Dogs In Review Magazine October 2016 - Page 113

ICONS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 108 Winthrop Chanler Rutherfurd – Warren Smooth Fox Terriers Ch. Warren Remedy won three consecutive Best in Shows at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for her breeder Mr. Winthrop Chanler Rutherfurd. Few breeders of purebred dogs possessed as impeccable a pedigree as did Winthrop Chanler Rutherfurd. One of the great names in Smooths at the turn of the last century, Mr. Rutherfurd was a direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch Director-General of New Netherland before the British claimed the colony for the Crown and renamed it New York. Together with Mr. G.H. Gooderman of Toronto and Texan Frederick Henry Farwell of Sabine fame, Rutherfurd established the Smooth variety of Fox Terrier as a show dog without equal. So complete was his domination of the breed ring that his competition eventually surrendered, paving the way for the Wire to reign supreme for nearly 30 years. Warren Kennels was founded by brothers Winthrop and Lewis on an English import named Splauger. In The New Fox Terriers, author Harold Nedell writes, “the acquisition of Splauger from England was a great start and provided a good foundation for future winners.” These include the dog Warren Safeguard (Charleton Verdict x Eggesford Saphire) and bitch Warren Captious (Charlton Verdict x Re- It is hard to fathom that the success enjoyed by Mr. Rutherfurd at the world’s most prestigious dog show will ever be duplicated, if eclipsed. 110 DOGSinREVIEW.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 112 COURTESY THE NEW FOX TERRIERS, HOWELL BOOK HOUSE INC. uge), both imported in 1892. “Of course,” Nedell continues, “every Smooth breeder is aware of Ch. Warren Remedy, the fantastic bitch whose major achievement has yet to be duplicated, three consecutive Westminster Bests in Show — 1907, 1908, and 1909.” It is hard to fathom that the success enjoyed by Mr. Rutherfurd at the world’s most prestigious dog show will ever be duplicated, if eclipsed. Perhaps the man and his main adversary, Farwell, understood this as well because both men sold off many of their dogs prior to America’s entry into World War I. “Rutherfurd competed periodically in the ensuing years but never with