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Dual Ch. Ben of Bobbing (dog, w: April 7, 1920)
Stylish Moorhen (dog, w: 1920)
Stylish Millicent (bitch)

Ben of Bobbing
"Dual Ch. Ben of Bobbing"
-- "F.C. Lowe's Ben of Bobbing", Image scanned from Pointers and Setters by W. Marr.



"By 1920 dogdom was again active and shows and field trials were once more in full swing. "Lune Prince", at this time owned by Tom Moorby, whose kennel was founded in 1919, created a wonderful record, but there was one pointer which beat him on several occasions. This was "Ben of Bobbing", who became a dual champion." -- Edmondson and Robertshaw, 1978


"The post-war period in Pointers opened, to all intents and purposes, with the shows of the '20's. "Lune Prince" ... early in his career ... met a few defeats at the hands of a dog a few months older -- "Ben of Bobbing", later to become a dual champion, and owned by Mr. F.C. Lowe and Col. F.B. Winch. "Ben of Bobbing" was bred by Mr. W. Harter and was by Dick out of Stella." -- Lola Macdonald Daly, The Pointer as a Showdog"


"The next extraordinary dog was "Ch. Ben of Bobbing" by "Stylish Dick" out of "Lowe's Stella". This dog was whelped in 1920 and was a topclass stockgetter of best type. I (W. Marr) had the pleasure of watching the dog during the Sping Trials near Ipswich in 1922. I was most impressed by the dog's quartering and supreme style and superlative nose. I tried to purchase the dog but I could not compete with the Americans, and so it happened that he went far too soon to the States. I decided to purchase his litter brother -- "Stylish Moorhen" but I had to wait until "Moorhen" was 7 years old as Mr. I. Sharpe required the dog as a stud-dog in his own kennel. I bred a lot of very good dogs by "Moorhen"." -- W. Marr, 1960's, Pointers and Setters


"Stylish Bragg" -- son of "Faskally Bragg":
  • via Lola MacDonald Daly, 1938: "... celebrity in Mr. Sawtell's kennel was "Ch. Faskally Bragg" ... and his blood, too, runs in the veins of our present-day show Pointers, this time through "His Majesty's" sire, "Stylish Touchstone", which was out of "Stylish Tango", out of "Stylish Iris", by "Stylish Bragg", by "Ch. Faskally Bragg".

  • via Robertshaw, 2000, "Dual Ch. Ben of Bobbing" pedigree: "Stylish Bragg", sire of "Dick" sire of "Dual Ch. Ben of Bobbing", "Stylish Bragg" by "F.T.Ch. Fascally Bragg" out of "Pitchford Circe".


"Stylish Kate" -- two dam's found:

  • via Lola Macdonald Daly, 1938, in her "His Majesty" pedigree, gives dam of "Stylish Kate" as "Bee"

  • Robertshaw (2000), in her "Ben of Bobbing" and "His Majesty" pedigrees, lists "Stylish Iris" as dam of "Stylish Kate"

  • EKC pedigree books (via Mike Herwin, October 2003): "Stylish Kate" born 24 June 1904 by "Dick" ex "Stylish Bee" but not registered until Feb 1913, breeding confirmed in FF Stud book, "Stylish Iris" whelped 1910






Dual Ch. Ben of Bobbing - Stylish Moorhen

Dick
("Stylish Dick")
("Harter's Dick")
Stylish Bragg

NOTE: Both Daly and Robertshaw (2000) list "Stylish Bragg" as the son of "Faskally Bragg" ... see above ...

F.Ch. Faskally Bragg
("Faskally Brag")
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)

Faskally Bragg

Rock of Stockhill
(liver/white)
(w: 1897)
Masher Friar
Julia of Upton
Fleece of Bromfield
(liver/white)
(w: 1895)
Devonshire Prime
(lemon/white)
(w: 1892)
Dora
Pitchford Circe
("Circe I")
("Old Circe")
(liver/white)
(w: 1896)
Pitchford Druid  
 
Pitchford Dodo  
 
Jill Shot Melksham Bragg
(liver/white)
(w: 1902)
F.Ch. Faskally Bragg
("Faskally Brag")
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)

Faskally Bragg

Pitchford Circe
("Circe I")
("Old Circe")
(liver/white)
(w: 1896)
Meg  
 
Rose Benedict of Upton Sim
Seth O'Gymru
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
Stylish Kate
(w: 1904)

NOTE -- two different dams found for "Stylish Kate" ... see above ...

Dick
Stylish Bee
Stella
("Lowe's Stella")
("Harter's Stella")
Rock Benedict of Upton Sim  
 
Seth O'Gymru
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
Don O'Gymru
(liver/white)
(w: 1892)
Sue O'Gymru
Stylish Kate

NOTE -- two different dams found for "Stylish Kate" ... see notes above ...

Dick  
 
Stylish Bee Devonshire Nerox
Devonshire Dodo
Rose Factor General Garnet Drayton Pilot
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
Drayton Lady
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Bumble Bee Drayton Bobs
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Tilebroc Tea Rose
("Tilebroe Tea Rose")
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Caynton Laurel
(liver/white)
(w: 1907)
Rock Sand Drayton Bobs
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Tilebroc Tea Rose
("Tilebroe Tea Rose")
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Duchess of Capel Don
Capel Cora


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