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1932 Best in Show

Pointer, Ch. Nancolleth Markable
Born July 8, 1929, Breeder Mrs. A Rowe, England
Owned by Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, Giralda Farms
Handled by McClure Halley
BIS Judge Hon. Townsend Scudder

From "The Dog Show" by William F. Stifel:

This was the first time that Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge scaled the heights at Westminster and the second time in 25 years that the award was taken by a Pointer.

The victory of this lemon and white male was extremely popular. The Pointer that won in 1925 was Governor Moscow, which Arthur Frederick Jones of the Gazette said posed "like a carven image." Nancolleth Markable was a different animal. He fixed his gaze on the judge upon entering the ring and from then on hardly looked elsewhere.

The crowd loved him. "He seemed to throw out a magnetic force that drew your eyes to him," said Jones.

During the final examination, there was a great outburst of applause. The dog spun around, giving the crowd a sweeping look, and then turned his attention back to the business at hand. They cheered again when he bounded forward as his handler, McClure Halley, advanced to receive the rosette.

Shooting men considered him one of the greatest Pointers to come across the water in years. He made his debut at Cruft's in London, where he was Reserve to Best In Show among 6,000 dogs. Two weeks later at Manchester, he defeated his conqueror and won Best in Show himself. He had also won his field championship in England, defeating many great field-trial winners there, a rare feat for a bench champion.


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