April, 2016. Well, the show season has finally started for us after a fairly mild winter. The dogs have been lazy and having fun playing in the snow for 6 months. But, like troopers they fell back into the show routine rather quickly. We headed to the Silver State Kennel Club shows at Buffalo Bills Casino in Primm Nevada April 2nd and 3rd. The girls performed very well but a win was not to be as the competition was very tough. Asher took Select Dog for 2 points losing BOB to a very nice Jadestar dog. Thank you Judge Dr. G.C. Penta for this nice win. Yours truly handling. Asher is now at 61 Grand Champion pointsApril, 2016.
Well Aquila and Asher went to the Primm, NV shows in mid-March. Aquila did not win but Asher took select one day. Both left the show with Carlos Carrizo to show in California. Below are their results.
Aquila: Handled by Carlos Carrizo
Sunday April 24th, Angelus Canyon KC, City of Industry, CA, Aquila went Best of Winners for 2 points. Thank you Judge Dr. A. W. Krause.
Friday, April 29th, Irish Setter Club of Southern California, Chino, CA, Aquila was awarded Best of Winners for a 4 point major. I could have not hoped for more, getting her second major at a specialty show. Thank you Judge Mr. J. G. Pepper for this incredible win.
May 7th and 8th, Rio Hondo KC Cal Poly Pomona, CA, Aquila went Winners Bitch but received no points as it was such a small show.
Friday May 27th, Antelope Valley KC, Pomona Fair Grounds, CA, Aquila went best of Winners for 1 point. Thank you Judge Mrs. Keke Khan.
Monday May 30th, Los Encinos KC, Pomona, Ca, Aquila went Best of Winners for two point. She is now 1 point away from her championship. Thank you Judge Ms. M. A. Day.
Friday June 4th, Irish Setter Club of America National Specialty, San Diego, CA, Aquila went first in the Open Bitch class. What an honor! Thank You Judge Karen Wilson.
Aquila came home with me after the ISCA national show.
Saturday August 20, Greeley KC, Aquila handled by Carlos Carrizo went Select Bitch for her second Major win towards her Grand Championship, thank you Judge Ms. NE Talbot.
Friday August 26, Simi Valley KC, Aquila went Select Bitch for another point thanks to Judge Mr. Ronald Freeman for 2 points.
Saturday August 27, Santa Barbara KC, Aquila went select again for another 2 points. Thank you Judge Mr. John Russell Palmer.
Sunday August 28th, Santa Barbara KC, Aquila went Select Bitch again for another 2 points. Thank you Judge Mr. Michael H Faulkner.
Monday August 29th, Los Encinos KC, Aquila went Select Bitch again for 1 point. Thank you Judge Mrs. Beverly R. Anderson.
Saturday September 3rd, Gold Country KC, Aquila went select Bitch once more for a point. Thank you Judge Mrs. Honey Anne Glendinning.
Sunday September 4th, Gold Country KC, Aquila went Select Bitch again for 2 points thanks to Judge Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter.
Thursday September 15th, Lake County KC, Aquila went Select Bitch for another 2 points. Thank you Judge Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus.
NEW GRAND CHAMPION - Friday September 16th, Lake County KC, Aquila went BOS in a nice field of bitches for a 3 point major. Thank You judge Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus.
Saturday September 17th, Sir Francis Drake KC, Aquila went BOS again today for a 4 point major. Thank you judge Mrs.Margaret S. Jones.
Sunday September 18th. Sir Francis Drake KC, Aquila once again was awarded BOS for another 4 point major. Thank you judge Mrs. Sue Goldberg.
Aquila Handled by yours truly, Russell Gibson
Friday June 17th, Pocatello KC, Blackfoot, ID, Aquila became a Champion today taking Best of Winners and Best Of Opposite Sex for two points. Handled by myself. Thank you Judge Mr. J. C. Walton.
Saturday June 18th, Eagle Rock KC, Aquila went Best of Opposite Sex (BOS) for 2 points thanks to Judge Ms Carol Graham.
Sunday June 19th, Eagle Rock Kennel Club, Aquila went BOS again today for 2 more points. Thanks to Judge Mr. Lewis W. Bayne
Thursday August 18, Irish Setter Club of CO Specialty, Aquila went Select Bitch for a 5 point major. Her first Major towards Grand Champion. Thanks to Judge Jon Cole for this Specialty win.
Asher: Handled by Carlos Carrizo
Saturday May 7th, Rio Hondo KC, Cal Poly Pomona, CA, Asher went Best Of Breed for two points. Thank you Judge Mr. G. E. Marquis
Sunday May 8th, Rio Hondo KC, Asher was awarded Best of Breed for another two points. Special thanks to Judge Mr. E. Blake.
Saturday May 21st, Coyote Hills KC, in Vallejo, CA, Asher went Select Dog for 1 point. Thank you Judge Mr. R. Gschwender
Sunday May 22nd, Coyote Hills KC, Asher was awarded Best of Opposite Sex for two points. Thank you Judge Ms. R. A. Bell.
Friday May 27th, Antelope Valley KC, Pomona Fair Grounds, CA Asher went Select Dog against some tough competition for two points. Thank you Judge Mrs. Keke Kahn.
Sunday May 29th, San Fernando KC Pomona, CA, Asher went Select Dog for 3 points. Thanks to Judge D. D. Sturz Jr.
Monday May 30th, Los Encinos KC, Pomona, CA, Asher went Select Dog again for 2 points. Thank you Judge Ms. M. A. Day.
Saturday June 11th, Contra Costa City KC, Vallejo, CA, Asher was awarded Select Dog for another 2 points. Thank you Judge Mr. D. A. Johnson.
Sunday June 12th, Cotra Costa City KC, Asher went best of Opposite Sex for another 3 points. Thank you Judge Ms N. E. Talbott
Saturday June 18th, Bahia Sur KC, Asher went Best of Breed for a point. Thanks to Judge Mr. Nathaniel Horn.
Sunday June 19th, Bahia Sur KC, Asher went BOB again for another point. Thank you Judge MS. Kathleen Patterson.
Saturday, June 25th, Long beach KC, Asher went BOB again for a 5 point major. Thank you Judge MS. Sharon V. Derrick.
Friday July 1, Ventura County Dog Fanciers, Asher went Select Dog for a point, Thank you Judge Mr. Carl Gene Liepmann
Friday July 8, Channel City KC Asher went BOB for two points thanks to Judge Patricia V. Trotter.
Saturday July 9, Santa Maria KC, Asher went Select Dog for a point under Judge Ms. Gloria Kerr.
Saturday July 16, Del Monte KC, Asher went Select Dog for 2 points thanks to Judge Ms. Elizabeth Sweigart.
Sunday July 31st, Lompoc Kennel Club, Asher went Select Dog for a single point.
August 18th, Asher is coming home for a well deserved rest with 93 points towards his bronze Grand Championship.
Asher: Handled by myself
Sunday September 19th, Bonneville Basin KC show, after 30 days of rest, Asher went BOS for two more points. Thank you judge Ms. L. Boutwell
Onora Cassiopeia, or Rosie received her first Major on August 20, 2016 handled by Shea Jonsrud. Special thanks to Judge Ms. N.E. Talbot for giving both sisters Aquila and Cassiopeia a Major win. Also of note, on this same day, another 1/2 sister sired by Asher went Reserve Winners Bitch from a puppy class. Rosie is owned by our good friends Robert and Leslie White.
Asher began the year with a 5 point win at the Irish Setter Club of Southern California show, January 2, 2015 at the Empire Polo grounds in Indio, CA. Thank you Judge Mr. H.J. Williams and thanks to Carlos Carrizo for his beautiful handling.
Onora Aquila went first in class at the same show as her daddy Asher. Thank you Judge Mr. H J Williams for Aquila's first win in her first show. In fact, Aquila went first in class in all three of her shows over the New Year's weekend.
Del, Onora Delphinus, went first in class the last day of the shows, January 4th, at the Palm Springs Kennel Club show beating out a nice boy that was professionally handled. Thank you judge Mrs. Karen Wilson for this honor.
April 30, 2015, Asher went Best of Breed today for 5 points handled by yours truly. Thank you Judge Mrs. Charlotte M. Patterson for this great honor.
April 30, 2015, Aquila is following in her mom and dad's footsteps by winning her class and taking reserve winners bitch. Once again, thank you to Judge Mrs. Charlotte Patterson. Aquila was handled by yours truly.
May 1, 2015 Asher took Best of Breed again for another 5 points and Aquila went reserve winners bitch again, both handled by yours truly. Thank you Judge Mr. Charles L. Olvis for these honors.
May 2, 2015, Asher went Best of Opposite (OS) today for 2 points handled by myself. Thank you Judge Bonnie Linnell Clarke for the honor. Asher other show girl daughter Rosie (Onora Cassiopeia) went Reserve Winners Bitch today.
May 2, 2015, Our new girl Maggie (Red Fire Bright Promises at Onora) went first in her puppy 6-9 month class beating her sister and litter mate. Thank you Judge Bonnoie Linnell Clarke.
May 3, 2015, Asher went OS today for another two points and Aquila again took Reserve Winners Bitch again. I handled both. Thank you Judge Mrs. Paula Hartinger for these honors.
May 16, 2015, Asher went best of Breed at the Mount Ogden KC show in Logan Utah for another 5 points. Once again, he was handled by myself. Thank you Judge Ms. Nancy Popovich for the great honor. The same day, Aquila went Winners Bitch for her first 2 points under Judge Ms. Nancy Popovich.
May 17, 2015, Rosie (Onora Cassiopeia, owned by Rob and Leslie White went Winners Bitch for her first 2 points. Rosie is handled by her owner Rob White. Thank you Judge Sharon V. Derrick for the honor bestowed on this beautiful girl.
June 11, 2015, Maggie (Red Fire Bright Promises) went Reserve Winners Bitch at the tender age of 7 months at the Eagle Rock Kennel Club show in Black Foot, Idaho. Her competition was very very good so this is a huge compliment. Thank you Judge Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter. Maggie was handled by my wife, Patricia Dennis.
June 12, 2015, Aquila went Winners Bitch for a 3 point major win during the second day of the ERKC show. Thank you Judge Mrs. Judy Webb. Aquila was handled by yours truly.
June 13, Asher went Select Dog at the Pocatello Kennel Club show for 3 points. Thank you Judge Ms Denny C. Mounce.
June 14, Asher went Select Dog again today at the second day of the PKC show, but for only two points as the dogs entered today dropped. Nevertheless, many thank yous to Judge Mrs. Debbie Campbell-Freeman.
September 12 and 13, Bonneville Basin Kennel Association shows: Maggie went first in her 9 to 12 puppy bitch class beating a very fine young girl both Saturday and Sunday. She was handled by Patricia Dennis. Aquila, at 16 months, went first in her class on Saturday while her litter-mate sister Rosie (Onora Cassiopeia) took first place on Sunday. I think they like sharing these wins. Asher handled by myself went Select dog both Saturday and Sunday for a total of 4 points. One more dog in the show and it would have been 6 points. All in all, it was a good weekend for Onora Irish Setters. Thank you Judges Mr. Norman B Kenney and Col Joe B. Purkhiser.
October 9 - 11 Asher, Rosey, Maggie and Aquila presented at the Irish Setter Club of Las Vegas and the Black Mountain Kennel Club shows in Primm, NV. Maggie won her class every day, Rosey won in her class 3 times while Aquila took the class on the last day and secured Reserve Winners Bitch thereafter. This was a great honor considering we had very tough competition from 3 of the top 10 Irish Setters in the nation.
Announcing the Constellation litter of Irish Setter Puppies whelped May 13, 2014
Asher will start his show schedule on May 1st at the Utah shows in South Jordan. These shows are majors all 4 days so wish us luck.
Rose is pregnant and due to deliver puppies May 13th.
UPDATE Asher: Asher took second place in his class Thursday thru Friday, May 1st - Saturday May 3rd. On Sunday he took winners Dog for his first points and his first Major win. A four point major no less. We are very proud of this boy.
May 13, 2014, Rose whelped a litter of 15 puppies. The x-ray the previous week showed only 7 pups. The following day, we lost the 13th, 14th, and 15th born - all girls. Poor Rose, she held up well. A visit to the vet for calcium and hydration plus a shot of oxytocin to help the uterus contract and she recovered quickly.
May 23, 2014 Asher took reserve at the Central Wyoming Kennel Club show
May 24th, 2014, Asher took Reserve at the Central Wyoming Kennel Club show
May 25, 2014, Asher took Reserve again at the Laramie Kennel Club show.
May 26, 2014, Asher took Winners Dog for a point at the Laramie Kennel Club show.
May 31, 2014, Asher took Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a point at the Flat irons Kennel Club Show.
June 1, 2014, Asher took Winners Dog at the Flatirons Kennel Club Show.
June 10, 2014, Asher took first in his puppy sweeps class at the ISCA National Show in Sandusky, Ohio.
Asher's next show will be the ISCC Specialty show in Greeley, CO in mid August.
July 14, 2014, five puppies are placed in new homes. They were ranked on July 11th. We are very fortunate that three boys and three girls ranked as show quality. Three are borderline show quality due to high tails and one boy will make an excellent agility dog.
August 13 and 14, 2014, Asher won Best Puppy both days in the Puppy Sweeps at the ISCC show in Greeley, CO.
August 24, 2014. White Boy also known as Onora Sculptor is the only puppy left available.
September 14, 2014. Asher took Best of Winners beating 5 others at the Bonneville Basin KC show for two more points. Thank you Judge Mr. Houston Clark for this win. Yours truly handling Asher. Yesterday 9/13/14, he went reserve.
October 10, 2014. Asher went Best of Winners in the morning and Afternoon shows at the Las Vegas Irish Setter Club Specialties earning two 4 point majors and his championship all on his 18 month birthday. Thank you judges Mrs. Keke Khan and Mrs. Rita A. Bell for these nice wins.
October 12, 2014. Asher took Select Dog for two points at the Black Mountain KC show in Las Vegas.. Thank you Judge Mr. J. Richardson and Carlos.
November 2, 2014. Asher again went Select for a major and 3 points at the Antelope Valley Kennel Club show in City of Industry Hills. Thanks you Judge Mrs. P. Nykiel and Carlos for handling.
November 9, 2014. Asher went Select for one point at the Canada Del Oro KC show in Tucson AZ. Thanks you Judge Mrs. CG Miller and Carlos for handling.
November 13, 2014. Asher went Best In Specialty Show (BISS) for a 5 point Major win at the Irish Setter Club of Greater Tucson. His biggest win yet. Thank you Judge P. A. Darke for this huge win and special thanks to Carlos for his expert handling.
November 13, 2014 - afternoon. Asher went Select Dog for a major 3 point win at the Irish Setter Club of Arizona's afternoon show in Tucson. Thank you Judge Mrs. C T Murray and again thanks to Carlos.
November 14, 2014. Asher went Select Dog for 2 points at the Tucson KC show. Thank you Judge Mr. S. H. McDonald.
November 15, 2014. Asher went Select Dog again for another 3 point major win at the Tucson KC show. Thank you Judge D J Emslie and always a special thanks to Carlos.
November 17, 2014. Asher went Select Dog for 1 point at the Greater Sierra Vista KC show in Tucson. Thank You Judge Mr. K A Buxton and Carlos for you leading and handling.
December 1, 2014. Asher Went Select Dog at 3 of 4 shows in Yuma for another 3 points. More details on these as they are posted. Two more points and he will be a Grand Champion.
News from 2013
January 4, 2013. Our foster boy Ian has gone to his permanent home with his owner. We parented him for 14 months
and will miss him greatly. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and we know he will never forget us.
Saturday March 16, 2013, Rose is on the road again with Carlos Carrizo.
We met at the Bates Nut Farm In Valley Center, CA. What a beautiful venue for a dog show.
Roses Upcoming shows are:
San Mateo Kennel Club, Thursday and Friday March 21 & 22, 2013 in Vallejo, CA
Oakland Kennel Club, Saturday and Sunday March 23 & 24 in Vallejo, CA
Silver State Kennel Club, Saturday and Sunday March 30 & 31 in Las Vegas, NV Update:
Rose took Best of Breed on Saturday and Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday for a five point and
four point major respectively. Thank you Judges Mr. James G. Reynolds and Mr. Henry J. (Hank) Williams
She now needs just 6 points for her Grand Championship.
Kachina Kennel Club, Friday and Saturday April 5 & 6 in Phoenix, AZ Update:
Rose went Select Bitch Friday for 1 point. Thank you Judge Mrs. Keke Kahn
Arrowhead Kennel Club, Sunday and Monday April 7 & 8 in Phoenix, AZ Update:
Rose went Select Bitch Monday for another point. Thank you judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause
Angeles Canyon Kennel Club, Thursday and Friday April 18 & 19 in City of Industry, CA Update:
Rose went Select Bitch again Thursday for a single Point. Thank You Judge Mr. Lawrence E. Stanbridge
Rose went Best of Breed on Friday for two more points. Way to go Rose and Thank You Judge Mr. William R. Russell
Burbank Kennel Club, Saturday April 20 in City of Industry, CA Update: Awesome!
Rose is now a Grand Champion! She went Best of Breed again Saturday over 10 other Irish Setters in
competition. Another 2 point win for Rose and she is now a new Grand Champion. Thank you
Judge Mr. Alberto Berrios
Lake Mathews Kennel Club, Saturday and Sunday April 27 & 28 in Chino, CA. Update: No wins for Rose.
Rio Hondo Kennel Club May 4 & 5, Cal Poly Pomona, CA. Update: Rose took Best of Breed today over 15 other
Irish Setters. She is on her way home after the show and going into Semi retirement from the show ring. In the future,
we will have fun together in the local shows here in Utah, Idaho and Colorado.
In mid-September I showed Cal at the Bonneville Kennel Club shows. We had a blast. We were there strictly to have fun and make a
majors in dogs. Cal did very well taking second place on Sunday.
October 13, we traveled to Wyoming to pick up ASHER. His registered name is Cairncross The Sting at Onora.
He is such a lovely boy and we love him dearly and he is the best behaved puppy we ever have had.
News from 2012
Rose is currently on the show circuit in California with her handler Carlos Carrizo. Her next shows are:
So. Calif. Sporting Dog Fanciers June 29th, Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach
Kennel Club of Beverly Hills, June 30th Queen mary Events Park, Long beach
Long Beach Kennel Club Jult 1st, Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach
Channel City Kennel Club July 6th, Seaside Park, Ventura
Santa Maria Kennel Club July 7th, Seaside Park, Ventura
Ventura County Kennel Club July 8th, Seaside Park, Ventura
Irish Setter National Specialty July 20, Santa Rosa, CA
Portland Kennel Club, July 21, Portland, OR
Richmond Dog Fancier's, August 4, Dixon, CA - Update! Major Win for Rose
Richmond Dog Fanciers, August 5, Dixon, CA
Reno Kennel Club, August 18, Reno NV - Update! Rose's Second Major Win and she is now a Champion
Cabrillo Kennel Club, September 1, Bates Nut Farm (near Escondido CA) - Update, Rose took Select Bitch and her first point towards Grand Championship
Cabrillo Kennel Club, September 2, Bates Nut Farm - Update! Rose took Select Bitch and another point
Redwood Empire Kennel Club, September 8, Petaluma, CA
Redwood Empire Kennel Club, September 9, Petaluma, CA
Bonneville Basin Kennel Club, September 15, Farmington, UT - Update! Rose took Best of Breed and a major 5 point win toward her Grand Championship
Bonneville Basin Kennel Club, September 16, Farmington, UT - Update! Rose took Select Bitch for her second major & a 3 point win toward Grand Championship
September 18, 2012. Rose is home for a well deserved rest