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Just a silly poem I wrote. Comments welcome, good or bad.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Benstead Jul 21, 2017. 10 Replies

From a pup to a dog. I have an Irish setter who always plays me up,Never dreamt of such hard work by taking on a pup.He’s always up to mischief every minute of the day,But how can I say no to him…Continue

Irish setter Seamus is in the vets/hospital due to an obstruction/blockage.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Benstead Mar 27, 2013. 8 Replies

Richard, the owner of Seamus has rescued many Irish setters over the years. At the moment Richard has two Irish setters. One of them, Seamus, is having treatment for an obstruction/blockage. In 2011…Continue

Please can you help Save Leda's Leg.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Benstead Mar 26, 2013. 39 Replies

          Scroll down for latest updates.                                                                                                                                                  Leda is a…Continue

Interesting article on the possible link between vaccines and OCD.

Started this discussion. Last reply by eva ciechonska Apr 17, 2012. 11 Replies

Many of you may have seen this and it may have been posted here before. I found it interesting.…Continue

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
Only one. A baby called Riley.
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
About 30 years
About Me:
Just another person that loves Irish Setters.

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My new book. "Riley's Rhymes"

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 6:26pm 3 Comments

I have just published my second book of silly poems.

The book is called "Riley's Rhymes" and I believe it is far better than my first one that was called "Irish Setter Poems".

It has 60 poems in it and most of them are doggy related, with a few that have nothing to do…


My very first book.

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:25am 22 Comments

I have just written my very first book of silly poem things.

Most of them are obviously about dogs, but some are about friends that are setter lovers.

The printers suggested that it should be sold for £7.19 (GBP) but I think that is too much, so I am selling it for £5.99 (GBP) plus postage. I am not looking to make a huge profit from them.

I have…


Save Leda's Leg Video

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 5:42pm 3 Comments

This video was put together by our own Kenny Jarvis.

What a great job he has done.



What treats do other Setters get at this time of year?

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 1:54pm 11 Comments

I am interested to know what treats other Setters get at this time of year or any other times of the year.

I am not talking about the ones given to them. I am talking about the ones stolen by them.

I was upstairs today and Riley was making so much noise. I went to check and found him playing with a plastic watering can. The back door was open and he was charging in and out with it and banging it on the walls.

Cassie was not involved as she was with me.

A while later I went…


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At 12:12pm on August 21, 2011, Chantal McIlveen-Wright said…
Welcome to ES Andy, and hopefully we will soon see plenty of pictures of your baby  :-)
At 1:28pm on August 21, 2011, Andy Benstead said…
Thank you very much Chantal. I will soon be adding lots of Riley pictures. You may get fed up with them. He is so beautiful. A perfect puppy and obviously, we love him to bits. Andy
At 1:40pm on August 21, 2011, Chantal McIlveen-Wright said…
Andy we never get fed up seeing pictures of setters on this site ... we love them all and the more the better. Your Riley is absolutely beautiful .... what a cute wee thing, going to your page and see all the pictures now  :-)
At 2:27pm on August 21, 2011, Andy Benstead said…

I am so spoilt, I am even on Facebook. Look me up (Riley Benstead) if you have time and don't mind chatting to a puppy. xx

At 3:46pm on August 21, 2011, Catherine Carter said…
Welcome! I am glad you made it here...I hope you enjoy the site and its Forums and thousands of photos!
At 7:37am on August 30, 2011, Barbara said…

Hi Andy! Have you tried the D.A.P. Spray because of the car sickness? It was the only thing that helped my girl. All the best. Barbara



At 1:54pm on August 30, 2011, Andy Benstead said…

Hi Barbara. Yes we have, but so far has made no difference to him. My wife has some rescue remedy and that seems to help. I feel quite sure he will grow out of it very soon. As soon as he is allowed out, he will be taking short walks in the park or the woods and long ones when he is older. He may then connect the car with something good. Fingers crossed.

Kindest regards


Andy (and Riley)

At 6:40am on September 3, 2011, lyn hathaway said…
hi andy welcome to exclusively setters
At 2:04pm on September 3, 2011, James Doran said…
Hi Andy, and welcome. Hope my little quip following your comment didn't offend you in any way. Just me trying to inject a little humour into a very serious debate! Sincere regards, James & Romeo.
At 10:28am on September 4, 2011, Andy Benstead said…

Riley Benstead has been out in the car today. We only went about ten miles but he was not sick. He started to dribble as we arrived at a horse sanctuary. He started to enjoy it, but then came the rain.
He got wet going back to the car and my wife had a towell to dry him. He met other dogs and some horses. He also met a lot of people that gave him lots of fuss. We came home and he just started to dribble as we arrived.
I am sure he will not have much trouble with cars in the future. Fingers crossed.


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