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AKC/NAVHDA Bluestem Otoe Chief, NA II

Age: 2

Hips: OFA Excellent

Hunt Testing: NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize II, 107 points

Height at the shoulders: 23 in.

Weight: 61 lbs.

K-Locus: KBKB by alleles

Coat: Medium Dense-Medium Harsh, 1 inch long body coat with 2 1/2 inch long head furnishings.

Coat Color: Dark Liver and Gray

Chief is our first homegrown stud, the grandson of our foundation stud and bitch, Sam and Sue.  He has successfully hunted, including pointing and retrieving, wild upland and waterfowl in Nebraska and North Dakota.  He has a sturdy build and a blocky head.  Very affectionate with his people.

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AKC/NAVHDA Bluestem’s Prairie Fire, NA I

Age: 3

Hunt Testing: NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I, 112 points (maximum score)

Height at the shoulders: 22 in.

Weight: 52 lbs.

K-Locus: KBKB by alleles

Coat: Medium Dense Medium Harsh, 1 1/2 inch body coat with 2 inch head furnishings

Coat color: Gray body with chestnut head and roan

Fire is the daughter of Quebec import BB and our foundation stud Sam.  She brings the lithe physique and incredible stamina of the French Canadian imports to our breeding program.  She has pointed wild upland and retrieved both wild upland and waterfowl in Nebraska and North Dakota.  Typical to a Griffon, she is loving with her family while remaining field hardy.

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BB on point at her Natural Ability Test

BB on point at her Natural Ability Test

AKC/CKC/NAVHDA Bourg-Royal’s CB Bluestem JH NA I UT III “BB”

Age: 6

Hips: OFA Good

Hunt Testing: AKC Junior Hunter title, NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I with a perfect score of 112, NAVHDA Utility Test Prize III

AKC Walking Field Trial Placements:

3rd Place Amateur Walking Derby, August 2012, German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Nebraska

4th Place Amateur Walking Derby, September 2012, German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Nebraska

3rd Place Amateur Walking Derby, February 2013, Heart of America German Shorthaired Pointer Club

3rd Place Open Walking Derby, February 2013, Heart of America German Shorthaired Pointer Club

Height at the shoulders: 22 in.

Weight: 55 pounds

K-Locus: KBKB by alleles

Coat: Medium Dense/ Harsh, midlength for the breed.  2 inch long body coat and 2 inch long head furnishings

BB is a tremendous hunter with good range, nose and point.  She is out of Bourg-Royal Kennel in Quebec, her sire is a French import and her dam is from an AWPGA Hall of Fame female.  BB is one of the few Wirehaired Pointing Griffons to place in AKC Walking Field Trials in the history of the breed.

BB's NAVHDA Pedigree

BB’s NAVHDA Pedigree

BB's CKC Registration Certificate

BB’s CKC Registration Certificate

BB's AKC Registration Certificate

BB’s AKC Registration Certificate

BB's AKC Junior Hunter Certificate

BB’s AKC Junior Hunter Certificate

BB's OFA Hip Certificate

BB’s OFA Hip Certificate

BB's NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Certificate

BB’s NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Certificate

BB's NAVHDA Utility Test Certificate

BB’s NAVHDA Utility Test Certificate

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RETIRED:

Velma along the banks of the Platte River

Velma along the banks of the Platte River

AKC/NAVHDA De Jac’s Zip A Dee Doo Dah NA I “Velma”

Hips: Penn-HIP Good

Hunt Testing: NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I with a perfect score of 112 points

Height at the shoulders: 21 inches

Weight: 57 pounds

K-Locus: KBKB

Coat: Dense/Medium Harsh, midlength for the breed.  2 inch long body coat and 2 inch long head furnishings

Velma lives with our hunter friend Aaron, who is lucky enough to be able to take his dogs hunting almost every week during hunting season.  She is a tremendous water retriever and has the smaller size that we are trying to bring into the west.  She is from an active NAVHDA/hunting kennel in Wisconsin.

Velma's NAVHDA Pedigree

Velma’s NAVHDA Pedigree

Velma's AKC Registration Certificate

Velma’s AKC Registration Certificate

Velma's Penn-HIP certificate

Velma’s Penn-HIP certificate

Velma's NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Certificate

Velma’s NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Certificate

Velma's K-Locus Test

Velma’s K-Locus Test

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AKC Ben preparing to be groomed

AKC Ben preparing to be groomed

AKC Ben

Pedigree: AKC/NAVHDA Sweetgrass Plainsman Samson UT III x AKC/NAVHDA Sweetgrass Sandhill Sioux

Weight: 64 lbs.

Height at the shoulder: 23 in.

K-Locus: KBKB by alleles

Hip Certification: OFA Good

Coat: Dense/Medium Harsh.  Average body coat length for the breed at 2 in. on the back, with very long 4 in. head furnishings.

Ben is from our 2011 “B” Litter between Sue and Sam.  He is strictly a wild bird hunter who chases pheasants, quail, and sharptailed grouse across Nebraska.  He has a wonderful temperament and lives with our friend, Nate, and his family on a farm near Lincoln, Nebraska.

Ben's OFA Certificate

Ben’s OFA Certificate

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Mae on retrieve

AKC/NAVHDA Little Lady Aspen NA II “Mae”

Hip Certification: OFA Good

Hunt Testing: NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize II

Height at shoulder: 22 in.

Weight: 58 lbs.

Coat: Medium Dense/Medium Harsh, midlength for the breed.  2 inch long body coat and 2 inch long head furnishings

Mae was acquired from That’s My Point Kennels of North Dakota in December of 2011.  As she was raised in a another family of small children and had received a Prize II on her NAVHDA Natural Ability test, we knew she would fit in well at our kennel.  She has a strong nose and will to locate game and kept up pace with our rigorous hunting schedule.

Her bloodlines are dual hunt and show lines from the southeast and the west coast.  Mae whelped numerous NAVHDA Natural Ability placing dogs and we look forward to her influence in our bloodlines for years to come.  She is retired with my brother in Valentine, Nebraska.

Mae’s AKC Pedigree (click to enlarge)

Mae’s NAVHDA Pedigree (click to enlarge)

Mae’s OFA certificate (click to enlarge)

Mae’s NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Record (click to enlarge)

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Sue retrieving a pheasant

AKC/NAVHDA Sweetgrass Sandhill Sioux “Sue”

K-Locus: KBKB

Height at shoulders: 23 inches

Weight: 60 lbs

Coat: Dense/Medium Harsh, on the shorter end of the breed spectrum. 1 inch long body coat, 2 inch long head furnishings

Sue was our very first Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, purchased out a one-time breeding in northwestern Nebraska.  Sue’s greatest gift is her strong natural retrieve, not only bringing you downed game birds, but she always has to be bringing you something.  If there’s dirty laundry on the floor, she will pick it up and bring it to you.  Sue, like all of our griffs, is extremely loving and attentive.  She’s spent many years traveling the Great Plains in search of game birds and a number of seasons as a guide dog on a local pheasant preserve.

Her bloodlines are out of the old hunting kennels of Montana, Michigan, and Western Canada.  She is retired with a rural family outside of White River, South Dakota.

Sue’s AKC Pedigree (click to enlarge)

Sue’s NAVHDA Pedigree (click to enlarge)

Sue’s K-Locus Test (click to enlarge)

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Sam points a bird in a cedar tree

AKC/NAVHDA Sweetgrass Plainsman Samson UT III “Sam”

Hip Certification: OFA Good

K-Locus: KBKB

Height at shoulder: 24 in

Weight: 70 lbs.

Coat: Medium Dense/Medium Harsh, midlength for the breed.  2 inch long body coat and 3 inch long head furnishings.

NAVHDA Utility Test: Prize III

Sam has been a family pet and hunting star here since he was a pup, purchased from Mark Stevens out of Yankton, South Dakota.  He’s a very affectionate animal (he loves to kiss, even strangers), hunts hard and is a very strong swimmer and natural retriever. He has guided many preserve hunts in past years and is trained not only on finding, pointing and retrieving upland, but will also sit in a blind or jump hunt for waterfowl, tirelessly working for the water retrieves.

Sam is also a proficient stud and has yet to have a breeding “not take”, meaning that he has always covered the females enough to guarantee pregnancy.  He has sired all of our litters, none of which have produced any defective puppies.

His bloodlines are out of old school hunting griffon kennels in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

Sam’s AKC Pedigree (click to enlarge)

Sam’s NAVHDA Pedigree (click to enlarge)

Sam’s OFA Certificate (click to enlarge)

 

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