Home of the Versatile Champion - VC Stonyridge Nika
Ally was my first griff and the "matriarch" of our Wirehaired Pointing Griffons. She was sired by Aspen Point's Barrel "Rambo" who was an amazing hunting dog. Ally was bigger in type with a deep chestnut colored head and very loving brown eyes. She had tremendous prey drive, moved well, and just wouldn't quit when searching for birds.
Ally had a higher-headed tracking style with good pointing skills and loved water. She retrieved well and was the backbone for many of our hunting trips to South Dakota. At nearly 15, she still loved to "rough house" and was always a puppy at heart. Ally is gone now, but will always be remembered as a great companion and wonderful hunting partner.
Ally had four litters for us with many of her daughters continuing on with her maternal abilities. My brother, Randy Posthuma, kept Stonybrook Bobby from the "B" litter who went on to produce our top testing "G" and "H" litters.
Litter History: B, D, E, F
NAVHDA NA: 112 Prize I, UPT 170 Prize II
WPGCA NA: 28 Prize I
The best way to describe Gretta is that she was my "sweetheart." She had a very dark-liver, "clean" head, and a very manageable tighter coat. She was smaller in size at about 22" and 50 lbs. She loved to please, was very cooperative, and had great prey drive with a solid point. Her track concentration was very intense and methodical working low to the ground. I always got excited just watching her use her fine nose as she stealthfully moved forward on the scent trail.
Gretta loved retrieving from land and water and swam just for fun. She crashed the water hard and wouldn't quit searching until she found what she was after, diving if she had too! Gretta had a "golden look" in her eyes and checked back often. At home, she was very loving and affectionate and would try to snuggle into your pocket. Gretta is the dam of 2 of our Stonyridge Versatile Champions! She will always be remembered as an awesome dog!
Litter History: I, J, L, N, P
NAVHDA NA: 107 Prize II, 112 Prize I
WPGCA NA: 23 NP
Hanna was our third breeding griff and definitely always a pup at heart. She had a very friendly, easy going demeanor and just wiggled at the sound of her name. Her size was 22.5" and 52 lbs. Being very athletic, she covered a lot of ground in the field and woods. She had a great nose, pointed well, and was an excellent retriever. Her search was relentless and her attitude and cooperative nature made her a fun dog to hunt with and also enjoy year-round. Hanna is gone now, but will always be remembered as one of our best "go to" dogs for hunting the late season "thick stuff" and always loving her desire and search.
Hanna's coat was medium dense, medium harsh, with traditional furnishings. She was two years younger, but still a full sister to our Gretta and VC Stonyridge Gracey. Hanna loved people and easily got along with other dogs. She was an awesome mom and whelped the K, M,O, S, U, and W litters for us. They are showing that same fun-loving demeanor with great scenting and tracking abilities like their mother. Her pups have tested very well at a young age with Stonyridge Shelby, at less than 15 weeks of age, becoming the youngest pup of all the NAVHDA breeds to achieve a NA 112 prize 1. Both Opal and Willow are full sibs to Shelby, and all are from Hanna. Also their full sib VC Stonyridge Otis passed at the invitational and became Stonyridge's 4th Versatile Champion! We love having these dogs in our breeding program!
Litter History: K, M, O, S, U, W
NAVHDA NA: 112 Prize I
WPGCA NA: 28 Prize I
PENN Hip .35L .35R
VC Stonyridge Nika is becoming a cornerstone to our griffs and shows many of her mother Gretta's great traits and abilities. Her eye contact and intelligent demeanor make her a natural quick learner and a joy to work with. At less than 6 months of age, she and her sister scored a top score in their Natural Ability tests with a 112 Prize I. She also tested at 3 1/2 years of age with a top score Utility Test of 204 Prize 1. At 4 1/2 she became the top scoring griffon at the 2017 NAVHDA invitational and is now a VERSATILE CHAMPION!
In the field, Nika covers ground very effectively, and has a solid, stylish point. With an excellent nose, she tracks well, loves retrieving, and is a cooperative hunting partner. Her coat is mid length, harsh, and dense making it easy to maintain. She is 22" at the shoulder and her weight is 50 lbs.
Between her natural hunting drive and cooperative personality, Nika is an extremely well-focused griffon that has lived up to her potential. Her PENN Hip score is in the 80th percentile of the breed. She also has been a huge asset to our breeding program. Nika has whelped the R and T litters, both litters of thirteen wonderful puppies! She also whelped the X litter, and we kept Ava from Nika's A litter who's looking great. Nika is retired now from breeding and enjoying her days in the field.
She is our "ideal standard" for the griffon breed and our hope is to continue her legacy through her offspring.
Litter History: R, T, X, AA, EE
NAVHDA NA 112 Prize I, UT 191 Prize III, UT 186 Prize II, UT 204 Prize I
2017 NAVHDA Invitational 196 Pass - Versatile Champion
PENN Hip .29L .31R
Remy is 5 now and was kept back from the R litter. She is out of VC Nika and has a very dense tighter coat and dark head. She looks much like her sire Aspen Glo's Axel, and shows many of her mother's great traits and abilities. Remy is very athletic and moves effortlessly in the field. Weighing in at around 52 lbs and 22 1/2". She has a little bit more length giving her good reach when running. She also points very well with a natural back, and loves to retrieve. Remy is coming along very nice and has also tested with a top NA score of 112 Prize 1. Her PENN Hip score is in the top 70% of the breed. She always has to come back for one more hug when ever getting let outside.
Remy was bred to VC Stonyridge Otis (Cooper) in 2018, "19", and "20"and whelped our "Z", "FF" and "GG" litters.
These pups are looking great and we hope we can repeat this breeding.
Litter History: Z, FF, GG
NAVHDA NA 112 Prize I
PENN Hip .29L .31R
Tammy is a full sib to Remy, both out of our VC Stonyridge Nika. They were a pair as pups and are very similar in type with nice dense harsh coats and dark heads. Tammy is slightly larger @ 22 1/2" and 53 lbs. She has good prey drive with a nice solid point and backs well. She is a good water retriever and loves to swim.
Tammy scored well in Natural Ability and has gone on and received a UT 178 prize III.
Tammy is owned by Karl and Mandy Groszkruger. They live near Ellston Iowa.
In 2017 Karl and Mandy did our V litter with Tammy. These pups looked great and are doing well. We kept Stonyridge View Point-Bo from this litter and are starting to use him for stud. Tammy was also bred to VC Stonyridge Ivan and did our DD litter and later our II litter.
Litter History V, DD, II
NAVHDA NA: 110 Prize I
UT 178 Prize III
PENN Hip .29L .35R
Stonyridge Opal "Ally" is owned byPeter Burton. Pete lives north of New London, WI and has done a great job testing and hunting her. His Ally is out of Hanna and was our pick of the high testing "O" litter. She has a dense mid length coat and darker clean head with nice furnishings. She looks a lot like her 3/4 sib VC Nika (same sire Dam's are sisters). Ally also shows many of her mother's great traits and abilities. Ally has a nice search in the field, very solid point, and is cooperative with a good nose. She weighs 52 lbs and stands 22" at the shoulder. Ally also loves to naturally retrieve and is a lot of fun to hunt with. She NA tested with a 112 prize 1 at 5 months of age!
She is OFA Good and we used her in 2018 and our 2020 breeding program. She was bred to VC Stonyridge Ivan and had 7 very nice pups with good coats and later bred to Shiok Ridge's Bois Chasseur for our KK litter.
Pete kept a female from her last litter that is doing awesome!
Litter History: BB, KK
NAVHDA NA: 112 Prize 1
Willow is one of our younger griffs. She is smaller in type, 21 " at the shoulder and 45 lbs. She makes up for her size in attitude! She is relentless!! Her drive and desire is just a joy to watch. She is quick in the field and intense.
Willow crashes water, and retrieves naturally. She has good bone and hip for a smaller dog and is very light on her feet. Her coat has a great deep chestnut look that is dense and medium harsh.
Willow learns very fast and is fun to train. She NA tested at 4 1/2 months with a 108 prize 2. She is doing great in the field and has a solid natural point. We think she has the potential to be our next VC following her full sib VC Stonyridge Otis! She whelped the CC litter last year that looks great! She also did the HH and LL litters in 2020. We look forward to using her in our breeding program again this year.
Litter History: CC, HH, LL
NAVHDA NA: 108 Prize 2
PENN-Hip .28 R .32 L
Ava is our youngest griff and coming along very nice. She is out of our VC Stonyridge Nika's A litter that was sired by Stonyridge Magnum. She has good length and size with a great dense coat. She loves to naturally retrieve off land and water and is following in her mothers foot steps. She NA tested with a NA 107 prize 2 and is doing great in the field!
Ava had our JJ litter in 2020 that we really like a female from.
Litter History: JJ
NAVHDA NA: 107 Prize 2
PENN Hip .36R .36L
Bo is new to our stud lineup. He is owned by my nephew Mike Posthuma and is out of our "V" litter. He is sired by Stonyridge Magnum and his dam is Stonyridge Rain Storm, Bo is a double bred Stonyridge dog and a grandson of VC Stonyridge Nika. He has a dark "clean" head with a mid length very dense, full, harsh coat. He is more mid sized in his type with a nice head, good stop and eye set. He is around 63 lbs and 23 1/2" tall.
Bo has a very solid natural point and great search. He checks back in the field and has a great nose. He will not give up on wounded game. He loves to swim and retrieve and can take a lot of cold. He tested NA prize 1-112 and has been doing awesome pinning down those tough SD pheasants. Bo's Penn Hip score is in the top 20% of the breed and is now available for stud.
NAVHDA NA: 112 Prize I
PENN Hip .31R .27L
Cooper is owned by Tony Drake and is out of our "O" litter. He is sired by Shingobee Honey Boy and his dam is Stonyridge High Point, That pairing has made 4 litters for Stonyridge with some of the highest scoring youngest testing pups in Navhda! Stonyridge Shelby is a full sib to Cooper, and at less than 15 weeks of age, became the youngest pup of all the NAVHDA breeds to achieve a NA 112 prize 1. Cooper tested well with a NA 108 prize 2 and received a UT 193 prize 1 at 2 1/2 years with a UT Prize 1 204 Prize 1 at 4 1/2 of age. He is a mid sized dog at around 58 lbs and 23" tall. Tighter coated and with a darker head. He is very athletic and loves to swim. He sired our Z and FF litters that are looking great. In 2019 he passed at the "Invitational" making him the 4th "Stonyridge" Versatile Champion!!
NAVHDA NA: 108 Prize 2,
UT 193 Prize 1, UT 202 Prize 1
IT: 186 Passed
VC Stonyridge Ivan is a pup from our "I" litter and owned by Gary Nilsen.
Ivan is out of our Stonyridge Gretta and 1/2 sib to VC Stonyridge Nika. Ivan and Nika are 2 of the top 3 scoring dogs that passed at the Invitational in the last 5 years. With Gretta's full sib VC Stonyridge Gracey going VC in 2010 also with a 196 Passing score!
Ivan is good sized at around 66lbs and 24" tall. Ivan has a clean, dark liver head and a great mid length coat. Ivan is more square in type, moves well, and has a great solid point. Ivan's sire is VC Alibi's Tommorow Is A Better Day-"Tommy" from Firebird kennels. Ivan has a great Penn Hip score and has sired some other UT prize 1 dogs with 2 1/2 year old VC Flatbrooks Walker passing an the invite in 2019.
NAVHDA NA: 108 Prize 2, UT 195 Prize 1
2014 NAVHDA Invitational 196 Pass - Versatile Champion
Penn Hip .28L, .27R
Yukon is a new stud that we have used this year. His dam is Stonyridge River Sage who is a daughter from our VC Stonyridge Nika. Yukon is sired by Stonyridge Magnum that we liked a lot in our breedings.
Yukon is coming along very well. He has been hunted in many states for pheasant, quail, and grouse. He is owned by Jeff Labudda who is a retired game warden and lives in northern WI. Jeff has hunted a lot of dogs and really likes how Yukon is developing.
Yukon has great natural point and search. He shows excellent nose use and desire with a lot of prey drive. He is not "leggy" having a solid hip and loin with great depth and width of chest. He has an awesome coat, very dense and harsh that is maintenance free. Yukon has that "clean" dark head that we like with good furnishings combined with a nice stop and eye set. He truly is a very handsome "Little Man".
Yukon is a solid 61lbs and 23" at the shoulder. More square in type with a strong back and rump. His Pennhip score is excellent coming in at the top 10% of the breed.
Penn Hip .24R, .23L
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