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Started this discussion. Last reply by julie madin Aug 12, 2013. 6 Replies

All - Is it me or has the search tool in the discussions are stopped working. I know I have seen some discussions which mention thyroid problems and also one about an eye problem but I cant find them…Continue

Any advice please my dogs have no interest in eating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janice Lumby Jul 21, 2013. 16 Replies

I have 4 setters a neutered boy age 11, a rescue spade bitch age 10 and 2 intact two year old brothers. It is the two young ones who have eating problems. Up until the last week of May all ate…Continue

Advice Please - Has anyone come across a condition called Detrusor-Sphincter Reflex Dyssynergia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rosie Dudley Jun 27, 2012. 19 Replies

My 13 month old Teddy has been diagnosed with the above by a process of ruling out everything else which is known to cause his issues by The Willows veterinary referral centre, Solihull.His problems…Continue

age / weight advice please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Riddell Oct 10, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi does anyone know of a guide to show the ideal weight of an Irish setter puppy (male) as they grow from say 2 months to a year old. I know it depends alot on the breed lines and the type of food…Continue

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
37 years - can I really be that old!!
About Me:
I first saw an irish setter on holiday with my parents when I was 16. It was love at first sight and still is. I vowed I was going to have one as soon as I had a home of my own and thats just what I did aged just 18, Rusty was just 4 months old and was my best friend, he lived to 16. The reds have shared my life contstantly ever since. In 2000/2 I was lucky to welcome 2 wonderful Cataluna boys into my life (seems like just yesterday) and just recently I have 2 Kerryfair babies. My reds are my world if they are happy then I am happy, at home in the garden, walking in the rain, on holiday by the sea or cuddled up by the fire together. I cant imagine life without a setter, specially a red boy. People will often say to me 'why dont you try another breed?' but I know thats not for me. Once you have lived with an Irish Setter nothing else could ever be quite as remarkable or lovely. I just love kissing behind those soft ears!
Why are you applying for membership?
A. I am a human wanting to contribute to the community

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At 12:42pm on January 6, 2011, Dawn Riddell said…

Oh wow, I didn't know you boys were baby bears. I'm pleased with myself that I can judge to type as it were. I see you found my profile info about my wonderful old lad Bailey. Bailey was 13 1/2 when he died last February, he was my soul mate and I miss him every day.

My younger boy Rory is 3 years old now, and is line bred back to Joshua on both sides of his pedigree through his Grandfather (Sh Ch Cataluna Gee Whiz) and his great grandmother (Cataluna Georgia on my Mind) these two were Baileys litter brother and litter sister. So he is closely related to my Bailey who was never used at stud, so the next best thing really. Bailey was Cataluna Son of a Gun, and Rory is Cataluna Doc Holliday via Trunorth.


How about your chaps, who bred them? and have you shown them?


Dawn R.

At 12:46pm on January 6, 2011, Dawn Riddell said…

Well well well, I just had another look at the photo of Sebby and seen you have put a title on it CATALUNA........ I'm better than I though at spotting my type. How old is Seb now?


Dawn R.

At 12:50pm on January 6, 2011, Dawn Riddell said…

Pleased to accept your friend request.


Dawn R.

At 5:10pm on January 7, 2011, Dawn Riddell said…

So that means that my Bailey and your Rudy were full brothers although not litter brothers because Bailey was out of Au Contraire too. He was from the 1996 litter. It's almost a year since I lost him, I can't believe it's been that long already, I think about him every day.



At 5:54am on January 9, 2011, Dawn Riddell said…

Oh my gosh Julie you are going through the mill just now. I hadn't seen your thread about Seb's problems till now and didn't realise how recently you lost Rudy. It' not suprising you are all finding life so difficult at the moment.

I see you have had alot of advice that sounds so reasonable, and to be honest, you sound like you were doing everything right in dealing with it. It's that thing about TIME isn't it. Things will settle down in time, keep plodding on, Seb will not be depressed for ever, but you need to be patient with him without allowing him to make up all the rules, sometimes you may need to ignore his being silly, but give him his space.


Are those puppy photos the new boy? He looks very smart. What is his name? You and I have so much in common, I absolutely adore Dionysus, he would be my choice of sire if I were looking for a new puppy right now, you are so lucky, I'm green with envy (emerald green of course).


Stay strong and hang in there, give Sebby a kiss from his nephew Rory.


Dawn R.

At 2:31am on January 10, 2011, Dawn Riddell said…

Hi Julie, I've just been reading yout latest message where you say about Puppy having the second injection again. I know you have been inundated with advice on all aspects of your difficult situation and you probably can't take much more, but............if I were in your situation I would without any hesitation get Puppy out and about. The risk of him picking up an infection is far far lower than the risk of problems due to him being undersocialised.


Honestly, I have never ever in almost 40 years of dog keeping, kept a puppy in after their second injection. I walk them out of the Vet surgery immediately after, and that's that. Mine go to training class at the first opportunity, around 13 weeks, and they go to Pets at Home, which is great because it gets them in amongst animal loving people who all want to speak to them and pet them, and it's all excellent experience, which is supremely important. Walking along a busy shopping area is also good, they need to experience crowds and traffic and as much noisy stuff as you find for them.


I'm sorry if I sound like I'm preaching at you, I don't mean to be bossy, but this is so important. All the best. I'm willing you to get through this quickly and without incident.


Dawn R.

At 1:08pm on January 31, 2011, Charlotte Godart - Riverwood said…

Hi Julie,

Thank you for your comment about my Scotty Boy.

You can see is pedigree on the picture that you comment ;-)

Best regards from Belgium,

Charlotte & the Riverwood's

At 12:48pm on February 1, 2011, Chantal McIlveen-Wright said…

Many thanks for the invitation Julie and very happy to become your ES friend.
Yes I lost MC the 9/05/10 and still cannot face it ... hence my pictures being not completed and in fact confusing people. Soon I will do something acceptable, I am almost ready now, but God it is hard... and MC was not my only dog, far from it!!! but my very special soul mate. Sorry for the confusion.

At 3:45pm on February 1, 2011, Leigh Richardson said…

Hi, Good to hear from you, it's nice to see what the others look like, we have also seen pictures of their other brother Merlot. I will try and add some pictures of Harry and add them on soon, there are on the camera but haven't made it as far as the computer.



At 5:24am on April 16, 2011, Garrech and Canagan said…

Hi Julie,

I'm bot sure whether you received my message earlier this month?

It was Canagan who died last October who suffered from
Bloat. But it wasn't bloat that killed him. He didn't even make his 3rd

Garrech, although he suffered greatly at his loss (they were
real soul mates and so similar in age!), is presently reasonably healthy
although he also can get gassy at times. I sometimes worry about the
consistency of quality of the food we all buy for our animals to eat.

We had made some headway with controlling Canagan's
bloating. We stopped any kibble and fed him a hypoallergenic diet with freshly
cooked rice spread over 4 meals. We gave him Zantac tablets before most meals
and found that Windeeze capsules helped get rid of the gas if he started an
attack. It also proved important to try to avoid him facing stressful
situations such as a person he was nervous of or the local tabac where he
didn't like the owners dog.

We still miss him every day.



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