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Old Tip

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Registered Name: Old Tip
Breeder: Tom Kendall
Owner: Mr. S. E. Shirley
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Sex: male
Date of Birth: 1866
Date of Death:
Land of Birth: United Kingdom
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Titles: (the Adam of the breed)
Known Offspring:
Founder of T Line. of the Simmington Hounds, Yorkshire. Old Tip, born in 1866, is considered the source of the modern Wire Fox Terrier. White with one marked ear, he was 16 lbs and an amazing working dog. Old Tip was never entered in dog shows, but used strictly for work. Most prize winners since then have some bit of his strain in them. Old Tip, mated to a Smooth bitch, produced Pincher, who in turn produced Old Jester, the sire of Young Jester. Mated to his own grand-daughter, Meg II, Young Jester produced Knavesmire Jest, who also produced great offspring. However, Young Jester's claim to fame was his mating to the Smooth bitch, Meersbrook Crissy, which resulted in Meersbrook Bristles (whelped in 1892), whose genes can be found in innumerable Wire Fox Terriers to this day.

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