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Critique by Judge Anne Katona
Gordon Setter Club of America National 2003

Walking into the breed ring with all thirty-five BOB exhibits present along with the Hunting Dog, Field Dog, Veteran Dog, Hunting Bitch, Veteran Bitch, Winners Dog and Winners Bitch made for an exquisite Kodak Moment!

Best Of Breed: Ch Triseter Ebonie Nirvana Breeders: Esther Joseph Owners: Colleen O'Brien, Dorothy Hawke, Alison Rosskamp & Esther Joseph.
This is the first time I have had the honor to judge this Gordon Setter. I got goose bumps when I watched him circle the ring. This dog is a Gordon Setter of classic breed type. He has confidence, self assurance, and charisma that is the icing on the cake. This dog's head planes with the beautiful stop, dark eyes, correct ear placement, going into the most beautiful neck set on into well layed back shoulders making the front legs sit back under the dog. His forechest is deep and to the elbow. The moderate sloping topline that is solid both on the free stack and on the go around with hindquarters that reach well forward and stretch far back, showing long and powerful drive. The bone and substance definitely indicates Gordon, not English or Irish Setter. The head is carried up and the tail 'flags' constantly during movement. This dog moves effortlessly, with economical and harmonious function in the unsurpassed muscle tone and condition. It was a pleasure to have this dog in my ring. and award him Best of Breed.