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Best In Show, Best in Specialty Show,


American GCh. Canadian GCh. Ex. Sassenach King of the Castle CGN, RN, RNCL. TDI




#5 Gordon in Canada 2012 CKC confirmation

#3 Gordon in Canada 2011

#3 Gordon In Canada 2010- attains Grand Champion Status AND #5 Gordon in USA - limited showing both countries

 #5 Gordon in Canada 2009 (three weekends of shows)

 #4 Gordon in Canada 2008

#4 Gordon in Canada 2007

#7 Gordon in Canada 2005 (as a puppy)







Edward is awarded the new Grand Champion Excellent title by CKC


Edward completes his AKC Grand Championship at the Pacific Northwest Gordon Setter Specialties

 making him the first Gordon in history to attain both AKC and CKC Grand Championship status.




Westwinds Sporting Dog Specialty July 2012 Edward wins Group III, Best Canadian Bred and Best Veteran



Edward makes breed history by becoming the first Canadian bred Gordon to complete the requirements for CKC Grand Champion status.




GSCA National Specialty, Warwick Rhode Island,  May 2012, Edward - Best in Veteran Sweeps and an Award of Merit











Another BIG win for Edward

June 11, 2010 BEST OF BREED at the Gordon Setter Club of America National Specialty,Greeley Colorado.

Breeder/Owner/Handled all the way!!!



The First Gordon in History to win both US and Canadian Nationals in a one year period.



    Edward BB GSCA 2010Edward    

Edward - pictured at 5 years of age



Edward Pedigree:


DOB January 19, 2005 - March 15 2018

Hips BVA/HD 4:4  OFA GSE-4601 - Good    Elbows OFA GSE-EL-463M Normal

DNA V410239

DNA ChromaGene tested - carries black only

CERF GSE-865/2007-34, 2009-52

PRA rcd-4 tested CLEAR


              Am. Ch. Firethorn's Denver Bronco
  BISS Am. Ch. Sandpiper's Castles by the Sea
    Am. Ch. Sandpiper's Sea Siren
BIS. BISS. Am Can GCh. Sassenach King of the Castle CGN, RN, RNCL, TDI 
     BIS Ch. Rokeena Swagman
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    Am.Can. Ch. Sassenach Limited Edition CD FDJ CGC/TDI





Edward finishes his American championship in style!  All his points won from the BBE class at Specialties or Supported entries.


 Edward adds another feather to his cap winning Best of Breed at the Canadian National Specialty, Winnipeg Manitoba, August 8th 2009.



 Edward Group 3 Camrose

Pictures from our busy weekend in Camrose.  Two group placements and a novice rally title.



 My pride and joy.  There is a special bond between us no matter where we are.  A joy to be around.  A dog with a girly bark at home and a deep basement bark on the road, he makes me laugh.  


Edward can now add RN to his list of accomplishments.  After taking five classes we entered four CARO trials, qualifying three for three.  The fourth trial was FEO and being a true gordon he played to the gallery.  Gordons certainly know how to put your feet on the ground again.






Surveying his kingdom


Edward cools offEdward teh mugwump

Who says show dogs don't have normal lives?


Mud boyEdward the baby sitter



Christmas in California, what fun!  A new yard to rip around and explore, holes to dig and grass to kill.  Thank goodness hostess Jane loves her grandkids.  Edward's favorite part of the holiday was cornering a huge possum in the back yard and letting the neighbourhood in on the event.

My favorite event of the trips was the Specialty in Palm Springs.  Edward was WD and Best Bred by.  The following day Edward was BW and is sitting just one point shy of his American title.  A good excuse for another road trip.



Edward thrid major


An overcast windy day for a picture, but a major is a major!


We headed out on a long road trip this September.  9200 km round trip driving altogether.  Some people think we are crazy but heh what a way to see the country.  Our first destination was Mineral Ridge, Ohio to visit Bart.  From there we went to Mukungie, PA for the Brandywine Specialty where Edward was awarded RWD.  The next day at Kunztown, PA at the supported entry, Edwards was awarded WD/BW/BOS for his second major.  A little trip of eight hours tooks us to Gettysburg where the GSCA National was being held.  I am thrilled to say Edward was RWD.


After a week in Gettysberg, we headed to Newport, RI to stay with Jani Wolstenhome and Uncle Ronan.  The boys did well together, sharing the girls and marking territory as they switched places.  A great week chilling out after some busy days.




At home in the paddock


April 2008

Hits Texas in style! 

Sunbelt Gordon  Specialty, Hutto, Texas. On this trip south we were hoping for winners dog and our first points towards and AKC Championship.  What a thrill to be awarded Best of Breed from the Bred by Exhibitor class.  A five point major to start things off with. Thank you Lorraine Bisso for honouring this young man.



Edward is my first Best in Show dog, its been a while in the making, but worth every step.  I am absolutely thrilled to say he was breeder/owner/handled all the way to this win.  Thank you Kay Eldred for honoring this exciting youngster with a BIS.  This is just the beginning of Edward's career as a special.

Edward certainly lives up to his name, gaining his Canadian championship at nine months, with four, three point majors, including a Best of Breed over Specials and a Group III to top it off.  Stateside Edward has attended two GSCA National Specialties and  was awarded BOSw from the 6-9 month class in Cincinnati OH 2005 and BOSw  from the 15-18 month class in Cleveland OH 2006. A fun dog to live with, full of mischief, Edward is doing well in obedience classes and would probably do even better if I trained on a regular basis, such as every day.

Edward is a clown and mischief maker, always up to or into something, he has a warped sense of humour.  Edward’s favorite game is hiding behind a blade of grass, he usually does this at the far end of the paddock and you are expected to walk over to him and act surprised when he leaps out at you and then high tails it back to the kennel or pretends that all his bones are made of Jell-O and when you try to pick him up it's like threading a string of jelly through a knot hole in a tree.


Edward BIS

Best in Show age 2 Judge Kay Eldred (Aus)


Edward at Red Deer




Winners Dog GSCA Specialty Paln Springs Jan 09relaxing at home




 Edward WisconsinEdward 2007 US NationalEdward 2007 Canadain Nationals


Edward at home just chilling.

Edward the innocent


GSCA National Puppy Sweeps BOS

2005 puppy sweeps wild child

Westwinds group ringEdward front shot GSCC 2007

Ready for the show