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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberly Simmons Mar 13, 2014. 3 Replies 0 Favorites
People have been so good about commenting on grooming advice, and I'm not sure how I hadn't noticed it...but Dougal has a clump of matted hair behind/under each ear. (I'm a bad Mommy). He's not too…Continue
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There may have been a previous discussion of this but where do the dogs sleep @ your house?Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Louise Perry Nov 30, 2012. 19 Replies 0 Favorites
Ok all, I'm getting an IS puppy, projected birth date December 29 and should be coming to our home around March 2,2013! I'm open to either sex, temperment being more important to me. He/She is from…Continue
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Good luck with your beautiful red Christmas heartbreaker. Fingers crossed....and welcome to ES!
Hi Kimberly, thanks for the friends invite, you will so love having a setter as soon as you get that puppy you will be hooked and never want another breed, i now have Finlay he is my third red boy he will be 3yrs old soon, because he's been ill i'm going to make a big fuss of him on his birthday, but i do every day anyway (",)
Hi Kimberly . Thankyou so much for your very kind comments on my English puppy Grace. She is a sweetheart & we love her to bits. She has just turned one year & I'm happy to say that she is showing very tiny signs of growing up (lol). My Irish girl Tess will be 11 years on Monday. I have always loved both breeds & have always been torn between them so have had to have both. Having an English & an Irish together has always been a delight. They love each other & get along so well.
I wish you all the luck in the world with your new puppy when she/he arrives & plenty of photo's please.
Love & best wishes, Lynn, Tess & Grace.
Thanks Kimberly for your comments on Finlays photos, and good wishes for his health i keep my fingers crossed every day for that, this time last year the vet told me he would only have about 6weeks left but my sweetheart has proved them all wrong (",)
Hi Kim (that ok?) , thanks for the friend request. Pretty sure you left me a message on invisible fencing. And by the way, good luck in acquiring a red friend.
I've had the invisible fence for 1 1/2 yrs now and I don't know how I ever lived w/o it. Irish do everything at full speed ahead and adequate exercise is a must or they will drive you crazy. I installed it myself on approx. 3A and they use every inch of it. As a DIY project, I paid only a fraction of what it would have cost to have it installed. I did a load of internet research before I made my purchase and decided on the Sport Dog brand. It was the only one that claimed complete waterproofness although I've had minor problems w/ one of the collars but there is a pond within that 3A and an Irish will put any product through the wringer. The collar is on the bulky side but extremely well built and uses a 9V battery which is simple to replace. I was innovative in the installation and it basically took a w/e to do that amount of ground. I know some people might have issues w/ a shock collar but I live in an old farmhouse, very close to the road with sometime walkers, joggers and such and the peace of mind compared to a dead dog is worth it. I am still concerned about deer but so far so good. If you train them well to the wire, they will respect it absolutely. I've seen one of my guys get buzzed by mistake but he is always testing everything. I do not let them out to run free unless I am also outside and I still walk them on lead at night. One issue I came across with one of my guys is he did bolt the wire a couple of times initially and the problem is locked in-locked out. So, don't cut corners on training them to the flags. I left them up for a yr, once again, the road issue.
I had horses for over 20yrs with single strand electric and I had an Irish at the time who got zapped on the horse fence and the horses were gone for nearly 4 yrs before he would walk in that field.
Good luck and don't hesitate to shoot me any questions.
Rob,thanks for the reply, and yes call me Kim :) The "locked in/locked out " is my concern! I have a Yorkie that I always envisioned racing through the border and then being too frightened to "leap back in"! Haha Not Happening! So I was concerned about an IS doing the same thing, but I've heard tales of them leaping 6' tall fences also! I was hoping that with a puppy it could be easily conditioned with an invisible fence and not challenge it as he got older. I just want to be able to throw a ball or frisbee without the dog disappearing over the horizon! Lol
Many Thanks for your lovely message, Kimberly. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.
Thank you very much for your kind thoughts....I spent the day with my four legged red kids and the evening with my two legged grandkids....been a great day....thanks again.
Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:19pm 18 Comments 0 Favorites
Sunday morning we collected our long anticipated addition to the family! He did very well, we waited with the breeder until he was comfy and drowsy in my arms before the final kisses were made and we were on our way. Luckily he didn't whine or more importantly vomit during our hour and twenty minute drive home. He went potty in our side yard and then we brought each of the dogs out one at a time to meet him. Meeting went well.
He then took a nap in his crate. My daughter came over with…
Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:38am 4 Comments 0 Favorites
Here is a sample of our weather in Ohio. Two weeks ago the temperature was in the single digits Fahrenheit with over a foot of snow on the ground (that we'd accumulated in only a few snow falls). Then last week, the temps soared to the mid-60's f and melted all of the snow, leaving a warm but muddy mess! lol This week, we are back to single digits with a wind chill factor of 10-15 below zero, and more snow is on the way! If you don't like our weather in Ohio, just stick around a couple of…Continue
Posted on January 5, 2013 at 2:50pm 26 Comments 0 Favorites
Fleetwood Farm's I BELIEVE IN LUV had her puppies New Years Eve into New Years morning! However, only two of the puppies are male, IRISH BEAUTY is about to deliver also, so I'm going to see how many boys are in her litter. If there aren't enough males for the requests ahead of us, then I'll be getting a girl. Either is fine, I was just leaning toward a male. So I'll still have a new addition the last of Feb or first of March! Yippee! What personality differences have you experienced between…Continue
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