JII Litter vom Himmelbogen

Whelped May 19, 2024.
Home approximately July 14, 2024.

One male pup available!
Pics at 3 weeks below

Breeder: Ken Gill cell – 515 240 3789
Location: Ackworth, IA . USA
40 years breeding Deutsch Drahthaar pups

Dam — Zenta IV v.Böckenhagen 
DOB – 22/03/2022; 
ZB. Nr. 250162
Brsch, 11/10, 61/63
VJP – 76
HZP – 234.5 – 22nd at Hegewald 2023
VGP Pz1 332-Totverbellen*** 
HD-frei – A
OCD-frei – Yes
ED-frei – Yes 
vWD-frei – Yes DNA
HN, 
*** this dog has demonstrated ability to track a wounded deer, stay and bay until found by the handler

Sire — Nox vom Wilstedter Moor 
DOB: 27.06.2021, 248246
Brsch, 10/11, 64/66, 
ZR Nr-021/21
VJP-73
HZP-192/222, 12 Search Behind Duck, 26th place Hegewald 2022
VGP-Pz II 328 UF, 4h Independent Water Search, 4h Use of Nose
HD-A, OCD and ED frei 

Zenta-IV-v.Bockenhagen-Himmelbogen-Drahthaar-Kennel
Zenta-IV-v.Bockenhagen-Himmelbogen-Drahthaar-Kennel
Nox vom Wilstedter Moor
Nox vom Wilstedter Moor

New dog at vom Himmelbogen Kennels

Litter expected approximately May 19, 2024. Home approximately July 07, 2024.

Zenta IV v.Böckenhagenhas been bred to
Nox vom Wilstedter Moor 
DOB: 27.06.2021, 248246
Brsch, 10/11, 61/63
ZR Nr-250162
VJP-73,
HZP-192/222,12 Search Behind Duck, 22th place Hegewald 2023
VGP- Pz 1,332 UF, 4h Independent Water Search, 4h Use of Nose
HD-A, OCD and ED frei 

Placing 22nd at the 2023 Hegwald was only one highlight of this dog’s 2023. Zenta IV v.Böckenhagen has recently arrived at her her new home in Iowa.
She is settling in very well and adds exceptional quality to the bloodlines within North America.
More information is available here.

Zenta & Ken

III Litter vom Himmelbogen (i2)

Arrived Jan 31, 2024!!
Location: Ackworth, IA . USA

All pups placed


Additional 2024 litter information here

III Litter vom Himmelbogen (i2)


Olfi vom Loxterhof scored a perfect utility score, a 74 in VJP and earned the Armbruster Halt Award. Training plays no small part, but the dog has to be there.

Deutsch Drahthaar Breeder for 40 years
Ken Gill – 515 240 3789
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Olfi vom Loxterhof
DOB: 20.01.2021, 245690
Brsch, 10/11, 60/62, ZR# – 229/21
VJP 74 Points, 11 nose, 11 track
HZP 183 Points, o.Sp. 11 duck 
VGP I./ 336 Points ÜF
HD-A/OCD/ED frei
HN, Btr., AH*, sl,
**The Armbruster Halt Award (AH) {Armbruster Haltabzeichen}

Sire: Dude II vom Wiredhaus
Apologies. I/Lars used the wrong image
for Dude II. Thank you to the person who noticed.
DOB: 24.01.21, 245753
Brsch, 7/11, 66/67
VJP – 76 (12 in Use of Nose)
HZP – 2022 Armbruster(5th) – 191 (performance points only)
HD – A
VGP – pending
OCD/ED Free/FF

** The Armbruster Halt Award is granted when a dog demonstrates the ability to be obedient on the track of a hare during the VJP, HZP or VGP. The dog is whistled to the DOWN position when it sights a hare. After the hare is out of sight, the dog is released to track it and must demonstrate at least a GOOD track. The dog must demonstrate obedience on every hare it has seen during the test, and must be 20 m from its handler at least once.

Olfi vom Loxterhof of vom Himmelbogen Kennels
Deutsch Drahthaar female located Iowa, USA
Olfi vom Loxterhof
Dude II vom Wiredhaus corrected

** What does a planned breeding mean? This means that a stud has been chosen, approved and booked. Taking into account the health of our dog and the regulations of the VDD-GNA a breeding will hopefully occur within the timeframe listed.

HII litter vom Himmelbogen

All pups placed.

Arrived! Jan 09, 2024
Please contact by form or cell re deposit on other planned 2024 Litters.

Breeder: Ken Gill cell – 515 240 3789
Location: Ackworth, IA . USA
40 years breeding Deutsch Drahthaar pups

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Dam: Tinka vom Himmelbogen
DOB – 21/10/2017;
ZB. Nr. 235643;
Brsch, 8/10, 58/59, ZR# – 455/17
VJP – 71, 10 nose, 11 track
HZP – 172, o.Sp. 10 duck
HD-frei – A
OCD-frei – Yes
ED-frei – Yes
vWD-frei – Yes DNA
HN,

Sire: Nox vom Wilstedter Moor 
DOB: 27.06.2021, 248246
Brsch, 10/11, 64/66, 
ZR Nr-021/21
VJP-73,
HZP-192/222, 12 Search Behind Duck, 26th place Hegewald 2022
VGP-Pz II 328 UF, 4h Independent Water Search, 4h Use of Nose
HD-A, OCD and ED frei 

H2 female Drahthaar pup, 4 weeks

Last Pick. Leftover? Words not to be used with a Drahthaar litter.

I am putting this quick note up re something that Ken said to me in one of our first meetings. He said “they are all good pups”. I nodded. You know, that nod when something sounds correct, especially coming from a breeder with decades of experience. That acknowledgement you give, especially when it doesn’t cost you much. I was a mid litter pick equipped with all my research on how developmentally at 7 weeks some pups within the same litter could be days apart. So on paper, or mentally i knew that last pup standing was more about buyer preference in how coat may develop, sex, observed temper on that day.
But as a few pups get cut out of the pack it is kind of hard right? Not so much in the hey, that’s the one that will be best on ducks, or that’s the one that came to me first or gee that pup over there has never come to me and if that’s the one ask to take is it going to be like the aftermath of that grade 9 dance?
But to my point. Zorro vom Himmelbogen, aka Rip. A buyer had a change of situation and this little guy was what some folks would call last pick. Couple weeks after the other pups had gone to their new homes this guy was ripping it up chez vom Himmelbogen. A buyer noticed a posting for Zorro. Checked info like you would for likely any pup, contact breeder, look at papers, parents and in this instance knew someone that knew of breeder Ken’s breed program. Came picked up the pup and pretty much to my knowledge has had more varied hunts at less than a year’s age than I’ve generated for my pup in the last couple or three years! Great owner, great pup, great combo. The pup picked last is excelling. Are other pups, very likely.
I guess what I’m saying, and you’ve likely guessed, they are all good pups.
Rip, aka Zorro vom Himmelbogen is the product of Hummel vom Vinxtbachtal X Vico IV vom Donaueck, a great Deutsch Drahthaar breeder, a great owner and system that helps Deutsch Drahthaar pups to all be good pups.

Quick side note. Repeat breeding. Litter C2 is due end of February, 2022. Rip / Zorro is out of Z litter vom Himmelbogen

I am a 2016 R litter vom Himmelbogen buyer that breeder Ken Gill has refused to shake. I keep calling, showing up for a training day, help with a post here or there and generally try to do a little vicarious breeding without crossing the nuisance line. Well not too often anyways.