Patriots Malibu Dream, CD CGC
CH Arista's Wild Irish Rogue x
CH Redcliff Dancing Arrow
Malibu was not our first Irish Setter, but the first Irish setter we brought into our family after Rich and I were married.
We were interviewed by her breeder and put down the first deposit on a pet quality female puppy.
Malibu was whelped on April 22, 1991. There were sixteen pups in her litter. Our first wedding anniversary was that April and our interview was conducted in April. To celebrate our first anniversary, we decided to go to lunch at a wonderful restaurant on the beach in the City of Malibu. After meeting the breeder we went to lunch and decided, lets name our puppy Malibu. We still celebrate our anniversary at that restaurant. Rich and I have been married 21 years now.
Since I was ten years old, I've always obedience trained my dogs and thought I'd train Malibu in obedience with the hopes of fulfilling a dream to compete with one of my dogs. Bailey and Jewel came into our lives and my intentions of competing with Malibu were put on the back burner. When Malibu was ten years old it became apparent to us that Malibu was sad when we took Bailey and Jewel to the conformation ring. So, Rich and I decided to polish Malibu's obedience training and compete with her.
Malibu went in the obedience ring three times and received three qualifying scores. At ten years young she was awarded her CD - obedience title - by the AKC. Malibu LOVED showing. The following year I was reading the August 2002 issue of the Irish Setter Club - Memo to Members newsletter. To our surprise, Malibu had the highest score for Novice A obedience for that year she had been awarded her title.
Malibu lived to be 15 1/2 years old. She was a dream dog and she will live in our hearts forever.