N.A.P.P.A. is a breeder's Alliance made up of sincere Pudelpointer Breeders requiring strict breeding regulations with the intent to protect and improve the quality of the Pudelpointer as a versatile breed in North America.
N.A.P.P.A.'s philosophy and commitment to excellence has generated considerable attention and growth since its beginning in July 2010. Today, with over 28 breeders, N.A.P.P.A. is the largest cooperative effort among Pudelpointer breeders in North America representing several hundred Utility Prized dogs of breeding age. The synergy created has allowed N.A.P.P.A. Breeders to share considerable data on their dogs to include field testing, hip evaluations, size, color, coat and in some cases DNA. This data is entered into N.A.P.P.A.'s Breedmate Data Base and is available to all N.A.P.P.A. members. Why cooperate and share so much data? Simple, a cooperative effort of this size must have a central data point. This allows breeders to analyze and select a potential stud dog, potential future breeding stock, and calculate inbreeding coefficient on a proposed breeding from almost all qualified dogs anywhere in North America. With the capability to project breeding quality in proposed litters, N.A.P.P.A. Breeders have a distinct advantage over the individual breeder that may be breeding from personal tunnel vision.
The past 5 years has seen over 700 Pudelpointers tested in NAVHDA's Natural Ability test with an average score of 106 for these 700 performers (112 is the highest possible score achievable). Pudelpointers tested during this same 5 year period by Non Alliance members had an average of 100 points. This data expresses the need for a Performance Breeding Standard for achieving excellence.
Utilizing a Board of Directors, geographically dispersed across North America, helps keep the organization functioning in the individual breeder's best interest; avoiding the dictatorial approach that has plagued so many dog organizations in the past. This seven person board lends expertise to their group offering strengths from many of the various hunting dog backgrounds. Having a Seven person Board also eliminates a tie when it comes to board voting issues.