""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