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I have loved, owned, bred, and shown Irish Setters for over 20 years. I received my first Irish Setter in 1999 while living in Georgia where I attended the University of Georgia and graduated from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. As a veterinarian, health and temperament are of the utmost importance in our breeding program. I actively show in conformation and participate in numerous health studies related to the Irish Setter aimed at improving the health and well being of our amazing breed.

While working as a veterinary technician in the 1990's, I met Dr. Charlene Kickbush and the rest is history. Charlene founded BrambleBush Irish Setters in the 1970's and lovingly bred and showed her dogs for decades. Over the years Charlene had winning Irish, English, and Gordon Setters, the Irish of course always being the main focus. After working for Charlene for many years, I had the amazing opportunity to take the BrambleBush reins and continue the lineage of these wonderful dogs. Charlene is so much more than just a mentor to me and I am thankful for her continued guidance and love. 


Today BrambleBush Irish Setters lives on as a small kennel in Maryland. Weekends are spent loving and showing our dogs and when not in the show ring we can often be found hiking, swimming, and rollicking about. We thank you for wanting to learn more about us and our wonderful Irish Setters. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

BrambleBush Irish Setters

BrambleBush Irish Setters

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