Welcome to Prestige Pointers! We are committed to breeding top English Pointers with correct conformation, great desire to hunt, tenacity, and willingness. We employ the Silent Command System of the Smith Training Method, to which we credit our dogs' success.
Jeff and Melanie Ramey have been upland hunting enthusiasts their entire lives. Jeff grew up in Northern Kentucky hunting in the woods as a kid and as often as possible as an adult. Melanie grew up fox hunting and was always intrigued more by the hunting dogs than anything else. She worked briefly at Midland Foxhounds and had the privilege of knowing the legendary Ben Hardaway. Having that early exposure to selective breeding has always sparked interest in breeding a good hunting dog.
Jeff and Melanie were fortunate to obtain their first English Pointer in 2018, Fly’n Rascally Pete. Previously owned and trained by Craig Steinbach of Fly -N- Gun Kennels, Pete has been a pleasure to hunt and have in their home. Pete has been trialed as well as hunted nearly every upland bird in many territories.. Pete has bred several quality bitches and the result were many great bird dogs being enjoyed by hunters of all abilities and goals. He is available for live cover and frozen semen breedings.
In 2019, Jeff and Melanie obtained siblings Brutus and Katniss, from Fly -N- Gun Kennels out of Fly’n Elhew Ruby and by Hackberry’s Ice Max. These two phenomenal dogs were trained by Craig and have since been sold to hunting homes.
In January 2020, Jeff and Melanie made the decision to purchase two siblings by CH Elhew Sinbad himself. Duke and Sindy are phenomenal examples of what the best bloodlines will give you, not only in the home, but in the field. Duke was sold to a wonderful family in Texas who uses him for hunting and Sindy remains in our program as she will be a crucial part of our breeding program going forward.
May 2020 brought the first litter for Fly'n Rascally Pete to the kennel. Bred to Fly'n Misty Moonshiner, these pups have excelled in all hunting environments presented to them. We retained Ramey's Ace's Wild for training and development and he was sold in late 2021 to a hunting preserve in Texas.
May 2021 brought the second litter by Pete out of Hackberry's Elhew Ruby, a direct daughter of CH Elhew Sinbad out of an Explorer mother, with two male pups. We decided to retain both pups initially and put them into training. Ramey's Elhew Happy Jack has been sold to a hunting home and is hunting part of the King Ranch in TX and Ramey's Elhew Hanky Panky, who showed early on to be a horseback prospect has been sold to a competitor on the East Coast.
October 2021, we welcomed a litter of pups out of Hackberry's Elhew Sydney by Flashpan by way of frozen semen. Five female pups were the result and each one was just as nice as the next. We have retained one for our program and the others were sold to great hunting and trialing homes around the country. Ramey's Elhew Rosie is now in training with George and Mike Tracy.
We have begun 2023 with two exciting litters on the horizon. First is with our ever popular Kate the Great, Ramey's Elhew Fibbin On Me, a direct daughter of CH Elhew Fibber Mc Gee out of a daughter of HOF CH Rock Acre Blackhawk. Kate is a bird manufacturing machine, she is serious about anything she does and super stylish on point. We have bred her to the illustrious and ever stylish 2x National Champion Lester's Sunny Hill Joe.
Second litter of 2023 will be out of our direct daughter of Elhew Distinction out of a daughter of Jefferson. We have bred Stella to Flashpan which will be as close to a repeat breeding as was our 2021 breeding of her mother Sydney to Flashpan. These pups were so nice we had requests to repeat this cross.
We believe in the Silent Command System employed by the Smith Training Method, created by the legendary Delmar Smith and continued by Rick and Ronnie Smith. Our dogs are exposed to birds and hunting at a very young age making the training process more seamless and less stressful overall. This makes for a wonderful hunting experience for both dog and owner. Our puppies are exposed to the Super Dog Program utilised by the U.S.military. Our puppies are well socialised, handled, and exposed to much of what is necessary for them to adapt and excel in your home as well as in your kennel and ultimately in the woods or fields.
Ramey's Elhew Sinister
"Seriously couldn't ask for a better dog.
He sleeps in a crate by my bed every night and my girls love him."