Welcome To The Irish Setter Breeders Club Official Website

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!

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.

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Sybil Lennox Memorial Open Show (Rescue Show) 30th November 2019. Entries close 03/11/19 (Postal)-Entries close 12 noon 17/11/19. (Online) Click Here For Schedule and Online Entry Link

Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Judging List Applications Information Click Here For More Details

Championship Show Lists 2020 & 2021 Click Here For More Details

The Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Health Group have POSTPONED their Irish Setter Health Day which was to be held 16/11/19. Click Here For More postponement Details

ISBC & ISAE To host a Breed Appreciation Day 29th February 2020 Click Here For Full Details and Booking

Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs August Judges List Published Click Here For More Details

Animal Exhibit Regulations In Wales. Click Here

Calendar Competition Results & Preview 2020 Calendar. Click Here For Results/Preview & Order Form

Update:Kate O’Callaghan Memorial Open Show 21/07/19.Results and Critique now posted.Thank you to everyone who entered and supported our show. Click Here For Full Results

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

JCF.The Kennel Clubs latest news on the review. Click Here JCF Update

New changes announced to the joint breed clubs judging criteria take a look: Judging Criteria 2019 Click Here

Forthcoming Events
Sybil Lennox Memorial Show- 30/11/2019
ISBC/ISAE Breed Appreciation Day- 29/02/2020
ISBC Championship Show- 28/03/2020
AGM 2020 -Date to be confirmed
ISBC and ISAE Breed Appreciation 29/02/2020

The Irish Setter Breeders Club and the Irish Setter Association England are pleased to announce their jointly hosted Breed Appreciation Day / M.C.E and A3 assessments for eligible candidates, to be held on the 29th February 2020, at Steventon Village Hall, Abingdon, OX13 6AA.

Bookings are now being taken.

Click Here For Full Details and Booking

Proposed Animal Exhibit Regulations In Wales

This post is on behalf of the Kennel Club and Welsh Kennel Club regarding serious concerns that they have with regards to the Welsh Assembly Government draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

 Draft Regulations and Guidance regarding animal exhibits which are being consulted on stipulate a licence for showing pet dogs in Wales could be required (other than for attending one or two local dog shows) but exempts pet dog owners who keep and train animals for sporting purposes or displaying learned behaviour for working purposes.


The Regulations will apply to Welsh residents who show their dog at Welsh dog shows; Welsh residents who show their dog only outside of Wales; and non-Welsh residents who show their dogs in Wales. In Wales there are around 200 pedigree dog shows that take place annually. In addition there are two major shows run by the Welsh Kennel Club and the South Wales Kennel Association and they attract around 9,000 dogs and around 5,000 dogs respectively, a significant number of which are not from Wales. The Regulations as drafted could therefore impact a huge number of responsible dog owners pursuing their hobby and could have a significant impact on the workloads of local authorities – particularly Powys County Council where the two major dog shows take place. It could also have further knock on effects on a considerable number of Welsh businesses that benefit from the success of these shows, primarily within the hospitality and canine product industries.


We have drafted template consultation response, template letter to MPs/AMs and prepared a briefing for you to make use of should you wish to meet your local representative in person. We are also supporting a petition tabled by Our Dogs for the Welsh Assembly Government. This information can be found on our website at:-www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/kennel-club-campaigns/animal-exhibit-regulations-in-wales/

Please visit the link and support the petition which closes on the 21/11/2019

Kate O'Callaghan Memorial Open Show 21st July 2019
Judge- Ruth Lewis (Valasarch)

Res Best In Show and Best Veteran-Gratton`s ShCh Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW ShCM (Left) Best In Show-Russell`s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settsoli JW (Centre) Best Opposite Sex- Hall`s Riverbrue Ophelia at Glennara JW (Right)

Best Veteran-Gratton`s ShCh Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW ShCM (Left) Best Puppy In Show- Humphreys Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas (Right)

Calendar 2020 Preview & Photo Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who submitted outstanding photographs for our beautiful 2020 calendar competition. It was very difficult to decide and some close decisions had to be made.

The results are as follows:-

1st Place Winning £25 David Parkin

2nd Place Winning £15 Susan Stone

3rd Place Winning £10 Laura Kolbach

Calendars will be available at the ISAE Championship Show on the 05/10/19 , or can be ordered by downloading our Calendar order form from the link below. Preview our 2020 Calendar below.

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ISBC / ISRANDR Online Order Placement Form

Payment can be made to ISBC via Bank Transfer Sort code 30-93-92 Account number 02027978 Reference Calendar “name”

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

ISBC Championship Show Saturday 6th April 2019

Judges:   Christine Morgan (Dogs) – Val Wade (Bitches) 

Bitch CC & Best In Show Rappatty Starlight Over Alolfrana JW Sh CM  Owned by: Olivia Danks-Kemish Dog CC Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW Owned by: Ken & Pat Stockton
Best Veteran In Show Sh Ch Thendara Jocasta JW - Owned by Tania Gardner Best Puppy In Show Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket - Owned by Anne & Ruth Longbottom & Diane Stewart-Ritchie 
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