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Setters, Irish Red and White - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

FOR THOSE of you who are keen to harness the working ability of your dog, the club’s working sub committee are again holding two working days this year. For both, you will need to take a packed lunch and water for your dog, a long line, gloves and a whistle. Both days are from 10.30am for an 11am start and both will be...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 20Updated : 09/05/2017

ANITA Tattersall steered Summer (Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage) to, not only another CC and BOB in the breed judging, but G1 under Jeff Horswell at the National. What a career this girl is enjoying and still only three-and-a-half. Suzanne’s Sh Ch Spyefire Seven Steps took RBCC.      DCC went to Sh Ch...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 19Updated : 03/05/2017

WHILST dogs and owners were disporting themselves at WELKS, I was getting backache in the garden fighting a losing battle with the weeds.      Rose Hayden of the Seair affix was the judge and she had a good entry of 53 with only two absentees. Rose hasn’t judged for some time, having to withdraw fr...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

THANKS to Catherine Pettifer we now have the results of the club’s points competition for the first quarter up to an including Crufts. Leading the pack is Sh/Ch Shireoak Hurricane Ruby Rustasha who is best bitch and best veteran, this latter with points gained after her seventh birthday, she has 50 points so far this y...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

A SYMPOSIUM which might interest Wolfhound owners/breeders is being held at the Sports Connexion in Coventry on July 30. Billed as ‘large and giant breeds’, there is an interesting panel of speakers. Mike Gadsby will speak on Standard Poodles, Di Johnson on Great Danes (remember the wonderful Dicarl Danes?), Liz ...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

WELL, CRUFTS is over for another year and in our breed there was a new kid on the English block, namely Ir Sh Ch Shadow Dawn of Oakley, bred by Michael Brophy and owned by Tracy Robertson. This five year old dog won the DCC with BOB for his, no doubt, delighted owner. His pedigree shows a fair number of Dalriach, his parents...

Setters, Irish Red and White - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

THE CLUB’S spring open show was held at Steventon with an excellent entry of 48 for specialist Val Jarvis, more of whom later. I wasn’t present, but heard that there was a very happy atmosphere around the ring from both exhibitors and visitors.      Sue and Brian Barry triumphed with their im...

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&...

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