IPTC Titleholders

Step into the illustrious realm of the International Puppy and Trainer Contest as we proudly present a curated roster of titleholders who have left an indelible mark on this extraordinary celebration of pup play.

This webpage serves as a testament to the diverse and talented individuals who have embraced the coveted titles, each representing a unique chapter in the contest’s storied history. From charismatic trainers to spirited pups, explore the legacy of those who have earned the esteemed titles, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of the International Puppy and Trainer Contest and embodying the spirit of unity, creativity, and fellowship within the global pup play community.

International Puppy 2023
Ritchi
He/They
International Trainer 2023
Handler Chris
He/Him
International Puppy 2019-2022
Pup Sirius
He/Him
International Handler 2019-2022
Handler David
He/They
International Puppy 2018-2019
Pup Kase
He/Him
International Trainer 2018-2019
Daddy Gryffin
International Puppy 2017-2018
Pup Dodger
He/Him
International Trainer 2017-2018
Caressa Dunn
She/Her
International Puppy 2016-2017
Pup Turbo
He/They
International Trainer 2016-2017
Sir Pounder
He/They
International Puppy 2015-2016
Pup Kona
He/Him
International Trainer 2015-2016
No International Trainer
International Puppy 2014-2015
Pup Tork
International Trainer 2014-2015
Sir Justin
International Puppy 2013-2014
Pup Rylee
International Trainer 2013-2014
Daddy Rose
International Puppy 2012-2013
Pup Luckey
International Trainer 2012-2013
Daddy Don
He/Him
International Puppy 2005-2006
Pup Kelly
International Trainer 2005-2006
Master Gary
International Puppy 2004-2005
The Puppy FiFi
She/Her
International Trainer 2004-2005
Mistress Simone
International Puppy 2003-2004
Pup Patch
International Trainer 2003-2004
Sean-Michael
International Puppy 2002
Pup Tim
International Puppy 2001
Alpha Pup Ray

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International Puppy 2023

Ritchi

He/They

Ritchi (he/they) is a fox that literally never shuts off. Their energy, passion and encouragement from the local community made them enter and get elected as Mr. Puppy Czech Republic 2018. During their representation, they were elected also as 1st runner-up of then Mr. Puppy Europe 2019. After stepping down, Ritchi took the role of a puppy parent to whoever felt unheard, misunderstood or not belonging. They are a host of the Czech Puppy Contest, have hosted and are part of the European Puppy and Handler Contest as well as the Czech Puppy Team. They also helped set up an event called Animals Inc., which later became part of Prague Animal Weekend. As such, Ritchi is the first IPTC titleholder, to reside in Europe, specifically Czech Republic.

As a Service Omega they are, their goal is to take care of others and provide safespace whenever they are. If you’ll see them within an event, they’ll probably ask you at least fifty times if they can help with something, try to match your energy or just jump around you in Foxxo 500 mode. You can also spot them wearing anything from leather, rubber, PVC, to stuff like fishnets, half-heels and skirts. Basically, whatever is comfy at that point. If you ever need somebody to talk to, somebody to listen or somebody to be your support, Ritchi will always be there.

International Trainer 2023

Handler Chris

He/Him

Whenever Handler Chris is around, there’s bound to be treats and scritches! As your 2023 IPTC International Trainer, Handler Chris is always looking for ways to help communities come together to have fun and learn from one another. For years, Handler Chris has been known throughout Florida as one of the Founders and Admins of NCF-PAH, Florida Puppy Handler 2022, and for building bridges within the Florida Kink Community. You can usually find Handler Chris with his partners and pups Puppy Stolas and Pup Nallen.

International Puppy 2019-2022

Pup Sirius

He/Him

Pup Sirius (He/Him) started his title work as Northeast (USA) Puppy 2019, before competing to become IPTC International Puppy 2019 which due to Covid extended through 2022. He has been a member of the pet play community for many years and has had the privilege of working with several organizations to offer safe spaces to LGBTQ+ youth and community members throughout his travels. Pup Sirius is a Producer for the Northeast Puppy and Handler contest, Producer of Communikink (educational kink workshop), and an Educator on Puppy Headspace. He is very passionate about pup and pet play and sharing his experience so it can help everyone in their daily lives. His biggest reward comes from the numerous people he has helped along their path to find their safe space and place without our great community. When they succeed and pass along words of thanks, this is what makes his tail wag. He also works to ensure the message in pup and pet play that “All are Welcome” is barked far and wide. A friendly and mischievous pup, who loves many types of fetish, like bondage, electro, impact, edging, and wax play. While he is an Alpha Pup, he will submit to other Alphas if they can pin him down, so you better restrain him well. You will usually find him barking all over his home region of Boston, MA USA, and traveling the world greeting all the pups he can.

International Handler 2019-2022

Handler David

He/They

Handler David (he/they) is a Handler, kinkster, and educator based in Australia. Having started his titleholder journey as Queensland Leather Boy back in 2016, he is the current International Handler, having represented both Queensland and Australia as Handler in 2018/19. He is passionate about skills development for Handlers and the importance of safe and inclusive spaces for all people involved in pet play. He advocates for radical consent, healthy relationships, and the recognition of care and respect as the foundation for a vibrant pet play community. When not snuggling up with his pups, he can often be found knitting, or working as a researcher and statistician.

International Puppy 2018-2019

Pup Kase

He/Him

Pup Kase is a human puppy that identifies as a red & white Irish setter. He began his journey in 1990 with his first contract relationship. During that time he was kept as a human beast. His time as a human beast transitioned with the times into being a human puppy. He is IPTC International Puppy 2018 and Heart of The South Leather Puppy 2018. Being an innate puppy he lives full time in the lifestyle, however, realizing that society requires times of discretion and behavior modifications. Pup Kase is the Alpha for the League of Atlanta Pups as well as his own pack. He lives with his partner of 20 years as well as his beta of 5 years. He is part of a polyamorous family that consists of a two part household, yes there is a diagram if needed. He is active in not only the puppy community, but in the greater kink/fetish/leather community as well. Pup Kase identifies as a power switch and regularly says that he is the only masochist that can handle his sadism. He has lived between the USA, Canada, and Europe making his particular style of play uniquely his. Pup Kase makes it a point to unify our diverse community. Attending events of all types almost every weekend, he strives to start the dialogue of how we can all coexist as our own sub-cultures and yet remain a strong and focused voice. Let us not forget he is a puppy though. He does very well on task, however, if he is left unattended his mischievous side will take over. If you lose him, just check the nearest cage where he may have locked himself in with your belongings or maybe even the nearest bar drinking other peoples drinks.

International Trainer 2018-2019

Daddy Gryffin

Griffyn Ap Owain (Daddy Griff) is the IPTC Puppy Trainer 2018 and formerly Rocky Mountain IPTC Puppy Trainer 2017. Residing in Denver Colorado, Griffyn is a member of Rocky Mountain Leather Alliance, Rocky Mountain Pet Alliance, and Denver Puppies and Handlers. He is a big proponent of volunteerism and community service, always striving to build bridges. Share your stories, is his motto. Though this we as a community and those that interact with us can create a better understanding and bond with those around us. His journey in the kink community started over 30 years ago as a young man coming out in the gay bars of Europe, where his eyes opened, and he jumped in the lifestyle head first. While he enjoys many different kinks, from fire to impact play, his two favorites are puppies and food. If you can create a scene incorporating both, you just might have his heart. Griffyn is currently an event manager at Denver’s Performing Art Complex while not in school where he is pursuing a degree in Fine arts. His goal is to be known as one of the leaders in the art world and recognized for his expression as a queer kink artist.

International Puppy 2017-2018

Pup Dodger

He/Him

Pup Dodger was the first ever Michigan Puppy back in 2016, making his way through to become the Great Lakes Puppy in 2017, then becoming the IPTC International Puppy 2017/18. He is a fun loving German Shepherd service pup and has been a member of the community since 2013. He lives by the motto “ Come Play With Me? Encouraging others to get off the sidelines and get involved. He is always willing to lend a helping paw to a fellow pup or kinkster and help them explore their wild side, especially using them as a fire hydrant! Dodger is a huge advocate for mental health and believes we should not let our infirmities define our lives. If you can’t find Dodger just look for the green puppy wrestling around with the other pups, dancing his tail off and being his mischievous self. Or if all else fails just yell “Squirrel? and he will come running and howling. Dodger has sat on puppy play panels, taught classes and judged numerous contests. Dodger is the founder of the Great Lakes Kennel Club. Pup Dodger is the proud Alpha to his betas, Pup Otter and Pup Raire. In his free time you can find Dodger reading, watching anything horror/mystery related and spending time with those near and dear to his heart.

International Trainer 2017-2018

Caressa Dunn

She/Her

As the Northwest Handler 2017 and International Trainer 2017, Caressa knows a thing or two about puppies, pageants, and presentation.

She entered the Leather community in 2011 and found her way to her first mosh in 2012 and never looked back. As a FFemme with major Mommy energy, Caressa found herself rising to the tasks her community set before her, always ready to love a nurture those around her.

With a wide array of skills and abilities, both kinky and vanilla, she found a true home in handling and training puppies.

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, she now calls Philadelphia home, with her dog Ruckus and the Phlthy Pups.

International Puppy 2016-2017

Pup Turbo

He/They

Turbo is IPTC International Puppy 2016, Northwest Puppy 2016, and IPC International Best in Show 2015. They identify as a retired racing greyhound who now protects, educates, and encourages the puppy community. Turbo is a mechanic who enjoys restoring old cars, watching sci-fi, and being Alpha to the Breakfast Milk Wolves.Currently hailing from Portland, Oregon and is an academic dog with degrees in history, education, sociology, and Urban Studies PhD work examining how available urban space influences personal sense of self for people in the human puppy play community. Their fursona is fennec with an attitude.

International Trainer 2016-2017

Sir Pounder

He/They

Pounder is a teal flagging, cookie loving Dog. Stern, intimidating, & stoic exterior with a marshmallow fluff Daddy interior. He has been in the leather community since 2001 and served as IPTC International Trainer 2016 & Northwest Handler 2016. He is a 2017 Pantheon of Leather Award recipient. Pounder has judged numerous State, Regional, and International Puppy/Leather contests. He shares his passion for puppy play by teaching pet headspace and advanced training workshops at Leather, Puppy, and Furry events. He lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his 2 Partners, chosen family, & soon to rule the world, cats.

International Puppy 2015-2016

Pup Kona

He/Him

Pup Kona served as IPTC International Puppy 2015 and NW Puppy 2015. He is the co-owner and co-founder of Scrap Yard Leather (making custom pet hoods, apparel, and products), a two-time Pantheon of Leather award recipient, and former IPTC Contest Producer & IPAHW co-founder & co-producer. He is also the co-founder of the BLFC Puppy Summit Group, the 1st ever pup and Handler contest in AU (Australian Pup and Handler Competition), and Paw and Pounce Weekend.

Pup Kona is a French Bulldog and leather pup currently residing in WA State. He’s been working with non-profit and charity organizations for over 17+ years. He is the founder of PAHs without Borders; an organization that focuses on promoting mentorship, support, and conversations between pups and Handlers all around the world, in an effort to give every pup/Handler a chance to grow, be heard, and be loved. Throughout his travels, he has reached out and visited various community groups all over the world, sharing his passion and teachings both inside of puppy play and beyond, to the greater fetish community at large. Pup Kona is the beloved Alpha of his pack, Dogwood pack, a member of SEA-PAH, and part of the furry fandom.

International Puppy 2014-2015

Pup Tork

Pup Tork has been involved in the leather & fetish community for the past 9 years. He has served his community as the first Illinois Leather Puppy in 2014 and went on to become IPTC International Puppy in 2014. He is a founding member of the Chicago Puppy Patrol, Co-founder of Team Friendly Chicago, Sargent- At-Arms of the Windy City Boys Troop, Membre Associé of Phoenix Montréal, Member of the Chicago Band of Brothers and former Board Member of the International Puppy & Trainer Contest, now known as IPAHW. Additionally, he has served as the Director of the Illinois Puppy & Trainer Contest for the past 3 years. Tork additionally has taught classes, judged contests, and has assisted with numerous contests and leather/fetish related events and causes all across North America. He is a proud member of Mama’s Family, known as “Mama’s Guide Dog.”

International Trainer 2005-2006

Master Gary

Texas born and raised, Master Gary was active in the leather communities of Houston and Dallas for nearly 20 years. As a former Eagle Scout, member of Dallas Discipline Corps. and ER Nurse, he carried over a level of discipline and control which greatly shaped him as a Handler. His warmth and playfulness was coupled with firm guidance, and he wasn’t afraid to show the most spirited pups that He was ultimately in charge. Sadly, Master Gary passed away in June of 2016. He is survived by his pup, boy and partner Joseph, aka “JoeDog.”

International Puppy 2004-2005

The Puppy FiFi

She/Her

Amy, a.k.a. The Puppy Fifi found a home in the Chicago Leather community in the early 2000s. She was the Head slave in a high protocol leather household, serving her owners and managing the other slaves. The Puppy Fifi, a proper circus poodle, won the Great Lakes Leather Puppy title at CellBlock Chicago, in 2003 and then went on to win the International Puppy title at IPTC in Dallas, Texas in 2004. The Puppy Fifi is the first female IPTC Puppy titleholder. She spent her title years traveling the US spreading the joys of life as a puppy. She now resides in South Bend, Indiana, and continues to travel spreading the love of a puppy’s life.

International Puppy 2002

Pup Tim

Pup Tim resides in Los Angeles, living near his Master Skip, who was his trainer and handler for the contest. The two of them were the focus of the documentary “Pup,” which documented two openly gay leather-men of faith on the path to IPC. Pup remains a part of the puppy movement and was the first encouraging puppy documentary in mass distribution and remains available on Amazon. During his title year, he judged contest around the US, from Los Angeles to Chicago, and Phoenix to Atlanta, with cities in between. He was an outspoken advocate of celebrating that which makes us unique and kind. Albeit, his kink development began earlier at a younger age, through his own exploration of tying up neighbors. Pup Tim has been active in the leather realm since 1991, teaching sensory deprivation, mummification, flogging, pup play, extreme wax play and in many a kink stage show. During his step-down speech he spoke about his first time in a stray bar and found his pack. To this day, Pup Tim strives to be kind to everyone and embody the joy that canine’s can bring with them everywhere. “We can encourage each other, not by defining what a “real pup” is, but by defining our own pup and modeling that wonderful behavior.

International Puppy 2001

Alpha Pup Ray

Hailing from Alaska, Alpha Pup Ray became the very first International Puppy in 2001.

His Title vest currently resides in the Leather Archives & Museum.

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