Joint Champ Show Critiques 2021

JOINT IRISH SETTER BREED CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW


HOSTED BY THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND IRISH SETTER CLUB


SATURDAY 7 AUGUST 2021

I would like to thank the Committee for their invitation to judge males at this very enjoyable
breed show. Also not forgetting my two hard working stewards on the day. On the positive
side I found some top quality youngsters present on the day. However, since I last judged,
I do have a couple of areas of concern which I feel are detrimental to the breed. My first is
gay tails, which in my opinion totally spoils the balance and outline of the dog, conflicting
with the breed standard that asks for it to be “carried as nearly as possible on a level with
or below the back.” My second concern is that I found several suspect mouths, which are
not acceptable in this beautiful breed and I penalised accordingly. However all of my
placings had a perfect scissor bite. Both of these faults are very difficult to breed out once
established within a breed.Dogs

Minor Puppy: No entries
Puppy: 1st & BPIS Stewart-Ritchie’s Nobleton Poblano of Gwendariff (Imp Est) NAF RAF
Stylish and elegant puppy of 11 months old. He has a lovely head with a gentle
expression, good front, clean over neck and shoulder line, deep chest and well ribbed for a
baby. Strong through the loin, gentle slope to topline, correct tail set and carriage and well
made hind quarters. Super on the move with high head carriage and positive in front and
rear action, 2nd Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair Another well constructed puppy. Very
balanced with no exaggerations. Correct head with good eye shape and colour, reachy
neck set into well laid shoulders. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Correct topline with
good tail set, well made hind quarters. He moved very soundly with correct tail carriage, 3rd
Gandy’s Zakhan’s Red Flame.
Junior: 1st Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow Top quality youngster showing lots
of promise for the future. Racy and elegant in appearance but with correct bone and
substance. Possesses a beautiful head with raised brows, good eye shape and soft
expression. Good length of neck leading to text book shoulders. Good heart room, deep
chest and ribs well sprung. Short and strong through the loin, gentle slope to topline,
correct croup, tail well set and carried straight off his back. Well muscled rugged quarters
and short from hock to ground. Moved with lots of style and great drive,2nd Beresford’s
Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus) Very smart youngster. Looked balanced standing and
moving. Correct head shape with dark eye and gentle expression. So well made in body
with good angulation to front and rear. Ribs well sprung, strong topline, good tailset and
carriage. Moved very well covering the ground. , 3rd Pullen & Atkin’s Covarney Pickpocket
at Jacingail.
Yearling: 1st Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire Such a classic typey
male with no exaggerations. Looked really well when stacked with a balanced outline.
Good front, plenty of heart room. His head is lovely with a raised brow and dark gentle
eye. Good angulation to shoulders, deep chest and well ribbed up in body. Short and
strong through the loin, gentle slope to topline, good croup, well set tail and carriage,
strong angulated quarters enabled him to move soundly around the ring, 2nd Crocker &
Lewis’s Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood A bigger male than my winner. That said he
has a stylish outline. Lovely head, long and lean, with dark eye. Good front, deep chest,
ribs developing well. Would have preferred him shorter through the loin. Strong well made
hind quarters, good tail set and carriage, very sound on the move, 3rd Dufrat’s Riverbrue
Cast No shadow on Haverley.
Novice: 1st Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire, 2nd Beresford’s
Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus), 3rd McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven.
Graduate: 1st Harris, Bridgewater & Hoeksema’s Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings
Konakakela (Imp Nld) Very handsome male with a clean and elegant outline. He posses a
long lean head and a soft gentle expression. Correct front with plenty of heart room,
reachy neck and good angulation to shoulder. Deep in body and good spring of ribs. Short
and strong through the loin, correct in topline, tail set and carriage. Powerful hindquarters.
Such a powerful mover with a long forward reach and drive from his strong quarters, 2nd
Gisby’s Sutereset Rum Tum Tugger I liked this very well constructed male and it was a
close decision between and my winner. He posses a lovely head with a dark eye and soft
expression. Very clean over his neck and shoulders, well bodied with deep chest and ribs
carried well back. Gently sloping topline, good croup and tail well set and carried. Well
bent stifles. He moved very soundly but not with the power of my winner, 3rd Meadows’
Gwendariff Justalkaboutme.
Post Graduate: 1st Condron’s Gwendariff D’Ya Fancy a Fling with Covarney Such a
quality head on this very handsome male. He is of medium size and presents a balanced
outline. Good front with elbows well let down, ribs carried well back and strong through the
loin. Correct topline and good tail set. Strong well angulated quarters, he moved very well
with a positive action and tail carried straight off his back, 2nd Randle’s Forfarian’s Hidden
secret with Rionore Such a very sound and honest male with no exaggerations. He
possesses a lovely head with raised brows and dark expressive eyes. Good bone so
correctly made in bodywith good angulation to shoulders and hind qaurters, short and
strong in loin, moved very soundly with tail carried straight off his back, 3rd Bott, Allen &
Morgan’s Quensha Just Like Fire
Limit: A strong class with some difficult decisions. 1st Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Coming Out
JW I’ve often admired this very typey quality male from the ringside and he did not
disappoint on further inspection. So racy and elegant but with just the right amount of
substance. Such a lovely head with raised brows, correct stop and low set ears. Gentle
expression and dark eye. Excellent front, good reach of neck set into well angulated
shoulders, good length to upper arm. Deep in body, ribs well sprung, short coupled, correct
top line, tail set and carriage. Strong well made quarters with good second thigh and short
from hock to ground. Very positive on the move with a lovely lashing tail straight off his
back. He was close up in the challenge, 2nd Edwards’s Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme
Bonhomie Another quality male from the same kennel as my winner. He presents a
balanced picture standing and moving. Lovely headed boy with a soft gentle expression,
good front developing well in body with good ribs. Clean over the neck and shoulders with
good length to upper arm, stifles ell bent he moved very well in a stylish manner but I still
feel his best is yet to come as he matures further, 3rd Rutherford & Judge’s Riverbrue
Galiano Fizz to Clonageera JW
Open: 1st & CC Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come I found exactly what I was looking for in
this top quality male. Racy and elegant in appearance and so very well balanced and free
from any exaggerations. He was lovely to go over with a beautiful head, such a gentle eye
and soft expression. Excellent front, good reach of neck leading to well angulated
shoulders. Mature in body with deep chest, elbows well tucked in, good ribs, short coupled
and strong in loin. Perfect top line gently sloping leading to correct croup with a well set tail
and carried straight of his back on the move. Strong well angulated quarters, he looked a
picture standing and was lovely to watch on the move with his head held high, plenty of
reach in front movement and very powerful rear action. Had no hesitation in awarding him
a very well deserved CC and in agreement with my co-judge went on to RBIS and Best
Opposite Sex, 2nd & RCC Toms’s Ir Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck Ir Jun Ch JD I do not
recall having seen this very handsome stylish male before and although a bigger male
than my winner he was perfectly balanced and I could not fault him. He has a beautiful
head with a super soft expression, correct front showing plenty of heart room, deep brisket
and ribs carried well back, strong through the loin, correct in topline tail set and carriage.
Very well muscled strong hind quarters, really powered around the ring on the move with
tail lashing and completely in tune with his handler, no hesitation in bringing him back into
the ring to award him the RCC,3rd Lucas’s Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among
Amberlight JW
Veteran: Always a pleasure to judge the veteran classes. 1St & BVIS Mitchell’s Sh Ch
Amblin’s Sweet William I really appreciated this classic old fashioned type of male. He has
such a beautiful head with plenty of work, kind dark eye and such a soft gentle expression.
So very well balanced and constructed in body with correct angulation both front and rear.
Deep chest, good spring of rib, short coupled. Gently sloping topline, correct croup leading
to good tail set and carriage. Has good width to his very strong hindquarters, so very
sound and true on the move. A real credit to his owner, 2nd Pike’s Redclyst Javert Another
very handsome male who was put down in excellent coat and condition. He also appealed
for his overall balance and construction. Lovely headed boy with raised brows and dark
expressive eye. Clean over neck and shoulders, good depth to body and well ribbed up.
Strong well angulated quarters he held his topline correctly and on themove his tail was
straight off his back. Very sound in front and rear action, 3rd Condron & Needs’s Covarney
Macaroon ShCM

Judge Dogs: Sharon Littlechild