NAPPA BREEDING REQUIREMENTS
Some breed clubs in North America have limited genetic diversity and require out-crossing to other breeds to maintain their genetic strength and vigor. N.A.P.P.A. Breeders never out-breed to another breed such as a Pointer as N.A.P.P.A. 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. N.A.P.P.A. which is not a breed club, but a breeder's alliance, requires a NAVHDA Utility Prize Title for all Males and a minimum score of 105 points in a NAVHDA Natural Ability test for females of the breed to qualify for breeding. Many N.A.P.P.A.breeders exceed this minimum by requiring a Utility Title for their females. N.A.P.P.A. commends these breeders (This is an individual breeders choice, however)...
While some breed clubs may use their own breed registry and testing system, N.A.P.P.A. breeders use the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) registry and testing system. The American Field registry is also used by some N.A.P.P.A. breeders along with NSTRA field trials.
The NAVHDA testing system successfully removes any breeder bias by using an independent three judge system to evaluate and score tested dogs.