Poppy is a very special girl. Born on 11.11.2014, Armistice day we chose to name all the puppies with this as a theme. 'WE'LL REMEMBERU' seemed so suitable, pet name Poppy, of course, it just had to be. This is her first litter and my goodness were we in for a surprise. Of course with 13 bonnie babes to care for, she is fully occupied but has embraced her new role as a mum and adores her brood. Poppy has taken to motherhood as the proverbial, 'Duck takes to Water'. This is the first time we have had so many boys in just one litter, so now we must ensure the future home life for these little cherubs.
Poppy is owned in partnersHips with our friend Pete, who enjoys showing her at many of the ChampionsHips shows in the UK. Poppy has had a lovely start to her show career, winning her Junior Warrant and of course gaining her Kennel Club Stud Book number and gaining a qualification at Crufts for life! We are hoping that this litter will help mature Poppy and develop her body and coat some more.
We have included here some photos of Poppy taken at the shows and at home.
As a super little red person, I will happily tell you that Poppy has the most kind and gentle nature. She is very confident and trusting and enjoys being made a fuss of ! quite right too - don't we all ?!
Now a bit about dad........... 'Frank' to his friends and also known in the show world as GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB AT JACWILINS, is a super four year old boy who was bred by us here at Gwendariff. Frank has already sired some babies in Europe but this is his first litter born here in the UK. We are delighted to be the first to showcase his offspring here. Frank is an up and coming boy, with many great wins already to his credit including winning his first CC at Boston ChampionsHips Show last year plus some other fabulous wins in the hotly contested Limit class, collecting a number of Reserve CC's along his journey. Now a fully mature boy, Frank is a super rich colour of red with lashings of furnishings to complete a very lovely picture. He is fun loving and of steady temperament, exactly what one would expect from a boy.
Here are some of Franks pictures ...... and of course the fun loving shots too !
We welcome genuine, caring and forever homes to evaluate for Frank and Poppy's babies.
Included below for your enjoyment are some pictures of other family members contained within the pedigree.
View Poppy's Litter Pedigree
Please contact us by email or telephone to gain further information regarding this superb litter with parentage from the best of British and Swedish lines.
Int Ch/Sh Ch Copper's Magiska Under & Int Ch/Sh Ch Copper's Magical Bubble (Grandfather & Great-Grandmother)
Int Ch/Sh Ch Copper's Magiska Under (Grandfather)
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Dom Perignon (Great Great Grandfather)
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause for Glenavna JW (Great Grandfather)
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork (Great Grandmother)
The Gwendariff name has become synonymous with top quality Irish Setters of excellent type and temperament. We are also renowned for producing good moving dogs with a certain 'joie de vivre' and air of confidence and charisma. These are values we, personally, hold dear. Top Breeders in the hotly contested UK dog show scene, we can lay claim to the Irish Setter Top Breeders title 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and once again so far this year. Coming from Northern Ireland we are extremely proud of this achievement also being well represented in the Top 10 of All Breeders on many occasions, with 4th in 2017.
We live in a countryside setting, residing between four farms with dramatic views of the Northern Ireland landscape of County Antrim. Whilst we love our location, it does often present some challenges when choosing the correct homes for our puppies. With a lifetime involvement within this breed we have had to be innovative with regard to choosing and evaluating our potential new owners. Of course getting the babies settled also requires extra consideration logistically, but we have over thirty years, mastered this art and are more than happy to discuss options and arrangements for suitable new owners. At Gwendariff, the future home life and care of our babies is paramount. We are happy to tell you we have strict policies and standards, all of which are only designed to enhance and facilitate a wonderful life for both our little red babies and you and your family's enjoyment too. Please don't let our location deter you......... the world is a very small place these days, everything is possible, all you need do is, give us a call and we will explain our system and how you too can have your own little red Gwendariff running around your home regardless of where you live.
We are retired professional dog trainers with over seventy years experience between us. All your training requirements can be met through our exclusive Gwendariff New Owners Manual, which comes within our extensive Puppy Pack, as well as the continual support and help you will receive from us throughout your puppy's lifetime.
Each Puppy Pack our new owners receive contains the following:
Individual 5 Generation Pedigree
Vet Health Certificate
4 Weeks Free Insurance
Royal Canin Introductory Pack including Vouchers and Pet Blanket
Irish Setter Breed Booklet
Contract of Sale
3 Generation Health Test Pedigree for both Parents
New Owners Manual ....... everything from the day you arrive home with your puppy.
Puppy Training Manual
We strongly believe in supporting you and our baby throughout your lifetime together. We are wholly responsible for our puppy and his/her needs, and will provide you with everything you need to ensure you have a long and happy healthy life together.
All Gwendariff breeding boys and girls will have had all relevant health testing as required by The Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme and the Joint Irish Setter Clubs of which we are members. These include British Veterinary Association Hips Scoring Scheme, testing for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA RCD1 and also PRA RCD 4), Canine Leucocide Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD) and of course all of our stock will have excellent records within these tests. We do not breed from any animal that has not undergone the above tests or have a hereditary result suitable for the mating of the said two animals.
We are very proud to tell you that we are members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme and hold the highly coveted Accolade of Excellence award within the scheme. We are the first of only two Irish Setter breeders within the UK to attain this award of merit and recognition of our commitment to breeding healthy, happy dogs of the highest quality.
See our Kennel Club Breeders Case Study here
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If you feel you might wish to be part of our 'extended family' of Gwendariff reds, offering a loving, safe and forever home for one of Poppy and Franks babies, please contact us as below: