Updated December 12, 2018 by kjb jones
Rick & Kim Jones
members of AWPGA & NAVHDA
Our girl "Blanche," aka Aux Lake DD Du Bois at Lone Ridge, earned a Prize I on her NAVHDA Natural Ability test with the Rocky Mountain Chapter in at Cobb Lake in Wellington, Colorado on June 3, 2018 at the tender age of seven months. She had a great time and we enjoyed testing with the great folks in Wellington. Blanche is the daughter of a NAVHDA Versatile Champion, VC CH Aux Lake Holly.
Blanche also competed in her first weekend of AKC conformation shows July 27 - 29 in Casper, Wyoming. She was Winners Bitch two of three days, and Best of Winners once - a very good start for a 9-month-old puppy. Blanche enjoyed showing and was very happy in the ring. What a bright future this pup has!
We are members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. NAVHDA's purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America. Find their website at www.navhda.org.
At Lone Ridge Griffons, we are dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. We value the original purpose of the breed, as a close-working hunter suited to all types of terrain, capable of pointing game and retrieving game from land or water, and living as a loving companion in the family home. Temperament, conformation, hunting instinct, drive, athleticism, and intelligence are all important and must all be pr
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is one of a handful of breeds which still performs the function for which the breed was originally developed in 1874. While the majority of sporting breeds have separated into hunting bloodlines and show bloodlines, the majority of Griffs with AKC conformation titles also hunt and have hunting titles. We want to ensure that proud tradition continues.
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We are members of the American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association, the AKC parent club for our breed. We believe it is important to be involved in the breed club and enjoy the fellowship of others who love Griffs. Please check out the club's website at www.awpga.com. Find useful information in the health and pedigree database and a information about upcoming events, such as the 2019 AWPGA National Specialty, which will be held in Boise, Idaho in October.
We never planned to add a German Shorthaired Pointer to our Griff pack. But when we learned of a 4-month-old female GSP puppy who had too much energy for her inactive owners, we welcomed her into our home.
Since she was a complete surprise, we named her Jett Out of the Blue, call name Jett. She is fitting in nicely with her Griffy sisters and we are looking forward to NA and AKC Junior Hunter testing Jett this spring. Jett is a very active and noisy girl, and we're glad to have the other girls to help wear her out.
Jett's story is an example of what happens when breeders aren't careful about placing pups and when they don't stay involved after the sale. We're happy to have Jett here with us, and grateful her story didn't end at the local dog pound.
Our water-loving girl, ZZ, found a new favorite sport - dock diving! She had a blast at her lesson at a friend's house in the Black Hills.
The first step in learning to dock dive is learning to use the ramp to get out of the pool. We began by having SS enter the pool on the ramp and turning her around so she could get out the same way she got in. Once that is learned, diving off the dock begins. ZZ just loved it and took to it right away.
She entered her first NADD competition in July and had jump distances in the first two levels. Most of all, she had a blast and so did we. We are looking forward to her next chance to finish her title, in Denver in February of 2019.
We hunt our dogs, hunt test in NAVHDA and AKC events, show in AKC conformation and compete in NADD Dock Diving. We feel it's important to have "skin in the game" as breeders, and we enjoy spending time with our dogs and the great people we've met along the way. We train our dogs ourselves, and have benefited greatly from the advice of our breeder mentors, Larry and Paula Woodward from Aux Lake Kennels in Kansas. We also belong to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAVHDA, and attend classes on show handling.
The popularity of Griffs is on the rise, and some people are attracted to the Griff's unkempt, ragamuffin appearance, without giving any thought to the breed's intended purpose. Hunting is, quite literally, in their DNA.
If you are considering making a Griff a part of your family, please understand that a non-hunting home may not be the best fit for a Griff.
We don't want our beloved Griffs to become another breed of sporting dogs that used to hunt.