KC LICENSED COMPANION SHOW TO MARK OUR RUBY ANNIVERSARY
RUBY ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
CHRISTINE HERON (CASKEYS)
Chris Heron's Funeral is to be held on Thursday 26th May at 10.30 am
at the Surrey And Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3NQ
Please, no dark clothing. Chris loved colour, so colour it must be.
No flowers please, but donations to:
Pancreatic Cancer UK, 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TW
or online to: www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk would be greatly appreciated
Photo kindly supplied by Colin Waddell
It is with great sadness and personal loss of a dear friend that I am writing this. Christine Heron passed away peacefully on Thursday 12th May 2016. I was very lucky to have been able to see her and pay my last respects the day before she died.
Chris and Bob established their small and successful kennel in 1965 with their first dog ShCh Wendover Caskey, whom they campaigned to his title and from whom came their affix. Over the next 50 years and to this day their breeding steadily produced numerous show champions, in their hands and the hands of others. During that time they kept true to the type of Setter they loved. Chris served on the committee of the ISAE from 2004, when she took over from Bob after he had to stand down through ill health. She awarded CCs in Irish Setters and was due to fulfil her last judging appointment later this year. She was very much looking forward to it but sadly it was not to be.
I first met Chris in 1970 when, armed with the KC list of local breeders, I invaded her home with 3 car loads of friends and a Briard. She and Bob were then living at Barrycote before they moved to Smallfields. She made us all most welcome and fed us with tea and cake while her dogs and the Briard played in the garden. I came away with a booking for my first pet puppy. Unfortunately the bitch missed and I had to start again. We remained good friends even though our dogs took us in different directions. Chris, Bob and Fiona moved to Smallfields where they run a boarding kennel and I moved to Betchworth and became a close neighbour.
Finally in 2004, after all these years, I got my second crack at having a Caskeys puppy and brought home the wonderful Concept. Not only was he a prolific winner but he became a top sire in Irish and a top sire all breeds, a title he retained from 2011 to 2013. Chris was immensely proud of this special boy and we shared in all his successes and his trophies. In a long list of achievements this was to be her finest........and one that did not come to everyone.
As a person Chris was immensely gregarious. She loved people, she loved life and she was passionate about Irish Setters. She was kind and helpful to a fault and nothing was too much trouble. She would help and make time for everyone. She was honest and forthright in her opinions and totally dedicated to her family and her dogs. She was admired and respected by all who knew her and leaves a void in many hearts.
For me Chris was a very much loved and supportive friend with whom I shared mountains of tea and cake, evenings out partying, many hours chatting, deliberating, putting the world to rights, numerous hours pouring over litters of puppies......and a great dog. She refused to let anything get her down, she bounced back from every knock and set back. She approached her illness in the same way. Even when it began to overtake her she would not give into it but looked forward and planned ahead. Her strength of character was amazing, her resilience incredible. I will miss her beautiful and ready smile and the way her face lit up every time. I feel very privileged to have known her and shared so many happy times with her.
I know everyone will join me in extending our sincere sympathy to Bob and Fiona.
SEISC CELEBRATES ITS RUBY ANNIVERSARY IN 2016
OPEN SHOW at Worplesdon 22nd May 2016
CHANGES TO MICROCHIPPING LAW
Compulsory Microchipping Law with effect from April 2016
All dog owners have until April 2016 to microchip all dogs.
After 6 April 2016, in England and Wales, it will be compulsory law to microchip all dogs before they are 8 weeks old.
It will be illegal to sell a puppy which is not microchipped and part of a registered database.
The breeder must always be the first recorded keeper of the puppies.
All relative documents, including microchip details, must be passed to the purchaser.
This print now available for £10.00 & p&p
Cen be delivered free to any major show
Please contact me for details - Wendy King - email@example.com
In 1999 we commissioned the artist Amanda Baker to produce a Limited Edition print of the four Irish Setter Crufts Best in Show Winners, this was duly completed and at Crufts 2000 a presentation was made to the Owners and Breeders of the four Champions, a copy was also presented to the Kennel Club. We still have some prints available at a cost of £10.00. and can be purchased from:
Wendy King 01980-629207 Mob: 07834-515899 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post: Wendy King, Brookfield Cottage, 29 Cholderton, Salisbury, Wilts., SP4 0DL
Below is a photograph of the Print.
Top Sh Ch Astley's Portia of Rua
Left Sh Ch Caspians Intrepid
Right Sh Ch Starchelle Chicago Bear
Bottom Sh Ch Danaway Debonair
South of England Irish Setter Club Championship Show
Kenel Club Building Stoneleigh
Judges Miss L J Coleman (Dogs) & Ms M Savage (Bitches)
BEST IN SHOW & DOG CC
AOIBHEANNE'S QUITE THE REBEL BY BALBRIGGAN
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW & BITCH CC
SH CH & IR SH CH GWENDARIFF FIZZY POP JW
SANGARAH SKYLINE OVER LYNWOOD (IMP HUN)
SH CH BARDONHILL SINGING SKIES OVER ANLORY JW
More results and photographs here
South of England Irish Setter Open Show
31st May 2015
Judge Mrs P Pike (Redclyst/Glenury)
Congratulations to all our competitors and committee
who helped make it such an enjoyable day
BEST IN SHOW
Polmennor Funtime owned by Miss J Peters
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Thendara Jocasta owned by Miss T Gardner
Teramour Going For Gold owned by Mr PA & Mrs JM Rodda
Glenara Never Can Tell owned by Mrs K Hall
Full results and more pictures available on our results page
Irish Setter Tea Towel available for purchase through SEISC.
£4.00 each or 3 for £10.00 Please e-mail me Wendy King email@example.com for further details or speak to any committee member.
All profits to the Bloat Research.
Irish Setter Health Survey by ISCA & the ISCA Foundation
This survey is open to all Irish Setters not just those with American Breeding. Further details can be found at http://www.offa.org/surveys/survey_irishsetter.html
Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs
Statement on the control of the rcd4 mutation in Irish Setters
The Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs (JISBC) have drawn up the following guidelines for the control of the recently discovered rcd4 mutation which causes Late Onset Progressive Retinal Atrophy (LOPRA) in Irish Setters. Whilst it should be stressed that clinical signs of LOPRA usually appear after the age of 9 years, the JISBC still believe it to be a welfare issue, although it is noted that many dogs can cope with blindness.
Data from the Animal Health Trust so far suggest the prevalence of carriers of the rcd4 mutation (i.e. heterozygotes) in the breed is about 42% and therefore the proposed guidelines are considered appropriate at this time. The JISBC recognises the need to maintain genetic diversity within the breed and does not yet recommend a complete ban on breeding using carrier or affected dogs.
However, the principle of these guidelines is that no dogs should be produced that will develop PRA and become blind, and therefore all members of the JISBC agree that:
1. All caring and responsible breeders will test their stock before planning a mating.
· Any rumour and supposition about a dog’s genetic status should be ignored; DNA-testing should be undertaken.
· As DNA-testing is now available, ‘hereditarily clear’ dogs will be produced. However such dogs should still be tested before being used for breeding because of the potential difficulty in proving parentage.
· If the rcd4 status of any stud dog, or its semen, is unknown then the bitch to be mated must be tested and found CLEAR.
2. AFFECTED dogs (i.e. homozygous for the rcd4 mutation) should never be mated with other AFFECTED dogs as all progeny will be AFFECTED.
Thus the following are recommendations about potential matings that the JISBC consider acceptable at this time:
· CLEAR x CLEAR matings are encouraged.
· CLEAR x CARRIER* matings: progeny will, on average, be CLEAR (50%) or CARRIERS (50%) and should be DNA‑tested before breeding.
· CLEAR x AFFECTED* matings: all progeny will be CARRIERS.
* It is recommended that any use of AFFECTED and CARRIER stud-dogs is given serious, cautious consideration by both stud-dog owners and breeders before planninga mating.
Purchasers of any dogs produced by CLEAR x CARRIER and CLEAR x AFFECTED matings should be advised that these dogs will not develop PRA rcd-4, but should not be used for breeding unless tested.
All breeders should note that AFFECTED x CARRIER or CARRIER x CARRIER matings may produce some AFFECTED dogs.
a. CARRIER x CARRIER matings will produce, on average, 25% AFFECTED progeny.
b. AFFECTED x CARRIER matings will produce, on average, 50% AFFECTED progeny.
Purchasers of any dogs produced by such matings should be advised that some of these dogs may develop PRA rcd-4 and should not be used for breeding unless DNA-tested.
The JISBC will continue to monitor the prevalence of the rcd4 mutation within the breed. However it is aware that a further PRA mutation that causes blindness at an earlier age (so-called mid-onset PRA) may be present in the breed but has yet to be confirmed and characterised genetically. Thus control measures for rcd4 may need to be modified if this new form of PRA is prevalent, as the earlier onset of blindness clearly has an even greater welfare implication.
Signed on behalf of the following breed clubs, which endorse and support these recommendations
· Belfast & District Irish Setter Club
· The Irish Setter Association England
· The Irish Setter Breeders Club
· The Irish Setter Club of Scotland
· The Irish Setter Club of Wales
· The Midlands Irish Setter Society
· North-East of England Irish Setter Club
· The South of England Irish Setter Club
Professor EJ Hall
Chairman, Irish Setter Breed Clubs Health Coordinator Group
29 February 2012
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PRA RCD4 TESTING FROM THE AHT
Please follow the link below
SEISC PRA RCD4 list updated September 2012
PRA RCD4 Kennel Club lists updated 1st of the month.
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