Litter B

Shingobee Lake Czar x Stonybrook Ariel
Whelped: 4-27-2003
Breeders: John Posthuma and Dan Short


7 pups (4 female, 3 male)
Natural Ability Average: 104 (6 pups)


This was a great group of pups with good natural ability. Stonybrook Bobby was from this litter and kept by Randy Posthuma and later bred for the "G" and "H" litters. Dan Short retained breeding rights on Stonybrook Brandy and she was used as a "Stonybrook" kennel dam.

Litter D

Shingobee Lake Czar x Stonybrook Ariel
Whelped: 3-17-2004
Breeders: John Posthuma and Dan Short


8 pups (2 female, 6 male)
Natural Ability Average: 104.75 (4 pups)


This is a repeat of the "B" litter and also tested well and produced great field dogs. They have great drive and desire. They point well and have made great family companions. This litter included Stonybrook Denver, Dakota, and Decoy.

Litter E

Pipo De La Riviere D'Oe x Stonybrook Ariel

Whelped: 2-26-2005
Breeders: John Posthuma


5 pups (3 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: 94 (4 pups)


This litter out of the French line of griffons and enrolled in the Field Dog Stud Book. Pipo De La Riviere D'Oe was imported from France and used as a stud by Duchasseur Kennels and later at De Jac Pine Kennels. He made good hunting dogs with a solid point.

Litter F

Otis Lechasseur Soleil Levant x Stonybrook Ariel
Whelped: 5-3-2006
Breeders: John Posthuma


2 pups (2 female)
Natural Ability Average: 86 (1 pup)


This litter was small but made two very nice pups. They love water and show a lot of desire. Stonyridge Firstlight has gone on to whelp two litter for Wildrum Kennels.

Litter G

Black River Dalles x Stonybrook Bobby
Whelped: 2-22-2007
Breeders: John Posthuma, Randy Posthuma


11 pups (9 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: 106.8 (9 pups)


This litter has a very high NA score of 106.8 with many pups tested. They have exceptional drive and yet are very cooperative. We kept Stonyridge Gem Stone "Gretta" for ourselves and she has done well. She whelped the nice "I", "J", "L", "N", and "P" litters for us. VC Stonyridge Gracey is also from this litter and is a cornerstone dam at Coppershot Griffons.

Litter H

Black River Dallas x Stonybrook Bobby
Whelped: 2-17-2009
Breeders: John Posthuma, Randy Posthuma


9 pups (5 female, 4 male)

Natural Ability Average: 102 (6 pups)


This was a repeat breeding of the exceptional "G" litter. They are out of Black River Dallas who sired the only two griffons that received the "Versatile Champion" title in 2010. We kept Stonyridge High Point "Hanna" and she has whelped many litters for us. These dogs continue to show great drive and desire in the field.

Litter I

VC Alibi's Tomorrow Is A Better Day x Stonyridge Gem Stone
Whelped: 5-4-2010

Breeder: John Posthuma


10 pups (6 female, 4 male)
Natural Ability Average: 106.4 (5 pups)


VC Stonyridge Ivan has followed his sire's foot steps and received his Versatile Champion title on 9-13-14. Great job Gary Nilsen! We continue to see  strong prey drive and point in all these dogs as they mature . Stonyridge Ida, owned by Sheldon and Ramona Torkelson has gone on to whelp the "Q" litter.

Litter J

Muddy Waters Tanner x Stonyridge Gem Stone
Whelped: 2-27-2011
Breeder: John Posthuma


3 pups (1 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: NS (0 pups)


These pups look great. They have dark heads and very nice coats. Although they did not test in NA, they are doing great in the field. They are double bred Black River Dallas pups.

Litter K

Muddy Waters Tanner x Stonyridge High Point
Whelped: 3-12-2012

Breeder: John Posthuma


8 pups (6 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: 105 (1 pup)


These pups are out of our Hanna. They are also double bred Black River Dallas pups. We are seeing great nose work and excellent concentration on the track. They have Hanna's fuller coat with a more traditional griffon look.

Litter L

Muddy Waters Tanner x Stonyridge Gem Stone

Whelped: 3-13-2012

Breeder: John Posthuma


6 pups (4 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: 110.8 (4 pups)


This is a repeat of the "J" litter. They have dark heads with tighter coats, great noses and solid points. These pups are very cooperative and love to please. They have tested very well and are making fine hunting dogs!

Litter M

Granite Peak Brazen x Stonyridge High Point
Whelped: 3-2-2013

Breeder: John Posthuma


8 pups (3 female, 5 male)
Natural Ability Average: 109 (4 pups)


This litter was sired by Granite Peak Brazen "Jack". He tested NA 103 Prize II and is OFA Good. He is a very solid and compact dog with a great personality. He has a dark head and tighter coat that worked well with Hanna. This is also a tight "line bred" Black River Dallas litter that has great natural hunting instinct. We have kept Stonyridge Magnum from this breeding and he is starting to sire as well.

Litter N

Shingobee Lake Honey Boy x Stonyridge Gem Stone

Whelped: 3-22-2013

Breeder: John Posthuma


8 pups (6 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: 107 (6 pups)


This litter was sired by Shingobee Lake Honey Boy "Milo". He is from Pat McKinley's breeding and was a bold pup with a great coat. Milo tested at 7 months, NA 108 Prize I. He is OFA Good and is a very friendly, cooperative hunting dog. This litter has shown great natural ability with twp pups receiving top scores, NA 112 Prize I at 5.5 months of age. We kept VC Stonyridge Nika from this litter and she has gone on and tested UT 204 prize 1 and IT 196  and is now a Versatile Champion!!

Litter O

Shingobee Lake Honey Boy x Stonyridge High Point
Whelped: 2-26-2014

Breeder: John Posthuma


7 pups (2 female, 5 male)
Natural Ability Average: 106.7 (6 pups)


We decided to go back and use Shingobee Lake Honey Boy "Milo" from Pat McKinley's breeding for this litter. By doing so we continue to bring in  the Black River genetic line on both sides that has given our pups great prey drive and desire, all in a very athletic mid-sized package. We also have seen very nice, dense, harsh coats with adaquate furnishings. These pups tested very young with great scores and have been doing awesome in the field.

Litter P

Shingobee Lake Honey Boy x Stonyridge Gem Stone
Whelped: 3-30-2014

Breeder: John Posthuma


2 pups (1 female, 1 male)
Natural Ability Average: 104 (1 pup)


This is a repeat litter breeding sired by Shingobee Lake Honey Boy "Milo". We were very disapointed when we found out we were only having two pups. Knowing how the previous litter tested we knew that they would make some great hunting dogs. This is Gretta's last litter and they show that dark head and great coat that we like to see, along with that natural hunting ability like their full sib, VC Stonyridge Nika.

Litter Q

Aspen Glo Axel x Stonyridge Ida
Whelped: 5-26-2014

Breeders: John Posthuma, Sheldon Torkelson


10 pups (3 female, 7 male)
Natural Ability Average: 98.8 (5 pups)


This litter was sired by Aspen Glo Axel "Jack". He is from Jamie Kuhn's breeding from Aspen Glow Kennels sired by VC Anton of Genevea Lake "Spike". Spike goes back to our Ally's line and when bred to Jamie's Black River Destiny "Belle" made some very nice dogs. Jack tested NA 98 Prize 2 and UT 189 Prize 2. He is OFA Good. Stonyridge Ida was our female pick of the I litter and owned by Sheldon and Ramona Torkelson. She is bigger in type with a fuller coat like her sire VC "Tommy". She tested NA 110 Prize 1 and is OFA Good. These should be very nice pups and we hope to maintain the good hunting lines of their parents. Thanks to the Torkelsons for their hard work and dedication producing this litter.

Litter R

Aspen Glo Axel x VC Stonyridge Nika
Whelped: 2-17-2015

Breeder: John Posthuma


13 pups (9 female, 4 male)
Natural Ability Average: 102 (7 pups)


This litter was sired by Aspen Glo Axel "Jack". He is from Aspen Glow Kennels sired by VC Anton of Genevea Lake "Spike". Spike goes back to our Ally's line and when bred to Jamie's Black River Destiny "Belle" made some very nice dogs. Jack tested NA 98 Prize 2 and UT 189 Prize 2. He is OFA Good. VC Stonyridge Nika was our female pick of the N litter and is doing very well. She tested NA Prize 1-112 at a very young age and at 3 1/2 has a UT score of 204 Prize 1 and IT 196 Versatile Champion. She is also in the top 80% of the breed with her pennhip score .29L-.31R. These pups are doing very well and we have kept a female back, Stonyridge Remember Shingobee named after the late Pat Mc Kinley's kennel and breeder of Nika's sire. We will try our best to continue his love and desire of the breed through our breeding program in the future.​

Litter S

Shingobee Lake Honey Boy x Stonyridge High Point
Whelped: 3-1-2015

Breeder: John Posthuma


10 pups (4 female, 6 male)
Natural Ability Average: 105 (8 pups)


This is a repeat breeding of the "O" litter using Shingobee Lake Honey Boy "Milo" from Pat McKinley's kennel. By doing so we continue to bring in  the Black River genetic line on both sides that has given our pups great prey drive and desire, all in a very athletic mid-sized package. We also have seen very nice, dense, harsh coats with adequate furnishings. These pups are following the O litter pups with very high test scores at a young age. Jim Borg had his Stonyridge Shelby test in NA with a top score of 112 prize 1 at less than 15 weeks of age! The youngest pup of any NAVHDA breed to score a NA 112!

Litter T

Stonyridge Magnum x VC Stonyridge Nika
Whelped: 1-20-2016

Breeder: John Posthuma


13 pups (6 female, 7 male)
Natural Ability Average: 99 (10 pups)


This is our first double bred Stonyridge litter. Stonyridge Magnum (Max) is from our M litter out of Hanna and a double bred grandson of Black River Dallas. Max is a solid dog with a great fuller coat. He loves to retrieve and has a very cooperative attitude. He is very correct in his type and has that great griff look. He has a lot of prey drive and points very well. He is OFA excellent and has a NA score of Prize 1-110.

VC Stonyridge Nika was our female pick of the N litter and is doing very well. She tested NA Prize 1-112 at a very young age and at 3 1/2 has a UT score of 204 Prize 1 followed by a VC title at 4 1/2. She is also in the top 80% of the breed with her pennhip score .29L-.31R. Nika had 13 in the R litter and did it again with this litter. These pups are doing very well and may be the most uniform litter we have made. We look forward to seeing how these develop and NA test.

Litter U

Shingobee Lake Honey Boy x Stonyridge High Point
Whelped: 2-15-2016

Breeder: John Posthuma


7 pups (5 female, 2 male)
Natural Ability Average: 106.1 (7 pups)


This is a repeat breeding of the "O" and "S" litter using Shingobee Lake Honey Boy "Milo" from Pat McKinley's kennel. By doing so we continue to bring in  the Black River genetic line on both sides that has given our pups great prey drive and desire, all in a very athletic mid-sized package. We also have seen very nice, dense, harsh coats with adequate furnishings. We hope these pups will follow the O and S litter pups with very high test scores at a young age. Jim Borg had his Stonyridge Shelby test in NA with a top score of 112 prize 1 at less than 15 weeks of age! The youngest pup of any NAVHDA breed to score a NA 112!

Litter V

Stonyridge Magnum x Stonyridge Rain Storm
Whelped: 4-1-2017

Breeders: John Posthuma, Karl Groszkruger


9 pups (2 female, 7 male)
Natural Ability Average: 101.6 (5 pups)


This is a double bred Stonyridge litter. Stonyridge Magnum (Max) is from our M litter out of Hanna and a double bred grandson of Black River Dallas. Max is a solid dog with a great fuller coat. He loves to retrieve and has a very cooperative attitude. He is very correct in his type and has that great griff look. He has a lot of prey drive and points very well. He is OFA excellent and has a NA score of Prize 1-110.


Stonyridge Rain Storm(Tammy) is out of VC Nika and is one of the top female picks of the R litter. Tammy is doing very well and has a great coat. She tested NA Prize 1-110 and is owned by Karl Groszkruger from Elston, IA. She has a good pennhip score and was a very good mom with her pups. Thanks Karl and Mandy for helping out with this litter. ​

Litter W

Shingobee Lake Honey Boy x Stonyridge High Point
Whelped: 4-11-2017

Breeder: John Posthuma


4 pups (1 female, 3 male)
Natural Ability Average: NA


This is a repeat breeding of the "O", "S' and "U" litter using Shingobee Lake Honey Boy "Milo" from Pat McKinley's kennel. By doing so we continue to bring in  the Black River genetic line on both sides that has given our pups great prey drive and desire, all in a very athletic mid-sized package. We also have seen very nice, dense, harsh coats with adequate furnishings. We hope these pups will follow the older litter pups with very high test scores at a young age. Jim Borg had his Stonyridge Shelby test in NA with a top score of 112 prize 1 at less than 15 weeks of age! The youngest pup of any NAVHDA breed to score a NA 112!


We have already tested Willow at 41/2 months with a 108 prize 2

Litter X

Stonyridge Magnum x VC Stonyridge Nika
Whelped: 4-27-2017

Breeder: John Posthuma


2 pups (1 female, 1 male)
Natural Ability Average: NA


This is a repeat of the double bred Stonyridge T litter. Stonyridge Magnum (Max) is from our M litter out of Hanna and a double bred grandson of Black River Dallas. Max is a solid dog with a great fuller coat. He loves to retrieve and has a very cooperative attitude. He is very correct in his type and has that great griff look. He has a lot of prey drive and points very well. He is OFA excellent and has a NA score of Prize 1-110.

Litter Y

Stonyridge Magnum x Stonyridge Rain Storm
Whelped: 6-8-2017

Breeders: John Posthuma, Eric Schenck


7 pups (3 female, 4 male)
Natural Ability Average: NA


This is a double bred Stonyridge litter. Stonyridge Magnum (Max) is from our M litter out of Hanna and a double bred grandson of Black River Dallas. Max is a solid dog with a great fuller coat. He loves to retrieve and has a very cooperative attitude. He is very correct in his type and has that great griff look. He has a lot of prey drive and points very well. He is OFA excellent and has a NA score of Prize 1-110.


Stonyridge River Sage(Sage) is out of VC Nika and is one of the top female picks of the R litter. Sage is doing very well and has a great coat and dark stylish head. She tested NA Prize 2-108 and is owned by Eric Schenck from Canton, Il. Sage has a good pennhip score and was a very good mom with her pups. Thanks to Eric and his family for helping out with this litter.

Litter Z

Stontridge Otis x Stonyridge Remember Shingobee

Whelped: 2-7-2018

Breeder: John Posthuma

11 pups (5 female, 6 male)

Natural Ability Average: NA


This is also a double bred Stonyridge litter. We used Stonyridge Otis (Cooper)  from our "O" litter for sire. He has tested well with a UT Prize 1 and is OFA Good. He nearly passed at the Invite in 2017 and may requalify in 2018. Cooper is mid sized dog that moves well with a very nice coat. 


Cooper was bred to our Stonyridge Remember Shingobee "Remy" and had 11 very nice big  pups. Remy did a great job with them and they are looking great. They have tighter, very managable coats with nice heads.

Two of these pups have headed to other kennels to continue their genetic potential.


Litter AA

 Stonyridge Magnum x VC Stonyridge Nika 

Whelped: 2-26-2018

Breeder: John Posthuma


10 pups (4 female, 6 male) 

Natural Ability Average: NA


This is a repeat of the double bred Stonyridge T and X litters. Stonyridge Magnum (Max) is from our M litter out of Hanna and a double bred grandson of Black River Dallas. Max is a solid dog with a great fuller coat. He loves to retrieve and has a very cooperative attitude. He is very correct in his type and has that great griff look. He has a lot of prey drive and points very well. He is OFA excellent and has a NA score of Prize 1-110. 


VC Stonyridge Nika was our female pick of the N litter and is doing very well. She tested NA Prize 1-112 at a very young age and at 3 1/2 has a UT score of 204 Prize 1 followed by a VC title at 4 1/2. She is also in the top 80% of the breed with her pennhip score .29L-.31R. Nika had 13 in the R and T litters and had 10 in this litter. These pups are doing great and we have kept a pup back-Ava that we hope can follow in her mothers foot steps!

Litter BB

VC Stonyridge Ivan x Stonyridge Opal

Whelped: 4-26-2018

Breeders: John Posthuma, Peter Burton


7 pups (2 female, 5 male)

Natural Ability Average: NA


This is Ally's (Stonyridge Opal) first litter.

She is from our "O" litter and is very similar to her 3/4 sib Nika. Ally tested well at 6 months with a NA Prize 1-112 and is OFA Good. She is owned by Peter Burton and was co-leased for the breeding with VC Stonyridge Ivan. 


Ivan is out of Gretta and a 1/2 sib to Nika. He has tested well with a Versatile Champion title in 2014. His Penn Hip score is near the top for the beed and and he has a great coat with a handsome head. This line breeding is looking good with harsh uniform coats and dark "clean" heads. We are seeing a lot of prey drive that will produce some great hunting dogs. Thanks to Pete and Peggy Burton for helping with this litter.