Experience is the Teacher of all things



 My name is Sherri Doratti, and I have owned and loved English Setters since 1988.  We are located in the West Boundary are of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.   My breeding program has been scaled back over the last years, although I do have plans for the future. Sharing our lives are Lace, Annie (both ES) and Hush, our Deerhound friend.  While life has been constricted the last while, we are looking forward to continuing breeding and showing.  

I am a lifetime member of the Canadian Kennel Club and the English Setter Club of Canada.. Currently the website is under a full restructuring and overhaul, please bear with us as it evolves.   

Our Current Dogs

We have 3 girls in residence here at Desert English Setters, Lace and Annie, who are English Setters. Lace is from my last litter, way back in 2012 and Annie is from Aerden ES in Minnesota.  We also have Hush, our Scottish Deerhound friend.  Hush was an unexpected addition, she picked me when we were at Hollyrood Deerhounds helping with puppy pictures from the Winery Litter.  She has fit in beautifully and is a lovely girl.  While we were only able to attend one show in 2021, but were able to attend a couple in 2022, which included some lovely wins! We are so happy to say we have a litter upcoming in early September, 2022.  Please look at our puppies page for more information and updates. 


Dogs of our Past

We have been so blessed over the years to have so many amazing dogs in our lives. 

They are the result of so many breeders and fanciers that have gone before.  As we go forward, it's amazing to see some of them show up again in the generations we are producing.  So much joy and love to share and continue on with.

Please read more to see our Memories page, which includes so very many precious dogs...

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'Ruby'  Desert's Ruby Valentine

Date of Birth- Feb 14, 2012
Owners- Dave and Darlene, Port Moody, BC
Breeder- Sherri Doratti, Desert ES & C Pitta
Sire- BIS Can/Am Ch Legends What Women Want 'Nick'
Dam- Am GCh/Can/Int'l Ch Desert's All Lit Up
BAER Clear 
Click here for her pedigree
To see Ruby's slideshow of pictures, click here
Ruby is a welcome addition for Dave, Darlene and their two cats.  They had an English Setter before and are very excited to have another friend.  We are looking forward to hearing how Ruby grows up, she is such a sweetheart!