ROBERT F. PARKER, D.V.M. – (7/11/34 – 12/10/87) Bob was a dedicated student of the breed and its genetics.  He felt the ideal pointer could not be described – it must be beheld.  He got his start in pointers with a pup given to him by Ruth Williams in 1952 (for helping at the Garden) and joined the American Pointer Club in 1960 if not earlier.  He served as 2nd Vice-President in 1968, President in 1975, ’76 and ’77, then as a Director in 1978 and ’79.  Dr. Parker next served as APC’s AKC Delegate from 1980 through 1982 and again in 1987 (but had to resign with deep regret due to health reasons).  His kennel prefix “Truewithem” is famous for its consistency in type, a judicious blend of Bryant, Elstone and Bukany bloodlines all going back to the Hall Of Fame BIG THREE (Ch. Elstone Citadel, Ch. Drumgannon Dreadnought and Ch. Governor Moscow).  His prefix became prominent in 1969 and throughout the ‘70’s and 80’s.  It is now in the background of so many present day pedigrees because he chose to breed to (HOF) Enos Phillips’ excellent Hall Of Fame Ch. Maryjay’s Majesty with Truewithem Patrician, producing Ch. Truewithem Majestic Triumph.  He then bred “Trump” to Bryant son and HOF Ch. Counterpoint’s Lord Ashley, which produced Ch. Truewithem Abercrombie, a Best In Show and 1977 APC Specialty winner and Hall Of Fame Ch. Truewithem A Taste Of Triumph, dam of 29 champions.  They in turn contributed as dam and grandsire of the all time top-producing pointer sire HOF Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim.    


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