CH Machias Forged In Fire "Aidan"


Aiden, young showmanship photo.

OFA Excellent

Bred by Deborah McNay of Machias Setters in Snohomish WA, Aidan was a delightful and refreshing boy that earned his AKC Bench Championship title, in addition to proving himself as a class hunting companion and field dog. He was ranked in the top 5 IRWS in the nation!

The Irish Red and White Setter is believed to be the foundation dog behind the red Irish Setter. The breed is very old, yet very young here in the United States with less then 500 dogs registered. Classed as a hard working bird dog, with a big ground covering gait and great endurance, these laid back Setters have all the ingredients to hunt all day long.

We are VERY excited now that the Irish Red and White Setter is scheduled for acceptance into the AKC SPORTING dog group, January 1, 2009!

We were very honored to be sharing Aidan and his journey ahead with Kristyn McCartney of Triumphant Kennels in New Hampshire. Aidan had a wonderful adventure in 2009 as a show dog. He finished his CH title easily by June and then he and handler Kristyn went on to get themselves ranked in the TOP 5 IRWS in the Nation, earning them an INVITATION to Westminster Kennel Club's 2010 show in New York City. AIdan's final run as a show dog was on Feb 16, 2010 when he competed for the Best Of Breed honors at the Garden. He then permanently retired to the field to chase his Field Champion and Dual Champion titles.



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