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This dog is one of the most beautiful I have seen.A fantastic advert shown here in the East Midlands:
Read about the dogs used in this advert by clicking on the link.
Favourite Movie - Disney's Big Red
Favourite Book(s) - The Irish Red Setter It's History, Character and Training by Raymond O Dwyer & The Irish Setter by Janice Roberts
Favourite Song/Poem - (To be recited with Glass in hand!!)
Toast to the Irish Red Setter
Then here's to the Spaniels, they're dogs of renown,
Which many men follow but few will mark down,
The Labrador too, is well loved far and near,
And there's many regard him as having no peer.
The German dogs now are most useful breed,
To hunt, point and retrieve - they fulfil every need.
A Pointer's the choice of many a man -
To find the Red Grouse, he'll do all that he can.
And Setters - there's Gordons and English ones too,
To set the game birds is the job that they do.
But the Irish Red Setter - he's my number one -
his speed and his skill just can't be outdone.
To follow a Red Dog just feels best of all
On a wide lonely moor with the haunting grouse call.
So my glass Ill now raise to the Irish Red Setter,
For as we all know - there's none any better.
I obtained the above from the 2009 "Irish" Irish Red Setter Yearbook - I thought it was brilliant!!!
A celebration of gun dogs. Wonderful
I have asked Gene to try and sort out the mysterious vanishing comments Malkie;o)
Malkie, I would love you to re-post that song. I read it quick yesterday and it brought a smile... thought I'd go back - and now I can't... :-(
Great song and thanks for the Norfolk translation!! Would never have guessed it was a springer;o)