Fair Isle She's All That

[Sire: GChB Hollyhunt Not By Chance Dam: GCh Fair Isle No Worries JH]
Whelped: 10 May 2016

Died: 25 Mar 2019

Breeder/Owner: Colleen O'Brien

AKC DNA Profile: V799238


Cardiac: GSE-ACA4/14F-PI

Dentition: GSE-DE41/14F-VPI

DNA Database Sample: GSE-DNA-503/B

Eyes: GSE-EYE224/14F-VPI

PRA rcd4: GSE-P4432/6F-PI


Marion was entered at her first all breed shows in Jan 2017 practicing for the big Feb specialties in NY. She earned 3 points toward her champion title. 

At her first specialties @ 9 months of age, Marion was Reserve Winners on Saturday and was Best In Sweeps on Sunday! Next up for Marion was the Peach Blossom Cluster in Perry, GA where she was Winners Bitch @ BOTH GSCA specialties for 2 five point majors and BOS in Puppy Sweeps before her 1st birthday!

After the 2017 National Specialty, Marion has gone to "bird dog camp" for training with Janie Bristow. First reports have been very positive and we're looking forward to a new hunting title in Marion's future.

In early 2018 Marion started limping and I took her to my vet's thinking we were looking at ACL injury. What we found instead was gut wrenching. Marion had bone cancer. Not a lot of options, she had to have her left rear leg amputated. Very rare in young dogs, we weren't looking at a very good prognosis. But I was lucky enough to share Marion's sweet and loving personality for another 13 months before the cancer returned and we had to say goodbye to one of the most beautiful Gordon girls to carry the Fair Isle name. And she was … "all that". 

GSCA 1 Winter Garden Feb 2017 - Reserve Winners
GSCA 2 Winter Garden Feb 2017 - Best In Puppy Sweeps
GSCA 1 Greater Atlanta Apr 2017 - Winners Bitch
GSCA 2 Greater Atlanta Apr 2017 - BOS In Puppy Sweeps
GSCA 2 Greater Atlanta Apr 2017 - Winners Bitch