Welcome to the world of Bardonhill Irish Setters
My small but very successful kennel was founded in 1970 and so 2020 marked my 50th year of owning Iirish Setters . It only seems like yesterday I collected my very first puppy all those years ago.
My first litter was born in 1972 when I was living at Bardon Hill in Leicestershire - hence the origin of my kennel name.
All the current Irish setters here at Bardonhill can be traced back to the highly influential brood bitch Moyna April at Bardonhill, whelped in 1978, and bred by Barbara Birch.
I am also a long established Championship Show judge of Irish Setters and I was privileged to be asked to judge Irish Setters at Crufts in March 2011- the ultimate honour for a breed judge. It was a truly fantastic and memorable day.
Together with my partner Ian Newsham we live in the East of England in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds.
Besides Irish Setters, our life is shared with two Smooth Collies, several Rescue cats, our rare breed Thrianta rabbits, chickens and not forgetting a couple of Cockatiels!
Whether you are seeking your first Irish Setter for a companion or you are an established exhibitor or breeder, trying to trace the ancestry of your line, I think you will find my website interesting..
Since this website was first established many years ago, it has given me great pleasure to receive many emails from owners of descendants of Bardonhill Irish Setters and other lovers of the breed from all over the world.
We will continue to develop and restyle the many rapidly expanding pages of www.bardonhill.co.uk for your enjoyment.
Within my website I have included details of many of the dogs, past and present, from my line together with memories, pedigrees, photographs and records.
I hope you will agree that the history of this distinctive and most aristocratic breed of dog should be shared by all.
Wherever possible, I will be pleased to offer help and advice for any Irish Setter owner.