I was fortunate to have my first dog bred by Mr & Mrs J Smith ( Reddins ) renowned in the judging and showing world, a beautiful bitch , Reddins Gemma (Purdy).
This was the start of my love affair with the Irish. She came into our life at a particularly sad time for our family and I attribute her to mending my heart !
Stunning in looks with a gentle affectionate temperament and a healthy dose of cheekiness she fitted into our family perfectly .
Whilst I still believe her to be perfect what is now clear is that her nature, glossy seductive coat, boundless enthusiasm, kindness and trust in humans and other animals is all very much in the Irish Setter DNA and qualities that we take for granted in the Breed .
We wanted to capture the Irish heritage in the affix and decided upon 'Blaithin' the Gaelic word for 'flowering' pronounced 'blawheen'.
Purdy had her first litter in May 2015, the pups sired by Reddins Louis (above) another of the Smith's dogs . The handsome Louis, a striking pedigree and from a long line of champions was a perfect match .
We were blessed with 6 gorgeous pups from this mating . Delighted to say that I am still in touch with many owners and it is a pleasure to be updated with how they are progressing in the show ring and as pets .
In 2017 we mated Poppy , one of the puppies we kept from Purdy's litter ( Strawberry Cream). More photos in the gallery.
When we do decide to try for a litter our emphasis specifically is on good health , temperament and looks .
Vanilla Bon Bon ( Belle)