My name is Tania Gardner . I live in York with my Partner and our daughter . We share our home with our Irish setters , IRWS and the Afghan Hounds . We also have two cats and horses.
I have grown up with dogs , Rough collies and Corgis and cocker Spaniels but always wanted an Irish Setter . Finnbar came into my life in 1996 . I was eventing my horses at this time and took Finnbar everywhere with us . He was joined by Rory our first IRWS .
When I decided to cut back on competing the horses I thought I may have " a go " at Dog Showing !! We were lucky enough to contact Colin and Pamela Waddell who bred my wonderful Rafferty . I was incredibly lucky to have such a quality , wonderful puppy as my first show dog . He is now SH CH Riqitta Authentic . He was followed by Fergal and the show bug had taken hold . You can read about the other dogs and all their wonderful achievements on their individual pages .
I only breed very , very occasionally and will continue to put health , temperament , breed type and quality at the top of my list for breeding .
The dogs are part of our family and all live in the house where they are never crated or kennelled . They have a 4 acre exercise field but are all walked daily either by the river or through the woods . They are fed a natural raw diet . Puppies and adult dogs alike.
I enjoy showing my dogs and do my best to present the boys and girls in a good muscular condition . Good temperments are also paramount for the showring and family life .Their coats are important and are maintained and prepared with quality shampoos and conditioners .
I very much enjoy judging Gundogs and Afghan Hounds at Open Shows . You can read much more on my judging page . I have included a slide show of all of our animals and family life below . Please feel free anytime to get in touch for help or advice or just even for a chat.
Enjoy ... Tania xx