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