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Truly Red & Whites - Pennsylvania Irish Red and White Setter Breeders

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About Truly Red & Whites


Truly Red & Whites is a small kennel of multi-purpose Irish Red & White Setters that are bred for field work, show and to be wonderful family companions. Our dogs compete in AKC Field Trials, Hunt Tests and Conformation Shows. Some of our pups are also training for and competing in Rally, Obedience, and Agility.

Emerald, Abigail, Sapphire, Pollyanna, Darby, Conrad, Emlyn, Fagan, and Fallon are all AKC Grand Champions and Garnet, Henley, and Inis are AKC Champions. Abigail, Darby, and Fallon have reached the Bronze Grand Champion level and Janna has just started in the ring and is AKC pointed.

Abigail, Clover, Fallon, Garnet, Henley, Inis, and Janna have all received placements in AKC Field Trials. There are only 3 Irish Red & White Setters with AKC Field Trial points, Clover and Garnet are 2 of them. All of our dogs are continuing their field training and are used for hunting during the open bird seasons here in PA. They also participate in AKC Field Trials and AKC Hunt Tests with all having their Junior Hunter titles or passes towards their titles already.

All breeding stock is OFA certified for hips & thyroid, eye checked and clear of genetic diseases as recommended by the IRWSAA.

We are here for you and your puppy for life! Puppies are tested on birds and evaluated for ability and drive before placed in their best homes. We have at most one or two litters of puppies available each year, so please contact us at for information on future litters. Thank you.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Irish Red and White Setter
Additional Services
Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Ed, Wendy, Lindsay, and Rachel Bockman
7145 Flint Hill Rd
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania 18066
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 9 years.
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Submitted by: John T Reid on Jan 13, 2015
Our Molly is now one and a half years old and has just about completed training us! She is soft natured, soft mouthed and very sweet. She is also enthusiastic, excitable, endlessly demanding and a complete member of our family. Visits to New York city bring much admiration from passers by when we walk her and total sensory overload for her as she meets other dogs, stalks pigeons in Central Park and meets smells that do not occur in the country. Many thanks for adding to our family in such a complete way.

Submitted by: Edward Gruskin on Jan 05, 2015
I met Truly Red & Whites at the "Meet the Breed" AKC event in New York City. We were trying to decide on a dog breed for the family. Truly Red & White were very friendly and knowledgeable, not to mention they had a gorgeous dog with a great temperament at the show.

We went to visit them in Pennsylvania and met the crew. The dogs were healthy, happy, energetic, and had great dispositions. Not a shy, anxious, or aggressive dog in the bunch.

We've had our guy for over a year now and he is a great family dog. Besides his loving temperament, athletic abilities, and eagerness to please, he is a handsome example of the breed. It is a rare walk or run that we go on that we don't get compliments from strangers on his is obvious he has "show" blood. But it wasn't the looks that did it for was the great temperament of the dogs and the obvious expertise Truly Red & Whites bring to the table and the ongoing support they provide.
Submitted by: Carol A.Evanetz on Dec 28, 2014
I highly recommend Truly Red & White for anyone looking for a beautifully bred Irish Red & White setter. Wendy, Ed, Rachel & Lindsey Bockman LOVE their puppies and dog totally and those puppies and dogs take that love to their new homes. I fell in love (through photos)with Trulys gal Pollyanna a few years ago, in the early part of 2013 I asked to be put on the puppy list, for when Pollyanna would have puppies. She had her puppies in July ....felt part of the action watching the FB update pictures of the litter of 14 Finally the pups came of an age to meet visitors.What a joy , I was in my element - one on one with the puppies and the adults - I got to sit in the puppies pen with all 14 - HEAVEN. The Bockmans so welcoming,and helpful. My second visit was to pick up my little boy Delaney.....again what fun being with the Bockmans....My boy is everything I had hoped he with be ....Wendy and family always available with help if needed. What fun it was when this past July Wendy & the girls brought over Delaneys brother and two sisters to celebrate their first birthday. I highly recommend Truly Red & Whites.
Submitted by: Jodi on Dec 28, 2014
We had a great experience with Truly IRWS. Wendy is a knowledgeable breeder and very helpful throughout the process. She matched a dog for our family based and we couldn't be happier. We have a sweet, child-friendly dog who is a new member of our family. We are very pleased with the entire experience, but most importantly our awesome IRWS!
Submitted by: Anita Geske on Oct 16, 2013
I have resently got a puppy from Wendy. This pup is everything and more than I expected. She will be a great family member and friend. I am hoping to show her soon.
Submitted by: Justin Poole on Jan 16, 2013
My journey for an IRWS started while I was serving in Afghanistan.. I knew I wanted an IRWS when I arrived back in the US and spent many hours of my downtime between mission looking for a breeder with pups or an expectant litter around the time I came home. After many failed contacts and redirection to other possible breeders I finally found Wendy and the Truly Red & Whites. Once I returned home I personally made the long 16ish hour drive from Arkansas (where I was stationed) to PA to pick up the pup Wendy had set aside for me. I fell in love with that pup right away, and today she is over a year old, filling out nicely, still as hyper as day one but just as loving as she can be. Oh she can drive you nuts at times but all in all you grow to love her more everyday. I had a great experience with Truly Red & Whites. They are very courteous, very professional, and you can tell they love all the dogs they adopt out whether it be for other breeders, show dogs, or just a best friend like mine. Wendy and her family are great, truly care for the dogs and the safe and humane treatment and breeding of this wonderful breed. I highly recommend working with them if you are able.
Submitted by: Sharon Merkel on Jan 11, 2013
Four years ago this month I was looking for an Irish Setter puppy. After reading about the Irish Red & White, I began to look into getting information and perhaps getting one instead of a traditional red bench setter. After contacting the national club, they gave me Wendy and Ed's info and I contacted them. Wendy's dog was expecting a litter and she invited me to meet Emerald before she had the puppies. It was then that I knew this was what I wanted. I really liked Wendy, her family and her dogs. Several days later Emerald had her litter. Wendy allowed me to visit the puppies every weekend after they were old enough for visitors and I watched Corc grow from a tiny baby to the cutest puppy. He was exactly what I was looking for and can remember the day I visited when he picked me! Now four years later he has his hunting title, which Wendy and Ed helped me with as I had NO experience with training for. He also has his AKC Companion Dog title and we are working toward Graduate Novice and follow that with Companion Dog Excellent. He also competes in Rally and is working on his Advanced title. He is all I had hoped for and more and I would recommend this breeder to anyone who is interested in the breed (and have many times over). Wendy and Ed truly care for each and every one of the puppies they sell.
Submitted by: Margaret Belk Tierney on Jan 10, 2013
Wendy was wonderful to work with about when we decided we wanted a red and white. I have never had a dog that is better on a trail than our red and white. My children enjoy "hiding" on a walk in the woods and our dog will not go on until the child is found. Wendy kept our puppy for us for several weeks after the rest of the litter was delivered to their new owners because Bailey was a Christmas present. She was really well cared and Wendy updated us with pictures/info frequently. She responds very immediately after the dog is delivered for years after the adoption! We also had the opportunity to adopt a rescue red and white through her when one was available in our area and that dog has been a wonderful companion to the dog we purchased from Wendy. She is very professional. She cares deeply about each dog being placed into the right setting, both for the dog and the owner.
Submitted by: Diane and Fred Achatz on Jan 09, 2013
When we finally determined that an Irish Red and White Setter puppy was exactly what we wanted we began our search. It took several months, and some of the breeders either never called us back or were not especially interested in what we wanted. From the very beginning Wendy and Ed Bockman of Truly Red & Whites were professional, friendly and more than willing to share their knowledge and experiences with us to insure the happiness of our new puppy. Mollie came to her new home when she was about 8 weeks old, and she was a perfect match for our lifestyle. Prior to bringing her home we were able to visit with the pups and help to socialize them. All of Wendy's dogs are thoroughly checked out and well-socialized before they go to their new homes. Not only that, they're paper and crate trained. She is especially careful when placing each pup to give both the owner and puppy the optimum chance for success. We highly recommend Truly Red & Whites and Wendy Bockman if you want a totally positive experience.
Submitted by: Ray and Lee Parker on Jan 09, 2013
Wendy has been a prime mover in helping to keep the Irish Red and White Setter alive in Australia.
We had bred ourselves into a corner as the gene pool in Australia is extremely small when Wendy came to our rescue and we were able to import our wonderful boy Aust. Ch. Truly An American Down Under at Tintookie (Imp USA) because of this we were able to continue breeding and he has already sired many champions. At all times Wendy was a delight to deal with and we still (two years later) maintain a close relationship. We are so happy to recommend Wendy and her kennels.

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