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  • Broad Run, VA
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Trend Setters: The Making of the Modern Irish Setter

Started Jan 14, 2016 0 Replies

Dr Savory and I are proud to let everyone know that our book is one of four finalists for the Dog Writers of America award for best non-fiction book, 2015. Winners will be announced the day before…Continue

Who is This Dog?

Started Aug 25, 2015 0 Replies

This dog, a hugely influential sire, was the pick puppy in a famous breeder's first litter. Name the dog, the breeder, and the dog's parents. Or find out the information in Trend Setters: The Making…Continue

William Rasbridge and Eileen Walker

Started this discussion. Last reply by wilko jansen Aug 8, 2015. 3 Replies

He said WHAT about her???? William Rasbridge, BOB judge at the first ISCA National Specialty, wrote the obituary for the legendary Eileen Walker of Hartsbourne Irish Setters. What he wrote was a real…Continue

Great Irish Setter Sires

Started Jul 22, 2015 0 Replies

The brothers Chs. Tirvelda Michaelson, Nor’wester and Earl of Harewood were three of the most important sires in Irish Setter history. And but for three strange twists of fate, all three were nearly…Continue

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
56 years
About Me:
Spiretop Irish Setters: I have bred group and specialty winners for over 56 years. I am licensed by the AKC to judge them. I am a novelist, journalist, and free-lance writer. I live in Virginia outside Washington DC. My mentors were Lee Schoen (Kinvarra) and Ted Eldredge (Tirvelda).
Why are you applying for membership?
A. I am a human wanting to contribute to the community

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Trend Setters: The Making of the Modern Irish Setter

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 2:05pm 3 Comments

Setter lovers, take a look at the engrossing new book written by long-time Irish Setter breeders John Savory and me, Connie Lyons. www.trendsetterspireholm.com.

Dr Savory and I are happy and excited to announce that trend Setters is one of four finalists for the Dog Writers Association of Ameerica award for best non-fiction book of 2015. You can own a copy by going to…


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At 7:53am on April 9, 2014, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…

Welcome Aboard Connie - good to have you here. I wrote to Ted Eldredge about importing a dog to Australia about 40 years ago.The quarantine was too long for a youngster to endure, so we didn't go ahead with it.  Some wonderful dogs in his kennel, and he did so much for the breed.

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