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"Racy" What does it really mean???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Browne Feb 19, 2012. 42 Replies

Hello, In my country irish setters are largely judged by non-irish setter specialists. So for the non-specialists our beautiful irish standard has been open to quite a lot of interpretation as to the…Continue


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... and Reuben's son on the move!

"This is a gorgeous puppy!!!  so beautiful and his head is just fantastic!!!"
May 24, 2012
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"WOW what a little sweatheart....so confident....and beautiful....;o)  "
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"A beautiful baby that will most certainly grow up to be a very handsome man Rhys!"
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Pielgrzym Life is great!!!!

"Wait till I'm 35 Kg mum!"
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"Hi Rhys, thanks for invitation:-) Nice to look at beautiful reds from Down Under! Ania"
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... and Reuben's son on the move!

"Gosh don't you worry when you take them to their first show how they're going to adapt?! After this effort he was barking at a Siberian Siberian was in his crate) and generally being a little upstart. Whew!"
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"Thankyou. We try to stick with a style we like."
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Saxon at sunrise

"Wow that's a great shot, looks like an oil painting!"
May 14, 2012

Profile Information

How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
Since 1988
About Me:
Hello! We've been breeding and exhibiting these guys since 1990. My wife Dorothy and I just love this breed to bits. I'm also qualified to judge all of the gundog breeds at championship show level.

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Our results from NZ National show week

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 3:52pm 7 Comments

Thursday 28/4/11 The Gundog Society

Bond DCC BOB (Ch Moher Oh Oh Seven)

Seanna BCC ROB (Romarne Seanna at Moher (Imp UK))


Saturday 30/4/11 National Dog Show

Reuben DCC ROB OOB (Ch Keneally Red Raphael)


Seanna JOB


The guys showed well in a field of 25 of the top Irish Setters from around the country.

Comment Wall (33 comments)

At 9:51pm on December 6, 2009, JOANNE said…
Hi Rhys. Great to see you have joined the site. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we do. Take care.Jo.X
At 1:47am on December 7, 2009, Cheryl Gorey said…
Hi Rhys, great to see you here. Look forward to seeing some more pics of your dogs when you get time to put some on your page.
At 3:15pm on December 8, 2009, Jean-Luc R Jonola X. Sametsuz H. said…
Hi Rhys,
What is your affix name ? do you have a website ?
Thank you.
At 7:17pm on December 8, 2009, Rhys Dwyer said…
Our kennel name is Moher. Anyone wishing to see pedigrees should just email me at moher@xtra.co.nz and I'll send you the pedigree. We don't have a website at this point. Thanks for the nice comments!
At 1:34am on December 9, 2009, Jean-Luc R Jonola X. Sametsuz H. said…
Thank you Rhys for your quick answer. Did you have a litter recently ? or do you plan one soon ?
At 2:51am on December 9, 2009, colette tuite said…
Hello Rhys,

You seem to be breeding a very nice type of Irish Setter,I wish you continued success.My mothers current show dog Rua Henri has a Clonageera sire (Independence).I have Thendara Kennedy in some of my stock.
At 7:28am on December 11, 2009, Jenny Ronnebro said…
Very welcome here, even if it´s a little bit late! I hope you will enjoy this webpage. You have some lovely dogs with wonderful coats. Best regards jenny from Sweden.
At 2:52pm on December 13, 2009, Sharyn Latchford said…
Hi Rhys...stunning photos

At 6:14am on January 31, 2010, Suzanne Humphries said…
You have some smashing Reds, such coats, and what lovely bone!
The presentation of your dogs is admirable. Nice type.
At 5:17am on February 1, 2010, Suzanne Humphries said…
I visited Aust. in 1998, and only saw one R/W at Sydney Royal, which was a daughter of a bitch I exported there in 1993. Such a shame they never took off there.
I know in N.Z. they started with the breed, but like you say, they never got much recognition, pity.

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