Von Der Nacht 
German Shorthaired Pointers

We are a small hobby breeder, involved in conformation, hunt tests, rally obedience and agility.  Our goal is to breed wonderful, healthy family companions who can perform as well as being beautiful.


Portraits of Jolie and Schöne by Tom Weigand of Winning Image


  1. V.D. Nacht News:

Jolie travelled back to Pennsylvania in December to be bred to the sweet and stunning BISS GCh. Stelor’s Royalty Remembered. We had the pleasure of meeting several of his offspring from previously sired litters, and were most delighted with their bright, outgoing personalities and beautiful conformation.


Schöne also had a great trip back east in December.  Her travels took her to Florida to the prestigious Eukanuba show where she took an Award of Excellence out of a class of 25 Champions! She was beautifully guided by her best friend, Renee Cooper.

Schöne has finally one-upped her mother! At the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Northern Sacramento Valley, Schöne passed her Novice Retrieving Dog qualifications and now gets to add NRD after her name!

Schöne just picked up her fourth Senior Hunter leg, finishing her Senior Hunter title!

Not to be out done by her daughter, Jolie finished her Senior Hunter title on the same day!

Von der Nacht Kennels is located in Northern California, an easy drive from Sacramento and the Bay Area.  We have been breeders of German Shorthaired Pointers since 1972.  We love to talk dogs, and welcome visitors who share our love for German Shorthaired Pointers!

Email Elaine Last at elainelast@gmail.com   or call  (530)220-1013


Our typical “hyper” German Shorthair, Doug, with his human dad, Matthew.

Our Jolie X Pete pups, age 6 weeks, at their first photo shoot for XSight photography studios.

Schöne - 5 months

Jolie - 2 years


Socializing babies the fun way -

Here is  “Aunt Caitlin” in the puppy pen loving on babies!

BISS GCh. Stelor’s Royalty Remembered

taking a Group 1 at the Shawnee Kennel Club


Roy’s pedigree

Roy’s health clearances

GCh. V. D. Nacht’s Classic Beaujolais, SH

going Best of Opposite Sex at Donner Trail  Kennel Club to finish her Grand Champion title.


Jolie’s pedigree

Jolie’s health clearances

Excitement abounds! Jolie’s puppies have arrived ~ 3 boys and 6 girls have joined the pack.

They were born 2/5/2015