Over the years I have had the pleasure of being involved with the wonderful breed THE IRISH TERRIER.
My first introduction to Irish Terriers was when I was a very young girl and my parents introduced one to the family. Muffin was his name and he had such a wonderful personality and character. He followed my brother and I everywhere we went. He joined in on our games and mischief with great enthusiasm and got into as much trouble from mum and dad and we did!!! After Muffin passed on we had to have another Irish of course and Shamus came into my life. Another lovely dog. When the time came and I left the nest, so to speak, I decided I had to have another Irish Terrier and purchased Carnlough Dun Finnian in 1971. It was then that I was well and truly bitten by the bug and have been breeding and showing Irish Terriers ever since.
I have over the years bred, imported and shown many Irish as well as other Terrier breeds as can be seen from other pages on my website. Some of these have been influencial in the breed even today. These include:
Pathfinders Cuff Link (imp UK)
Ch & Eng Ch Pathfinders Dressage (Imp UK)
Ch Clonmel Chaconne (My foundation bitch)
Ch Coolaney Chit Chat
Ch Coolaney Copper Glow
Ch. Coolaney Checkmate
Ch & USA Ch Aeriemars Riley (Imp USA)
Ch & USA Ch Tralees Tramp of Coolaney (Imp USA)
I am particularly grateful that some of the world’s leading breeders entrusted me with their dogs and that I could make these dogs available to breeders in Australia.
You can see some of the Irish Terriers I have owned and bred over the years and up to today by looking at the other pages on my web site.
While the show ring has been important to me it has not been my driving force. Breeding healthy, sound, well put-together dogs with beautiful, trustworthy temperaments is my greatest joy. It is so rewarding being able to provide another, and yet another, Irish Terrier to someone who bought one from me 30+ years earlier and have had them live for 15+ years.
When providing a puppy to a new owner that puppy comes with the following:
I also provide the following:
For further information about the breed please contact Liz Walmsley by email or by phone on (08) 9398 5354 (Western Australia).
Southern River, WA, Australia
Phone : 0408 973 971
Email : [email protected]