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, Sapphire, Pollyanna, Darby, Conrad, Fagan, Fallon, Garnet, Henley, Kendra and Dexter are all AKC Grand Champions and Lanni is an AKC Champion. Darby has reached the Bronze Grand Champion level while Fagan is a Silver Grand Champion and Fallon is a Gold Grand Champion. Clover, Fallon, Garnet, Henley, Inis, and Janna have all received placements in AKC Field Trials. There are only 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on future litters.
Submitted by: rick mayberry on Jan 21, 2017
Our dog D'Arcy Ch Truly Joy To The World was born on 12/27/2015. She is crazy in the best and most adorable ways possible. She's now 2 years old. She recently finished her AKC CHampsionship. She rules this house. I have another IRWS who is the son of Truly's Emerald, however, Wendy was not the owner of Emerald when Duke was born. Dixie is a German Short Haired Pointer. These two dogs are 6 and 11 respectively. D'Arcy is their boss! I come at this not from an AKC perspective rather the American Field FDSB perspective. D'Arcy is the smartest and more importantly healthiest dog I have ever owned. I've had another field bred setter who did remarkably well in the futurity circuit and D'Arcy is twice the dog. The entire Bockman family is completely committed to doing the best for this breed. I've never been happier with a dog overall than D'Arcy and that's no slight to any of our other beloved and adored family members. D'Arcy is special. Very, very special and I'm so happy to have her. If you're looking for a IRWS on the east coast, look no further. To Ed, Wendy, Rachel, and Lindsay thank you for the ride to date, the education about Show Ring Dogs, and Puppy culture. Looking forward to more great things to come. You're all truly remarkable, talented and caring people. Thanks so much!
Submitted by: Mary Oleary on Jan 20, 2017
We own two Truly Irish Red and White setters. Both of our dogs have titles in three different conformation venues.(AKC, UKC and IABCA) our dogs are also registered therapy dogs as well as having their CGC titles. They also both have their rally novice titles. This speaks to their breeding program. Temperment in this breed is important. Our dogs are sweet, loving and fun dogs to train. Both of our girls have good bird instinct and soft mouths. This family also does all the necessary health tests. An important part of this family's belief placing their dogs as well as those in need in good homes.
Submitted by: Katie Donovan on Jan 02, 2017
Truly Red and Whites is a family affair with all members committed to the ethical breeding, care and positive promotion of this extraordinary breed. I have had a Dalriach Red and White Setter for over 10 years and am a member of the IR&WS Club of Great Britain.
In seeking a USA/Canada breeder, I made contact with a number of kennels and settled on Wendy Bockman's outfit. I was lucky enough to bring home Truly Love Long and Hold Fast - "Fernley". Here is what I have come to learn that Wendy and family are doing:
1. keeping the gene pool as wide and strong as possible
2. tirelessly taking their IR&WS blueprint around the country for showing
3. when a dog has earned their championship, they are field trained
4. the care of puppies is excellent focusing on puppy culture
5. their communication around spaying, gun dog equipment etc is current and spot on
My 8 month old Truly pup, Fernley, is the best pup I have ever had.
She has a good nose for business, is hearty enough to thrive in a Maine winter, is the sweetest home creature and quick to learn and please.
She and I are the lucky recipients of all the work, breed vision, and style that Wendy Bockman & co. have brought to this most marvelous
breed. I trust Truly Red and Whites - they prove that you can love your dogs and still work them, win with them and wow us with them.
Last but not least - they look after the senior dogs by still showing them and working them and keeping them active with the Pack.
Go Truly and IR&W's!
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 looks...it is obvious he has "show" blood. But it wasn't the looks that did it for us...it 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.
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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.