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TOP BREEDER UK 2018

WE ARE SO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED THIS AWARD 13 TIMES SINCE 2005 !!

 

Welcome to the world of Gwendariff Irish Setters.


Chill Powder Litter Announcement

Our new and exciting New Champion has sired his latest litter and we can happily announce we have 5 girls and 5 boys!

Hero is dad, he is a Walnut Whip son.

Bridget is mum, she is a Whippersnapper daughter !

We are so enjoying watching the development of these babies from the strong family members within our kennel............ 6 weeks old at time of writing and still with some availability as we refresh and update our website.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE OR PUPPY LINK ON THE RIGHT TO GO DIRECT TO OUR PUPPY PAGE WHERE YOU WILL GET FURTHER DETAILS AND PEDIGREE.

Please do not worry about location, we have this all in hand and now have a fool proof system which will leave you with the confidence of who and what we are - THE TOP UK BREEDERS OF IRISH SETTERS of the modern era.


BELFAST DOG SHOW SOCIETY 2019 2019

'HERO' IS OUR LATEST UK SHOW CHAMPION! AND SO HAPPY TO SAY HE IS NO. 22!!!

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR (Subject to KC confirmation)

Owners: Alec Stewart & Stewart Cummings

Handled by: Diane

Photo: Anna Szabo


DRIFFIELD

A first CC for Lynn Muir's lovely Joe! and Best of Breed and a group Short list!

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

GWENDARIFF I'M COMIN OUT

Owned by: Lynn Muir & Gaye O'Connor


DARLINGTON 2019

and Miss Phillou our WHIPPET GIRL surprises us all by winning her first ever Res CC from Yearling!

CREME ANGLAISE'S VANILLA FLAVOUR OF GWENDARIFF

Judge: Mr R Wheeler


CITY OF BIRMINGHAM 2019

CC, BEST OF BREED AND GUNDOG GROUP 2 FOR NILSSON! and RES CC FOR ELSIE

Our own lovely SH CH & IR SH CH GWENDARIFF WHIPPERSNAPPER CLOCKS UP CC NO.33


SH CH & IR SH CH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM - Res CC

Judge: Jill Holley


KILLARNEY 2019

KILLARNEY SEES HERO TAKE HIS IRISH SHOW CHAMPION TITLE!

IRISH SHOW CHAMPION GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR

Thanks so much to judge Mr Liam Moran for recognising Hero's qualities - happy people!


BOURNEMOUTH 2019

CC & BOB FOR GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB!

Frank wins his 5th CC and BEST OF BREED

Owned by : Jackie Willis

Judge: Frank Whyte

GWENDARIFF COME FLY WITH ME

Back to shows after a long rest, Miss 'Sky', wins Limit Bitch and the RES CC!


WHAT A WEEKEND! TWO CC'S IN TWO SHOWS FOR TWO DIFFERENT DOGS.

NATIONAL GUNDOG 2019

A 2nd CC for Hero!

GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR

Judge: Mr Paul Glitheroe


PAIGNTON 2019

BITCH CC AND RES BITCH CC FOR OUR GIRLS!

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM

BEST OF BREED

GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK - Res Bitch CC

Owner: Gill Tully

Judge: Nigel Worth


SOUTH OF ENGLAND IRISH SETTER CLUB 2019

We are delighted! A Reserve CC for our young Hero! Great news!

Thank You to judge Ken Stockton


EAST OF ENGLAND 2019

A Res CC for Elsie!


BORDER UNION 2019

CC, BEST OF BREED & GUNDOG GROUP 4 FOR ELSIE!

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM (Elsie)

Owned by Debs Armitage, handled by Diane

Judge: Kate Condron


JOINT IRISH SETTER BREED CLUBS SHOW & BELFAST IRISH SETTER CLUB 2019

TWO BEST IN SHOWS AND A RES BEST IN SHOW IN ONE DAY !!

Hero wins his 1st CC! and his repeat sister Elsie, wins the CC too and BEST IN SHOW !

ANOTHER DOUBLE !!

GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR

Handled today by co-owner, Stewart Cummings.

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM

Owned by Debs Armitage, handled as always by Diane.

Judge: Suzy Roffey

GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR, BEST DOG AND BEST IN SHOW

 

GWENDARIFF LOOK NO FURTHER , BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

Handled by Sophie Wildig

Judge: Kirsty Miller


SOUTHERN COUNTIES 2019


BATH 2019

CC & BOB for Gwendariff PS I Love You

Owner: Sue Edwards


SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB 2019

CC & BEST OF BREED AND GUNDOG GROUP 3

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream

Owner: Debs Armaitage

Judges: Mrs P Hollings (Breed) & Brian Limpus (Judge)


BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL 2019

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW CW'15

BEST OF BREED AND GUNDOG GROUP 2

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream

Owner: Debs Armitage

Judge: Sally Cooper (Breed)

Group Judge: Anne Webster


WELKS 2019

Gwendariiff Coco Nut Cream - BOB at WELKS 2019

CC No 19!! for Elsie

Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream

Owned by Debs Armitage. Exclusively handled by Diane.

Gwendariiff PS I Love You Bonhomie Nut Cream - RCC at WELKS 2019

RCC No 6 for Rio,

GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU BONHOMIE JW

Owned by Sue Edwards


IRISH SETTER CLUB OF WALES 2019

What a day we had!

Irish Setter Club of Wales 2019

BEST IN SHOW

Irish Setter Club of Wales 2019

And BEST IN PUPPY IN SHOW !

THANK YOU so much to judges Pat Stockton (bitches) and Julie Humphreys (dogs) for a day to remember.

 

We also had some nice rewards in the classes;

Irish Setter Club of Wales 2019

GWENDARIFF SMART RED JACKET wins BEST PUPPY DOG for owners Ruth, Anne Longbottom and Diane S-R.

GWENDARIFF LOOK THIS WAY TO WYNJILL wins BEST PUPPY BITCH AND BEST PUPPY IN SHOW for owner Jill Holley

GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISSME BONHOMIE wins JUNIOR DOG for owner Sue Edwards

SHCH GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW wins OPEN DOG for owners Ruth, Anne Longbottom and Diane S-R

Irish Setter Club of Wales 2019

GWENDARIFF SMART MOVE BACK TO AOIBHEANNE wins MINOR PUPPY BITCH for owner Eva Ciechonska

GWENDARIFF GOOSEBERRY FOOL wins Special Beginners Bitch for owners Lyndsey Jones & Alec Stewart


IRISH SETTER CLUB OF SCOTLAND 2019

Irish Setter Club of Scotland 2019

Irish Setter Club of Scotland 2019

CC & RES BEST IN SHOW for Elsie

SH CH & IR SH CH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM CW'18

Judge: Gerry Condron

 

Other main award winners from this lovely day include:

GWENDARIFF SMART RED JACKET wins MINOR PUPPY DOG for owners Ruth, Anne Longbottom and Diane S-R.

GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISSME BONHOMIE wins JUNIOR DOG for owner Sue Edwards

GWENDARIFF I'M FOOL PROOF wins NOVICE DOG for owner Ruth Richardson

GWENDARIFF JUST THE TICKET FOR LOCHINDORB wins YEARLING BITCH for owner Bob Nicolson, handled by Sophie Wildig

Lily

GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK wins POST GRAD BITCH for owner Gill Tully

And a special day for our own young boy, who is currently being campaigned in Open Dog, by virtue of his Irish wins. GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR, (Hero, is only 22 months old) - we are thrilled he won his STUD BOOK NUMBER today, winning 3rd in this very strong Open Dog Class.

Irish Setter Club of Scotland 2019


THE IRISH SETTER CLUB OF WALES BREED APPRECIATION DAY

We are thrilled to have been part of this super event. So well organised, an elite panel of mentors and many of the UKs TOP DOGS participating in this truly innovative and educational event.

 

Irish Setter Club Breed Appreciation Seminar

Irish Setter Club Breed Appreciation Seminar

Irish Setter Club Breed Appreciation Seminar

Irish Setter Club Breed Appreciation Seminar

Irish Setter Club Breed Appreciation Seminar

 


''OUR DOGS AT CRUFTS 2019''

 

IRISH SETTERS: THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 2019

JUDGES: Mrs Maureen Savage (Tagamago) &

Miss Magi Henderson(Sametsuz)

 

What a fabulous Crufts we have enjoyed this year !

 

We are so proud to say that we have once again been fortunate to win the CC at Crufts.

Also the kennel are delighted that BOTH Reserve CC's and BOTH BEST PUPPYS were bred by us too!

This time our top winning charge was ShCh & IrSh Ch GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

'Elsie' or 'The Princess', as she is affectionately known, pulled out all the stops to win the CC in such strong competition.

Elsie's owner Debs Armitage enjoyed the experience of a lifetime !

As always, Elsie is handled by me, and as always she responds so well to all the clapping and cheering that is associated with the big win at Crufts.

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

It was an eventful day for many reasons, with the winning boy having taken a real 'shine' to our girl in the main challenge for Best of Breed.

A difficult task for both handlers to control, but a totally 'out of season' bitch who was full of herself was obviously very attractive anyway!

This time the main win went to the Dog, giving the Thendara kennel another win to add to their impressive Crufts tally.

For us, this is the fourth big win with three different dogs, all of which we have showcased below. It's so nice to relive the memories.

 


Photo by Paul Scanlon - Our Dogs Ireland

Gwendariff Dom Perginon - Crufts BOB 2004 & 2009

Gwendariff Pop My Cork - Crufts BOB 2004

 

We truly never imagined a day like this would unfold. Below are the days results and a few photos too.

 

DOG RESULTS:

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

BEST PUPPY IN BREED AND THE WINNER OF PUPPY DOG was Lucca, GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISSME BONHOMIE owned by Sue Edwards PHOHO

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

2ND PD GWENDARIFF I'M FOOL PROOF owned by Ruth Richardson

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

3rd GD GWENDARIFF HERE I COME owned by Lyndsey Dewar

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

4th GD GWENDARIFF GONNA GO FOR GOLD AT GLENNLOCKHEN owned by Jackie McNeill

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

5th GD GWENDARIFF PINK FLOYD owned by Rhiannon Jones

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

2nd PGD GWENDARIFF I'M COMIN OUT owned by Lynn Muir and Gaye O'Connor

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

3rd PGD GWENDARIFF D'YA FANCY A FLING WITH COVARNEY owned by Mr & Mrs G Condron

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

1st LD & RCC !!!!!! GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU BONHOMIE JW owned by Sue Edwards

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

2nd OD SHCH & IRSHCH GWENDARIFF WHIPPERSNAPPER JW CW'15 owned by Alec Stewart & D Ritchie-Smith

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

4TH OD ShCh GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW owned by Ruth&Anne LOngbottom & Diane Stewart-Ritchie

 

BITCHES RESULTS:

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

5TH VB GWENDARIFF WHATA SHOWGIRL owned by Glynis Hyslop

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

BEST PUPPY BITCH AND WINNER OF MPB & PB GWENDARIFF LOOK THIS WAY TO WYNJILL owned by Jill Holley

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

PB 3rd GWENDARIFF GOOSEBERRY FOOL owned by Lyndsey Jones & Alec Stewart

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

1st JB GWENDARIFF HOT TICKET owned by Lisa Bourgen

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

2nd JB GWENDARIFF JUST THE TICKET TO LOCHINDORB owned by Bob Nicolson, handled by Sophie Wildig

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

2nd YB GWENDARIFF ITS NUMERO UNO AT BONHOMIE JW owned by Sue Edwards

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

3rd GB GWENDARIFF CHILLI POWDER owned by Lyndsey Jones

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

1st PGB GWENDARIFF GUESS WHO'S COMIN TO NORTHAMBER owned by Enid Hinslea

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

1st MLB GWENDARIFF RAINBOW GODDESS AT LOCHINDORB owned by Bob Nicolson

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

1st LB GWENDARIFF NUTMEG SHCM owned by Rhiannon Jones

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

1st OB & CC !!!! SHCH & IRSHCH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM CW'18 owned by Debs Armitage, handled by Diane Stewart-Ritchie

2nd OB & RCC !!! GWENDARIFF SUCH A CARRY ON AT BARDONHILL JW owned by Marita Bott

 

Other photos of Gwendariff Dogs at Crufts!!

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

 

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

 

 

SATURDAY AT CRUFTS - SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT AND A NEW CHALLENGE FOR ME !!

 

OUR NEW ADDITION :

WHIPPETTY GIRL : PHILLOU, CREME ANGLAISE'S VANILLA FLAVOUR FOR GWENDARIFF

Gwendariff at Crufts 2019

Phillou is owned by Diane in partnership with her breeder Kris Van den Shaaf Akerboom. She delighted us by winning the Junior BItch Class out of 26 entries under remowned Hound Spoecialist Zena Thorn Andrews

 


MIDLANDS IRISH SETTER SOCIETY 2019

CC and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW FOR SH CH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM !

Judge: Brenda Berry

Midlands Irish Setter 2019 - CC and RBIS

 

Results:

1st GD GWENDARIFF HERE I COME owned by Lyndsey Dewar

1st PGD GWENDARIFF I'M COMIN OUT owned by Lynn Muir & Gaye O'Connor

2nd OD SHCH GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW owned by Ruth & Anne Longbottom & Diane Stewart-Ritchie

2nd VB SHCH GWENDARIFF SODA POP TO WYNJILL owned by Jill Holley

3rd MPB GWENDARIFF LOOK THIS WAY TO WYNJILL owned by Jill Holley

2nd PB GWENDARIFF LOOK THIS WAY TO WYNJILL

2ND PGB GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK owned by Gill Tully

1ST OB & CC SHCH & IRSHCH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM CW'18 owned by Debs Armitage

 


MANCHESTER 2019 - GWENDARIFF DO THE DOUBLE ! AND A NEW CHAMPION TOO !!!

What an unbelievable day for Enid and Ruth !

FIRST part of the day we have

Manchester 2019 - Dog CC and BOB

Gorgeous Squaddie has made it!!

THANK YOU so much to judge Michele Kavanagh for awarding Squaddie his third CC to go along with his 5 RCCs. What a thrill for owners, Ruth and Anne and I. I think the roof nearly came off at the venue, with the cheers and applause for this popular dog and this all important win, which gave his UK crown. Now he is entitled to be called SHOW CHAMPION SQUADDIE !!

 

Manchester 2019

SH CH GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW - pictured after the big win with Ruth.

 

And not to be outdone Michele thrilled us all and gave Enid quite the surprise by awarding lovely Margo, GWENDARIFF SUESS WHO'S COMIN TO NORTHAMBER JW her first CC and topped it off with Best Of Breed. Still a young girl and competing for the first time in Post Graduate, she pulled out all the stops. A wonderful day for the Gwendariff kids and owners and handlers smiling from ear to ear. Think I see a wee party comin on !!!

Manchester 2019 - Bitch CC

GWENDARIFF GUESS WHO'S COMIN TO NORTHAMBER JW, owned by Enid Hinslea.

 


NORTHERN IRELAND SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR AND SHOW PUPPY OF THE YEAR

Northern Ireland Show Dog of the Year

Wow! No. 1 in the adult competition with GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR and Runner Up in the Puppy Competition with our Whippet, CREME ANGLASIE'S VANILLA FLAVOUR

 

This once a year competition is organised by Queensisland Canine Club. Three judges officiate. This year we had Mr Ralph Dunne, Mrs Morag Connolly and Ms Lilja Dora

The competition is done on a knockout system and the winners then compete against each other for the Top Awards.

Northern Ireland Show Puppy of the Year - Creme Anglasie's Vanilla Flavour

Next day was the adult competition.

Northern Ireland Show Dog of the Year - Gwendariff Weekend Warrior

Our new young hopeful Hero, GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR came along for the experience. What a day he had. Competing well through all his rounds and at such a tender age of 21 months we never believed he would make it to the top. What a thrill and what a day for us when he was chosen to be the N.I. SHOWDOG OF THE YEAR. Seems like he gained a few fans on the day too ! Thanks to everybody for all their lovely comments about our young man.

 

Northern Ireland Show Dog of the Year


BOSTON 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO SUE EDWARDS AND LUCCA !

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW !

Best Puppt in Show - Boston & District 2019

GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISS ME BONHOMIE

OWNER: Sue Edwards

Judge: Mr Keith Pursglove

 


DUBLIN DOG SHOW/FOSSE DATA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2018

This prestigous competition is one of the best events on the show calendar. The winners of each Champion Stakes throughout the year competing against one another for the title of 'CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2018'

Over the 32 Champ Shows in the Irish Show Calendar many top exhibits had the honour of representing both their breed and the qualifying show. For us,our own SH CH & IR SH CH GWENDARIFF WHIPPERSNAPPER JW CW'15 had qualified at the very first of the 32 shows by winning the Champion Stakes at Dublin Dog Show Society under renowned judge Brian O'Hara. To have come home with the winners rosette was an experience we will remember for quite some time. Such wonderful dogs of the best of quality - it really made for something special. A really lovely event and of course celebrations into the wee small hours ! ' Thank you Nilsson - you put on the performace of a lifetime. You always raise the bar ! We are so proud of you '.

Champion of Champions

Champion of Champions
Photo & collage by Jean Lawless - Our Dogs Ireland


2018 - FINAL STANDINGS AND RESULTS FOR THE 'OF THE YEAR' COMPETITIONS

 

OUR DOGS & IRISH SETTER ASSOCIATION, ENGLAND AWARDS FOR TOP BREEDER: GWENDARIFF Diane Stewart-Ritchie

Diane enjoying the sunshine with a litter of Gwendariff puppies

OUR DOGS & IRISH SETTER ASSOCIATION, ENGLAND TOP BROOD BITCH &ROMANCE REPLICA BROOD BITCH TROPHY (ISBC) : IR SH CH GWENDARIFF WALNUT WHIP JW CW'15 (Tosca)

GWENDARIFF WALNUT WHIP

OUR DOGS TOP PUPPY: GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISSME BONHOMIE - Owned by Sue Edwards

What an amazing start to his show career this young man has had. We are absolutely thrilled for his owner Sue. She collected him from us when he was four monhths old, loved, cherished and nurtured him into the little showman he is today.

'Lucca', is unbeaten in his Minor Puppy and Puppy Classes and has made BREED HISTORY along the way !!

At SWKA Judge Jonathon Daltrey was so smitten by this young fella, he awarded him the CC from Minor Puppy - to top it all this was only his second ever dog show, the first one the day before , where he won BEST puppy in show at the ISAE CHAMP SHOW !!

GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISSME BONHOMIE

We wish Sue and Lucca well as they go forward into the big classes now. What a little star he is. We are so very proud !

GWENDARIFF UCAN'TMISSME BONHOMIE



The Irish Setter Association of England Advert 2018..... think this says it all!


Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream

Owned by Debs Armitage Winner of Bitch CC at Irish Setter Club of Wales 2018

 


Hero.... our new young hopeful.

Gwendariff Weekend Warrior

 


From matings of Tosca and Jamie

The Nuts Litter

Winners from Irish Setter Breeders Club 2018 and overseas

Top Left - Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream
Top Right - Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna Jw
Bottom Right - Int & Icelanic Ch Gwendariff Choc Nut Chip
Bottom left - German Ch Gwendariff Nutty Professor

 

OUR REPEAT MATING 'WW LITTER' FROM TOSCA & JAMIE. BORN 10/5/17 and delighting us and their owners with their brilliant start to their show careers.

Top Left - Gwendariff Willy Wont He
Top Right - Gwendariff Weekend Warrior
Bottom left - Gwendariff Whirlwind at Harvancourt
Bottom right - Gwendariff Wonder Woman

 


Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna JW

Gorgeous Peanut - Winner of Reserve CC at ISBC and CC No. 8 along with Best In Show one week later in Scotland. Well done Peanut and Christine

 

Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW

Winner of Limit Dog Class at ISBC owned by Anne, Ruth & Diane

 

Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream

Winner of Reserve Bitch CC at ISBC

 


Our 2018 advert for the Irish Setter Club of Scotland Yearbook


2017 advert for Our Dogs Annual. Celebrating another fantastic year !!!

We are so proud of all our owners and their doggies who have helped make us the world renowned kennel we are today.


Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream Winner of Group 2 at Ladies Kennel Association Decenber 2017.

This win gives her the award of Top CC winner of the year. We are thrilled !

4 Happy Ladies !

Owner of Elsie - Debs Armitage

Handler/Breeder - Diane

The Star ! Elsie

& Judge Becky Box


As proud members of the the KC Assured Breeder Scheme, we are delighted to have been selected for inclusion in their Experienced Breeder Case Study

KC Case Study

 

Click the image to read our article


Introducing the latest Gwendariff litter


Group 2 win for Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna JW at Belfast

BDSS 2016 - Group 2 win for Gwendariff

Huge congratulations to Christine and the handsome Peanut winning theri first CC, BOB and Group 2 at Belfast Dog Show Society.

We are very proud !


Playtime!


Gwendariff does the double at ISC of Scotland !

Gwendariiff Does the Double at the Irish Setter Club of Scotland Championship show 2016

The handsome Whippersnapper wins the CC and Best In Show.

And another new Champion for Gwendariff!

Jill Holleys Fizzy gains her title. Many congratulations to Sh Ch Gwendariff Soda Pop to Wynjill.

We are so proud !


A day to remember at Midland Irish Setter Society.

Gwendariiff Whippersnapper is BIS at Midland Irish Setter Society Championship show 2016

Nilsson wins Best in Show

His lovely daughter Aiobheannes Smart Move Gwendariff wins Best Puppy in Show.

Best Veteran for Sue with Daniel, Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockin Robin.

Gwendariiff at Midland Irish Setter Society Championship show 2016The first ever CC for Gwendariff was won at this show in 2001 with KLASSIQUE.

Cherished memories for us all.

Photos by: Barbara Gladwish


OUR DOGS IRELAND ADVERT - March 2016

Gwendariff Whippersnapper is Top Dog All Breeds 2015 - Ireland

Gwendariff Whippersnapper is Top Dog All Breeds 2015 - Ireland


Gwendariiff Whippwesnapper

Gwendariff Whippersnapper


UK's Top Irish Setter Breeder 2014

Assured Breeders Scheme Members

 Accolade of Excellence Award

The First Irish Setter Breeder to hold this prestigous award.  


WHAT A START TO 2014 !  

We have the first NEW CHAMPION of the year !

We are so very proud to tell you all that NILSSON is now a GB SH CH

We are so thrilled......thank you so very much to everyone for all their support and kind words about this lovely boy.
He is a joy to own, such fun and enjoys his showing too !  

Gwendariff Whippsnapper

PICTURE BY Alison Meadows.

Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper


PEACHES wins her 4th CC at Midland Counties!

Gwendariff Fizzy Pop

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Fizzy Pop JW


Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW

BEST IN SHOW

North of England Irish Setter Club 2012

Gwendariff Rockin Robin

Many congratulations to Daniel and Sue on this wonderful achievement.

You make us very proud!


EXCITING TIMES!

We now have a new litter by the UK's Top Irish Setter !

Sire: Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause for Glenavna JW

Dam: Gwendariff The Special One JW

Puppies now born !

For more information click here

Tel: 07740 679808 or email us: diane@gwendariffirishsetters.com


PEACHES is now an Irish Show Champion too !

Gwendariff Fizzy Pop

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Fizzy Pop JW

(subject to KC & IKC Confirmations)

What a fabulous couple of weeks we’ve all had – Peaches  now has two titles , in just two weeks.
Her final Green Star came at Irish Native Breeds, under judge Ken Kennedy.  Thank you to all who have admired her.


GWENDARIFF DO THE DOUBLE AT DRIFFIELD   !!

And also the BITCH RCC TOO !! 

WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY !

ELVIS wins his 2nd CC & BOB & GROUP 2 at Driffield Championship Show  !!!

Gwendariff Whata Corker

We are so proud to tell you all that Elvis has now returned to the show ring after a nice long break – he has matured into a fine young man.

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SUNSHINE continues her winning ways by taking the BITCH CC ALSO !!

This is her 8th CC.

Many thanks to Jackie Boyd-McNeill for piloting Sunshine to the top spot ! 

And not forgetting Suzy Roffeys young girl, GWENDARIFF THE REAL THING, who won the Reserve Bitch CC form Yearling !!  Well done !!

WE HAVE ANOTHER NEW CHAMPION !

Peaches is our 10th GB Champion – we are absolutely thrilled !

Also the first for this new partnership of Alec and my niece, Danielle

Gwendariff Fizzy Pop

Sh Ch Danaway Lancelot x Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork


'BABY NILS' WINS HIS JUNIOR WARRANT IN STYLE

- WINNING BEST PUPPY IN SHOW !!

Gwendariff Whippersnapper

Coppers Magiska Under x Gwendariff Miss Whiplash JW (2CC's, 2 RCC's)

We have had such a lovely time showing Nilsson – winning his Junior Warrant when he was only just 9 months old !

He also, is in the ownership of Alec & Danielle.


Annie

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch CLONAGEERA KLASSIQUE GWENDARIFF

(Sh Ch Starchelle Chicago Bear  X  Sh Ch Clonageera Stella)

9th February 1998 – 6th March 2012

I have been asked by many people to write something to commemorate the life of my very special girl, Annie.  Before doing so I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone so very, very much for all the lovely cards, messages, texts, Face Book comments and phone calls I have received since we made the heart breaking decision to assist sleep for our precious girl.  Your kindness and generosity in word and deed has been totally overwhelming.

I was at Bournemouth Championship show in 1996 and saw a beautiful bitch in Open named Sh Ch Clonageera Stella.  I thought her most lovely; not too big, very pretty and sound as a pound all completed with such a lovely nature and style about her.  I had long admired Sh Ch Marksway Marquis and his breeding was from Andana, the same foundation as the Clonageeras.  I spoke to Stellas breeder, Pat Rutherford that day and decided to book a puppy there and then.  I waited for 18 months until the day I got her.  I never could have dreamed that this little bundle was going to have such an impact on my life.

Annie - Puppy head shotFrom the moment I got her I just knew she was special.  She had a certain air about herself that I had never seen in any of my other setters, but yet she was so gentle and kind.  Her soft expression could have melted a stone.

Annies first show was South of England Irish Setter Club under Jim Smith and she won three classes.  Jims verbal critique, I can remember, spoke about her beautiful shoulders and how refined she was through the blades.  He said she had the best shoulders of the day.  I was so delighted.

I call her my ‘First Lady’ – as she was the first Irish Setter I had owned who had achieved a Challenge Certificate , the first to achieve a Best in Show award at a Club Show, the first to achieve an All Breeds Best in Show here in Ireland, the first to attain a Show Champion Certificate in Ireland, the first to achieve a Show Champion Certificate in UK, the first to attain the very coveted Dog World Brood Bitch award – which she then won for 4 years in succession. ( Her daughter Pop My Cork then retained this title for our kennel after her. )  I mated her to Sh Ch Danaway Fortune Teller JW and she had ten puppies.  Three went into the show ring and all three became Show Champions, G Moet & Chandon, G Dom Perignon, G Pop My Cork – these three dogs amassed a total of 48 CC’s between them with Dom Perignon going on to produce 10 more Champions in UK & Ireland and two others currently on 2 CC’s and litter sister G Pop My Cork going on to produce 6 more Champions in the UK and Ireland and three other CC winners , so far.  Annies  grandchild, Gwendariff Rock Chick is a combination of both Dom Perignon and Pop My Cork and her mating to the successful Stud,  Shenanagin What Next, has given Rock Chick this years  ISAE title of Top Brood Bitch.  What a lovely testament to my darling girl that her child and now her grandchild have followed in her footsteps. 

People often ask about your special memories in the show ring.  One of my most treasured was when Annie won her first CC (and my first) at Midlands Irish Setter Club in 2001 under judge Roy Rout.  She was young but had to go into Mid Limit due to her Irish Kennel  Club  wins.  I was totally shocked when she got the ticket and really didn’t know whether to be ecstatic or cry !  In the end  I did both – but cried privately in the car after it had all sank in.  The worst bit however was that I didn’t even get to go home with her,  as she was going off to Danaway with the late Brian & Mary Gurney  to be mated to James later the next week……………it was the most awful feeling ever.  That night I was staying with a friend, Jo Howe who had Weimaraners.  When I got to her house she produced  a couple of bottles of Champagne to celebrate – that’s how we came to have champagne names for the litter Annie was now hopefully going to have.  Annies second CC came at Driffield under judge Christine Schofield – that day John Thirlwells  Shandwick Amethyst at Ferndel won his 3rd CC and BOB .  I have a lovely photo of the day that Annie won her 3rd CC on home ground at Belfast & District Irish Setter Club under the late June Hill. This time it was her turn to win BOB and Best in Show, as the CC Dog was non other than Shandwick Amethyst again !  When Dom Perignon won his second CC at Blackpool under judge Val Lockhart it was so wonderful when his lovely mum Annie won the Reserve – a truly lovely day.  In Ireland my most memorable day was when she won Best in Show at Bray General Championship show in 2002.  It was a breed specialist doing the breed, Terry O’Leary and also another breed specialist judging the Gundog Group, Anne Gormley.  I was so delighted to have won the Group and never really considered that we would go any further.  Respected Irish All Rounder,  judged Best In Show and when he chose Annie as his Best in Show winner, the audience erupted.  I came out of the ring and so many people were there to see her.  I was overwhelmed at just how popular she was.  Such lovely comments she received.

BIC Club Show

I have spoken about my memorable times in the ring with Annie but at home she was just a little star and very quickly but quietly took up her position in the pack as Alpha female.  Her subtle ways, with just the lift of a brow or a sideways glance were enough to keep the naughtiest young pup in check. She loved her walks and having that special time away with me when we were at shows. She was my shadow.  When she was due her first litter I was on a course with my work so I asked my mum to come over to watch her. She had been panting heavily through the night and I really did not want to leave her as I thought she might start within a few hours.  I had an exam on the course so had no option but to attend.  She waited all day until I came home and as soon as she heard my voice, the first was born – it was now 6 pm at night!  She was very assured of herself,  she never gave kisses except first thing in the morning to greet you – I still miss waking her.
We chose not to attend Crufts this year preferring to spend our time saying our Goodbyes to our darling girl – she still gave us special memories even when we were doing that……….

‘Annie Ritchie’ as we used to call her , was a very special dog.  I am heartbroken that she is gone but feel so proud of her and everything she has given us. She made Gwendariff what it is today.  We shall endeavour to uphold her legacy.  I am just so privileged to have the honour of being part of her life. Thank you Pat & Jim for allowing me to have her.  She is pictured below in her hey day with all her other brothers and sisters – all became Show Champions.  It was a lovely era and ‘family’ to be part of.  I am truly grateful.

Clongeera Show Champions

‘Annie we miss you but I know that you are here – my darling girl your spirit surrounds me every day. Thank you for such special times. ‘


Diane & Alec

Two New Junior Warrant Winner

for Two New Irish Setter Exhibitors!

Gwendariff Viva Las Vegas

Gwendariff Viva Las VegasJW

Owned by Ian Vatcher & Steve Jones

and

Gwendariff Gonna Be Special JW

Owned by Ruth & Anne Longbottom & Diane

Gwendariff Gonna Be Special


Elvis wins his first CC at Boston 2012

Gwendariff Whata Corker

Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whata Corker JW

Elvis, who has just turned 3 years old, delighted us winning the first CC of 2012

Click here to view the video of Elvis winning the CC


TOP BREEDER 2011

A Gwendariff Irish Setter puppy from our 2011 litter

Thanks to all our CC Winners that contributed to us winning this most prestigious award again!

 

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Rock Diva JW CW'10

Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockin' Robin JW

Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop The Question JW

Gwendariff Mr Noticeme JW

 

We have won this award for 7 years since 2005!


Top Irish Setter Bitch 2011

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Rock Diva JW CW'10

Sunshine - 4 CCs & 7 RCCs

Co-owned with Cathy Neill


Top Irish Setter Puppy 2011

Gwendariff Gonna Be Special

Daisy - co-owned with Ruth & Anne Longbottom


AJ gains his title at Dublin!

Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Mr I'm The One

Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Mr I'm The One

We are delighted for Kim & Drew Smyth whose dedicated care and hard work of the lovely AJ has been rewarded.

AJ won his 7th Green Star at Dublin in December.

A great year for these first time Irish Setter owners and AJ who along the way also took Reserve Best in Show at Carlow.


Sunshine wins the CC at Midland Counties !

Another fantastic day for Gwendariff, winning the Bitch CC, and breeding the Dog RCC , Best Puppy in Breed and 5 class winners, not to mention 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Open Dog and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Puppy Bitch !

'Delighted' just doesn't come close !!!


'Sunshine' gains her title !

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Rock Diva JW CW'10

Sunshine wins her 3rd CC, BOB and Gundog Group 4 at South Wales Champ Show.


Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Clonageera Klassique Gwendariff

Our darling 'Annie' - from whom all current Gwendariffs descend.

Annie wishes all her Grandchildren 'GOOD  LUCK' for the forthcoming CRUFTS 2011.


Sh Ch & Irish Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork

Winner of Dog World TOP BROOD BITCH 2010


Irish Sh Ch Gwendariff Whata Corker JW

Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff What Corker

Photo by Will Harris

Elvis gained his Show Champion title in style by winning Group 7 at Cloghran Championship show.

This followed his Reserve Best in Show win at Bull Breeds Championship show - and still not 2 years old!!!


Another DOUBLE for Gwendariff Irish Setters!

A new Show Champion for Sue Edwards with BOB
and a 2nd CC for Alison & Frank

Left - ShCh Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW -3 CC's 9 RCC's

Right - Gwendariff Miss Whiplash JW - 2 CC's

Both of the above are Dom Perignon kids out of two sisters,
Gwendariff Rock Chick and Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Ms Dynamite


GB & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Ms. Dynamite

Our latest GB Champion!

Aimée's wins the CC, her second at

SWKA Championship Show

& her third and title at

Gundog Society of Wales - Oct 2010

 


Gwendariff Fizzy Pop JW

1 CC, 2 RCCs - DOB 22/11/2007

RCC - Midland Irish Setter Society

Pictured here - aged 17 months


Gwendariff Rock Diva JW

2 RCCs - DOB 01/07/2007

Runner Up - NI Gundog of the Year

Pictured here - aged 2½ years old


Gwendariff Pop The Question JW

1 CC, 1 RCC - DOB 22/11/2007

Dog CC - Boston Championship Show 2010

Sh Ch Danaway Lancelot of Autumnwood  x Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork

Owned by Mrs Jill Holley and Mrs Anna Cheney

Winning his first CC on the day - many congratulations!


Gwendariff Mr Noticeme JW

Dog CC - Setter and Pointer Club 2009

Photo: Ian Newsham

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Dom Perignon JW x Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Ms Dynamite

Owned by Hilary and Charlie Crosswell

Winning their first CC on the day - many congratulations!


Gundog Group 3 - Driffield 2009!

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork

Winning her 18th CC

Picture taken after her recent win - Aged 8 ½ years old


Our latest Champion

Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockafella JW

wins Reserve Best in Show at

Drogheda & District All Breed Championship show

Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockafella JW

"Scott"

Click here to view Scott's page

 

 

View Elvis

Winning the CC

at Boston 2012

 

View
Gwendariff
at
Crufts 2009

 

View Best of Breed

Crufts 2009

YouTube video

 

 

View Harvey

in the Gundog Group

at Crufts 2009

YouTube Video

 

 

 

As top winning Irish Setters breeders our aim is to give you a true feeling of life here at Gwendariff.

To this end we have included our Irish Setters puppies, our past and present Irish Setters Champions, our current show dogs and our working Labrador and German Shepherds.

We are members of most of the Irish Setter clubs within the UK and Ireland and when we do have Irish Setters puppies for sale, all pups are registered with the Kennel Club and we adhere to their guide to good practice for Irish Setters breeders. All breeding stock are PRA and CLAD clear and will also have been hip scored. DNA profiling is now also being undertaken by Gwendariff.

At Gwendariff it is quality not quantity that counts. Proven through our continued success at Championship Shows in the UK and Ireland, Crufts included.

Born and bred in Northern Ireland I have no hesitation in confessing that I am very patriotic and passionate about these beautiful Irish Red Setters. Nothing is so heart warming as to watch an Irish Setter free running across the glorious green pastures with the sun glistening across his beautiful chestnut red coat. The Irish Setters spirit of freedom really does ones heart good ...

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