CH. GOVERNOR MOSCOW – (Ch. Mallwyd Moscow x Queen Mason) (w.5/11/21) The first pointer to win Best In Show at Westminster, 1925 where he posed like a granite statue for handler Ben Lewis, Jr. and won over 2500 entries.  Bred by Earl Brown and whelped in 1921, his sire was imported from England and his dam (black, white and ticked) was from Fld. Ch. Alford’s John lines going back to Ch. Graphic.  Ben Lewis, Jr. is said to have spotted the dog at a show near Boston and purchased him for Robert F. Maloney (HOF) for $125.  An excellent shooting dog, “Govvy” was the beginning of a golden age of show pointers in America, surpassing even the heyday of the 1880’s through 1910.  He became a champion in 1923 and sired 9 champions.  He is in the pedigree of FOURTEEN Hall Of Fame pointers: Ch. Vilmar’s Lucky, Ch. Finefield’s Cover Girl, Ch. Mihaski’s Mr. Chipps, Ch. Bryant’s Buckeye Claudia, Ch. Shelbark’s Twenty Carats, Ch. Maryjay’s Majesty, Ch. Counterpoint’s Lord Ashley, Ch. Truewithem A Taste Of Triumph, Ch/OTCH Scanpoint’s Sunrise Serenade, DC Scanpoints Touch O’Troll, Ch. Cumbrian Black Pearl, Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim, DC Woodspoint Remington, CD MH VAX and Ch. Sydmar The Heartless Wench.  In the late 1940’s some of his offspring were exported to England and Scotland, causing virtually every pedigree in the UK today (and those imported to the U.S.) to carry his bloodlines.  The gene pool in pointers is even smaller than we may have realized.


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