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RYNO
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IRWS

Post by RYNO » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:28 pm

Hey all, I'd like to know your opinions and experiences with the IRWS. I'm not a field trialer, so a real big running dog is not real important to me. As I understand they are a closer working/ranging dog. The breeder I've been working with is not looking to put out show dogs but rather establish good health and hunting lines with dogs going to hunting owners. I'm just kinda trying to make the decision of what breed to get, thought I wanted a ES or maybe a red setter or maybe another britt... Just know I'm getting ready for another pup! TIA

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Re: IRWS

Post by DogNewbie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:46 am

I love the look of IRWS. Don't know much about them though. I think there's a pretty reputable breeder of hunting lines in Duluth, MN.

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Re: IRWS

Post by DonF » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:28 am

I have never seen one. But i saw several Red Setters last spring and was really impressed!
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Re: IRWS

Post by KwikIrish » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:08 am

I've heard they mature quicker than Irish. Not something I would complain about :)
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Re: IRWS

Post by DogNewbie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:53 am

Here's the breeder I was talking about. I don't know much about them or the dogs, but have heard that they hunt well...take that info with a grain of salt. Pretty dogs though. I think they are imported lines as well. Not saying that makes them better, but I think the Irish lines are very field oriented.

http://www.odobhailien.com/index.shtml

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Re: IRWS

Post by Steve007 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:20 pm

You're in Nebraska, dognewbies' referral is in Minnesota. It's bird season and it's not that far. I've driven further to see a dog. Take a weekend, drive up and watch them hunt. Or see if the breeder has a dog he bred closer to you whose owner would invite you along as observer.

It is possible that close up European breeding is not appropriate to US hunting conditions in Nebraska. Go watch and see what you think.

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Re: IRWS

Post by AtTheMurph » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:55 pm

One of the guys at my club has a red and white. He loves it and it's a fine hunting dog too.

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Re: IRWS

Post by RYNO » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:47 pm

Just thought I'd give this a bump. I've recieved a few pm's and any more are sure welcome. I met with a couple owners of IRWS earlier in the year, but couldn't get out in a field then. I'm hoping to hear back from one of them soon to see his girl in the field.

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Re: IRWS

Post by dan v » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:49 pm

I've judged a few at AKC HT's...I believe them to be below average in every HT category.
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