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Setters, Irish - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

A LITTLE news from the Southern Pointer Club novice and all aged stakes at Fulbourne. Congratulations to Sara Chichester, her lad, Dunroon Ginger Storm of Wiscombe (bred by Peter Heard) was the Gun’s Choice on the first day.      At ISCW championship show judges for the day were dogs: Enid Hinslea ...

Setters, Irish - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

THE GROUSE trials are finished for now but the spring trials have begun in the South with the first for Setters and Pointers at the gloriously named ‘Six Mile Bottom’ near Newmarket. Thank you to Susan Stone for snippets of information to pass on and of course some fabulous photographs of stunning setters in acti...

Setters, Irish - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

THE NORTH East of England IS Club held its open show on April 1, no, they did, really! BD and BIS was awarded by judge Jacquie Rorke to Paula Lucus’ lad Shandwick Magic Moments via Amberlight (Logan). BB and RBIS went to Sandra Nevitt’s Aoibheannes Stay With Me (Katie). BP was Enid Hinslea’s Gwendariff Gues...

Setters, Irish - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THE ISBC championship show enjoyed the glory of a spring day. The dogs looked fantastic with the sun on their backs and even the earthworms that rose to the surface after a few folk had trotted across them told the story of summer on the way! Judges for the day were dogs Peter Hall (Harreds) and bitches Gill Dale (Aubanjon)....

Setters, Irish - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

ANYONE who has had a dog who has suffered bloat knows just how fast and lethal this condition can be. I have lost two Italian Spinoni to bloat and those moments of shock are still with me. Just this week I heard of acupressure/acupuncture points that may well help in an emergency to stimulate gastrointestinal motility to com...

Setters, Irish - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

THE RESULTS from Crufts, just in case you have been on holiday on Jupiter! Dogs were judged by Mick Howes (Medogold) with Priscilla Smith (Reddins) adjudicating the Bitches.      DCC and BOB was Sh Ch Forfarian I’m Sexy An I Know It, four-year-old Nolan is homebred by owners Sandra, Nicola and Jenn...

Setters, Irish - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

AS YOU probably know copy for breed notes is always one week ahead of publishing so by the time you read this Crufts will be over bar the shouting and we will be nursing sore throats from the air conditioning or soaking tired feet and wondering why it costs so much to park your car on a few square metres of Birmingham concre...

Setters, Irish - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

CRUFTS, historically billed as ‘the Greatest Dog Show on Earth’ has come around again. I wonder what somebody like Colonel J K Millner would think of our breed were he to slip through a rent in the space/time continuum.      Col. Millner wrote possibly the first book solely devoted to the Iri...

Setters, Irish - week 9Updated : 24/02/2017

THE SAD news of Geoff Coupe’s death came to us on Feb 17. I am quite sure others will write a worthy obituary of Geoff and Alicia’s life in Setters. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to friends and family.      At Midlands ISS Brian Limpus (Karidell) took on the dogs while...

Setters, Irish - week 8Updated : 15/02/2017

IF YOU know your breed standard you’ll be aware of the ‘Palmerston Star’. This is a spot of white hair to the top of the head which is acceptable, as are white toes, white on the chest, throat or chin as well as a narrow blaze on the nose; all areas within the Standard for Irish Setters and marked ‘no...

Setters, Irish - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

AT THE ISC of Wales open show under Fiona Coward-Scholes (Rossgilde) BD and BIS was Mr and Mrs S Mitchell’s Suteresett Go The Distance to Staxyll. BB and RBIS was Mr and Mrs G Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley.      I spoke last week about the issues that are not being addressed with...

Setters, Irish - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

I THOUGHT it would be interesting to explore some IS history that is linked to health over the next few weeks.      When I took the breed notes on I stated that I would maintain a caretaker position until someone else was keen enough to hold the poison chalice. That was some time ago now and no one has s...

Setters, Irish - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

A NUMERICALLY sound entry for Brian Marshall at Manchester, good to see dogs passing the 200 mark again. DCC and BOB was Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper, owned by Alec Stewart and Danielle Ritchie-Smith, bred and handled by Diane Ritchie. RDCC was Sh Ch Forfarian I’m Sexy And I Know It. Nolan is owned by Sandr...

Setters, Irish - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

THE BEGINNING of the month saw Irish Setters judged at Boston under Carol Coode. DCC and BOB was Jackie Willis’ Gwendariff Thyme Bomb at Jacwillins, this is Frank’s first CC. Frank was also shortlisted in an excellent gundog group under Jacqui Ward.      RDCC was Noble Tenderness Ireleith own...

Setters, Irish - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

THE LAST of the championship shows for 2016, LKA, was a festive affair as always although it is always difficult in such a vast space to generate an atmosphere of cheer.      Judge Gillian Barker-Bell (Balintyne) found her DCC and BOB in Dee Milligan-Bott and Jeremy Bott’s Thendara Commitment (Av...

Setters, Irish - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

WINTER draws on! Just a few shows to go this year before we gird our loins (or lions, depending on your menagerie) for the New Year and the beginning of show season 2017. I was very disturbed to read in the Kennel Gazette that Belfast Irish Setter Club had been de-registered by a meeting in October; happily it was either &ls...

Setters, Irish - week 48Updated : 28/11/2016

IT IS WITH deep regret I report that Andrew Begg died during the evening of Nov 20 after a long illness. Andrew Hay Begg BSc was born in 1944 in Oban. His parents were Glaswegian, but his early years were spent in Cornwall. His family moved to Southampton when Andy was nine years old, and he was then educated at Taunton Gram...

Setters, Irish - week 47Updated : 18/11/2016

GBAS HAD Angela Roberts judging dogs with Julie Humphreys judging the bitches. DCC and BOB was Mr Crocker and Miss Siddle’s Sh Ch Coppers War Of Roses. RDCC was Caispern Polonius owned by Gaye O’Connor.      BCC was Sh Ch Anlory Carinena owned by Nigel Naylor and Jane Morrison. RBCC was The...

Setters, Irish - week 44Updated : 28/10/2016

NORTH East of England ISC offered a warm welcome to all. Willy Duynkerke (Westerhuy) from the Netherlands was the judge for dogs while Lynne Murray Hogsflesh (Clannad) took on the bitches. A new show champion was crowned as Forfarian I’m Sexy anD I Know It was awarded the DCC and delighted owners Sandra, Nicola and Jen...

Setters, Irish - week 43Updated : 21/10/2016

MALVERN in the autumn sun was the venue for Gundog Society of Wales. Judge for the day was Marion Waddell. DCC and BOB was Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper. Nilsson is owned by Alec Stewart and Danielle Ritchie-Smith. He then took RBIS under Ms Waddell’s partner Mr G Haran.      BCC was S...

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