Over the past thirty-five years, I have been priviledged to own several champions. None, of course, were the caliber of Joe Shadow and Shadow Oak Bo. I suppose I am somewhat 'kennel blind", but I believe Joe Shadow was one of the premier sires in the pointer breed. He had it all....brains, power, style, and distance. I have been asked to compare Joe and Bo which is very difficult to do because Bo is really coming into his prime. I can say this without any reservation, his win at the Continental Ch. was as good, if not better, than Joe's. His finish, after two hours, was absolutely breath taking. I believe he is not only the best setter, but one of the best bird dogs campaigning today. If he stays healthy, I believe he'll be a multiple champion and set new standards for the setter breed. The next few years should prove to be very exciting.