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Barking setters?

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Ethics for studdogs?

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
3 setters at the moment
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
I bought my first setter in 1975, I lived in England at the time and he was from pure Wendover lines. I have never been without irish setters since.
About Me:
I breed and show (as few shows as I can get away with to be perfectly honest). My main interest is obedience work. I have always worked with my dogs and have got three irish setter obedience champions in a row (FCI-rules). Meaning grandmother, mother and daughter. One of the dogs I also made up to be a certified armydog for the swedish army. Just to prove it could be done...but I have to admit that after all this, I am running out of steam and seriously considering a bordercollie so that I can compete on an equal level. But I may still change my mind. I have owned (and mostly worked) a number of breeds, among them german shepards, a poodle, bloodhounds, an english setter, pugs and now half a french bulldog. My daughter ownes the other 50%. (Mine is the cute half in case you were wondering.)
Workwise I write and draw for the swedish kennel club magazine plus write/illustrate books about dogs/cats and one about horses and work as an illustrator for newspapers, magazines and just about anything else you can think of.


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Remember this? Ines looking rather more like a giant tick than a french bulldog with two CC's?

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 2:15am 23 Comments

Well this was the result...7 puppies...2 males and 5 females...Ines just loves them, and so do we! Ok, they are not setters, but who cares? :-)…

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Anyone know about dogs on this site...? Could this french bulldog be pregnant...expert oppinion needed...

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 6:27am 12 Comments

Ines is (quite understandably) totally pissed off by it all, too fat to even scratch her ears...looking rather like a giant tick...all body and a small head to go with…

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Ines...the ex-au-pair for setterpuppies is starting a family of her own.

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 3:40am 10 Comments

Her puppies are due on the 31st of may. And until then, she will spend her time resting on a silk pillow :-)

Comment Wall (698 comments)

At 10:07am on July 30, 2007, ursula wilby said…
This is Röde Baronens Long Tall Sally (Ettan) my latest obidience champion.
At 1:38pm on July 30, 2007, Jeanette Bostroem said…
Hello Ursula
Welcome to the site :)
I hope you will enjoy everything here..
At 3:29pm on July 30, 2007, Jeanette Bostroem said…
Hehe
yep so now its your turn to hunt old and friends, there is allot of them here :)
At 2:39am on July 31, 2007, Susan Stone said…
Hello Ursula, thanks for joining and sharing your experience with obedience training. I'm sure you'd get bored if you chose a different breed - you would miss the challenge! I train my dogs in obedience and search & rescue - I also thought maybe I'd be better off with a different breed... but my old lady Shannon and before her Amber proved all wrong by working in the highest grades. Keep up the good work!
Susan
At 4:04am on July 31, 2007, Alenka Pokorn said…
Hello Ursula, I've enjoyed reading your introduction. I also agree with Susan, after training Irish everything else is boriiiiiiing. I train my dogs in basic obedience and agility (we don't compete). Here in Slovenia some Irish have been used in avalanche rescue, Susan also does that I believe. Love, Alenka
At 5:46am on July 31, 2007, ursula wilby said…
Great to hear from more members that actually work with their dogs. I wonder how many there are out there?
This could be fun!
At 11:19am on July 31, 2007, Laura Kolbach said…
hej Ursula, tack för dina kommentarer på mina kort! Laura
At 3:41pm on August 1, 2007, Agnieszka Dufrat 'Neiven' said…
Hi Ursula,
Thanks for comment my photos. Your dogs look wonderful at amaizing photos. You live in very nice place. Kisses for the dogs :*
Best Greetings
Aga
At 6:10pm on August 1, 2007, Laura Kolbach said…
kanske det. vet ej. men man kommenterar ju inte negativt, vore ju elakt...
men du, kan du inte ladda upp lite av dina roliga teckningar oxå? :-) älskar dina kåserier! synd att jag inte har tillgång till hundsport, osv så ofta.
At 3:13am on August 2, 2007, ursula wilby said…
Hallå Laura,
Ja men många bilder är ju RIKTIGT roliga, bra och spännande. Det är kanske dom man borde skriva en liten komentar på. Och inte bry sig om dom som man inte gillar. Det var roligt att du gillar mina kåserier! Tack för det! men jag vet inte angående teckningarna...kanske framöver. Jag har inte originalen här hemma utan dom ligger i tryggt förvar på Hundsport. Så det blir till att scanna ur tidningen...Ha det gott!

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Rhonda Fisher replied to ursula wilby's discussion If not an irish setter...than what?
"I don't think my heart is really in it to get another breed Sue. I think I am well and truly hooked on setters.  "
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