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 a cornerstone to our griffs and shows many of her mother Gretta's great traits and abilities. Her eye contact and intelligent demeanor made 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 covered ground very effectively, and had a solid, stylish point. With an excellent nose, she tracked well, loved retrieving, and was a cooperative hunting partner. Her coat was mid length, harsh, and dense making it easy to maintain. She stood 22" at the shoulder and her weight was around 50 lbs.
Between her natural hunting drive and cooperative personality, Nika was an extremely well-focused griffon that 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 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 is doing well. She also has some sons that are doing very well as stud dogs for other kennels.
Nika is gone now, and while we always enjoyed her days in the field, It was her affection and love of life that we miss the most. She will always have a special spot in my heart and will be remembered as the "best of the best".
Nika was our "ideal standard" for the griffon breed and our hope is to be able to honor 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 7 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 a great hunting dog and she 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 4 repeat breedings. She whelped our "Z", "FF", "GG", and NN litters.
These pups are looking great and we have brought two of her daughters back into our breeding program that had great litters in 2021.
Litter History: Z, FF, GG. NN
NAVHDA NA 112 Prize I
PENN Hip .29L .31R
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