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Happy Thanksgiving/US!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myra Thomas-Rhodes Nov 30, 2010. 7 Replies

The BAD Parrot.......A  young man named Johnreceived a talking parrot as a gift. The parrot hada bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.Every word out ofthe bird's mouth was rude,obnoxious/and…Continue

Do your dogs play games?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Glansfield Nov 15, 2010. 6 Replies

   Prophet's Game:      I arrive home from work and before I let the kids into the house I grab a treat for each.  I then open up the front door into the front courtyard. I then open up the doggy…Continue

The Irish Setter Today!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John B. Hughes/Absinthe Oct 31, 2010. 28 Replies

     I want to start a discussion that encompasses a more complete understanding of where Irish Setters ( Bench/Field ) are today - worldwide.  I ask ahead of time that this discussion be kept…Continue

Preference when breeding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ricky young Mar 26, 2011. 115 Replies

I get the impression that some here think the perfect Irish setter is either kennel specific/country specific/inbred or outbred specific/beauty versus function specific/or just some nebulous…Continue

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
38 years
About Me:
I'm a dentist in Phoenix, Arizona. I've been out of Irish Setters for 30+ years and only recently acquired Am Can Ch Captiva's Still Got It. She has re-ignited my interest in the breed, in breeding and the show ring. With my family all grown, I now have the time and finances to pursue this interest.

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  RIP:   BIS BISS Am Can GrCh Captiva's Tommy Hilfiger CGN  

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Eukanuba Classic, Long Beach, California 4 Dec 10

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 12:30am 3 Comments

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Comment Wall (34 comments)

At 3:52pm on May 25, 2010, Cheryl Gorey said…
Welcome John, this is a great site. I believe there are some Captiva stock in Australia. cheers from down under.
At 4:55am on June 20, 2010, Kay Donnelly said…
We normally don't have much snow at that time of year. Last year we had a good fall but by Irish standards - a few inches!!!! Most winters we lave little or none.Usually the Irish climate is mild and moist!!! So bring rain coats!! If I can be of further help let me know!
At 2:52am on June 28, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Nice photos of your girl
Saw your messages on the chat room Missed a chat by a few hours
Do you intend on breeding
Cheers Rick
At 12:36am on July 9, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Thanks for the reply. Wife went to the coast during school holidays with Connie (grand-daughter). She also took Youngin and the poodle not to mention the good laptop. We are in North Queenland which is about 1800 miles from Melbourne.We are showing new poodle there next years National and are getting a setter pup from there shortly. We have a show the weekend after next at Rockhampton.
Really like your girl and looks like she will knock their socks off when she matures. They are very nice photos
Cheers Rick
At 2:31pm on August 8, 2010, Ladislav Cerovsky said…
Hey John
I hope you really enjoyed nice sunday with your family and the dog. Is very nice to have a trip around the coutry side and enjoy the summer. I would suggest the dog makes it nicer. Doesn´t it??? Take care man.
At 1:34am on August 14, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Heard you bought pup by Hugo. If so congratulations, he is a beautiful dog and will go well with any bloodlines as he has so much to offer not only overall quality but a great temperment and nature. You must be excited.
Cheers Rick
PS Youngin has a small black spot on his toungue I think it just pigmentation as they have dark eyes and noses or should have.
At 2:04am on August 14, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Will keep in contact. Excited for you as there is always great hope with new puppies. Wish you all the best with him.
Cheers Rick
At 5:54am on August 14, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Its winter over here and its the best time of year from April through to October then it starts getting hot. Summer temps are usually above 40C for Dec - March if its not raining and then its still mid 30'sC and very humid. Air con is a must.We and the dogs are not far away from it.
Cheers Rick
At 8:12am on August 28, 2010, Dee Rance said…
Hi there John thank you for taking the time to write what you did on my discussion I wonder if the info is only applicable to the US we will see if my girl has the rite type of melanoma to be put into the scheme, Again thanks for your very interesting input, Dee and the gang
At 5:14am on September 15, 2010, Dee Rance said…
Hi there again John
Thanks so much for all your help, it is so nice that there are still some on here that are prepared to help, This is what this site is all about, help not nastiness, And you have epitomized the former, I for one am so grateful, Thanks again Dee and the gang
ps. I will try and keep everyone updated as to how she goes, you never know it may help others, The message is that you should always keep and eye inside your dogs mouths..

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