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500 Years of Pointer History and Trivia ...
and Other Interesting Facts
500 Years of Pointer History and Trivia ... and Other Interesting Facts
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American Pointer Club National Winners
Best-In-Show and Other Stats
Crufts Winners
Dual Champions (AKC)
National Field Trial Championship Winners
Westminster Kennel Club Winners

1500s
Paintings

1700s
Introduction into England
"Spanish ??? Pointer"
The Spanish Pointer
The Pointing-Dog
The Pointing-Dog and Nets
The Pointing-Dog and Hawks
Late 1700s - Foxhound Crosses - "Col. Thornton's Dash"

1800s
The "Pointer"
Pioneering English Breeders of Pointers

1820s
1820 - A Litter of Nineteen

1840s
1844 - the Edge of Strelly Sale

1850s
1850s - Three Types of Pointers
1859 - first "Dog Show" (England)

1860s
1860 - "Bird's Bob" - Lemon and Whites
1865 - First "Field Trial" (England)
1868 - "Garth's Drake" whelped
1869(?)-1895 - The Pointer Club (England)
1860s - 1870s - "Whitehouse's Hamlet"
"The Four Cornerstones"

1870s
1873 - English Kennel Club
1874 - English Kennel Club Stud Book
1874 - "Sensation" whelped
1874 - First Public Field Trial in America - "Rex" Placing Sixth
1876 - "Official Registrations"
1876 - "Burges's The American Kennel and Sporting Field"
1876 - "Orgill's Champion Rush"
1877 - Westminster - "First Annual New York Bench Show of Dogs"
1878 - First pointer registered with AKC - "Ace of Spades", AKC#1187
Late 1870s - American Importation - "Sleaford", "Bow", and "Faust"
1879 - "Croxteth" Imported
1879 - National American Kennel Club Inaugural Field Trial - "Bow" Tied for Second

1880s
1880 - English System of Registration
1881 - "Ch. Graphic" whelped
1882 - First Pointer to win an Important Field Trial - "Vandevort's Don"
1884 - American Kennel Club
1885 - "Ch. Graphic" imported to U.S.
1885 - Westminster Best Sporting Dog - "Robert Le Diable"
1888 - Canadian Kennel Club
1888 - Pointer Club of America
1888 - First Woman Judging in the U.S.
1889 - Canadian Kennel Club Inaugural Field Trials
1889 - "Rip Rap" - Black and Whites
1889 - "The American Kennel Gazette"

1890s
1890 - AKC Field Trials Established
1891 - First Crufts Show
1893 - Heavyweights and Lightweights
1893 - Rosettes at Westminster
1896 - First National Bird Dog Championship
1897 - Second National Bird Dog Championship - "Declared Off"
1898 - "Faskally Bragg", Henry Sawtell, and an early "Recreational Vehicle"

1900s
1900 - Turn of the Century - "Lunesdale", "Arkwright", "Mallwyd", "Ferndale"
1900s - "Crossing for Coon Dogs"
1900s - "For Sale - $1.00"
1900s - Early AKC Championships
1900 - Pointer Club of America's Inaugural Field Trial
1901 - "F.Ch. Alford's John" whelped
1904 - First Wearing of Armbands at Westminster
1905 - Groups at Westminster
1906 - "The Pointer and His Predecessors"
1907 - First Westminster Kennel Club Best-in-show
1908 - "Fishel's Frank" lost the National Championship
1909 - First National Champion - "National Field Trial Champion Manitoba Rap"

1910s
1910s - "Comanche Frank" and "John Proctor"
1911 - "Specials" Classes in AKC
1917 - Superintendents and Judges Licenced
1917 - "Nat. F.Ch. Mary Montrose" took Winners Bitch at Westminster
England Before the "Great War"
Decline of Field, Increase in Show, The "Professional" Dog Show Judge

1920s
1920 - "Nat. F.Ch. Mary Montrose" won her third National Championship
1920 - First AKC Sanctioned Matches
1924 - AKC "Best In Show" Began
1925 - "Nat. F.Ch. Becky Broomhill" won her third National Championship
1925 - Crufts
1925 - Westminster Best-in-Show - "Ch. Governor Moscow"
1926 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Nancolleth Belle"
1927 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Dapple Joe"
1927 - "Nat. F.Ch. McTyre"
1928 - Crufts RBIS and Best Gundog - "Stainton Spruce"
1858-1928 - "Edmund H. Osthaus"
1929 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Herewithem JP"

1930s
1930s - Influential - Good Or Bad ? - "Ch. Marlais Marksman"
1931 - Crufts RBIS - "Ch. Nancolleth Markable"
1932 - Westminster Best-in-Show - "Ch. Nancolleth Markable"
1932 - Junior Show Classes
1934-1936 - First AKC Obedience Trials
1934 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Benson of Crombie"
1935 - "Sensation" and the Westminster Logo
1935 - Crufts Best-in-Show - "Pennine Prima Donna"
1935 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Nancolleth Marquis"
1936 - Elhew Kennels
1936 - "Ch. Nancolleth Beryl of Giralda" - a BIS Record to last for 48 years"
1938 - "Int. Ch. Drumgannon Dreadnought" imported to the U.S.
1938 - American Pointer Club
1939 - "Ch. Pennine Paramount of Prune's Own" - First National Specialty Winner
1939 - "Spot Cash Comanche II, CD" - First (?) Obedience Titled Pointer
World War II

1940s
First Post-War Champion (England) -- "Ch. Highflier of Ide"
1945 - "Nat. F.Ch. Ariel" won his third National Championship
1947 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Beacon's Game Lad"
1947 - AKC Tracking Separated from Obedience Utility Class

1950s
1950s - Four Time National Specialty Winner - "Ch. Vilmar's Lucky"
1950s - First Solid Orange Champion - "Ch. Vilmar's Skogis Herta"
1950 - Bred-By-Exhibitor Class
1950 - Westminster Group I - "C P"
1951 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Captain Speck"
1954 - Field Trial Hall of Fame
1958 - "Show Champion" Title Created (England)
1958 - Crufts BIS - "Ch. Chiming Bells"

1960s
1960s - "Ch. Maryjay's Majesty"
1960 - Current English Pointer Club formed
1964 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Crookrise Danny of Muick"
1966 - Crufts RBIS and Best Gundog - "Sh. Ch. Blakeshay Avant Tout"
1967 - AKC "Best of Winners"
1968 - Revised AKC Pointer Breed Standard Approved

1970s
1970 - "Ch. Counterpoint's Lord Ashley" wins his 20th Best-in-Show
1970 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Counterpoint's Lord Ashley"
1971 - Youngest AKC BIS Pointer - "Ch. Elfin Forest Tag of Lor"
1973 - Crufts Best Gundog - "Sh. Ch. Daviam Titus Lartius"
1974 - American Pointer Club Hall of Fame
1975 - Revised AKC Pointer Breed Standard Approved
1978 - "Dual Ch. Scanpoint's Touch of Troll" whelped
1979 - First Orange and White National Specialty Winner - "Ch. Cumbrian Seabreeze"

1980s
1983 - Top U.K. Gundog - "Sh. Ch. Peakdale Badger"
1984 - "Ch. Jason of Kinnike" wins his first (of four) Nationals Title
1984 - "Ch. Cumbrian Black Pearl" breaks 48-year-old BIS record
1986 - Banner Year for Pointers
1986 - Westminster Best-in-Show - "Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim"
1986 - Crufts Best Gundog - "Sh. Ch. Stonebridgelees Sultana"
1986 - New Zealand Kennel Club's 100 Years Centennial Year BIS - "NZ Ch. Arista Brandon"
Mid-1980s - First Obedience Trial Champion - "OTCH & Ch. Scanpoint Sunrise Serenade"
Mid-1980s - First Junior Hunter - "Ch. Birnamwood Golden Gossamer, JH"
1987 - "Dual Champion and American Field Champion Scanpoint's MacKenzie"
Late 1980s - First AKC and CKC Champion, Obedience, and Tracking Titles - "Can/Am Ch. Truewithem Lord Dupont, Can/Am CD, Can/Am TD"
1989 - "Ch. Luftnase Albelarm Bee's Knees - "Number One All Breeds"
1989 - Westminster Group I - "Ch. Luftnase Albelarm Bee's Knees"

1990s
1992 - Westminster Champions Only
1993 - The "Pointer Sisters" - "When Group Winning and Multiple Group Placing Littermates Team Together"
1994 - AKC Agility Began
1995 - First UDX Pointer - "Ch. Scanpoint's Barefoot Contessa, UDX"
1995 - Can/Am Champion and Hunting Titles - Liver with Tan Points - "Can/Am/Int'l Ch. Nowwithem Tried N True, JDJr, JH"
1996 and 1997 - "Ch. Albelarm's Bee Serious" - "Number One"
1999 - "Ch. Sydmar The Heartless Wench" becomes the "All Time Top Producing Pointer Dam"

2000s
2000 - "Best In Show - The Movie" - "Can/Am Ch. Nowwithm Accept No Substitute, CD, FD, JH"
2001 - Westminster AOM - Solid Liver - "Ch. Solivia's The Snowball Made It"
2001 - Crufts Best Gundog - "Sh. Ch. Calderside Love In A Mist At Whereathy"
2003 - First TDX Pointer - "Eclipse Final Fling Nthfld, JH, TDX"
2004 and 2005 - "OTCH MACH2 U-CD Longtrail Piece of My Heart UDX"
2005 - First Rally Title - "Ch. Paladen Thru The Garden Gate, CDX, MH, RA"
2005 through 2008 - Rally FIRSTS, "Ch. Redfern's Northern Mist, CDX, RAE5"
2008 - National Champion - "Ch. Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry"



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