In order to improve and protect the pudelpointer in North America and to provide current and future puppy buyers with a place to begin their research, the Board of Directors of the North American Pudelpointer Society (NAPS) has started the NAPS Breeder Program. On this page you will find breeders and stud dog owners listed who have voluntarily submitted documentation for review by the Breeder Program Committee to show that they use breeding stock which meets or exceeds the current breed standard and breeding requirements of NAPS.
In order to be listed on this page you must be a member of NAPS in good standing, submit an application and pay an annual fee.
The Breeder Program is run by a volunteer committee of three NAPS members, in good standing, who have been appointed by a majority vote of the NAPS Board of Directors. The committee consists of at least one breeder and at least one non-breeder. This committee shall not act as breed wardens and will not evaluate every breeding by breeders on the list. Nor does the committee have the authority to approve or disapprove specific breeders, instead they will make suggestions to the NAPS Board of Directors on these matters. The committee’s sole role is to evaluate that a breeder’s breeding stock meets the NAPS breeding requirements and breed standards.
While NAPS has determined that these breeders and their dogs meet the requirements listed, we are not responsible for the individual practices of any breeder listed on this page. If a breeders if found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics, they will be removed from the list for a period of at least 1 year. NAPS shall not be held liable for the actions of the breeders listed on this page.
While the breeders listed on this page have been determined to meet the requirements to be listed, we still encourage all puppy buyers to read and follow the guidelines listed in our Puppy Buyers Guide.
We bought our first Pudelpointer, Callie, in 2010. Thanks to that fuzzy, energetic, and always happy pup we have embraced the breed and thoroughly enjoy sharing the joys of the Pudelpointer with other families. We have been breeding Pudelpointers since 2013 and are currently located in Oregon. In our 7 years of breeding experience we have developed our line to preserve the characteristics and quality of this breed that we love so much. Our foremost goal is to provide outstanding dogs in the field and at home for hunters and their families. We work to pair dogs that will produce healthy, amenable, and cooperative pups that will have phenomenal performance in the field while also being calm and gentle in the house.
Websters definition of Ripsnorter is "One that is remarkable for strength, intensity, and/or excellence". Jeff George has been a proud breeder of Pudelpointers since 2007, and has even more experience with other breeds before this. While he used to raise specifically German Wirehaired Pointers under the Ripsnorter prefix, he branched out to the more versatile side of them and fell in love with his first Pudelpointer, Okra.
Jeff has tested many dogs in NAVHDA through the years in the Natural Ability, Utility, and Versatile Champion test, many receiving Prize I ranking scores. He has brought his love for hunting to his grandchildren as well, who have both tested dogs in NAVHDA, and his grandaughter, Hadley, is now helping to take over the legacy of Ripsnorter Kennel. We are members of and proud approved breeders of the North American Pudelpointer Society, as it is the most dignified and prestigious system for top quality Pudelpointers and their according breeders.
Offered for Stud
NAVHDA REG NUMBER PP-004323
Only the second PP to achieve the UKC HUNTING RETRIEVER CHAMPION title
Ofa HIPS GOOD PP-544G33M-VPI
OFA ELBOWS NORMAL PP-EL72M33-VPI
Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, True North Kennels is NAVHDA registered. In addition to our Pudelpointers, we are actively engaged in raising service dogs, raising 10 puppies and whelping 30 future service dogs.
The foundation of True North Kennels is Juniper Creeks Efia. Fia was whelped on September 1, 2016. She is brown with a medium dense, medium harsh coat. Her hips and eyes have been evaluated by OFA and deemed good. In August 2017, Fia tested NAVHDA’s Natural Ability test and scored 112, prize I.
Nine pups in our A litter were whelped in March 2019. Sired by Ripsnorter’s Gustav Olaf Bojangles (NA 112, UT189 II), the litter has been exceptional!
We anticipate another breeding to occur later this year.