""6264 King of Kent" -- Edward Dexter, Field Trial Kennel, Charlottesville, Va. Breeder, Fred Warde, Tutsham Hall, Kent, Eng. Whelped January 12, 1886; liver and white; by "Priam (E.8124)", out of "Kent Baby", by "Statter's Pax" out of "Climax" by "Champion Bang", out of "Juno"; "Pax" by "Faust" , out of "Statter's Patch"; "Priam", by "Young Bang", out of "Teal", by "Mars"; "Young Bang", by "Champion Bang" out of "Luna"."
-- AKC Studbook, 1887, Vol.IV
""20177 King of Kent" -- Mr. F. Warde's, West Farleigh, Maidstone; breeder, owner; date of birth, January 12th, 1886; colour, liver and white. By "Priam (8124)" out of "Kent Baby (14,070)". Tunbridge Wells, 1st (puppy); Maidstone, 2nd (puppy); Birmingham, 1st (puppy)."
-- EKC Studbook, 1886, Vol.XIV
"What the "four aces" were to the Pointers of the early days, what
"Croxteth" and "King of Kent" were to a later period,
"Rip Rap" and
"Jingo" were still later,
"Fishel's Frank" were in the period following the
turn of this century."
-- The Sportsman's Bookshelf, Volume XIII, Hunting Dogs and Their Uses:
The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA, 1951
"First among his sons ("Price's Bang"'s sons) is
"Young Bang", a dog which became the sire of a number of good pointers that never left England. The two sons which are held in great reverence here in this country are
"Croxteth" and "Priam".
The former came to the United States among the earlier importations and at once began to attract attention as a performer and a sire. "Croxteth" may rightly be called the founder of the first important field trial family here in America, for through him came many of the winners, as well as the sires and dams of winners.
"Priam" never came to the United States, but he sired a number of dogs which proved to be productive and among his sons two stand out very porominently. These were
"King of Kent" and
"Beppo III", both brought to America during the eighties. "King of Kent" created practically a new era in field trials, as well as bench shows, for among the field winners that he sired were
"Maid of Kent",
"Hal Pointer", "Kent Elgin", "Tick Boy", and other of lesser note, not to say anything of his many daughters which were winners as well as producers."
"Beppo III", although bred exactly like "King of Kent", being by the same sire and out of a full sister to the dam of "King of Kent", did not establish a great field trial family, but his sons and duaghters were a great influence in various ways and many winners on the bench came through this line of breeding, in addition to the progeny which won in the field."
-- A.F. Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer
""King of Kent" was not a large dog, but built on sturdy lines, possessing
great depth of chest, well sprung ribs, giving an abundance of lung room; plenty
of bone and muscle, and withal he was a dog with marvelous loin, quarters and
stifles. The rear driving power was there in all its excellence. His head
might have been improved with more depth of muzzle and he was rather plain in the
foreface, but, nevertheless, he was a dog to attract attention and on the bench
he soon gained championship honors. He possessed wonderful natural qualities
in the field, but his English owner was never able to have him broken, and
inasmuch as greater stress is laid upon breaking in England than here in America,
no attempt was made to run him over there."
-- A.F. Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer"
"When Messrs. Dexter and McMurdo selected "Hops" to breed to "King of Kent"
they did so with a view to the further intensification of the "Bang" blood ...
The union produced the phenomenal "Rip Rap", undoubtedly the best field trial
pointer ever produced up to that time. But "Rip Rap" was not a prodigy, for
from that same union came the peerless "Maid of Kent" and also "Tapster" and
"Zig-Zag". This mating did not produce the handsomest offspring it is true,
for the "King of Kent-Hops" products were sadly lacking in that satiny smoothness
of finish so conspicuous in some of the other lines of breeding, but all of them
had field trial ability far and away ahead of anything yet seen in America.
After the success of "Rip Rap" in field trials the entire country flocked to
"King of Kent". Bitches of every imaginable line of breeding were sent to him
and what is still more significant, he produced to most of them. In all, he
became the sire of twelve field trial winners, but he also sired many bench
winners of great prominence. "King of Kent" was undoubtedly the greatest
pointer of his day."
-- A.F. Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer"