Irish Setter Breeders Club

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Welcome To The Irish Setter Breeders Club Official Website.

Well, that’s it – the 2020 Yearbook is finalised and gone to the printers… so we should be able to post to all members end March/early April… then it depends on the mail!
To be honest, we were genuinely concerned about what kind of response we would have this year from the members, considering such strange circumstances… but, you have been really amazing.. thank you !

from: Paula Lucas & Sandy Waterton
It’s been a challenging year …in so many ways; let’s hope 2021 is better for everyone x

Ist Time New Members Join For FREE!! (GB & NI Only)

We hope you will find interesting information about the Irish Setter here as well as links to other useful sites including the Irish Setter Rescue & Rehome


Come on in, join our Club!

If you are a resident in GB or Northern Ireland and you are a first time new member you can now join ISBC for FREE for the 1st year as long as you complete a membership form and set up a Standing Order for future subscriptions which are from 1st January to 31st December each year

The current rates are £12 single and £13 Joint per year.

As a member you will receive two informative newsletters per year, plus our world famous yearbook. If you are involved in the showing community your entries to our shows will also be slightly cheaper.
If you’re not already a member why not join us? Our purpose as a club is to promote the health and welfare of our beautiful breed and to support their owners and breeders in that endeavour.

So if you are an owner or even just a lover of Irish Setters, you’d be most welcome to join our club. We have hundreds of members throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
Join us now to receive the current yearbook.

Just print off one of the application forms and send to our membership secretary Chris Sheldon. We look forward to welcoming you into our setter family.

Advice On Buying Puppies In This Pandemic

During the pandemic, there has been an increase in puppy buying. If you are buying an Irish Setter, you should take your time and do proper research. The Kennel Club has launched a #BePuppywise (search for this on the site) campaign which can be found at The Kennel .If you are buying an Irish Setter puppy, it is recommended that you should get a Kennel Club Registered puppy from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder will have an understanding of breed lines and health conditions and will provide information and support throughout the lifespan of the dog. Any litters due, can be found on Irish Setter UK & Ireland website which is a reputable site with vetting of the breeders who list their puppies. If the puppy is not Kennel Club Registered, then the breeding may be dubious and should be questioned. An Irish Setter puppy should be seen with its mother and the Health Tests in respect of PRA RCD 1 & 4 and CLAD should be available. Also, Hip Scores of the parents are usually provided. The price for an Irish Setter puppy from a reputable breeder can be anything as an average from £950-£1500. Before anyone parts with a very highly inflated price during this pandemic for an Irish Setter puppy (currently being advertised on various commercial websites) then they should feel satisfied that their puppy meets the KC recommendations, has been well reared, both parents have documented health tests, and that support will be provided by the breeder for all of the puppy’s lifespan.

If you feel that you need any further advice, please contact any ISBC Committee Member or our Secretary Mrs Diane McDonald on 01889 505774

Latest News On The ISBC 49th Championship Show 2021
Due to the ongoing situation and risk with Covid the committee have taken the decision to cancel our planned Championship show that was due to be held in March. We have rescheduled this show for August.
Details are now as follows:
29th August 2021 – Newark Lady Eastwood Hall
Judges – Dogs – Mrs I Munro
Bitches – Mr J A Watt
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Irish Setter Rescue Walk Cancelled.Click Here For Details

AGM To Go Virtual!! Latest News On The 2020 and 2021 AGM(March).Click Here For Details

Championship Show List For 2021 and 2022 Click Here For More Details

Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs (January 2021) Judges List Published Click Here For More Details

Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Judging List Questionnaire (Updated 2021 Version) Click Here For More Details

New changes announced to the joint breed clubs judging criteria take a look: Judging Criteria 2021 Click Here

Championship Show Scheduled For March 2021 Is Cancelled and Now To Be Held In August 2021 .Click Here For More Information

ISBC Virtual Online Dog Show. Thank You All For Your Overwelming Support.  Click Here For Results

KC Announces Details For Crufts 2021.
Sad News 14/11/2020:-
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Audrey Gaydon (Eringold).
Sad News 12/11/2020:-
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Sue Loynd (Crimbledale).

Buying A Puppy During The Pandemic Advice. Click Here For Details

Kennel Club Judges Training Quick Link To All Information. Click Here For More Details


Kennel Club requirements and elegibility for open show judges 2021 as stated in their press release 24th February. Click Here For More Details

Kennel Club changes name of JCF to Judges Education Programme (Breed Clubs) as stated in their press release 5th June 2020. Click Here For More Details

NEW 1st Time Membership Of ISBC FREE!! (GB & NI Only).Click Here For Details

Unsolicited Statement from the Irish Setter Breeders Club regarding The Charitable Trust & Rescue Scheme 29/08/19. Click Here For More Details

Reviewed ‘Grandfather Rights’ Announced For Established Judges Click Here For More Details

Latest From The Kennel Club:- Code of Best Practice Updated For Breed Appreciation Days and Multiple Choice Exams. Click Here For More Details

Judges requirements and eligibility announced JEP.The Kennel Clubs latest news . Click Here-JEP Update (February 2020)

Forthcoming Events

AGM 2020 and 2021 – 1st May

2021 Championship Show 29th August.

2020 Championship Show (Held in conjunction with Birmingham Show) 23rd September

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