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Setters, Irish Red and White - week 5Updated : 25/01/2017

THERE was a good turnout of 44 with only one absentee at Manchester, the Northern Classic, for Keith Young who found his BCC and BOB in Anita Tattersall’s top winner Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage. RBCC went to Shelagh Walton’s homebred Gallybob Bedazzled (Int/Sh Ch Exclusive’s Gypsy Boy ex G Gold Charm). &nb...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

BOSTON, the first championship show of the new year, although without CCs for us. The breed was judged by Irish Setter specialist Claire Prangle who has, in addition, a lot of experience in IRWS, handling for Suzanne on many occasions and generally taking an interest in the breed. Claire had 18 dogs making 23 entries althoug...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 2Updated : 04/01/2017

WELL, THE festivities are over and it’s now time to start planning your show dates. I hope you all had a really good Christmas and that 2017 will bring you happiness and good luck.      I hope too that you have escaped the ghastly virus that seems to be doing the rounds this year. One person who ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 51Updated : 13/12/2016

LKA, THE last championship show of the year generally gets a good entry and this year was no exception. Jeff Horswell (Drakesleat) judged the 47 dogs present from the 54 entries and found his DCC and BOB in Enid Birch and Caroline West’s Corranroo Camero at Hitides (Sh Ch Ballakinnish Malachi at Oldestone ex Corranroo ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 49Updated : 29/11/2016

BY NOW, most of you will know the results of GBAS, but somehow, between visitors and feeling proper poorly, the show passed me by, so apologies for these very late notes.      Lyn Goddard officiated and chose Anita’s Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage for BCC and BOB. I think Suzanne’s Mary still ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

AT MIDLAND Counties breed specialist, Charles Henderson (Temynloah) judged for the first time at this level. He had 38 dogs making an entry of 44 with three absentees.      DCC and BOB was Sh Ch Killary’s Grand Venture with Vanders and Romaunt. RDCC was Mrs Vaas’ Red Fellow’s Nordach ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 43Updated : 19/10/2016

WHICHEVER way one travels, Builth Wells is a long way away and this is reflected in the low entry for the breed at South Wales. Club chairman, Shelagh Walton officiated and chose Brian and Sue Barry’s Rustasha Rosa Kim as her BCC with BOB. Anita Tattersall’s Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage took the RBCC.  &nb...

Setters Irish Red and White - week 41Updated : 04/10/2016

JUST FOUR dogs and two bitches were entered at Belfast for Gordon Haran. DCC and BOB went to Sh Ch Killary’s Grand Venture with Vanders and Romaunt, owned in partnership with Jackie Howatson and Julien and Rachel Barney. Julien’s young bitch Romaunt Ain’t Life Grand was both RBCC and BP.   &nbs...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 39Updated : 21/09/2016

IT WAS Richmond with CCs, but no CCs at Darlington, so I’ll start with Richmond. Judged by Moray Armstrong, there was a good entry of 42 with seven absentees according to Higham’s website, although it also records 18 bitches and 16 dogs; I’m not a mathematical genius but somehow the figures seem a little ha...

Setters, Irish and White - week 37Updated : 09/09/2016

FOR A SHOW with no CCs on offer Jean Byrne (Enryb) had a super entry of 36 although there were seven absentees. BD and BOB was Brian and Sue Barry’s newly crowned Rustasha Golden Rapper. I wasn’t at the show but saw some of the gundog group on the internet where the boy acquitted himself splendidly by making the ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 36Updated : 01/09/2016

THERE is a change of date for the club’s 2017 championship show due to a clash of show dates. Our show will now be held on July 16, although the venue hasn’t changed.      Another date for your diary is Saturday March 18, 2017 when there will be a module 1 seminar, held at the KC Building, ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 35Updated : 24/08/2016

OH DEAR! What a numerically poor turnout for Bournemouth, the major championship show on the South Coast. One reason might be the lack of shade on the showground and I can confirm that, when I judged the breed there last year, the sun blazed down on dogs, exhibitors, stewards and judge alike, I can’t have been the only...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 33Updated : 08/08/2016

AT THIS time of year the shows come thick and fast and I have some catching up to do, so let’s start with Leeds. Breed specialist Alam Bamford judged with no CCs on offer and had a field of 14 entries with three absent. Geoff and Sue Tong took the top spot with Rustasha Raison D’Etre for Kellizlot with Jim Cuddy&...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 29Updated : 13/07/2016

BREED specialist Sue Barry presided at East of England with a good entry of 43 with only gout absentees. Sue chose Julian Barney and Jackie Howatson's Sh Ch Grand Venture with Vanders and Romaunt as her DCC winner with BOB with Eileen Walker’s veteran Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Vanders Va Voom avec Wroxham taking the RDCC. ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 28Updated : 05/07/2016

AT WINDSOR, Suzanne Humphries had a special birthday present (my lips are sealed as to which birthday!) in the form of BB and BOB with her homebred Sh Ch Spyefire Seven Steps, awarded by Julian Barney from a field of 31 with seven absent – a good entry for a show with no CCs. Reserve to Suzanne’s girl was Gemma H...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 27Updated : 29/06/2016

FRAN GRIMSDELL (Tattersett English Setters) must have been a little disappointed with the entry at Border Union as there were only ten dogs entered with two absent and 12 bitches with one absentee.      However, Fran had some quality dogs to go over and chose Anita Tattersall’s Sh Ch Alanea Summ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 25Updated : 15/06/2016

I HAD SOMETHING of a senior moment at Three Counties. Someone, and I can’t for the life of me recall who it was, asked me if IRWS were getting CCs at the show in 2017. I confidently said that this was always a CC show for us and it was only when I was driving home that I realised I’d thought we were at WELKS! If ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 24Updated : 08/06/2016

I HAD MISTAKENLY thought that the breed was in late at Bath and that I would be able to have a leisurely time sitting at the ringside having shown my Irish Setter in the morning, but it was not to be and I caught odd glimpses of the proceedings from the adjacent ring. Brian Limpus was the judge du jour and found his winner i...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 22Updated : 25/05/2016

JENNY Miller judged the breed at SKC and had an entry of 21 with only one absentee – not bad given the distance and the uncertain weather. Once again Anita’s girl Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage triumphed taking both CC and BOB and was, I understand, shortlisted in the group under Ann Moss. Graham and Jacque Bayne&rs...

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