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Danka in doggie heaven now :(

old members might remember my beautiful Danka from the early years of Exclusively Setters.

darling Danka went to doggie heaven yesterday, leaving me completely heart-broken. a picture of health all her life, she still had her dinner the night before and ran around with her friends during the weekend.

i cannot describe how much i miss her.......…


Added by Laura Kolbach on October 28, 2015 at 5:30am — 15 Comments

My two Best In Shows last weekend!

Mum put us all into the car for another long trip - this time to the beautiful city of Salzburg in Austria.

I did not care about the city but loved the boars' and deers' smell next to our guesthouse and the nice fields.

Mum said these are…


Added by Laura Kolbach on May 24, 2012 at 9:11am — 27 Comments

Neita's big day at the Dutch club show

Been trying hard to get to the Dutch club show for years - now finally with success.

And my little wonder girl Copper's Wine 'N Roses saw that beautiful rosette in the morning, with all those pink roses on and decided to take it home !! :) Tears of joy already when she won a big open class at only 25 months old and me totally confused when Neita was chosen as best bitch! thank you Mrs Pollard!

pictured here winning open…


Added by Laura Kolbach on May 16, 2012 at 5:15pm — 14 Comments

Neita's second birthday

no words needed - you are the best, little Neita :) happy birthday my sweet girl!…


Added by Laura Kolbach on April 14, 2012 at 5:35pm — 22 Comments

Szilvásvárad Show Weekend 23-25 April 2011

Szilvásvárad is a MUST.

Every second year at Easter it is time to move to Szilvásvárad for some days, one of the most beautiful places in Hungary. It is famous for its Lipizzaner stud farm as well. My favourite showground, always perfectly organized and beautifully decorated. It was mostly the weather gods that wouldn't cooperate: 2001 we had hail…


Added by Laura Kolbach on May 3, 2011 at 3:33pm — 24 Comments

Pawsome foursome - introducing my most gorgeous pups

I've been thinking about a proper text for this blog but just couldn't come up with anything without sounding really cheesy :-) So I decided not to write anything special - but just introduce my most gorgeous puppies. Photos taken at 6 weeks with a little help from my friends!

red boy

black boy…


Added by Laura Kolbach on September 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 39 Comments

Cake time again - Danka turned 5 already!!

Yesterday my sweetie Danka turned 5 years!

After the extra looooong walk, of course she had to have her cake this year as well. I tried something different now, not as good in looks as the previous creations but I can assure you, Danka loved it :-)

Livercream, cheese and chicken necks :-)

The best pieces were taken onto the couch and… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on January 14, 2010 at 4:39pm — 39 Comments

Odin in intensive care...

I had to leave Odin at the hospital.... between life and death, but more the dark side right now :-(
Please send all your positive thoughts and zen and whatever else that can help her!

Added by Laura Kolbach on January 1, 2010 at 11:35am — 52 Comments

Odin's 13th...

... and still my happy silly girl. No words to express how much she means to me.

Pictures show her on Thursday, her VIP day :)

Added by Laura Kolbach on December 11, 2009 at 8:09pm — 46 Comments

My Danka turned 4 years on the 13th January!

How time flies... Not so long ago she was that puppy from hell and now my beautiful obedient girl. She is such a clown, so full of life and energy and I am so happy that I have her. Happy Birthday my girl :-)

Cake eating,

Opening some treats:

The new toy. Wonder how long it will last… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on January 15, 2009 at 4:17pm — 31 Comments

Things that make your day

We have been to the "100-years test" and my Odin is the healthiest girl one can imagine!!!! The vets did ultrasounds all over her body, heart, lungs, etc, EKG as well, also blood taken and examined. A full check from the tip of nose to the tail, outside and inside. And everything is perfect! Also calculus (?) was removed and her teeth are white and shiny again. I am soooo… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on January 12, 2009 at 7:41am — 26 Comments

Merry X-mas from us!

Added by Laura Kolbach on December 22, 2008 at 6:21pm — 16 Comments

Champion Of Champions Show, Budapest, 21-Dec-2008 - results only, no comments :-)

judge Andrew Brace, UK

Garden Star's Original Edition - 1st
Armani My Irish Destiny of Longford - 2nd
Crawford Fatal Attraction - 3rd
Crawford Flicker Of Hope - 4th
Garden Star's Olympic Gold - 5th

Alina My Irish Destiny of Longford - 1st and BOB...
Night Witch Red Wonder - 2nd
Copper's Music And Paws - 3rd
Garden Star's Laser Light - 4th
Sumaric Scarlet O'Hara - 5th

Added by Laura Kolbach on December 21, 2008 at 4:48pm — 3 Comments

My sweet Odin turned 12 years today!

Just back home in time from Switzerland to celebrate the birthday of my sweet Odin who turned 12 years today. I don't think I can describe my feelings for this dog... Just love her soooo much! May she stay with me for many years to come! Happy birthday my girl!…


Added by Laura Kolbach on December 10, 2008 at 5:18pm — 42 Comments

Odin and Danka finally online :-)

Still lots of work to do, many texts missing and many photos need to be selected for the galleries from all those CDs burned during the past years. Also a slight change in design is planned, I let my webmaster play around a bit before we decide on the final version :-)

Added by Laura Kolbach on November 16, 2008 at 9:30am — 18 Comments

Berboss Highlight turns 13 years!

I received some photos of Odin's halvsister Berboss Highlight "Jenny" with her birthday cake. She turned 13 years young on the 12th November! Jenny lives at kennel Garden Star's and is not only one of the most beautiful setters I've ever seen, but also a perfect brood bitch with many lovely children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren.

Jenny is still in very good condition, enjoying life, loooong sleeps until noon and foooood… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on November 12, 2008 at 5:30pm — 32 Comments


hello Everybody,
pleeeease, if anybody has the full / main results, would you pleeeease share? :-)

Added by Laura Kolbach on October 19, 2008 at 11:51am — 28 Comments

Veteran EUW'08. WW'03. CH Berboss Instant Coffee

Most of you already know, but i think, 'Odin' just deserves her own blog about this win ;-)

Being almost 12 years, she won the veteran class at the Eurodog Show in Budapest and also became Best Veteran. In the Veteran BIS she had a "veteran BOG' being chosen for the final decisions as the only one from the gundog group. Although she did not place in the best 4 of all those REALLY MANY veterans, I am really proud of her, as we were there… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on October 8, 2008 at 6:07pm — 24 Comments

Setter Club Show 2008, Budapest/Hungary

Me as writer of the critiques :-) as I decided not to show.



Judge: Lynn Muir, kennel Romarne, UK



Rhapsodie Boheme Lord Voldemort – not shown


Luxatori Johnny-Cake - very promising 1

Rakelton’s Bagheera – very promising 2

Luxatori Jimmy-James – not shown


Garden Star's Olympic Gold -… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on October 5, 2008 at 4:06pm — 8 Comments

EURODOG 2008 Budapest, Irish Setters results (much awaited?)

I sorted the results according to the placings, for an easier review :-)

Judge dogs: Eeva Parkkivaara-Anttinen, Finland

Judge bitches: Gordon Williams, UK



Rhapsodie Boheme Lord Voldemort - promising

Rhapsodie Boheme Ron Weasley - not shown


Luxatori Johnny-Cake - very promising


Garden Star's Olympic… Continue

Added by Laura Kolbach on October 5, 2008 at 12:00pm — 23 Comments



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