Bright Star Setters

Irish Setter Bibliography


I.                    General Reference


                A.  The New Irish Setter; William C. Thompson; Howell Book House, 1978.


            B.  New Complete Irish Setter; E. Irving Eldridge and Connie Vanacore; Howell Book House; 1983


            C.  Irish Setters Today; Eve Gardner; Howell Book House; 1998

 (Bright Star featured on page 145)


D.      The Offical Book of the Irish Setter, Connie Vanacore; approved by the Irish Setter Club of America; T. F. H. Publications, Inc.; 2000

                        (Bright Star featured and pictured on pages 44-45, 215, 222-226)


            E.  Just Setters; Steve Smith; Willow Creek Press; 1998

                        (Bright Star dogs pictured on pages 15, 31, 32, 135)


F.  The Complete Dog Book; published by The American Kennel Club; Howell Book House, 230

Park Ave., New York, NY 10169.



II.                  Health Care


A.      Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook; Drs. Delbert G. Carlson and James S. Giffin;

 Howell Book House; 1980 and later editions


B.      How to Have a Healthier Dog; Dr. Wendell O. Belfield and Marvin Zucker; Doubleday & Co.;1981


C.      Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats; Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD and Susan Hubble Pitcairn, Rodale Press; 1982


D.       Pet Care in the New Century; Amy Shojai; New American Library; 2001



III.                Behavior and General Training


            A.  How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With; Rutherford and Neal; Howell Book House; 1981


B.      The Dog’s Mind, Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior; Bruce Fogle, DVM, MRCVS; Howell

Book House; 1992



IV.                Hunting and Field Training


            A.  Gun Dog; Richard Wolters; E. P. Dutton & Co.; 1961


            B.  Best Way to Train Your Gun Dog; Bill Tarrant; David McKay Co.; 1977


C.      Pointing Dogs; Kenneth C. Roebuck; Stackpole Books; 1983



V.                  Showing


            A.  Canine Teminology; Harold R. Spira; Harper & Row; 1982


            B.  Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis; Curtis M. Brown; Hoflin Publishing, Ltd.; 1986


            C.  The New Dogsteps; Rachel Page Elliott; Howell Book House; 1983


D.      Your Show Dog; Maxwell Riddle; Doubleday & Co.; 1968



VI.                Irish Setter Club of America Promotional Material


                        order from Larry Larkin, 142 Kortney Dr., Weatherford, TX  76087; 817-613-8646;



VII.              Magazines


A.  Memo to Members, bi-monthly newsletter published by the Irish Setter Club of America, full-size magazine format: Editor Pat Robinson, 1826 Palmcroft Way NE, Phoenix, AZ 85007-1740; 602-253-6260;


            B.  Pure Bred Dogs/American Kennel Gazette; 260 Madison Ave., New York, NY   10016



VIII.            Book Suppliers


4-M Enterprises, Inc., 1280 Pacific St., Union City, CA 94587, (800) 487-9867;  (408) 489-8722, or visit



IX.                Web Sites of interest


A.       Irish Setter Club of  America:


B.       American Kennel Club:


C.     Dog show information: