Superior Pointers - Fine Bird Dogs - Elhew Pointers

2023 Litters

A successful, sustainable, breeding program achieves two equally important objectives – it incrementally improves the overall phenotype, and simultaneously reduces variability, in each successive generation. It is such continuous improvement and overall consistency in soundness, conformation, temperament, and performance attributes that characterize the Superior Pointers companion gun dog breeding program. As accomplished as were the Elhew pointers we produced two decades ago, successive generations have clearly been – on average – even more capable. As Bob Wehle often observed, “If they are not, you’re doing something wrong”.

Continuous improvement and reduced variability of the phenotype is accelerated when breeding only superior, complimentary individuals within a homogeneous gene pool, or “family”. Random, indiscriminate breeding with a restricted gene pool, conversely, results in the inevitable decline of the phenotype. It is, therefore, imperative that practitioners of line breeding possess comprehensive knowledge of individual and family characteristics, critically evaluate breeding stock, and “know what good looks like” . The Superior Pointers breeding program reflects sixty years of experience with pointing dogs, including decades spent observing multiple Bird Dog Hall of Fame enshrined canine performers in major circuit FDSB/AFTCA recognized field trial competition.

Our thoughtfully crafted breeding’s are informed by experience, and guided by exacting standards. The dogs that we use are all exceptional representatives of their breed and bloodline, and exhibit the very best pure Elhew companion gun dog genetics. While such genetics are a generally reliable indicator of anticipated soundness, conformation, temperament, and performance characteristics, they are not an absolute, infallible predictor. Every dog used in the Superior Pointers breeding program is, therefore, critically evaluated to confirm that they are physically and temperamentally sound, and accomplished on wild birds. It is these exemplary wild bird handling credentials which, we believe, differentiates the Superior Pointers breeding program from many others.The eight equally promising spring 2023 breedings detailed below represent a continued refinement of our proven breeding strategy, and will yield the overall best Elhew companion gun dogs that we have ever produced. Early reservations are recommended.

2023 Planned Litters

Striking Elhew Mack x Kate's Elhew Flirt (Rolly) - Expected March, 2023
Striking Elhew Thor x Hot Elhew Valentina - Expected March, 2023
Hot Elhew Frank's Sauce x Hot Elhew Pace Picante - Expected March
Hot Elhew Frank's Sauce x Hot Elhew Cholula - Expected March, 2023
Striking Elhew Lincoln x Striking Elhew Willow - Expected in April, 2023
Striking Elhew Reagan x Striking Elhew Josephine - Expected April 2023
Striking Elhew Lincoln x Striking Elhew Lola - Expected June, 2023


Mack x Rolly

Mack

Striking Elhew Mack

Rolly

Kate's Elhew Flirt (Rolly)

Striking Elhew Mack, Superior Pointers foundation sire, is considered by many knowledgeable students of the Elhew bloodline to be the most prepotent Elhew companion gun dog sire since Elhew Mr. McGoo. Mack’s outstanding conformation, ideal temperament, and exemplary performance characteristics have had an unparalleled, positive impact on the Elhew totem in the last two decades. This frozen semen breeding offers the Elhew enthusiast a rare opportunity to acquire a direct Mack son or daughter.

Rolly is a powerful, athletic, 48 pound, Striking Elhew Bossman daughter, who is well proven on multiple species of wild birds. She is, also, a granddaughter of both Striking Elhew Mack and Elhew Chaparral. Rolly is well made, has a confident temperament, and exudes class on the ground and on game.

This special frozen semen breeding of Mack to an outstanding granddaughter will exceed the expectations of the most discriminating companion gun dog devotee and Elhew enthusiast. These pups will be companion gun dogs of uncommon natural ability, and worthy of heading up any kennel, or breeding program. Dark orange pups with either black, or brown, pigmentation are expected, and will be whelped and raised in Wanatah, Indiana by Rolly’s devoted owner, Justin Smith..

Striking Elhew Mack Elhew Mr. McGwire Elhew Mr. McGoo Ch. Elhew Strike
Elhew Kiwi
Nimrod's Elhew Lady Elhew Pasquinel
Keynote
Miss Elhew Seawolf Elhew Sea Wolf Ch. Elhew Strike
Elhew Kiwi
Elhew Joy Elhew Jefferson
Elhew BV
Kate' Elhew Flirt Striking Elhew Bossman Striking Elhew Mack Elhew Mr. McGwire
Miss Elhew Seawolf
Striking Elhew Diva Nitro Elhew Seabiscuit
Nitro Elhew Showgirl
Hackberry's Elhew Dancer Elhew Chaparral Elhew Mr. McGoo
Elhew Ecstasy
Hackberry's Piper Elhew Explorer
Numark Elhew Cher

Thor x Val

Thor

Striking Elhew Thor

Val

Hot Elhew Valentina

Thor is a powerful, athletic, 56 pound male with a smooth, fluid, stride who is well proven on seven species of wild birds. He is, also, a proven sire of class companion gun dogs. Thor is a littermate to Hot Elhew Cholula (Lu).

Val is a quick, nice moving 42 pound frozen semen daughter of Superior Pointers’ foundation sire, Striking Elhew Mack. .She has been extensively hunted in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, and is well proven on multiple species of wild birds. Val is a litter sister to Hot Elhew Frank’s Sauce (Frank).

The 2022 breeding of Frank to Lu produced an unusually uniform litter of exceptional pups. This 2023 breeding of Thor to Val is the “mirror image” of that nick, and a virtual “repeat breeding”. These equally outstanding prospects will exceed the expectations of the most discriminating Elhew enthusiast. Val’s anticipated litter will be whelped and raised in McRae, Arkansas by Josh Atkins and his family. All four colors are anticipated.

Frank x Pace

Frank

Hot Elhew Frank's Sauce

Pace

Hot Elhew Pace Picante

Frank is a well-made, exciting young male with a great temperament, and smooth, fluid stride, who “floats over the country”. His exemplary pure Elhew genetics represent a concentration of Striking Elhew Mack “blood”, and he exhibits his illustrious sire’s most admirable characteristics. That Frank will be a prepotent sire, is preordained.

Pace is an industrious hunter and proficient bird finder with a great temperament who adjusts to any terrain, and who is equally accomplished on pheasants and quail. She is squarely built, moves attractively, and handles effortlessly. Her intelligent, forward quartering pattern is genetic, and will be exhibited by her progeny.

The pure Elhew genetics of this breeding are primarily influenced by the Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi “blood” proven to produce companion gun dogs of uncommon natural ability. This promising litter is a repeat of a 2022 breeding which produced exceptional pups, and will be whelped and raised in McRae, Arkansas by Pace’s justifiably proud owner, Josh Atkins. Mostly black pups are expected, with liver and orange a possibility.


Frank x Lu

Frank

Hot Elhew Frank's Sauce

Lu

Hot Elhew Cholula

Frank is a fast, athletic, well made 52-pound young male with a confident, yet compliant, temperament. He is the product of a frozen semen breeding of Striking Elhew Mack to an outstanding Rex daughter, and Mack granddaughter. Frank, like his illustrious sire, will undoubtedly prove to be an unusually prepotent stud dog.

Lu is a quick, athletic, hard running 46-pound female, and an especially proficient bird finder. She is as attractive on the ground, as she is on point. Lu is a litter sister to Regan, Kit, and Thor.

This breeding concentrates the genetics of Superior Pointers’ foundation sire, Striking Elhew Mack, coveted by so many knowledgeable students of the Elhew bloodline. This is a repeat of a 2022 breeding that produced an exceptionally uniform litter of outstanding pups. This promising litter will be whelped and raised in McRae, Arkansas by Lu’s devoted owner, Josh Atkins. Black, liver, and orange pups are expected.


Lincoln x Willow

lincoln

Striking Elhew Lincoln

Willow

Striking Elhew Willow

Lincoln is a well made, powerfully built, 56 pound, accomplished wild bird dog with a great temperament. He is a double grandson of Superior Pointers’ foundation sire, Striking Elhew Mack, and a littermate to Striking Elhew Josephine. Lincoln is a hard running bird dog, who handles kindly and hunts at a range appropriate for the terrain.

Willow is an outstanding 45 pound daughter of two noted producers, and a fine bird dog in her own right. She handles both ruffed grouse and pheasants with equal proficiency. Willow is quick, athletic, and hunts at a comfortable range in all types of habitat. She is equally attractive on the ground, and on point.

This impressive litter pedigree is rich in the Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi “blood” widely recognized by knowledgeable students of the Elhew bloodline to produce exemplary companion gun dogs. Dark orange pups with either black, or brown, pigmentation will be whelped and raised in Garrett, Indiana by Willow’s proud owners, Andy Giegold and Bill Gabers.


Reagan x Jo

Reagan

Striking Elhew Reagan

Josephine

Striking Elhew Josephine

Reagan is a quick, athletic, attractively gaited, 48 pound son of Striking Elhew Rex. Like his sire, Reagan is uncommonly adept at handling ruffed grouse – the most challenging of all game birds. Reagan’s dam, Sniper, was an accomplished prairie grouse and pheasant dog, and produced outstanding companion gun dogs by multiple sires.

Jo is a fast, athletic, powerful, well made, 50 pound female with a smooth, fluid gait, who is as captivating on the ground, as on point. She runs with a high head and cracking tail, and hunts ambitiously while handling kindly. This “double Mack” granddaughter is equally proficient on forest and prairie grouse.

This breeding is rich in the Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi genetics which Bob Wehle often observed produced his best companion gun dogs – and, particularly, his best ruffed grouse dogs. This promising litter will be whelped and raised in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Liver, and dark orange pups with brown pigmentation, are anticipated.


Lincoln x Lola

Lincoln

Striking Elhew Lincoln

lola

Striking Elhew Lola

Lincoln is a powerful, athletic, handsome, 56 pound son of noted producers, Striking Elhew Redemption and Striking Elhew Haley, and a double grandson of Superior Pointers’ celebrated foundation sire, Striking Elhew Mack. He is hunted primarily on ruffed grouse, on which he exhibits commendable proficiency. Lincoln is a littermate to Superior Pointers’ exciting performer and proven producer, Striking Elhew Josephine.

Lola is a fast, athletic, nicely gaited, classy, 46 pound female who exhibits exemplary style on the ground, and on game. She is equally accomplished on both prairie grouse, and pheasants. Lola’s two previous litters are proving to be exceptional companion gun dogs. Lola is a littermate to Striking Elhew Reagan.

This impressive litter pedigree, in which Bob Wehle’s acclaimed Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi “nick” is the primary genetic influence, represents the best of the Superior Pointers companion gun dog breeding program. These promising pups will be whelped and raised in Plankinton, South Dakota by Lola’s devoted owners, Scott and Stacy Flatt. Liver, and dark orange pups with brown pigmentation, are anticipated.