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Ch. Robert Le Diable (dog, liver/white/ticked, w: June 12, 1883, breeder, St. Louis Kennel Club, owner, Highland Kennels, AKC 5556)

Robert Le Diable
"Robert Le Diable"
-- Image scanned from Field Dog Stud Book, Vol.I, 1901.


Robert Le Diable
"Ch. Robert Le Diable"
-- Image scanned from Field Trial Records of Dogs in America with other Authentic Statistics, 1874 (to July 1) 1907, by Maj. J.M. Taylor, 1907.



AKC:
""5556 Robert Le Diable" -- Highland Kennels, Red Bank, N.J. Breeder, St. Louis Kennel Club, St. Louis, Mo. Whelped June 12, 1883; liver, white and ticked; by "Champion Croxteth", out of "Spinaway". See tabulated pedigree. [note - not scanned yet]. Field Trial: -- Winner all-aged Pointer stake, E.F.T. Club, 1886. Bench Shows: -- Special for best Pointer, New York; special for best Sporting Dog, New York, 1885; 1st, St. Louis; 1st, Cincinnati; champion, Pittsburg; champion and special; New York 1886." -- AKC Studbook, 1887, Vol.IV


"During 1885, Mr. James L. Anthony of New York startled the kennel world by importing the famed English champion "Graphic", and a valuable brood bitch, "Nell of Efford", from Mr. Norrish's kennels in Devonshire. ... "Graphic's" first appearance was at the Pittsburgh show of 1886. Major Taylor judged and when it came to the special for the best pointer he gave it to "Robert le Diable" over "Revel III" and "Graphic"." -- James Watson, "The Dog Book", 1906; reprinted in Pointer Points, vol.4-91


""Robert le Diable" was unquestionably "Croxteth's" most noted son in bench show realms. This dog was shown fearlessly in the best of competition, and soon attained championship honors. He was also a field trial winner." -- A.F. Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer


""Graphic" was whelped April 15, 1881, consequently he was just past four years of age when he came to this country to head the Graphic Kennels. He was not shown on the bench until the following year, when he made his American debut at Pittsburgh under the late Major J.M. Taylor. He won in his class, but when it came to the special for the best pointer in the show he, "Robert Le Diable" and "Revel III" met. The decision went to "Robert Le Diable", although press reports seemed to be unanimous that both "Revel III" and "Graphic" were better than the son of "Croxteth" and should have gone over him. A few weeks later, at Newark, under John Davidson, "Graphic" and "Beaufort" met for the first time, when the latter was given the blue, which decision was generally conceded to be correct, but "Revel III" was awarded the special for best of the breed. At New York, J.M. Tracy followed Major Taylor's lead and placed "Robert Le Diable" over "Graphic", but once more there was a protest from the press. His show career continued through many years and few dogs ever made a better record than him." -- Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer






Ch. Robert Le Diable

Croxteth
(liver/white)
(w: 1878)

Croxteth

Lowe's Young Bang
(liver/white)
(w: 1874)
Price's Bang
(liver/white, gold cheeks)
(w: 1870)

click for Price's Bang

Coham's Bang
(lemon/white)
Whitehouse's Hamlet
(lemon/white)
(w: 1861)

click for Hamlet

Postan's Venus
Price's Vesta Brockton's Bounce
(liver/white)
(w: 1861)
Francis' Belle
Davey's Luna Lord Cole's Cole Bird's Bob
(lemon/white)
(w: 1860)
Gilbert's Bloomer
Evan's Nell Smith's Major
(lemon/white)
(w: 1862)

Smiths Major

Smith's Dido
(w: 1859)
MacDonna's Jane
(Macdona's Jane)
(liver/white)
(w: 1875)

NOTE -- discrepancy as to dam of "MacDonna's Jane" ... see "Croxteth" pages for more information ... the following is AKC/FDSB listing of "Sefton's Flirt" ...

Sefton's Sam Statter's Major Old Major
Garth's Mite
Sefton's Drab Derby's Drake
Sefton's Sappho
Sefton's Flirt Sefton's Mat Sefton's Beau
Legh's Merry
Sefton's Deuce Derby's Drake
Sefton's Sappho
Pilkington's Spinaway
(liver/white)
(w: 1880)
Pilkington's Garnet
(liver/white)
(w: 1876)
Pilkington's Tory
(dark liver/white)
(w: 1874)
Garth's Drake
(liver/white)
(w: 1868)

click for Garth's Drake

Garth's Rap
Garth's Doll
("Doll I")
(w: 1864)
Moore's Mab
(liver/white)

(bred by Rev. Holden, pure Edge blood)

Holden's Major
Rev. Holden's bitch
Pilkington's Jessie
(bred by Lord Sefton)
(liver/white)
(w: 1871)
   
 
   
 
Pilkington's Keswick
(St. Louis Kennel Club's)
(liver/white/ticked)
(w: 1878)
Pilkington's Faust
(liver/white)
(w: 1875)
Sefton's Sam Statter's Major
Sefton Drab
Pilkington's Nell Garth's Drake
(liver/white)
(w: 1868)

click for Garth's Drake

Sturgeon's Moll
Pilkington's Faith

(littersister to Pilkington's Jaunty)

Sefton's Marquis Sefton's Mat
Sefton's Deuce
Pilkington's Jessie
(bred by Lord Sefton)
(liver/white)
(w: 1871)
Sefton's Monarch
Sefton's Juno


Sons and Daughters

  • Ch. Ossining (l/w, w: 1888, Am. Ch. 1892, Ch. Robert Le Diable x Countess Nellie)


Some GrandKids



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