Kinloch Irish Setters


Breeder of Merit 

Our Past

My first 3 dogs all finished owner handled with specialty majors. My male, Ch Kintyre’s Midnight Flyer, won the ISCA Golden Leash Award and went on to be ranked in the top 10 in 1984. He was a BISS and multiple group winner, and just an all-around great dog. Various combinations of the original 3 gave me my first 4 homebred Champions, 2 of which were specialty major winners, 3 were BOB winners, and 1 a group placer.

We then purchased Ch Trendsetter’s Steppin Out as an 11 week old puppy. Julia Sugarbaker finished at 2, had a litter by Ch Meadowlark’s Vindicator, and went on to a very successful specials career, owner handled. She won many groups and BISSs, 2 AOM at the ISCA National Specialties, and was top ranked in 1993 and 1994. Five of her children by Jamie finished (a 6th died needing only 1 pt to finish!), taking 14 majors among them, 5 of which were specialties. Three were BOB winners, two were group placers, and one, Ch Kinloch’s Crossfire, was a BISS and group winner.

At about the same time I got a puppy from a friend whose bitch we had finished – she became Ch Kinloch’s Ruby Tuesday. Her first litter produced 2 Champions, one of which was Best Puppy at the ISCA National Specialty in 1994. Bred a second time, she gave me Ch Kinloch’s On The Edge. Frasier finished from bred-by with 4 specialty majors, the last of which he converted into a BISS over the #1 Sporting dog in the country. He was bred to Julia, which resulted in 1 Champion, a BOB winner from the classes.

In 1996 I brought home Diva. She was Best Puppy at the Combined in 1997, and, handled by me, ended up with 10 Best In Sweeps wins, which set a new breed record. She finished with 3 majors, including a 5 pt win at the ISC of Greater Richmond, and became my future.

  Designed by Gary R. Morrison