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How many Irish Setters do you have?
2 Red Irish Setters, one female and one male
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
Female 4 years and male just 3 days
About Me:
We are Finnish-Chinese couple. We got our 1st "baby" when living in Estonia in 2004. We did totally fall in love with Irish Setters. Now we have lived in Beijing, China since 2005. Irish Setters are not very common here. We were worried, how to be able to make even one set of puppies (notice, we are not professional breeders, just IS lovers). Our story is quite sad about the male (Tom). We found him last year 2007 around July. He has been imported to China from Holland by some rich people. They get tired of their toy and gave him "to be take care of" by Chinese pig farmers. You can believe, I had to hold my tears when see him 1st time. Same day we took dog out from there, took him to doctor and let him stay in quarantee for 2 weeks. Then our friend told us (he showed us this dog) that we can not keep him, but owner wants him to keep it. I was so sad and upset. I had fell in love with this boy already. He was in really bad shape. Weigh around 20 kg, fur totally dirty, viruses, bacterias... you name it. But even thou, I just fell in love. I wanted to give him a future. Our friend was partner in dogs "farm". That how we call those in China. Tom was taken there amongs other 40 dogs. After they noticed, they can't make him show dog, they gave Tom to some factory, where he was just running free in a yard for couple of months, eating just junk what he was able to find. 2 weeks ago my wife got phone call from our friend. He was asking if we still would like to have Tom (my wife is breagnent 5 months and we do have 1 small abonded dog already... don't ask breed from me). We were talking for while and now... please help! we have beautiful Irish Setter beauty and we have beast (even he is quite good mannered). How can we still train 2,5 years old male. He have had basic training and seems like he is recalling back old manners. I will not tell everything now, but hope to get any owners professional opinions. Also those of you who has been breeding, do you thing we can use Tom for purpose. Notice, currently he is only male Irish Setter we know in Beijing... and there is not too many Irish Setters at all. We know totally 4 including our 2 dogs. Of cause it's big city.

By the way. Funny web-address as my wife name is Ning.

Wish (little bit late) but Happy Rat's Year for all of you.

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Story of Irish Setters in Beijing continue...

Posted on May 12, 2008 at 10:48pm 0 Comments

It has been long time when I first wrote to my blog. I thought already, that was it last time also. I'm so lazy to write. Now we had earthquake in China. Some people felt that in Beijing also, but we did not have any damages here. Still people were scared quite a bit. Especially now when news from worst areas are getting more accurate. It has been worst here in 32 years. Well, we are safe and thanks for those people whom were concerned about us.

Well, back to story.

It's… Continue

Story of 2 Irish Setters in Beijing

Posted on February 15, 2008 at 10:30am 6 Comments


Few days ago we got our 2nd Irish Setter. Notice, we are not professionals, but just "dog lovers" as big dog owners calls themselves here (We are living in China, where was lot's of problems with big dog during end of 2006 and early 2007).

Tom, which I have been talking more in our introduction page, is getting used to live again inside and with family. He is very jealous boy. I guess due to fact, nobody has paid attention to him in his passed one year. We are… Continue

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At 11:49am on February 15, 2008, Jenny Ronnebro said…
Welcome to this site! It was very interesting to read about your irish setters and the setterlife in China. I hope everything works out with Tom. Best regards Jenny
At 7:38pm on February 15, 2008, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…
Hello Matti and Ning,
Thankgoodness there are dog loving people out there, like you.Tom will be so happy in his new home.
Welcome to the site. You will enjoy it very much.
Cheers from Downunder.
At 10:19pm on February 15, 2008, Judi Schuerman said…
Matti & Ning,
Welcome to this website. Thank you for being so kind to take Tom and give him the much needed love and training he needs. I hope all goes well with Tom and your family.
At 11:52am on February 17, 2008, Anu Sahlman said…
Hello Matti and Ning
Welcome to this site.
Oli ihanaa lukea koskettava tarina. Kaikkea hyvää teidän perheelle, erityisesti Tomille. :)
terkuin Anu sekä punaiset tytöt Milla ja Elvi
At 10:12pm on May 12, 2008, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…
Are you affected by the eathquake at all? Hope all is well.
At 7:56am on May 13, 2008, Alenka Pokorn said…
Hi Matti and Ning, hope all is well with you. We hear such terrible news about the earthquake. Good luck with your new baby and puppies. I am sure you will manage just fine with them. Hope you can find good families for them. Tom does look like a pure-bred Irish Setter. Have your vet check if he has a microchip. Maybe you can find his pedigree in Holland with the help of the microchip number.
At 11:16am on February 8, 2009, Elaine Joan Wall said…
Thank goodness that you are there to rescue the lovely boyI am sure that he will give you lots of live when he settles down. Think what would have happened to him if you werent there. Lots of luck with him .

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