My dog history started early – about 9 years of age with a terrier cross. My mother sent me off to obedience and I eventually competed up to Open level with various dogs.
Then I saw and fell in love with the Irish Setter.
My first Irish Setter was a gift for my 21st birthday. Aust Ch Wychitella Cinchona CD was born on the 22nd September 1975 and she was the start of a long association with the breed.
I went on to own a number of Irish Setters including Aust Ch Gwyndarra The Bitch is Back, a multiple Best Exhibit in Group winner. Aust Ch Gwyndarra Show No Mercy was also a Best Exhibit in Group winner.
Whilst I no longer have Irish Setters, I still follow the breed with interest, am close friends with Treveor & Leeanne Jones (Gwyndarra) and occasionally handle them at shows. They are fabulous dogs.