In 1964 Gordon took over the Wyreema Stud, It was a fortuitous turn of events as due to a protracted illness uncle Stanley had not
been able to keep up to date with the changing needs of the rural sector. Gordon saw the need to change direction and seized the
opportunity, beginning by purchasing back dogs breed by uncle Stanley, namely Wyreema Ned and a female, McMasters Copper,
both by Fernhill Joker out of McMasters Misty. He then purchased from Les Tarrant a four month old magnificent black and tan pup in
Rockbar Bassey and her mother, Elgovers Sue, in pup again to Kalari Basil. Another purchase was made from Bill Prendergast, of
Cudgee, in an old brood bitch called Myall Jet. Finally, Scanlons Butch, from Bert Broham of Glenville Stud, was purchased for the
equivalent of Gordonís salary for one half year at that time.
It will be noted that every one of these dogs can be traced back in the current progeny of the Wyreema breeding program
Gordon has represented Australia at the Bicentenary in Canada at the Toronto National Exhibition working four dogs. He has also given
demonstrations in the main arena at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on two occasions as the main attraction working six to seven
dogs and at other major cities and towns throughout Eastern Australia including Launceston.
He represented NSW in the Champion of Champions dog trial events in Perth. Gordon has won, or been placed in many trials, the two
most prominent wins were the New South Wales Field Dog Trial Championships and the Queensland Championships. On the lighter
side he has worked these dogs on the Don Lane Show and has had a full documentary by the Leyland Brothers plus other smaller
segments on television, including Bill Peach, working the Wyreema Kelpies.
In May-June 2004 Gordon travelled to Germany with Rick Sims where they ran a number of training schools for Europeans with
interests in Working Dogs, regardless of the breed
Gordon with 'Seany'
Gordon with just some of the trophies won over the years