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River Ridge German Shorthaired Pointers

Who We Are

We are a husband and wife team who own a small kennel in western PA.  We were involved with AKC brace beagle field trials for over 20 years.  We bred beagles and trialed them, traveling across the country to attend trials.  The one thing we couldn't do was hunt with them which led us to purchase our first GSP in 2004.  This opened up a new world for us which included hunting trips to North Dakota, and other places, while becoming involved in AKC hunt tests and ultimately NAVHDA where, thanks to the talents of our first GSP, we were able to make it all the way to the Invitational twice.

 

We decided to move forward and bred our first GSP litter in 2007.  Out of that litter we ended up with two very good hunting dogs while the other dogs from that litter also did very well.  That started us down the road to take what we had and build upon it leveraging the knowledge gained from breeding beagles over 20 years.  

We help mentor other people in our NAVHDA chapter and continue to move forward with training our dogs while introducing others to the sport.  We volunteer at youth hunt events and other outdoor events to actually make young people aware of what these dogs can do with proper training and also what upland hunting has to offer.  Most recently we started waterfowl hunting to really put to use the skills that the versatile GSP brings to the table.  In addition to our litters being registered through NAVHDA, we also register through the AKC.

Updates
  • River Ridge Olga has three passes on her AKC Junior Hunter testing.  She passed her NAVHDA Natural Ability test at five months of age.
  • River Ridge Gina has two passes on her AKC Junior Hunter testing.  She will take her NAVHDA Natural Ability test in June.
  • River Ridge Prairie Storm "Aspen" passed his NAVHDA Natural Ability test with a Prize I maximum score.
  • River Ridge My Girl Trixie has one pass on her AKC Junior Hunter testing.

Litters
  • River Ridge Roxy (out of River Ridge Elsa and Gunner von Browny de Shorthair's first litter) was bred with Logan's Tougher Than Steel Carbon (out of Hungry Ridge Ember vom Beau and River Ridge Reno).  Nine pups were born on May 8, 2016.  There are three females (two black and one brown head) and six males (two black and four brown head) pups.
  • River Ridge Sadie Mae (out of River Ridge Elsa and Gunner von Browny de Shorthair's second litter) was bred with Logan's Tougher Than Steel Carbon (out of Hungry Ridge Ember vom Beau and River Ridge Reno).  Pups are due to whelp May 25, 2016.

Contact us at 724-593-3535 or by email at carolnphil@yahoo.com.  You can also find us on Facebook.