Aust Supreme Ch Shelomith Vice Regent (Hugo)
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Now 11 years old , this distinguished irish setter dog,
Best In Show winning
SUPREME GRAND CH SHELOMITH VICE REGENT,
is one of 4 champions from the same litter bred by
Mrs Edyth Langham-Goodwin OAM (Tasmania).
Hugo is testament to his breeding: handsome and full of quality – as well as being kindly in expression … and from the lines of Greg Browne (Eireannmada) (who is also co-owner) and Carrie Paine (Tullane) you would expect nothing less!
Although now retired from active exhibition, Hugo was consistently acknowledged by international, interstate and local judges – gundog & breed specialists nothwithstanding – over his show career he has also taken out the prestigious
IRISH SETTER CLUB OF VICTORIA’S DOG OF THE YEAR 2006
IRISH SETTER CLUB OF VICTORIA’S DOG OF THE YEAR 2007
IRISH SETTER CLUB OF VICTORIA’S DOG OF THE YEAR 2009
This is an award proudly won three times by his great-grandfather Australian Grand Ch Eireannmada At Harvard.
At Australia’s most premier specialty show, in November 2009, he was awarded by breed specialist, Mrs Linda Millman (Canada) :
Dog Challenge & Best Opposite Sex in Show
at the 2009 Irish Setter Club of Victoria’s 48th Championship Show
In October 2011, Ms Karolynne McAteer (USA), judged the Irish Setter Specialty show and awarded Hugo:
Best Veteran In Show
2011 Irish Setter Club of Victoria’s 50th Anniversary Championship Show
In between exhibitions he was also a wonderful ambassador of the breed….. and can still be found fine-tuning his ‘rollicking’ and ‘demonstrative affectionate’ ways towards any human and/or dog with whom he associates!
……….. In other words, a lovely dog to own
Living the life of a celebrity (could Hugo be the most famous Irish Setter in Australia ? ) and boasting Champion and Grand Champion Best In show winning offspring across Europe and in USA, we now follow with great pride the careers, both show and performance, of some of Hugo’s progeny around the world. However, some owners do not choose to do anything more than love and enjoy the company of clever and beautiful Hu children – and we are just as proud of their wonderful homes and lives.
CLICK here to view some photos of our families as they grow….
With kindly expression, an irish setter full of quality, most handsome and refined in looks….
First show of 2009 for Hugo
Best Of Breed Irish Setter – South Eastern Kennel Club
Judge : Mr R Natividad (Philippines)
Hugo is exhibited sparingly over the summer months, however, still manages to impress the overseas and interstate judges when he is out and about.
Fun on the Run
Hugo has had an occasional forced leave of absence from the showring over the last couple of years due to my personal injury and illness. However, after not being campaigned for many months, we announce that in the opinion of many international, interstate and local judges this young dog is a worthy recipient of his Australian Grand Champion* title!
*Go to About Judging in Australia for definition
I would like to publicly thank Greg Browne (Eireannmada) who is co-owner/handler and Ty Atkinson (Nauvoo) (former handler) both who exhibited Hugo to some very memorable awards. Indeed, I thank from the bottom of my heart the generosity of my friend from Tasmania, Edyth Langham-Goodwin OAM (Shelomith Irish Setters), who gifted Hugo to us.
The show world certainly has given me wonderful moments and enduring friendships…..
Ch Shelomith Vice Regent (Hugo) – July 08
Aust Ch Shelomith Vice Regent … Hugo
This lovely young dog attained his Australian Championship by the age of 18 months and along the way he has won numerous Best In Group & In Show awards and continues his winning ways.
Photo: Sally Underwood
Hugo at Irish Setter Club of Victoria’s 2007 Championship Show – aged 3 years
As a companion dog, Hugo would win honours in any competition. He has manners, good grace and common sense. However, there is also a fair swag of that rollicking irish personality packed into his strong, sound, V8 frame … and at the press of a button he can turn into the most laid back guy around!
Dreaming ….. again
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Click here & scroll to bottom of page 2 for an EXTENDED 5 GENERATION PEDIGREE
The early years ~
Hugo at 6 months
– the day he became "ours now"
Hugo at 8 weeks
Dubbed "lil sweetie" as a youngster
….today it’s still not far from the truth!