My husband and I just became owners of two beautiful Irish Setter puppies, brother (Bailey) and sister (Irish Angel). We have been having a wonderful time being Setter parents and our lives have become so enriched with these two. Every day is a new adventure!
Too funny! Irish Angel and Bailey play hard wrestling (we liken it to the way Sea Lions or Seals play!) and then they are asleep. They are either playing and running fast or asleep. No in between! We are very glad we have a brother and sister too. They are best friends and keep each other entertained all the time. They are such beautiful dogs that we are considering keeping both for breeding. That would require keeping them in separate outdoor kennels. We feel this strong old Irish Setter line needs to move forward. Rose did an awesome job breeding Thee Scarlet and Jet Setter. Our puppies are so smart. They too slept through the night the first night, and picked up typical commands quickly (such as sit, stay, down, leave-it). They have 5 acres to romp on at our home in Leavenworth and we walk them through downtown often. They love visiting with people and other dogs. I think being brother/sister pair makes them feel secure so they are very friendly and outgoing with others. I am very excited that you have a brother/sister pair also and you live just up north from us. I hope that we can visit someday!
Thanks Martina. Yes, it is challenging to have two puppies the same age. Lucky for me and my husband (who recently retired) we have time to spend with them...no puppy sitter's for us. They live in the home with us and are always supervised outside which keeps them out of trouble :) We live on 5 acres and are surrounded by miles and miles of trails, FS roads and places for dog walks. They are spoiled indeed!
Hi Laurie, I know what you mean about having Rose's site bookmarked. I too love watching the litters grow. We haven't made a choice yet. Most likely in the next few weeks we'll see more development/pictures and then will make our decision. It’s not going to be an easy one, however. All the pups are beautiful! Rose tends to her dogs with extremely care. As far as breeders go, Rose is a breath of fresh air. She is truly “refreshing”. Jack and I both, appreciate that.
I love Irish Angel and Bailey’s snow boots! Too cute! Your pictures are great! I look forward to posting pictures of our babies. We're so excited about them....just can’t wait!
Well it's official!! We made our selection...(drum roll)...............Mandy and Clancy!!! :) I just can't wait to hold them and give them both hugs and kisses! They are just too cute. My sweet Valentine's!!