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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...

Setters, Irish - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

THE ISAE held its championship show at Newark. The judges were Alistair Watt (Shenanagin) dogs and Teresa Gisby (Suteresett) bitches. DCC, his second, and BOB was Forfarian I’m Sexy And I Know It. Nolan is owned by Sandra, Jenna and Nicola Sturrock. To complete a Red Letter day Nolan also took BIS at the ISAE open show...

Setters, Irish - week 40Updated : 30/09/2016

AT BELFAST Irene Glen (Wilholme) was the judge and her DCC and BOB was Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna, owned by Christine McLarnon. Peanut then went on to G2 under Mr R McMaster. RDCC was Forfarian I’m Sexy And I Know It. Nolan is owned by Sandra, Nicola and Jenna Sturrock.      BCC went to Mona...

Setters, Irish - week 39Updated : 23/09/2016

AT DARLINGTON Pat Stockton (Kespas) found her DCC and BOB in Sh Ch Copper’s War Of Roses owned by Mr B Crocker and Miss A Siddle who then went on to win the gundog group under Sandra Marshall (Lowerdon). RDCC was Jeremy Bott and Dee Milligan-Bott’s Sh Ch Thendara Pot Noodle.      BCC was Ji...

Setters, Irish - week 38Updated : 16/09/2016

WHAT A fabulously warm day at Richmond! A real Indian summers day, I had been at the show on the previous day and had returned home like a drowned rat! Elaine Wall (Hazelbeck) was the Irish Setter judge for both sexes. BCC and BOB was Sh Ch Bardonhill Please Don’t Tease Quensha, she is owned by Richard Bott, Anthony Al...

Setters, Irish - week 37Updated : 08/09/2016

AT CITY of Birmingham Richard Bott found his DCC and BOB in Sh Ch Copper’s War Of Roses owned by Mr Crocker and Miss Siddle. He went on to G3 under breed specialist and former breed note writer Pat Butler-Holley. RDCC was Sandra, Nicola and Jenna Surrock’s Forfarian I’m Sexy And I Know It. Going one better ...

Setters, Irish - week 36Updated : 02/09/2016

CONGRATULATIONS are due to Richard Bott for taking up the challenge of Judging List Coordinator. He has asked that anyone who is currently on the judging list but wishes to retire contact him so that changes may be made to the list or should there be any changes of address, he would be grateful to hear about this too. His ad...

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

THE BREED note appearances have been a little bit random recently; I’m sure they will settle down now, fingers and paws crossed anyway!      Results from Bournemouth and WKC: Jeremy Bott (Thendara) was Bournemouth’s judge. He chose Pat Rutherford’s Sh Ch Clonageera Kinross Love Barolo...

Setters, Irish - week 34Updated : 17/08/2016

PRINCIPLE winners at the ISBC Southern open show under D Hopewell were BD and BIS to June Walsh and Sally Foster’s Millcroft Chase The Moon to Shanoah and BB and RBIS to Harreds Hettie, homebred and owned by Peter Hall. BPIS was Anlory Aiden, owned by Julie Greenan.      As always a lovely setti...

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