Wow! I'm a little behind on my news but we've had an exciting fall! First was our trip out to Portland, OR for the ESAA National Specialty. Mom, Baby Finn and I jumped in the car, filled with 3 setters and all our stuff and took off across the prairie. It was a great trip SUPER LONG, but great. Berrie was honored for being in the Top 20 English Setters in the COUNTRY last year, so that was awesome! We got to see her baby, Goji, who did really well for his first-ish specialty show, and placed in all his classes. Emmett, who also made the trek made it all the way down to the last 8 male specials at the National Specialty. Plus lots of sight-seeing...it was so FUN! We loved it and the host clubs did a great job of running the show!
In Nov, Emmett finished his Grand Champion title at the Coulee Kennel Club going best of breed over several specials. A very fun win! Now we wait for the girls to come into season for pups! Hopefully by this spring!
Just got back from our favorite show in Lake Elmo, MN. Great news to report as well, lots of wins! Check it out:
Fiona- NEW CH EvrSett Apple Ducklin Ala Mode- Winners Bitch/Award of Merit @ MNESC Specialty, Winners bitch to finish on Sunday!
Berrie- GCh EvrSett You Don't Know Quack- Award of Merit and Select Bitch at the specialties and Select Bitch both Sat and Sunday all-breed shows!
Emmett- Ch EvrSett Hall of Fame Inducktee- Select Dog on Sat (he was only shown at the all breed shows)
We are so proud of them and all their accomplishments!! Here's a picture of Fiona in a very mosquito-y garden -
We are excited to announce we have PUPPIES! One boy and one girl were born June 30 to Pippa (Ch EvrSett's Royal Producktion) and Wrigley (Ch EvrSett Sticky Situation for Trabeiz). They are doing great! I'll post pictures soon.
We are still hoping to have another litter yet this year, hopefully the girls will cooporate!
We haven't had a lot of time for shows, but did manage to make it to the Western Specialties and Kettle Moraine Specialites in June- We are excited to say that Berrie, GCh EvrSett You Don't Know Quack, won Select Bitch both days of the Western, and Fiona, EvrSett Apple Ducklin Ala Mode, was Winners Bitch/Best of Winners/Award of Merit on Friday!
We had some shocking news in June as well, Hattie (EvrSett Ain't No Rest for the Wicked), was diagnosed with a fast growing cancer and lost her battle soon after. We are extreamly heartbroken as she was a beautiful soul with the sweetest disposition. She was lost way too young. Hug your pups close, we never know how long we will be blessed with them.
Wow! It was a busy fall for us! We didn't get out into the field as much as we wanted, but we were able to make it to a few dog shows and come away with a new champion! Introducing CH EvrSett's Royal Producktion, aka Pippa. She finished in style with at 3 pt major at the Minneapolis Kennel Club dog show in November.
On a sad note, we lost Webby at the age of 12 1/2 in August. She was the last of our Ducky babies, of which we lost all three this past year. It was a rough year for us.
We are anxiously awaiting Berrie and Schwinn to come in season so that we can have pups this winter! Keep your eyes on the site for more details as we learn them!
Amazing couple of dog shows for us! In June we traveled to the Western English Setter Club Specialty shows and came away with some great wins! Friday morning at the All-Breed show, Berrie was Best of Opposite Sex over some very beautiful competition and Pippa was Reserve Winners Bitch! Saturday at the WESC Specialty Show, Berrie was Select Bitch and Schwinn (Trabeiz No Training Wheels) was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and her half brother was Winners Dog from the puppy class! Both are out of our boy, Ch EvrSett What the Duck, aka Lucky!
Over July 4th extended weekend, we traveled to Michigan to bask in the awesome Michigamme and ESAA hospitality at their specialties. Friday at the Michigan Sporting Dog Specialty, Berrie was BEST OF BREED!!! over TOP ranked dogs! At the ESAA specialty, she was Best of Opposite, and the following day at the Michigamme Specialty, she was Best of Opposite again to complete her Grand Champion title! To make things even better, her daughter, Harper (EvrSett I'm Sassy and I Know It), was Best in Sweepstakes (even with all her naughtiness!!) and her other daughter, Emmy Lou won her class! Pip was in the ribbons all weekend!
HUGE Thanks to Shannon Van Meter for her beautiful pictures of us in the ring!
Awesome weekend at the dog shows in Jefferson, WI!! On Sat, Berrie, won Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, BEST OF BREED and a Group 4 for a 4 point major to finish her championship!! Pip took 2nd in the classes to Ber. On Sunday, Pippa, was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners for a 3pt major and Berrie was Best of Breed! There were some beautiful dogs there and a gorgeous Sporting Group so we are beyond extatic for the wins!! I'll post their win pics when we get them, but enjoy some pics of Ber in the groups in the mean time.
WOOT WOOT! We went to the Internation Dog Show Cluster at the end of January in Chicago and not only did we get out of there before the 19 inches of snow, but we also got out of there with a Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex Major on Ms Pippa (EvrSett Royal Producktion)! Check out her win pic below-