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Summer Field trials on grouse to be held on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th July 2021
 at Swinton Estate. Masham, N. Yorks
Entry Form available on the ISAE Website www.isae.org.uk  

Willy Duijnkerke (Westerhuys)

Another of our senior Irish Setter friends has left us. Willy passed away last night
8th June 2021. A very successful breeder exhibitor from the Netherlands. A
visitor to UK Shows both as a judge & exhibitor. She will be sadly missed by her Irish Setter friends around the world. We send our condolances to her family and friends.

ISAE Open Shows 5th June 2021

Best In Show Kerrimere Indiscreet (Jim Sharman & Jennings-Sharman (L)

RBIS & BOS Twoacres Promise Of Spring with Avacet (Maureen Elkins) (R)

Judge: Chuck Carter


Best In Show Jetsetter Cristelle To Polmennor JW ( IMP RUS) (Angela Roberts)

Judge Kerry Chorley


Main Results & More Photos


Full Class Results on the ISAE Website


Val Ede (Edentop)

Another dear Irish Setter friend has passed away this week, after a long illness.
Val was a sparkling, vivacious lady and a real adventuress who loved to travel.

As well as her love for her Irish Setters she held great intesest in all wildlife.
You can see from the many memories published by her friends on Facebook,
she volunteered to aid Elephants and Rhino's in Africa and made life long friends around the world.

We send our condolances to daughter Tracey & husband Scott & Family.

Val was a great character, full of fun and adventure, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

June Walsh (Millcroft Irish Setters) RIP

It is with much sadness we report the passing of June Walsh. The world of Irish Setters has now lost another long term successful breeder and exhibitor.

We send our deepest sympathy to her family & close friends at this sad time.


See below an excellent tribute by Kay Donnelly.


The call I had dreaded came early this morning from Sally Foster to tell me of the passing of my good friend June Walsh (Millcroft Irish Setters). June has been unwell for the last number of years and fought her illness and lack of mobility with great dignity and despite her frustrations she would chirpily declare “I just have to get on with it!” During our last telephone conversation shortly before her final hospitalisation she revealed how she was totally bedbound but “luckily” had her tv, phone and kindle to whittle away the hours. Playing the self pity card was simply not her style.

June’s dogs were her pride and joy and over the years she bred many wonderful dogs. I first got to know June when her handsome boy Chance (Janter Moon Magician at Millcroft) filled my eye from ringside. Some time later, having seen Abbi, Sh Ch Millcroft Ballad of the Moon, as a raw youngster I approached June for a puppy whenever she planned breeding from her. There followed a long four year wait but during that time we cemented a lasting friendship. When the litter arrived I went for my pick and the wonderful Jodi entered my life and what a journey we shared, supported by June every step of the way. After I chose her June confided to me that if I had not selected Jodi she would have kept her. When I replied that as breeder she surely had the right to keep whatever she wanted her reply has lived with me always - “I’d given you my word and I would never go back on that”. And that was June to a tee! We shared every step of Jodi’s success and I always loved those post show calls! Ironically her favourite photo of Jodi was of her being hugged by my son Mike the day I brought her home. She said that knowing she was going to receive that kind of love meant more than anything! The successful show career that followed was secondary to that!!

I was blessed to be present at LKA when her beloved Abbi gained her first CC in style with Best of Breed. What a day! June was so so proud but, as was her way, it was a reserved pride. She presented both myself and Julie with a lovely framed Irish Setter print of setters having fun that she bought in celebration of the occasion. It hangs in my kitchen and always makes me think of June and that joyous day. The following Crufts was certainly a Millcroft one! Not alone did Abbi win the Bitch CC but her daughter Pearl, Jodi’s sister, won Best Puppy In Breed. June watched from ringside silently bursting with pride and had to be reluctantly coaxed into some photos. Not one for fanfares she then rapidly disappeared to her bench to sit with “her girl” and savour a quite moment and tend to Abbi. Gaining her title was so well deserved for both Abbi and June. Though Abbi was her special girl June held all of her dogs dear to her heart. Her last Irish Setter, her constant companion and beloved Piper, passed away recently. June always said she was simply never going to die while he was alive, and she didn’t. Just before Covid struck ,at Midlands Irish Championship Show, David Pike, as bitch judge on the day, made it a Millcroft double awarding Jodi and Scarlett with CC and Res CC. Later Jodi and her brother Chase completed another Millcroft double with Best Veteran and Res Best Veteran In Show. How proud she was and what wonderful recognition for June’s lifetime in Irish Setters.

I will forever be grateful to June, not just for my beautiful Millcroft girl but also her friendship. She was smart, wise beyond words, loyal, straight talking, sensitive and witty. I will miss her hugely but will forever cherish all of the good memories. I know she will be missed by her sister Jill and her many close friends. I have to commend Sally Foster for her steadfast loyalty to June. June lived for her visits and between them they put the world of dogs to right! Sally you really were a true blue friend to her and I know she really appreciated all that you did for her.

Sleep softly dear June as you are reunited with your beloved John and all of the beautiful Millcrofts that waited for you at Rainbow’s Bridge.

I will never forget you. It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to

Kay Donnelly & Jodi xx

Southern counties Championship Show
26th June - Entry

117 Dogs - 156 Entries - Judge Lee Cox

Belfast and District Irish Setter Club

BDISC are organising an online Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) on Sunday 13th June 2021 at 2 pm. The speaker is Mrs Patricia Butler-Holley

For more information see Breed News

Crufts 2022 – qualifications announced

The Kennel Club Crufts Committee has reviewed the qualification entry for Crufts 2022 and has agreed that 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Novice and Graduate classes should be added to qualification status for championship show wins where breeds have separate classification, including from shows that have already taken place. The qualification period for Crufts 2022 is from 25 January 2021 until 24 January 2022 inclusive; however, those that were placed first at Crufts 2020 will also qualify for

Crufts 2022. For the full qualification criteria, cru


If it has won any of the following prizes at General and Group Championship Shows, scheduled between 25 January 2021 and 24 January 2022 in non-CC classes for breeds normally allocated Challenge Certificates (provided there are more than

three breed classes or more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds).

i. Best of Breed

ii. Best Puppy in Breed

iii. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class

iv. First, Second or Third in Puppy Class

v. First, Second or Third in Junior Class

vi. First, Second or Third in Yearling Class

vii. First, Second or Third in Novice Class

viii. First, Second or Third in Graduate Class

ix. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class

x. First, Second or Third in Limit Class

xi. First, Second or Third in Open Class

xii. First, Second or Third in Veteran Class

Great News

South of England Irish Setter Club & Irish Setter Club of Wales
Are holding their 2020 Championship Shows together at Stoneleigh.
Wednesday the 8th September 2021 - See show diary for more info

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A New Video - "Irish Setters of The Past"

Photographs, Poems & Videos - Irish Setters of The Past
(Gone but not forgotten) set to music


A New Video - "Setter People"


Setter People, Puppy Love, Setter Field Trial People,
Setter People Gone But Not Forgotten

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

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


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     Puppy  Register

          Updated 10th June 2021
                 New Litters Listed

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.

Please click on the photo above or links on the navigation bar at the top of the page
for information re buying a puppy or advertising a litter.         

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