CH. CUMBRIAN BLACK PEARL – (Ch. Marjetta’s Lord Carlton x Ch. Cumbrian Black Lace) (11/8/79 – 2/16/93) Bred by Henri B. Tuthill and ultimately owned by Nat and Gloria Reese and handled by Corky Vroom (who also handled her double great grandsire Hall Of Fame Ch. Counterpoint’s Lord Ashley) “Bertha” aka “Bertie”, “Bert” or “Birdie” was the Number One Sporting Dog in America in 1984. She won a total of 22 Best In Shows in her career, which was believed to have broken a Pointer record of 20 set forty-eight years earlier by Ch. Nancolleth Beryl Of Giralda.  She also won 75 Group 1’s, plus 50 other Group placements and 2 Specialties.  Susan Bleckley handled Bert to her first Best in Show and cared for her in her retirement years.  She is an outcross breeding with line-bred Bryant through Truewithem on her sire’s side and English Cumbrian and Crookrise on her dam’s side, which traces back in part to Herewithem exports of the late 40’s.  Bertie can claim ELEVEN Hall Of Fame pointers throughout her pedigree including her granddam Ch. Truewithem A Taste of Triumph, Ch. Counterpoint’s Lord Ashley, Ch. Maryjay’s Majesty, Ch. Shelbark’s Twenty Carats, Ch. Bryant’s Buckeye Claudia, Ch. Finefield’s Cover Girl, Ch. Vilmar’s Lucky, Ch. Mihaski’s Mr. Chipps, Ch. Elstone Citadel, Ch. Drumgannon Dreadnought and Ch. Governor Moscow.  


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