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Hops (bitch, black/white, w: June 27, 1881)
Malt (bitch, black/white/ticked, w: June 27, 1881, breeder/owner Mr. J.H. Salter, EKC 13437)
F.Ch. Mainspring (dog, liver/white)
Romp's Baby (bitch, black/white/ticked)
Whitehouse's Pearl Finder (bitch)

""13422 Hops" -- Mr. J.H. Salter's Tolleshunt d'Arcy, Kelvedon, Essex; breeder, owner; date of birth, July 21st, 1881; colour belton, mottled. By "Mike (4215)" out of "Romp (4249)". -- EKC Calendar and Studbook, Vol.X, 1882

"In Mr. Salter's hands she ("Salter's Romp") threw some wonderful performers when mated to "Mike", her two best, perhaps, being "Romp's Baby" and "Malt". The former of these was quite a second edition of herself and of "Brackenbury's Romp", the grandmother, mother, and daughter being as quick as lightning, with wonderful noses, extraordinarily taking style, and with the gift of making other good dogs look slow in comparison with them. For a peculiar style of their own we have never seen them equalled, though they gave one the idea of being self-willed, and not the easiest of pointers to break. Endurance seemed a great point with them, and real good little bits of stuff they were unquestionable." -- EKC, December 1883

""Hops" proved to be a wonderful success when bred to "King Kent". "Malt", her sister, bred to "Priam" became the mother of "Osborne Ale", consequently the blood lines of the latter and the cross between "King of Kent" and "Hops" are very similar." -- Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer

"It is a matter of regret that "Brown Stout" was not bred to more frequently than he was, for in him we have a combination of the two great field trial and bench show strains, since he was by "Graphic" out of "Hops", the latter being the dam of "Rip Rap", by "King of Kent". "Brown Stout" was bred by J.H. Salter and was whelped in February, 1884, consequently "Hops" was still a very young bitch when she was bred to "Graphic". "Brown Stout" was brought over from England and became the propery of F.I. Stone, of Chatanooga, Tenn. He was a large black and white-ticked dog, resembling his dam very closely in markings, but having head and neck that was very much of the "Graphic" type, although he lacked the finish of his sire and as a bench candidate he probably would not have much chance with some of his half-brothers, particularly "Lad of Bow" and "Bracket", yet notwithstanding all this, the blood was there and he could put great finish on his puppies. ... His dam, "Hops", was a very plain, not to say homely, bitch, but she had the blood lines and the prepotency to produce field trial quality and this is what the pointer needed at that particular times. She was a blue ticked bitch, spotted very much like a piece of well used blotting paper and from her "Brown Stout" inherited his markings. The breeding of "Hops" is what is known as the celebrated "Mike-Romp" combination; she being by "Salter's Champion Mike" out of "Salter's Romp", the latter by "Chang" out of "Brockenbury's Romp". "Mike" was by "Price's Bang" out of "Miller's Sella"." -- Hochwalt, 1911. The Pointer and Setter in America

""Mainspring", the son of "Mike" and "Romp" and brother of "Hops" and "Malt", was purchased by Mr. Dexter at about the same time "King of Kent" was imported and upon the acquisition of this dog the Charlottesville Field Trial Kennels were formed. "Mainspring" had been in this country for several years prior to the Dexter enterprise and had run successfully in several trials under the ownership of J.F. Perkins, though he was handled by Captain McMurdo." -- Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer

"In 1884 we find "Mainspring", then the property of J.F. Perkins, competing at the High Point, N.C., show. He was another of the "Bangs", being by "Bang's" son, "Champion Mike"." -- Phillips, 1970

Hops - Malt - Mainspring - Romp's Baby

Salter's Mike
(w: 1873)

Salter's Mike

Price's Bang
(liver/white, gold cheeks)
(w: 1870)

Price's Bang

Coham's Bang
Whitehouse's Hamlet
(w: 1861)

Whitehouse Hamlet

Bird's Bob
(w: 1860)
Whitehouse's Juno
(w: 1858)
Postan's Venus Bird's Bob
(w: 1860)
Gilbert's Bloomer
Price's Vesta Brockton's Bounce
(w: 1861)
Duke of Newcastle's Bounce
(assume Edge of Strelly line)
Francis' Belle Sancho
Miller's Sella
(w: 1868)
Stevenson's Carlo    
Miller's Sappho Derby's Drake Ch. Newton's Ranger
(w: 1859)
Derby's Sal
Sefton's Sappho Sefton's Shot
("Sefton's Spot")
Sefton's Pearl
Salter's Romp
(black/white, "mottled")
Ch. Chang
Brockton's Bounce
(w: 1861)
Duke of Newcastle's Bounce Duke of Portland's dog
(assume Edge of Strelly line)
Francis' Belle Sancho Mentor

(from South Molton)


(bred near Newton Abbot)

Brackenbury's Romp
(liver/white, mottled with yellow or tanned forelegs)
(w: 1870)

Sons and Daughters

Some GrandKids

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