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F.Ch. Alford's John (dog, liver/white, w: January 12, 1901, breeder: W.D. Hasenfust, owner in AKC, Thos. Alford, AKC 68171, owner in FDSB, C.H. Foust and R.R. Dickey, Jr., FDSB 5346)

Alfords John
"F.Ch. Alford's John"
-- Image scanned from Field Dog Stud Book, Vol.IV, 1904.


Alford's John
"Ch. Alford's John"
-- Image scanned from Field Trial Records of Dogs in America with other Authentic Statistics, 1874 (to July 1) 1907, by Maj. J.M. Taylor, 1907. -- [Webnote - this image is not "Alford's John", or image is reversed with artistic license given to the sketch above, compare markings to sketch above and images from Hochwalt below.]


Alford's John
"F.Ch. Alford's John"
-- Image scanned from The Modern Pointer by A.F. Hochwalt, 1923.


Dayton Ohio 1907
"1907, Dayton, Ohio -- Fishel's Frank, Ch. Alford's John, John's Bronco, Hard Cash, Ch. Sir Royal Spot, Gilt Edge, and Ch. Alford's King"
-- Image scanned from The Modern Pointer by A.F. Hochwalt, 1923.


Manitoba Rap and Alford's John
"Manitoba Rap" and "Alford's John"
-- Image from The American Hunting Dog by Warren H. Miller, George H. Doran Company, New York, 1919.



AKC:
""68171 Alfords John" -- Thos. Alford, Warren, Ind. Breeder, W.D. Hasenfust, Warren, Ind. Whelped January 12, 1901; liver and white. By "Dave Kent (43583)", out of "Cleade", by "Frank", out of "Dow's Nell", by "Bitler's Duke", out of "McDonald's Nell"; "Frank" by "Wise Croxteth", out of "Fanny H"." -- AKC Studbook, Vol.XIX, 1902

FDSB:
""Alfords John (5346)" -- C.H. Foust, Warren, Ind., and R.R. Dickey Jr., Dayton, O. Breeder, W.D. Hasenfuss, Warren Ind. Whelped January 12, 1901, White and liver dog. Sire, "Dave Kent", "Lad of Kent" ("Bracket" - "Renie") - "Trissler's Daisy" ("Duke's Lad" - "Gem's Floss"); dam, "Cleade", "Frank" ("Wise Croxteth" - "Fanny H") - "Dow's Nell" ("Bitler's Duke" - "McDonald's Nell")." -- Field Dog Stud Book, Vol.IV, 1904


"What the "four aces" were to the Pointers of the early days, what "Croxteth" and "King of Kent" were to a later period, and what "Rip Rap" and "Jingo" were still later, "Alford's John" and "Fishel's Frank" were in the period following the turn of this century. Their advent marked the real rise of the Pointer in field trial competitions. The blood of these two great bird dogs, more than that of any others, brought the Pointer up to a basis of even competition with his long-haired rival, the English Setter." -- The Sportsman's Bookshelf, Volume XIII, Hunting Dogs and Their Uses: The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA, 1951


"Winner of the Manitoba Chicken Championship, along with other victories, "Alford's John" set a hot pace for the Setters of that period and his puppies were in great demand. He did not come from a long line of winners and but few dogs of any prominence appear in his pedigree, but he was a peerless performer and his daughters were the best producers of any family of Pointers before or during his time." -- The Sportsman's Bookshelf, Volume XIII, Hunting Dogs and Their Uses: The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA, 1951


""Alford's John" was whelped January 12, 1901 ... The breeder of "Alford's John" is given as W.D. Hassenfuss, Warren, Ind., but it seems that when he was a very young puppy he became the property of Thomas Alford, also of Warren." -- A.F. Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer






F.Ch. Alford's John

Dave Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1894)
Ch. Lad of Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1889)
(Am. Ch. 1895)

Lad of Kent

Ch. Bracket
(liver/white)
(w: 1884)

Champion Bracket

Ch. Graphic
(liver/white)
(w: 1881)

Graphic

Bonus Sancho
(Leach's)
(liver/white)
(w: 1879)
Fursdon Juno
(liver/white)
(w: 1877)
Ch. Leach's Bloomo
(liver/white)
(w: 1881)
Ch. Bang II
(Leach's)
(liver/white)
(w: 1876)
Whippell's Belle
Renie
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1885)
Ch. Tammany
(liver/white)
(w: 1883)

Tammany

Pilkington's Tory
(dark liver/white)
(w: 1874)
Moonstone
(liver/white)
(w: 1879)
Erie Rake II
Browney
("Browny")
Trissler's Daisy
(black/white)
(w: 1892)
Duke's Lad
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1891)
Duke of Richmond
(liver/white)
(w: 1888)
Ch. Robert Le Diable
(liver/white)
(w: 1883)

Robert Le Diable

Ferry
Wise Falstaff
(lemon/white)
(w: 1889)
Jack Falstaff
(lemon/white)
(w: 1887)
Blanche Sensation
(lemon/white)
(w: 1886)
Gem's Floss
(black/white)
(w: 1890)
Gem Beaufort
(lemon/white)
(w: 1885)
Beaufort
(liver/white)
(w: 1879)

Beaufort

Nellie Bird
Bessie Peyton Sportsman
Trinket's Belle
Cleade Frank Wise Croxteth
(liver/white)
(w: 1886)
Croxteth
(liver/white)
(w: 1878)

Croxteth

Young Bang
(Lowe's)
(liver/white)
(w: 1874)
MacDonna's Jane
("Macdona's Jane")
(liver/white)
(w: 1875)
Amine
(lemon/white)
(w: 1883)

(seen in "Wise Croxteth AKC 21389" pedigree as "Annie")

Vandevort's Don
(liver/white)
(w: 1879)

Vandevort's Don

Wise's Beulah
(lemon/white)
(w: 1878)
Fanny H
(liver/white)
(w: 1891)
Devonshire Sam
(liver/white/ticked)
(ca.1884)
Rival Jr.
Devonshire Fan
(liver/white)
(w: 1883)
Prairie Queen
(liver/white)
(w: 1889)
Fowler
(liver/white)
(w: 1886)
Roxie
Dow's Nell Bitler's Duke    
 
   
 
McDonald's Nell    
 
   
 


Sons and Daughters

  • Indiana Alford Johnnie -- (F.Ch. Alford's John x Jingo's Buff)
  • Miss Mariuch -- dam of Nat.F.Ch. John Proctor (F.Ch. Alford's John x Blanche Proctor)


Some GrandKids



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