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Susan St. John Brown & Jim Brown

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Jim Brown
Susan St. John Brown
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Jim Brown

Jim Brown - The obedience ring was Jim Brown's introduction into the world of dog shows. His first Irish Setter caused him to fall in love with the breed. Jim had a natural talent for handling in the conformation ring and began to show for many people around the Cincinnati area in the early 70's. One of his favorite clients had heard of a specials quality Irish Setter owned by a very young Susan St. John that might be available. Jim and his client made the trip to Missouri to see and then buy the lovely Ch. Innisfail Kismet of Gala Glen. Kismet became the first of many top winning dogs in Jim's long handling career.

The real thing Jim had found in Missouri was not Kismet, however, it was Susan St. John. Jim and Susan were married in 1977. They have enjoyed a full life of breeding, and handling, dogs together.

Susan St. John Brown - 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 St. John Brown

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!"

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Rebecca "BECKY" Brown - Morrow, Ohio - Becky joined Team Serandida in 2001 by becoming the daughter that we never had. Our son was smart enough to marry the girl of my dreams. Becky is the right hand arm of Serandida. She is not only a tremendous handler in the show ring but the perfect person to help care for the dogs at home.
Rebecca "BECKY" Brown
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