The NAPS Board and others have been working to provide you, the members, with new activities and training opportunities across the country.
It’s the beginning of the NAVHDA Test Season! Good luck to everyone testing a dog this year!
We wish you and your families all the best in the final weeks of hunting season and the rest of the New Year!
The 2021 NAVHDA Invitational is in the books and Pudelpointers fared pretty well this year with a total of 16 dogs entered and 8 new Versatile Champion titles earned.
Remembrance of Pat Saunders by Alycia Baird – As many of you know, our good friend, pudelpointer enthusiast, NAVHDA judge, and past president of NAPS passed away on April 9, 2021. A native Floridian, Pat had a busy and varied life.
Greetings NAPS Members, Happy New Year! We hope the new year finds you and your family safe and well, and that you have had an outstanding hunting season. We are writing to update you on some developments in recent months.
A Rehoming Succes Story
Moshi’s Journey – By: Calvin Harpe
It is a dreary and somber morning in northeast Ohio in early June. There is no sun to be seen at today’s sunrise. Perhaps that is fitting for the emotional roller coaster I’m riding.
1st Annual General Meeting
On the sunny eastern shore of Florida lies a 1350-acre hunting preserve known as Quail Hunting Florida or QHF. This would be the site of the first NAPS annual meeting. QHF was a tremendous host and location for this Pudelpointer enthusiasts’ event. It was February 22, 2020 and the weather was nearly perfect for the members that were able to make the journey. Sunny, with highs in the low 60’s and a light breeze. For the members who were unable to make the journey to the southeast corner of the United States, the board had set up a teleconference to maximize participation.
Letter from the President
Greetings NAPS Members!
I am excited to share our first newsletter with you all. The North American Pudelpointer Society (NAPS) is a breed club that was formed by a group of Pudelpointer breeders with the purpose of supporting the preservation and protection of the Pudelpointer in North America. A breed standard and breeding requirements were developed, outlining the traits most desirable to promote the benefits and well-being of the breed. The goal of NAPS is to define the appearance of the breed, but emphasize the working and hunting ability.