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Int. Ch. Pennine Prima Donna (bitch, liver/white, w: January 17, 1931, Crufts BIS 1935, Pennine Prima Donna of Wingan)

Pennine Prima Donna, Fall Photo
"Ch. Pennine Prima Donna"
-- Fall Photo. Caption reads: "Mr. D.K. Steadman bred this dog in January 1931 by "Marlais Marksman", and it is owned by Mr. A. Eggleston. It was shown at Championship shows in 1932 and won two Challenge Certificates. In 1933, it did astonishingly well by winning nine Certificates. But owning to the rule that no gun-dog can become a Champion without a Field Trial Certificate, "Pennine Prima Donna" is not a Champion, although it holds twelve show Certificates, won for good looks." Image scanned from clipping, unknown source, with age of clipping estimated about 1934, as clipping also contained images from 1934 Crufts.


Pennine Prima Donna
"Ch. Pennine Prima Donna"
-- Image scanned from Pointer Champions, 1981-1986 by Jan Linzy Pata, Tauskey image. Caption reads: "Ch. Pennine Prima Donna, shown here in 1935. Bred in England by Mr. D.K. Steadman and whelped in 1931, sired by Marlais Marksman, owned by Mr. Arthur Eggleston."



""Pennine Prima Donna", which making her debut ... was immediately hailed by the judge, Major Harry Gunn, as a smasher of smashers, and from then on her career was the story of one magnificent triumph after another. She won over a score of challenge certificates. She was never beaten by any Pointer in Britain. And with her Mr. Arthur Eggleston won what was perhaps the greatest honour ever to come the way of a Pointer in this country -- best all breeds at Cruft's in 1935. Before that she had been best all breeds at other championship shows in Blackpool, Darlington, and Leeds. Though her career in America, to which she departed after her Cruft's success, was not one of simliar unchallenged supremacy, principally because at the time there appeared to be decided differences in the type preferences of American and British judging, she yet became a champion there. She died, in the late part of 1938, after returning to England, to the kennel of her old owner at Appleby." -- Lola Macdonald Daly, "The Pointer as a Showdog


"Perhaps Arthur's [Arthur Eggleston] bitch "Ch. Pennine Prima Donna", winner of over a score of C.C.s, is the best-remembered of all his champions. It was with her that he won the greatest honour possible when she went Supreme Best in Show at Crufts in 1935. ... On five occasions Arthur won the Setter and Pointer Club's Bronze for the best pointer: in 1932 and 1933 with "Ch. Pennine Prima Donna" ... -- Edmonson & Robertshaw, 1978, The Pointer






Int. Ch. Pennine Prima Donna

Ch. Marlais Marksman
(liver/white)
(w: 1929)

Marlais Marksman

Ferndale Faro Ch. Ferndale Fob
(w: 1921)
Ferndale General
(lemon/white)
(w: 1914)
Ferndale Nero
Ferndale Nun
Ferndale Dinah II
(w: 1916)
Ferndale Monk
(lemon/white)
(w: 1909)
Ferndale Fairy
Ferndale Foam Ferndale Foreman
(w: 1919)
Ferndale Pax
Ferndale Dinah II
(w: 1916)
Ferndale Dot Ferndale Rex
Ferndale Di
Fancy Me
(w: 1927)
His Majesty
(w: 1922)

His Majesty

Stylish Touchstone
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1919)
Stylish Roxo
Stylish Tango
Queen Grouse
(1920s)

Queen Grouse

Stylish Spraggon
Marguerite
Our Fancy
(w: 1925)
Ch. Ferndale Fob
(w: 1921)
Ferndale General
(lemon/white)
(w: 1914)
Ferndale Dinah II
(w: 1916)
Fancy Wen Trumpeter of Firenze
(w: 1923)
Halona
Maesydd Megan Flagon of Ardagh His Majesty
(w: 1922)

His Majesty

Stylish Touchstone
(black/white/ticked)
(w: 1919)
Stylish Roxo
Stylish Tango
Queen Grouse
(1920s)

Queen Grouse

Stylish Spraggon
Marguerite
Mignonette    
 
   
 
Maesydd Mistress Ch. Nancolleth Mark
(w: 1924)
Trewithen Must
(w: 1921)
Trewithen Lookout
Trewithen Kumel
Nancolleth Belle
(w: 1921)
Sancho
Callington Belle
Mallwyd Margaret Mallwyd Mick Lune Prince
(w: 1920)

Lune Prince

Mallwyd Cara
Mallwyd Madge
(w: 1921)
Mallwyd Mons
Mallwyd Cara
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