My mother Michaela is a florist and in her free
time she loves spending time in the garden with our dogs, riding horses and dancing.
My father Udo is an expeditor for a German train company. He spends much of his time
outside with our dogs and works at our little farm whenever he does not have to work.
My younger brother Jaro studies psychology. In his spare time, he rides horses and his bike and takes our dogs with him.
My name is Jan, I study electric engineering and work for a German company as a software developer.
I love playing the piano, riding horses and training dogs.
As you can see, spending time with our dogs and other pets absolutely is a family hobby for us.
All of us grew up around dogs and as a family we had an Irish setter, a Husky mix, a Dalmatian and a poodle
and all of them were lucky enough to get older than 13 years.
When looking for a new dog some time ago, we knew it should be tall, sporty, friendly and hopefully live to see his golden ages.
We talked about this with Leo Steenbergen (storktown whippets), who is a good friend of our family.
His answer was "what about a Scottish Deerhound?". We had never heard anything about this breed before, just about Irish Wolfhounds.
After reading a lot about Deerhounds we visited Jürgen at Oelmuehle in Solingen and totally fall in love with this majestic breed.
Barnesmore Envogue is our oldest Deerhound bitch, aged four and bred by Margaret Martin & Hans Jürgen Papenfuss/ Roesner.
She was at Crufts for two times and she is many-times Champion in Germany.
As a Christmas present, Envogue got the Deerhound puppy Eala Frya Bionda My Love bred by Nina Watzelt & Stephan Repschlaeger.
She has had a lot of success in competitions so far, too.
Our youngest dog is the whippet Tara My Love von der Oelmühle.
Starting this year we established our kennel "von der Weidenvilla" and hope to look towards a bright future.
Best wishes, the Güttig family