|The Sharnberry-lines behind our NZ Setters
|FTCh Sharnberry Whitestone (FTCh Yankee Bondhu -
Strife Bondhu) was probably the most succesful
English Setter Britain has ever seen. He won the
English Setter Club Challenge Cup six succesive years
(1951 - 1956), and in the next ten years his children
and grandchildren won the cup nine times. Whitestone
also came 2nd in the Champion Stake 1954. He is
found several times further back in our setter lines.
|FTCh Sharnberry Kandy (Dashing Spot Bondhu - FTCh
Waygood Fiona), almost an exact copy of his
grandfather Whitestone, with several awards and
winning the English Setter Club Challenge Cup in
1961, 1964 and 1966. He also sired dogs like
Sharnberry Gillert and FTCh Sharnberry Redbracken.
|In the early 1970s Leon Mortensen imported the
young dog Sharnberry Shooter (FTCh Mattharoo -
FTCh Sharnberry Fleur) from England. His parents
were among the best dogs in Britain. His father
Mattahroo was later sold to Japan, and his mother
Fleur sold to France. With his speed and ranging
Shooter was an impressive dog to watch, and he won
the North Island Championship in 1976. He also had
a significant input into the NZ breeding. He features in
the opening of the dogbitesduck video INSTINCT.
|FTCh Waygood Fiona (FTCh Sharnberry Whitestone -
Downsmans Revel) won several awards and was an
excellent brood bitch, among others the mother of
FTCh Sharnberry Freda, Sharnberry Kola and
FTCh Sharnberry Kandy.
|Sharnberry Dougal (Wassettfell Jem - FTCh Little Do-Di
of Sharnberry) won the 86th Derby Stake in 1974,
English Setter Challenge Cup 1975 and the Champion
Stake 1978. His father Wassettfell Jem was by
Sharnberry Gillert (FTCh Sharnberry Kandy - Sharnberry
Grouse) out of Carlton Moss Jess (Waygood Wan -
Sharnberry Kola) and he won one of the 1973
English Setter Club's All-Aged Stake. Dougal and his
full brother FTCh Sharnberry Duke are found in the NZ
lines, and also their half brother/sister FTCh Sharnberry
Donald and FTCh Sharnberry Breeze, both by FTCh
Bringwood Caprice (FTCh Sharnberry Redbracken -
Bringwood Briar) out of FTCh Little Do-Di (FTCh Moka
de la Salle Verte - Lemoni). Redbracken won the
Champion Stake in 1970 and was sold to USA in 1973,
the same year Little Do-Di won the Champion Stake.
She won the English Setter Challenge Cup in 1974.
|Sharnberry Quin(FTCh Sharnberry Duke - FTCh
Sharnberry Breeze) was imported to New Zealand in the
early 1980s, and was soon followed by the bitch Kiki Gem
(FTCh Sharnberry Donald - Gwendolyns Kandy of
Sharnberry). Both dogs were in particular noticed for their
great bird working abilities (especially on pheasants).
This was an ability they passed on to their progeny. Quin
bred with several bitches including 3 times with Kiki Gem.