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 last year, we are hopeful that in 2022 we will be attending more and perhaps having a litter!


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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The Romantic Comedy Litter was born on April 30, 2008 at Legends English Setters on Bainbridge Island, WA.  There were 8 girls and 3 boys.  Madison is an excellent mother, and the pictures of them are wonderful.
Their registered names are:
Legends Derek MacDreamy 'Mac' Dennis & Tach Hossfeld, WA
Legends Love Potion No. Nine 'Tate' Fred and Corky Carslile, CA
Legends What Women Want 'Nick' Desert English Setters, Canada 
Legends Moonstruck 'Bella',  Jennifer Stastny, Covenant ES, Texas
Legends Music and Lyrics 'Lyric', staying at Legends with Richard & Cathy Brewer, Washington
Legends Breakfast At Tiffany's 'Fanny' lives in Austria with Elisabeth Preissel
Legends Simply Irresistible 'Karat', Cindy Pitta, Alaska
Legends Serendipity 'Sera', Caryn Jennings, Washington 
To see their pedigree, click here
If you want to see their slideshow of pictures click here
I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Seattle for a whirlwind grading party when they turned 8 weeks old!  Between us, Cathy and I took almost a thousand pictures and videos in about 40 hours, and yes, we did sleep. Both of us love taking pictures, and what better subjects than puppies?!? I am really proud of these puppies, they have wonderful personalities and Cathy and Richard did such a great job with them.