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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..
At 1:53am on September 21, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Hope you are going well with the pup. He looks great. Like your forum as it could cause a little stir. Some people over here are obsessed with the English type and cannot see beyond it. No open minds. Look at Hugo he is a cross and he is divine not only in looks but temperment.
Cheers Rick
At 12:34pm on September 25, 2010, Tina Clamp said…
Hi John
What stunning pictures you have of your dogs.
At 4:26pm on October 22, 2010, Dee Rance said…
I suspect that she may well be too small for the US, but she thanks for the invite anyway, I too like the long ears....All the best Dee and the gang
At 3:43am on October 27, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Hope all is well over the big pond there. Is your pup going well. See your comments to Dee about the ear feathering and totally agree it just adds to the expression. Even our English imports here have ears and look great. Best Wishes Rick
At 2:36pm on November 2, 2010, Sheila Hughes said…
Thank you John, Bailey is doing really well. My Grandfather was from Co. Monaghan and most of his family went to the US except I think, his father. We have cousins in Amhurst, NY.
At 5:31am on December 3, 2010, ricky young said…
Hi John
Hows things over there in the desert,wish we could send you some of this rain that wont stop. We've only had five dry days in the last two months. We are currently stuck as the roads are flooded. The only way out is by chopper. Bet things are cooling down a bit over there.
Your boy appears to be growing well.
Best of luck for the weekend.
Cheers Rick
At 2:43am on December 6, 2010, Chantal McIlveen-Wright said…
Many thanks for the invitation John and very happy to become your ES friend!!!
At 12:38pm on January 24, 2011, Roberto Martin del Campo Hernand said…

Hello John, try to see this web site:


You would see them all the events in Mexico,



At 2:35pm on January 24, 2011, Roberto Martin del Campo Hernand said…

Hi John, I cant see any avent after march yet, in soon they will put more events, may be "Expo Can Guadalajara" coul be a correct event to you, wait until FCM put the anoucments, ii I see something I will write you.

Please keep contact with me!!

At 10:16pm on January 25, 2011, ricky young said…

Hi John .

Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year

Our pup out of Carina is 8 weeks and we are just patiently waiting for Leigh and Anne Marie to select our pup.

We have had terrible weather over this side of the big pond lately with some major flooding. We got to within 200 klms of Tieri (home) after a holiday in NSW and Canberra and had to turn back and go a detour of 2000klms + which took 33 hours solid driving through our outback seeing it so green with all the rivers and creeks running. We had to turn back several times and find alternatives or take the longer way as many roads and town were under water. 

Cheers Rick

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