On March 15, 2008 in Fulda, Germany, the Deutsch Langhaar Verband (DLV) sanctioned the Deutsch Langhaar - Gruppe Nordamerika as the 15th group by unanimous vote! DL-GNA became recognized as a full member club (#2415) of the JGHV as of December 12, 2008. DL-GNA is modeled after and guided by several successful member groups of the JGHV already long established both here in North America and abroad. DL-GNA represents the United States and Canada and is supported through association with the DLV and other members of the JGHV.
The focus of Deutsch Langhaar - Gruppe Nordamerika (DL-GNA) is to promote and protect the integrity of the DL while improving the breed, its performance and versatility and usefulness as a hunting
companion in accordance with the principles originated by the DLV. Established in 1899, the JGHV testing system has been used for over 100 years to test and evaluate dogs under one system, ensuring
the continuity and consistency in evaluating the abilities and characteristics of the Deutsch Langhaar. DL-GNA exists to protect the Deutsch Langhaar as the true accomplished versatile hunting
companion it is today.
To put it simply, we are a group of hunters that love the consistency and performance of our German-bred dogs.
The group is affiliated with the Deutsch Langhaar Verband (DLV) and our mission is:
Due to COVID-19, JGHV will conduct no further spring tests. This ruling applies in all German federal states and for member associations (like DL-GNA) abroad. See the press release below for more info.