Superior Pointers - Fine Bird Dogs - Elhew Pointers

2024 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 within 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 more than 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 breedings 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 twelve equally promising spring 2024 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.

2024 Planned Litters

Striking Elhew Mack x Kate's Elhew Flirt (Rolly) - Expected August     
Striking Elhew Mack x Striking Elhew Katie - Whelped January 24, All are sold.
Hot Elhew Frank's Sauce x Hot Elhew Cholula- Whelped February 11, All are sold
Striking Elhew Thor x Striking Elhew Josephine- Expected March
Striking Elhew Thor x Hot Elhew Valentina - Whelped February 9, all are sold
Striking Elhew Lincoln x Striking Elhew Lola - Expected April
Striking Elhew Yellowjacket x Striking Elhew June - Expected May
Striking Elhew Yellowjacket x Striking Elhew Ruby - Expected May
Striking Elhew Thor x Striking Elhew Scout - Expected May
Striking Elhew Thor x Striking Elhew Simone - Expected July
Striking Elhew Yellowjacket x Striking Elhew Nyx -Expected June
Striking Elhew Lincoln x Striking Elhew Willow - Expected June


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, 47 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 celebrated sire Elhew Chaparral. Rolly is well made, has a confident temperament, and exudes class on the ground and on game.

This special frozen semen repeat 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. Pups from the first Mack x Rolly litter are proving to be truly exceptional. Dark orange pups with either black, or brown, pigmentation are expected, and will be whelped and raised in Valparaiso, 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

Mack x Katie

Mack

Striking Elhew Mack

Katy

Striking Elhew Katie

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.

Katie, a beautiful Striking Elhew Rex daughter, and Mack granddaughter, has produced exceptional pups by Mack, Mack sons, and Mack double grandsons. Katie is a proven producer of accomplished gun dogs in her own right. She is well made, exudes class on the ground and on game, and has had over a thousand pheasants shot over her points. Katie is a litter sister to Lola.

This special frozen semen repeat 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. This promising litter will be raised in Garrett, Indiana by Katie’s attentive owners, Andy Giegold and Bill Gabers. According to the genetic color codes of Mack and Katie, there is a 25% statistical probability for each of the four possible colors.

Frank x Lu

Frank

Hot Elhew Frank's Sauce

Lu

Hot Elhew Cholula

Frank is a fast, athletic, well made 50-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 is proving, like his illustrious sire, 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 Striking Elhew 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 2022 and 2023 breedings that produced exceptionally uniform litters of outstanding pups. This promising litter will be whelped and raised in McRae, Arkansas by Lu’s devoted owner, Josh Atkins. According to Frank's and Lu's color codes, the statistical probability for each possible color is 50% black, 25% liver, and 25% orange with brown pigmewntation.


Thor x Jo

Thor

Striking Elhew Thor

Jo

Striking Elhew Josephine

Thor is a powerful, athletic, 56 pound male with a smooth, fluid stride, who is well proven on seven different species of upland birds. He has also proven to be an unusually prepotent companion gun dog sire. Thor is a littermate to the equally impressive Hot Elhew Cholula (Lu).

Jo is a fast, agile powerful, tenacious, solidly built 48 pound female with an attractive gait, who is as captivating on the ground, as on point. She travels 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. Jo is a littermate to Striking Elhew Lincoln.

This double cross to prepotent sire, Striking Elhew Redemption, 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. According to the genetic color codes of Thor and Jo, the statistical probability for each possible color is 50% liver, and 50% orange with brown pigmentation.


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 2023 breeding of Thor to Val produced exceptional companion gun dogs, as did the "mirror image" breedings in 2022 and 2023 of Thor's sister Lu, to Val's brother Frank. 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.

Lincoln x Lola

Lincoln

Striking Elhew Lincoln

Lola

Striking Elhew Lola

Lincoln is a powerful 59-pound double Mack grandson with a smooth, fluid stride and exemplary character on game. He exhibits a confident, compliant temperament, and is well proven on multiple species of wild birds.

Lola is a classy, fast, athletic, exciting, young 44-pound female who exhibits exceptional style on the ground, and on game. She is accomplished on both prairie grouse and pheasants. She has previously produced outstanding companion gun dogs by two different double Mack grandsons, as will this breeding to Lincoln.

This impressive litter, rich in the Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi genetics which Bob Wehle regularly noted produced his best gun dogs, 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. According to Lincoln's and Lola's genetic color codes, the statistical probability for each possible color is 50% liver, and 50% orange with brown pigmentation.


Jack x June

Jack

Striking Elhew Yellowjacket

June

Striking Elhew June

Jack is a well made 54 pound male with a great temperament and impeccable Elhew genetics whom is certain to have, as a sire, a consequential positive impact on the bloodline. He is very fast, beautifully gaited, travels “high on both ends”, and exhibits exemplary character on game. Jack hunts ambitiously, but adjusts his range to the terrain and handles effortlessly.

June is an attractive young 44 pound daughter of Striking Elhew Bossman – one of the very best Elhew males of his generation. While accomplished on multiple species of wild birds, she is particularly proficient on ruffed grouse. June is well made, attractively gaited, and exhibits admiral style and intensity on game.

The pure Elhew genetics of this highly anticipated litter are derived primarily from Bob Wehle’s incomparable Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi “nick”, with a secondary influence of National Champion Elhew Snakefoot “blood” through his well known son, Elhew Distinction – Mr. Wehle’s 1996 “brag dog”. This promising litter will be whelped, and raised, in Mosinee, Wisconsin by June’s devoted owner, Dan Schroeder, and his family. According to Jack’s and June’s genetic color codes, the statistical probability for each possible color is 75% orange with black pigmentation, and 25% orange with brown pigmentation.

Striking Elhew Yellowjacket Striking Elhew Axel Striking Elhew Zorro Striking Elhew Mack
Explorer's Elhew Arwen
Striking Elhew Sophie Striking Elhew Mack
Striking Elhew Diva
Striking Elhew Josephine Striking Elhew Redemption Striking Elhew Mack
Nitro Elhew Crazy
Striking Elhew Haley Striking Elhew Mack
Striking Elhew Jessie
Striking Elhew June Striking Elhew Bossman Striking Elhew Mack Elhew Mr. McGwire
Miss Elhew Seawolf
Nitro's Elhew Diva Nitro Elhew Seabiscuit
Nitro Elhew Showgirl
Redleaf's Elhew Pistol Annie Elhew Prophet Elhew Distinction
Nitro Elhew Beauty
Nitro Elhew Ladybird Striking Elhew Mack
Nitro Elhew Black Pearl

Jack x Ruby

Jack

Striking Elhew Yellowjacket

Ruby

Striking Elhew Ruby

Jack is a hard driving, powerful, tenacious, attractively gaited, 54 pound young male well proven on five species of upland birds. He is a proficient bird finder, and a strong, natural retriever. Jack exemplifies the “class” companion gun dog.

Ruby is a beautiful, 42 pound, young female, with an exceptional temperament who handles multiple species of upland birds with equal proficiency. She is quick, agile, and hunts diligently at an appropriate range for the terrain. Ruby is equally attractive on the ground, and on point.

This impressive litter pedigree is dominated by solid Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi genetics from top to bottom. These pups will exceed the expectations of the most dedicated wild bird hunter. This promising litter will be whelped, and raised, in Washburn, Wisconsin by Leo Ketchum and his family. According to Jack’s and Ruby’s genetic color codes, there is a 25% statistical probability for each of the four possible colors.


Thor x Scout

Thor

Striking Elhew Thor

Scout

Striking Elhew Scout

Thor is a complete bird dog, with exemplary conformation, temperament, and performance characteristics. Like his sire and grandsire, Thor is proving to be a prepotent producer of class companion gun dogs. 

Scout is a beautiful, squarely built, athletic, 43 pound young female with a compliant temperament. She adjusts to the terrain at hand, hunts to the front, and handles effortlessly. Scout is proficient on seven species of wild birds, but is at her best on ruffed grouse.

This exciting breeding represents the very best of Superior Pointers’ breeding program genetics, and will produce well made, precocious pups. Scout’s litter will be whelped, and raised, in Mahtowa, Minnesota by her devoted owners, Will and Melanie Bomier. According to Thor’s and Scout’s genetic color codes, the statistical probability is for a liiter of  pups exhibiting 50% black, 25% liver, and 25% orange (lemon) coloration.


Thor x Simone

Thor

Striking Elhew Thor

Simone

Striking Elhew Simone

Thor is a fast, agile, well made, 56 pound “double Mack” grandson with a great temperament and exemplary bird handling skills. He looks equally impressive traveling, and on point. Thor has proven to be a prepotent sire of “class” companion gun dogs.

Simone is a classy, well made, athletic, frozen semen Striking Elhew Mack daughter. Like her maternal grandsire, Striking Elhew Rex, she is an unusually proficient bird finder. Simone is captivating both on the ground, and on game, and is fondly described by her owners, Andy Giegold and Bill Gabers as a “rock star”.

This litter pedigree is rich in Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi genetics – and, particularly, in the “blood” of Superior Pointers’ foundation sire, Striking Elhew Mack. These pups are certain to exceed the expectations of the most discriminating wild bird hunters. Simone’s litter will be raised in Garrett, Indiana by her proud owners, Andy Giegold and Bill Gabers. According to Thor’s and Simone’s genetic color codes, there is a 25% statistical probability for each of the four possible colors.

Jack x Nyx

Jack

Striking Elhew Yellowjacket

Nyx

Striking Elhew Nyx

Jack is a hard running, athletic, young male with a smooth, fluid gait, who is mesmerizing on the ground, and on point. He has a compliant temperament, adjusts his range to the terrain at hand, runs to the front, and handles kindly. Jack is an exciting young dog who “makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck” every time he is turned loose.

Nyx is a beautifully made, athletic young female with a confident temperament who thrives on attention. She hunts diligently, and handles pheasants and prairie grouse with equal proficiency. Her impressive genetics represent the very best of the Superior Pointers’ breeding program.

This highly anticipated litter, rich in Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi “blood”, is certain to exceed expectations. It will be whelped and raised in Plankinton, South Dakota by Nyx’s justifiably proud owners, Scott and Stacy Flatt. According to Jack’s and Nyx’s genetic color codes, the statistical probability for each possible color is 37.5% for black, 37.5% for orange with black pigmentation, 12.5% for liver, and 12.5% for orange with brown pigmentation.

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. This promising litter will be whelped and raised in Garrett, Indiana by Willow’s proud owners, Andy Giegold and Bill Gabers. According to Lincoln's and Willow's genetic color codes, the statistical probability for each possible color is 75% for orange with black pigmentation, and 25% for orange with brown pigmentation.