Puppies arrived February 7, 2022
Dusty's puppies arrived February 7, 2022. There are 3 males and 3 females. The sire is GCH CH Anamacara At The Stroke of Midnight (Stanley).
Be sure to do your homework before purchasing a new family member.
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My plush Irish Setter collection
There are several breeders that on the surface may appear to be reputable and claim to breed healthy dogs. However, on the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals) website, there are no health clearances on their dogs. When you begin to look for a puppy, no matter who you contact, ALWAYS verify the health clearances on the OFA website. Ask the breeder for a pedigree on the puppy you are considering and look up the names yourself. As a bare minimum, at least the parents and grandparents should have OFA numbers proving they do not have hip dysplasia.
Hip Evaluations - From January 1974 through December 2020, OFA processed hip evaluations for 12,697 Irish Setters. Of those, 9.9% were given an Excellent rating and 12.0% were dysplastic.
Elbow Evaluations - From January 1974 through December 2020, OFA processed elbow evaluations for 996 Irish Setters. Of those, 97.2% were given a Normal rating and 2.8% were dysplastic.
Thyroid Evaluations - From January 1974 through December 2020, OFA processed thyroid evaluations for 1,455 Irish Setters. Of those, 80.9% were given a Normal rating, 9.5% were found to have autoimmune thyroiditis and 9.6% were equivocal.
from the OFA website as of 12/31/20
3 Generations of Redfeathers Irish - October 2016
Tango, her daughter Bridget, and Bridget's daughter Dusty
This is my Lego-like Irish Setter. It consists of almost 1,200 pieces and is about 8-3/4 inches tall to the top of her head and 13 inches long from nose to tail. My 11 year old nephew, Kieran, was kind enough to build it for me.
Ava, Winx and Hope earned their Farm Dog Certificates
What a fun day! May 2021