breed Warden, and Andreas Thomschke, DKV Director of Testing. When informed of this accomplishment Gil’s response was “Susan and I are living the Dream”. Now Uschka needs to have the same success in the fall tests.

The Western Region will be holding a VGP, in Condor, MT, on September 19th – 20th. There will be holding a Solms/AZP, on September 21st. There will be a Zuchtschau on Saturday, September 21st. Jerry Riewer is the test coordinator and can be reached at 406-450-1214 or at Currently there is space available for one VGP dog.

On November 9th, in Denair, CA, we will be holding a Solms/AZPDenver Hodges is the test coordinator and can be reached at 209-485-0987 or at At this time there is still room in this test for additional dogs.

The schedule for the 2019 NADKC Elections has been established by the NADKC Board of Directors. Nominations for Western Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, NADKC Secretary, and NADKC Vice-President will open on Tuesday, October 1st. I would encourage anyone interested in being the Western Regional Director to seek nomination.

Best Regards
Frank O′Leary
Western Regional Director
509-520-7483 or foleary7 at gmail dot com