Member Profile

Name : Peter Robyn Bianca van Haasteren

Town : Seaton, SA

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Clubs : Gundog Club of S.A.: Patrons (Peter & Robyn), Life Member (Robyn) Junior Kennel Club of S.A.: Life Member (Bianca)

TIRRIKI est. ‘71, dedicated to IWS since ‘79. To re-establish Tirriki in ‘98, we imported outstanding IWS with impressive breeding from Eire & the USA. With 2 GENERATIONS of GRAND CHAMPIONS & ALL BREEDS BEST IN SHOW WINNERS and 3 GENERATIONS of AWARD WINNING WATER SPANIELS, TIRRIKI boasts a Supreme Ch, 6 Grand Ch IWS & 2 Grand Ch Border Terriers. Our quiet achievers are an integral part of our families. We not only exhibit BEST IN SHOW winners, we breed them – QUALITY BEGETS QUALITY!

Breeder Listings

Prefix : TIRRIKI (Irish Water Spaniel)

LEADING EXHIBITORS & BREEDERS OF IWS. Robyn began her involvement with the dog world in the early 1960’s, being a foundation member of the Junior Kennel Club of SA.

Together with husband Peter Tirriki was established in 1971. We have been dedicated to IWS since 1979 following our 1972 meetings with Major Everingham & his IWS including Ch Honeybrey Alanalea.

A partnership was formed with daughter Bianca in the 1980’s. In 2016 we invited Caroline Sheekey to partner us in our prefix.

In 1998 we re-established TIRRIKI IWS, importing Grand Ch Yehudi of Currabell from Eire & Am & Grand Ch Mystic Tirriki Aislinn T’Oz from the States. These two outstanding specimens came to us bearing impeccable credentials.

Our thanks to the many judges who have acknowledged the high quality of our imports & their progeny. We have no necessity for disinformation on ANY of their accomplishments on profiles/list postings – honesty, after all, is THE best policy!

In 2008 #1 Spaniel (Irish Water) AKC TopDogs 2007 Am Ch Whistlestop’s Special Agent CD RN CGC joined us & added Aust Ch to his titles. He has since become the first Supreme Champion of the breed with multi BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW awards.


While no longer able to participate in the many other fields of endeavour available, we continue to promote the IWS in the ring. With the assistance of other dedicated breeders, we have exciting plans ahead.

Next Litter Planned: Unknown

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