Dual Champion Ehrlicher Abe, German Shorthaired Pointer male was whelped December 7, 1976, out of mating of Ammertal’s Lancer D and Misty fer Gitunburds. Abe was bred by Paul and Deana Ashley of Boise, Idaho, owned by Linda A. Cross of Boise, Idaho, and handled to the majority of his wins by the late Dave McGinnis of Meridian, Idaho.
Ehrlicher Abe was an impressive young dog. His owner, Linda Cross, handled Abe to an early win in the National German Shorthaired Pointer Association, Inc. (NGSPA) American Field 1978 NGSPA Region 9 Derby Classic. Under the whistle of John Rabidou, Abe followed this with a win of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America (GSPC) American Kennel Club National Futurity.
This dog had an excellent winning record in major all-age Shorthair competition. In 1980 he won the NGSPA National Championship and won the same prestigious championship in 1981. He also annexed the title in 1981 of National German Pointing Dog Association (American Field) National All-Age Champion. In 1981 he was the number one Shorthair All-Age Dog of the Year. He attained his AKC Field Championship in 1980 and his AKC Show Championship in 1981. In 1982 Abe’s accomplishments included winning the GSPCA National All-Age Championship and the NGSPA Chukar Association All-Age Championship.
In American Field competition Ehrlicher Abe had 19 wins and sired 32 dogs with 127 wins and placements. Abe also sired 10 AKC Field Trial Champions, one AKC Amateur Field Trial Champion, 6 AKC Show champions, and two AKC Dual champions. His get included three national futurity placements, two national field trial placements, and he sired the 1989 GSPCA Gun Dog of the Year. Equally importantly, Ehrlicher Abe was extremely prepotent with his great grand get annexing numerous Shorthair titles.
Linda Cross described Abe as a great one-of-a-kind dog. He was not only an outstanding field trial dog but one that allowed her to make numerous field trial friends throughout the United States.