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Am/Aus/Can/NZ Ch Trister Ebonie Nirvana, C.G.C. [Imp Aust]

"Nirvana"
[Sire: Aust Gr/NZ Ch Triseter Black Vader x Dam: Aust Ch Triseter Ebonie Lainie]
AKC DNA: V125214
Whelped November 19, 1996
Died: January 24, 2009
Breeder: Triseter Kennels, Reg.; Lancefield, VIC, Australia
Owners: Colleen O’Brien, George & Dorothy Hawke, Alison Rosskamp & Esther Joseph
Frozen semen available

Nirvana had quite a life in his native Australia before heading to the United States in January of 2002. But it is here in the States that he made his biggest "splash". Initially he was only to stay in America for about 18 months, but since not only was he having a successful show career but was making a huge impact as a stud dog, it was decided that he would remain in the US.

After retiring from the show ring, Nirvana went to live with Dottie and George Hawke (Newtown Square, PA) and it was with Dottie that Nirvana embarked on a new career - therapy dog adding an AKC Canine Good Citizen title to his name. He made weekly visits to Bryn Mawr Rehab and was listed as the "only Westminster winner on staff!"

To say that Nirvana has left his mark on the breed around the world is an understatement. In the US alone, he has sired over 50 champions, multiple advanced obedience titles, as well as advanced hunting titled get. We can even include 1 tracking title! He sired multiple BIS and BISS winners and the other accolades that have been heaped upon the Gordons he sired are too numerous to mention. In addition he has sired litters and has progeny all over the globe. He was, without a doubt, a most remarkable dog. 

Career Highlights:
Best of Breed 2003 GSCA National Specialty
Best in Veteran Sweepstakes 2006 GSCA National Specialty
Multiple All breed Best In Show & Group Winner in Australia
Group Winner in USA
Sire of over 50 US Champions and multiple BIS winners in the US and Canada a well as around the globe.
Certified Therapy Dog @ Bryn Mawr Rehab Center; Malvern, PA

Awards:
G.S.C.A. TOP PRODUCER
2003 G.S.C.A. BREED GORDON OF THE YEAR
2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009 G.S.C.A. STUD DOG OF THE YEAR
2003 Pedigree® AWARD (no longer offered after 2004)
2004 Pedigree® TOP PRODUCER AWARD (no longer offered after 2004)
2008 & 2009 “Dogs In Review” TOP SIRE (first offered in 2008)

US Specialty Wins
Paumanauk GSC ’02
GSCA/Sunbelt-1 ’03
GSCA/Sunbelt-2 ’03
Nodrog GSC of Michigan ’03
GSCA/Mid Atlantic ’03
GSCA National/Silverdale, WA ’03
TarTan GSC ’03
Paumanauk GSC ‘04
GSCA National/Richfield, OH ’06 (Veteran Sweeps)

Health Clearances
HIPS GSE-4189G34M-PI* / good
hips/elbows also scored in Australia
CERF: GSE-608/2006
CHIC DNA Repository: GSE-DNA-114/B
CHROMA GENE: 24175 (carries only for black)
PRA: GSE-PRA16/173M-PI
Animal Health Trust (UK) PRA(rcd4): RCDD307 (clear)

Frozen semen available
 

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