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Andover, MN

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It was a dark and stormy night during hunting season in southwestern Minnesota when a dog ran in front of my car. That dog, Lady Grey, introduced me to field-style English Setters. A older dog, she was deaf, had a bent back from arthritis and incredibly long nails, and had broken teeth that helped explain her poor body condition. Nonetheless, she achieved a CGC within months of joining my household, mostly from learning responses to hand cues from watching my other dog. Sadly, she was diagnosed with early renal insufficiency and likely had hemangiosarcoma at the end of her 2 years with me. She became my shadow, my bed partner and my heart dog who reveled in life and eagerly used walks on leash to hunt and point the numerous rabbits we encountered (and the occasional game bird). The camera settings for this picture, taken two days before she died, were all wrong, but the results seemed an accurate reflection that she would be moving to a different place shortly. The name I gave her, Lady Grey, was a recognition of her dignified demeanor and predominant coat colors. I can think of no better example of the mental strength, athleticism and drive of the breed than this little dog that endured much but lived gently and eagerly in harmony with her world.

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