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Litters Planned - 2008

Here, at Amethyst,  Gordon Setters are raised in the country, with love and pride.   Whether it be for show, hunting or family pet,  the  primary concern is to place puppies with loving and caring families.  I am here to assist you with any aspect of purchasing and caring of your new puppy, including shipping, training, grooming and showing.  Throughout the past several years, steadfast relationships have been built with first-time Gordon Setter owners as well as seasoned Gordon Setter owners.   

Amethyst Gordon Setters is located in Columbus, WI and owned by Peggy DaValt.

Amethyst Kennels is located in Chandler, OK and is owned by Greg DaValt.  We collaborate on breedings and litters and are able to bring you quality Gordon Setters for companionship, hunting, obedience, agility, and show.  

Please contact Peggy DaValt at 920.623.4715 or 608.658.3779 for more information about the upcoming litters.

Litter  - Born July 6, 2008 - 1 dog/4 bitches - Photo links below to Picasa Web Albums.

Pedigree Information

Sire:  Ch. U-Ch. Amethyst's Sparkling MacEdan, MH, RN, CGC, TDI (MacE)
Dam:  Ch. Brynadda's VB Madeline (Maddee)

This litter should produce superb hunting dogs as well as great companions for show, obedience and rally venues.  MacE is Amethyst's first Master Hunter Gordon and is out of Ch. Glen Oaks' Firedance o' Amethyst (Fire) and BIS Puppy Ch. Clansmen 'n' Amethyst Hi Ground (Asti).  He is OFA Good.  He combines the Clansmen, MacAlder, Glen Oak, Black Anvil and Gordon Hill dogs in his pedigree.

Maddee is out of Am/Can/Australian/NZ Ch. Tri-Seter Ebonie Nirvana (Nirvana) x Amethyst Aberlour o' Autumn (Abby).  Nirvana won the 2003 GSCA National Specialty and is also the father of River, Jack, Flame, Sydney, and Blue as well as Maddee's brother, Dugan, who finished his championship as well.  Maddee's grandfather is a Ch. Glen Oak's Maltese Falcon, MH, CD (Hawk) who was a wonderful hunter. Madee is OFA Good.


MacE shown with his owner, Ron Pfeil earning a Master Hunter leg at the 2007 GSCA National Hunt Test.  Judges:  Robb and Jean Webb.

Maddee shown going Best of Breed over a ranked special (mine *lol*) under Mr. Michael Faulkner.  

Maddee shown finishing her AKC Championship under Dr. Lee A. Reasin in Dubuque, IA.

Litter - Born March 20, 2008 - 5 dogs/5 bitches - 

Pedigree Information

BISS Ch. MBIS U-Ch. Glen Oak's River Breeze Shiraz (River)has been bred to Amethyst Snowfire, JH (Reagan).  Reagan is out of Ch. Hernwood's Crystal Snowfall and Trial by Fire o' Amethyst.  This litter is co-bred with Madison Kennedy in North Carolina.  For information on the litter contact Peggy DaValt at 920.623.4715 or 608.658.3779 or Karen Kennedy, DVM, at 336.558.4022 or by e-mail.  

This litter has a bit of English (UK) lines as well as some well-known Australian lines.  Reagan is a half-sister to Twister, (Ch. Amethyst's Stormin' Back 'n' Time) whose litter out of River from last year has produced Drifter who has a leg on his JH title, AKC show points, a Best in Sweepstakes, a Best in Show Puppy (UKC) and a wonderfully biddable temperament.  The people that have Drifter's siblings tell me that their pups are equally as sweet and loving.

Reagan earned 4th place  in open bitch class at the 2007 GSCA National Specialty.  She was handled exquisitely by her owner and junior handler, Madison Kennedy.  Madison spent a summer here in Wisconsin with me in 2006.  We had a blast and Madison learned some of the fine art of showing dogs.  She also earned Best Junior honors at a specialty when she was in Wisconsin in 2006 and she returned to Wisconsin for the 2007 National and at the Great Lakes Independent Specialty earned Best Junior.

Here are a couple photos of the proud dad and mom.  To see puppies....click here.


Shown winning Best in Show Specialty at the NODROG Gordon Setter Specialty in Chelsea, MI on September 22, 2007.

Owners:  Gail Godding, Marte Wetzel and Peggy DaValt

Breeders:  Beth Hintz/Marte Wetzel

Judge:  Peggy Beisel-McIllwaine

Photo:  Garth Gourlay


River is shown on the final go-around before being selected Best of Breed at the Specialty.

Photo:  Carol Ervin


Amethyst Snowfire, JH

Reagan earned her JH at a very young age.  She was referred to as the Reagan-ator when it came to her intensity on birds.  

Shown during competition at the 2007 GSCA National Specialty.

Reagan earned 4th place in Open Bitch Class under Mr. Houston Clark.

All photos of Reagan by:  

Xpress Foto.  Lori and Jeff Nye.


Madison and Reagan shown during Jr. Showmanship class at the Great Lakes Specialty.

This team won Best Junior Handler in the Specialty.

Congratulations, ladies!!


Reagan and Madison shown with Judge Houston Clark winning 4th in a large open bitch class at the 2007 GSCA National Specialty.



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This page was last updated on:  Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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