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Websters definition of Ripsnorter...

one that is remarkable for strength,

intensity and/or excellence.

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 40 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 hundreds 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 enjoys traveling and is educating his grandkids on the training of great bird dogs.

Lisa was introduced to the world of dogs at age five by her parents, Jeff George 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 is a Breeder of Merit Silver and continues breeding and showing GWP's today while raising her two human kids, Hadley and Aidan. 


Hadley, Lisa's oldest daughter, is now involved herself in the breeding and preservation of purebred dogs with completing multiple championships and hunting titles on our dogs. Hadley hopes to carry on the Ripsnorter legacy with a love for dogs and passion for ethical breeding. She is an AKC Breeder of Merit at only 15 years old and has recently been appointed as Register of Merit Chairperson for the GWPCA. Hadley is also involved in 4-H and Junior Fair Board with her Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

Helen is now retired and enjoying life with her current dogs and horses in Tennessee.  After many years of breeding some of the best animals in the country under the Ripsnorter and Lookout prefixes, she has been awarded a Breeder of Merit Platinum level. Helen is the only person in the breed to have received this title, with a reigning total of 140 titled dogs. Click here to read Helens BOM write up.


  • 2011 Eukanuba Breeders Stake Sporting Group 2 Placement

  • 2011 GWPCA National Best in Futurity

  • 2011 GWPCA National Best of Opposite in Futurity

  • 2011 GWPCA National Winners Bitch/Best of Winners

  • 2011 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder’s Award

  • 2012 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder’s Award

  • 2012 GWPCA Top Producing Dam 

  • 2013 GWPCA National Best of Opposite Sex

  • 2013 GWPCA National Select Bitch

  • 2013 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder’s Award

  • 2014 NAVHDA Utility Breeder’s Award

  • 2014 GWPCA Maturity Winner

  • 2014 GWPCA All-Star Invitational Winner

  • 2014 GWPCA Top Junior Handler(Hadley)

  • 2015 GWPCA Best In Futurity Winner

  • 2015 GWPCA Best Junior Handler

  • 2015 NAVHDA NA Breeders Award

  • 2016 NAVHDA NA Breeder Award X2

  • 2017 GWPCA National Winners Bitch/Best of Winners

  • 2017 GWPCA National Best in Futurity

  • 2017 GWPCA National Select Bitch

  • 2017 GWPCA National Best Veteran in Sweepstakes

  • 2018 GWPCA Best Junior Handler

  • 2019 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder's Award

  • 2020 NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeder's Award

  • 2020 GWPCA Best Bitch in Maturity

  • 2020 GWPCA Best Junior Handler

  • 2021 NAVHDA NA Breeder Award x2

  • 2021 Westminster KC Junior Showmanship 3rd place

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