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Amethyst Photo Gallery:  "A Frozen Semen Breeding"

Am/Can/Mex Ch. MacAlder Best For Shojin x Trial By Fire o' Amethyst, CGC

We have been planning for a couple years to breed, by frozen semen, to Am/Can/Mex Ch. MacAlder Best For Shojin.  "Chipper" was the Gordon Setter Club of America's #1 Gordon in 1983, a top producer in 1985.  He was the son of Am/Can Ch. MacAlder Mr. Chips, the #1 Sire, All Breeds in 1980.  

"Chipper" was the father of our first Gordon Setter, Ch. Kilernan's Spice o' My Life (out of Ch. Greenglen's Glad Rags), and also the sire of our Ch. Daybreak Blue's Brother (Trouble) who was out of Ch. Agaru Autumn Silhoutte, JH.  Currently, we own Shojin's Somewhere in Time (Dude) who is from the only successful frozen semen breeding to Chipper to-date.

However, we are eagerly anticipating the upcoming arrival of puppies, due on November 17, 2002, out of our Trial by Fire o' Amethyst, CGC (Ice).  In September of 2002, Greg drove to Cleveland, OH where Dr. Robert van Hutchison, of Northview Animal Clinic, surgically implanted Ice to Chipper, by frozen semen.  

What is shown here are actual photos of that process.  For those of you squeamish by nature, you may not want to view the photos as they are of an actual surgical procedure.  Enjoy!!

All photos by Greg DaValt.

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  • Dr. Hutch's Animal Clinic Northview, near Cleveland, Ohio.  Our RV is parked under the sign.
  • Here's a photo of the clinic from outside.

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