Mrs. Patricia E. Robinson
1826 Palmcroft Way N.E.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
FAX: (602) 253-6260
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Although she read all of the Albert Payson Terhune books as a child and expected someday to own a Collie, Pat’s only childhood dog was a mixed breed brought home by her father to save it from a trip to the pound. She dearly loved that dog, but horses were Pat’s true childhood passion. It was only after college and marriage to her college sweetheart, Bob, that dogs entered her life where they have remained for over thirty years.
After a few years of marriage and teaching high school English, Pat talked Bob into buying an Irish Setter puppy. An obedience class led them to a handling class, which led to a match where, against all odds, their puppy Cuchulain won Best of Breed. The Robinsons were hooked!
Cuchulain was followed by the purchase of a show puppy, which became Ch. Portrait O’King’s Challenge. After the birth of their daughter, Hilary, Bob and Pat acquired their foundation bitch, which would become Ch. Courtwood Spring Breeze, and began limited hobby breeding producing thirty mostly owner-handled champions, including their “Never” litter of seven puppies, four of which were specialty and/or Best of Breed winners and one of which was the group-winning bitch, Ch. Challenge Never Amiss.
Along the way, the Robinsons have also owned a Pointer, an English Cocker, a Vizsla and several English Setters.
In addition to a career of high school teaching from which she has now retired, Pat has served as the president, show chair, secretary and newsletter editor for the Irish Setter Club of Arizona, Inc., corresponding secretary for Sahuaro State Kennel Club, and the editor of the Irish Setter Club of America’s Memo to Members.
For ten years Pat was an instructor for the Irish Setter Club of America’s Judges Breed Study Program held in conjunction with its national specialty show. In addition, she has also presented Irish Setter Breed Seminars for the Irish Setter Club of Southern California, the Scottsdale Dog Judges Association, and the Portland Dog Judges Assoc.
Pat is currently licensed to judge the Sporting Group.
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