Ammertal’s Lancer D (2/22/70 – 5/16/84), German Shorthaired Pointer Male, FDSB # 910791, was bred by Gary Stevens of Boise, Idaho, the product of a mating of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America (AKC) 1968 National Field Trial Champion Thalberg’s Seagraves Chayne to Field Champion Ammertals Kitt V Shinback. Ammertal’s Lancer D, owned by Jim Reed of Boise, Idaho, and handled to all his wins by Dave McGinnis of Meridian, Idaho, is one of the all time leading sires in the German Shorthaired Pointer breed.
The Field Dog Stud Book reflects that Ammertal’s Lancer D had 15 wins in National German Shorthaired Pointer Association (NGSPA) American Field All-Age competition which include winning the 1975 NGSPA National Championship. His American Field registered get reflects 47 dogs with 259 wins and placements. These wins include a NGSPA Futurity placement, and five American Field Champions which include Erlicher Abe who won the NGSPA National Championship in 1980 and 1981 as well as the National German Pointing Dog All-Age Championship in 1981.
Ammertal’s Lancer D was campaigned extensively in American Kennel Club competition. He obtained his Field Championship in 1973, and placed third in the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America (GSPCA) National All-Age Championships in 1973 and 1977. Jim Reed recalled during one-eight week period Lancer D ran in 8 consecutive all age stakes in 8 separate states; he won 7 of these trials and was runner-up in the other.
When Lancer D was retired from field trial competition at 6 years of age, he was the number four all-time producing sire. He sired 25 American Kennel Club Field Champions, 5 Amateur Field Champions, 3 show champions, 2 dual champions, and 2 Canadian Field Champions. His get includes Frulords Tim, the 1976 GSPCA National All-Age Champion, Ehrlicher Abe, the 1982 GSPCA National All-Age Champion; and Lancer’s Royal Scout, the 1982 GSPCA Gun Dog Champion. Ammertal’s Lancer D was elected to the GSPCA Field Trial Hall of Fame in 1984.
Ammertal’s Lancer D had an extensive influence on the German Shorthaired Pointer breed not only as a field trial dog but also as a sire of winning dogs. His name can be found in the pedigree of winning dogs for several generations. His selection to the German Shorthaired Pointer Field Trial Hall of Fame brings one final accolade to an outstanding Shorthair.