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Shannon Ford

 

Shannon professionally bred, trained and judged gundogs for over 20 years. She ran gundog clubs, taught seminars and developed unique gundog training methods. During the 1990's Shannon was a NAVHDA Apprentice Judge and was a CKC Field Test Judge for Pointing Breeds, approved for judging all pointing breeds. Shannon has specialized in Griffons since the late 1980's.


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Griffonpoint Kennel has the reputation of excellence. If you are looking for your next hunting companion and family dog, we may be able to match you up with the puppy of your dreams.

 

The traits that Griffonpoint Griffonsare selected for would be expected.  

Good Character, Sound Genetic Health, Correct Structure, Natural ability, and that unexplainable "Griffon" essence and eagerness to please.

From 1989 to 1998 the Griffonpoint breeding program was focussed fulltime toward developing an breeding group of 35 excellent Griffons, and in2002/2003/2004, producing 4 to 7 litters per year.. Through this experience with numerous Griffons of different bloodlines was an unparalleled opportunity to compare side by side a great many dogs.

The 1990's was a time of rapid development and intense scrutiny of the breed and its bloodlines. This was key to the development of the Griffonpoint bloodline. Selection criteria was based on testing each dog in the field, on genetics, on being easy to keep,on cooperation, being amiable with people and other dogs, etc. Having that many dogs meant every day in the field, often running 3 to 5 young Griffons at a time in the autumn under the gun and making many of the selections from what was observed there. Next came sellling trained and started gundogs (custom raised dogs and also dogs that didn't make the cut for breeding or who were finished their breeding career) and was also involved with running a hunting dog club and judging pointing dogs.

In 2004, the very best 15 dogs were selected, and then in 2008, selected again, the 5 best.

Griffonpoint is now in the process of breeding based on those best dogs that were kept back or placed with other breeders, and using that highly selected genetics to produce beautiful, athletic, intelligent, cooperative, talented and effective hunting Griffons. Many of my Griffons are living with co-ownership homes, so that they are individually loved and cared for even when they are in my breeding program.

At Griffonpoint, we believe in being honest and helpful in dealing with prospective customers. Our customers include hunters who are looking for family companions, our fellow breeders who understand the quality of our program and newcomers who value our practical advice.

Once again, thank you for visiting, and I hope that you enjoy the Griffonpoint Website.

All the Best

Shannon Ford and Katy Stuehm 

 
 
       
 

 


 

member and/or past member of

Alberta Fish and Game Association
(Alberta) Rocky Mountain Versatile Hunting Dog Club
Calgary Pointing Dog Club
Canadian Kennel Club
 Ducks Unlimited
North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
Saskatchewan Hunting Dog Club

 

 

 
       
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Griffonpoint Kennel

Katy Steuhm katy@griffonpoint.com
California - USA

Shannon Ford shannon@griffonpoint.com
Alberta/British Columbia, Canada

 
 
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