Critique History

Critique History

All available Critiques for Irish Setters covering Championship Shows and Irish Setter Club Shows 2021/3

Setter and Pointer Club 25-11-23 – Irish Setters

Thank you to the committee for this invitation.

Veteran dog (2)
1. Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin
Gorgeous head on this 7 yr. old. Good chiselling around his dark correctly shaped eyes, crested neck into well placed shoulders with corresponding return of upper arm. Decent forechest and depth in body, well angulated hindquarters, short rear pasterns which enabled him to move soundly. Topped off with a dark well feathered coat.
2. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli
I’ve always liked this boy’s make, shape and exuberant character. However, today he lacked a little lustre. Many of the remarks for 1 apply to him as well, just a tad plainer in head, moved enthusiastically as usual.

Minor Puppy Dog (4,2)

2 very raw pups here.
1. Millar’s Alolfrana I Gotta Feeling
Has a lovely head with dark eyes and good chiselling, straight front, good shoulders and good  rear angulation, moved ok.
2. Spencer’s Sheldonite More Romance

I preferred the head and shoulders of 1. He has a good fill in front with adequate return of upper arm. Dificult to assess his movement as he was a bit all over the place.

Puppy Dog (4,2)
1. Flinders & Robinson Slater’s Kerryfair Misty Morning

Lovey type but needs time to come together, he has a beautiful head and eye, straight front, good depth for age and good angulation fore and aft, moved ok.
2. Sheldonite More Romance

Junior Dog (3)                 

3 lovely dogs who could change places on another day.
1. Levine & Lewis’ Quensha Remember the name Valasarch
What a lovely dog this is, gorgeously chiselled head, dark expressive eyes, crested neck into correct shoulder and upper arm angulation, good depth for age, strong wide hindquarters, topped with a beautiful rich dark coat, moved really well for his young handler,
2. Berry & Morris’s Copper’s Midsummer Nights Dream ( imp swe ) JW
I preferred the head of 1 but he has a lovely soft expression from his dark eyes, correctly constructed throughout, strong hindquarters with correct set and carried tail, gorgeous small neat feet, moved soundly but not the control
of 1
3.Parsons’ Quensha Thinking out loud for Bransett

Yearling Dog (2)
1. Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders’ Kerryfair Just Be and
2. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom in on Pawsword
Litter brothers who were difficult to separate.

1 is more mature in body with a better return of upper arm, 2 has a straighter front and I just preferred his head to 1, they are both of lovely type. It was a very close decision, both need to get their act together with their movement as they were all over the place. Two really promising boys who will change places throughout their careers I’m sure.

Novice Dog (2,1)
1. Sheldonite More Romance – 2nd in MPD

Graduate Dog (3)
1. Russell’s Melmara Montalbano

A dog often overlooked as he doesn’t always show himself off. He owns a pleasant masculine head with good eye shape, good angles fore and aft, deep in body, wide hindquarters with correct tailset and carriage. He was the soundest mover in this class.

  1. Lake’s Bluesprings Barney
    Preferred this one’s head to 1 but he couldn’t match his movement on the day, a well-made honest type of Setter.
    3.Pullen & Atkin’s Covarney Pickpocket at Jacingail

Post Grad Dog (6,1)
1. Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana
A good honest sound dog with lovely bone which was lacking in some today, appealing head with soft expression, good in rib and quarters, balanced angles fore and aft, moved soundly.

  1. Macaulay’s Harreds Lachlan at Stylersetts
    A lovely type of dog who could do much better if only he would co- operate with his owner, he owns an attractive masculine head with correctly shaped dark eyes, crested neck into very good shoulders and return of upper arm, gently sloping topline, sweeping stifles and short rear pasterns, his movement today was a tad erratic, hence 2nd place.
    3. Russell’s Melmara Montalbano

Mid Limit Dog (1)
1. Richardson’s Bluesprings now I’m here at Forestfire
Stood alone but deserved his place on his lovely type. Appealing masculine head with a lovely soft expression, matching angles fore & aft, slightly sloping topline, correct set and carriage of his tail, moved soundly.

Limit Dog (5,1)
1. Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On
What this dog lacks in stature he makes up for with his lovely type. Sound movement from his well boned legs and short rear pasterns. He excels in shoulder angulation which matches his rear, correct croup and set of tail, lacking a little in pigment today – a temporary thing I’m sure.
2. Corless’s Swiftlark Spellbinder
An upstanding dog with a super head and eye. Good in neck, shoulders and upper arm. Adequate forechest and a deep body and loin, good wide hindquarters, well bent stifles and short rear pasterns. Tended to lean back which spoiled his topline a tad, but he kept it on the move which was sound and controlled.
3. Foster’s Goldnavarm Endurance at Shanoah

Open Dog (6,1)
Super class, I loved them all for different reasons.
1. Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist amidst Kespas

Well known dog who commands attention for, among other things, his happy outgoing temperament with a constantly wagging tail. He owns a glorious head, crested neck, perfect shoulder and hindquarter angulation, plenty of forechest, well boned legs and short rear pasterns. His sound, controlled movement was a joy to watch. CC.
2. Glonekova’s Sh Ch/CIE/In Sh Ch Glimmer Noblesse Cloud Dancer
A beautiful head on this stylish eye- catching dog, correct angulation front and back, good in forechest and depth, sweeping stifles and short rear pasterns. His movement although sound was a tad wild at times, I felt he needed a bigger ring to get into his stride and I just preferred the more moderate style of 1. RCC.
3. Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Take a Bow

Field trial dog or bitch (0)

Special working gundog dog or bitch (0)

Veteran Bitch (3)
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley

Pretty head on this 8yr old, good in shoulder and upper arm, plenty of forechest, deep chest and good well boned legs and feet, moved very well for age.
2. Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM
I preferred this one for her lovely feminine type, again a very pretty head, outline is elegant and correct, angulations are all good,  just couldn’t match the 1st for movement. I wish I could have judged her when she was younger.
3. White’s Swiftlark First Desire at Paduan

Minor Puppy Bitch (3,1)
1. Condron’s Covarney Mini Minx
What a promising puppy this is! I loved her from her pretty head to the tip of her tail, mischievous expression from her correctly shaped dark eyes, front and back angulation match beautifully, neat confident movement, all topped off with a luscious dark shiny coat, this is the one I’d take home today, BPIB and BPIS. Congratulations.
2. Blackshaw, Rowbottom & Rowbottom’s Lanstara Cherrorvale Moon Dancer

Rangy puppy, needs a lot more time to come together. Her head is pretty with soft dark eyes, I liked her shoulder angulation, she’s a bit up on the leg at the moment and I would prefer a flatter croup. Moved ok.

Puppy Bitch (5,1)
1. Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders’ Kerryfair Misty Rose

Lovely puppy with a pretty head and eye, super type, lovely bone and feet, well grown body good angulation fore and aft. She needs to improve in hind movement though, she was a bit all over the place today.


  1. Williamson’s Caskeys United with Bluesprings

Really pretty puppy of the type consistent with this kennel, lovely head, long neck, excellent front and shoulders, firm hindquarters , giving better movement than first. Just preferred 1st’s type – difficult decision.
3. Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Contrary Mary

Junior Bitch (6,2)
1. Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen

Pretty little girl on the finer side, really lovely head and expression, good angulations front and back, strong  firm hindquarters, accurate sound movement.
2. Bentley’s Penclippen Celtic Asthore

Another very pretty little girl. She has a lovely head with inquisitive dark eyes, long neck, good shoulders and adequate forechest. Her legs are well boned with neat feet, really dark glossy coat, but I’d like a bit more of it! Moved steadily and true.
3. Thomas’s Meldor-Sett Fairy Lily at Dawnmaen ( imp pol )

Yearling Bitch (4,3)
1. Humphrey’s Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas

Elegant shape on this youngster, gorgeous head with twinkling eyes, lovely conformation throughout. Came in her underclothes today but couldn’t be denied for her super type. Didn’t move as well as I know she can.

Novice Bitch (4,1)
1. Quensha Joker and the Queen
2. Meldor-Sett Fairy Lily at Dawnmaen ( Imp pol )
Well grown youngster. Needs lots of time and training to come to her best, lovely head and expression, movement difficult to assess.
3. Shelindair Sing to a Rainbow

Graduate Bitch (4,1 w/d)
1. Heron-O’Brien’s Bluesprings Christina at Caskeys
Rather an old fashioned type but all the better for it. I’m not keen on the leggy airy fairy type that I see at some shows. Well made bitch with good construction all through, pretty head nice chiselling around her dark eyes, good bone and feet. Moved well once settled.
2. Peters’ Corranroo Hot Sensation at Shirlilah

A different type of bitch to first, being heavier in the body, finer in neck and smooth coated. She owns a rather nice head and eye and a correct slightly sloping topline, I’d prefer more strength in her neck and better shoulder angulation, but her movement is excellent.
3. Hardy’s Cafotaliena She’s on Fire

Post Grad Bitch (7)
1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie

Another lovely type of bitch typical of this kennel, very well constructed neat little girl, matched angles fore and aft, moved very well on her strong well boned legs and feet, good in topline and tailset.
2. Corless’s Swiftlark llustrious

I really liked this one too, she reminded me of my Glennara Corn Daisy in that she also is of an older fashioned type with sweet head and expression. To be critical I’d like a tad more neck but that’s being picky, her angles fore and aft are correct, good depth and forechest, she too moved soundly and correctly, unlucky to meet 1.
3. Condron’s Bluebyeyou Baby Love by Covarney

Mid Limit Bitch (2,1)
1. Williamson’s Bluesprings Sunday Girl

Another lovely Setter from this kennel, she too is very well made with nothing I would change, pretty head and expression, balanced all through, strong legs and short rear pasterns, moved soundly and steadily.


Limit Bitch (5)
A lovely class all were deserving of a first place but decisions have to be made so…
1. Humphreys’ Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas

Beautiful type here, feminine head with twinkling eyes, long crested neck into really good shoulders, good in forechest and depth, straight front ,well boned legs and feet, beautifully turned out in her best dress. Another one who needs a big ring to show off her movement.
2. Kennedy-Sloane & Kassube’s Twoacres Destiny

Surprised myself here, I’ve never really looked at her before. She fits the breed standard well with her neat pretty head and overall good construction, lovely dark coat and feathering, deserved her place on her accurate sound movement.
3. Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now

Open Bitch (7)

What a stunning class, I was spoilt for choice.
1. Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead

I’ve never seen this bitch look or move better. Today she captivated me with her stunning head and dark eyes, perfect angulation both ends, not too much or too little or too exaggerated, she is to me the perfect Irish Setter bitch, I can’t say more CC & B.O.B.
2. Crocker’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana

What can I say about this top class bitch other than that she is stunningly beautiful, first class presentation as usual, sound confident movement, no disgrace in having to give way to her daughter’s classic lines and raciness. RCC
3. Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Soo Lush

Not disgraced in any way by standing 3rd here, a beautifully made bitch, nothing overdone, I would just like a bit more of her.

Katrina Hall (Judge)

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show – 11/11/23

Irish Setter Dogs

They say good things come to those who wait, and after a three-year delay
caused by the global Covid pandemic, it was wonderful to finally award my
first set of CCs in Irish setters. I would like to thank the officers and
committee for inviting me to judge at this friendly, well-run show. The new
venue was easily accessible, spacious and warm but a number of exhibits
struggled with the slippery floor. I’ve passed on my feedback to the
organisers in the hope that mats can be provided at the next show.
I was heartened to see that heads are generally better than when I last
judged, when I found a proliferation of over-pronounced stops and
uncharacteristically round eyes. However, I was dismayed at the number of
dogs that are too short on the leg and long in the back, leading to an
unsightly dip behind the shoulders. A firm, gently sloping topline is one of
the calling cards of the Irish and is something we should strive to maintain.
I was thrilled to see my main winners, in agreement with my co-judge, go
on to take top honours in the group judging – Mr and Mrs Stockton’s Sh Ch
Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW took RBIS and BVIS; Mrs
Danks-Kemish and Mr Swannell’s Alolfrana All I Ask went RBPIS; and Mr R
Green’s Loganrish Out on The Town getting BSBIS. Huge congratulations
to you all.
I would also thank each of the exhibitors who entered under me – I truly
appreciate you choosing to spend your time and money on your entry.
MPD (2)
1st Mrs Danks-Kemish & Mr Swannell’s Alolfrana All I Ask. A star in the
making. Really loved this 8-month-old boy and hope he goes on to fulfil his
early promise. So well balanced and with everything in the right place.
Looks a picture standing, with gently arched neck flowing cleanly into well
laid-back shoulders and on to a slightly sloping topline with correctly set
tail. In fantastic condition with gleaming deep chestnut coat. Moved with
such coordination for his age, reaching at the front and driving at the rear
with tail carried correctly. Kind, dark eye with low-set ear and that
mischievous expression I love. Delighted to see him take RBPIS and still
giving his all after a long day in the ring.
2nd Mr, Mrs & Miss Richardson’s Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan.
Another very promising youngster who just needs time. He’s a rangier type
who will take longer to mature. Loved his head with well-defined occiput,
kind eye and well-chiselled foreface. Good depth of chest, gently sloping
topline and correct angulation. Moved with drive and enthusiasm.
PD (4)
1st Mrs Danks-Kemish & Mr Swannell’s Alolfrana All I Ask
2nd Mr & Mrs Lucas’ Gwendariff Bachelor Boy. This boy is 11 months old and
shows great promise. Presented in excellent coat and condition with a
flowing topline and well-anglated hindquarters with good bend of stifle
and plenty of muscle. Flows cleanly from neck into shoulders. Head strikes
the balance between elegance and masculinity with well-defined stop and
dark eye. Tough decision between these two but just preferred the front
movement of my winner on the day.
3rd Mr, Mrs & Miss Richardson’s Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan
JD (3)
1st Mrs Berry & Mrs Morris’ Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe).
A new one to me but liked him very much. Mature junior with the most
gorgeous head with neat, low-set ears, dark eye and plenty of chiselling to
his foreface. His coat and condition are excellent but underneath it is a
well-made dog with short hocks, cat-like feet, correct angulation and good
depth of chest with elbows well let down.. Moved very well – straight and
true with good tail carriage.
YD (5, 1)
1st Mrs Berry & Mrs Morris’ Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe)
2nd Miss Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On JW. Very different type to 1
but with much to appeal. A more upstanding, rangier dog of 20 months
who will take longer to reach full maturity. Looked a picture standing and
was very well handled to get the most of him even when he decided to
dance around! Has a gently arched, muscular neck flowing into a gently
sloping topline. He is well boned and has neat feet. Handsome head with
kindly expression. Moved soundly but carried his tail a little high on the
move for me today.
3rd Mr Green’s Loganrish Out on The Town
ND (2)
1st Mr, Mrs & Miss Richardson’s Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan
2nd Mrs MacFarlane’s Harelferg New Tricks. In good coat and condition
with neat feet and well-set tail. Preferred the head of 1 and didn’t feel he
moved out as well on the floor.
GD (2 )
1st Mrs Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW. Loved this boy’s overall
balance when standing – each part flowed cleanly into the next. Has the
most beautiful head with domed skull, correct stop, parallel planes and
dark eye with low-set ear. He’s in great muscular condition and was
beautifully presented. A real showman who powered around the ring on
the move with drive from behind and reach in the front, but was another
who carried his tail a little high for me.
2nd Mr & Mrs Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons. A sound dog with
everything in moderation – his angulation fore and aft is correct with
well-set tail and gently sloping topline. Another who was beautifully
presented and in great condition. Moved well on the slippery floor with
drive and coordination. His head is slightly finer and I just preferred the
depth of flew of my winner.
PGD (7)
1st Mrs Berry & Mrs Morris’ and Mrs Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. This
boy wasn’t the flashiest in the class but I couldn’t overlook his balance. He’s
understated but very well made with each part in moderation, creating a
balanced whole. He has a masculine head with nonchalant expression, a
muscular slightly arched neck flowing in well laid-back shoulders and a
clean topline. Moved the best in the class – straight and true coming and
going.
2nd Mr & Mrs Bayne’s Corranroo Celtic Storm. In better coat and condition
than my winner but not standing the best on the slippery floor. He has
good depth of chest, sloping top and elbows well let down with freedom to
move. Liked his dark eye, low-set ear and tight feet. Correct topline and
moved with coordination.
3rd Mr Hill’s Shenanagin Stand N’Deliver for Ronjunes
LD (10,3)
1st Mr & Mrs Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. Really liked this boy
and he was unlucky to come up against my CC and RCC winners today. He
was the best mover in this class and is so well made throughout. His head
is just beautiful with lots of definition, kindly eye, low-set ear and
well-defined occiput. His angulation is correct front and back, with topline
sloping cleanly from his shoulders to the tip of his tail. Straight front, which
was lacking in many. Moved with reach and drive and was straight and true
coming and going.
2nd Miss Boyce’s Forfarian’s Secret Admirer. Loved this boy but he kept
leaning backwards when standing, probably due to the slippery floor.
Really handsome head, gleaming coat, great muscular condition and
moved well.
3rd Mrs Walker’s Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin’
OD (6,3)
A trio of lovely dogs, thank you for bringing them.
1st Mrs and Mr Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW.
This boy is like a fine wine – he keeps getting better with age. What sets a
good dog apart from a great dog is that showmanship and he has it in
spades. Even at the end of the day in the BIS and BVIS competitions, he
was powering around the ring, waving his correctly-set tail and having the
time of his life. You’d think he might be used to the CCs by now but he was
still keen to give me an excited kiss when he’d won! In terms of
construction, he’s such a great example of everything the standard
requires, from his untiring readiness to range to his perfectly sloping
topline and unexaggerated raciness. His balance means he stands and
moves beautifully. I loved his head, which belies his 7 years, and has a
knowing expression. He is in peak condition and beautifully presented. To
watch him move out around the ring, in perfect harmony with his handler,
who he clearly adores, brought a smile to my face. It was my pleasure to
award him his 34th CC and to see him take BOB, RBIS and BVIS.
2nd Miss Ellrich’s Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus (IKC). So unlucky to
come up against my winner. I adored his head, which is just exquisite – so
well chiselled, dark eye, low-set ears, well defined stop and nonchalant
expression. He was presented in the most glorious condition – his rich
russet coat gleaming under the lights. He is another who is so well
constructed with each part flowing seamlessly together. Loved his
balanced angulation, width of thigh, sloping topline, straight front and
tight feet. Powered around the right with lots of drive from behind but just
felt my winner had the edge on movement on the day. RCC, thank you for
bringing him.
3rd Miss Tom’s Ir Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck Jun Ch JD Cen.
VD (5)
Lovely class of oldies. Unfortunately most of them didn’t want to move on
the floor in this venue.
1st Mrs Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW ShCEx. A
new one to me but thought him lovely. He was the best mover in the class.
At 7 years old, he was one of the youngsters and didn’t seem bothered by
the slippery floor. Doesn’t have the coat of some but has nothing to hide.
Well balanced throughout with sloping topline, good layback of shoulder,
broad quarters and well-set tail, which he used well on the move.
Handsome head.
2nd Mr & Mrs Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon. This gentleman
belies his 9.5 years. Still in firm, muscular condition and dripping in coat,
which was a shade paler than my winner’s. My noted say ‘balanced and
unexaggerated’, which is exactly what I look for in an Irish. Handsome
head, good topline and angulation and move soundly.
3rd Miss & Miss Tupper’s Staratlanta Elliott Sh.CM VW. Completed a
handsome trio.
SBD (3)
1st Mr Green’s Loganrish Out on The Town. Came 3rd in a good yearling
class. Nice young dog with good outline and gently sloping topline. Lovely
dark coat, tight feet and straight front. Handsome head. Carried his tail a
little high on the move for me. Delighted to see him take BSBIS.
2nd Mrs MacFarlane’s Harelferg New Tricks. See 2nd in Novice.
3rd Ms Ozog’s Amberlove Awesome Blixem (A.I.)


Laura Crombie (Judge)

North East of England Irish Setter Club championship Show 21st October 2023

I was a last minute stand in judging dogs at this show and took on the elected judge, Joan Kniveton’s entry. Joan, I hope you are feeling much better now. My thanks to those of you who braved the weather and travelled to show under me. My steward Eddie Fairley needs a badge of honour for keeping up to date on what was happening in the other two rings so that no one missed a class.

All the dogs were presented clean although please check your feet for trimming and nails as on hard floors nothing can be hidden. Movement was a bit erratic at times. Tight leads and racing around the ring unbalanced some exhibits. Most dogs were well muscled and I thought we had some promising youngsters.

Minor Puppy Dog 2 (2abs)

Puppy Dog 1
1st Lucas Gwendariff Batchelor Boy … coming up a year. Well balanced and racy. Head is long and lean,skull oval with a low set ear. Correct top line , good rib and depth for a youngster. Presented in the best of condition. Moved very steadily once settled . With my co judge was Best Puppy won on maturity .

Veteran Dog 8(2abs)
1st Lucas SH CH Bardonhill Eternal Flame JW…I did well for him as a youngster and pleased to have the opportunity to go over him again 8yrs later.He really fits the standard well. He has a good head which he carries so well on the move.Looks at you with a kindly expression, raised brows. Shape is all you could ask for and is solid and strong throughout.
2nd Rowbottom SH CH Lanstara Spring Moon …A more compact boy. Strong long neck well arched.ample spring of rib, plenty of bone,wide quarters, moved at one with his owner.
3rd Murchison Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin

Junior Dog 3. 1(abs)
1st Berry & Morris Coppers Midsummer Nights Dream (IMP SWE) …he was a dream to me. Oval in skull, low set ears,such an appealing expression from dark eyes,behind the head topline flows ,stands firm at the front, elbows tucked in, plenty of lung room,rear strong and shapely. Moved well, one I will watch.
2nd Bentley Penclippin Jubilee FlameJW… smaller more compact, another straight front with clean neck and shoulder,well sprung rib and good rear angulation looked better when set up in his last class. Moved steady.

Yearling Dog 4
A lovely class
1st Davison Bardonhill Million Reasons …Head with paralell planes, fairly square muzzle, soft expression as you walk towards him, it draws you in. Clean neck, straight forelegs, elbows well let down. Was beautifully balanced which showed on the move once he went on a softer lead.
2nd Sheldon Bardonhill A Million Ways to Delsanto …brother to 1. Both boys share many of the same qualities and I can see them changing places many times. This owner got the best out of this boy. Will be interesting to keep an eye on them.
3rd Kolbach Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword .

Maiden Dog 1 (1ab)
Novice Dog 1 (1ab)
Undergrad Dog No Entries
Graduate Dog 3 (1ab)
1st Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice Brinara Country Boy … took my eye for his outline, head no coarseness, ô add oval skull, low set ears, moderate depth of muzzle, deep chest, well ribbed back to slightly muscular loin,has a good bend of stifle and he moved steady, at one with his owner.
2nd Walker Gwendariff You Can’t Touch This JW … in excellent condition and presented in beautiful bloom but would, in my mind, benefit from a trim of his under body as it would enhance his outline. An eye catching boy who strode out.

Post Graduate Dog 5 (2ab))
1st McCulloch Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven … a well proportioned boy presented in excellent coat and condition, nothing stood out as poor.Short coupled,well developed 2nd thigh and sweeping stifle , short from hock to heel,kept his tail level on his steady move which some lacked.
2nd Rutherford-Judge&Prangle Clonageera Touch of Gold…Striking dark rich coat , correct head planes and eye set . Strength shows throughout, excellent bone.
3rd Cohen Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana

Mid Limit Dog 5 ( 1 transfer)
1st Walker Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin…Abounds in coat and condition. Clean shape , correct head planes, square deep muzzle,v low set ears ,deep chest with well sprung rib to short loin . The most steady mover who kept his outline although a little proud of his tail which some gentle encouragement might help.
2nd Hemings &Holehan-Green Orlanset Mandolin… very dark smooth coat with yet again correct head planes and shape of body, good strong quarters but was just a bit all over on the move.
3rdDeighton Oakdene Schiehallion(IMP BEL)

Limit 7 (3ab)
1st Hemings Orlanset A New Flame … A very sound unexaggerated dog.Dark straight coat , clean neck, forelegs straight well boned, elbows free, well ribbed back, hip to hock long but then short from hock to heel, the more I looked the more he filled my eye. Moved steady and true. Dog CC , Best in Show with co Judge agreement.
2nd Murchison Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin…Nothing to dislike, correct shape, clean lines, just looked a little unfinished compared 1st.
3rd Gardner Quensha Walk Me Home to Danwish

Open 6 (3ab)
1st Bott, Allen&Morgan SH CH Quensha Take A Bow…very eye catching, prepared and shown to perfection. Terrific bone which makes him look so strong, has a good headpiece, chest, topline flows, wide quarters which pushed him on when moving. RCC.
2nd Russell SH CH Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settersol JW… one I have often admired from the ringside and he didn’t disappoint. The outline I was looking for, loved his refined head, expression ear set, balance throughout just didn’t have the drive on the day of 1st.
3rd Lorrimer Kerrimere Classique

Beginners Dog 2 (1ab)
1st Bentley Penclippin Jubilee Flame

Judge: MRS. J. NORTHEND

North East of England Irish Setter Club

Bitches – 21.10.23

I would like to thank the committee for their kind invitation to judge at the show and for their
hospitality on the day, thanks also to the exhibitors who braved some horrible conditions that
Babet brought and made it along to the show.
MPB 2 pretty litter sisters to start the day, just 6 months old and both doing so well.
1. Robinson’s Cherrorvale Dream Come True Pretty girl with super feminine head with raised
brows, arched neck into well placed shoulders and sloping topline, straight front with well
developed chest. Well angulated rear. Moving well for one so young. Presented in a lovely
dark coat.
2. Blackshaw & Rowbottom’s Lanstara Cherrorvale Moon Dancer Another pretty girl but will take
a little more time to come together than her sister appealing in head with dark eyes and low
set ears, long neck leading cleanly into sloping topline. Prefer her over the croup. Paler in
coat. Moving out well showing good reach.
VB
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley Lovely lady long and lean in head, dark eyes,
with the delicate speckling of grey adding to her kind expression, muscular through neck and
well laid shoulders, sloping top, well sprung ribs with good length of rib and strong loin, well
angulated rear with good stifle. Moved really well with lovely carriage of head and tail. She is
in top form at the moment and was pleased in agreement with my Co-judge to award her
BVIS over a favourite boy of mine.
JB
1. Prangle’s Clonageera It’s a New Dawn at Heathclare Built on larger frame but still showing her
femininity, pretty headed girl with dark eye and raised brows. Presented in a lovely dark
straight coat and developing nice feathering for her age, appealing in clean outline with
muscular neck and sloping topline leading to good tailset. Plenty depth to chest and well
angulated rear. Moving well.
2. Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen Super pretty girl, smaller made but
with plenty of substance, feminine refined head with raised brow and dark eye expressive eye.
Long neck, sloping topline, well angulated in front. Presented a racy outline, dark coat with a
nice amount of coat for her age. Developed more confidence in her classes to come and
moved better for it.
3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers
YB
1. Vallance’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone Really impressed with the little lady
today, presented a balanced outline with lovely straight dark coat. Feminine in head with good
shape to skull, dark eyes and low set ears, arched neck leading to well placed shoulders,
sloping topline, well sprung ribs, well developed rear quarters. Moved well in her class but
lacked animation in the challenge.
2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers Well made feminine girl of substance with dark coat,
long and lean in head with dark expressive eyes and raised brows and low set ears, muscular
arched neck, clean over well placed shoulder to sloping topline, well developed in chest and
well bent stifle, unfortunately she seemed quite stressed today which was reflected in her
movement.
3. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer
MB
1. Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen
NB
1. Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen
2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers
UGB
1. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers
2. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer Prettiest of refined heads, dark eyes with kind expression and
raised brows, racy in outline with long neck and sloping topline. Not striding out as well today
as I have seen her.
3. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore
GB Two girls who I like very much made it a difficult decision.
1. Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone Dark eyes, low set ears, muscular neck
leading cleanly over shoulders, sloping topline, well angulated in front with plenty depth of
chest, finished off with darkest of shiny coats. Moved really well today to take the class.
2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten Feminine girl with clean balanced outline, plenty depth to
chest and well angulated fore and aft, handler gets the best out of her standing but just felt
the winner had the edge on the move today.
PGB Super class of lovely ladies, all quite different and making a difficult decision.
1. Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk Really lovely little lady, feminine head with dark eye, strong
arched neck into well placed shoulders clean over topline with good tail set, plenty depth of
chest. Moving well around the ring. Finished off with a lovely straight gleaming coat with just
a nice amount of feathering.
2. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress at Cherrorvale Really well presented with a well conditioned
straight coat, head long and lean with dark eyes, raised brows and low set ears. Arched neck,
plenty of fore chest, good spring of rib and length of long, good bend of stifle. Moved well.
3. Box’s Fernstart Heart’s Delight JW
MLB
1. Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence Have never seen this girl looking better, at one with her
handler and presented to perfection which allowed her clean balanced outline to shine.
Prettiest of heads with dark expressive eyes, arched neck leading cleanly into well placed
shoulders. Sloping topline. Deep chest with plenty spring of rib and strength through loin.
Strong rear quarters. Moved well and in the challenge took it up a notch, carried herself so
well, In particular I noted her lovely head carriage and finished off with a level tail. In super
coat and condition. Pleasure to award her the CC and in agreement with my Co-Judge
Reserve Best In show.
2. Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone Feminine lady, clean and unexaggerated in outline, not in the
best of coats at the moment but what she had was gleaming and dark. Long and lean in head
with lovely shape to stop, low set ears and kind expression, lean neck flowing into gently
sloping topline, good depth to chest and plenty fore chest. Good bend to stifle. Moving well
with lovely tail carriage
LB
1. Henderson’s Sametsuz Believe In Me Cracking girl in absolute top form, balanced and full of
quality with super flowing outline from long lean neck through her sloping topline and well set
tail. Well angulated in front with lovely spring of rib and depth to chest. Powerful well
angulated rear allowed her to move well showing plenty of personality, I could tell a great deal
of time and effort has been put into her and her full gleaming coat really finished the picture.
Pleased to award RCC.
2. Longbottom’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (IKC) Chatty little lady built on a smaller frame
but still full of breed type and substance. Pretty head with dark expressive eyes, raised brows
and lower ears, arched neck leading cleanly over well placed shoulders to sloping topline, well
angulated rear and moving well. Not in the best of coats but what she had was dark and shiny.
3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman Kerriemere Red Ribbon JW.
SBB
1. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore. Feminine all through, really liked her head with dark eyes
and kind expression, muscular in neck, just needing some time to develop in rear quarters and
coat. Tending to crab on the move.

Judge: Linzie Richardson

North East Of England Irish Setter Club Open Show 21.10.23
I would like to thank the committee for their kind invitation to judge at their well run show. It is such
an honour to be asked to judge a breed club show. Thanks must also go to my efficient steward
Barry. Most of all thanks go to the exhibitors who kindly entered their beautiful dogs. This is truly
meant as this was the weekend of Storm Babet, where the North and Scotland were on the receiving
end. So, without sounding like the Met Office, I will just say thank you so much for your dedication
and for turning out in such appalling conditions. Naturally some absentees were to be expected.
Minor Puppy Dog 2 (2 abs)
Puppy Dog 1
1. Lucas’s Gwendariff Bachelor Boy. 11-month-old well balanced puppy. Has a lovely dark coat.
Appealing head, dark eyes and raised brows. Good bone, neat feet. Moved well. Went on to
be Best Puppy in Show.
Veteran Dog 6 (1 abs)
1. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. 8 years young. Lovely kind expression, with
dark eye and raised brows. Good depth of chest, with good topline and well set on tail. Covered the
ground well. Best Veteran Dog.
2. Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin. 7 years young. A dog with a most
handsome look about him. In lovely coat and condition. Just preferred the finished picture of 1.
3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman’s Kerriemere Indiscreet.
Junior Dog 3 (1 abs)
1. Berry and Morris’s Coppers Midsummer Night’s Dream (IMP SWE) (BA1) A promising
youngster. Lovely head, expression, and kind eye. Well set ears. Lovely neck. Good depth of chest,
nice stifle and neat feet. Kept his handler on her toes but settled well.
2. Bentley’s Penclippin Jubilee Flame JW. Similar age to 1, not quite as advanced, but plenty of
time. Shorter coupled than 1. Dark eyes, well set ears, moved well.
Yearling Dog 4
1. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On. This dog gave an overall balanced picture. Good
topline, which he held on the move, with good tail set. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well
bent stifles and strong hocks. Moved with drive and well handled.
2. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword. Smaller than 1 Good coated dog, with a kind
loving expression. Moved well. Has a racy look and is full of enthusiasm.
3. Sheldon’s Bardonhill a Million Ways to Delsanto
Maiden Dog 1 (1 abs)
Novice Dog 1 (1 abs)
Undergrad Dog 0
Graduate Dog 3 (1 abs)
1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucan’t Touch This JW. Pleasing head and expression with raised brows
and dark eye. Carries a good coat. Moved well with handler
2. Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. Bigger boy than 1. Possess a good topline,
tail set. With a nice bend of stifle. Not such good coat condition as 1.
Post Graduate Dog. 6 (1 abs)
Two good dogs topped this class.
1. Rutherford-Judge & Prangle’s Clonergerra Touch of Gold. A well balanced dog with a racy
outline. In good coat and condition. Moved with a free flowing driving action.
2. Hemming’s Orlanset Mandolin. Sound dog, no exaggerations. Appealing expression, good
topline held on the move. A little more coat would just be the icing on the cake.
3. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven.
Limit Dog 9 (3 abs)
1. Hemming’s Orlanset a New Flame. He has a lovely outline and is well balanced. Good
hindquarters. Moved with drive and purpose. Presented in good coat and condition. Dark eyes and
low set ears. A good all round picture. Res Best Dog.
2. Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. In good condition. Head of correct
proportions, with lovely expression, good ear set and dark eyes. Nice depth of chest. Good coat. Just
didn’t seem to settle as well on the move with alternative handler.
3. Boyd-McNeil & Edwards’s Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty.
Open Dog 4 (2 abs)
1. Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli. Racy, balanced and full of quality. An
appealing head. Has a good reach of neck, muscular, and sets cleanly into the shoulders. Good
topline and well-set on tail. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well bent stifles and strong hocks,
neat feet. Carrying a beautiful coat. Moved well with drive. Best Dog and Best In Show.
2. Davidson’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. Balanced dog, straight front and good chest depth.
Carrying a good coat, with deep rich chestnut colour. Lovely soft expression. Moved well. Preferred
the overall picture of 1.
Minor Puppy Bitch 3 (1 abs)
Two sisters of 7 months old but quite different at this stage in appearance.
1. Robinson’s Cherrorvale Dream Come True. Sweet head, lovely expression with raised brow and
dark eye. Moved well. More compact and balanced than her litter sister. Best Puppy Bitch
2. Blackshaw & Rowbottom’s Lanstara Cherrorvale Moon Dancer. Not as balanced as 1 at this
stage, but only babies, and lots of growing and changing to do yet. Moved well, and well schooled
for a youngster.
Puppy Bitch 0
Veteran Bitch 3 (2 abs)
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley. A balanced 8 and a half year old lady who
shows herself to advantage. In lovely coat and condition. Beautiful head, feminine expression, with a
small amount of silver giving that distinguished look. Moved with drive and ease to take Best
Veteran In Show.
Junior Bitch 6 (2 abs)
1. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer. A compact elegant and well balanced little sweetheart. Possess
the sweetest of heads, a melting expression and a face you couldn’t say No too. Moved well. A
feminine young lady in lovely condition.
2. Prangles’s Clonergerra It’s a New Dawn at Heathclare JW. An affectionate girl, just moving into
this classification. Bigger than 1. Well put together young lady, moved well with drive and purpose.
3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers.
Yearling Bitch 3
1. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer (repeat)
2. Vallences’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. Another young lady with lots to like
about her. Dark coat, neat feet correct topline. Moved well with drive, and at one with handler.
3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers.
Maiden Bitch 1 (1 abs)
Novice Bitch 3 (2 abs)
1 Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers. 3rd in Junior & Yearling class. Feminine young lady, with
dark eye, good bend of stifle and a nice overall picture, still only 12 months old.
Undergraduate Bitch 3
1. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer (repeat)
2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers
3. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore
Graduate Bitch 3 (1 abs)
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten. A good all-round impression from this quality bitch. Sweet
head and expression, firm straight topline gradually sloping down. Well turned stifle and tidy feet.
Moved well.
2. Vallence’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone. Not quite the balance of 1 at this stage,
but still some maturing to be done. Moved well with handler, who moves her dogs well, and was in
demand today.
Postgraduate Bitch 5 (2 abs)
1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie. A lovely balanced quality bitch, not exaggerated in anyway. Everything
seems to just fit. Such a sweet expression, dark eye, raised brows. Good coat and colour. Well
turned stifles and neat and tidy feet. After a little slip, she composed herself and moved well. She
held that composure and moved with style and drive in the challenge to take Best Bitch and Reserve
Best in Show.
2. Box’s Fernstart Hearts’ Delight. A bigger girl than 1. Another lovely lady who presented a good
overall picture. She has substance but is still feminine. Dark eyes, raised brows, well set ears. Moved
well with drive. I just preferred the overall picture of 1.
3. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress at Cherrorvale.
Limit Bitch 7 (3 abs)
1. Williamson’s Bluesprings a Kind of Magic at Keljaru. She gives a balanced picture, good head
kind eye, raised brows and a kind intelligent expression. Has a good reach of neck, good depth of
chest and spring of rib. Would just prefer a little more coat. Moved well with reach and drive. Res
Best Bitch
2. Barker’s Danaway Tilly at Flinthill. Another bitch with a good head, correct dark eye raised
brows. Moved well. A close decision with 1.
3. Sharman & Jenning-Sharman’s Kerriemere Red Ribbon.
Open Bitch 1
1. Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch and Wry. Stood alone. Sweet feminine expression, with good dark
eye and raised brows. Moved well.

Judge: Mrs Stephanie Wood

South Wales Kennel Association

14th October 2023

Thank you to the SWKA Committee for the invitation to judge and a huge thank you to my stewards
Hefin and Rhiannan for their help and kindness on the day. What a privilege to have so many topquality dogs and bitches for consideration and in many classes every exhibit was a lovely example of
the breed, which made for some very difficult decisions. I was very impressed with the younger
classes, how exciting to have so many up and coming dogs and bitches who were full of quality and I
feel many of them will go far.
Veteran Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1
ST Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli (Mrs J P Russell) – This boy was on top form today, I think this is the
best I have ever seen him look, presented in fit muscular condition, and groomed to perfection. He has great
overall balance, he holds himself very well when stood demonstrating a flowing, gently sloping topline. Soft, kind
and gentle expression with dark eyes and a raised brow. He has strength in his well angulated rear quarters and
when he moves he really drives from his short, straight hocks (which can make him a bit of a handful to hold
onto!). BVD
2
nd
– Dairis Emperor Excellence (Ms D Gyedu) – Another mature male with a noble head and such kindness in
his eyes, with long, low set ears. Deep chested and well boned with a dark chestnut, straight coat. Moved
steadily maintaining his topline.
Minor Puppy Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
What an exciting class, I expect the first three will have some great competitions between them in the future, they
all have great promise and potential. It was lovely to see gentle, caring handling of these puppies, all being
allowed to enjoy their day and show off their personalities.
1
st
– Copper’s Get Off My Cloud NAF TAF (Mrs S E Edwards) – What a little charmer, totally fell for him, such a
stylish young lad. Refined but masculine in head with dark eyes and that wonderful cheeky look of a 6 months
old puppy having great fun. He is already very balanced and elegant throughout with moderate length of neck,
well laid back shoulders and flowing topline, he is correct over the croup and as he is so well made he moved
with great precision with his head held high and a lashing tail. To top it all off he has a dark chestnut coat that
was gleaming. Pleased to award him BPD and then a deserved BPIB. He did the breed proud being shortlisted
in the Puppy Group, a proper little show off.
2
nd
– Alolfrana All I Ask (Mrs R D & Mr A E Danks Kemish & Swannell) – Another well schooled puppy who was
full of quality. Handsome, long and lean head with refined muzzle and lovely chiselling to his brow. Fabulous
length of neck and depth of chest, he is ribbed well back and muscular in the loin. He has plenty of bone and
neat, tight feet, slightly longer cast than 1 but he is moderate and totally balanced for one so young and he
moved very well, straight and true with an even stride.
3
rd
– Bardonhill Mcintosh Red at Montgreenan (Mr J, Mrs L & Miss L H Richardson) – Have to give this boy a
mention, he gave his handler such a hard time but another top quality lad with all the attributes to go far.
Puppy Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST 3271 – Kerryfair Misty Morning TAF (Miss E & Mrs C Flinders & Robinson Slater) – 10 months old boy
who has the most exquisite head and expression, lovely to see a correct shaped, dark eyes, raised brows and
refined head. He is moderate throughout, another elegant puppy with no coarseness or heaviness. Well
angulated front quarters and good forechest, he still has lots of maturing to do but that is how it should be. He
really impresses on the move, striding out well around the large ring. As he continues to mature he would benefit
with his neck being groomed to be slightly tidier which will highlight his clean lines.
Junior Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
What a class – how lovely to have so many young dogs to choose from, I thought them all full of great potential.
1
st
– Riverbrue Ophelia Winky JW (Mr B A & Miss C Crocker & Lewis) – He really had to work hard to win this
class today, but he bought the ‘razzle dazzle’ and just had the edge over some top class competition. Full of
quality, my eye was constantly drawn to his clean lines and flowing topline, he demanded attention. He is all
male without being too course or heavy, he has excellent bone and depth of chest, well sprung ribs, muscular loin
and wide and powerful hind quarters and well bent stifles that he uses to great advantage on the move. He is
hard to ignore and the look in his eyes says he knows it! Presented in gleaming condition.
2
nd
– Quensha Remember The Name (Miss A & Miss R Levene & Lewis) – This boy has a classic, ‘old fashioned’
and understated elegance throughout, moderate but remains masculine and absolutely full of quality. While not
being quite as forward in maturity as 1 today he gave him a very good run for his money. His head is stunning
and so correct, dark, unshelled almond eyes, low set ears, long and lean foreface with good depth of muzzle, I
thought his expression was very special. He is well ribbed, deep chested and has superb shoulder angulation.
His movement was free flowing with a true action. Another with exciting potential for the future.
3
rd
– Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris)
Irish Setter – Yearling Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 3
1
st
– Quensha Remember The Name (Miss A & Miss R Levene & Lewis) – 2
nd in Junior, he moved out really well
in this good class to take this win
2
nd
– Bardonhill A Million Ways to Delsanto (Mrs C A Sheldon) – Extremely handsome young dog, another who
manages to be masculine without any coarseness or heaviness, he has such refined lines and presents a lovely
outline when stood. He flows through his slightly arched, muscular neck, through his well laid back shoulders
and along his firm topline, right to the tip of his tail. Gentle and intelligent expression, I get the feeling he is a real
softy as he had such calmness and kindness to his dark eyes and expressive, raised brows. He moved with
drive and precision. He is just coming into full bloom.
3
rd
– Loganrish Out On The Town (Mr R Green)
Graduate Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
Five dogs in this class of very different types.
1
st
– Brinara Country Boy (Mrs B, Mrs L & Mrs L Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice) – A new dog to me, I was very taken
with him and interested to look how he was bred at the end of the day. He is extremely appealing when stood,
nicely balanced and full of breed type. Handsome head, muscular neck and topline with a good spring of ribs
and length of loin. He has very correct fore and aft angulation, a lovely sweep of stifle and short hocks. He
moved with drive and animation. His overall moderation won him this class.
2
nd
– Swiftlark Invincible JW (Mrs S Corless) – A larger framed dog than 1, he is all male with excellent bone and
depth throughout. He has a great fore chest and lay back of shoulder, well ribbed and has muscular strong hind
limbs. He has great strength and drive to his movement and holds his topline well as he strides out. Dark
chestnut coat, he was turned out in fine condition. He was a bit of a fidget today, typical boy!
3
rd
– Redclyst The Celt (Mr D G & Mrs P A Pike)
Post Graduate Dog
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
Three smashing dogs headed this class, I would have been happy to take any of them home
1
st
– Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus) (M Beresford) – A top class dog who was great condition today, he has
matured so well since I last judged him as a youngster and it is so satisfying to see him approaching his full
potential. I was also pleased he was on his best behaviour today, he did not put a foot wrong. His overall outline
is really eye catching, he excels in topline, it is firm and straight with the desired gentle slope from the withers.
He has straight forelegs and tight elbows with ribs that are well sprung and a muscular loin. His hind quarters
have a lovely sweep of stifle, he is long and muscular from hip to hock. He was shown in fine condition, his coat
gleamed and he is as fit as a fiddle. He moved around the ring with style and drive. He was in full consideration
in the top class final line up.
2
nd
– Orlanset Mandolin (Mr D & Mrs W Hemmings & Holehan-Green) – Another exciting dog with the most
handsome of heads and refined, striking outline, he is moderate, proportionate and he is very hard to ignore. His
topline is so clean from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, it just flows and he needs absolutely no fussing or
adjusting from his owner when stood to look correct. His front angulation is excellent, great in shoulder and
upper arm and his hind angulation is just as good with strong short hocks. He is not heavily coated and I think
this actually compliments his clean lines. He maintains his flowing topline on the move and it was an extremely
close decision between him and 1 today.
3
rd
– Harreds Lachlan at Stylersetts (Mr K & Mrs L R Macaulay) – another special boy, full of breed type, just
needs a little more time to be at his best.
Limit Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
The quality just kept coming – another terrific class.
1
st
– Riverbrue Soldier On (Miss D K Brown) – This is a dog that I thought very highly of when I last judged and I
was so pleased to see him here today in the most amazing form. An Irish Setter should be well balanced,
moderate and proportionate and in no way extreme or overdone, and this dog fits this description perfectly. His
head is masculine and balanced with a lovely depth to his muzzle, dark, unshelled almond eyes that sit under the
most expressive of brows, his ears are set on low and his neck is muscular and moderate. Where he really
excels is in his forechest, shoulder, upper arm and depth of chest, he is very well ribbed and they are carried
back into a muscular loin. He has strong bone and neat tight feet. Muscular hind quarters and well bent stifles
and short, straight hocks complete the picture. His construction is so correct he never once looks unbalanced
and he uses his attributes to advantage on the move, straight and true with a precise driving action. He was
handled to perfection, calm with no fussing or faffing, he just does not need it. I did not hesitate to award him the
DCC (his second) and then BOB which he won against some top class and top winning competition.
2
nd
– Orlanset A New Flame (Mr D & Mrs K M Hemmings) – Another racy and refined dog who is also moderate
throughout, a boy with such quality about him. He has a soft, but handsome expression and an overall elegance
to his stature that really compliments this. Moderate, muscular neck that flows into his strong topline, deep chest
and well sprung ribs. He has a lovely sweep of stifle and short hocks, he is just so sound throughout. He is
superb on the move with a real driving action and he is also very fleet of foot covering the ground well with
absolute ease while carrying his tail level and maintaining great carriage of his topline. I was very impressed and
seriously considered him for the RCC.
3
rd
– Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood (Mr B A & Miss C Crocker & Lewis)
Open Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1
st
– Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW (Mr K & Mrs P Stockton) – The last time I judged I placed 1
and 2 in this class the other way around – but with such a high quality entry it is important to judge the dogs on
the day and today was this boys day. A top winning dog and the dearest and very special of boys, he was in
such fantastic condition, still in his prime. He coveys’ raciness and breed type throughout, as soon as you look at
him his tail wags with joy, a proper Irish temperament. His head is just scrumptious, so kind and gentle but also
maintains masculinity, with a dark eye and raised brow. He has great forechest and layback of shoulder, a
gently sloping topline, strong and straight front and well assembled hind quarters. He moves round the ring
effortlessly in great harmony with his handler, what a team they make, they clearly adore each other. RCC – just
narrowly beaten to top honours by his younger nephew.
2
nd
– Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie (Mrs S E Edwards) – Another special boy with a fabulous ring
presence, again he exudes breed type and he has such a striking outline, I felt so lucky to have this depth of
quality to choose from. When you first cast your eye around the ring you notice his stunning outline, with the
required firm and straight topline that gently slopes from the withers. Another dog that needs no intervention or
fuss from is handler, what you see is just how he is, elegant, so sound, moderate and a racy boy with great selfcarriage. He is just so good through his fore and aft angulation and he maintains his outline and topline on the
move showing great balance and drive. Today 1 just had the edge on coat quality and condition.
3
rd
– Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW (Mrs J P Russell)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1
st
– Brinara Country Boy (Mrs B, Mrs L & Mrs L Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice) – Repeat of Graduate.
Veteran Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1
st
– Gwendariff Lily The Pink (Miss L Bougen) – I was overjoyed to have the opportunity to judge this great girl
today, one I have watched develop from a young age and I was not disappointed. She is just so sound and as fit
as a fiddle, nothing over the top, just a very classy lady. For me she is a classic type, strong in bone and has a
great depth throughout, but looks racy and refined, I could see her efficiently working all day. She has the most
refined of heads with a knowing expression and fabulous foreface. Presented in hard condition and when you
see her on the move you just know her conformation is correct, neat, precise with forward reach and drive
powering along on muscular hind quarters. She was very close up to top honours. Please to award her BVB and
Best Veteran in Breed. What a shame there was no Veteran Group – I would have loved to have seen her power
around that big ring.
2
nd
– Rappatty Star Light over Alolfrana JW ShCM (Miss O P Danks-Kemish) – this is another elegant bitch who
just lost out on condition on the day, but I notice her puppies were in the MP classes today so she was looking
super taking this into consideration. While not in her best coat what she had was rich chestnut and super shiny.
She has a good depth of muzzle, ears are set on low with an arched, muscular neck. A great depth of chest and
well sprung ribs giving good heart room. She moved with energy and happiness, a wagging tail and a straight,
driving action. Another with a great bond with her owner/handler.
3
rd
– Alolfrana in A Hot Storm over Wenflaen (Mr A P & Mrs S A Jones)
Minor Puppy Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1
st
– Alolfrana Bring The Drama (Miss O & Mrs S Danks-Kemish & Littlechild) – such a pretty and very promising
young lady and at 6 months old she was such a good girl. She has a lovely kind, dark eye, low set ears and
elegant length of neck. She is very strong in topline for one so young has a lovely length of loin and is correct
over the croup. Her hind quarters were straight and strong, with a good sweep of stifle. A lovely dark chestnut
shining straight coat. She really moved like a little star, confident, true and correct with head held high, what a
little star. She is very much like her Dam who was 2nd in Veteran. Handled extremely well, I think this puppy and
her owner/handler have a bright future together.
2
nd
– Alolfrana Whole Lotta Love with Redeshka (Mrs R A Webb) – Another pretty girl with a long lean head and
pretty expression. She has a racy outline and is very strong on fore and aft angulation. Straight front, with tight
elbows and gently sloping topline. She also moved very well taking everything in her stride. Sister to 1 and they
are like two peas in a pod, with 1 just having a little bit more ring presence on the day.
3
rd
– Cataluna Mad About You in Finity (Miss K Mason)
Puppy Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1
st – Unfortunately this exhibit was not sound today, so could not be placed. I explained the situation to the
handler.
Junior Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
Wow – what a class.
1
st
– Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas (Mrs J A & Mr P J Humphreys) – This young lady was hard to ignore
today, an absolute little pocket rocket, full of breed type, personality and totally balanced. She has such sound
construction, slightly arched neck, correct lay of shoulder and she is well ribbed and they are carried well back.
She has such a presence about her when viewed in profile, the cheeky look in her dark eyes dares you to not
admire her elegant, smooth lines with no break at all in topline from her head to her tail. She has straight, well
angulated quarters and is well muscled throughout with a gleaming, straight chestnut coat. When moving she
motors around the ring maintaining her topline with great extension in her stride and drive from her strong hocks
never once not wagging her tail. In the final line up of top winning bitches she just kept catching my eye and I
when I moved her again I just knew she was going to be my RCC winner. What an exciting future she has.
2
nd
– Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara JW (Mrs K A Hall) – litter sister to 1 and it was really very close between
them today. This girl is another that makes such a great initial impression when you first set eyes on her, she
has the most gorgeous head, dark, almond eyes, soft and expressive brows and lovely chiselling with low set on
ears. Her outline is elegant but full of substance, lovely front angulation, spring of rib and muscular loin. She has
a balanced length of leg and is very correct over the croup and tail set. Another that moved like a dream, so
sound and true, powering from her well angulated hind quarters. She has a typical Irish attitude, a little show off
and was a proper fidget today – just how I like them! I will look forward to following her progress.
3
rd
– Quensha Joker and The Queen (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan)
Yearling Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
1
st
– Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW (Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford) – such a top class and attractive bitch, she
stood out in a lovely class. Very mature, immaculately presented, she has a lovely depth of quality and
substance about her with good bone and well-developed muscle. A gentle and kind expression with correct
strength to her muzzle and low set ears. She has an excellent arch and set of neck and shoulder with a good
spring of rib and muscular loin with a flowing topline and correct tail set. A great bend of stifle and short hocks
with excellent, well padded feet she moved so soundly with drive while maintaining her shape and topline. I was
very impressed by her and she is another one that I will watch for in the future as she is still young and I feel she
has lots more winning to come.
2
nd
– Penclippin Celtic Asthore (Mrs H G Bentley) – This young girl was 4th in the quality Junior class and well
deserved her placing here against some older bitches. She is a lovely rich, dark chestnut coated bitch who has
moderation throughout, nothing is excessive. She is a good size, very well constructed with a lovely lay back of
shoulder and well sprung ribcage. Where she excels is on the move, active and correct with a happy tail, she is
ready to run all day and she was hard to ignore because of this.
3
rd
– Alolfrana Queen of Hearts at Bryntwrw (Mrs N W & Mr J K Hughes)
Graduate Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 4
1
st
– Harreds Lillie (Mr P J Hall) – a bitch with the classic lines that I would expect from this Kennel, she is full of
breed type, a lovely example of a refined and moderate Irish Setter with no exaggeration. Her head is simply
beautiful, long and lean and parallel with her brows showing the stop and a kind expression, with a hint of
mischief. She has great bone and well-padded tight feet, arched neck and deep shoulders, lovely straight front
and tight elbows. She is extremely feminine with great depth and substance to her chest and body with a firm
topline. Strong, wide hind quarters and straight hocks and well bent stifles. She flowed around the ring with
reach and drive, maintaining her carriage with a lovely attitude and lashing tail. Another one with a bright future.
2
nd
– Swiftlark Illustrious JW (Mrs S Corless) – this bitch has so much to admire about her, slightly stronger bitch
overall than 1 but she has great breed type and was in full bloom today. She has an attractive head with lovely
raised brows and dark, correct shaped eyes that give her the dearest of expressions. An excellent forechest and
good depth and balance to her body proportions. She has quality bone and was very well muscled. Strong,
wide hindquarters with superb sweep and bend of stifle and short, straight hocks and the best of feet. She
moved very soundly with a lovely reach and drive. Her coat was dark with the correct texture and with ample
feathering.
3
rd
– Wenflaen Deja Vu (Mr A P & Mrs S A Jones)
Post Graduate Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1
st
– Glennara Cherry Cola JW (Mrs K A Hall) – what a super lady this bitch is, full of breed type and quality. She
has such expressive eyes, dark and unshelled almond shaped, full of expression which is highlighted further by
her quizzical brow and lovely low set ears. She is very correct in her front assembly, moderate, arched neck
which flows into her well laid-back shoulders, straight front with tight elbows and correct upper arm. She is very
good through the loin which is slightly arched and well muscled. There is great strength to her hind quarters
which have wonderful angulation and she is correct through her croup and tail set. She moves very soundly with
a spring in her step and to finish it off she has the shiniest, dark chestnut coat with good feathering and texture.
She was is fabulous condition today and was in full consideration for top honours.
2
nd
– Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood (Ms A & Ms S Douthwaite & Wharfe) – I have competed with
this bitch many times over the past couple of years so I was pleased to get to see her properly and up close
today. She is really maturing into the most elegant and refined of ladies, I was very taken by her and she was
close behind 1 in a super class. The first thing you notice is how balanced her frame is, I liked her length of leg
which compliments her body shape perfectly and when you combine this with her moderate, slightly arched neck,
flowing topline and great depth of chest you just cannot ignore her. She moved with confidence and drive, she is
very true moving behind, driving along on straight hocks. She has a pretty head and expression, today I just
preferred the chiselling around the eyes of 1 but it was a tough choice between them both.
3
rd
– Fernstart Hearts Delight JW (Miss R Box) – have to give this gorgeous girl a mention, she is just so pretty
and full of breed type, quality bitch who was well handled today. I feel she will blossom in confidence very soon.
Limit Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
The depth of quality in this class was amazing – would happily take them all home with me.
1
st
– Quensha Crimes of Passion (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan) – When you first look around the
ring this bitch just stands out for her very clean, racy lines, everything just fits together perfectly, she is so
balanced with every part of her construction in harmony and each element of her running smoothly into the next.
For me she epitomised femininity, refinement, and moderation and this combined with fantastic conformation and
condition made her my winner of this top-quality class. Her head is so pretty with a raised brow creating her stop
and wistful, gentle expression. Her front assembly is superb with great lay back of shoulder and forechest. She
displays a wonderful example of the desired straight, gently sloping topline, she just flows. Her well angulated
stifle, short hocks and muscular condition allows her to power around the ring with a straight and true, effortless
action, she could run all day. In an amazing final line up of bitches the more saw of her the more I liked her and
the more she impressed. I awarded her the CC which turned out to be her third and made her into a well
deserved Show Champion. I think there is so much more to come for her.
2
nd
– Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri (Mrs P A M Catling) – this girl came to impress today as she was in
cracking form and pushed hard for top honours. She has the most refined of heads, with a classic quality about
her expression, long and lean with a knowing glint to her eye. Another bitch with great balance to her outline,
slightly shorter coupled than 1, she creates a beautiful picture when viewed in profile, her topline catches the eye,
it flows without a break. She is super feminine and racy throughout with a rich dark chestnut coat that was in
amazing condition with ample dark feathering. She whisked around the ring with her head high and tail carried
level to her topline. Thought she was very special.
3
rd
– Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas (Mrs J A & Mr P J Humphreys)
Open Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1
st
– Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker) – a well known and top winning bitch who was also the Dam of
my Best of Breed winner. When you first cast your eye over her it is easy to see why is has been so successful,
she is a classy lady, quality from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail. Her head is just exquisite, so feminine,
soft and refined, long and lean and full of breed type with the gentlest of expressions, she just wants to love you
and her gaze just draws you in. Her construction is totally sound, her outline creates a wonderful picture, smooth
lines with a straight topline that gently flows from the shoulder. She has correct angulation fore and aft and great
fore chest, excellent lay back of shoulder, there is plenty of dog in front of her front legs. While she is fit and well
muscled she is also super feminine with no hint of coarseness or exaggeration. She was shown in top condition
today, credit to her owner/handler/breeder as it takes time, love and care to keep a bitch looking this well. In full
contention for top honours today, but just had to give way for two youngster bitches who were on sizzling form.
2
nd
– Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW (Mrs P A M Catling) – just my kind of bitch, and she was very close up
to 1 today, she really was in sparkling form. She is a wonderful example of elegance and refinement and she
combines this with a lovely overall breed type. Her head is feminine with no coarseness, lean with the correct
unshelled almond eye shape and the darkest, kindest of eyes. When you get hands on you realise she is not just
elegant but also has a great depth of quality about her, particularly in her strong bone, depth of chest and well
spring ribs. She moved like a dream today, never once losing her lines and lashing her tail around the large ring.
She put in a classy performance in this fabulous class full of beauties.
3
rd
– Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead (Mrs J & Miss H Frampton & Piggin)

Judge: Miss J Parsons

Irish Setter Association

7/10/23

 I would like to thank the ISAE Committee for the invitation to judge at this prestigious show. It was a true honour. We were so lucky with the fabulous weather that allowed us to be in the large outside rings which gives our beautiful breed the opportunity to really get into their stride and there is no doubt they enjoy themselves in this kind of setting.

Thank you to my three stewards Richard, Blake and Paul who were friendly, warm, and run a tight ship to keep things moving.

Finally, to the exhibitors who entered and brought their treasured Irish for my opinion. Thank you.

It’s been 6 years since I judged as Covid put a stop to me judging NGA in 2020, and due to my own commitments, I have only been at about 6 shows in the last two years. Of course, we have social media to entertain us with pictures and results, but nothing is like standing in the middle of that ring and looking at each dog as a singular exhibit.

For me the quality in bitches, was better than dogs today, but I was delighted with all my placings. We can all be a ringside judges, but nothing replaces your hands on and full focus on every exhibit.

Some general points. Condition was disappointing on some exhibits. This comes in two parts. The glorious red coat of our breed is its crowning glory and there is nothing better to see it gleam in the sunlight. I appreciate dogs go in and out of coat, but regular attention is needed. Some exhibitors let the dog down in this area. Secondly, Irish need to run. I’m not looking for a body builder physique but need to feel they are in tip top condition. In addition, some exhibits are held back by their owners on the move. We had a fantastic large ring yesterday and it was a shame that some dogs didn’t have the chance to show themselves off to full advantage. Far too many exhibits had nails so long toes were being pushed out.

MPD (4,1)

  1. Richardson’s Bardonhill McIntosh Red At Monrgeenan – Just 8 months and looked well in this class. Loved his raciness. Handled to advantage without losing his enthusiasm. Handsome chap, balanced, raised brow, low ear set and lovely expression. Deep chest, well lay back of shoulder. Could see more of what I liked on the move with a free-flowing stride. Loved his ‘trousers’ which I’m sure will develop into a good coat.
  2. Miller’s Alolfrana I Gotta Feeling – 7- month baby who was giving his handler a hard time but a lot to like. Both have a lot to learn which I’m sure they will together and have great fun along the way. Loved this boy’s expression, dark rich coat, well bodied and ribs carried well back. Free standing you could see his quality.
  3. Venables Alofrana Put A Spell on You.

PD (4,0)

  1. Lucas’s Gwendariff Bachelor Boy – Almost 11 months and stood out in this class. Rich dark coat, well presented and handled on the stack to advantage. Raised brows above rich dark eye giving an exquisite expression. Deep chest and well bodied. Good spring of rib for one so young and good bend of stifle. Moved well. BPD
  2. Miller’s Alolfrana I Gotta Feeling
  3. Flinders and Bobinson Slater – Kerryfair Misty Morning

JD (6,0)

  1. Parsons – Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett JW – 15 months. Loved this boy. Full of breed type, racy, balanced, and moderate. Flowed from tip of his nose to tip of his tail. Head of correct proportions, beautiful eye, dark and draws you in. Great front. Well let down in chest. Good shoulder placement, spring of rib, strong loin, and excellent finish to croup. Good bend of stifle. All this meant that he flowed around the ring effortlessly. I’m sure he has a bright future
  2. Green’s – Loganrish Out On The Town – 15 months. Another lovely boy but raw against 1. He is racy, head of good quality with correct balance and lovely raised brows. Straight front, deep chest, strong topline that he held on the move which won him his place. His handler tended to overstretch him which makes him exaggerated, but I’m glad he saw my replacing of his hind quarters as a sign of enhancing his look. I would like to see his coat enhanced with some trimming of ‘wispy’ feathering.
  3. Berry and Morris’s – Coppers Midsummer Night’s Dream (IMP SWE)

YD (6,0)

  1. Milligan-Bott and Bott – Thendara Big Love – 20 months – Already a well-known youngster and very typical of this kennel. Striking in outline, very mature and put down in excellent order. Low set ears on a long and lean head, dark eye and raised brows. Correct front, deep chest, good rib, strong loin, and good finish to croup. Though mature in looks he is still a youngster and gave his handler a hard time and took time to settle on the move which resulted in him being a little proud of his tail at times. He has a lovely gait and reach.
  2. Sheldon – Bardonhill A Million Ways to Delsanto – 23 months – More moderate all though, racy and lots to like. Handsome with well laid shoulders and well bodied. Flowing topline that held on the move and won him his place. Would like to see his belly feathering just tided up a bit.
  3. Kolbach – Kerryfair Zoom in on Pawsword – Needs a mention as lot to like about this youngster but handler needs to gain in confidence.

SB (5,0)

  1. Green’s – Loganrish Out On The Town
  2. Bentley – Penclippin Jubilee Flame JW – Handsome boy with a rich dark coat. Shorter coupled than one. Another one that looked far better on the move.
  3. Shepherd’s – Casachared Connors Delaney

ND (3,0)

  1. Green’s – Loganrish Out On The Town
  2. Shepherd’s – Casachared Connors Delaney – This boy gave his handler a hard time throughout. Shorter coupled and preferred head of one. Good front and far better on move than stacked.

UGD (3,1)

  1. Gratton’s – Glenlaine Never Say Never – Liked this boy for type. Racy, handsome, with correct head proportions and raised brow. He went well on the move though his handler was very nervous and didn’t get the best out of him today.
  2. Rorke – Zakhan’s Diamond Jack JW – Another one that gave handler a hard time on the stack. Different handler moved him, and he looked better. Rich dark coat, good eye colour and good sweep of stifle. Carrying a bit too much weight for me today.

GD (5,2)

  1. Berry, Morris and Fitzmaurice – Brinara Country Boy – Moderate in type and a gentle sloping topline. Straight front and good forechest. A little strong in head for me but nice eye and raised brow. In good coat. Handler struggled to get best out of him on the move but I saw enough for him to take this class.
  2. Pallister – Corranroo Nordic Kiss At Penwyn – Mature boy with rich dark coat. Again, a little strong in head for me but handsome. Well bodied on still lots of time on his side. Moved ok
  3. Pike – Redclyst The Celt

PGD (12,1)

This class gave me a headache as handlers were struggling to stack well and a lot was left to the dogs impressing by hand and movement.

  1. Gilbert and Willis – Thendara Firecracker At Clanoventa – Asbolutely loved this boy on the move. His head carriage was one of the best today, held his top line, was racy and full of breed type without a hint of exaggeration. Low set ears on a lovely head with dark eye and raised brows. Stright front with nice forechest. Well laid-back shoulders, good spring of rib, strong loin, well conditioned and correct croup. Unfortunately, handler needs more time with him to get best of him when being assessed in line ups. I will watch his progress with interest.
  2. Lucas – Gwendariff Aru Ready F’This Amberlight – Smaller in stature but lots to like. Rich, gleaming coat, exquisite head, excellent front assembly, deep chest, well laid-back shoulders, ribs and a strong loin. Moved well but couldn’t match one today.
  3. Beresford – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (IMP RUS)

MLD (2,1)

  1. Hemmings and Holehan-Green – Orlanset Mandolin – Stood alone but well deserving first. Loved his shape. Moderate with correct front, forechest, and super topline with good finish to croup. His head has lovely proportions with a kind eye. Moved well covering the ground with ease. Just needs furnishings to complete a very nice picture.

LD (6,2)

Another headache. Small class and all very different types.

  1. Milligan-Bott and Bott – Thendara Tiger Dance – Both of this exhibitor exhibits gave her a hard time today. However, they were full of exuberance and not something you want to lose, just try, and harness a little. Took this class on his movement. Great drive and excellent side gait. Liked him for type and style though different to what I normally see from this kennel. Good front, head long and lean and gentle sloping topline. Not in his best coat today.
  2. Davison – Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me – Smaller make all through and this isn’t a criticism, just highlighting the differences in this class. Typical head from this kennel, soft expression with dark eye and raised brow. Well bodied, excellent coat and well turned out. Unfortunately, he let himself down on the move by not just being handled to advantage.
  3. Hemmings – Orlanset A New Flame

OD (5,0)

A real tussle with these first two. They have very similar breeding, and this was evident in many areas. Once examined on close inspection this was only going to be about nit-picking.

  1. Ellrich – Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus (IKC) – Moderate dog all through but my star of the day. As expected, put down to perfection and in gleaming coat and superb condition. His head is dreamy, ticking all the boxes. The best of fronts, lay of shoulder, best of ribs and strong loin. Finished off with excellent croup and powerful quarters. However, where this dog is at his best is on the move. He covers so much ground effortlessly and all you can see is a clean pair of heels as he drives off those powerful hocks. His gait and carriage are top quality. DCC and BIS
  2. Edwards – Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tMissMe Bonhomie – Hard to add to what has been said about this dog before. He was put down in excellent order as you expect from this exhibitor but in my opinion his coat was looking the best I have seen. Beautiful head from all angles, front strong with excellent upper arm, lay of shoulder and gentle sloping topline to powerful, wide quarters. He moved happily and at one with his handler, but today had to give way to the winner in this area. RDCC
  3. Dewer – Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch/Int/Sp Ch Gwendariff Willy Won’t He CW’22 WW’20 – Finished off a lovely trio.

VD (2,0)

  1. Russell – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli JW – At 8 years young this boy is still looking the part. He is the most handsome of boys with a hint of grey and very typical of his breeding. Nothing overdone, moderate, full of balance and holds his top line on the move where he still shows plenty of drive. Looking in lovely coat and condition. BVD
  2. Murchison – Pawsword Paperback Writer For Corphin JW – 7 years young and full of breed type. Loved his head and expression and showed well. He has a very good coat but needs attention.

SFT (0,0)

MPB (7,1)

  1. Williamson – Caskeys united with Bluesprings – Caught my eye as soon as she came into the ring. 6 months sweetie who did so well. Pretty as a picture, low set ears, velvety soft eyes. Balanced, moderate and full of breed type, So correct on the move and enjoying every minute of it. I’m sure she has a bright future.
  2. Danks-Kemish and Littlechild – Alolfrana Brings The Drama – 7 months baby. Bigger all through than one but similar comments apply. Lovely type, very pretty, good front assembly and balanced throughout in beautiful coat and condition. Another one to watch.
  3. Webb – Alolfrana Whole Lotta Love With Redeshka

PB (1,0)

  1. Chorley-Newton, Chorley and Flinders – Kerryfair Misty Rose – 10 months. Stood alone, but absolutely loved her. She stood like a seasoned show girl with that ‘look at me’ attitude that is like gold dust to find. Full of breed type, beautiful head, everything in the right place and strode out around the ring with confidence and grace. One for the future – BPIS

JB (10,3)

Nice Class

  1. Neill & Ellrich – Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff – 12 months – Very mature girl who at 12 months has all the essentials. Presented to perfection, sweetest of heads, straight front, good upper arm, lay of shoulder flowing to a correct croup. Deep through the chest and ribs well carried back. There is nothing overdone. Moved extremely well and with great confidence. Another for the future
  2. McDonald – Quensha Galway Girl – 16 months – One I have admired and was not disappointed. Love her for make and shape. Extremely pretty with correct front. Moved well and steady and handled to advantage. Not in her best coat today, but that’s girls for you.
  3. Nevitt – Joaodaws Stargazer

YB (6,2)

  1. Mugford – Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW – and scrumptious she is. Typical of this kennel with everything flowing from tip to tail. Presented beautifully. Prettiest of heads and flowed all the way though to best of croups. Deep chest, strong loin, and really good quarters which she used well on the move.
  2. McDonald – Quensha Galway Girl

SB (4,1)

  1. Cooper – Redclyst Sail Seven Seas to Hugared – Nice girl with sweet expression. Good front and glossy dark coat. Moved ok. Needs more schooling to get best out of her.
  2. Bentley – Penclippin Celtic Asthore – Unplaced in JB. Needs time. Has a nice topline and moved well for her handler but needs more practice, time to body up and improve coat.

NB (3,0)

  1. Dufrat – Glimmer Noblesse Easy Peasy (ATC AZ71065POL) – 4th in JB and a lot to like. Rich, dark coat, longer cast so needs time. Head needs to break but good body properties. Handled to advantage and made the most of the big ring. Unfortunately, just proud of her tail at the moment.
  2. Weckenberg – Glimmer Noblesse Emerald Journey (ATZ BA73141POL) VHC in JB and litter sister to 1. Bigger than her sister. Similar comments apply. Pretty girl but not the body or condition of her sister at this time.
  3. Lim – Shelindair Gif Of A Rainbow

UB (1,1)

  1. Nevitt – Joaodaws Stargazer – 3rd in JB – Sweet girl. Very pretty, low set ears and good front. Needs time. Moved out well.

GB (6,1)

  1. Parsons – Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes At Bransett – Loved her moderation and very typical of this kennel. Prettiest of heads, Straight, correct front. Well laid-back shoulders, strong over the loin and quarters. Lovely on the move.
  2. Heather – Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW – Very pretty girl. Longer cast than one but remained balanced, deep through the chest and good quarters. Needs more attention to get the best out of her. She moved well when she setteled but handler needs to work more on this area
  3. Peters – Corranroo Hot Sensation At Shirlilah

PGB (12,5)

  1. Douthwaite & Wharfe – Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood – Loved the raciness of this girl. Lovely front, good angles from all sides and super topline and finish to croup. Long and lean head with dark eye. In lovely condition but to be critical I would trim some of those wispy bits off. Moved well.
  2. Box – Fernstart Hearts Delight JW – An extremely close decision on this one. Preferred head of this girl to winner and pretty as a picture. Super body and in great coat and condition. She has an extremely sympathetic handler who gets the very best out of her as needs confidence.
  3. Pallister – Penwyn Keeping Faith

MLB (3,0)

  1. Henderson – Sametsuz Believe In Me – In absolute full bloom with the prettiest of heads that you have come to expect from this kennel. She is well bodied, good angles fore and aft and in excellent condition which shows in her wide powerful quarters. She is not the easiest on the move as very exuberant but put her footfall was good.
  2. Watt – Shenanagin Half A Sixpence – Racy and of lovely type. Good body properties and balanced throughout. Sweetest of heads and lovely expression. Moved ok, but handler was feeling the heat. If she were mine, I would trim some of her wispy feathering.
  3. Williamson – Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru

LB (6,1)

  1. Edwards – Gwendariff It’s Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW – This was a surprise for me today. She has not been a favourite of mine from the ringside, but she is so lovely to go over. Like no dog, she isn’t perfect, but your hands flow across her seamlessly. The sweetest of heads and in perfect condition. She moved out with drive and grace and couldn’t be denied her place today.
  2. Holley – Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill JW – One of my favourites and have watched her career with interest. She has the prettiest of heads and is so feminine throughout. Smaller than one but stands over good ground and to advantage. In full coat that is rich in colour and condition. Unfortunately, couldn’t match one on the move today.
  3. Jones – Gwendariff Chilli Powder

OB (6,1)

  1. Sturrock, Mrs and Misses N&J – Sh Ch Forfarian Soo Lush JW – My type of girl all over. I have admired much from this kennel and this girl is no exception. She is moderate, beautiful head, balanced with lovely angles for and aft. In excellent condition and moved with great carriage and panache. RCC
  2. Bougen – Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW – Pushed one hard. Put down in excellent order with the darkest of coats. Pretty girl with quizzical expression. Deep through the chest and lovely lay of shoulder. Excellent spring of rib and strong loin. Moved well.
  3. Backman – Winsford What A Story (ATC AW01400SWE)

LB (4,2)

  1. Bougen – Gwendariff Lily The Pink – 7 – My notes say under BCC – Who would have thought! I have seen this girl over the years and thought her to be of a nice type but always lacked the furnishings so often looked immature, even in her later years. However, in my opinion she has never looked so good as she did today and just took my eye all the time. The most beautiful girl to go over. She has the prettiest of heads with eyes that look into your soul. She is so well made that one part just flows into another and her handler has become at one with her knowing exactly how to get the best from her. When she set off on the move, she gave me goosebumps and I realised this girl was a real contender. In the challenge she continued to give her all and didn’t put a foot wrong with her effortless movement. Delighted to award her the CC, RBIS, BOS and BVIS.
  2. Jones – Alolfrana In A Hot Storm Over Wenflaen – 7 – This girly wasn’t enjoying her day out and was a little worried. Pretty girl, shorter coupled than the winner but gave of her best when moving around the ring.

Judge Mrs J Willis

 Class 1073 MPD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2408 EDWARDS, Mrs Susan Copper’s Get Off My Cloud NAF TAF Very balanced and collected puppy. Lean skull, level head planes with raised brows, arched neck of good length, ex forelegs and compact arched feet, correct slope to topline with good croup, well angled rear. Nice type. 2nd: 2430 RIDDELL, Mrs D Riverwood We Will Rock You (Imp Bel) Equal head proportions, dark well set eyes, leggier and rangier dog than 1, good bone, prefer better feet, racy outline, needs to drop into his frame , a little step in croup. Has quality’s to him but not as collected as 1. Class 1074 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2423 LUCAS, Mrs P & LUCAS, Mr P GWENDARIFF BACHELOR BOY Masculine dog, very nice proportions, clean head,oval in skull, level head planes, kind eye,has strength to his neck, well made front with straight forelegs , well sprung ribs, tail well set, moderate rear with strong hocks, holds shape on the move, whilst he is not the finished article i really likes his balance and type and felt him worthy of the RDCC, will continue to improve. 2nd: 2433 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G FERASHEEN HOT PROPER TEA Equal head/skull proportions, a little more stop than ideal,defined occiput,fine low set ears, clean neck, good bone and substance, needs to tighten in front and rear, holds his topline with good croups and tail, has nice length of leg, more immature than 1 but lots to appreciate. Class 1075 JD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2429 NISBET, Mrs F & FORRESTER, A B Gwendariff Purple Reign at Finix Detailed masculine head but not overdone, with level head planes with depth of muzzle, lean neck with nice lay of shoulder, prefer better feet, still to develop in body but has good length of leg, holds his topline, moderate rear, will improve with time 2nd: 2414 GREEN, Mr Robert Loganrish Out on The Town Pleasing head with kind expression , dark almond like eyes, moderate neck but prefer better lay of shoulder, good bone and feet, racy outline with nice ribbing, a little loose in hock. Preferred leg length on 1 Class 1076 YD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2413 GREEN, Miss Chloe Glencarron Show Must Go On JW Well proportioned elegant dog, detailed head piece, wistful expression,has depth to muzzle, good neck, I liked his length of leg and is very unexaggerated balanced outline, good feet, nice length of rib, low set hocks, needs to tighten in front but has a nice type and holds his topline on the move. 2nd: 2424 MILLIGAN-BOTT, Mrs D & BOTT, Mr J Thendara Big Love Stronger more masculine dog than 1,balanced head , oval skull,deep square muzzle with good chin, ears well set with slight fold, muscular neck, has nice fill in front, long ribbing, good bone, prefer shorter loin and less angulated rear, preferred type on 1. 3rd: 2412 GILRAY, Ms Ingrid Jonola Singapore Sling Class 1077 PGD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2444 WALKER, Mrs Leona Ann Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW Nicely balanced dog, very nice head and expression , could have a little more chin, moderate neck, straight forelegs with good bone, has some fill in front, good length of leg, holds correct slight slope to topline, moderate rear angulation but fraction close in hock on move , liked his carriage where he uses his front, 2nd: 2422 LUCAS, Mrs P & LUCAS, Mr P GWENDARIFF ARU READY F’THIS AMBERLIGHT Like 1 has a good head, lovely eye, raised brows with a lean skull, low set ears, good lay of shoulder, ribs extended well back with muscled loin,prefer stronger hocks. In nice condition , just preferred the leg length of 1. Outgoing temperament 3rd: 2416 HILL, Mr JRR Shenanagin Stand N’Deliver for Ronjunes Class 1078 LD (5 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2426 MURCHISON, Mrs Linda Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin Well proportioned elegant dog, racy outline ,nicely chiseled head, level head planes, ideally like better return of upper arm but he has a moderate front , arched feet, ribs well sprung and of good length, well bent stifle with correct croup. Steady mover, silky coat, nice type 2nd: 2417 HUGHES, mr Graeme Gwendariff plays the flute Smaller framed dog but still well balanced , lovely head and expression, almond shaped eyes, arched lean neck, prefer a little more fill in front , long ribbing , uses himself well on the move. In firm condition 3rd: 2400 BOYD-MCNEIL&EDWARDS, Miss & Mrs J & S Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty Res: 2443 WALKER, Mrs Leona Ann Gwendariffs Flags Are Flyin VHC: 2404 DEIGHTON, Mrs R Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) Class 1079 OD (4 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2405 DEWAR, Mrs Lindsey Sh Ch Int Ch Ir Sh Ch Sp Ch Gwendariff Willy Wont Very balanced typey dog, super proportions , clean cut head, raised brows with nice expression, deep square muzzle, muscular long neck with well made front and legs nicely under body, has depth to chest, correct slighly sloping topline, good croup with well set tail, unexaggerated rear with strong hocks, super coat and muscular condition. Fully deserved the CC. 2nd: 2409 ELLRICH, Miss Rebecca Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus (IKC) Another quality dog, super head and expression , nicely chiseled under eye. Arched neck with nice lay of shoulder, deep chest, just preferred proportions on1, ribs extend well back,angular rear, just levels off slightly on the move, free flowing positive profile mover, 3rd: 2407 EDWARDS, Mrs Susan UK Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie Res: 2418 HUGHES, mr Graeme Gwendariff Ur going places Class 1080 VD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2440 TUPPER, Miss Sarah & ROSIE, Miss Nikola Staratlanta Elliott Sh.CM VW Very well made dog, 10 and looks really good still, balanced head, raised brows, prominent occiput, arched muscular neck with well made front, correct length of leg, ok ribs, prefer slightly shorter loin, angular rear with low set hocks which he uses well on the move, nice balance and type 2nd: 2425 MURCHISON, Mrs Linda Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin Like 1 has a very kind expression with equal head proportions, oval skull, moderate angles front and back, coat a little wavy, holds topline well with correct croup and tail carriage, steady mover 3rd: 2438 RAINEY, Mrs Janice Lord of the Dance at Denetop Class 1081 SBD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2414 GREEN, Mr Robert Loganrish Out on The Town 2nd JD 2nd: 2404 DEIGHTON, Mrs R Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) 4yr, pleasing head with lean skull, low set ears, strong bone, prefer a better lay of shoulder, deep chest, holds his topline on the move, moderate rear with low set hocks. Preferred front on 1, in good coat and muscular condition. Class 1082 GCD NO ENTRIES Class 1083 MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2432 ROBINSON, Mrs Mireille & ROBINSON, Mr Dan Cherrorvale Dream Come True Raw baby with super proportions to her, feminine detailed head, lean skull, straight forelegs with ex feet, obv still has to develop in body, well angled rear. Outgoing temperament and has lots to like just very raw and enjoyed her day out Class 1084 PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2427 NEILL, Miss C & ELLRICH, Miss R Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff A real quality youngster, feminine, racy clean balanced unexaggerated outline , lovely head and expression, super neck and shoulders , has fill in front with legs nicely under her body, long ribs, ex topline, croup and tail, lovely type, she is so collected on the move with correct foot placement and driving rear, strong parallel hocks, she is a joy to watch moving and full of breed type,rich in colour, has that bit of style that set her apart from the rest. CC, BOB, I’m sure has a bright future and will follow her career with interest. 2nd: 2434 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G FERASHEEN POP THE CHAMPERS Another collected baby with good proportions, lean skull, level head planes, lovely dark well set eyes, prominent occiput , needs to tighten in front , moderate neck, not as mature as 1 but has good type to her and for sure will continue to improve. Class 1085 JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2428 NEVITT, Mrs S JOAODAWS STARGAZER I liked her shape with good leg length, right amount of bone, racy outline, prefer better lay of shoulder, holds her topline, angular rear with strong hocks, a little steep in croup, she uses herself well on the move. 2nd: 2434 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G FERASHEEN POP THE CHAMPERS 3rd: 2411 GALEA, Dr K S & GALEA, Mr P Southlarch Touch the Sun Class 1086 YB (4 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2442 VALLANCE, Ms K P Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone Detailed head, has good chin, raised brows,lean skull, straight forelegs, compact arched feet, prefer slightly better lay of shoulder, good ribs, has depth to her chest with nice leg length, holds her topline on the move with correct croup and tail, parallel strong hocks. 2nd: 2428 NEVITT, Mrs S JOAODAWS STARGAZER 3rd: 2441 VALLANCE, Ms K P Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone Res: 2445 WILSON, Mrs M Kerryfair Enchanted Rose for Queentales Class 1087 PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2431 ROBINSON, Mrs Mireille & ROBINSON, Mr Dan Lanstara Red Dress at Cherrorvale She is a very honest bitch, she lacks animation on the move but has a lovely balance with moderate angles front and back. Very wistful expression , low set ears, lean arched neck, ex feet, racy outline, has depth and length of rib, a little steep croup, she just needs more enthusiasm 2nd: 2419 JONES, Mrs Lindsey / GWENDARIFF GOOSEBERRY FOOL Head of good length, equal proportions with level head planes, prefer better lay of shoulder, good bone, ok ribs, she levels off a little in topline on the move, angular muscular rear with low set hocks , just preferred shape on 1 Class 1088 LB (8 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 2406 EDWARDS, Mrs Susan Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW Racy bitch in super condition , super outline , with good front assembly and length of leg, excellent feet, long well sprung ribs, angular rear but not over done, up to size but very balanced , she won on her super profile movement with a lovely stride to her, flat silky coat, nice type 2nd: 2415 HENDERSON, Miss M SAMETSUZ BELIEVE IN ME Lovely head and exp, oval skull , square deep muzzle, well set ears, like 1 has a clean neck with lovely shoulders , ok feet, ribs extend well back, has good body to her, also a free mover but not as strong in rear as 1,preferred coat on winner, different type to 1 but 2 nice bitches 3rd: 2421 LONGBOTTOM, MISS C R & MRS A Gwendariff We’ll be Phame Us (Ire) Res: 2435 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G GWENDARIFF THE PURPLE STAR VHC: 2420 JONES, Mrs Lindsey GWENDARIFF CHILLI POWDER Class 1089 OB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2437 STURROCK, Mrs Sandra & STURROCK, Miss Jenna & STUR Sh Ch Forfarian Soo Lush JW super class with 3 top quality bitches, very difficult. Super head with a clean neck and well made front, feminine elegant bitch who is so well balanced, well proportioned,prefer more compact feet, ribs of good length, holds her topline at all times with well angled rear, super mover, places her front well on the move,nice unexaggerated bitch,well presented with a lovely rich silky coat, lots to like pushed hard for the top spot. RCC 2nd: 2398 BOUGEN, Miss L Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW slightly taller stationed and like 1 totally balanced , femin head, lovely lean skull with good neck set, angular rear, preferred croup on winner. She has strong hocks, covers the ground well and super type, really splitting hairs. 3rd: 2401 CATLING, Mrs Patricia Ann M Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW Class 1090 VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2399 BOUGEN, Miss L Gwendariff Lily the Pink Very honest typey bitch, head of good length, feminine with level head planes, ex shape with good length of leg ,racy outline, ribs well sprung and extend well back, muscled arched loin, places her feet well on the move while holding her shape, very balanced, super temperament and in great condition, Class 1091 SBB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 2432 ROBINSON, Mrs Mireille & ROBINSON, Mr Dan Cherrorvale Dream Come True Taller stationed bitch,pleasing head and eye, level head planes, straight forelegs, compact feet, needs to drop in chest, moderate rear with low set hocks,prefer better ribbing and fill to her, needs time. Lovely temprament. Rich in colour and well muscled in rear. 2nd: 2411 GALEA, Dr K S & GALEA, Mr P Southlarch Touch the Sun 3rd: 2410 GALEA, Dr K S & GALEA, Mr P Southlarch Guinevere

Judge: Mr G Robertson

GUNDOG SOCIETY OF WALES 11TH October 2023
IRISH SETTERS. JUDGE: MRS MARY GURNEY – DANAWAY
Firstly I would like apologise for the lateness of this critique my computer was in for repair and I’ve
only just got it back.
Numerically a good entry but sadly not what it was when it was in the hundreds we have seen the
best, I thank those who came. Firstly, I like to say I am very fearful for the future our beautiful breed
the numbers in the younger classes are dire where are the future champions to come from with
hardly any puppies shown, time was when the puppy classes where overflowing. I can see a day
when they’ll just be a handful of Irish shown.
I found it almost impossible to get a lineup that matched there were all shapes and sizes. I look for a
Racy dog with a good length of leg, with a correct topline, streamline and elegant, with a lovely head
with the true two bricks and that true soft quizzical expression and nicely raised brow. Correct
angulation, more is not better our standard calls for moderation just because you own or breed
accessive angulation does not give you the right to change our beautiful breed. I would say overall
the bitches were better than the dogs. We could do with some outstanding stud dogs which of
course we’ve had in the past.
Minor Puppy (8)
1. Danks -Kemish & Swannell – Alolfrana All I Ask
Nicely shaped puppy, with a good front, stood on good legs, I liked his head with a sweet
expression and nicely raised brow. Has a good length of croup and moved quite steadily.
2. Edwards – Coppers Get Off My Cloud
Another sweet baby had a good front and feet, head is very pleasing with a correct shaped
skull, a little straight in stifle but he’s a baby and in between growths.
3. Aldridges – Clonageera Winner Takes All
Puppy Dog (2) ABS
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Junior Dog (5)
1. Greens – Loganrish Out Of Town
Handsome dog but needs time to come together, enough in stifles and nice neat feet.
Moved ok
2. Berry & Morris – Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
Heavier sort of dog, good deep body, a tad wide in skull but has a lovely expression, moved
well.
3. Bentleys – Penclippin Jubilee Flame
Yearling Dog (6)
1. Mlligan-Bott & Bott’s – Thendara Big Love
Handsome Boy, lovely outline, well off for bone stifles well bent, attractive head with nicely
raised browns and a sweet expression, moved very well.
2. Sheldons – Bardonhill A Million Ways to Delsanto
Another attractive boy which I rather liked has a correct topline stifles well bent, move well
nice head and expression, well boned.
3. Chapmans – Sheldonite Gingerbread Man
Novice Dog (3)
1. Greens – Loganrish Out On The Town
2. Chapmans – Sheldonite Gingerbred Man
Still quite raw but needs time only a youngster, very nice in outline, pleasing in head and
expression moved ok
Undergraduate (1)
1. Green ‘s – Lognarish Out Of Town
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Graduate Dog (6)
1. Rutherford & Prangles – Clonageera Touch Of Gold
Nice type of dog, good deep body, well bent stifles good in croup, a sound moving dog,
quite strong in skull but has a gentle sweet expression.
2. Berry, Moore & Fitzmaurice’s – Brinara Country Boy
He has a deep brisket, nice spring of rib, good body and correct topline, his hindquarters are
well angulated with well bent stifle, sweet expression moved well.
3. Pike’s – Redclyst The Celt
Post Graduate Dog (8)
1. Beresfords – Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams
Attractive dog with good gentle slopping topline, well bent stifles, croup was ok, sweet
expression. I don’t know what happened to his tail I think his owner said he’d got into some
mud at the show it needed washing and blowing drying, but overall he was a good dog so I
forgave him its only cosmetic after all.
2. Macaulays – Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts
Shame not in his best coat, close up to first with many of the same comments applying,
He has an attractive head and expression, moved well.
3. Webb& Danks-Kemish
Mid Limite Dog (4)
1. Richardsons Bluestrings Now I’m Here At Forestifire
A dog I’ve admired from the ringside and he didn’t disappoint, striking outline good body
properties, clean shoulders no ugly bumps, straight front and good croup he has neat feet.
Lovely head with a sweet gentle expression, I’m sure he’ll gain his title, if he dosen’t there’s
is no justice. Moved really well with verve and style.
2. Macdonalds – Redclyst Head Full Of Dreams
Quite a pleasing dog he has a very sweet expression his head is also a very good, his
quarters, feet are also good, moved well
3.Walkers – Gwendariff Flags Are Flying
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Limit Dog – (6)
1. Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwilins
Gorgeous dog loved everything about him, from his lovely head and expression to the tip
of his tail, good length of leg great bone, shoulders well laid back angles both front and
hindquarters are correct, lovely in outline he was in gleaming condition, pleased to
award him Res CC he will gain his title soon. Moved very soundly coming and going.
2. Holehan’s – Logaanrish Lets Go Crazy
Slightly smaller dog with a sweet expression well shaped head, good spring of rib moved
well.
3. Hemmings – Orlanset A New Flame
Open Dog – (8)
1. Lorrimer’s – Kerrimere Classique
A lovely class of classy dogs. Beautiful dog headed this class, correct length of neck
bending into well placed shouders, deep in body and well ribbed, excellent bone with a
good length of leg, he has a correct amount of croup many were too short in this
department which leads to an incorrect tail placement and carriage, he moved well and I
was delighted to award him the CC BOB so well deserved.
2. Ellrich’s – Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus
Another lovely dog, on the smaller side, has a beautiful head and expression, good neck
shoulders, front are feet are good, not quite the length of croup as above, moved very
well in beautiful condition and I liked him a lot.
3. Stocktons – Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas
Completes a lovely three some
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Veteran Dog (3)
1. Rowbottom’s – Sh Ch Lanstaran Spring Moon
A favourite of mine 8 next birthday and what a stayer, most lovely boy looking splendid,
so typy in super coat moving like a two year old. He has a lovely head and expression
everything about him to like. Best Veteran
2. Danks-Kemish Ssh Ch Alofrana Hotter Than U’know
Lovely boy these two could teach dogs in the lower classes a thing or to, everything in its
proper place, has kept his good looks moved well,
3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman. Kerrimere Induscreet
Special Beginners -(2)
1. Purves – Grousehill Dreamboy
Nice type of dog, has a good head and sweet expression pleasing topline moved well.
2. Greens – Loganris Out Of The Town
3. Chapmans – Sheldonite Gingerbreak Man
Minor Puppy Bitch (8)
1. Williams – Caskeys United With Bluesprings
What a lovely puppy very good in body, such a pretty head and melting expression, has
good quarters and shoulder placement, moved well
2. Condron’s – Covarney Mini Minx
Another lovely puppy nice dark coat, has clean lines, outline good, good shoulder
placement, pretty little girl moved well.
3. Kennedy-Sloane’s – Twoacres Contrary Mary
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Puppy Bitch (1)
1. Ciechonska’s – Gwendariff Don’t Look Back Aoibheanne
Stood alone but what a little beauty, nice size, very well bodied, with a good reach of
neck flowing into correct shoulders. Best Puppy
lovely topline, has a good head and expression, moved well I really liked her.
Junior Bitch (11)
This was a good class with some lovely bitches in it.
1. Humphreys – Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos At Henaleas
Lovely bitch very good topline, good length of neck, strong quarters moved well. She is
very pretty head with lovely expression.
2. Neill & Ellrich – Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff
Heavier type of bitch in lovely condition, a lovely head and correct eye moved well, good
overall body properties,
3. Bott, Allan & Morgan’s – Quensha Joker and The Queen
Completes 3 very nice bitches
Yealing Bitch (7)
1. Macdonald’s – Quensha Galway Girl
Well bodied for her age only just out or junior, she had a good topline, and a very sweet
expression and a soft eye moved well.
2. Gyedu’s – Run for Love Mantra River for Dairis
Quite a big bitch, in extra good coat, she had a nice shape and moved OK
3. Chapmans – Sheldonite Cinnamon
Novice Bitch (3)
1. Soanes – Ferasheen Pop The Champers
She has a nicely shaped body, her head needs to fill out expression is quite pleasant she
moved ok
2. Dufrat’s – Glemmer Noblesse Easy Peasy
Quite a pleasing bitch in good coat, quite well bodied and pretty expression.
3. Weckenberg – Glimmer Noblesse Emerald Journey
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Undergruate Bitch – (1)
1. Sloane’s – Feresheen Pop The Champers
Graduate Bitch – (11)
1. Hall’s – Harreds Lille
Excellent bitch won this good class on her beautiful head and gentle soft expression, she
has a lovely outline, super quarters just needs her coat to complete the picture moved
very well
2. Heron-O’brien’s – Bluesprings Christine At Caskeys
This is the third one from this kennel today that I’ve really liked they are very good dogs
very typy, with sweet expression she move well.
3. Heather’s – Sixoaks My Fair Lady
Post Graduate Bitch – (5)
1. Hall’s – Glennara Cherry Cola
Lovely bitch with good deep bisket well ribbed back strong hindquarter, has a good
topline, well set shouders, beautiful shaped head with a lovely melting express moved
well.
2. Bluebyeyou Baby Love by Covarny
Another lovely bitch super outline, well set shoulders and strong hindquarter, sweetest
of heads and expression moved well
3. Box’s – Fernstart Hearts Delight
3 lovely bitches
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Mid Limit Bitch – (3)
1. Sametsuz Believe in Me
What a gorgeous girl in fabulous condition, correct topline, well placed shoulders, strong
backend, beautiful head with softest expression, showed and moved really well loved
her. CC which I believe makes her up’ well done’
2. Sharman Jennings-Sharman – Kerrimere Red RibbonJW
A really nice bitch with a very pleasing head and expression well made throughout,
moved well sadly out of coat today.
3. Millington’s – Lanstara Scartlet Ribbons for Pennybourne
Limit Bitch – (7)
1. Humphreys – Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleass
Gorgeous Girl, with a most beautiful head and expression lovely soft eye, in super coat
and moved well, lovely flowing outline, deep bodied with excellent quarters, I’d prefer
her a little taller but that’s a personal preferrance , but a lovely bitch pleased to award
her the ResCC
2. Holley’s – Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill
Another lovely bitch with beautiful head and expression, excellent deep body,
angulation fore and aft good in lovely coat, moved well.
3. Jones – Gwendariff Chili Powder
Open Bitch – (3)
1. Hart & Stewart – Gwendariff Hands off Your Mine
Good head and expression, good quarters, nice length of neck fitting into good
shoulders, her outline is good she moved well.
2. Backmans – Winsford What a Story
A bitch not in her best bib and tucker, but for all that she a nice bitch, has a good body
and wide quarters, quite pleasing in head and expression. Moved ok
3. Elkins – Sh Ch Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet
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Veteran Bitch – (1)
1. Bougen’s – Gwendariff Lily The Pink
7 year old but looking good a very pleasing bitch, with correct outline, well boned and
good quarters moved well veterans were looking very well.
Judge: Mrs Mary Gurney

The Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Show 07/10/2023

What a fantastic day it turned out to be, the sun shone and I was spoilt for choice with some
truly high quality dogs that had entered. The show committee were great putting together a well
organised show that ran smoothly and was enjoyed by everyone. As I have said previously it
was such an honour to judge at the show and the exhibitors that participated was just the icing
on the cake, thank you for coming along.
Minor Puppy Bitch. 1st Mrs M Bott,Bardonhill Pacific Rose
What a little pocket rocket. She has so much potential. Lovely deep chest with plenty of lung
room, muscular arched loin. Good width of thigh and bend of stifle. She moved well with
coordination and drive.Her coat is a lovely deep chestnut colour. Good luck in your future
showing career. I was pleased to award her Best Puppy in Breed.
2 nd Mrs ML &Mr D,Cherrorvale Dream Come True
Another nice young lady but doesn’t have the substance of number one at the moment, think
she will mature nicely in time. She has a good reach of neck setting into welll laid back
shoulders and a straight front.
Puppy Bitch 1st Chorley-Newtons, Chorley & Flinders Mrs S, Miss K & Miss E Kerryfair Misty
Rose. Stood alone today which was a shame. Very mature young lady. She has a balanced
head with lots of character in her expression. Good strong topline which slopes gently from the
withers. Carried her tail level with her back on the move.
Junior Bitch
1.Mrs K Hall Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara JW. This a a bitch that I have admired previously
from the side of the ring. She moves well with her owner holding her strong topline and covering
plenty of ground. She has a very pretty head with a typical Irish expression and plenty of
chisselling. I like her racy structure and presented in excellent condition.
2. Miss M Dufrat, Glimmer Noblesse Easy Peasy. She stood well, again a racy bitch who needs
to fill out a bit more for me. She has a level topline and correct croup.
Special Yearling Bitch
1. Mr RC and Mrs JP Mugford. Lynwood Rather Scrumptious. This young lady had presence in
the ring. She moved well showing good driving action. Good Bend of stifle with wide powerful
hindquaters. Lovely straight front and neat feet.
2.Rorke’s Zakhan’s Diamond Queen JW. She has a very pretty head with a typical expression
and long and lean. Once she had settled she moved soundly and with free flowing strides.
Novice
1. Miss M Dufrat, Glimmer Noblesse Easy Peasy.
Undergraduate Bitch
1 Rorke’s Zakhan’s Diamond Queen
Graduate Bitch
1. Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious JW.This young lady had a lot to like about her and it was
only due to a slight lack of maturity otherwise she would have been an contender for the
RCC. She has a lovely racyline. Moved with panache pushing from her strong, wide
thighs. Good front angulation leading to a straight front. Deep chest with well sprung ribs.
2. Heather’s Six Oaks My Fair lady. Another young lady who I have watched develop into a
lovely feminine, balanced striking dog. Today I prefered the movement of the first one but
think these two could easily swap places on different occasions.
Post Graduate Bitch
1. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW. I do like the head on this bitch, it is long and lean
with dark eyes and a melting expression. She has a level topline and correct croup.
Great bend of stifle and is short from hock to heel. Moved well today showing good
coordination.
2. Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola JW. It was a pleasure to see her moving, she strides out
with a coordinated gait, holding her strong level topline. Her chest in deep and ribbed
well back with a correct length of loin.
Mid Limit Bitch
1 Henderson, Sametsuz Believe in me.I really like my first and second in this class. For me I
preferred the head of No.1 She has a lovely muscular arched neck which sits correctly into a
well laid back shoulder and strong, level topline. She has well sprung ribs and correct length of
loin. Her powerful hindquarter have a good bend. She really catches the eye.
2.Watt Mr JA,, Shenanagin Half a Six Pence.
Another very appealing exhibitor.. She has a balanced head, Good depth of chest, nice straight
front. Her tail sits level with her topline when on the move.
Limit Bitch
1.Holley Mrs J. Gwendariff Look this way to Wynjill JW
Very pretty, feminine expression with low set ears and defined occiput. Her shoulders sit
correctly and a well laid back. She has a strong, level topline gently sloping downwards from the
withers. She moved well covering plenty of ground and showing coordination.
2. Edwards Mrs S, Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW. Another stunner with a good shoulder, strong,
level topline and correct tailset. Presented immaculately.
Open Bitch
1. Sh Ch Gwendariff Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne Res CC.Such a pretty and feminine bitch.
With a lovely racy appeal and type. This bitch has lovely dark eyes with a typical expression.
She moves with animation, driving from her wide, hindquater and reaching forward using her
correct front angulation.It was a pleasure to see her move. She has a deep chestnut coat which
was gleaming. It was a pleasure to award her the RCC.
2. Crocker’s, Mr B. River Brue Gloriana. This is a lovely bitch who’s driving action when she
powers around the ring is a pleasure to behold. She was shown in top condition. Just preferred
the raciness on 1 today.
Veteran
1. Bougen’s Miss L. Lily the pink. It was my absolute pleasure to award this bitch her 3rd
CC today so that she now has the Champion Title that she deserves, She also won Best
Opposite Sex and Best Veteran. Congratulations on such a special day and having it
made even more special by winning a further CC later on in the day, She is a lovely
balanced bitch without exaggerations. She has a well laid back shoulder, deep chest,
level topline, correct tail set and moved around the ring with drive and correct
coordination. Although she is now a veteran she still has the sparkle and enthusiasum
that you would expect of an Irish setter, It was a great day for you and I am so pleased to
have given her ticket number 3.
2. Waterton Miss S, Sandstream Welcome breeze JW ShCM. She is a lot older than the
1st. She has such a pretty and pleasing head with a loving expression. Her topline is
strong and level. She has a good depth of chest and bend of stifle.
Minor Puppy Dog
1.Richardson Mr J. Bardonhill Mcintish red at Montgreenan. This is a balanced and together
puppy.. He has a nice head with raised brows and defined occiput. He has a slightly sloping
croup and correct tail set which he held level to his back on the move.Hope you have a bright
future with him.
2. Miller’s Alofrana I Gotta Feeling. He enjoyed moving around the ring in tandem with his
owner, he is moving steadily and showing true front action. He has a lovely dark chestnut coat.
It will be interesting to see how he matures.
Puppy Dog
1. Lucas’s Mr & Mrs P Gwendariff Batchelor Boy. What a promising young man. He has
well laid back shoulders, a level topline, great bend of stifle and short from hock to heel.
His head is balanced with a dark eye and inquisitive expression. Moved with animation.
2. Flinders and Robinson Slater Mess E & Mrs C, Kerryfair Morning Mist. This young man
does show promise but today 1 was more mature and together. He has a strong level
topline and good bend of stifle.
Junior Dog
1. Parson’s Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett JW. Such a lovely class of Junior
Dogs, I was really impressed with the quality. This is a very stylish young man. Balanced
head with slightly oval skull and deep muzzle. He has a good reach of neck and correct
shoulder placement. His topline is level and slightly sloping to a level tail set. He has a
deep well sprung rib. Just a good, classy dog who should have an interesting future.
2. Berry and Morris Mrs B&Mrs L, Copper’s Midsummer night’s dream(Imp Swe). This one I
didn’t find as mature as 1 but he still has plenty of time. He has a lovely strong level
topline and correct length of loin. He has good front and back angulation. Another
promising young man.
Special Yearling Dog
1. Milligan-Bott and Bott Mrs D & Mr J Thendara Big Love. This is a well constructed dog
with a good straight front and correct front angulation. He moved well covering plenty of
ground. He held his tail level with his back on the move. His rich chestnut coat was
gleaming.
2. Chorley-Newton & Flinders Mrs S, Miss K & E, Kerryfair Just Be JW. I loved his raised
eyebrows and low wet ears. He has a good spring of rib with plenty of lung room. On the
move he was sound and driving well.
Novice Dog
1. Green Mr R, Loganirish Out On The Town. This dog has a straight front and small feet.
On the move he was steady holding his level topline. Pleasing, balanced head.
2. Shepherd Mrs S A Casachared Connors Delaney. Good straight front and depth of
chest, with wide hinquaters and short from hock to heel.
Graduate
1 Berry’s Brinara Country Boy. This type of dog really appeals to me. He has a muscular, slightly
arched neck, Correct front angulation. A level topline and tailset and a good bend of stifle. He is
very flashy with his gleaming coat and was steady on the move,
2 Pike Redclyst the Celt.Very racy dog with lovely coat and feathering.Good width of stifle and
developed second thigh. He was coordinated on the move, driving from his well bent stifles.
Post Graduate
1. Beresford, M, Jetsetter Wind of Dream ( Imp Rus). This was very close between 1st and
2nd today. . He has a really balanced body with a strong level topline. His chest is deep
with a slightly arched loin. He did catch my eye as he walked in the ring as he has a
great ring presence and really drives when on the move.
2. Murray, Bluebyeyou love affair at Derrydore. This boy certainly is the type I go for he is
racy and rugged, Lovely boy, he has a well laid back shoulder, level topline and strong,
powerful hindquaters. I think that he was a bit too full of energy on the move today which
let him down slightly.
Mid Limit
1. Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m here at ForestFire. I feel that this young man is
maturing well. He is really well balanced. His lovely level topline correctly slopes towards
the tail. His stifles are strong, wide with a good bend. On the move he is striding out and
covering plenty of ground. Just an all round nice dog.
Limit Dog
1 Brown Riverbrue Soldier On. This is a young man who I have kept an eye on while he has
matured and I am really pleased with how he has turned out. He is a really stylish dog who has
a racy feel about him.His expression is wonderful and quizzical. He has good front angulation
which is complimented by his bend of stifle and width of thigh.. He has a deep chest and is
ribbed well back giving him plenty of lung room. On the move he is holding up his head and
owning the ring as he runs around with a driving action. I was very happy to award him the CC
today and hope that this will be the start of many more.
2. Milligan Bott & Bott Thendara Tiger Dance.Another superb male who stands out from the
crowd. He is shown and presented perfectly. Lovely level topline, good bend of stifle and
depth of chest. Moved with enthusiasm
Open Dog
1 Bott and Morgan Sh Ch Quentish Take a Bow. This is another stunning dog who i have
enjoyed watching as he grew up. He has the racy appeal about him that I like. On the move he
is reaching out using his correct front and back angulation, he holds his strong level topline and
maintains a level tail set. He was a pleasure to go over and be able to award the RCC to.
2.Elrich Gwendariff Absolutely Marewe’llus (IKC). This is another very flashy dog and was a
close contender to win the class. He is a level topline which is maintained on the move. Lovely
reach on neck set into well laid back shoulders. He has strong, weide hinquaters with a good
bend. On the move he was sound and showing a good driving action.
Veteran Dog
1. Murchison Mrs L.A. Pawsword Paperback writer for Corphin VW. Such an elegant dog.
He has a balanced head with raised brows and an oval skull.His shoulders are laid back.
He has a good depth of chest with well sprung ribs. Lovely strong, level topline and
slightly sloping from withers. Pleasure to watch him power around the ring with his curly
locks blowing.
2. Russel Mrs J P Strathmead Huckleberry of settersoli. Nice type of setter. Balanced head
with chiselling.Good depth of chest and ribbed well back. Good muscular hindquaters.
Steady on the move.

Judge Fiona Heron-OBrien (Caskeys)

The Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Show 07/10/2023

What a fantastic day it turned out to be, the sun shone and I was spoilt for choice with some
truly high quality dogs that had entered. The show committee were great putting together a well
organised show that ran smoothly and was enjoyed by everyone. As I have said previously it
was such an honour to judge at the show and the exhibitors that participated was just the icing
on the cake, thank you for coming along.
Minor Puppy Bitch. 1st Mrs M Bott,Bardonhill Pacific Rose
What a little pocket rocket. She has so much potential. Lovely deep chest with plenty of lung
room, muscular arched loin. Good width of thigh and bend of stifle. She moved well with
coordination and drive.Her coat is a lovely deep chestnut colour. Good luck in your future
showing career. I was pleased to award her Best Puppy in Breed.
2 nd Mrs ML &Mr D,Cherrorvale Dream Come True
Another nice young lady but doesn’t have the substance of number one at the moment, think
she will mature nicely in time. She has a good reach of neck setting into welll laid back
shoulders and a straight front.
Puppy Bitch 1st Chorley-Newtons, Chorley & Flinders Mrs S, Miss K & Miss E Kerryfair Misty
Rose. Stood alone today which was a shame. Very mature young lady. She has a balanced
head with lots of character in her expression. Good strong topline which slopes gently from the
withers. Carried her tail level with her back on the move.
Junior Bitch
1.Mrs K Hall Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara JW. This a a bitch that I have admired previously
from the side of the ring. She moves well with her owner holding her strong topline and covering
plenty of ground. She has a very pretty head with a typical Irish expression and plenty of
chisselling. I like her racy structure and presented in excellent condition.
2. Miss M Dufrat, Glimmer Noblesse Easy Peasy. She stood well, again a racy bitch who needs
to fill out a bit more for me. She has a level topline and correct croup.
Special Yearling Bitch
1. Mr RC and Mrs JP Mugford. Lynwood Rather Scrumptious. This young lady had presence in
the ring. She moved well showing good driving action. Good Bend of stifle with wide powerful
hindquaters. Lovely straight front and neat feet.
2.Rorke’s Zakhan’s Diamond Queen JW. She has a very pretty head with a typical expression
and long and lean. Once she had settled she moved soundly and with free flowing strides.
Novice
1. Miss M Dufrat, Glimmer Noblesse Easy Peasy.
Undergraduate Bitch
1 Rorke’s Zakhan’s Diamond Queen
Graduate Bitch
1. Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious JW.This young lady had a lot to like about her and it was
only due to a slight lack of maturity otherwise she would have been an contender for the
RCC. She has a lovely racyline. Moved with panache pushing from her strong, wide
thighs. Good front angulation leading to a straight front. Deep chest with well sprung ribs.
2. Heather’s Six Oaks My Fair lady. Another young lady who I have watched develop into a
lovely feminine, balanced striking dog. Today I prefered the movement of the first one but
think these two could easily swap places on different occasions.
Post Graduate Bitch
1. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW. I do like the head on this bitch, it is long and lean
with dark eyes and a melting expression. She has a level topline and correct croup.
Great bend of stifle and is short from hock to heel. Moved well today showing good
coordination.
2. Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola JW. It was a pleasure to see her moving, she strides out
with a coordinated gait, holding her strong level topline. Her chest in deep and ribbed
well back with a correct length of loin.
Mid Limit Bitch
1 Henderson, Sametsuz Believe in me.I really like my first and second in this class. For me I
preferred the head of No.1 She has a lovely muscular arched neck which sits correctly into a
well laid back shoulder and strong, level topline. She has well sprung ribs and correct length of
loin. Her powerful hindquarter have a good bend. She really catches the eye.
2.Watt Mr JA,, Shenanagin Half a Six Pence.
Another very appealing exhibitor.. She has a balanced head, Good depth of chest, nice straight
front. Her tail sits level with her topline when on the move.
Limit Bitch
1.Holley Mrs J. Gwendariff Look this way to Wynjill JW
Very pretty, feminine expression with low set ears and defined occiput. Her shoulders sit
correctly and a well laid back. She has a strong, level topline gently sloping downwards from the
withers. She moved well covering plenty of ground and showing coordination.
2. Edwards Mrs S, Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW. Another stunner with a good shoulder, strong,
level topline and correct tailset. Presented immaculately.
Open Bitch
1. Sh Ch Gwendariff Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne Res CC.Such a pretty and feminine bitch.
With a lovely racy appeal and type. This bitch has lovely dark eyes with a typical expression.
She moves with animation, driving from her wide, hindquater and reaching forward using her
correct front angulation.It was a pleasure to see her move. She has a deep chestnut coat which
was gleaming. It was a pleasure to award her the RCC.
2. Crocker’s, Mr B. River Brue Gloriana. This is a lovely bitch who’s driving action when she
powers around the ring is a pleasure to behold. She was shown in top condition. Just preferred
the raciness on 1 today.
Veteran
1. Bougen’s Miss L. Lily the pink. It was my absolute pleasure to award this bitch her 3rd
CC today so that she now has the Champion Title that she deserves, She also won Best
Opposite Sex and Best Veteran. Congratulations on such a special day and having it
made even more special by winning a further CC later on in the day, She is a lovely
balanced bitch without exaggerations. She has a well laid back shoulder, deep chest,
level topline, correct tail set and moved around the ring with drive and correct
coordination. Although she is now a veteran she still has the sparkle and enthusiasum
that you would expect of an Irish setter, It was a great day for you and I am so pleased to
have given her ticket number 3.
2. Waterton Miss S, Sandstream Welcome breeze JW ShCM. She is a lot older than the
1st. She has such a pretty and pleasing head with a loving expression. Her topline is
strong and level. She has a good depth of chest and bend of stifle.
Minor Puppy Dog
1.Richardson Mr J. Bardonhill Mcintish red at Montgreenan. This is a balanced and together
puppy.. He has a nice head with raised brows and defined occiput. He has a slightly sloping
croup and correct tail set which he held level to his back on the move.Hope you have a bright
future with him.
2. Miller’s Alofrana I Gotta Feeling. He enjoyed moving around the ring in tandem with his
owner, he is moving steadily and showing true front action. He has a lovely dark chestnut coat.
It will be interesting to see how he matures.
Puppy Dog
1. Lucas’s Mr & Mrs P Gwendariff Batchelor Boy. What a promising young man. He has
well laid back shoulders, a level topline, great bend of stifle and short from hock to heel.
His head is balanced with a dark eye and inquisitive expression. Moved with animation.
2. Flinders and Robinson Slater Mess E & Mrs C, Kerryfair Morning Mist. This young man
does show promise but today 1 was more mature and together. He has a strong level
topline and good bend of stifle.
Junior Dog
1. Parson’s Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett JW. Such a lovely class of Junior
Dogs, I was really impressed with the quality. This is a very stylish young man. Balanced
head with slightly oval skull and deep muzzle. He has a good reach of neck and correct
shoulder placement. His topline is level and slightly sloping to a level tail set. He has a
deep well sprung rib. Just a good, classy dog who should have an interesting future.
2. Berry and Morris Mrs B&Mrs L, Copper’s Midsummer night’s dream(Imp Swe). This one I
didn’t find as mature as 1 but he still has plenty of time. He has a lovely strong level
topline and correct length of loin. He has good front and back angulation. Another
promising young man.
Special Yearling Dog
1. Milligan-Bott and Bott Mrs D & Mr J Thendara Big Love. This is a well constructed dog
with a good straight front and correct front angulation. He moved well covering plenty of
ground. He held his tail level with his back on the move. His rich chestnut coat was
gleaming.
2. Chorley-Newton & Flinders Mrs S, Miss K & E, Kerryfair Just Be JW. I loved his raised
eyebrows and low wet ears. He has a good spring of rib with plenty of lung room. On the
move he was sound and driving well.
Novice Dog
1. Green Mr R, Loganirish Out On The Town. This dog has a straight front and small feet.
On the move he was steady holding his level topline. Pleasing, balanced head.
2. Shepherd Mrs S A Casachared Connors Delaney. Good straight front and depth of
chest, with wide hinquaters and short from hock to heel.
Graduate
1 Berry’s Brinara Country Boy. This type of dog really appeals to me. He has a muscular, slightly
arched neck, Correct front angulation. A level topline and tailset and a good bend of stifle. He is
very flashy with his gleaming coat and was steady on the move,
2 Pike Redclyst the Celt.Very racy dog with lovely coat and feathering.Good width of stifle and
developed second thigh. He was coordinated on the move, driving from his well bent stifles.
Post Graduate
1. Beresford, M, Jetsetter Wind of Dream ( Imp Rus). This was very close between 1st and
2nd today. . He has a really balanced body with a strong level topline. His chest is deep
with a slightly arched loin. He did catch my eye as he walked in the ring as he has a
great ring presence and really drives when on the move.
2. Murray, Bluebyeyou love affair at Derrydore. This boy certainly is the type I go for he is
racy and rugged, Lovely boy, he has a well laid back shoulder, level topline and strong,
powerful hindquaters. I think that he was a bit too full of energy on the move today which
let him down slightly.
Mid Limit
1. Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m here at ForestFire. I feel that this young man is
maturing well. He is really well balanced. His lovely level topline correctly slopes towards
the tail. His stifles are strong, wide with a good bend. On the move he is striding out and
covering plenty of ground. Just an all round nice dog.
Limit Dog
1 Brown Riverbrue Soldier On. This is a young man who I have kept an eye on while he has
matured and I am really pleased with how he has turned out. He is a really stylish dog who has
a racy feel about him.His expression is wonderful and quizzical. He has good front angulation
which is complimented by his bend of stifle and width of thigh.. He has a deep chest and is
ribbed well back giving him plenty of lung room. On the move he is holding up his head and
owning the ring as he runs around with a driving action. I was very happy to award him the CC
today and hope that this will be the start of many more.
2. Milligan Bott & Bott Thendara Tiger Dance.Another superb male who stands out from the
crowd. He is shown and presented perfectly. Lovely level topline, good bend of stifle and
depth of chest. Moved with enthusiasm
Open Dog
1 Bott and Morgan Sh Ch Quentish Take a Bow. This is another stunning dog who i have
enjoyed watching as he grew up. He has the racy appeal about him that I like. On the move he
is reaching out using his correct front and back angulation, he holds his strong level topline and
maintains a level tail set. He was a pleasure to go over and be able to award the RCC to.
2.Elrich Gwendariff Absolutely Marewe’llus (IKC). This is another very flashy dog and was a
close contender to win the class. He is a level topline which is maintained on the move. Lovely
reach on neck set into well laid back shoulders. He has strong, weide hinquaters with a good
bend. On the move he was sound and showing a good driving action.
Veteran Dog
1. Murchison Mrs L.A. Pawsword Paperback writer for Corphin VW. Such an elegant dog.
He has a balanced head with raised brows and an oval skull.His shoulders are laid back.
He has a good depth of chest with well sprung ribs. Lovely strong, level topline and
slightly sloping from withers. Pleasure to watch him power around the ring with his curly
locks blowing.
2. Russel Mrs J P Strathmead Huckleberry of settersoli. Nice type of setter. Balanced head
with chiselling.Good depth of chest and ribbed well back. Good muscular hindquaters.
Steady on the move.

Judge Fiona Heron-OBrien (Caskeys)

24th September 2023 

Belfast & District Irish Setter Club celebrated their 70th year in 2023. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to judge your anniversary show. The rosettes were beautiful, and I am sure we all enjoyed the cake and wine. Thank you to my two excellent stewards for their hard work. 

I have enjoyed attending BDISC shows in the past, it’s a small committee who work tirelessly to ensure the show runs smoothly, I hope more of the UK exhibitors can make the journey to Belfast to enjoy the 2-show weekend and the wonderful Irish craic! 

Thank you for the good sportsmanship around the ring, I throughly enjoyed my day and below is my critique, an honest account of what I saw on the day. 

Temperaments were good, bites were generally okay but one note of caution , teeth in some exhibits were small. All dogs have good and bad days and I appreciate the entry from all who attended. Considering the cost and distance some exhibitors had to travel. 

 

Best In Show –Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana

Reserve Best In Show –Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow

DCC – Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow

RDCC –Sh Ch Riverbrue Morning Glory

BCC – Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana

RBCC – Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW

BPIS – Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff

BVIS – Pawsword Paperback Writer For Corphin VW

  

Minor Puppy Dog – No entries

Puppy Dog (1,1)

 

Junior Dog -1

1st , Murphy’s Clannrua Loch CJW 23 JunChj-CIB

Young 17 Month male 

Head long and lean, dark eye and kind expression. Adequate stop and good finish to muzzle. Presented a decent outline stood, gentle slope to his topline, falls away a little at croup. 

Body is well proportioned; ribs will hopefully develop as he matures. Good rear movement just needs his front to settle.

Shown in good coat of correct texture. Good luck with your young man. 

 

Yearling Dog – No entries

 

Novice -1

1st Desmond’s – Clannrua Cu Chulainn

Young male who was a little unsure at first but settled down as he moved around the ring , he needs time to body up and come together. 

He has a long lean head, low set ears and kind expression. Straight front, sloping pasterns. 

Movement was a little unsettled, but he has time on his side. 

Graduate Dog- 2

1st Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW

A nice young dog, correct outline stood. Masculine head, dark eye and ample stop. Enough length of neck, he tends to pull his neck back when stacked which spoils his outline. Straight front and shoulders well laid back. 

Good overall body condition. Moderate in rear angulations. 

Steady in movement would have liked to have seen a little more drive but this should come as his rear end strengths. 

Presented very well. 

2nd – Desmond’s – Clannrua Cu Chulainn

 

Post Graduate Dog 2

1st Bayne’s Corranroo Celtic Storm

Overall, a nice boy, head long and lean, low set ears and kind expression with raised brows. He has a straight front and shoulders are well placed. Chest deep, could have a little more sternum. Ribbed well back and deep chested.

Hind quarters were well muscled, and he used them to drive round the ring, good finish to croup and tail well set .

Just needs to coordinate his movement on the up and down. 

Shown in good coat of lovely texture.

 

Mid Limit Dog (3,1)

Two litter brothers, 

1st Walker’s, Gwendariffs Flags Are Flyinn

I preferred his overall outline, his topline was firm and sloped gently from withers. Masculine in head, deeper in muzzle but not course and kind expression, good stop. Strong front and shoulders well set back. Ribs well sprung, nice width to rear quarters, he moved with drive, just be careful not to move too fast. Well presented in full coat of good texture. Handled with confidence. 

  

2nd Hughe’s Plays The Flute

Preferred the second-place head, longer and lean. Kind expression, good length of neck set well into withers, top line was a little too steep when stood but came together on the move. Just be careful and not overstretch him at times. 

Front straight and enough upper arm. Hind quarters well angled. Stifles well let down. When he moved, he showed good reach in front, not as coordinated on the up and down today. 

He was presented in good coat and handled well. 

 

Limit Dog (4,2)

1st Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin

A boy I have done well for previously, very classic head, equal planes and his muzzle is well finished, dark eye and raised brows.

Front and rear angulations are balanced, moderate and no exaggerations. 

Correct setter topline, gently sloping from withers to a well finished croup. 

For me today, he was lacking in body condition, and this made him look narrow in front, be careful how his front legs are placed.

Moved steady and true with good footfall. 

He held his topline well on the move.Thank you for bringing him. 

   

2nd Murphy’s Clannrua Chestnut

Mature boy, looking well for his age. 

Head lean with soft expression, would prefer a little more length of neck. Straight front, deep through chest and well ribbed back. Falls away a little steeply at the croup.

Moved well and sound from all angles.

  

Open dog -2

1st Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow

Last judged this dog as a junior and thought him very promising then and he has certainly lived up to that, I’ve not seen him look better, he has a very handsome head, when he looked at me, I smiled, he has such a kind inquisitive expression, the best of front construction, super lay of shoulder, he has an excellent forechest. Ribs have ample spring and ribbed well back. Gentle sloping topline and good finish to his croup. Rear quarters are strong with super width of second thigh. 

He moved with style, confidence and drive whilst holding his firm topline, showing correct footfall and tail swishing from side to side. Shown in the best of coat and well-muscled body and as always handled to advantage very happy to award him DCC. 

  

2nd Ellrich’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus

Medium size dog, masculine head with a soft expression,raised brows and lovely low set ears, correct lay of shoulder, well sprung ribs and plenty of heart room, croup well finished. Strong rear quarters with good width to second thigh. Moved well, showing ample reach and drive, made me smile as he was having a great time and was quite vocal on the move.

Presented to the highest order in coat of lovely texture and well muscled body condition. 

I just preferred the top line of the 1st placed dog today. 

   

Champion Dog -3

1st Crocker & Lewis, Sh Ch Riverbrue Morning Glory

A lovely boy of super type, he is so well constructed, strong and elegant and super temperament. 

He has a masculine well proportioned head, almond shape dark eye with kind expression, good finish to muzzle, ample reach of neck, excellent shoulder placement, and good length of upper arm, super spring of ribs and corresponding rear angulations, hocks well let down which gives him a balanced overall outline. He moves with drive and excels in side gait. He looks to be loving his ” job ” 

Shown in the best of coats and body condition, richly deserved RCC. 

 

2nd Donnelly’s Ir Sh Ch Forfarian Mind Yer Manners

Another nice male, lovely to go over. He has a correct balanced racy outline stood, refined head with soft expression, raised brows and low set ears. 

Front and rear quarters well balanced, good return of upper arm and adequate bend of stifle. 

Would like to see a little more forechest. 

Well muscled rear quarters which he used correctly on the move and free flowing action in front. 

Shown in good coat but just not the finish of the top winners today. 

3rd Tom’s Ir Sh Ch ToberbillyI Wish You Luck JunCh, JD, CEN.WCW23

   

Veteran Dog -3

1st Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer For Corphin VW

One of my favourites, super boy who has the best of heads, lovely soft expression, raised brows and still showing chiselling and a sparkling of grey which only enhanced his appeal. Good reach of neck, ample forechest and well laid shoulders. 

He was shown in good body condition and super coat of a lovely texture.

On the move he was as good as I’ve seen him. True up and down showing reach and adequate drive, holding his firm top line at all times. 

Delighted that he pulled out all the stops to challenge a super veteran bitch for BVIS . 

 

2nd Tupper & Rosie ‘s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW

Another lovely boy whom I have done well for in the past.

Just starting to show his age. Masculine head with soft expression, he is a well constructed boy and nothing overdone. His movement today although sound was lacking the drive I have seen on previous occasions. 

He could do with a little more body condition but as always shown in good coat and handled well. 

 

Minor Puppy Bitch 

1st Gawn’s Clonageera Dancing Queen

Promising puppy. What a little poppet, first show and took it all in her stride, a lot to like about her. 

Nicely put together puppy, pretty head with sweet expression, decent reach of neck into well placed shoulders, body of good length, moderate rear angulations and neat feet.

Steady on the move but sound footfall. 

She has all the potential to win well in good company. Good luck with her. 

 

Puppy Bitch (2,1)

1st Neill& Ellrich’s Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff

Mature puppy who is well constructed with good balance. Head of equal planes and good finish to her muzzle, ample stop, dark eye and kind expression , her head now needs to finish and soften as she matures. 

Good length of upper arm and lay back of shoulder. Rear angulation moderate but she still needs to mature and drop into her hindquarters. For a puppy moved steady with good front reach. Very much at one with her handler and a happy show girl. 

BPIS 

  

Yearling Bitch -3

1st Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone

Good size bitch who won this class on her substance and movement.

Typical head, long and lean with dark eye. Good length to neck with slight arch.

Moderate front and rear quarters. She moved true, out and back and showed a decent front extension. Maybe not in her best coat today but she put in a good performance. 

2nd Peter’s Corranroo Viennese Waltz To Shirlilah

Presented a lovely outline stood, pretty head and expression, straight front adequate angulations front and rear. She needs time to mature in body. She has coat of lovely texture. She moved at one with her handler but not quite as positive today. 

3rd Tom’s Ladysdale Maud Gonne JunCh JD CEN . JW

 

Graduate Bitch (4,2)

1st Gutsell’s Joaodaws Rainbows End

Very promising young bitch and considered her for the RCC, 

She is lovely, head well-proportioned with the sweetish, quizzical expression, gentle arch to neck.

My notes say body of balance with no exaggerations and thats what I saw. 

She has good front construction, correct length of upper arm and ample bend of stifle. Short hocks that she used well on the more, I enjoyed watching her carry herself on the move with such confidence. Very correct viewed from any angle.

Lovely texture of coat coming through. 

Little bit of a fidget on the stack but she has so much promise and can only get better as she matures. I liked her very much.

 

2nd Peter’s Corranroo Hot Sensation At Shirlilah

Balanced outline stood, she has a gentle sloping outline. Head, long and lean, dark eye with kind expression. Not quite the front of the first, good bend of stifle and neat arched feet. Moved steady round the ring showing reach in front. 

Presented and shown well. 

 

Post Graduate Bitch -1

1st Bayne’s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer 

Well balanced bitch, feminine with substance. Lovely outline stood, correct in gentle sloping outline, classic head with good finish to muzzle, good length of upper arm and corresponding rear quarters. Tail never stopped showing her lovely temperament.

Moved out well. Shown in lovely coat, presented and handled well.

 

Mid limit Bitch – No entries

Limit Bitch (5,3)

1st Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Crimes Of Passion

Litter sister to my dog cc, she excels in outline, racy and gentle sloping, firm topline. Head feminine and good reach of neck, her front and rear angulations are in balance and good finish to croup. She has a super forechest. Very active on the move which shows her lovely temperament but just gets a little untidy behind at times. I think she needs a little more time for everything to all come together, which is absolutely fine as this is a slow maturing breed and her best is still to come. I am sure that 3rd CC will come.

Lovely presentation, and well handled. 

 

2nd Jones, Gwendariff Chilli Powder

Strong bitch with good body proportions, head of equal planes, kind expression. 

Good length of neck and well sprung ribs. 

Decent bend of stifle. On the move she was very sound and was shown in lovely coat. 

Just preferred the overall outline of first today. 

 

Open Bitch (5,2)

1st Bougen’s , Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW 

Really lovely quality bitch to go over, she has a very feminine head with a pretty expression. Dark eye and super raised brows.

Correct topline gentle slope from withers, Good length of neck, balanced front and well muscled rear quarters. Ribs well sprung and deep. 

Shown in super body condition and coat of lovely texture. Moved well with reach and drive. Handled well to win the RCC. 

 

2nd Brady’s IRL Ch Sh Ch Forfarian Red Or Dead

Different in type to first, elegant racy bitch, 

Stood has the correct sloping topline and croup is well finished. Plenty reach of neck Good front angulations and moderate rear quarters. 

She was very well muscled in body. On the move, she had excellent front reach, just thought her a tad untidy behind today. 

Not in her best coat. Handled sympathetically.

3rd Mc Kelsey’s Toberbilly Element Of Luck For Edenaveys JunCh

 

Champion Bitch (3,1)

1st Crocker,s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana

So much has been written about this lovely lady. I have watched her from a promising puppy through to a Show Champion and ultimately bitch breed record holder. I was delighted to be afforded the opportunity to judge her, now in her mature years, she is full of quality and class. The standard asks for balanced and racy and for me this is it. 

Beautiful bitch to put your hands on, everything just flows, gentle sloping topline, correct finish to croup and she possess a super quality of bone. 

Her head is so very correct, long and lean, low set ears and her expression is one of impishness and beauty, lovely arch to her neck, her front and rear angulations are balanced, plenty of forechest, excellent spring of ribs and hocks are well let down, feet, small and arched. 

On the move, she knows exactly what she is there to do, powering round the ring with head held proud, showing reach and drive, her owner just lets her shine, they clearly adore each other. I just loved her. 

Coat presentation and musculature were exemplary. This just doesn’t happen. You can breed a correct puppy but that is only the start, you have to put the work in daily to achieve this level of success. Delighted to award her the CC & BIS. 

 

2nd Sterritt’s Irish Sh Ch Corranroo Just One Kiss With Riversett CJW18 Jun Ch

What a lovely bitch, very well constructed, moderate and balanced, pretty head with kind expression, enough reach of neck, good return of upper arm and shoulders well placed. Rear quarters are moderate, and hocks well let down. Shown in super coat.

She moved steady and true. She has enough qualities to gain her UK title with a bit of luck.

 

Veteran Bitch (4,2)

1st Bougen’s , Gwendariff Lily The Pink ,

Lovely girl , very well put together with no exaggerations, pretty head with soft expression, good reach of neck sitting nicely into well placed shoulders.

Deep chest and decent spring of ribs, moderate rear angulations. On the move she is very true and has a lovely partnership with her handler. Shown in good coat, well muscled in all the right places. Thank you for bringing her.

 

2nd Ir Sh Ch INTCH Caemgens For Heaven’s Sake At Edenaveys(Imp Swe)

Bigger framed bitch but still feminine.

Dark eye with kind expressions, good through chest, deep and well ribbed back, moderate rear angulations. She moved with purpose and looked good for age.

Handled well.

Judge Tania Gardner ( Danwish)

BELFAST – 23 SEPTEMBER 2023 

IRISH SETTERS

I would like to thank the Belfast Dog Show Society for inviting me to come and judge my own breed for the 2nd time with CC´s in the UK. Judging your own breed is always special. I would like to thank the exhibitors coming from Ireland and the mainland in the UK to come all the way to Belfast, I appreciate the effort you all put it in to make the journey. I really was impressed with my main winners and they could win anywhere in the world.

ND (1,0)

  1. Desmond´s Clannrua Cu Chulainn

Good sized racy dog showing enough masculinity, lovely long head, well shaped, though a bit light eyes, very good set of neck, correct topline, balanced angulations, deep ribcage, moved with good sidegait but just needs more time to settle coming and going, good coat. He is a young lad with time on his side, lovely temperament.

GD (2,0)

  1. Walker´s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW

Excellent size with masculine long head with parallel planes, kind and intelligent expression, long neck set into solid topline, adequate frontassembly, strong hindquarters, excellent spring of rib with good depth in body. On the move, he still needs time to settle in front, but excellent drive behind. Beautiful coat and condition.

  1. Desmond´s Clannrua Cu Chulainn

PGD (2,0)

  1. Bayne´s Corranroo Celtic Storm

Up to size male with a masculine well shaped head of good length, a touch light in eye, long neck set into gently sloping topline, adequate frontassembly, strong hindquarters, excellent spring of rib and depth in body, strong loin, lovely bone and feet, moves with excellent sidegait, just needs to settle a bit coming and going, glorious coat and condition.

  1. Desmond´s Clannrua Cu Chulainn

LD (5,0)

  1. Walker´s Gwendariffs Flags Are Flyin

Good size male with lovely long masculine head with kindest of expressions, well arched long neck flowing into gently sloping topline, balanced angulations and excellent depth in body, lovely bone and feet, powerful mover with lovely reach and drive, beautiful gleaming coat with correct texture.

  1. Hughes´ Gwendariff Plays The Flute

Very racy male , rather elegant in general appearance, lovely masculine head with kind expression, good reach of neck, solid topline, enough angulation in front, strong hindquarters, good depth in body, excellent bone and feet, moved out with good drive but needs to settle coming and going, excellent coat with correct texture.

  1. Murchinson´s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin

OD (6,2)

  1. Crocker & Lewis´Sh Ch Riverbrue Morning Glory

Beautiful male who stood out when he came into the ring, excellent size and balanced outline. Excellent masculine long and lean head with correct almond shaped eyes with kind expression, excellent stop, long muscular slightly arched neck, correct topline and tailset, shoulders well laid back with excellent upperarm, powerful hindquarters, short hocks, correct deep chest with well sprung ribs, strong loin, lovely bone and feet. As one would expect with his confirmation he moved with beautiful reach and drive and perfect co-ordination. Gleaming coat with beautiful chestnut colour, lovely temperament and very presented and simply could not deny him the CC on the day.

  1. Bott, Allen & Morgan´s Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow

Another smashing male in the class, just unfortunate to meet the winner on the day. Fantastic masculine head and expression, correct neck and gently sloping topline, harmonic angulations, deep in body with excellent spring of rib, very good length of leg, moved with powerful sidegait, presented in immaculate coat and condition. He was one with his owner and they put up a great performance, you could see their affection for eachother which is a lovely breed feature to see! I was delighted to award him the RCC.

  1. Donnelly´s Ir Sh Ch Forfarian Mind Yer Manners

VD (3,0)

  1. Murchinson´s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin VW

Very nice elegant veteran, lovely lean head with kind expression, correct set of neck, adequate frontassembly, strong backend, lovely ribcage, excellent bone and feet, moved with good sidegait, could be a touch more co-ordinated coming and going. She enjoyed his day in the ring and a credit to the owner to keep him in this condition and lovely coat.

  1. Tupper & Rosie´s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW

Good sized male, nice head and expression, good set of neck, balanced angulations, excellent spring of rib with good depth, a bit long in loin, nice bone and feet, moved with enough reach and drive, could be in a bit harder condition, presented with very nice coat of correct texture.

  1. Toms´ Clannrua Birch Vet Ch (Miss S Toms)

JB (2,1)

  1. Gutsell´s Joaodaws Rainbows End

Beautiful young girl with lots to like about her and I predict her a lovely future. She has all the elements in place for a bright future. Lovely feminine head and kind expression, correct set of neck, gently sloping topline, well angulated front and strong backend, deep ribcage with excellent spring of ribs, lovely bone and feet, moved out with great reach and drive and lovely outline, very good coat with correct texture, very well handled.

YB (3,1)

  1. Toms´ Ladysdale Maud Gonne Jun Ch, Jd Cenjw

Up to size bitch, very elegant feminine head, a touch round in eyes, lovely set of neck, adequate frontassembly, good hindquarters, very good ribcage, moved out with good sidegait, just needs to settle a bit in front, very good coat

GB (2,0)

  1. Vallance´s Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone

Very attractive bitch with pleasing head and expression with correct stop, good neck and topline, balanced angulations, excellent body and substance, strong loin, moved with excellent drive and strength and put up a good performance, not in the best coat on the day.

  1. Peters´ Corranroo Hot Sensation at Shirlilah

Well balanced bitch with egelant head, correct strength in muzzle, kind expression, enough angulations both ends, good ribcage with well sprung ribs, nice bone and feet, moved with good drive behind and enough reach in front, lovely coat and condition.

PGB (1,0)

  1. Bayne´s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer

Beautiful solid bitch with lots to like about her. Well shaped feminine head of good length, almond shaped eyes, just a touch light in eyes, correct set of neck, gently sloping topline, very balanced angulations, excellent depth in body with correct spring of ribs, strong in loin, lovely bone and feet, powerful mover with excellent drive behind, gleaming coat with correct texture, presented to perfection and one with her handler.

LB (4,2)

  1. Bott, Allen & Morgan´s Quensha Crimes of Passion

Beautiful bitch with excellent proportions, such a balanced outline, long and lean feminine head, excellent stop, slightly arched neck flowing into a gently sloping topline, textbook angulations, correct depth in body, strong loin, lovely bone and feet, he excels in her movement and with her construction she put up an amazing performance with lovely reach and drive, very nice coat that is coming into full bloom with correct texture. Handled to perfection and really become one with her owner showing their affection for eachother. I had no doubt when I had to award the RCC, she was the one to deserve it on the day.

  1. Jones´ Gwendariff Chilli Powder

Good sized bitch with lovely feminine head and kind expression, excellent long neck, balanced angulation, very good ribcage with correct depth, nice bone and feet, moved with very good reach and drive, beautiful coat and condition.

OB (6,1)

  1. Crocker´s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker)

WOW is what my notes say about her. Any person being interested in the breed would know this the Bitch Breed Record Holder and me being a breed specialist knew it directly when she came into my ring. I was so honored and happy that I finally was able to put my hands on her. I am sure many things have already been said and written about this smashing bitch and I am more than happy to put my thoughts about her onto pen and paper. The moment she came into my ring I know she was my star of the day as she oozes all the qualities I look for in the breed. Her outline is what is written in the breed standard, racy, balanced and full of quality and in confirmation proportionate, she definitely ticked all those boxes. She has a beautiful long and lean head with a kind and intelligent expression. The look in her eyes told me she knew what she was doing, putting up a fantastic performance and showed me all her breed features. Excellent set of neck, flowing into a gently sloping topline with correct tailset, textbook angulations. Excellent depth in body and my hands confirmed the correct length of leg. Lovely bone and feet. She was shown in immaculate condition with the maximum amount of beautiful rich chestnut coat with the correct texture and as flat and free as possible from curves or waves. The moment she sets off to move her she gave her handler the affectionate look and said, “hey let´s do this together” with true action and perfect co-ordination! What a thrill to see her going and carried herself so well and willing to go, I could watch her doing it for hours and I am sure she would put up a stellar performance in a huge ring! I just couldn’t keep the smile off my face and I enjoyed every minute of me assessing her. Thus, I had no doubts to award her the CCand she was THE ONE TO BEAT on the day and no-one came near her overall qualities so to give her BOB was a no-brainer to me. Thanks to the owner for bringing her under me!

  1. Brady´s Ir Ch/sh Ch Forfarian Red or Dead

Very elegant bitch with lovely head and expression, correct set of neck, excellent topline and tailset, well angulated front, strong hindquarters, well sprung ribs and depth in body, lovely bone and feet, moved with excellent drive behind, very nice coat and condition.

  1. Sterritt´s Ir Sh Ch Corranroo Just One Kiss with Riversett Cjw 18 Jr Ch

VB (1,0)

  1. Bougen´s Gwendariff Lily The Pink

Very nice veteran bitch with lovely outline, feminine head with good length, kind expression, correct set of neck, excellent topline, adequate frontassembly, strong hindquarters, lovely body and substance, strong in loin, lovely bone and feet, very co-ordinated on the move with lovely drive behind, very good coat with correct texture, she really enjoyed her time in the ring and became by Best Veteran on the day. Very well handled and a credit to the owner to keep her in such good shape and condition.

Judge Sjoerd Jobse, Caemgen´s kennel, Sweden

Darlington DS Society Championship Show

Firstly, I must say what a well-run show the Darlington Committee put on, well done. I would also like to thank all the exhibitors as it was a pleasure going over many good exhibits of the breed. Not forgetting my Stewards for being so helpful and organised. The only bleak side was, I noticed several dogs over tracking on movement and some very masculine bitch heads!! Apart from that it was a lovely day with a very friendly atmosphere.

BOB Bougen, Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW

DCC Milligan-Bott, Thendara Big Love

RDCC Prangle & Rutherford, Clonageera Touch of Gold

BCC Bougen, Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW

RBCC Holley, Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill

BP Ciechonska, Gwendariff Don’t Look Back Aoibheanne

BV Stockton, Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW

VD (6 Entries) 1 Abs

1st Pym, Thendara The Watchmaker Vw Vw

A refined handsome boy still looking too young to be in Veteran! Kind expression with raised brows, long, low set ears with arched neck cleanly leading into well laid back shoulders. Gently sloping topline and angled quarters. Very well balanced. Cleanly drove on movement which was a pleasure to watch.

2nd Rowbottom, Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon

Dripping in coat and well maintained. Attractive boy with well-defined stop and raised brows. In good condition with strong well angled quarters. Drove on the move but slightly over tracking.

3rd Danks-Kemish, Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’Know JW Sh

Res Murchison, Pawsword Paperback Writer For Copphin Vw

VHC Mohan, Anlory Keltic Legend

MPD (5 Ent) 0 Abs

1st Danks-Kenish, Alolfrana All I Ask

Sweet 6 month handsome boy with kind expression and lovely low set, long ears but head still needing to break which is expected at this age. Well balanced on profile with well angled shoulders and good size sternum. Very well presented and handled. Showed promise and didn’t disappoint on movement.

2nd Richardson, Bardohill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan

7 month attractive boy with a kind and a curious expression. Well angulated shoulder, deep in chest, good sternum and straight forelegs. Equally balanced in quarters. He could develop into a promising boy.

3rd Weatherlist, Cherrorvale Dublin Bay

Res Ozog, Amberlove Awesome Blixem (A.i.)

VHC Riddell, Anlory Keltic Legend

PD (3 Ent) 0 Abs

1st Lucas, Gwendariff Bachelor Boy

A handsome young dog with lovely raised brows and expression. Nicely proportioned and balanced in profile for his age. Plenty of angulation in both shoulders and quarter. Equally balanced on movement and tracked correctly.

2nd Shepard, Casachared Connors Delaney

Such a shame this handsome young boy would not stack well in profile. From the few moments I could see his profile he has a lot to offer and his movement was exceptionally good! Such a pity he just through his chances away.

3rd Sloane, Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea

JD ( 3 Ent) 1 Abs

1st Green, Loganrish Out On The Town

Good looking lad with potential. Finer in bone and still masculine. Well laid back shoulders with straight forelegs. Gently sloping topline with level croup and nicely angled quarters. Moved well and tracked correctly.

2nd Shepard, Casachared Connors Delaney

ND (2 Ent) 0 Abs

1st Green, Loganrish Out On The Town

2nd Shepard, Casachared Connors Delaney

GD (4 Ent) 0 Abs

1st Prangle & Rutherford, Clonageera Touch of Gold

A lot to like about this handsome young man. Oozing with substance and quality. Slightly arched neck of good length smoothly leading into a really good front assembly and straight forelegs. Deep chested, good size sternum and spring of rib. Strong hind quarters with a supporting bend of stifle.

Well balance on profile and moved true and strong, tracking correctly. Well-deserved RDCC

2nd Davison, Bardonhill Million Reasons

Equally a very handsome boy as 1st. A lot to also like about this boy as he was very well proportioned and balanced in profile just much finer in bone than the winner.

Res Walker, Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW

VHC Miller, Shudarared Amor Dillon

PGD (2 Ent) 0 Abs

1st Lucas, Gwendariff Aru Ready F’this Amberlight

Another eye catching dog and not just because he had a naughty head on! Handsome boy with good chiselling and well defined brow. Good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, deep in chest, and straight forelegs. Well balanced all over and covered the ground well on movement.

2nd Maclaulay, Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts

Such an exquisite head with a wistful expression. Lovely dark coat with good front angulation, gently sloping topline and balance in quarters. Stylish and moved really well and balanced.

LD (9 Ent) 2 Abs

1st Milligan-Bott, Thendara Big Love

I saw this boy when he was 8 months and he blow me away, delighted to say he has continued to develop into a racy, well boned dog with substance. A very handsome refined head, squared muzzle and long, low set ears. Good length in neck smoothly leading into well laid back shoulders, deep in

chest and good sized sternum. Strong well angled quarters with wide second thigh. Balance in profile showing a lot of quality. Strong drive on move with no sign of over tracking. Delighted to give him the class and I’m sure he will have a very promising future. Well-deserved (DCC)

2nd Hughes, Gwendariff Plays The Flute

A more refined dog than the 1st but not lacking quality! Kind, gentle expression with good chiselling. Long neck leading into nicely placed shoulders without any break. Gently sloping topline to balanced, well angled quarter. Covered the ground well on movement.

3rd Murchison, Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin

Res Davidson, Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me

VHC Hart, Gendariff In The Limelight With Gilliegrae Jw Sh.cm

OD (8 Ent) 2 Abs

1st Stockton, Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW

A very noble boy with the most kindest true Irish expression. Still deserving to take the open class at the age of seven. Neck flowing seamlessly into a correct shoulder placement and good spring of rib. Balanced topline and strong in loin. Effortless on movement (BV) Later went on the take Gp 2 in the Gundog Gp.

2nd Pym, Bott & Milligan-Bott, Thendara Marshmello JW

Another well balanced dog with plenty of bone. A well chiselled head and soft expression yet nicely masculine Good length of neck, well laid back shoulders with strong forechest. Good wide and muscular quarters. Moving well with drive.

3rd Allen, Bott & Morgan, Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow

Res Ellrich, Gwendariff Absolutely Marwell’us (lkc)

VHC Lorrimer, Kerrimere Classique Jw

VB (4 Ent) 1 Abs

1st Stevenson, Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

Very elegant and typical of this line. She has substance but still very feminine. Kind and gentle in expression. Good reach of neck, slightly arched flowing into well angled front assembly and with deep chest and nicely sized sternum. Really good mover and lovely to watch.

2nd Bougen, Gwendariff Lily The Pink

Attractive bitch and in good hard condition. Strong clean forearm, nicely sloping top line into well angled quarters. Moved well.

3rd Jones, Alolfrana In A Hot Storm Over Wenflaen

MPB (4 Ent) 1 Abs

1st Robinson, Cherrorvale Dream Come True

A very pretty, 6 months, elegant little girl with a gentle yet cheeky expression and with raised brow. Good angulation throughout and nicely balanced with a lot of promise. Moved really well for one so young.

2nd Blackshaw & Rowbottom, Lanstara Cherrorvale Moon Dancer

This 7 month girl is lighter in colour than the 1st and currently not as well balanced but I’m sure that will come in time. Attractive head with kind eye. Refined and racy with good angulated quarters.

3rd Ozog, Amberlove Alluring Dancer (AI)

PB (5 Ent) 0 Abs

1st Ciechonska, Gwendariff Don’t Look Back Aoibheanne

A lovely 11 month young lady with clean lines and very feminine. Melting expression and long low set ears. Good reach of neck smoothly running into a gentle sloping top line. A very pleasing forearm and with an equally impressive strong hindquarters. Very promising, hence (BP), later went on to take Gp 3 in the Gundog Puppy Gp.

2nd Prangle, Clonageera It’s a New Dawn At Heathclare

Again another alluring young lady and only one month older than the 1st place girl. Very similar attributes and I feel as promising but currently just needing her head to break.

3rd Neill & Ellrich, Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff

Res Dale, Casachared Constance Tally Of Aubanjon

VHC Sloane & Sloane, Ferasheen Pop the Champers

JB (5 Ent) 2 Abs

1st Allen, Bott & Morgan, Quensha Joker And The Queen

A beautifully balanced, well presently young lady. Feminine with dark unshelled almond eyes and distinctive raised brows. Good lay back of shoulder, deep chest and straight forelegs. Strong quarters with ample stifle. Moved with drive and purpose and handled to perfection!

2nd Bridgwater, Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen

Very feminine bitch and with clean outline. Good length of neck running smoothly into a deep chest and clean and straight in forearm. Strong hindquarters completing the picture well. Moved true and clean. Very promising.

3rd Dale, Casachared Constance Tally of Aubanjon

NB (4 Ent) 1 Abs

1st Begg, Sumaric Sweet Lit’l Mystery

This young lady oozed elegance which you come to expect from this line. Giving an alert but kind expression with raised brows. Slightly arched long neck with pleasing top line running into a well placed croup. Deep in chest with a good spring of rib. Well angulated and muscular hind quarters and good tail set. Moved really well with no over tracking.

2nd Prangle, Clonageera It’s a New Dawn At Heathclare

3rd Dale, Casachared Constance Tally of Aubanjon

GB (9 Ent) 2 Abs

1st Hall, Harreds Lillie

A very attractive girl with a rich dark mahogany coat. Well chiselling with a wistful expression. Good front angulation and really well balanced on profile with a short loin and angulated strong quarters. Moved really well with style.

2nd Hadfield, Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne

Still a lot to like about this lady to! Elegant and racy with a lovely, clean head shape, Good front assembly with straight forelegs. Strong wide quarters and pleasing tail set. Covered the ground well on movement.

3rd Dale, Trefaine Aurora Of Aubanjon

4th Stevenson, Lochlorien Unforgotten

VHC Peters, Corranroo Hot Sensation At Shirlilah

PGB (8 Ent) 3 Abs

1st Bayne, Corranroo Rainbow Skimmer

An attractive lady with good bone yet full of elegance and grace. Slightly arched neck, Well laid

Back shoulders. Pleasing front assembly with good depth to chest and feel to the sternum. Clean muscular well angled quarters and overall beautifully balanced in profile. Moved true with drive.

2nd Bridgwater & Green, Bridgella’s Don’t Push It

Equally elegant as 1st Good depth in muzzle and low set ears. A very feminine head with deep muzzle, wonderful dark unshelled almond eyes. Nicely arched neck leading into well laid back shoulders and fore chest. All balance well with good angulated quarters. Covered ground well on movement and very nicely balanced.

3rd Pallister, Penwyn Keeping Faith

Res Robinson, Lanstara Red Dress At Cherrorvale

VHC Williamson, Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru

LB (13 Ent) 3 Abs

1st Holley, Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill

Very well coated, elegant and refined bitch. Pretty feminine scalptured head with kind, gentle expression. Good arched neck into well laid back shoulders, deep in brisket and good sternum, nicely sloping topline into well angled quarters. Drove well on movement. Certainly an eye catcher! (RBCC)

2nd Allen, Bott & Morgan, Quensha Crimes Of Passion

Another attractive very feminine bitch and a lot to like about her to. True and balanced in profile although carrying slightly more weight than I would prefer. Long arched neck into well placed shoulders. Strong topline and in great condition. Covered the ground well with confidence on movement.

3rd Henderson, Sametsuz Believe In Me

Res Barker, Danaway Tilly At Flinthill

VHC Jones, Gwendariff Chilli Powder

OB (4 Ent) 1 Abs

1st Bougen, Sh Ch Gwendariff Hot Ticket Jw

A very attractive bitch with a beautifully balanced head, kind expression and lovely raised brow. Carries substance and strong bone but still very elegant in profile. Well defined upper arm, good size sternum and deep in brisket. Gentle sloping topline leading into strong, well angled quarters. Beautifully presented and handled.

Moved really well with drive ‘swallowing’ the ring in style. Please to give her (BCC and BOB)

2nd Ciechonska, Sh Ch Gwendariff Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne

So much to love about this lady to. Very pleasing to the eye and beautifully balanced. Elegant with a kind alluring expression with a good squared muzzle. Good reach of neck which seamlessly rounded into a gently sloping topline and well positioned croup and tail set. Well angled front and rear assembly. Moved with drive and grace.

3rd Hart & Stewart, Gwendariff Hands Off Your Mine

Judge: Diana Wilder

 

I would to thank the exhibitors for their support on a very hot day, and my 2 stewards Preston and Ken. I have not been round the Irish setter ring for 2 yrs so many of the exhibits were new to me, just a few things I found worrying is light eyes and incorrect mouths please watch these in future breeding programs also presentation, knotted dirty coats as judges we shouldn’t be finding. 

VD (1) 1 Russell, Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli. What a lovely boy, full of breed type. Gentle eye and expression, well ribbed with depth and rib, strong neck cleanly fitting into shoulders gentle sloping topline which lead to his strong angulated quarters. Moved soundly with style. In good coat and condition hard to believe he’s a veteran, Best Veteran. 

MPD (2) 1 Slater Robinson & Flinders, Kerryfair Misty Morning TAF. Promising puppy who needs time, moved sound and steady. 2 Ozog, Amberlove Awesome Blixem (A.i.) Nice head and outline, difficult to assess today needs more ringcraft. 

PD (1) 1 Ozog, Amberlove Awesome Blixem (A.i.) as above. 

JD (1) 1 Green, Loganrish Out on The Town, promising young dog with pleasing head and eye, straight front neat feet, good angulation strong quarters short hocks. Gentle sloping topline with good tailset, moved sound and steady, well presented and handled. 

YD (3,1) 1 Chorley & Chorley-Newton, Kerryfair Just Be, this young dog caught my eye as he walked in the ring, quality with style and elegance, good bone with tight feet, gentle head and eye good depth and rib, strong well angulated quarters, short hocks. Strong loin gentle sloping topline which he kept on the move, sound and moved with style at one with is handler who moved him at correct pace for him, well presented, RCC. 2 Rorke, Zakhan’s Diamond Jack, different to first with nice bone well bodied in good coat and condition moved sound and steady. 

ND (1) 1 Green, Loganrish Out on The Town as above. 

GD (5,1) 1 Pike & Pike, Redclyst The Celt, handsome dog with gentle head and eye, well boned with good body and well ribbed with good depth, short strong loin held his topline standing and on the move, sound on the move with happy tail carriage level with his back. Well handled in good coat and condition. 2 Pullen & Atkin, Covarney Pickpocket at Jacingail, Pleasing dog with nice haed and expression, slightly heavier that 1st, in good coat and condition moved steady. 3 Tuite, Porschet Out and About. 

PGD (9,1) 1 Macaulay, Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts. Quality young man who was full of character on the day which is what I like to see, balanced head with kind expression, strong neck leading to angulated shoulders good depth and rib, gentle sloping topline leading to strong angulated quarters, short hocks which he used to move round the ring in good coat and condition, well handled. 2 Gisby, Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger, this boy pushed 1st hard and similar remarks apply, gentle head and dark eye, well bodied with correct angulation moved sound and steady with style. 1st was just slightly better balanced on the day. 3 Hemmings & Holehan-Green, Orlanset Mandolin. 

LD (7,1) 1 Crocker & Lewis, Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood, what a quality young dog who demands your attention, well balanced head with kind gentle eye and expression, straight front with strong bone and tight feet, arched neck leading cleanly into angulated shoulders, deep chest and well ribbed, strong gentle sloping topline, wide powerful well muscled and angulated quarters with short hocks which he used to power round the ring with style and presence, well presented and handled on top form today to take CC (His third I was later told) BOB and delighted to see him take Gundog group 2. 2 Gisby, Suteresett King Of Hearts JW, Another quality dog from this kennel, handsome head with dark eye, strong well made body good depth and spring of rib, short strong loin leading to strong quarters short hocks which he used to move round the ring. 3 Hemmings & Hemmings, Orlanset A New Flame. 

OD (5)1 Allen & Bott & Morgan, Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow, Half brother to CC winner, and lots to like about this male, beautiful head and gentle eye, good bone, straight front correct shoulder angulation and depth of rib, firm topline with strong wide angulated quarters tail set just off his back sound and stylish on the move, pushed hard for top honours, excellent presentation and handled. 2 Edwards, Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie, the one male I have judged before and how he’s matured, gentle head and expression well made body and shape, good topline leading to strong quarters, moved sound and steady on the move at one with his handler, in full coat. Worthy title holder. 3 Russell, Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. 

SBD (2)1 Green, Loganrish Out on The Town, Best Special Beginners and delighted to see him still putting in a strong performance after a long hot day to take Spec Beginners Group 2. 2 Ozog, Amberlove Awesome Blixem (A.I.) repeat.

VB (3,2) 1 Waterton, Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW Sh.CM, a quality mature lady whose got a sweet gentle head and expression, good angulation still has a gentle sloping topline and moved soundly, a credit to her owner for her coat and condition, just gave way to the dog for Best veteran who was handling the heat better. 

MPB (5,1) 1 Chorley & Chorley-Newton, Kerryfair Misty Rose, full sister to the RDCC, and what a poppet pretty head and gentle eye good bone with tight feet, straight front, well ribbed and bodied for her age, strong topline and quarters short hocks moved sound and steady for her age, will watch her mature with interest, full of quality Best Puppy. 2 Kennedy-Sloane, Twoacres Contrary Mary, this baby wasnt as mature as 1st but has all the essentials as she has plenty of time on her side, good angulation and well bodied moved sound and steady in good coat and condition just preferred 1sts head on the day. 3 Ozog, Amberlove Alluring Dancer (A.I.) 

PB (4) 1 Chorley & Chorley-Newton, Kerryfair Misty Dawn sister to minor puppy winner and 4th class winner by ShCh Coppers War of Roses who I gave the cc to last time I judged and what a influence he’s had on the breed, siring quality, the same remarks on this lady as her sister just not as settled on the move as her sister today but sure they will swapped places many times I will watch with interest. 2 Ciechonska, Gwendariff Don’t Look Back Aoibheanne, this young lady I am sure will have a promising future just not settled today and needed to relax on the stand, pretty head and expression good make and shape well bodied and ribbed in good coat and condition, has all the qualities to go far. 3 Ozog, Amberlove Alluring Dancer (A.I.). 

JB (5) 1 Hall, Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara JW. This young lady was on top form today to win this strong class, and I see she is half sister to DCC and open dog winner, quality bitch with pretty head and kind expression, good depth and well bodied and depth of rib, strong loin and topline, leading to wide angulated quarters in excellent coat and condition moved steady and true. 2 Gutsell, Joaodaws Rainbows End, another quality girl of similar breeding to first, pretty head and expression, straight front tight feet, neck leading cleanly into angulated shoulders, strong topline leading to angulated quarters short hocks moved soundly and steady just needs her coat to finish the picture. 3 Humphreys, Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas, this girl is sister to 1st and has all the same qualities today she was just over stretching her quarters. 

YB (3,1) 1 Vallance, Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. This girl was 4th in the strong junior class, she has pretty head and expression, straight front well shaped body just needs time to mature which she has plenty of. In good coat and condition moved sound and steady, well handled and presented. 2 Maple, Pollnac New Miracle. Well made sound bitch with pleasing head, in full coat and in good condition moved steady, well presented and handled. 

NB (1) 1 Humphreys, Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas, as in junior was getting more settled in this class, will watch her progress. 

GB (5,1) 1 Hall, Harreds Lillie, another by War of Roses and litter sister to Post Grad dog winner, so no surprise I fell for this young lady, gentle head and expression with well made body good angulation and well ribbed with deep chest, gentle sloping topline strong loin wide angulated quarters with short hock which she used to drive round the ring. 2 Hall, Glennara Cherry Cola JW, another quality bitch sired by the brother of the CC winner so yes she appealed to me lovely head and expression well made body with good angulation in full coat moved well just preferred the size of 1st. 

3 Holehan, Loganrish Taste of Diamonds. 

PGB (5,1) 1 Bouttell & Burbridge, Ixia Snow Vixen, quality bitch with feminine head and pretty expression, straight front neat feet, good body and shape, good angulation, strong quarters which she used well on the move . In good coat and condition, well handled, considered her for higher honours I am sure her day will come. 2 Box, Fernstart Hearts Delight JW another pretty girl with breed type and quality, good body and confirmation sound anfd happy on the move, in full coat and condition just not as happy as 1st in the heat. 3 Bayne & Bayne, Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer. 

LB (5) 1 Allen & Bott & Morgan, Quensha Crimes of Passion, litter sister to open dog winner and of the same type as you would expect, quality all through feminine head and kind expression, straight front and neat feet, arched neck fitting cleanly into her shoulders good depth and rib, good angulation all through, gentle sloping topline leading to strong wide quarters, short hocks which she used on the move, coped with the heat moving with style and soundness, her overall quality and clean outline won her the CC her second I believe on this form her third can not be far away. Handled and presented to perfection as always from this kennel. 2 Humphreys, Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas, litter sister to DCC another quality bitch, pretty head and expression well bodied with good angulation, good rib and depth moved sound and steady happy wagging tail, in full coat and good condition. 3 Edwards, Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. 

OB (6) 1 Frampton & Piggin, Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead, another quality bitch from this litter (sister to DCC and 2nd limit bitch) she caught my attention as she walked in this strong class full of breed type, pretty head kind expression, strong bone but keeping her femininity, well bodied with deep ribs, neck leading to angulated shoulders sloping topline to strong powerful quarters, sound and steady on the move, in full coat, well presented and handled unfortunate to meet to meet Crimes of Passion on top form. RCC. 2 Crocker, Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana, what can be said about this beautiful lady always a favourite of mine but today had to give way to her daughter, which shows her quality as a brood bitch as well. Quality all through beautiful head and expression, good angulation sound and classy on the move. 3 Ciechonska, Sh Ch Gwendariff Smart Move Back To Aoibheanne. 

SBB (2,1) 1 Maple, Pollnac New Miracle, repeat

Judge: E Loynd

Thank you to the City of Birmingham Canine Association for the privilege of judging Irish Setters at their show. I had been looking forward to this appointment since before Covid affected us all. A big thank you must also go to the exhibitors who entered their beautiful Irish Setters. I was delighted to find such quality in the breed.

 

BEST OF BREED : 6065 HUMPHREYS, Mrs & Mr Julie & Paul Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas
Dog CC : 6029 CROCKER, Mr B A & LEWIS, Miss C Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood
Res Dog CC : 6082 MILLIGAN-BOTT, Mrs D & BOTT, Mr J Thendara Big Love
Bitch CC : 6065 HUMPHREYS, Mrs & Mr Julie & Paul Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas
Res Bitch CC : 6007 ALLEN, Mr Geoff & BOTT, Mr Paul & MORGAN, Mrs Ange Quensha Crimes of Passion
Best Puppy : 6099 RICHARDSON, Miss L H & RICHARDSON, Mr & Mrs J & L Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan
Best Veteran : 6025 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark First Knight VW
Best Junior : 6091 PETERS, Miss Lillie-Amber CORRANROO VIENNESE WALTZ TO SHIRLILAH
Best Special Beginner : 6026 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark Illustrious JW

Class 2683 SBD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 6027 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark Invincible JW 

A well boned 2 year old Irish Setter with a lovely expression and dark eye. Correct front assembly and a good body. I would like to see more length in the second thigh.
2nd: 6008 BENTLEY, Mrs Helen Penclippin Jubilee Flame
This younger boy has a lovely top coat and was in great condition. Good length of foreface. I would like to see a stronger topline and less rounding over the croup.

Class 2684 VD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 6025 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark First Knight VW 

A lovely 8 year old boy with correct substance and bone.  He has a dark eye, great expression with good length of foreface. A good topline but a steeper croup than I like.
2nd: 6101 RUSSELL, Mrs J Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli
Another 8 year old boy. Slightly broader in skull. Lovely tight feet. Correct angles and good depth of body. Moved well going away.

Class 2685 MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 6099 RICHARDSON, Miss L H & RICHARDSON, Mr & Mrs J & L Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan 

A typical puppy, covered the ground well. Excellent bone with tight feet. A lovely shaped head with good length in the foreface. Dark eye. He has the correct length of second thigh. Correct tail set. 

2nd: 6105 SLATER, Mrs Catherine Robinson & FLINDERS, Miss Em Kerryfair Misty Morning TAFAnother promising puppy with correct body length and tail set. A slightly more feminine head with beautiful ear set. I would like better layback of shoulder and more length in the upper arm.

Class 2686 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 6103 SHEPHERD, Mrs S CASACHARED CONNORS DELANEY

An exuberant puppy with a larger broader head. Well boned with good feet. Correct tail set. Because of his exuberance he was inclined to lift his front legs a bit high.
2nd:

Class 2687 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 6021 COLE, Mrs S Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby

This boy has a very good body with good topline and covered the ground well. A lovely dark eye with correct low set ears. Slightly broader in skull than I prefer. Tight feet. His coat is very curly which the Irish Setter standard does not encourage.
2nd: 6059 HOLEHAN, Miss W Loganrish Out On The Town

A beautiful colour on this boy. I would like a bit more length in the foreface and a darker eye.He has good bone with tight feet. The slight drop in croup effects the overall balance on the move.

Class 2688 YD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 6082 MILLIGAN-BOTT, Mrs D & BOTT, Mr J Thendara Big Love

A beautifully presented boy in great condition. A different head type and would like it slightly more refined. Lovely dark eye. Correct fore and hind angulation with correct tight feet. Slightly longer in loin. Moved well. RDCC
2nd: 6035 DAVISON, Mr & Mrs Susan & Paul BARDONHILL MILLION REASONS
Another boy of beautiful colouring but a slightly curlier coat than I prefer. A good length of head but would like more strength in the muzzle. Tight feet. Correct topline and tailset.

Class 2689 GD (10 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6094 PRANGLE, Miss Claire & RUTHERFORD, Mrs Patricia Clonageera Touch of Gold

Another beautifully presented boy with correct coat. A correct head with level planes although slightly stronger than I prefer. Beautiful low set ears. Correct forequarters and hindquarters with tight feet.

2nd: 6028 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark Spellbinder

This boy is in good condition although has a more curly coat than I prefer. He has a dark eye with good head planes. Correct feet. He is not as strong in topline as my first place. I would like a slightly longer second thigh.



Class 2690 PGD (8 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 6085 NEEDS, Mrs Anne & NEEDS, Mr William Covarney It Takes Time With Stourford JW

A lovely boy with a good coat. Dark eye with good planes although a bit heavy in the head for me. Well boned with tight feet. Correct length of neck. Good length of body.  Pleasing hindquarters with correct tail set.
2nd: 6052 HEMMINGS, Mr D & HOLEHAN-GREEN, Mrs Wendy Orlanset Mandolin

This boy has a lovely dark coat. Correct topline and tailset. Would like darker pigment around the eyes. Correct low set ears . Good length of neck that flows into correct topline and good tail set. I would prefer more hind angulation. Not as steady going away as I prefer in hind movement.


Class 2691 LD (10 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: 6051 HEMMINGS, Mr D & HEMMINGS, Mrs K M Orlanset A New Flame

A beautiful dark coat but has a bit more curl in the feathering than I like. Dark eyes but would like darker pigment around the eyes. Very good bone. Correct topline and tailset on the move.
2nd: 6084 NEEDS, Mrs Anne & NEEDS, Mr William Covarney Paco Rabanne At Stourford

Another boy with a beautiful coat. Heavier in the head than I prefer. Lovely low set ears. Neck in to shoulders not as smooth as first place. Good bone and substance. Correct angles fore and hindquarters. Topline let him down on the move.


Class 2692 OD (9 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6029 CROCKER, Mr B A & LEWIS, Miss C Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood

A beautifully presented boy with excellent coat. Substantial bone and correct substance. Correct length of neck which flowed in to a correct topline. Slightly longer in body.

Correct head with good length, excellent planes and low ear set with dark eyes. Kind expression. Excellent hindquarters and tail carriage. Covered the ground well on the move. This boy pushed his sister hard for Best of Breed. DCC
2nd: 6102 RUSSELL, Mrs J Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW
Another boy with very good bone. Strong topline and correct tailset. Correct expression with low set ears. I would like more strength in the foreface to balance the head. Another coat that is too wavy and not as the standard requires.

Class 2693 GCD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 6078 MACDONALD, Mrs Joan Redclyst maximus



Class 2694 SBB (9 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: 6026 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark Illustrious JW

A well bodied, well balanced girl with excellent bone.  Good length of head with a kindly expression. Level topline with good tail set. A curlier coat than I prefer.
2nd: 6009 BENTLEY, Mrs Helen Penclippin Celtic Asthore
A lot younger girl that needs time to mature. Finer boned than I prefer. Good length of head with correct planes. Correct low set ears. A balanced body but steeper in the croup.


Class 2695 VB (4 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6012 BOUGEN, Miss L Gwendariff Lily the Pink

A pleasing 7 year old girl with good bone. A more refined head and would like more length of muzzle. Correct body proportions Slight dropping away at croup. Moved well.
2nd: 6107 STEVENSON, Mr & Mrs G & C Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

An 8 year old girl slightly finer boned than first place. Pretty head with good planes but slightly drooping eye. Moved well.


Class 2696 MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6088 OZOG, Ms Agnieszka AMBERLOVE ALLURING DANCER (A.I.)

A taller 6 month old bitch with good bone. Beautiful dark coat. Head is of good length with lovely long low set ears. Slightly longer in the body.

2nd: 6073 KENNEDY-SLOANE, Mrs G Twoacres Contrary Mary
A more refined bitch than first place. A pretty head with good ear set. Dropped away over the croup which affects the flow and balance on the move.


Class 2697 PB (7 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6093 PRANGLE, Miss Claire Clonageera it’s a New Dawn at Heathclare

A stronger built 11 month old bitch with excellent bone. The head is of correct proportions with a beautiful refined skull and level planes. Beautiful expression. Correct forequarters but would like more length in second thigh. Would also like a stronger topline but that can come with maturity. Moved well.
2nd: 6032 DALE, Mrs Gillian CASACHARED CONSTANCE TALLY OF AUBANJON
Another beautifully coloured girl with good depth of body. Pleasing expression with low set ears. I would like better lay back of shoulder as the higher shoulder interrupts the flow of neck in to shoulder. Correct tight feet.

Class 2698 JB (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 6091 PETERS, Miss Lillie-Amber CORRANROO VIENNESE WALTZ TO SHIRLILAH

A younger bitch that needs time to mature. A pretty head with correct skull shape. The eye colour a bit lighter than I prefer. Very good bone with tight feet. Slightly straight in upper arm which effects movement.  A bit lower in croup.
2nd: 6120 VALLANCE, Ms K P Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone
Another bitch that needs time to mature. A lovely dark coat. A kindly expression but would prefer more length in foreface. Good length of body. She also has a low croup.

Class 2699 YB (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 6113 TOMS, Miss S Ladysdale Maud Gonne JD Jun Ch Cen.JW

A well balance bitch in good condition. A refined head with lighter coloured eyes. Finer in bone. Correct body with straight topline. Very good tail set  and carriage.
2nd: 6119 VALLANCE, Ms K P Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone
A darker bitch out of coat at the moment. Another girl with a more refined head but correct skull shape. Dark eye. Good bone with tight feet. I would like more length of second thigh and a more level croup.

Class 2700 GB (15 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6090 PETERS, Miss Lillie-Amber Corranroo Hot Sensation At Shirlilah

A pretty bitch with good depth of body. Very good neck in to shoulders with a good topline. A refined head with dark eye. Good skull shape. Would like more length in upper arm. Well angled in the hindquarter with a good tail set. Moved well.
2nd: 6020 CLARKE, Miss Chloe Mae Ellen & CLARKE, Mr David COVARNEY DREAM TIME FROM BRONRIANS JW
A lighter coloured bitch with lovely neck in to shoulders and a strong topline. Correct head shape with dark eye.  Good thickness through the second thigh. Slight dropping away at croup. Unfortunately paced across and back on the move.


Class 2701 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 6118 TURNER, Miss J Blazing Bronze Jitterbug With Dazycutter (Imp NLD)

 A dark coated well balanced bitch. Correct skull and correct proportions in head and muzzle length. Dark eye. Good bone. Level topline with correct tail set. Would like more length in upper arm.
2nd: 6089 PALLISTER, Mr & Mrs I & P A Penwyn Keeping Faith
Another bitch with good depth of body. The head not as good as 1st place. Would like lower set ears. Good bone with tight feet. Not as level in topline as I would like. Good tail set.

Class 2702 LB (15 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6065 HUMPHREYS, Mrs & Mr Julie & Paul Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas

A hard class as I had 2 beautiful girls that both moved out covering ground.An excellent coated bitch. Beautiful shape with good depth of body and plenty of bone. Excellent head and expression with correct planes, a well shaped skull and correct ratio of head to nose. Excellent topline. Would like tighter feet.  Sister to my Dog Challenge winner who pushed her hard for Best of Breed. BCC
2nd: 6007 ALLEN, Mr Geoff & BOTT, Mr Paul & MORGAN, Mrs Ange Quensha Crimes of Passion
As I said for first place a very close decision between the 2. Another well boned bitch with great angles fore and hind. Strong level topline. A pretty head but slightly loose in the eyes. Beautiful hindquarters. Again moved well. RBCC

Class 2703 OB (6 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6106 STERRITT, Mrs G IR SH CH Corranroo Just One Kiss With Riversett JuAnother well boned girl with good depth of body. Correct oval skull with low set ears. I would like a better expression. Lovely long neck flowing correctly in to shoulders. Tight feet. Moved well.
2nd: 6015 CATLING, Mrs Patricia Ann M Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW
A well bodied bitch in good condition with strong topline and correct tail set. Well boned. Good length of head but would like more strength in the muzzle. Excellent low set ears. Plenty of substance. Well angled behind. Would like a bit more angle in the upper arm.

Class 2704 GCB (3 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 6093 PRANGLE, Miss Claire Clonageera it’s a New Dawn at Heathclare
As for PB class: A stronger built 11 month old bitch with excellent bone. The head is of correct proportions with a beautiful refined skull and level planes. Beautiful expression. Correct forequarters but would like more length in second thigh. Would also like a stronger topline but that can come with maturity. Moved well.

Thank you to Driffield Championship Dog Show Society for the invitation to judge my breed at Championship level for the second time. The day was dry, albeit the ground underfoot was a little wet from the previous days, but it was a good sized ring and conditions favourable. I would encourage Driffield to reconsider the classification for our breed as not having any classification between Junior and Post Graduate is not good for our slow maturing breed. The quality of the bitches overall I found better than the dogs but I was delighted with all my winners. A couple of suspect mouths in the younger dogs, which need to be watched as they grow on. Thank you for bringing them all.


VD (3) 1 Russell, Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli. 8 year old male that is still so balanced and racy in outline when stood. He has a pleasing head and expression, showing a little grey now which I love to see. He has quizzical raised brows still showing that bit of mischief in his eyes. He has good length of neck leading into layback of shoulders and straight front. He is well off for depth and spring of rib, well muscles leading into well angulated and powerful rear movement. Has a tendency to lift tail higher when on the move, but movement was true, effortless and powerful driving around the ring. 2 Murchison, Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin. Another veteran male who was presented in good coat and condition. Overall preferred his head to 1, however his movement was not as clean today. He has a soft expression, good dark eyes with a low ear set. He has a straight front, correct amount of depth and good spring of rib and good rear angulation. When stood he presented a balanced outline.

PD (5) 1 Sloane & Sloane, Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea. What a striking young man. He is slightly heavier and not as refined in head as I would like, however had good low set ears, good neck leading into well placed shoulders and straight front. Correct depth of chest and spring of rib for age. Has good rear angulation and tail is well set. On the move he drives around the ring. Best Puppy Dog. 2 Lucas & Lucas, Gwendariff Bachelor Boy. 9 month old puppy and more refined than 1 throughout but still plenty of bone. He has a pleasing head and expression, with correct unshelled almond eye. He has good front angulation and good spring of rib. Has good sweep of stifle, but would prefer a little more width to thigh. Moved well but not a positive as 1 today.

JD (3,1) 1 Crocker & Lewis, Riverbrue Ophelia Winky JW. 1 & 2 are both really promising young dogs. Just preferred the overall outline of 1 today when stood. He has a pleasing head and expression, would prefer a little more length to muzzle but he has lovely eye, and correct work over his brows. Clean over the neck and shoulders into a good straight front and front angulation. Well off for depth and spring of rib. He has good length of loin leading into well angulated hind quarters that he uses to power around the ring. 2 Levene, Quensha Remember The Name. Preferred balanced head of 2nd over 1 and a lot of same qualities apply as above. He is slightly shorter made though and has a tendency to be ‘bum’ high when stood, but this will hopefully improve as he grows on. But he has beautiful expression over his eyes and brows, with low set ears. Good straight front and well ribbed. Such a happy boy in the show ring. He moved around the ring well both coming and going.

PGD (5) 1 Slater, Robinson Kerryfair Lucky Seven. This dog has good days and bad days and today I found him to be on a good day as his handler does struggle with him! He has a beautiful balanced head and expression, lovely eye shape, good length of neck. He is well off for rib and good length to loin. He has plenty rear angulation that he uses to power around the ring with clean driving movement. He is slightly narrower in front than I would like but deserved this class today. 2 Chorley & Chorley-Newton, Kerryfair Just Be. This boy was young to be in PG however I couldn’t deny his place here. Although he doesn’t have the finish of some of the others his qualities shone through. Lovely head and expression. Well laid back shoulders, and good straight front. He has enough rib for his age, and good length to body. Has enough rear angulation and when he moved he used this to his advantage around the ring. He was presented in lovely coat and condition.

LD (6,1) 1 Brown, Riverbrue Soldier On. This boy is not exaggerated in anyway and presents such a balanced and racy outline. He has a handsome and refined head, quizzical brows, plenty brain room and good curve to his neck. He has well laid-back shoulders, ample amount of return of upper arm. Good forechest and depth of chest, with well sprung ribs, correct length of loin to retain balanced picture. He has well angulated quarters and short in hock. On the move he carries his tail just off the back. His movement is so true both coming and going and in side profile. RCC. He deserves his title when it comes. 2 Murchison, Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. Taller male than 1 but still has a lot of great qualities. Handler has to be careful to get him set up correctly but today was the best I have seen him. Presented in great coat and condition. He has a pleasing head and expression, good length of neck and into good shoulder placement and straight front. He is well off for rib. Has plenty rear angulation and when settled moved around the ring very well.

OD (3) 3 lovely dogs in this class. Thank you for bringing them. 1 Stockton, Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. This boy just gets better and better with age. He just flows from his head to his tail and fits together so perfectly. When he moves around the ring he just comes into his own, moving so effortlessly and glides round the ring you just can’t keep your eyes off him. He has the most beautiful balanced head and expression, lovely dark eye, low set ears. Balanced in all angles, deep chest, well sprung ribs and good length of loin. He carries his tail just off the level of his back and lashes it when on the move which is so great to see. Delighted to award him the DCC, BOB, BVIB and later watch him go to Group 2. 2 Ellrich, Gwendariff Absolutely Marwell’us (IKC). A younger dog, but very mature for age. He presents such a striking outline when stood. Presented in fantastic coat and condition. He has a beautiful balanced head, would prefer a slightly darker eye. But he has well placed shoulders, into lovely straight front. Good depth of chest, and spring of rib. Well angulated in the rear and he uses this to his advantage to drive around the ring. Will continue to watch him with interest. 3 Russell, Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. A boy is very much deserving of his title. He has so many fantastic breed qualities and much to like. Just felt he wasn’t in as good condition today, but thank you for bringing him.

GCD (1) 1 Mohan, Anlory Keltic Legend. 3rd in veteran dog this boy is showing his age, but very much enjoying his day out. Pleasing head and eye shape with a handsome expression still. Balanced shape when stood. Moved OK around the ring.
VB (2,1) 1 Bougen, Gwendariff Lily the Pink. 7-year-old girl not showing her age at all. She is a really pleasing girl to get your hands on and everything where it should be and not exaggerated. She has a lovely head and expression, with just enough work across the brows. Well laid-back shoulders, leading to good depth of chest, enough forechest and spring of rib. Lovely straight front. She has the correct balance of angulation behind to match her front and uses these to her advantage to power around the ring. She moves to effortlessly and good footfall.

PB (6) What a lovely class of young girls at various ages of puppy stage and maturity. 1 Chorley & Chorley-Newton, Kerryfair Misty Dawn. Found this girl to have the best head of the class today. She had that melting Irish expression, correct unshelled almond dark eye. She had good length of neck, leading into good shoulder placements. Had a tendency to be a little wide in front, but preferred her overall balanced picture when stood over 2. She was presented in lovely coat and condition. When settled moved the most steady around the ring. BPIB. 2 Neill & Ellrich, Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff. Different type to 1, but a lot of good qualities. Stronger in head, but still retaining a soft expression. Shoulders well laid back leading into straight front and she has plenty forechest and spring of rib for age. She has good rear angulation and carries herself well around the ring. She moves well both coming and going on nice tight feet.

JB (4,1) 1 Vallance, Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. 17 month old bitch who is raw at the moment but all the quality there to grow and develop into. She has a beautiful head and expression, with low set ears. Just the right amount of neck leading into pleasing layback of shoulders. I would like to see a little more forechest and spring of rib, but that will hopefully come with age and maturity. She has the correct amount of angulation for her age behind and good croup and tail set. She is the most beautiful and effortless mover around the ring. Steady and at her own pace, but everything correct. 2 Nevitt, Joaodaws Stargazer. Slightly taller girl than 1 and not as dark in coat as I would like but a lot of great qualities. Pleasing head and a cheeky expression. She has a straight front and enough spring of rib for age. Shorter coupled at the moment but enough rear angulation. She has a good topline that she held both on the move and standing. Moved well around the ring.

SBB (2) 1 Markey, Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow. 3rd in Junior a more substantial girl but still elegant and racy. She has a pretty head and expression but would like a little more finish to foreface. She has a deep chest and good spring of rib. She is well off for rear angulation that when settled used well to drive around the ring. 2 White, Paduan Easter Blessing. Older girl with a sweet head and expression. Not as positive in front and tendency to move a little hackney in front due to lack of angulation. She was presented in good coat and condition.

PGB (9,2) This was a lovely class of up and coming girls. Thanks for bringing them. 1 Hall, Harreds Lillie. Just loved this girl for type and overall balance and substance, not in full coat, but it was in good condition and this didnt detract from her qualities. She has a lovely head and expression with plenty of rear skull, good dark eye and unshelled almond eye shape with low set ears. Good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, with front and rear angulation matching in equal balanced amounts. She was the best mover in the class today and really drove around the ring. 2 Watt, Shenanagin Half A Sixpence. I judged this girl as a youngster and she is really coming into her own now and similar comments still apply. Lovely balanced head, with good stop and sweet expression. Correct length of neck leading onto well laid back shoulders, good front angulation. She has plenty spring of rib and plenty rear angulation. She was presented in good coat and condition and moved around the ring well with correct footfall.

LB (10,3) Another class of top quality girls. Thank you for bringing them. 1 Crocker & Frost, Riverbrue SnoozeULose. This is a lovely girl from this Kennel, very balanced and racy when stood and really liked her overall scope. She has a lovely head and expression, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders. Well off for bone and substance, with good depth of chest and spring of rib. She was well off for angulation both front and rear and this was used to advantage on the move and was very clean both coming and going and driving action. Has a tendency to be a little level in topline but this didn’t detract from her overall qualities. Considered for RCC, but just lost out to maturity to her mum. 2 Bougen, Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW. A taller girl but a lot of qualities apply. Pleasing head and expression, Good straight front and well angulated. Good spring of rib and depth throughout. She has plenty rear angulation as well that was used to her advantage also driving around the ring. She was presented in beautiful coat and condition. 3 Bott, Bardonhill Love Of My Life. Another lovely girl, really liked her for overall quality and breed type.

OB (4,1) 1 Elkins, Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet. I have judged her before and gave her the RCC previously and today she had to be on top form as I have seen her have mixed days, but today I just couldn’t see past her. She is just so racy and elegant, with a beautiful head and melting soft expression. When you get your hands on her she just flows and has everything where is should be. Lovely reach of neck, good shoulders and return in upper arm. Straight in front with enough depth throughout and rib. No exaggeration in her hind quarters either and she just uses these to power around the ring in such effortless and elegant movement. So pleased to award her the BCC, her third and well deserved Sh Ch title. Congratulations. 2 Crocker, Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana. I have admired this girl many times from the ringside and was so pleased she was here today. Mother to my Limit winner as well and a lot of the same qualities apply from this kennel. She has a beautiful head and expression, showing her age a little now but it adds to the appeal for me. She is very well made throughout, low ear set, correct reach of neck leading to good shoulder placement, balanced angulation both fore and aft and plenty of depth throughout. On the move she is a show stopper and powers around the ring. I just felt today she didn’t have the raciness and elegance of 1, but a very worthy Sh Ch and was so pleased to award her the RCC. 3 Borthwick, Lotushill Katsura.

GCB (1) 1 Markey, Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow

Judge:  Nicola Sturrock

BOURNEMOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW  –  AUGUST 14th 2023 

IRISH SETTERS – Judge MRS. J. RORKE 

A bit of a tough day weather wise we were in and out of the tent depending on the condition  of the rain and wind at the time  but the dogs coped well with the noise  of flapping and banging of tents.

Such a shame as there is nothing nicer than seeing an Irish in full coat gleaming in the sunlight. Inside as we were for the majority of the show it was dull and dark.

MPD:  No Entries

PD:  No Entries

JD: (6)  1.  Bentley’s, PENCLIPPEN JUBILEE FLAME. Very masculine well grown dog. Good bone, good length of neck leading into reasonable shoulder placement.  Strong quarters. 2.  Chapman’s, SHELDONITE GINGERBREAD MAN. Lighter in frame than my winner, gentle sloping topline, neat feet (when I could see them through the long grass and mirk) Sweet gentle expression,  natural bend of stifle well ribbed back.  Levine’s QUENSHA REMEMBER THE NAME.

YD: (3,1)  1. Hardy’s,  Miss Natalie and Miss Courtney  CAFOTALIENA JOKER AND  QUEEN. Strong lengthy  neck leading into  well placed shoulders. Deep Chest, low set ears  dark eye. Gentle sloping topline. Neat feet moved well with a change of original runner.  2.  Bentley’s PENCLIPPEN JUBILEE FLAME

ND: (3)  1. Chapman’s,  SHELDONITE GINGERBREAD MAN.  2. Gardiner’s NOBLESSE EAGLE EYE OF BLAYSDELL. This young man excels in giving his handler a hard time, he has a masculine head, dark eye strong neck and is really  well off for bone, tight feet good first and second thigh. Movement difficult to access.  3.  Hodgins’  KENTWONE HACKBERRY

GD: (4)  1. Pike’s,  REDCLYST THE CELT, Head showing good stop, with raised brow, dark eyes, low well-set ears. Strong neck into well lay  back  shoulder and return of upper arm. Sloping topline good over croup. Very clean outline

  1. Pullen & Atkin’s, COVARNEY PICKPOCKET AT JACINGAIL, ,Really loved this boy shorter coupled than I, but good spring of rib excellent first and 2nd thigh, Strong hind quarters which should have shown in his movement, sadly it just wasn’t with him on the day.  3.  Purves’  GROUSEHILL DREAM BOY.

PG: (8,2)  1.  Dufrat’s  RIVERBRUE CAST NO SHADOW ON HAVERLEY.  Long, arched  neck  leading into well laid shoulders.  Well muscled over front legs . Deep Chest, well sprung ribs moved well .  2.  Murray’s . BLUEBYEYOU LOVE AFFAIR AT DERRYDORE. Different type to the winner of this class Good Stop, balanced head  very low set ears  strong neck. Pronounced sternum, good return of upper arm shoulders well laid  deep chest good first and 2nd thigh. Topline on the day a bit level for me.  3.  Beresford’s JETSETTER WIND OF DREAM (IMP.RUS).

LD:  (10,1)  1. Harris & Hoeksema’s  BLAZING BRONZE HAPPY CLAPPY SINGS KONAKAKELA JW.  Masculine head with  good stop, raised brow, dark eye, low set ears. Gentle expression. Strong arched neck leading into good lay back of shoulder. Well pronounced sternum deep chest, neat feet. Straight front . Good spring of rib natural well bent stifles. Viewed in profile his movement was particularly good, his forward reach was excellent. Moved with drive . Pleased to award him his first DCC.    2.  Ellrich’s , GWENDARIFF ABSOLUTELY MARWELL’US (IKC), similar remarks apply to this dog as to my winner, but on the day I just preferred the overall shape and topline of 1. moved out well without without effort. RDCC.  3.  Willis’ GWENDARIFF THE GRAND MASTER AT JACWILLINS.

OD:  (8,3)  1.  Pike’s. REDCLYST BORIS. So much I liked about this dog he has in my opinion improved so much with age he is now 6 we are supposed to be a slow maturing breed this proved a point . Lovely topline held on the move  Good first thigh and good natural sweep of stifle. Straight front good sternum and layback of shoulder. Hind quarters wide and powerful tail set on well.  2.  Allen, Bott & Morgan’s , SH.CH. QUENSHA TAKE A BOW. Compact Powerful dog. Deep Chest. Pronounced sternum good sweep of stifle just preferred the topline and reach and drive of my winner.  3.  Edwards’ GWENDARIFF UCAN’TMISSME BONHOMIE.

 

VD:  (5,1)  1.  Pym’s  THENDARA THE WATCHMAKER VW. So much to like about this now just 8 year old dog. Good stop square muzzle, lovely long low set ears,  strong arched neck pronounced sternum Good width to 2nd thigh. Would have prefered a gentle slope to his topline.  2. Tapper, Leyland & Tapper’s,  KEDALITA HARIBO.  Really loved to watch this dog on the move, slighter in build to my winner but excelled when he moved head held high with lashing tail, a real pleasure to watch .  3.  Russell’s STRATHMEAD HUCKLEBERRY OF SETTESOLI.

SB D/B:  (7)  1. Bentley’s PENCLIPPIN JUBILEE FLAME    2. Chapman’s SHELDONITE GINGERBREAD MAN.

  1. Markey’s YOKOHAMA LOFTY TO EVENFLOW.

MPB: (1)   1.  Kennedy-Sloane’s, TWOACRES COUNTRARY MARY.  Raw puppy of just six months. Sweet head, strong neck clean line  leading into good layback of shoulder.  needs  to drop into hind quarters but will in time.

PB: (1)  1. Neill, Miss C & Ellrich Miss R Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff. Sturdy puppy with good bone. Good stop square muzzle  deep chest moved well needs to drop into hind quarters.  BP

JB: (6)  I have to say this but the movement in this class was so disappointing .  1. Bridgewater’s BRIDGELLA’S JUBILEE QUEEN .Attractive head on this little girl, low set very long ears good straight front, developing nicely, maybe one to watch for the future.   2. Nevitt’s,  JOADDAWS STARGAZER. Lovely in outline. Fine head low set ears and dark eye quite a long neck leading into well placed shoulders, but the day was not hers for moving .  3.  Peters’ CORRANROO VIENESE WALTZ TO SHIRLILAH.

YB:  (5,1)  1. Mugford’s  LYNWOOD RATHER SCRUMPTIOUS J.W. Sturdy well made bitch . Very good front and great width to 2nd thigh good sweep of stifle. Moved well with drive.  2. Hardy’s CAFOTALIENA SHE’S ON FIRE.  Elegant bitch with good proportions . deep chest but today was a little tucked up and was not showing at her best but maybe upset by the flapping tent.  3.  Maple’s POLNAC NEW MIRACLE.

NB:  (3)  1.  Bridgwater’s, BRIDGELLA’S JUBILEE QUEEN.  2.  Nevitt’s, JOADDAWS STARGAZER.  3.  Chapman’s SHELDONITE CINNAMON.

GB: (8,3)  1. Peters’,  CORRANROO HOT SENSATION AT SHIRLILAHAttractive head with quizzical expression  dark eye,  low set ears, clean  over neck and shoulders,  good topline held on the move.  2.  Stevenson’s  LOCHLORIEN UNFORGOTTEN.  Very close between  I & 2.  Square muzzle, good front but today carrying her topline level with no drive. Putting a lot down to the bad weather.  3.  Fox & Flinder’s KERRYFAIR HEART TO HEART.

PGB: (5,1)  1.  Bouttell & Brubridge’s, IXIA SNOW VIXEN. Balanced bitch head of good proportion with low set ears and dark eye . Clean line over neck and shoulders  Moved really well.  2. Bridgewater & Green’s, Bridgella’s Don’t  Push it.  This bitch a little long for me but being shown by an experienced handler who brought out the best in her  lovely front and kind eye  good second thigh  moved well but showing a level topline .  3.  Pike’s REDCLYST GLENURY OICHE CHIUIN.

LB:  (8,2)   1.  Bougen’s, GWENDARIFF HOT TICKET JW.  This, as her name suggests she certainly was . Stunning in outline showing off her excellent front,  gentle sloping topline,  good spring of rib strong hind quarters  with excellent second thigh, strong over croup with following tail set,  she moved with great reach and drive holding topline on the move showing an excellent set of heels. Delighted to award her the BCC (her third I believe)  and BOB.  2.  Allen, Bott & Morgans, QUENSHA CRIMES OF PASSION. Feminine head with raised brow.  Straight front with good forechest  I liked her substance all through. Firm topline held on the move.  3.  Jones’ GWENDARIFF CHILLI POWDER.

OB: (5,2)  1.  Hunter’s, INT, SH, CH, FAIRHAVEN ELECTRA.  Beautifully made bitch with a lovely flowing coat which was presented  in such excellent condition.  Such a femine head with gentle expression,  strong neck low, set ears,  dark eye. Strong neck leading into a gently sloping topline, deep chest and good spring of rib, great second thigh, sweeping stifle . topline held on the move moved with drive and style. RBCC   2.  Mugford’s LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA JW. Another really stylish bitch, much different in type but with excellent proportions . Such a good front, second thigh, strong quarters moved well.  3.  Elkins’ TWOACRES PROMISE OF SPRING WITH AVACET.

 

VB:  (4,1)   1.  Bougen’s GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK. This bitch so excelled in movement,  she moved with such grace and power, Racy,  showing a great set of heels no over reaching  loved to watch her.  Body and head in great proportion. Pleased to award her Best Veteran in Breed. BV.  2. Stevenson’s, LOCHLORIEN TRUE DETECTIVE IS ANDLEY. Elegant bitch of eight and a half  beginning to show a little grey. strong quarters  deep chest good layback of shoulder  Moved well.

  1. Waterton’s SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZE.
  2. RORKE

 

Show date: 20 08 2023
 
Many thanks to the Committee for the invitation to judge at their well-run show and to my able stewards Graham and Margaret for all their expert help. Special thanks to everyone who entered and to all the exhibitors for giving me the privilege of going over your lovely dogs. I had a quality entry making for some difficult decisions at times. I hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I did.
 
PB (2) 1.Prangle, Clonageera It’s a New Dawn at Heathclare. Mature, 10-month-old well bodied girl with a lovely outline. Good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders and a firm topline. She has forechest and good depth of brisket. Dark almond-shaped eyes, low set ears and good length of muzzle. Moved well. Very promising. 2. Sloane, Ferasheen Pop the Champers. This 10 month girl has a pleasing outline with a good reach of neck fitting cleanly into her shoulders. Tail well set. Good bend of stifle and hock joints. Not as refined in head as 1stbut has dark, correctly shaped eyes. Moved steadily.
JB (5,1) 1.Bentley, Penclippin Celtic Asthore. 14 months girl with a lovely smooth, dark shiny coat. Pleasing topline and balanced angulation. Attractive head with parallel head planes, raised brows and dark almond shaped eyes with a lovely expression. Moved well. Just needs to body up now 2.Vallance, Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. Pretty girl of 17 months. Gently sloping firm topline, ribs well sprung and good tail set. Balanced angulation fore and aft. Parallel head planes with dark almond eyes and low set ears. Moved steadily. Close up.
YB (6,1) 1. Maple, Pollnac New Miracle. Liked this girl for her overall balance. Moved very well to take the class. Parallel head planes, good reach of neck into gently sloping topline and correct tail set. Rather light in coat colour but has a pretty head with dark eyes and a gentle expression. 2.Bentley, P. Celtic Asthore. 3. Hughes, Alolfrana Queen of Hearts at Bryntwrw.
NB (3,1) 1. Prangle, C. It’s a New Dawn at H.2.Evans & Lloyd-Jones,Alolfrana Makin Secrets at Blodaugoch, Sweet girl but lacking confidence, would benefit from ring training. Short coupled, firm topline, very pretty head with parallel head planes and dark correctly shaped eyes. Rather unsteady on the move today.
UGB (4,2) 1.Maple,P New Miracle. 2. Markey, Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow Well bodied girl with a good front having nicely angulated upper arm and well laid shoulders. Handler was overstretching her straightening her rear quarters. She has good length of muzzle but would prefer more stop and today her right eye rim was rather droopy which detracted from her expression.
GB (6,2) 1.Heather,Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW. Pretty girl with a good reach of neck slightly arched leading into good shoulders and a gently sloping topline. Well bent stifles and short hocks. Neat feet. Almond shaped eyes with a soft expression and low set ears. Needs to be moved at a faster pace. 2. Wharton, Glennara Eight Belles of Jennison NAF. Loved the head on this girl. Melting expression from dark, almond-shaped eyes with raised brows and low set ears. Neck fitting smoothly into shoulders. Topline firm and had a lovely dark coat. Moved soundly. Not as racy in outline as 1st. 3. Henderson & Szwajkowski, Grenada Lofty Czerwony (imp Pol)
PGB (5,1) 1. Robinson, Lanstara Red Dress at Cherrorvale. This pretty girl was lacking feathering on the day but I’m sure this will grow back soon. She has a pleasing outline with a good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Firm topline. Very good upper arm angulation. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Neat feet and short hocks. Attractive head with dark, expressive almond shaped eyes. Moved well. 2. Bye, Bluebyeyou Love in a Mist. Lovely dark coated well bodied girl with a well-balanced, typical outline. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Good depth of chest and well-muscled quarters. Another with an attractive, feminine head, parallel head planes and correctly shaped dark eyes. Moved well, close up to 1. 3. Douthwaite & Wharf, Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood.
LB (4,1) 3 lovely girls of differing types. 1. Edwards, Gwendariff It’s Numero Uno at Bonhomie. This girl has a striking, racy outline with a sloping topline and good tail set. Straight front with correct angulation of upper arm and shoulders. Sweeping well-muscled quarters with stifle and hock joints well bent. Attractive head, correct dark almond eyes and low set ears. Presented to perfection she flowed around the ring with good reach and drive to take this class, Best Bitch and Reserve best in Show. 2. Heather, Sixoaks Leading Lady Different type to 1st with a darker coat colour. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Gentle slope to topline and good tail set. She is so well balanced with correct angulation fore and aft. Appealing head with dark eyes, raised brows and a lovely expression. Moved soundly in this class but lacked animation. Moved much better showing reach and drive in the challenge for Reserve Best Bitch. 3.Richardson, Brabrook True Violet for Montgreenan JW
VD (3,3) 1. Prangle, Heathclare American Dollar JW ShCM ShCEx 7 years-old boy with very good bone and substance. Masculine head with parallel planes. Neck fits smoothly into well laid shoulders. Firm topline to good tail set. Straight front showing forechest, good depth of chest. Stifle and hock joints well bent. Moved well. Best Veteran in Show. 2. Childs, Tredura Val Verdi Lovely lad coming up to 9 years of age. Dark almond eyes with a gentle expression. Good stop and length of muzzle with low set ears. Good reach of neck into gently sloping topline. Well balanced angulation fore and aft, good depth of chest and spring of ribs. Moved soundly. Carrying just a little too much weight today. 3. Russell, Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli Another lovely boy who was a bit proud of his tail today.
MPD (1) 1. Richardson, Bardonhill McIntosh Red at Montgreenan Sweet baby of just 6 months, sympathetically handled. Dark, almond shaped eyes, low set ears and good length of muzzle. Straight front, neat feet. Well angulated upper arm. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Well bent stifle and hock joints. Lots of puppy fluff. Looks like he will have plenty of coat as he matures. Not cooperating too well on the stack but moved very steadily round the ring for one so young. Very promising. Look forward to seeing how he develops.
PD (1) 1.Sloane, Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea Masculine 10 month old youngster with good bone and substance. Pleasing angulation fore and aft. Has forechest and good depth of chest. Neck nicely arched leading to well laid shoulders, firm topline and good tailset. A bit heavy in head for me but has low set ears, good stop and dark correctly shaped eyes. Movement erratic at first but settled to move steadily later. Best Puppy Dog.
JD (5) 1. Berry & Morris, Coppers Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) 14 months old well bodied boy of lovely type. Parallel head planes, neck slightly arched leading smoothly into well laid shoulders. Gently sloping firm topline to good tail set. Well angulated fore and aft with good depth of chest. Well-shaped dark eyes and low set ears. Moved well. Promising youngster. 2. Harris, Zakhan’s Rough Diamond By Konakakela JW Almost 18 months, this boy has a reachy neck leading into well laid shoulders and a sloping topline to good tail set. Straight front and good depth of chest. Dark almond eyes and low set ears. Moved soundly. 3. Bentley, Penclippin Jubilee Flame
YD (3) 1. Walker, Gwendariff Ucan’t Touch This JW Dark coated, well bodied mature looking boy, almost 2 years old. Pleasing well balanced outline, neck fitting smoothly into shoulders, good depth of chest and well-muscled hind quarters. Moved well. Pleasing head with gentle expression. 2.Berry & Morris, C. Midsummer Night’s Dream 3. Bentley, P. Jubilee Flame
UGD (3,1) 1. Harris, Z. Rough Diamond By K. 2. Sloane, F. Hot Proper Tea
GD (4,1) 1. Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice, Brinara Country Boy Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Gently sloping topline and correct tail set. Balanced angulation fore and aft. Well bent stifle and hock joints. Typical head with almond shaped eyes and raised brows. Moved soundly. 2. Bentley, Astleyview Coming Home to Penclippin Long neck leading to pleasing shoulders and firm topline. Good depth of chest and well bent stifles. Eyes of correct shape and kind expression. Would prefer slightly darker eye colour and more stop. Moved steadily. 3. Purves, Grousehill Dream Boy
PGD (9,1) Lovely class of quality boys. Would have liked to award them all a card. 1. Hemmings, Orlanset Mandolin This boy has a really striking outline. Lovely dark coat Parallel head planes. Nicely arched neck leading smoothly into well laid shoulders. Firm sloping topline to good tail set. Well balanced with good angulation fore and aft. Balanced head with dark eyes and raised brows. Moved the best in the final run off showing good reach and drive. 2. Needs. Covarney It Takes Time With Stourford JW Another boy with a lovely flowing outline. Reachy neck into well laid shoulders. Gently sloping topline and good tail set. Deep chest, good bend of stifle and hock joints. Lighter in coat colour than 1st but has more feathering. Attractive head with correct eye shape, gentle expression and low set ears. Moved well. 3. Webb & Danks-Kemish, Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka
LD (4) 1. Hemmings, Orlanset A New Flame Well balanced mature boy in good coat with plenty of feathering. Flowing outline with reachy neck leading into well laid shoulders and a firm gently sloping topline and excellent tail set. Straight front and neat feet. Super depth of chest. Quarters well-muscled with well bent stifle and hock joints. Raised brows over dark almond shaped eyes with soft gentle expression. Strode out with good reach and drive and lovely head carriage to take Best Dog and Best in Show 2. Walker, Gwendariff Flags are Flyin Well-presented, dark coated boy with a flowing outline. Good reach of neck, shoulders, topline and tail set. Balanced angulation fore and aft. Heavier head type with deep muzzle and a bit too much in throat. Good stop with lovely dark almond shaped eyes and gentle expression. Moved well. 3.Hughes, Gwendariff Plays The Flute
OD (4) 1.Russel, ShCh Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW This boy has a stunning balanced outline. Good reach of neck fitting smoothly into shoulders, nicely sloping topline to excellent tail set. Good forechest and depth of chest. Excellent front and rear angulation and well-muscled. Head long and lean with well-shaped dark eyes. Moved out well but just didn’t quite have the sparkle of the limit winner today. 2. Hughes, Gwendariff Ur Going Places This boy has a reachy neck, well laid shoulders and firm sloping topline. Straight front with correct upper arm and good depth of chest. Short coupled with sufficient rear angulation. Balanced head with dark almond eyes and raised brows. Moved soundly. 3. Needs, Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford
Brace (2) Both handlers made an excellent job of moving their exhibits together round the ring. Well done!1. Heather’s Brace Mother and daughter pairing both with pretty heads, dark eyes and similar in size 2. Purves’ Brace Half brother and sister pairing of similar type, coat colour and very well presented.
 
Judge: Sandra Corless

SOUTH OF ENGLAND IRISH SETTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

HOSTED BY PAIGNTON & DISTRICT FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION

SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST 2023

SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH (7,2A)

1ST MARKEY, YOKOHAMA LOFTY TO EVENFLOW. A DARK COATED BITCH IN GOOD CONDITION. LONG LEAN HEAD, LOVELY LOW SET EARS. LOVELY BREAST BONE, CLEAN LINES, GOOD TAIL SET. MOVED OUT WELL

2ND BENTLEY, PENCLIPPIN CELTIC ASTHORE. THIS BITCH GOT HER PLACE ON MOVEMENT. GOOD ANGULATIONS FRONT & REAR. NICE BALANCED HEAD.

3RD IRESON, SWIFTLARK IRREPRESSIBLE

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (1)

1ST CHORLEY-NEWTON & CHORLEY & FLINDERS, KERRYFAIR MISTY DAWN. VERY CLEAN LINES. PRETTY FEMININE HEAD, DARK EYE. VERY BALANCED FOR HER AGE. WHEN SHE SETTLED SHE MOVED OK

PUPPY BITCH (4)

1ST PRANGLE, CLONAGEERA IT’S A NEW DAWN AT HEATHCLARE, A LOVELY BITCH WHO EXCELLS IN FORECHEST AND BREAST BONE. WELL BALANCED HEAD, GOOD DARK EYE WITH LOVELY RAISED BROWS. LOW SET EARS. MOVED NICE AND STEADY. WOULD LIKE STIFLE TO HOCK JOINT TO HAVE MORE BEND, FOR ME THAT WOULD COMPLETE THE PICTURE, THIS DIDN’T STOP ME FROM AWARDING HER BEST PUPPY BITCH AND BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.

2ND ELLRICH & NEILL, FERASHEEN PERFEKT IN PINK. SHAME THIS BITCH CAME UP AGAINST ONE, WHO WAS ON TOP FORM. LOVELY BODY, RIBS WELL BACK, NICE & TIGHT AT ELBOWS. GOOD TAILSET PREFERED REAR ANGULATION ON THIS BITCH. NICE STRAIGHT FRONT. LOST OUT ON MOVEMENT.

3RD CHORLEY-NEWTON& CHORLEY & FLINDERS KERRYFAIR MISTY ROSE

JUNIOR BITCH (8,1A)

1ST OSTMAN, COPPER’S WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU. A RACEY LITTLE BITCH.SHOULDERS SLOPING WELL BACK. BALANCED WELL ANGULATED FORE AND REAR. LOVELE LONG LEAN HEAD WITH PLENTY OR WORK. LOW SET EARS, LOVELY DARK EYE WITH A SOFT EXPRESSION. FINISHED WITH A QUALITY DARK COAT. MOVED VERY WELL. NICE DRIVING ACTION.

2ND HALL, RIVERBRUE OPHELIA LOVE GLENNARA JW. ANOTHER QUALITY BITCH. SO WELL BALANCED, BEAUTIFUL HEAD. DARK EXPRESSIVE EYES, NICE WIDE NOSTRIL. WHAT A GOOD FRONT BACKED UP WITH A STRONG BACKEND USED WELL ON THE MOVE WHEN SHE SETTLED. FINISHED WITH A RICH CHESTNUT COAT.

3RD MARKEY, YOKOHAMA LOFTY TO EVENFLOW

YEARLING BITCH (8,1A)

1ST MUGFORD, LYNWOOD RATHER SCRUMPTIOUS JW. A LARGER TYPE BITCH WHO FLOWS HEAD TO TAIL GOOD FRONT. CHEST NICE AND DEEP, WELL SPRUNG RIBS. LOVED HER HEAD SHAPE. EARS NICE AND LOW AND TIGHT INTO HEAD. MOVES STEADY.

2ND COLEMAN, CAMALING ROSE ROYALE. A BITCH WITH A LONG LEANHEAD, GOOD EYE SHAPE, NICE AND DARK. LARGE DARK NOSTRILS. SLIGHTLY LONGER IN BODY SO NOT GETTING QUITE THE SLOPING TOPLINE. MOVED WELL.

3RD MARKEY, YOKOHAMA LOFTY TO EVENFLOW

NOVICE BITCH (4)

1ST PRANGLE, CLONAGEERA IT’S A NEW DAWN AT HEATHCLARE. FIRST IN PUPPY.

2ND IRESON, SWIFTLARK IRREPRESSIBLE. NICELY BALANCED BITCH WITH A LOVELY FRONT, GOOD HEAD, DARK EYE. MODERATE NECK INTO GOOD SHOULDERS.

3RD RANDLE, ALOLFRANA MAKING MEMORIES FOR RIONORE

GRADUATE BITCH (12,1A)

1ST HALL, GLENNARA CHERRY COLA JW. REALLY LIKED THIS BITCH. NICE SIZE. FLOWS FROM HEAD TO TAIL. BALANCED HEAD, LONG LOW SET EARS SET CLOSE TO THE HEAD.MODERATE NECK. LOVELY STRONG SHORT STRAIGHT HOCKS. FINISHED WITH A LOVELY RICH CHESTNUT COAT. MOVED STEADY AND TRUE.

2ND CORLESS, SWIFTLARK ILLUSTRIOUS JW. SLIGHTLY STRONGER IN HEAD THAN ONE. GLENTLE SLOPING TOPLINE, GOOD TAIL SET, GOOD ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. LOVELY STRAIGHT FRONT. LOVELY MOVEMENT.

3RD HALLS, HARREDS LILLIE

POST GRADUATE BITCH (7)

1ST BOUTELL & BURBRIDGE. IXIA SNOW VIXEN. THE SURPRISE OF THE DAY. AN ELEGANT BITCH THAT ENJOYED HER DAY OUT, EARS SET ON LOW, LOVELY DARK EXPRESSIVE EYES. MODERATE NECK FITTING INTO GOOD SHOULDERS. LOVELEY FORECHEST. FREE FLOWING MOVEMENT. PLEASED TO AWARD HER RCC

2ND DOUTHWAITE & WHARFE, QUENSHA BEAUTIFUL STRANGER OF GRACEWOOD. WELL BALANCED BITCH, SLIGHTLY STRONGER IN HEAD THAN ONE.NICE EYE GOOD EXPRESSION. GOOD FRONT AND STRONG REAR QUARTERS WHICH SHE USED WELL WHEN MOVING. SOUND AND TRUE.

3RD BYE, BLUBYEYOU LOVE IN A MIST

LIMIT BITCH (10,2A)

1ST HUMPHREYS RIVERBRUE FLASHBAX AT HENALEAS. I HAVE ADMIRED THIS BITCH FROM THE RINGSIDE AND TODAY I WASN’T DISAPPOINTED. SMALLER TYPE BUT SO WELL BALANCED. ELEGANT. SHE JUST FLOWS. LOVELY HEAD, LOVELY SHAPED DARK EYE. NICE DARK WIDE NOSTRILS. STRAIGHT FRONT. BEST I HAVE SEEN THIS GIRL MOVE, SHE IS MATURING AND COMING INTO HER OWN. EXCITING TIMES TO COME I THINK.

2ND EDWARDS, GWENDARIFF ITS NUMERO UNO AT BONHOMIE. A TALLER RANGIER BITCH.LONG LEAN HEAD, GOOD EYE WITH LOVELY RAISED BROWS. LOVEY BODY, WELL MUSCLED, GOOD SPRING OF RIB. LOVELY TOPLINE HELD ON THE MOVE. LOVELY FREE FLOWING MOVEMENT.

3RD JONES, GWENDARIFF CHILLI POWDER

OPEN BITCH (5)

1ST CROCKER, SH CH RIVERBRUE GLORIANA. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME HAVE THE PLEASURE OF GOING OVER THIS BITCH. A MATURE, FINISHED BITCH. FIRST HER HEAD, CLASSIC. LOVELY EYE SHAPE UNDER RAISED BROWS GIVING A SOFT EXPRESSION . EARS NICE AND LOW. MODERATE MUSCULAR NECK SITTING CLEANLY WITHOUT A BREAK INTO GOOD SHOULDER FLOWING DOWN TO A WELL SET ON TAIL. GOOD FRONT ANGULATION TOPPED OFF BY A LOVELY BREAST BONE. WELL OFF FOR BONE, DEEP CHEST.FREE FLOWING DRIVING MOVEMENT. SHE MOVED WITH EASE AND USED HER TAIL ALL THE WAY AROUND THE RING. SO PLEASED TO AWARD HER CC & RESERVE BEST IN SHOW AND BEST OPPOSITE SEX

2ND CATLING, SH CH TELERI INDIAN SUMMER (A1) JW REALLY PRETTY BITCH, LOVED HER HEAD. LOVELY DARK EYES, NICED RAISED BROWS. GOOD REACH OF NECK. TOPLINE GENTLY SLOPING DOWN TO WELL SET ON TAIL. WELL MUSCLED, MOVED WELL. A WORTHY CHAMPION.

3RD HUNTER, INT SH CH FAIRHAVEN ELECTRA

VETERAN BITCH (4)

1ST BOUGEN. GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK. CAN’T BELIEVE SHE IS A VETERAN. LOVELY LEAN BALANCED HEAD. GOOD EYE SHAPE, NICE AND DARK. GOOD FRONT. NICE LENGTH OF NECK FLOWING INTO CLEAN SHOULDERS. GOOD ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. LOVELY TRUE FREE FLOWING MOVEMENT.

2ND WATERTON, SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZR JW SH CM. THIS BITCH CERTAINLY ENJOYED HER DAY OUT. SHE WENT AROUND THE RING SHOWING SOME OF THE YOUNGER ONES THE WAY TO DO IT,HEAD UP AND AWAY SHE WENT. FREE FLOWING. HER GREYING FACE SHOWING OFF HER LOVELY DARK EYES. A VERY GENTLE EXPRESSION. BEAUTIFULLY ANGULATED.

3RD BROAD, KARIDELL CORAL PRINCESS OF ERMEBROOK

SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG (4,1A,1WD)

1ST CORLESS SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE JW. AN UPSTANDING DOG. ELEGANT BUT STILL WELL OFF FOR BONE. MASCULINE HEAD. EYES SET OFF WITH LOVELY RAISED BROWS. NICE STRAIGHT FRONT. MOVED WELL WITH GOOD HEAD CARRIAGE.

2ND BENTLEY, PENCLIPPIN JUBILEE FLAME. DIFFERENT TYPE OF DOG TO ONE. NOT SUCH CLEAN LINES, NICE HEAD PRESENTED WELL, ALSO MOVED OK

MINOR PUPPY DOG (2)

1ST PIKE REDCLYST SIBELIUS. MODERAYTE REACH OF NECK. A FINER TYPE, NICE OUTLINE. FLOWS SMOOTHLY WITH NO BREAK IN TOPLINE. GOOD TAIL SET. BEST PUPPY DOG

2ND ROBINSON SLATER, KERRYFAIR MISTY MORNING TAF. NICE BOY. NEEDS TO SETTLE. MORE MY TYPE OF HEAD. HAS A GOOD DEPTH OF CHEST, LOVELY BREASTBONE NICELY BALANCED HEAD, KIND EYE, NEAT FEET MOVED WELL.

PUPPY DOG (1)

1ST PIKE REDCLYST SIBELIUS

JUNIOR DOG (8)

1ST CROCKER & LEWIS, RIVERBRUE OPHELIA WINKY JW. CLASSY YOUNGSTER. BALANCED MASCULINE HEAD, KIND EYE. NICE OVAL SKULL. FLOWS FROM HEAD TO TAIL WHICH IS SET ON CORRECTLY, LOVELY NEAT FEET. FINISHED OFF WITH A LOVELY RICH CHESTNUT COAT. HE MOVED OUT WELL, DRIVING FROM BEHIND WHICH IS NICE TO SEE IN A YOUNGSTER.

2ND COLE, RIVERBRUE OPHELIA BOBBY. LITTER BROTHER TO FIRST AND SIMILAR COMMENTS APPLY AS TO ONE. TWO VERY NICE YOUNG DOGS. THIS BOY ALSO MOVED VERY WEL. COULD EASILY CHANGE PLACES, PIPPED AT THE POST BY PRESENTATION.

3RD BERRY & MORRIS COPPER’S MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (IMP SWE) (BA1)

YEARLING DOG (4)

1ST MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT, THENDARA BIG LOVE. VERY STYLISH, LONGER, RANGIER DOG. WELL ANGULATED FRONT AND REAR. HE HAS LOVELY LONG LOW SET EARS, NICE DARK EYE WITH A KIND EXPRESSION. GOOD REACH OF NECK SLIGHTLY ARCHED LEADING INTO CLEAN SHOULDERS. A FULLY COATED DOG WHO MOVED WELL.

2ND KOLBACH, KERRYFAIR ZOOM IN ON PAWSWORD. SMALLER TYPE BUT WELL BALANCED. MASCULINE HEAD, LOVELY RAISED BROWS, WELL SET EARS AND MUSCULAR NECK. NICE FRONT BUT NOT QUITE THE ANGULATION I WOULD LIKE ON REAR. VERY FLASHY ON THE MOVE.

3RD COLE, RIVERBRUE OPHELIA BOBBY

NOVICE (4)

1ST HOLEHAN-GREEN, LOGANIRISH OUT ON THE TOWN. WELL CONSTRUCTED YOUNG BOY. WELL OFF FOR BONE CLEAN LINES FROM HEAD TO TAIL. NICELY BALANCED HEAD WITH WELL RAISED BROWS WITH KIND EYES. NICE STRAIGHT FRONT. MOVED WELL.

2ND CHAPMAN, SHELDONITE GINGERBREAD MAN. THIS YOUNG MAN WAS SLIGHTER BUILT THAN FIRST. HE HAS GOOD ANGULATIONS FRONT AND REAR BUT HANDLER NEEDS TO CHECK THE REAR AS HE CAN APPEAR TO BE TUCKED UNDER AND LOOSES THIS NICE ANGULATION. BALANCED HEAD WITH LOVELY DARK EYES AND DEFINITELY HAS THE INQUISITIVE LOOK.

3RD GARDINER, GLIMMER NOBLESSE EAGLE EYE OF BLAYSDELL (SVK) NAF TAF

GRAD DOG (6,1A)

1ST CORLESS, SWIFTLARK SPELLBINDER. IMPRESSIVE DOG, GORGEOUS OUTLINE THAT FLOWS FROM HEAD TO TAIL. CLASSIC HEAD, DARK EYES, LOVELY BROWS. WIDE NOSTRILS WITH MUZZLE SQUARE AT END.HE IS WELL BALANCED WITH GOOD FRONT AND REAR ANGULATION ALL USED CORRECTLY WHEN MOVING. HAS PARTICULARLY GOOD STRONG REAR END DRIVE.

2ND PIKE, REDCLYST THE CELT. I LIKED THIS DOGS HEAD, NICE OVAL SKULL, LOW SET EARS AND GOOD DARK EYES. NICE GENTLE SLOPING TOPLINE. STRONG SHORT STRAIGHT HOCKS, MOVED WELL.

3RD BERRY, MORRIS & FITZMAURICE, BRINARA COUNTRY BOY

POST GRAD DOG (5)

1ST MURRAY, BLUEBYEYOU LOVE AFFAIR AT DERRYDORE. FIRST AND SECOND ARE SIMILAR TYPE OF DOG. THIS BOY IS WELL OFF FOR BONE, NICELY BALANCED HEAD, LOVELY DARK EYE AND KIND EXPRESSION. MUSCULAR NECK SET INTO CLEAN SHOULDERS. GOOD DEEP CHEST. WIDE HIND QUARTERS STIFLE AND HOCK JOINTS WELL BENT. NICE NEAT FEET AND A GOOD STEADY MOVER.

2ND ROBINSON SLATER, KERRYFAIR LUCKY SEVEN. A NICE STRONG MASCULINE BUT NOT COARSE DOG. LOVELY FULL COAT, LONG LEAN BALANCED HEAD. GOOD FRONT AND HIND QUARTERS. HAS A GOOD DEEP CHEST. LOTS TO LIKE ABOUT THIS BOY.

3RD HEMMIMGS & HOLEHAN-GREEN ORLANSET MADOLIN

LIMIT DOG (10)

1ST CROCKER & LEWIS RIVERBRUE WONDERWALL AT HERNWOOD. A VERY EYE CATCHING DOG. VERY STYLISH AND IN FULL COAT. HE HAS A DARK EYE, NICE WIDE BLACK NOSTRILS. CLEAN SLIGHTLY ARCHED NECK FLOWING INTO CORRECT SHOULDERS. LOVELY CLEAN TOPLINE DOWN TO WELL SET ON TAIL. GREAT CORRECT ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. GOOD SHORT STRONG HOCKS USED WELL TO GIVE HIM GOOD DRIVE AND STRONG GROUND COVERING MOVEMENT. PLEASED TO AWARD HIM THE RCC IN SUCH STRONG COMPETITION. HIS TIME WILL COME I HAVE NO DOUBT.

2ND ELLRICH, GWENDARIFF ABSOLUTELY MARWELL’US (IKC). A VERY SMART WELL PRESENTED DOG. BALANCED HEAD NICE DARK EYE AND LOVELY RAISED BROW, GOOD LENGTH OF NECK, NICELY ARCHED. LOVED HIS TOPLINE. GOOD FORECHEST AND BREASTBONE. WELL BODIED ALTHROUGH, STRONG HIND QUARTERS, WELL BENT STIFLES AND MOVED WELL.

3RD BROWN, RIVERBRUE SOLDIER ON

OPEN (8)

1ST CROCKER & LEWIS SH CH RIVERBRUE MORNING GLORY. A QUALITY MATURE DOG IN FULL COAT AND PRESENTED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. LOVED HIS HEAD, NICE OVAL SKULL, LOW SET EARS AND BEAUTIFUL WELL SHAPED DARK EYES WITH SUCH A KIND EXPRESSION, TINGED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF WICKEDNESS. HE HAS AN ELEGANT WELL ARCHED NECK, CLEAN OVER THE SHOULDERS AND A GENTLY SLOPING TOPLINE WITH THE TAIL FLOWING OFF NICELY AT THE END. NICE DEEP CHEST, BREASTBONE TO DIE FOR. A FIRM WELL MUSCLED BODY ALL THROUGH. CORRECT ANGULATION ON FRONT AND REAR QUARTERS. HIS HIND QUARTERS ARE WIDE AND POWERFUL GIVING HIM GREAT DRIVE AROUND THE RING. IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO GO OVER THIS DOG AND AWARD HIM THE CC, AND BEST IN SHOW.

2ND STOCKTONS, SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE HONOUR OF HAVING MY HANDS ON YOUR DOG, ONE I HAVE ADMIRED FOR ALONG TIME. WHAT A WORTHY CHAMPION, ONE TO BE VERY PROUD OF. A VERY TOUGH CALL IN SUCH A CHOICE OF QUALITY DOGS. ABSOLUTELY LOVED HIS HEAD, LOVELY DARK EYE, CORRECTLY LOW SET EARS. CLEAN TOPLINE THAT JUST FLOWS. WELL ANGULATED FRONT AND REAR. WHAT I HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM THE BREEDER. THIS DOG LOVES SHOW, HIS TAIL DOESN’T STOP. ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU.

3RD PEPERS, VDH CH, NL CH, CIE, WINNER 18 GLENNLOKHEN MACALLAN

VETERAN DOG (8,1WD)

1ST OSTMAN COPPER’S RIDDARSPORRE. WHAT A LOVELY VETERAN. CLASSIC HEAD, KIND DARK EYE. LOVELY REACH OF NECK. GENTLE SLOPING TOPLINE. GOOD ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. VERY GOOD MOVEMENT. PLEASED TO AWARD HIM BEST VETERAN IN SHOW

2ND DANKS-KEMISH SH CH ALOLFRANA HOTTER THAN U KNOW JW. WHAT A LOVELY HEAD, OVAL WITH PLENTY OF BRAIN ROOM, GOOD LOW SET EARS, DARK EYES. PRESENTED IN GOOD CONDITION AND COAT. WELL BODIED ALTHROUGH. MOVED WELL

3RD STOCKTONS, GEWNDARIDD D’YA THINK I’M FAB FOR KESPAS

Judge: Mrs K Condron

National Gundog
Sunday August 6th 2023

Dogs

Many grateful thanks to my two wonderful stewards . It was good to be able to be outside on the grass , at Malvern, I,m sure everyone appreciated this .
Veteran (6) 1st Roffey,s Sh. Ch. Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy . Has always been a favourite of mine and today he was presented in excellent condition and coat .
I love his elegant ,refined and clean outline. Correct finish to muzzle .Lovely proportioned head and kind expression . Moved well up and down and good head carriage going around . Close up in the challenge .
2nd. Tupper and Rosie,s Staratlanta Elliott Sh.Cm VW Almost 10 yrs. old , still showing his easy flowing movement , Going around the ring . Which earned him his placing . So many attributes of his sire . Lovely head in profile with the softest expression . Sadly lacking body and condition .
3rd. Russell,s. Strathmead Huckleberry of Settersoli.
Minor Puppy(1) Ist Lucas,s Gwendariff Batchelor Boy Alone in the class but lots to like about this puppy . Has a sensible temperament, which is a plus for the show ring! Lovely neck and shoulders , straight front , good short hocks and unexaggerated quarters . Liked him going around the ring showing promising potential.
Puppy (2) 1st Shepherd,s Casachared Connery Delaney Wellbodied puppy with a good front assembly . Strong bone and topline . When he cooperates , he has excellent movement especially in profile . Needs to be more cooperative when standing .
2nd Mombaerts Riverwood Very Much Wanted Puppy with a lovely and eye , giving a sort expression . Correct finish to muzzle . Well presented but needs time to mature. Tended to roach his topline both standing and moving.
Junior(8). 1st Parsons Quensha ThinkingOut Loud at Bransett . Well known puppy on his best behaviour today! Lovely body without ANY exaggerations .
Lovely head , dark eye , soft expression and more than a little devilment ! Good finish to muzzle and correct depth of lip . In lovely coat and condition . Strong quarters which he used well going around the ring . Easy winner
2nd Rorke,s Kakhan,sDiamond Jack won his placing on his movement ,so light and free. Pretty head and expression . Well presented in good coat and condition . Would prefer more of him
3rd Danks -Kemish Alolfrana Secret Love Agent
Sp.Beginners 1st Sheperds Casachared Connery Delaney
2nd Bentley,s Penclippin Jubilee Flame Wellbodied with a long head and dark eye .Good neck , good bone and straight front , leading to correct shoulders .Lovely dark coat.
Yearling (6) Very mixed class for size and shapes!
1st Chorley-Newton, Chorley and Flinders Kerryfair Just Be JW Lovely balanced dog , an easy winner . Has a bit more coat now , which enhances the picture standing . Lovely head and eye , hard topline , and excellent tail set. Presented in hard condition which showed in his profile movement . Good drive and reach and head carriage .
2nd Rorke,s Zakans Diamond Jack
3rd Walkers Gwendariff UcantTouch This JW
Novice (3)(1) Holehans. Loganrish Let’s Go Crazy. Lovely head and muzzle but would prefer a darker eye . Well balanced body with good stifles and short hocks . Dark coat in good condition but needs more body. Kept a good shape , in profile , going around the ring.
2nd Mombaerts Riverwood Very Much Wanted.
Graduate (8) (2) 1st Rutherford and Pringle,s Clonageera Touch of Gold
Super 2 yr. old male . Presented in lovely coat and condition .Excellent conformation both front and rear without exaggeration. Hard topline with just a hint of a gentle slope leading to strong quarters . Good tail set and carriage . Correct hind angulation and strong hocks . Excellent front assembly with straight front legs with correct width between. Neither too wide or too narrow! All this enables him to move correctly , positive and controlled with drive and an effortless gait. Lovely head and finish to muzzle and kind eye. Reminded me very much of his dam. Pleased to award him the RCC.
2nd Lucas,s Gwendariff Aru Ready F, This Amberlight Lovely head and expressive eye with raised brows . Not so mature as my winner . Good body and well presented coat and condition . Good stifles and hocks . Stands over more ground than winner and eye catching in outline when moving , in profile but not so positive up and down .
3rd Jones,s Gwendariff It,s Just a Rumour.
Post Graduate (8) 1st Beresford,s Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (imp.Rus.)
How this 3yr. old dog has improved since we first saw him! Has a lovely head with a kind eye, good finish to muzzle and a strong well arched neck. Good front and short strong hocks making him move well both in profile and up and down . A lovely balanced dog of excellent proportions.
2nd Bailey,s Danaway Desert Song Took me back years seeing this dog shown by his breeder. We do not see his type any more ! Smaller than the winner but so full of quality with a capitol Q . Gorgeous head and softest expression from his dark eye . Short hocks and correct-set on tail . Went round the ring with a lovely action from his correct conformation.
3rd Needs Covarney It Takes Time With Stourford JW
Mid Limit (2) 1st Walkers Gwendariffs Flags Are Flyin Stunning looking dog with the most glamorous and well presented gleaming coat. Good body and tail set .
Very well handled to the best advantage . Good straight front , good bone , nice head and kind eye but too much lip giving too much depth to the muzzle in outline .
2nd Harris and Hoeksema,s Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela JW (imp.Nld ) Lovely dog with. a good head and neck and good body . Not in his best coat . Unfortunately he was so naughty today , he just did not want to o cooperate at all . I really felt sorry for the handler! Another day……….
Limit (8) (2) Hadfields,s Staratlanta Get a Wiggle on to Marzanne . Super 6 yr. old male , on top form and fully mature . In wonderful coat , it really enhanced his elegant and quality outline . Lovely head and a refined , soft expression . Good head carriage both moving and standing . Excellent neck and shoulders with a lovely bend of stifle and short hocks with really strong quarters ,with good width. All this enabled him to move with great reach and powerful drive around the ring . Sometimes too enthusiastically but this merely shows off his boisterous Irish temperament . Very well presented and handled . At the moment he must be at the top of his game . I had no hesitation,at the conclusion , to award him a well deserved C.C. His celebration afterwards , with his handler , epitomised the breeds true temperament !! Congratulations
2nd. Needs. Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford. Similar in outline to the winner. Good head in profile with good neck and shoulders . Presented in tip top condition with a lovely dark coat and good feathering . Strong quarters and a good tail set. Moved well around the ring and positive up and down . A little stronger all through than my winner.
Deighton. Oakdene Schiehallion (imp. Bel)
Open (6) 1st Stocktons Sh.Ch. Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW .Quality Dog with most classic outline and correct proportions and balance . He belies his years and is every inch a champion. He is the correct size with a lovely long head and dark eye . Good neck and shoulders with a hard gently sloping topline . Moves positively off his short hocks and correct construction . All these made him the winner over two very good dogs standing second and third .
2nd Lorrimers. Kerrimere Classique JW Hard decision as I love this dog . Lovely head and softest expression .Super in profile leading to strong neck and correct shoulders . Hard topline and good body with sweeping stifles . Well presented and handled , I needed him to move with more drive and positivity to challenge the winner .
3rd Edwards Sh. Ch. Gwendariff Ucan,t miss me Bonhomie .
Good Citizens (1) 1st Berry, Morris and Fitzmaurice,s Brinara Country Boy A dog who has certainly “come on” since a puppy . Lovely dark coat with good spring of rib . Good stifles , kind eye and a well proportioned head . Good muzzle and a balanced outline . Moved OK.
Judge. Jeremy Bott.



Irish Setter dogs at National Gundog
Sunday August 6th 2023
Many grateful thanks to my two wonderful stewards . It was good to be able to be outside on the grass , at Malvern, I,m sure everyone appreciated this .
Veteran (6) 1st Roffey,s Sh. Ch. Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy . Has always been a favourite of mine and today he was presented in excellent condition and coat .
I love his elegant ,refined and clean outline. Correct finish to muzzle .Lovely proportioned head and kind expression . Moved well up and down and good head carriage going around . Close up in the challenge .
2nd. Tupper and Rosie,s Staratlanta Elliott Sh.Cm VW Almost 10 yrs. old , still showing his easy flowing movement , Going around the ring . Which earned him his placing . So many attributes of his sire . Lovely head in profile with the softest expression . Sadly lacking body and condition .
3rd. Russell,s. Strathmead Huckleberry of Settersoli.
Minor Puppy(1) Ist Lucas,s Gwendariff Batchelor Boy Alone in the class but lots to like about this puppy . Has a sensible temperament, which is a plus for the show ring! Lovely neck and shoulders , straight front , good short hocks and unexaggerated quarters . Liked him going around the ring showing promising potential.
Puppy (2) 1st Shepherd,s Casachared Connery Delaney Wellbodied puppy with a good front assembly . Strong bone and topline . When he cooperates , he has excellent movement especially in profile . Needs to be more cooperative when standing .
2nd Mombaerts Riverwood Very Much Wanted Puppy with a lovely and eye , giving a sort expression . Correct finish to muzzle . Well presented but needs time to mature. Tended to roach his topline both standing and moving.
Junior(8). 1st Parsons Quensha ThinkingOut Loud at Bransett . Well known puppy on his best behaviour today! Lovely body without ANY exaggerations .
Lovely head , dark eye , soft expression and more than a little devilment ! Good finish to muzzle and correct depth of lip . In lovely coat and condition . Strong quarters which he used well going around the ring . Easy winner
2nd Rorke,s Kakhan,sDiamond Jack won his placing on his movement ,so light and free. Pretty head and expression . Well presented in good coat and condition . Would prefer more of him
3rd Danks -Kemish Alolfrana Secret Love Agent
Sp.Beginners 1st Sheperds Casachared Connery Delaney
2nd Bentley,s Penclippin Jubilee Flame Wellbodied with a long head and dark eye .Good neck , good bone and straight front , leading to correct shoulders .Lovely dark coat.
Yearling (6) Very mixed class for size and shapes!
1st Chorley-Newton, Chorley and Flinders Kerryfair Just Be JW Lovely balanced dog , an easy winner . Has a bit more coat now , which enhances the picture standing . Lovely head and eye , hard topline , and excellent tail set. Presented in hard condition which showed in his profile movement . Good drive and reach and head carriage .
2nd Rorke,s Zakans Diamond Jack
3rd Walkers Gwendariff UcantTouch This JW
Novice (3)(1) Holehans. Loganrish Let’s Go Crazy. Lovely head and muzzle but would prefer a darker eye . Well balanced body with good stifles and short hocks . Dark coat in good condition but needs more body. Kept a good shape , in profile , going around the ring.
2nd Mombaerts Riverwood Very Much Wanted.
Graduate (8) (2) 1st Rutherford and Pringle,s Clonageera Touch of Gold
Super 2 yr. old male . Presented in lovely coat and condition .Excellent conformation both front and rear without exaggeration. Hard topline with just a hint of a gentle slope leading to strong quarters . Good tail set and carriage . Correct hind angulation and strong hocks . Excellent front assembly with straight front legs with correct width between. Neither too wide or too narrow! All this enables him to move correctly , positive and controlled with drive and an effortless gait. Lovely head and finish to muzzle and kind eye. Reminded me very much of his dam. Pleased to award him the RCC.
2nd Lucas,s Gwendariff Aru Ready F, This Amberlight Lovely head and expressive eye with raised brows . Not so mature as my winner . Good body and well presented coat and condition . Good stifles and hocks . Stands over more ground than winner and eye catching in outline when moving , in profile but not so positive up and down .
3rd Jones,s Gwendariff It,s Just a Rumour.
Post Graduate (8) 1st Beresford,s Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (imp.Rus.)
How this 3yr. old dog has improved since we first saw him! Has a lovely head with a kind eye, good finish to muzzle and a strong well arched neck. Good front and short strong hocks making him move well both in profile and up and down . A lovely balanced dog of excellent proportions.
2nd Bailey,s Danaway Desert Song Took me back years seeing this dog shown by his breeder. We do not see his type any more ! Smaller than the winner but so full of quality with a capitol Q . Gorgeous head and softest expression from his dark eye . Short hocks and correct-set on tail . Went round the ring with a lovely action from his correct conformation.
3rd Needs Covarney It Takes Time With Stourford JW
Mid Limit (2) 1st Walkers Gwendariffs Flags Are Flyin Stunning looking dog with the most glamorous and well presented gleaming coat. Good body and tail set .
Very well handled to the best advantage . Good straight front , good bone , nice head and kind eye but too much lip giving too much depth to the muzzle in outline .
2nd Harris and Hoeksema,s Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela JW (imp.Nld ) Lovely dog with. a good head and neck and good body . Not in his best coat . Unfortunately he was so naughty today , he just did not want to o cooperate at all . I really felt sorry for the handler! Another day……….
Limit (8) (2) Hadfields,s Staratlanta Get a Wiggle on to Marzanne . Super 6 yr. old male , on top form and fully mature . In wonderful coat , it really enhanced his elegant and quality outline . Lovely head and a refined , soft expression . Good head carriage both moving and standing . Excellent neck and shoulders with a lovely bend of stifle and short hocks with really strong quarters ,with good width. All this enabled him to move with great reach and powerful drive around the ring . Sometimes too enthusiastically but this merely shows off his boisterous Irish temperament . Very well presented and handled . At the moment he must be at the top of his game . I had no hesitation,at the conclusion , to award him a well deserved C.C. His celebration afterwards , with his handler , epitomised the breeds true temperament !! Congratulations
2nd. Needs. Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford. Similar in outline to the winner. Good head in profile with good neck and shoulders . Presented in tip top condition with a lovely dark coat and good feathering . Strong quarters and a good tail set. Moved well around the ring and positive up and down . A little stronger all through than my winner.
Deighton. Oakdene Schiehallion (imp. Bel)
Open (6) 1st Stocktons Sh.Ch. Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW .Quality Dog with most classic outline and correct proportions and balance . He belies his years and is every inch a champion. He is the correct size with a lovely long head and dark eye . Good neck and shoulders with a hard gently sloping topline . Moves positively off his short hocks and correct construction . All these made him the winner over two very good dogs standing second and third .
2nd Lorrimers. Kerrimere Classique JW Hard decision as I love this dog . Lovely head and softest expression .Super in profile leading to strong neck and correct shoulders . Hard topline and good body with sweeping stifles . Well presented and handled , I needed him to move with more drive and positivity to challenge the winner .
3rd Edwards Sh. Ch. Gwendariff Ucan,t miss me Bonhomie .
Good Citizens (1) 1st Berry, Morris and Fitzmaurice,s Brinara Country Boy A dog who has certainly “come on” since a puppy . Lovely dark coat with good spring of rib . Good stifles , kind eye and a well proportioned head . Good muzzle and a balanced outline . Moved OK.
Judge. Jeremy Bott

Enjoyable and interesting day’s judging – special thanks to my able stewards Martin and Karen Johnson and to all exhibitors for giving me the privilege of going over their dogs. Was impressed with the quality of exhibits in the older classes where competition was hot. However, I was concerned to find so many high tails amongst the dogs in particular and some heavy heads amongst the bitches. Some too were lacking balance with short legs in proportion to body and there was a tendency towards exaggerated toplines and over angulation at the hindquarters. But fronts, mouths, temperaments were good. I was looking for setters showing the raciness, and balance called for in the pedigree and was happy to find that in my main winners. 

MPD (3) 1 & BP Lucas’ Gwendariff Bachelor Boy. Mature for his eight months and steadiest mover in class. Happy boy with pleasing head and expression, balanced fore and aft with enough chest room, good length of neck and dark coat. 2 Slaters & Flinders’ Kerryfair Misty Morning. Not as together as one, still to drop in brisket but good width of second thigh and enjoying his day out. 3 Ozog’s Amberlove Awesome Blixen (AI) 

PD (2,1) ) 1 Ozog’s A Awesome Blixen only seven months and quite a large, rangey pup needing to grow into his body but kind expression and good tail set and top line. JD 6 Some high tails and heavy heads in this class. 1 Berry & Morris’ Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (Swed Imp). Just 12 months but won for his balance and outline, good front and shoulders, moved with reach and drive. Classic head with dark eye set level under brows. 2 Parsons’ Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett .Preferred head of one but this 15-month-old boy has excellent front, pasterns and well let down hocks with gently sloping topline, nothing exaggerated. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Alofrana Secret Love Agent. 

YD 6 (1) Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword. Sound and honest setter type, 20 months and best mover in class, carrying tail level and using it on the move. Good length of neck, strong hindquarters and balanced head with dark eye and well set ears. 2 Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW. Preferred movement of one but liked this boy’s shape and balance. Kind eye and pleasing head. Well presented. 3 Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons.

PGD 11 (2) Corless’ Swiftlark Spellbinder. This dog has the driving movement with head held high and level tail carriage I was looking for. Strong, muscular neck set into well laid back shoulders. Alert in attitude and firm topline. Third in gundog special beginners group. 2 Hemmings and Holehan-Green’s Orlanset Mandolin. Preferred movement of one but loved this dogs head and clean, flowing outline and he was close up to one. 3 Baynes’ Corranroo Celtic Storm. 

LD 12 (4) Spoilt for choice in this class. 1 Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. Best mover in class, with co-ordinated, effortless gait. Beautiful reach of neck, clean lines, immaculate coat. Head lean, with oval skull, dark eye and balanced flews. Just lacked sparkle in the CC challenge. 2 Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On. Free-moving dog, went round the ring with purpose, good size, dark coat, nothing overdone. Just preferred outline of one. 3 Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame. 

OD 5 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW, DCC and RBOB. This dog’s movement round the ring made me catch my breath – so easy and ground-covering with precision and elegance. Thought he would be my BOB but he just lost enthusiasm a bit in the challenge. Beautiful outline when stacked, coat so well prepared and cared for making a striking picture of a mature, well bodied setter. Perfectly balanced head. Worthy of the many CCs I was told afterwards he has won. 2 Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW .Just not quite the reach and smooth movement of one but liked his type and outline, nothing overdone, balanced without exaggeration. good tail set off his back. A worthy champion. 3 Edwards Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. 

VD 5 1 Danks-Kemish Sh Ch Alofrana Hotter Than U’Know JW ShCEx Went round the ring as if he owned it, to win RCC. Seven years young, graceful, flowing lines, dark coat free from wave, top line not too long but gently sloping to correct tail set and well let down hocks. Narrow skull, dark eye, presenting a beautiful picture on the stack, Great ring presence. Second in gundog veteran group. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark First Knight VW . Eight-year-old, stronger built than one, pleasing head and moved soundly but preferred overall shape of one. 3 Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. 

SBD/B 2 1 Corless Swiftlark Spellbinder. Postgraduate class winner 2 Markey’s Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow. Very pretty 14-month-old bitch, lovely chiselled head, good balance all through. Lost out on maturity as still to body up. Enjoying her day out. Promising. 

MPB 2 Two pups having fun – naughty some of the time but nice all the time! 1 Chorley’s Kerryfair Misty Dawn more mature than two, all over on the move but constructed right so will move right with time. Nice spring of rib and top line, deep colour to coat. 2 Ozog’s Amberlove Alluring Dancer (AI) longer in body than one, a pretty girl full of confidence and mischief! 

PB 3 1 Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers Still a baby at nine months and needs to body up but steadier on the move than two and has a lovely head and straight coat. Elegant puppy, lovely reach of neck. 2 Chorleyand Chorley-Newton’s Kerryfair Misty Rose Stronger. Playing her handler up today but a well-made pup, with rich, dark coat, good shoulders and spring of rib and correct top line. 3 Ozog’s A Alluring Dancer. 

JB 6 (1) 1 Nevitt’s Joaddams Stargazer. Liked movement and elegance of this 14-month bitch. Gentle expression, lovely domed skull and dark eye, good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, nice spring of rib and strong hindquarters. 2 Markey’s Y Lofty to Evenflow 3 Leach’s Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly. 

YB 5 (1) 1 Markey’s Y Lofty to Evenflow. 2 Leach’s R Ophelia Jubbly. More settled in this class, stronger built than one and needs time but liked her overall construction and everything in the right place. 3 Hardy’s Cafotaliana She’s On Fire 

PGB 15 (3) 1 Hall’s Harred’s Lillie. This dog caught my eye in her first run round the ring. She outmoved all in this large class, with her stunning head carriage. lashing tail, reach at front and drive from behind. to win RCC. She’s a nice size of bitch and still only young but so balanced and has a delightful head and expression. Same sire as DCC winner. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious well-balanced bitch with muscular neck, deep chest, good tail set and good width of second thigh. Powerful on the move, with plenty of coat, well presented. 3 Williamson’s Bluesprings A Kind of Magic at Keljaru. 

LB 17 (4) Quality class. Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri Won for her overall soundness and movement, liked her size, shorter coupled than many today. Lovely reach of neck, well balanced head, with dark eyes and kind expression, Nothing exaggerated, a lovely bitch. 2 Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Your Fancy Close up to one with fluent, easy gait but preferred length of body and head of one. But this is a beautiful bitch, well handled combining elegance and strength. 3 Cole’s Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby 

OB 3 1 Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Soo Lush JW What a showgirl! Her tail never stopped wagging all the time she was in the ring and her racy, but precise movement won her CC and BOB so she had a lot of running round to do! Such a pretty bitch, and so feminine and demonstrably affectionate! Lean skull, perfectly proportioned muzzle, dark eye, well set ears then a balanced body with gently sloping top line, excellent tail set and well led down hocks. Just the right size and proportions to please my eye. 2 Crocker’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana Have done her well in the ring in the past but just felt today she was a little bit heavy and lacking enthusiasm on the move. But loved her head, rich dark coat and elegant neck, a sound bitch on the move. 3 Catling’s Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW. 

VB 2 1 Holehan’s Loganrish Jacquart. Nine-year-old who went round like a youngster and is a credit to her owner. Lovely shape, good reach of neck, excellent hindquarters. gleaming coat. Getting some white hairs on her face which only adds to her appeal! 2 Jones’ Alofrana In A Hot Storm Over Wenflaen. Preferred head and overall shape of one but this was a happy seven-year old in good fettle, enjoying her day out.

Flo Barker

Midland Irish Setter Society Open Show 9th July 2023
It must always be a special honour to Judge a breed show, and so I was delighted to be able to accept this appointment and thank the officers and committee for their hospitality on the day; also, to Mesdames Gilbert and Begg, my stewards for the day. Lastly, to you the exhibitors who gave me a fabulous entry of quality dogs, giving me some nice headaches, and were so sporting in your applause.
I was looking for dogs who not only fulfilled the standard but also had that little bit extra, that sparkle that says “I’m Here!” This I found in my winners.
In the very hot conditions today, some coped better than others and my placings mirrored this.
Vet D: 2:0
1. Weir Kerrimere Irresistable 8 1/2yr old who possesses a beautiful sculptured head, masculine, balanced with raised brow and very soft expression. Good reach of neck flows into well placed shoulders, chest deep with pronounced sternum. He stands on sturdy straight legs, body in proportion, back line gently sloping, stifles well bent. In the class his movement was sound, but lacked zest. However, for the challenge he woke up, finding that sparkle, driving off short hocks with style, and carrying his head proudly. V.well presented. Delighted to award him Res Best Dog
2. Corless Swiftlark First Night, 9yr old who was more animated on the move. He has a balanced head, well angled fore and aft. Shown in good coat; just preferred overall balance and style of 1st.
Vet B 6:0 What a fabulous class, thank you.
1. Bougen Gwendariff Lily The Pink 7yr old I’ve admired before. A very stylish feminine b who is right out of the top drawer. Her lean head is balanced and elegant with raised brow and dark eye; her neck long, flowing into correct lay of shoulder and from there she continues flowing in outline, so well balanced and in excellent condition. Her movement is poetry, effortless drive and perfect head carriage. Pushed eventual winners hard; more furnishings and she would have gone further. Best Vet in Show
2. Bridgwater Blazing Bronze Eye Candy (Imp Ndl) 9yr old carrying her years well. Very animated and sound on the move. She possesses a balanced fem head with kind eye. Well-proportioned in body and presented a typical racy outline.
3. Waterton Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW SHCM completed a lovely trio
MPD 1:0
1. Robinson Slater Kerryfair Misty Morning TAF 7mth old baby. Well balanced in head, kind exp.; st. front and well angulated carrying decent amount of body weight. Happy mover.
PD 2:0
1. Sloane Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea. Well put together 11mth old. Masculine, beautifully sculptured head with dark eye and ears set low. Possesses a sturdy front and presents with pleasing balanced outline. Reachy neck, correct lay of shoulder with pronounced sternum and sloping topline. Still all legs and wings, but would think he’d have a bright future. Very striking. Best Puppy in Show.
2. Shepherd Casachared Connors Delaney Another well balanced pup, not the outline or expression of 1st.Good bone, straight front, with correct angulation. Just needs time.
PB 2:0
1. Sloane Ferasheen Pop the Champers. Litter sister to winner of Pd. Very fem. with pretty, balanced head, nicely proportioned. A little narrow in front. Stands on tight feet, with correct angulation. Moved out happily and soundly. BPb.
2. Popllawska Shelindar Sing to a Rainbow. Feminine b with pretty exp and head. Well-made fore and aft but not the shape of 1. Well presented. Another that needs time.
Class JD 7:2
1. Berry& Morris Coppers Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (BAI) Upstanding young d. with plenty of work in his masculine, balanced head. Reachy neck, nicely arched with pronounced sternum. Correct return of fore arm, presents a pleasing outline with good depth, well angled, moved out soundly with style.
2. Parsons Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett Close up and similar remarks apply as 1; just not quite as mature as 1st. He moved out soundly and happily. Well presented.
3. Ferasheen.HPTea
JB 11:2
1. Bridgewater Bridgella Jubilee Queen. Very well balanced in head and body with striking outline, Head is lean with oval skull, pronounced brow and occiput. Kind in eye and ear-set low. Front is straight, feet tight. Neck long flowing into well angled shoulders, chest deep and well sprung. Tail well set off correct sloping topline. She coped well with both change of handler and heat, moving out with drive and style.
2. Leach Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly built on slightly larger lines, head is broader but still feminine and balanced, well made quarters, just not the outline of 1 and not as positive on the move. Well presented, in good coat.
3. Marky Yokhama Lofty to Evenflow
Class Yearling D : (5,1)
1. Sheldon’s Bardonhill a Million Ways to Delsanto. Upstanding male, maturing well. His skull is sculptured and lean; neck long with correct sternum and return of forearm. Well bodied with well sprung ribs, deep in brisket. Loin of correct length. Presents a pleasing, balanced outline; moved off his short hocks with drive, stylish head carriage.
2. Harris’ Zakhams Rough Diamond by Konanakela Nothing “rough” about this boy. Very close up to winner, most lovely balanced head and kind eye with low ear set. Good straight front, excellent bone.
3. Not quite the depth of 1st, moved out with style and sound driving action.
4. Zak D.J.
Class Yearling B (4 ,1W/d):
1. Leach R.O.J.
2. Yok.Lofty to E
3. Maple Pollimac New Miracle
Class Novice D (1):
1. Sheldon’s B a Mill W to Del.
Class Novice B (3)
1. Bridgewater’s B. Jub Queen.
2. Leach R.O Jub.
3. Sloane Fer. Pop the Cham.
Class Grad. D (6 ,1,1w)
1: Berry, Morris and Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. Upstanding boy with masc. but lean head, with work in the brow, ears set on low. Long reachy neck, correct depth of chest with pronounced sternum. He possesses a straight front, with good bone; shoulders and stifles well angled, strong over loin. Went really well in the heat, keeping a sloping topline and showing correct footfall.
2: Butler’s Anlory Sovereign at Rubymoon. Mature boy with masculine head and kind eye. Well angled quarters and pleasing outline. Just needs time to regain his confidence. Moved soundly.
3: Corless Swiftlark Invincible JW.
Class
Grad. B (10,1):
1: Parker & Stevens’ Gwendariff Pink Champagne (IKC) one I have done well before and delighted at how she is progressing. Now 2yrs +.
She is very feminine with sweetest lean balanced head and exp. Long reachy neck flows into well placed shoulders. Her whole outline just flows, because she is balanced and well angled. Topline slightly sloping, tail well set on, feet tight and arched. Beautifully presented and handled to advantage, not minding the heat. Drove off with stylish head carriage. Pleased to award Res.B.B.
2: Botts’ Bardonhill Woven in Gold Another b of top quality, who has the prettiest, lean head, low set ears and kind eyes. Well balanced with correctly angled quarters. Moved out well, holding her topline, with correct footfall, but not quite the sparkle of 1st today.
3: Jarvis’ Settaway Sapphire
Class Post Grad. D (3,1):
1: Richardson’s Gwendariff Tully’s Red Arrows.
Saw this stunning boy as a raw youngster and have followed his steady progress, delighted how he is maturing and getting his act together. I see his dam is the Best Veteran Winner, he has many of her attributes in masculine form.
His profile is stunning, masculine head with plenty of brow, giving correct exp.; reachy neck which is well arched, super lay of shoulder and well angled stifles either end of firm well ribbed body, with muscled loin. Tail well set on and wagging. Movement was steady with correct footfall, went with zest and style, head held high. He is presented to perfection, his rich chestnut coat just gleamed. Very pleased to award him Best D & Res BIS and delighted with reception from the sporting exhibitors. Well deserved.
2 Corless’ Swiftlark Spellbinder. Another top-quality exhibit so unlucky to meet 1st on such good form. He is very well made on larger scale but still balanced. In good coat, showing correct topline, just not as positive as I in movement.
Class Post Grad B (4):
1: Bridgwater’s’ Bridgella Don’t Push It .4 yr. old, coming into her prime now. Her feminine head has the sweetest exp. with raised brow. Her neck is long with well angled quarters, tight feet, well ribbed up, topline gently sloping. Went well with correct footfall and head held up. Seriously considered in the challenge.
2: Parsons Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes at Bransett. Another very nice b., well-made from head to toe. Moved well and well presented, just not the finish of 1st
3Turner’s Blazing Bronze Jitterbug with Daisycutter (Imp Nld)
Class Limit D (3):
1: Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire. Upstanding 3yr old, stood over ground well.
He has a balanced head and kind eye. Reachy neck and well pronounced sternum. Quarters are well angled giving a pleasing out line with sloping topline.
Nearly through the class when first moved off but finally did drive off properly.
2: Jarvis’ Lowdon To Darn Hot. Aptly names today! Close up, another quality Dog with balanced lean head, reachy neck, tight feet and sturdy legs. Chest deep and quarters well angled, Moved well.
3: Harris Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy sings Konanakela (Imp Ndl) JW
Class Limit B (8,4):
1. Botts’ Bardonhill Love of My Life. Mature feminine b with lean balanced head and plenty of work in brow, well layed shoulders and turn of stifles, deep in body. Presented pleasing outline, went with drive here, but sadly not as happy when we had to go indoors for the challenge.
2. Jones’ Gwendariff Chilli Powder, pretty girl 5yr old who pushed 1st hard. Just tended to dip a little in the heat, but overall presents a pleasing outline. On the move she drove off well with high head carriage.
3. Turners Gwendariff Gee and Tee for Me with Daisycutter
Class Open D(3,2):
1. Williamson’s Bluesprings Picture This JW. Stood alone but nicely made d, well proportioned in head and well angled in body. His head is masculine, balanced , lean with kind eye, ears low set. Straight front, feet arched. Moved well with drive, but just a tad proud of his tail today
Class Open B (5,2)
1: Sloane, Gwendariff the Purple Star. Find of the day for me. Apparently, looking back I’ve liked her as a 2yr old. Now she’s older, had a litter (dam of the Best Puppy in Show) which has matured her no end. Her head is exquisite, very feminine with plenty of brow. Long reach of neck with arching, flows into well placed shoulders with correct return of forearm. Chest is deep and body well ribbed, loin is muscular, with topline slightly sloping. Coat is very rich dark chestnut, beautifully presented. She moved out freely with drive, excellent footfall and head carriage. Very well handled, she was not bothered at all by going inside. In hot company, was delighted to award Best B and Best in Show. Well done.
2: Holley’s Gwendariff Look This Way to Wyngill. Another very Feminine, well-proportioned and presented from any angle. Feminine lean, balanced head with raised brow. Balanced and stylish outline which she kept on the move. Just not the reach of 1st on the move.
3: Fox’s Kerryfair Special Diamond
 
Judge Chris Jennings-Sharman

I thoroughly enjoyed my day judging your lovely dogs. Huge thanks to my very efficient stewards, Sue and Angie for keeping everything running smoothly. 

Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 1ST​2107 – Pickyard Belvedere (Miss B L Yardley) Very raw baby of just 6 months. Racy in outline with a masculine head of good proportions. Typical puppy movement, just needs time to develop. 956. Irish Setter – Puppy Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2101 – Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea (Mrs K & Miss G Sloane) Smart puppy of 9 months. Good balance, deep chest and well ribbed for his age. Handsome head with a soft expression. Moved steadily on an easy stride. 2ND​2098 – Casachared Connors Delaney (Mrs Sa Shepherd) Different style to winner. This puppy has a masculine head displaying a dark eye and kind expression. Good body properties with excellent width to his hindquarters which he used to advantage on the move. Just preferred head of 1st. 3RD​2107 – Pickyard Belvedere (Miss B L Yardley) 957. Irish Setter – Junior Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0 1ST​2049 – Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby (Mrs S Cole) Loved this youngster for his size and breed type. Excellent front assembly with good forechest. Balanced, well ribbed body with gently sloping topline. Most gorgeous head with a melting expression. Moved really well holding a firm topline and correct tail carriage. 2ND​2052 – Riverbrue Ophelia Winky JW (Mr B A & Miss C Crocker & Lewis) Litter brother to 1st. He presents a racy outline both stacked and on the move. Balanced angulation fore and aft. Beautiful head and expression with raised eyebrows. It was difficult to separate these two quality dogs but winner just clinched it with his movement. 3RD​2080 – Quensha Remember The Name (Miss A & Miss R Levene & Lewis) 958. Irish Setter – Yearling Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 1 1ST​2046 – Kerryfair Just Be JW (Mrs S & Miss K & Miss E Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders) Impressive young dog with a gorgeous head and melting expression. Strong, arched neck set cleanly into well laid shoulders. Good bend of stifle and lovely tight feet. Moved with style and drive. Loved his attitude ! 2ND​2084 – Thendara Big Love (Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott & Bott) Lots to like about this young dog. Classic head proportions with a lovely soft eye. Clean and balanced outline with good neck leading smoothly into good shoulder placement. Just preferred movement of winner. 3RD​2081 – Harreds Lachlan at Stylersetts (Mr K & Mrs L R Macaulay) 959. Irish Setter – Novice Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2049 – Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby (Mrs S Cole) 2ND​2101 – Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea (Mrs K & Miss G Sloane) 3RD​2090 – Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett (Mrs D & Miss J Parsons) 960. Irish Setter – Debutant Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 1ST​2090 – Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett (Mrs D & Miss J Parsons) Good shape and balance to this young dog. Well developed body for his age. Handsome head, dark eye and soft expression. Clean, slightly arched neck. Stands on good tight feet. On the move he holds a firm topline but I would have liked a little more animation. 962. Irish Setter – Post Graduate Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0 1ST​2057 – Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley (Miss A Dufrat). This dog has good balance with nothing overdone at all. He is soundly constructed with good bone and substance. Masculine head of correct proportions. Super neck flowing cleanly into shoulders. Best mover in the class. 2ND​2038 – Corranroo Celtic Storm (Mr G C & Mrs J Bayne) Longer cast than winner but still balanced throughout. Straight front, deep chest. Good bend of stifle. Pleasing head and expression. Sound and positive movement. 3RD​2063 – Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger (Mrs T & Miss G Gisby) 963. Irish Setter – Mid Limit Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0 1ST​2043 – Riverbrue Soldier On (Miss D K Brown) This quality dog has breed type in abundance. He is refined and balanced throughout with no hint of exaggeration. Super head and expression. Wide, powerful hindquarters enabled him to move with drive. Loved his ever lashing tail. 2ND​2070 – Gwendariff in The Limelight with Gilliegrae JW ShCM (Mr G J & Mrs G A Hart) Displays a balanced body with a clean and racy outline. Lovely head and expression. Good front and rear assemblies. On the move he holds a firm topline with good tail carriage. 964. Irish Setter – Limit Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2053 – Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood (Mr B A & Miss C Crocker & Lewis) This dog commanded my attention immediately as he has such ring presence. His most handsome head is long and lean with lovely dark eyes beneath his raised brows. Strong, slightly arched neck flows into correct shoulder placement. Ribs carried well back to strong loin and powerful, well muscled hindquarters. His movement was effortless and ground covering displaying great reach and drive with his precise footfall. In the challenge he stepped up a gear to take CC and BOB. Delighted to see him shortlisted in the group. 2ND​2062 – Suteresett King of Hearts JW (Mrs T & Miss G Gisby) Unlucky to meet winner on such form. Masculine head with a lovely dark eye giving a soft expression. Lovely balance with well ribbed body. Gently sloping topline to correct tailset. Displayed sound movement. 3RD​2086 – Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin (Mrs L A Murchison) 965. Irish Setter – Open Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 1 1ST​2041 – Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan) A real favourite of mine who I have done well before. He is quality from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. He possesses the most gorgeous head and expression. His clean and racy outline just flows without any exaggeration. Good balance of forehand and rear assembly. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Covered the ground with ease holding a firm topline with lashing tail. RCC 2ND​2103 – Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW (Mr K & Mrs P Stockton) Beautiful head and expression on this dog who is full of quality. Good depth and balanced angulation. Well ribbed body and firm muscular loin. Covered the ground well on a lengthy stride. 3RD​2094 – Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW (Mrs J P Russell) 966. Irish Setter – Veteran Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2095 – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli (Mrs J P Russell) What a lovely example of the breed. Such a handsome head with a gentle expression. Balanced throughout with good bone and substance. Well ribbed with lovely finish to his croup. Moved on a free and easy stride. Best Veteran 2ND​2087 – Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin (Mrs L A Murchison) Another lovely dog with lots of attributes. Classical head with dark eye, raised brows and low set ears. Balanced angulation, good depth of brisket. Moved well. 3RD​2085 – Anlory Keltic Legend (Mrs S A Mohan) 967. Irish Setter – Special Beginners Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0 1ST​2098 – Casachared Connors Delaney (Mrs Sa Shepherd) 968. Irish Setter – Minor Puppy Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2047 – Kerryfair Misty Dawn (Mrs S & Miss K & Miss E Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders) Loved this 6 month old puppy. She has all the essentials. Such a pretty head of correct proportions. Lovely dark eye giving her a melting expression. Well ribbed for her age. So balanced and coordinated. She impressed me on the move BPIB 2ND​2092 – Shelindair Sing to A Rainbow (Miss Ewa Poplawska) Lots to like about this puppy. She is balanced with a feminine head and clean over her neck and shoulders. Handler just needs to work on getting her to cooperate. 3RD​2104 – Meldor-Sett Fairy Lily at Dawnmaen TAF (Mrs J S Thomas) 969. Irish Setter – Puppy Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2048 – Kerryfair Misty Rose (Mrs S & Miss K & Miss E Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders) Lovely shape and balance to this puppy who I see is litter sister to BP. She too is very pretty with a soft expression. Slightly arched neck set cleanly into correct shoulder placement. Good bend of stifle. Moved happily with a lashing tail. 2ND​2092 – Shelindair Sing to A Rainbow (Miss Ewa Poplawska) 3RD​2054 – Casachared Constance Tally of Aubanjon (Mrs G Dale) 970. Irish Setter – Junior Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 0 1ST​2079 – Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly (Mrs L Leach) Beautiful young lady who is so pretty with lovely raised brows and dark well shaped eyes. She is so well constructed with good bone and substance. Balanced forehand and rear assembly. Stands on lovely tight feet. Covered the ground well with accurate footfall. 2ND​2067 – Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara (Mrs K A Hall) Litter sister to winner and a very close decision. I’m sure they will change places many times. A very pretty girl who displays a balanced outline both stacked and on the move. Moved with reach and drive holding her shape well. 3RD​2082 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey) 971. Irish Setter – Yearling Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 0 1ST​2079 – Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly (Mrs L Leach) 2ND​2082 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey) I really liked this feminine young lady for size and type. She has substance and nothing is overdone. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Moved on a free and easy stride. 3RD​2065 – Harreds Lillie (Mr P J Hall) 972. Irish Setter – Novice Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0 1ST​2079 – Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly (Mrs L Leach) 2ND​2082 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey) 3RD​2083 – Quensha Galway Girl (Mrs D E Mcdonald) 973. Irish Setter – Debutant Bitch Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 1ST​2088 – Penwyn Keeping Faith (Mr I & Mrs P A Pallister) Well constructed and balanced young lady with good depth of chest and pronounced sternum. Classic head with good stop and raised brows. Such a happy girl on the move with her lashing tail. 974. Irish Setter – Graduate Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 0 1ST​2066 – Glennara Cherry Cola JW (Mrs K A Hall) Liked her for her breed type, quality bone and substance. Feminine head with dark expressive eyes. Good reach of neck flows into well laid shoulders. Balanced angulation fore and aft with super tight feet. Moved with style and drive. 2ND​2088 – Penwyn Keeping Faith (Mr I & Mrs P A Pallister) 3RD​2064 – Gwendariff Picknmix (Mr D Gomez) 975. Irish Setter – Post Graduate Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 1 1ST​2039 – Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer (Mr G C & Mrs J Bayne) A very pretty young lady with excellent confirmation. Deep brisket, tight elbows. Very clean and balanced outline. Good width to her strong hindquarters. Sound and fluid movement. 976. Irish Setter – Mid Limit Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 1 1ST​2051 – Riverbrue Snoozeulose (ai) (Mr B A & Miss A Crocker & Frost) My notes say “Wow!” What a super young lady. There is nothing I would change about her. Love her overall shape, balance, size and breed type. She has the prettiest of heads with dark eyes beneath raised brows giving her that quizzical expression. Reachy neck into correct shoulder placement. Excels in front assembly. Well developed body with good spring of rib and strong loin. Muscled hindquarters with good bend of stifle. Her effortless movement was a joy to watch as she flowed around the ring with style displaying great reach and drive. Handled to perfection to take the CC. 2ND​2097 – Kerrimere Red Ribbon JW (Mr J E & Mrs C A Sharman & Jennings-Sharman) Feminine head of correct proportions and a soft, gentle expression. She has substance and strength with good quality bone. Gently sloping topline which she held firm on the move. 3RD​2075 – Jonola Firebird (Mrs I M Hillocks) 977. Irish Setter – Limit Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 0 1ST​2073 – Riverbrue Be Here Now (Mrs D G Heppell) Really liked this pretty young lady. She is very eye catching with lovely make, shape and balance. Her neck is strong and slightly arched. Balanced front and rear assemblies. Well ribbed body. Covered the ground well on a long stride. 2ND​2044 – Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri (Mrs P A M Catling) Feminine young lady with good body proportions. Lovely balance to her forehand. Ribs carried well back. Gently sloping topline with correct tailset. Sound and positive on the move. 3RD​2077 – Gwendariff Chilli Powder (Mrs L S Jones) 978. Irish Setter – Open Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2050 – Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker) Well, what can I say about this well known lady. She is so refined and elegant. She has power and substance without losing any of her femininity. Best of heads with beautiful chiselling and melting expression. She is sheer quality and perfectly balanced from any angle. She moves with such grace and style. In the challenge she had to give way to her daughter who pushed her hard all the way RCC. 2ND​2045 – Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW (Mrs P A M Catling) Very feminine with quality bone and substance. Loved her overall shape and balance. Good length of neck, straight front. Strength in rear. Super firm topline. Moved well with accurate footfall. 3RD​2060 – Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet (Mrs M Elkins) 979. Irish Setter – Veteran Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0 1ST​2042 – Gwendariff Lily The Pink (Miss L Bougen) Well constructed 7 year old with a classical head and dark expressive eyes. Good bone and balance. Clean neck leading into correct front assembly. Held a firm topline on the move. 980. Irish Setter – Special Beginners Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 0 1ST​2082 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey) Best Special Beginner and delighted to watch her win SB Group 3. Well done. 2ND​2099 – Glenvarna Cover Girl (Mrs Sa Shepherd) Substantial young lady who is feminine with a kind expression. Well angulated quarters. Moved much better in this class 3RD​2102 – Follybrook Firefly (Mrs H Stevens) 

 Judge : Shelagh Tolladay

Thank you to the committee of Border Union for this judging appointment. The atmosphere at ringside was, I have to say, quite extraordinary, it was quite a party! What could be better of a warm summers day than to have the honour of putting hands on so many beautiful, vibrant dogs. Thank you to those who entered and who clearly enjoyed the craic as much as I did. In general, I feel shoulder placement has improved over the past few years, extension is long and low in forehand movement. However, space between the front legs has become narrower, in more than a few cases I found difficulty in finding the space for one palm between the forelegs. More striking is the appearance of what I can only describe as the brachiosaurus effect. Proportion is paramount to the Irish Setter, the head to be in proportion to the main body of the dog. It’s pointless having a beautiful head if it is too small in relation to the rest of the dog. Elongated necks which lack proper musculature are weak and unless held in a vice like grip in stance will soon fall into a ewe neck, far better, in my opinion, to keep that elegance of a moderately long neck that flows well into the shoulder, naturally. 

MPD. 1(0)1. Sloan. Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea. At 8mnths good to head planes, low set to ears and correct eye and gently raised brows. Rather upright to upper arm, enough heart room with brisket to elbow. Feet could be improved with targeted exercise. Too long in metatarsal at this stage resulting in lack of true drive but plenty of growing to do. 

PD (3) 1. Berry & Morris Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) 11mnths. Soft expression from correct eyes coupled with well placed brows, a head of quality. Good to forehand with well laid shoulder, excellent flow from gently arched neck continuation into topline without exaggeration. Hock to floor strong, hind angulation good and in balance giving drive and positive footfall in balance with adequate extension to fore. BPIB. 2. Sloan. Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea 3.Nisbit & Forrester Gwendariff Purple Reign At Finix 

JD (8,1) 1 Milligan-Bott & Bott Thendara Big Love Beautiful head, lean but without looking pinched, masculine attributes yet generous in expression. Well engineered front with shoulder placement just so. Topline without exaggeration as it progresses from elegant arch of neck onto the flow of line reaching robust hindquarters of pleasing proportions and angulation. Moved straight and true with suppleness through the spine allowing excellent extension while remaining in tempo. For me, just a little long in loin but with time very much on his side. Well presented in good fettle, in harmony with his handler. RDCC 2. Danks-Kemish Alolfrana Secret Love Agent. Good to head planes, quizzical expression and pleasing overall picture. Well laid shoulder, deep to brisket, dropping a tad too sharp at the croup which impacts on the bend at stifle, short & neat hock to floor. Sound on the move 3. Berry & Morris Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) 

YD 3(1) 1 Walker Gwendariff Ucan’t Touch This JW. Head showing quality and correct planes as well as offering pleasing detail to soft almond shaped eye and brow. Forehand, excellent lay of shoulder and good return of upper arm. Hindquarters not quite in balance with the fore, falling away to croup and a little long in second thigh. Good to feet. Movement to forehand decent reach but footfall to rear lacking power. Sound and straight. 2.Green Glencarron Show Must Go On Classic head with great appeal. Not the lay of shoulder to give forward reach on the move and although short to metatarsal 2nd thigh too long impacting on hind movement. In great coat and condition Mischievous lad giving his handler plenty to do, empathetically handled. 

ND 5(3) 1. Sloan. Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea 2. Gilray Jonola Singapore Sling Pleasing head with correct planes and soft expression. Enough depth of brisket, strong to loin but falling away to croup. Moved OK. 

GD 3(0) 1. Rutherford Clonageera Touch Of Gold. Lean to head but a little long in skull. Masculine with no sign of coarseness, appealing expression. Liked his unexaggerated length to neck flowing well into well laid shoulder, strong to loin and powerhouse hindquarters of good construction. On the move good extension to fore, pleasing cadence, limber through spine giving sweeping tail action.2. Mesdames Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice Brinara Country Boy Good planes to head, little round in eye. Hindquarters producing great drive for well engineered angulation. Little long in upper arm but moved sound and true. Good heart and lung room and clearly full of vigour! 

PGD 5(0) 1. Stewart and Ellrich Gwendariff Absolutely Marw’ellus (IKC) Presentation excellent. Headpiece lean and correct. Length of neck too long for me resulting in an imbalance overall. Good to fore chest and well laid shoulder with good upper arm return. Hind quarters, short to metatarsals but rather elongated to 2nd thigh, moved ok, shown in good fettle. 2. Richardson Gwendariff Tully’s Red Arrows. Actually, preferred this lad’s head with more animation. Standing on the best of feet with good tail set. Too exaggerated in length of neck for me, but good to shoulder giving forward reach. Strong to loin but length of 2nd thigh too long so in profile, on presentation, the topline is oblique in the extreme. Sound 3 McCulloch Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven 

LD 7(2) 1.Pym, Bott & Milligan-Bott Thendara Mashmello JW. Muscular neck set well into well laid shoulder, topline smoothly progressing downwards to correct tail set. Short and straight hock to floor, sufficient angulation to give powerful drive and efficient forward reach to forehand. Topline held well on the move, sound and true.2. Murchison Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. Not quite the front of 1.but excels to hind angulation and muscle mass. Head of correct proportions with desirable shaped eye and active brows. Movement somewhat erratic lacking rhythm and elasticity of stride. 3.Walker Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin 

OD 5(1) 1. Russell Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. Lovely, kind expression to correct eye and elegant raised brows. Head in proportion to body and balanced fore and aft, to be ultra critical, in stance can appear swan necked. Moved well with purpose and drive. 2. Toms Ir Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck Ir Jun Ch Ir JD IR CEN W. Loved his head and sweetest of expression. Lean head of good proportions and correct planes, correct shoulder placement and pleasing topline, little long in second thigh but short to metatarsals. Sound as a pound using his tail to advantage.3. Lorrimer Kerrimere Classique JW 

VD 7(1) 1. Mesdames Tupper & Rosie Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW. For me the strongest class of the day. I’ve been told my choice of this dog is “old fashioned”. The standard does not call for fashion ,for me, a sound , elegant dog with ability to cover the ground without effort, that engages the watcher and encourages that moment of true appreciation for the construction and for the joy of witnessing an Irish Setter moving with fluidity and style without being a flatcatcher, that, for me holds the future of the breed. Building on the strong foundations without excess or ornamentation. From the pure Celtic charm of his welcoming gaze to the superb cadence and power in his movement this dog’s impulsion and extension is from sound engineering and construction. His head tells the tale of his breeding, lean and correct in proportion, this was certainly his day. DCC & BVIb 2. Pym Thendara The Watchmaker Cracking dog on similar lines, felt his neck was correct length but a tad thick, excellent to fore chest, well angulated fore and aft, strong driving movement with good extension to the front, finishing the picture with tail lashing in harmony. Beautifully presented. 3. Murchison Pawsword Paperback Writer For Corphin 

MPB.1(0) 1. Prangle Clonageera It’s A New Dawn At Heathclare. Super head, lean, soft of eye and gentle of gaze. Extremely well balanced and forward for her age with depth of brisket and good spring to rib. Moved straight and true. Will look forward to seeing how she develops.

PB 1. (0)1. Prangle Clonageera It’s A New Dawn At Heathclare 

JB 4(1) 1. Bridgwater Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen. Good proportions and planes to head, raised brows with a little naughty sparkle in her correctly shaped eye. Gentle, intelligent expression and demeanour. Balanced angulation to fore and hind, enough length of loin and well-muscled for her age. Moved positively with exacting footfall and drive. 2.Vallance Glencarron Second Edition To Corcencone Finer in bone than 1. 

YB 6(1) 1. Toms Ladysdale Maud Gonne Ir Jun Ch Ir Jd Ir Cen JW. In her underwear so nothing to hide! Good balance to this youngster, classic lean head in proportion to her body, steadfast and soft expression. Correct angulation fore and aft without exaggeration offering impulsion from behind with excellent reach to fore. Standing on the best of feet, adequate forechest and depth to brisket, well sprung to rib. 2. Wilson Kerryfair Enchanted Rose For Queentales. Elegant lass, longer in loin than 1. Would like more depth of muzzle but pleasing eye. Topline flows well and held on the move. Footfall good, sound and true.3. Vallance Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone 

NB 4(0) 1. Bridgwater Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen 2. Moffat Clanrua Danu Not quite the lay of shoulder of 1. Giving a less fluid stride. Well made hindquarters giving straight and true movement behind. Elegant flow of topline, head and expression correct and appealing. 3. Walker Trefaine All That Jazz 

GB 5(1) 1. Henderson Sametsuz Pillow Talk. This lass gives off such a vibe of joie de vivre. On the move her forehand construct allows good reach and power from behind gives good footfall. Her head and expression are both correct and feminine. Strength of loin flowing well over croup into good tailset.2. Stevenson Lochlorien Unforgotten Terrific expression from raised brows on good stop, head proportions correct and lovely almond eye. Correctly angulated without exaggeration fore and aft, short hock to floor. Topline good but falling away a little to croup, moved positively and with good result from both behind and in profile. 3. Bayne Corranroon Hot Sensation 

PGB 8(3) 1. Douthwaite & Wharfe Quensa Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. Excellent expression on this lass with enough depth of muzzle. Racy but retaining substance and balance. On the move good impulsion from behind coupled with effortless reach to fore. Good spring to rib and depth to brisket, shown in good fettle.2. Bayne Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer Well laid shoulder and depth to chest giving good heart and lung room, skull shape good, soft expression, would like a tad more depth to muzzle. Well laid shoulder with good upper arm return. Hind, well-constructed. Moved with verve and precise footfall.3.Williamson Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru. 

LB 8(1) 1. Henderson Sametsuz Believe In Me Exquisite head on this lass with correct skull and proportions. Soft eye of good shape and those wonderful quizzical brows. Head in proportion to her body, Enough room to fore chest with elbows free but tidy. A gentle fluid line from her occiput along her elegantly arched neck that has sufficient substance, flowing seamlessly across her withers and passing her well sprung rib to a truly muscular loin and onward to her well-set tail used to advantage on the move. This lass has been presented in hard condition, her muscles tell the story and enable her to produce extension and drive without effort. The construction to her shoulder and hind quarters facilitates her impulsion and reach, I found I had held my breath in the Challenge as I watched her power around the ring. BCC & BOB. Bougan Gwendariff Hot Ticket Another lass with a very beautiful head and expression, neck just not having the musculature of 1. So not the flow into shoulder. Good to shoulder, well coupled with decent spring of rib. Moved straight and true but overreaching behind.3. Holley Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill 

OB 5(0) 1.Sterritt IR SH Ch Corranroo Just One Kiss With Ravensett CJW 18 JR CH. Such a feminine girlie, head of good proportions and graceful arch to neck. Fore and aft in balance, well laid shoulder and correct angulation behind, good to topline with no drama over the croup, tail set good. Moved with power and good reach RBCC. 2.Loughlin Ir Sh Ch Rohanmoor Along Came Polly Jun Ch JD. Head with correct planes and lovely almond eye. A little upright to shoulder leading to a tendency to go slightly wide on the move., having said that she covered the ring in great style using her hind quarters to great advantage. Shown in good order. 3.Hunter Ee/Lv/Sl Ch Fairhaven Electra JWW19 WW21 NAF 

VB 3(1) 1. Stevenson Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley. Balanced and of good proportions this lass has a beautifully sculptured head with an all-knowing eye. Not exaggerated in any way she presents a picture of finesse coupled with strength and endurance. True in movement with economically delivered power and reach, one I considered for top honours. 2.Bougan Gwendariff Lily The Pink. Finer in bone than 1. little long in loin which impacted on hind movement. Appealing head with low set to ear and soft eye.

Judge: Geraldine Cove-Print

I would like to thank the committee of Blackpool & District CS for inviting me to judge our gorgeous breed, to my two stewards and most of all to the exhibitors for letting me judge their lovely dogs. I was thrilled with both my dog and bitch line ups and I really enjoyed my day thank you.

MPD (3,1) 1 Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea (Sloane) Well developed young man with a nice head, dark well-shaped eye with kind expression. Good reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, straight front with good bone, deep chest, strong hind quarters moved really well for a youngster. 2 Kerryfair Misty Morning TAF (Flinders & Robinson Slater) A lovely baby giving a lot away to 1st. Pleasing head with low set ears, good neck and shoulders, well sprung ribs, Well angulated hindquarters, just needs to settle on the move but only just six months. 

PD (3,1) 1 Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea (Sloane) Repeat. 2 Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (Berry & Morris) Nice puppy just not showing at his best today giving his handler a bit of a hard time. He has a nice head with dark eye, muscular neck, straight front with good bone, deep chest with plenty of heart room, stifles well bent, moved ok. 

JD (2) 1 Glencarron Show Must Go On (Green) Upstanding young man with masculine head, a kind dark eye with raised brow. He has a good lay back of shoulder, deep chest strong loin, muscular hind quarters with good tail set, presented in lovely coat and condition. Moved with drive. 2 Penclippin Jubilee Flame (Bentley) Smaller boy than 1st. Nice head with soft expression. Straight front, clean neck and shoulders, a good spring of ribs, well angulated hind quarters, moved well. 

YD (7,1) 1 Harreds Lachlan at Stylersetts (Macaulay) Loved this boy but what a handful, was giving his handler a hard time. Handsome head with raised brow, dark eye with a kind mischievous expression, low well set ears. Straight front with plenty of bone, gently sloping topline, muscular hind quarters with short hock to heel. When settled moved with drive, definitely one to watch. 2 Kerryfair Zoom in On Pawsword (Kolbach) Another lovely young man, smaller than one, he has a lovely head with dark eye and kind expression. Correct front, slightly arched neck into well laid shoulders, pleasing topline, moved out soundly. 3 Glencarron Show Must Go On (Green) 

GD (4,2) 1 Swiftlark Spellbinder (Corless) Strong masculine boy without coarseness. Good oval scull with deep muzzle, dark eye. Clean reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, deep chest, firm topline. Moved well with strong powerful quarters. 2 Gwendariff Aru Ready F’this Amberlight (Lucas) Presented in lovely condition, possesses a nice head with raised brow and dark eye, good spring of ribs and well angulated hind quarters just preferred overall picture of one. 

PGD (4) 1 Orlanset Mandolin (Hemmings & Holehan-Green). This boy has a striking topline. He has a lovely head with dark eye and soft expression. Good straight front with strong bone, arched neck into good shoulders and upper arm, strong over loin. Well bent stifle with short hock. Moved well just needs the furnishings to finish him off. 2 Kerryfair Lucky Seven (Robinson Slater) Another nice boy unlucky to meet 1st. Nice head with a lot of work with raised brow. Lean neck flowing into well laid shoulders well angulated, well sprung ribs with plenty of heart room, good turn of stifle, well-muscled hind quarters, moved well. 3 Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore (Murray) 

MLD (4,1) 1 Riverbrue Soldier On (Brown) Lovely boy who I have watched not always showing to advantage but today he did, he has a lovely head with correct shaped dark eye and kind expression and raised brow. Good reach of neck flowing into well laid back shoulders, he has good depth of forechest. His topline gently slopes and his tail set on well. Good bend of stifle with short strong hocks hindquarters well muscled, moved well. 2 Gwendariffs Flags Are Flyin (Walker) Stronger in head than 1st. Straight forelegs with good bone, good spring of ribs, gently sloping topline, well bent stifle moved well. 3 Vicary’s Until The End of Time (Hill-Decoster). 

LD (3,1) 1 Anlory Aidan JW (Greenan) An old favourite of mine but not at his best today. He has a lovely head with plenty of chiselling to foreface, oval skull, his eyes are dark and expressive. Clean over neck and shoulders, deep brisket and a firm topline. Moved effortlessly with drive. 2 Orlanset A New Flame (Hemmings) Another nice boy close up to 1st who just had the edge on hind movement today. He has a nice head with dark eye and low set ears. He is well balanced and has good front and rear angulation. Shown in good coat and condition. 

OD (6) 1 Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW (Stockton) What more can I say about this dog that hasn’t been said before, he is a joy to go over in perfect coat and condition and nothing out of place. He has a delightful head, correct shape dark eye, with kind intelligent expression and low well set ears. A muscular slightly arched neck flowing into well laid back shoulders, straight well boned front with plenty of sternum. Deep chest with plenty of lung room, strong well muscled hind quarters with a good sweep of stifle and short hock. Head to tail is second to none moved freely and true showing that lovely topline with lashing tail. CC and BOB. 2 Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie (Edwards) Liked this boy a lot just preferred the head of 1st. He is such a well balanced sound dog. Lovely front assembly, well sprung ribs, gently sloping topline strong powerful hind quarters which he used to advantage on the move in good coat and condition. 3 Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW (Russell) 

VD (6,2) 1 Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon (Rowbottom) What a lovely boy, looking fabulous today. He has the most appealing head with dark soft expressive eyes with Raised brow. Good reach of neck into well placed shoulders and firm slightly sloping topline with good tail set. Well bent stifle and muscular quarters moved out with drive pleased to award him Res CC. 2 Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli (Russell) Another boy in great condition. Well balanced head, straight front with good bone, good neck and shoulders, deep chest strong quarters moved well. 3 Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW (Tupper & Rosie) 

MPB (2) 1 Kerryfair Misty Dawn (Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders) What a pretty little girl. Sweet feminine head, lovely dark eye with a cheeky expression. Straight front, arched neck into well laid shoulders, good spring of ribs for a baby, well turned stifle, moved steadily. 2 Ferasheen Pop The Champers (Sloane) Nice puppy, preferred the head of one, good reach of neck ,straight front with enough bone, pleasing topline, not as steady on the move. 

PB (1) 1 Kerryfair Misty Rose (Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders) Another lovely baby, litter sister to first in minor puppy, prettiest of heads with raised brow and soft expression, low set ears, slightly arched neck and gently sloping topline, good depth of chest, a well balanced young lady with a rich dark coat, moved well BP. 

JB (9) 1 Quensha Joker and The Queen (Bott, Allen & Morgan) Liked this girl a lot although she was giving her handler a hard time. A well made bitch with a striking topline with good tailset. Feminine head with dark eye and kind expression, Straight front with small tight feet, good depth of chest, well bent stifle moved well BJ. 2 Quensha Galway Girl (Mcdonald) Litter sister to 1st, slightly shorter coupled. Pretty head with raised brow, good front ,well sprung ribs with plenty of lung room, strong well muscled hind quarters moved out well. 3 Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone (Ms K P Vallance) 

YB (5) 1 Kerryfair Enchanted Rose for Queentales (Wilson) Pretty girl with lovely topline. Straight front with good bone, lean muscular neck flowing into well laid shoulders with good return of upper arm. A good sweep of stifle,well muscled with short hock to heel moved out well. 2 Harreds Lillie (Hall) Like this girl a lot, feminine head with dark eye and soft expression, good spring of ribs with plenty of heart room, good front and rear angulation with strong quarters, good topline and finish to the croup, moved very well, just didn’t have the finish of one today. 3 Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone (Vallance) 

GB (8) 1 Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW (Heather) Lovely head with dark eyes and soft expression, low well set ears, both shoulders and hind quarters have excellent angulations. Good reach of neck slightly arched and muscular, ribs well sprung carried well back to muscular loin, well bent stifle and short hocks, moved steadily. 2 Corranroo Hot Sensation at Shirlilah (Peters) Another nice girl, unlucky to meet one today. Shorter coupled than one but good proportions, feminine head with raised brow, straight front and plenty of forechest, deep well sprung ribs, strong well muscled hind quarters moved well. 3 Lochlorien Unforgotten (Stevenson) 

PGB (7,1) 1 Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy (Sturrock) This was a strong class headed by this show girl, she possesses the prettiest of heads, with dark well shaped eye. Her good reach of neck slightly arched flows neatly into well placed shoulders. Firm topline sloping gently with correct tail set, well bent stifle and muscular hind quarters moved with style. 2 Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood (Douthwaite & Wharfe) Close up to 1st just preferred head of one, have admired this bitch from ringside and wasn’t disappointed on going over her, she is so well balanced correct angulation all through, straight front with good bone and neat feet. Deep chest well sprung carried back to muscular loin and strong hind quarters, moved well. 3 Shenanagin Half A Sixpence (Watt) 

MLB (2,1) 1 Quensha Crimes of Passion (Bott, Allen & Morgan) Stood alone but would have pushed hard for her place in company. She has a feminine head with dark eye and kind expression. Lean muscular neck of moderate length, good front and rear angulation, strong well muscled hind quarters with short hocks moved out well. 

LB (5) 1 Forfarian Soo Lush JW (Sturrock) This bitch is right up my street, the most delightful head with dark expressive eye with raised brow and low set ears. Her front is straight with good bone and well tucked in elbows. Neck flows cleanly into good layback of shoulder, chest is deep with ribs well sprung carried back to muscular loin, topline slopes gently with correct tailset following on. Her well muscled hind quarters helped her power round the ring soundly with tail wagging she looked a picture with everything in the right place pleased to award her the CC. 2 Sixoaks Leading Lady (Heather) Another bitch I have watched and admired from the ringside and was not disappointed one bit. She has a classic head with dark kind eye with raised brow, oval scull with plenty of brain room. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, leading to pleasing topline, well bent stifle and short hocks moved really well. Res CC. 3 Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri (Catling) 

OB (3,1) 1 Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW (Catling) This girl looked good today. Feminine through and through a worthy champion. Appealing head dark eye and soft expression, good reach of neck slightly arched into well placed shoulders. Straight front with good bone and tight feet, good depth of chest, ribs well sprung, strong well muscled hind quarters, moved well. 2 Ee/lv/sl Ch Fairhaven Electra Jww19 Ww21 TAF [atc Ba28871swe] (Hunter). Nice bitch, unlucky to meet 1st in such good form. Feminine head with dark almond shaped eye. Straight front with plenty of forechest, Neck of good length into well laid shoulders. Well sprung ribs and strong hind quarters. Very heavily coated that made her look short on leg but she isn’t. 

VB (3,1) 1 Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley (Stevenson) This bitch has got better with age. In fabulous condition. Nice head with dark eye. Straight front, clean over neck and shoulders and a gently sloping topline, well angulated sound quarters, moved well. 2 Alolfrana in A Hot Storm over Wenflaen (Jones) Feminine head with raised eye brow. Straight well boned front, good spring of ribs , well bent stifle, moved steadily.

 Judge Teresa Gisby

The Irish Setter Association

Open show 4th June 2023

First of all many thanks to the ISAE committee for my invitation to judge at their breed open show, it was a long wait and I was looking forward to it very much. A big thanks also to my helpful and knowledgeable stewards Pat and Paul who kept the ring moving seamlessly throughout the day. Finally a huge thank you to the exhibitors for giving me a good entry, allowing me to judge their dogs and taking my decisions sportingly.

This time there was only one suspicious bite but rear movements have certainly gotten worse since my last appointments and affected my placings. All dogs were presented in lovely clean condition.

I enjoyed my day in the sun surrounded by my beloved breed tremendously – and lunch was delicious too!

Minor puppy dog (1,1)

Puppy dog (4,1)

1st Berry & Morris’ Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) – 11 months old boy of very nice type, already well bodied up. Nice head with beautiful expression, skull could be a shade less prominent but he’s just young and lots will happen. Good front construction with plenty of forechest, well ribbed back, with very good length and depth of body. When he decides, he gives a ground-covering free stride. Nice coat coming through. BPD, in the challenge for BPIS he lost out on the move to the more collected bitch puppy.

2nd Mombaerts’ Riverwood Very Much Wanted – almost 10 months old, another with plenty of type. Very nice shape on the stack. Nice head proportions with a kind but cheeky expression. Lovely arch of neck. Good front, ample forechest, nice shoulder lay-back. Very good, matching angulations fore and aft. Would prefer better feet. Beautiful coat texture and colour. Moved okay, needs to strengthen in the rear but time is on his side.  Well handled.

3rd Bentley’s Penclippin Jubilee Flame – another nice puppy unlucky to meet the other two.

Junior dog (7,1)

1st Levene & Lewis’ Quensha Remember My Name – what a lovely outline on this one year old. Well boned and beautifully constructed, no exaggeration to be seen. Gorgeous head with a wonderful expression. Good length of neck, very nice forehand, good depth of chest and straight front. Well ribbed back and a firm topline that he kept on the move too. Nicely angulated fore and aft. Soundest mover in the class, with good reach and drive from his well muscled quarters. Good tail carriage and sympathetically handled.

2nd Parsons’ Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett – litter brother to first and very similar, just a tad heavier all over at this stage. Nice masculine head with dark cheeky eyes, proper forechest and good front construction. Very nice bone. Deep all through and slight slope to his topline. In very good muscle and coat condition. Moved well with his matching front and hind angulations to gain him this place in the class. Just preferred the racier appearance of first at this point of development.

3rd Berry & Morris’ Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe)

Yearling dog (0,0)

Maiden dog (2,0)

1st Parsons’ Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett – see JD 2nd

2nd Holehan’s Loganrish Out On The Town – 13 months old and a very appealing dog with an eye-catching side gait. Pretty head with typical expression, good front assembly, nice length and depth to body. Moves well, just needs to tighten up behind but that will hopefully come. Very nice coat colour and texture. Really liked him, would prefer a few pounds more to complete the picture.

Novice dog (3,1 w/d)

1st Parsons’ Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett – see JD 2nd

2nd Holehan’s Loganrish Out On The Town – see MD 2nd

Graduate dog (4,2)

1st Bentley’s Astleyview Coming Home To Penclippin – Liked him on the stack. Good head on this boy although would prefer a bit more stop and a shade deeper eye colour. Nice body proportions, appreciated his length. Good front, very nice topline and croup. Great rear angulation. Nice coat texture and colour. Moved really well in profile, not as steady when viewed from behind.

2nd – Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy – really nice type and loved his shape, such a balanced boy. Appealing and chiselled head, expressive eyes, which could be just a tad darker. Ample forechest and straight front, well ribbed back and good topline. Sound mover but wasn’t the happiest in the ring today unfortunately.

Postgraduate dog (3,1)

1st Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus) – one I have judged before and done well. I still like him lots, he presents an unexaggerated picture, unfortunately he was a bit proud of his tail today. Racy, with substance. He is a pretty boy who has lots to say with his eyes. Good forehand construction, well ribbed back and great over the loin and croup. Just the right amount of angulations and firm muscling. Excels on the move, driving around with ease, holding his topline. 

2nd Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here At Forestfire – another very nice boy, nice length to him. Very nicely shaped head with alert eyes. Very good forehand construction and a matching rear, nice sloping topline. Carries himself really well on the move, holding his shape. Would prefer better coordination of the rear when viewed from behind. In lovely coat and condition.

Limit dog (4,0)

1st Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On – beautiful type and everything just fits together, very balanced all over, with no exaggeration. Lovely head with expressive eyes. Great body with plenty of forechest, good depth of brisket and long ribcage. Firm over the loin and good over the croup. Symmetrical angulation fore and aft. Super mover with good reach and drive and a very accurate footfall. RBD

2nd Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) –  different style to 1st but a very correctly built boy. Good head, well placed shoulders, generous amount of forechest, great depth and well ribbed back. Firm topline at all times. A sound mover using his muscled quarters well, moving on an easy stride. Could have slightly better feet. In lovely coat and condition. Cleverly handled.

3rd Williamson’s Bluespring Picture This

Open dog (2,1)

1st Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW – lovely type of dog, all mature now. Very clean outline and so much to like about him, everything just fits together seamlessly. Clean masculine head with lovely expression, good length of neck, well laid shoulders, plenty of forechest, deep brisket and well ribbed back. Nice feet. Great idea to get a runner for him today as he moved out well from his well angulated and strong quarters, with a correctly carried tail. Beautiful coat and condition. Outmoved a bitch I love for Best In Show. BD, BIS

Veteran dog (3.2)

1st Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli – one of the best movers on the day. Such a well made dog, with a super head with kind expression, very handsome. Nice forehand, good depth of chest, great forechest, good topline and nice over the croup. Pleasing rear construction, good tail set but carriage could be slightly lower on the move. Sound mover, went really well with good reach and drive, covering the ground with ease. Shown in lovely coat. BVD, BVIS.

Minor puppy bitch (1,0)

1st Prangle’s Clonageera Its a New Dawn At Heathclare – well grown 7 months old puppy with a balanced appearance. Proportionate head that still needs to break. Very nice low ear set, strong neck, excellent forechest, deep chested and well ribbed back. Adequate angulations, needs to drop into her rear quarters but that will come. Moves really well and coordinated on an easy stride, which helped her to win BPIS over a very nice dog puppy. Shown in good coat and condition and well handled. BPB, BPIS

Puppy bitch (2,0)

1st Prangle’s Clonageera Its a New Dawn At Heathclare – winner of MPB

2nd Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Ashore – 1 year old, nicely constructed girl with a beautiful coat colour. Pretty in head with kind eyes. Good front and enough depth, just the right amount of angulation, nothing overdone about her. Moves well with a ground covering stride but untidier in the rear than 1st. Looking forward to see her mature.

Junior bitch (7,1)

1st Hall’s Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara – 14 months old, what an eye-catching girl she is. Liked her size and her unexaggerated appearance. Nice head, lovely raised brows. Good length of neck leading into a well laid shoulder, Liked her length and good strong rear, correctly angulated fore and aft. Stands on neat feet, so rarely seen these days. Super colour and in great condition. Moved exceptionally well.

2nd Markey’s Yokohama Lofty To Evenflow (Imp Pol) – similar in type to 1st. Good head on her, would prefer tighter eyes but she has a typical expression. Super forehand with good shoulders and plenty of forechest and well ribbed back. Firm in loin, croup could be slightly better. Symmetrical angulations enabled her to move out well, just less collected today than 1st.

3rd Hopewell’s Krasny Angel Rose

Yearling bitch (4,0)

1st Roberts’ Polmennor Castaspell JW – built on very clean lines and super pretty with the most beautiful eyes. Racy and with substance, liked her balance on the stack very much. Good length of neck, decent front assembly, well ribbed back. Strong topline that she kept at all times. Correct angulation fore and aft which she used well on the move, went around the ring with reach and drive and so light on her feet.

2nd Coleman’s Camaling Rose Royale – different style to 1st but lots to like. Well made with a good head and nice expression. Strong neck, plenty of forechest and a good front, firm over the loin and kept her shape nicely on the move. Nice muscle tone. Very good and efficient mover. Just preferred 1st’s overall balance. Well handled.

3rd Markey’s Yokohama Lofty To Evenflow (Imp Pol)

Maiden bitch (1,0)

1st Rorke’s Zakhan’s Queen Of Hearts – well made girl. Nice head, slightly broad in skull, but retains a sweet expression with her dark eyes. Liked her length of neck, smooth shoulders and neat feet. Well ribbed back, nice length and depth of body. Would prefer more forechest and a better croup. Well angulated behind and in great coat. Moved with ease and soundness around the ring.

Novice bitch (4,2)

1st Greenwood’s Carnbargus Happy Returns – nice outline on this girl and well angulated. Good head with really nice expression. Neck long enough and good front construction. Good depth of brisket and good ribcage. Slightly arched, strong loin. Could have better feet. Moved well with reach and drive.

2nd Rorke’s Zakhan’s Queen Of Hearts – MB 1st

Graduate bitch (7,1)

1st Heron-O’Brian’s Bluesprings Christina At Caskeys – what a lovely girl this is, and not one I recall seeing before. Beautifully sculpted head with a wonderful Irish expression. Strong through the body with a great front assembly and well ribbed back. Firm and sloping topline, great croup, good width of thigh, short from hock to heal and perfect tail carriage. Would prefer better feet and a bit less weight on her. Powered around the ring with panache. I was quite taken by her.

2nd Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola JW – another nice girl, very stylish. Longer cast than 1st. Nice head and expression. Smooth neck into shoulder, good depth and long ribcage, firm topline and nice over the croup. Would like to see a shade tighter feet. Moves really well from her strong quarters on a smooth ground-covering stride. Sympathetically handled.

3rd Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW

Post graduate bitch (3,0)

1st Parsons’ Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes – nice shape, no exaggeration here. Sweet head on this girl with kind expression, best front in the class. Decent forechest, nice shoulder lay-back. Good depth and held a firm topline on the move. Falls away a shade over the croup. Just the right amount of angulation. Well muscled rear, moved soundly with good reach and drive.

2nd Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Snow Vixen – nice type. Very pretty girl, nicely sculpted head with dark eyes and raised brows – preferred her head to 1st. Shorter coupled than the winner. Well made all through. Good length of neck, nice shoulders, would prefer better return of upper arm. Sloping topline and correctly carried tail. Moved well, cleverly handled.

3rd Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch and Wry

Limit bitch (6,3)

1st Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady – just what I was looking for. Fabulous head with chiselling and such expressive eyes. Racy and with substance. Deep chested with excellent ribcage, strong over the loin and with a firm topline. Symmetrical in front and rear angulations and with super muscle tone. Everything just flows, no lumps and bumps. Moved really well with great footfall, true, confident and happy, with her head held high. A well constructed, unexaggerated girl who just stole my heart on the day. BB, RBIS

2nd Jones’ Gwendariff Chilli Powder – all mature in appearance and a different style to 1st. Good head and kind in eye, strong neck, well filled forechest. Would prefer more length in loin. Moderate angulations fore and aft which she used really well and moved very enthusiastically in the heat. Falls away slightly over the croup. In great coat and condition and well handled.

3rd Heron-O’Brian’s Bluesprings Sunday Girl

Open bitch (5,1)

1st Roberts’ Sh Ch Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor JW (Imp Rus) – another lovely girl here, very feminine and pretty in head. Lengthy neck, great front assembly, deep chested, excellent ribbing. Fabulous feet. Super over the croup and keeps her topline well on the move, despite being longer cast. Front construction matches her rear. Went around with great enthusiasm and outmoved the others in the class to gain 1st place. RBB

2nd Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead – another appealing girl with a clean outline. Nice head with raised brows and very sweet expression from her dark eyes. Good reach of neck, ample forechest and well laid shoulders and good over the croup. Firm body with good bone and paints a balanced picture stood. In super coat and condition. She moved really well with her young handler today.

3rd Fox’ Kerryfair Special Diamond

Veteran bitch (4,1)

1st Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink – a neat veteran girl, just over 7 years old. Good head with an alert expression. Well built all over and in hard condition. Deep chest and long ribcage, strong over the loin. Matching front and rear angulations, hence moves on an effortless stride, so light on her feet. Deep coat colour. Handler tends to overstretch her at times out of pure excitement but it doesn’t take away from the qualities. BVB

2nd Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley – 8.5 years old and another nice girl in good bloom for age. Doesn’t require much stacking as she’s well made. Proportionate head, a shade loose eyes today. Moderate neck, deep in brisket, well sprung ribs and strong back, producing a firm topline. Strong rear quarters, carried herself efficiently around the ring.

3rd Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM – preferred this girl for type, lovely veteran but couldn’t match the others’ movement today.

Laura Kolbach

(Judge)

 

The Irish Setter Association

Open show 4th June 2023

I would just like to thank the ISAE Committee for allowing me the honour of Judging at their open show, at a wonderful venue, with lovely hospitality on such a glorious day, it goes without saying that I feel really privileged to have been asked, also to all the exhibitors that entered allowing me to go over their wonderful dogs Thank You for that honour too!!!

Minor Puppy Bitch. (1). 1. Prangle’s – Clonageera It’s a New Dawn at Heathclare. Lovely overall outline, with a gentle sloping topline ending with a good tail set, nice dark eye in a correct shaping, nice equal plains to head, skull with good rounding and well set ears, front assembly good  with nice bone, chest deep with plenty of heart room and a nice spring of rib developing, good angulation to rear quarters with nicely toned 1st and 2nd thighs, strong and well shaped loin through croup.

Puppy Bitch. (2).1. Bentley’s – Penclippin Celtic Asthore. Sleek and racey at a young age giving the correct outline without any exaggerations, good shape to head and skull with a nice eye shape and lovely dark eye colouring, neat feet on forelegs with plenty of good bone, angulation is good with a nice feel to the fore chest, good depth to chest and a good spring of rib, good angulation to rear and sound muscle tone to all of the rear quarters, was smoother on the move than 2nd with a nice gait. Best Puppy Bitch. 2. As above MPB.

Junior Bitch. (7,1) 1. Hall’s – Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara. Well developed youngster with a good outline, looks mature for her age with out being over the top, good shape to head with a lovely soft expression, the eye and brow giving that melting look, nice shape and strength to neck, nice lay of shoulder flowing across the sturdy topline, good assembly to the front with good fore chest and upright leg, feet well shaped neat and tidy, good depth to chest with a nice spring of rib, rear quarters of sound muscle tone, good on the thighs, angulation good and pasterns not too long, coat in really good condition, moved well with good foot fall. 2. Peters – Corranroo Viennese Waltz to Shirlilah. Another lovely youngster, different in looks to 1st, coat a lot straighter, less wave, good overall outline, head with good equal plains with a nicely coloured well shaped eye, neck good flowing into a well laid shoulder, good angulation to the rear quarters, moved well and with a steady flow to her gait.

Yearling Bitch (4). 1. Roberts – Polmennor Castaspell JW. Outline good, equal plains to head with good ear set, expression soft from lovely well shaped dark eye, nice shape and strength to neck, well laid back in shoulders, good front angulation with plenty of bone, neat feet well arched and tight, Chest deep and plentiful, nice tuck up at couplings and good rear quarters, 1st and 2nd thigh good in muscle, well set on tail from strong croup/ loin, moved well and with drive. 2. Coleman’s – Camaling Rose Royale. Nice looking in outline, with a well shaped head of equal plains, good dark eye, well set low ears, front with nice bone chest deep and with a good spring of rib, rear angulation good with a plenty of well toned muscle at the thighs, neat feet nice and tight, coat in good condition, moved well.

Maiden Bitch (1) 1. Rorke’s – Zakhan’s Queen of Hearts. Overall outline was very good and caught your eye , head of good equal plains, no excessiveness, well chiselled under well shaped dark eye, lovely raised brow giving affectionate look, well set low ear placement, front with good angulation and neat through to tight well arched feet, chest deep with a good spring of rib, topline strong to well set on tail, rear quarters sound with good muscle toning to 1st and 2nd thigh, good well defined angulation with well let down hocks to neat pasterns, moved well and with a positive drive.

Novice (5, 2). 1 As above in Maiden Bitch. 2. Greenwood’s – Carnbargus Happy Returns. Good on outline with a well shaped head with equal plains, nice eye colour and shape, good neck reaching down and through a well laid back shoulder, neat in front assembly and nice in fore chest, plenty of depth to chest and a nice spring of rib, nice toning to muscle in 1st and 2nd thighs, width and strength to loin and croup, moved well with a good gait.

Graduate Bitch (7, 2) 1. Stevenson’s – Lochlorien Unforgotten. Strong in outline with a neat topline to well set on tail, head of good shape and dimensions, low set ears, good dark eye with correct eye shape, front good with plenty of fore chest, straight at front with good bone, neat tight feet all round with good shape, rear angulation good with well let down hocks, from hip to the hock nice and long which gives the neat angulation, coat in great condition, moved effortlessly and with a good reach. 2. Heron-O’Brien’s – Bluesprings Christina at Caskeys, Good outline, neat across the topline to a well set on tail, head of good equal plains, nice dark eye, well set low ears, shoulders neat and narrow and well laid back, front assembly good with plenty of good bone, neat fore chest into well sprung ribs on deep chest, good rear angulation wich gave the drive required on the move. Presented well and in good condition.

Post Graduate Bitch (2) 1. Parsons – Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes at Bransett. Although only two entries in the class it was very close!!! 1st was a little more substantive overall, with a good outline and flowing topline to a well set on tail, neck long and strong with that neat arch to it, head of equal plains and a very nice eye shape and colour, shoulders well laid back from the good neck across the topline to and strong loin and croup, front assembly good with correct angulation, straight in fore leg with plenty of bone, neat tight feet all round, deep chest with good spring of rib, 1st and 2nd thigh show and feel strong with well toned muscle, moved freely with drive and a good reach. 2. Borthwick’s – Lotushill Scotch and Wry. Another super bitch with plenty to like, good in outline with a terrific not over exaggerated topline, head shape good with low set on ears, eye of good colour and shape, feminine in looks and loving expression, neck slightly arched feeling strong, good bone to front, good strong chest with plenty of depth, well sprung rib back to neat tuck up, rear assembly good with strong thighs on well angulated hind legs, not over exaggerated in the angulation neat at hock onto short pastern., moved well as 1st with a good drive and perfect foot fall.

Limit Bitch (5, 2) 1. Jones – Gwendarrif Chilli Powder. Looks good in outline with a gently sloping topline, head with good plains of equal proportions, good shape to eye and of a nice dark colouring, full of expression, front assembly of very good proportions  with a good sloping upper arm to well laid back shoulders, elbows well under and straight forelegs, deep well ribbed chest to a good tuck up, good in loin and croup, well set on tail, 1st and 2nd thighs sound and muscular, lovely neat tight feet being well arched, movement was free flowing with a steady gait and correct foot fall, presented in excellent condition. 2. Heathers – Sixoaks Leading Lady. Another cracking girl that I have come across before, lovely in outline and true to type, very expressive in eye, head of good equal proportions, nice rounded skull, low set ears and a good eye colour, neck strong  with a nice shape, shoulders well laid back giving  good  angulation to the front, chest deep and with plenty of well sprung rib, nice across the couplings, rear quarters sound and of good dimensions finishing the overall picture, her movement today was what let her down, she seemed a little down perhaps the heat was to blame but still a lovely exhibit.

Open Bitch (4,1) 1. Roberts – SH CH Jetsetter Christalle to Polmennor JW (Imp Rus). Outstanding in outline with a lovely gently sloping topline, a look a refinement in grace and elegance, full of expression when looking head on, very much to type in my eyes, head of good proportion with a lovely shape to skull, eyes with a gentle look set in correct shape and of a dark colour, neck line correct  and strong into well laid back shoulders, front assembly from the shoulder giving good angulation, good bone on straight forelegs, sturdy pasterns and pleasing feet clean cut and of  a good shape, fore chest proud, flowing back into a deep well ribbed lung and heart space, neat tuck up into well muscled loin, hip to hock not excessive and with good toning to thighs, plenty of reach on the move, presented in good condition. Best Bitch, Res Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex.  2. Davie – Lochfrae Nina Simone. Neat overall outline, looking well balanced, head of good proportions, low set ears, good eye shape with a nice dark colouring, good straight front, plenty of fore chest, deep in brisket and with good spring of rib, tail set good, rear angulation good with a well turned stifle, 1st and 2nd thigh good in muscle, moved well with a good gait.

Veteran Bitch (4,2) 1. Bougen’s – Gwendariff Lily the Pink. Two very different oldies but both incredibly good, the silhouette of 1st very pleasing to the eye, good in proportion across all aspects of the dog, good shape and quality to the head with a very sweet expression from a lovely dark eye, ear set good, neck strong and not too thick, with a slight arch to it, well laid back shoulder flowing across a neat topline to well set tail, front with a good straight definition on good bone, feet well shaped and with a slight arching to them, well developed chest with plenty of well sprung rib cutting up to strong couplings, good tail set, rear quarters of very good proportions good length to leg in stifle to hock, neat in pastern, no exaggeration in the bend at stifle, sound muscle on both 1st and 2nd thigh, presented in great condition, moved effortlessly with drive and purpose. Res Best Bitch, Best Vet in Show.  2. Stevenson’s – Lochlorien True Detective is Andley.  Have had the pleasure of going over this girl before, lovely dog with feminine looks and another with a top quality outline, well shaped head and with equal proportions, an attractive eye of good colour and shape, front construction was good with nice straight forelegs, plenty of good muscle tone through out, strong in neck with a good lay of shoulder across correct topline, angulation to rear was very good no exaggeration in the bend to stifle, movement was sound, strong and true and without effort. Difficult class to separate.

Minor Puppy Dog (1,1)

Puppy Dog (4,1) 1. Bentley’s – Penclippin Juberlee Flame. All 3 in the class showed their socks off  but overall it was 1st with his movement that took it, good in profile, with a good looking stack, well proportioned head with a good dark eye, low set ears, flowing strong neck, good lay of shoulder across nice topline to correct tail set, front and rear angulation is good for age but obviously still a work in progress but you can see the growth potential there, his overall condition is good, handled well in hot conditions, but this didn’t stop his free flowing easy movement. Best Puppy Dog  and Best Puppy in Show.  2. Berry and Morris’s – Copper’s Midsummer Nights Dream (Imp SWE). Another with a lot to like, good in overall outline, head of neat proportions with a good dark eye, strong nicely arched neck, shoulders well laid back giving good front angulation, plenty of bone on good straight front, deep chest and good spring of rib, strong across the loin, good tail set, moderate rear angulation with good length to leg from hip/stifle and hock, movement wasn’t his best today, but with the youngsters the heat caught up with them.

Junior Dog (5) 1.  Parsons – Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett. A substantial boy with a great outline stacked, good shape to head with a good dark eye and ear set, nice strength to neck with moderate length flowing into a good laid back shoulder, good in front construction and still plenty of bone, neat feet, great depth to chest and well sprung rib, rear angulation good and with solid well toned thighs, good length of leg from hip through stifle to hock, moved with ease and with positive drive. 2. Harris’s – Zakhan’s Rough Diamond by Konakakela. Another good looking boy with a bright future, good in outline, head with good equal plains, lovely eye giving that great setter expression, well set ears, strong through neck to a good lay back of shoulder, front assembly of good proportions and with good bone on a straight front, good spring of rib, angulation on rear quarters good with a neat bend in stifle, good tail set, shown in good condition, moved well away and on return.

Yearling Dog (0).

Maiden Dog (2) 1. As 1st from Junior Dog.

Novice Dog (3,1wd) 1. As 1st from Junior Dog. 2. Rorke’s – Zakhan’s Diamond Jack. Dog of good proportions and style, overall outline good, with nice head shape all of equal plains with a good eye of dark colour, ear set low, neck of moderate length and strong, good lay of shoulder on a nice top line, front neat and straight, good in depth of chest and plenty of well sprung rib, rear of good measure not over exaggerated, moved well although the heat of the day was starting to take it’s toll.

Graduate Dog (2) 1. Berry, Morris and Fitzmaurice – Brinara Country Boy. Strong and substantial boy with a good looking outline, good equal plains to head and a nice dark eye, low set on ears, strong straight front, good lay back of shoulder, steady topline no exaggeration in the gentle slope, good spring of rib, good set on tail, rear quarters good with plenty of muscle and toning to the thighs, once settled was full of drive on the move. 2. Bentley’s – Astleyview Coming Home to Penclippin. Good looking on the stack, with a nice topline, head of equal plains ad a good shaped dark eye, neck with a slight arch and strong with it, front good from shoulders which are well laid back, chest large and full and with a good spring to rib, tail set good, rear angulation moderate but any more would have knocked him out of balance, moved positively and with reach.

Post Graduate Dog (3,1) 1. Beresford’s – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp RUS). Good looking in condition and of a really rich colour, head with a good shape and low set on ears, good colour to eyes, neck strong and with good length, shoulders well laid back giving good angulation to front, forelegs straight and strong, chest full and with a good spring of rib, topline to tail set good, strong at loin, rear quarters with good angulation and solid muscle tone to 1st and 2nd thighs, moved well with a lengthy powerful stride. 2. Richardson’s – Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire. Lovely expression on well balanced head, good eye colour and nicely set low ears, neck strong flowing into a good shoulder, front straight and with good angulation, chest deep and full of well sprung rib, rear quarters with good muscle on thighs, good tail set, nice movement free and effortless.

Limit Dog (2) 1. Williamson’s – Bluesprings Picture This JW. Racy in looks and good outline on the stand, head true and equal with a nice eye, low set ears folding nicely against the cheek, neck long with strength, into a well laid back shoulder placement, front in equal quality with good angulation, fore chest proud and full with lots of depth through the brisket to well sprung ribs, loin and croup firm and muscular, good angles to rear, long through leg from top of thigh to hock, feet neat close and arched, moved with out effort in a strong gliding gait covering the ground with ease. Res Best Dog  2. Deighton’s – Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp BEL). Good outline, good equal plains to head, good dark eye, lovely raised brow giving affectionate glow, front good in angulation, straight front with sturdy strong bone, chest deep and oval with a good spring of rib to neat couplings showing strength in loin, rear quarters good having good muscle on both 1st and 2nd thighs, no exaggeration in bend to stifle, moved well with a positive drive  and good foot fall.

Open Dog (1). 1. Russell’s – SH CH Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW. Classic dog of good type, well boned and substantive, head of good balance with equal plains, good low ear set, eye colour dark and with the subtle chiselling under the eyes gives that affectionate loving appearance, neck is strong and long with a delicate arch, falling neatly into a good lay back of shoulder which then with a good length to upper arm gives the correct angulation, front good in all aspects, depth of  chest deep with plenty of room for good lung function, topline with the correct slope to well set on tail, across the loin and over the croup strong and muscular, rear angulation good, nice length to leg through to hock joint, 1st and 2nd thighs well developed and strong, movement was effortless with power and drive from the rear, shown in excellent condition. Best Dog, Best in Show.

Veteran Dog (2,1) 1. Russell’s – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Classic outline with agood topline, head with good equal plains, eyes of a good colour and again with a high brow and delicate chiselling gives a wanting soft expression, neck strong and falling into a good lay of shoulder, front assembly neat and straight at foreleg, chest depth good and deep with plentiful lung and heart space, topline good to well set on tail, loin strong rounding to rear quarters with toned and strong thighs, good length to rear leg through to hock making rear angulation good with no exaggeration, moved soundly and with drive.

Judge Graham Hart

Southern Counties Champ 2023

03/06/2023

PD (2) Two very nice youngsters and close decision with 1 just having the edge on back movement today 1 Bentley’s Penclippen Jubilee Flame Quality youngster with typical head of correct proportions with tight dark expressive eye, masculine but not overdone in any way, good length of neck into well laid shoulders, enough depth of chest for age, strong topline and strong quarters from which he moved with some drive, true fore and aft 2 Childs’ Penclippen Celtic Flyer Close up with similar head and proportions, good bone, tight feet, strong neck, reasonable shoulders, firm topline and OK quarters but a tad loose on rear movement today. 

JD (6) 1 Levene & Lewis’s Quensha Remember The Name Very balanced in outline, head of correct proportions with dark eye giving masculine but gentle expression, well set ears, clean neck leading to well laid shoulders with correct return of upper arm, ribs well sprung, muscular loin, strong topline and powerful rear with no exaggeration from which he excelled on the move covering the ground with such ease and true front and rear. A very promising young man Best Junior. 2 Childs’ Penclippen Celtic Flyer. 3 Milligan–Bott & Bott’s Thendara Big Love. 

YD (3) 1 Gilbert & Willis’s Thendara Firecracker At Clanoventa This dog moved extremely well with good head carriage, nice head, good front assembly, deep chest tight elbows, firm topline & loin and muscled quarters. 2 Holehan’s Loganrish Out On The Town Moved better in this class than in the previous reasonable head and good pigment, well constructed front assembly through well ribbed body to wide quarters. 3 Chapman’s Sheldonite Gingerbread Man. 

ND (5,1) 1 Childs’ Penclippen Celtic Flyer. 2 Cole’s Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby Very pleasing masculine head, reasonable shoulder placement, well off for bone, level topline and adequate quarters, moved OK. 3 Holehan’s Loganrish Out On The Town. 

GD (8) 1 Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time With Stourford. Stood out in this class, so well balanced in outline, best of heads and expression, clean neck of good length leading to well laid back shoulders with correct upper arm, straight well boned legs with elbows close to body, deep chest well ribbed, strong loin and muscular quarters good bend of stifle but not overdone, with this construction he could not do anything other than move so soundly holding a lovely flowing outline along with drive form his wide quarters. Pressed hard in the challenge but Im sure his time will come. RCC. 2 Rutherford & Prangle’s Clonageera Touch Of Gold Another very pleasing example of the breed from long lean head with kind expression, reasonable neck into sloping shoulder, straight front legs, tight elbows, well laid ribs to strong quarters and moved true front and rear. 3 Purves’ Grousehill Dream Boy. 

PGD (11,2) Very close between these two who both presented very balanced outlines , true breed heads with very kind gentle expressions. well constructed in both front and rear assembly, pleasing height to length proportions, well ribbed with strong toplines and both moved well but 1 just had the edge today though it was a very close decision. 1 Bayne’s Corranroo Celtic Storm. 2 Henderson, Szwaijkowski & Pike’s Redclyst Perishing. 3 Bereford’s Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus). 

LD (7) Beautiful class of such quality and very close between 1 and 2 very difficult to split the two of them but 1 just had a bit more presence and drive on the move today. 1 Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts JW Lovely lean well shaped head, masculine with kindly tight eye, clean neck leading into sloping shoulders, deep chest, well ribbed, firm topline leading to good strong rear with nothing overdone just an honest dog of good breed type and fit for purpose. 2 Needs’ Covarney Paco Rabanne At Stourford Equally well constructed, pleasing head and expression, clean neck into well laid shoulders, good bone and tight feet, deep through chest, strong loin and well angled rear, moved smoothly with ease and true front and rear. 3 Pike’s Redclyst Boris. 

OD (8,3) 1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow. Lots to love about this dog, so well constructed throughout, great proportions with nothing overdone or exaggerated, presents a super outline with a lovely smooth line from head to tip of tail, masculine head , lean and long with kind expression from dark eye, good depth and width of chest, clean slightly arched neck leading smoothly to well laid shoulders with good upper arm placing legs nicely under body, ribs carried well back to strong loin, muscular quarters and well set tail, his co-ordination on the move was a joy to watch as he covered the ground with such ease, animation and drive. Delighted to award him CC & BOB 2 Edward’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie Another of quality & very well constructed & balanced from very pleasing head with endearing expression, through well constructed front and well proportioned body which had depth of chest and was well ribbed with firm topline and muscular loin to sound rear assembly , moved well and pressed hard for top honours. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Then U’know JW. 

SBD (3) 1 Bentley’s Penclippen Jubilee Flame This very promising puppy continued to give his all and moved well to be awarded BSB & was delighted to see him placed SBG2. 2 Purves’s Grousehill Dream Boy Quite nicely constructed overall with good head but would like a slightly darker eye to complete the picture, and needs to settle on the move but did move true front and rear. 3 Henderson, Szwaijkowski & Pike’s Redclyst Pasha. 

VD (2) 1 Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli What an attractive 8 year old dog, everything in the right place and a joy to watch on the move, a credit to his owner, masculine, well proportioned head with gentle expression, lovely length of neck into well laid shoulders, body in proportion to length of leg, has depth to chest and well ribbed to muscular quarters, BV & very pleased to see him awarded a well deserved VG2. 2 Hoskins’ Sandstream Just A Breeze With Ralphski An older boy at 10 who moved well and was overall a well constructed example of the breed. 

GCD (1) 1 Purves’s Grousehill Dream Boy. SBB (7) 1 Bentley’s Penclippen Celtic Asthore This girl presented a very nice outline, pleasing feminine head, nicely constructed overall with nothing overdone, balanced & held her topline while she moved very well. 2 Henderson & Szwajkowski’s Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) Typical head with soft expressive dark eyes, good bone, reasonable shoulder construction, firm topline and moved true. 3 Markey’s Yokohama Lofty To Evenflow. MPB (2) Two very promising puppies. 1 Neill’s Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff TAF This girl just had the edge on the move, very balanced, beautiful feminine head with well defined occiput , good bone & length of leg in relation to body, clean neck into well laid shoulders with good upper arm, enough depth of chest for age, strong topline and quarters but not exaggerated in any way, moved so well with drive and lovely co-ordination for one so young BP. 2 Prangle’s Clonageera It’s A New Dawn At Heathclare Another very promising puppy who is well constructed with appealing well proportioned head and kind eye, very balanced body , well ribbed , strong loin, strong quarters and moved with good front stride but a tad close behind until she settled. 

PB (3,1) 1 Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore. 2 Pangle’s Clonageera It’s A New Dawn At Heathclare. 

JB (9,1) 1 Hall’s Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara Very pleasing lines from lean balanced feminine head through well constructed front assembly with enough depth of chest, to nicely angled quarters from which she moved with some drive covering the ground effortlessly. 2 Leach’s Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly Vey close up and above comments also apply and she moved well but just not so animated and flowing on the move as 1 today. Im sure these two will often change places. 3 Peters’ Corranroo Viennese Waltz. YB (6) 1 Roberts’ Polmennor Castaspell JW This bitch stood out on the move with beautiful head and neck carriage as she sailed around the ring, very true front and rear, well laid shoulders, good bone, tight feet, strong topline and good quarters. 2 Coleman’s Camaling Rose Royale. Pleasing head, good pigment, correct bone, firm arched feet, reasonable layback of shoulders, straight topline and nice rear angles, moved well 3 Leach’s Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly. 

NB (9) 1 Leach’s Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly. 2 Cooper’s Redclyst Sail Seven Seas To Hugared Nicely balanced and moved quite well, moved true holding firm topline. 3 Greenwood’s Carnbargus Happy Returns. GB(9) 1 Clarke’s Covarney Dream Time From Bronrians JW. Lovely bitch who showed the others how to move with elegant head carriage, typical expressive eye in lean well balanced head, well laid shoulders and upper arm, deep chest, good spring of rib to strong loin and muscular quarters with correct angulation. 2 Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola JW. Very close up, another beautifully balanced bitch, today I just preferred the neck of 1 and her style on the move but this girl is also so well put together from head to tail. 3 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. 

PGB (10,1) 1 Humphreys’ Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas JW (ai) Balanced with lovely head ,eye, and earset, straight front with good bone, tight elbows, deep chest, well sprung rib through strong topline to nicely angled rear, which she used to advantage on the move. 2 Pike & Macdonald’s Redclyst Oiche Chiun Feminine head, clean neck, well laid shoulders, balanced body of good proportions, strong quarters and moved straight and true. 3 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. 

LB (7) Very difficult to split these two beautiful bitches full of quality and good breed type. 1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Crimes Of Passion So very feminine and balanced front & rear, nothing overdone in any way, lean balanced head with expressive dark well shaped eye and well set ears, clean neck into shoulders well laid back with good return of upper arm, perfect width and depth of chest, ribs well sprung and carried back to well muscled loin and strong quarters, presented a super smooth topline from neck to tip of tail , her movement was a joy to watch with elegant head and neck carriage, so well co-ordinated and true both front and rear with reach and drive. CC. 2 Bougen’s Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW Close up and pressed hard for top honours Quality throughout with all the attributes of the breed both standing and on the move, excellent head, super front assembly, well proportioned throughout, smooth topline, to correct rear angles which she used to advantage when she covered the ground so effortlessly with such elegance RCC. 3 Humphreys’ Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas. 

OB (5) 1 Crocker’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana. So well constructed and elegant being true front and rear, best of heads with oval skull and defined occiput, muscular clean neck leading to well laid back sloping shoulder, straight bone, firm and arched feet, muscular loin, wide quarters and moved true with reach and some drive holding a firm topline, well presented. 2 Roberts’ Sh Ch Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor JW. Lean well balanced head, excellent front assembly with tight elbows and good chest, well ribbed, firm slightly sloping topline, well set tail and strong quarters, Move well and so balanced in outline both standing and on the move. 3 Elkins’ Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet 

VB (3,2) 1 Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink 7 year old with typical lean and long head, dark eye, good pigment, straight front and good bone, well placed shoulders, firm slightly sloping topline and moved true front and rear with style

Judge: E Anne Orzel

The South of England Irish Setter Club at Newbury 3rd June 2023. My thanks go to the committee for their kind invitation to judge their open show. My thanks also to Julie and Gill for their help stewarding for me. The weather was lovely and sunny with a cool breeze and shade for the dogs to stand in. My overall impression was that we are in danger of losing the lovely parallel planes that Irish Setters heads should have and that along with their distinctive coat colour makes them stand out from other setter breeds. Movement is a work in progress still needing to be addressed. All were well presented, and I was happy with my choices overall. So good the sun was shining, there is no better sight than Irish Setters outside with the sun on their coats. It was an honour and a privilege to over all your lovely dogs.

Minor Puppy Dog.

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Puppy Dog 2 (0)

1st Penclippen Jubilee Flame. Well-built baby with a long lean head with raised brows and nice brown eyes, lowset ears, well developed occiput, and arched neck. He is still quite raw at the moment. Good shoulders and pronounced sternum, elbows tucked in and with good bone, lovely depth to chest, good spring of rib. He has just enough hind angulation and short hocks. Moved steadily going and coming and in profile. His adult coat is just coming through and was in lovely condition. BPD

2nd Penclippen Celtic Flyer. Litter brother to 1st. He is also still a bit raw, with dark eyes and pronounced occiput and arch to his neck which is clean and let into well laid shoulders, lovely front assembly and has good spring of rib, with nice arch through the loin, he has nice angles fore and aft. His topline drops off at the croup a bit more than I would like. Moved steadily. His coat is in super condition and both boys shone in the sun.

Junior Dog 2(0)

1st Loganrish out of the Town. This young man has a lovely head with lovely chiselling below his dark eyes and pronounced occipital bone and arch to his neck. Gentle slope to his topline and correct set on tail. He has a pronounced sternum and depth to chest, elbows tucked in with good bone and good spring of rib leading to nice arch to loin and decent hind assembly. He moved well. Another whose coat was in super condition and shone in the sun.

2nd Repeat of 2nd in Puppy.

Yearling Dog 1 (0)

1st Thendara Firecracker at Clanoventa. He stood alone. His stronger but in proportion head has nice finish to foreface with raised brows and dark eyes and lowset ears. longish neck let into shoulders well laid back with nice return of forearm, elbows tucked in. He has a pronounced sternum and good depth to his chest and good spring of rib; he is slightly long in loin with decent angulation and short hocks. With the sun shining it showed the lovely condition of his coat.

Novice Dog 2 (0)

Repeat of Puppy

Under Graduate Dog 1 (0)

1st Repeat of 1st in Junior.

Graduate Dog 4 (0)

1st Clonageera Touch of Gold. His head is a touch stronger than I normally like but everything is in proportion with correct squarish finish to muzzle, would prefer slightly less flew, dark eye and raised brows, moderately long neck, he is clean over his shoulders and has agood forechest. He has good spring of rib and arched loin with gently sloping topline and slight drop off to tail carried well on the move. Nice bend to stifle and short hocks and nice feet. Another whose rich mahogany coat was in super condition shining in the sun. On the move he showed good reach in profile.

2nd Covarney it takes time with Stourford. He has lovely dark eyes, pronounced occipital bone with slight arch to his neck, lowset ears. He has lovely front assembly and good spring of rib. Good topline flowinggently down into well set on tail. Moved okay.

3rd Reclyst the Celt.

Post Graduate Dog 6 (1)

1st Kerryfair Lucky Seven. Lovely boy. Very typey. Classic refined beautiful head, squarish finish to his muzzle raised brows over lovely dark brown eyes giving a soft quizzical expression. He has a slight arch to his neck. He has good depth to his chest and is well well ribbed up, nice bend to stifle and short hocks. Moved steadily.

2nd Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. Different in type to first with a lovely head, long enough in neck, good shoulders with return of forearm and forechest with elbows tucked in, good spring of rib, nice arch through loin. Moved okay. Both boys had a lovely shine to their coats in the sunshine.

3rd Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore.

Limit Dog 3(0)

1st Loganrish Lets go Crazy. He is finer in head but not feminine, moderately long neck with slight arch, gentle slope to topline leading into well set on tail. Plenty of forechest and good depth to his chest, good arch through his loin with good angulation and short hocks. Well presented with rich mahogany coat shining in the sun.

2nd Oakdene Schiehallion. Heavier set than 1st but in proportion with squarish finish to muzzle and dark eyes and low set ears, gentle slope to his topline. He has good spring to his ribs with nice arch through his loin, good angulation, and short hocks. His profuse well presented chestnut coat shone in the sun. Both boys moved well.

3rd Reclyst Head full of Dreams.

Open Dog. 4 (0)

1st Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW. Lovely refined head with raised brows and lovely dark hazel eyes giving that soft quizzical expression that we look for. Low set ears. Slight arch to his neck leading into his topline that gently slopes down to his well set on tail. He has well sprung ribs giving plenty of heart room and nice arch through his loin. Good angulation and short hocks, and nice feet he looked a picture with his rich chestnut coat shining in the sun. Moved steadily with good reach in profile. I had no hesitation in awarding him BD and BiS.

2nd Covarney Paco Rabanne at Sourford. Different in type to 1st but with correct head planes and squarish finish to foreface and dark hazel eyes. He has a moderately long neck leading into gently sloping topline and well set on tail. He has good shoulders and elbows that are tucked in with good spring of rib and a decent hind assembly. With the sun showing the great condition in his coat. Moved okay.

3rd Redclyst Boris.

Veteran Dog 1 (0)

1st Strathmead Huckleberry at Settesoli. He stood alone. 8yrs old boy has a lovely head with his dark eyes having that cheeky expression. His long neck is set into well laid shoulders, good depth to his chest and good spring of rib, he has slight arch to his loin and nice hind angulation and short hocks. Gentle slope to his topline and well set on tail. He powered round the ring enjoying his day out. BVD and BViS.

Minor Puppy Bitch 1 (0)

1st Clonageera it’s a new dawn at Heathclare. She stood alone. She is still quite raw with a fair amount of maturing to do. Her head is long and lean with raised brows, low set ears pronounced occipital bone with moderate length to her neck let into her shoulders. Plenty of depth to her chest, decent bend to stifle and short hocks. Moved okay.

Puppy 2 (0)

1st Penclippen Celtic Asthore. Lovely puppy. 8 mth old with a lovely head and dark eyes with raised brows, lowset ears, moderately long neck leading into well laid shoulders with good return of forearm. She has good bone and pronounced sternum with good depth to chest. She moved steadily going and coming and in profile. Lovely rich dark flat coat shone in the sun. BPiS

2nd Repeat of 1st in Minor Puppy

Junior 3(1)

1st Corranroo Viennese Waltz. Lovely head with correct planes and dark eyes under raised brows. She has lowset ears. She has a slight arch to her neck let into well laid shoulders and good return of forearm, good front assembly and depth to chest, well sprung ribs leading to arch over loin, gentle slope to topline and well set on tail. Moved steadily going and coming and in profile.

2nd Riverbrue Ophelia Love at Glennara. Another with a lovely head. Lovely dark eyes, moderately long neck and lowset ears. She has well laid back shoulders and good return of forearm with a gentle slope to her topline. Good bend to stifle and short hocks. Moved okay. Two lovely girls, I was splitting hairs.

Yearling 2 (0)

1st Polmennor Castaspell JW. Lovely girl with a refined head and her dark eyes sparkling. She has lowset ears. Her topline flows from the top of the neck to the tip of her tail. She has a moderately long neck, and well laid shoulders. Good depth to her chest with ribs well sprung and nice arch through the loin She has a lovely hind assembly and she moved well showing good reach and extension in profile.

2nd Camaling Rose Royale. She has long and lean head with dark eyes and long neck set into well laid shoulders, lovely gentle slope to topline with slight drop to set of tail. She has a nice arch through the loin. Decent angulation and short hocks. Moved okay.

Novice Bitch 2 (1)

1st Carnbargus Happy returns. Stood alone. She has a nice head with good finish to foreface. Moderate neck let into well laid shoulder with decent forechest and depth to chest. She has a nice arch through the loin and gentle slope to her topline to slight drop to tail. Good hind angulation. Moved okay.

Under Grduate Bitch 3 (1)

1st Loganrish Taste of Diamonds. She is fine in head with raised brows and dark eyes, slight arch to moderately long neck. She has a decent front assembly and good spring of rib giving plenty heart room with nice arch to loin. Good hind angulation and short hocks. Moved okay.

2nd Alolfrana U’are beautiful of Cadogcourt. Lovely head with raised brows and lowset ears, moderate neck and good spring of rib and nice arch through the loin. Enough hind angulation. Short hocks. Moved okay.

Graduate Bitch 8 (1 w/d)

1st Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. JW. She has a refined head with lowset ears and long neck. She has gentle slope to topline running in a smooth line from behind occipital bone to slight drop of tail. Good front assembly and well sprung ribs. Just enough arch through the loin and good hind assembly. Moved okay.

2nd Corranroo Hot Sensation. Another with a refined head, long neck with decent front assembly and good depth to her chest and good spring of rib, short hocks. Moved okay.

3rd Redclyst Glenury Oiche Chiuin

Post Graduate Bitch 4 (0).

1st Ixia Snow Vixen. Lovely girl. She has a super head with lovely finish to foreface, raised eye brows and dark hazel eyes. She has lowset ears and moderately long neck. Lovely topline running from back of her head in a smooth line down to her correctly set tail. Good front assembly with well spuing ribs giving lots of heart room, nice arch through the loin. Short hocks. Moved well.

2nd Bluebyeyou love in a Mist. She has nice finish to her foreface and correct head planes, good length of neck and gentle slope to her topline. Clean over her shoulders and adequate forechest. Good spring of rib. She is slightly long through the loin, good depth to her chest. Moved okay.

3rd Twoacres Double Bubble.

Limit Bitch 5(1)

1st Gwendariff Chili Powder JW. She has a nice square finish to muzzle and dark hazel eyes with raised brows and lowset ears, she has a moderately long neck with a good front assembly. Good spring of rib giving plenty of heart room and arched through the loin. Well set on tail. Short hocks. She moved well

2nd Lochfrae Nina Simone. She is a rangier girl with a nice head and square finish to muzzle raised brows and dark eyes. Moderately long neck leading into decent front assembly, gentle slope topline, nice through the loin. Short hocks. Both girls were in super condition with sun on their coats.Moved okay.

3rd Konakakela Just meant to b Siochana

Open Bitch 4 (0)

1st Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avocet. Lovely refined head with dark eye with soft expression. She has a moderate long neck. Well laid shoulder and good return of forearm with good forechest and great depth of chest. Well sprung ribs giving plenty of heart room. Super gently sloping topline running from occiput through to well set on tail. She is nicely arched through the loin with good hind angulation and short hocks. Moved well holding topline in profile. Loved her. BB and RBiS.

2nd Sh Ch Jetsetter Cristalle to Polmenor (Imp Rus) JW. Lovely feminine head with raised brow and dark eye. Moderately long neck set into well laid shoulder, spring to ribs giving plenty heartroom, slight arch to loin. Lovely gentle slope to topline following through to well set on tail. She moved well. Two beautiful girls that will no doubt change places on another day.

Veteran Bitch 2 (0)

1st Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW Sh CM. 9 ½ years young. So enjoyed her day. Lovely head with raised brows and dark eyes, moderately long neck let into shoulders well laid back and good return of forearm, good spring of rib, nice arch through the loin. Super topline with gentle slope to correct set on tail. Decent hind angulation and short hocks. Moved with panache round the ring.

2nd Gwendariff Lily the Pink. 7 years young. Another lovely girl unfortunate to meet 1st today. She has lovely lean head with raised brows and dark eyes, long neck set into a good front assembly. She has great depth to her chest and arch through loin. Lovely topline gently sloping to tail, nice hind angulation, nice feet. Moved well.

Judge Mrs Linda Murchison

Dog Challenge Certificate – Int Sh Ch/bis/biss Glimmer Noblesse Cloud Dancer (Miss Glonekovã)

Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate – Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie (Mrs S E Edwards)

Bitch Challenge Certificate – Forfarian Soo Lush JW (Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock)

Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate – Glennara Cherry Cola JW (Mrs K A Hall)

Best of Breed – Forfarian Soo Lush JW (Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock)

Best Puppy – Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris)

Best Veteran – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli (Mrs J P Russell)

Best Special Beginners – Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) (Miss H & Mr M Henderson & Szwajkowski) 

I wish to thank the Officers and Committee for the invitation to judge this long awaited appointment at this amazing showground. The ground was perfect and the in/out ring was a good size and offered shade from the heat of the day.

Being a regular exhibitor of Irish Setters I watch the breed closely and leading up to my appointment I was concerned about the number of weak necks that have appeared over recent years. An Irish Setter is not a ‘carrying’ breed but an air scenting breed requiring strength of neck to hold their heads high as they scent the air for game across difficult terrain. Apart from which the muscular, slightly arched neck is a mark of quality. I am pleased to say that these weak necks that cut abruptly into high shoulders were in the main, absent from today’s entry.

It has been said recently that Irish Setters should be ‘up on the leg’. This is totally incorrect. Irish Setters are not square in outline; they should be well ribbed back which in itself tells you that they are slightly longer than they are tall.

I found three bad mouths and two cases of entropion on the day but overall, the quality of the entry was good although I did feel that the bitches were superior to the dogs. All coats were spotlessly clean and presentation was superb, but a large number of the exhibits lacked muscle conditioning.

I am very grateful to the exhibitors for the super entry and to those around the ring who clapped generously for all the winners creating a terrific atmosphere.

 

Class 164. Veteran Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1st Place              482 – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli (Mrs J P Russell)

BV, BVIG, RBVIS

Great start to the day; a super veteran dog with so much to commend. He owns a strong enough, but very handsome head with a kind eye, lovely expression, excellent finish of foreface, low set ears and a correct bite. He has the most seamless neck into shoulder, good length and return of upper arm, ample fore chest, clean in outline and an excellent finish to his croup. Nice length and turn of stifle and short from hock to heel. I have watched this lad take his owner on a bit of a “sleigh ride” when moving over the past few years, but today he was under control, co-ordinated and showed what he’s actually capable of. He’s little prouder of his tail than is ideal, but a truly handsome dog nonetheless.

I was delighted to award him BV and to see watch him win the veteran group and go RBVIS for his extremely proud owner! Congratulations.

 

Class 165. Minor Puppy Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 1

 

Class 166. Puppy Dog – Super class, the first four so full of breed type.

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st Place              403 – Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris)

I thought this was a cracking young dog; He’s so full of type and mischief. He owns such a balanced head already with raised brows, kind eye, fine ears and such an excellent expression, a tad throaty at present, but I’m sure this will clean up as he matures. He has very decent forehand with super depth to his chest already and a lovely long ribcage that is carried well back. Has plenty of rear angulation and such a lovely croup and tail set. A handful on the move, which only added to his charm, but shows such a scopey side gait and that typical puppy roll which again, will go as he matures. He’s a super pup and I liked him enormously. BPIB. Well done.

2nd Place            419 – Kristesha A Thousand Kisses (Miss Y Davies)

So very close up to the winner. I was really taken with this lad too. Incredibly balanced for his age with very little to fault on the stack and moving. At present, he’s a little broader in skull than is my preference, but I’m certain that this will fine a little as he grows on and balance out. He is super in body and has such a breed typical outline and silhouette. His front and rear quarters were excellent and he maintained his lovely shape on the move too. Presented today in a thick, lush, dark puppy coat. I wish him luck and think he will make a super mature male.

 

Class 167. Junior Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1st Place              451 – Kerryfair Zoom in On Pawsword (Miss L Kolbach)

This is an absolute stunner of a young dog. His type and style are impossible to ignore. He possesses a beautiful, refined head. It’s so balanced in its proportions, long and lean, no excess skin, tight eye, clean in throat and a beautifully finished muzzle. He is racy in his outlook and balanced in body. He has an excellent front, super return of upper arm, pronounced fore chest and stands straight on excellent bone and feet. His top line is clean, gently sloping and firm. He could have a slightly longer and flatter croup for ideal, but that said, it does flatten out a little more on the move than on the stack. His hind quarters were shapely, let down in hock and well-muscled already.  His coat is coming along just nicely too. On the move he was superb. Coming and going he was spot on, but it was his side gait that totally captivates you. It’s open and reachy and he carries his head beautifully with that air of arrogance that we all want and cherish in our show dogs. I’m sure that with correct nurturing and coat care, we will hear a lot more from him as a mature dog.

2nd Place            461 – Thendara Big Love (Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott & Bott)

A very imposing dog with a much bigger frame than the winner. Lots to admire here. He has a handsome head that is balanced and correct in its proportions, but not quite the refinement and chiselling of the winner. He excels in his angles with a well-made front with an abundance of fore chest. He has great bone and substance, but is certainly not course. His quarters a well-muscled and his conditioning was second to none. He has excellent depth and ribbing, but I would’ve preferred him closer coupled for balance. An exuberant mover with a lovely side gait, but somewhat proud of his tail today. First class presentation.

 

Class 168. Yearling Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st Place              490 – Lynwood Ruddy Fantastic (Mr T Watts)

A good moving dog that was so sound in all departments. Very true out and back and maintained his shape on the around. His head was masculine, but would benefit from more work, stop and chiselling. A shorter coupled dog with top line and croup that really appealed from his excellent crested neck and that gentle slope from withers to croup. His bone and feet were excellent, but could stand a little too narrow in front at times. Enough angulation behind and was well let down in hock. A dark, wavy coated dog with an abundance of coat for his age. Deserved his win here.

2nd Place            441 – Cafotaliena Joker and Queen (Miss N C & Miss C Hardy)

Much preferred the head on this exhibit and he was handled very well to get the best out of him. His top line was clean and sloping and he has a lovely tail set and croup.  For me, I would’ve liked to have seen a little more substance and angulation all through. He has enough behind, but was a little too straight fronted and lacked the desired fore chest. His ribbing had good length and his coupling strong and muscled. Presented in good coat and of good colour. A true moving dog with a pleasing side gait. Time is on his side.

 

Class 169. Novice Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 0

1st Place              403 – Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) (Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris)

Repeat from Puppy Dog.

2nd Place            468 – Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett (Mrs D & Miss J Parsons)

This is a really lovely puppy, but on the day was carrying just too much weight for my preference. He has such a lovely head and expression; he is typy, well boned and has excellent angles fore and aft. Plentiful in fore chest, super depth and length to rib, lush, thick, dark puppy coat and an eagerness to please on the move carrying his tail beautifully. One I would certainly look forward to judging as a more refined/thinner adult.  An exciting prospect indeed that looks just like his pedigree would suggest.

 

Class 170. Graduate Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1st Place              464 – Covarney It Takes Time with Stourford (Mr W G & Mrs A C Needs)

This is a very well put together dog with lots to like. He could be touch more refined in head and have a little less lip for my taste, but it’s masculine, has good planes, excellent low set ears, raised brows and enough stop. His forehand was so well put together and his fore chest excellent. His shoulders were fine at the points and flowed beautifully into his clean, sloping top line and tail set. Very good in rib and depth, straight forelegs but feet could be tidier. Enough bend and turn of stifle and short from hock to heel. A really lovely gait in profile and coming towards. Top drawer presentation that was appreciated.

2nd Place            404 – Brinara Country Boy (Mrs B, Mrs L & Mrs L Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice)

I really appreciated the type and head on this lad. More refined in head than the winner, sriuper twitching brows, excellent length of foreface and clean in throat. Neat, fine, low set ears carried close to his head. Nicely crested neck and a decent shoulder and top line. A Little straighter in upper arm and not quite the fore chest of the winner. He is racy and balanced, but didn’t put his all into moving today although very sound. It was certainly warming up outside at this point!

 

Class 171. Post Graduate Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st Place              491 – Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire (Mrs L Richardson)

I liked this boy very much and he presents the most classic Irish setter shape on the stack. He is racy and balanced, owns a super headpiece with excellent planes, low set ears, oval skull and a kind eye, which, could be a fraction darker for perfection. He is totally balanced in his angles, has a super lay of shoulder, lengthy upper arm and a good amount of fore chest. He is deep in body and has the correct proportion of being slightly longer than he is tall. His top line and tail set are spot on. He is long from hip to hock and is well let down here. Presented today in super coat and feather, but I would’ve liked to have seen him in better muscle tone throughout. Shows and excellent side gait on the around and is precise coming on, but a little untidy going away today. He is a super dog with an assured title ahead of him. I liked him enormously.

2nd Place            402 – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus) (M Beresford)

This is a very good moving male of excellent type. His head is pleasing with good chiselling, excellent length of muzzle that could be a fraction deeper for balance and long, low set ears. Eye a fraction light, but super shape to them and tight, neat margins. Very striking in outline and his croup is spot on. Has enough fore chest, is good in upper arm but I preferred the shoulder on the winner. Ribs lengthy with good spring and depth. Quarters wide and of good length. Shown today in super coat and feather of excellent quality and depth to it. A very precise mover, clean coming and going and very collected on the around. Another really nice dog. 

 

Class 172. Limit Dog

Entries: 10 Absentees: 1

1st Place              431 – Suteresett King of Hearts JW (Mrs T & Miss G Gisby)

I’ve watched this dog maturing and have always been a little indifferent about him, but I was so glad to see him here today looking the way he did. His conditioning and muscle tone were second to none. You can tell that it wasn’t just a case of wash and go. A lot of hard work has clearly gone into this! His head is very balanced, long and lean, oval in skull and has such a kind expression. He has correct oval bone, super feet and more than enough fore chest. His top line is clean, gently sloping and his croup is good but I would’ve liked just a fraction more length to his neck for my ideal. He is beautifully angulated behind and hocks are well let down. His coat was dark and lush and so beautifully conditioned and presented. A very sound moving dog. His feet go in just the right places coming and going and on the around he is lengthy in his side gait. Surely his title cannot be too far away looking like this and I for one will be delighted to see it.

2nd Place            465 – Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford (Mr W G & Mrs A C Needs)

It always fascinates me how owners (including myself) make their dogs all look so alike and this is no exception. Presented and handled to advantage he was so very much like his kennel mate, just the more mature version. Very striking and clean in outline, no lumps or bumps anywhere. His head was masculine and had plenty of brain room, albeit a little lacking in detail for my ideal. As with the younger male, his forehand was very nice indeed, with an excellent shoulder, complimentary upper arm and a wealth of fore chest. Deep chested and stood on good sinewy bone, feet could improve as not as tight as the winners. A positive mover, but a fraction more elevation in his tail than I prefer. A Very nice dog indeed.

 

Class 173. Open Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

Three outstanding dogs placed 1-3 in this. All three most worthy champions that I was delighted to judge.

1st Place              433 – Int Sh Ch/bis/biss Glimmer Noblesse Cloud Dancer (Miss Glonekovã)

Not a new one to me, I judged him in Vienna at the Setter Derby where I awarded him BOB and BIS in 2022, so I was absolutely delighted to see him here today….although no big surprise!  

An absolutely captivating dog from any angle that has type in abundance. Not the biggest of lads, but standing he presents a gorgeous silhouette with the cleanest of outlines that immediately draws you in.  On going over him every part fits seamlessly. He owns the most classic, delicately chiselled head, correctly shaped kind eye, oval skull and excellent length and depth to his muzzle; His crested neck flows beautifully into a very well made forehand, straight forelegs and quality sinewy bone. His chest is deep, ribs sprung and carried well back to his firm, muscular loin. His quarters are wide and powerful and his stifles well bent. When asked to move he did so with drive and determination and had the most attractive head carriage and tail action. He was presented to me today in full, lush, dark, excellent quality coat. He looked a picture. I had no hesitation in awarding him his richly deserved 3rd CC and must congratulate his owner for her dedication and commitment. Making a dog up in the UK is no mean feat, let alone when you’re living thousands of miles away!

For BOB, I felt he could have benefited from an extra pound or two and the bitch was carrying just that extra bit of body condition.

2nd Place            423 – Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie (Mrs S E Edwards)

This lad is very much in his prime, impossible to ignore and a very worthy champion indeed. Another I was pleased to see here today as I had often admired him from the ringside and competed against him. A substantial male but certainly in no way coarse; He has a handsome head, a kind eye with enough chiselling above and below, low set fine ears and is clean in back skull. Not quite the planes of the winner, but handsome nonetheless. He is lengthy and deep in his ribs, has excellent bone and feet, enough fore chest and is deep in brisket. Shoulder a little steep, but his top line is so very clean and his tail set spot on. His rear quarters were wide and powerful, stifles well bent and of good length. Much to admire on the move, he maintains his outline beautifully going around, is clean coming on and he does so with a lashing tail and pleasure for his adoring owner who clearly has faith in her charge. Presented in first class coat and feather. Thank you for bringing him.

3rd Place – Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW

Like this dog very much too. Such a typy, worthy champion. Everything where is should be with nothing out of place. Presents a very racy picture, beautifully angled all through, correct dentition and super coat and condition. Just felt the other two boys put their heart and souls into their performances today.

 

Class 174. Special Beginners

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1st Place              443 – Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) (Miss H & Mr M Henderson & Szwajkowski)

Not much out of place on this substantial girl. Very well made all through and is balanced in her angles. Her head is good in its proportions, but could have been a little more detailed in its chiselling. Her shoulders were fine and well laid, she was clean in outline and her tailset was good. Plenty of length and depth in ribbing, fraction long in coupling, in good coat and feather and well presented. Could carry a little more muscle tone.

2nd Place            458 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey)

Very raw, but typy young girl. Liked her outline. She has a feminine head of good length and correct width to skull. Eyes can tighten still but of good colour. She has decent depth of chest and stands straight in front on good bone and feet. A positive mover in all directions. Should mature on nicely.

 

Class 175. Veteran Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st Place              405 – Sh Ch Ixia Ever Hopeful (H K & J A Bouttell & Burbridge)

I had to ask a second time when her handler told me she was 11 ½! Was a testament to the breed and her owners for keeping her in such wonderful condition. She owns the most delightful head, it’s feminine, refined, well worked and has such a lovely expression with those desired twitching brows working away the whole time. She had complimentary angles both fore and aft, was deep in chest and had a great amount of fore chest. Shorter coupled than the rest of the line up, but her zest, passion on the move, superb muscling and top notch presentation won her the class. You must be very proud.

2nd Place            489 – Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM (Miss S Waterton)

This girl presents the most outstanding shape on the stack, She’s elegant and classy in her profile. Pretty and refined in head, low set ears and a lovely finish to her muzzle. Her neck into shoulder blends beautifully and her upper arm is absolutely spot on. Clean in outline and a great finish to her croup. Her quarters were wide and well let down in hock. So happy on the move, but not quite the drive and determination of the winner. Would’ve liked to have judged her in her prime. She would’ve been a worthy champion for sure. 

 

Class 176. Minor Puppy Bitch

Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

 

Class 177. Puppy Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1st Place              400 – Penclippin Celtic Asthore (Mrs H G Bentley)

Nicely constructed young lady developing along the right lines with her racy and feminine appearance. Long and lean head with correct planes and low set, neatly folded ears. Nicely set and shaped dark eyes and a very sweet expression. Very moderate all through with no ugly lumps or bumps. Firm, gently sloping top line, croup could’ve been a little flatter for ideal, well angled rear. Rich dark coat coming through nicely. Very together on the move for her age and uses her rear very well. BPB.

 

Class 178. Junior Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 2

1st Place              458 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey)

Repeat from 2nd in SB.

2nd Place            470 – Corranroo Viennese Waltz (Miss L M Peters)

Different type to my winner. Nicely shaped, pretty head but would’ve liked a darker eye, good length and depth of muzzle. Enough lay of shoulder, straight front with the neatest of neat feet. Excellent topline, slightly steep in croup and just about enough rear quarters. Very good mover, straight up and back and carries her tail well. Just preferred the overall type of 1st.

 

Class 179. Yearling Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1st Place              439 – Harreds Lillie (Mr P J Hall)

Did very well to win this lovely class. She is a super young bitch, full of quality and type. Her head was balanced, oval in skull, parallel planes with raised brows showing stop, excellent length to muzzle and lovely wide nostrils. She’s clean in throat and has a lovely crest to her neck although it could lengthen a little for a touch more elegance. Her shoulders were well placed and she has ample fore chest. She was deep in brisket and her elbows were well let down. She has plenty of lung room for her age and her loin was muscular and strong. Enough angulation behind and short from hock to heel. Shown in super coat and condition. She’s so easy on the eye when she’s moving and her side gait is just lovely. One I can see carrying a title with a little more maturity.

2nd                         460 – Rahina Della Magna Sila Jrch (Mrs M Mazzuca)

Was very taken with this one too. New to me, but very much of the type and style I admire. Not quite the work in head of the winner, but not heavy or coarse and with a very kind eye and expression. A little straighter in front than 1st, but her shoulder was clean and she had enough fore chest. She excelled in top line and croup. Firm and strong without break which led to super rear quarters that she used so brilliantly on the move, showing a very clean pair of heals on the out and back and great drive in profile. Presented beautifully, her dark coat and ample feathering looked great. Liked her a lot.

 

Class 180. Novice Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1st Place              458 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Miss C L Markey)

Repeat – 1st SB

2nd Place            478 – Zakhan’s Queen of Hearts (Mrs J C Rorke)

Different type and more compact shape to the winner. She has sweet expression and a lovely low set ear. She has enough neck and is clean in shoulder. Straight forelegs and super arched feet. Her top line slopes nicely but is a fraction steep in croup for me. Nice rear, long from hip to hock and well-muscled. Moved soundly for her runner and shown in lovely coat and condition.

 

Class 181. Graduate Bitch

Entries: 9 Absentees: 0

1st Place              440 – Glennara Cherry Cola JW (Mrs K A Hall)

This beautiful girl has type and elegance in abundance. Her head is so pretty with the loveliest raised brows and dark well shaped eyes. She has length in foreface and is clean in throat. Her shoulders were fine at the points, well laid and lengthy. She has enough fore chest and a good length of upper arm; straight sinewy fore legs, elbows tucked in nicely and tight arched toes. Excellent top line and croup, deep ribs that can still spring a little more with time. Her rear was well muscled, wide and powerful which she used to great advantage. On the move she was a delight; her head carriage and tail action was so typical and lovely to see. Very co-ordinated for her runner and did all that was asked of her. Presented in rich lush coat with ample feathering.  I couldn’t resist her for the RCC. One that will certainly be carrying a title.

2nd Place            446 – Bluesprings Christina at Caskeys (Mrs F G Heron-O’brien)

This is another very beautiful girl with so much to admire. She’s full of type and beautifully balanced. A stronger girl than 1st, but still elegant. She has a balanced head with good planes and lovely raised brows showing stop. Good shaped eyes that could darken a fraction. Very good forehand on her and so smooth from neck into shoulder. Plenty of fore chest and very deep chested. She has strong bone and a straight front, but not quite the feet of 1st. Her top line slopes nicely, is firm and her croup finishes really well. Nice length and width in rear and let down in hock. Very tidy mover in all directions putting her feet where they should be and carrying her tail beautifully. Push the winner very hard, but just preferred the sass and showmanship of 1st.

 

Class 182. Post Graduate Bitch

Entries: 8 Absentees: 1

1st Place              421 – Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood (Ms A & Ms S Douthwaite & Wharfe)

Not really paid much attention to her before today, but what a cracker she is. She really does present such a lovely, typy shape with little you would change. Ideally I’d have liked her head with a little more work through her brow and a bit more chiselled, but it has good length, an oval skull, pronounced occiput and fine, low set ears. Her front and rear quarters are beautifully angulated all through, her ribs are deep and carried well back to her firm, muscular loin. Her outline is clean and gently sloping to an excellent croup. Presented in lovely bloom and firm muscular condition. On the move she was precise and accurate both coming, going and in profile. A huge contender top honours, I just felt the Limit and Grad bitch shouted that little bit louder! Yet another with an assured title ahead of her.  

2nd Place            450 – Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas (ai) JW (Mrs J A & Mr P J Humphreys)

Another that hadn’t really entered onto my radar at shows. Certainly impossible to ignore when you look at her face! For me she had the best head of the day, it was full of breed type, had such a melting expression, perfectly shaped dark eyes, parallel in planes, delicately chiselled throughout and perfectly finished in muzzle. It was delightful! Not the finish of the winner in coat or rib at this stage, but beautifully balanced in her proportions, straight front, neat feet, moderately long in neck, clean and firm in outline. Very purposeful, animated mover. Sympathetically handled. Liked her a lot.

 

Class 183. Limit Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1st Place              486 – Forfarian Soo Lush JW (Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock)

Racy, balanced and full of quality sums her up really. Full of type and she owns the most feminine of heads, her planes are excellent and she has a gorgeous expression, twitching brows, kind dark eye and fine, low set ears. She is so clean in throat and has the classiest crest to her neck. It’s not thin, weedy or overlong, and there’s no abrupt break into her shoulder, it’s seamless as it should be. Excellent return to her upper arm and her elbows were well let down. She is deep in brisket and has enough fore chest. Her top line is clean, gently sloping and finishes with such an excellent croup and tail set. Her hindquarters are wide, so well-muscled, have good length from hip to hock and are well let down. Her muscling and conditioning were unrivalled in bitches today – her owners must be commended for this as I know only too well just how much effort this takes! On the move she was an absolute delight, she was so sound and had such an open, reachy side gait and made such good use of her tail. She has a wonderful rapport with her very talented handler; nothing was too much trouble. I thought she looked a picture in both the class and in the challenge and on the day I could find nothing to beat her. It was my pleasure to award her her 3rd CC and BOB. Congratulations to you all.

2nd Place            422 – Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW (Mrs S E Edwards)

Slightly bigger than my winner, but nicely proportioned very much a show girl which secured her place here. Very pretty headed and so feminine, it’s long and lean and she has a lovely expression and the neatest of ears. She’s not got the front angulation of the winner, but she has ample fore chest, is deep in brisket and stands on excellent quality bone and feet. Very good length and spring to ribbing, firm loin and a very good tail set. Excelled in her rear quarters, which were firm, muscled, wide and long from hip to hock. Lighter in coat than some, but has ample, well-conditioned feathering. She could firm up slightly going away, but she’s very light on her feet, has lovely carriage and uses her tail to great effect which is lovely to see.

 

Class 184. Open Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

Without doubt the hardest class of the day. A case could’ve been put forward for any of them. In the end is came down to performance as they all had so much to offer.

1st Place              434 – Ch Glimmer Noblesse Darling Hurry Up (Miss Glonekovã)

She gave me a real headache as she is undeniably a class act and demonstrably affectionate fits her perfectly. She presents such a beautiful picture both standing and on the move. Her angles front and back are text book, she has fore chest, quality bone, she is deep in chest, her ribs are sprung and her loin is strong. Her top line is clean, without break and slopes gently to such an appealing croup. Her quarters are strong, let down in hock and short from hock to heel. Her coat was lush, thick, well feathered and gleaming. There really was so much to admire…especially on the move!

However, when It came to the challenge, I found her too much in size and too broad in skull to take her any further against the very feminine CC & RCC winners. Nevertheless, I enjoyed judging her very much.

2nd Place            462 – Sh Ch Lynwood Abracadabra JW (Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford)

Narrowly beat a favourite of mine into 2nd.

She has type in abundance and is every inch the worthy champion that she is. She is beautifully proportioned all through, owns a feminine, balanced head, beautifully crested neck with a lovely transition from neck into shoulder. Her top line is faultless and her croup is spot on. She has a deep, mature body with excellent ribbing. Her hindquarters were so correct. Shapely and well let down in hock with enough muscling and width of first and second thigh. She impresses on the move with such an open side gait, correct tail carriage and was clean coming and going. Presented in full coat with a wealth of feathering. On the day I preferred the winner in pastern and feet.

Judge: Mr B A Crocker

Judge’s  Report SKC May 24th 2023 IRISH SETTERS

My thanks to the Committee for inviting  me to judge at the May SKC Championship Show, to my efficient stewards and a huge thank you to the exhibitors for bringing their dogs.

Obviously I was looking for dogs that conformed as closely as possible to the  Breed Standard and overall my winners and in particular the CC winners did precisely that. It  was a great pleasure to see the Best of Breed taking Group 2, at the end of the day.

Minor Puppy Dog,2.

  1. Lucas’ Gwendariff Bachelor Boy, everything to like about this baby, very typy, excellent head with correctly shaped eye and sweet expression, loved his arched neck, well balanced throughout, good angulation, well up on his pasterns, short hock to heel, small, well padded feet, strong rear action for such a babe.
  2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea, a little heavier in the head than the winner and not so balanced overall but a pleasing puppy, gentle expression and raised brow, good bone and substance, moved very soundly and well presented.

Puppy Dog. 5

Two very nice litter brothers headed this class.

  1. Parsons’ Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett, a very soundly constructed youngster, well off for bone, good head shape, good balance between skull and foreface, raised brow, well ribbed, angulation just as it should be, good feet,  moved very steadily, to be super critical he could do with a fraction less weight but he will fine down as he develops, BPD.
  2. Charlish’s Quensha People Keep Talking Of Harelferg, close up to 1 and many of the same comments apply, perhaps not the rear angulation of his brother but moved very well with steadily held topline and correct tail carriage, neat feet, well shaped head and good expression.
  3. Berry and Morris’ Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, NAF, TAF.

JuniorDog, 6(1)

  1. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword, full of breed type, elegant, strong, racy and spirited, moved with great drive, presented a clean, flowing outline, head long and lean, dark well shaped eye, perfect balance between foreface and skull, well defined brow and just enough flew, good rib and forehand, gently sloping topline, strong loin and tail set, firm pasterns and neat feet, rich dark coat in lovely condition.
  2. Chorley-Newton, Chorley and Flinders’ Kerryfair Just Be, litter brother to 1 and equally impressive, beautifully proportioned head with melting expression, good finish to foreface, ears low set, arched at the neck, lovely spring of rib, strong short loin, good quarters and sits well into his croup, steady true movement.
  3. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On.

Yearling Dog. 5

1.MacAuley’s Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts, caught my eye as soon as he came into the ring, beautifully balanced and well angulated, well moulded refined head, dark correctly shaped eye, raised brow, low ear set, strong topline leading to good tail set, just the right amount of coat, moved soundly, liked him a lot, one for the future.

  1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW, handsome well proportioned head, nice length and arch of neck into well laid shoulders, deep through the chest, good ribs and compact loin, sound body and stifles, moved with drive, a very nice dog, just preferred finish to croup on my winner.
  2. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On.

Graduate Dog.4

  1. Lucas’s Gwendariff Aru Ready F’this Amberlight. Another eye-catching dog, not an easy chap to handle, moved with great drive, well muscled and powerful, racy in outline with handsome long lean head, good eye colour and shape and raised brow, good angulation to shoulders and quarters, deep brisket, gives the impression of a lot more to come.
  2. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On, giving away a lot in age in this class, a well balanced youngster with nicely balanced head, kindly expression, good forequarters leading into well proportioned body, flowing topline, moved soundly, has all the right elements.
  3. Hanson’s Gwendariff’s Up An At’em.

Post Graduate Dog 6

1 Robinson’s Kerryfair Lucky Seven, appealed greatly for type, lovely head with lots of chiselling, correct dome to skull, foreface in balance, neat flew, dark expressive eye and well defined brow, nice arch to neck, body proportionate and balanced, good spring of rib and short loin, angulation just right.

2 Stewart and Ellrich’s Gwendariff Absolutely Marve’llus, close up to winner, just preferred head and expression on 1, lovely in outline, good reach of neck, excellent gently sloping topline flowing into well finished croup, strong tail set, good bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, moved soundly.

3 Walker’s  Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin’.

Limit Dog 7(1)

A very strong class.

1Boyd-McNeil and Edwards’ Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty, handsome head, kind expressive eye and low ear set, beautiful over the neck and shoulders flowing into well sprung rib, nice rear angulation, short hocks, good finish to croup,  overall a very nicely proportioned and well constructed  dog, presented in lovely bloom.

2 Gardner’s Quensha Walk  Me Home To Danwish, well proportioned,

 attractive head, long and lean, correctly shaped dark eye, raised brow, just enough stop, excels in topline, everything flowing nicely from good reach of neck to strong tail set, well angulated, quarters perhaps a little overdone.

3 Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin.

Open Dog 5

A hard class, thank you for bringing such lovely boys.

1Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas, excelling in breed type, he brings the Standard to life both standing and on the move, a picture of refined elegance. He has the loveliest of heads, perfect balance between foreface and skull, long and lean with well defined occiput, dark expressive eyes radiating a good humoured kindliness, good brows, nice chiselling,

 low set silky ears, arched neck flowing seamlessly into good shoulders and on to well sprung rib and strong muscular loin and excellent croup and  tail set, strong pasterns, neat, arched feet, he moved well and true, so light on his feet, perfectly at one with his handler, looking as though he could go on for ever, such a lovely example of the breed, CC, BOB and Group 2, his owners and breeder must be very proud of him.

  1. Crocker and Lewis’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Morning Glory, nephew of 1 and a very impressive dog who earned his place in this strong class, presented to perfection in full coat, nicely moulded head, kind eye of correct shape and colour, good brow, lovely finish to foreface, good ear placement, arch at the neck, excellent rib and forehand, strong loin, good quarters and tail set, moved soundly with great spirit. Res CC.
  2. Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW.

Veteran Dog 5(1)

  1. Lucas’s Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW, a very handsome  dog carrying his years with ease, he has  a good head with a sweet kindly  expression under lovely raised brows, striking head carriage, strong neck, good  shoulder and upper arm angulation, strong hindquarters, moved soundly, perfectly proportionate in all aspects, BV.
  2. Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin, loved him for type,  nicely moulded head, correctly shaped dark eye with melting expression, raised brow, low set ears, angulation just as it should be, deep brisket, sits nicely into his quarters, nice balance and proportion, moved steadily.
  3. Russell’s Strathmead Hucklebury Of Settesoli.

Minor Puppy Bitch 1

1 Stewart-Ritchie’s Ferasheen Perfekt In Pink Gwendariff, still very raw which is as she should be, attractive head with kind eye of correct shape and colour, raised brow, sound body properties, balanced, good substance, deep brisket, neat feet, moved with great drive for such a babe  using her tail very well.

Puppy Bitch 3(1)

1 Gutsell’s Joaodaws Rainbows End, rugged, racy and feminine, very typy, pretty head and beautiful flowing outline,  balance of fore face to skull just right, melting expression, kind well shaped eye, well defined brow, nice square finish to muzzle, good forechest  and  spring of rib, angulation just right, perfect balance and proportion, movement sound and steady, soft wavy coat which will need managing, hard to believe this was her first show she took it all in her stride, BP

2 Galea’s Southlarch Touch The Sun, still has a lot of maturing to do but also coping well with her first show, attractive head with nice dark eye and raised brow, at the moment she lacks front angulation but time is on her side and hopefully this will come as she develops.

Junior Bitch 6(1)

1Wilson’s Enchanted Rose For Queentales, pretty girl, refined  head, well shaped dark eye, nice finish to muzzle, good over the neck and shoulders, well sprung ribs, compact loin, lovely flowing topline, angulation just right, balanced all through, moved freely using her tail correctly.

2 Humphrey’s Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos At Henaleas, another lovely bitch, close up to 1, just preferred overall body proportions of winner, racy and longer cast than 1,  very appealing well shaped head, lovely raised brow, low ear set, good length of neck and well laid shoulders, very well angulated, soundly  made throughout with flowing lines, moved freely.

3 Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcenone.

Yearling Bitch 4

1 Hall’s Harreds Lillie, such a pretty feminine head with lots of  chiselling, dark well  shaped eye, lovely brow and sweet, naughty expression, perfect balance and proportion in body, good spring of rib and short loin, angulation just right, gently sloping topline and good tailset, everything flows.

2 Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone, a  very nice bitch who stood third in the previous class, well shaped head with dark eye and good finish to muzzle,she is balanced throughout, forehand particularly good, very sound on the move, much to like about her.

3 Hart’s Gwendariff The Handmaid’s Tale.

Graduate  Bitch 3

1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW, elegant and refined, long lean head, parallel planes, correct eye shape, low set ears, strong neck, deep brisket, angulation good fore and aft, strong pasterns, good tailset, shown in full coat, moved freely carrying her head proudly.

2 Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk, equally appealing though different in type, compact and neat all through, pretty, well moulded head, lovely square muzzle, raised brow and sweet expression, strong straight front, lovely finish to croup, nicely balanced and proportionate.

3 Parson’s Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes At Bransett.

Post Graduate Bitch 8(1)

1 Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy, all quality and typical of what this kennel produces, the best of heads, refined and feminine, long and lean, dark correctly shaped expressive  eye, raised brow, low set ears, lovely neck flowing into well laid shoulders, deep in brisket, small well padded feet, nothing exaggerated about her, perfect balance both standing and on the move.

2 Crocker’s Riverbrue Snoozeulose, preferred head and expression  on 1 but this is  another lovely bitch well made throughout, nicely moulded head, good balance skull and foreface, low ear set, good reach of neck, lovely shoulders and front angulation and correct through to rear quarters, deep in brisket, firm topline, moved with drive.

3 Williamson’s Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru.

Limit Bitch 9(2)

1Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush J W, a  refined and lovely girl,  she has the most exquisite head, dark expressive eye, lovely raised brow, lovely dome to skull, just enough stop and flew, arched neck flowing smoothly into well laid shoulders, compact strong loin, neat feet, lovely lashing tail when on the move. RCC.

2  Bougen’s Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW a lovely mature bitch, beautiful balanced head, kind eyes and lovely brow, strong bone and substance but still great refinement, deep in brisket, good reach of neck, strong quarters, flowing topline, moved well.

3 Humphrey’s Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas,

Open Bitch 3

A headache of a class, three quality bitches of very different type, all at the top of their game and who with a blink of the eye could have changed places with each other

1Elkins’ Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet, this bitch is so well constructed and a perfect example of the moderation I was looking  for, I can see her doing a day’s work on the moors. She has a beautiful  refined head, dark well shaped eye with sweet gentle expression, good balance between skull and foreface, well defined brow and neat flew; her body has balance and proportion, lovely shoulders and upper arm, one of the best toplines of the day, tight well arched feet, moved very soundly with sure footfall, just the right amount of furnishings which showed off her lovely shape, CC.

2 Holm and Lund Mult Ch Fairhaven Electra, elegant and eye-catching, shown in wonderful condition with rich gleaming coat, different in head from the winner but equally refined, long, lean and well balanced, great reach of neck, firm sloping  topline, strong croup, used her tail well, moved round the ring with great drive.

3 Frampton’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead.

Veteran Bitch 2(1)

Wilson’s Pawsword Promise, pretty girl,  well shaped head with soft melting expression, lovely domed skull and good finish to foreface, nice muzzle, perfectly proportioned body, angulation just right, strong pasterns, arched feet, moved steadily, everything to like about her.

Special Beginners Bitch

1 Galea’s Southlarch Touch The Sun, second in PB.

Phyllis Pollard.

Very enjoyable day judging this most handsome of breeds. My main concern was a general lack of muscle tone, Im sure many would move better if were in harder muscle.

S Beginners D (2)

1st: 7960 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark Invincible JW

Much older and therefore more mature d than 2. He has a long and masc head. Kind eye. Enough neck. Somewhat forward in shoulder. He is well ribbed back. Moderate hind angulation. Fairly accurate on the move.

2nd: 8023 SHEPHERD, Mrs S CASACHARED CONNORS DELANEY

V much a baby. He has a super head. Ok neck. Quite a good front but lifts his feet high at the moment. Correct topline. Deep chest. Moderate rear. Can firm up going away,

Minor puppy d (2)

1st: 8024 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G FERASHEEN HOT PROPER TEA

Promising pup of just 6 months. Obviously a little loose on the move but has a lengthy and easy stride. He has a well proportioned head. Long neck. Well laid shoulder, just a bit steep in upper arm. Well ribbed back. Firm in topline. Moderate rear. BP

2nd: 8023 SHEPHERD, Mrs S CASACHARED CONNORS DELANEY

Puppy d (3)

1st: 8024 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G FERASHEEN HOT PROPER TEA

2nd: 7999 LEVENE, Miss Abi Quensha Remember The Name

Quite mature d. He has a long head, masc without being too wide in skull. Medium neck. Quite a well laid shoulder. Just a little wide at the elbow. Deep chest. Firm topline. Moderate rear. Fairly accurate out and back. Not as collected in profile as 1.

3rd: 7940 BENTLEY, Mrs Helen Penclippin Jubilee Flame

Junior d (7,1)

1st: 7962 CROCKER, Mr B A & LEWIS, Miss C Riverbrue Ophelia Winky

Handler gets the best out of this d on the move. Masc head, a little too much lip. Medium neck. Well laid shoulder. Could be better in upper arm and stand with elbows tighter. Deep chest. Firm in topline. Enough hind angulation. Could be tidier but goes v well.

2nd: 8022 SHELDON, Mrs CHRISTINA Ann BARDONHILL A MILLION WAYS TO DELSANTO

Lots to like about this d. He is v typy. Just not as good moving as 1. He has a lovely head. Enough neck. Deep chest. Topline could have a little more slope. Moderate rear.

3rd: 8014 RORKE, Mrs J C Zakhan’s Diamond Jack

Yearling d (2)

1st: 8035 WALKER, Mrs Leona Ann Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW

He looks so v good moving around the ring. Rather deep in stop. Enough neck. Shoulders are well laid, just a little steep in upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed. Firm topline. Well bent stifle with low hocks. Quite good out and back.

2nd: 8003 MACAULAY, Mr &Mrs K & LR HARREDS LACHLAN AT STYLERSETTS

Liked his shape. Lengthy head. Ok neck. Would like more front angulation and better feet. Deep chest. Correct topline. Well bent stifles. Really like the outline on this d standing, runs away with handler on move and looses his shape.

Maiden d (2,1)

1st: 8024 SLOANE, Mrs K & SLOANE, Miss G FERASHEEN HOT PROPER TEA

Novice d (4)

1st: 8014 RORKE, Mrs J C Zakhan’s Diamond Jack

Better mover of these 2 with a stronger rear. He has a refined but masculine head. Lengthy neck. Could have a better front. Chest can deepen. Better topline than 2. Moderate rear.

2nd: 7983 HENDERSON, Miss H & SZWAJKOWSKI, Mr M Redclyst Pasha

Lots to admire about him. He had a long head with correct width of skull. Decent front. Deep chest. Rather steep in croup. Well bent stifle. Needs to strengthen up in rear.

Graduate d (5,1)

1st: 8009 NEEDS, Mrs Anne & NEEDS, Mr William Covarney It Takes Time With Stourford

Liked the outline stood of this d, correct proportions and a good topline. Masc head of quality. Lengthy neck. V good front. Deep chest. Well ribbed. Firmer in topline than 2. Rather too much second thigh and would like better hind action.

2nd: 8002 LUCAS, Mrs P & LUCAS, Mr P GWENDARIFF ARU READY F’THIS AMBERLIGHT

Just found him slightly long. He has a well balanced head. Lengthy neck. Slightly forward in front. . Moderate rear.

3rd: 7995 JONES, Mrs R & JONES, Dr Hefin Gwendariff Its Just A Rumour TAF

Post grad d (9,1)

1st: 8028 STEWART, Mr Alec & ELLRICH, Miss Rebecca Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus (IKC)

Shapely d who looks v good moving round, wouldn’t want any more length. Has a v good head, could have less skin on throat. Medium neck well laid shoulder. Deep chest. Well ribbed. Could be slightly firmer in topline. Well bent stifle with low hocks. Just needs to mature up.

2nd: 7982 HEMMINGS, Mr D & HOLEHAN-GREEN, Mrs Wendy Orlanset Mandolin

Liked his shape and proportions stood, hind action just lets him down. Liked his head. Medium neck. Quite a good front. Fairly deep in chest. Super topline. Carried his tail well.

3rd: 7939 BAYNE, Mr G C & BAYNE, MRS J CORRANROO CELTIC STORM

Mid limit d (3,1)

Both have good muscle tone, which has been rare so far.

1st: 7991 JARVIS, Miss V Lowdon To Darn Hot

Liked his outline and proportions standing.long head, in v good balance. Kind eye and expression. Enough neck. Could have better lay of shoulder and more slope to upper arm. Fairly deep chest. Hard and sloping topline. Liked his rear. Rather high stepping in front on the first circuit but was better individually.

2nd: 7971 GARDNER, Miss T Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish

He is a v good profile mover. Quite a good head. Lengthy neck. Just rather too wide in the front. Ok shoulder. Deep chest firm topline. Moderate rear.

Limit d(5)

1st: 7948 BOYD-MCNEIL&EDWARDS, Miss & Mrs J & S Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty

He is a very sound d who is accurate out and back with a decent length of stride. Not the best head, a little broader in skull and deeper in stop than ideal. Medium neck. He could have a better shoulder. Deep chest. Well ribbed back to a firm topline. Enough hind angulation.

2nd: 8001 LORRIMER, Mrs J M KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW

Presents a v good outline and so v well presented carrying right amount of coat. He has a lovely head. Enough neck. He too could have a better shoulder. Deep chest, lots of hind angulation, just a bit untidy out and back.

3rd: 7981 HEMMINGS, Mr D & HEMMINGS, Mrs K M Orlanset A New Flame

Open d (4)

1st: 7967 EDWARDS, Mrs Susan UK Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie

Really lovely d who is a v good mover and quite stylish in profile. Liked his head. Enough neck.has a good forechest with a deep chest. Well laid shoulder and good return of upper arm. Well spung ribs, although he could have a shorter loin. Slight slope to his topline. Well bent stifle with low hocks. In v good muscle. The veteran was his only close rival in males today. CC & BOB

2nd: 8021 RUSSELL, Mrs J Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW

Liked his outline and proportions. He was just that bit more accurate out and back than 3. Could have a stronger head. He has a lengthy neck. Shoulders are a bit forward. Deep chest. Well ribbed. Like his topline. Well made rear. Not the stride of 1.

3rd: 7934 ALLEN, Mr Geoff & BOTT, Mr Paul & MORGAN, Mrs Ange Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow

Veteran d (4)

1st: 8017 ROWBOTTOM, Mr Gordon L & ROWBOTTOM, Mrs Debra Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon

9 yrs d and in great form. Masc head which is fairly refined. Enough neck. Quite a good front. Feet maybe not what they once might have been. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. He has a slight slope to his topline. Well set tail v good rear. Looks super in profile action. Grant d. BV & RCC

2nd: 8020 RUSSELL, Mrs J Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli

Another really good d, just not front of 1, turns his feet in slightly. Liked his head. Medium neck. Fairly well laid shoulder. Well sprung ribs. He too has a slightly sloping and firm topline. Well made rear.

3rd: 7990 HYSLOP, Mrs G Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW

S beginners b. (4)

1st: 7984 HENDERSON, Miss H & SZWAJKOWSKI, Mr M Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol)

Best mover in this class. She could carry more muscle. Lengthy and fem in head. Long neck. Decent shoulder deep chest. Slightly long. Well bent stifle with low hocks and not overdone at all.

2nd: 7957 CORLESS, Mrs S S Swiftlark Illustrious JW

She has a pleasing outline. Could have a better head. Enough neck. Deep chest. Firm topline v good rear. Just flicks her pasterns on move.

3rd: 7943 BIELECKA, Mrs M Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol)

Minor puppy b (2 abs)

Puppy b (5,1)

1st: 7941 BENTLEY, Mrs Helen Penclippin Celtic Asthore

She is quite together for her age and well balanced. Lengthy head, correct stop. V good eyes medium neck. Moderate front angulation. Deep enough in chest. Well ribbed. Firm topline. Moderate hind angulation, and uses her rear better than 2.

2nd: 7936 ALLEN, Mr Geoff & BOTT, Mr Paul & MORGAN, Mrs Ange Quensha Joker and The Queen

Standing this b is lovely. She has a v good head. Long neck. Well made in front. Deep chest. Well bent stifle. Just not quite coordinated front and rear at this stage.

3rd: 7943 BIELECKA, Mrs M Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol)

Junior b (6,1)

Nice class and quite even,

1st: 7977 HARDY, Miss Courtney L & HARDY, Miss Natalie CAFOTALIENA SHE’S ON FIRE

Well made b who moved so v well. Fem head. Enough neck. She has quite a good front, can just fill in chest. Well ribbed back. V good topline. Enough hind angulation.

2nd: 7987 HUGHES, Mrs N.W. & HUGHES, Mr J.K. ALOLFRANA QUEEN OF HEARTS AT BRYNTWRW

Another v g b, not quite the outline on the move of 1 but v close up. Long head, could just have a little more lip at muzzle. Medium neck. Front and rear angulations are moderate and balanced. Deep chest. Firm topline.

3rd: 7941 BENTLEY, Mrs Helen Penclippin Celtic Asthore

Yearling b (3,1)

1st: 7954 COOPER, Mr Kevin P & COOPER, Mrs Alison Redclyst Sail Seven Seas To Hugared

Typical outline and had much better spring of rib than 2, although still needs time to mature. Liked her head. Long neck. Quite a good front. Moderate rear with low hocks.

2nd: 8037 WHITE, Mr A J PADUAN GOLDEN GIRL

She is rather narrow through. She has a v good head. Enough ne k, could have a better shoulder. Steep in croup.

Maiden b (3,1)

1st: 8016 RORKE, Mrs J C ZAKHAN’S QUEEN OF HEARTS

Liked her outline the best here and she is v good to go over, could have been more settled with her runner. She has a lovely head. Correct neck. Deep chest. V good rear.

2nd: 7975 HALL, Mrs K Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara

Liked her outline. Fem in head. Neck is a little upright. Deep chest. Slight slope to topline. More rear angulation than front.

Novice b (6,2)

1st: 7954 COOPER, Mr Kevin P & COOPER, Mrs Alison Redclyst Sail Seven Seas To Hugared

2nd: 8016 RORKE, Mrs J C ZAKHAN’S QUEEN OF HEARTS

3rd: 7975 HALL, Mrs K Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara

Graduate b (12,3)

1st: 8010 PARKER, Miss S & STEVENS, Mr G Gwendariff Pink Champagne

Raw but right for her age. She has a fem head of length. Lengthy neck which is well set, quite a good front. Deep chest. Firm topline with a slight slope. Well bent stifle and low hocks. She is in v good muscle.moved well. Should do v well when finished.

2nd: 7984 HENDERSON, Miss H & SZWAJKOWSKI, Mr M Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol)

3rd: 7973 GOMEZ, Mr David Gwendariff picknmix

Post grad b (7,1)

Quite an even class.

1st: 7937 ARMITAGE, Mrs D M Gwendariff Phantastic Phanney

She is a v good shape and moved well here. Fem head of length and correct width of skull. Enough neck. Deep chest. Quite a good front. Slight slope to her topline. Well bent stifle with low hocks.

2nd: 7992 JONES, Mrs Lindsey / GWENDARIFF GOOSEBERRY FOO

She is v typy. Long head, eyes could be just a shade darker. Medium neck. Fair front. Still needs to fill in the middle. V good rear.

3rd: 7938 BAYNE, Mr G C & BAYNE, MRS J CORRANROO RAINBOW SHIMMER

Mid limit b (3,1)

1st: 7935 ALLEN, Mr Geoff & BOTT, Mr Paul & MORGAN, Mrs Ange Quensha Crimes of Passion

Looked better when she went slower, the most accurate out and back of these 2. She has a v good head. Long neck. Quite a good front. Deep chest. Well sprung ribs. Moderate rear. Just lifts her front feet higher than desired.

2nd: 7950 CATLING, Mrs Patricia Ann M Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri

Liked her shape and proportions She has an even and balanced stride, rather untidy out and back. Lengthy head. Long neck. Moderate and balanced in her angulation. Slight slope to topline.

Limit b (8,2)

That was a v strong class, plenty potential title holders.

1st: 7946 BOUGEN, Miss L Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW

Lovely proportions, accurate on the move, super coat and colour. I liked her fem head. Lovely eye and expression. Long neck. Would like a better shoulder, but moves so well. Deep chest. Shorter in loin than 2. Correct topline. V good rear, plenty of angulation without being overdone. For me the correct shape and type. CC

2nd: 7966 EDWARDS, Mrs Susan Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW

Top quality b who is a v good profile mover, just not as strong in hind action as 1. She has a v good head. Long neck. Quite a good front. Firm topline. Just a bit longer in loin than 1.Again a well bent stifle and low hocks and not overdone. Super for type and balance. RCC

3rd: 7993 JONES, Mrs Lindsey GWENDARIFF CHILLI POWDER

Open b (2)

1st: 7961 CROCKER, Mr B A Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana

She is a super moving b, accurate out and back and really long stride in profile. Super head, lovely eye and expression. Long neck. Well angulated each end. She is just a fraction long for her height, which is where the limit girls beat her. Topline has a slight slope. In super bloom.

2nd: 7949 CATLING, Mrs Patricia Ann M Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW

Liked her proportions, just not the stride of 1. She has a fem head. Long neck. Could have just a tad more width of chest. Fairly accurate out and back.

Veteran b (8,2)

1st: 8025 STEVENSON, Mr & Mrs G & C Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

In great form, liked her proportions and went round so v well. Fem and lengthy in head. Long enough neck. Fair shoulder. Deep chest. Firm topline with a v slight slope. Strong rear.

2nd: 7944 BLACKSHAW, Mrs V Lanstara Spring Star JW

V easy moving b who is v well made, just a bit heavy. Liked her head. Enough neck. Deep chest. Fair front. Could be shorter in topline. Slope to croup.

3rd: 7947 BOUGEN, Miss L Gwendariff Lily the Pink

Jeff Horswell

Irish Setter
Breed Results: Irish Setter (Day 4)
 
DCC 5537 – Thendara Big Love (Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott & Bott)
RDCC 5521 – Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela JW (Imp Nld) (Mrs P & Mr G Harris & Hoeksema)
BCC 5493 – Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker)
RBCC 5488 – Camaling Rose Royale (Mrs S L Coleman)
BOB 5493 – Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker)
BP 5475 – Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen (Mrs D & Mr W Bridgwater)
BV 5569 – Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM (Miss S Waterton)
 
I would like to thank the Society for this lovely appointment, Colin and Sandra my great stewards and the exhibitors for their support.
A couple of issues I found on the day, I was very shocked by the lack of muscle tone on some of the dogs and this showed in their movement, also how thin some of the dogs were was so sad to see.
In my 26 years of judging I have never seen so many dogs in both sexes with long nails and the lack of presentation and when you think now what it costs to enter and get to a show I found this very disappointing, but I was thrilled with all my winners and placings and even in some classes, especially both the junior and limit some quality dogs went cardless.
 
2027. Irish Setter – Veteran Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST 5558 – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli (Mrs J P Russell)
Lovely almost eight year old boy, pleasing outline giving a balanced look.
Nice head with a good depth and squareness to muzzle, good eye with pleasing raised brows, lovely feel to his conditioned body throughout, depth of chest, spring of rib.
Tidy top-line, good strong rear hind quarters, moved well to take the class, just let himself
down in the challenge for BVIB.
2ND 5490 – Swiftlark First Knight (Mrs S S Corless)
Another pleasing eight-year-old boy who presents a clean outline, nice head of equal parallels, lovely eye with raised brows and squareness to muzzle, good depth to chest & spring of rib.
His chestnut coat was presented with lots of feathering and in nice order moved okay just didn’t have the panache of the winner today.
2028. Irish Setter – Minor Puppy Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST 5561 – Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea (Mrs K & Miss G Sloane)
Adorable baby of almost 7 months, lovely head with a nice unshelled almond eye of good colour with inquisitive raised brows, lovely low set long ears, good squareness to muzzle.
Clean neck led into a good maturing fore-quarters, depth of chest and spring of rib.
He was a very pleasing confident, steady mover for his tender age, holding a lovely top line, handled beautifully and with great care one to watch for the future.
2ND 5570 – Brabrook Warrior (Miss P Watts)
Eight month old shorter coupled dog, who presented a nice outline with a pleasing head, and ear-set, clean neck led into a good developing front. Lovely feel to his rich chestnut coat which is coming through nicely, wasn’t as steady as my winner on the move.
3RD 5559 – Casachared Connors Delaney (Mrs Sa Shepherd)
2029. Irish Setter – Puppy Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST 5543 – Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett (Mrs D & Miss J Parsons)
11 month old well boned and strong baby who is all boy, he presented a nice, balanced outline with a pleasing head, dark eye & raised brows, I really liked his expression, It was like he was telling me ‘I can be a naughty boy’ so it will be interesting to know if he is as it did make me smile,
Clean neck led nicely into his well developing front & straight fore-legs, he has lovely cat like feet, good depth to chest and spring of rib for his age. Pleasing strong hind-quarters and nice feel to his bone throughout.
Lovely top line and tail-set, presented in good order with a nice coat coming through moved the best to take this class. BPD.
2ND 5561 – Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea (Mrs K & Miss G Sloane)
1st in MPD.
3RD 5466 – Penclippin Jubilee Flame (Mrs H G Bentley)
2030. Irish Setter – Junior Dog
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1ST 5537 – Thendara Big Love (Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott & Bott)
These first two boys stood out for me in this quality class of youngsters, although to look at they are as different as chalk and cheese, these boys had two things in common fabulous muscle tone throughout for their age and lovely correct straight flowing movement fore and aft with good footfalls.
When I looked at this young man, he just filled my eye. He has the most impressive, breathtaking, eye-catching outline.
When I put my hands over him, he made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, he is quality from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
I loved his totally boys head, it had lots of good work and chiselling in it, unshelled almond eyes of correct colour, quizzical raised brows, super low-set long ears, nice depth and squareness to muzzle.
His clean muscled slightly arched neck of good length smoothly ran into his superb developing front, straight fore-legs and lovely cat like feet.
There was a good feel to his sternum, shoulders were laid back, lovely depth of rib, depth to chest and strength to loin already.
Strong and wide hind quarters for his age, good short strong hocks, lovely firm & straight top-line through to his pleasing croup, which was all held well on the move with his driving movement and lashing tail.
Lovely feel and strength to his bone throughout already.
His gorgeous rich chestnut coat was presented in first class order, I loved his attitude in the ring he demanded I looked at him and I did.
I had no hesitation in awarding this totally exciting youngster his 1st CC, and I wish him and his owners good luck for what I believe, will be a very bright future.
2ND 5520 – Zakhan’s Rough Diamond by Konakakela (Mrs P. Harris)
Lovely compact 14 month old boy full of quality throughout with a pleasing maturing head, gorgeous unshelled dark almond eyes giving a dreamy expression, lovely long low- set ears, good depth to muzzle and a super large black nose. Pleasing strong slightly arched neck led onto his excellent
maturing front with good straight fore-legs and cat like feet, good upper arm and lay back of shoulder, pleasing depth to chest and spring of ribs already.
His lovely rich chestnut coat was presented in first class order, lovely feel to his strong maturing bone throughout, he pulled everything out of the bag with his faultless movement to win second in this super class, and to win YD & ND, and he thoroughly deserved to.
3RD 5484 – Kerryfair Just Be (Mrs S & Miss K & Miss E Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders)
RES 5495 – Riverbrue Ophelia Winky (Mr B A & Miss C Crocker & Lewis)
VHC 5553 – Zakhan’s Diamond Jack (Mrs J C Rorke)
2031. Irish Setter – Yearling Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1ST 5520 – Zakhan’s Rough Diamond by Konakakela (Mrs P. Harris)
2nd in JD
2ND 5512 – Thendara Firecracker at Clanoventa (Mrs J F & Mr P J Gilbert & Willis)
Very nice larger framed dog than the winner, pleasing head with good long low-set ears.
Lovely top-line and tail-set, good depth of chest, nice strong feel to his bone through-out.
His rich chestnut coat and ample feathering was presented in super order.
Not as steady on the move as the winner.
3RD 5507 – Chantries Bel Re (Mrs S Foster)
RES 5549 – Redclyst Captain Kidd (Mrs M & Mr H & Miss E Richards)
2032. Irish Setter – Novice Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST 5520 – Zakhan’s Rough Diamond by Konakakela (Mrs P. Harris)
2nd in JD, 1st in YD
2ND 5553 – Zakhan’s Diamond Jack (Mrs J C Rorke)
I see from the catalogue one and two are litter brothers, like the winner, he also has a lovely head with dark unshelled almond eyes. Lovely long-low set ears and a clean neck that led into a good maturing front assembly, super cat like feet.
He doesn’t have the croup of one, but has very pleasing hindquarters and a rich chestnut coat that was presented in lovely bloom and condition, he moved okay.
3RD 5527 – Loganrish Out On The Town (Miss Holehan)
2033. Irish Setter – Graduate Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1ST 5492 – Swiftlark Spellbinder (Mrs S S Corless)
3 1/2-year-old who presented a nice outline pleasing head with nice dark expressive eyes, good squareness to muzzle, long low-set ears.
Clean muscled neck led into a nice front assembly and straight fore-legs, good shoulder, depth to chest and hind quarters with a good bend of stifle.
I liked the strong feel to bone throughout, he moved the best to take this class.
2ND 5464 – Astleyview Coming Home to Penclippin (Mrs H G Bentley)
Nice overall shape to this 3 1/2 year old boy, finer in head & muzzle than my winner, good top-line and croup, lovely cat like feet.
His rich chestnut coat and good feathering was presented in nice order. He moved okay.
3RD 5513 – Suteresett Mr Mistoffelees at Gochmawr (Mrs L A & Mr L F Gilks)
RES 5547 – Covarney Pickpocket at Jacingail (Mr K & Miss J Pullen & Atkin)
2034. Irish Setter – Post Graduate Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST 5541 – Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore (Mrs D A Murray)
Very nice young man who you have to put your hands over him to really appreciate what he has to offer.
He presents a lovely clean and strong balanced outline, his body was well muscled and in super hard condition throughout which was pleasing when going over him.
Lovely boys head with unshelled almond eyes raised inquisitive brows, super large black nose, low set ears.
Strong muscled clean neck led into a good front assembly and straight fore-legs with super cat like feet. Pleasing spring of rib, sternum, depth to chest and lovely wide hind quarters.
His rich chestnut coat was presented in tip-top condition, he was the best mover in the class with his good straight free-flowing movement when viewed from all angles.
Considered him strongly for RDCC, he just needs a bit more time and to lose a couple of pounds and he will trouble the best.
2ND 5467 – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus) (M Beresford)
I really liked this young dog and he pushed the winner all the way, he presents a lovely racy balanced out-line, he had good feel to his bone throughout, a little bit long in muzzle for me, good low-set long ears, pleasing length of strong neck led into good a front assembly, straight fore-legs and onto a good spring of rib and depth of chest, nice top line & tailset.
Excellent hindquarters & bend of stifle, he was in lovely rich chestnut coat with plenty of feathering, he moved well.
3RD 5500 – Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (Mesdames R A & R Webb & Danks-Kemish)
RES 5573 – Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire (Mrs L Richardson)
VHC 5504 – Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley (Miss A Dufrat)
2035. Irish Setter – Limit Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1ST 5521 – Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela JW (Imp Nld) (Mrs P & Mr G Harris & Hoeksema)
This dog headed a super class and deserved to today, he pulled out all the stops and had to in this fabulous class of quality dogs,it was particularly on his movement when viewed from any angle, I loved his reach and drive from the front and the full extension from the rear seeing his pads as he went by, for handler and dog It was not about speed, It was about the style of his movement, which today was faultless and effortless and won him the top spot in this class.
Today he was just unlucky to meet a totally cracking young dog, but nonetheless, I really liked him when it came to top honours and
I was very pleased to award this dog the RCC and wish him all the luck for the future.
He possesses a lovely masculine head with a good oval skull, pleasing unshelled almond eyes giving a soft look at me expression, raised brows, super long low-set ears.
Muscular slightly arched neck led smoothly into a pleasing front assembly, straight fore-legs, good sternum, clean elbows and the loveliest cat like feet.
Excellent depth to chest and spring of rib, nice arch to muscled loin, pleasing top-line, and tail-set.
Lovely strong wide rear hind-quarters and good bend of stifle, his rich chestnut coat was presented in tiptop condition with plenty of feathering, and he felt in super hard muscular condition throughout, I credit this to his owner as I see he is the sire of my second in junior first in yearling and novice whose hard muscular condition of body and presentation were the same on both.
2ND 5496 – Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood (Mr B A & Miss C Crocker & Lewis)
A very smart and imposing dog in profile, strong clean muscular neck led into a good front assembly & straight fore-legs & good elbows, pleasing depth to chest, spring of rib, clean top line and tail-set, loveliest strong rear quarters and nice short hocks, good feel of his bone throughout and he was presented in full rich chestnut coat, another who moved well and was handled to perfection take a super second in this lovely class.
3RD 5548 – Forfarian Hidden Secret with Rionore (Ms S J Randle)
RES 5538 – Thendara Tiger Dance (Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott & Bott)
VHC 5477 – Riverbrue Soldier On (Miss D K Brown)
2036. Irish Setter – Open Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST 5472 – Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan)
Another lovely class, full of quality dogs throughout.
Today It was headed by a very nice compact dog who presented a clean and balanced outline.
Slightly arched neck of good length led into his good front assembly & straight fore-legs, depth to chest & spring of rib, strong rear hind-quarters with a super bend of stifle, lovely short hocks and cat like feet.
Presented in a rich chestnut coat with good feathering.
Moved with good reach in front and extension at rear, holding his top-line to take this class
2ND 5506 – Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie (Mrs S E Edwards)
A dog who I have done well for in the past when he was a baby and there is still lots to like about him now he is mature.
He possesses a lovely clean elegant outline and his full rich chestnut coat was presented in tip-top condition.
Pleasing head with raised brows and low set ears, good reach of neck which ran smoothly into a firm top-line,strong loin and a good tail set, pleasing wide hind quarters and bend of stifle, loveliest cat like feet another who moved well.
3RD 5501 – Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW (Mrs R D Danks-Kemish)
RES 5557 – Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW (Mrs J P Russell)
VHC 5534 – Kerrimere Classique JW (Mrs J M Lorrimer)
2037. Irish Setter – Veteran Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1ST 5569 – Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM (Miss S Waterton)
Nine-year-old lady who headed a nice class of seniors, she presents a good balanced picture when standing with a lovely feminine head with her grey, adding softness to her expression from her dark alluring unshelled almond eyes and raised brows, low set long ears.
Good neck of correct length led into a pleasing mature body, although personally I would not want her any thinner,
good depth to chest and flowing top-line.
Her rich chestnut coat was presented in full bloom, she moved at a lovely sedate pace and held it together well to beat the dog in the challenge for BVIB.
2ND 5473 – Gwendariff Lily The Pink (Miss L Bougen)
Seven year old senior also with a pleasing outline.
Feminine head , low set long ears, clean arched neck ran smoothly into good front assembly and onto flowing top-line and tail-set, I liked her super cat like feet and she felt in good hard condition throughout, moved okay.
3RD 5479 – Bardonhill Uptown Girl (Mrs J E Carter)
RES 5572 – Swiftlark First Desire at Paduan (Mr A J White)
2038. Irish Setter – Minor Puppy Bitch
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST 5497 – Casachared Constance Tally of Aubanjon (Mrs G Dale)
Seven month old baby who stood alone, she had a pleasing head with a lovely dark unshelled almond eye, raised brows and low set ears. Good fore-chest for age and straight fore-legs with lovely cat like feet, nice length to body, possesses a good straight coat which is coming through nicely.
Moved okay and gently by handler.
2039. Irish Setter – Puppy Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1ST 5475 – Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen (Mrs D & Mr W Bridgwater)
This young lady presents a lovely clean outline with a very feminine head super dark, alluring, unshelled almond eyes with quizzical raised brows and low-set ears.
Her slightly arched neck of good length ran smoothly into her pleasing maturing front assembly, depth to chest & spring of rib nicely coming, good top-line and strong hind- quarters & bend of stifle already.
Her coat was a lovely rich chestnut colour with good feathering coming and was presented in lovely order. She was the best mover from all angles to take this class and BPIB.
2ND 5536 – Quensha Galway Girl (Mrs D E Mcdonald)
Really pretty 11 month old girl, lovely head with a feminine expression from her lovely dark eyes, good squareness to her muzzle and nice low-set long ears.
Clean strong neck led into a good maturing front assembly and straight fore-legs with a nice depth to chest already.
She needs to drop in to her rear-end but that will come as she is only a baby,
coat was a lovely rich chestnut colour with good feathering coming.
moved okay.
3RD 5465 – Penclippin Celtic Asthore (Mrs H G Bentley)
RES 5468 – Yokohama Lofty to Evenflow (Imp Pol) (Mrs M Bielecka)
2040. Irish Setter – Junior Bitch
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1ST 5567 – Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone (Ms K P Vallance)
Two lovely girls headed this quality class of young ladies and I see from my catalogue they are sisters so no wonder they gave me such a headache but a pleasing one.
There was so much to like about both of them and I also saw from my catalogue that their father was my winner of the open dog class, and their mother was my second in the open bitch class.
The winner just nailed it today for me on her more correct free flowing style of movement fore and aft, although she is not as mature looking as her sister but I did like the both of them very much,
She has a pleasing long lean head, dark un-shelled almond eyes, low-set long ears, good length to her neck led smoothly into a maturing front & straight fore-legs and lovely cat-like feet.
I liked her very rich chestnut colour coat which was just coming through.
She had a very nice compact body with good depth to chest, and spring of rib coming, just needs to drop into her rear quarters to complete a very promising picture of this young lady.
2ND 5540 – Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW (Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford)
Super young lady with a pleasing outline who was just unlucky to meet her sister of all people on such good form today.
Pleasing head of good length quizzical raised brows, low set long ears, clean neck led into a good maturing front assembly and depth of chest, lovely wide hind quarters and bend of stifle already, presented in good order.
3RD 5535 – Pollnac New Miracle (Mrs L Maple)
RES 5517 – Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara (Mrs K Hall)
VHC 5519 – Cafotaliena She’s On Fire (Miss N C & Miss C Hardy)
2041. Irish Setter – Yearling Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1ST 5488 – Camaling Rose Royale (Mrs S L Coleman)
Since giving this beautiful young lady a BPIS last year, I was thrilled to see her again and that she is now beginning to fulfill her early promise.
She has the most lovely long lean head with dark unshelled almond eyes and raised brows giving an appealing feminine expression, fabulous low set long ears, clean slightly arched muscular neck of good length ran smoothly into her super front assembly and straight fore legs, neat elbows and cat like feet.
She possesses a pleasing top line which smoothly runs down to a good croup and tail-set.
Her super balanced body of good length felt well muscled and in good firm condition all over.
Pleasing depth to chest with a good spring of ribs and strength to loin, super wide and strongly muscled hind quarters with a good bend of stifle and excellent from hock to heel.
Her maturing rich chestnut coat was presented in first class order.
For me she comes alive on the move as she goes with such elegant ease holding her top line with her lovely free-flowing movement with great reach in front and extension at rear when viewed at all times and from any angle.
I was delighted to award this exciting young lady, a reserve CC, and I wish her well for her promising future.
2ND 5498 – Trefaine Aurora of Aubanjon (Mrs G Dale)
Heavier set girl that my winner but pleasing throughout with a pretty head, feminine expression from her dark expressive eyes & quizzical brows.
Her strong clean neck led into a good front assembly & straight forelegs, good depth to chest and spring to ribs.
Her body felt good to go over as she was well muscled throughout and this showed in her movement and she held her top-line going around the ring, she was presented in lovely order with her gleaming coat and plenty of feathering and I see from my catalogue her sister was 3rd in this class both were very nice ladies.
3RD 5568 – Trefaine All That Jazz (Mrs E O & Miss N J Walker)
RES 5515 – Harreds Lillie (Mr P J Hall)
VHC 5555 – Zakhan’s Queen of Hearts (Mrs J C Rorke)
2042. Irish Setter – Novice Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 5
1ST 5535 – Pollnac New Miracle (Mrs L Maple)
This 15 month old young lady was third in my very strong junior class, and she won that on her first class movement flowing around the ring with elegant ease holding her top line.
She has a pretty head giving an alert expression from her eyes with raised quizzical brows and low set long ears.
Her neck of good length ran smoothly into her pleasing developing front, straight fore-legs and excellent cat like feet.
Body, chest and ribs developing well with nice strength and width to hindquarters.
Good chestnut coat coming through and this was presented in lovely order.
Although the handler looked very nervous she held it enough and did a great job to take this lovely well deserved class.
2ND 5564 – Follybrook Firefly (Mrs H Stevens)
Lovely three year-old who presented a lovely outline with a pretty feminine head of good length and low set ears, Good neck, front assembly, depth to chest, muscled loin, strong hind quarters with a good bend of stifle, good cat like feet.
Presented in a lovely coat of good colour. She moved okay but today she was not as free-flowing as my winner of the class.
3RD 5560 – Glenvarna Cover Girl (Mrs Sa Shepherd)
RES 5568 – Trefaine All That Jazz (Mrs E O & Miss N J Walker)
VHC 5571 – Paduan Golden Girl (Mr A J White)
2043. Irish Setter – Graduate Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1ST 5485 – Covarney Dream Time from Bronrians JW (Mr D & Miss C Clarke)
Two-year-old girl who won this class on her faultless movement it was steady and true when viewed from any angle.
When stacked she presented a lovely balanced outline, her head was a little strong for me but still holds femininity, lovely unshelled almond eyes with raised brows & low set ears.
strong clean neck led into her good front assembly and straight fore-legs.
Her body felt in good hard condition throughout, excellent wide hindquarters, pleasing tail-set, her rich chestnut coat was presented in lovely condition, she was beautifully handled throughout by this young lady, they both made a great team working well together with great understanding of each other.
2ND 5544 – Corranroo Hot Sensation (Miss L M Peters)
Another lovely girl, so unlucky to meet one on top form, pleasing overall shape, although I wouldn’t want any more weight on her.
Pretty head of good length with dark expressive eyes, quizzical brows and long low set ears, good front and rear assembly, her rich chestnut coat was presented in lovely bloom and she moved ok.
3RD 5564 – Follybrook Firefly (Mrs H Stevens)
RES 5565 – Blazing Bronze Jitterbug with Dazycutter (Imp Nld) (Ms J Turner)
VHC 5510 – Kerryfair Heart to Heart (Mrs J & Miss E Fox & Fiders)
2044. Irish Setter – Post Graduate Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1ST 5476 – Bridgella’s Don’t Push It (Mr W, Mrs D & Miss C Bridgwater & Green)
This four-year-old girl headed a real quality class of ladies and had to pull out all the stops to win and she did this with her faultless movement, It was elegant and graceful with good reach and drive in front and extension at the rear when viewed from any angle.
She possesses the most ultra feminine head, good depth to muzzle, gorgeous dark expressive unshelled almond eyes and quizzical raised brows and super long low-set ears.
Her slightly arched neck of good correct length led into her pleasing front assembly and straight forelegs, this then led onto a pleasing top line and a good rear assembly.
Lovely rich chestnut coat was presented in tip-top condition
2ND 5516 – Glennara Cherry Cola JW (Mrs K Hall)
Another super lady, pleasing head, dark, expressive eyes, quizzical raised brows, low set long ears, correct muzzle with a good depth, clean muscular slightly arched neck led into a good front assembly & straight forelegs.
Pleasing top line, depth to chest and good wide rear quarters, her rich chestnut coat was presented in lovely bloom, she moved well but not with the fluidity of the winner.
3RD 5478 – Bluebyeyou Love in A Mist (Mrs G Bye)
RES 5470 – Lotushill Scotch and Wry (Mrs C Borthwick)
VHC 5474 – Fernstart Hearts Delight JW (Miss R Box)
2045. Irish Setter – Limit Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 4
1ST 5471 – Quensha Crimes of Passion (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan)
This young lady really has an appealing outline with a good lean head, low set ears, good length to slightly arched neck which smoothly ran into her front assembly and straight fore-legs, good depth to chest, and feel to her sternum.
Pleasing top line and tail-set, good wide hindquarters and her lovely rich mahogany coat was presented in first class order, she moved with a pleasing confident style around the ring when viewed from all angles.
2ND 5505 – Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW (Mrs S E Edwards)
Another lovely girl who I have done well for previously, another with a pleasing, more compact outline, feminine head, good squareness and depth to muzzle low set ears, clean neck, pleasing front and rear assembly, good depth to chest & spring of rib, her chestnut coat was presented in good condition.
Such a happy girl on the move with her lashing tail which was so lovely to see.
3RD 5489 – Devacott Rose Creek at Camaling (Mrs S L Coleman)
RES 5550 – Brabrook True Violet for Montgreenan JW (Mr J, Mrs L & Miss L H Richardson)
VHC 5469 – Lochfrae Nina Simone (Mrs M B Davie)
2046. Irish Setter – Open Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1ST 5493 – Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker)
Every now and then our breed gets a special dog, and for me this mature lady is certainly very special from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail.
As soon as she enters the ring, it’s like she says to her handler “it’s okay, I know why I’m here come on let’s get it done” it just made me smile.
She possesses a very eye-catching balanced outline, her feminine head with her expressive dark unshelled almond eyes and alert raised brows with good depth to muzzle and length of fore-face and low set ears.
Her clean well muscled slightly arched neck of good length led smoothly into her well developed front assembly with good elbows and straight fore-legs, depth to chest and spring of rib , onto a firm top line, superb muscled loin with a good croup and tail set, lovely width and strength to hindquarters, with a good bend of stifle and she was short & straight from hock to heel which was pleasing.
As my hands went over her body I was thrilled that she was in such fabulous hard condition with a good feel to her bones throughout this I credit to her owner.
Her rich mahogany coat was presented in first class, tip-top condition with ample feathering.
She was handled with great precision to get the best out of her and the handler did, but for me her ultimate prize possession is her movement, she just comes alive and alert with her free flowing and driving movement, I found it faultless when viewed from all angles.
She just flowed around the ring with effortless ease and perfect co-ordination with great reach in front and extension at rear showing her pads which was pleasing.
This was a dog and a handler at one with each other and for me it was just so special to see, I was thoroughly delighted and had no hesitation in awarding her that all important CC that gave her the bitch breed CC record and then onto best of breed from a young outstanding dog, and later in the day I was thrilled to see her get a well deserved Gundog group two which finished the day off very nicely.
2ND 5539 – Sh Ch Lynwood Abracadabra JW (Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford)
Another super champion so full of quality who presented a lovely balance picture with a pleasing feminine head of good length, very alert expressive eyes and raised quizzical brows, low set ears.
long slightly arched neck flowed cleanly into her front assembly, good depth to chest, spring of rib, pleasing top line, nice wide hind quarters & bend of stifle, lovely feel to her body throughout, she was presented in super bloom with ample feathering and moved well today, she was just unlucky to meet the winner on cracking form and a youngster who tugged at my heart strings. I see from my catalogue she is the mum to my first and second in JB, she has most definitely passed lots of her qualities on to them.
3RD 5551 – Sh Ch Jetsetter Cristalle to Polmennor JW (Imp Rus) (Mrs A R Roberts)
RES 5532 – Ee/lv/sl Ch Fairhaven Electra Jww19 Ww21 (Miss L & Miss B Holm & Lind)
VHC 5481 – Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW (Mrs P A M Catling)
Irish Setter Club of Wales – Northern Open Show
 
16th April 2023
 
I would like to thank the Irish Setter Club of Wales for this prestigious invite, it was great to have so many worthy exhibits to judge, and was very pleased with both my line ups full of sound typical Irish Setters. Thanks also to my stand in stewards who did a sterling job and I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitable atmosphere of this friendly Club.
 
Veteran Bitch
1st Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily the Pink – Clean racy typical outline, feminine long lean head with oval skull, arched neck, well set on shoulders, good tight arched toes and feet, well angulated rear quarters, correct topline, in good coat and condition. Moved well to take Reserve Best Bitch and Best Veteran Bitch.
2nd Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley – Another lovely typical girl with beautiful finish. Slightly stronger all through than winner, short coupled, correct angulations and depth through ribbing, just preferred winner’s expression.
3rd Hyslops Gwendariff on a Rollercoasta
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st Dale’s Casachared Constance Tally of Aubanjon – A real baby full of character. Appealed in head with correct almond shaped dark eyes giving a super expression, tight feet, well balanced, moved true both coming and going.
Puppy Bitch
1st Bentleys Penclippin Caltic Asthore – Well presented and balanced, with a long lean head, clean sloping shoulder blades, good feet, and depth through her brisket, in good coat, just a tad bum high which I’m sure will settle as she matures.
2nd Bridgewaters Bridgellas Jubilee Queen – This girl gave her handler a hard time, good length of head, would have preferred a little more strength in muzzle, soft expression, well angulated quarters, correct topline would have benefitted from a quicker pace on the move.
3rd McDonalds Quensha Galway Girl
Junior Bitch
1st Halls Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara – Really liked this girl and pushed hard in the challenge. Super head, oval skull with raised brows and tight dark eye giving a lovely expression, in good coat, has depth through her body, well angulated quarters had bone without losing that raciness, moved well.
2nd Humphreys Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas – Smaller and neater than the winner but shares a lot of her attributes. Short loin, good depth, again lovely head and expression, good topline and moved well.
3rd Peters Corranroo Viennese Waltz
Yearling Bitch
1st Halls Harreds Lillie – Racy and typical in appearance. Beautiful head with raised brows, good depth through her brisket, well angulated quarters, good feet, enough wave in her coat, smooth topline and lashing tail on the moved.
2nd Rorkes Zakhans Diamond Queen – Appealed in outline, Finer in head than the winner and not as strong behind but of good type with a pleasing coat, moved well.
3rd Dales Trefaine Aurora of Aubanjon
Novice Bitch
1st Halls Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara
2nd Humphreys Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas
3rd Rorkes Zakhans Diamond Queen
Undergraduate Bitch
1st Hadfields Covarney Time after Time for Marzanne – Very well made mature bitch, showing balance with a good topline and appealing outline. Head a shade stronger than I prefer but her other qualities outweighed this preference, showed a balanced outline, moved soundly with drive.
2nd Humphreys Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas – Beaten on the winner’s finish and maturity today.
Graduate Bitch
1st Halls Glennara Cherry Cola JW – Elegant and racy, cleanest of shoulders, well boned legs, long lean head, super rich chestnut coat, moved beautifully going true both ways.
2nd Corless Swiftlark Illustrious JW – Preferred head of this girl to winner, compact appearance, good feet, presented a pleasing outline would have liked her a shade cleaner in neck and shoulders, moved soundly but not quite the accuracy of the winner today.
3rd Fox and Flinders Kerryfair Heart to Heart
Post Graduate Bitch
1st Williamsons Bluesprings a Kind of Magic at Keljaru – Very neat package, moderate angulations, lovely head with oval skull and soft expression, good depth all through, moved well though was slipping on the floor a touch.
2nd Douthwaite & Wharfs Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood – Appealing bitch, long lean head, slightly longer cast than winner and not so positive in topline, super wide rear quarters which powered her round the ring.
3rd Bridgewater and Greens Bridgellas Dont Push It
Limit Bitch
1st Edwards Gwendariff its Numero Uno at Bonhomie – Eyecatching girl up to size. Perfect topline and tailset, in super coat. Good head with raised brow, good tight feet, well angulated quarters, wide over her hips, precise footfall, moved soundly with drive, presented beautifully.
2nd Catlings Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri – Super head with dark expressive eyes, Lovely outline with clean neck and shoulders, super rich chestnut coat, not quite as good in feet as winner, moved well.
3rd Hadfields Covarney Estee avec Marzanne
Open Bitch
1st Holm & Linds EEch,LV Ch,SL Ch Fairhaven Electra JWW-18 WW-21 – What a lovely girl, really fell for her well chiselled head, raised brows and dark pigmented eyes and super expression, clean through her neck and long shoulder blades, good legs and feet, excellent coat, well balanced, immaculate topline and tailset, has depth all through but retaining that racy outline and moved on a long clean stride, could find nothing to beat her today Best Bitch and BIS.
2nd Catlings Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW – Another really lovely bitch, just preferred winners head today but appeals greatly for type and overall conformation, short coupled and balanced angulations, very sound on the move.
3rd Elkins Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet
Veteran Dog
1st Pyms Thendara the Watchmaker – Compact dog in full coat, appealed in head, oval skull with good expression. Handler tended to pull his head forward unbalancing him, he isn’t graced with lavish front angles but has many other qualities, super strong topline and tailset, good depth through brisket, strong well angulated rear quarters in excellent coat and condition, in the run off pulled out all the stops and moved really well showing great drive. Best Dog and RBIS, BVIS.
2nd Corless Swiftlark First Knight – Upstanding boy who presented a good outline, Different style to the winner, good topline and depth, well angulated fore and aft, slightly high in hock and not quite the ground coverage on the move as the winner, but sound nonetheless.
Minor Puppy Dog
1st Shepherds Casachared Connors Delaney – Two absolute babies in this class. A little unsure of his job but when settled showed he had a pleasing head, moderate angulations, good bone, topline and tailset, moved soundly.
2nd Nisbet & Forresters Gwendariff Purple Reign at Finix – Balanced youngster showed himself to have good bone and depth of chest, just prefer the winners angulation and front at the moment but all could change as he develops. Moved well.
Puppy Dog
1st Bentleys Penclippin Jubilee Flame – An appealing youngster with excellent precise movement for his age. Pleasing long lean head, well balanced all through, long clean well angulated shoulder blades, good depth, rich chestnut coat.
2nd Berry & Morris Coppers Midsummer Nights Dream (Imp Swe) – the sweetest expression in this boy, super outline with correct topline and tailset, excellent legs and feet, slightly loose on the move but sure this will improve with time. Just preferred the winners coat.
3rd Bridgewaters Bridgellas Jubilee Prince
Junior Dog
1st Milligan-Botts & Botts Thendara Big Love – A quality boy, quite different in style to the other exhibits in this class. Clearly has a strong character and wasn’t cooperating with his handler today. Long lean head with oval skull and low set fine ears, super expression, cleanest of necks into long shoulder blades, strong limbs, well off for angulation, long reachy gait, sure he has a bright future when settles.
2nd Holehan-Greens Loganrush Out of Town – Less mature and a smaller stamp than the winner, nonetheless well made with clean shoulders, typical head, good feet and topline, and moved well.
3rd Bentleys Penclippin Jubilee Flame
Yearling Dog
1st Walkers Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW – Pleasing head with oval skull, raised brows and dark expressive eye, good limbs tight feet, neat in front though would like a touch cleaner over his shoulders, good depth and outline, strong well angled rear quarters, moved with drive.
2nd Gilbert & Willis Thendara Firecracker at Clanoventa – Finer in head than the winner, appealed for type, rich chestnut coat, though he is a touch steep in upper arm he made a good account of himself on the move.
3rd Richards Redclyst Captain Kidd
Novice Dog
1st Berry & Morris Coppers Midsummer Nights Dream (Imp Swe) – Pulled himself together in this class to beat on his movement.
2nd Harris Zakhans Rough Diamond by Konakakela – A very neat well balanced package, pleasing head, short coupled, moved well, just prefer a little more of him all over but time may well take care of this.
3rd Rorkes Zakhans Diamond Jack
Undergraduate Dog
1st Harris Zakhans Rough Diamond by Konakakela
Graduate Dog
1st Needs Covarney it Takes Time with Stourford JW – Typical outline, very clean through his shoulders, strong topline, deep chest, good feet, well let down rear quarters, good length of muzzle, just a shade round in skull. Moved well.
2nd Corless Swiftlark Spellbinder – Attractive outline on this dog, slightly bigger than the winner, a shade steep in upper arm but preferred his head, strong rear, good coat.
3rd Berry, Maurice & Fitzmaurices Brinara Country Boy
Post Graduate Dog
1st Walkers Gwendariff Flags are Flyin – Typical dog, well boned and masculine. Well laid shoulders and good upper arm, good feet and angulated rear quarters, pleasing outline, rich chestnut coat, just a touch rounded in skull for me, moved well.
2nd Baileys Danaway Desert Song – Finer all through than winner, but everything in the right place, moderate angles, super topline, tailset and outline.
3rd Richardsons Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows
Limit Dog
1st Pym, Bott & Milligan-Botts Thendara Marshmello JW – Well made dog of compact appearance without losing that raciness, well boned legs, correct in front, deep through brisket, strong topline, short coupled in super coat, moved well.
2nd Boy-McNeil & Edwards Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty – An attractive dog full of quality, lower set than the winner, super coat, wide over his croup, strong rear quarters not so settled today.
3rd Hadfields Staratlanta Get a Wiggle on to Marzanne
Open Dog
1st Harts Gwendariff in the Limelight with Gilliegrae JW ShCM – Not a big dog, but presents such a pleasing picture. Well laid shoulders and good upper arm, good depth all through, strong well angulated quarters, firm topline and excellent tailset, moved with power keeping his outline to win Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Harris Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela (Imp Ned) – Very pleasing in outline, well constructed throughout, preferred his head to the winners but culdnt match him on the move today.
Brace Dog or Bitch
1st Stevenson’s Brace – An extremely well matched pair, with lovely heads and correct for type. Went around in unison showing a coordinated gait.
2nd Hadfield’s Brace – another well matched pair in super condition, went around so well..
3rd Heathers Brace
 
Judge: Mrs Sue Harris (Barleyarch)
Irish Setter Club of Wales
Sunday 16th April 2023
 
Thank you to the committee of the Irish Setter Club of Wales for inviting me to judge bitches at the club , just for interest this is my 8thIrish Setter breed club show that I have had the privilege and honour of judging. This breed is in my heart and soul and I hope my comments are understood and taken in the spirit they are meant to be. I don’t show in the breed anymore but I’m never very far from them and I do take an active interest in how the breed is moving forward.
I last judged Irish Setters within the breed in April 2017 and I thought then as now that we are in danger of producing generic Irish Setters with no breed type evident just red dogs. The difference between the top class exhibits and the mediocre ones is vast and if not addressed we will lose the most important thing in an Irish Setter which is racy well balanced and full of quality, combining elegance with substance. Yes, we want a slim elegant animal but we don’t want this to be interpreted as narrow all through with front legs appearing out of one hole or the opposite, coarse in head and overdone in body and quarters. The standard also asks for a firm straight topline gentlysloping downwards from the withers, this cannot be achieved unless the front angulation and rear construction are correct. Upright shoulders with no upper arm angulation can never create the correct topline not even by overstretching the exhibit backwards!! Also worth mentioning I see so many with level toplines and something even worse quite an emphasis on a dip behind the shoulders this is due to poor construction.
My co-judge had to make the difficult decision to remove /dismiss some exhibits from the ring due to bad temperament which is so very sad for the breed. I agreed with him wholeheartedly as this is something I would have done also, such a shame for the breed.
 
Bitches
 
Minor Puppy ( 2,1)
1 Dales, Casachared Constance Tally of Aubanjon, What a happy confident puppy she is, love her head and expression. Clean in outline, moved freely with confidence .
Puppy (7. 1)
1 Nevitts, Joaodaws Stargazer, Such a promising puppy, her overall outline and shape is so true to the standard displaying raciness, however I would like to see a little more covering on her at the moment. Such a very pretty bitch. BPB
2 Mcdonalds, Quensha Galway Girl, when the winner I ask for a little more covering with this one I would like a little less please. Her attitude to life is wonderful to see, she epitomises the words demonstrably affectionate to the full. Best wishes for the future.
3 Bridgwaters Bridgellas Jublee Queen
Veteran (6,1)
1 Stevensons, Lochlorien True Detective is Andley Covers a lot of ground, but pleased with her overall proportions and shape. She oozes power and strength but still combining the air of quality and elegance about her. Good head and kind eye, strong neck and good depth of chest true front, good ribs and strong loin, Good sound wide quarters which she used to her advantage on the move. Later she went Best veteran in show on referees decision.
2 Bougen, Gwendariff Lily the Pink, I have seen this bitch almost all her life when she was owned by our late friend Gill Tully, we often discussed her whilst watching Welsh springers for many years. Her head is simply beautiful in all aspects so classical being long and lean but not snipy or narrow. My notes say balanced to her body. The irish setter head should never be course or heavy and she certainly isn’t. Her overall body shape is good and well balanced, she moved with well free flowing movement. Thank you for giving me the pleasure of judging her today.
3 Watertons, Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW, Sh CM
Junior (11)
1 Mugfords, Lynwood Rather Scrumptious, and she certainly full fills her name, wonderful outline and good conformation, good neck flowing into well angulated shoulders, as mentioned before the front assembly has to be correct to give the Irish setter that true topline, gently sloping from withers to tail. Good strong quarters which she used well on the move.
2 Humphreys, Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas one to watch for the future im sure, she is a full true example of what an irish setter bitch should look like, wonderful outline and so good in conformation so well balanced. To be critical I would like stronger hind movement but she has so much promise and time such an exiting prospect.
3 Halls, Riverbrue Ophelia love Glennara
Yearling (8,2)
1 Halls, Harreds Lillie, I love her attitude to life, so happy go lucky, lots to like about her, so well balanced in body, so much to like about her, in particular I loved her quarters and the strength she displayed on the move, I wish we could bottle that attitude and call on it from time to time.
2 Walker, Trefaine all that jazz, This bitch gave me a lot to think about, her head and expression si so true to the standard, moderate neck and good well angulated shoulders which she has to have to give a good pro sternum, good depth of chest and strong loin. I preferred winner today in quarters, but she did move well.
3 Dales,Trefaine Aurora of Aubanjon
Novice (9,5)
1 Humpreys,Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos at Henaleas
2 Walker Trefaine all that Jazz
3 Hillocks, Jonola Bellini
Undergraduate
A difficult class to judge as I would prefer a more positive hind movement from each of them, The winner today was so well presented and good overall conformation, lot
1 Hadfield, Covarney time after time Marzanne, A bitch with lots like about her, so well balanced in all departments. Good head and expression. Presented very well today.
2 Hillocks, Jonola bellini, I like her shape and outline, presented in good coat and condition.
3 Pallister, Penwyn keeping faith
Graduate (13,1)
1 Halls, Glennara Cherry Cola jw, Pleasing head and expression, well balanced and in proportion to her body. Good neck displaying the arch at the crest of her neck which is missing on a few today. Good ribs giving the required spring at the top and tapering down to the chest. Strong well coupled loin, good strong wide quarters which she put to good use on the move. Considered her today for top honours.
2 Heather, Sixoaks my fair lady jw, I fell for the whole quality of this bitch, she is so balanced and in proportion. A lot to like about her so clean in outline what you see is what you get. Good neck and shoulders, good strength to body without losing the racy outline that is required. Strong wide quarters which she used well. Unfortunate to meet winner today.
2 Corless, Swiftlark Illustrious jw
Post graduate ( 12,2)
A quality class of good up and coming bitches, so full of quality and promise and I do mean the whole class. Its worth mentioning that coat isn’t everything its what is underneath the coat that matters.
1 Sturrocks, Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy, one out of the top drawer, I loved her outline, balance and body proportions , she has a good head and expression so expressive in her eyes, Her brows never stopped moving. Her movement was so positive and true. Should have a bright future.
2 Watts, Shenanagin Half a Sixpence, Left her coat at home today but a true Irish setter in all departments. So very feminine the overall view displays raciness combined with substance and elegance. Her head displays raised brows, good chiselling all which gives the true Irish expression.
3 Williamsons, Blue Springs A kind of Magic at Keljaru
Mid limit (6,1)
1 Heathers, Sixoaks Leading Lady, lots to like about this bitch she flows from her head to her tail, no bumps or lumps. Her front construction is so good and true which gives her the strength to her topline, matching her quarters. She stands over the ground well without very little handling. Her movement is so true to see, Moved at the correct speed by her young handler.
2 Bott, Allen and Morgan, Quensha Crimes of Passion, good quality bitch, love her head and expression, true in front, good ribs and strong loin, She uses her quarters well to full advantage. I love her attitude and confidence. Will watch her development closely.
3 Humphreys, Riverbrue Flashbox at Henaleas
Limit (7,1)
1 Sturrocks, Forfarian Soo Lush JW, This bitch meets the breed standard fully, she combines substance, being powerful in all departments but built on a racy frame. I loved her, her head has such a wonderful melting expression. Her front assembly is so good, she goes on to display a good firm topline which is what an Irish setter should have in order to get the desired gently topline from withers to tail. Absolutely nothing at all exaggerated in any way. Delighted to award her RBCC. I wish her well for the future.
2 Edwards, Gwendariff its numero uno at Bonhomie, This bitch is so well balanced and presented in the best order today. Her head and expression is so pleasing, giving a true expression. She does cover a lot of ground on the move with her free flowing powerful movement.
3 Holehan-Green Loganrish Dimaonds npearls
Open 7,1)
Sadly one bitch wasn’t able to be present in the ring today and she is one I have admired many times from the ring side. I learnt that she had been attacked by dogs whom weren’t even being shown at the show ground today. I only hope with time both owners and dog can over come this shock.
1 Crocker, Sh Ch Riverbrue Glorianne, I wrote this report in 2017 about this bitch “Top quality puppy so full of breed type, pleasing head and a delightful mischievous expression she looks every bit a handful even if she isn’t. For me I would like a little less weight on her at this stage. Her neck and shoulders are good and strong with plenty of pro-sternum, good deep chest and strong loin. She is so happy go lucky in her attitude. A lot to like about her” 6 years on I haven’t changed my mind except the weight comment as today she was perfectly presented in all departments. In actual fact she doesn’t need a handler except to hold lead. She had to be on top form today and she was I was delighted and thrilled to award her the BCC and she later went BOB after the referees decision. Today she equalled the bitch breed record sharing it with Sh Ch Braidmount Geisha Girl who I did award her the bitch cc many years ago which then gave her the bitch record.
2 Holm, Lind, EE Ch/LV.CH/SL. Ch. Fairhaven Electa, Certainly a new one to me I was particularly impressed with her head and eyes which gives that true Irish setter expression. Good body and strong loin, in my opinion for me she does stands over a lot of ground presented n full coat.
3 Sterritt, Irish sh Ch Corranroo Just one Kiss with Riversett
Judge Pat Butler-Holley
Shandwick
Irish Setter Club of Wales
Sunday 16th April 2023
 

It was truly an honour to be invited by a breed club to award my first CC’s to Irish Setters, where I was afforded the

privilege of judging the males at this wonderfully organised show. I was made to feel so welcome from start to finish,

the committee making sure every detail was attended to, which made for a very enjoyable and memorable day indeed. I

was presented with a really lovely entry of quality dogs and I wish to thank all of those who entered their males for my

appraisal. My thanks to my two stewards – Hefin and Joy – who were so efficient, and great fun, all day.

MPD (2) 1 Gwendariff Purple Reign at Finix. Smart young chap who is new to the job and fresh, he was really up for

it and I loved his attitude and character. He is well grown, with super bone and body already and has all the essentials.

Masculine head with defined brows, strong neck and excellent lay and length of shoulder. Has development of forechest

and ribbing already, with strength in topline and group. Balanced in his angulation, this shows on the move where he

produces a sound and economic action with tidy footfall. Presented in first class order. Will go on to great things. BPD

& with my co-judge’s agreement, a deserved BPIS. 2 Casachared Connors Delaney. Not quite so forward in development

as the winner, this youngster has good proportions and excellent width of thigh. The overall picture is sound and balanced

and this was shown on the move where he strode out well in all of the classes he was exhibited in.

PD (4,1) 1 Penclippin Jubilee Flame. Smart upstanding young male with clean outline. At an in-between stage of growth

and development just now, but has many breed attributes. Smart headpiece, good front and hind angles and well ribbed

in between. Needs to body up and firm in topline as you would expect at this age. He moved out with a stylish action

using his quarters to advantage. Has great fitness and condition for age. One for the future! 2 Bridgella’s Jubilee Prince.

A rangier sort than the winner with some filling in to do, and needs to gain some body to complete the picture. Nicely

headed, moderate throughout with good angles behind, and standing on super feet.

VD (1) 1 Thendara The Watchmaker. I adored this dog’s temperament and joi de vivre, if ever there was a personification

of “demonstrably affectionate”, this would be the one to observe! Showed like he was a youngster and presented in

sterling coat and condition. Has a super front assembly with well placed shoulder and corresponding return of upper

arm. Is strong in topline standing and moving, ribbed well back, and has a well set on tail – which he never stopped

using! Stands on excellent feet with short, well maintained nails. Moved out with verve and freedom of action and was

a very worth contender at the end of a long day, but had to settle for RBVIS on the referee’s decision.

JD (7) 1 Thendara Big Love. This smart young man presents a very imposing outline and his impressive stature cannot

be ignored. Has length and leanness of head, strength of neck and a well laid shoulder. He is strong in topline and short

and firm in loin, with strong croup. Deep and long in rib. Well off for hind angles with width of thigh and low hocks.

Free and steady action on the move. Presented in top drawer coat and condition. Considered in the last four for top

honours today. 2 Kerryfair Just Be. Smaller framed male with lots of appeal and many breed attributes. Presents a clean

typical outline stacked up, has a gentle slope to topline and strength in croup and quarters. Presented in super order, but

a bit juvenile on the move today.

YD (7,1) This was a class of cheeky boys, many of which were playing their owners up on the day! 1 Gwendariff Ucant

Touch This JW. Well-schooled youngster who put on a great show. Had the best overall outline and movement in this

class which clinched his win. Super balance of skull and muzzle, reachy neck and well laid shoulder with good return

of upper arm. Well ribbed back, he is strong in his topline and has a well set on tail. With his complimentary rear angles

it wasn’t a surprise to find him sound and accurate on the move, too. Well presented in fit condition, but his nails could

be shorter! 2 Harreds Lachlan at Stylersett. Impressive outline on this young lad, however he didn’t want to co-operate

on the move today. Liked his head, long and lean, eye shape and colour, and expression. Well-muscled neck leading to

good lay of shoulder. He is strong in topline which has a moderate slope, and his tail is correctly set on – and well used!

Presented in super order, he just needs his enthusiasm harnessed to better effect. 3 Thendara Firecracker at Clanoventa.

ND (5,1) 1 Zakhan’s Rough Diamond by Konakakela. Well bodied youngster who was lower down the placings in the

last class but deserved his win here. Another whom I must commend for his body and muscle condition, as he was good

to go over and is clearly afforded plenty of exercise. His head needs to break which will come with time. Stands on neat

well kept feet. 2 Zakhan’s Diamond Jack. Not the body or condition of 1 as this chap is a tad rangy at the moment and

he needs time to come together and develop. Has a racy outline and another standing on excellent feet. 3 Loganirish Out

On The Town.

UGD (3,1) 1 Zakhan’s Rough Diamond by Konakakela. 2 Loganirish Out On The Town. A raw youngster with much

growing and development to do, but has some appeal and various breed attributes. Came to the job much better in this

class and was more settled on the move.

GD (7,2) 1 Gwendariff Aru Ready F’This Amberlight. This young man didn’t want to co-operate with his handler today

and really made her work for it! Longer cast exhibit but in this group presented the most typical outline overall. Clean

typical head and eye, good neck and shoulder placement, he scores in upper arm length. He has a deep well developed

forechest and sprung rib. Well-muscled quarters with length from hip to hock, which were used to advantage on the

move. Just needs to learn to enjoy his stacking more. 2 Covarnet It Takes Time with Stourford JW. Stronger headed

male than 1 and rather dramatic in topline slope for me when on the stack. Used his construction to best advantage on

the move where he produced a sound action with strong drive from behind. 3 Swiftlark Spellbinder.

PGD (8,1) I was very disappointed with the temperaments of three of the dogs in this class, so much so that they were

all dismissed. Thankfully, this did nothing to cause a reaction from the remaining four, who all remained pleasantly

settled. I hope the owners of the dogs dismissed all take action to correct this entirely untypical behaviour. 1 Gwendariff

Flags Are Flyin. Masculine headed male of sound honest construction throughout. His well laid shoulders give rise to

his reach strong neck and continue into a firm slightly sloping topline. Balance in angulation fore and aft, he used both

ends of himself well going away and coming back, and produces an economic long striding action going around. Was

unphased by the drama caused in the class and remained as cool as a cucumber to clinch the win. I must also commend

the excellent coat and perfect muscular condition this dog was presented in. Shortlisted to the final four for top honours

today. 2 Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. Another smartly shaped young dog who is eye-catching both standing and

moving. Smaller in stature than the winner, he has very similar positive attributes to commend. Presented in first class

order and handled unassumingly to get the best from him. 3 Swiftlark Spellbinder.

MLD (5,2) 1 Gwendariff In The Limelight with Gilliegrae JW ShCM. Smaller in stature, this d is rather unassuming in

outlook, but has such balance and soundness of construction all through. Long lean head, good eye shape and colour,

well set ears. Clean through the neck and shoulder into his strong and unexaggerated topline. Well set on tail. Is

moderately angled at both ends which he uses well on the move, producing a particularly sound action when going away

and a stylish gait going around. 2 Gwendariff Plays The Flute. A very decent sort, who was a little phased by his handler

taking a tumble at first, but they got it together in the end. Smart headpiece with kind eye, good neck and topline, leading

to well set on tail. Scores in development of forechest. A good honest sort who just needs time to develop in body and

coat to complete the picture. 3 Staratlanta Get a Wiggle On To Marzanne.

LD (8,1) A smashing class of quality exhibits. 1 Gwendariff The Grand Master at Jacwilins. This outstanding male

caught my attention from the start, and on closer inspection there is nothing about him to disappoint. He is an exquisite

example from the top drawer and the epitome of racy, balanced, and full of quality. Grand head with length and balance,

his dark well shaped clean eyes giving a very handsome expression under his raised brows. He is beautifully constructed

fore and aft; has balance of angles with moderation and nothing to excess. Scores in forechest development, length and

spring of rib, and has a short firm loin. As one would expect, he doesn’t disappoint on the move – correct away and back

with accuracy of footfall, and a sound economic gait going around. When you get your hands on this dog, not only do

you appreciate his construction but you feel a dog who is well conditioned and nourished, in excellent skin and coat,

and presented to the minute. A really superb Irish Setter whom it was my delight to award the CC on the day, in good

company. He later claimed RBIS with my co-judge’s agreement. 2 Thendara Marshmello JW. Another with a lovely

clean racy outline, so typical both standing the moving and nothing to excess. There are many things to like about this

dog and he has so many breed attributes. He is well constructed under his extremely well cared for and presented coat.

Moved out with verve and aplomb. 3 Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty.

OD (6,2) 1 Sh Ch Gwendariff U Can’t Missme Bonhomie. This male has a really lovely outline which is very typical

throughout. Superb head shape and expression from his lovely dark eyes. He has strength in neck, slightly sloping firm

topline, strong loin and well set on tail. Excellent forechest and ribbing, which extend well back, and clean in underline.

Moved with the most accurate footfall in this class, and maintained his lovely outline and firmness of topline going

around. Another whose presentation must be commended, not just his immaculately tailored coat but his perfect body

condition and excellent muscletone. Pushed hard in the challenge and was awarded a well deserved RDCC. 2 Sh Ch

Quensha Take A Bow. Lovely headed male, another of typical outline. Has a good shoulder and upper arm, deep chest,

and is very well bodied and ribbed. Has lovely width through the hindquarters with well developed first and second

thigh. Longer cast than 1, this d produced a ground covering gait going around the ring with reach and drive and minimal

lift, and was very tidy in his action away and back. Presented in excellent order, and handled perfectly. 3 Pl/Lt Ch

Gwendariff Dutch Invader.

SpBD (1) 1 Casachared Connors Delaney.

Judge David R. Alcorn – Lourdace/Comalegy 

 Irish Setter Club of Scotland 08.04.23

MPD (2) 1 Nisbet & Forrester’s Gwendariff Purple Reign at Finix. Well balanced for his age. Typical in head, clean cut, good length and a lovely eye and expression. Excellent depth of chest, pleasing neck and shoulders, well sprung ribs and a firm topline. Nicely rounded quarters along with a good tailset and carriage. Sound on the move. 2 Sloane’s Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea. Very much a baby but is so well made throughout and shows much promise. Lovely head, eye and expression. Very clean over the neck and shoulders, stands on good legs and feet and like the winner has good depth of chest for his age. Once he got into his stride moved well. PD (4, 1) 1 Charlish’s Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri. Cracking puppy, full of quality and I am sure he will have a very promising future. Best of heads, dark eye and the softest of expressions. Well constructed front assembly, pleasing ribs and good width of hindquarters with a pleasing bend of stifle. Soundest of movers who when he gets into his stride has such a positive action, BPD & BP. 2 Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea. 3 Holehan’s Loganrish Out On The Town. JD (7) 1 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Big Love. So typical in appearance and presents a clean and balanced outlook. Good size and excellent confirmation throughout. Pleasing head and has the required length and leanness along with a good eye and expression. Scores in neck and shoulders, correct topline that he keeps on the move and the best of quarters. Moved on a good stride with excellent reach and drive. 2 Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On. Not quite the maturity of the winner as not long out of puppy but if he continues on these lines he will always be there and there abouts. Typical in head, good shape, lean as the standard asks for and the best of expressions. Good depth of chest, well sprung ribs and strong well made hindquarters. Sound on the move. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Alofrana Secret Love Agent. YD (5,1) 1 Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW. One I liked a lot and sure it will not be long before he is knocking on the door for top honours. Very well balanced throughout. Good head piece with such a typical outlook. Best of fronts, narrow but with the required depth. Strong muscular neck set in well placed shoulders. Correct topline with that gentle slope from the withers. Well rounded quarters and a good bend of stifle. Soundest of movers. 2 Danks-Kemish’s Copper’s Welcome To The Party at Alofrana JW. A very stylish dog who is built on clean and flowing lines and definitely has the racy appearance the standard asks for. Balanced head with a good eye and expression. Very clean over the neck and shoulders. Good depth of chest, well sprung ribs and pleasing hindquarters. Moved well with good reach and drive. 3 Hanson’s Gwendariff Chile Onthewily. MD (3) 1 Alofrona Secret Love Agent. Promising youngster who was third in the competitive junior class. Presents a very pleasing picture both stood and on the move. Balanced head with a good eye and kind expression. Excellent depth of chest for his age, well developed ribs and good width of quarters along with a pleasing bend of stifle. Sound on the move.

 2 Ferasheen Hot Propper Tea. 3 Loganrish Out On The Town ND (4) 1 Glencarron Show Must Go On. 2 Alofrona Secret Love Agent. 3 Loganrish Out On The Town. UD (2) 1 Glencarron Show Must Go On. 2 Loganrish Out On The Town. Pleasing youngster of overall good balance. Very typical in head, good length, low set ears and the kindest of expressions. Stands on good legs and feet. Pleasing topline with a good tailset and carriage. Still needs to develop and drop in chest to complete the picture but has time on his side. Moved well. GD (2) 1 Lucas’s Gwendariff Aru Ready F’this Amberlight. Very well made throughout. Liked him for his size, balance and clean lines. Good head, eye and expression. Well made front assembly with a good reach of neck set in well placed shoulders. Pleasing depth of chest, well sprung ribs and nicely rounded hindquarters of good width. Sound on the move. 2 Hill’s Shenanagin Stand N’ Deliver for Ronjunes. Pleasing sort who presented a very typical outlook. Well balanced head, lean and of good length. Excellent depth of chest, narrow straight front standing on pleasing legs and feet. Correct topline and tailset and well made quarters. Moved well. PGD (6) 1 Stewart & Ellrich’s Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus ( IKC ). Stand out winner of the class and put up a good show in the challenge and another I am sure that wont’t be long before he is knocking on the door for top honours, another I liked a lot. Excellent confirmation throughout along with such a typical appearance and presented on the day in superb coat and condition. Best of heads, scores in neck and shoulders, excellent depth, strong hindquarters with a pleasing bend of stifle. Soundest of movers. 2 Hughes Gwendariff Plays The Flute. Typey dog of overall good make and shape. Pleasing eye and a kind expression. Well developed body with good depth of chest, excellent spring of rib and the best of quarters. Firm topline that he holds on the move along with a good tailset and carriage. Moved okay once he got into his stride. 3 Dodd’s Bardonhill Any Dream Wiil Do. LD (9,1) Very competitive class.

 1 Pym, Bott & Milligan-Bott’s Thendara Marshmellow JW. Very impressive dog both stacked and on the move. Pleasing size and so well balanced throughout. Typical in head, clean cut, good length of muzzle and a pleasing eye and expression. Best of fronts, straight, excellent depth of chest and a strong muscular neck set in well placed shoulders. Good substance throughout with quality bone but still keeps that racy appearance. Covered the ground on a good stride with excellent reach and drive. 2 Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique JW. Another quality dog who takes your eye as soon as he entered the ring. Excellent shape and built on clean lines. Pleasing head with a good dark eye and the best of expressions. Very clean over the neck and shoulders, good depth, well sprung ribs which are carried well back and great strength of loin. Well rounded hindquarters and a good bend of stifle. Presented on the day in superb coat and condition. Moved well but not quite the positive stride of the winner on the day. 3 Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home to Danwish. OD (5) Lovely class to judge. Five quality dogs all worthy of their titles. 1 Stockton’s Sh.Ch.Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. My star of the day. Judged him as a youngster and liked him then and here was the finished article. Fully mature and like a good wine has just got better with age. So beautifully balanced and just flows from nose to tail. Best of heads, clean cut, lean and of good length along with a lovely eye and expression to complete the picture. Scores in front assembly and stands on the best of legs and feet. Firm topline with that gentle slope from the withers which is such a trait of the breed along with the best of quarters. Soundest of movers on a free and easy stride, CC & BIS. 2 Allen, Bott & Morgan’s Sh.Ch.Quensha Take A Bow. Lovely stamp and style of dog who you can not overlook as he is quality throughout and pushed the winner close on the day. Presents a very typical appearance and is so well made. Pleasing head, lovely dark eye and the softest of expressions. Very clean over the neck and shoulders, lovely straight front and excellent depth of chest. Well developed body with a good spring of rib. Powerful hindquarters that he uses to advantage on the move. Very sound both fore and aft. Res.CC & Res.BIS. 3 Edward’s Sh.Ch.Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. VD (4) 1 Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Well balanced dog of very pleasing make and shape throughout. Good head, clean cut and good dark eye and best of expressions. Excellent front assembly standing on good legs and feet. Strong firm topline that he holds on the move, well muscled quarters with a pleasing bend of stifle. Moved soundly with excellent reach and drive. 2 Lucas’s Sh.Ch.Bardonhill Eternal Flame among Amberlight JW. Lovely type of dog who on first inspection I thought would be my class winner. Best of heads with a kind eye and expression. Pleasing front standing on good legs and feet. Excellent depth of chest, correct topline, tailset and carriage and well made hindquarters. On the day could not match the positive movement of the winner. 3 Stockton’s Gwendariff D’ya Think I’m Fab for Kespas JW. MPB (2,1) 1 Stewart & Dewar’s Gwendariff Lavender Lashes. See she is the litter sister to the winner of the MPD class and like her sibling shows much promise for the future. So well balanced for her tender age and built on the cleanest of lines. Pleasing head with a very feminine outlook. Good reach of neck set in well placed shoulders. Well bodied with excellent depth of chest and good width of quarters. Very sound on the move covering the ground on a good stride, BPB. PB (3,1) 1 Nevitt’s Joadaws Stargazer. Lovely headed young lady of good size and balance for her age. Quality bone throughout and well bodied. Straight in front, narrow as the standard asks for but has the required depth of chest to complete the picture. Well sprung ribs and nicely developed hindquarters. Moved well both fore and aft. 2 Bridgewater’s Bridgell’s Jubilee Queen. Another promising puppy who is well built throughout and presents a very typical outlook both stacked and on the move. Balanced head with a good eye and expression. Very clean over the neck and shoulders. Firm topline and well made quarters. Stylish mover. JB (6,1) 1 Vallance’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. Very impressed with this young lady. Not long out of puppy and still plenty of maturing to do but if she continues on these lines I am sure her owner will have lots of fun with her. Sweetest of heads, balanced, good length and a lovely eye and expression. Scores in front assembly, good depth of chest for her age, firm topline and well angulated hindquarters. Soundest of movers. 2 Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone. Another well balanced youngster of good make and shape. Pleasing head, good reach of neck set in well placed shoulders and good depth for her age. Correct topline and tailset along with good width of quarters. Moved well on a pleasing stride. 3 Hunter & Brown’s Glencarron Another Chapter at Braidmount. YB (2) 1 Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. 2 Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone. MB (3,1) 1 Bell & Barker-Bell’s Balintyne Say It Isn’t So. Pretty youngster just out of puppy and of overall pleasing appearance and confirmation. Balanced head with a lovely eye, dark as the standard asks for and the softest of expressions. Stands on good legs and feet, pleasing depth and good width of hindquarters. Once she settled and got into her stride moved soundly. 2 Jaodaws Stargazer. NB (1) 1 Balintyne Say It Isn’t So. UGB (2,1) 1 Balintyne Say It Isn’t So.

GB (4,1) 1 Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk. Pleasing sort of good size and balance with a very feminine outlook. Clean cut head of good length along with a good eye and the best of expressions. Excellent depth of chest, straight front standing on good legs and fee. Well sprung ribs along with good width of quarters and a pleasing bend of stifle. Positive on the move. 2 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW. Typey bitch of overall good make and shape. Balanced head, dark eye and a kind expression. Pleasing front assembly, firm topline along with a good tailset and carriage. Strong well made hindquarters along with a good sweep of stifle. Moved well. 3 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten. PGB (8,1) 1 Bridgewater & Green’s Bridgella’s Don’t Push It. Has a very typical appearance and is built on clean lines, holding her shape both stood and on the move. Good head, pleasing length with the required leanness and a good dark eye and best of expressions. Good reach of neck set in well placed shoulders, excellent depth and well muscled quarters. Sound mover with good reach and drive. 2 Williamson’s Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic at Keljaru. Bitch of pleasing size and balance and of good confirmation throughout. Typical in head with a pleasing eye and expression. Good depth of chest, well bodied, firm loin and good width of hindquarters. Moved well but couldn’t match the positive movement of the winner on the day. 3 Adamson-Watt’s Alolfrana Scandalous. LB (10, 2) Another very competitive class. 1 Edward’s Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW. Bigger framed bitch but keeps a very feminine outlook and is so beautifully balanced throughout and is built on flowing lines. Quality head, so typical, clean cut and an eye, as the standard says like ‘an unshelled almond’ along with the kindest of expressions. Scores in front assembly with a pleasing reach of neck and a good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm. Good topline and tailset. Very well made quarters with a pleasing bend of stifle. On the move flowed round the ring on a free and easy stride, Res.CC. 2 Allen, Bott & Morgan’s Quensha Crimes of Passion. See she is the litter sister to the Dog Res.CC winner and has many of her siblings positive attributes. Presents a very stylish and elegant appearance. Pleasing head, balanced and with a good eye and expression. Very clean over the neck and shoulders, muscular neck, good depth of chest, well sprung ribs and strong well muscled hindquarters. Moved soundly both fore and aft. 3 Stewart & Neil’s Gwendariff Pin Up Girl. OB (2) 1 Catling’s Sh.Ch.Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW. Such a sound and honest bitch, nothing exaggerated here and to me just says ‘Irish Setter’. Did her well at Group level last year and she did not disappoint in breed company. Excellent shape and lines to give that required racy appearance. Lovely head, good length, the required chiseling under the eye that just enhances her expression along with a good dark eye. Best of fronts standing on good legs and feet, narrow and excellent depth of chest. Correct topline, tailset and carriage. Well made quarters, good width and a pleasing bend of stifle. Soundest of movers on the best of strides, CC. 2 Holm & Lund’s Ch.Multi Fairhaven Electra JW. Another very good one who was not disgraced in anyway to stand behind the winner on the day. Liked her for her size, type and overall pleasing confirmation along with holding her shape both stacked and on the move. Typical in head, clean cut, good length and a good eye and expression. Quality bone throughout, firm body, good strength of loin, pleasing hindquarters and a good sweep pf stifle. Moved well. VB (5,1) 1 Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley. Lovely bitch, so well balanced throughout and another who just flowed in outline and presented such a typical appearance. Pleasing head, eye and expression. Good reach of neck set in well placed shoulders, straight front along with excellent depth of chest. Has kept a firm topline that she holds on the move. Good width of quarters and was in lovely coat and condition on the day. A sound and stylish mover, BV. 2 Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW. Well made bitch who has kept a good shape both stood and on the move. Pleasing head, lean and of good length along with a dark eye and best of expressions. Firm body, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters along a good bend of stifle. Moved well both fore and aft. 3 Bell & Barker-Bell’s Balintyne Say You Say Me.

 David Shields

Irish Setter Club Of Scotland

08.04.23

Open show: It was an absolute pleasure to judge at this show and I must thank the club for extending this invitation to me. I was delighted with my entry and I wish to thank all those who entered under me and for accepting my decisions in such a sporting manner. There were close calls and many class places could easily have been reversed. The floor was definitely a challenge for many of the dogs and movement at times was erratic. Am sure the green sod underfoot would make a big difference to many! The committee ran a great double show and the atmosphere was really lovely. The absence of club chairman David Laidlaw was palpable. David and Betty were great supporters of the Irish show scene and gave me great encouragement when I started showing in 1988. So it was an honour to be there to raise a toast in David’s honour and see Betty and the family. Many thanks to all who made this appointment possible and my excellent hostesses and chauffeurs! V (3/5) What a lovely start to the day to see these veterans still strutting their stuff and clearly loving every minute of it. 1.Lucas’s Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW This 8 year old dog commanded attention from the minute he entered the ring. He was presented in magnificent coat and fabulous condition. When stacked he was racy and elegant and oozed an air of royalty. His head was very refined with a gentle expression and a lovely square finish to his muzzle. Beautiful length of neck with a lovely arch. Good angulation in front, nice deep chest, good spring of rib, gently sloping top-line. Strong hindquarters and well angled behind. Nice short hocks. Lovely tail-set. Moved around the ring like he owned it. Delighted to award him Best Veteran, Best Dog and Res BIS. 2.Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley. Another 8 year old who moved around the ring like a youngster! This bitch is well put together and of nicely balanced proportions. Her coat is a rich chestnut and in good condition with a gentle wave giving it lovely movement. Her head has a lovely profile with low set ears. Her angulations front and behind are excellent. Lovely length of leg with neat feet. Good spring of ribs and gently sloping topline. She had good muscle tone all through. 3. Tupper’s Staratlanta Elliott Sh.cm Have to mention this 10 year old boy who was presented in fabulous condition with a lovely rich chestnut coat. He clearly loved his day out. Thank you for bringing him. So lovely to see our breed aging with such grace. PD (3/4) Two very promising youngsters who could easily swap places. I look forward to seeing them develop.1. Holehan’s Loganirish Out On The Town Almost 12 months old this boy had a lovely racy, elegant eye-catching outline with a beautiful rich chestnut coat. His head was long and lean with low set ears, dark eyes and a melting expression. His body has good length and proportions. Lovely length of neck into shoulders. Gently sloping topline with good tailset. Lovely feet and sweep of stifle. He moved elegantly. Still raw and immature he will need time. Pleased to award hm Best Puppy In Show 2.Charlish’s Quensha People Talking of Harelferg This 10 month old boy is a substantial boy and more compact than the first. He has a beautiful head and expression with dark eye and excellent ear placement. Shorter in neck. Good spring of rib and width behind. Lovely topline. Shorter coupled than first. Croup and tailset a tad low. Moved well. 3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Hot Proper Tea Have to mention this 6 months old raw baby who took everything in his stride and really enjoyed his day out. His tail never stopped wagging. Very sympathetically handled. JD (6) This was a very strong class of quality young boys full of the joys of life with many giving their owners a hard time and not showing to advantage. 1.Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Secret Love Agent This boy took everything in his stride and was so chilled and well behaved. Lovely overall shape with a lovely chestnut coat. Lovely head with parallel planes and square finish to muzzle. Beautifully low ears. Elegant neck, good shoulders, firm topline and correct tailset. Good front and deep chest with plenty of lung room. Good bend of stifle and width of thigh. Moved purposefully at one with his handler. 2. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go OnAnother quality dog. Eye catching dog who stood well over his ground giving an elegant shape. Lovely head with gentle and soft expression. Elegant reach of neck into good shoulders, lovely topline and correct tailset. Good front. Good body length and width of thigh. Lovely tight feet. Would like to have seen him a little more stretched out behind. In lovely coat and condition. Moved really well and happily with a lovely waggy tail. 3. Gilray’s Jonola Singapore Sling YD (4) 1.Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This JW This mature boy has a beautiful classic head and melting expression with raised brows and dark eyes. A compact dog with good proportion. He had a beautiful rich chestnut coat and was turned out in top condition. Good bone and a beautiful rich chestnut coat. Good depth of chest. Could have been stacked to better advantage at times. He moved well. 2.Danks- Kemish’s Copper’s Welcome To The Party at Alolfrana JW Much to like about this lovely boy. Loved him for type. Built on racier lines than 1. Lovely soft expressive head. Good length of leg. Lovely topline and tailset. Stood well over his ground. Unfortunately he lacked coat and condition today. Moved happily with a lashing tail. MD (2/3) 1. Danks- Kemish’s Alolfrana Secret Love Agent 2. Holehan’s Loganirish Out On The Town ND (4/5) 1. Danks- Kemish’s Alolfrana Secret Love Agent 2. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On 3. Holehan’s Loganirish Out On The Town UGD (1/2) 1. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On GD (2/3) This class was close between the two and they could have switched places. Down to movement in the end. 1.Lucas’s Gwendariff Aru Ready F’this Amberlight This boy gave his owner a very hard time on the stand. He has a lovely head and expression. Lovely square finish to muzzle. Good length to neck. Battled at times with his topline. Deep chest with lots of lung room. Beautiful dark coat shown in immaculate condition. Would have liked smaller feet and more length to his front leg. On the move he excelled. What a showman. Won him the class. 2.Hill’s Shenanagin Stand and Deliver For Ronjunes Another nice type of boy with lots to like about him. Finer type than 1. Pleasant head with soft , gentle expression. Beautiful neck and shoulders. I loved his gentle sloping topline and tailset. Good length to his leg. Nice length to body and good bend of stifle and width of thigh. Dark coat but sadly lacking in condition which detracted from him. Moved well but not with the drive or extension of 1. PGD (4) 1.Dodd’s Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do Not a big boy this was a very nice type of dog. Free of exaggeration, he was a very honest dog to go over. Finer head type with kind expressive eye. Lovely shape when stacked free from any exaggeration. Good front, lovely deep chest and nice length of body. Good spring of rib and strong quarters. Good length of leg. Lovely bend of stifle and width of thigh with good muscle tone. Good tail set. Happy free mover and held his topline on the move. My eye kept returning to him. Pleased to award him Res Best Dog. 2. Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin Another lovely boy. Larger and longer cast. Made a lovely shape when stacked with an elegant outline. Beautiful dark chestnut coat. Pleasant head though heavier set. Beautiful low ear set. Lovely neck into shoulders and topline. Lovely tailset. Longer cast . Good bend of stifle and width of thigh. Not as together on the move as 1. Carried tail a tad. 3. Hill’s Shenanagin Stand N’ Deliver For Ronjunes LD (2/3) This class was very close with the second giving his owner a very hard time. The second boy caught my eye when he came into the ring but he kept throwing away his chances. Such a shame. 1.Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) This boy is a heavier set dog. He was in good coat and made a good shape. He had a pleasing head but heavier in head than I would like. Good neck into shoulders with a gently sloping topline. Nice shoulder placement and front. Neck could have been trimmed to better advantage. Good tailset. Would have liked smaller feet. Carried his tail on the move. 2.Boyd-Mcneil & Edwards Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty This boy caught my eye when he came into the ring and it was such a shame that he gave his handler a very hard time. Credit to her she remained calm and patient in her handling of him. He was rather unsettled which meant he did not show to advantage. He was beautifully presented and in immaculate coat and condition. His expression was soft and he had beautiful brows. So much to like about him for outline and general construction. Such a shame he was so unsettled. OD (1)1. Pym, Bott & Milligan Bott’s Thendara Marshmallo JWThThis was a heavier built dog all through. He had a good outline when stacked and had a profuse coat which was a lovely rich chestnut and in super condition. His head was of a heavier type but had a nice dark eye and really low ear set. A bit throaty. He had a good width of shoulders and a good front. Good shoulders placement and topline. He has a good bend of stifle with good muscle and a well defined second thigh. He moved steadily. PB (2/4) Two lovely babies. 1.Bridgewater’s Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen This 10 month old puppy was presented in top condition and her coat was gleaming. She was an imp and gave her handler a bit of a hard time! Mature for age she had good bone and her overall shape was beautiful with one part flowing seamlessly into the next. Her head had a pretty expression with lovely dark eyes. She had good length to her neck. Her angulation front and behind were excellent. She has a great spring of rib and deep chest. She moved happily around the ring. In the challenge for Best Puppy she had decided she had enough! 2. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer A very pretty puppy. Not the maturity of 1. Needs time. In good coat with a gentle wave. Beautiful long lean head, dark eye, raised brows and low set ears. Lovely reach of neck into gently sloping topline. Not the croup and tailset of 1. Good front and shoulder placement. Good bend of stifle. Good length of leg. Lovely feet. Was a little tucked up on the move and lacked the drive and confidence of 1. JB (5/6)This was a strong class with lots of lovely young ladies. Look forward to seeing them grow.1.Vallance’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone I loved this very pretty youngster. She oozes breed type and femininity. Beautiful head plains with dark eye and melting expression. Loved her arch of neck which ran into a lovely gentle topline with a good tailset. Good bone. Lovely front and rear angulation. In good muscular condition. She moved elegantly around the ring. 2. Hunter & Brown’s Glencarron Another Chapter At Braidmount Littermate to first in class. Larger bitch and at a much rawer stage of development and will be slower to mature. Taller and longer cast than 1 she made an elegant picture standing. Loved her topline and tailset. She had a pretty head and soft expression. Good angulation and moved well. 3. Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone YB (2/2) 1. Vallance’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone 2. Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone This girl has a plenty of bone and a strong rugged body. Beautiful dark chestnut coat. Head is at an in-between stage but is long and lean with beautiful dark eyes, wide black nostrils and low set ears. Well-proportioned body with good length and excellent front. Well angled in front and behind Super spring of rib. Happy elegant mover. MB (2/4) The age difference gave the edge to 1 in maturity and confidence moving. 1.Moffat’s Clannrua Danu This two and a half year old bitch had the edge in overall maturity. Head not as sweet in expression as 2. This bitch was sturdy and well boned with a good spring of rib. Nice dark coat. Good muscle tone and she moved with confidence. 2.Nevitt’s Joaodaws Staregazer Sweet typy girl who is still very raw at 9 months. GB (3/3) 1.Heather’s Sixoakes My Fair Lady JW This two and a half year old bitch oozed breed type. Beautiful classic long lean head. Soft expression and dark eye under lovely raised brows. Beautiful arch to elegant neck with gentle sloping topline and good tail set. Loved her length and body shape. So refined, elegant and racy. Good spring of rib, bend of stifle and short hocks. Lovely tight feet. In good coat. Moved well. Was a strong contender for Res Best Bitch. I was not surprised to see that she was daughter of the Best Bitch. 2.Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten This two year old bitch is taller and rangier and still raw. She has a beautiful dark coat which was in top condition. She has a pleasant head and gentle expression. Lovely length of neck and nice clean shoulders with a firm topline which she held on the move. Good shoulders and front. Good length of leg. Elbows nicely tucked in. Lovely bend of stifle and good hocks. She was well handled and moved really well. 3.Charlish’s Harelferg Traces PGB (4/5) Close contest between these girls. 1.Bridgewater’s Bridgella’s Don’t Push It This girl came into the ring like she owned it and made an eye-catching outline when stacked. She had a pretty head, lovely expression with lovely dark eyes and a good length of muzzle. She has a strong body with good bone and a good spring of ribs. Good sternum, deep chest and front angulation. Good bend of stifle with good muscular thighs. Nice body length. Moved with great drive. Her ring presence and movement nailed the class for her. 2.Williamson’s Bluesprings A Kind of Magic At Keljaru Another lovely bitch and I loved her for type. Different to 1 as she was shorter and more compact in body. Lovely head shape and expression. Beautiful dark eyes. Moderate neck. Lovely clean shoulders. Lovely gentle sloping topline leading to a good tailset. Moved well but needed less lead to keep her on track. 3.Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch and Wry LB (4/7) 1.Heather’s Sixoakes Leading Lady This beautiful girl has it all. As soon as she came into the ring I fell in love and could have easily taken her home. Looking at the catalogue I see that she is a Caskeys x Lynwood offspring so it is no surprise that I fell hook, line and sinker for her as these two kennels have produced some of the most consistent quality bitch lines in the breed and this girl is no exception. She oozed breed type and quality from the top of her nose to the tip of her tail. Exquisite head with wonderful expression. Her body shape was moderate and free from any exaggeration with everything in the right place. The “demonstratively affectionate” line from the standard suited her perfectly as she lovingly bestowed kisses on her owner while being stacked and her tail lashed happily as she moved elegantly around the ring. A very special girl. I felt privileged to judge her and had no hesitation in awarding her Best Bitch and Best In Show. 2.Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri Another quality bitch beautifully presented and well handled. Very pretty feminine girl. Beautiful dark eyes under raised brows giving a lovely soft expression. Lovely shape. Good body with well sprung ribs, deep chest and good muscle. Lots to like about her. 3.Edward’s Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW This girl was unsettled as she rushed from one ring to the next. OB (1) 1.Catling’s Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW This quality girl is such a worthy show champion. Beautifully presented in top condition, she is built on racy lines and is very elegant both when stacked and on the move. She has a lovely lean, pretty head with dark eyes and beautiful ear placement. She has a good front, leg length and super bend of stifle, strong quarters and lovely width of thigh. She stands on very firm hocks. In good muscular condition. Excellent tail-set. She was foot perfect on the move. What a team she and her handler make. She is an eye-catching bitch and I was pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch. Bred By Exhibitor D/B 1.Heather’s Sixoakes My Fair Lady JW Not Bred By Exhibitor 1.Oakdenen Schiehallion (Imp Bel) Special Beginner 1.Sixoakes Rocketman Brace 1.Heathers

Kay Donnelly 

Irish Setter Breeders Club Championship Show

01/04/2023

(Bitches)

I would like to thank the ISBC for my invitation to judge Bitches at your 51st Championship show, always an honour to be asked but a club show invite is special.

I was very humbled with my entry especially in these present times, to the exhibitors a thank you for bringing your girls for my appraisal.

2023 is my 40th year in the breed and of course I have seen many changes, some for the better presentation for one, and heads are on the whole perhaps are more refined in today’s dogs.

My observations on the day I think there’s a need to keep an eye on topline’s  I have noticed  some level  backs creeping in along with short front legs this doesn’t bode well for  the future, it is the one thing that sets Irish Setters apart from the other setter breeds is a gently sloping topline.

Feet and long nails ! very few here today had good feet it does not help their appearance with long nails and can make them look flat footed when coming towards you, heads in the main were ok, some a little too fine with a few narrow muzzles , heads should be balanced not narrow or snipy and  preferably fairly square at the end. Having said this I was more than happy with my line up , I found in most classes what i was looking for. Lastly but by no way  least a very big thank you to my Stewards who without their  efficient running of my ring, would of made my job a lot harder.

Minor Puppy Bitch 2

1 Stewart & Dewer Mr A & Mrs L Gwendariff Lavender Lashes, 8 month old  litter sisters 1&2 , this girl was very raw , taller and at the leggy stage, feminine refined head, dark eyes , and a lovely sloping topline, movement  was  steady.

2 Stewart & Ellrich Mr A &Miss R Gwendariff  Purple Power, This  B was more compact than 1, head was a little strong for my  preference, she had a good finish to her muzzle, i liked her strong muscled quarters, and perhaps coped with the flooring better, was carrying a bit of extra weight today.

Puppy Bitch  7

1 Hall Mrs K  Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara  This b is so wonderfully balanced already, very pretty head  dark mischievous eyes under good brows, good arched neck in to angulated shoulders, good in forearm  straight front and good feet, good in rib and loin , lovely width over croup nicely bent stifles with good second thigh , moved soundly and positively, Best puppy in Show.

2 Nevitt Mrs S Joaodaws Stargazer  Another very feminine b, lighter in colour and more movement in coat than 1, very attractive head elegant neck into good lay of shoulder, not quite as forward in development as 1 in her body, but im sure these two will change places often, two very nice bitches.

3 Glonekova  Glimmer Noblesse Emotion in Motion.

4 Leach  Mrs L Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly.

5 Gurney Mrs  Danaway Layfayette.

Junior Bitch 9 (2)

1Rorke Mrs J Zakhan’s Diamond Queen  Nice size b in good bloom, I particularly liked her sinewy forelegs not often seen so much these days , very attractive head good eye and colour, and liked her low set ears, moderate neck into fine shoulders ,wide quarters , standing on good feet and moved steady and true.

2 Mugford Mr RC & Mrs JP Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW. This b had a really nice outline, lovely gentle slope to her topline with strong well bent stifles, she is of a nice size and nothing overdone, moved well with animation.

3 Peters Miss LM. Corranroo Viennese Waltz

4 Leach Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly

5 Hopewell Mr D & Mrs S Krasny Angel Rose.

Yearling  Bitch 5

1 Hall Mrs K Glennara Cherry Cola JW. A very close decision between 1 &2 very much a head over heart moment.

Elegance and refinement with a racy balanced outline, beautiful head and eye, elegant neck , good front assembly deep in chest &   good bend of stifle, moved soundly with lashing tail, should have a bright future.

2 Hall Mr Peter. Harreds Lillie. A smaller b than 1 and of a different type, being more rugged, but not losing any femininity , loved her refined head with lovely dark eye, very striking topline, darker in coat than 1 with movement, not so forward in maturity as 1, she moved correctly and with purpose, another who should do well.

3 Holley Mrs J Gwendariff Thistle Be Jills At Wynjill.

4 Cooper Mr K & Mrs A Redclyst sail Seven Seas to Hugared.

5 White Mr AJ Paduan Golden Girl

Maiden 7 (1)

1Hall Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara

2 Nevitt Joaodaws Stargazer

3 Leach Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly

4 Hopewell Krasny Angel Rose.

5 Cooper Paduan Golden Girl.

Novice  7

1Rorke  Zakhans diamond Queen.

2 Hall Riverbrue Ophelia love Glennara.

3 Hopewell Krasny Angel Rose.

4Hillocks  Jonola Bellini.

5 Shepard Glenvarna Cover Girl.

Undergraduate 7 (1)

1Heron-O’Brien Mrs Fiona. Bluesprings Christina At Caskeys. Lovely type and so very eye catching, totally balanced quality girl; maturing nicely, refined head with some workings, good brow dark eye and good finish to foreface, strong neck into good lay back of shoulders, good straight front depth of chest and good width to thigh and well bent stifles, correct sloping topline and good finish to croup, moved soundly, promising bitch.

2 Parker & Stevens Miss S & Mr J. Gwendariff Pink Champagne, Very much liked this girls type, very pretty head would of preferred a tad darker eye, she had a very feminine outline, just needed more belly fringes to complete the picture.

3 Pallister Mr I & Mrs PA. Penwyn Keeping Faith.

4 Pike Mrs R J Glenlaine Pink Diamond.

5Peters Miss LM Corranroo Hot Sensation

Graduate  10 (3)

1 Corless Mrs S. Swiflark Illustrious JW, Quite a mature B who is a nice size, very balanced outline, has a good straight front and nice bend to stifle , her head is balanced but i feel it could be longer in length ,good finish to muzzle, dark well shaped eyes, moved soundly but feels she needs to move a little faster, liked her body shape, coat and condition .

2 HeatherMr J E & Mrs M E. Sixoaks My Fair Lady. Really feminine lady she is, lighter in colour to 1 and perhaps a little longer in back, very elegant neck into well laid shoulders, good width to stifle, nice tight feet, another sound girl who needs to move faster, just preferred finish to foreface on 1,

3 Fox & Flinders Mrs J & Miss E. Kerryfair Heart to Heart.

4 Turner Mrs J Blazing Bronze Jitterbug With Dazycutter IMP NLD

5 Pallister. Penwyn Keeping Faith.

Post Graduate 10  (1)

This was a very nice class.

1 Sturrock Mrs S Misses N & J. Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy. really typy girl, refined balance head with good eye and expression, strong moderate neck which flowed in to a gently sloping topline, good width over croup , not over angulated for or aft, moved at  the correct speed to see good reach and drive, one to watch.

2 Douthwaite & Wharfe. Quensha Beautiful Stranger. Very Stylish b, darker coated than 1 and a flatter coat, very balanced outline, long lean head with good finish to muzzle, good brows , good straight front and i can remember noting her lovely small padded feet , has all the essentials to do well. Moved well carrying her head nicely .

3 Box Miss R Fernstart  Hearts Delight JW

4 Watt Mr J A. Shenanagin Half A Sixpence.

5 Williamson Mrs L.Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru.

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Mid Limit 9 (2 )

1 Heron-O’Brien . Bluesprings Sunday Girl .Lovely balanced b who is typy, she has a profuse coat of lighter chestnut i think her coat would benefit of a bit of taming,  perhaps  she is not so striking as others with a darker coat, however I liked her understated type, I thought her head was delightfully balanced excellent chiselling , dark well shaped eyes, not as elegant in neck as some, but was balanced in profile, such a shame she was overweight here today, made her less than racy, moved ok , but wasn’t at one with her handler today.

2 Heather Mr J E & Mrs M E. Sixoaks Leading Lady, very similar to type as 1, and I preferred her topline to 1, darker coated b , again very sound, good feet and short nails, moderate in neck , well balanced , this bitch could be moved a bit faster, although was true coming and going, only lost out to 1 on a finer skull .

3 Stewart & Neil Mr A & Miss C Gwendariff  Pin Up Girl.

4 Bott, Allen, & Morgan Mr P Mr G & Mrs A Quensha Crimes Of Passion.

5 Davie Locfrae Nina Simone.

Limit 8 (2)

1 Sturrock ,Mrs S & Misses N&J Forfarian Soo Lush JW.  RCC  Two very different types and I liked them both for different reasons, This girl was perhaps more compact than 2 but still retained elegance, she commands attention and rightly so, very nice bitch to go over, lovely refined head with dark eye, she had a good straight front and decent bend of stifle with good width in quarters, which powered her around the ring, one who is knocking on the door , I hope on this form that all important 3rd isn’t that far away.

2 Holley, Mrs J Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill JW. Another quality b, I thought she was stunning, although she tried her hardest on throwing her chances away, at the table she stood lovely when going over her in the line up she just sunk in to her hindquarters, on the move  she showed good strong driving action, this b was in good bloom , another very feminine head and good eye shape and colour, standing on good legs and nice feet, has the essentials to do well.

3 Naylor,  Mr N Anlory Carignan JW

4 Edwards,  Mrs S E Gwendariff  Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie.

5 Fox, Mr D & Mrs J Kerryfair Special Diamond.

Open  4

1 Crocker, Mr B A   SH CH Riverbrue Gloriana  1&2 were of different types ,1 being of my preferred size, she has a lovely head most appealing , and was in lovely condition both in coat and muscle tone, which was evident in her free flowing movement, especially side gait she has good front and back extension and is at one with her owner / breeder , a bitch that is at the top of her game and I wish her continued success .

2 Mugford ,   Mr R C & Mrs J P,  SH CH Lynwood Abracadabra.JW .  Although this b was taller and longer than 1 I preferred her more racy appearance, her head in profile showed level plains but not the softer expression as of 1, every bit a show girl giving her all and happily, moved well.

3 Elkins , Mrs C M T, Two Acres Promise Of Spring With Avacet.

4 Glonekova Miss CH . Glimmer Noblesse Darling Hurry Up (pol)

Veteran 6 (1)

1  Bougen Miss, Gwendariff lily The Pink. My star of the day, everything I was looking for and more, Oh so feminine with a very elegant neck and a lovely flowing topline,  excellent bone, good depth of chest, ribs set well back to a good strong   loin, good width over  croup and correct tail set, good angles for and aft, wide in back quarters ,nicely bent stifles without being over angulated, exquisite head. with dark eye and lovely raised brows, level head plains and balanced throughout, she just oozes quality, another with flowing look at me movement with a good straight front, 7 year’s old on the day but belies her age. I hope the all important 3rd is not too far away.  CC. RBIS and BVIS .

2 Naylor, Mr N. Anlory Corbieres JW, Unlucky to meet 1 in such good form here today, she was enjoying her day out which is so nice to see, sound bitch and loved her free flowing movement, good straight front, attractive head, gentle slope to her topline, good bone and feet, very happy tail action.

3 Blackshaw ,  Mrs V A. Lanstara Spring Star JW.

4 Waterton , Miss S. Sandstream Welcome Breeze Jw Sh CM.

5 White  Mr A. Swiftlark First Desire At Paduan.

Special Vintage Veteran  (0)

Special Beginners  2

1 Corless, Swiftlark Illustrious. 1st Graduate  B.

2 Maple Mrs Lynne . Pollnac New Miracle. Unplaced in previous classes, Slow maturing b, has decent topline strong loin , a little plain in head , she was balanced , moved ok, needs time.

Judge Lyn Macaulay

Irish Setter Breeders Club Championship Show

01/04/2023

(Dogs)

My sincere thanks to the committee of the ISBC for the invitation to judge at this prestigious show. I would
like to thank my able stewards David and Joy, also the exhibitors for a lovely entry.
There is no doubt the Irish Setter performs better outside on grass, his natural environment, where eye and
coat colour is enhanced in the daylight. Unfortunately, this year it wasn`t able to happen due to the weather.

MP (1)
1. SHEPHERD`S -CASACHARED CONNORS DELANEY. Standing solo and 6-months, he has a dark eye
and kind expression. Plenty of bone, good forehand, showing fore chest, deep through brisket. Needing to
drop into stifle as one would expect at this age. Happy and erratic on the move.
P (6,2)
1. BERRY & MORRIS`S -COPPER`S MIDSUMMER NIGHT`S DREAM (Imp Swe) 9-months, rangy pup, all
legs and wings at present, but very scopey. Would hope that he develops more in foreface to balance his
skull, but he has a mischievous dark eye. Well boned, good feet and rib, plenty of heart room. Shorter loin
would enhance but has a good wide rump. Moves with zest and style BPD.
2. COLE`S -RIVERBRUE OPHELIA BOBBY, Smaller frame on this 11-month pup, and very much of what I
like. Beautiful head, dark melting eye, low set ear, oval bone, excellent front. Has a wealth of lush dark
puppy coat, but sadly so overweight, and on the move really rolling. Needs to go on a diet!
3. LEVENE & LEWIS`S -QUENSHA REMEMBER THE NAME
J (6,0)
1. KOLBACH`S -KERRYFAIR ZOOM IN ON PAWSWORD. Really promising youngster, brimming with
breed type and character. Classic headpiece, dark expressive eye + twitching brow. Good head planes
and back skull, chiselling under eye, low set neat leathers. Exceptional forehand showing upper arm, and
long well laid shoulder blade. Has fore chest + good rib, short strong loin and powerful rear quarters.
Moves well with style, lashing his super short tail. All topped off with lush, dark coat.
2. CHORLEY-NEWTON, CHORLEY & FLINDER`S -KERRYFAIR JUST BE. Litter brother to 1, and already
a well-known youngster. So balanced in outline, has a lovely head, good finish to muzzle and dark
engaging eye, crested neck flowing in topline, good width of thigh. Moves steadily,
but not the animation of 1.
3. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT`S -THENDARA BIG LOVE.
Y (1)
1. GRATTON`S -GLENLAINE NEVER SAY NEVER. Res in a strong junior class. Tall boy, attractive head,
of good style, but far too heavy, making it difficult to assess his departments. Moved ok, but a bit proud of
his tail today.
M (3,0)
1. BERRY & MORRIS`S -COPPER`S MIDSUMMER NIGHT`S DREAM (Imp Swe)
2. COLE`S -RIVERBRUE OPHELIA BOBBY
3. GRATTON`S -GLENLAINE NEVER SAY NEVER
N (6,1)
1. BERRY & MORRIS`S -COPPER`S MIDSUMMER NIGHT`S DREAM (Imp Swe)
2. GRATTON`S -GLENLAINE NEVER SAY NEVER
3. MILLER`S -SHUDORARED AMOR DILLON
UG (3,0)
1. CORLESS`S -SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE JW. Tall boy, head stronger than I prefer, but has a dark eye,
good finish to muzzle and correct dentition. Is underweight which detracts, but good croup and short tail.
Moves ok.
2. PULLEN & ATKIN`S -COVARNEY PICKPOCKET AT JACINGAIL. More of the size I prefer, balanced
head, good rib and brisket, wide quarters, moves ok.
3. BROMWICH`S -PENGELIRISH LORD NICODEMUS.
G (9,3)
1. ROBINSON SLATER`S -KERRYFAIR LUCKY SEVEN. Typey boy, beautiful refined head, lots of
chiselling, dark unshelled almond eye, good dentition, low set ear hanging close to skull. Well off for bone.
Correct length of neck, showing elegance. Strong backline , no lumps n bumps in top line. Good in croup
and tail set, strong in rear pastern. Needs more animation on the move, feet need major
attention – get trimming!!
2. CORLESS`S -SWIFTLARK SPELLBINDER. This boy is up to size, but has a pleasant head, kind
expression, decent bone, top line and croup. Moving ok.
3. LAKE`S -BLUESPRINGS BLARNEY
PG (7,1)
1. RICHARDSON`S -BLUESPRINGS NOW I`M HERE AT FORESTFIRE. Really liked this elegant dog,
presents a picture of balance and quality. Lovely male head, shows refinement, gentle expression. Arched
neck, clean throat, well laid shoulder, gun barrel front, has plenty of fore chest, oval bone. Gently sloping
top line to strong rear. On the move, he drove out with precise footfall and propulsion.
2. BERESFORD`S -JETSETTER WIND OF DREAMS (Imp Rus). Handsome , rugged boy, great head
piece, melting expressive eye. Not yet 3-years, so has more maturing to do. Good front, well shaped feet.
Moved steadily.
3. DUFRAT`S -RIVERBRUE CAST NO SHADOW ON HAVERLEY.
ML (4,2)
1. BROWN`S -RIVERBRUE SOLDIER ON. Lovely style of dog, ideal size. Classic balanced head, good in
back skull and moderately deep in muzzle. Kind dark eye, soft countenance, yet still masculine. Strong
arched neck, good prosternum and sprung rib, short powerful loin, well developed second thigh, wide
powerful rear. In good coat and furnishings. Moved well.
2. WILLIAMSON`S -BLUESPRINGS PICTURE THIS. Loved the head + expression on this boy. Dark eye
with raised quizzical brow, good ear set . In outline, balanced body showing symmetry, well off for bone,
moved well.
L (7,3)
1. MURCHISON`S -KERRYFAIR PLEASE PLEASE ME CORPHIN. Really liked this all male exhibit.
Refined, handsome head, with good balance of muzzle to skull, dark eye , raised brow. In stack, shows
good ribbing, well angulated fore hand, plenty of heart room, strong rear and second thigh. In lovely coat
and condition. Moves with style.
2. MACDONALD`S -REDCLYST HEAD FULL OF DREAMS. Liked the headpiece, not overdone, dark
melting eye, kind expression. Well angulated at fore, with good underline. Would prefer a better croup to
be hypercritical but has strong wide thigh. Moves ok.
3. LORRIMER`S KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE
O (5,0)
1. STOCKTON`S -SH.CH.RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW. An aristocrat of a dog , totally
filled my eye and gave me goosebumps on the move. Noble head, long and lean, correct planes,
quizzical dark eye, raised brow. Well set neatly folded leathers. Clean throat, crested neck fitting so
cleanly into his shoulders. Flows through top line. Plenty of fore chest without being excessive, well
ribbed up, strength in loin, wide in rear + that all important second thigh. On the move, great reach and
drive, effortless and so light of foot. Delighted to award this outstanding male the CC and on the
Referee`s decision BIS. Very proud owners, my congratulations.
2. GLONEKOVA`S -CIE.BIS/BISS. CH.GLIMMER NOBLESSE CLOUD DANCER (ATC ATCAW021435VK).
A real showman, so stylish and so proud, sets himself up as if to say “look at me !” Handsome refined
head, exquisite eye. Clean in his arched neck, fitting into clean shoulder. Wealth of fore chest, deep
through rib, striking in top line, just flows to powerful rear and lashing tail. On the move he couldn`t match
1, possibly because of over exuberance, but a lovely example of the breed.
Very happy to award him the RCC
3. Edward`s -SH.CH.GWENDARIFF UCAN`T MISSME BONHOMIE.
V (5,2)
1. MURCHISON`S – PAWSWORD PAPERBACK WRITER FOR CORPHIN. 7-year old typey boy. Good
dentition, very well balanced head, lovely expression. Good reach of neck, shoulders well angulated.
Well filled front. Decent croup and wide thigh. Moves well . BVD.
2. CORLESS`S -SWIFTLARK FIRST KNIGHT. 8-year old. Kind expression, good fore hand and rib,
enjoying his outing.
3. SHARMAN & JENNINGS-SHARMAN`S – KERRIMERE INDISCREET
SVV (1)
1. RORK`S -ZAKHAN ON THE GRID. Grand 12 year old. Sweet greying face, good dentition.
Moved out well, such a happy chap, a credit to his owner.

JUDGE:- JUDI FRAMPTON

Irish Setter Breeders Club Open Show

01/04/2023

(Dogs)

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge their Breed Club Open Show, named after the well-loved Kate O’Callaghan and for the hospitality shown to me. It was such a privilege to be able to judge our beautiful setters. Also, to my efficient stewards, Wendy and Eva, thank you for keeping me in check. I would like to thank the exhibitors for entering their dogs and giving me such a quality entry.

Minor Puppy Dog. (1/0 abs) 1. Shepherd’s Casachared Connors Delaney.  Shows promise and only just 6 months old. Oval skull, dark eye, raised brow forming stop with sweet expression, good length to neck straight front, well sprung rib. He moved out true keeping a great top line and wagging his tail.

Minor Puppy Bitch. (0/0 abs)

Puppy Dog. (5/1 abs) Nice class with all 3 carrying good coat and condition. 1. Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Ophelia Winky. Super outline standing. Head with equal parallels, muzzle moderately deep, wide nostrils. Strong arched neck leading to well laid-back shoulders. Deep chest with full spring of rib. Straight front, well off for bone, sloping top line to well on set tail. Good width of thigh and short hocks. Moved out well with handler. Happy to award him Best Puppy dog and later Best Puppy in Show. 2. Levene & Lewis Quensha Remember The Name. Another nice puppy. Good brow forming stop. Low set ears, laid back neat. Straight front, well angulated front and rear. Exquisite feet with well arched toes. Moved out strong and true. 3 Berry & Morris’ Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) Naf

Puppy Bitch. (5/0 abs) 1. Hall’s Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara. BPB. Such a pretty puppy with kind, gentle expression, raised brow, dark eye, oval skull and low set on ears. Correct neck set cleanly into shoulder, good in upper arm. Deep chested with full spring of rib. She has a rich chestnut coat in fine condition. I liked her width of quarters, croup and turn of stifle. Moved well coming and going. 2. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer. Smaller in statue to one and giving a lot away in maturity, but similar remarks apply. Well-shaped skull, a sweet expression with raised brow, clean neck into shoulders, well sprung rib. Happy little mover, lashing her tail. Shows great promise. 3. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore.

Junior Dog. (5/1) 1. Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders Kerryfair Just Be. I’m sure 1st and 2nd in this class will change places many times as they progress. Well shaped skull, dark eye with a glint of mischief, well set on ears. Moderately long, slightly arched neck, leading cleanly into shoulders. Sound in front, desired gently sloping topline, strong quarters and thigh, short hocks and neat feet. Moved out well with drive. 2.Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Big Love. Presented in excellent coat and condition, he stood over more ground 1. Well-muscled with strong bone. Dark eyes, raised brow, arched muscular neck, straight front spungs ribs with plenty heart room. He has good angulation front and rear. Neat feet. Moved out well but preferred the drive from 1 today. 3. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword.

Junior Bitch. (8/1) 1. Mugford’s, Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW. Very feminine pretty bitch. Head long and lean, dark eye, pronounced stop, flews not pendulous. Good back skull and arch to neck, clean over the shoulder into sloping top line. Straight front and good in upper arm, muscular loin, nice width of thigh, croup and bend of stifle. She was in great coat and condition. Moved out with drive with handler. 2. Hillocks Jonola Bellini. Again, another feminine bitch. Slightly smaller in stature than 1. Liked her head planes and pretty eyes. Arched neck fitting cleanly into shoulder, sloping top line, wide quarters, good bend of stifle and short hocks. Moved well. 3. Hopewell’s, Krasny Angel Rose.

Special Yearling Dog. (1/0abs) 1. Withheld

Special Yearling Bitch. (3/0abs) 1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie. Judged this exquisite little bitch before when she was a puppy. Loved her then and still do. Pretty head with the most appealing expression and eyes. Muscular neck, Straight front, Deep chest with correct spring of rib. Well laid-back shoulders. Strong rear quarters. Neatest feet with arched toes. Rich coat colour. Moved out with drive holding her topline and going well. 2. Mugford’s Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW. 3. Cooper’s Redclyst Sail Severn Seas To Hugared.

Novice Dog. (2/0 abs) 1.  Berry & Morris Copper’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Imp Swe) Naf. This boy is still a puppy and was 3rd in his puppy class. Just needs to grow into his body a bit as understandability still at the legs and wings stage. Strong bone and standing over plenty of ground. Handsome boy. Straight front. Well-muscled 1st and 2nd thigh. Correct tail set. Moved out steadily for owner. 2. Rorke’s Zakhan’s Diamond Jack This boy has a well feathered dark coat. Correct shaped dark eye, raised brow and low set ears. Good angles and short hocks. Moved okay.

Novice Bitch. (8/3) 1. Hall’s, Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara. 2. Hillocks Jonola Bellini. 3. Hopewell’s Krasny Angel Rose.

Undergraduate Dog. (2) 1. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible JW. Standing over plenty of ground with rich dark coat. Dark eye and raised brow forming stop. Clean neck into shoulders, deep chest and straight front. Correct tail set wagging exuberantly whilst moving, which was nice to see. 2. Miller’s Shudorared Amor Dillon. This boy was shown in good coat with ample straight feathering. Sloping topline, moved out okay.

Undergraduate Bitch. (4) 1. Heron-O’Brien’s Bluesprings Christina At Caskeys. Surprised to see this one in this class still – Lovely racy, athletic looking bitch. Prettiest head and expression with correct eye shape and dark in colour. Super front assembly. Deep chested, strong quarters, good width of thigh, short hocks. Moved out well with drive. 2. Peters Corranroo Hot Sensation. Another pretty bitch, very happy within herself. Correct oval skull, dark eye and nose. Correct length of neck sitting well into shoulder, Super deep chested, Good angles fore and aft and standing on very neat feet. Well conditioned coat. Moved out with drive. 3. Pike’s Glenlaine Pink Diamond.

Graduate Dog. (6/2abs) 1. Dufrat’s,Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley This young boy has started to develop on well, growing into his frame a bit more. Handsome head with low set ears. Good through neck into well set shoulders, gently sloping top line, good finish to croup. Strong bone and rear angulation, neatest feet and short hocks. Moved with drive. 2. Corless’ Swiftlark Spellbinder. Super dark coat. Dark eye, raised brow forming stop. Straight front, Angulation good front and rear. Short hocks and neat feet. Moved well. 3. Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice Brinara Country Boy.

Graduate Bitch. (5/2abs) Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW. Lovely feminine bitch with the sweetest expression. Oval skull with low well-set ears, dark, expressive eyes. Clean neck into shoulders. Rich textured coat, dark in colour. Straight front, deep chested. Strong width of thigh, bend of stifle, short hocks and neat tight feet. Needs to move out a bit more to show her obvious style. 2. Evans Twoacres Double Bubble. Lovely dark coated bitch. Pretty, sweet expression. Well-shaped head with kind, dark eye. Nicely made and well bodied up Moved out well. 3. Fox and Flinders, Kerryfair Heart To Heart.

Post Graduate Dog. (7/1 abs) 1. Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here At Forestfire. Handsome young man with lots to admire. Well-shaped head with parallel lines, dark shining eyes and well-set ears and wide nostrils. Muscular arched neck into well laid back shoulders. Lovely bone, well angulated upper arm leading to straight front and neat feet. Deep chested. A gently sloping topline and good bend of stifle. Moved out well using his tail. Happy to award him Reserve Best Dog. 2. Gisby’s, Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger. This lad makes a neat and racy outline. Oval skull, kind eyes of good colour, low set ears, moderately deep muzzle. Correct slightly arched neck, leading to well laid-back shoulders. Straight front, well sprung rib cage, a sloping topline to correct tail set and croup. Neat feet. Moved out well in high spirits, using his well set tail. 3. Beresford’s, Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus).

Post Graduate Bitch. (7/1 abs) Very nice class 1. Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. I have judged this bitch before and she has developed on well and gained more confidence, allowing her to relax. Very pretty bitch with calm, sweet expression she has parallel lines to skull, Dark eye and wide nostrils. Arched neck, a straight front and good spring of rib. Good width of thigh, well bend stifle, short hocks, with neat feet and arched toes. Moved out well. 2. Box’s, Fernstart Hearts Delight JW. Again, have judged before and placed the other way around with 1. Sure, it will happen lots throughout their promising careers. Another pretty femine girl, not as rangy as 1. She has very a pleasing expression, a lovely dark well conditioned coat, arched neck set well into shoulders, a straight front and pronounced sternum, forequarters well angulated sloping back. Strong in topline, which she held well as she moved out. 3.Watt’s Shenangin Half A Sixpence.

Limit Dog. (6/0 abs) Strong class 1. Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On. Have always admired this boy from the ringside.  Handsome head with such a soft and endearing expression. Well-shaped dark eye and raised brow. Parallel lines to head. Moderately deep muzzle. Dark nose with wide nostrils. Very nice through neck into well laid shoulder. Good spring of rib. Gently sloping topline leading to correct tail set. Strong well angulated rear end. Free flowing movement from short strong hocks. Happy to award him Best Dog. 2. Crocker & Lewis, Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. Brother to 1. Excellently presented in rich, dark gleaming coat. Stands over more ground than his bro. Handsome head, dark  nose with wide nostrils. Good back skull. Elegant and clean through neck to shoulder and correct front angulation. Straight front. Plenty of width at thigh. Moved out with drive. 3.Murchison’s, Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin.

Limit Bitch. (8/2 abs) Lovely class of ladies. 1. Crocker & Frost’s Riverbrue Snoozeulose (AI). What a beauty, such a happy bitch and showing great maturity for her young years. Presented in first class condition and coat. She has such a pretty face with a mischievous expression. Oval skull, dark well shaped kind eyes and twitching brow and parallel lines to head with low well-set on ears. Muscular, arched neck leading down to well laid-back shoulders. Straight front, elbow well tucked. Deep chested with well sprung rib. Muscular well arched loin. Wide, powerful hind quarters. Well bent stifle, short hocks and neat feet. Moved with drive. And head held high. Happy to award her Reserve Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show. 2. Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush JW. Another very beautiful bitch with much of the same attributes to 1. Racy outline and shown in top condition and tone. Pretty head with kind, wistful expression. Oval skull, dark well shaped eyes. Moderately deep muzzle. Deep chest, tight at elbow, full spring of rib. Well bent stifle. Moved out with ease and drive with handler. 3. Edwards Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie.

Open Dog. (2/1 abs) 1. Macdonald’s Redclyst Maximus. On his own in the class. Rich, dark coat. True shape oval skull, moderately deep muzzle. Dark nose with wide nostril. Straight front with good bone throughout, sloping topline and well-muscled first and second thigh, well bent stifle, short hocks and neat tight feet. Moved okay.

Open Bitch. (2/1 abs) 1. Mugford’s Sh Ch Lynwood Abracadabra JW. This bitch was also on her own but could hold her own in any company. She has such an eye catching outline, quite beautiful. She owns a pretty head and expression, oval skull with low set laid back ears, well shaped appealing eyes, raised brow forming stop. Long and lean with parallel lines to head. Good back skull, clean in neck and shoulder, a straight front, well boned, tight at elbow and standing on neatly manicured feet. Muscular arched loin, wide and powerful rear quarters. Sweeping stifle and short hocks. Coat in superb condition. Moved out with grace and flow. Very happy to award her Best Bitch and later Best in Show.

Veteran Dog. (4/2 abs) 1. Corless Swiftlark First Knight. Happy 8 year old, strong well-muscled dog. In dark rich coat. Little strong in brow for me but kind, well shaped eyes, dark nose with wide nostrils. Muscular neck, straight front, strong rib and well boned. Good sloping topline with correct tail set, which was held well on the move, striding out with drive and giving his best. 2.Murchinson’s Pawsword Paperback Writer For Corphin. Handsome boy, gentle, kind expression and well-shaped dark eyes, raised brow forming stop. Good return of upper arm, a straight front and good width of thigh, well-muscled up.  Just preferred movement of 1 today, but close decision.

Veteran Bitch. (5/2 abs)1. Bougen’s, Gwendariff Lily The Pink. Just moved into veteran. Seemed to give her all to her adoring owner. Lovely feminine bitch with such a kindly expression. Oval skull true parallel lines in head with low set ears. Well-muscled arched neck leading to well laid back shoulder, sloping topline. Good angulation front and rear with neat feet. Moved out well with handler. Happy to award her Best Veteran. 2. Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM. This 9 year bitch has a racy, elegant outline and presents quite the picture stood. Prettiest, appealing face with correct eye shape and colour, raised brow forming good stop. Good angles front and rear. Good width to her quarters. Such neatly manicured feet. Turned out in wonderful coat and condition. 3. Blackshaw’s, Lanstara Spring Star JW.

Special Beginners Dog or Bitch. (2/0 abs) 1. Corless Swiftlark Illustrious JW, B. Nice compact bitch. Dark eye with raised brow forming stop. Straight front with good bone, Liked her width across quarters and well-muscled 2nd thigh. Correct tail set. Moved out okay. 2. Maple’s Pollnac New Miracle, B. Bitch with a glistening top coat. Sweet expression with correct shaped head, Dark eye and nose. Low set ears. Front and rear angulation okay, she is only young and rear quarters still need to drop a little. Moved out well with handler.

Brace Dog or Bitch. (1/0 abs)1. Heather’s Mother and Daughter. These lovely ladies are like 2 peas in a pod. They both look at you with the same endearing eyes, just looking to please. Moved in perfect unison with their handler with wagging tails.

Paul Humphreys. (Judge)

CRUFTS 9THMarch 2023
 
IRISH SETTER Dogs

Firstly I would like to thank all the exhibitors for giving me the honour of such a lovely entry, and almost all managing the difficult travel and weather conditions. Secondly my thanks to my two excellent and kind stewards who enabled me to complete my judging on time. My co judge and I were in complete agreement on the joint awards. Since last judging in 2019 I identified a perhaps concerning development of over exaggerated hindquarters, but without good width of thigh resulting in poorer movement. The carpet didn’t help either. Some looked good from the side but on inspection the abundance of coat hid some faults, particularly lack of true front angulation. Necks per the standard should be of moderate length and some were rather too long for me. However, there were many outstanding dogs and I felt honoured to have had the opportunity to judge them. 

Vet (14,3) 1 and BV Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon Rowbottom) I congratulate the owners and breeder of such a lovely 9 year dog in outstanding condition. A lovely outline free of exaggeration and a very sound mover. Lovely chiselled head and melting expression. Strong sternum and correct forearm and good width of thigh. 2 Sh Ch Gwendariff Ps I Love You Bonhomie JW (Edwards) Very close to the winner, just not as steady on the move. Very striking in outline and in good coat and condition. Lovely head. 3 Kerrimere Indiscreet (Sharman & Jennings – Sharman) Another unexaggerated sound dog moving well. A lovely refined head. 

P (10)1 and BP Riverbrue Ophelia Winky (Crocker & Lewis) An 11 month very stylish puppy with a very promising future. Very well put together, free from exaggeration and correct angulation fore and aft. Has a very appealing head. Moved well for a puppy. 2 Fhionnan Dream Stars Vote for President (Vermeiren. Again a very stylish puppy in good coat and condition. I liked his well chiselled head with no coarseness. 3 Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett (Parsons) 9 months so needs time. A lovely outline, in good condition and moving well. 

J (11 2) 1 Kerryfair Just Be ( Mrs S & Miss K & Miss E Chorley – Newton & Chorley & Finders) A very promising dog who oozes quality and class. He is stylish and well put together with correct angulation fore and aft. Perhaps a little heavier in head than I normally go for but his excellent movement was more important. 2 Thendara Big Love ( Milligan – Bott & Bott) A dog with a lovely outline and should do very well when he matures and is steadier on the move. 3 Love and Thunder Ginger State of Mind ( fci) Pl Jr Ch, Hu Jr Ch (Ostrowska – Marczak) I really liked this dog standing as free from exaggeration and with a super head. He just needed to settle on the move. 

Y (13,3) 1 Clonageera Touch of Gold (Rutherford & Prangle) Splitting hairs between the first three in this class. This dog just had the edge in maturity and coat. Very stylish as correct angulation front and back. Very pleasing head with good stop and free from heaviness. He moved with drive albeit he needs to settle more and then should trouble the best. 2 Ch/lux Ch Riverwood Unbelievable Mr Moonlight Nl/bel Jnr Chl Ejw 22 ( Godart) Another dog I liked a lot and should mature very well. Super head, neck and shoulders, adequate angulation and sound on the move. 3 Seven Cardinal Sins Z Arislandu ( fci) ( Olko) Super mover very pleasing young dog just lacking in maturity. 

G (21.1) 1 Covarney It Takes Time with Stourford ( Needs) A very balanced dog free from exaggeration moving very well and in lovely coat and condition. Good depth of brisket, width of thigh and a well set on tail which he used to great advantage on the move. 2 Gwendariff It’s Just A Rumour (Jones) Had substance, but is not coarse, moving soundly. Pleasing overall. 3 Sewons Snoops (Pine) Another lovely dog, moving well. 

PG (19,3) 1 Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin (Walker) A quality class with all dogs placed worthy winners. I really liked this dog as he oozes quality and is as sound as a bell. One of the best heads for me today. Super outline coat and condition. 2 Corranroo Celtic Storm ( Bayne) Close up and I see that he’s a year younger, so not as mature, but give him time and I think he will go to the top as he has all the essentials. One of the best hock to heel. 3 Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus (IKC) (Stewart & A Ellrich) Another very promising stylish dog with excellent angulation and a lovely head. 

MID LIMIT (11,2) 1 Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) (Deighton) Lovely outline with correct shoulders and quarters. Dripping in coat and so happy on the move with great lashing tail. Lovely head with particularly kind eyes that rather melt you! Should have a bright future. 2 Forfarian’s Secret Admirer ( Boyce) Another super dog with correct fore and aft angulation, moving well. Slightly heavier in head than the winner. 3 Staratlana Get A Wiggle On to Marzanne (Hadfield) A lot to like, just didn’t match the movement of the first two. 

L (13,3) 1 Kerrimere Classique JW (Lorrimer) Headed a quality class. Best mover. A very balanced unexaggerated dog, just lacking furnishings for top honours today. His head is gorgeous as so well chiselled and with the required stop and shape and colour of eyes. 2 Orlanset A New Flame (Hemmings) Very close up and I liked this dog a lot. Not quite the excellent movement of the winner, maybe he was affected by the carpet. I think that he will continue to improve and go to the top. 3 Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood (Crocker & Lewis) A heavier dog but lots to like. 

O (19,2) 1 & Res CC C.i e Ch/pl Ch/lt Gwendariff Dutch Invader (Iwanicki) A fantastic class of super dogs. Looked stunning on first look and I was not disappointed on going over him. In fabulous coat and condition. Had the type of head that I prefer as chiselled with well defined occipital protuberance, muzzle moderately deep and correct colour and shaped eyes. He moved very well to take the class and I thought he would be my overall winner, but on the final run off he was just pipped by the outstanding mover of the Special Working Gundog. 2 Sh Ch Riverbrue Morning Glory (Crocker & Lewis) An absolutely lovely young dog, which is the key to second place! Still lacking in maturity as I see he is only 3. When this comes he will be outstanding. The type I prefer. 3 Nid Ch Glenniokhen Macallan Benelux Jun Ch Vdh Ch. Winner ‘18 (Pepers – Berkers Another good sound mover, no exaggeration and presented in good coat and condition. 

SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG 1 & CC CZ CH Universe of Never Ending Adventures All Irish Gold Czjch ( Miss V S Stechovska) Stole the award on his fantastic movement, which was enabled by his classical shape. He has the best of fronts with superb upper arm angulation, which meant he could reach out pawing the ground, and driving powerfully as he is not too long In body or stifle and with very strong first and second thighs. He has, as required by the standard, a moderate length of neck. His head is gorgeous, oval with a well defined occiput, soft in eye and no coarseness whatsoever. 2 Ch/lux Ch Riverwood Unbelievable Mr Moonlight No/bel Jnr Ch Ejw 22 (Godart). Young 2 year dog so obviously not as mature but very promising as moved soundly driving off nice short hocks. Sweet expression and nice dark coat 

GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME (13 1) 1 Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW ( Tupper & Rosie) Placed 5 in the very strong Veteran class and at 9 he is still looking and moving very well. Has a lovely head and eyes. 2 Redclyst Boris (Pike). A pleasing dog with a good head and front. Not quite the strength of the hindquarters as the winner 3 Redclyst Pershing Henderson, Szwajkowski & Pike) Stylish unexaggerated dog moving well.

Mrs J Reed

CRUFTS 9THMarch 2023
 
IRISH SETTER Bitches
 
What an honour and a privilege it was to judge today, the breed is so close to my heart, I started showing in 1978 so now 45 years later I can say I have achieved my dream. My thanks go to the Crufts Committee for this opportunity and for putting on a very well run, enjoyable show.
As we all know, the difference between Crufts and other Championship Shows is the fact that you have to qualify to enter. As such, the quality of my fantastic entry was high. I am sorry the weather wasn’t kind, but the absentee rate was not too high under the circumstances. Thankyou to everyone for making the effort to attend.
My stewards worked hard to keep the ring running smoothly and efficiently throughout the day and I send them my thanks.
When I judge, my overriding principles remain the same, I am looking for a dog that is as close to the breed standard as possible, that excels in overall balance when standing, is sound on the move and is in good condition i.e. weight and coat. Some of the classes were of such quality that the winners will clearly change places. I don’t think the green carpet helped as some dogs were really not happy on it which affected their ability to do their very best on the day. I noticed that some heads were losing their balance and so not typical of the breed. Overall, though, the breed is retaining its features and quality and I hope breeders continue to aim for no exaggerations which could cause detriment in the future.
I was thrilled with the consistency and type of my final line up and found out after awarding the CC & RCC that they were mother and daughter. The CC winner was Best of Breed and was shortlisted to the final 8 in the Gundog Group.
 
VETERAN (15, 6)
1 INT/CH BEL CH/LUX CH/CH CH/VDH RIVERWOOD OVER THE MOON BEL JNR CH (Miss C Godart)
This was a really good class. An 8 year old who was a joy to watch as she moved around the ring, so free flowing and happy on the move showing such soundness, tail lashing and maintaining her topline. Standing she had no exaggerations, her neck flowed into her shoulders, strong topline and good tail set. Good width to hindquarters and just the right bend of stifle. Very feminine head, balanced with correct eye shape and kind expression.
2 LOCHLORIEN TRUE DETECTIVE IS ANDLEY (Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson)
Another 8 year old with very similar body properties to my winner. She has substance but maintains her femininity. Traits which I like. She is a pretty girl with a sweet expression. Ears set on correctly Very good front, forelegs straight and good depth of chest. She is an excellent mover and maintains her topline on the move. Close up to 1.
3 SH CH QUENSHA TUMBLE AND TWIRL JW (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan)
I really liked this elegant bitch who looks a picture when standing, so lovely to look at with deep chest, super topline and well angulated hindquarters. Typy, with nicely defined head and expression. Beautiful rich dark colour to her coat and presented in immaculate condition. Whilst her movement is sound she was a tad reluctant on the move hence her placing today.
 
MINOR PUPPY (0, 0)
 
PUPPY (11, 2)
1 JOAODAWS STARGAZER (Mrs S Nevitt)
This baby is so well put together. Feminine balanced head, soft expressive eyes of the correct shape and dark colour, ears set on low, well arched neck flowing into her neck and shoulders, leading on to a good strong topline for a youngster, gently sloping with good croup and tail set. Only 9 months old but took everything like a trooper, standing still for her handler and then moved soundly and steadily for her runner without any break of continuity. A star in the making, I am sure she will have a bright future.
2 CORRANROO VIENNESE WALTZ (Miss L M Peters)
Different type to my winner, almost 12 months old, a bit bigger and more mature, good overall balance, very feminine head and expression, no throatiness, straight front with neat feet, neck flowed into her shoulders, excellent topline and quarters which she used to move very positively. Her coat is rich chestnut, and her furnishings are coming on nicely. She is definitely going to give her owner lots of fun, best of luck with her.
3 RIVERBRUE OPHELIA BONGOS AT HENALEAS (Mrs J A & Mr P Humphreys)
Elegant young lady, appealing well balanced refined head, dark eye with that true mischievous expression that is so pleasing. She has a racy outline which flows from head to tail. Good overall body properties, well-constructed in all departments. Obviously, plenty of maturing to do, another one with a very bright future ahead.
 
JUNIOR (15, 0)
1 RAHINA DELLA MAGNA SILA JR CH (Mrs M Mazzuca’s)
This girl was exactly the size, type and quality that I was looking for. A little gem and I wish her well. Beautiful balanced head with correct shape dark eye. Lovely finish to muzzle, nothing exaggerated. Good neck and lay back of shoulder, deep chest, ample stifle and strong hocks which she used to move round the ring soundly, lashing her well set on tail. Dark coat and in good condition.
2 LYNWOOD RATHER SCRUMPTIOUS (Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford)
Slightly bigger overall than my winner. Another very nice bitch coming out of this kennel. She catches the eye with her overall balance, slightly arched neck set cleanly into her shoulders. Strong topline, good width to hindquarters, well bent stifle and hock joint. Rich dark coat colour and moved well.
3 JONOLA BELLINI (Mrs I M Hillocks)
Feminine young lady, very sweet head with wistful expression. Good straight front & well sprung rib with deep chest, liked her overall shape and body length with well bent stifle. Moved okay.
 
YEARLING (23, 6)
1 GLENNARA CHERRY COLA JW (Mrs K Hall)
This was a strong class and a close decision between 1 & 2. This girl is well constructed and it showed when she moved, very sound. She is very feminine, pretty well balanced head, dark eye, good ear set, flowed over her neck and shoulders, strong topline and good croup and tail set. True front angulation and good width to her quarters. She has a lovely rich colour to her coat.
2 GWENDARIFF HANDBAGS AND HI HEELS JUN CH (Miss Vs Stechovska)
A very elegant racy girl, a sound mover from any angle. Another that flowed from her nose to her tail and had excellent body properties. In particular I liked her front angulation, good straight front, deep chest and tight feet. Also, good topline and tail set and shown with good coat and featherings.
3 HARREDS LILLIE (Mr P J Hall)
Such a sweet girl, very typy as you would expect from this kennel. Very dark mahogany coloured coat with movement, exquisite head, perfectly balanced with dark eyes with wistful expression. Loved her front angulation, good topline and quarters. A stylish little mover
 
GRADUATE (30, 5)
1 BARDONHILL WOVEN IN GOLD (Mrs M Bott)
This young lady pushed to win this very strong class with her movement. She never stopped lashing her tail whilst moving soundly round the ring, a joy to watch. Standing, her profile is so balanced, very good front angulation, deep chest, good strong neck of the right length flowing into her shoulders, super topline, good tailset and good bend of stifle. A very feminine head, lovely, raised brows with a kind dark eye. Beautiful rich dark coat in lovely condition.
2 SIXOAKS MY FAIR LADY JW (Mr & Mrs J E Heather)
An elegant racy young lady, shown in fabulous coat with an abundance of feathering. Pretty girl, nice head shape, good front and forearm with the layback of shoulder I like. Flowing topline from her nose to the tip of her tail. Good width & strength in hindquarters. Well angulated stifles and good proportions from hock to toe. Steady mover
3 GWENDARIFF DAZZLING DIVA (Mrs R & Dr H Jones)
Everything to like about this young lady, it was a strong class and I am sure the winners will change places. Overall very balanced, feminine head, long and lean with no coarseness, quizzical soft eye expression, low set ears. Proportionate body properties with deep chest and super quarters and stifles. Beautiful deep chestnut coat with oodles of feathering, moved okay.
 
POST GRADUATE (20, 3)
1 FORFARIAN TICKLES YER FANCY (Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock)
This girl struggled with the slippery floor surface which made it difficult for the handler to get the best out of her. It was clear to me though that she is an absolute quality bitch of super type. She has the most beautiful balanced head with perfectly shaped expressive eyes. Ears set on low and hanging in a neat fold as they should. Loved the elegance over her neck and shoulders, good deep chest and straight front legs with well arched toes. Strong hindquarters which she used to drive around the ring. She has ample coat although not dripping in coat as some are but this makes her outline clear to all. A super class to win.
2 IXIA SNOW VIXEN (H K & J A Bouttell & Burbridge)
An elegant feminine girl, very pretty with kind eyes and lovely brow, no coarseness at all and good shape to her muzzle. She has good shoulders and sloping topline, good depth of chest, slightly shorter coupled than my winner, plenty of strength in her hind quarters and good stifle. Moved well.
3 GWENDARIFF A GEE AN TEE FOR ME WITH DAZYCUTTER (Ms J Turner)
Lovely type with good eye and expression. Well off for bone, good clean neck, no throatiness flowing into well placed shoulders and strong topline. She was a bit hot and bothered today but still moved well and deserved her place in this strong class.
 
MID LIMIT (16, 2)
1 QUENSHA FAMILY PORTRAIT FOR TELERI (Mrs P A M Catling)
Very well put together, no exaggerations, very appealing feminine head with low set ears. Good reach of neck, super forearm angulation, nice slope to topline maintaining a racy outline. Not overly feathered, just the right amount, with a rich dark colour coat of nice texture and beautiful condition. Moved well thoroughly enjoying herself.
2 ANLORY CARIGNAN (Mr N Naylor)
A sound bitch that earned her place with her excellent body properties. Feminine, well-proportioned head with lovely, raised brows, good front with tight feet, deep sternum, good strong topline which she held on the move. Strong quarters, excellent croup and tail set. Not in the best of coats today
3 QUENSHA CRIMES OF PASSION (Mr P, Mr G T & Mrs A Bott, Allen & Morgan)
From the same kennel as my winner and such a lot to like about her. Not as good in head as my winner and on the day didn’t move as well as my 2nd place. Absolutely beautiful profile when standing, full of typiness and she flows from nose to tail. Dark mahogany coat in lovely condition, good neck and shoulders, good topline with excellent tailset.
 
LIMIT (13, 3)
1 RIVERBRUE CLOUDBURST OVER STRATHMEAD (Mrs J & Miss H Frampton & Piggin)
This girl had to be good to win this very strong class today and she was… she had it all, very good overall body properties, super front angulation, well laid back shoulders, good sternum, strong topline, good hind quarters which she used to drive around the ring soundly and with verve. Feminine head with good eye and expression and shown in nice condition with just the right amount of feathering to add to her glamour. Pleased to award her RCC and found out afterwards she was daughter of my CC winner.
2 GWENDARIFF PIN UP GIRL (Mr A & Miss C Stewart & Neill)
Another top notch bitch coming out of this well known kennel. Very well coated, deep chestnut colour & presented in excellent condition. Feminine head, with good stop and brows and soft expression. Good front, deep chest and sloping topline with good croup and tailset and strong hindquarters which she used well. Just nit picking here but I preferred the slightly cleaner shoulder placement of my winner and also the movement.
3 GWENDARIFF LOOK THIS WAY TO WYNJILL (Mrs J Holley)
Very feminine and similar type to 2 in a lot of ways. Well presented, dark coat, feminine head, nice finish to her muzzle, good neck length, slightly sloping flowing topline with good tailset. Good width to her hind quarters which she used to drive around the ring. When standing her hocks occasionally splayed a little but there is no doubt that when moving her hind movement was sound.
 
OPEN (17, 5)
1 SH CH RIVERBRUE GLORIANA (Mr B A Crocker)
A fabulous class of quality bitches and a privilege to judge them. There are so many words to describe my winner elegant, stylish, feminine, classy … I am sure they have all been used. And they all most definitely apply but what stands out for me and what gives her that extra stardust is her enthusiasm on the move, lashing her tail and thoroughly enjoying herself. Standing she fills your eye with her beauty, meeting the breed standard with her balanced refined head, lovely raised brow and a twinkle in her good shaped, dark eye. Good reach of neck, excellent lay of shoulder, good depth of chest and spring of rib. Good topline, croup and tail set. Strong powerful hindquarters and strong hocks which she used to effortlessly move round the ring at one with her handler. Presented to perfection, gleaming mahogany coat and just the right amount of furnishings to finish off. Pleased to award her the CC.
2 EE CH/LV CH/SL CH FAIRHAVEN ELECTRA (Miss L & Miss B Holm & Lind)
This girl caught my eye, a very glamourous girl, full of quality and elegance shown in fabulous coat, chestnut colour. Very feminine, another very refined in head with good ear set. Excellent body properties with good reach of neck, no throatiness, good lay back of shoulders, slightly sloping topline with good tailset. Strong hind quarters which she used to drive around the ring. She wasn’t fully co-operating with her handler today… typical of an Irish Setter. This certainly didn’t detract from her many virtues.
3 SH CH LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA JW (Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford)
Another lovely bitch with super type and excellent body properties. Very balanced profile. Sweet head, kind eye, good front and tight feet, good sloping topline and excellent tailset. Good quarters and strong hocks and she moved steadily. Very close decisions to decide these top placings.
 
FIELD TRIAL (0,0)
 
SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG (3,0)
1 IR SH CH FORFARIAN RED OR DEAD (Mr H Brady)
3 year old bitch who absolutely fulfils the criteria of beauty and brains. She is not overdone in any way, very pretty head with kind expression, good neck and shoulders, flowing topline, good tailset, good width to her strong hindquarters which she used to move soundly and happily. Rich chestnut coat with ample furnishings. She was handled well.
2 CH BE MINE FROM REDWEED (Ms R Krskova)
Well feathered young lady, pretty head with nice eye shape and finish to muzzle. Overall shape in profile was okay. Good bone, deep chest, front a little on the narrow side, tight feet. Steady movement
3 EIREANN’S SPRITE HAVANNA (Mrs R & Mrs S Kurz & Galindo)
Not yet 2 years old so still plenty of maturing to do. Stronger type of head with a nice dark eye, good front, small firm feet, short coupled, moved okay.
 
GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME (7, 0)
1 RIVERBRUE BE HERE NOW (Mrs D G Heppell)
Another lovely girl coming from this kennel. Very feminine, pretty head, nice ear set, good front and deep chest. Longer cast giving an elegant outline. Good quarters, super croup and tailset. Moved ok.
2 SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZE JW ShCM (Miss S Waterton)
A very elegant veteran, she has some super body properties and looked lovely when standing, clean neck and lay of shoulder, deep chest, good bone and substance. Feminine head with lovely expression and finish to muzzle. She was a bit airy fairy when moving. On overall confirmation, she deserved her 2nd place.
3 BLUEBYEYOU LOVE IN A MIST (Mrs G Bye)
This 2 year old girl was 4th in the very strong Graduate class. She still has some maturing to do, she has pleasing head and expression, clean neck, good topline, shorter coupled than 1 & 2, good hindquarters and enough angulation in stifle. Moved okay.
 
JUDGE CHRISTINA SHELDON

Midlands Irish Setter Society 5th February 2023

Dogs

I would like to thank the committee of the Midlands Irish Setter Society for inviting me to judge at this very well-organized Breed Club championship show, it was such an honour. The hospitality shown by this hard-working committee was brilliant, and thanks also go to my two stewards Sue & Stephanie for handling the ring duties so well for me.
On the whole, dogs were clean, trimmed to perfection, and all seemed happy to be gone over. I had to make some difficult decisions on the day with some dogs I have given top honours to before, going down the line. I found one or two dogs carrying far too much weight spoiling their overall outline, and also a few exhibits lacking depth of stop in head. I was very humbled by the fantastic quality entry in these changing times and thank you all for bringing your fantastic dogs to be assessed by me. It was also nice to hear applause for the winners, and the sporting behavior of most was to be applauded too.
 
MPD. (6,0a)
1. Parsons – QUENSHA THINKING OUT LOUD AT BRANSETT.
This 8-Mths youngster stood out in a good class of promising quality puppies ,and thoroughly deserved his achievement. A very well boned, and constructed dog, sound in all departments In
outline he is well balanced, a masculine head with correct planes and plenty of work in it, raised brow, dark eye and soft gentle expression, good reach of neck, shoulders deep and sloping well
back providing good front angulation, nice tightness to feet, deep in chest with good spring of rib, gently sloping in topline, strong in rear quarters with good bend to stifle joint, movement was good
with lashing tail action, presented in tip top condition and handled to advantage. One I am sure has a very bright and promising future in the show ring and shall watch with interest. BPD, and in
agreement with my co –judge BPIS Well done!!
2. Levene`s – QUENSHA REMEMBER THE NAME
Another lovely boy and litter brother to 1 . Well balanced dog and striking in outline when stacked, Nice in head , and again with correct proportions, dark eye, raised brows, good reach of neck, nice layback of shoulder, sound in front and rear, gently sloping topline, deep in chest with good spring of rib, strong in rear, moved, presented, and handled very well. Preferred the frame of 1 at this stage of growth.
3. Berry & Morris`s – COPPERS MIDSUMMER KNIGHT`S DREAM (Imp Swe) NafTaf
4. Bridgwater`s – BRIDGELLA`S JUBILEE PRINCE.
5. Bentley`s – PENCLIPPIN JUBILEE FLAME
 
PD (10,2a)
1. Rorke`s – ZAKHAN`S DIAMOND JACK.
11Mths old. In outline he is well balanced, a refined masculine head with plenty of work, raised brow, dark eye and soft gentle expression, good reach of neck ,shoulders sloping well back, good
front angulation, nice tight feet, deep in chest with good spring of rib, gently sloping in topline, strong in rear quarters with good bend to stifle joint, movement was good with lashing tail action,
presented in tip top condition and handled very well.
2. Harris`s – ZAKHAN`S ROUGH DIAMOND BY KONAKAKELA.
Very close-up to 1, and litter brother but I preferred the overall conformation and length of my winner today, Again a very well balanced dog with lots to like about him. Nice head with dark eye,
and plenty of work in it. Good reach of neck, correct front assembly, good depth to chest, nice gently sloping topline, strong and wide with good angulation in rear quarters, moved out well,
presented in gleaming coat.
3. Holehan-Green`s –LOGANRISH OUT ON THE TOWN.
4. Green`s– GLENCARRON SHOW MUST GO ON.
5. Cole`s –RIVERBRUE OPHELIA BOBBY.
 
VD (6,0a)
1. Lucas`s –ShCh BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT JW.
A dog I have often admired in the show ring, and pleased I had the opportunity to go over him today. Approaching his 9th year, a well boned masculine dog, balanced and of correct proportions,
he has an excellent well chiselled head with correct planes and plenty of work in it, neck of moderate length with slight arch, shoulders well laid back giving good front angulation, good depth
of chest with well sprung ribcage, and a pronounced sternum, gently sloping topline leading to good set on of tail, wide and strong in rear with good muscle tone, moved with drive and
enthusiasm around the ring holding his topline. Presented in good coat & condition. Pleased to award him the RCC and in agreement with my co –judge BVIS.
2. Edwards`s –ShCh GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU AT BONHOMIE JW. A dog I have previously awarded top honours to as a youngster. It was lovely to go over him again today in his later show years. He is still a refined well balanced dog . Has a super head. Good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, deep in chest , strong and wide in rear quarters ,moved well reaching out
with drive, presented in immaculate condition and handled to perfection.
3. Pym`s –THENDARA THE WATCH MAKER.
4. Russell`s -STRATHMEAD HUCKLEBERRY OF SETTESOLI
5. Corless`s –SWIFTLARK FIRST KNIGHT
 
JD(6,1a)
1. Bott`s – BARDONHILL MILLION TO ONE.
A lovely refined, well balanced youngster overall. In proportion and with a beautiful head with soft expression. Good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, nice tight feet, good depth to
chest with pronounced sternum, good spring to ribs, gently sloping in topline to his good set on of tail, strong and wide in rear quarters with correct angulation, moved well around the ring,
presented in good condition with gleaming rich chestnut coat, and handled to perfection, should have a bright future.
2. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s –THENDARA BIG LOVE.
Striking in outline when stacked, Nice in head with correct proportions, good layback of shoulder, deep in chest with good spring of rib, strong in rear, moved out well. Preffered the overall frame of my winner today.
3. Lucas`s – GWENDARIFF AR`U READY F`THIS AMBERLIGHT
4. Davison`s –BARDONHILL MILLION REASONS
5. Gratton`s – GLENLAINE NEVER SAY NEVER
 
YD(8,0a)
1. Macaulay’s – HARREDS LACHLAN AT STYLERSETTS.
Overall, this boy is well balanced and in conformation. Fine in head and with no coarseness, has a
good reach of neck, shoulders well laid back, gently sloping in topline, good front angulation, deep in chest with nice spring to rib, correct angulation in rear. Moved out well with enthusiasm.
And was presented in immaculate coat and condition handled very well in the stack today. Another with exciting times ahead I am sure
2. Hill-Decoster’s – VICARY`S UNTIL THE END OF TIME. Loved the length of this boy and overall conformation. Preffered the head of my winner though today. He has good front assembly with
nice tight arched feet, nice lay back to shoulder, good reach of neck, nice depth to chest, gently sloping in topline, strong in rear quarters with good bend to stifle joint, moved out really well,
presented in good condition.
3. Lucas`s – GWENDARIFF AR`U READY F`THIS AMBERLIGHT
3. Gilbert & Willis`s –THENDARA FIRECRACKER AT CLANOVENTA
4. Needs`s – COVARNEY IT TAKES TIME WITH STOURFORD JW
 
MD.(6,1a)
1. Bott`s – BARDONHILL MILLION TO ONE.
2. Rorke`s – ZAKHAN`S DIAMOND JACK.
3. Harris`s – ZAKHAN`S ROUGH DIAMOND BY KONAKAKELA.
4. Holehan-Green`s –LOGANRISH OUT ON THE TOWN
5. Chapman`s– SHELDONITE GINGERBREAD MAN
 
ND.(6,0a)
1. Bott`s – BARDONHILL MILLION TO ONE.
2. Rorke`s – ZAKHAN`S DIAMOND JACK.
3. Harris`s – ZAKHAN`S ROUGH DIAMOND BY KONAKAKELA.
4. Holehan-Green`s –LOGANRISH OUT ON THE TOWN
5. Green`s– GLENCARRON SHOW MUST GO ON
 
UGD(5,0a)
1. Bott`s – BARDONHILL MILLION TO ONE..
2. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s –THENDARA BIG LOVE.
3. Corless`s– SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE JW.
4. Lucas`s – GWENDARIFF AR`U READY F`THIS AMBERLIGHT
5. Rorke`s – ZAKHAN`S DIAMOND JACK.
 
GD(11,1a)
1. Beresford`s – JETSETTER WIND OF DREAMS (Imp Rus).
A dog with a lot of ring presence. Lovely well balanced, racy dog stood to perfection complete with a rich chestnut coat. He has a nice well chiseled head with raised brow and dark eye and
lovely soft expression, good reach of neck, nice layback of shoulder, good front angulation, deep in chest and well sprung in rib, gently sloping in topline to tailset, good bend to stifle joint, wide and
well muscled in rear, strode out with enthusiasm, presented and handled well. Another with a good future ahead of him.
2. Corless’s –SWIFTLARK SPELLBINDER .
A Slightly heavier dog in head for me but striking in every way. Clean in outline and shown in good coat, Good reach of neck, nicely laid back shoulder and correct length to upper arm giving correct angulation, good depth to chest, gently sloping topline, wide and strong in rear, moved well.
3. Gratton`s– GLENLAINE MOONSTONE
4. Bentley`s – ASTLEYVIEW COMING HOME TO PENCLIPPIN
5. Smith`s – SAMETSUZ YOUR MY HERO(AW1).
 
PGD.(11,2a)
1. Richardson’s – BLUESPRINGS NOW I`M HERE AT FORESTFIRE.
Another one I have given top honours in his class to before. He has matured well and commands attention in the ring. He is a well boned, balanced dog with a beautiful outline when stacked and
has a nice soft expression in head with plenty of work to it. Loved the length on this boy. Neck of moderate length, well laid back in shoulder, good front assembly, nice tight feet, gently sloping in
topline, strong well angulated rear quarters, moved out very well with reach and drive, presented in immaculate coat and condition, handled very well. His day will come soon certainly.
2. Stuart & Ellrich`s – GWENDARIFF ABSOLUTELY MARWE`LLUS (IKC). This dog oozed quality throughout. A slightly lighter dog in frame than 1 but striking in every way and in conformation.
Clean in outline and shown in gleaming coat. Good reach of neck, nicely laid-back shoulder and correct length to upper arm giving correct angulation, good depth to chest, gently sloping topline,
wide and strong in rear, moved well. It was a difficult decision to make between 1 & 2.
3. Naylor’s– ANLORY DUNCAN JW
4. Henderson & Szwajkowski`s –REDCLYST PERSHING
5. Gisby`s – SUTERESETT RUM TUM TUGGER
 
MLD.(6,0a)
1. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s– THENDARA TIGER DANCE.
A well-balanced dog with a lovely outline and nice soft expression in head with plenty of work to it.
Good reach of neck, well laid back in shoulder providing good front angulation, nice tight feet. Liked the length of this boy, gently sloping in topline to strong well angulated rear quarters, moved
out very good with reach and drive, presented immaculately, and handled to perfection.
2. Holehan-Green`s– LOGANRISH LETS GO CRAZY. Lovely well-constructed smart dog that has come on during the last 12mths. He has a well chiseled masculine head with a dark eye and
raised brow giving that soft expression, good length to body of correct proportions. Good reach of neck, sound in front, good depth to chest and good spring in rib, gently sloping in topline, strong and well-muscled in thigh, moved well around the ring with reach and drive. Presented in full coat, trimmed immaculately and handled to the best advantage.
3. Williamson’s– BLUESPRINGS PICTURE THIS JW.
4. Harris & Hoeksema –BLAZING BRONZE HAPPY CLAPPY SINGS KONAKAKELA (Imp Ned)
5. Macdonald`s –REDCLYST HEAD FULL OF DREAMS
 
LD.(10,3a)
1. Gisby’s– SUTERESETT KING OF HEARTS JW.
I have watched and admired this boys progress from when he first entered the show ring as a minor puppy and through to his JW. Thank you for entering him today and allowing me the opportunity to go over him. Overall he is a well boned dog with a super outline when stacked, his head is so well defined and handsome with his raised brow and level planes. He has a moderate reach to neck and placed into good shoulders. He also has correct angulation and correct width to front assembly, nice tight feet, deep chest with pronounced sternum, and spring to rib. Gently sloping in topline to correct set on of tail. He was also presented in good full coat and trimmed to perfection. He moved well in the dog challenge driving from his short hocks around the ring. I was delighted to award him his 2nd CC today and wish him luck for the future. Unfortunately later he did not move so well in the BIS challenge conceding to the girls today.
2. Pym`s– THENDARA MARSHMELLOW JW.
Well constructed smart dog. A lighter frame than my winner but commands attention in the ring and cannot be denied. He has a well chiselled masculine head with a dark eye and raised brow
giving that soft expression, good length of neck flowing into correctly placed shoulders, sound in front, good depth to chest and good spring in rib, gently sloping in topline, well-muscled in rear with good width, correct angulation, short hocks, moved well around the ring with reach and drive. Presented in full coat, trimmed immaculately and handled to the best advantage.
3. Murchison’s– KERRYFAIR PLEASE PLEASE ME CORPHIN
4. Macdonald`s– REDCLYST MAXIMUS
5. Needs`s –COVARNEY PACO RABANNE AT STOURFORD
A hard class to judge today as it was full of top-quality dogs. I felt really humbled and honoured that I had so many top dogs to go over. That said, some exhibits I had given previous honours to went down the line today. Dogs do change over time, and I thank everyone for their sportsmanship on my decisions.
 
OD. (6,0a)
1. Stockton`s– ShCh RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW
A quality dog with lots to like. Well balanced ,such a beautiful head and expression with kind dark eye, good reach of neck with slight arch, correct front angulation .Gently sloping in topline to good
tailset. Strong in rear with good width. He moved well with reach and drive, and is at one with his handler. Shown in good coat and immaculate condition.
2. Edwards’ Sh Ch GWENDARIFF UCAN`T MISS ME BONHOMIE. Another top quality dog, superbly balanced throughout. Close decision but preferred the head and conformation of my winner today. Excellent front, good depth of chest, strong over loin and lovely sweep to stifle. A sound true mover driving from his hocks, and presented in immaculate coat and condition .
3. Bott, Allan & Morgan`s -ShCh QUENSHA TAKE A BOW
4. Dewar`s – ShCh , IrShCh, SpCh, GWENDARIFF WILLY WONT HE CW`22, WW`20
5. Russell`s– ShCh LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI JW.
 
Judge :- Dave Hemmings (Orlanset)

Midlands Irish Setter Society 5th February 2023

Bitches

I would like to begin by thanking the MISS for inviting me to judge the bitches at this show. It is always an honour and a privilege to be invited to judge any show, but breed shows are something rather special! My stewards did a great job keeping things running smoothly, which was also much appreciated.
I would also like to thank all the exhibitors who brought their beautiful girls for me to assess. I know just how much time and effort goes into preparing our Irish for shows not to mention the travelling and expense, especially in the current cost of living crisis. I really appreciate every single entry. There were some very close decisions at times and in some classes I really wished I could have sent every exhibit home with a card.
However you did at this show, you all took the best dogs home with you. This is just one judge’s opinion, on one group of dogs, at one show out of the whole of your dog’s show career, so don’t be disheartened if you didn’t do as well as you would have liked. There is always another show and as well all know, the venue, floor, atmosphere and hormones can all have an effect on the performance of our girls!
Overall I thought the quality of the entry was excellent. However, that said I was disappointed to find some very narrow heads, lacking in stop and expression. In the lower classes particularly movement was not as good as I would expect to find in our breed with many moving very close behind and lacking reach and drive. There were also quite a few carrying a little too much weight in spite of having good muscle tone.

MPB
1st Bridgewater’s BRIDGELLA’S JUBILEE QUEEN- Pretty young girl with feminine head and soft expression. Good reach of neck. Nice lay of shoulder and good depth to chest. Straight front and hocks.
2nd McDonald’s QUENSHA GALWAY GIRL – Another lovely girl with a lovely feminine head. Dark eye, and gentle expression. Well bodied and she has good angulation both fore and aft. In lovely coat and condition, just needs to tighten up slightly on her elbows. I’m sure these two will change places on many occasions.
3rd Bielecka – YOKOHAMA LOFTY NAF
Res Gurney – DANAWAY LAFAYETTE
VHC Bentley – PENCLIPPIN CELTIC ASTHORE

PB
1st Hall – RIVERBRUE OPHELIA LOVE GLENNARA -Loved the balance and proportions of this girl. Pretty head with plenty of stop, dark eye, low set ears. Nice length of neck into clean, nicely laid back shoulders. Gently sloping topline which she held well on the move. Lovely tight feet and correct rear angulation. Moved well, very steady. I’m sure she has a bright future ahead of her.
2nd Rorke – ZAKHAN’S DIAMOND QUEEN – Very mature girl in good coat. She is feminine in head with lovely dark eyes. Well sprung ribs and depth to chest. Moved well.
3rd Schellings – MARLLAND KENTUCKY WOMAN
Res Peters – CORRANROO VIENNESE WALTZ
VHC Leach – RIVERBRUE OPHELIA JUBBLY

VB A lovely class of mature ladies
1st Rorke’s CATALUNA MAY QUEEN – Loved her free flowing, true movement, using her tail to full advantage. A proper show off! Quite short coupled but everything in proportion. Lovely clean neck with good forechest and depth. Good shoulders and rear angulation which gave her the strength to drive off and reach out as she flowed around the ring.
2nd Waterton SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZE JW – Lovely feminine bitch in good coat. Love her ‘sugar face’ with lovely dark eyes and sweet expression. She has a good reach of neck and gently sloping topline. She moved with enthusiasm but was a little weak on her stifles today. Would like to see her carrying a little more weight.
3rd Carter BARDONHILL UPTOWN GIRL
Res Tapper & Leyland LYNWOOD AIRS N’GRACES AT KEDALITA

JB
1st Mugford LYNWOOD RATHER SCRUMPTIOUS JW – Have admired this girl from the ringside previously so was pleased to have the opportunity to go over her. This young lady has a striking, balanced outline with nice head and expression. Just the right amount of neck length into well angulated shoulders and showing plenty of forechest. She has a gently sloping topline which is complimented by her correct tailset, giving a lovely flow from her head to the tip of her tail. She is well bodied with a good spring of rib and depth of chest. Correct length of loin and good rear angulation with well muscled hind quarters. She has good bone and firm feet and moved with drive. I look forward to watching her career as she grows up.
2nd Holley GWENDARIFF THISTLE BE JILLS AT WYNJILL – Another pretty young lady with much to admire. Nice head with dark eyes and gentle expression. Well sprung ribs and good hindquarters. Just preferred the front and head of 1. Not quite as positive on the move, but still has plenty of time to fully develop. Another one to watch for the future.
3rd Vallance – LYNWOOD RATHER RAVISHING AT CORCENCONE
Res Maple – POLLNAC NEW MIRACLE
VHC Giles – KRASNY ALITA ANGEL (AZ1)

YB
1st Hall GLENNARA CHERRY COLA JW – Very pretty young lady with a pretty head, dark eye, good earset and lovely gentle expression. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, enough upper arm length to enable her to reach out well on the move. Plenty of forechest, well sprung ribs and deep chest. Correct length of loin, strong stifles and short hocks. Moved well using her tail to full effect.
2nd Naylor NIGSETT SKYFALL – Another lovely girl, broader in skull than 1. Lovely outline with good forechest and good angulation front and rear. Beautiful, tight feet, plenty of bone. Moved well once she settled down.
3rd Hall HARREDS LILLIE
Res Kassube & French – TWOACRES CHOCOLATE DELIGHT BY CARARUA
VHC Peters CORRANROO HOT SENSATION

MB
1st ZAKHANS DIAMOND QUEEN
2nd Leach RIVERBRUE OPHELIA JUBBLY – VHC in puppy. Pretty young bitch with racy outline, nice dark eyes, lovely head planes and good reach of neck. Nice topline and good depth to chest. Settled to move much better in this class.
3rd Chapman SHELDONITE CINNAMON

NB
1st Holehan-Green LOGANRISH TASTE OF DIAMONDS – Racy outline, nice head with dark eye. Good depth to chest, well sprung ribs. Straight front and hocks. Moved very well.
2nd ZAKHANS DIAMOND QUEEN
3rd POLLNAC NEW MIRACLE
Res SHELDONITE CINNAMON

UGB
1st Jones GWENDARIFF DAZZLING DIVA JW – Striking bitch in excellent coat and condition. Feminine head with lovely dark eye and soft expression. Raised brows and nice head proportions. Lovely low set ears. Good reach of neck, plenty of forechest and depth of chest. Correct rear angulation. Moved very well.
2nd ZAKHANS DIAMOND QUEEN

GB
1st Parsons FORFARIAN FLUTTER YER LASHES AT BRANSETT – Feminine bitch with racy outline. Pretty head, soft expression, with nice finish to foreface. Good neck and shoulders, gently sloping topline and correct tailset. Good lay of shoulder, good stifles and defined second thigh. Moved soundly with drive.
2nd Henderson SAMETSUZ PILLOW TALK – Another lovely girl, quite different to 1. Clean, racy outline with good reach of neck, good shoulders and hindquarters. Well sprung ribs, parallel front, correct length of loin. Moved well.
3rd Corless SWIFTLARK ILLUSTRIOUS
Res Armitage GWENDARIFF PHANTASTIC PHANNE
VHC Heather SIXOAKS MY FAIR LADY JW

PGB
1st Watt SHENANAGIN HALF A SIXPENCE – Have admired this young lady for some time from the ringside so was delighted to have the opportunity to examine her more closely. Really eye catching girl with racy, balanced outline. Sweetest of heads with dark eye and melting expression. No exageration in any department, clean neck and shoulders, with plenty of reach to her neck and gently sloping topline. Well sprung ribs, and good forechest. Well off for bone, with neat feet. Moved very soundly with reach and drive, lashing her tail as she went. Delighted to award her the reserve CC and with the agreement of my co judge, reserve best in show.
2nd Bridgewater BRIDGELLAS DON’T PUSH IT – Another lovely girl in good coat and condition. Well bodied with good spring of rib. Lovely head with gentle expression. Straight front, clean neck and good shoulders. Well muscled. Moved well.
3rd Tapper & Leyland LYNWOOD MERRY MAYDEN AT KEDALITA
Res Box FERNSTART HEARTS DELIGHT JW
VHC Boutell & Burbridge IXIA SNOW VIXEN

MLB
1st Naylor ANLORY CARIGNAN JW – Lovely girl, racy outline, looked a picture both standing and on the move. Feminine head with dark eyes and raised stopped giving gentle expression. Plenty of work in this head with no exageration. Plenty of forechest, tight elbows against a good spring of rib. Well boned with lovely tight, neat feet. Short, strong hocks and good hind angulation from which she drove off well with free flowing movement around the ring.
2nd Stewart GWEDARIFF PIN UP GIRL – Although different in type to 1 she possesses similar qualities. Very balanced, presented in excellent coat and condition. A little heavier through neck and shoulder than 1, but has a gently sloping topline and correct tailset. Good return of upper arm, deep chested with good rear angulation. Tight feet, good bone, moved well with drive.
3rd Bott, Allen & Morgan QUENSHA CRIMES OF PASSION
Res Catling QUENSHA FAMILY PORTRAIT FOR TELERI
VHC Davie LOCHFRAE NINA SIMONE

LB
This was a very strong class of lovely ladies.
1st Bott BARDONHILL LOVE OF MY LIFE – Well bodied, feminine bitch with no exageration. She has beautiful dark eyes and just enough stop and raised brow to give her a soft, melting expression. Lovely finish to foreface, low set ears. Good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Strong bone with tight feet. Gently sloping topline into correct tailset. Plenty of depth to her chest and spring of rib. Just the right amount of angulation to her stifles to give her the strength to drive around the ring.
2nd Naylor ANLORY CORBIERES JW – Very close decision between these two as both are quality bitches. Very similar comments apply. Balanced and in proportion, proper length and return to upper arm. Well muscled with clean neck and shoulders. Plenty of forechest. Well off for bone with lovely tight feet with well arched toes. Moved very well. Just didn’t quite have the furnishings of 1 today to tip the balance in her favour.
3rd Richardson BRABROOK TRUE VIOLET FOR MONTGREENAN JW
Res Green BRAIDMOUNT DREAMED A DREAM FOR GLENCARRON
VHC Bougen GWENDARIFF HOT TICKET JW

OB
A lovely class of beautiful ladies.
1st Sterritt IRISH SH CH CORRANROO JUST ONE KISS WITH RIVERSETT CJW18 JUN CH – Oh my goodness! As soon as I saw this girl in the line up I was immediately drawn to her. She is absolutely stunning, exactly what I was looking for today. She has the most beautiful feminine head with dark eyes and kind, intelligent expression. Her neck is of moderate length with just enough muscle. She is clean over her shoulders and has good angulation throughout her shoulder construction. She has plenty of forechest, depth to her chest and a good spring of rib. She has a gently sloping topline which flows into her correctly set on tail. She has the correct length of loin and is balanced and proportionate throughout. Her hindquarters are well muscled and have correct angulation. She has plenty of bone and her feet are tight with well arched toes. She was presented in beautiful coat and condition and she looked beautiful both standing and on the move where her movement was free flowing and effortless. Delighted to award her the CC and with the agreement of my co judge, Best In Show. Many congratulations.
2nd Stewart SH CH & SP CH GWENDARIFF COME FLY WITH ME WW’20 – Another lovely girl, taller and shorter coupled than 1. Beautifully presented in flowing coat and fantastic condition as one would expect from this exhibitor. Lovely low set ears and good finish to foreface. She has a gently sloping topline into a correct tailset, good shoulder construction and depth to ribs. Well off for bone with short, strong hocks and lovely tight feet. Moved well. Preferred the head, expression and forechest of 1.
3rd Mugford SH CH LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA JW
Res Bougen GWENDARIFF LILY THE PINK
VHC Catling SH CH TELERI INDIAN SUMMER (AI)JW

Judge Cheryl Stevenson

21 January 2023

My sincere thanks to the Committee for their invitation to judge at the 2023 Show following the initial invitation for 2021 which was cancelled due to Covid. I am very grateful to all the exhibitors for a super entry and for turning out in such freezing weather. It was a privilege to judge so many super dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed my day. It is encouraging for the future of the breed to see the number of promising puppies and youngsters now coming through. Competition was very strong in most classes making for close decisions and not enough places for dogs and bitches which I liked very much.

I was looking for typical racy, well-balanced and well-constructed dogs with flowing top-lines and was happy to find all these qualities in abundance. Generally I found the level of presentation to be high and condition of dogs to be very good. However some were not sufficiently well-muscled, lacked the angulation in quarters or their croups were too steep to provide the power and levers essential for a smooth driving action on the move. As a whole, heads were most pleasing but I did see a number which were rather short and wide in skull or lacked the stop vital for the refinement and quality of expression which define an Irish. For the most part, mouths were good but I found some which were approaching a level bite and this is a point for us all to watch. 

Thank you to all for accepting my decisions in a sporting way. It was a pleasure going over your dogs and seeing such care and affection you clearly have for them. A special note of thanks to my stewards, Sue and Shirley who did a great job to keep the ring working efficiently with a lovely atmosphere throughout a long day.

Dogs

MPD (8,1)

1 Parsons, Miss J and Mrs D  Quensha Thinking Out Loud At Bransett

 Lovely 7 month old puppy, well-bodied with a flowing outline and good balance for his age. Nice quality coat with appealing texture. Refined and handsome in head with correct stop, raised brows and dark eye giving a soft expression. Strong, well-arched neck. Good fore-chest, straight front, neat feet, well-constructed quarters, wide croup and good tail set. Moved steadily and soundly for his age. A very promising baby.

2 Bridgewater, Mr W and Mrs D  Bridgella’s Jubilee Prince

 Another well-presented, promising puppy of a pleasing elegant type, soundly constructed with good substance and clean outline. Long lean head with soft expression. Straight front, good depth of chest, good angulation in front and rear quarters but preferred width across rear quarters and croup of 1 at this early stage of development. Rich, deep chestnut glossy coat. Moved very well.

3 Vermeiren, Mrs I  Fhionnan Dream Stars Vote For President

PD (12,2)

1 Milligan-Bott and Bott, Mrs D and Mr J  Thendara Big Love

Outstanding refined, elegant, dark-coated puppy with good amount of feathering, almost 12 months old. Soundly constructed with good bone, straight front, neat feet and lovely body properties. Classic head, long and lean, dark expressive eyes with raised brows. Strong, nicely arched neck set cleanly on to well-laid back shoulders, firm top-line and good croup. Good width across hindquarters with good bend of stifle. Moved true with good reach of stride and drive. BPD and BP. He later went on to win a strong Junior Stakes class and is clearly one to watch for the future.

2 Green, Miss C  Glencarron Show Must Go On

I liked this 10 month old boy very much. Giving away 2 months in maturity to 1. He has plenty of quality and refinement; well-presented with a nicely developing coat of good rich colour and texture. Long lean head with expressive eyes and low set ears. Nicely muscled elegant neck set on well-laid back shoulders, straight front, super neat tight feet. Good depth of body. Lovely clean flowing top line, flat croup, well-angulated rear quarters with correct bend of stifle. Not quite the width across the rear quarters of 1 but moved very well with drive.

3 Vermeiren, Mrs I Fhionnan  Dream Stars Vote For President 

JD (5,0)

1 Chorley and Chorley-Newton, Miss K and Mrs S  Kerryfair Just Be

Classy, handsome, racy young boy with a super flowing outline. Refined and balanced throughout with no hint of exaggeration. Beautiful long lean head, lovely chiselling with raised brows and dark expressive eyes. Nicely arched neck. Good fore-chest, well-sprung ribs with plenty of lung room, straight front, neat feet. excellent front and rear angulation with good width across hindquarters. Sound, accurate movement front and rear, holding a firm straight topline and with pleasing length of stride. Presented in hard muscular condition. A very promising boy.

2 Lucas, Mrs P and Mr P  Gwendariff ARU Ready F’This Amberlight

Another handsome stylish boy with a very good clean outline, presented in super coat condition with lovely feathering. Balanced, refined but masculine head. Elegant long neck, not quite the muscle and arch of 1. Excellent body properties. Very well angulated front and rear with excellent width across the second thigh. Good flat croup and correct tail set. Moved soundly but not as accurate in footfall as 1 today.

3 Walker, Mrs LA  Gwendariff Ucant Touch This

YD (6,0)

1 Danks-Kemish, Mrs RD  Copper’s Welcome To The Party At Alolfrana JW

A super young dark-coated boy. Similar in type to previous class winner. Refined throughout with a stylish racy outline. Lovely long lean head with raised brows, delicate chiselling and dark expressive eyes. Straight front, good depth of chest, well-ribbed back, strong in loin, excellent croup. Good angulation front and rear, moved soundly with drive holding his head high and keeping his firm topline steady.

2 Macauley, Mr and MrsK and LR  Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts 

A very well presented, classy, dark coated boy with a lovely clean outline. Beautiful balanced head with nice chiselling, good stop and a soft expression, masculine but so refined. Very good body properties with good angulation and width across rear quarters and well-bent stifles. Not as settled on the move as 1 today.

3 Needs, Mrs A and Mr W  Covarney It Takes Time At Stourford 

GD (11,4)

1 Beresford, Miss M  Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus)

An elegant, dark coated boy with a lovely balanced outline. Refined masculine head of good length, low set ears and kind soft expression. Straight front, good depth of chest and good angulation front and rear with pleasing bend of stifle, feet could be tighter, very good topline and croup with excellent tail set. Moved soundly.

2 Pike, Mr D and Mrs P  Redclyst The Celt

A racy refined boy, finer in build than 1 throughout with good style and outline. Balanced and refined in head, soft expression, would prefer more chiselling but pleasing overall. Straight front, good depth of chest, lovely tight neat feet, just enough angulation front and rear, good loin, not quite the bend of stifle as 1. Moved soundly with accurate footfall.

3 Corless, Mrs S  Swiftlark Spellbinder

PGD (9,0)

1 Webb and Danks-Kemish, Mrs R and Mrs RD  Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (AW1)

 An elegant, dark coated boy with a super flowing topline. Refined, balanced head with lovely chiselling, raised brows, nice eye shape and soft expression. Good depth of chest, strong neck set cleanly on well-angulated shoulders. Good width across his hind quarters with well bent stifles and hocks. Presented in hard condition, moved soundly although slightly proud of his tail.

2 Stewart, Mr A  Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus (IKC)

 Another stylish, quality boy with lovely dark gleaming coat and presented in excellent condition. Handsome balanced head with plenty of work. Kind, dark eye, straight front, good substance. He is well-made and balanced throughout with well angulated quarters, strong hindquarters with good wide second thigh, excellent croup and tail set. Moved soundly. Close decision but just preferred the topline of winner.

3 Hemmings, Mr and Mrs D and KM  Orlanset Mandolin

LD (14,2) A very strong class.

1 Lorrimer, Mrs JM  Kerrimere Classique JW

 This boy is a true Irish gem; he has so much quality and refinement. He is constructed beautifully with clean lines, racy but with no exaggerations and presented so well in gleaming dark coat and condition. Exquisite, long, lean head with good stop, lovely raised brows and melting expression. Excellent body properties and angulation in quarters with good width across rear quarters and good bend of stifle, excellent croup and tail set. He moved well in a perfectly controlled way, holding his top-line as moved smoothly round the ring. Pleased to award him RDCC; he could not quite match the drive and style of the CC winner on the day but he has immense appeal.

2 Hemmings, Mr and Mrs D and KM  Orlanset A New Flame

Another classy boy presented in great coat and condition. Elegant and refined throughout with an eye catching, flowing outline. He has a handsome, balanced head with low set ears and a soft expression. Very well constructed; he is clean over neck and shoulders, straight in front with good depth of chest and well-ribbed back. Strong rear quarters with good width across second thigh and nice bend of stifle. Good wide croup and tail set. Moved soundly with drive and style.

3 Milligan-Bott and Bott, Mrs D and Mr J  Thendara Tiger Dance 

OD (7,1) An fabulous top quality class

1 Stockton, Mr and Mrs K and P   Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW

  This boy just emanates class. He is proportionate throughout and so well balanced with no exaggerations and an imposing racy outline complemented by his rich chestnut coat with a good amount of feathering. Refined, balanced lean head with beautiful chiselling, low set ears and a soft quizzical expression. Strong moderately arched neck set cleanly on well-angulated shoulders, well-sprung ribs, strong in loin and well-muscled rear quarters with good width and bend of stifle. Excellent croup and tail-set. Movement was a pleasure to watch; he has a great length of stride fore and aft, covering the ground with ease and carrying his head high while holding his excellent top-line. Pleased to award him DCC.

2 Edwards, Mrs S  Sh Ch Gwendariff  Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie

A super quality boy in all aspects. Beautifully presented in superb condition, lovely chestnut coat colour and texture with just the right amount of feathering. His is so well made from head to tail. Classic, refined and balanced in head with lovely raised brows and a soft expression. Very good balanced outline with well angulated shoulders and hindquarters. Well-ribbed back, excellent depth of body, strong loin, excellent croup. Moved soundly and accurately with style, good tail carriage. Just preferred winner’s top-line and animation on the move today. 

3 Russell, Mrs J   Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW

VD (6,1) Super class, with these boys still looking to be in their prime and a credit to their owners.

1 Lucas, Mrs P and Mr P  Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW

Top class boy with a super outline and great ring presence. Almost 8 years old with glossy dark coat and lovely feathering; beautifully presented in great condition. Gorgeous long lean head with fine chiselling and melting expression – so typically Irish. Lovely arch to his strong neck set cleanly on well-angulated shoulders, firm, straight topline, good width across hindquarters and well set-tail. Moved soundly with style. 

2 Rowbottom, Mr GL and Mrs D  Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon

Another quality balanced boy without exaggeration, presented beautifully with his rich chestnut coat and feathering completing a super picture. He is built on more compact lines than 1 and is so well constructed throughout. Handsome in head with expressive eyes under nicely raised brows and low set ears. Good front and rear angulation with nice sweep of stifle. I just preferred the topline of 1. He moved with drive and covered the ground with ease. 

3 Sharman and Jennings-Sharman, Mr J and Mrs C Kerrimere Indiscreet

SBD (5,2)

1 Corless, Mrs S  Swiftlark Spellbinder

A stylish boy (3rd in Graduate) with an eye-catching outline, plenty of bone and substance and a nicely textured dark coat with feathering. His head is balanced, a little strong but nice dark kind eyes and raised brows. Good depth of brisket, longish in loin, well-angulated front and rear with well bent stifles and hocks, and a good croup with correct tail set. Moved soundly when settled. BSB on his overall style and ring presence.

2 Walker, Mrs LA  Gwendariff Ucant Touch This

Close up to winner. A well constructed youngster, pleasing stylish outline, nice chestnut coat and well-presented. More compact in style than 1 with good body properties. Pleasant head, with nice work above the eyes, strong neck, firm top-line, good tail set. Not quite the length or bend of stifle as 1. Moved steadily.

3 Walker, Mrs LA  Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin

Bitches

MPB (8,1) 

1 Nevitt, Mrs S  Joaodaws Stargazer

A delightful racy puppy, so elegant and with a pretty coat. She has a most beautiful long refined head with fine chiselling, good eye shape and soft but mischievous expression. Good length of neck set cleanly onto nicely angulated shoulders, straight front, neat feet. Good body properties, with sloping top line and good width across hindquarters. Moved steadily. A very promising baby.

2 Bentley, Mrs H  Penclippin Celtic Asthore

Another lovely baby, refined throughout. Promising dark shiny coat, straight front, neat feet, long lean head, not quite the work in head as 1 but this will change as her stop develops. Good depth of body, slightly longer cast than 1. She moved soundly for a baby and just edged another lovely elegant puppy into 3rd place on her overall balance today.

3 McDonald, Mrs D  Quensha Galway Girl

PB (14,0) A super class.

1 Humphreys, Mrs and Mr J and P  Riverbrue Ophelia Bongos

A most balanced classy baby, very feminine and refined throughout. Racy outline with a flowing top line from her well angulated shoulders to her good croup with correct tail set. Presenting a balanced picture. Good nicely textured dark coat. Most pretty and refined in head which is beautifully chiselled and balanced. Lovely raised brows, dark eyes of good shape with sweet expression. Well constructed in body straight in front with good fore-chest. Well angulated hindquarters with good sweep of stifle. She moved true with accurate footfall keeping her firm top line. BPB.

2 Leach, Mrs L  Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly

Litter sister to winner. Quality puppy, built on more substantial lines but sharing many of the same classy features as her sister. Feminine head, balanced, long and lean feminine head with nice chiselling giving a true Irish expression. Soundly constructed with good depth of chest, well angulated front and rear, nicely filled in loin, and good croup and tail set. Not quite the length from hip to hock as winner at this stage but a lovely baby. Just edged her very promising litter sister who is not yet quite as mature in body.

3 Hall, Mrs K  Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara 

JB (9,3)

1 Mugford, Mr and Mrs RC and JP  Lynwood Rather Scrumptious JW

Elegant classy young lady with a lovely flowing outline and excellent body properties, presented in super glossy dark chestnut coat and in great condition. She is so well balanced with good substance but no hint of coarseness or exaggeration. She has a refined, pretty head, low set ears, nice chiselling around the eyes and a lovely soft expression. Good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, straight in front, feet could be tighter. Strong, well-muscled rear quarters, with super bend of stifle and hocks which she used effectively to move with a true action and drive holding her topline steady.

2 Hughes, Mrs NW and Mr JK  Alolfrana Queen Of Hearts at Bryntwrw

A lovely quality feminine bitch with a pretty dark coat and a clean, balanced outline. She has a very appealing long lean head with raised brows and a lovely soft expression. A little shorter in neck than 1 with straight front, good depth of brisket. Good angulation at the shoulder, good coupling at the loin and good length from hip to hock but a little straight in stifle. Moved soundly with drive.

3 Hart, Mr and Mrs G and G  Gwendariff The Handmaid’s Tale

YB (10,4)

1 Hall, Mrs K  Glennara Cherry Cola JW

A graceful bitch with a super outline, well presented in good coat and condition. Very racy and refined yet with good substance and body properties. Classic long, lean balanced head, with lovely chiselling under her expressive dark eyes and good finish of muzzle. Straight in front with neat feet and good fore chest, good layback of shoulder, flowing top line, good croup and tail set. Well-angulated rear quarters with well bent stifles and hocks. Moved soundly.

2 Parker and Stevens, Miss S and Mr G  Gwendariff Pink Champagne

Another lovely girl with an elegant outline. Feminine with plenty of refinement and good substance. Pretty, lean head with kind expression, not quite the chiselling of 1 but very appealing. Straight in front with good depth of chest, well-ribbed back. Clean over neck and shoulders flowing into a firm topline, falling away slightly at the croup. Strong rear quarters which she used well on the move.

3 Hadfield, Mrs M  Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne

GB (17,2). A strong class

1 Box, Miss R  Fernstart Heart’s Delight JW

 An elegant bitch with a good rich chestnut coat and super flowing outline. She is so well balanced with no exaggerations. Classic lean head with expressive eyes and low set ears. Well-proportioned body with straight front, neat feet and good depth of chest. Lovely reach of neck fitting neatly into well-laid back shoulders. Well-filled in loin, strong wide rear quarters with excellent bend at the stifle and hock. Good croup and tail set. Moved well with true front and rear action.

2 Bayne, Mr GC and Mrs J  Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer

A lovely girl with excellent conformation, presented in great condition and with a gleaming quality coat. A different style to 1, not quite the topline, but she is so well balanced with clean lines and an air of elegance. Pretty girl with long feminine head and sweet expression. Well constructed front, deep brisket, good lay of shoulder and spring of rib. Good width across the stifle and rear angulation. With strong hindquarters. She won her place with her sound, flowing movement. 

3 Jones, Mrs SA  Wenflaen Deja Vu

PGB (14,3) 

1 Bouttell and Burbridge, Miss HK and Mr J  Ixia Snow Vixen

Classy, racy bitch of super breed type with a lovely outline with a nicely textured dark chestnut coat and oozing with quality. Gorgeous refined head with sweet expressive dark eye. Soundly constructed with straight front, neat tight feet, well-laid back shoulders and lovely firm top line. Good depth of body, nice arch in loin and good wide rear quarters with well bent stifles. She moved soundly and accurately, covering the ground well.

2 Bridgewater and Green, Mr W and Mrs D and Miss C  Bridgella’s Don’t Push It

This girl put on a splendid show to catch my eye. She was very well handled to present an elegant flowing outline. Feminine, long lean head with low set ears, raised brows and a soft expression Soundly constructed throughout Straight in front, with good depth of brisket, clean over neck and shoulders, a firm top line and with strong rear quarters, not quite the angulation of 1. She moved with style and a true action in front and behind.

3 Robinson, Mrs M and Mr D,  Lanstara Red Dress

LB (15,4) A lovely class with many top class bitches.

1 Stewart, Mr A  Gwendariff Pin Up Girl

A most impressive classy bitch with an eye-catching outline and great ring presence. She is well balanced from head to tail and was presented in excellent condition topped by a lovely deep chestnut coat with good feathering. Feminine head with plenty of work and soft expression with a strong well arched neck set cleanly on well laid back shoulders. She has excellent body properties with plenty of substance, deep chest, well-muscled arched loin and wide powerful rear quarters with well bent stifles and hocks. She moved true with power and grace which was a pleasure to watch.

2 McDonald, Mrs D  Delsanto Miss Freya

A delightful most refined bitch, full of quality with the most lovely clean, racy outline, free of any exaggerations. She has a very dark pretty coat, which while lacking the amount of furnishings of 1 is very appealing. I loved her long lean head and raised brows giving the sweetest, wistful expression. She is so well made with excellent angulation front and rear and good depth of chest. Correct at the croup with good tail set, good width in second thigh and well-bent stifles with low set hocks. She moved accurately with good driving action.

3 Holley, Mrs JE  Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill

OB (7,1) A glittering class of the highest quality.

1 Crocker, Mr BA  Sh Ch RIverbrue Gloriana

A drop-dead gorgeous girl who radiates quality and condition from all angles, and appears to only improve over time – a sign of true class. She is perfectly balanced throughout, so feminine and refined but with good substance, a lovely topline and a gleaming rich chestnut coat fringed with just the right amount of furnishings. She has the finest of Irish heads with gentle stop and lovely chiselling around her dark eyes giving a melting expression. Excellent in body with the optimum angulation in quarters, wide across croup and lovely tailset. Rear quarters are powerful and wide across second thigh with excellent well bent stifle and hocks . She drives powerfully and effortlessly on the move, leading her handler around the ring with tremendous, ‘look at me’ style. BCC and BOB.2 Stewart, Mr A  Sh Ch & Sp Ch Gwendariff Come Fly With Me WW20

A dazzling bitch with exceptional style and quality, presented in fabulous gleaming dark coat and hard condition. She has an outstanding, elegant balanced outline, without exaggeration. Most beautiful and refined in head, with lovely raised brows, low set ears and expressive eyes. Straight in front with good depth of chest and strong coupling at the loin. She has excellent angulation in shoulders which are perfectly matched to her wide, powerful hindquarters with well bent stifles and short hocks. Excellent croup and tail set. She used her strong quarters to best effect, moving effortlessly round the ring holding her firm topline steady. Close decision but 1 just edged it on the day with her overall style on the move. RBCC

3 Catling, Mrs PA  Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW

VB. (6,2)

1 Stevenson, Mr and Mrs G and C  Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

A lovely well-constructed, balanced bitch, almost 8 years old but very much still in her prime. She has good substance, and was presented in super condition with a quality dark chestnut coat. She has a long lean head with raised brows and low set ears. Clean over neck and shoulders with a good firm top-line, and tail set correctly just below her wide.croup. Sound front construction with good depth of chest. She has strong wide hindquarters with a lovely sweep of stifle. Moved very well with true action in front and behind, holding her topline steady. 

2 Waterton, Miss S  Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW Sh CM

An elegant 8 year old bitch of lovely quality with a pretty dark coat and a gently sloping topline. She is refined throughout and has a beautiful long lean head with lovely fine chiselling, and the sweetest expression. Good depth of chest and well angulated, wide hindquarters with well bent stifles but standing rather down on her hocks and her movement was a little untidy today.

3 Hyslop, Mrs G  Gwendariff On A Rollacoaster

SBB (5,1)

1 Corless, Mrs S  Swiftlark Illustrious JW

A well constructed bitch of very good quality, placed 4th in strong Graduate class. She has a lovely balanced outline with good substance and a most appealing dark quality coat with good texture. Very pleasing balanced head with dark eye and soft expression. She is well-constructed with good body properties and depth of chest. Well angulated at the shoulder and strong, wide hindquarters with well bent stifles and hocks. Good croup and tailset. She moved steadily with a true action in front and behind.

2 Shepherd, Mrs S  Casachared Dancing Queen

A taller bitch than 1 with good substance, and good body properties. She has a feminine refined head with a sweet expression and low set ears. Good depth of chest and muscular hindquarters with good width cross second thigh. Shoulders could have more angulation but her topline is good and firm, although falls away at the croup. Moved soundly.

3 Mapole, Mrs L  Pollnac New Miracle

Judge Lynn Morris (Briunara/Minsterlands)

SOUTH OF ENGLAND IRISH SETTER CLUB 15.01.23

I would like to thank the committee for their invitation to judge their open show. I found the atmosphere to be friendly and the committee especially hardworking.

MPD (4) 1 Gardner’s Glimmer Noblesse Eager Eye of Blaysdell a little unsettled as were all in this class today. He has a gently sloping topline and good front angulation. As expected he is yet to aquire the necessary depth in chest and rear quarters but he is balanced for his age. He stands on neat feet and clearly loved his day out. BPD 2n Child’s Penclippin Celtic Flyer a little heavier in bone, lovely arched neck but not as mature as 1. Good angulation and strong over the quarters with nice bend of stifle. His topline should improve over time. Would have liked to see a squarer finish to the muzzle. 3 Bridgwater’s Bridgella’s Jubilee Prince

PD (4) 1 Child’s Penclippin Celtic Flyer 2nd Bridgella’s Jubilee Price this boy really surprised me in this class having been a little uncooperative in his first class here he showed a lovely outline with good reach of neck and good angulation 3 Bentley’s Penclippin Jubilee Flame.

JD (1) 1 Child’s Penclippin Celtic Flyer.

YD (2) 1 Need’s Covarney It Takes Time with Stourford . My initial thoughts were striking but elegant dog. He excels in neck into shoulders with his topline gently sloping. Nice expression with lovely square muzzle & low set ears. Good angulation fore and aft but would have preferred a shorter hock. Well presented and in good condition. 2 Foster’s Chantries Bel Re Preferred this dogs overall appearance being moderate all over but with good depth throughout. He has a pleasing expression with low set ears. Deep through the chest and excellent spring of rib. Lacked the overall condition of the winner.

GD (6) 1 Rutherford-Judge & Prangle Clonageera a Touch of Gold. This dog really stood out in this class. He is so well made and another that excelled in depth throughout. He has a lovely dark flat coat in super condition, pleasing expression with low set ears, deep stop and good finish to foreface. He has a moderate neck with excellent transition of neck into shoulders producing a gently sloping topline. He is deep through the chest and brisket with correct croup. Strong over the hind quarters with short hocks and neat feet. Best Dog and BOS 2 Pike’s Redclyst the Celt. Racy dog with attractive head, good stop and deep muzzle. He is longer in neck with well laid back shoulders. Not the depth of chest or strength in hindquarters of the winner but pleasing in outline 3 Harreds Dillon of Blaysdell

PGD (3, 1) 1 Henderson, Szwajkowski, Pike’s Redclyst Pershing. Loved this boys head and expression with good dark eye, correct head planes and deep square muzzle. Arched neck of moderate length, straight front and good moderate length over the loin. Would have preferred a better finish over the croup but overall pleasing in outline. 2 Bentley’s Astleyview Coming Home to Penclippin. Good dark colour, lovely earset and nice shaped eye. He had good reach of neck and stands on neat feet. Would have preferred more angulation in shoulder which would have facilitated a better transition of neck into shoulders.

LD (4, 1) 1 Foster’s Goldnavarm Endurance at Shanoah. Liked this dog for his overall balance. Pleasing head and expression with dark eye and good finish to muzzle. Straight front, good depth to chest and firm over the loin. Correct angulation fore and aft with strong hocks. 2 Need’s Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford Taller dog but still balanced. He has correct head planes, with low set ears and good finish to muzzle, good topline and is excellent over the croup. His coat pigmentation is rich and is shown in good condition. Just preferred the overall shape of the winner. 3 MacDonald’s Redclyst Head Full of Dreams

OD (5) The class of the day. 1 Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW. A quality dog. Good reach of neck with excellent gently flowing topline, no lumps or bumps here. Well angulated fore and rear with strong loin and correct croup. Nothing overdone but still has the correct depth and strength of body. Good width of thigh with short strong hocks. He has a pleasant head and expression with raised brows and good eye. In the challenge just preferred the deeper muzzle and general scope of the younger dog. RBD 2 MacDonald’s Redclyst Maximus. This dog presents a picture of power and substance. He is well off for bone, sound and well balanced with pleasing outline and good angulation. I liked his depth of chest and brisket and the finish over the croup. 3 Pym’s Thendara Marshmellow JW VD (2) 1 Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Lovely boy, again so balanced in outline with good angulation. He has a pleasing expression with good eye, raised brow and good finish to foreface. Good deep chest with well sprung ribs and correct over the croup. Happy to be in the ring today. BVIS 2 Pym’s Thendara the Watchmaker. Another lovely oldie well presented in good condition. He is a dark coated dog with kind expression, dark eye and low set ears. Overall he is well-constructed with sloping topline but not so good over the shoulders as the winner.

MPB (2) 1 Bridgewaters Bridgella’s Jubilee Queen very pretty 7 month old girl, liked her width of thigh and neat feet, pleasing topline but would have preferred a squarer muzzle and better tailsett. Moved steadily. 2 Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore Similar in age to the winner but less mature and longer in back. Again a very pretty dark coated bitch, good over the croup but would prefer a better lay back of shoulder

PB (3) 1 Hall’s Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara Loveley feminine bitch, stood out in this class. Rich, dark coat, correct sloping topline, straight front. Liked her size, angulation, and croup. Moved steadily. BPIS. 2 Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore 3 Chapman’s Sheldonite Cinnamon

YB (3, 2) 1 Henderson & Szwajkowski Grenada Lofty Czerwony Mature bitch just approaching 2 years of age. She is well off for bone and quite well made with good reach of neck, good angulation and gently sloping topline. She has correct headplanes and low set ears but would have preferred a kinder eye and a better finish to her foreface.

GB (3, 1) 1 Hall’s Glennara cherry Cola Beautiful feminine bitch. She oozes quality. Nice head and expression, good straight front. Excellent flowing topline which finishes well over the croup. Well bent stifle and strong hocks. Just needs furnishings to complete the picture. 2 Purves’ Grousehill Penny Lane Larger bitch who is well off for bone. Her coat is of good colour and she has enough shoulder angulation but I would have liked to have seen a better bend of stifle. She has lovely low set ears but preferred the overall expression of the winner.

PGB (1) 1 Bridgwater’s Brigella’s Don’t Push It Feminine girl in super condition. Lovey low set ears and good finish to foreface, She has a straight front and good in outline particularly good over the neck into shoulders transition and strong over the loin. Happy on the move. RBB

LB (2, 1) 1 Frampton & Piggin Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead lovely soft expression on this girl, elegant & well balanced, good return on the upper arm, rich dark coat, good depth of chest and strong through loin. Good width of thigh & correct bend of stifle.

OB (3,1) 1 Rutherford’s Clonageera Sweet Caroline Presents a picture of power and substance yet maintains an air of femininity, she has a balanced head with correct head planes, a kind eye and good finish of muzzle, good reach of neck and so clean over the shoulder, excellent angulation and good depth through the ribs & brisket. She has powerful quarters and neat feet. BB More settled on the move than Best Dog which gave her BIS VB (2) 1 Prangles Heathclare Que Sera sera SH.Ch This is such a well made bitch. Just starting to show her age but pleasing expression with kind eye and square muzzle . She has a straight front with excellent angulation and good spring of rib, short coupled and with correct croup.BVB. 2 Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW SH.CM This is such a pretty bitch with low set ears, correct eye and sweet expression. She is longer cast than the winner but this does not detract from her overall outline. Her angulation is good both fore and aft and she finishes well over the croup. Preferred her coat colour to the winner but She did lack a little sparkle today and less positive on the move.

Judge Helen Stevens

BOSTON – 2023

I would like to thank the committee for the invitation to judge our beautiful breed at this show. Also many thanks to my stewards Marion and Sian for keeping everything running smoothly. I have not been in or sat round a ring during the past three years. My dog showing involvement being trophy secretary and part of the catering team these days. I was therefore seeing many of the exhibits for the first time with fresh eyes, and look forward to following their show careers. 

MPD. (10) 1 Cole’s Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby. Lovely gentle expression well balanced with good depth for age,dark coat correct tail carriage,good bend of stifle and neat feet. 2 Levene & Lewis’s Quensha Remember The Name. Dark eye and coat,straight front good depth not as balanced as 1 at this age, good tail set and bend of stifle.3 Parsons’ Quensha Thinking Out Loud at Bransett. 

PD (4) 1 Cole’s Riverbrue Ophelia Bobby. 2 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Big Love appropriately named big boy not as balanced as 1 darkcoat, darkeye good depth straight front good bend of stifle and tail carriage. 3 Rorke’s Zakhan’s Diamond Jack. 

YD (4/1) 1 Macaulay’s Harreds Lachian At Stylersetts Balanced outline elegant neck and shoulders into sloping topline, straight front good depth correct tailset bend of stifle and neat feet. 2 Foster’s Chantries Bei Re. Well defined stop dark eye and low set ears, dark coat correct tail set and bend of stifle. 3 Tuite’s Porschet Out and About. 

GD (6/1) The dogs semed to sense something we couldn’t in this class and were unsettled. 1 Coreless’s Swiftlark Spellbinder. Gentle expression square muzzle dark eye, elegant neck into well laid back shoulders dark coat good depth tail set and bend of stifle neat feet. 2 Bentley’s Astleyview Coming Home To Penclippin good neck and shoulders into sloping topline correct tail set bend of stifle and neat feet needs to carry more weight. 3 Berry, Morris and Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. 

PGD (10/4) 1 Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger. Slightly worried expression dark eyes raised brows and low set ears, balanced with good depth tail set and bend of stifle neat feet dark coat with thick feathering. 2 Smith’s Sametsue Your My Hero. Slightly more quizzical expression dark eyes and low set ears good depth bend of stifle and neat feet, straight coat with good feathering. 3 Hemmings Orlanset Mandolin. 

LD (9/2) Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique JW. This dog has a beautiful head and expression, lovely chiseling dark eyes low set ears.well sprung ribs, good depth sloping topline into tail set good bend of stifle, neat feet straight well feathered gleaming coat moves with drive. CC. 2 Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts another lovely dog with dark coat lovely furnishings deep chest good top line and tail set bend of stifle and neat feet also moves with drive lovely head just not quite the melting expression of one. 3 Milligan-Bott & Bott Thendara Tiger Dance. 

OD (5) 1 Edward’s Sh Ch Gwenda riff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie Won this class on movement another shown in gleaming condition beautiful coat and feathering, elegant dog with low set ears raised brows and dark almond eye, straight front well sprung ribs, good reach of neck into sloping shoulders and topline correct tail set and good bend of stifle neat feet. RDCC 2 Bott Allen& Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Take A Bow Smaller beautifully balanced dog lovely outline,dark almond eyes raised brows low set ears, correct tail set neat feet also in good coat and feathering. 3 Int Ch/ch Oakdene Que Du Bonheur Jch all worthy champions.

VD (3/1) Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli.Two seven year old dogs with only a month between them,low set ears dark almond eyes (would prefer squarer muzzle) good reach of neck into sloping shoulders and topline, ,well sprung ribs, good depth bend ofstifle and feet. 2 Pym’s Thendara The Watchmaker. Broader head but also dark almond eyes and low set earsgood bend of stifle correct tail set dark coat with lots of furnishings. 

SBD (2) Corless’s Swiftlark Spellbinder, (1st in Grad) 2 Bromwich’s Pengelirish Lord Nicodemus a little nervous today,square muzzle low set ears good depth and bend of stifle correct tail set. 

GCDS (4) 1 Riverbrue Be Here Now. Soft expression low set ears balanced with good shoulders correct tail set, he did not like crossing the lines on the padded floor but moved better when going straight up and down! 2 Waterton’s ShCM Sandstream Welcome Breeze sweet feminine bitch but showing her age now. Good lay back of shoulders into sloping topline plenty of furnishings good bend of stifle, when challenging for Veteran, unfortunately stiff on her left rear leg.3 Berry, Morris and Fitmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. I was splitting hairs when it came to the line up the main contenders all drove round the ring, in the end it was that melting head and expression that made the decision. 

MPB (9/2) 1 Leach’s Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly (I see my first second and Best dog puppy are all from the same litter), pretty head with square muzzle and soft expression, balanced for her age good reach of neck into sloping topline, good bend of stifle and tail set.2 Hall’s Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara. dark eye low set ears nice balanced shape with some depth already, good reach of neck into shoulders and good bend of stifle. 3 Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore. 

PB (10) 1 Leach’s Riverbrue Ophelia Jubbly. 2 Hall’s Riverbrue Ophelia Love Glennara. 3 Hillock’s Jonola Bellini. 

JB (6/2) 1 Hall’s Harreds Lillie. What a lovely bitch super outline so balanced for age, pretty head so feminine all over straight front good toplinecorrect tail set and good bend of stifle loved her. 2 Jone’s Gwendariff Diamonds Will Do. Elegant bitch different type good neck and shoulders raised brows and low set ears straight front good bend of stifle her golden feathering and straight coat reminded me of the Emmafield breeding back in the early 70’s 3 Holley’s Gwendariff Thistle Be Jills at Wynjill.

YB (6) 1 Tuite’s Porschet kiss For A Rose,Another pretty feminine bitch, lovely outline good reach of neck into sloping topline and tail set sweet expression. 2 Clarke’s Covarney Dream time from Bronnians. Elegant type dark eyes low ears and square muzzle, straight front good bend of stifle a well feathered straight coat.3 Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola. 

GB (7/2) 1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW. 1. Loved this girl too, lovely outline petite feminine bitch, good reach of neck good depth sloping topline into correct tail set, good bend of stifle pretty head lovely dark eyes. 2 Parson’s Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes at Branset. Taller elegant good reach of neck into shoulders topline and tailset, good depth square muzzle and low set ears. 3 Bayne’s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer. 

PGB (6/1)1 Bott Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Crime of Passion. Low set ears lovely dark eyes good reach of neck into shoulders, good depth correct tailset and good bend of stifle neat feet.2 Humphrey’s Aloifrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas(ai) JW. Good depth lovely dark eyes low set ears good reach of neck into shoulders, correct tailset and good bend of stifle. 3 Walter’s Gwendariff Yella Jumper. 

LB (11/3) This was a super class some lovely bitches I was spoilt for choice. 1 Holley’s Gwendaiff Look This Way to Wynjill JW.Lovely outline beautifully balanced low set ears good reach of neck super shoulders and depth good bend of stifle correct tail set. CC 2 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead Lovely bitch such an appealing head good reach of neck into shoulders and topline good depth and bend of stifle, slightly longer than 1 but I was splitting hairs. RCC 3 Edwards’s Gwendariff its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW. All moved with drive and could swop places on another day. 

OB (6) 1 Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana Beautifully presented bitch this kennel is definitely making its mark in the ring. Elegant neck into sloping shoulders and top line correct tailset good depth, bend of stifle balanced low set ears good pigmentation. 2 Elkin’s Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet. smaller bitch pretty feminine head with low set ears and dark eyes correct tailset bend of stifle neat feet balanced nothing exaggerated. 3 Bougen’s Lily The Pink. 

SBB (2/1) Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious JWStood alone but deserved her 1st prize sweet head nice in outline good bend of stifle and tailset dark coat feminine bitch. Thank you to all the exhibitors for the honour of judging your dogs. The winners especially of some of the young bitch classes have a very bright future ahead of them. 

Judge Gail Griffin

BOSTON – 2022

SETTER IRISH

Firstly, I have to thank this stalwart committee for their sterling work on the organisation of this show during such difficult times. Serving on a committee is hard work at the best of times. Thanks to stewards Mr Jim Murdoch & Mrs Helen Hards, thank you for making my day so enjoyable. I was so thrilled to be asked to judge at this prestigious show, shame so many absentees, as I would’ve loved to have seen them, but in today’s climate of uncertainty it was not surprising. I would like to thank each and every one of you for entering under me, it was an absolute privilege on my part. I was surprised to see a few incorrect bites, fortunately no under or over, but 3-4 that were suspiciously level. My first appointment in my beloved breed, and I was thrilled my BOB won the Gundog Group from an extremely strong group. So happy that I stayed to watch. Many congratulations. MPD 1 Rutherford & Prangle’s Clonageera Touch Of Class TAF. Stood alone, really liked this young boy a lot, excellent conformation, with substance. Handsome balanced head with soft expression, such good bone all through, straight front with good sternum, well ribbed up, good depth of chest, good topline held on the move. Presented a pleasing racy outline, and in superb condition. Only gave way to maturity and finish. 

PD 1 Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset. Pleasing balanced head, so well off for bone all through, so strong throughout, straight front, elbows well let down and beautifully tucked in, well ribbed up. Good front and forechest with good depth of chest. Enough angulation fore and aft to allow steady rear movement… When it came to BP, won on his firmer topline due to maturity. Handled extremely well BP. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. Exhibitor had difficulty handling, eventually settling. Pleasant balanced head, with kind expression, good length of neck, shoulders not as good as first, being a tad wider and heavier. Good depth of fore-chest, well ribbed up and good tail set, strong hindquarters, not the raciness of first. Moved well. 

JD 1 Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair At Derrydore. Rugged type with pleasing head, broader skull than I would like, correct eye shape, good length of neck, well laid back shoulders, although a bit lumpy. Well constructed strong boned boy, balanced with no exaggerations. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Strong hind quarters, with good width of thigh. Moved soundly tail carriage carried well. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. 

YD 1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow. Loved this boy when first seeing him beginning of last year and was not disappointed on going over him today. Love his overall size, type and balanced racy outline, gorgeous masculine head, clean neck and shoulders with firm topline leading to strong hindquarters. Super coat condition, with rich dark colouring. So stylish and moving steadily and soundly around the ring. One I’m sure for top honours, pleased to award him RCC. 2 Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin. Eyecatching, elegant racy type with the most handsome of heads. I preferred the front and length of neck of first. Not as mature as first, however, this boy presents a pleasing outline, just needs time, good potential for the future. 3 Tye’s Blazing Bronze Join The Chase (Imp Nld). 

GD 1 Richardson’s Now I’m Here At Forestfire. Lovely racy boy who is full of quality. Long lean head with a quizzical expression, low set ears and neck is well arched and of good muscular length. Good depth of chest, well sprung ribs carried well back to a muscular loin. Well bent stifles, feet could be neater. Good tail set which was carried correctly on the move, his movement was straight and true, really liked him. 2 Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. Have judged this boy before at Open level. Pleasing head, good neck and shoulders, preferred the length in back of first, presented in gleaming condition, moved well. 3 Dodds’ Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do. 

PGD 1 Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. Upstanding dog presented an impressive outline. Pleasing masculine head. Deep in body with clean neckline, built on strong lines, well angulated hindquarters with good width of thigh in good hard condition. Moved soundly, in super coat condition. 2 Tapper & Leyland’s Lynwood Heypresto Kedalita. Liked the head on this boy, lovely expression, presented a pleasing outline all through. In lovely condition, stylish mover, but not quite collected in rear movement as the winner. 3 Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame. 

LD 1 Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Comon Out JW. I just love this boy’s gorgeous head and expression, with correct eye shape and colour, for me he epitomises the standard on the head for our breed. No exaggeration with this boy, there are some these days, becoming far too big and rangy, rangy is not racy; perfectly balanced for his size, good straight front, with good lay back of shoulder with gentle sloping topline, good rib and strong in loin. Short hocks and lovely tight feet. Handled to perfection as always. He’s lovely to go over and in great condition today. Love him for his breed type, moved well. Thrilled to have the opportunity and honour to award him his well deserved third CC. 2 Roffey’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy. Another top drawer dog, elegant and beautifully put together, preferred head on first. Presents a lovely outline and has matured well. Excels in fore and aft angulations. Good length of neck, well placed laid back shoulder, good deep chest. Moved very well. 3 Greenan’s Anlory Aidan JW. 

OD 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. Have loved this boy since junior, oozes breed type, he has the most gorgeous head, balanced with a soft expression, yet retains his masculinity. Straight front, deep chest, good arch to neck, good layback of shoulder, which flows cleaning into a slightly sloping topline, held on the move, strong well angulated hind quarters. Powered around the ring showing good reach, driving off strong hocks. As always so well handled to bring out the best. 2 Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonbomie. Love this boy and was so close up to my winner. Loved him as a puppy and has now reached his earlier potential in maturity, did not disappoint on going over him today. Has all the qualities of first. Masculine head, clean through the neck and well placed shoulders. I just preferred the head of my winner. Thank you so much for bringing him. 3 Dewar’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Willy Wont He. 

VD 1 Tapper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM. Beautifully presented on this day, he is larger than I like, however, is balanced and sound all through, loved his typical balanced head, I thought he looked really well today; shown in lovely coat condition. Excellent outline, moved out steadily. BVD. 2 Foster’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah. Not as racy as my winner, however, has a lovely balanced head, dark eye, kind expression, good forechest, built on stockier lines than first, he was happy enough on the move, but I feel just beginning to show his age now. 

SBD 1 Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair At Derrydore. 

GCD/B 1 Heppell’s Deevonville Santana ShCM. Masculine head with kind eye, good length of neck. Straight front, deep chest, strong boy all through with good width of thigh, correct tail set and nice short hocks. Moved well with a good tail action. 2 Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM. This girl is so feminine in every way, beautiful balanced head and so well made. A cliché I know but I really was splitting hairs with these two. At this late stage in her life this is the best I’ve seen her move as she was so happy. 3 Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara A Girl Like You. 

MPB 1 Naylor’s Nigsett Skyfall. What a scrumptious little poppet, hopefully enjoying her early days of showing. I loved her breed type, such a pretty head. Straight front, with elbows well tucked in, shoulders well laid back, lovely slope to her topline held on the move, good length in loin. She was steady and controlled and was pleased to see that she was more confident in movement. She nearly lost her first place at the end, as she became a little tense when stacked, and had lost her topline. Shows promise. 2 Crocker’s Riverbrue Snoozeulose (AI). Different type to my winner, longer cast, built on racier lines. Lovely balanced head, straight front, neat feet good topline, but would prefer more of a gentle slope. Good front assembly, balanced overall, perfect tail set for me, moved happily and sound. Also showing great promise. 3 Jarvis’ Settersay Sapphire. 

PB 1 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten. Beautiful outline on this baby, feminine head, good length of neck over clean well laid back shoulders, good topline, substantial girl well off for bone with great potential, enough width of thigh at this stage. Stylish on the move. Shows promise for the future. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious. She has a nice head with lovely soft expression, I just preferred the head of first. Good angulations front and rear. Ribs well sprung with strong hindquarters. Moved steadily and sound. 3 Charlish’s Harelferg Traces. 

JB 1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW. What a delight indeed, flows from tip of her delightful nose to her well set on tail. She is so well constructed with good lay back of shoulder well sprung ribs, lovely slope to her top-line, with strong quarters. Beautiful condition with a gleaming coat. Moved very well today. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious. 3 Pine’s Seowns Skylark. YB 1 Berry & Morris’ Brinara A Girl Like You. Third in GCD/B. Pleasing head on this racy elegant girl, good length to her nicely arched neck, good angulations fore and aft with good turn of stifle. Liked her firm topline and tail set and neat feet. She moved very well. 2 Morgan’s Alofrana For You So Blue Deaconara. Taller than first, nice outline of racy appearance. Feminine head with sweet kind expression. Slight slope on top-line, good spring of ribs, enough bend at stifle, moved steadily. 

GB A strong class with some lovely bitches down the line. 1 Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri. Lovely elegant type with pleasing head, low set ears, good neck and shoulders, has enough angulations fore and aft, racy outline with good slope on topline, correct tail set, moved out very well with enthusiasm. 2 Bell & Barker Bell’s Ballintyne Let It Be Me JW. Pleasing head, good straight front with lovely neat feet. Good lay back of shoulder, deep in chest good slope to topline, correct tail set. Moved out well. 3 Prangle’s Heathclare Just Fizz. PGB 1 Sharman & Jennings-Sharman’s Kerrimere Red Ribbon JW. Feminine head and soft expression, Good straight front, slight slope to topline, set on of tail is ok. Would prefer more bend in stifle and width of thigh. She is lighter in colour than I like and needs more coat to finish. She moved really well on small neat feet. 2 Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny. I liked this girl very much, but 1 just had the edge on movement. Pleasing feminine head, Clean over neck and shoulders, good slope to topline, good spring of ribs, moved out well. 3 Adams Harreds Sophie At Danbryeli. 

LB This was another strong quality class with some beautiful bitches, some were unfortunately down the line. 1 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. What a picture of elegance this girl presented, her head is balanced, long and lean, such a quizzical intelligent expression, almost saying, what can I get up to now! Well arched and good length of neck, enough angulation in her forequarters, a straight front, so clean over shoulders with continuous flow into topline, tail set is spot on, excels in hindquarters, lovely tight feet. Shown in excellent condition. An absolute pleasure to award her well deserved RCC. 2 Bougan’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink. Have always loved this elegant girl, and much applies to her as my winner, beautiful head, clean neck and shoulders, straight front, I just preferred the topline of my winner. Deep chest well ribbed up and correct tail set, moved off with drive straight and true. 3 Elkins’ Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet. Really liked this compact balanced unexaggerated honest girl. Different type to my first two. Feminine head, lovely dark eyes and a good length of neck, well laid back shoulders good forechest and a straight front. Super mover, with drive and reach. 

OB Lovely class, all were full of quality. 1 Crocker’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana. A girl in superb condition, presented a wonderful outline. She is obviously adored and it shows in her willingness and performance for her owner. Head is so feminine with lovely raised brows and correct shaped dark eye, low set neatly folded ears, neck is muscular yet not overdone, flows into well placed shoulders good straight front with pronounced sternum, deep chest, well ribbed up, and firm topline, so good over the croup and perfect tail set for me. Strong wide rear hindquarters, neat feet. At the peak of her prime, she was so happy and moved with drive off her hocks with great enthusiasm round the ring. I had the greatest of pleasure in awarding her the bitch CC & BOB. To top off my first time in giving CC’s in my adored breed, my BOB won Gundog Group 1, under well respected judge Mrs Jill Peak, from an outstanding Gundog Group. 2 Muir’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Up To Somethin. I really loved this girl. Feminine head, with lovely soft expression. Balanced all through with correct sloping topline, good tail set with strong hindquarters. Shown in hard condition and she moved off soundly. 3 Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley.

VB 1 Gilbert’s Joanmas Perfect Lullaby. A most attractive girl in head, so feminine with a soft expression. Good reach of neck and clean across the shoulders. Well balanced in profile on the move with racy outline. Today she moved with real purpose. BVB. 2 Catling’s Sh Ch Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri JW. Quality bitch most worthy Sh Ch. Pleasant head with kind expression. Lovely outline with firm topline, preferred size of my winner, good condition, well presented as always, moved well. 3 Bell & Barker-Bell’s Ballintyne Say You Say Me. 

SPB 1 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible.

Judge Mrs Susan Begg

Goyt Valley Gundog Society 09.01.22

Setter Irish J 1 Jones Gwenariff Dazzling Diva. 13 months old, quality bitch. So feminine throughout. Loved her lean head, dark almond shaped eye. Long muscular neck into well placed shoulders. She has great depth throughout, elbows well tucked in. Moved well, sound and true.

BOB PG 1 Jones Gwenariff Dazzling Diva. 2 Gilks Suttersett Mr Mistoffelees At Gochmawr Head long, lean & masculine. well set ear. Plenty of depth through body, reasonable angulation front and rear. Super colour, flat gleaming coat. A little untidy on the move today. 3 Walkers Glenvarna My Girl.

O 1 Jones Gwenariff Dazzling Diva. 2 Walkers Thendara Soul Sister. Very feminine throughout. Straight, sloping topline. Good width to second thigh. Moved well with drive from behind.

Sarah Loakes

Many thanks to the Manchester Committee for my judging invitation and for their kind hospitality and to my two efficient stewards. I was blessed with a lovely large ring which gave me the opportunity to assess the movement of exhibits in full. I was very pleased with the overall quality of my entry I had some top quality dogs to judge and I was thrilled to see my BOB take Gundog Group 2. 

MPD (2) 1 Danks-Kemish’s Copper’s Welcome To The Party At Alolfrana. Two very promising babies in this class. My first had a lovely balanced head, well laid shoulders and good straight front. Correct amount of rear angulation and firm loin and so well put together for a youngster. He moved so soundly and steadily with confidence to take BPIB. 2 Kniveton & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana May King A Scene For Orstone. Not as positive in front movement as my winner but developing well. Correct head proportions, dark eye and kind expression. Presented a smart outline when stacked with good spring of rib and adequate bend of stifle. Another confident youngster on the move. 

PD (4, 2) 1 Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset. A strongly made youngster with good bone and substance. Pleasing in head with correct earset. Good straight front assembly and well ribbed. Well made hindquarters but would prefer more rear angulation, he was tending to crab on the move today. 2 Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time. Masculine well proportioned head with kind expression. Has straight front with good length of neck, but needs to drop in chest, he is at that rangy growth stage just now. Well turned stifle and moved out well. 

JD (3, 1) 1 Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair At Derrydore. Well boned throughout and presented a balanced outline when stacked. Quite strong in head but has kind expression. Well arched strong neck with correct front assembly, well developed hindquarters and stood on strong hocks. Moved out well with good topline and correct tail carriage. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. Pleasing head and expression, heavier built throughout, has well developed forechest, strong rear quarters with good width to thigh. Today he was not co-operating with his owner and unfortunately he would not settle on the move. 

YD (8, 2) 1 Allen, Bott & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow. This striking dog really took my eye, he commands attention and is full of ring presence. He has a super masculine head of correct proportions, raised brows and low set ears. Clean over neck with excellent forehand, good depth to chest, well sprung ribs and firm well constructed body. Strong hindquarters with good width to thigh and correct turn of stifle. I loved his rich coat colour and he was turned out in tip top condition. He is so stylish and excelled on the move, in tandem with his handler. Pleased to award him the CC in tough competition. A very exciting prospect for the future. 2 Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin. Really loved the head and expression on this young dog. He is very well constructed throughout, well laid shoulders with good depth of chest and has correct rear angulation. Of a different type to my winner and nowhere near as mature, but very soundly made throughout. Moved with drive with correct tailset but tended to outrun his handler today. 3 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Tiger Dance. 

GD (11, 6) 1 Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger. This dog stood out for his overall shape and balanced outline. Lovely refined head and expression, strong neck and correct shoulder lay. Correct amount of upperarm, well sprung ribs and well made hindquarters with strong hocks. Very positive and free flowing on the move. 2 Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin. Built on a larger frame to my winner. Liked his head and expression. He is very well put together throughout with well laid shoulders, good body proportions and well made quarters with adequate angulation. Moved steadily with correct tail carriage. 3 Pine’s Seowns Snoops. 

PGD (12, 6) 1 Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame. A very smart youngster of good size and so well balanced throughout. Handsome head with correct oval skull, best of fronts with well sloped shoulders. Hindquarters well muscled and strong hocks. A sound free mover but carrying too much weight today. 2 Needs’ Covarney Paco Rabanne At Stourford. This dog presented a smart balanced outline when stacked. Masculine in head with lovely expression. Shoulders well sloped and deep in chest adequate rear angulation He moved out well but tended to have a high tail carriage. 3 Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel). 

LD (13, 3) I was splitting hairs in this quality class with my final placings decided on movement. 1 Roffey’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy. This dog really caught my eye, he is masculine throughout, yet has an elegance about him. When stacked his outline is so balanced with good reach of neck, correct shoulders and matching rear angulation. He was shown in hard muscular condition and super coat. He powered round the ring with reach and drive to win the class. In contention for top honours today. 2 Muir’s Sh Ch Gwendariff I’m Comin Out JW. An upstanding honest dog with an impressive outline. Excels in head and expression, strong arched neck and the best of fronts, with correct shoulder lay. He is firm throughout body with strong loin. Adequate sweep to stifle and stands on strong hocks. A sound and precise mover. 3 Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique JW. 

OD (9, 1) 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. Judged this dog as a promising raw junior and what a super specimen he has made. Beautiful head and expression with kind dark eye, strong neck with desired arch and excellent front assembly. He has correct rear angulation and just flows from head to tail giving a picture of quality and balance. He moved out well with reach and drive, has a great partnership with his handler. Res CC. 2 Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. Another top quality dog, superbly balanced throughout. Close decision but preferred the head and expression of my winner. Excellent forehand, good depth of chest strong over loin and lovely sweep to stifle. A sound true mover and presented in tip top coat and condition. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW ShCEx. 

VD (5, 1) 1 Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon. One I judged as a youngster and definitely doesn’t present like a Veteran. Excellent head with lovely expression and good muzzle. Strong neck and the best of fronts, deep in chest, very firm body and strong loin. Presented in lovely coat and condition, moves soundly with correct topline in profile. A very worthy Show Champion of the breed. 2 Edwards’ Gwendariff PS I Love You JW. Very close decision between my placings here. Another top quality veteran, he has a super head with melting expression. Best of fronts and has such a balanced outline when stacked. Well bent stifles and good width to thighs. Preferred the reach and drive of my winner on the move. 3 Hyslop’s Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW. 

MPB (3) 1 Crocker’s Riverbrue SnoozeULose. A very pleasing quality puppy with lots of confidence. She has the sweetest of heads with dark eye and melting expression. Nice arch to neck flowing into well laid shoulders, with correct angulation fore and aft. She already has many qualities of her dam, she has a hard act to follow. She impressed me with her abundance of style and attitude for such a youngster. 2 Naylor’s Nigsett Skyfall. Another pleasing young lady, she is so pretty in head with well defined occiput. Good front assembly with adequate bone. Well laid shoulders and good straight front. Correct rear angulation and good width to hindquarters. Not as collected on the move as my winner today but is very promising. 3 White’s Paduan Golden Girl. 

PB (5, 1) 1 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten. Pleasing head proportions with typical expression. Good straight front and well placed shoulders, clean over neck and well balanced outline. Well muscled rear quarters allowing her to move with drive holding her topline with correct tail carriage. 2 Tuite’s Porschet Kiss For A Rose. A lovely headed bitch, with feminine expression and correct earset. Good depth to chest, firm body and well developed rear quarters. Did not have the driving movement of my winner. 3 Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne. 

JB (7, 1) 1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. Beautiful head and eye, very clean over neck with the best of shoulders and front, already has good depth and well developed hindquarters. She moved so true and free, very promising. 2 Armitage’s Gwendariff Phantastic Phanney. Different mould to my winner. She has a pleasing head shape with correct earset deep in chest, and strong over loin, would prefer more rear angulation, Moved soundly with confidence. 3 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious. 

YB (8, 2) 1 Bayne’s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer. A very well made and solid bitch, feminine yet has substance. Loved her head and expression and kind eye. She has excellent front construction with well developed hindquarters with correct amount of angulation. Shown in good coat and a sound and steady mover. 2 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. A feminine bitch with racy outline, and lots of potential, Lovely head and expression, correct front and neat tight feet. Quarters are well made and correct sweep of stifle. 3 Turner’s Blazing Bronze Jitterbug With Dazycutter (Imp NLD). 

GB (18, 10) 1 Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence. A quality bitch of excellent make and size. Very typical in head with kind expression She has a good lay of shoulder and excellent front assembly, with ample rear angulation and correct tailset. I found her sound and pleasing in every department with nothing overdone. Liked her free and steady movement and shown in good coat with ample feathering. 2 Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy. A very elegant bitch with racy appearance. Very feminine in head, well defined occiput. Presents a lovely outline, good depth to chest, strong over loin and excellent rear angulation. Has a lovely rich dark coat. Needs time to mature, lacking in body weight today. 3 Turner’s Gwendariff A Gee An Tee For Me With Dazycutter. 

PGB (11, 4) 1 Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone. A bitch of good size and so well constructed throughout. Front has correct angulation with elbows tight in and she has good depth of chest. Ribs well sprung and strong rear quarters. She excelled on the move and was shown in gleaming coat. 2 Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady. A very pleasing bitch who appeals in head with quizzical expression. Clean over neck with well laid shoulders, firm topline with correct slope, adequate bend of stifle giving her a balanced outline. Close decision, just preferred the front movement of my winner. 3 Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny. 

LB (14, 2) 1 Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush JW. A class full of super exhibits. My first place was a well balanced and racy bitch that has lots of appeal and deserved to top this this highly contested class. Best of heads with feminine expression, and kind dark eye. Clean over neck with well laid shoulders and excellent depth of chest. Adequate rear angulation and correct tailset. Her true driving movement won her the class today. 2 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW. Another top quality and well constructed bitch. She oozes elegance yet has adequate substance. Lovely head with dark eye, strong neck, good shoulder lay and firm topline. Strong hindquarters with ample bend to stifle and correct tailset. Presented in superb condition. 3 Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink. 

OB (6, 2) 1 Crocker’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana. This was a top quality class of bitches and a privilege to judge them. My first excelled in her overall balance and construction and outstanding outline. She is very pleasing and refined in head proportions, with raised brows, good reach of neck and excellent shoulder lay and with super depth of chest and correct ribbing. Excellent topline and powerful rear quarters and stood on strong hocks. Tail well set on and carried well on the move. Her coat and condition were perfection today. She moved effortlessly and soundly to win the class and then the CC. I found that she is everything that the standard requires. Presented in superb coat and condition an absolute credit to owner. She just pipped the dog for BOB with her enthusiasm and I was delighted to see her take Gundog Group 2. Very well done. 2 Muir’s Sh Ch Gwendariff’s Up To Somethin. Another top quality bitch who is beautifully put together throughout. Lovely head with correct eye shape and low set ears. Excellent front assembly, shoulders well sloped and ample depth to chest. She has a firm topline, strong hindquarters with good width of thigh and firm over loin. Presented in excellent coat and condition and scores in her sound movement. Very well deserved Res CC winner. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW ShCM. 

VB (7, 1) This was a lovely class of veterans all in great shape and condition. 1 Bell’s Balintyne Say You Say Me. This honest and elegant bitch won the Res CC some years ago when I last judged the breed. She has a racy appearance and is so well constructed throughout. Very feminine head with good proportions. Beautifully clean over shoulders, she has ample body depth and good sweep of stifle. In the challenge for best Veteran she moved so soundly with lovely reach and drive thoroughly enjoying her day and I was pleased to award her Best Veteran. 2 Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW. Built on a larger frame than my winner, I found this bitch very well constructed throughout, with pleasing body proportions and of good shape. Attractive head with raised brows and melting expression. She has the best of shoulders and front and presents a very balanced outline when stacked, moved soundly and shown in excellent coat. 3 Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM.

Jean Byrne

Midlands Irish Setter Society Championship Show 2022 – 6th of February 2022

Dogs

Thank you to the Committee of MISS for inviting me to judge at this prestigious show and for looking after me so well throughout the day.  Thank you to my very efficient stewards and also to Maggie for documenting the day with her beautiful photography. 

My sincere thanks to all of the exhibitors, what a stunning entry, I enjoyed every single moment of what turned out to be my first Championship Show judging appointment.  Having not attended many shows over the past two years I was looking upon many of these exhibits with fresh eyes and was so pleased with the depth of quality through the whole entry.  I actually found looking at my final line up very emotional, how lucky we all are to share our lives with this stunning breed.

Minor Puppy

Wow, what a start to the day! This class was full of top quality youngsters.

1st – Hall’s Harreds Liam – this young man stole my heart.  He has a stunning head, already so refined, dark eyes, raised brows and exquisite chiselling.  Well boned with superb forechest and correct layback of shoulders and a great return of upper arm.  He already has depth to his chest and a strength through his loin and he stands on a strong, neat feet.   Typical happy go lucky puppy attitude on the move, enjoying every minute of his day and lapping up the attention.  A rich chestnut coat finished the picture perfectly.  Won this superb class, BPD and then BPIS against his BPB sister. 

2nd Danks-Kemish’s Coppers Welcome to the Party at Alolfrana – another exciting young dog full of potential.  He has a kind, gentle expression with a lean but masculine head.  Rich, dark, gleaming coat and great depth of chest and spring of rib.  Slightly longer in loin than 1 he has correct angulation fore and aft with a lovely sweep of stifle and strong hocks.  Moved very well with great drive and purpose. 

3rd – Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Dick

 

Puppy

1st –  Danks-Kemish’s Coppers Welcome to the Party at Alolfrana

2rd – Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Dick – another smashing youngster.  He is full of quality with great substance.  Handsome and refined head with a gentle look to his expression.  Flowing topline and strong quarters which he put to good use on the move.  Lovely to see a puppy moving on a loose lead, he had his head held high, carrying himself so well, maintaining his topline at all times while still having that lovely puppy roll and a wagging tail. 

3rd – Rutherford and Prangle’s  Clonageera Touch of Gold

 

Veteran

1st – Mitchell’s Sh.Ch. Amblin’s Sweet William – Very handsome 9 year old dog who is a wonderful representative of the breed, a good example of a dog with moderation combined with quality throughout.  The kindest of dark eyes, refined, lean head with nothing overdone.  Muscular, clean neck, good bone and a well developed rib and loin.  He moved with positivity and purpose in his class today holding his topline with a well set on tail.  BVD

2nd – Edwards’ Gwendariff PS I Love You at Bonhomie – A taller dog than 1, very elegant, longer in neck but maintains his balance, especially on the move. He has a wonderful straight, deep chestnut coat and he was presented in immaculate condition. He also moved extremely well with great drive and animation. 

3rd – Fosters’ Millcroft Chase the Moon to Shanoah

 

Junior

1st – Gratton and Gratton’s Glenlaine Moonstone – A young dog who shows so much elegance and refinement but he still has lots of maturing to do.  His head is wonderfully balanced, lovely depth of muzzle and correct amount of foreface which was lacking in some today.  Expressive raised brow and dark eye, low set on ears, he has a look of mischief about him and a twinkle in his eye.  Flowing topline, straight front, strong boned with neat, tight feet.  He just needs to strengthen up in his back end on the move.  Shown in wonderful condition.

2nd – Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible – Very different type to 1 and he is also at that stage where he is maturing into adulthood.  A bigger, rangier dog than 1 but still has balance and now just needs time to settle into his frame.  Handsome head, muscular neck and strong topline.  Great depth to his chest, muscular loin and correct rear angulation.   Moved with drive and with great personality.

3rd – Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore

 

Yearling

Such an exciting class to judge.

1st – Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Take a Bow – I started the day with an image in my mind of a true Irish Setter and this dog was absolutely everything I was looking for – he is so full of quality, most handsome, really refined and racy.  He manages to combine style, elegance and masculinity without any coarseness or being over done or exaggerated in any way.  He is very mature, but when you get your hands on him, he is also a fit young dog who is constructed so soundly and athletically.  He has a ‘stop you in your tracks’ outline with a flowing topline, ample forechest and well laid back shoulders with the correct layback of upper arm.  He is strong in his hind quarters with a fabulous sweep of stifle and short, straight hocks.  He has that true Irish attitude about him, his head is handsome, with a dark, unshelled almond eye and raised brow which he used to great effect watching me walk around the ring at all times.  He moved with such enthusiasm, driving around the ring.  He did have to work hard in my final line up against some stunning dogs and on my final walk round he turned his head, gave me ‘that look’ and the day belonged to him.  I was pleased to award him the CC, which turned out to be his third, and in agreement with my co judge BIS. 

2nd – Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin – how wonderful to find another absolute cracker so early on in the day and how exciting for the future of the breed to have this many ‘up and coming’ dogs.  This is another boy with a typical outline, his topline flows, sloping gently from the tip of his nose through to the tip of his tail.  He has a handsome, balanced head, strong, moderate neck and is excellent in his fore angulation.  Correct depth of chest and well sprung ribs, great bone and really neat, tight feet.  I really liked his balance, his length of loin and well-made quarters and short, straight hocks.  Moved with drive and as you would expect from a dog with great conformation. 

3rd – Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Rus IMP) – have to give this lad a mention, not as mature as the first two but another exciting prospect. 

 

Maiden

1st – Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast No Shadow on Haverley – an eye catching young dog shown in lovely condition, with a rich dark, straight coat.  He excels in head with refined but masculine features.  Strong, muscular and correct moderate neck length, well laid-back shoulders, muscular loin and very pleasing angulation in his stifle supported by short hocks.  He seems to lack a little confidence in himself when you approach to look at him and he does tend to sink back into his shoulders, but he carries himself very well on the move, maintaining his topline and tail carriage and he looks very good in the free stand.

2nd – Gratton and Grattons Glenlaine Moonshine

 

 

Novice

1st – Pike’s Redclyst The Celt – Fourth in a cracking Yearling class, a totally honest dog who is so very sound throughout, I was very impressed by him.  He presents a very clean, elegant profile, he flows in his topline and has great balance, he holds himself very well and needs no fussing from his handler.  It is his sound construction that allows him to move with great strength around the ring, driving from his well muscled hind quarters.  Another promising young dog with a great future ahead of him.

2nd – Gratton and Gratton’s Glenlaine Moonshine

3rd – Fisher’s Quensha Who Knew

 

Undergraduate

A class of some promising dogs at various stages of development.

1st – Pullen’s Ixia Fennec Fox – a typical young Irish dog, he enjoyed every minute of making this class hard work for his handler, but won this class as I saw great potential.  He has a stunning balanced, lean head which was the best in the class, dark eyes of the correct shape, expressive raised brows and the look of the ‘Irish’ about him.  Once he got it together he presents a very pleasing picture, he still has some maturing to do but is racy throughout with strong quarters.  He is a little strong and exuberant on the move but once he realises his handler knows best he will settle.

2nd – Gilks’ Suteresett Mr Mistoffelees at Gochmawr – Another boy who did not make it easy for his handler.  Rich chestnut coated dog shown in wonderful condition, nothing is overdone and he presents a nice picture when he relaxes.  Correct depth to his chest, well sprung ribs and strong, muscular loin.  He just tended to tense up when stood, but moved very well and used his powerful well muscled quarters and short, straight hocks to great advantage. 

3rd – Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore

 

Graduate

Another fabulous class!

1st – Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On – this boy had to pull out all the stops to win this really great class.  He has very sound construction, slightly arched, muscular and moderate neck, fabulous lay back of shoulder and return of upper arm, strong in forechest with a deep chest and well sprung ribs.  Gently sloping and flowing  topline, the correct length to his loin and his tail is set on perfectly.  He excels in hind angulation with the desired bend of stifles and short, strong hocks.  He is a masculine dog and is not overdone in any way.  I thought he was handled extremely well.

2nd – Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King Shushana – I was very taken by this dog, so honest and correct in his construction, a wonderful example of the moderation described in the breed standard.  When you get your hands on him he is totally unexaggerated but full of quality, refined and racy with a lovely outline.  His head has the desired chiselling, raised brow and he is very handsome with a correct, balanced length to his foreface.  He did not disappoint and came alive on the move powering around the ring, looking like he could easily do a days work.

3rd – Richardson’s  Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire – another smashing dog – the first three will have some great battles in the future!

 

Post Graduate

1st – Tapper and Leyland’s Lynwood Heypresto Kedalita – Here was a dog on top form today, in full bloom, shown in really great condition, as fit as a fiddle.  He is totally unexaggerated and absolutely sound and so very balanced.  Refined, masculine head, really correct through his neck and shoulders with a great forechest.  Lovely spring of ribs and muscular loin with well constructed, strong, straight hind quarters.  He moved with absolute ease maintaining his topline and tail set.  Today he pushed very hard in the final line up and was in full consideration for top honours.  He was handled to great advantage with no fuss and his personality was allowed to shine. 

2nd – Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame – This dog has a really elegant outline, he is another eye catcher with a flowing and striking outline.  There is nothing fussy or over done about him in any way, balanced and moderate throughout.  Correct fore and aft angulation, correct sweep of stifle and short, straight hocks.  He moved extremely well and maintained his topline and refinement, flowing around the ring with great drive and a lashing tail. 

3rd – Gratton and Bott’s – Bardonhill Don’t Stop Me Now

 

Mid-Limit

1st – Willis’ Gwendariff The Grand Master at Jackwilins – On the first look round this boy caught my eye, he really is a ‘head turner’ with his elegant outline and rich, dark chestnut coat.  I was so pleased he did not disappoint on closer inspection, he has a great depth of quality throughout, correct angulation fore and aft, well sprung ribs and a correct length of loin.  His topline flows, gently sloping into his strong hind quarters.  He really excels in movement, driving around the ring with real purpose.  His head is balanced with a lovely dark eye.  Presented in absolutely perfect condition.

2nd – Danks-Kemish’s Teleri Summertime Blues Avec Alolfrana JW – A smaller dog than 1 and not carrying as much condition but his classic outline really appealed to me.    He has such a wonderfully balanced, lean head with a correct foreface and muzzle, chiselled expression and raised brow with low set ears.  He is moderate throughout, excels in topline, is clean through his shoulders and is very correct through his croup.  He moved around the ring maintaining his flowing lines.  I would be really interested to see him again in a few months when he is back on top form. 

3rd – Pym, Bott and Milligan-Bott’s Thendara Marshmallow

 

Limit

1st – Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW – A dog I have done well in the past and he had a real battle on his hands today, he had to be in top form to win this hotly contested class and then in the final line up had to keep this up to be in contention for top honours against some stunning dogs.  He is so sound and correct when you see him in profile.  Wonderfully balanced, I liked his body proportions and length of loin which allow him to flow in his  topline.  He is a very mature male but is also elegant and refined.  He has a classic head, gentle and kind expression with the correct eye shape.  He has a slightly arched, moderate neck, well laid back shoulders and a lovely depth to his chest.  He has a great sweep of stifle and strong hocks which he uses so well on the move.  I like that he is a bit naughty and makes his handler work hard, he has character and the perfect temperament for an Irish boy!  Pleased to award him the RCC today.

2nd – Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique – A really handsome dog, I was very impressed by him.  He has a wonderful clean outline and is very eye catching.  He is racy and proportionate with great balance.  He has a very classic head, masculine, with a lovely expressive raised brow and the desired chiselling around the eyes, he watches your every move with a twinkle in his eye.  He stands over the ground well, his topline has a gentle slope, he really flows and is very good over the croup.  His rich dark chestnut, straight coat sets him off perfectly.  I loved his temperament wagging his tail every time I looked at him.  He moves with such soundness, he could run all day.  Handled to perfection.

3rd – Roffy’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy

 

 

Open

1st – Edward’s Sh Ch Gwendariff UCan’tMissme Bonhomie – a hotly contested class full of worthy top award winners.  I had to judge the dogs on the day, and today his dog really was on top form in all aspects and this gave him the edge.  Wonderfully moderate and balanced dog who has both soundness and quality throughout.  Handsome in head, dark eye and perfect length of foreface.  Correct, moderate length to his neck, with laid back shoulders and plenty of fore chest.  A good depth to his chest and spring to his ribs, extremely well muscled hind quarters with correct bend to his stifle.  He excels on the move, driving from the rear, maintaining his shape with his tailset carried correctly, just below the level to his topline with a lovely happy wagging tail. His presentation was spot on, his dark coat shining, not a hair out of place. 

2nd – Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist admist Kepas JW – I was, as they say, splitting hairs between the places in this class and today this boy had to give way to a dog in top condition.  My notes describe this dog as ‘sound in every department, stylish and refined with a personality to die for’.  He is a great example of the term ‘racy’ in the breed standard, he is all male but has a great elegance about him.  Another with an outstanding outline, he just flows with no stuffiness.  Absolutely lovable expression, full of kindness which is matched by adorable personality which just shines through.  He just loves life, which you can see when he is on the move, so free and easy to watch, tail wagging, head held high.

3rd – Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’Know JW

Judge – Jo-Anne Parsons

I would like to thank the committee of Midlands Irish Setter Society for inviting me to judge bitches at their fabulously well run show. It is always an honour to be asked to award CCs in one`s breed, but to do so at a breed club show seems just that little more of a wonderful experience. To have had such an amazing quality entry to judge, adds to the excitement. The club’s hospitality towards myself and my co-judge was superb and I would like to thank both my ring-stewards for keeping everything in check and helping to make the day run just that much smoother. I would also like to thank all the exhibitors who gave me the opportunity to judge their lovely dogs. Even with us all having had such a long break from the show-ring due to COVID every exhibit was very well schooled and behaved exceptionally well whilst being gone over. I was very pleased to find that all dogs were presented in firm muscular condition which proves that as a breed they are most certainly fit for function. Coat condition and presentation on all exhibits throughout the day was a total delight and for me was the icing on the cake.

MPB (5,1a) Such a lovely class of minor puppies to start my day, who were all at varying stages in their development.

1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie, a gorgeous puppy who had just turned 6months. Sweetest of heads, with kind dark eyes and quizzical expression, ample amount of occiput, moderate length of neck leading to well placed shoulders, clean slope to top-line leading to correct tail-set. Nice chunkiness that a puppy of her age should possess. When viewed from the front her legs are straight with good width to fore-chest, well boned, standing on neat feet, adequate amount of rear angulation at this present time. On the move, she had such a wiggly bum which made her movement a little erratic but this has to be forgiven at this stage as she was such a happy little lady and with time her movement will settle down. Her rich dark coat put the finishing touches to this little stunner, BPB. In agreement with my co-judge she was Res BPIS against her litter brother.

2. Naylor’s Nigsett Skyfall, another gorgeous puppy of almost 9months old who also had a wiggly bum. Much to like about this little lady, beautiful chiselled head of complete femininity, raised brow, kind well shaped dark eyes, correct front and width to fore-chest, forelegs straight and neat feet, well bodied for her age, firm top-line leading to correct tail-set which she held on the move. She too possesses such a rich dark coat which completes the picture, at this stage she is a little more erratic than my winner but the decision for 1st place was very close between these two little beauties,

3. Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Cleo

PB (10, 1a)

1. Naylor’s Nigsett Skyfall, 2nd in MPB however in this class she was much more settled on the move over some older puppies,

2. Clarke’s Covarney Dream Time From Bronrians NAF, promising 11month old youngster who is well up to size for her age. Lots to like about her, sweet head and low set on of ears, ample chiselling to foreface with kind eyes and gentle expression, well bodied throughout with very clean lines, correct front with good width to fore-chest and excellent sternum, gentle slope to top-line leading to good tail-set, moved true and steady. Straight dark coat presented in excellent condition. It should be noted too, that this puppy was handled to perfection standing and moving as one with her young handler. I have no doubt these two will have lots of fun together for many years to come,

3. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten.

VB (4,2a)

1. Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW Sh CM, beautiful lady of almost 8 years and her super presentation and muscular condition belies her age. Ultra feminine in head with plenty of work to foreface, kind well shaped dark eyes, moderate length to neck leading to well laid back shoulders and gentle slope to top-line, straight front, well boned throughout and standing on neat feet, well bodied with excellent depth to chest and spring of rib, front and rear angulations well balanced. This lovely lady is so steady on the move and is such a happy girl carrying her tail correctly and wagging it all the way round the ring. This beautiful lady finished the day BVIS in agreement with my co-judge.

2. Prangle’s Heathclare Que Sera Sera Sh CM, 8 ½ year lady also presented in lovely coat and condition, pleasing head although a bit broad in the skull, nice shape to dark eyes, good shoulder placement leading to gentle sloping top-line, straight front, excellent fore-chest and sternum with plenty of depth to body, nicely sprung ribs and length of loin, plenty of width to well muscled rear quarters which she used to her advantage on the move. One very happy lady lashing her tail as she went round the ring.

JB (12,4a)

1. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW, totally fell for this 14½ month old lady who stood out in this class, and I feel she is most certainly one to watch for the future. Ultra feminine in head, kind well shaped dark eyes, long and neat low set ears, straight in front, good pasterns and standing on tight feet, balanced throughout with super front and rear angulations, clean well shaped moderate length of neck, well bodied and plenty of depth to chest for her age, gentle flowing top-line and tail-set which was carried very well on the move. Most certainly the best mover in this class as she strode around with ring at one with her handler driving off well muscled hindquarters, presented in tiptop coat and condition.

2. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW, 17month medium sized lady who is extremely pretty and this makes you take notice of her, sweetest of heads with correct eye shape and colouring, moderate well arched neck leading to good shoulder placement, straight front with good width to fore-chest, well bodied for her age, firm gentle sloping top-line, super rear angulations and bend of stifle and short strong hocks, super neat feet. This young girl was trying to give her handler a bit of a hard time but her qualities shone through despite this, moved true and steady to earn her placement today, presented in good coat although I think once she gets a little more feathering this will complete the picture on this lovely young lady,

3. Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious

YB (11,1a)

1. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba, upstanding lady of almost 2years of age, she commands attention in the ring and this she most certainly got as she gave her handler a bit of a hard time on the stand. This lady is so well constructed with plenty of substance yet she retains such femininity, she possesses a long lean beautiful and classic head with a good amount of chiselling to foreface with raised brow and kind dark eyes. She excels in front assembly with good bone and standing on good feet, clean moderate length of neck which is well arched, super depth of body, gentle slope to top-line leading to correct tail-set which was well carried on the move, well bent stifles and strong muscular thighs of good width, this lady powered around the ring with good length of stride and footfall. Dark coat of excellent condition completed the picture on this super girl,

2. Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Crimes of Passion, 21month old lady built on a smaller frame than my winner but none the less she too commands attention in the ring. She possesses such a beautiful head with well shaped dark eyes, long and low set on of ears, clean through neck, excellent front assembly and plenty of pro-sternum. Well tucked in at elbows, nicely bodied for her age, shoulders well laid back leading to gently sloping top-line and correct tail-set, front and rear angulations in balance, nice amount of width to thigh, this young lady is such a happy mover and has such power behind that her bum tries to overtake her front which I must admit was a delight to watch. Although not fully feathered yet she has a dark well conditioned coat,

3. Childs’ Redclyst Floras Secret

MB (3,1a)

1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten, 3rd in PB, at 10months old this lovely young lady is maturing nicely for her age, beautiful chiselled head with well shaped dark eyes and raised brow which showed in her inquisitive expression as she watched me write my critique, good length to clean strong muscular neck and leading to good shoulder placement, well bodied with plenty of depth to chest at this age, well tucked in at the elbows, firm gentle slope to top-line, correct amount of rear angulations at this stage, she was a lot more together on the move by this class which earned her the first placing,

2. Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne, 11month old bitch built on a slightly bigger frame however she still retains elegance throughout, her head is quite pleasing with a kind dark eyes, she excels in pro-sternum and is very well bodied for her age. She is slightly longer cast therefore can drop her top-line slightly but hopefully as she matures this will improve. Although this girl is very happy her movement was a little unsettled but again this should improve with maturity, presented in excellent coat and condition.

3, Shepherd’s Casachared Dancing Queen.

NB (8,1a)

1. Clarke’s Covarney Dream Time From Bronrians NAF, 2nd in PB class

2. Childs Redclyst Floras Secret, 19month old lady who was 3rd in YB, pleasing in head with a nice amount of work to foreface, dark eyes which are well shaped, straight in fore-legs with good width to fore-chest, satisfying amount of sternum, acceptable amount of body for her age. Excels in top-line and tail-set, well balanced in front and rear angulations. Such a lovely mover with nice length of stride. Nicely coated and presented in lovely condition, 3. Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne.

UGB, (6,1a)

1. Bridgwater & Green’s Bridgella’s Don’t Push it, ultra elegant lady of almost 3 years old, balanced feminine head with correct eye shape and colouring, pleasing amount of occiput, good length to clean muscular neck leading to well laid back shoulders, super body proportions, front straight and nice amount of width to fore-chest, nicely angulated rear quarters which were well muscled, gentle sloping top-line leading to good tail-set, moved very well fore and aft and with plenty of drive. A very happy lady on the move, presented in tip top condition and coat.

2. Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious, young lady of 13months old who was 3rd in JB, she possesses a pleasing head with kind dark eyes which are well shaped, well off for bone and standing on straight front and well off for pro-sternum, nicely bodied for her age, good top-line and tail-set which was carried correctly on the move, very well balanced in front and rear angulations, movement was true and steady, nice amount of coat and just developing her feathering which will help complete the picture on this sweet young lady,

3. Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne.

GB, (13,3a)

1. Humphreys’ Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas, quality lady just over 2 years of age, her head is delightful having a nice amount of stop giving good finish to foreface, kind dark eyes and sweet gentle expression, nicely raised brows and plenty of occiput, moderate well arched neck, shoulders well placed, deep in fore-chest and nice amount of sternum, good body proportions, gentle slope to top-line although occasionally when standing she liked to give her handler a bit of a hard time so would lean back on herself however on the move her top-line was solid, correct angulations fore and aft giving a balanced outline, positive and sound on the move, presented in lovely coat and condition.

2. Prangle’s Heathclare Just Fizz, another quality lady who is also just over 2 years of age, elegant throughout possessing a well balanced feminine head with kind eyes of correct colouring, moderate length of neck which is clean and nicely arched, body construction is excellent with front and rear angulations well balanced, good top-line leading to correct tail-set which was held well on the move, well muscled hindquarters which showed in her positive driving action when moved with ease around the ring. Presented in excellent condition and full coat,

3. Bell & Barker-Bell’s Balintyne Let It Be Me JW

PGB (10)

1. Swainston’s Glenvarna Santa Barbara, upstanding lady of almost 4 years of age, she stands on a well built frame yet retains such femininity, her head is very pretty with sweet well shaped dark eyes, front assembly is excellent standing on strong well boned legs and good feet, elegant through neck with well placed shoulders and gentle slope to top-line with tail well set on, good depth of body with well sprung ribs, nicely angulated in both front and rear, super width to rear quarters which are so well muscled, sound positive movement as she strode around the ring. Presented in lovely bloom and excellent condition.

2. Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone, a lovely 4 year old lady who also caught my eye in this class. Excellent chiselling to head with kind well shaped dark eyes, nice amount of pro-sternum, lovely front assembly, straight legs with ample bone and neat feet, well arched moderate length of neck leading to gently sloping top-line line and good tail-set, nice body proportions throughout, enough angulations in rear, hocks short and straight, free steady movement, rich dark well presented coat.

3. Turner’s Gwendariff A Gee An Tee For Me With Dazycutter

MLB ( 7,2a)

1. Edwards’Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie, I’ve said it before that once in a while I get surprised when judging and this girl certainly did that for me. On initial assessment she looks slightly bigger built but it is only when you actually get your hands on her that you feel that is not the case. She possesses such elegance throughout, at 4 years of age she is nicely matured, she has a lovely head, kind dark eyes with a sweet melting expression, excellent fore-chest and pro-sternum, nice width to front, legs well boned and standing on neat feet, clean neck which is moderate and well arched leading to well placed shoulders, flowing strong top-line and well placed tail-set, super body proportions, correct rear angulations, short strong well let down hocks, powerful free flowing movement which was steady and straight with lashing tail, totally at one with her handler. Presented in full bloom, excellent condition completed the picture on this beautiful lady. I was delighted to award her the CC and in agreement with my co-judge ResBIS,

2. Richardson’s Brabrook True Violet For Montgreenan JW, another lovely lady of 4 years old and very unfortunate to meet the winner, this bitch is very elegant throughout, nice head with good expression and dark eyes, ears low set and of good length, clean neck of moderate length, front straight and well tucked in at elbows, ample fore-chest, well bodied and nicely sprung ribs, firm strong top-line which was held on the move, nicely placed tail-set which she carried well, excellent rear angulations and width to thighs which were well muscled, moved steady. True, dark straight coat of excellent condition and ample amount of feathering.

3. Rutherford’s Majestyka Indian Summer At Clonageera JW

LB (10, 2a)

1. Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink, 5½ year old bitch who I have watched in the ring before and admired. Feminine in head with nice amount of chiselling below well shaped dark eyes, neck clean and of moderate length which is well arched and muscled, excellent front assembly and plenty of fore-chest, standing on well boned legs, good depth of body nice spring of rib, muscular well built hindquarters which are nicely angulated, moved true and steady with plenty of drive off the rear, top-line held well on the move, possessing a dark straight coat of excellent condition and ample amount of feathering to finish off the picture of this lovely lady,

2. Naylor’s Anlory Corbieres JW, lovely girl built on a slightly smaller frame of clean lines, also 5½ years old. She possesses a most beautiful head with kind dark expressive eyes, excellent body throughout, moderate length of neck, plenty of fore-chest and width to front assembly and standing on straight legs leading to nice neat feet, excellent front and rear angulations which are completely in balance, top-line gently sloping and firm leading to well placed tail-set which was carried correctly on the move, good length of stride powering off well muscled rear quarter., Presented in lovely coat, condition with ample feathering,

3, Elkins’ Twoacres Promise of Spring With Avacet

OB (8,3a)

1. Caitling’s Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW, beautiful lady of 4½ years of age who just oozes quality, ultra feminine head with well shaped dark expressive kind eyes, ears of good length which are well set on, super front assembly with excellent depth to fore-chest and plenty of pro-sternum, front legs straight and well tucked in, plenty of body which is deep and well off for spring of rib, moderate length of neck which is clean and well muscled, well laid back shoulders and firm gentle slope to top-line, front and rear angulations well balanced, presented in full coat of excellent condition. Her movement is powerful, true and steady and she holds her tail correctly as she flows around the ring, Delighted to award this lovely lady the ResCC,

2, Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley, a beautiful lady of almost 7 years of age and you would mostly certainly not believe it. She possesses such a lovely head with beautiful finish to foreface and good stop. Eyes are dark, kind, of correct shape, well raised brows, nice amount of occiput leading to clean moderate and well muscled length of neck, excellent fore-chest and plenty of sternum, standing on straight strong legs which are well boned, nicely constructed throughout with excellent depth of chest and spring of rib, good width to thigh and well muscled hindquarters which allowed her to move with steady driving action as she went round the ring. She has such a happy disposition as she does this, presented in full dark coat of excellent condition,

3, Bott, Allen & Morgans Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW.

Judge: Catherine M Loughlin

The Merseyside Gundog Club

Sunday 6th February 2022

Irish Setters

Thank you to Ann and her committee for invitation to judge at this well run show with a lovely atmosphere. Big thank you to the exhibitors who entered under me considering a breed club championship show on the same day  just up the road.

Puppy 0

Junior 2(1)

  1. Jones Gwendariff Dazzling Diva Stood alone but worthy of the 1st place. Very nice feminine bitch just loved her shape. Nice clean eye with that sparkle and typical sweet expression. Moderate length of neck. Good front and rear angulations. Lovely dark rich coat and moved well. Pleased to award her RBOB and glad to see her shortlisted in RBOB group well done plus she gained her last point today at the show for her JW Congratulations

Post Graduate 4

2 very nice bitches head this class and could change places on another day

  1. Hart & Stewart Gwendariff Hands of Your Mine Good rich coat loved her shaped. Good straight front and well angulated both fore and aft. Pretty head with a sweet expression. Good clean eye with mischievous twinkle.  Preferred her head to the second. Moved well
  2. Blackshaw Lanstara Ruby Slippers Another very nice bitch close up to first. Feminine head and good clean eye. Ample reach of neck liked her shape too, rich coat. Good straight front with good angulations front and rear. Moved well
  3. Walker Glenvarna My Girl

Limit 2

  1. Walker Thendara Soul Sister Nice shaped bitch with good coat and finish. Very Pretty head with lovely expression and clean eye. Nice reach of neck. Good angulations fore and aft. Correct turn of stifle with correct length of hock. Moved fairly well.
  2. Seaborne Gwendariff It Must Be Magic Placed 4th in Post Graduate. Nice dark rich coat Nice shape Handsome masculine head and not overdone. Overall nice dog just needs to settle but certainly enjoyed his day out and one very happy soul. Still a youngster 18 months so plenty of time for him to get his act together. Movement a bit erratic but am sure will eventually settle.

Open 2

2 nice boys in this class both of different types but liked them both and could change places another time.

  1. Hart Gwendariff in the Limelight with Gilliegrae JW ShCm Liked his shape very much, masculine head but not overdone. Good clean eye with the Irish twinkle. Good reach of neck into well placed shoulder placement. Flows well into good gentle sloping top line. Good angulations fore and aft. Correct turn of stifle. Full of coat with lots of finish, nice straight front with deep chest. Moved very well. Pleased to award him BOB and glad to see him shortlisted in a well-represented group
  2. Ashley-Turner Jonola Moonshine Another boy I liked just preferred movement of one, he was a bit sluggish today on the move. Good masculine head with dark eye, ears set low. Good straight front , angulated front and rear. Nice deep chest. Good gentle sloping top line with good tail placement. Dark rich coat which I loved about him.

Colin Wheeldon

GUNDOG BREEDS ASSOC OF SCOTLAND

12th Feb 2022

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge and congratulations for organising and running this show under difficult Covid conditions. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and had some good dogs to go over. Thank y ou to the exhibitors for entering and giving me the opportunity to go over your dogs. My grateful thanks also go to my two stewards Douglas and Irene who were extremely efficient, helpful and kept things running smoothly. I had a few difficult decisions to make when comparing heads and construction. SETTER IRISH P (1) 1 Galea’s Southlarch Guinevere. Very raw baby of just under 12 months. Elegant outline, sweet head which is still developing. Good eye shape and colour. Small tight feet. Needs plenty of time and I do feel she is a little fine. Was a little unsettled and gave handler a hard time. Movement difficult to assess but she is still a puppy. BP J (2) 1 Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk. Feminine bitch of just over 12 months. Good outline with flowing lines. Beautiful head of correct proportions with good eye shape, colour and soft expression. Low set ears. Good reach of neck into shoulders and straight front. Shorter coupled. Good, small tight feet. Moved better than 2. Lovely rich colour to coat. 2 Charlish’s Harelferg Traces. PG (10.4)1 Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. Well balanced masculine dog. Correct gently sloping topline with good finish to croup. Well defined stop. Correct eye shape and colour. Nice finish to muzzle. Strong neck leading into well angulated shoulders and good length to upper arm. Straight front, deep chest and strong loin. Good angulation to quarters. Coat a darker shade in good condition. Moved a little close behind. 2 Watt’s Shenanagin Half a Sixpence. Elegant, racy, feminine bitch who oozes type. Pleasing outline and gently sloping topline. Lean head of correct proportions with oval skull and low set ears. Loved her air of superiority! Correct eye shape and colour with soft expression. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Good angulation to hindquarters. Just lacking a little coat. Moved OK. 3 Walker’s Gwendariff Flags are Flyin. L (7. 4) 1 Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion RBOB. Masculine, well balanced dog with correct gently sloping topline and good finish to croup. For me, his head is just a little heavy. Good shape of eye and eye colour. Strong neck leading into deep shoulders and elbows well let down. Ribs well sprung and strong loin. Rugged quarters. Held his topline on the move. Deep rich colour to coat with plenty of feathering. 2 Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone. Typey, feminine bitch with pleasing outline. Lean head of correct proportions. Oval skull and low set ears. Soft expression. Firm topline and correct finish to croup. Good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Just felt she could have a slighter better angle to upper arm. Good spring to ribs and length to loin. Strong quarters. Lovely small, tight feet. Lighter shade of coat than 1. 3 Whitehead’s Gwendariff Gonna Winsome.
O (4.1) 1 Alcorn & Ingram’s Gwendariff Red Light Show Farnfield. BOB and RBIS.
Upstanding dog combining substance with quality and plenty of ring presence. In profile, balanced with pleasing outline and gently sloping topline. Lean head of good proportions. Good finish to muzzle, oval skull and low set ears. Eyes of good shape and colour. Good reach of neck leading into shoulders which are deep, well laid back and well angulated. Good length to upper arm. Deep chest and well ribbed up. Good angulation to quarters with sweeping bend of stifle. From hock to heel he is very strong and this was evident on the move helping him to power round the ring with plenty of drive. Positive, accurate movement both coming and going. Co-ordinated, stlylish and free-flowing movement. Dark shade of coat in good condition with ample feathering. Delighted to hear he went RBIS. Congratulations! 2 Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin. Medium sized dog with lovely head and expression. Deep shoulders with good length and angle to upper arm. Well ribbed up with strong loin. Good angulation to hindquarters. Would prefer tighter feet. 3 Hunter & Brown’s Braidmount Lady in Waiting.

Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club

26.02.22

Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge Irish Setters, varieties and BIS at my favourite Gundog Club, it was indeed an honour and pleasure. My thanks to the stewards. Irish Setters P (4)

1 Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Dick balanced head and correct eye shape with kind expression. Good lay of shoulder but would prefer more return of upper arm. Good bone and depth of chest. Well bent stifle. In excellent condition, went well once settled. 2 Walker’s Trefaine All That Jazz , pretty well shaped head with low set ears, nice amount of bone, good depth of chest, good bend of stifle. Just needs to settle but just a baby. 3 Sansom Carry On Teacher J (3,1) 1 Pallister’s Penwyn’s Keeping The Faith lovely head and expression, raised brows and low set ears, correct slope to topline and well bent stifles. Would do better to be moved a bit faster but deservered her Res BOB. 2 Bott’s Bardonhill’s Carry On Cleo, litter sister to 1st in puppy, lovely pup, sweet head of correct balance, good lay of should and return, good bone. Deep chest and good topline, well bent stifles. More together on the move and pleased to award her BP. PG (7,1) 1 Bott’s Quensha Just Like Fire masculine head with kind expression, good length of neck leading to well laid shoulders, good forechest and deoth of chest, well bent stifles and short hocks. My BOB. 2 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Tiger Dance just a bit shy on the day but he has a beautiful head, good length of neck, well laid shoulders, super topline and well bent stifles with short hocks, moved well. 3 Bridgewater’s Bridella’s Don’t Push. O (3) 1 Ashley-Turner’s Jonola Moonshine, mature dog , nice head and good length of neck, correct lay back of shoulder, good depth to chest and good topline, would prefer more bend of stifle, moved ok. 2 Carter’s Bardonhill Uptown Girl, pretty b good neck but would prefer more return of upper arm, again would like more bend of stifle. 3 Adams Harreds Sophie At Danbryell

Judge Annette Mappin

Coventry & District Gundog Society.

6th March 2022.

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge the Irish Setters and their hospitality on the day. Also, I would like to thank the exhibitors for entering their dogs, making such a quality entry.

I felt for the handlers and dogs as most were struggling with the slippery floor.

Puppy. (11/5 abs) This was a delightful class with so many lovely puppies to go over right down the line, sure they will swap places many times throughout their career.

  1. Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola. What a pretty girl and with great ring presence. Nice well shaped head with pleasing expression and dark eye under raised brows. Slightly arched neck leading to well set shoulders. Super front and rear angulation, deep chest and well sprung ribs. Good tail set which she used freely on the move. Great drive around the ring. Best Puppy.
  2. Danks-Kemish’s Coppers Welcome to the Party at Alolfrana (IMP SWE). Such a handsome boy, slightly younger than 1 and less mature in development as you would expect. Has a rich, dark coat. Well-shaped skull, good strong and well toned body. Just preferred 1 overall today, but close.
  3. Rutherford & Prangle’s Clonageera Touch of Class TAF.

Junior. (2/1 abs)

  1. Fox & Flinders Kerryfair Heart to Heart. Sadly on her own in the class. Nice shaped skull, dark eye, well set ears. Such a cheeky expression. Good neck, leading to well set shoulders. Sound in front, short hocks and neat feet. Moved out well. Just needs time.

Novice. (5/2 abs)

  1. Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset. Nice boy coming through from puppy and was more in tune with handler. Good in muzzle, with square flews. Well set ears, strong neck. Plenty of bone, standing on tight feet, sloping top line, leading to well set on tail. Moved out true and keeping his top line.
  2. Tye’s Blazing Bronze Join the Chase (IMP NLD) Lovely boy who was presented in gleaming coat Didn’t quite match 1 today.
  3. Bentley’s Astleyview Coming Home to Penclippin.

Graduate. (9/5 abs)

  1. Prangle’s Heathclare Just Fizz. Two-year-old bitch, shown in lovely bloom. Soft expression, nicely shaped head. Muscular neck, good bone, well sprung rib cage. Correct angulation on front and rear. Short hocks and neat feet. Moved out steadily, with nice tail action.
  2. Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood. Nice bitch nearly 2 years old. Not quite herself today, but once settled she made a very clean outline. Feminine head with soft expression. Well ribbed, deep front. Moved well.
  3. Russell’s Melmara Montalbano

Post Graduate. (6/3 abs)

  1. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Tiger Dance. This 2-year-old boy surprised me as I had not seen him before. Lovely, well shaped head, ears well set. Good through neck into shoulders. Lovely bone, and front angulation. Deep chested. Good width of thigh and correct tail set. Move out well.
  2. Nicholls’ Strathmead Alexei. Have always admired this handsome boy. Such an eye-catching profile standing. Well made throughout but mucking about on the move. Close decision.
  3. Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny.

Limit. (6/2 abs)

  1. Elkins’ Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet. Have always admired this lady from the ringside. Now 6 years old and in super condition. Pretty head with such an endearing expression. Well-shaped dark eye. Straight front , well laid shoulder. Good spring of rib. Sloping top line leading to correct tail set. Strong well angled rear end. Very elegance on the move. Happy to award her Best of Breed.
  2. Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Just like Fire. Nice boy, shown in great order. Lovely outline. Super width of thigh. Moved ok, seemed to struggle with the floor.
  3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman’s Kerrimere Red Ribbon JW.

Open. (7/1 abs)

  1. Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood. Handsome young man. Presented in great coat and condition. Stands over plenty of ground and holding a super outline. Nicely shaped head, dark eye, pleasing expression. Well angulated front, depth and spring of rib. Good bone and standing on neat feet. Strong short hocks and well bent stifle. Super free flowing movement. Reserve Best of Breed.
  2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley. This lovely lady is now 7 years old and certainly not showing her age. Nothing exaggerated, super well-muscled body. Moved out very well.
  3. Rutherford’s Majestyka Indian Summer at Clonageera JW.

Paul Humphreys.

It was truly an honour and a pleasure and I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoyed judging such a quality entry and of the immense pride that I felt for all of my Exhibitors who all really “showed their socks off” and presented their beloved Irish Setters to such a high standard, despite the slippery carpet, but sadly there are never enough prize cards to give to everyone. Also a big thank you to my stewards Tracey and Robyn …. we worked well together !

  Veteran Dog (10 entries, 1 abs)

  1st Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Sh Ch Thendara Commitment JW

  This dog really shows himself on the move, lovely head and expression, super outline, best of coats, well presented.

  2nd Edwards’ Gwendariff Ps I Love You Bonhomie JW

  Lovely type with everything to like, noble head and expression, good front and feet, well presented, showy mover.

  3rd Murison’s Redclyst Javert

  Another lovely dog, good head and expression, good overall type, in good coat.

  Minor Puppy Dog (1 entry, 0 abs)

  1st Kniveton & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana May King A Scene for Orstone

  A lovely 9 months old youngster, gentle head and expression, lovely shape, moved well for one so young with confidence and a happy waggy tail.

  Puppy Dog (4 entries, 1 abs)

  1st Tuite’s Porschet Out and About

  Kind head and expression, good depth, front and feet, pleasing in outline, moved ok.

  2nd Danks-Kemish’s Copper’s Welcome to The Party at Alolfrana (Imp Swe)

  Gentle head, nice shape, a little unsettled on the slippery carpet, moved ok.

  3rd Purves’ Grousehill Dream Boy

  Overall good in outline and moved nicely.

  Junior Dog (9 entries, 0 abs)

  1st Lauwers’ Oakdene to Be Continued

  Masculine head but with a lovely eye and expression, good depth, front, bone and feet, pleased in outline, in good coat, moved well.

  2nd Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time

  Nice shape, masculine head and expression, good front and feet, in good coat, moved happily.

  3rd Janik’s Guess Who’s Back Ankalima (Jrclwinner, Pijrwinner, V-Ce Europen Jr)

  Nice type, noble in head, good bone and feet, pleasing shape, moved ok.

  Yearling Dog (11 entries, 1 abs)

  1st Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin

  Lovely shape flowing in outline, noble head and expression, good front, bone and feet, good body properties and coat, excellently handled, moved well.

  2nd Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)

  Dare I say … my notes say “naughty but nice” … quizzical expression, good front and feet, lovely shape and coat, happy mover.

  3rd Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore

  Nice head and expression, pleasing in outline, moved ok.

  Graduate Dog (25 entries, 1 abs)

  1st Webb & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka

   Good head, noble expression, lovely eye, good in outline, good coat and moved nicely.

  2nd Nicholls’ Strathmead Alexei

  Gentle head, good bone and feet, lovely shape, good coat, moved well.

  3rd Robinson Slater’s Kerryfair Lucky Seven

  Lovely head and expression, nice shape, good bone, moved well.

  Post Graduate Dog (16 entries, 0 abs)

  1st Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel)

  Masculine lovely head and expression, good front, bone and feet, lovely shape, flowing outline, good coat, nice mover.

  2nd Boyce’s Forfarian’s Secret Admirer

  Lovely type, good bone and feet, nice head and expression, good outline and in good coat, moved ok.

  3rd Macdonald’s Redclyst Head Full of Dreams

  Lovely type, nice head and expression, good bone and feet, well bodied, moved ok.

  Mid Limit Dog (15 entries, 3 abs)

  1st Pym, Bott & Milligan-Bott’s Thendara Marshmello JW

  Lovely type, noble head, kind expression, good front, bone and feet, lovely shape, good coat, happy mover.

  2nd Pike’s Redclyst Boris

  Lovely type and shape, good front and feet, kind head and expression, good coat, nice mover.

  3rd Hunnybun’s Riverbrue Imperial Spritz

  Another lovely type with a nice head and expression, good bone, front and feet, moved well.

  Limit Dog (14 entries, 4 abs)

  1st & Res CC Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Morning Glory

  A really eye catching dog … lovely head and expression, good front, bone and feet, flowing outline, super coat, stylish on the move.

  2nd Pym’s Thendara The Watchmaker

  Lovely type with a lovely head and expression, good bone and feet, good in outline, moved well.

  3rd Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique

  Lovely type, kind head and expression, good front, bone and feet, nice outline and coat, moved well.

  Open Dog (16 entries, 1 abs)

  1st & CC Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW

  What can I say but “absolutely fabulous” …. stood like a picture, moved like a dream and shown to perfection …. lovely head and expression, flowing outline, in super coat … well done !

  2nd Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’t missme Bonhomie

  Everything to like, lovely type, lovely shape, good head and expression, good mover.

  3rd Lauwers’ Int Ch/ch Oakdene Que Due Bonheur Jch

  Lovely shape, coat and condition, noble head and expression, moved well.

  Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog (11 entries, 2 abs)

  1st Pike’s Redclyst Boris

  2nd Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore

  3rd Poole’s Teleri Summer Nights (ai)

Judge: Sandra Christian

Bitches

Veteran Bitch

Entries: 12 Absentees: 4

1ST Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley (Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson)

Fine example of the breed, pleasing head properties, well put together with balanced front and rear assemblies, pleasing head properties, typical eye and expression, good glow of outline from neck to croup, pleasing coat with ample feathering, well set and carried tail, pleasing hock placement and moved with style and efficiency.

2ND Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW (Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock)

Very elegant in style and appearance, lovely head with well-placed eyes of good shape and colour, pleasing body contours and proportions, ample depth of brisket, well feathered, stylish, and active mover but just not quite as collected as the winner.

3RD Sh Ch Ixia Ever Hopeful TAF (H K & J A Bouttell & Burbridge)

Close up to the winners in a strong class, feminine and symmetrical build, well made body of good depth and proportions, pretty head with pleasing eye and expression, not quite as impressive on the move as those place above her.

RES Sh Ch Shandwick Love in A Mist for Teleri JW (Mrs P A M Catling)

VHC Gwendariff Powder Puff (Mrs L S Jones)

Minor Puppy Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Riverbrue Snoozeulose (ai) (Mr B A Crocker)

BP, promising youngster, well-schooled and trained, pleasing head properties with good eye and expression, good length of neck, pleasing body proportions and symmetry, free and fluid mover.

2ND Paduan Golden Girl (Mr A J White)

Raw youngster with potential to grow on and finish nicely, pleasing flow of neck and back line, a little light in rear quarters and lacking confidence on the move.

Puppy Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1ST Porschet Kiss for A Rose (Miss Cmh Tuite)Quali

Pleasing for type and quality, grand head, eye, and expression, well-constructed with pleasing balance of front and rear assemblies, typical coat, ample feathering, well set croup, pleasing tail set, moved to please when settled but in need of more schooling to realise her full potential.

2ND Glennara Cherry Cola (Mrs Hall)

Not quite the flow and symmetry of outline of the winner, typical head, eye, and expression, pleasing bone and substance, well set and carried tail, not quite the strength of quarters of the winner.

3RD Settersay Sapphire (Miss V Jarvis)

Pleasing head, eye and expression, typical flow and symmetry of build, a little unsettled on the move.

RES Kerryfair Different Wave (Mrs S & Miss K & Miss E Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders)

Junior Bitch

Entries: 19 Absentees: 1

1ST Blueprints Christina at Caskeys (Mrs F G Heron-O’brien)

Quality youngster with much to like about her, feminine build and outlook, well-shaped and proportioned head with the desired eye colour, shape, size and placement and a most pleasing expression, clean neck of good length, pleasing flow and symmetry of outline, correct coat, ample feathering, moved with a pleasing and typical gait.

2ND Balintyne Sing It Back (Mr D J & Mrs G Bell & Barker-Bell)

Pleasing for type and quality with a very typical outline and appearance, ample length of foreleg, pleasing front assembly, clean neck, pleasing expanse and length of rib cage, strong loin and well coupled together, pleasing coat of good colour, ample feathering, steady on the move.

3RD Harelferg Traces (Mr G & Mrs R Charlish)

Workmanlike build and appearance, well-constructed and with a pleasing headpiece, just preferred the style, and presence of the winners, steady on the move.

RES Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) (Miss H & Mr M Henderson & Szwajkowski)

VHC Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW (Mr & Mrs J E Heather)

Yearling Bitch

Entries: 20 Absentees: 2

1ST Alolfrana Scandalous (Ms R P Adamson-Watt)

Very well-schooled and skilfully handled, stands out in the crowd, well balanced head of pleasing proportions, good eye and expression, clean neck, firm back line, strong in loin and well-coupled together, big-framed body with ample depth and substance, pleasing expanse and length of rib, ample feathering, clean limbed, ample leg length, steady and accurate mover.

2ND Gwendariff Phantastic Phanny (Mrs D M Armitage)

Pleasing breed type and quality, refined, and feminine headpiece with typical eye and expression, nicely sized with pleasing balance and symmetry of outline, pleasing low of neck and backline, well set croup, active mover but not as settled in front action as the winner.

3RD Bluebyeyou Baby Love by Covarney (Mr G T & Mrs K E B Condron)

Close up to those placed above her, pleasing type and quality with typical head, eye and expression, fair lay of shoulder, pleasing rib-cage, steady on the move.

RES Blazing Bronze Jitterbug with Dazycutter (Imp Nld) (Ms J Turner)

VHC Fernstart Hearts Delight JW (Miss R Box)

Graduate Bitch

Entries: 23 Absentees: 4

1ST Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer (Mr G C & Mrs J Bayne)

Excellent breed type and quality, well put together with pleasing balance of fore and rear assemblies showing the desired angulation for the breed, totally feminine in outlook and demeanour, clean throated and with desired length of neck with pleasing flow of backline from withers to croup, presented in excellent condition with pleasing muscle tone, coat colour, texture, and feathering as required by the breed standard, moved with style and precision, with typical carriage and use of her tail. Should have a bright future.

2ND Bluesprings A Kind of Magic at Keljaru (Mrs L Williamson)

Pleasing head properties, strong neck, firm backline with pleasing rib and coupling, ample angulation, stylish mover with pleasing set and use of hock.

3RD Bridgella’s Don’t Push It (Mr W, Mrs D & Miss C Bridgwater & Green)

Typical overall appearance with balanced construction, stylish action with a well-set and carried tail.

RES Zakhan’s Dream Believer (Mrs J C Rorke)

VHC Thendara Electra with Joanmas (Mrs J A Gilbert)

Post Graduate Bitch

Entries: 15 Absentees: 2

1ST Glenvarna Santa Barbara (Mr K & Mrs E Swainston)

Pleasing for overall make and shape with balanced, and refined, feminine head with typical eye shape and placement, clean neck with clean withers and firm top-line which she held well on the move, ample depth of body, clean limbed, pleasing slope of croup with well set and carried tail.

2ND Bluesprings Sunday Girl (Mr M J & Mrs L C Williamson)

Pleases for type, quality and general make and shape, clean head with good balance of skull to muzzle, strong neck and ample ribbing, active mover, preferred the feet and presentation of the winner

3RD Gwendariff A Gee An Tee for Me with Dazycutter (Ms J Turner)

Typical head, eye and expression, clean neck, pleasing rib-cage, somewhat longer cast than those placed above her and moving a little too close behind.

RES Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri (Mrs P A M Catling)

VHC Lanstara Scarlet Ribbons for Pennybourne (Miss G Millington)

Mid Limit Bitch

Entries: 17 Absentees: 4

1ST Forfarian Soo Lush JW (Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock)

Very pleasing for make and shape with pleasing head qualities, has sufficient balance of front and rear assemblies to ensure that she moves on an impressive, even, ground covering stride, correct coat, which was free of wave, well set and carried tail, well placed hocks with impressive rear drive.

2ND Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW (Miss L Bougen)

Pleases for overall breed type and quality, appeals in head, eye and expression, feminine in build with sufficient bone and substance, clean limbed, active mover and close up to winner.

3RD Balintyne Let It Be Me JW (Mr D J & Mrs G Bell & Barker-Bell)

Really nice type and quality, well put together, good depth of body with pleasing rib, strong loin and pleasing coupling, pleasing symmetry on the stack but not putting quite as much effort into her movement as those placed above her on the day.

RES Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW (Mrs S E Edwards)

VHC Blazing Bronze Eye Candy (Imp Nl) (Mrs D & Mr W Bridgwater)

Limit Bitch

Entries: 11 Absentees: 1

1ST Delsanto Miss Freya (Mrs D.E Mcdonald)

Headed a competitive class of quality females. Very much the style and pattern that the successful breeders of yesteryear aimed to achieve. Really nice in head, eye and expression, very pleasing symmetry and balance of outline, correct amount of rib, well coupled and good balance of front and rear assemblies, moved with purpose on a steady and efficient gait.

2ND Braidmount Lady in Waiting JW (Ms M & Mr W Hunter & Brown)

A great deal to like and appreciate about her, delightful head , eye and expression, good flow of neck with clean withers and firm top-line, strong loin and well coupled together, shapely quarters , pleasing tail set, pleases on the move, close up to winner.

3RD Gwendariff Lily The Pink (Miss L Bougen)

Another one that pleases the eye, well put together with ample depth and strength of body, good length of leg, pleasing shoulder placement, pleasing symmetry of shape with desired outline for the breed, carried herself well on the move.

RES Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead (Mrs J & Miss H Frampton & Piggin)

VHC Tiroen to The Moon and Back (Mr N S & Mrs R E Cox)

Open Bitch

Entries: 12 Absentees: 2

1ST Gwendariff Come Fly with Me (Mrs D Stewart- Ritchie)

CC & BOB, a real pleasure to judge this beautiful example of the breed, classical head, eye and expression, totally feminine in build and demeanour, near perfect symmetry and flow of outline, ample fill and width of fore-chest, most pleasing lay of shoulder with the desired length and return of upper arm, ample ribbing and nicely coupled with just the right slope of croup and the desired tail set and carriage, super coat colour, condition, and texture, well-made quarters with well-toned and developed muscle, excellent hock placement, stands perfectly over her ground and moves with style, panache and precision displaying a most efficient, ground covering stride. Pleased to see her pushing in the group where she made a very strong challenge and finished in second place

2ND Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW (Mrs P A M Catling)

Res CC, also very beautiful and oozing breed type and quality, most pleasing head properties, perfect eye shape, colour and placement, has the essential raciness and symmetry that epitomises the breed, in grand form and condition and moving with style and enthusiasm, most worthy of this placing in a very competitive class.

3RD Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana (Mr B A Crocker)

Not quite as appealing in outline and symmetry as those placed above her, pleases in head, eye and expression, ample bone, and substance, pleasing ribcage and coupling, well filled fore-chest, pleasing lay of shoulder, well set and caried tail, steady mover.

RES Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW (Mr R P, Mr A C & Mrs A H Morgan Bott, Allen & Morgan)

VHC Rappatty Star Light over Alolfrana JW ShCM (Miss O P Danks-Kemish)

Special Working Gundog Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Cz Ch All Rights Reserved Redweed (Mr R & Ms M Brauner & Braunerova)

Very workmanlike style and appearance, typical in head, eye and expression, good coat of desired length and texture, ample feathering, good balance of front and rear assemblies, pleasing tail set and carriage, showed the stamina and efficiency on the move that enables her to seek out and scent game.

2ND Gwendeavour’s Ari Piper (Ms H & Ms K Nitzsche & Buehrmann)

Excellent working qualities with complete absence of the exaggerations and constructional problems that were sometimes present in the earlier classes, ideal size for a working setter, agile and athletic in appearance, giving a good account of herself on the move.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1ST Riverbrue Be Here Now (Mrs D G Heppell)

Feminine build and appearance with pleasing balance of skull and muzzle, typical eye and expression, ample strength, and depth of body with good length and expanse of rib, a little slack in top-line but nonetheless an easy winner in this class.

2ND Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM (Miss S Waterton)

Typical example of the breed and in good fettle at 8 years of age, ample bone and substance, pleasing symmetry of build and outline, not putting as much into her movement as the winner on the day.

3RD Kerryfair Special Diamond (Mr D & Mrs J Fox)

Nice overall pattern and style, pleasing symmetry and flow of outline, quality head with pleasing eye and expression, would have preferred a little more length of rib to complete the overall picture.

RES Zakhan’s Dream Believer (Mrs J C Rorke)

Judge Ron James

Irish Setter Breeders Club Ch Show 26/03/22

Dogs

As President of the club I was honoured to be invited to judge dogs at the 50th Anniversary Championship Show. We were blessed with ideal weather which allowed the dogs to be judged where they show to their best – outdoors on grass. Congratulations to the Committee for all the thought and effort which they had obviously put in to make this anniversary show so special; I particularly enjoyed the photo montage of all the Best of Breed winners over the last 50 years, and I was particularly delighted to see the photo my wife Greta showing Johnny, Sh Ch Autumnglow Masquerade, winning BOB in 1994.
Having attended the very first show in 1972 and every one since it is interesting to reflect on the way certain aspects of the Irish Setter have changed over the period. I was pleased to see that in general head shape has returned to nearer the breed standard description rather than the tendency towards large and broader heavy heads which came with the boom in numbers being bred in the period following the decade of successes at Crufts. Eye shape and colour is now more consistent with far fewer harsh expressions or round and light coloured eyes. Bites are also much improved with no sign of irregular or undershot jaws which used to occur. Coats also are of good overall quality with the previously frequent appearance of too much curl being absent. On the downside I found that feet were generally very loose with splayed toes and lacking in arch and compactness, and many tails are still carried well above the topline when the dog is moving, and often not being used to advantage. In several dogs there was no sternum showing in front of the forelegs adding to the appearance of uprightness at the shoulder and breaking the flow of the topline from the neck.
I fully support the scheduling of a Special Vintage Veteran class for dogs of 10 years and over; for an active breed like Irish Setters the standard definition of 7 years seems much too young to be called veterans.
Minor Puppy Dog 5
1st . Macaulay’s Harreds Lachlan Of Stylersetts NAF, just coming up to 9 months old, good head with correct eye shape and good ear placement set into well laid shoulders, sound overall conformation and moved well once settled.
2nd . Stewart & Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Winnit, very pleasing puppy at just 6 months old and still very raw but all the right elements are there to develop into a promising adult, good head and shoulders and really good movement.
3rd . Wheeldon & Begg’s Sumaric Stir It Up
Puppy Dog 6 (2)
1st . Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Dick, just 9 months old, very soundly constructed dog with a good head shape with clean stop and correct foreface and a strong slightly arched neck set into well laid shoulders with good firm feet, not over exaggerated and a very steady mover.
2nd. Tuite’s Porschet Out And About, 11 months old, of much lighter structure than the winner and needing time to fill out, has a lovely head and pleasing topline.
3rd . Stewart & Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Winnit
Junior Dog 5 (1)
1st. Gratton & Gratton’s Glenlaine Moonstone, well developed 17 month old who won a class of mixed quality easily, nice head, good shoulders and general structure which showed when moving with a steadily held topline and correct tail carriage and use.
2nd. Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset, just into junior classification and clearly not yet as developed as the class winner, strong build reflected in his head which at present needs his body to catch up to balance his overall appearance, not quite as good in stifle and carried tail high when moving.
3rd . Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible
Yearling Dog 2 (1)
1st . Bayne’s Corranroo Celtic Storm, good head shape with good stop and expression, well laid shoulders, sound in body, at present appearing slightly long in loin but this will alter with further development, nice turn of stifle and moved well.
Maiden Dog 2
1st . Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset, repeat.
2nd . Savage & Richards’s Sixoakes A Star Is Born, just did not settle so not able to get hands on, standing he appeared to be well constructed with a pleasing outline.
Novice Dog 2
1st. Gratton & Gratton’s Glenlaine Moonstone, repeat.
2nd. Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset, repeat.
Undergraduate Dog 3 (1)
1st . Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley, has a handsome head with correct eye shape and ear placement creating a lovely profile, strong neck let into shoulders which would be improved if just a little more lay back was evident, this also contributes to giving the appearance of being a little long in loin, excellent set in stifles and held shape very well when moving, good coat condition.
2nd . Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible, young dog still in the development stage and needing to fill out in body, at present seems to stand too tall for his structure making him appear high on legs and also straightening his stifles, this should all get better with age.
Graduate Dog 11 (5)
1st . Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On, a nicely compact well balanced dog with a pleasing head, correct eye shape and foreface, strong neck and good ribs and loin length, correct unexaggerated stifles and moved well, coat a little off peak condition.
2nd . Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana, very close up to the winner who won on accuracy of movement, a well put together dog, good head shape and well laid shoulders leading into a nicely proportioned strong and correct body, good stifles.
3rd . Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here At Forestfire
Post Graduate Dog 11 (1)
1st . Gratton & Bott’s Bardonhill Don’t Stop Me Now, really liked this dog, head excellent and not overdone or too heavy, nice length and arch of neck into well laid shoulders, good shape and depth of body and compact loin with nice turn of stifle set on compact arched feet, held shape really well when moving. I gave him a careful second look when deciding the main awards.
2nd . Crocker & Lewis’s Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood, a very smart dog with a good compact overall shape, correct pleasing head, just a little higher at the shoulder that winner which interrupted the flowing line, but very good body and stifles, he moved very smartly but with his tail carried a little too high.
3rd . Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Tiger Dance
Mid Limit Dog 6 (3)
1st . Glastonbury’s Brabrook Nutcracker JW, well proportioned and shaped head, a little upright at the shoulder which detracts from the flow of the neck and topline, but overall body construction is good with a correct slight arch over the loin, stifles appeared a little tense when first moved but relaxed to good advantage the second time and went well.
2nd . Willis’s Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwilins, well shaped head set on a neck which looked a little too swan like, would have liked more lay back in shoulders, ribs and body good and nicely turned stifles.
3rd . Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish
Limit Dog 7 (1)
1st . Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique, a beautifully proportioned dog very well presented, typical Irish Setter head with a clear stop not overdone and good foreface without snipeyness, well muscled neck of moderate length flowing into well laid shoulders and gently sloping topline, strong loins, sound movement with correct tail carriage.
2nd . Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW, another very good dog, in many ways similar to the winner but slightly longer in neck which tends to break the appearance of flowing smoothly into the shoulders, very pleasing head and well constructed body and strong in stifle, moved well.
3rd . Greenan’s Anlory Aidan JW
Open Dog 6 (1)
1st . Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW, a really good example of a male Irish Setter in his prime, a beautifully proportioned head with good eye colour and shape, a clear stop with raised brows and a strong foreface without throatiness, good low ear placement falling nicely against a muscular arched neck of moderate length which is set into well laid back shoulders carried on a strong straight front, really strong body with good ribcage with plenty of depth and a strong not overlong loin, nicely bent stifles with good square hindquarters when viewed from behind, coat in good condition, well furnished and shining in the sunshine, moved very soundly and was straight front and rear and holding topline, had an air of being proud of himself and justifiably so. CC and BOB, which was quickly agreed by my fellow judge.
2nd . Edwards’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie, another very good dog who earned his place in a class of consistent high quality and at just 4 years old has time on his side, very attractive head with good eye shape and expression but not quite the accuracy in the parallels of front and rear portions when viewed in profile as displayed by the winner, good neck and shoulders and straight front but not so strong in sternum as the winner, correct body shape and length in proportion to his body size, nicely turned stifles and moved nicely maintaining his topline steady, very happy to award him Res DCC.
3rd . Drinkwater’s Brabrook Whispered
Veteran Dog 6 (1)
1st . Edwards’s Gwendariff PS I Love You At Bonhomie JW, a veteran by definition at 71/2 years old but not showing any signs of ageing, very handsome head with a pleasing expression, strong neck set into shoulders which ideally would be set back a little more to complete the overall picture, good strong body with good ribcage and flowing nicely over loins to well turned stifles, moved well.
2nd . Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Sh Ch Thendara Commitment JW, a very close decision and could have picked either dog, good head with a touch less in foreface that the winner, good strong neck and correct front, sound overall body conformation and good stifles, held his topline very well when moving.
3rd . Corless’s Swiftlark First Knight
Special Vintage Veteran 10 Years and Over Dog 6
1st . Rorke’s Zakhan On The Grid, at 101/2 years old still in good condition for showing with very little trace of ageing, nicely proportioned head and good ear placement, strong neck and excellent set of shoulders, sound body and stifles, and moved steadily, just lacking a little in coat quality on the day.
2nd . Tuite’s Sh Ch Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet JW BEL lMP, similar in age to the class winner, attractive head with a good stop, slightly more upright at shoulder, good body shape but falling away slightly over loin and tail set, strong stifles and moved really well.
3rd . Heppell’s DeevonvilleSantana Sh CM
Special Beginners Dog 1
1st . Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible, repeat.
Many thanks to my excellent ring stewards, Cheryl Stevenson and Paddy Catling. I really appreciated the excellent job they did in keeping things running so efficiently and unobtrusively.

Brian Ross

Irish Setter Breeders Club Ch Show 26/03/22

Bitches

I thoughly enjoyed judging this lovely entry today & thank my stewards Jo-Anne & David for keeping the ring in order and the committee for the invitation. It was pleasing to find many promising youngsters which bodes well for the future of our breed. Mouths were good & I noticed most had a lovely dark eye. I also notice a tendency to leave a lot of hair on the hind legs in front of the stifle on bitches with a wealth of coat, this I think makes them appear to be almost crouching. It made no difference to my decisions on the day as I judge the dogs not the presentation, in fact both the CC & Res CC were groomed like this to some extent but from the ringside & in photos I think it distracts from the overall picture. It was a pleasure to make the final decisions with my co-judge & although we needed the services of the referee on a couple of occassions I think we had a mutual respect & admiration for each of our choices.

Minor puppy ( 5,2abs)1st Mead & Milligan-Bott’s Thendara Perfect Pursuit, headed a class of three promising baby puppies. Racy in outline with long lean head, straight front, lovely angulations to shoulders & upperarm, well turned stifles & short hocks. Is good in depth of brisket but could carry a little more body to advantage. Moved very well with plenty of drive for a youngster. 2nd Jones Gwendariff Diamonds Will do, pretty head with nice finish to muzzle, straight front with good bone & neat feet. Deep in brisket & well developed hindquarters. Needs to strengthen in topline a touch. Another who moved well. 3rd Begg’s Sumaric Sweet Lit’l Mystery

Puppy ( 9,2abs) It was my pleasure to judge another promising class of puppies. 1st Hall’s Harreds Lillie, almost 8 months old & entered in this class by mistake but her quality & balance carried her through. Pretty well moulded head with dark eyes under lovely raised brows, giving a quizzical expression. Good strong limbs, crested neck, deep chest, strong well angulated hindquarters & short hocks. Gently sloping topline leads to good croup & well set on tail used to advantage on the move. Moved well here but was understandably tired at the end of the day & pulling away from her handler but still impressed the referee enough to win Best Puppy In Show, against a pleasing dog puppy. 2nd Boutell & Burbridge’s Sangarah Memorial For Ixia ( NAF, TAF) more rangy type with pretty head & dark eyes, excellent neck & shoulders. Straight front with ample bone, maintains a strong topline at all times, good over the croup and in tailset, correct bend of stifle & short hocks. Was a little apprehensive of me going over her rearend, I suspect a “girly” thing & it is a phase that will pass. Moved well. 3rd Naylor’s Nigsett Skyfall.

Junior ( 5,1abs) 1st Corless Swiftlark Illustrious, for ideal I would like her a little longer & leaner in head but she has lovely dark eyes under correctly raised brows. Balanced throughout with strong bone, good feet & pasterns. Has reach of neck, well laid shoulders & good rear angulation. Keeps a strong topline, good tail set & carried well. Movement strong & true. I understand today she won her final points for her Junior Warrant, Congratulations. 2nd Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady, more the head I was seeking, dark expressive eyes. Excellent angulations to shoulders & hindquarters, short hocks, gently sloping topline, deep through the chest. In good coat & condition. Thought she would be my winner but although sound lacked animation today. 3rd Fox & Flinders Kerryfair Heart To Heart.

Yearling (11,3abs) Although a good class some bitches were going through a difficult stage & lacked confidence. 1st Box Fernstart Hearts Delight JW, lovely balanced bitch with pretty well moulded head with lovely expression. Good reach of neck, excellent gently sloping topline flowed into good tailset. In good coat & condition. Well bent stifles & short hocks used to advantage on the move. 2nd Bott’s Bardonhill Woven In Gold, more substantial but scopy in type which appealed. Beautiful head & expression. Good bone carried through to her pasterns. Good reach of neck flowed into correctly laid shoulders & strong  topline. Free active movement with excellent slashing tail. Could lose a little weight to advantage. Entered in three more classes where she just got better & better, a star for the future I think. 3rd Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Crimes Of Passion.

Maiden ( 11,4 abs) 1st B. Woven In Gold.  2nd Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola, only a puppy & understandably needing more time to fill out her rangy frame. Pretty head & expression, long & lean with a nice amount of work. Straight front, strong rearend with well turned stifles & short hocks. Good coat coming through. Moved freely. 3rd Pike’s Glenlaine Pink Diamond.

Novice ( 10,2abs) 1st B. Woven In Gold. 2nd G Cherry Cola. 3rd Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl.

Undergrad ( 4) 1st B. Woven In Gold. 2nd Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy, pretty head with dark expressive eyes. Good straight front, pasterns & feet. Excellent reach of neck, well laid back shoulders & good return of upperarm. Well constructed rear quarters. Flowing topline leading to good tailset. By this time the drums had started which unsettled her & she was a little unsure of herself on the stand & carried her tail a bit low at times but recovered well with sympathetic handling. 3rd Sloane’s Gwendariff The Purple Star.

Grad ( 12,2abs) 1st Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now, lovely mature bitch with a lean head & dark eyes. Straight front with good amount of bone. Excels in both shoulder & rear angulation, good short hocks which made her an excellent mover. Well set on tail carried correctly & lovely coat. 2nd Humphreys Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas, litter sister & very similar remarks apply, excellent front, shoulders well laid back, good return of upperarm, stifles well bent & short hocks. A little heavier in head than her sister but still attractive. Excellent coat. Moved well, tail set on okay but preferred the carriage of 1st. 3rd Bayne’s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer.

Post Grad. (16, 1abs) 1st Gutsell’s Riverbrue Angel Child, have watched this one before & thought she was the Cinderella of this highly successful litter. Appeals greatly for type but coat needs attention & trimming, especially her feet, I was told after she hates it but if she is to fulfil her potential it must be tackled. Has a beautiful head with dark eyes under raised brows. Strong bone, excellent reach of neck, well laid shoulders & return of upperarm, well constructed & muscled rear quarters. Flowing topline, good tail set. Moves on a free long stride with good use of her tail. 2nd Humphreys Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas (AI) JW, on first glance around the ring I thought she would be my winner, so very unlucky to be so unsettled by the drums. She did regain her confidence a little but not enough to match the movement of 1st. She is a pretty bitch with lovely expression, well boned & neat feet, good reach of neck, correctly angulated fore & rear quarters, deep in brisket. Gently sloping topline leads to well set tail. Coat in good order. 3rd Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady.

Mid Limit (3,1abs) 1st Edwards Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie, pretty head with good square finish to muzzle, dark eyes & pleasing expression, low set ears. Excellent reach of neck, lay back of shoulders, strong topline, well angulated rear quarters & good tail set. Lovely well conditioned coat. Excellent on the move. 2nd Bougen’s Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW, another pretty bitch, slightly longer & leaner in head, dark eyes, lovely expression, low set ears. Well constructed, although moved well couldn’t quite match the winner on the day.

Limit (9) At lunch I was a little concerned that up until now I had found very worthy class winners but nothing that was ready for the ticket, I need not to have worried as this class & the next were outstanding. 1st Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Rainbow Brite TAF, beautiful head with dark eyes & wistful expression. Feminine throughout without lacking substance. Straight front, neat feet, correct reach of neck, lovely shoulders & upperarm, gently sloping topline, well angulated hindquarters with short hocks. Lovely short well set on tail used on the move. glorious dark shiny coat. Sailed around the ring on a free stride. I wrote in my notes “perfection” and today she pulled out all the stops to win the bitch CC. 2nd Elkins Twoacres Promise Of Spring with Avacet, beautiful long lean head with kind expression. Straight front, neat feet, excellent shoulders & upperarm, firm topline, strong hindquarters. Not a flashy bitch but well put together with no exaggeration. Coat in good order. Moved soundly but lacked the enthusiasm of the winner. 3rd Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead.

Open (4) All 4 are now very worthy title holders & very little separated them. 1st Crocker’s Riverbrue Gloriana,  beautiful lean head with dark eyes & a sweet expression. Excellent bone, neat feet, long arched neck, superb shoulder & upperarm construction, firm topline & good croup, strong hindquarters. In wonderful coat & condition. Very stylish mover. Certainly a very impressive bitch but just preferred the more moderate picture of the ticket winner. Reserve CC. 2nd Stewart’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me, beautiful head & expression, lovely low set ears, deep in brisket, flowing topline with good tail set. Strong well made hindquarters. Has a lovely style about her & beautifully presented. Today couldn’t quite match Gloriana on the move. 3rd Ciechonska’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne.

Veteran (6,3abs) Again I liked all 3 & it was all “on the day” 1st Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW, lovely well moulded head with soft expression, pleased in bone, feet, arched neck,  shoulder & upperarm angulation & hindquarters. Good firm topline but a bit rounded over the croup to tailset. In lovely coat & condition. Happy & very sound on the move with superb tail action. Best Veteran In show on referees decision. 2nd Sturrocks Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW, very feminine bitch that I like very much but she lacked a bit of coat & condition today. Well made throughout with good forehand, neat feet, good reach of neck, well bent stifles & short hocks. Moved well with drive. 3rd Kassube & French’s Balintyne Just You Just Me By Cararua.

Sp Beginners (4,2abs) 1st S Illustrious, 2nd G. Cover Girl, a little strong in skull but dark eyes & low set ears. Good bone, neat feet, well arched neck, good tailset , well turned stifles & short hocks. Lovely coat. Moved well.

Jane Mugford (judge)

Windsor Gundog Society Open Show 

6th April 2022

My thanks to the Officers and Committee for allowing me to judge at your show, to my ring steward Martin for keeping things running smoothly and, mostly, to the exhibitors for braving the weather which thankfully stayed dry during my breeds. 

Irish Setter:

MP(1,1);

P(1,0) – 1. Hall Glennara Cherry Cola – Just short of a year old, this bitch is developing nicely.  Racy in outline and nicely proportioned, she has a pleasing head and lovely dark eyes.  Liked the angulations throughout, good arch of neck, well ribbed, sound top line and correct tail set.  Moved out well for one so young – BP;

J(2,1) – 1. Peters Corranroo Hot Sensation – Very feminine bitch just into Junior and maturing nicely.  Fine & pretty head with nice planes.  Nice length of neck, well-made front, good spring of ribs and sound rear.  Moved ok;

N(2,2);

G(4,2) – 1. Evans’ Twoacres Double Bubble – Nicely balanced bitch with a pleasant head and a lovely straight coat.  Good sternum and rear.  Won the class on movement; 2. Fox & Fiders’ Kerryfair Heart To Heart – preferred the overall head shape and rear of this younger bitch who has some maturing to do. Everything else is nicely proportioned but she didn’t have the steadiness in movement compared to the winner;

PG(6,2) – 1. Catling Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri – Elegant, well balanced bitch with beautiful head, dark eyes and lovely expression.  Good length of neck into nice shoulders, correct topline and tail set.  Well angulated front and rear with a good sternum and spring to ribs.  Steady and assured on the move using her tail well – RBOB.  Delighted to witness her gaining her first CC 3 days later in Scotland – fantastic and well done; 2. Kennedy-Sloane Twoacres Destiny – Another quality bitch with a pretty head and balanced outline.  Sound throughout with nice topline and rear.  Steady on the move but didn’t have the purpose and drive of the class winner; 3. Barnes Gwendariff Lets Look At Me; Res. Evans Twoacres Spring Blossom;

OD(1,1);

OB(8,3) – 1. Edwards Gwendariff It’s Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW – Lots to like about this elegant, racy bitch of good substance.  From her pretty head to her correctly set tail she has many good points including front, spring of rib, topline and bend of stifle. Balanced throughout with lovely straight coat.  Moved true with drive and lashing tail – BOB; 2. Elkins Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet – A finer bitch all through compared to 1 but equally balanced.  Sound body with nice angulations and good topline held on the move. Preferred the substance and drive of 1 today; 3. Fox Kerryfair Special Diamond; Res. Catling Teleri Here Comes Summer (AI); VHC. Cox Tiroen To The Moon And Back;

V(1,1).

Judge Kevin Cooper

Irish Setter Club of Scotalnd Championship Show. Saturday April 9th 2022.

I had a wonderful day at this well run and friendly show. I have supported the ISCS as an exhibitor
for many years and it was an honour to be invited to judge. My thanks go to my very capable
stewards Chloe Green and Kimberley Vallance and to the hard working committee for running this
well organised show especially as this was the first time they had their open show at the same time.
The whole day went smoothly without any issues. Well done to All.
The standard says the head should be Long and Lean and I was quite sad to see some heavy heads
with broad skulls. However I did find the overall quality very good and I was spoilt for choice in some
classes. Thankyou to everyone that entered their dogs under me it was much appreciated.

Minor Puppy Dog: ( 3, 1 )
1st Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This. At 7 months old this boy already has a lovely long lean
head with correct eye shape and colour. Moderate neck into well placed shoulders. Clean topline
with correct tail set. Deep chest and good length to loin. Good bone and neat feet. Moved steadily.
2nd Wheeldon & Begg Sumaric Stir It Up. Slightly younger boy who at the moment is a bit taller in leg.
His head is of good proportions but would prefer a slightly darker eye. Long lean neck into good
shoulders. Not as positive on the move as winner.

Puppy Dog; ( 3 )
1st Danks-Kemish Coppers Welcome To The Party At Alolfrana. My notes say Love him. At 9 months
he already is full of quality. Long lean head with quizzical dark eyes. Strong neck leading into well laid
back shoulders. He has a lovely clean outline when viewed from any angle. Good front assembly with
deep fore-chest. Good rear angulation, well off for bone. Presented in strong muscular condition
with a rich dark chestnut coat. Moved soundly. BPD and later BPIS.
2nd Hall Harreds Liam. Another quality youngster and similar remarks apply. Shorter coupled than
winner but this does not detract from his overall balance. He too has a lovely head with dark eyes
and raised brow. Well off for bone, good front angulation with plenty forechest. Firm topline, deep
well ribbed chest. Strong hindquarters enabled him to move with drive.A lovely rich dark coat
completes the picture.
3rd Kniveton & Danks-Kemish Alolfrana King A Scene For Orstone

Junior Dog ( 1 )
1st Scott Sixoaks Rocket Man. Although this boy stood alone he was a worthy winner. Even though he
gave his handler a hard time his qualities are there to see. He has a good head with low set ears.
Strong neck leading into well laid back shoulders. Well off for bone, good front assembly with deep
chest. Rear angulation strong and muscular which he used to his advantage on the move. Presented
in a wonderful rich chestnut gleaming coat.

Yearling Dog ( No Entries )

Maiden Dog. (3 )
Repeat of Puppy
1st Danks-Kemish Coppers Welcome To The Party At Alolfrana.
2nd Hall Harreds Liam
3rd Kniveton & Danks-Kemish Alolfrana King A Scene For Orstone

Novice Dog. ( 3 )
Repeat of Maiden
1st Danks-Kemish Coppers Welcome To The Party At Alolfrana.
2nd Hall Harreds Liam
3rd Kniveton & Danks-Kemish Alolfrana King A Scene For Orstone

Undergraduate Dog ( 3 )
1st Hill Shenanagin Stand N’ Deliver. The first two are litter brothers and very similar and I am sure
will change places many times. This boy has a classic head with lovely kind dark eye. Strong neck into
good shoulder placement. Clean over topline with correct tailset. Strong front with deep forechest.
Strong hindquartes with short hocks.He has good bone and feet. His coat is lovely and dark. Moved
ok.
2nd McCulloch Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven. Similar remarks apply. Presented in beautiful coat and
condition and I preferred his movement to the winner. He too has a lovely long lean head with dark
eye and raised brows. Good bone and feet. Long muscular neck flowing into good shoulders. Clean
topline with correct tailset which he held on the move. Preferred front on winner.
3rd Hanson Gwendariff Up n t’em

Graduate Dog (7 )
1st Davison Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. Have admired this boy from the ringside and today he
didn’t disappoint. Beautiful long lean head with kind dark eye and raised brows. Strong neck leading
into well laid back shoulder. He has a lovely clean outline when viewed from any angle. Correct
front assembly standing on neat feet. Strong and muscular hindquarters with short hocks. Moved
effortlessly with power and drive. Presented in super coat and condition completed the picture.
Considered for top honours. I am sure his time will come.
2nd Hughes Gwendariff Plays The Flute. Different type to winner. One has to get hands on this boy to
appreciate his qualities. He has a well balanced masculine head with kind eyes. His neck is long and
muscular and flows into well laid back shoulders. His outline is clean and free from any exaggeration.
Straight front and good rear angulation are used to advantage on the move. Presented in full
gleaming coat, to be critical I would prefer a darker colour.
3rd Dodds Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do

Post Graduate Dog ( 5, 1 )
1st Allen, Bott & Morgan Quensha Just Like Fire. This almost 3yr old boy has a gorgeous head with
dark eye and expression. In wonderful hard condition with a gleaming rich dark chestnut coat. He
stands on neat feet with a strong front and deep forechest ( lacking in a few today ). Well muscled
hindquarters enabled him to move with drive using his tail to advantage.
2nd Boyce Forfarian’s Secret dmirer. Similar remarks to winner. Also presented in super condition.
Lovely head and dark eye. Strong neck into well placed shoulders. Well off for bone, strong front and
adequate rear angulation. Lovely dark chestnut coat. Moved soundly.
3rd Murchison KerryFair Please Please Me Corphin

Limit Dog ( 9, 3 )
1st Russell Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW . My notes say Wow, what a difference a couple of
years make. I have done this boy well in the past, and today I was delighted to see how well he has
matured. For me he has the correct head shape, it is long and lean and in proportion, with dark eyes
and expression. His body is balanced throughout from his neck to the tip of his tail. His chest is deep
with well sprung ribs. Good strength to loin. His angulation is correct both front and rear giving him
an overall racy appearance. He stands over ground on strong bone and neat feet. He moves freely
holding his topline at all times. Presented in full bloom completed the picture. A pleasure to award
him the CC his third and crowning title and later BIS.
2ND Crocker Riverbrue Morning Glory. Different style to winner and at 2yrs old still maturing. His
head is a little stronger than I prefer but still has a kind dark eye. His neck is muscular and leads into
well laid back shoulders. Presented in super condition with a rich chestnut gleaming coat. Well off
for bone, deep chest and well ribbed. Moved with drive and purpose as one would expect from this
kennel.
3rd Boyd-McNeil & Edwards Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty

Open Dog ( 9, 1 )
A wonderful class..
1st Edwards Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. Another boy that has matured since I last
judged him as a puppy. This boy is always beautifully presented in gleaming coat and condition. He
has a masculine head with dark eyes. A clean flowing outline when viewed from any angle. His front
is straight with a deep chest. Standing on strong bone with neat feet. His hindquarters are strong
and well muscled, short from hock to heel enabling a free flowing easy movement all the time
holding his topline. A worthy champion. Delighted to award him the RCC.
2nd Chorley, Chorley-Newton, Flinders & Gardner, Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair. Different style to
winner, and doesn’t disappoint when getting hands on him. Lovely masculine head with moderate
stop, dark expressive eyes and raised brow. Strong muscled arched neck into well placed shoulders.
Gently sloping topline from neck to tail. Strong in front with deep chest and well sprung ribs . Stands
on good bone with neat feet. Good angulation front and back. Lovely dark chestnut coat in gleaming
condition. Moved soundly. Unlucky to meet 1 today.
3rd Danks-Kemish Sh Ch lolfrana Hotter Than U’Know JW Sh Cex

Veteran Dog ( 1 )
1st Wheeldon Bardonhil Jealous Guy For Colemist. At just 7yrs, a young veteran with a masculine
head, kind dark eyes and raised brow. Strong neck into well laid back shoulders. Clean flowing
topline. Straight front with deep forechest . Correct rear angulation which is strong and well
muscled. Moved soundly.

Minor Puppy Bitch ( 4 )
1st Holley Gwendariff Thistle Be Jills At Wynjill. This girl stood out in this class and already showing a
well balanced outline. Feminine head with refined skull and raised brows. Straight front with depth
of chest. Shown in a lovely rich chestnut coat. Moved steadily for a youngster.
2nd Jones & Jones Gwendariff Diamonds Will Do. Another pretty bitch with a nice head and soft
expression. Good angulations front and rear. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Positive on
the move.
3rd Cooper’s Redclyst Sail Seven Seas To Hugared

Puppy Bitch ( 3 )
1st Hall Harreds Lillie. Loved this girl for her balance and type. She has a sweet head with a cheeky
expression. Her neck is of moderate length and flows into well placed shoulders. Standing on neat
feet with good bones, her front is straight with a deep chest. Moderate rear angulation at this stage.
She moves with drive and enthusiasm using her happy lashing tail. BPB
2nd Holley Gwendariff Thistle Be Jills At Wynjill
3rd Cooper’s Redclyst Sail Seven Seas To Hugared

Junior Bitch (7 )
1st Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW. Really liked this pretty girl for her elegance and style. Long
lead head with dark kind eye and low set ears. Long lean neck into well laid back shoulders. Her
outline is clean without any exaggeration. Straight front with deep chest and well sprung ribs.
Presented in super coat and condition. Moved soundly. Considered for RCC, her time will come.
2ND Henderson Sametsuz Pillow Talk. Smaller girl to winner but lots to like. Another one that possess
an elegant outline. Feminine head with dark eye. Correct angulation front and back, covers the
ground on neat feet and good bone. Moved well with a hint of naughtiness about her.
3rd Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders Kerryfair Different Wave

Yearling Bitch ( 4 )
1st Box Fernstart Hearts Delight . Quality girl who is very pretty with correct head planes and
quizzical dark eye. Moderate length to neck into well placed shoulders. Her topline is clean and firm
flowing down to her correct tail set. Straight front with deep chest and well sprung ribs. Correct rear
angulation with good bend of stifle, short hocks and neat feet. Moved soundly.
2nd Allen, Bott & Morgan Quensha Crimes Of Passion. Different type and slightly bigger in stature.
Very good head and expression. Well proportioned stylish body standing on good front with deep
chest. Moderate well muscled rear angulation with short hocks. Moves with drive.
3rd Douthwaite & Wharfe Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood

Maiden Bitch (1 )
1st Hall Harreds Lillie

Novice Bitch (2 )
1st Hall Harreds Lillie
2nd Kassube & French Twoacres Chocolate Delight By Cararua. 4th in a strong Junior class. A pretty
headed girl with kind dark eye. Clean over topline, good straight front and good width to
hindquarters. Lovely dark rich chestnut coat. Moved ok.

Undergraduate Bitch ( 2 )

1st Parsons & Parsons Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes At Bransett. Well made girl with an elegant
outline. Pretty head with kind dark eye. Moderate muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders.
Clean flowing topline with correct tailset. Stands on good bone with straight front and correct rear
angulation which she used well with her positive movement.
2nd Sloane’s Gwendariff The Purple Star. Different type and smaller than 1, good head and
expression. Stands on good bone and neat feet. Everything in proportion which was easy to see as
this girl left her coat at home today. Deep chest, good width to hindquarters. Not as positive on the
move.

Graduate Bitch ( 5, 1 )
1st Williamson Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru. Elegant girl of type and balance. Pretty head
with kind eye and raised brows. Strong neck slightly arched leading into correctly sloping topline
with correct tail set. Straight front with deep cheat and well sprung ribs. Covers the ground with
good bone and neat feet. Best mover in the class.
2nd Sharp Forfarian Exchange Glances. Really liked this classy elegant girl. Smaller in stature. Very
feminine head and eye. Good angulation front and rear. Lovely rich chestnut coat in good condition.
Not as positive on the move.
3rd Box Fernstart Angel’s Kiss

Postgraduate Bitch ( 8, 1 )
1st Catling Quensha Family Portait For Teleri. My notes say Loved her. So feminine and elegant from
the top of her nose to the tip of her tail. Her head is pretty with refined skull and raised brows. Long
lean neck into well placed shoulders. Clean non exaggerated outline when viewed from any angle.
Straight front standing on neat feet. Deep chest with well sprung ribs. Correct rear angulation with
good bend of stifle. Short from hock to heel. Movement is freeflowing and sound all the time holding
her topline. Presented in a lovely rich coat and condition completed the picture. Delighted to award
her the CC her 1st, on this form am sure her others will follow soon.
2nd Wilson Pawsword Promise. Another quality girl with lots to like. Very pretty feminine head with
dark eyes. Strong neck into well placed shoulders. Clean firm topline, straight front and deep chest.
Moved well, not the coat of winner.
3rd Borthwick Lotushill Scotch And Wry

Limit Bitch ( 18, 4 ) Quality Class
1st Hunter & Brown Braidmount Lady In Waiting JW. Quality girl of medium size. Long lean feminine
head with dark eyes and raised brow. Long lean neck flowing into gently sloping topline. Straight
front with deep chest and well sprung ribs. Standing on strong bone and neat feet she presents an
elegant outline complete with a rich dark coat. Good width to hindquarters, short from hock to heel
enabled her to move soundly.
2ND Hinslea’s Gwendariff Guess Who’s Comin To Northamber JW. Have done this girl well before and
delighted to see how she has now matured. Bigger girl all through with more substance but remains
elegant. Her head is correct and very feminine with dark eyes and raised brows. Strong arched neck
into well placed shoulders. Her topline is firm and gently sloping down to correct set of tail. Straight
front on neat feet with deep chest and well sprung ribs. Correct rear angulation. Presented in good
coat and well muscled condition. Moved sound and true, just not as animated as winner.
3RD Frampton & Piggin Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead

Open Bitch ( 5, 2 )
1st Crocker Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana. This girl was presented in the most glorious of coats and
condition. She is beautiful and refined in head with dark eyes and raised brows. Moderate length of
neck leading into well placed shoulders. Her topline is clean and firm with a correct set of tail. She
stands on strong bone with neat feet, good depth of chest with well sprung ribs. She moved with
ease and power to win the class and later the RCC.
2nd Stevenson Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley. Quality exhibit who is taller and more rugged in
stature. Pretty feminine head with kind dark eye. Well proportioned body not over exaggerated in
any way. Stands on straight front on strong bone and neat feet. Moderate well muscled rear
angulation. Moved soundly. BVIS.
3rd Catling Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer ( Ai ) JW

Veteran Bitch (4 )
1st Stevenson Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley.
2nd Coopers Karidell Mayden Voyage To Hugared. Taller girl of good proportion. Head is pretty with
dark eye. Good angulation front and back. Deep chest. Clean firm topline. Moved well. Presented in
good coat.
3rd Nicolson Gwendariff On A Tic Ett To Lochindorb

Paula Lucas ( Judge )

The Irish Setter Club of Scotland, Breed Open Show.

9th April 2022.

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge their Breed Open Show. It is such a privilege to be able to judge our beautiful breed. Thank you so much to my very efficient steward, Jenna Sturrock for keeping me in check and the hospitality on the day from all the committee. Also, I would like to thank the exhibitors for entering their dogs, giving me such a large, quality entry, I very much enjoyed my day.

Puppy Dog 6/2 abs)

  1. Danks-Kemish’s Coppers Welcome to the Party at Alolfrana (IMP SWE). Still a young puppy but full of quality. Very appealing outline, lovely head and expression. Raised brow, muscular neck, Full rib cage, super front angulation, dark coat, moved with drive keeping his top line.
  2. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This. Such a handsome boy, slightly younger than one. Liked his head and expression, has a well sculptured skull, good angulation and another with a super spring of rib. Moved well, driving around the ring. Both show great promise.
  3. Hall’s Harreds Liam.

Junior Dog. (1/0 abs)

  1. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man. Sadly, stood alone in the class. Playing up his handler. A handsome boy with nice shaped domed skull, dark eye with a glint of mischief in them and well set on ears. Arched neck, leading to well placed shoulders. Tight at elbow, straight front, short hocks and neat feet. Moved out well. Just needs time.

Maiden Dog. (3/0abs)

1 Danks-Kemish’s Coppers Welcome to the Party at Alolfrana (IMP SWE). 

  1. Hall’s Harreds Liam. 3rd from a good Puppy class. Another super puppy, Dark coat and eye. Pleasing expression. Great bone. Moved out well. Just needs the time to fill out a bit.

Novice Dog. (2/1 abs)

  1. Hall’s Harreds Liam.

Undergraduate Dog. (3/0abs)

  1. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven. Handsome boy in good coat. Soft expression, straight in front, full rib cage, sloping top line to good tail set. short hocks, moved out true.
  2. Hill’s Shenanagin Stand N’ Deliver. Brother to first, very similar attributes as him. Preferred the overall condition of 1 on the day.
  3. Hanson’s Gwendarriff’s Up An At’em.

Graduate Dog. (7/0 abs)

  1. Dodds’ Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do. Handsome head with low set ears, square at muzzle. Arched through neck into well set shoulders, smooth sloping top line. Strong bone and rear angulation, neat feet and short hocks. Moved out well with drive.
  2. Webb’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (Aw1) Another handsome boy with super expression, dark eyes, arched neck, straight front. Angulation good front and rear. Short hocks and neat feet. Moved well.
  3. Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me.

Post Graduate Dog. (4/1 abs)

  1. Boyce’s Forfarians Secret Admirer. Looked lovely in standing in profile, he has a handsome head, dark eye and well set on ears. Moderate, arched neck into shoulders. Strong, straight front, oval bone and good return of upper arm. Deep chested. Good width of thigh and correct tail set. Move out well driving from well muscled quarters.
  2. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel). Slightly smaller than one. Another with appealing head Straight front good rib cage. Neat feet, good topline and tail set. Moved ok.
  3. Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin.

Limit Dog. (5/3 abs)

  1. Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. Have always admired this boy from the ringside. Handsome head with such an endearing expression. Correct shaped dark eye. Straight front, pronounced sternum, nice through neck into well laid shoulder. Good spring of rib, sloping topline, strong, rugged quarters and correct tail set. Great free flowing movement. In full coat. Very happy to award him Best Dog and Best in Show.
  2. Toms Clannrua Birch. Nice boy. Correct angulation good through neck into shoulders. Shorter coupled than one. Sloping topline but dropped away at croup when stood in line up. Moved ok using his tail well.

Open Dog. (3/0 abs)

  1. Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’Know JW Shcex. Handsome man. Presented in excellent coat and condition. Stands over plenty of ground and holding a super outline. Nicely shaped oval skull, dark eye and pleasing expression. Arched neck, straight front and ribs well sprung. Good bone and standing on neat feet and well up on pasterns. Strong short hocks. Super free flowing movement. Reserve Best Dog.
  2. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Taller, rangy boy. Great bone throughout. In good coat, pleasing head and happy expression. Well-muscled quarters which he used to drive and pull his handler around the ring. Lashing tail action.
  3. Toms Ir Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck. Ir J Ch Jd.

Puppy Bitch. (5/0 abs)

  1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie. What a sweetie she is and very well put together. Prettiest dark eye, very appealing expression. Super front and rear angulation, Good bone, neat feet. Elegant through neck into shoulders, gentle sloping topline. Moved with grace and enthusiasm. Happy to award her Best Puppy in Show.
  2. Holly’s Gwendarriff Thistle Be Jills at Wynjill. Feminine, pretty bitch, shown in rich dark coat and gleaming condition. Super outline when stood, Correct angulation front and rear, moved out with drive.
  3. Jones’ Gwedarriff Diamonds Will Do.

Junior Bitch. (7/0 abs)

  1. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW. “Super all round and elegant bitch”, my notes said – She has a very appealing head piece, good brow and stop, dark eye and soft expression. A dark, well conditioned coat. Correct angulation to front, pronounced sternum, well sprung ribs and sweep of stifle. Movement was true and straight., using her tail. Must have a bright future.
  2. Chorley-Newton, Chorley, Flinders’ Kerryfair Different Wave. Stands over more ground than one. Dark, lush coat. Such a pretty face with dark eyes. Although different build she too is an elegant girl with lots to like – she was a quite fidget standing and was kindly handled. I liked her depth of chest and spring of rib. Moved with drive, close to 1.
  3. Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk.

Yearling Bitch. (3/0 abs) Three nice young ladies

  1. Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Scandalous. Well turned out bitch in great coat and condition. Pretty head good brow and low set on ears, sitting close to head. Flowed through neck into well laid shoulders, deep chested, nice angulation, neat feet. Moved with great zest holding her topline.
  2. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW. Lovely bitch with great proportions, shorter in coupling. In super coat and condition. Feminine head and glint in her dark eye. Good angles and width of thigh. Moved out in one with owner.
  3. Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood.

Maiden Bitch. (1/0 abs)

  1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie.

Novice Bitch. (1/0 abs)

  1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie. 

Graduate Bitch. (4/1 abs)

  1. Sharp’s Forfarian Exchange Glances. Not sure where this bitch has been hiding as I couldn’t take my eye of her. What a super outline. Lovely feminine head, dark eye, very appealing expression. Moderate length to neck, fine at withers, straight front and deep chested, great width of thigh. Neatest feet. She moved with elegance and drive. Seriously considered for reserve best bitch but was unsettled in final line-up.
  2. Williamson’s Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Kelijaru. Slightly bigger all through than one. Such a pretty girl with good stop, dark eye and raised brow. Head of good proportion, her coat was in good condition and of nice texture. Correct angulation, front and rear, short hocks and neat well arched feet. Moved out well and seemed to be enjoying her day.
  3. Box’s Fernstart Angel’s Kiss.

Post Graduate Bitch. (6/1 abs) Liked this class, close decisions

  1. Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri. Well presented and in gleaming condition. Kind expression and dark eyes, square at muzzle. Nice compact shape and well-toned throughout. Good angulation front and rear, with defined first and second thigh, short hocks and neat feet. Moved at one with owner and never stopped wagging her tail
  2. Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady. Another well presented bitch, rangier than one. Mother to my JB. Shown In good coat and condition Pleasing head and expression with dark eye. Super front angles, deep chest. Strode out well with handler. Close up.
  3. Wilson’s Pawswood Promise.

Limit Bitch. (15/3abs) What a super class of quality bitches.

  1. Frampton’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. What an elegant bitch. Very pretty head with raised brow, dark eye and gentle expression. Flows through neck into fine shoulder. Deep chest, well sprung rib, sloping topline, strong over loin and correct tail set. Front angulation correct as is rear. Elegant on the move. Happy to award her Best Bitch and later RBIS.
  2. Edwards’ Gwendarriff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. Another elegant bitch, taller and rangier than one. Presented in super coat and condition. She owns a lovely head with softest expression, pretty, soft eye and lean skull. Deep at brisket, straight front, correct angulation fore and rear, well set on tail. Moved on a good stride and with drive.
  3. Hall’s Harreds Sybil.

Open Bitch. (3/0 abs)

  1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley. This bitch just keeps improving with age. Super shape, compact and well boned, yet elegant. Coat in superb condition, Deep chest with well sprung rib. Great angulation front and rear. Well-muscled up, neat feet, short hocks. Sloping topline with correct tail set. Moved out with drive and elegance. Happy to award her Reserve Best Bitch and Best Veteran in Show.
  2. Parson’s Braidmount Lady Of The Lake At Bransett. Another pretty bitch with sweetest eye, head and expression. Raised brow, Lovely lean skull. Correct angulation front and rear, well laid back shoulders, strong topline. Moved out well with wagging tail.
  3. Nicolson’s Gwendarriff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb.

Veteran Dog or Bitch. (4/0 abs)

  1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley. See OB.
  2. Cooper’s Karidell Mayden Voyage To Hugared. Nice, well made 8 year old gal. I liked her shape. Good angulation and well sprung rib cage. She moved out ok. Could do with a bit more work on her presentation.
  3. Nicolson’s Gwendarriff On A Tic Ett To Lochindorb.

Bred by Exhibitor Dog or Bitch. (2/1 abs)

  1. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady Jw.

Not Bred by Exhibitor Dog or Bitch. (1/0 abs)

  1. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel).

Special Beginners Dog or Bitch. (3/0 abs)

  1. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady.
  2. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel).
  3. Cooper’s Redclyst Sail Severn Seas To Hugared.

Brace. (5/2 abs)

  1. Hall’s. These are like 2 peas in a pod. They both look at you with the same endearing eyes, just looking to please. Moved in perfect unison with their handler.
  2. Parsons’. Sorry to say just could not get passed 1. Moved out really well with their dubious handler.
  3. Heather’s. Another lovely pair of ladies

Judge: Paul Humphreys.

IRISH SETTER CLUB OF WALES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 17TH APRIL 2022 – DOG JUDGE: DIANE STEWART-RITCHIE
Thank you to the committee of the I.S.C.W. for this invitation to judge my first ever club show. Who would have thought it?
I first judged Irish Setters with C.C.’s in 2005 and this was my tenth time officiating at this level. It is one I will remember for the lovely hospitality and nice gifts received from the Club and, of course, to have found my C.C. winner in a complete novice partnership, albeit bred by a very established breeder. My sincere thanks to the exhibitors who valued my opinion enough to bring their beloved dogs under me. My opinion is only one, you always bring the best dog home.
Some facts I found on the day:
• Eye colour in almost all dogs was good, although eye shape was varied.
• There were many varied head shapes ranging from diverging head planes, strong skulls with short muzzles, a number with pendulous flews. Many lacked basic refinement. Ear set in the main was good as was ear length.
• I was surprised and disappointed to count 9 dogs from my hands on entry of 42 (equating to 21%) with incorrect dentition, some of which were in the senior classes.
• Today’s entry had mostly excellent length of rib with short loin, perfect for the work of a hunter.
• Many dogs were very untypical in front, being wide through the front, devoid from the standard calling for “rather narrow in front”, so required for an air scenting dog.
• Almost all dogs had correct oval bone.
• Movement was varied, away, towards and around. Sadly it has not improved much in this department.
My overall opinion:
Where have all the beautiful heads gone? I’ve heard breeders of the past claim that we are a “head” breed. With such anomalies in head how can this be true? What have we done?
For all of my years judging and discussing our breed with fellow judges how can it be that the Irish Setter movement has not improved and is still spoken about as negatively today as it was when I first started to judge? Sadly and most worryingly in all my years judging I have never judged so few dogs and so many with incorrect dentition. The ratio is alarming. Puppies perhaps, but certainly not adults. This can only be the start of a slippery slope.
Please be assured I voice my concerns truly, wholeheartedly with the love of the breed at my heart. This passion I have given my life to I say only these things so that we, as breeders, chose not to ignore but to address.
MINOR PUPPY DOG (1:0)
1ST: Mrs. M Richards: REDCLYST CAPTAIN KIDD: Good overall shape. Nice balance and good leg length. Stands over a decent amount of ground, has nice bone and a ni