japp, ser ut som Pluto :-) tack! min pointerkompis letar efter nytt blod och när jag fick se hanen, så tyckte jag att ser helt ok ut. vi får se hur det blir, Ungern är ju ganska långt borta...
ha en bra dag,
Thanks for the Norwegian breed programme, its ambitious and uncompromising, but if you stick to it, you will breed some real IRWS!
I love the photos of Skadi, she looks very like her sire Goshawk when he was younger
Merete, can you E mail me privately email@example.com?
Hi loved the photos. I am really wondering how versatile this IRWS has to be...running from the high heathers in Ireland to the burned plains in Italy and Argentina and the green ones in Poland and in the snowy scandinavian countries. I guess that - but this is my modest opinion - every country will have to train their IRWS in their own way, and it will be very hard to have them once running altogether in a European Trial.all at the same level...for sure some of them will be advantaged (depending on the grounds). Loved also your video.
Hi Merete & Thomas,
very happy to make new friends! I look forward to learning more about the setter-scene in Norway, something I know nothing about. Also I love the photographs of the landscape & the dogs at work. I had a browse through the website but sadly do not udderstand a word... - but good to see 'Amazing Skadi' making breed history!
Can you tell me a bit about the 'US' setters that seem to be THE name in working irish in your part of the world?
Thanks alot for telling me a bit about uS - I had come across the name on various occasions but did not know anythig about them. I also see they figure extensively on the records of the weblink nisk no. It looks as if she found the right mix for the ideal norwegian hunting setter, suited for your kind of mountains. With the high drive they have, are they still easy-going with other dogs?
I will have to look up the uS website - there must be one!
Just wanted to tell you that on the CACIT trial yesterday also an IRWS started...DALRIACH GRAINNE. She got a 3rd price because her behaviour when birds flew up. Otherwise she would have been in for a second price. Nevertheless, as this is only an obedience problem, she has qualified for german breed program. Happy to hear that.
It was a CACIT-Field Trial (lowland) on pheasants and partridges.
And sure I remember Hilde ! They tried to scare us a lot the night before we were out judging together...telling about dreadfull Moskus Ox in Kolla Kaldvella and how dangerous and how to behave. Sadly I lost the knife she gave me, but the memories are not lost;-)
Send her regards please.
I remember that day judging with Hilde it was VERY foggy and we had some strange feeling of being watched. Moving ahead through the valley, climbing up and down the hills, we finally noticed that we have been supervised by the leading female moskus ox of the flock...standing across a small river on a hill, her gang behind. WOW ! And I thought it was a big joke when they told us at the judges meeting the night before, where to go. Only Hilde choked and spilt her Wiskey...should have been an alarming signal;-)))
The warning signs along the way up to Kolla Kaldvella how to behave when in contact with Moskus Ox (never get between them, lay down, call in all dogs, don't shoot, don't move...) gave me some idea.
Takk for tipset. Skal se nærmere på den etter hvert. Kanskje det dukker opp noen som vet om valper et eller annet sted. Hvis ikke får vi vente til Jenny får valper på Ripa. Hun skal jo til Østerrike og parre snart.
Thanks for your comments, the videos were taken in the North of the Netherlands and it is a pheasant. I've since taken Glen to training in Scotland and took the small video camera with me. But I could not possible film him myself as I had to keep him under strict control... I did take photos and you can see these under
http://picasaweb.google.ch/Coppersheen/EdenmouthTrainingCourse2009Week2?feat=directlink (you may have to copy and paste)