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At 12:16am on August 1, 2008, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…
Welcome, Merete and Thomas. It looks very cold there!
Cheers, from Down Under.
At 4:58am on August 3, 2008, Laura Kolbach said…
hej, har kollat länken ovan (grattis!), och undrar om du vet vem pointern är. skulle behöva stamtavlenamn eller något som man kunde idetifiera honom med. tack på förhand!
At 6:03am on August 3, 2008, Laura Kolbach said…
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,
At 5:06pm on August 3, 2008, Margaret Sierakowski said…
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 dalriach@aol.com?
At 4:36am on August 5, 2008, Christiane Lohmann said…
Hello Merete and Thomas !

Yep, I am afraid, there is too much HD in the IRWS and it has to be taken care of. I was very happy to read the strict rules of NISK ! Congrats !
Will we meet in Dublin in september ?

Regards and Waidmannsheil
At 12:37am on August 7, 2008, Fiorella Mathis said…
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.
At 4:24am on September 10, 2008, Susan Stone said…
Hi Merete!
loved your videos and was interested to see the method of introducing a youngster. Look forward to seeing more!
all the best
At 6:54am on October 1, 2008, Kristina said…

Congratulations on your FT. Skadi really is amazing. ;) Are you or your boyfriend hunters?

Kristina from Slovenia
At 7:14am on October 1, 2008, Kristina said…

Thank you on you complimnet. I dont use my bitch for hunting, she is more a pet. My boyfriend is a hunter, but he perfers his German Short-haired Pointing Dog for hunting.

All the best!
At 7:54am on October 1, 2008, Susan Stone said…
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?
At 9:44am on October 4, 2008, Susan Stone said…
Hi Merete,
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!
kind regards
At 6:46pm on October 23, 2008, Angie MacDonald said…
Thanks! I have a good subject:0) I must have 1000 or more pictures of her and she's only 16 months old! lol
At 9:17am on October 27, 2008, Christiane Lohmann said…
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.
At 6:26am on October 28, 2008, Christiane Lohmann said…
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.
At 8:19am on October 28, 2008, Christiane Lohmann said…
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.
At 4:09pm on December 22, 2008, Rhona, Bruce n Lil Lucy Skene x said…
lovely dog you have there
lovely markings and moves so smoothly
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Rhona, Lucy and Bruce
At 12:23pm on February 4, 2009, Frost said…
Thank you. Nice dogs you have...
At 5:15pm on March 5, 2009, Rita Haadem said…
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.

Rita og Sven
At 2:01pm on March 6, 2009, Susan Stone said…
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)
At 8:50pm on March 27, 2009, Jean said…
We are doing very good. Our fields are in good condition and the dogs are doing great. We have pups both red & IRW so we are busy but it's all good.

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