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Keba - RIP

Started this discussion. Last reply by rob winemaker Mar 27. 2 Replies


My Sweet Boys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Carter Apr 4. 24 Replies


The boys turn 13y/o.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Raymo May 14. 7 Replies

I haven't been here in a really long time but just wanted to share that Keba and Rooker turned 13 yesterday. I am so blessed to still have them both but will say that 2 senior dogs is rather trying…Continue

Happy 5 to Keba and Rooker

Started this discussion. Last reply by silvia Oct 7, 2015. 6 Replies

Hello all,I haven't been around but I just have to say that my boys turn 5 today. They are full blown 80lb ( uh, 36kg to most of you) , the devil may care Irish Setters. Makes me a tad older as well…Continue

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Christine Raymo replied to rob winemaker's discussion The boys turn 13y/o.
"This is late but I wanted to send birthday wishes to Keba and Rooker! I do understand the challenges of senior dogs only too well. Right now I have 5 girls; Annie, 12 (she isn't pure Irish but thinks she is); Whimsy, 7.5; Gwynnie, 7; Emma, 2;…"
May 14
Catherine Carter replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"if you are looking for a pup then obviously you must go to a breeder registered with the AKC. Then the parents will be registered and so they will have had all the health tests done  recommended for the Breed in the USA. I think best to go to…"
Apr 4
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Thx Catherine I know they won't have the answers for this dog but I was referring to when I start speaking with breeders for a pup. I am starting a passive search and have located a breeder in Maine and another in Vermont. One has a litter due…"
Apr 4
Catherine Carter replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Hi Rob, First, forever family means I hope that when I place them they stay for ever. And if the people circumstances change , I would like to be told first so that I can arrange for a new home myself. I noticed this little girl has had a bad start…"
Apr 4
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Hi Catherine As I haven't been on for years, didn't know you moved to Burgundy. Very nice. Beth's brother is a "foodie" and they have traveled extensively through France. I do have a confession. My sur name is not Winemaker…"
Apr 4
Catherine Carter replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"I have had both males and females and they are all different. I have had 15 so far without counting the ones I bred who went to their forever families. I used to have only boys until 2000 when I took a girl to carry on breeding the very old lines…"
Apr 3
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Catherine, found the post and I believe she's been adopted already. Looked like a sweetie. Breaks my heart when I hear stories like that.  Thanks again and please keep me posted."
Apr 3
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"How awesome to spend all that time in Montana. I have been to Washington state but never Calif. or Montana. Part of me want's to live there but I have a beautiful piece of property (93a), my house not so much. Very nice you are so close to the…"
Apr 3
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"That's not too far away. I believe it is a little too soon but I would look at the post. In the future, if you happen to spot something and maybe think of me, please send it along. I prefer a puppy but am not adverse to a young adoptee and then…"
Apr 3
Catherine Carter replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"actually found their address  514 State route 5 S, Mohawk, NY, +1 315 866 3255"
Apr 1
Catherine Carter replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Hi Rob, This might be too sooner you but I saw a post on my FB feed abouta young Irish setter needing adoption in upstate NY. it is through the Herkimer County Humane society . her name is Xena . I don't know if this might interest you or if it…"
Apr 1
Carole Iverson replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Hi Rob, Thank you for your compliments about our beautiful Birdie. I don't know how she can be almost 9 years old...It's as if she went from 4 to 8 in the blink of an eye. As you already know so well, these red dogs are lovely inside and…"
Mar 30
rob winemaker commented on Carole Iverson's photo

Resting in the Sunlight

"Boy did she mature into a beauty. She is about 9ish then? Do you have a ranch? I had horses years ago and the reds I had then sure had their fun with horse balls. Great family album Carole."
Mar 27
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion Keba - RIP
"Thank you James. Best to you."
Mar 27
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Thank you Carole. I did not realize you were in the US. If your breeder knows of someone in my area that you could pass on, that would be super. I'm not ready to do a deep dive search yet but I know I will be. I am located about 35 miles S of…"
Mar 27
rob winemaker replied to rob winemaker's discussion My Sweet Boys
"Thank you Catherine. I can't believe they are both gone so close. It comforts me some to know they are together."
Mar 27

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I am a life long Irish Setter owner dating back to 1978 when I got my first pup.
I now have two brothers who are the chaos of my life. My dogs are my pets only. In my mind, there is not a more beautiful, regal, stunning or athletic ( please add further adjectives ) dog.

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At 7:24am on July 9, 2011, Chantal McIlveen-Wright said…
Welcome to ES Rob!!!!  Hope you will soon find the time to post plenty of pictures of your adorable boys  :-)
At 10:53am on July 11, 2011, Catherine Carter said…
Welcome , Rob! Your reds are like mine.....loving their time on a farm! And mine do own me too!!!
At 11:00am on July 11, 2011, martina mckeag said…
Hi Rob welcome to es just looking at your photos they a fab such beautiful dogs
At 10:31pm on November 4, 2011, Peter Hennig said…
Hi Rob I hope you get as much out of the book as I have , using the calming signals has brought a new bond with our boys
At 2:41am on November 8, 2011, Peter Hennig said…
I hope things work out for you Rob and the book gives you some confidence to read your dogs body language, my boy is quite scared of people moving directly at him so I'm using the signals to help him be calm and to build his trust in me
At 3:44am on November 17, 2011, Justine Foxon said…

Hi, loved the Forrest Gump comment! Great photo's too


At 11:53pm on December 2, 2011, Sherry Miller said…

Hi Rob....no real idea of our Molly's lineage as she is a rescue from a local Humane Society (very rare to find here in St Louis...infact I found her on the Cardinal's baseball game as the Purina Dog of the Week needing a home and was very lucky to have her come rule ours)( Heidi the Irish Setter with Trevor Miller for Heartland Humane Society on You tube). I do have some thoughts where she might have come from as near KC there is a breeder and also around Columbia Mo....pretty sure she is a mix of show and field due to coat .  Know a little about  why she needed a new home and it truly was a rescue that I can thank her vet for arranging.

  Your lads are quite handsome ...and looks like they are enjoying life from your pictures.....looking at your pictures I can see quite a few things that remind me  of our Molly.  May I ask where your boys came from? and do you show them or hunt with them?   We do also have a younger IS who lives about two blocks from us but she has had a lot of major health issues that only recently have been figured out so Molly mostly just gets to see her briefly. IS have owned me since 1973 so I know how easy it is to keep falling under their magic spell.  Lucky you to have land for them to run and play on.....though Molly would actually have to stay in eye range of us as she is constantly making sure we do not leave her out of anything. 

  Love the picture of your Old Gentleman Irish...so distingushed looking .

At 1:25am on December 6, 2011, Sherry Miller said…

Rob the one breeder near KC also breeds other dogs...and her husband breeds Red Setter hunting dogs.  Bailey the IS who lives a few blocks from us came from there. 

  Our Molly strictly hunts for her own enjoyment...squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits and when the sun is just right her shadow hunting keep her busy.  She does like an audience for her hunting and will check to be sure we are admiring her prowness.  She is truly a companion dog.  As the first female IS here she has shown us while a lot is the same there are definite female traits which have kept us laughing.  She can be very prissy when she wants to be ...and then off to run in puddles the next minute.  Molly is the first IS I have seen who volunteers for a bath........she will sit in the shower when she wants one. ( nice change from carrying my last IS in there after I caught him). I wonder how puppies from MO ended up by you!

At 1:04am on January 7, 2012, Cornelia said…

Thanks for your comment, Rob! We also had a snowless winter so far - we had to drive to the Alps to be able to play in the snow:-)) Have a nice 2012! C & J

At 11:32pm on January 16, 2012, Cornelia said…

Enjoy your snow! I'm already looking foreward to spring :-)). C + J

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