THE IRISH Red and White Setter will be in the spotlight on 13 and 14 June with a Championship show and a series of fun events being held in its honour, at the Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire.
Despite the breed’s declining numbers, a great entry of around 100 Irish Red and White Setters are expected at the Championship show on Sunday 14 June. Other attractions on the day include a Parade of Champions, demonstrations of flying a hawk, canine massage therapy and a Grand Draw with exciting prizes to be won.
On Saturday 13th June there is also the opportunity to learn about the breed from nine expert speakers and there will be discussions about how to protect and promote the breed going forward. This will be followed by a Gala Dinner.
Jane Valentine, Secretary of the Irish Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘The Championship Dog Show is a great opportunity to show these wonderful dogs at their best and by hosting a whole weekend of fun activities and discussions dedicated to the breed, people can see just what charming characters these dogs are. We want future generations to be able to enjoy this breed, which will not be possible if their numbers continue to decline.
‘Anybody who visits over the course of the weekend will find that although patience is often required to care for this active and intelligent breed, it is all worth it because the Irish Red and White Setter has a happy, good-natured and affectionate temperament.’
The Irish Red and White Setter weekend is being hosted to celebrate the breed Club’s 25th year of Kennel Club registration and promoting and caring for this Irish native breed.
The weekend’s events will be held at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Staffordshire ST14 8BD. Judge elect is breed doyenne and Club President Mrs Ann Gormley (Meudon).
OUR DOGS is extremely proud to be involved in this event, where we will have photographers present, and a special feature is planned in the paper following the event.
If you would like to take part in this weekend celebration of the Irish Red and White Setter, or for more information on either the above weekend’s events or the breed, please contact the Hon Secretary of the Irish Red & White Setter Club of Great Britain, Jane Valentine, on 01536 790159 or visit www.irishredandwhitesetterclub.com.
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