WE PARTICIPATE IN AKC AND NAVHDA HUNT TESTS AND AKC CONFORMATION SHOWS
We believe Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breeders should be actively involved in activities such as hunt tests and conformation dog shows. We enjoy these activities and the opportunity to see other Griffs in the field and the show ring. We are very proud that our hunting dogs can hold their own in the show ring. Correct conformation is critical to field performance. Show dogs are generally comfortable with being handled, with being in crowds of people and dogs, with traveling long distances and staying in hotels. These things make dogs great traveling companions.
WE WILL REGISTER YOUR PUPPY WITH BOTH AKC AND NAVHDA.
WE ARE MEMBERS OF NAVHDA AND FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE BLACK HILLS CHAPTER.
We believe that the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is the best way to test young dogs' natural hunting ability. NAVHDA provides an objective test environment that encourages the success of each pup and its handler. Are tests exactly the same as hunting wild birds in the field? Probably not. But the Natural Ability test provides a reliable method of measuring a pup's hunting potential, which is critical to breeders' evaluations of their breeding programs.
We believe breeders need to possess an understanding of the history of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and the breed standard. Breeding decisions should be made with the breed standard and the history of the breed in mind.
Please see the History and Breed Standard page of our website.
We believe breeders should have an understanding of canine genetics. A breeder should be able to explain why he or she chose to make a certain match.
We do not breed just to produce puppies to sell. When we make the investment of time, energy, and money in a breeding, we'll want to keep a puppy from the litter for ourselves.
The purpose of the application process is to place our puppies in the very best homes.
You must agree to the terms of our puppy sale contract in order to be considered for one of our puppies.
Find the contract below this section.
The questions on the application are intended to determine if you are the right fit for one of our puppies and to help us make placement decisions. We need to know a bit about you and your plans for your puppy in order to do that.
We get the pick of the litter, which will be the dog we feel best fits into our breeding program. We match the puppies to their prospective owners, based on the information provided on the puppy reservation form. We are uniquely qualified to place the puppies, as we spend 24/7 with the puppies during the first 8 weeks of their lives.
We'll email approved applicants from time to time with information about our expected litter and to find out if you are still interested in a puppy. If we don't hear back from you, we'll assume you are no longer interested in one of our pups.
Once the puppies arrive, you'll be notified if we feel we have a puppy for you. At that time, you will be asked to submit a deposit. Payment of a deposit does not guarantee a puppy. If we don't believe we have a puppy to fit your needs, we'll return your deposit.