Information about the AWPGA

Here, you’ll find information about who does what, why we do what we do, how we do it, and how you can help!

While the AWPGA emphasis is still very much on hunting and field work, the club has embraced the description of the Griffon as a “Versatile Hunting Dog.” Not only a field dog who hunts game, but also is effective in hunt tests, and performance events like tracking, obedience, and agility. Many Griffon owners and breeders participate in conformation events as well. Because of the AWPGA’s AKC affiliation, reliable pedigree information on the breed is readily available. The AWPGA promotes first class breeding practices by publishing and keeping track of results of OFA hip exams, hunt tests, show titles, obedience and agility successes. AWPGA maintains active committees for field events, breed rescue, judges’ education, breeder referral, and publishes a quarterly magazine titled the Griffonnier. The AWPGA conducts an annual National Specialty, the location of which alternates around the club’s three regions, and draws dogs from across the country. In the United States, largely due to the efforts of the AWPGA, many Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have demonstrated their competitive merit by earning obedience, agility, field, hunt, and show titles, including NAVHDA Versatile Champion, National Shoot to Retrieve Association Champion, AKC Master Hunter, and AKC Best in Show.

AWPGA Board      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

President

 Dawn M Conner-Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 Vice President  Jan Resler  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 Secretary  Ann Summerfelt  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 Treasurer  Diane Dillon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
West Regional Representative Lisa Boyer-Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Central Regional Representative Mary Zullo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
East Regional Representative Dennis Normiles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
       

 

AWPGA Committees

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Judges' Education Dawn Cooner-Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ways & Means Dawn Conner-Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Field Chair Jan Resler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Performance Chair Karen Spiess This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Breeder Referral Becky Brannan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
New Member Robert Mastrosimone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
AWPGA Rescue Marty Ingram This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rescue Co-chair Cathy West This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Historian/Archivist Sophie Sprague This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Health & Genetics Laurie Cook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
AKC Delegate Lisa Boyer Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Griffonier Editor Charity Upchurch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Griffonier Co-editor

AWPGA Calendar Liaison

Amy Caswell O'Clair

Steve Cowell

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Website Admin Michelle Clemens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.