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Callahan, Kiersey, Rose, Lindy and Kate are Canadian champions. Kate is also an American Champion. Callahan and Kiersey’s son Redford, who lives with Mike Burke, was our first home-bred champion. Other Carannagh redsetters who will complete their Canadian Championships early in 2007 include Lindy’s mom, Kyla-Rose (Carole Champion’s girl from Cally and Kiersey’s first litter); Lindy’s sister, KC (owned and loved by Joan Coulborn); and Rose’s son, Shayne (the young terror of the Champion household).

Callahan completed his Canadian championship at 20 months with limited showing. He is now ten years old and has a bit of white around the muzzle. But he is still full of enough Irish mischief to make life very interesting at the Perkins' household. He loves his morning walk and daily run, and is constantly pointing the bob-whites kept for hunting practice. Callahan was bred by Bob and Brenda Gibson (Hilloch).

Callahan with friend Connie, and Anne
Ch Hilloch's Rebel With a Cause x Maronova Hilloch's Easterlea)

Kiersey with Vicki Hunt, winning under Judge Werner Degenhardt (Brazil)
( Cdn/Am CH Sametsuz Ard-Righ x CH Fairline Hollglade of Munster)

Six weeks after weaning her first litter, Kiersey completed her Canadian championship under New Zealand Judge Barbara Ludowici at the Valley Show near Kingston, Ontario where she was shown by Connie O'Brien. Kiersey really didn't like the show ring, but she was a real trooper about it - especially with Connie and Vicki's encouragement. Kiersey is now 11. This last August 2006, she and Callahan won the Veteran Female and Veteran Male Irish Setter at the Ottawa Valley All Setter Association annual specialty. She is co-owned by Vicki and Patrick Hunt who are her breeders (Fairline). 

Lindy is a wonderful girl. She completed her Canadian championship very quickly, with Connie O’Brien handling her to 2 5-point wins at the Stormont, Dundas and Glengary show, and 1 3-point win earlier in the summer (in deference to CKC requirements for wins under at least 3 judges). She runs like the wind, but always comes back when called. She has a great nose for the birds, and got her FDJ easily. And, she smiles – a great big one, both sides of her mouth. She will be a great mother – and I expect her babies will be smart and birdy – and will, hopefully, have her loving ways and great big smile.

Ch Carannagh Lindy O’Burgandyrun FDJ with Connie O’Brien.

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Ch Carannagh’s Rhua Rose with friend and handler Graeme Burdon.

Ch Carannagh’s Rhua Rose (“Rosie”) was the mother of the 4th Carannagh litter. Once her babies were off to their new homes, she moved in with her brother, Redford, and her new “master” Mike Burke, who made all the arrangements for her to complete her Championship. Rose has the two boys completely under her spell.

Mike and I are grateful to her conformation handler, Graeme Burdon. Mike is currently working with Rose in preparation for her CD and FDJ titles.

Redford (Ch Carannagh Redford at Matriarch CD FDJ) is Callahan and Kiersey's first-born son and first in the next generation of Ch-CD-FDJ titled-dogs in the Carannagh line. He is owned and very-much loved by Mike Burke who lives in Cumberland, Ontario where Redford and his sister Rose have many local fans.

Redford and Connie - a New Champion
Redford (Ch Carannagh Redford at Matriarch CD FDJ)

BOW Ch Silverstone Kate at Carannagh (5-point major)
with very best buddy Graeme Burdon
Cdn/Am Ch Armani x Cdn/Am Ch Captiva Heart's Desire FDJ)

Katie has been a real SHOW dog. She became a Canadian Champion at 14 months, and finished her American championship in Spring 2005. She also won the puppy sweeps at the Irish Setter National Specialty (2001) against more than 45 entries. In August 2005, she won the Irish Setter Best-in-Breed at the OVASA annual specialty, which helped to make her Number 3 Irish Setter in Canada for that year. She is currently living in southwestern Ontario where she is thrilled to not have to share her new humans with any other canines. Kate’s breeder and co-owner was Connie O'Brien (Silverstone Kennel Rgd.).