BREEDER - Irish Setters were a love of Susan's from early in life. At age 14 she read a classified ad in Dog World magazine telling of an Irish Setter kennel just two miles from her home in Florida.
Susan offered to come and do kennel work for free in order to be close to the Setters. Christmas time brought the gift of her own Irish Setter puppy from those kennel owners. The next 10 years of Susan's life were dedicated to the Irish Setter breed alone. Serandida Kennels was born during this period.
The Ohio Irish Setter handler, Jim Brown, became a part of Susan's life during the mid 70's. Handling became a natural progression for Susan in the ensuing years. One of those client dogs was the incomparable Ibizan Hound Ch. Ishtar Sonnet of Loki, C.D, Fld. Ch.. Sonnet arrived from California at the end of 1979. At 8&1/2 years of age she won 6 Group placements out of 16 shows including a Group One! The breed was new and very hard to win with in those days, this was a major accomplishment at the time.
Sonnet changed the course of not only Serandida, but Jim & Susan's lives. Sonnet was such a special soul. The decision was made to launch into new waters at this time by acquiring the incredible Fortune. She was solely responsible for creating that distinct "Serandida" look. Kreskin, with his statuesque presence and dignity came along shortly after. At the time Kreskin was the top producing sire in the history of the breed. The "Fortune" x "Kreskin" all champion litter of 8 changed the direction of the breed, forever
Breeding holds a bright future for Susan. The anticipation of finding a great dog will always be her lure. To quote Susan, "Breeding is like panning for gold. You have to sift thru a lot of sand and gravel before you behold the gold!"