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Maggie Smith
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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
20 years
About Me:
My first Irish Setter, Penny, came to me via the dog warden in 1987. My boyfriend owned an Irish Setter and thought that I could care for Penny over the Easter holiday until the dog pound could take her. She had been straying for some time and was a very sorry little girl - she never made it to the pound but stayed with me for 10 years. I loved her and when the opportunity came to have a dog in 2001 it was no contest, it had to be an Irish Setter. Jim Parker and I own eight year old Ruby, Lucy 5 and Georgie 2 and a half. Georgie is a reluctant show girl but we make it up to her with long walks in the woods and the beach and holidays in the Lakes and Scotland.

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Dogs at Weddings

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 6:18pm 4 Comments

Thought the Cocker Spaniel lovers amongst you may like this little story..

I have long admired this photo of Jim’s Mum and Dad – who were married during WWII. Arthur and Kath are pictured here with a Cocker Spaniel bitch - Sally of Billingbear who was the granddaughter of Exquisite Model of Ware.  Owned by Mr H. S. Lloyd,   Exquisite Model of Ware was Crufts BIS 1938 and 1939.  At the time of her marriage Kath was ‘in service’ to the Buckley family who owned Sally and was very fond of…


Brabrook Connemara playing her favourite game of 'rubber chicken' Maggie smith

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 5:22pm 6 Comments

Brabrook Connemara playing her favourite game of 'rubber chicken'
Maggie smith

After the Gun - 2 hours 9 minutes for the Great North Run

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

I am proud to say that Jim Parker raised £555 for MIND and completed the Great North Run in 2 hours 9 minutes. Thank you for your encouraging comments. A special thank you to Maureen Savage and Diana Hepple for their kind donations. A fab day was had by all!

Waiting for the Gun - Great North Run!

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 3:30pm 6 Comments

Wishing Jim Parker a fantastic Great North Run on the 20th September. Pictured with his training partners, our irish girls Ruby, Lulu and Georgie. Sponsor him on the Just Giving web site - he is running for MIND. Go Jim Go! Best wishes to all those taking part. Maggie Smith

Comment Wall (204 comments)

At 5:48am on March 22, 2009, Laura Kolbach said…
hello Maggie and welcome to this site, very addictive!
greetings from the continent :-)
laura & the girls
At 12:03pm on March 22, 2009, Dee Rance said…
Hi there Maggie, welcome to the site I used to live near Market Raison, near Louth, a smallholding between Fulstow and Covenham, (can't remember how to spell that) lovely part of the country, I am sure that you will enjoy it here.
Dee and the girls
At 3:24pm on March 22, 2009, Kirsty williamson said…
hi Maggie fancy seeing you here, enjoy the site there are some fantastic photos of beautiful dogs from around the world, check out Wilko Jansens page he has photos of the UK show scene from years back fascinating. spk to you soon
At 5:30pm on March 22, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Hello Maggie! Hope you enjoy this site too!!
At 3:50am on March 23, 2009, Dee Rance said…
Hi there Maggie
I didn't manage to get to ISBC, I wasn't well at Crufts but lets face it, Crufts is a must, even if you are in your sick bed....but ISBC I wasn't sure how I was going to do, and probably would have been tossed so decided I had better stay in the 'comfort of home' to recuperate I just couldn't face the journey by myself, I really think that I am getting too old to be doing that kind of mileage by myself and sleeping in cars.
How did Jim do in the skiing marathon???
Will you be coming up to any of the Scottish shows or is that just a 'step too far' I don't have anything booked down in the south at the moment, have got to enter Irish Setter Club of Ireland but may not be able to get there as Saffy should be Pregnant by then, fingers crossed and a following wind that is...
Speak soon Dee and the girls
At 8:36am on March 23, 2009, Tony & Bev Drinkwater (BRABROOK) said…
Hi Maggie
Sorry you had leave early at the ISBC Champ., show. However we see you have found this site that we think you will find interesting as we have.
Nice photos of your setter on site already. When we find out how to put photos
on site you will be able to view them.
At 9:00am on March 23, 2009, Tony & Bev Drinkwater (BRABROOK) said…
Hello again Maggie we can see you have been busy. Nice vidio of Gorgie
At 3:29am on March 24, 2009, Dee Rance said…
Hi there Maggie
I have the same problem. Which show would you be coming up for??The spring or the Autumn show?? I know what the weather was like last year, we were in Ireland doing the Circuit and that was a complete wash out. The shows over there are all held out doors, so you had wet clothes all over the place, and I had fallen out with the people that I was sharing a cottage with, it was all in my room, where I spent the week, not to be recommended... But I had a good time despite them..
There are a lot of wonderful dogs on the continent, as we can see from this site. I have been know to start talking to dogs, in strange places, and then getting to know the owners quite well. I did that in the middle of Louth, in Lincolnshire, where I had moved to, and finding out that he, the dog, was the brother of my bitch and they both were born in the south of England....small world
I am having the same problem as you think you have, I'm rambling on a bit
Will speak soon Dee and the girls
At 12:04am on March 25, 2009, Yvonne Joerling said…
Hi Maggie, welcome to this side, hope you will enjoy it. Great video!!
Greetings from Austria Yvonne
At 9:11am on March 28, 2009, Michelle Webster said…
Hi Maggie,

Fancy finding you on here! Love the photos.
Best wishes,

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