Aust Ch Tamaleigh Tamarind (Ty)




Shenandoah Shannon – Gypdale Irish Flame

Date of Birth : 22 October 1974 – 1989

Ty was bred By Mrs S Clarke (Clinton) and co-owned by Gail Gardiner (now Cleland) & Peter Mangos (Tarralain)



Although he was not shown until he was over four years old, Ty was a striking dog to view, a fine showman and real extrovert.  He delighted many people with his antics over the years.

In his first full year of showing (1979) he took out the Irish Setter Club of Victoria’s Dog of the Year title.  The following year (1980) he repeated the performance.


A multiple Best In Show winner, his most notable and memorable win was Best In Group at 1980 Royal Melbourne Show.








Royal Melbourne Show 1980 – Judge Mr T Sato (Japan)

My Best in Group was the irish setter dog (Ch Tamaleigh Tamarind).
This was an excellent dog, lovely movement, good head, good body and nice coat.

Breed critque
There was a very large entry, over 200 dogs.
Most of these were of good quality, although some were weak in elbow and hindquarters.
Every class winner was as good as any dog in the world.
Some of the dogs were shown in bad condition.
The challenge winning dog and bitch (Ch Wilangi Red Alice) were of excellent type, conformation and movement, in excellent condition and handled to perfection!



Ch Tamaleigh Tamarind



Throughout his show career Ty was handled to perfection by Rob Raymer (above)  and co-owner Peter Mangos (below)



(and occasionally by Gail Gardiner/Cleland (below )  …. mainly in veteran competition!)



( Ty as a 10 year old veteran)




Because of his typical irish temperament, Ty will always be remembered as one of the great characters of our breed.



….. girls?  where are the girls?