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Irish Setters

Dogs in our current breeding/showing program:    
     
Males   Females:
Santera Kyran's Charmer   Santera Summer Evening
Santera Charmed Kade    
     
     
     
     
Dogs that are retired or from our history:    
     
Males   Females:
AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tristan Troubadour   Wilson Farm Scarlet Tirvelda CD OFA
AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tamberluck, CD   Wilson Farm Santera Hope
AM. CAN. CH. Santera Bold Lightning   Santera Hope Diamond
Santera Beau of Brooklea   Santera Limerick Lane Sally
AM. CAN. CH. Santera Sterling Saber   Santera Starpoint Royal Sass
CAN. CH. Santera Diamond O'Dugan   Santera Melodic Promise
AM. CAN. CH. Santera Touch of Sage   Ballymera's Whisperin' Wind 12 points, one major to finish championship.
Santera Earl of Keenan - Pointed   CAN. CH. Santera Southern Sashay
AM. CAN. CH. Santera Silver Saxon   Santera Silver Sileen
Santera Irish Spree - 12 points, needs one major to finish championship.   Santera Charmin's Kismet - 14 points, needs one major to finish championship.
    AM. CH. Santera Dream Maker
    Santera Starlit Design
    Santera Evening Star

 

Santera Summer Evening

Santera Summer Evening - Summer is a sweet young girl who is about the size of her mother.  She appears that she will have a nice coat when she matures.  She is a sound mover with good front and rear movement and an elegant girl like her mother. 

   

Santera Charmed Kade

Santera Charmed Kade - Kade is a littermate of Kyran. Both Kyran and Kade are 18 months younger than Vegas and Evie but from the same breeding of Keenan and Kismet.  Kade is much like his older sister, Evie, with a lot of elegance.  Kyran is more like Vegas and more of an older style of Irish with a little shorter body and a little more head. Kade is a little slower maturing than Kyran who has already bodied up.  Kade still needs another 6 months or so.  
   

Santera Kyran’s Charmer

Santera Kyran’s Charmer -  Kyran is a full little brother to both Evie and Vegas.  He shows promise and attitude. Born in September 2007 he still needs training .   Hopefully, we will enroll him in a class in the fall of 2008.  He reminds us much of Saber, AM. CAN. CH. Santera Sterling Saber, as puppy with the older style of Irish Setter showing through.

   

Santera Evening Star

Santera Evening Star - Evie, is the lovely daughter of our Keenan and Kismet. We also have her sister , Vegas, here.
   

Santera Starlit Design

Santera Starlit DesignVegas is the call name we call Santera Starlit Design. We felt that the nights in Las Vegas were surely making designs in the sky at night. This entire litter had the word "Star' in their registered name as this was an important breeding for us.  Right after we had done this breeding I saw a falling star and my wish was that Kismet would be pregnant. Soon after we got the good news; thus, all the pups were named with "Star" as part of their registered name.  Vegas was shown as a puppy in Canada and did well at their Specialty. She has not been shown since as I can't really show my setters any more. Vegas is only one of the two girls I have here left at Santera to breed.  She is very much like her younger brother, Kyran, as they both remind us of the old Wilson Farm dogs we saw many years ago.  She has a nice personality and is a very sound girl with lovely head planes and nice movement. She is OFA good and genetically clear of PRA.
   

Santera Earl of Keenan

Santera Earl of Keenan, Keenan to us, is a son of AM. CAN. CH. Santera Touch of Sage and Santera Silver Sileen. He is a gentle boy, but a big boy like his sire and great grandsire, AM. CAN. CH. Santera Bold Lightning.
   

AM. CAN. CH. Santera
Silver Saxon

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Silver Saxon - Saxon is a very sound boy who resembles the old Wilson Farm males. His dam, McBoscage Marcella, was leased from Bill and Karen Kimmel to breed to Saber. The old blood-lines were disappearing so we wanted to try to save them before they were gone. He has the beautiful dark coat, a great temperament, and excellent bone. He was bred to Santera Charmin' Kismet and produced 11 puppies.
   

Santera Irish Spree

Santera Irish Spree - better known to us as Spree, is a very balanced boy. He accumulated some very nice wins in only 4 shows as a puppy: Best Puppy at the Ohio Specialty, first in 9-12 month class at the Canadian Irish Setter National, and first in Ottawa All Setter Specialty 9-12 month class. We then pulled him and did not bring him out till he was almost three years old. Now at four years, he has 12 points including one major.
   

Santera Charmin's Kismet

Santera Charmin's Kismet - Kismet is one of the last females we have here at Santera to breed since our girls are all getting older. She is a very sound female but on the small side. She has a lovely head and body and loves to move. She had a litter with our AM. CAN. CH. Santera Touch of Sage. Finally, when she was almost four we brought her out into the show ring. She took Reserve at the Irish Setter Club of Canada's National. Then she proceeded to quickly pick up 8 points in the states in very limited showing.

   

Wilson Farm Scarlet Tirvelda CD OFA

The beginning, Wilson Farm Scarlet Tirvelda, CD (pointed) - Scarlet was the dam of two of our best known Irish - AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tristan Troubadour and AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tamberluck, CD. She loved to find the birds in the fields and loved to be with us no matter where we were. She lived to be 15 years old (1970-1985).
   

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tristan Troubadour

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tristan Troubadour - Tristan got to meet some of the best known breeder judges of his time. He took first out of a class of 22 in 6-9 puppy dog class at the Eastern Specialty under Val Gonsor. At Potomac Irish Setter Specialty Lucy Jane Myers (Draherin) put him up for Best of Breed over Specials. Roy Jermone gave him Winners at the Eastern Specialty. He was only used at stud a few times before we discovered he was a carrier of PRA. He still sired 5 champions.
   

BIS AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tamberluck CD

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Tamberluck, CD - Of the 2 brothers, Tamber was the showman. Although smaller than Tristan, he never put a foot in the wrong place. He was a Multi-Specialty Winner and won BEST in SHOW in both Canada and the U.S. breeder/owner/handled. He was never really campaigned. The most he was ever shown was 17 times in one year. He was test bred for PRA and cleared his test breeding. He produced 15 champions in limited breeding.
   

Wilson Farm Santera Hope

Wilson Farm Santera Hope (9 points) - Hope was a beautiful dark female from Tristan's last litter. At 6 months she took Reserve at the CT Specialty. We stopped showing her at 18 months to test breed her since both her parents were carriers. Thank goodness she lived up to her name. She was the hope that we could save something from her sire. She certainly fulfilled that dream.
   

Santera Hope Diamond

Santera Hope Diamond (Best in Sweeps Winner) - Diamond was the daughter we kept out of the breeding of Tamber and Hope. She was a lovely female but a little on the small size. She produced 3 champions when bred to our AM. CAN. CH. Santera Bold Lightning.
   

Santera Limerick Lane Sally

Santera Limerick Lane Sally - Sally, a sister to Diamond that we had sold as a young pup, returned here at 4 years because they felt she was not animated enough to show in the show ring. We did get her out and got nice wins under breeder/judges Bill Brooks and Ted Eldredge but due to her age decided to breed her.
   

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Bold Lightning

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Bold Lightning - Lightning was the grandson of Tristan and Tamber. His sire AM. CAN. CH. Cabara's Brandy Gentleman, was a Tristan son who went back to the old Wilson Farm line. His dam, a Tamber daughter, added a little more of the old Tirvelda line. He was a large boy who weighed about 85 pounds. He finished his championship going BOS from the classes at the Irish Setter Club of Houston Specialty. He was only used in limited breeding and produced 5 champions.
   

Santera Starpoint Royal Sass

Santera Starpoint Royal Sass - Sassy was also sold on a co-ownership but returned here due to personal reasons of her co-owner. She was only shown sparingly although she had 3 littermates complete their championship. She produced 2 champions herself.
   

Santera Melodic Promise

Santera Melodic Promise (pointed) - Melody was the last Lightning daughter we had here to breed. She produced some offspring that are still being shown today. She has had offspring do well in both obedience and conformation. At this time 2 of her offspring out of AM. CH. Tapestry's Royal Hue are finished in Canada and nearly finished in the states. Of all the Lightning daughters she was the most like her sire.
   

Santera Beau of Brooklea

Santera Beau of Brooklea (12 points) - Beau was sold to a family as show potential as a puppy. The family decided they no wanted to show Irish Setters so Beau came home. We showed him and got 12 points on him before we decided to show his son, Saber. He sired 2 champions from Sassy. He was only bred to a few of our girls.
   

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Sterling Saber

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Sterling Saber - Saber was the male we kept out of Sassy. He is a result of a line breeding back to Sally and Diamond. He was only been bred to our bitches except for one exception. He threw a lot of himself in his offspring. He sired 2 American champions (AM. CAN. CH. Santera Limited Edition and AM. CAN. CH. Santera Silver Saxon and one Canadian champion, CAN. CH. Santera Diamond O'Dugan. We lost Saber right after his 12th birthday. He was always a perfect gentleman and one of the best natured setters we have ever bred. He will be missed.
   

Ballymera's Whisperin' Wind

Ballymera's Whisperin' Breeze (14 points - one major) - Mariah was the first setter I had purchased in over 20 years. I decided I wanted a female to breed to Saber and had been impressed by the offspring of her sire. In the litter out of Saber there is one AM. CAN. Champion (AM. CAN. CH. Santera Limited Edition) and one CAN. CH. Santera Diamond O'Dugan. Several others in the litter were pointed but not finished. In Mariah's second litter out of Saber's son, AM. CAN. CH. Santera Silver Saxon, we kept a male, Santera Irish Spree, and a female, Santera Charmin's Kismet. Mariah lived to be 14 years and 3 months when we lost her.

 

   

CAN. CH. Santera Southern Sashay
(14 pts)

 

CAN. CH. Santera Southern Sashay (14 points) - Shea finished her Canadian Championship in 3 shows. She was a flashy mover with a great showman attitude. She went WB at the Irish Setter Club of Milwaukee in 7/00. She suffered an injury in the fall of '00 so may never be able to finish but what a lovely girl.
   

CAN. CH. Santera Diamond O'Dugan

CAN. CH. Santera Diamond O'Dugan - Dugan, a son of Saber and Mariah, is a very balanced sound boy. He was shown very little as a young dog since we were busy showing Sage and Saxon. We finally took him out at three on a very limited basis where he picked up a Reserve and a 3 point major. Since we could not use him in our breeding program due to the close breeding to our girls, we let him go to a home in Canada where he finished his Canadian Championship and sired a nice litter for them. He is OFA Good and genetically clear of PRA.
   

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Touch of Sage

AM. CAN. CH. Santera Touch of Sage - Sage is a lovely big elegant male who reminds me a lot of his grandfather, Lightning. He has the temperament we love to see here . He has been bred to Santera Silver Sileen, which produced Santera Dream Maker, and just recently bred to Santera Charmin' Kismet, a Mariah/Saxon daughter.
   

Santera Silver Sileen

Santera Silver Sileen - Sileen is the sister to Saxon. She is a very sound female but true to the old Wilson Farm bloodlines she is very slow to mature. She was bred to Sage so she has one litter that will soon be a year old. As a young female she did take BEST OPPOSITE IN SWEEPS to her brother, Saxon. Her daughter out of Sage - Santera Dream Maker - is pointed and has done well in the breed ring.
   

AM. CH. Santera Dream Maker

AM. CH. Santera Dream Maker - Sally is a lovely daughter of AM. CAN. CH. Santera Touch of Sage and Santera Silver Sileen. She now has 12 pts. (one major) . She is OFA Good and genetically clear of PRA as all our dogs are. She is the full sister to our Santera Earl of Keenan.
   
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