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Kelli Aitken of Quantonas Irish Setters is the youngest, and one of the few women who is actively breeding and competing in AKC and American Field horseback field trials with field style Irish Setters. Kelli shares her story of how she got started in Irish Setters and where she is now. She also breaks down the breed characteristics and what you should know before adding an Irish Setter to your family.

The Bird Dog Babe Podcast is Presented By:

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Boss Shotshell

5:44 Meet Kelli Aitken

9:35 First Irish Setter at 16 yrs old

12:00 Getting started in field trials

18:00 Irish Setter Trend

18:55 Maintaining show champion and field champion lines

20:10 Dual Champion Irish Setters

23:00 Dabbling in other venues

24:00 Irish Setters in NAVHDA

27:00 Difference between Irish Red&White, Red Setters, and Irish Setters

34:36 Size, male vs female, show vs field

37:10 Demand for Irish Setter puppies

39:30 Breed characteristics:

39:40 Fast or slow maturing?

41:35 Natural Ability, innate pointing

44:45 Competing in all breed field trials

45:50 Temperament

49:45 Kennel dogs or house dogs

51:10 Advice when looking for an Irish Setter

52:00 Health concerns with the Irish Setter

55:25 Ideal Irish Setter owner

1:00:10 Type of person not ideal owner for an Irish Setter

1:01:40 Average cost for a puppy

1:04:00 Coat maintenance

1:06:35 Heat tolerance

1:08:02 Conditioning

1:12:10 Give field trials a try

1:16:10 Kelli’s run of success

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Learn more about Irish Setters

Irish Setter Club of America

National Red Setter Field Trial Club

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