I have been breeding and competing with German Shorthaired Pointers since 1983. I have been an active member of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America since 1989. From 1992 – 2001 I was the Breed Education chairman. At that time, my duties were to provide educational materials to the public on GSPs, provide information to the membership regarding breed health issues, and ethical breeding practices and to provide breed information to AKC judges as well as present judge’s education seminars. Since then, the position has been split into three separate positions. I continue to serve as the breeder referral coordinator. We got our first Vizsla in 2002 and have been a member of the Vizsla Club of America ever since.
Over the years, I've been involved in every venue of competition with our dogs. At last count, we (Olde Ridge Kennels) have bred over 65 AKC champions, including ; many specialty winners, multiple group winners, several group placing dogs, and four dogs that have been ranked in the Top 10 GSPs in the nation. We have competed at Westminster, by invitation, bred a GSPCA show dam of the year and several GSPCA top producers. In addition to AKC conformation events, we have competed in obedience trials and hunting tests. Olde Ridge has bred many obedience titled dogs and hunt test titled dogs including a High In Trial winner, master hunters (MH), senior hunters (SH), many companion dogs (CD) and junior hunter (JH) titled dogs. We also have bred dogs that have earned field trial points. (This is the exception though as most field trial dogs range a great distance and my dogs tend to be more close working hunting companions.)
But, I think our greatest accomplishments can be attested to by the many wonderful owners of Olde Ridge companions. While performance events are great fun and give us reason to boast, our greatest pride is in the animals we produce that find their way into new homes as loved family members. Our GSPs and Vizslas are beautiful and have wonderful temperaments that make them great companions.
Every breeding we plan considers first, the health of the breed, the health of the individual dogs being bred and their temperaments. The individuals we choose to breed are evaluated for hip dysplasia by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and receive vet clearances for their hearts (OFA) and eyes (CERF) as well.. All of our puppies are examined by a veterinarian prior to going to their new homes. We guarantee them to be free from infectious disease for 10 days and congenital or hereditary health problems which would prevent them from living a normal active life for 2 years.
The placement of our puppies is very important to us. We will make ourselves available to you for advice for the life of your pet. We do the very best we can to place our puppies in permanent, loving homes. We expect the dog will live inside with the family and receive the appropriate veterinary care throughout its life including vaccinations and heartworm preventative. However, sometimes circumstances in our lives may change. If a change in circumstance requires giving up your puppy, we require that the puppy be returned to us or permission given by us to place the puppy in a home we have approved.
If you would like more information about our dogs or perhaps you would be interested in owning a beautiful Olde Ridge dog, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.