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Breed News 2022

                      Irish Setter Association, England, Sat 4th June

         Come and celebrate ”The Queen's Platinum Jubilee “ with us. Two shows, two judges and a celebration lunch with live music


                                                          Please click on the Schedules above to Open PDF Files


The OUR DOGS Crufts Classic is available to view online
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If you have any photos of Irish Setter Winners taken at

General / Breed Club Championship Shows or Open Breed Club Shows

We would be delighted to publish them on the website on our results pages.

Please email or message us with your photos.

We have a number of photographers who provide us with photos on a

regular basis but we are not always able to cover every show.


Peter James MBE (Wendover) 1931 - 2022

It is with immense sadness we report the passing of Peter James MBE, on 26th January 2022. Peter was born
on 23rd November 1931, East Hadden, Northampton (John, Peter, Compton James) Son of the late Leslie Compton (Jimmy)
and the late Dorothy Joyce (Castell) James of the famous Wendover Kennels.


Peter was awarded the MBE in 2003 for services to the world of dogs. Having served as Chairman of the Kennel Club
for nearly six years 1996-2002, and as vice-Chairman for some eight years before
. He was also a General Committee
Member from 1982.
In addition Peter was a past President & Honorary Member of The Irish Setter Association, England.


We also report that Peter's wife Julie sadly passed away on 30th December 2021.

Peter & Julie (Julie Suzanne Garner), were married October 14, 1957.

Peter & his wife Julie married for 64 years


Ronnie Irving, Julie James, Kate Irving & Peter James

Attending the ISAE Centenary Dinner in 2008

Ronnie Peter's Vice Chairman succeeded Peter as Chairman at the KC  in 2002



Peter James & Geoff Coupe at Crufts

Peter James & Rita Bryden opening the Irish Setter Exhiibition at the Kennel Club


We send our deepest sympathy to their daughter Sarah, and sons
Mark, John,
Thomas &, Peter.


The Wendover Story

(This book can still be found on-line)

The book chronicles the life of Peter James’ mother and father L C and J James who became breeders and exhibitors
of Irish Setters under the prefix Wendover. Their kennels became one of the most important in the history of the breed.
The book includes a chapter on  W J Rasbridge and PRA using Rasbridge’s own papers, never before used and
kindly lent by Mrs Rita Bryden. The chapter also highlights modern research into PRA and CLAD by Dr Jeff Sampson.
The publication was limited to a print run of 1,000. All sales of the book went to the KC Charitable Trust Health
Foundation and The John MacDougall Educational Resource Centre at The Animal Health Trust.


Funeral arrangements:

We are having a small family funeral. The funeral will take place on Thursday 17th February. If friends would like to make a donation in memory of Peter and Julie, we have a page for donations to Marie Curie The MC support was wonderful as was our local surgery. The link to the page with details for online or cheque donations can be found here: We would like to let you all know too that the kind wishes we have received from friends in the dog world has been overwhelming. We appreciate those so much

Sarah (Peter's daughter)

UK Top Irish Setter 2021 - 3rd Place Top Gundog
Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW

Congratulations to Ken & Pat Stockton
On a wonderful year with Ronnie

10 CCs, 8 BOBs, 5 Gundog Group 2s, 3 x Breed BIS, 2 x RCCs in 2021



Top Irish Setter Sire 2021
Congratulations to Christine McLarnon & Jamie

Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause for Glenavna JW (owned by Christine McLarnon)


Wishing all our visitors near & far, A Happy, Healthy & Successful 2022. As we come to the end of our 28th Year of running this website, we would like to thank all those who have contributed in any way, during yet another challenging year for everyone. Special thanks must go to the photographers who regularly supplied photographs of our show winners throughout 2021.


We are delighted to see from our Statistics the growing number of visitors each year now averaging
15,000 per month from 79 countries around the world.


We much appreciate all the messages you have sent telling us how much you have enjoyed this years
Christmas Slideshow.  Thanks again, to all our contributors.

Best Wishes

Colin & Pamela Waddell


The late Michelle Webster's  Irish Setter Pedigree Database has now been donated to the
Irish Red Setter Rescue Charitable Trust (IRSRCT).
Access can be obtained by clicking on this link below

Kennel Club announces Stud Book Bands for 2022


        ** UK Top Breeders All Breeds 2021**

A superb achievement by Diane & Alec, on winning Top Breeders All Breeds In the UK.

In 2021: 5 new Sh Ch's, 12 individual CC Winners, 24 CC’s & 18 RCC’s

Many congratulations to you all.


Top CC Winner 2021

Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas - Owned by: Ken & Pat Stockton
10 CC's in 2021, Southern Counties, Leeds, National Gundog, Blackpool, Driffield,

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