We are very selective about the Deutsch Langhaars that we breed and what constitutes as a breeding-quality dog. Unfortunately, we have had a string of bad luck for the past few years where none of the pups that we have kept or imported were what we considered to be "breeding-quality". We decided that it was time to import a new female pup from Germany with completely different bloodlines. We had known Dirk Lindemann for a few years. He has come over to the United States to judge our breed shows and hunt in South Dakota. So when I hunted with him in November 2018, I asked him if he could help me find a really high-quality puppy to import to the United States. He said that his wife (Birka) was planning an excellent litter and that I should just get a puppy from their kennel. He promised that he would select the best female to send to me.
The beautiful Lindemann's Dena was bred later that month to Claus von der Frankenhoehe and Lindemann's "G" litter was whelped on January 18th, 2019. We waited anxiously to see how many females there would be and which one Dirk and Birka would select to send us. When the pups were a few weeks old, Birka emailed me and said that Gemma was the obvious choice for me. She said that she was a big strong beautiful puppy. And she has been kind enough to send me weekly photo updates of Gemma and the rest of the litter. Gemma will be arriving in the US on April 2nd, 2019 along with her brothers, Gabe and Gero. Time really cannot pass quickly enough as we wait for Gemma to arrive!