Gundog Society of Wales CH. Irish Setters Judge(s): MRS S A SEVASTOPULO
Thank you to the society for inviting me to judge and to the exhibitors for the fabulous entry and sportsmanship around the ring. There were so many excellent dogs to choose from – such depth of breed type and quality.
I was looking for that true racy setter with flowing lines from head to tail, depth of chest, classic angulation and movement to go with it. I found this in my winners and many placed dogs too and some very close decisions were made. Delighted the super star best puppy went on to BPIS.
DCC SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON)
RDCC SH CH COPPER’S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE) (MR B A CROCKER)
BCC SH CH/IR SH CH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM CW’18 (MRS D M ARMITAGE)
RBCC ANLORY CARIGNAN JW (MR N & MISS J NAYLOR & MORRISON)
BOB SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON)
BP ALOLFRANA MISS DAISY AT HENALEAS (AI) (MRS J A & MR PJ HUMPHREYS)
BV GWENDARIFF THE RINGMASTER AT FIREFALL (MRS L C SAVAGE)
Minor Puppy – Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST GWENDARIFF JUSTALKABOUTME (MR F R & MRS A M MEADOWS)
Lovely young male, stood out for his superb shape and balance. Correct balance to head with almond shape eyes, and low set ears. Long neck flowing into well laid shoulders, and correct topline and tail carriage which he maintained on the move, super sound mover. Excellent type and coat for age. Best Dog puppy.
2ND REDCLYST PERSHING (MISS H & MR M & MR D G & MRS P A HENDERSON & SZWAJKOWSKI & PIKE)
Nicely balanced youngster with good breed type. Moderate angulation front and rear. Sound mover but close behind.
3RD ZAKHANÆS THE RED LE BARON (MRS J C RORKE)
RES REDCLYST TOP GUN (MR C & MRS C ANDREWS)
VHC BLAZING BRONZE I BEG YOUR PARDON (IMP NL) (MR D & MRS S HOPEWELL)
Puppy – Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST GWENDARIFF JUSTALKABOUTME (MR F R & MRS A M MEADOWS)
2ND SEOWNS SNOOPS (MRS G PINE) Close up to winner, excels in construction, bone and coat. Lovely head type, good topline and sound mover but a bit erratic.
3RD REDCLYST PERSHING (MISS H & MR M & MR D G & MRS P A HENDERSON & SZWAJKOWSKI & PIKE)
RES ZAKHANÆS THE RED LE BARON (MRS J C RORKE)
VHC RIVERDANCE OF IRISH SMILING EYE (IMP B) (MRS J A JONES)
Junior – Dog Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1ST GRAYRIGGE MYSTRAL WIND WITH ALANASETT JW (MR P & MRS F DAVIS)
Loved this young dog, has it all there for a bright future. Superb overall make and shape. Best of heads, great angulation and overall construction. Excellent bone, feet and coat. Superb mover with style and elegance.
2ND WINSFORD BEDTIME STORY [ATC AW01399SWE] (MRS M BACKMAN)Another nice one, well made with good angulation and overall shape. Pleasing head, neck and flowing topline. Sound mover, coat a little wavy.
3RD SEOWNS SNOOPS (MRS G PINE)
RES COVARNEY PACO RABANNE (MR W & MRS A NEEDS)
VHC GLIMMER NOBLESSE CITIZEN KANE OF BLAYSDELL (IMP SVK) (MR A L & MRS S A GARDINER)
Yearling – Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1ST DANWISH ON HIGH (AI) JW (MISS T GARDNER)
Excellent young male with good head shape, dark eye , good neck that flows into well set shoulders and excellent topline. Superb on the move, so well balanced. Excellent coat.
2ND GWENDARIFF UCAN’TMISSME BONHOMIE (MRS S E EDWARDS)
Close up to winner. Excellent overall shape and balance, sound movement but a bit wide in front. Excellent coat.
3RD REDCLYST HEAD FULL OF DREAMS (MRS J MACDONALD)
Novice – Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST SEOWNS SNOOPS (MRS G PINE)
2ND BRABROOK NUTCRACKER (MR S & K GLASTONBURY)
Nice head but eyes a bit round. Moderate angulation front and rear. In excellent coat. Topline level. Sound mover.
Undergraduate – Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST BRABROOK MASTERPIECE AT FIREFALL (MRS L C SAVAGE)
Pleasing head and dark eye, upright in shoulder but well angulated in the rear. Good topline, super coat, sound mover but with high tail carriage.
Graduate – Dog Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1ST WYNJILL SNAP DRAGON (MRS J E HOLLEY)
Excellent for breed type. Head just melts. Correct construction all through, in full coat. Super sound mover with real reach and drive. Really impressed with this youngster.
2ND COVARNEY LIL’TIPPLE AT JACINGAIL (MR K & MISS J PULLEN & ATKIN)
Another super male, loved his overall shape, construction and furnishings. Correct from head to tail. Sound mover.
3RD ANLORY DUNCAN JW (MR N & MISS J NAYLOR & MORRISON) Close to the first 2 and a super mover.
RES GWENDARIFF WILLY WONT HE (MRS L J DEWAR)
VHC GWENDARIFF IN THE LIMELIGHT WITH GILLIEGRAE JW SHCM (MR G J & MRS G A HART)
Post Graduate – Dog Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1ST GWENDARIFF LUCY’S LEGACY (MISS S ROFFEY)
Just superb. Loved his overall breed type, construction, coat and movement. Handled to perfection, so close to Res CC. ( I Could have done with more CCs )
2ND KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW (MRS J M LORRIMER)
Another wonderful dog for type and construction. Not quite the movement of winner.
3RD BRABROOK WHISPERED (MR A J & MRS B A DRINKWATER)
Made up a fabulous threesome in this class.
RES HEATHCLARE AMERICAN DOLLAR JW SHCM (MISS PRANGLE)
VHC LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI JW (MRS J P RUSSELL)
Mid Limit – Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
What a fabulous pair of Setters. Splitting hairs to choose between them. Both excelled for type, construction, coat and overall quality.
1ST GWENDARIFF I’M COMIN OUT JW (MRS L & MRS G MUIR & O’CONNOR) Won here on his better balance on the move, having shorter hocks and better feet, which gave him more drive behind
2ND GWENDARIFF D’YA THINK I’M FAB FOR KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON) Just that bit weaker in rear propulsion but a “fab” boy.
3RD VISTADOR DIESEL IN THE DUST SUMMERGATE JN CH IR (MRS H GRACIE)
RES KERRIMERE IRRESISTABLE (MRS G V WEIR)
VHC HUNNICOTE HANDYMAN (MRS J A JONES)
Limit – Dog Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1ST WYNJILL WINNER TAKES ALL (MRS J E HOLLEY) Won here on his overall beauty, style and movement. Excellent all male dog, from his fabulous head to his well carried tail. Excellent angulation, overall construction and super coat.
2ND ALOLFRANA HOTTER THAN U’KNOW JW (MRS R D DANKS-KEMISH)
Rangier dog but full of quality and breed type. Very close up to winner, another well made sound quality dog.
3RD KERRIMERE INDISCREET (MR J E & MRS C A SHARMAN & JENNINGS-SHARMAN)
RES GWENDARIFF THE BIG ATRAXION JW (MR F R & MRS A M MEADOWS)
VHC KERRIMERE CHARISMATIC JW (MRS J M LORRIMER)
Open – Dog Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
Wow – what a superb class. The first 3 could change place any time. The winner just pipping his father to top spot with the younger 3rd just lacking the maturity of the first 2, more my type, but his time will come.
1ST SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON)Just so fabulous for type, style, movement and presentation. Loved everything about him. Head, topline, construction and coat difficult to fault. At one with his owner on the move and never put a foot wrong. Delighted to give him the CC and later BOB.
2ND SH CH COPPER’S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE) (MR B A CROCKER) Like father like son – superb dog. Only difference was his lay back of shoulders not as perfect as his son. Presented and handled to get the very best from him. Such a close decision. Res CC.
3RD GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR (MR A STEWART)
RES BRABROOK SHAZALAZAZOO (MR A J & MRS B A DRINKWATER)
Veteran – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1ST GWENDARIFF THE RINGMASTER AT FIREFALL (MRS L C SAVAGE)
Lovely veteran of correct make and shape, in fabulous coat . Sound mover.
2ND DEEVONVILLE EL CONDOR PASSA (MRS G V WEIR)Not the construction or movement of the winner.
Minor Puppy – Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1ST STRATHMEAD ANASTASIA (MRS J FRAMPTON)
What a super baby, melting expression, lovely shape, construction and bone for age. Won on her super outline, coat and movement.
2ND TWOACRES DOUBLE BUBBLE (MRS C M EVANS)
Another very promising pup, super angulation, coat and overall balance. Sound mover.
3RD GWENDARIFF A GEE AN TEE FOR ME (MISS J TURNER)
RES FERNSTART ANGEL’S KISS (MISS R BOX)
VHC BRIDGELLA’S DON’T PUSH IT (MRS & MRS D BRIDGWATER)
Puppy – Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1ST ALOLFRANA MISS DAISY AT HENALEAS (AI) (MRS J A & MR PJ HUMPHREYS)
Just Gorgeous. Won easily here. Loved everything about her. Beautiful head, super angulation, lovely body and coat for age. On the move was just outstanding. BPB and BP. Delighted she went on to BPIS. Should have a very rosy future.
2ND ALOLFRANA LADY MILLION AT RIONORE (AI) (MS S J RANDLE)
Litter sister of the winner, another pleasing pup with good overall make and shape, not quite the angulaion of winner. Sound mover.
3RD BALINTYNE LET IT BE ME (MR D J & MRS G BELL & BARKER-BELL)
RES FERNSTART ANGEL’S KISS (MISS R BOX)
VHC LOTUSHILL SCOTCH AND WRY (MRS C BORTHWICK)
Junior – Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1ST GWENDARIFF LOOK THIS WAY TO WYNJILL (MRS J E HOLLEY)
Super youngster. Lovely head type, flowing lines and good coat. Super sound mover.
2ND WINSFORD WHAT A STORY [ATC AW01400SWE] (MRS M BACKMAN)
Rangier type and left her coat at home. Has promise when she fills out to match her frame. Sound mover.
Yearling – Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1ST MAJESTYKA INDIAN SUMMER AT CLONAGEERA (MRS P J RUTHERFORD)
Gorgeous girl with the qualities I was looking for. Super shape, head type and coat. Moved well.
2ND JETSETTER CRISTALLE TO POLMENNOR JW (IMP RUS) (MRS A R ROBERTS)
Slightly rangier than winner and will take more time to reach her potential. In good coat and moved well.
3RD TWOACRES DESTINY (MRS G KENNEDY-SLOANE)
RES LANSTARA SCARLET RIBBONS (MISS G M MILLINGTON)
VHC GWENDARIFF GOOSEBERRY FOOL ( MR A, MR D & MRS L STEWART & JONES)
Novice – Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST ALOLFRANA LADY MILLION AT RIONORE (AI) (MS S J RANDLE) see puppy.
Undergraduate – Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST TREDURA ROSELYN (MRS H G BENTLEY)
Pretty bitch with excellent construction, overall shape, movement and coat to finish the picture.
2ND TELERI HERE COMES SUMMER (AI) (MRS P A M CATLING)
Rangier type and not the construction of winner, upright in shoulder. Coat coming and sound mover.
3RD ALOLFRANA U’ARE BOOTIFULL (MRS S J JONES)
Graduate – Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
Two nice bitches, Good breed type, moderate angulation, good coats and sound movers. Winner more elegant than second .
1ST TELERI INDIAN SUMMER (AI) JW (MRS P A M CATLING)
2ND GLENNARA CILLEIGNE DERVLA (IKC) JW (MRS K HALL)
3RD KERRIMERE RED RIBBON JW (MR J E & MRS C A SHARMAN & JENNINGS-SHARMAN)
RES HEATHCLARE LIBERTY AT CROSSWEST (MRS C PETTIFER)
VHC LOCHFRAE NINA SIMONE ( MRS M B DAVIE)
Post Graduate – Bitch Entries: 15 Absentees: 5
1ST ANLORY CARIGNAN JW (MR N & MISS J NAYLOR & MORRISON)
Gorgeous outline, fabulous feminine head, lovely eye shape and low set ears, flowing lines and correct angulation and overall construction. Gleaming coat and then she moved – poetry in motion and so well handled. Might not have the maturity of some yet but her overall quality and style gave her the Res CC.
2ND GWENDARIFF ON A ROLLACOASTA (MRS G HYSLOP)
Another fabulous bitch, very close up to winner and with many of the same qualities.
3RD TREDURA ROSELYN (MRS H G BENTLEY)
RES GWENDARIFF ITS NUMERO UNO AT BONHOMIE JW (MRS S E EDWARDS)
VHC COVARNEY EVERLASTING LOVE AT BLUEBYEYOU (MRS G BYE)
Mid Limit – Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1ST KERRYDOWN OCTAVIA SHCM (MRS G R PARTRIDGE)
Really liked this older style bitch. Good size and construction , overall shape and excellent coat. Super sound mover.
2ND LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA JW (MR R C & MRS J P MUGFORD)
Elegant female with good angulation, construction and type. Sound mover, little to choose between her and the winner.
3RD GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK (MISS TULLY)
RES TWOACRES PROMISE OF SPRING WITH AVACET (MRS M ELKINS)
VHC DANAWAY LOVE SONG FOR CORRIEBRAN JW (MR T R & MRS G J GRIFFIN)
Limit – Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1ST ANLORY CORBIERES JW (MR N & MISS J NAYLOR & MORRISON)
Glorious female and so like her younger full sister in many respects. Loved her head but eye shape a little round. Excellent construction, feet, coat and overall style. Moved like a dream. Won here easily.
2ND HARREDS HETTIE (MR P J HALL)Nice female well made all through, excellent coat and sound mover.
3RD SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZE JW SHCM (MISS S WATERTON)
RES DANAWAY GOODY TWO SHOES (MR A J & MRS C S TAYLOR)
VHC COVARNEY LIL’ DIVA (J & K PHILLIPS & CONDRON)
Open – Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
The cream of the crop – so pleased to judge these gorgeous girls.
1ST SH CH/IR SH CH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM CW’18 (MRS D M ARMITAGE)
Just fabulous – Sweet head and expression, wonderful angulation, neck, topline, body and coat. In all her mature glory. Moves like the star she is and handled to perfection. Honoured to judge her and give her the CC. So close on the final run off for BOB, could have gone either way as I loved them both – true Irish in every way.
2ND GWENDARIFF NUTMEG SHCM (MRS R JONES)Another lovely bitch and discovered she is the sister of the winner – what an amazing pair. So many of the same qualities, just lacked that sparkle on the move.
3RD SH CH QUENSHA TUMBLE AND TWIRL JW (MR R P, MR A C & MRS A H BOTT, ALLEN & MORGAN)
Loved the type of this girl, looked fabulous all through . Great coat and sound mover, just a little wide in front.
RES SH CH RIVERBRUE GLORIANA (MR B A CROCKER)
VHC BARDONHILL AFTERNOON D’LITE AT FERNSTART (MISS R BOX)