Aust Grand Ch Eireannmada at Harvard (Harvey)



Ch Meadowlarks Energizer (Imp USA) – Eireannmada Irish Whimsy

Date of Birth : 16 March 1993 – 1 February 2005

Tested Clear PRA & CLAD.  Hips Score 3:4

(Frozen Semen available in Aust  & USA)

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(The above picture taken – in the rain! – at age 9 years )

Winning Res DCC & Best Veteran In Show
at Irish Setter Club of Victoria’s 40th Anniversary Championship Show
Judge :  Mr Ian Grant (Ankara Irish Setters)

Harv was very proudly co-owned by David & Gail Cleland & Greg Browne (Eireannmada)

Harvard was a most handsome and elegant aristocrat displaying dignity (with just a hint of humour) at all times.  In the showring he was acknowledged as a free flowing, big moving dog. His legacy is his outline (both head & body) – striking and refined – which most of his progeny inherit.  A long lean headpiece displaying corrrect planes, brow, chiselling and well defined occiput was admired by many.

As a Best In Show showdog,  Harv was appreciated by most Gundog & Setter Specialist Judges. He is another of my boys to achieve the honour of being the Irish Setter Club of Victoria’s Dog of the Year for 3 years running – 1998, 1999 & 2000.

As the years pass, we find we are now following the careers of his grandsons and daughters – here in Australia and overseas – in the various categories of dog sport: conformation showing, obedience and agility*

We are fortunate to have frozen semen stored here in Australia and in USA.

18 mth old At Harvard

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CH Meadowlarks Energizer (Imp USA) AM CH Meadowlarks Vindicator AM CH Meadowlarks Intrepid CH Meadowlarks Masterpiece
CH Meadowlarks Interlude
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CH Tirvelda Meadowlarks Ebbtide
AM CH Meadowlarks Enchantment CH Tirvelda Meadowlarks Encore
Glen Cree Merriment
Eireannmada Irish Whimsy Eireannmada Wells Fargo AUST CH & NZ CH Eireannmada Montana CH Eireannmada Arizona
Wellgate Wednesday
Charlton’s Marigold Courtwood Cavelier
CH Charlton’s Indeed I Do
Eireannmada Star Light Redstone Oakley NZ CH Ballymoss O’Carrig
Cornevon Spring Frolic
CH Eireannmada Hi Jinx AUST CH & NZ CH Eireannmada Montana
Eireannmada O’Cashel

Harv was a wonderful showman and did not appreciate being retired (at almost 10) from exhibition.  Frequently we organised "lunchtime shows" where we would let him run around with a few dogs and a judge would always place him first!   He loved the attention…..

THE VETERAN

They say I’m a Veteran as I’m old and grey
but don’t you remember…?  I did have my day

I was a showdog once, so bold and proud
Oh, I can hear it now – the applause of the crowd!

I’m gentle and patient with puppies I see
But of course – aren’t they all sired by me?

The father of Champions, there are a few
Look at my pedigree, grandchildren too

I sleep a lot now, on couch or in sun
and dream of the Shows – and prizes I won

I still love to go out for a ride in the car
Or a walk up the road, long as it’s not too far

My legs are tired and my joints get sore
Hey, Woof!  Who’s that at the doot

And so, as a much loved pet and life-long friend
I have no fear of that fateful end.

(Author Unknown)

 

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