Date of Birth:4th January 2014 – December 2023
Owned by:Debs Armitage
Handled by:Diane Ritchie-Stewart
Bred by:Gwendariff


Stud book number 3916DA




See our Crufts 2020 page


Elsie, GB Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch and Int Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream has now become the Gwendariff Kennel’s most highly decorated Bitch, having now added the biggest achievement of all our dogs – the Gundog Group win at Crufts in 2020.

She has overtaken her grandmother, GB Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork, in the list of CC wins and is now sitting as the joint second highest CC winner the kennel has ever produced, and in that as the kennel’s Bitch Record Holder. This is no mean feat when one considers the well known fact that hormones do play a dedicated part in the presentation of any bitch, whatever breed. We are justly proud of the achievements Elsie has attained.

Huge credit must go to Debs, a first time Irish Setter owner, who has diligently maintained Elsie’s coat condition, musculature and overall fitness come rain or shine, hail or snow. Debs’ dedication alongside our own drive and commitment has resulted in ‘Team Elsie’, being a tight knit unit who have her needs and results at the height of their agenda. Not only has Elsie won the most CC’s of any bitch we have bred but she has also won the Top CC Winners title, Top Irish Setter title and Top Bitch award too. As Debs’ main show dog, we felt it important that she enjoyed her time as a show dog rather than spending too much time as a mum.

Elsie has provided Debs and her husband Paul with new experiences, new friends in the dog world and of course our own friendship together has become a deeply valued part of our lives – this is the power of dogs. Dreams can indeed become a reality – this dream and the memories created are all thanks to one very special red lady – #Elsie.

We love you to the moon and back!


CRUFTS Bitch CC - 2020

CRUFTS Bitch CC - 2019

27 CCs, 9 BOBs, 16 RCCs

Best in Show Winner x 2 - Speciality Shows

Reserve Best in Show x 6 – Specialty Shows

Top Irish Setter Bitch 2018, 2019

Top CC Winner 2017, 2019

Celtic Winner 2018

Dog of the Year 2019 – ISBC Quebec Trophy

Top RCC Winner 2019 – ISBC Elmford Trophy

Multi Group Winner

Multi Group Placer


See VIDEOS from CRUFTS 2020 below

ParentsGrandparentsGreat G-parentsGreat GG-parents

Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause for Glenavna JW

Crufts BOB 2011, 2012 & 2013

Sh Ch Caskeys Concept at Aoibheanne JWCaskeys Persuader From AmberlightSh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Amberlight Firecracker JW
Caskeys Sandpiper
Sh Ch Dunnygask Ginger Spice at CaskeysSh Ch Thendara Kennedy
Dunnygask Artemis
Kerryfair United With NorthamberSh Ch Caskeys BlarneyReddins Niall
Caskeys Zilpha
Strathmead Just Delicious at Kerryfair

Sh Ch Kerryfair Lover Boy

Sh Ch Konakakela Ziggy of Strathmead
Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Walnut Whip CW15Sh Ch & Int Ch Copper's Magiska UnderDubliner Tiger WoodsAsoftwind of The Golden Vale WW08
Dubliner Imagine
Sh Ch & Int Ch Copper's Magical Bubble JWW08Sh Ch Caskeys Concept at Aoibheanne JW
Balintyne Coppers Home N Dry WW08 FJV03
Sh Ch Gwendariff Miss Whiplash JWSh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Dom Perignon JWSh Ch Danaway Fortune Teller JW
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Clonageera Klassique Gwendariff
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Ms DynamiteShenanagin What Next
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork

BVA Hip Score:  7:5

PRA RCD1 - Hereditarily CLEAR


CLAD - Hereditarily CLEAR

Elsie's Adverts

Elsie's Highlights captured in Video

Crufts 2020 - Gundog Group

Crufts 2020 - Best in Show Group