CH. COUNTERPOINT’S LORD ASHLEY
CH. COUNTERPOINT’S LORD ASHLEY – (Ch. Bryant’s Buckeye Top Brass x Bryant’s Buckeye Elektra) (12/22/63 – 10/5/77) Bred by Ruth Still and ultimately owned by Bill Metz and handled by Corky Vroom, “Ashley” proved to be one of the greatest show pointers of all time. He won 19 Best In Shows, 97 Group 1’s and many other Group placements. He was Kennel Review’s Top Sporting Dog for 1968 and 1969. He also won two American Pointer Club Specialties, 1965 (from the classes) and 1966. In 1970 Ashley capped his career by winning the Sporting Group at Westminster (where his Hall Of Fame grandson/great grandson would win Best In Show in 1986). He made an appearance at the 100th Anniversary Show at Westminster in 1974 at age 13, thrilling the crowd with his movement in that large ring. The response of the audience was overwhelming – the more they applauded, the more Ashley “turned on”. He was the sire of 20 champions, including three APC Specialty winners, Ch. Gunhill’s Guy Of Wensleydale (’75), Ch. Waldschloss Thunderbolt, CD (’76) and Ch. Truewithem Abercrombie (’77). He also sired a Hall Of Fame daughter Ch. Truewithem A Taste Of Triumph, is double great grandsire to HOF Ch. Cumbrian Black Pearl and appears three times in the pedigree of HOF DC Woodspoint Remington, CD MH VAX. FIVE Hall Of Fame pointers behind his name are Ch. Shelbark’s Twenty Carats, Ch. Finefield’s Cover Girl, Ch. Elstone Citadel, Ch. Drumgannon Dreadnought and Ch. Governor Moscow.