BREEDING PHILOSOPHY & REQUIREMENTS
The North American Pudelpointer Alliance (NAPPA) has the highest standards for Breeders and their breeding stock than any other Pudelpointer Breeder Organization in North America. We Require a certain level of involvement in the process of proving your Breeding Stock and also a minimum performance standard for any prospective dog being entered into a breeding program. We expect all breeders to regularly and diligently hunt with their dogs and also participate in the qualifying of ones breeding stock to be able to properly evaluate a prospective dog being added into their breeding program.
Various breed clubs in North America have limited genetic diversity and require out-crossing to other breeds to maintain their genetic strength and vigor. NAPPA Breeders never out-breed to another breed such as a Pointer as NAPPA utilizes the genetic diversity already found in North America and Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, or Austria); thus avoiding out-crosses to another breed to achieve the preferred desired performance and coat results.
While some breed clubs may use their own breed registry and testing system, NAPPA breeders use the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) testing system and also as of recent has approved using the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (VHDF) Testing System. The American Field registry is also used by some NAPPA breeders for use in National Shoot to Retrieve Association (NSTRA) field trials. Breeders also register with the United Kennel Club (UKC) and run their dogs in Hunting Retriever Club (HRC) hunt tests
The NAVHDA testing system successfully removes any breeder bias by using an independent three judge system to evaluate and score tested dogs.
NAPPA BREEDING REQUIREMENTS
Using the NAVHDA System Males must earn a minimum of 175 Points and Prize in a Utility Test.
Using the VHDF System, (Coming Soon)
(All males qualified before 10/25/2020 are grandfathered in to the previous requirements)
Using the NAVHDA System, the Female must score a minimum of 105 points and Prize in a natural Ability Test or Prize in a UPT or UT Test.
Using the VHDF System, the Female must score a minimum of 60 points no later than 20 months of age.
Certified to be free of Hip Dysplasia.
Free from any form of temperament disorders such as being judged shy, sensitive or aggressive on any test record.
Free of any known genetic defects.
Comply with a breed standard and disqualifications from a reputable Pudelpointer breed club.