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Setter & Pointer Championship Show, 7th November 2020 - Cancelled

2021 Championship Show Diary Updated - HERE

2021 Breed Club Show Diary Updated - HHERE

Change of Judge - Setter & Pointer Ch Show 7th November

Katrina Hall now replaces Sue Lloynd  who has had to pull out due to health reasons

Peggy Grayson 1920-2020

Peggy Grayson passed away on 16th July at the grand age of 100.
She was a very well known International judge and awarded CCs in Irish.

She judged many major shows including Crufts, and travelled to Australia, New Zealand, USA and accross most of Europe judging and sharing her knowledge.

She was an author of sixteen books on various dog breeds,
and a regular columnist in Dog World & Our Dogs papers.


Peggy also had a keen interest in the equestrian world. She was a judge of
Mountain & Moorland Ponies, and a former secretary of Burton Horse Show.

She was a prolific countryside journalist and a frequent contributor to Horse & Hound covering major shows and writing a regular column.


The photo above was taken at the ISAE Championship Show 2005.

Best In Show was awarded to Sh Ch Thendara Don Corleone owned by
Dee Milligan-Bott & Jeremy Bott. Also in the photo was co judge the late Ruth Ellis.

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Anne Nihlen Eisgard - Sweden

Anne passed away on 15th July 2020. She was late Tommy Eisgards wife, who only passed away in August last year. Anne was found dead in her home this morning. Anne and Tommy shared a very special deep love for each other and for all their Red Tails dogs, now they are finally together again.
Photo taken at Windsor Championship Show 2011 

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ISAE Announcement 2020 Championship Show

The Officers and Committee of the Irish Setter Association, England regret to advise that in light of the ongoing COVID19 situation we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our championship show and open show (already postponed from June) which had been scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at the Kennel Club building at Stoneleigh.  This decision has been made in light of current Government and Kennel Club guidance and whilst very difficult to make, the health and safety of our exhibitors, judges, spectators and committee members must take priority.  We wish you all well over the coming months and look forward to seeing you all at our events in 2021.

Bridget Margaret Simpson  

25-01-1947  -  03-07-2020

I received this very sad news from a friend in South Africa.
Mark Simpson and his late wife Bridget both orininally from Britian.

Click here for obituary

Michelle Webster

‘Virtual’ ISAE FUN Irish Setter Breed Show
21st June 2020

Full results & photos published on the ISAE Website & Facebook Page


Best In Show Copper’s Popsicle

Congratulations to Kasia Czapla (Diervilla Irish Setters)

It is with great sadness we report the deaths of four Irish Setter exhibitors all having tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Jean Naish (Cardale) - 21st May

Do any of you remember Jean Naish of Cardale Setters? If you know anyone who would please share this.  An ISBC member since 1976. She used to be based in Wantage and was well known in the showing world . She  bred  really sound correct animals with calm and sweet natures, ideal both for the ring and as adored pets. When we met her 40 plus years ago her foundation dog was the magnificently deep chested  Cardale Syndic the image of his illustrious relative  Wendover Gentleman. He is responsible for my love affair with setters which has lasted to this day.

Jean sold me Cardale Sonata my first beloved Irish, helped me learn to show and later breed  with very good success  despite my inexperience and we remained in touch for some 40 years. She moved to Mid Wales after her husband retired and had  lots of space and riverbank access for the  setters which was much enjoyed. Later , after Stan’s death, she returned to Oxfordshire . She had given up breeding when older but young enough that no dog would outlive her and need a home- typical of her. 

She went into  care a couple of years ago  Today I heard that she had had a fall aged 97 and went into the John Radcliffe in Oxford. She died on 21 May having picked up corona virus.  Irish Setters have lost someone really special. I would go from my home in Wales to the funeral but cannot which is a sadness. 


Please give all your dogs a very special hug instead.

Fiona Wilton


We offer our deepest sympathy to her family & friends

Bob Bouttell (Ixia) - 9th April


Bob a father of three, grandfather of five and great grandfather was a hugely respected dog lover and breeder. Bob, who lost his wife Deb four years ago, was a lecturer at Eastleigh College and later had a dog grooming business. He was only 71 years old and had lived in a nursing home for the past few years.

Our deepest sympathy to his daugher Hannah & partner James & family

Shelia Gramlish - 6th April
Ron Gramlish - 11th April
(Rickashel Irish Setters)

Many will remember Ron & Shelia Gramlish, from Ruislip, Middlesex.
Ron was a Championship Show Judge. They were both committee members of the Uxbridge Canine Society for many years.
Ron photographed above with Robbie at the ISAE Open Show 2015. We offer our deepest sympathy to their family & friends

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Crufts Championship Show 6th - 8th March 2020

What A Day For Gwendariff

Elsie Tops Crufts Gundog Group

Bitch CC & BOB & Gundog Group
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream CW 18 (Elsie) owned by Debs Armitage

Handled by Diane Stewart-Ritchie - Judge: Jackie Lorrimer


Congratulations to Debs Armitage & Elsie
and Breeders Diane Stewart-Ritchie & Alec Stewart

See more photos & video - Go to Latest Results or click on photo above

Many thanks to Laura Kolbach for the photo above

To see a complete set of Laura's photos

Bitch CC & BOB & Gundog Group
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream CW 18 - owned by Debs Armitage

Handled by Diane Stewart-Ritchie

Laura Crombie - Didn't she do well

Laura with Frank Kane & Jess Holm as part of the Channel 4 commentary

team at Crufts 2020

Genk, Championship Show, Belgium
22 February 2020

Int Ch Ch Oakdene Que Du Bonheur Dog CC, Best of Breed & Group 3

Owned by: Aleksandra & Willem Lauwers & Dee Milligan Bott & Jeremy Bott

Midland Irish Setter Society
Championship Show 23rd February 2020

Best In Show

Dog CC & Best In Show Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW
Owned by: Ken & Pat Stockton


Judges: Cheryl Stevenson (Dogs) & David Pike (Bitches)
Entry: 117 Dogs - 214 Entries


Click on photo above or go to Latest Results for main winners


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Irish Kennel Club Annual Champion
Int & Ir Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon
(An CH 15, CW 16, 17 JUN CH)

Congratulations to Kay Donnelly & Jodi, winning the IKC Annual Champion in Irish Setters for 2019 & to her breeder June Walsh (Millcroft)

The Irish Red & White Setter Club
Annual Spring Open Trial
16th February 2020

See Full report, Photos & Results in the Field Trial Section

or click on the photo above

Internationale Dog Show Eindhoven Netherlands
8th February 2020

Best of Breed Schwung Pablofireleith (owner Hr G Hendrix en Hr K Geysen) Breed Judge Judge Hr W.Wellens (Netherland)


Click on photo for more information

Irish Setter Club of Wales
Open Show 1st February 2020

Best In Show Delsanto Miss Freya - Owned by Diane McDonald

For main winners Click on photo or go to latest results

South Of England Irish Setter Club Open Show
26th January 2020

Best In Show Thendara The Watchmaker - Owned by Sarah Elizabeth


For main winners Click on photo or go to latest results

Manchester Championship Show
19th January 2020

Dog CC (45th) & BOB & Group 3 Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses

Owned by Blake Crocker


Judge: Brian Grace (Ireland)


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Boston & District Championship Show
10th January 2020

Dog CC & BOB Sh Ch Copper's War of Roses (Owned by Blake Crocker)
Bitch CC Sh Ch Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha JW
(Owned by Richard Bott, Anthony Allen & Angela Morgan)

Judge: Rob McMaster

Go to latest results for main winners or click on photo above

Sh Ch Copper's War of Roses
Owned by Blake Crocker

Blake & Arthur Chilling out after winning CC & Best In Show (39th CC)


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     Puppy  Register

          Updated 10th August 2020

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You will find details of breeders who have Irish Setter puppies for sale across the UK
Ireland & Continental Europe.

The most comprehensive list on the internet. See contact details, photos and pedigrees of each litter.

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for information re buying a puppy or advertising a litter.         

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