Ripsnorter Kennel...

Ripsnorter Kennel acquired their first German Wirehaired Pointer in 1976. Not long after, they figured one more wouldn’t hurt and the foundation for greatness was laid with “Duff”, BIS/BISS AM/CAN/BAH CH.Windhaven’s Stutzer Stumper. “Duff” took the Georges’ on the ride of their lives and they were hooked on the GWP forever.

Over the next 35 years MANY stars have been born either under the Ripsnorter Kennel name or directly from their breedings. Many of todays top GWP’s are direct descendants of the Ripsnorter line. Ripsnorter Kennel has produced 100’s of champions along with many other titles in hunting, obedience and agility in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, and Canada They have had top producing sires in the US, UK, Australia and top dams in the US. They are the home of the US top producing sire of all time. It is a priority at Ripsnorter Kennel to maintain versatility along with superior conformation and sound temperament.

Jeff was drawn to the versatile side of the GWP and has always hunted and obedience trained the Ripsnorter dogs on a personal level. Since retiring from teaching he has  become more involved in NAVHDA and AKC hunt tests. His primary breeding interest is now in Pudelpointers but he is still very involved with the field training and testing of the GWPs. Jeff also does custom leathercrafting and enjoys traveling.

Lisa was introduced to the world of Dogs at age five by her parents, Jeff and Helen(Witt), and traveled the country with her mother. Over the many years she learned everything possible about breeding the BEST quality DUAL purpose GWP’s. She competed in Junior Showmanship for awhile qualifying and competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show. She preferred the conformation ring over Juniors and at age thirteen she not only won Best Junior Handler but also Best Of Breed at the GWPCA National specialty with “BISS CH Windhaven’s Ripsnorter Cassy”. Lisa continued her interest in dogs going on to become a Veterinary Technician and eventually working for world renowned Dr.Robert V. Hutchison at the  Animal Clinic Northview Inc/International Canine Semen Bank-OH as a Canine Reproduction Technician.  Lisa continues breeding and showing GWPs today while raising her two human kids, Hadley and Aidan. Both kids are involved in the dogs now. Hadley has started showing in Junior Showmanship, is in 4-H, and is NAVHDA testing dogs. Aidan just kept his first GWP pup and has started Junior Showmanship, 4-H and is training for NAVHDA.  Lisa hopes to instill in them her love of dogs and eventually they will carry on the legacy of the Ripsnorter name.

2011 Eukanuba Breeders Stake Sporting Group 2 Placement

2011 NAVHDA NAtural Ability Breeder’s Award

2012 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder’s Award

2012 GWPCA Top Producing Dam

2013 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder’s Award

2014 NAVHDA Utility Breeder’s Award

2014 GWPCA Maturity Winner

2014 GWPCA All-Star Invitational Winner

Last updated 1/16/17

Websters Definition of Ripsnorter...
 one that is remarkable for strength, intensity and/or excellence