Frank & Marianne O’Leary
Walla Walla, Washington USA
Would like to Welcome you to the
vom Trocken Bach Website


I started hunting with German Shorthair Pointers in 1963 at the age of twelve.  Since that time I have had the opportunity to hunt with some excellent hunting dogs and some that were not so good enabling me to appreciate the difference.  In 2004 our GSP were getting older and we were in search of replacements.  After months of unsuccessful searching throughout the Northwest Marianne found the Deutsch Kurzhaar (DK) web page and our involvement with the DKV and the Hege-Haus bloodline began.

Trocken Bach Kennel, Walla Walla, WA

My wife and I are first and foremost upland bird hunters in the truest sense.  We hunt wild birds primarily in the Dry Creek area near Walla Walla, WA, on or around the cattle and wheat ranch where Marianne was raised, which is now farmed by her cousin and his wife.  We strive to have the finest gun dogs possible for our enjoyment and that of others which have the opportunity to hunt over them. Trocken Bach loosely translate means Dry Creek.  It is our good fortune our hunting area includes rolling hills cover with CRP and alfalfa fields.  Additionally, we enjoy approximately five miles of the toughest creek hunting that one will encounter.  It is our contingent that if a gun dog can hunt in Dry Creek they can hunt anywhere. In addition to the intense field and water testing DK’s go through in the German DK system we hunt with each of our dogs in all types of conditions on a regular bases.  We believe our dogs have some of the finest breeding available in the Deutsch Kurzhaar breed. Because of that we strive to make available a litter each year from one of our females.

            
TIME LINE:      

 

 

Spring 2015

“M” Litter Testing:
Maggie vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1 (4h for search - search winner) Baden-Sud Germany; Derby Prize 1, Switzerland; Derby Prize 1(j) Walla Walla, WA at 6 months of age; Zuchtschau SG1 (6 months of age); Zuchtschau V1 Baden-Sud Germany
Master vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1; Zuchtschau V2
Mister vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1; Zuchtschau SG

 

 

Spring 2015

“N” Litter Testing:
Nike vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, SG2 (NADKC Annual Meeting)
Newt vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, SG1
Nate vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, SG2
Nuggy vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize1, SG1

 

 

Spring 2015

Bessi KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “P” Litter – April 6, 2015

 

 

Spring 2015

Dakota KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “Q” Litter – April 6, 2015

 

 

Winter 2015

Graci KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “O” Litter – January 14, 2015

 

 

Fall 2014

“I” Litter Testing:
Indy KS vom Trocken Bach - 2014  Dr. Kleemann Prüfung in Germany, Top 10 of Hündins overall at Kleemann, Top 20 in Zuchtschau “V”;
Derby Prize 1; Derby Prize 1; Solms Prize 1 (4h Suche); VGP Prize 1 (317 full points); BTR; VBR; LN; Zuchtschau V1; Zuchtschau V1; Zuchtschau V1; HDO-A1

 

 

Fall 2014

“G” Litter Testing:
Graci KS vom Trocken Bach
– 2014  Dr. Kleemann Prüfung in Germany, Top 10 in Zuchtschau “V”; Derby Prize 1; AZP Prize 1;VGP Prize 1 (323 Points); BTR; Zuchtschau SG1 (j) (NADKC Annual Meeting); Zuchtschau V1

 

 

Fall 2014

“J” Litter Testing:
Jäger vom Trocken Bach
Derby Prize 1; Solms Prize 1; Zuchtschau SG1
NAVHDA NA Prize 1 at 6 months of age

 

 

Fall 2014

“E” Litter Testing:
Einzige vom Trocken Bach
Derby Prize 1; Derby Prize 1 (3 4h’s);  AZP Prize 1; Zuchtschau V, SG3 (j)

 

 

Spring 2014

“M” Litter Testing:
Maggie vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1 (j), Zuchtschau SG1(j) at 6 months of age
Mister vom Trocken Bach NAVHDA NA Prize 1 at 5 months of age

 

 

Spring 2014

“K” Litter Testing:
Kash vom Trocken Bach
Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau V2
Kappy vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG1
Kora vom Trocken Bach Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG2

 

 

Spring 2014

“J” Litter Testing:
Jäger vom Trocken Bach
- Derby Prize 1, SG1
NAVHDA NA Prize 1 at 6 months of age,

 

 

Spring 2014

“I” Litter Testing:
Indy vom Trocken Bach
- Derby Prize 1, Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 1 (4h Suche), VGP Prize 1 (317 full points) BTR, VBR, LN, Zuchtschau V1, Zuchtschau V1, Zuchtschau V1, HDO-A1

 

 

Spring 2014

“G” Litter Testing
Graci vom Trocken Bach -
Derby Prize 1, AZP Prize 1,VGP Prize 1 (323 Points),
BTR, HN, HDO, Zuchtschau SG1 (j) (NADKC Annual Meeting), Zuchtschau V1

 

 

Spring 2014

Bessi KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “N” Litter – March 30, 2014

 

 

Fall 2013

Dakota KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “M” Litter – November 12, 2013

 

 

Fall 2013

“I” Litter Testing:
Indy vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Derby Prize 1,
Solms Prize 1 (4h Suche), VGP Prize 1 (317 full points)
BTR, Zuchtschau V1, Zuchtschau V1, HDO-A1
Issi vom Trocken Bach - Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG4 (j)
Ike vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 1
Ivan vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 2, Solms Prize 1
Zuchtschau SG

 

 

Fall 2013

“G” Litter Testing:
Graci vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, AZP Prize 1,VGP Prize 1 (323 Points), BTR, Zuchtschau SG1 (j) (NADKC Annual Meeting), Zuchtschau V1
Gunner vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 1, Zuchtschau V, SG2 (j) (Club Baden-Süd Germany)
Gigi vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 2, Zuchtschau SG3

 

 

Spring 2013

“J” Litter Testing:
Jäger vom Trocken Bach
– NAVHDA NA Prize 1 at 6 months of age

 

 

Spring 2013

“I” Litter Testing:
Indy vom Trocken Bach
– Derby Prize 1, Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau V1, Zuchtschau V1, HDO-A1 Issi vom Trocken Bach - Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG4 (j) Ike vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1 Ivan vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 2, Zuchtschau SG
Issi vom Trocken Bach - Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG4 (j)
Ike vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1
Ivan vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 2, Zuchtschau SG

 

 

Spring 2013

Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus whelps “L” litter – May 16, 2013

 

 

Spring 2013

Bessi KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “K” litter – February 21, 2013

 

 

Spring 2013

“J” Litter Testing:
Jäger vom Trocken Bach – NAVHDA NA Prize 1 at 6 months of age

 

 

Spring 2013

“I” Litter Testing:
Indy vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau V1, Zuchtschau V1, HDO-A1
Issi vom Trocken Bach - Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG4 (j)
Ike vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1
Ivan vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 2, Zuchtschau SG

 

 

Spring 2013

Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus whelps “L” litter – May 16, 2013

 

 

Spring 2013

Bessi KS vom Trocken Bach whelps “K” litter – February 21, 2013

 

 

Fall 2012

"B" Litter Testing:
Bess KS vom Trocken Bach - 2012  Dr. Kleemann Prüfung in Germany
Derby prize 1*, Zuchtschau Junior Class SG1 (j), V4 Club Rheinland Germany, “V” at the 2012 Kleemann Top 10, HDO, Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 1, VGP Prize 1 (336 pts full points, 4h nose and 4h search, Winner of the Search at the Klub Rheinland VGP in Düboslar, Germany), BTR, 1KP Prize 1

 

 

Winter 2012

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof whelps “J” litter – November 13, 2012

 

 

Fall 2012

"D" Litter Testing:
Dakota KS vom Trocken Bach - 2012  Dr. Kleemann Prüfung in Germany“V” at the 2012 Kleemann Top 20, Derby prize 1, Zuchtschau V5 Club Rheinland Germany, HDO, BTR, Solms Prize 1, VGP Prize 1 (336 pts full points, 4h duck search, Winner of the Search at the Klub Rheinland VGP in Düboslar, Germany)

 

 

Fall 2012

“E” Litter Testing:
Einzige (Ziggy” – Derby Prize 1, Debry Prize 1 (3 4h’s),  AZP Prize 1 Zuchtschau SG, SG3 (j)

 

 

Fall 2012

“G” Litter Testing:
Gunner vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 1, Zuchtschau V, SG2 (j) (Club Baden-Süd Germany)
Graci vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau V1, SG1 (j) (NADKC Annual Meeting)
Gigi vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 2, Zuchtschau SG3

 

 

Fall 2012

“H” Litter Testing:

Hanna vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Solms Prize 2,  Zuchtschau SG3
(Club Baden-Süd Germany)
Holly vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1

 

 

Spring 2012

“G” Litter Testing:

Gigi vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG3
Gunner vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG2 (Club Baden-Süd Germany)
Graci vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG1(NADKC Annual Meeting)

 

 

Spring 2012

“H” Litter Testing:
Hanna vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau SG3 (Club Baden-Süd Germany)                       
Holly vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1

 

 

Spring 2012

“F” Litter Testing:

Fender vom Trocken Bach - D1, D1, Zuchtschau SG1 (j) (Club Baden-Süd Germany), HD0 (A2), S1, S1, VGP Prize 1 (319 Pts.).  Zuchtschau V2 (Club Baden-Süd Germany). Fender is a Dr. Kleemann Prüfung candidate in 2012.

 

 

October 2011

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof whelps the "I" litter for Zwinger vom Trocken Bach on October 28th. The litter consists of 2 Males and 2 Females.

 

 

Fall 2011

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Darwin KS vom Hege-Hof.

 

 

Fall 2011

"F" Litter Testing:

Fender vom Trocken Bach - D1, D1, Zuchtschau SG1 Club Baden-Süd Germany, HD0 (A2), S1, S1, VGP Prize 1 (319 Pts.).  Fender is a Dr. Kleemann Prüfung candidate in 2012.

Franci vom Trocken Bach - D1, Zuchtschau SG Walla Walla, WA

 

 

Fall 2011

"D" Litter Testing:

Dakota vom Trocken Bach - Derby Prize 1, V5 Club Rheinland Germany, HD O, Solms Prize 1, VGP Prize 1 (336 pts full points, 4h duck search, Winner of the Search at the Klub Rheinland VGP in Düboslar, Germany). Dakota is a Dr. Kleemann Prüfung candidate in 2012.

 

 

Fall 2011

"B" Litter Testing:

Bess vom Trocken Bach - Derby prize 1*, Zuchtschau Junior Class SG1 (j), V4 Club Rheinland Germany, HD O Solms Prize 1, VGP Prize 1 (336 pts full points, 4h nose and 4h search, Winner of the Search at the Klub Rheinland VGP in Düboslar, Germany), 1KP Prize 1 with Mr. Boomers as leader. Bessi is a Dr. Kleemann Prüfung candidate in 2012.

 

 

Spring 2011

"F"Litter Testing:

Fender vom Trocken Bach – D1, D1, Zuchtschau SG1 Club Baden-Süd Germany

Franci vom Trocken Bach – D1, Zuchtschau SG Walla Walla, WA

 

 

Spring 2011

"E"Litter Testing:

Einzige vom Trocken Bach – D1, Zuchtschau SG2 Lincolnton, NC - D1, (4h Nose, 4h Search, 4h Pointing) Mandan, ND

 

 

Spring 2011

"D"Litter Testing:

Dakota vom Trocken Bach – D1, Zuchtschau V5 Club Rheinland Germany

Dually vom Trocken Bach D2, Zuchtschau SG1 Lincolnton, NC

 

 

Spring 2011

"B"Litter Testing:

Bessi vom Trocken Bach Zuchtschau V4 Club Rheinland Germany
BTR in Düboslar, Germany with Mr. Bommers as leader

 

 

April 2011

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof whelps the "H" litter for Zwinger vom Trocken Bach on April 6th. The litter consists of 2 Males and 2 Females.

 

 

April 2011

Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus whelps the "G" litter for Zwinger vom Trocken Bach on April 1st. The litter consists of 2 males and 5 females.

 

 

March 2011

Bessi vom Trocken Bach, Cira vom Trocken Bach, Dakota vom Trocken Bach pass BTR in Düboslar, Germany with Mr. Bommers as leader.

 

 

February 2011

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Quickstep vom Hege-Haus

 

 

January 2011

Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Quickstep vom Hege-Haus.

 

 

Fall 2010

Darwin KS vom Hege-Hof is the V3 Rüden at the 2010 Kleemann in
Austria and passes the examination with perfect scores to receive the KS title.

 

 

Fall 2010

“C” Litter Testing:
Cara vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1, Derby Prize 1, Zuchtschau Junior Class SG1 Club Baden-Süd Germany, Solms Prize 1, Solms Prize 1, HN, HD 0
Cira vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize1*, Solms Prize2, VGP Prize 1 336 pts (full points)

 

 

Fall 2010

“B” Litter Testing:
Bess vom Trocken Bach – Derby Prize 1*, Zuchtschau Junior Class SG1 Club Rheinland Germany, HD O, Solms Prize 1, VGP Prize 1 (336 pts full points, 4h nose and 4h search, Winner of the Search at the Klub Rheinland VGP in Düboslar, Germany)

 

 

Spring 2010

“C” Litter Testing:

Cara vom Trocken Bach – D1, D1, Zuchtschau SG1 Club Baden-Süd Germany
Cora vom Trocken Bach – D1, Zuchtschau SG1 Mexico City
Cira vom Trocken Bach – D1*
Cutter vom Trocken Bach – D1, D1*
Cash vom Trocken Bach – D1

 

 

Spring 2010

“B” Litter Testing:

Bess vom Trocken Bach – D1*, Zuchtschau SG1 Club Rheinland Germany
Bo vom Trocken Bach – D1
Boss vom Trocken Bach – D1
Baron vom Trocken Bach – D3

 

 

April 2010

Clementine KS vom Hege-Haus whelps the "F" litter for vom Trocken Bach Zwinger on April 18th. The litter consists of 3 females.

 

 

April 2010

Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus whelps the "E" litter for vom Trocken Bach Zwinger on April 18th. The litter consists of 1 male.

 

 

April 2010

Bellevue KS vom Hege-Haus is sold to Pat Bottino of Tuckahoe Kennels in New Jersy.

 

 

February 2010

Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Quickstep vom Hege-Haus. Clementine KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Quickstep vom Hege-Haus.

 

 

November 2009

Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Hof whelps the “D” Litter for vom Trocken Bach Zwinger on November 20th. The litter consists of 1 male and 1 female.

 

 

September 2009

Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Quickstep vom Hege-Haus.

 

 

June 2009

Quickstep vom Hege-Haus arrives from London, England for a mating with Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus.  Quickstep is owned by Bambos Charalambos and will remain in our Zwinger for future breedings.

 

 

May 2009

Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Hof whelps the “C” Litter for vom Trocken Bach Zwinger on May 7th. The litter consists of 2 males and 3 females.

 

 

March 2009

Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Haus is bred to Bellevue KS vom Hege-Haus.

   

February 2009

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof whelps the “B” Litter for vom Trocken Bach Zwinger in Düboslar, Germany, on February 5th. The litter consists of 2 males and 5 females.

 

 

December 2008

Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof is bred to Eberhard vom Hege-Haus.

 

 

October 2008

Bellevue KS vom Hege-Haus and Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus return to Walla Walla. Both dogs will be hunted on pheasants, quail, and ducks. Bellevue will be bred to Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Haus on her next cycle. Claudia will be hunted by Marianne and bred next fall. Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof remains in Germany at the home of Mr. Bommers to be bred.

 

 

October 2008

Zwinger vom Trocken Bach enjoys remarkable success at the 2008 Dr, Kleemann Prüfung in Germany. Atlanta KS vom Hege-Hof, led by Mr. Bommers, passes with perfect scores and a 4h in the water search. Bellevue KS vom Hege-Haus, led by Mr. Thomas Hofstetter, passes with a 4h in the field search. Claudia KS vom Hege-Haus, led by Mr. Helmut Klotz, passes with perfect scores and a 4h in the field search.

 

 

July 2008

Claudia vom Hege-Haus, after inspection by Mr. Bommers, is purchased from the family Obenhaus in Germany. Claudia is a litter mate to Clementine. She will be sent to Mr. Helmut Klotz in preparation for the Dr. Kleemann Prüfung in October. Mr. Obenhaus is the same leader that owned and led Rosemarie in the Derby, Solms, and VGP before she was repurchased by Frau Stramann.

 

 

September 2007

Atlanta and Bellevue participate in the 2007 International Kurzhaar-Prüfung in Ampflwang, Austria. Atlanta, with Mr. Bommers as Leader, finishes with a perfect score and 4h’s in Nose, Pointing, and Water Work and is the first place dog out of the 198 at the examination.  Bellevue, with Thomas Hofstetter as Leader, finishes with perfect scores and a 4h for nose and ties for third place. Bellevue remains in German to be used for breeding by the Hege-Hof Zwinger among others.  Atlanta remains to be bred to Tobias vom Hege-Haus one of the top sires in the DK breed.

 

 

May 2007

Rosemarie’s pups are sent to their owners in Iowa, Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan, California, and Washington. Atlanta and Bellevue return to Germany for education with Mr. Bommers and Mr. Hofstetter respectfully in preparation for the 2007 IKP in Austria.

 

 

March 4, 2007

Rosemarie whelps the first Trocken Bach litter.

 

 

January 2007

Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Haus x Bellevue vom Hege-Haus are bred.

 

 

October 2006

Atlanta and Bellevue return to Walla Walla for the winter.

 

 

October 2006

Ussa is sold to a gentleman in the Netherlands.

 

 

October 2006

Yet another trip to Germany in 2006 this time for the Klub Rheinland VGP examination. Ussa receives 331 points (336 total points possible) and receives a Prize 1.  Atlanta receives 334 points and receives a Prize 1 on her way to winning the Search competition at the examination.  Atlanta receives 4h’s in search and water work.

 

 

October 2006

Bellevue receives 312 points (312 total points possible) at the VGP examination and passes with a Prize 1.

 

 

September 2006

Atlanta and Ussa pass the Solms examination with perfect scores.  Atlanta receives 4h’s in Search, Pointing, and Water Work Search with the Live Duck.

 

 

September 2006

We make our third trip to Germany for the 2006 Dr. Kleemann-Zuchtausleseprüfung in Saarland, Germany.  Clementine KS vom Hege-Haus in lead by Mr. Bommers and receives all 4’s on her way to passing the examination.  During this trip Bellevue vom Hege-Haus is purchased from Mr. Siegfried Hofstetter.

 

 

June 2006

We make our second trip to Germany for the Klub Rheinland Zuchtschau (conformation show).  Ussa is the SG3 female and Atlanta receives an SG (SG is the highest form a year old dog can receive). Clementine vom Hege-Haus is purchased during this trip and is left with Mr. Bommers for education for the 2006 Dr. Kleemann examination.

 

 

April 2006

Atlanta and Ussa pass the Derby with Prize I scores.  Ussa receives all perfect scores (4 – very good).  Atlanta receives all 4’s with a 4h(excellent) for search.

 

 

January 2006

Atlanta and Ussa return to Germany to Leader Klaus Bommers in Düboslar for their education.

 

 

November 2005

Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Haus is purchased as a birthday present for Marianne.  This outstanding female was made available through the generosity of Christian Plange as a gift for Marianne.

 

 

October 2005

Atlanta vom Hege-Hof and Ussa vom Osterberg experience there first hunting in the Dry Creek Valley.

 

 

June/July 2005

We make our first trip to Germany to bring home Atlanta and Ussa as 10 week old puppies.  During this trip we are fortunate to meet the who’s who in the DKV throughout Germany.  We also have the privilege to visit the Hege-Haus/Hof Zwinger in Preussisch Oldendorf as guest of Christian Plange.  During this visit we first see Rosemarie KS vom Hege-Haus.

 

 

April 27, 2005

Atlanta vom Hege-Hof is born.

 

 

April 20, 2005

Ussa vom Osterberg is born.

 

 

March 2005

Arrangements are made to purchase an Osterberg pup to be born in April.

 

 

March 2005

The Zwinger vom Hege-Haus name is closed by the DKV and Christian Plange opens Zwinger vom Hege-Hof.

 

 

February 2005

Arrangements are made to purchase a pup from the Hege-Haus Kennel when one is available.

 

 

January 2005

Contact is made with the Zwingers Osterberg and Hege-Haus.

 

 

December 2004

Contact is made with the Deutsch Kurzhaar Club in Germany.

 

 

October 2004

The search for replacements for our AKC German Shorthair Pointers begins.