No. 1 All-Breed Gordon Setter Is Named ‘Gavin’

Gavin sporting dog

A spirited achiever with natural charisma, “Gavin,” a 6 ½-year-old male, has worked his way up the rankings to be the No. 2 Sporting dog despite limited showing over six weekends in 2021. The No. 1 all-breed Gordon Setter since 2018, MBIS/MBISS GCHP/CAN CH Hollyhunt Not By Chance is handled by Kristyn Stout of Jacksonville, Florida, and is owned by breeders Dr. Christopher and Mary Hunsinger of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania. “I treasure Gavin’s outgoing temperament,” Stout says. “When you see him in the ring, you can tell he loves to show. He is beautiful, so square and sound.” With career wins that include 14 Bests in Show and 81 Sporting Group Firsts, Gavin reflects the best of his sire and dam. Whelped from a frozen semen litter sired by Australian-bred CAN/AM/NZ/AUST CH Triseter Ebonie Nirvana, a top producer of more than 50 champions worldwide, Gavin is out of GCHP Hollyhunt Take a Chance on Me (“Winnie”), the top-winning bitch in breed history with four Bests in Show and 13 Bests in Specialty Show. A two-time Best in Specialty Show winner at the Gordon Setter Club of America National Specialty having won in 2012 and 2014, Winnie was the first Gordon Setter that Stout campaigned after growing up showing the Triumphant Brittanys bred by her mother, Linda McCartney. Representing the Hunsingers’ sixth generation of Gordon Setters bred over 25 years, Gavin is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.