I was born in Germany outside of the historical city of Ulm and I moved to the United States in 1987. I must like it here because I never considered moving back.
In 1996 we imported our first Weimaraner from Germany (easy when you speak KRAUT) and etc..
In 2002 we fulfilled a dream of mine and purchased a farm 10 miles Southwest of Milledgeville, Georgia.
Finally we had our own grounds to train our dogs. Instead of finding public or private places, load up the truck, get or find quail etc., we just go outside to our dogs and we can train all day without leaving home!
ZZ Farms and Kennels was born. As amateurs we won the National Weimaraner Field Trial in Ardmore, OK in 2006 and 2008 with 2 X NAFC FC AFC Aztec's American Pie JH.
In 2013 i turned my passion of training dogs into making a living.
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Smiles and Zum Ziel,
Below are a few facts about my hometown in Germany.
"The city of birth will be as much a unique part of your life as your descent from your mother."
Albert Einstein, 1929
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. As a child, Einstein revealed an extraordinary curiosity for understanding the mysteries of science (started only at age 10/11). A typical child (only to his socio-economic class — educated middle class), Einstein took music lessons, playing both the violin and piano — a passion that followed him into adulthood. Moving first to Italy and then to Switzerland, the young prodigy graduated from high-school in 1896.
In 1905, while working as a patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland, Einstein had what came to be known as his “Annus Mirabilis” — or “miracle year”. It was during this time that the young physicist obtained his Doctorate degree and published four of his most influential research papers, including the Special Theory of Relativity. In that, the now world famous equation "e = mc2" unlocked mysteries of the Universe theretofore unknown.
The sparrow with a stick in its beak is the undisputed symbol of Ulm. Standing out on the roof of the cathedral and walking around the city you will recognize it flies around and crosses with plumage patterns and colors. Legend has it that: "Many centuries ago, Ulm was surrounded by a very thick wall meant to protect the city from unwelcomed invaders. For the construction of their Cathedral, the residents wanted to bring in the city of Ulm, timber which was loaded in a wagon, which caused problems, because the gate was too small. The inhabitants of Ulm had already decided to demolish the gate to allow the passage of the wagon when they saw a bird fluttering around it and carrying, a long wisp of straw in the tip, to build the nest. As soon as the bird introduced the straw in a niche in the bell tower, the inhabitants of Ulm were hit by a flash of genius. They laid the beams along the cart, and thus saved the gate from demolition. To thank the bird, so they say, they placed, a monument in the shape of a sparrow on the roof of the Cathedral".
Certainly the legend does not honor the craftiness of the Ulm people; nevertheless they remained very loyal to their bird.