We welcome genuine enquires for caring and forever homes to our red babies.
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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Here at Gwendariff we are FULLY COUNCIL APPROVED BREEDERS, we are KENNEL CLUB ASSURED BREEDERS WITH ACCOLADE OF EXCELLENCE and everything is done to the highest level. We want the very best for our babies, nothing less will do.
All Health Testing is completed at a high standard and all Parents will have had all health tests pertaining to the breed. Your puppy pack will also contain a 3 generation Health Test Pedigree of both mum and dad of the pups.Other health matters without tests, have been considered at the most acute level to ensure your future new family member will be with you for many years to come. This is important to us. Reputation, good practices and a kind, loving environment to grow up in make for a rounded, well socialised and strong healthy puppy which you and your family can enjoy for many years tro come.
We appreciate that logistically our location may initally present itself with some challenges for you, please do not worry. Over 30 years of breeding we have established a great system, which will give you the confidence and surity that here at Gwendariff we do things right. Right from veterinary health checks once born, as well as at microchipping time,and just before pups leave us they have full and final health check with individual certificate.
Our system works well. If you wish to find out more please give us a call and we will happily talk you through the process of getting a new Gwendariff Kikki baby.
Puppies will not leave us until 8 weeks of age at least and all puppies will already have a protection single Parvo vaccine given.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us. If we dont have a litter right now we will hopefully we will have some more great babies to talk about in the future.
If you feel you can give a loving, adoring home to a special Gwendariff baby, please contact us as below:
Tel: 0044 7740 679808 Diane (no voicemails please if not available, text would be great and I will get back to you ASAP)
PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow any of our puppies to go to homes where owners are out at work ALL DAY. Irish Setters are gentle loving dogs and thrive with human companionship. They do not do well as only dogs left outside in a kennel. We welcome both companion and show homes for Kikki's babies.