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

"Chipper"  x "Ice"
Pups born on November 17, 2002.  Photos available of litter.
Pedigree Information (PDF Format)

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Am/Can/Mex Ch. MacAlder Best For Shojin  
(Am/Can Ch. MacAlder Mr. Chips x Ch. MacAlder Penelope)

  • The first photo shows "Chipper" taking Best of Opposite Sex at the 1984 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

  • The second photo shows "Chipper" and his mom, "Meghan".  They are shown together here as Chipper won BOS to his mom at the 1982 GSCA National Specialty.  Meghan earned BOB honors.

  • The third photo is the photo that we saw of Chipper when we bought "Spice" back in 1984.  We loved the look of this dog then, and we love his look now.  The look is truly timeless.

  • As you can tell, we are very excited about the breeding and the pedigree.   This is an "old-time" Gordon pedigree and we couldn't be prouder of tapping back into the history of this line.  He is the son of Am/Can. Ch. MacAlder Mr. Chips (#1 Sire All-Breeds, 1980) x Ch. MacAlder Penelope (BOB-GSCA National 1982). Chipper's  registered name is Am/Can/Mex Ch. MacAlder Best For Shojin

  • Classic Gordon Setter head type

  • Multiple Best of Breed winner

  • #1 Gordon Setter 1983

  • Top Producer - GSCA 1985

  • Fluid movement, reach and drive

  • OFA-Good

  • Photos from the collection of Ron and Dee Vayda, Shojin Gordons and used with their permission.

Trial by Fire o' Amethyst, CGC 
(Ch. Glen Oaks' Firedance o' Amethyst x MacAlder J'Amethyst Royale)


  • Ice shown winning Best of Winners under Mrs. Patricia Leakey Brenner.  Photo by Booth.


Painting of Ice

"Flower Girl"

Painting by Bob Bertram.

She is the daughter of our Ch. Glen Oaks' Firedance o' Amethyst (Fire) x our MacAlder J'Amethyst Royale (Storm).

  • Medium-sized, fluid moving Gordon Setter with personality plus.

  • OFA-Good

  • Good well-built, sturdy bitch in a compact dynamic package.

  • Mother of Amethyst's Fire of MacKenna (Patch) who has 7 points (including a major).

We look to this breeding to produce incredible breed type, movement and personality.  In doing this breeding, we go back into the "old time" MacAlder and Shojin  lines to combine Chipper's strengths with those of Ice and her MacAlder and Shojin background, along with a splash of Tartana, Gordon Hill and Black Anvil. 

Status of this litter:  Puppies are here!!  Ice whelped 6 pups (3d, 3b) on November 17, 2002.   The pups can be seen here.  

Reservations and inquiries now being accepted.  Please contact us by phone at 920-623-4715 or by e-mail to find out more about this litter.

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This page was last updated on:  Tuesday, October 28, 2003

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