Lookout Kennels 'formerly known as Ripsnorter's Kennel', represents over 40 years of breeding quality dual purpose German Wirehaired Pointers, but it also represents more to the dedicated owners. Lookout Kennels came about with the union of another great team, James and Helen Witt. Jim and Helen wanted to start something new; they wanted this new kennel to represent the years of dedication that Helen has put into the breed as Ripsnorter Kennels, which over the years has become one of the most respected names in the breed, as well as all the plans they have for their bright future.
Helen has been in the breed over 40 years, having acquired her first German Wirehaired Pointer after owning Irish Setters. Little did she know just what a special dog her second GWP, Duff, would become. Helen and Duff went on to win Best in Specialty Show at the 1987 GWPCA National Specialty Show from the veteran classes as well as multiple Best in Shows and over 50 Group Wins along the way. Having bred and owned well over 100 conformation champions as well as multiple Best in Show winners, National Best in Specialty Show winners, and various dogs with performance titles in multiple venues. The exuberant attitudes and scruffy faces have kept Helen involved with the breed. More importantly than show titles, the GWPs that come from Lookout Kennels are wonderful family pets and outstanding representatives of the breed.
Helen and Jim are AKC Breeders of Merit, they are both members of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America, with Helen having served on the Judge's Education committee for the GWPCA.
Helen and Jim also enjoy trail riding the beautiful landscape throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee with their Tennessee Walking Horse and the GWPs.