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My Name is Joan Fiser and I share my life and home with 4 Irish Setters; Dewey, Drummer, Diddle and Marley. I have been in the Irish Setter world since 1970. My first dog, Sparky, I bought for $50. How the times have changed. I have shared my life with 17 setters, 11 of them have been rescues.
Since being in setters, I have been involved with rescue. Not only with our club ,Golden Triangle Irish Setter, but also with our parent club, Irish Setter Club of America. I’ve been with them since 1999. I was a founding member of Rainbow Animal Refuge and board member. I also was a founding member of the Butler Dog Training Association and a board member. I have been a board member with Butler County Humane Society, and active with that association. All of these places are still going strong. I love to adopt the old gray faces of these Irish setters. I'm sorry to say we will always have the need for rescue.
I'm happy to say that I'm retired now after 31 years of working shifts at INDSPEC Chemical Corp. While working, I also open Pet Wellness and Training Center. We sold all natural dog and cat food & made our own dog treats. We taught dog obedience and had all breed dog grooming. Lisa Edwards, who is also a member of our club, was the groomer and help to teach the puppy classes. Both Lisa and I are CGC evaluators. I trained my Dewey…Int'l and Grand Ch. Kenobi Just Do It RN, CGC, TT, TDI for his Rally Title and Lisa showed him for me. Dewey was the first Irish Setter to earn the first Rally Novice title in 2005. This was first time AKC offered the title. When I talked to the parent club about this, they said every dog that day was the first. If you go to Lisa's page you can see a picture of them. Thank You Lisa….. I also want to thank Coleen McGee who is also in our club. Coleen has been my handler in the show ring since forever…. She put the Championship on my very first show dog. Ch. Kenobi Grand Rendition CGC TT TDI. I would also like to thank the Lee's, Joe and Gerry of Kenobi Kennel, for selling me Harry and Dewey. Then, thanks to them, I leased a bitch from them and used Dewey. The first litter of Redheart Kennel was born. July 23, 2009. This is how I got Diddle, CH.Redheart Kenobi Over The Moon CGC TT .
Marley is my latest rescue, that has been with me for about a year. Drummer is Int’l CH Ballymera Glory Days of March, CGC TT. Thanks to having setters in my life I have had the pleasure of meeting so many fine people.
“Drummer” was born May 6th 2008, in New York and came eto me in June 2008. He is such a sweet and loving boy. His Sire is CH Red Hat’s Deja Blue, “Son” and dam is CH Ballymeras Walkin’ On Water, “Glorianna”. As the owner of “Glory”, and I decided to co -own “Drummer” with Coleen. On the evening of July 3rd, 2008 , I met Coleen and Deb Lawrence at a Park and Ride in Evans City. They were on their way to a show in New York and delivering Drummer's brothers to their new homes. So, it was Drummer and I going home to meet his new family. He snuggled down into the seat and slept until I pulled into my vet’s parking lot. I woke him up and took him in. As they all made a fuss over him, he snuggled each and everyone. It was then back into the van and we headed home. I pulled into the driveway and once again, had to wake the little guy up. After taking care of business, I picked him up and carried him to the door. Dewey, Skye, Harry and Chauncy all waited their turns to sniff him. So onto the floor he went to meet his new brothers and sister. All went well. Drummer went right over to the raised food pans and stood up on his rear legs to look into the bowls. With that out of the way he went to nose to nose to let the others know him. It has been now 14 months I could have not asked for a better pup. Drummer loves to be dirty. Pig Pen is his nickname. If he can get dirty, he will. If he brings in a stick and makes a mess, I always tell Coleen that's her half. Drummer is such a little love bug.
Drummer has had quite an amazing show career. He goes to shows occasionally and has acquired some exciting wins and placements. He was majored pointed at 8 months old and his first weekend out. His second 3 point major came six weeks later at his third weekend out. At these shows, he was also Best Puppy and Best Bred by and RWD to the major. Since January 2009, he has 2 Best Puppy, 2 Best Bred-by, won his puppy classes 8 times and Bred by 14 times, RWD 8 times, was WD for 2 points and has rounded things out with a 5 Point Specialty major from the ISCO, all by the time he was 14 months old and over an 8 month period of time. Drummer has done both of his “moms” proud. Drummer continues to win his Bred by class and has another Best Bred by win. His latest is at the Irish Setter Club of Michigan Specialty on September 20, 2009.
It will be fun watching him mature and after his Championship I hope to get him into obedience. Please keep watching our web site here at Golden Triangle. I'll have updates and pictures of Drummer. Drummer finished his championship in less than 10 months, before the age of 19 months. He was shown mostly in Bred-by, handled by Coleen, and with 4 majors, which included a 5 point specialty major at the ISCO show. He is now waiting to grow up and quite happy playing in the mud!