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F.Ch. De Soto Frank (dog, black/white/ticked, w: November 15, 1910, FDSB 29340)

De Soto Frank
"F.Ch. De Soto Frank
-- Image scanned from The Modern Pointer by A.F. Hochwalt, 1923.



""De Soto Frank" came upon the field trial horizon in the fall of 1913 and made his appearance in the all-age stakes, for, like "Comanche Frank" and "Lewis C. Morris", he was a late puppy, having been whelped November 15, 1910. He was bred by John Jenkins of Shreveport, La., and ownerd by J.B. Foster of the same place. But until he became the property of A.G.C. Sage when he was past two years of age he was unknown to the public, for Mr. Foster had or tried to have him broken for a shooting dog. In fact, Mr. Sage bought him for this purpose and as it developed later, he made a very good purchase, for the dog only cost him $125. When "De Soto Frank" was turned over to J.L. Holloway, Mr. Sage's trainer, the latter soon discovered that he had much more than shooting dog possibilities in him." -- Hochwalt, 1923


"In his prime, "De Soto Frank" was the fastest dog I have ever seen. He lost some of this tremendous speed after the first year or two, it is true, but even in his last races he still possessed a wonderful amount of cunning. In action he was entirely different from "Comanche Frank and "John Proctor". Thos two were, in all essentials, true descendants of the "Bang" type, in that they covered the ground with prodigious leaps, in which the side fling of the hind quarters played such an important part. "De Soto Frank" flitted over it with little apparent effort, consequently he resembled "Drake" in action. Which of the two gaits are the better in a pointer I am not prepared to say, and I would prefer to think that after all it is not so much the manner of running that gives the most endurance, but the kind of a heart the dog has. All three of these sons of "Fishel's Frank" had the heart, the brain and the intelligence, and that is why they made the splendid records that are now placed to their credit." -- Hochwalt, 1923


""De Soto Frank's" total record consists of fifteen wins, which considering the number of starts, is a very excellent one, though it is rather unfortunate that he was never given an opportunity to measure lances with his contemporaries on field trial grounds in various parts of the country. True greatness in a dog can only be gauged by general competition. "De Soto Frank" made all of his wins in Alabama and Georgia -- grounds where he was accustomed to running, where he felt at home. His one appearance on the prairies did not bring him any laurels, though had he been given as much experience on prairie chicken as he was on quail in Alabama and Georgia, it is quite probable that he might have become a chicken dog." -- Hochwalt, 1923


"As a sire, "De Soto Frank" is only represented by one minor winner, but here again no comparison can be made, for it was very late in life that the dog was placed in stud by his owner, Mr. Sage, and then for a very short time only. ... "De Soto Frank" died early in 1923 ..." -- Hochwalt, 1923


"The dam of "De Soto Frank" was "Alford's John's Fancy", a daughter of "Alford's John". It will be remembered tha the dams of "Comanche Frank" and "John Proctor" were also daughters of "John", but "De Soto Frank" was even better equipped for "Alford's John's Fancy" was none other than the sister of "Alford's King" and "King's Sister", the latter one of the great producers of the last decade. Logically and theoretically, "De Soto Frank" had the blood lines on all sides that should have been productive of much good to the pointer of today." -- Hochwalt, 1923






F.Ch. De Soto Frank

Fishel's Frank
(liver/white)
(w: 1904)

Fishel's Frank

       
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
Alford's John's Fancy
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1904)
F.Ch. Alford's John
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)

Alfords John

     
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
Belle of Rip Rap
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1900)

Belle of Rip Rap

Young Rip Rap
(black/white)
(w: 1895)

Young Rip Rap

   
 
   
 
Zella Strideaway
(liver/white)
(w: 1896)
Strideaway
(liver/white)
(w: 1892)
Ch. King of Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1886)

King of Kent

Pearl's Dot
(liver/white)
(w: 1888)
Jean of Beaufort
(liver/white)
(w: 1889)
Mikado
(liver/white)
(w: 1886)
Lassie Jean Beaufort
(liver/white)
(w: 1888)


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