Home of the Versatile Champion - VC Stonyridge Nika
Home of the Versatile Champion - VC Stonyridge Nika
Gus is a new young male we have brought in to our breeding program for 2022. He is owned by Zach Ruiter from Pella, Iowa and is out of Willow's high testing LL litter. Gus ran a NA Prize 1-110. He is also a full sib to our little female Lovin' Lady.
Gus has a great coat, dark chestnut "clean" head, and is midsized at 56lbs.
He has good bone a great head and eye set. His hip score is in the top 20% of the breed. Gus has a solid point and intense natural retrieve that is truly phenominal! He is doing well in the field and Zach hopes to continue his training and testing in NAVHDA.
We have started to use Gus for stud to approved females and have done a line breeding back to Stonyridge Zelda-"Zig". So far these pups are showing very intense points!
NAVHDA NA: 110 Prize 1
PENN Hip .29R .22L
Bud is a new male we used on Willow. He is owned by BenJamin Arlt, who has done a great job training and testing him. At just over a year old Bud had a top score in NA with a Prize 1-112, and only 4 months later Bud ran a UT Prize 1-201! This is incredible with such a young dog! He truly has the natural ability and mental soundness to be a great sire in our program. Bud's hip score is in the top 5% of the breed. He has a very dark, solid, clean head, with nice furnishings. He has a good, medium dense, medium harsh, mid length coat. Bud stands 24" tall and weighs around 63lbs. He is sired by VC Stonyridge Ivan who is a half brother to our VC Stonyridge Nika, both out of our "Gretta". Bud's dam is De Jac's Puttin' On The Ritz, who's full brother "Trooper" was used on 3 of our other females.
We wish Ben and Bud the best as they train for the invitational!!
NAVHDA NA: 112 Prize 1, UT 201 Prize 1
PENN Hip .23R .23L
Trooper is a new male we have started using in 2022. He is owned by Joe Mix. Joe has been owning and training griffs for over 30 years and had the first NAVHDA griffon Versatile Champion in "94". Trooper is a double bred "De Jac's" dog which aligns well with ours. On the top side of Trooper's pedigree is VC Stonyridge Gracey as a granddam. She was a full sib to our Gretta.
Trooper has done well hunting and training. He has a solid point with good search. He is very athletic and light on his feet and holds up well in the field and woods. He has a great maintainence free coat that was scored medium dense, harsh, around mid length. He has a dark head with nice furnishings. Trooper tested NA 112 prize 1, UT 188 prize 1 and ran at the Invitational with a 163 no-pass. He is 23 1/2" tall weighing around 60lbs.
NAVHDA NA: 112 Prize 1, UT 188 Prize 1, IT 163 none
PENN Hip .28R .24L
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 Willow) 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, and at 2 1/2 years with a UT Prize 1-204, at 4 1/2 years 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, FF, and GG 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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