Carannagh Kennels

Gaelic for “Friends of Anne”
Home of Anne Perkins and redheaded friends
(613) - 826-3297

Obedience and Rally

PLUS Carannagh Service & Therapy Dogs and Versatility Awards Winners

OFFICIAL THERAPY AND SERVICE DOGS:To date, two Carannagh dogs have been trained as official service dogs: KC (owned by Joan and Ken Colbourn, trained by Joan) worked as an Ottawa Therapy Dog for 8 years in local hospitals and with autistic children. Caileigh (owned by Christine and Dennis Phillips) graduated as a service dog in Toronto before her 2nd birthday. Callahan's grandfather Casey was given the Volunteer of the Year Award in Victoria with owner Marianne Buck in 2000. No pictures of working service or therapy dogs are included to protect client privacy.

VERSATILITY:Carannagh dogs have won the Irish Setter Club of Canada's (ISCC) Versatility Award 5 times: Lindy 2005 & 2011 (conformation + field + rally), KC Colbourn 2007 (conformation + field + rally), Georgia 2013 (conformation + rally), and Jenny (rally + obedience + agility) 2015. Winners must obtain highest points among Irish competing in at least 2 of 5 areas (conformation, rally, obedience, agility, field) at the national specialty. The Ottawa Valley All Setter Association (OVASA) and the Ottawa Valley Pointing Dog Club (OVPDC) offer similar awards for which Irish can compete at their specialties.

Callen and Ciara's sister Jenny is the star of performance for Carannagh -- # 1 Irish in obedience and rally 2014 & 2015; #5 pointing breed in obedience 2014 and #6 pointing breed 2015; and #14 rally all breeds 2014 She was the winner of the "triple crown" of versatility titles at the SD&G specialties (ISCC, OVASA, OVPDC), August 2015. Owned and loved by Jean and David Bruce, and trained by David.

Obedience Irish Setter

The beautiful and brainy Jenny with Dave
Still an Irish who sometimes makes her own decisions!

Not yet 4, Jenny (Carannagh's Siannfair RAE, CDX, AGN, AGNJ) is recipient of 4 Versatility Awards (rally, obedience, agility): 2014 & 2015 OVASA, 2015 ISCC, and 2015 OVPDC - Urban Award (without field). Jenny with owner, trainer and best friend David Bruce with rosettes and trophies for the 3 versatility awards won at the August specialties at Stormont Dundas Glengarry show weekend in 2015.


Obedience Irish Setter


Jenny was awarded her Utility Title first time out in one weekend at the 2015 December Kars Obedience Trials at Carp - and is now a new Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH).

Congratulations to David and Jean!


Several of my own dogs have attained obedience and/or rally titles, starting with my first Irish in Canada - Jiggs (Maronova's Kavanaugh Jiggs CD) - who gained his Companion Dog (CD) title at 10 years 8 months so he could go to shows with Kiersey and Callahan. Callahan and his son, the first Redford, also earned their CDs with scores of 191.5 to 193.5. To date, there have been 3 generations of rally titles: Lindy and her sister KC, Lindy's daughter Georgia and several grandchildren.

Obedience Trophies, Irish Setter

Ch Carannagh's KC at Fallowfield FDJ, RN, AAC agility with all her rosettes and loot won at the 2007 Irish Setter Club of Canada Specialty at Long Sault near Cornwall, Ontario.
She also won the Club's 2007 Specialty Versatility Award (conformation + rally + field), the second Carannagh dog to do so after her sister Lindy.

Rally Irish Setter

Pictured (l to r): Mike Rimmer with Fletcher (Ch Captiva's Time is on My Side RN) and Finnegan (Avon Farm's Rocket Man RN), and Deborah Cook with Carannagh's Little Miss "Maggie" with Judge Darwin Bowles, September 2015.
All have Rally Novice titles, and Finnegan his Rally Intermediate title, and will continue to work in rally as well as field and obedience.

Rally Irish Setter

First of 3 rally novice legs for Jiggs
and owner/trainer Greg, Belleville 2015.

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Ciara with co-owner Maureen Sargeant RN and
Bonnie Rose RN FDJ with owner Mike Burke
– 2 legs at Belleville 2015