A DEDICATED BREEDER OF DEUTSCH-DRAHTHAARS
Frida vom Erthal

Life and times of Frida vom Erthal (aka Erna): Her development from Puppy to present: She came to us from Germany as a small puppy, from the kindness and Kennel of Dr. Christhof Kuhnlein (v. Erthal):  I am grateful to Christhof  for permitting me to dip into this wonderful and important first beginnings of the Erthal line:  equally I am grateful to the Late Hans Hofstetter for explaining to me all the generational aspects of the lines and planning which went into this breeding vision:  and also, finally to Thomas Unholzer,  who provided significant bloodline direction in the beginning:   Erna was a marvellous Drahthaar Versatile Hunting Dog: VJP 62, HZP 188, HN, HD Free, vWD Free (by DNA) Breed show evaluation at 11/11 Form and Hair:ZR# 225/06. Erna had a flawless temperament combined with perfect health. Her desire to hunt knew no limit. Her attitude with other dogs was always in order. Her love for people was evident in every meeting. She definitely put her stamp on her puppies. She made her Breed contributions through some very fine puppies,  when selectively bred to different sires: She was retired from breeding at age 7. I am fortunate to have a first generation (Des vom Slaney-Vale), second generation (Heather vom Slaney-Vale) and third generation (Nora vom Slaney-Vale) from this wonderful Deutsch Drahthaar.  Erna started her home life with me and my family as a puppy and without question became the adult I hoped she would be:  she had a great life:  travelled a lot,  hunted a lot,  and loved all the family with every ounce of affection she had:  when anyone looked at Erna in passing,  for sure,  they felt the need to take a second look as she was an eye catcher:   She passed away after a short illness,  due to natural causes,  on Nov 4 2017:  a sad day for me and my family:  she will always be missed immensely by all of us:  She lived her life well here on Earth and left behind a legacy to be proud of.  Rest in Peace my dear old girl.

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