I've owned IS my entire life and would not be without one. I currently have 2, a brother and sister, Katie and Thornton. My girl is the best setter on the planet. So beautiful, fantastic temperament, and classic Irish in so many ways(you should see her rollick!) Her and her brother are both field types. They are almost 4 years old. I have a new foster child. She is Roxy, a Gordon Setter and she is a bit old and has led a very sheltered life. She is now, after several months, starting to come out of her shell. I foster for Save Our Setters, a rescue group. I love meeting new setter people, so feel free to leave me a comment so I can come and see your Irish pics!
Nola has been adopted! Pics of Roxy are still forthcoming...
Ah yes the dreaded muzzles, I actually hate them, but they are necessary, when the dogs are on the beach they eat the kelp and jelly-fish and when they are in the woods and fields they just eat anything that is there, so the muzzles are an economic necessity. It saves me a lot of money at the vet, or a cleaning bill for the bedroom carpet (when they sick whatever they have eaten up) Thank you for the compliment on the girls, at the moment they are caked in mud and dripping everywhere, still what else would I do with my time.
Dee and the girls
Hi Phil, thanks for your comment on my photo...the two dogs on the September photo are brother and sister. both pure Brackenfield lines...they do have coat but it is very very straight and needs very little maintenance kind regards Catherine
I don't have the Homeopathic connections that I used to have, the vets have stopped them from prescribing to animals, so now it has to be a vet that prescribes. But it was nearly 20 years ago, Keta had it in the Lumber Region and yes she had anti-inflammatory liquid (Metacam) I gave her many tablets and combinations of tablets I only wish I could remember what they were. She was 15 when she finally succumbed to it. If she is responding to the treatment that your vet is giving her, just keep giving her whatever it is that you are giving her, I hope that you have her with you for a long time. Please let me know how she is keeping I would be really honoured if you would. And I am so sorry that I can't remember what she was given.
Thankyou Phil. Yes, my Irish Tess does have beautiful, very long ears. Most from her particular line do also. She is a very quiet, calm Irish and is just a joy to have in our family. My English girl Megg is also very quiet, and yes, in general I think that the English Setters are quieter than Irish. Both my girls are the same age, almost 7. We got them as baby puppies together.
Your dogs are gorgeous also. Love looking through all the beautiful photo's.
Lynn, Tess (Irish) and Megg (English) from Oz.
yes Artie has PRA unfortunatly. he is a fine dog very active and manage to live quite a happy and normal life. ive read "blind dogs" book and it helped me a lot and with just a litle training he was so normal that people thought he had blue eyes. blind dogs are normal dogs that cant see :-) he thought me! See his first steps learning to be confident in the first week of rescue here: http://www.youtube.com/user/port2miles
he lives now at marbelha with gill and giles bower that are so happy to have him. he is a strong dog. he didnt know how to walk proprely when i rescued him and just a few weeks after and he was running. it was really good to have meet him!