IPTC Title Holders
2019 / 2020
Pup Sirius - IPTC International Puppy 2019/20
Pup Sirius is proud to be NorthEast Puppy 2019. He has been a member of the pet play community for 3 years and has had the privilege of working with several organizations to offer safe spaces to Lgbtq+ youth and community members throughout his travels. Sirius is an Organizer of Communikink (educational kink workshop), Educator on Puppy Headspace, a Philanthropist for Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Pup Mosh coordinator. A friendly and mischievous pup, who loves many types of fetish, like bondage, electro, impact, edging and wax play. You will usually find him barking all over New England and traveling the world greeting all the pups he can.
Handler David - IPTC International Trainer 2019/209
Handler David (he/him) is a Handler, kinkster, and educator based in Brisbane, Australia. 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, playing D&D, or teaching health science students about research.
2018 / 2019
Pup Kase - IPTC International Puppy 2018/19
Pup Kase is the IPTC International Puppy 2018-2019. He is also Heart of The South Leather Puppy 2017-2018 and International Geared Up Pup 2017 runner-up and fan favorite. Living in Atlanta, he is fortunate to serve the puppy/handler community in the Southeast and beyond. One of his proudest moments in his journey since 1990 is creating, and being one of the founders of, the League of Atlanta Pups. Identifying as a red & white Irish setter, 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.
Daddy Griffyn - IPTC International Trainer 2018/19
Griffyn Ap Owain (Daddy Griff) is the current IPTC Puppy Trainer 2018, and formally 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.
2017 / 2018
Pup Dodger - IPTC International Puppy 2017/18
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, most recently Mr. Puppy Europe 2019. Dodger is a member of the Michigan Band of Brothers, North Star Kennel Club and Titans of the Midwest. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing video games, watching Netflix, cuddling with his Otter and spending time with his bio dogs Maxine and Webster.
Caressa - IPTC International Trainer 2017/18
Carrying the titles of both Northwest Handler and International Trainer in 2017, Caressa is a multi-faceted Femme, with an affinity for edge play and flirting with the line between too much and not enough.
When this dark deviant Mommy isn't kicking her puppy, playing in blood, or paw deep in a hole, you can find her playing with the Philthy Pups or serving as an Associate Member of Onyx North West. Versitile in many ways, she serves as Princess, hu-cow, and lil' bun to her Daddy. (Photo credit Bruce Hardin)
2016 / 2017
Turbo - IPTC International Puppy 2016/17
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 currently hails from Portland, Oregon and is an academic dog with degrees in history, education, sociology, and is currently working on their PhD in Urban Studies and Planning examining how available urban space influences personal sense of self for people in the human puppy play community. When not teaching with or about human pups, Turbo enjoys restoring and driving vintage BMWs, riding motorcycles, watching sci-fi, and being Alpha to the Breakfast Milk Wolves.
Sir Pounder - IPTC International Trainer 2016/17
Pounder is a teal flagging, cookie loving - Malamoot. He has been a part of the Kink/BDSM community for the past 19 years and active in the puppy community for the past 9. He served as IPTC International Trainer 2016 (2016/2017) and Northwest Handler 2016 (2015/2016). He identifies as a Dog and primarily gravitates toward the roles of Sir, Dom, Alpha, Daddy, and Handler. He is switch from time to time and enjoys being submissive when the Chemistry is right, especially for his Alpha Arcturus. He is polyamorous and in an open relationship with two amazing men. His husband is Ryan the Leather Lion and his Partner/Puppy is Pup Arcturus. He is mutually collared to Pup Arcturus with an equal D/s dynamic. He is a 2017 Pantheon of Leather Award recipient for the Northern California/Northwest Region. He has judged numerous State, Regional, and International Puppy and Leather contests. He spends most of his free time traveling and teaching workshops on Puppy Play at Leather, Kink, Puppy, and Furry events as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Portland Pets and Handlers (PDX PAH), which is a 501(c)7 Social Non-Profit.
2015 / 2016
Pup Kona - IPTC International Puppy 2015/16
Pup Kona is the current producer of IPTC and on the board of IPAHW, past IPTC International Puppy 2015 and NW Puppy 2015, 2 time Pantheon of Leather award recipient, co-founder of the BLFC Puppy Summit Group, co-founded the 1st ever pup and Handler contest in AU (Australian Pup and Handler Competition), co-founder of Paw and Pounce Weekend, and contributing writer for the pupplay.info website. Pup Kona is a French Bulldog and leather pup currently residing in the country of Canada. He’s been working with non-profit charity organizations for over 13 years. Pup Kona currently works alongside Helping Paws, a local non-profit charity organization who helps charities and causes in the BC area through mascot performance entertainment. He is also the founder of PAHs without Borders, which focuses on promoting mentorship, support and conversations between pups and Handlers all around the world in the effort to give every pup/Handler a chance to grow, be heard and loved. Throughout his travels, he has reached out and visited various community groups all over the world, sharing his passion and teachings inside and outside of puppy play. Pup Kona is Alpha of his pack, Dogwood pack, a member of VAH-PAH, SEA-PAH, Sir Justin’s Kennel, member of Mama's family (Mama's Blue Puppy) and part of the furry fandom.
Trainer Title Unfilled for this Year - IPTC International Trainer 2015/16
2014 / 2015
Pup Tork - IPTC International Puppy 2014/15
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.”
Sir Justin - IPTC International Trainer 2014/15
Sir Justin has been involved in the Chicago leather community for nearly two decades. In that time he has served on several local and national boards, and he has also spent time as a local, regional, and international titleholder. Currently, Sir Justin is the producer of Illinois Leather Pride Weekend, Executive Producer of the International Puppy and Trainer Contest, and the Executive Director of International Puppy and Handler Weekend.
Sir Justin is a fierce defender of education as a means to bridge gaps when there are areas of division. He has a PhD in Education and teaches every chance he gets. Since earning his international title, he has taught/lectured/spoken in 28 states and seven foreign countries. He has also authored two books: BARK! which chronicles his movement through the puppy community and Love Thy Neighbor…Unless He’s Gay, which tackles the chasm between homosexuality and religion. He is currently working on co-authoring a third book.
He is a member of Mama's family (Mama's Little Desperado and Mama's Gentle Trainer), is the founder of Sir Justin's Kennel (where he is kindly referred to as the Dogfather), and is a proud member of the (Leather) House of Raven. His lifetime achievement is being Sir of the Dogwood Pack. He is happily loved and in love with his family-pack.