Erinshire Irish Setters
New update below:
Planning Litter in the fall of 2017 …we are planning a breeding of Scarlett this fall and will post as soon as we can confirm that puppies will be available. Just to note, that if we don’t have a puppy available please contact us via email and it is possible that we may be able to recommend you to a breeder that we trust and refer you to find your puppy.
new photo’s of puppy from the breeding of Catie and Eliott
Introducing Erinshire’s The One and the Only
Shannon Lauren (6 weeks)
Born June 16, 2017 weight 17 oz.
Litter 2017 Catie and Eliott
Spring 2017…..We have a planned litter in spring 2017, Catie to our Eliott. She is a daughter out of “Robert” BIS, BISS, Am. & Can. GGCH Captiva’s Turning Heads and her mother was from the Forever Litter in 2010, our girl “Scarlett” Am. Ch. Erinshire’s Forever Stars Will Shine. There are pictures below of both Robert and Scarlett.
Update: the breeding of Catie and Eliott was earlier than we expected. Catie came into season on April 1st, not late May as we expected. We bred her in April via an artificial insemination procedure on 2 different dates…..and on June 16th, we have one puppy from that breeding …..we saw that there were potentially 3 possible puppies at the ultra sound…..back in May……but on x ray on June 6th there was just a single puppy present…..and growing very large…..the puppy was delivered by the vet at North Kingstown Animal Hsp. in Rhode Island (been my Vet for 23 yrs) on Friday June 16th and weighted 17oz……too large to whelp and the c-section was planned. as soon as we saw her temperature drop that indicated that her labor was 24 hrs. All is going well, Catie has taken to motherhood well …not initially ……but she came home and the whelping room temp is 87 degrees as I type this …she and the puppy are in my office….in a whelping box for “one”…and I am in shorts……..the puppy can not regulate it’s body temp for at least 3 weeks …..that is why the room has to be so warm……So far we think we are going to Reg. her with the AKC as Erinshire’s The One and The Only………as for a call name ….we have not decided or should I say we have not agreed yet……but I think we are going to keep her for ourselves…………..WE are SORRY ……..but she is something we have waited for ……..along time….an Eliott daughter…..a Robert Grand-daughter……….she could be the best of both pedigrees….. we will be breeding her someday……she is already showing her attitude…..and strength…..It is not easy to raise a single puppy…….because she does not have the advantages to socialize with litter mates or snuggle with them……and Catie has only one to attend to…….a little obsessive at times……so we keep eyes on her constantly with intercoms in the whelping room, to monitor both…..this is Catie’s first breeding and she is new at all of this and need to be reassured ……..so ……..I really wished this breeding had produced a dozen………maybe next time…….we will definitely repeat this breeding in a year or so…………meanwhile we are planning to breed Scarlett back to Robert or one of Jill’s amazing Captiva’s boys ….again as so as she comes into season……Thanks for your interest and staying with us…………I really hope to be able to provide you with a puppy in the future, but as I say this ……I know how disappointing this can be to not get the puppy “right now” but the best planned litters are worth the wait……..So please remember I am a breeder that only wants to produce the best quality and healthy puppies for you and your family, and breeding puppies is never an exact science or timed as we would like so we will continue along this journey as long as it is a fit for our breeding program at the time, to only produce the best quality of puppies. Thank you for your continued interest in our Irish Setters…..
Please read below pictures for details about our philosophy of raising puppies and what you can expect from us, when considering one of our puppies for your family. The “Puppy Application” is on another tab on this web site….proceed there if you feel we are the breeder for you. Please keep in touch with us for updates on litters.
Erinshire Irish Setters
Philosophy and Care of our Puppies:
We are a small kennel and produce puppies usually because we want a new puppy for ourselves. Now that we have a wonderful kennel facility, that provides all the necessary tools and space to raise Irish Setters, we look forward to breeding a litter of puppies once or twice a year. This of course depends when and how often we can provide the quality of care and time it takes to raise a litter. From breeding the female to puppies whelped is usually 9 weeks (63-65 days) and then we keep the puppies with us until they are at least 9-10 weeks, that’s about 4 1/2 months of care of the mother and her litter, 24 hrs. 7 days a week, as the litter gets older, the mother does less and the humans do more. The “Forever” litter had 12 puppies, that was a very busy time. It is a serious commitment to take care of newborn puppies and sometimes heart-breaking, if we lose even a still born. But, the rewards do come through when you place a puppy in their new home and you see the joy it gives the new family, it is worth all the work. All our the puppies are seen by a vet starting at about 6 weeks, and follow-up visits as vaccinations begin and eventually each puppy is microchipped and has a health certificate from our vet before leaving our kennel. Erinshire Irish Setter pays for the microchips and the American Kennel Club registration for all our puppies, once their forever homes are decided, paperwork is provided when the puppy is delivered to the owners.
Past Litters at Erinshire Irish Setters
May 26th 2014 The Always Litter
Scarlett and Robert produced a litter of 8 puppies …3 girls and 5 boys. Born on Memorial Day, they were called the “Always Litter”
Once again we kept a male and a female, Connor and Catie. All the other puppies are placed. Connor and Catie, stayed. They have their own page for details on their show plans and future litters.
2010 The Forever Litter
In 2010 on Easter Sunday, April 04th, a litter was born from the breeding of CH. Piperbrook’s Forever A Star ” Reagan” and Orchard Farm Lace to Erinshire “Erin”. There were 6 males and 6 females in the “Forever Litter” and we kept Eliott and Scarlett from that litter. Pictures of Reagan on the left and Erin on the right, litter pictures below.