The Quensha Irish Setters
Richard’s first dog Cassey, which he purchased at the age of 16, was an Irish Setter and since then the breed has played a huge part in his life. Cassey was Richards first show dog and it was with her that he learnt the dog showing game.
In 1990 a second Irish Setter was added in Blaze, a son of Sh Ch Marksway Marquis. Blaze was to be Richard first big winner becoming Sh Ch Autumnwood Prince of Tides.
Another Irish Setter to join the family was the RCC winner Fernley Firecontender of Quensha, a son of Blaze, who sadly died young before he reached his full potential.
Then in 2003 Richard saw a young puppy in the Ember kennel in Sweden and eventually Lester joined us in the UK. Lester - Sh Ch Ember Gene Simmons Sings Quensha he had a really successful show career in total he won 8 CC’s and 14 RCC’s and a Group 2.
In 2006 Richard's friend Chris Sones became unwell and asked Richard to campaign her bitch Sh Ch Withersdale Ivy. Ivy won her first CC at Birmingham National but sadly Chris passed away before she took her title at Driffield 2006. In total Ivy won 5 CC’s. At the same time Misty – Withersdale Morning Mist joined the Kennel she won a RCC. Misty and Ivy have now left us to go over the rainbow bridge.
In 2011 we decided that it was time for the next generation of Irish Setters to join the kennel and after a generous gift from Kicki (Kennel Ember),Thomas - Sh Ch Ember Red Hot Chillipepper of Quensha - joined us. Tom gained hit title in 2015.
Also in 2011 we approached Marita Bott for a bitch puppy from her lovely Madge - Bardonhill Days are Diamond - to whom Richard had awarded a RCC as a youngster. A few months later Paige – Sh Ch Bardonhill Please Don’t Tease Quensha she gained her title at National Gundog 2015 and went on to become the top winning bitch that year.
Paige also proved to be an excellent brood being the dam of Bree - Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl who has won 8 CC's.
Our latest star is Bree's son Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow who won his title before his second birthday making him the youngest champion in the breed.