GRAND RT CH WINTERSET MOON SHADOW CM
DOB: 14 April 1999
Sire: RT Ch Kiamagold Sebastian CDX CM
Dam: Winterset Moonlight Lady CDX RRD
Owned by: Jim and Alison Hargreaves
Bred by: Helen Pownall
Kato is the only Golden Retriever in Australia to have achieved the title of Grand Retrieving Trial Champion. To do this a dog must have won 120 Championship points, 12 of which must be from a win in either a State Championship or National. Each time they win an All Age trial they are awarded 6 Championship points, 6 points are gained if they are runner-up in a National and 12 points are awarded for a win in a State Championship or National.
Kato gained his 120 points by winning the 2003 ACT State Championship, 2005 Victorian State Championship, Runner-up 2003 National and 15 All Age Trials.
Since obtaining the Grand Champion title, he has won the 2007, 2008 Victorian State Championship, Runner-Up 2008 National and a further 15 All Age Trials, this equates to 240 Championship points which is equivalent to 2 Grand Champion Titles. In October 2010 Kato was inducted into the ANKC Hall Of Fame for outstanding performance in the field of Retrieving.
He has also won the prestigious DOGS Victoria Retrieving Dog of the Year in 2006 and 2007.The Victorian Gundog Club also presented him with their Retriever of the Year Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008