In case there is a setter heaven, Harry would smile now.This is an update of the topic on AKC strips winning Dutch red and white setter
, full contents kept.
The Irish red and white setter bred in 1998 in the Netherlands from red parents, is purified from behind his back blame on purity by a DNA-testing scheme in the USA. A research done by Mars Veterinary
revealed, there is no difference in his American descendants DNA and those officially registered.
Harry and his descendants were stripped from American Kennel Club (AKC) registry. In FCI-registry his life continues. His daughter Pallas Green Harriet
is Irish Field Trial Champion, the first Dutch born and raised Irish setter since 1880 to do so. She is trained and trialed by leading Irish red and white working setter breeder Jim Sheridan (Craigrua)
in Ireland. He currently has a litter from....Harry, who died recently, eleven years of age.
See clip on Irish moors by Merete http://irishsetters.ning.com/video/field-trial-wicklow-mountains
. Related: White on a red setter, hate it or love it? http://irishsetters.ning.com/forum/topics/865021:Topic:10848
What is your opionion, should the AKC reconsider registry?
Worlds probably most adventurous Irish setter, "Harry", again makes headlines.
Today the red and white setter, born in 1998 at the place of Joop Harms in Uden, the Netherlands from all red parents amidst of red littermates, features in The Dog Press in the story "AKC and the Irish Red and White Setters", by Mark R. Atkins.
In a nutshell: Harry and his descendants are stripped from records of the American Kennel Club (AKC) although entered in FCI. So in most of the world a recognized Irish red and white setter, but banned by the biggest kennelclub in the USA.
Harry returned a few months ago at the place of his owner, Gerard Mirck. He was in Ireland for matings. His trips before included the USA twice: a mating and field trials (walking). He won.
As well, he travelled all over Europe for training and trialling, competing more times in the European championship for working Irish setters. Once he was vice-winner, in Germany.
What is your opinion: is the AKC right or wrong in stripping Harry? And what are your arguments?
Henk ten Klooster.
You can access "AKC and the Irish Red and White Setters" by clicking http://www.thedogpress.com/ClubNews/AKC/06_IrishRW.Setters.Rec.AKC....