Friday, February 26, 2010

Red Setter National Championship...

... drawing is Wednesday March 3, 2010 at 7pm at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area clubhouse.

Call Tim Hammons at 859-986-7076 for entries.

On Wednesday evening, call the clubhouse at 859-986-4130

Need horses? Horses available through Bonnie Hidalgo (303) 886-6084 and Don Mullins (859) 986-9151

For additional information, visit our website at

Ch. Double Jay, the first NRSFTC Champion

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010


(From ABC News) A major Australian wine exporter facing a backlash in the United States for donating to a key animal rights group says it will take its support elsewhere in the future.

The $100,000 donation by Yellow Tail Wines to the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) animal rescue program has prompted a flurry of angry online postings in the US calling for people to boycott the wine.

The HSUS describes itself as the United States' largest and most effective animal protection organisation and it sponsors workshops that teach people how to lobby for animal protection laws.

In response to the donation, a page called Yellow Fail has been set up on the Facebook social networking site and has attracted more than 3,000 fans.

A rancher from South Dakota has posted an online video of himself pouring the wine onto the snow in front of his cattle and urging others to do the same.

The issue has also prompted an article in the New York Post newspaper and comments in various US blogs.

Yellow Tail, owned by the Casella Wines company based at Yenda in the New South Wales Riverina, says it is the first time it has given money to the HSUS.

In a statement to ABC News, the managing director of Casella Wines, John Casella, says the company will look to non-political groups in the future.

"Yellow Tail is committed to the plight of animals in need and as a result, we can confirm that through any future activity, we will be looking to other non-profit organisations without lobbying interests that best deliver on our intended outcome of saving animals," the statement said.

Mr Casella says he never anticipated any negative criticism of the donation and the intention of the partnership with the HSUS was to celebrate and save animals.

"Being farmers ourselves, we acknowledge those who care for their land and their environment, just as we do," he said.

"We are proud of our rural heritage and value a solid relationship with agricultural communities around the world."

The HSUS says the partnership is about celebrating animals and the money will support the organisation's rescue team, which saves animals from natural disasters or cruelty.



Saturday, February 20, 2010

News from the air

News for Irish setter puppy Kells straight from heaven in Holland... You can SEE snow, but when you see it and feel it, you better close your eyes!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010


In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. >From 1915 to 1917, 1..5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. China established gun control in 1935. >From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated > Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.. Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated Cambodia established gun control in 1956. >From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.. You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens.' Without them, we are 'subjects'. During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.


Support the 2nd Amendment

Monday, February 15, 2010


The Bird Dog Foundation has embarked upon a major construction initiative to expand the available floor space for the Bird Dog Museum. This expansion will include providing additional space for several continental breeds as well as the red setter. The Bird Dog Foundation has set an ambitious goal of $500,000; $250,000 will be used for construction, and the remaining monies will be used to establish and Endowment Fund to provide long-term operational and maintenance funding for the addition. To date, over $100,000 has been raised. The target date for construction is summer of 2010. The Bird Dog Foundation is asking for our help in achieving this ambitious goal.

The Board of Directors of the National Red Setter Field Trial Club is dedicated and supportive of this initiative by the Bird Dog Foundation. Don Beauchamp, President of the NRSFTC, has set a club goal of raising $25,000 for the museum addition. He backed up his request by making a personal donation of $1,000 on behalf of the NRSFTC. The Board of Directors has also passed a resolution making a donation of $1,000 from the club’s general fund for the cause.

This initiative is critical to the National Red Setter Field Trial Club. At last we will have an opportunity to showcase our dogs, our history, and our heritage in a place that is the hub of the sporting dogs of America. What better way to showcase our pursuit of the Purest Challenge! We need your help.

Our club goal is $25,000. The club is offering several levels of donations. All donors giving $100 or more will have their name inscribed on a plaque which will be permanently displayed at the Bird Dog Museum at the red setter display. Be a part of this important moment in our heritage.




$ 50-99

Gun Dog

$ 100 - 249

Shooting Dog

$ 250 - 499

All Age

$ 500 - 999

Endurance All Age

$ 1000 +

Please make donations payable to the “Red Setter Foundation”

Send check or money order to:

Bonnie Hidalgo, Treasurer

Red Setter Foundation

29100 E. 148th Ave.

Brighton, CO 80603

Because the Red Setter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with Federal Law.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Red Setter Member Passes...

It is with great sadness that I share this news with members of the NRSFTC. Tom Moffat, lifetime member died on January 31st of complications related to a ruptured appendix. Tom was 84 years old. The Moffats have not been able to attend trials in many years but they still enjoyed reading about the club activities and following our quest for the Purest Challenge. During their active years with the NRSFTC, the Moffats each held various club offices—including that of editor The Flushing Whip. The Moffats celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on December 28th. Marjorie and Tom lived throughout lower Michigan during the early years of their marriage but in 1985 they began spending their summers on Gulliver Lake on the Upper Peninsula. They liked it so well that they moved there permanently in 1994. Please take a moment and send your condolences to Marge. She’d love to hear from old friends and new. Here is the contact information: Marjorie Moffat PO Box 35 Gulliver, MI 49840 (906) 283-3404 I will have additional information in the coming Whip. Our deepest sympathy to Marjorie and her family. A copy of the obituary can be seen online at:

Deb Fazenbaker Editor: The Flushing Whip

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ohio to eliminate horse-back dog training...

I have received preliminary information from the state of Ohio (Division of Wildlife) that they intend to eliminate all dog training from horseback at the dog training areas in the state where such activity is still ongoing. According to the DOW, such use is "incompatiable" with the intended land use. I will post additional information when it becomes available.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Star Pictures...

Kylie Hill ready to head to the breakaway!

Gary Hill... in-house trainer for Kylie's Rising Star

Kylie's Rising Star

A few months ago Don Beauchamp of Cheney Kansas reported that a puppy out of one of his red setters (Chaparral) had placed in a big All Age stake on the North Dakota Prairies. Kylie’s Rising Star (red setter male whelped Sept. 4, 2008) took a 3rd place against 24 major circuit All-Age Derbies. Nine professional All-Age handlers competed with their top prospects at the Dr. D.E. Hawthorne Border Classics hosted by the North Dakota Open All-Age Field Trial Club at Columbus, North Dakota, September 9, 2009. The open All-Age Derby concluded on September 15. Star was only 1 year old at the time of the trial.

Well, we finally got a couple of pics of this dog. Better yet, "Star" is owned by a 6 year old girl in Texas by the name of Kylie Hill who sometimes handles her off of horseback! She occasionally lets her dad Gary work the dog :) Great job Kylie, Gary, and Star!

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Purebred Canine

While the bench and show community continues to espouse the advantages of breeding "purebred" dogs, the reality of this archaic and ill-conceived mis-understanding of canine genetics is simple... breeding purebred dogs for generation after generation without regard to their working qualities produces dogs with multiple health problems.

The National Red Setter Field Trial Club uses a performance-based breeding standard. We do not believe that breeding dogs for show is a sound genetic tool, and in fact, will result in genetic issues that will cause health problems in the breed.


Red Dog In Training...

Steve Witz of Idaho sent a few pictures of one of his red dogs... this is Pal, a red setter out of King Cormac x Flushing Whip Flash Edition, working through the paces in the high country. Steve says she's hitting her birds and holding very nice, working on wild coveys of huns and grouse. Steve also owns another red dog, Cherry, out of Breakstone x Applebee.
Thanks Steve for the pics!
Pal working a bird on checkcord

Pal and Steve

Pal holds point for Steve

Steve and Pal

Pal was bred by Al Fazenbaker (King Cormac x Flushing Whip Flash Edition)

Cherry was bred by Roger Boser (Breakstone x Applebee)

Products of the PUREST CHALLENGE

Join Steve and those dedicated to the pursuit of the Purest Challenge... become a part of red setter history and continue the work of the National Red Setter Field Trial Club.
Honor The Challenge