Irish Setter Breeders Club

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Enter Our 2020 Online Virtual Dog Show. Entries Close Tuesday 24th November Midnight
Welcome To The Irish Setter Breeders Club Official Website.
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 Combined Championship and Open Show Due To Be Held On 28th November 2020

Following our committee meeting today (16/08/2020) the Officers and Committee of The Irish Setter Breeders Club regret to inform all of our members and interested parties that in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our indoor Championship and Open show scheduled to take place on Saturday 28th November 2020 at the Ladywood Building Newark Showground. This decision has been made in light of current Government and Kennel Club guidance and local issues with Covid-19 at present. Whilst this decision is very difficult to make, the health and safety of our exhibitors, judges, spectators and committee members must take priority. We wish you all well over the coming months and look forward to seeing you all at our events in 2021. Further information will be posted later regarding our future show/event dates for 2021.

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ISBC Virtual Online Dog Show Announced Click Here

More Sad News:-
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tony Dines.
Tony was, for many years, the treasurer of the then ISBC Rescue Scheme.
He was, with his late wife, a great supporter of our breed.
Tony’s funeral will be held on Thursday the 29th October 2020 in Coventry.
Would anyone wishing to attend please contact George Stevenson on 01827 701890 or 07723418995 by end of tomorrow in order that numbers and details can be confirmed.

Latest News On The 2020 and 2021 AGM.Click Here For Details

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

Calendar 2021 Competition Results and Preview.  Click Here For Details

Championship and Open Show 28th Nov 2020 Cancelled.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

Championship Show Lists 2020 & 2021 Click Here For More Details

Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs (July 2020) Judges List Published Click Here For More Details

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

Kennel Club 27th Feb:-New changes announced to the joint breed clubs judging criteria take a look: Judging Criteria 2020 Click Here

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)

Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Judging List Questionnaire (Updated 2020 Version) Click Here For More Details

Forthcoming Events
AGM 2020 and 2021 - 1st May

Thank you to everyone who submitted outstanding photographs for our beautiful 2021 calendar competition. It was very difficult again this year to decide, and some close decisions had to be made.

The results are as follows:-

1st Place Winning £25 Petra Molnar

2nd Place Winning £15 Elise Jones

3rd Place Winning £10 Clare Winship

Calendars can be ordered by downloading our Calendar order form below. Check out our Preview of the 2021 Calendar below.

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By Bac`s:- To ISBC Sort code 30-93-92 Account number 02027978 Reference Calendar “name”

By Cheque:- Payable to “The Irish Setter Breeders Club”

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If ordering 3 or more Calendars to same address, please email Paula Lucas for  postage rates.

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