We live in Lingenfeld, near Speyer, which is located in Germany’s Palatin, 75km from Baden Airport.
In our families we grew up with small pets like birds, rabbits, cats, guinea-pigs, fishes and degus, but we never could convince our parents to keep a dog.
When we married in 2005, we thought again about having a dog, but it took another four more years until our first dog and our first Flatcoated Retriever "Jack" came to our home. In 2013 "Ella" joined our pack and we are very happy to have her here. In 2017 a dream came true, we were able to keep Nick, a son of Jack. Unfortunately Jack died unexpectedly in January 2019 f a tumor on his heart. And as unexpectedly Jack went, Hugo the dachshund came into our lives in August 2019.
We decided for a flatcoat, because of their happy temperament, intelligence and working ability paired with an elegance that is unique among retrievers. We spend much of our time working and playing with our dogs. As Flatcoated Retrievers are an intelligent breed with a strong desire to work, they need something important to do, so we do dummy training, participate in workingstests and go hunting (primarily birds and small game). In addition, we show them in conformation. Our dogs are family members and live with us in the house.
We are members of the German Retriever Club, Julia is also member of the Austrian Retriever Club and Kristof is member of the Rheinland-Pfalz-Hunting Association.
When we are not doing dog stuff.... Kristof is a production engineer in the world’s biggest truck plant and Julia works as a biological technician at a well-known pharma company.