I have two English Setters at the moment and one Irish Red Setter
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
About 10 years.
Was the owner of a beautiful male Irish Setter named Fritz many years ago but sadly he is no longer with me. At the moment I'm the very proud owner of two beautiful English Setters and have recently added a new little 'Red' man to the family.
My Boys :
Legolas (10) born 04/04/2002 in Co.Longford, mother named Heather ~ not registered and never been shown, from working lines.
Theoden (Michelle's boy) (7) born 07/07/2004 in Lodgewood, Ferns, Co. Wexford.
Sire: Capparoe Prancer
Dam: Blackstairs Megan (both working lines)
I used to show Theoden at local shows around Wexford & Wicklow during the Summer months, it was always good fun !
Rohan (Glennara Sheherezade) (1) born 17/03/2011 in Hampshire U.K.
Sire: SH Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW
Dam: Sh Ch Glennara Lehana JW Sh CM
My Three boys before Connor's passing and my new little Red man :)
If I were to have an English, (and that is what I first went to get, not an Irish) I would want an Orange Belton, I just think that they are wonderful...too late now...just too old to start in another breed....Dee and the gang
Do you have a place in mind where you are going to get your 'Red' from???? your lemon boy looks lovely, I would hate to try and keep him clean...I took mine out for the first time for a long time, (weather been just too bad, and dangerous under foot), and was surprised that it was still thick snow/ice, mainly ice, so a walk that normally takes about half an hour to walk took 'me' one and a half...but the 'kids' just loved it, Fin, Saffy's son, was in and out of the burn, and he was absolutely soaking wet...and very dirty, as it was so very muddy...where the snow wasn't...
Good luck with your new baby, can't wait to see what he (???) looks like. All the best Dee and the gang
There were 13 in the litter, hence LOTR to get enough names! In addition to Gandal, Elrond and Strider, there were Galadrial, Tom Bombadil, Evenstar, Beruthial, Aragon, Arwen, Goldberry, and .... three others I can't remember. In the early days I had a couple of English Setters too but the Irish are my darlings.
Hi there thanks for the comments on the pictures of Jas and the babies. As for Jas bless her she had started to get old now...But the puppies, can you imagine how I felt when there was 15 of the little darlings, a houseful to say the least, unfortunately we lost one of the wee boys at two days old...but yes they are doing very well there are at least four + Fin here on ES and another on Facebook, (he is now a JW winner), so a really lucky litter.
Well unfortunately it wasn't Jasmine that had the puppies, it was Saffy, there is a picture of her on the blogs, Competition into how many puppies she was going to have, they were by CSection so it came as a shock all round...it was dreadful to find the wee mite gone...but the rest were big strapping babies, and a very even litter, Dad is on the site too, there were and ES litter....Mr Jingles....for me the best thing since sliced bread, perfect puppies and growing into wonderful Setters, but I am a tiny weeny bit predjudis...
The collars came from the Internet thanks to Nicole, and it really did make life easier, when you are bottle feeding every 4 hours for so many weeks, you need to be able to tell one from the other, and in the end, they are trained to collars from the word go, they never have that dreadful time trying to get them used to a collar, all the throwing themselves around and scratching at themselves....ha ha.
Saffy left a lot of it to me, she seemed to know that I would do most of the ''stuff'' involved with babies, she really did love the cleaning up after them though, after food. She loves her son and plays constantly with him...
I know that I had a Xbreed that had the most dreadful teeth, I was horrified when I noticed them...but the vet told me that dogs didn't feel teeth the way that we do, and perhaps he just didn't feel anything..I know that I was pleased to think that it didn't give Liuka any discomfort, I do hope that all goes well on the 16th....will be thinking of you both then...all the best Dee and the gang
Jas is doing really well, behaving like a puppy, posted some pictures, I need to get better with the camera though...;o))