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2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Weekend Indefinitely Postponed

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), concerns have been raised regarding public social gatherings. As part of the State of Minnesota’s declaration of a peacetime state of emergency this afternoon, it was strongly suggested that large gatherings where close contact is unavoidable be canceled or postponed.

The Executive, Mosh, and NSPAH Contest Committees of the NSKC Lead Pack have reviewed available health information and discussed the matter at length. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community (including our members, contestants, contest judges, and other guests at our events), we have decided […]

By |2020-03-13T21:43:47+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Bootblack: Paul

In addition to the emcee and judges, there are other members of the community contributing to the success of the 2020 North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend. One of those is our bootblack for the evening of the contest, Paul!


Bootblack Paul’s passion for bootblacking came by way of a can of Huberds. Attending an erotic bootblacking class led by Pawlish and Bamm Bamm, he took a deep whiff of the smokey contents and knew he had found his niche. After receiving training from Kevin “Sparkie” Perdue, Paul finally took the lid off his own can of Huberds and […]

By |2020-03-06T10:53:41+00:00March 6th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: Ash

Over these past weeks, we have been introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Last, but certainly not least, is our judge, and your new 2020 Mr. Twin Cities Leather, Ash!


Ashley, Ash, Dragon Pup, Pup Lover or Ashton the Adorable Lover are all names this fun and deep loving human goes by.
Multi-spirited and uses he/him/his/they/them/ thier pronouns. A consummate Drag King performer for well over a decade and can be seen performing for fundraisers in the Minneapolis scene.  An adorable pup at heart, Ash loves to play whenever the […]
By |2020-03-03T11:07:24+00:00March 3rd, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: JP

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Next, we introduce one of our judges, JP!


This is a chose your own adventure judge. If you are of a faint heart read bio 1! If you want the full back story adventure, mystery, and chaos read bio 2:

Bio 1

Jp or “just pup” has been part of the pup community for over 15 years (105 dog years). During that time he has been a regular member in Minneapolis leather and pup community.  Serving as a member of the lead pack of the North […]

By |2020-02-07T17:20:16+00:00February 28th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: Pup Ranger

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Next, we introduce one of our judges, Pup Ranger!


Pup Ranger has been a member of the Twin Cities leather and kink community for more than 5 years. He is a founding member of the North Star Kennel Club and an original Lead Pack member. Ranger volunteered with the Twin Cities chapter of the Mr. Friendly campaign to educate and reduce stigma around HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. He has facilitated puppy play demos for NSKC, Kink U presented by […]

By |2020-02-07T19:41:45+00:00February 25th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: Evie Bea-Pan

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Next, we introduce one of our judges, Evie Bea-Pan!


Evie hails from the barren wasteland that is North Dakota and western Minnesota but for the past decade has resided in the Sin Cities aka Minneapolis/Saint Paul, an environment far better suited for her requirements and lifestyle. She is a demisexual, panamourus, polyam, kinky bottom who flags a veritable rainbow of colors but can always be found flagging black on the right and check on the left, is rumored to […]

By |2020-02-07T17:05:12+00:00February 21st, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: Daddy Don

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Next, we introduce one of our judges, Daddy Don!


Don is the 2012 International Trainer and he makes his home in Denver, Colorado. He and his partner Chris started exploring Leather in 2004. Their first kink event was Thunder in the Mountains, and that event sparked a fire for learning and sharing. He co-founded the Denver boys of Leather in 2006 and is so proud of their ongoing success. Don served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky […]

By |2020-02-07T17:02:34+00:00February 18th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: Timothy Whelchel (Pup Stripe)

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Next, we introduce one of our judges, Timothy Whelchel (Pup Stripe)!


A member of Titans of the Midwest, Rudis-Mens’ Leather Society, St. Louis Pups & Handlers, Founder/Coordinator of STL PAHS in the Park and Co-Producer/Director of Education for Pup-Tent, Timothy Whelchel identifies as a pup and is Alpha of the Mukker Pack. He loves head scritches, cuddles, sweet tarts and the occasional scooby snack. As a community service pup, Timothy works with various organizations bringing good to his community. If […]

By |2020-02-13T01:17:20+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the NSPAH 2020 Judges: Pup Havok

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. Next, we introduce one of our judges, Pup Havok!


Havok is a slutty, sex positive St. Bernard who now calls Indianapolis, Indiana home. This boot-licking boofer lives up to his namesake in many different fashions! As a proud “queer-as-fuck switch,” Havok has made quite a name for himself in the leather and kink community since joining in 2012. He is a co-founder of Project Touch Base, a full member of the Titans of the Midwest and the GDI Outlaws, the Director […]

By |2020-02-07T16:55:59+00:00February 11th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments

Introducing the 2020 NSPAH Emcee: Pup Figaro

Over the coming weeks, we will be introducing the emcee and judges for the 2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Contests. First, we introduce our emcee, Pup Figaro!


A wild Figaro appeared! This rare doggomon is proud to be collared by Sir Miguel, brother to his packmates, and Dom to his pups. He can be found all over but, until a recent move to Chicago, appeared most frequently in his home region of the Pacific Northwest as a President & Founder of VAN-PAH, Co-Producer of Northwest Puppy & Handler, and Co-Founder of Project Touch Base. Special variants of this doggomon […]

By |2020-02-07T16:15:28+00:00February 7th, 2020|2020 NSPAH Contest News|0 Comments