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Int. Ch. Governor Moscow (dog, liver/white, w: May 11, 1921, Am. Ch. 1923, BIS Westminster 1925, AKC#331420)

Image, Ch. Governor Moscow, 1925 Westminster Kennel Club Best-in-Show

"Ch. Governor Moscow, 1925 Westminster Kennel Club Best-in-Show"
-- Image courtesy Westminster Kennel Club website, 2012.


Image, Governor Moscow, 1925

"Int'l Ch. Governor Moscow"
-- Image from Nature Magazine, June 1925, photo by Kadel and Herbert. Caption reads: "Governor Moscow, Pointer, winner at the Westminster Kennel Club show over the largest field of any show."



AKC:
""GOVERNOR MOSCOW" (331,420) --- Charles A. Higgins, 28 Washburn Ave., Rumsford, R.I. Breeder. Earl E. Brown, Seekonk, Mass. Whelped May 11, 1921. Liver and white. By "Mallwyd Moscow" (298,917, Vol XXXVIII) out of "Queen Mason" (287,186, Vol. XXXVII). -- AKC Studbook, 1922, Vol.XXXIX

""MALLWYD MOSCOW" (298,917) --- Henry P. Roberts, South Attleboro, Mass. Breeder, T. Steadman, England. Whelped Feb 13, 1912. Liver and white. By "Pitchford Rifle" out of "Mallwyd Kathleen", by "Haisthorpe Shot" out of "Her Majesty", by "Ferndale Bang" out of "Ferndale Gem"; "Haisthorpe Shot" by "Lurgan Loyalty" out of "Princess May"; "Pitchford Rifle" by "Pitchford Ranger" out of "Pitchford Cynthia", by "Pitchford Carl" out of "Pitchford Bounce"; "Pitchford Ranger" by "Sandy of Upton" out of "Fleece of Bromfield"." -- AKC Studbook, Vol.XXXVIII

""QUEEN MASON" (287,186) --- E. E. Brown, R.F.D. 4, Attleboro, Mass. Breeder, M. T. Mason, Northampton, Mass. Whelped January 2, 1920. Black, white and ticked. By "Prince Pompey" (177,519, Vol. XXXI) out of "Lady Godiva" (253,423, Vol. XXXV)." -- AKC Studbook, Vol.XXXVII





"In the heart of New York City, before one of the largest galleries that ever beheld a dog show in any land, in competition with approximately two thousand of the best dogs America ever produced, "Governor Moscow", the Pointer, was proclaimed the best of them all. By this feat he becomes the bench show champion of champions for 1925. Not in twenty-five years has one of his breed won this honor. -- Horace Lytle, IN: Nature Magazine, June 1925


"The first pointer to win Best in Show at Westminster, 1925. His sire was from England and his dam was American bred from "F.Ch. Alford's John" lines. He was the beginning of a golden age of show pointers in America, surpassing even the heyday of the 1880's through 1910. He excelled as a shooting dog and sired 9 champions which were as comfortable afield as on the bench. Owned by Robert F. Maloney." -- Karen Blasche, "Proud Heritage", Pointer Points, vol.3-92


"As an added bit of background, Robert F Maloney's handler Ben Lewis, Jr. spotted "Govvy" at a show near Boston and purchased him for Maloney on the spot (evidently from owner Charles Higgins) for $125. He became a bench champion in 1923, but was also an excellent shooting dog, a requirement for residence at Maloney's Herewithem Kennel. He sired nine champions, most bearing Herewithem or Moscow prefixes. A few years after WWII ended, several descendents carrying his bloodlines were shipped gratis to England and Scotland to help restore their breeding stock. One became the sire of 1958 Cruft's BIS winner, Ch. Chiming Bells. The circle was completed. -- Karen Blasche, APC Historian, personal communication, 2006






Int. Ch. Governor Moscow

Mallwyd Moscow
(liver/white)
(w: 1912)
Ch. Pitchford Rifle
(liver/white)
(w: 1905)
Pitchford Ranger
(liver/white)
(w: 1902)

Pitchford Ranger

Sandy of Upton
(liver/white)
(w: 1897)
Brodick Castle Sandy
(liver/white)
(w: 1888)
Kiss
(lemon/white)
(w: 1890)
Fleece of Bromfield
(liver/white)
(w: 1895)
Devonshire Prime
("Devonshire Prince")
(lemon/white)
(w: 1892)
Dora
Pitchford Cynthia
(liver/white)
(w: 1902)
Pitchford Carl
(tan/white)
(w: 1897)
Carlist
("Pitchford Carlist")
(liver/white)
(w: 1886)
Cedar House Belle
("Cedarhouse Belle")
(liver/white)
(w: 1890)
Pitchford Bounce
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Pedro Cyprus
(lemon/white/ticked)
(w: 1895)
Blush of the West
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1896)
Ch. Mallwyd Kathleen
(w: 1909)
Haisthorpe Shot
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)
Ch. Lurgan Loyalty
(liver/white)
(w: 1896)

Lurgan Loyalty

Heather Graphic
(liver/white)
(w: 1890)
Heather Juno
(lemon/white)
(w: 1890)
Ch. Princess May
(liver/white)
(w: 1899)
Truebill
("True Bill")
(liver/white)
(w: 1895)
Fan of Epworth
Her Majesty
("Ferndale Bronte")
(lemon/white)
(w: 1901)
Ferndale Bang
(liver/white)
(w: 1891)
Sandford Bang
(liver/white)
(w: 1889)

Sandford Bang

Regent of Milton
(liver/white)
(w: 1885)
Ferndale Gem
(liver/white)
(w: 1893)
Ferndale Bang
(liver/white)
(w: 1891)
Venus
Queen Mason
(black/white)
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1920)
Prince Pompey
(liver/white)
(w: 1913)
Woodmaster
(liver/white)
(w: 1909)
Imperator
(Mason's)
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)
King of Lynn
(liver/white)
(w: 1892)
Quicksand
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Princess Jess
(liver/white)
(w: 1903)
Prince's Boy
(liver/white)
(w: 1894)
Princess of Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)
Lymire's Ripple Ch. Fairchance
(liver/white)
(w: 1903)
Imperator
(Mason's)
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)
Hessen Girl
(w: 1901)
Gipsy Lee
("Gipsey Lee", "Gypsey Lee")
Plain Sam
(black/white)
(w: 1893)

Plain Sam

Babe Kent
Lady Godiva
(black/white)
(w: 1913)
F.Ch. Indiana Alford's Johnnie
(liver/white, and ticked)
(w: 1906)
F.Ch. Alford's John
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)

Alfords John

Dave Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1894)
Cleade
Jingo's Buff
(orange/white)
(w: 1896)
F.Ch. Jingo
(liver/white, tan cheeks)
(w: 1891)

Jingo

Ightfield Dove
(liver/white)
(w: 1892)
Lady Chauncy Prince Hal
(black/white)
(w: 1900)
Hal Pointer
(black/white/tan)
(w: 1891)
Glory Quayle
(lemon/white)
(w: 1898)
Chauncy's Lady Chauncy Rip Rap
(black/white)
(w: 1898)
King Cyrano's Queen


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