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BIS Ch. Counterpoint's Lord Ashley (dog, liver/white)
Lord Ashley
"Ch. Counterpoint's Lord Ashley"
-- Image scanned from Pointer Champions, 1889 - 1980 by Jan Linzy Pata. Photo circa 1969. Caption reads: "Ch. Counterpoint Lord Ashley produced 20 champion get and had an enviable record of 19 Best In Show wins. He holds the record in the breed for the most Best in Show wins since 1939. Bred by Ruth Still and owned by William and Anna Metz."

In 1970, "Ch. Counterpoint's Lord Ashley" set an all-time Best-In-Show record for Pointer males, winning 20 Best-in-shows, a number not surpassed until Ch. Albelarm's Bee Serious in 1998. "Ashley" also was the Number One Sporting dog for 1970, and won the group twice at Westminster. He won the National Specialty twice, in 1965 and 1966, the first time being from the Open Dog class. "Counterpoint's Lord Ashley" was inducted into the American Pointer Club's Hall of Fame in 1992. -- information courtesy Nancy Tuthill, Cumbrian Kennels, American Pointer Club 1999 Specialty Catalogue, the American Pointer Club Website, 2000, and personal communication with Den Lawler, 2001



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