We look forward to a busy year with Hula, the puppy we kept from the Goin' Coastal litter. Lone Ridge Hula Girl at Heart will be preparing for her NAVHDA Natural Ability and AKC Junior Hunter field tests, as well as showing her stuff in the AKC conformation ring.
We tentatively plan to breed ZZ during her late fall season. Pups would most likely arrive in January 2023. The sire of the litter has not been chosen. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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 ARE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN WIREHAIRED POINTING GRIFFON ASSOCIATION.
We believe that membership in the breed's parent club is important for all Griff owners, and especially Griff breeders. The AWPGA is dedicated to the Griff and provides access to a wealth of knowledge about health and other issues faced by the breed. Members have the opportunity to participate in national and regional breed events and receive the AWPGA's official publication, The Griffonnier.
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.
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.
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.