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Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too (Age at birth: 5 years, 1 months.)

Dam: Allostock's Brightly Britly (Age at birth: 3 years, 5 months.)

Date of Birth: 19 May 1984

Bred by: C.& M. Hughes

Clearforks Choice Sophie

(F) 19 May 1984, HD172060, Whtn

US CH Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too

18 April 1979

Breeder: I. Burczycki & McIntosh

US CH Imperial Ambassador

27 June 1974
Gray & Brindle

Breeder: A. Garret

US CH Imperial Robin

30 March 1971
Red & Brindle

Breeder: A. Garret

US CH Irish Paddy of Ulaid

7 January 1964

Breeder: S. Donnan

IE CH Colin Of Nendrum

21 July 1960

Breeder: N. Twyman

GB CH Oolagh Of Ulaid

7 July 1961

Breeder: Billee K Donnan

US CH Imperial Irish Rose

15 May 1969
Red & Brindle

Breeder: A. Garett

US CH Sanctuary King Conor

23 May 1967 Gray

Breeder: M. Harrison & M. Atfield

US CH Elsa Of Eaglescrag

13 April 1964

10 years, 1 months.

Breeder: L.S. & R. Jenkins

US CH Countess Kathleen O'Shea

4 May 1968

Breeder: Adams

US CH Irish Paddy of Ulaid

7 January 1964

Breeder: S. Donnan

IE CH Colin Of Nendrum

21 July 1960

Breeder: N. Twyman

GB CH Oolagh Of Ulaid

7 July 1961

Breeder: Billee K Donnan

Keady Of Raasay

28 June 1966

Breeder: J. R. Hubbell

US CH Timothy Of Edgecliff

23 April 1963

6 years, 1 months.

Breeder: T.B. Wanamaker

Innis Fail Deirdre

27 February 1963

Breeder: J. R. Hubbell

Imperial Merrimac Meggin

20 November 1975

Breeder: I. Burczycki

Imperial Sunsation

12 August 1974

US CH Imperial Grand Sun

22 June 1970

Imperial Ajax

15 February 1969

Breeder: I. Burczycki

Imperial Sondra O'Nellie

19 October 1968 Red & Brindle

Breeder: I. Burczycki

Bradfield Acushla

15 April 1973

Breeder: N. I. Nichols

Angus Of Arraghglen

1 April 1968

Breeder: R. L. Leith

Brabyns Tipperary

23 July 1971

Breeder: D. E. S. Hudson

US CH Imperial Elegance

29 October 1971

US CH Imperial Leprechaun

12 December 1969
Wheaten & Brindle

US CH Irish Paddy of Ulaid

7 January 1964

Breeder: S. Donnan

US CH Ballykelly Moygaddy

11 March 1968 Wheaten

Breeder: S. Seale

US CH Countess Kathleen O'Shea

4 May 1968

Breeder: Adams

US CH Irish Paddy of Ulaid

7 January 1964

Breeder: S. Donnan

Keady Of Raasay

28 June 1966 GRAY

Breeder: J. R. Hubbell

Allostock's Brightly Britly

13 December 1980

US CH Singing Swords MosesCDX

22 October 1978

Breeder: S. Engel-Elliott

US CH CA CH Singing Swords Whelan

6 January 1976

Breeder: S. Engel-Elliott

US CH Shaun Barley Maldoon

18 April 1972

Breeder: E. & N. Asher

Asher's Morgan Maldoon

26 May 1969 Brindle

Breeder: G.L. & H. Haradon

Barley Of Pendomer

6 November 1969 Wheaten

Breeder: J. M. Duggan

Ardgroom Sinead

1 May 1974

Breeder: M. O'Halloran

Bernard Of Roscrea

17 March 1969

Breeder: M. Dooley

Beatrix Of Swords

28 February 1971

Breeder: M. Scully

Fun-E Phalen's Banba

7 December 1973

US CH Imperial Phelan

12 March 1971
Gray & Brindle

Breeder: I. Burczycki

US CH Sanctuary King Conor

23 May 1967 Gray

Breeder: M. Harrison & M. Atfield

US CH Imperial Shelly

24 July 1967 Wheaten & Brindle

US CH Rosie O'Grady II

20 August 1972

Breeder: Owens

Chief Silver Horse

4 April 1971

Breeder: G. Ferris

Iona Of Las Vegas

30 September 1969 Gray & Brindle

Grianan's Cluny Of Allostock

6 December 1977
Rd Brdl

US CH Derrynasaggart Fionn

14 November 1974

Breeder: O'Halloran

Bernard Of Roscrea

17 March 1969

Breeder: M. Dooley

IE CH Ballykelly Dalkey

15 November 1967

Breeder: S. Seale

Ballykelly Eilish

4 October 1964

Breeder: S. Seale

Beatrix Of Swords

28 February 1971

Breeder: M. Scully

Finbar Of Ballytobin

5 April 1967

Breeder: H. Burlton

Deirdre Of Brabyns

11 February 1966

Breeder: S. Hudson

Brabyns Grianan

8 April 1976
Brdl & Wh

Breeder: D. E. S. Hudson

US CA CH Brabyns Gog Ma Gog

24 June 1974
Red & Brindle

Breeder: D. E. S. Hudson

GB CH Fintan Of Eaglescrag

10 January 1971 KCSB1591BH red brindle

7 years, 5 months.

Cause of death: DCM

Breeder: L.S. & R. Jenkins

Cailte Of Brabyns

24 October 1969 KCSB241BG

6 years, 1 months.

Cause of death: Died whelping

Breeder: D. E. S. Bower

Brabyns Shidhe

2 November 1971

Breeder: D. E. S. Hudson

Ballykelly Cronan Of Brabyns

6 November 1967 KCREG94813/68

5 years

Cause of death: viciousness

Breeder: S. Seale

Ballykelly Tanaise-Na-Gael Of Brabyns

26 June 1965

9 years

Breeder: S. Seale

Full siblings

Number of full siblings: 8

Casey Muldoon Of Clearfork

Clearfork Cobhthach

Clearfork's Golden Wi

Clearforks Grewal Peregrine

Clearforks Oberon Of Banshee

Falinis Culugh Of Clearfork

Kelly Of Clearfork

Threebell Atlas Of Clearfork (7 Offspring)

Half siblings

Number of half siblings: 30

Number of litters with half siblings: 11

Litter number 1:

Born 29 March 1982

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Coronado's Erin Glendorra

Coronado's Maeve Of Erin (1 Offspring)

Kilkenny's Clancy Of Eire (13 Offspring)

Sir Trevor Of Rin-Ruith (1 Offspring)

Litter number 2:

Born 5 May 1982

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Bryjers Lady Shawn

Banshee's Benjamin (5 Offspring)

Banshees McGuires Lady Mavis

Litter number 3:

Born 13 July 1982

Sire: Singing Swords Gershom Dam: Allostock's Brightly Britly

Sabre Of Allostock (3 Offspring)

Singing Swords Tasha

Litter number 4:

Born 20 October 1982

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Lassie Of Nutstown

Banshee's Airmeda Macbeth

Banshee's Mc Beth (5 Offspring)

Litter number 5:

Born 3 April 1983

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Tolkavalley Dungloe

Banshee Liadainn Of Ygdrasil (17 Offspring)

Banshee's Lady Sassafrass

Banshee's Lady Tess

Litter number 6:

Born 7 June 1983

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Allostock's Brightly Britly

Clearfork's Paddy's McWolff

Clearforks Awesome O'Conaill

Cormac Of Clearfork

Katie Womsley (2 Offspring)

Litter number 7:

Born 6 January 1984

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: O'Leary's Sunny Memory

Windchimes Wirlaway (3 Offspring)

Litter number 8:

Born 6 February 1984

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: McGuire's Lady Shamrock

McGuire's Lacy Of Castlerock (7 Offspring)

McGuire's Mama's Desire Capt

McGuire's Sunson Hauns (1 Offspring)

McGuires Mamas Desire Barney

Litter number 9:

Born 1 May 1984

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Shane's Dubadessa

Greystorm Knite Of Paddy Too

Paddy's Pharaoh Too

Litter number 10:

Born 13 September 1985

Sire: Killykeen Derek Dam: Allostock's Brightly Britly

Clearfork Casey O'Toole (2 Offspring)

Clearfork Druids Cu Lough

Clearforks Fada Maise (10 Offspring)

Kathleen Of Clearfork

Morrigan Kelly Of Clearfork

Rory O'Connor Of Clear Fork

Litter number 11:

Born 1 June 1986

Sire: Merrimac Ocr's Paddy Too Dam: Tamar Of Claidubh

Banshee's The Redhead Adena

Number of offspring: 13

Total number of unique descendants: 540

(Total born worldwide after Clearforks Choice Sophie: 115,105)

Litter number 1. Partner: Killarney Kilroy O'Conell

Litter born: 15 July 1986

Clearforks Ban Crispin (17 Offspring) Whtn

Clearforks Kilroy Too WHEATEN

Clearforks Seamus WHEATEN

Clearforks Eyrecourt Chloe WHEATEN

Clearforks Kiltie Cu WHEATEN

Clearforks Ms Fergusson WHEATEN

Clearforks Sona Phouka WHEATEN

Wildwolfe Of Clearfork WHEATEN

Litter number 2. Partner: Killarney Muldoon O'Balor

Litter born: 20 February 1988

Clearforks Murphy M'Boy WHEATEN & BRINDLE

Clearforks Raglan GRAY & BRINDLE

Clearforks Bevin Cuilean WHEATEN & BRINDLE

Litter number 3. Partner: Windfern's Dallas

Litter born: 14 September 1988

Clearforks New Bremen Bailey WHEATEN

Windfern's Ballysword Katie (22 Offspring) Whtn

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Total number of possible ancestors (5 gens): 62

Actual number of ancestors: 52 (25M/27F)

Ancestorloss: 10

Percentage lost: 16.13%

Ancestor loss coefficient (AVK): 83.87%

Coefficient of Inbreeding: 0.1% (5 generations)

Coefficient of Inbreeding compared to breed average

The Kennel Club recommends breeding with a lower Coefficient of inbreeding (COI) than the average.
Average COI worldwide over the last 10 years for 5 generations is 3.36%.

Green areas are well below average COI. The yellow area marks average COI +/- 0.5% point. Red areas are well above average.

Lifespan in pedigree

Average recorded lifespan in pedigree: 7 years, 3 months.Based on lifespan-info of 6 entries in pedigree out of a possible 62 (9.68 %).

Recorded breed average in iwdb.org is 7 years, 5 months.Based on lifespan-info of 6222 dogs

Dogs that died in their first year are left out of the calculations, according to normal practice when calculating average longevity information in dogs.


Basis for veteran age is FCI-regulations; 8 years

We have 2 recorded veterans in this pedigree. 4 died before veteran-age.

We are missing info on 56 dogs

33.33% of dogs with known lifespan were veterans

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Common ancestors

Sire and Damline

Sires and dams


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