A wonderful ambassador for Gordon Setters, Flame proves it is absolutely possible to be beautiful, smart, friendly, and kind all in one package.
Flame proudly poses for her photo op.
Gordon Setters were popular among hunters in Scotland as early as the 17th century. Originally bred as a personal bird dog, they now also excel as family companions, obedience competitors, show dogs, and, as Flame shows us, therapy dogs.
Flame is both an outstanding show dog and a wonderful therapy dog. She is an AKC (American Kennel Club) and UKC (United Kennel Club) champion and has her Junior Hunter title and a Rally Novice title. A Grand Champion as of September 2011, her full name is GRCH U-CH Glen Oaks' Afterglow o' Amethyst RN JH CGC TDInc R.E.A.D. Flame’s owner, Laurie, reports they are also working on her CD (Companion Dog) title.
Flame displays the "alert and confident"
traits typical of a Gordon Setter.
Some characteristics of Gordons described by the AKC are that the breed is alert, intelligent, affectionate, loyal, and thrive in a loving environment. Lucky for Flame, she lives in a family with three children.
Flame is happy with both
her human and her puppy family.
Laurie says Flame loves babies of all shapes, sizes, and species, and that she adores youngsters. She was also a super momma dog, having had 2 litters for a total of 22 puppies. Look at the smile on her face showing off her daughter Q.