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Maxim (dog, liver/white, w: 1880, breeder Mr. Geo. Pilkington (England), owner Col. W.E. Hughes, AKC 2919)
Meteor (dog, liver/white, w: 1880, breeder Mr. Geo. Pilkington (England), owner Col. W.E. Hughes, AKC 2920, AKC 4084)

Meteor, from a drawing by J.M. Tracy
"Meteor"
-- Image scanned from a picture by J.M. Tracy, as published in The Century Magazine, January 1886, Article "Typical Dogs -- Pointers", written by John S. Wise and John W. Munson.

Maxim, from a drawing by J.M. Tracy
"Maxim"
-- Image scanned from a picture by J.M. Tracy, as published in The Century Magazine, January 1886, Article "Typical Dogs -- Pointers", written by John S. Wise and John W. Munson.



AKC:
""2919 Maxim" -- Col. W.E. Hughes, St. Louis, Mo. Breeder, Mr. Geo. Pilkington, England. Whelped 1880; liver and white; by "Garnet" out of "Jilt"; "Garnet" by "Tory" out of "Jessie"; "Jilt" by "Mat" out of "Peg"." -- AKC Studbook, Vol.II

AKC:
""2920 Meteor" -- Col. W.E. Hughes, St. Louis, Mo. Breeder, Mr. Geo. Pilkington, England. Whelped 1880; liver and white; by "Garnet" out of "Jilt"; "Garnet" by "Tory" out of "Jessie"; "Jilt" by "Mat" out of "Peg"." -- AKC Studbook, Vol.II

AKC:
""4084 Meteor" -- (wrongly entered in Vol.II) -- Col. W.E. Hughes, Dallas, Texas. Breeder, George Pilkington, England. Whelped 1880; liver and white; by "Garnet" out of "Pilkington's Jilt", by "Lord Downe's Mars", out of "Sefton's Jilt"; "Garnet" by "Tory" out of "Jessie"." -- AKC Studbook, Vol.III


""Meteor" and "Maxim" were litter brothers and were imported for the St. Louis Kennel Club by Col. W.E. Hughes in 1881. They were from the kennels of George Pilkington, who was sending quite a number of dogs, good, bad and indifferent, to this country at this time." -- Hochwalt, 1911


"In breeding they were by "Garnet", out of "Pilkington's Jilt", the latter by "Lord Downe's Mars", out of "Sefton's Jilt". "Garnet" was by "Tory", the son of "Garth's Drake" and "Moore's Mab", out of "Jessie", by "Sefton's Monarch", out of "Sefton's Juno"." -- Hochwalt, 1923


"At the New York show following "Meteor's" importation (1881), E.C. Sterling was the judge of pointers, and the Western dog was brought East to break lances with the invincibles of that section. The dog appeared in the champion class, and among others were "Beaufort", the son of "Bow" and "Beaulah", and "Croxteth", the son of "Price's Bang" and "Jane". The judge awarded the blue to "Meteor", and naturally the western contingent went into ecstacies, but the decision occasioned endless controversy. Eastern fanciers came out in the kennel-press with challenges, but these three dogs never met again. Eastern critics seemed to be unanimous in their opinion the "Beaufort" should have been first, "Croxteth" second, and "Meteor" third." -- Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer


"In the middle states, principally in southern Ohio, where pointers were bred from time immemorial, the dog "Harris' Mac" was very well thought of. He was whelped in 1874, was solid lemon in color, and decidedly one of the old, heavy-flewed kind. Local tradition tells us a very pretty story about this dog being descended from the old Pape strain of black pointers through a dog called "Otto" that was brought over to America by Colonel York of Cincinnati in 1867 or '68. "Harris' Mac" was a splendid field dog and acquired such a great local reputation that most pointer fanciers bred to him. Messrs. Sander, at the time very active in pointer breeding, sent a bitch to him called "Linn" and from this union came "Diana" which produced a rather remarkable litter by "Meteor", among which were the bench winners, "King Shot", "Pap Smizer" and "Rumpty". Bred to "Seitner's Lass" (by imported "Sleaford" out of "Dawn") "Mac" became the sire of "Lady" which produced "Glendale" when mated to "Bodine". "Glendale" was the sire of "Champion Duke of Vernon" and "Stanley". Once more we have evidencd that this so-called native stock was pure and when mated with the later importations, bred on in a very satisfactory manner." -- Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer






Meteor - Maxim

Pilkington's Garnet
(liver/white)
(w: 1876)
       
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
Pilkington's Jilt Lord Downe's Mars
(w: 1869)
Garth's Drake
(liver/white)
(w: 1868)

Garth's Drake

   
 
   
 
Garth's Mite Derby's Duke Drake
(Lord Derby's)
Duchess
Derby's Daisy Drake
(Lord Derby's)
Yarboro's Nell
(Yarborough's Nell)
Sefton's Jilt      
 
   
 
     
 
   
 


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