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English Setters, National Championship

Shadow Oak Bo Wins 2013 National Championship!

Strideaway congratulates handler Robin Gates, scout Hunter Gates, owners Butch Houston and Dr. John Dorminy and breeder Ray Woods for Shadow Oak Bo’s win of the 114th running of the National Championship. Not since Johnny Crockett in 1970 has a long hair captured the coveted crown of National Champion! Judges for the National Championship were Jim Crouse, Bobby McAlexander and Doug Vaughn.

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Shadow Oak Bo with co-owner Butch Houston, Buddy Smith, Hunter and Robin Gates, field trial officials and admirers. (photo © Jamie Evans)

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Shadow Oak Bo, Broomhill, Manitoba, September 2010

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Shadow Oak Bo, Manitoba Championship, 2010

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Shadow Oak Bo, Pelican Open All-Age, 2010

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Shadow Oak Bo, Pelican Open All-Age, 2011

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Shadow Oak Bo with co-owner Butch Houston, scout Hunter Gates, handler Robin Gates, judges, Rick Carlisle and National Field Trial Club officials. (photo © Jamie Evans)

For general information and photos from this year’s as well as past years’ National Championship, please visit Ames Plantation



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