Irish Setters & Afghan Hounds

Thendara Kennel About Us

We are pleased to invite you to our website showcasing our world class Thendara kennel. Synonymous with Irish Setters globally, Afghan hounds and more recently Irish Terriers.

We have a lifetime of experience in Dogs, our results showcase our talents as breeders & exhibitors, judges & groomers.

As breeders, our undeniable passion is to produce the most beautiful, top quality reared healthy puppies, We have bred numerous champions and top winners. All are adored family companions not only for ourselves but for other owners too.

As exhibitors we have won well in excess of over 100 KC Challenge certificates, (and hopefully still counting!) Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show winners at all levels of competition. Together with accolades for ‘Top Breeders, Top dog, Top sire, Top stud dog, & Top Puppy.

crufts2020 logo clp pngAt Crufts, We hold the record as the only Irish Setter kennel in history to win BEST OF BREED 9 times with a total of 12 dogs, generation after generation winning the coveted Challenge Certificate  and the reserve CC twice.

The show-ring is our hobby, where we showcase our beautiful dogs, and have enjoyed the most exciting unforgettable and proud moments.,

As experienced and knowledgeable judges Jeremy and Dee are passed by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates to Irish Setters, a pleasure they have had the
honour of officiating on numerous occasions including Jeremy adding Crufts to his CV. 

They have judged many different breeds extensively through Europe and North America.

Dee is also passed to award Challenge Certificates to Afghan Hounds and is proud to have enjoyed numerous exciting appointments.

Dee trainingDee is a renowned, professional canine beautician of all breeds. With extensive knowledge of coat care and show presentation, her expertise and skills are in high demand for dog grooming, training and seminar presenting.

Breeding is our dedicated passion. Our commitment to our chosen breeds and pedigree dogs in general is paramount. 

KC ABS 1We are extremely proud to be Kennel Club Assured Breeders, holding all Kennel Club assigned accolades, including the eminent ‘Accolade of Excellence”

KC Accolades

All of our dogs live happily together at home with our family, we do not kennel or crate. All of them, from the youngest puppy to the oldest veteran, are special and loved.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Dee and Jeremy


Irish Setters & Afghan Hounds