Aislingcudo Gang - 2004
Aislingcudo Gang - 13 years later!
Our kennel name, Aislingcudo, literally means in the vision of Cuddy and Doherty. From the Gaelic - the translation of aisling is vision or dream. A vision is of course something one aspires to – it is a goal - it is something that one always seeks to attain - the journey is ongoing “miles to go before we sleep”. Maureen Cuddy and Canon Patrick Doherty (heirs to Noble Huston’s great heritage) worked tirelessly for decades circa the 1970s. Both are now over the “Rainbow Bridge” but their vision lives on in all those who continue to promote the breed worldwide. Síochán – ar dheis lámh Dhé an dís acu.
We had the cherished opportunity of showing
Bran to Ann and Allan Gormley (Meudon) when they judged at a US Irish Red
and White Setter Specialty in mid 1995 prior to AKC breed recognition.
In North America we have also shown to Muriel Iles (Glennessa), Pat
Brigden (Autumnwood), Tom Cramer (Past President of the Irish Kennel
Club), Jackie Bayne (Corranroo), Eileen Walker (Wroxham), Jackie Howatson
(Vanders), Ann Millington (Coppermoor), Mary Sherratt (Charnborough) and
to a host of renowned North American judges including the late lamented
beloved Anne Rogers Clark. We have visited England many times, attended
Crufts and visited with breeders who were involved when the breed was
first introduced to the United Kingdom where the breed flourishes.
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In 2011 Aislingcudo Irish Red and White Setters was granted Permanent Registration status by the Canadian Kennel Club. In order to receive this, a breeder must have maintained their CKC membership for a minimum of ten years; have bred purebred dogs for a minimum of ten years; have been in good standing with the CKC and have owned and/or bred not less than five dogs to which the CKC has granted a title. We have bred at least a score and a half and are blessed to have formed a coterie of good friends in so doing.
In the spring of 2011 we were given the title of ‘Breeders of Merit’ with the American Kennel Club.
American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Recipient
We live with our Irish Red and White
Setters on five sprawling acres in a quiet country setting in Southwestern
Ontario, Canada. Our home is located in Wilmot Township, a hour
and a half from Toronto and sixty minutes from London. Some three
acres (two green fields) are totally fenced for the dogs where they spend
a good part of their day running and playing and attempting to catch that
elusive leaf and butterfly. Also, on the property we a have a large
indoor facility where the dogs are taught agility, obedience and conformation.
There is also a grooming facility and kennel area, the latter (rarely
employed) as the dogs much prefer the comfort of the house and human
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Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about Irish Red and Whites Setters and / or our breeding program.