ANDREW H. BEGG BSc
1944 - 20th November 2016
We are so sorry to hear the sad news that Andrew passed away on Sunday 20th November. Our sincere condolences to Susan and all the family, who are in our thoughts. Andrew was a committee member of our club for many years and also our Chairman for seven years.
Obituary from Martin Russell
I regret that Andrew passed away after a long illness during the evening of 20th November. Andrew Hay Begg BSc was born in 1944 of Glaswegian parents in Oban and lived his early years in Cornwall. His family moved to Southampton when Andy was 9 years old and he was then educated at Taunton Grammar School. He was a keen footballer playing for Southampton F.C. Youth Teams as a goalkeeper. He remained a keen football supporter all his life.
After leaving school he joined the Ordnance Survey and while working there he obtained his two degrees. It was at this time that he first met Angela who he subsequently married. They had one son Alistair.
Their interest in Irish Setters started in the 1970’s and Andrew very shortly became a regular Ring Steward and at times he gave training classes to other potential Stewards. However, he also showed Irish Setters and more laterally his most successful was Show Champion and South African Show Champion “Kirkavagh Kandy” and her daughter South African Show Champion “Muharraq Overberg”.
During the 1990’s he became Chairman of The South of England Irish Setter Club and Romsey Canine Society. He gained status as a Championship Show Judge and awarded tickets on several occasions. He was a member of The Kennel Club.
After Angela’s death in 1998, he met Susan Morriss in the following year. Together they moved to South Africa where they continued showing before they returned to the United Kingdom in 2012 when they married on September 14th. Sadly shortly afterwards Andrew was diagnosed with cancer and his long struggle began, which has now sadly ended.
There will not be a Funeral, though there will be a Private Cremation and in the New Year a Memoriam Service will be held at St Swithuns Church, Crampmoor, Romsey, Hampshire. Details will be announced when known.
Those wishing to make a donation in Andrew's memory should send it to Cancer Research.
KC LICENSED COMPANION SHOW
Sunday 9th October 2016
To mark our RUBY ANNIVERSARY
At Alderholt Village Hall near Ringwood
In aid of The Dogs Trust and The Irish Setter Rescue Group Charitable Trust.
Sue Clifford Writes:
We were very lucky with the weather, which allowed us to have the judging outside. Pat and Anne worked so hard in the kitchen all day, Jacquie was a first class steward, Meg dealt with the entries and door, Jean Meekings did a great job with the raffle and Jean and Jon Lippett took pictures and Robert helped with setting up and working out the combination for the gate padlock without which we might not have held the show at all! Thank you especially to Martin, who arrived looking resplendent, wearing his Irish Setter tie, and did a great job judging, putting exhibitors at their ease.
Finally, a big thank you to our sponsors, particularly Christchurch Pet Supplies who supplied the goody bags, and all who sponsored rosettes and gave raffle prizes. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and several Irish Setter enthusiasts turned up to say hello and show their support. We received lots of compliments and there was a great atmosphere. Although the attendance wasn't great, we have made sufficient profit to be able to send a respectable sum to each of the charities. The hall is excellent with the grassy area outside ideal for a ring and there is ample parking space, providing potential for similar future events.
Thanks again to all involved.
Meg Webb Writes:
Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed to such a successful day at the companion show. You all must have worked very hard in getting so well organised and getting the sponsorship. We were very lucky with the weather and what a lovely venue. Several exhibitors spoke to me and said how much they had enjoyed the day and what a friendly crowd we were. It was also lovely to see several setter folk supporting us. Everyone was very generous and we had a number of donations.
Michelle Webster Writes:
So pleased to hear that the Companion Show was a great success, you all must have worked extremely hard. I unfortunately could not be there as I had a judging appointment in Scotland. Although I wasn't there in body I was with you all in spirit.
Many thanks to Jean & Jon Lippett for the wonderful photos.
RUBY ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
SEISC CELEBRATES ITS RUBY ANNIVERSARY IN 2016
OPEN SHOW at Worplesdon 22nd May 2016
CHANGES TO MICROCHIPPING LAW
Compulsory Microchipping Law with effect from April 2016
All dog owners have until April 2016 to microchip all dogs.
After 6 April 2016, in England and Wales, it will be compulsory law to microchip all dogs before they are 8 weeks old.
It will be illegal to sell a puppy which is not microchipped and part of a registered database.
The breeder must always be the first recorded keeper of the puppies.
All relative documents, including microchip details, must be passed to the purchaser.
This print now available for £10.00 & p&p
Cen be delivered free to any major show
Please contact me for details - Wendy King - firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1999 we commissioned the artist Amanda Baker to produce a Limited Edition print of the four Irish Setter Crufts Best in Show Winners, this was duly completed and at Crufts 2000 a presentation was made to the Owners and Breeders of the four Champions, a copy was also presented to the Kennel Club. We still have some prints available at a cost of £10.00. and can be purchased from:
Wendy King 01980-629207 Mob: 07834-515899 E-mail: email@example.com
Post: Wendy King, Brookfield Cottage, 29 Cholderton, Salisbury, Wilts., SP4 0DL
Below is a photograph of the Print.
Top Sh Ch Astley's Portia of Rua
Left Sh Ch Caspians Intrepid
Right Sh Ch Starchelle Chicago Bear
Bottom Sh Ch Danaway Debonair
South of England Irish Setter Club Championship Show
Kenel Club Building Stoneleigh
Judges Miss L J Coleman (Dogs) & Ms M Savage (Bitches)
BEST IN SHOW & DOG CC
AOIBHEANNE'S QUITE THE REBEL BY BALBRIGGAN
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW & BITCH CC
SH CH & IR SH CH GWENDARIFF FIZZY POP JW
SANGARAH SKYLINE OVER LYNWOOD (IMP HUN)
SH CH BARDONHILL SINGING SKIES OVER ANLORY JW
More results and photographs here
South of England Irish Setter Open Show
31st May 2015
Judge Mrs P Pike (Redclyst/Glenury)
Congratulations to all our competitors and committee
who helped make it such an enjoyable day
BEST IN SHOW
Polmennor Funtime owned by Miss J Peters
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Thendara Jocasta owned by Miss T Gardner
Teramour Going For Gold owned by Mr PA & Mrs JM Rodda
Glenara Never Can Tell owned by Mrs K Hall
Full results and more pictures available on our results page
Irish Setter Tea Towel available for purchase through SEISC.
£4.00 each or 3 for £10.00 Please e-mail me Wendy King firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or speak to any committee member.
All profits to the Bloat Research.
Irish Setter Health Survey by ISCA & the ISCA Foundation
This survey is open to all Irish Setters not just those with American Breeding. Further details can be found at http://www.offa.org/surveys/survey_irishsetter.html
Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs
Statement on the control of the rcd4 mutation in Irish Setters
The Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs (JISBC) have drawn up the following guidelines for the control of the recently discovered rcd4 mutation which causes Late Onset Progressive Retinal Atrophy (LOPRA) in Irish Setters. Whilst it should be stressed that clinical signs of LOPRA usually appear after the age of 9 years, the JISBC still believe it to be a welfare issue, although it is noted that many dogs can cope with blindness.
Data from the Animal Health Trust so far suggest the prevalence of carriers of the rcd4 mutation (i.e. heterozygotes) in the breed is about 42% and therefore the proposed guidelines are considered appropriate at this time. The JISBC recognises the need to maintain genetic diversity within the breed and does not yet recommend a complete ban on breeding using carrier or affected dogs.
However, the principle of these guidelines is that no dogs should be produced that will develop PRA and become blind, and therefore all members of the JISBC agree that:
1. All caring and responsible breeders will test their stock before planning a mating.
· Any rumour and supposition about a dog’s genetic status should be ignored; DNA-testing should be undertaken.
· As DNA-testing is now available, ‘hereditarily clear’ dogs will be produced. However such dogs should still be tested before being used for breeding because of the potential difficulty in proving parentage.
· If the rcd4 status of any stud dog, or its semen, is unknown then the bitch to be mated must be tested and found CLEAR.
2. AFFECTED dogs (i.e. homozygous for the rcd4 mutation) should never be mated with other AFFECTED dogs as all progeny will be AFFECTED.
Thus the following are recommendations about potential matings that the JISBC consider acceptable at this time:
· CLEAR x CLEAR matings are encouraged.
· CLEAR x CARRIER* matings: progeny will, on average, be CLEAR (50%) or CARRIERS (50%) and should be DNA‑tested before breeding.
· CLEAR x AFFECTED* matings: all progeny will be CARRIERS.
* It is recommended that any use of AFFECTED and CARRIER stud-dogs is given serious, cautious consideration by both stud-dog owners and breeders before planninga mating.
Purchasers of any dogs produced by CLEAR x CARRIER and CLEAR x AFFECTED matings should be advised that these dogs will not develop PRA rcd-4, but should not be used for breeding unless tested.
All breeders should note that AFFECTED x CARRIER or CARRIER x CARRIER matings may produce some AFFECTED dogs.
a. CARRIER x CARRIER matings will produce, on average, 25% AFFECTED progeny.
b. AFFECTED x CARRIER matings will produce, on average, 50% AFFECTED progeny.
Purchasers of any dogs produced by such matings should be advised that some of these dogs may develop PRA rcd-4 and should not be used for breeding unless DNA-tested.
The JISBC will continue to monitor the prevalence of the rcd4 mutation within the breed. However it is aware that a further PRA mutation that causes blindness at an earlier age (so-called mid-onset PRA) may be present in the breed but has yet to be confirmed and characterised genetically. Thus control measures for rcd4 may need to be modified if this new form of PRA is prevalent, as the earlier onset of blindness clearly has an even greater welfare implication.
Signed on behalf of the following breed clubs, which endorse and support these recommendations
· Belfast & District Irish Setter Club
· The Irish Setter Association England
· The Irish Setter Breeders Club
· The Irish Setter Club of Scotland
· The Irish Setter Club of Wales
· The Midlands Irish Setter Society
· North-East of England Irish Setter Club
· The South of England Irish Setter Club
Professor EJ Hall
Chairman, Irish Setter Breed Clubs Health Coordinator Group
29 February 2012
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PRA RCD4 TESTING FROM THE AHT
Please follow the link below
SEISC PRA RCD4 list updated September 2012
PRA RCD4 Kennel Club lists updated 1st of the month.
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