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Setters, Irish - week 26Updated : 22/06/2017

AT BORDER Union judge David Hopewell (Davsett) awarded CCs for the first time. DCC, his first, and BOB was Gwendariff Unknown Soldier, owned by Ruth Longbottom and Diane Stewart-Ritchie. RDCC was Millcroft Chase The Moon to Shanoah, owned by June Walsh and Sally Foster.      BCC was Sh Ch Bardonhill Plea...

Setters, Irish - week 25Updated : 15/06/2017

AT THREE Counties Sandy Waterton (Sandstream) was judge for both sexes at Malvern. BCC and BOB was Sh Ch Bardonhill Please Don’t Tease Quensha. Paige is owned by Richard Bott, Anthony Allen and Angela Morgan. RBCC was Suteresett Miss Curious about Henaleas. Zoe is owned by Paul and Julie Humphreys.    &...

Setters, Irish - week 24Updated : 07/06/2017

A BUSY weekend for dog shows, Saturday saw the ISAE open show with judge Maureen Elkins (Avacet). A beautiful venue for this show and if you were tired of the glorious redheads you could watch the cricket instead, Howzat!      BD and BOB was Amblin’s Sweet William owned by Pam Mitchell. BB and RBIS...

Setters, Irish - week 23Updated : 31/05/2017

BATH IS really such a lovely show, beautifully maintained flat lawn like grass, walkways in case of wet weather and the grand tents which allow shade and shelter but a good expanse to move in the ring too. I personally like the way the rings are marked with tape to the floor, it does mean that you will have the occasional wa...

Setters, Irish - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

SKC RESULTS from that most salubrious of showgrounds adjacent to the airport where lucky holiday makers can be seen winging their way to sun, sea and sangria, unlike the show which was wet, windy but welcoming.      Linda King (Kirkavagh) was judge for the day. DCC and BOB was awarded to Sh Ch Thendara C...

Setters, Irish - week 21Updated : 17/05/2017

GARRYOWEN has to be one of the most celebrated Irish Setters ever, he has three mentions in ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce and was owned by his great uncle ,James Giltrap.      He was born in 1876 (Ch Palmeston ex Ch Belle) by Mr H Moore of Dublin and he was a prolific winner, his obituary even app...

Setters, Irish - week 20Updated : 10/05/2017

BIRMINGHAM National saw Dr Ludovica Salamon (Ludstar) from Italy as judge for both sexes. DCC, BV and BOB was awarded to Sh Ch Ember Red Hot Chilipepper of Quensha. Tom is owned by Richard Bott, Anthony Allen and Angela Morgan. RDCC was awarded to Dutch Ch Chase Cinammon’s owned and bred by Aylien Oei.   &nb...

Setters, Irish - week 19Updated : 05/05/2017

WELKS in the fabulous setting at the base of the Malvern Hills had David Shields judging both sexes. His choice for DCC and BOB was Sh Ch Copper’s War Of Roses, owned by Mr B Crocker and Miss A Siddle, and in the group under Clive Atkinson was awarded G3. RDCC was awarded to Christina Mclarnon’s Sh Ch Gwendariff ...

Setters, Irish - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

MANY THANKS to Sue Shepherd for her email. She chastises me gently for not mentioning BVIS every time. She was particularly disappointed as her Brackenfield Forget Me Not, bred by the late Sybil Lennox was awarded BVIS at the recent North East show on April 1. Here’s the thing Setteristas, if you don’t tell me I ...

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...

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