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Pointer History and Pedigrees
Nat.F.Ch. Mary Montrose (bitch, liver/white, w: January 2, 1915, Nat.F.Ch. in 1917, 1919, and 1920)
Royal Flush (dog, liver/white, w: January 2, 1915)
Pohic (dog, liver/white, w: August 29, 1915)
Great Island Robert the Devil (dog, liver/white/ticked, w: November 11, 1916)

Mary Montrose

"Nat.F.Ch. Mary Montrose"


Great Island Robert the Devil
"Great Island Robert the Devil"
-- Image from Dogdom, May 1920.


Eutaw Mack and Mary Montrose

"Eutaw Mack" and "Mary Montrose"
-- Image from Dogdom, November 1920.


Royal Flush and Great Island Robert the Devil

"Royal Flush" (left) and "Great Island Robert the Devil" (right).
Caption reads: Royal Flush (foreground) and Great Island Rober the Devil, pointers, owned by William Ziegler, Jr., New York. From a painting by Maud Earl.
-- Image from Dogdom, April 1920.



""Triple National Champion Mary Montrose" glorified the descriptive adjective. The more demonstrative the description, the better she wore it. Words like stunning, spectacular, extraordinary, brilliant, immortal, amazing, courageous ... draped her achievements like silk and framed her record in gold. "Peerless Mary" was the pointer equivalent of "Secretariat", a magnificent looking, splendid athlete of uncommon intelligence and charisma." -- Karen Blasche, "Proud Heritage", Pointer Points vol.1-91


"She came to the 1917 Westminster show fresh from her victory in the National Championship at Grand Junction, with coat cut up with briers and the hard going of the field, but she was like whipcord --- and she won. Won not only her own sphere, the field trial class, but took winners and thus acquired the distinction of being crowned the best pointer bitch in the show!" -- Karen Blasche, "Proud Heritage", Pointer Points vol.3-90


"At the 1917 Westminster show, where I judged pointers and setters, he (Mr. E. B. Chase) showed, among others, a recent importation, a fine, big, upstanding dog called "Bob White Geltsdale Ronald". This dog, for a heavyweight, was one of the best I have seen in late years; in fact, he would compare favorably with some of the old winners, but in many respects he was superior to "Graphic", "Beaufort", "Lad of Bow", or "Tempest", for although he was a big dog, there was no useless lumber about him. I promptly put him to the front as the best pointer in the show, over "Mary Montrose", which took winners in bitches." -- Hochwalt, 1923


"She was promptly retired from competition following her spectacular third national championship in February of 1920. 'Still at her zenith of her powers, she undoubtedly would've added to her total of twenty-one victories, but her owner properly decided this was a fitting climax to a dramatic career, to a life replete with exciting episodes, to a superlative record that will shine forever in field trial history.'" -- Karen Blasche, "Proud Heritage", Pointer Points vol.1-91


"The Field Trial Hall of Fame was initiated in 1954, and since that time, each year, deserving dogs and worthy field trial personalities have been elected." -- American Field: The Sportsman Journal, Website, 2002

"Induction to the Field Trial Hall of Fame is an honor. The dogs were inducted based on their performance in trials and their ability to produce winning offspring. The Field Trial Hall of Fame is part of the National Bird Dog Museum located in Grand Junction, Tennessee." -- UplandBirdDog.com Website, 2002

Five pointers were inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame in 1954. "Fishel's Frank", "John Proctor", "Luminary", "Mary Montrose", and "Muscle Shoal's Jake".


"Great Island Robert the Devil" is one of the pointers in the famous string of William Ziegler, Jr. He is one of the younger dogs. As a matter of fact, he is the youngest of the all-age dogs that ran during the past season under the Ziegler colors. Robert is a fine, big, slashing pointer by "Comanche Frank" out of "Lorna Doone". He is bred exactly like "Mary Montrose" and "Royal Flush", but from a later litter. As yet he has only won in some of the minor events, but those who have been watching his performances and his career ever since he made his first appearnace in the puppy stakes at Brandon, Manitoba, in 1917, have always said that this young dog was bound to come along and prove the equal of some of his illustrious older brothers and sisters. Of course Robert still has to show whether he will bring these perdictions to their fruition, but he never showed more promise of doing so than wehn he ran in the Naitonal Championship at Grand Junction, Tennessee, last January. The stake was won by his famous sister, "Mary Montrose", it is true, but for two hours and a half, Robert gave Herbert Tomlinson, the handler of Mary, some very uncomfortable moments. "Robert the Devil" was entered in this race, not with any particular idea that he could win it; for that matter he was not particularly prepared for the stake, for Mr. Ziegler, the owner of the dogs, as well as both handlers, Crane and Tomlinson, were rightly figuring on the older dogs, but he got away to a brilliant start in that stake. In the first thirty minutes of his running he found and handled perfectly, four bevies of birds. In the next hour he continued to go at the same pace, piling up a score that looked formidable, at the end of two hours he had nine clean bevy finds to hsi credit. At that rate he looked good to make a record of about fifteen bevies for the three hours. As stated, however, he was not perpared for this long race and the last hour was a gruelling one for him. He did not sustain the pace that he bagan with and naturally his finish was not strong enough to give any hopes that he could nose out some of the other dogs, but, nevertheless, his owner was very well pleased with the showing that the dog made and his handler, Joe Crane, in his inimitable way says: "Watch out for 'Bob' next year". Many who have followed the running of the various dogs, are in accord with Crane that his behest may be worth paying attention to." -- A.F. Hochwalt, Dogdom, May 1920






3X Nat.F.Ch. Mary Montrose

Nat.F.Ch. Comanche Frank
(1914 Nat.F.Ch.)

Comanche Frank

Fishel's Frank
(liver/white)
(w: 1904)

Fishel's Frank

Fishel's Rip Rap
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1898)
F.Ch. Rip Rap
(black/white)
(w: 1888)

Rip Rap

Ch. King of Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1886)

King of Kent

Hops
(black/white)
(w: 1881)
Ghay Estill
(liver/white)
(w: 1895)
Rap's Lad
Zella Z
(liver/white)
(w: 1893)
Boy's Queen
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
F.Ch. Jingo's Boy
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)

Jingo's Boy

F.Ch. Jingo
(liver/white, tan cheeks)
(w: 1891)

Jingo

Dot's Pearl
(liver/white)
(w: 1895)
Nellie Rush
(liver/white)
(w: 1899)
Rushaway Dick
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
Ruby Rap
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
Lady Johns
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1906)
F.Ch. Alford's John
(liver/white)
(w: 1901)

Alfords John

Dave Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1894)
Ch. Lad of Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1899)
(Am. Ch. 1895)

Lad of Kent

Trissler's Daisy
(black/white)
(w: 1892)
Cleade Frank
Dow's Nell
Lady Woolton F.T.Ch. Woolton Druid
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1892)

Woolton Druid

Woolton Dick
Lauri
("Lawn")
(Pilkington's)
(liver/white)
(w: 1884)
Babe Jingo
(w: 1898)
F.Ch. Jingo
(liver/white, tan cheeks)
(w: 1891)

Jingo

Dot's Pearl
(liver/white)
(w: 1895)
Lorna Doone
(liver/white)
(w: 1913)
Nat.F.Ch. Manitoba Rap
(liver/white)
(w: 1906)
(1909 Nat.F.Ch.)

Manitoba Rap

Gorham's Ripple
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Young Rip Rap
(black/white)
(w: 1895)

Young Rip Rap

F.Ch. Rip Rap
(black/white)
(w: 1888)

Rip Rap

Pearl's Dot
(liver/white)
(w: 1888)
Gorham's Dorothy
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
F.Ch. Jingo
(liver/white with tan cheeks)
(w: 1891)

Jingo

Queen of Hessen
(liver/white)
(w: 1894)
Lady Cyrano Rush
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1903)
King Cyrano
(orange/white)
(w: 1898)

King Cyrano

F.Ch. Jingo
(liver/white, tan cheeks)
(w: 1891)

Jingo

Kate Kent
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1893)
Elma B. Rush
(w: 1898)
F.Ch. Lad of Rush
(liver/white)
(w: 1891)

Lad of Rush

Pearl S. Kent
(liver/white)
(w: 1892)
Lady Ferris
(liver/white)
(w: 1909)

Lady Ferris

San's Rap San Jacinto
(liver/white)
(w: 1903)
Young Rip Rap
(black/white)
(w: 1895)

Young Rip Rap

Golden Rod
(orange/white)
(w: 1896)
Lady Concho
(liver/white)
(w: 1904)
Rap's Ranger
(liver/white)
(w: 1898)
Boy's Queen
(liver/white)
(w: 1900)
Nellie B II
(liver/white)
(w: 1904)
Acid Cid
Chart II
Belle of Albermarle Earl Jingo
(w: 1896)
Miss May


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