Ornac & Notnyl Irish Setters

(also formerly Greyhounds)

                        OUR STORY

 

Ornac Irish Setters

My first encounter with show dogs was in the 70’s when my mother took up showing a Cocker Spaniel and an Irish Setter …

She only showed for a few years as her heart was broken when she found out the Irish Setter had Hip Displaysia and had to be Put To Sleep at two and a half … we kept the Cocker Spaniel as a pet but never went to a show again…

As I have always been an avid animal lover I decided showing was something I would look into more when I got older and I did …
I decided I would start showing with either an Irish Setter or Cocker Spaniel depending on which was available first …

I acquired my first dog a blue roan and tan Cocker Spaniel by the name of Raytera Opache Diamond in 1985 and I started showing from there … When I acquired my third cocker I started tracing her pedigree history and found it very interesting … I learned alot about the show scene while showing these dogs even though not the best specimens of the breed…  after 2 years I decided to look into getting an Irish Setter …

I acquired my first Irish Setter in 1987… he was Ardglen Lord Waverley … Watson to his friends … an  18 month old  male that was  no  longer wanted  and  had  been neglected  by his first owners …  he was from Ch Seregon Second Coming (Imp USA) and Ch Ardglen Gentle Kate … after getting him over a stomach full of hookworm we went on to have a fun time in the show ring with him gaining his Aust Ch in May 1988 and his Companion Dog Title in November 1989 … he may not have been the best of the breed but he and we had a lot of fun together and we made a lot of friends within the breed … My second Irish was also one the first owners no longer wanted and she was Vinbelda Tarrin … aka Tarrin … from here the Ornac Kennel name arose …

Go to "IN THE BEGINNING" to see the first Ornac Setters ..

As I had already researched pedigrees with the Cocker Spaniels I decided to do the same with the Irish Setters but not just trace the histories of the ones I owned but collect any and all Australian and New Zealand bred ones I could and where possible add pictures to them also … my collection is now well over 15,000 and I hope to be able to share it with everyone on the net one day ...

In 1992 after a family split I moved to the southern end of NSW near the Victorian border where I met Lynton Cochrane ... Until we met he had never had anything to do with dogs and especially not show dogs ... he told me he would cross the street rather than walk past a dog ... I thought this would never work because it was me and the dogs as a package or nothing at all but he showed an interest in the irish and showing and has and still is learning about them ... the dogs sure do have Lynton worked out ... when I say no they run to him ... In 2000 Lynton decided he wanted his own prefix and thus the Notnyl Kennel name arose ... From the first litter  under  the  Notnyl  kennel name there are 4 boys being shown we dubben them "The Mistake Boys" ... all four were titled and later placed into loving pet homes ...

Also in 2000 we decided to venture into a new breed ... a breed I had wanted for many years ... a greyhound ... Arcadown Aim N Fortime ... she has done very well for us over the years as has her offspring ... she was the first greyhound bitch in Victoria to gain the Grand Champion Title and the first Greyhound in Australia from our research to gained her Endurance Title (ET) .... We are very pleased with her achievements ....

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Sally Underwood
Ornac Irish Setters
with
Lynton Cochrane
Notnyl Irish Setters