It was very nice to meet you and talk to you today at the Show in Lausanne. As you know, "Gretel" Sametsuz Handsel has been Best Of Breed, then she was classified for Best In Show, and she won 3rd place on the Podium for Best…"
I bought my 1st Irish in 1974 and showed her with moderate success. I bred my 1st litter in 1977 and kept a bitch who did very well at Ch shows. she was awarded the Newry trophy for best puppy by the ISBC and gained a RCC. I have bred 2 Show Champions in the UK and 2 abroad. I judge Irish Setters at Championship level and most gundogs at Open shows. I was sec of a breed club for a few years and was on the sub committee for the ISBC Irish Setter rescue shceme.
I have also owned a Welsh Springer Spaniel who I made up to a Show Champion at Crufts she was also Best of Breed
What is the name of the couple who bought one of your puppies - I met them at your house the day they collected him. They are on this site and thought I would leave a message and see how the new pup is doing
I hope you had a nice stay in Sweden. I dont live far from Ann, actually I going to have a look at Dubliners recent litter, next week. Looking forward to that. Never met the owner of Kennel Frinan, only heard of her dogs. I have never been to Finland, but would like to visit our neighbouring country. I have been to uk a couple of times. Crufts was really nice, but very big! I plan to come over for a smaller show, maybe next year. England is the Irish setters Mekka! What did you think about the Scandinavian Irish? Greetings jenny