Critique History 2021

Critique History 2021

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

It was an absolute pleasure to be back out doing the thing we love and be amongst dogs and dog people once again. Southern Counties must be congratulated for putting on a show for us all, albeit slightly different to what we have previously been used to, but all in all it ran smoothly, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Thank you also, to my steward Dr Ruth Barbour. Even though I found the dog classes of particular strength, there are s ome excellent examples of the breed across both sexes and this is something that bodes well for the future and you all must be congratulated. Thank you for bringing your dogs. 

MPD 1 Danks-Kemish’s Wenflaen Lets Get Serious For Alolfrana. Nearly 9months old and coming along on the right lines. He needs confidence which, given the circumstances, is to be expected. Keep going, he’s worth it. Produced a very pleasing outline when relaxed and stood.

 PD 1 Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. 10 month old who was the more together for his age, won the class on his front assembly which he used to advantage in profile. Good head and expression, well off for bone and standing on good feet. Super coat and condition. 2 Pike’s Redclyst The Celt. 11 month old, who today had the better topline. Pleasing in head and a good neck, not quite the front of the winner and this showed as he came towards me. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Wenflaen Lets Get Serious For Alolfrana.

 JD 1 Tuite’s Porschet Moonlight Shadow. Won today’s class on head properties, he has a very typical expression. Correct topline and decent tailset. Could move with a tad more enthusiasm but he is sound and covers the ground. I liked him for type. 2 Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus). Full of himself, and I liked his outline, not quite the head as yet, but time is on his side. Just preferred to play about today which spoilt his movement, but he’s still a kid. 3 Pullen & Atkin’s Covarney Pickpocket At Jacingail. 

YD 1 Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On. A very nice class. I liked this dog for type very much, his head is beautiful, and he looks at you right, super in outline, superb front which topped the class in his favour. Well bodied and boned, super topline and tailset. In good coat. Moved out well and looked good in profile. One with a title in front of him with an average amount of luck. 2 Willis’ Gwendariif The Grand Master At Jacwilins. Very glamorous boy with a pleasing head and expression. Strong neck and topline. Beautifully presented and conditioned. Not quite the front of the winner and he just didn’t use it to his advantage today. I can see them changing places on another day. 3 Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley. 

MD 1 Riverbrue Soldier On. 2 Williams’ Ixia Jelly Fox. Beautifully presented and handled, he is coming along on the right lines, pleases in expression, firm topline. Just not the reach in front today. 3 Russell’s Melmara Montalbano. 

GD 1 Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish. Mature and in superb condition, he produces a very pleasing outline in profile. His head is superb with a fabulous eye shape. Good in shoulder and return of upper arm, although could be a tad tighter at the elbow, and not overdone behind. Moves out well using his tail. 2 Tapper’s Lynwood Heypresto Kedalita. Pleases so much for outline on the stack, his head is superb with glorious expression. In superb condition. He moved out with style and kept his outline, using himself in profile. Just not as precise going away as the winner. 3 Rorke’s Zakhanaes The Red Le Baron. 

PGD 1 Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. Superb young dog, full of quality and type, loved his outline being racy and totally balanced and he is in superb condition. His head and expression are delightful. There is very little to change when going over him and he is superb on the move covering the ground with ease and style, keeping his outline with firm topline. I liked him enormously and he continued to impress in the challenge and was rewarded with the RCC in excellent company. Should carry a title if there is any justice. 2 Gardner’s Danwish On High (AI) JW. Another super dog who scores highly for type, carried his tail a little higher than the winner but apart from that, not much to split them. Good to go over and move out on the right track. Another good one. 3 Williamson’s Bluesprings Picture This JW. 

LD 1 Chorley-Newton, Chorley, Flinders & Gardner’s Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW. I enjoyed judging this class and they could easily change places on another day. Loved this dog in profile, his head is superb, and he is full of type. Totally balanced in outline, move with drive and precision. Well handled and presented, I considered him strongly in the challenge, his day will come, and I will not disagree when it does. Another with a title ahead of him I’m sure. 2 Muir’s Gwendariff Iaem Comin Out JW. Very close up and so similar in type. Another beautiful head and expression, super to go over and in fabulous condition. Has the correct outline. Moved out well and covers the ground. Good one. 3 Edwards’ Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. 

OD 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverblue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. Absolutely fabulous dog, fully mature and at the top of his game. Superb head and expression, correct racy outline, well angulated without exaggeration and totally balanced. Moved out with style and precision. His coat could, perhaps, be a little straighter but this must never detract from his obvious quality. He is a real class act with a fantastic temperament to boot. On this form he will be hard to pass and today was definitely his. I was delighted to award him the CC and BOB and he continued to shine in the group where I was thrilled to see him take Group 2 under Gundog expert Frank Kane. 2 Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW. Like the head and expression of this boy and he keeps the correct outline. Moved out well. Decent front assembly. Worthy of his title. 

Sp Beg D 1 Corless’ Swiftlark First Knight. Pleasing outline and in good body condition, he moves on the right track. 2 Henderson & Szwajkowski’s Redclyst Pasha. Still immature in body which showed in his movement today, well presented and a pleasing expression. 

VD 1 Foster & Walsh’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah. What a lovely pair of oldies, who are both a credit to the breed and their owners. This dog scored in outline. 2 Hoskins’ Sandstream Just A Breeze With Ralphski. Another super dog, close up and thoroughly enjoying being out and about. 

GCD 1 Rorke’s Zakhanaes The Red Le Baron. Moved out well keeping an outline, pleasing expression and in good condition. 2 Randle’s Forfarian’s Hidden Secret With Rionore. Correct for outline, just a tad heavy over the shoulders today, well handled and moved with some style. 3 Poole’s Teleri Summer Nights (AI). Sp Beg B 1 Corless’ Swiftlark Second Nature. Pleasing for type and shape, sweet expression, balanced in outline. 2 Fox’s Kerryfair Special Diamond. Sweet expression, not the front of the winner, moved out well. 3 Purves’ Grousehill Penny Lane. 

MPB 1 Fox & Fiders’ Kerryfair Heart To Heart. 8 months and enjoying her day, pleasing for type and a sweet head and expression, moved ok when settled. Balanced in outline. PB 1 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. 9 mth old and full of promise, she has an exceptional outline for her age and moves with style and purpose. Her head is super, and she is in fantastic condition. One for the future no doubt. BP. 2 Pike & Macdonald’s Redclyst Glenury Oiche Chiuin. 11 months. And another with a very pleasing head and expression. In superb condition, she just needs to fill into her frame and then she should have some fun. 3 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. 

JB 1 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger. Super headed bitch, with a balanced and typical outline, decent front which she used in profile and this clinched the class. In good body condition and coat coming in nicely. 2 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Well Be Phame. Close up and very sinister for type, she too has a pretty head and expression, will change places, but today not as fluid in front. 3 Evans’ Alolfrana Anna Stesia Of Tytarva (AX2). 

YB 1 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. Another super class. The first two are an absolute delight and I was splitting hairs. To find out that they were litter sisters underlined this. This is an absolutely gorgeous bitch. Still young but her type and quality just simply cannot be ignored. I loved her head and expression, her superb front, correct topline sloping slightly to a well set and carried tail. She is totally balanced and has that look at me attitude that we all cherish when we get it. She moved with such style and panache, balanced in action and totally eyecatching. Still to reach full maturity in coat but she must have an exciting future ahead of her. She has quality in spades, and I hope she gets rewarded with a well deserved title. In the challenge she refused to let me ignore her and, in my opinion, was a very well deserved CC. 2 Humphreys’ Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas. Another absolutely gorgeous bitch, with so very little to split these two today. She too has the correct outline, gorgeous head and expression, balanced angulation without exaggeration and soundest of movement. If I judged this class another day, I could easily change them around. The winner just edged ahead on the look at me factor and there was the decider. So close was the decision that she had to have the RCC. Another who must surely finish with a title. 3 Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy. MB 1 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. 2 Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri. Pretty bitch with a lovely head and expression, presents a pleasing outline and moves on the right track, just preferred the front angulation of the winner today. 3 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. GB 1 Muir’s Gwendariffaes Up To Somethin. Lovely bitch, super head and expression, so completely balanced, in fabulous condition, moved out with style and precision. 2 Rorke’s Zakhanaes Dream Believer. Another very lovely bitch who wasn’t as finished today as the winner, prettiest of head and expressions, moves out well. 3 Williamson’s Bluesprings Sunday Girl.

 PGB 1 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. Pretty head and expression, put on a show which took the class for her, pleasing in outline and in fabulous condition. 2 Catling’s Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW. Liked this girl too, pleasing in outline and moved out keeping her topline and using her tail, decent front, balanced behind and in good coat. 3 Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders’ Kerryfair Foxy Forever. This gorgeous bitch produces the most fantastically typical outline, and stood I thought she was breathtaking. I was so sad that she was not too happy on the move, spoiling her chances. I truly hope she has better days. 

LB 1 Mugford’s Lynwood Abracadabra JW. Liked the shape on this bitch enormously, her head and expression are delightful, completely balanced in outline, with flowing lines throughout. On the move she has reach and drive. Superb for type and I considered her strongly in the challenge. I just felt the heat may have got to her as she lost a little sparkle when it mattered, shame because she too should title. 2 Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Rainbow Brite. Slightly different in type but she has a lot of qualities and I can see her changing places on another day. She is the ultimate showgirl and really uses herself on the move. Just preferred the head of the winner today. 3 Roberts’ Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor JW. 

OB 1 Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW SHCM. Decent bitch who pleases in profile movement, pleasing in expression, good for substance yet retains a feminine outlook. 2 Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM. Another good bitch who defies her age, in superb condition, just not the verve of the winner today. 3 Tapper’s Lynwood Merry Mayden At Kedalita. 

VB 1 Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW. Delightful bitch of 8 years who absolutely defies her age. Superb outline and in fabulous condition, an absolute credit. Super head and expression and moves like a 2 year old. BV. 2 Brown’s Baystrider Candy Floss. In super condition and enjoying her day, a credit to her owner. GCB 1 Rorke’s Zakhanaes Dream Believer.

Judge Lee A S Cox

The Midlands Irish Setter Society held their Open Show at Leicester Racecourse on 4 July 2021.

I had a lovely day and would like to take this opportunity of sincerely thanking the M.I.S.S for inviting me to judge our gorgeous breed

VETERAN DOG 5 (2)

1 st MITCHELL’S SH.CH. AMBLIN’S SWEET WILLIAM

So much to admire about this nearly 9 year old..Honest and kind in his demeanour, correct

angulation of fore and hindquarters, well sprung ribs and coat in good condition. Moved well.

B.V.

2 nd SAVAGE’S GWENDARIFF THE RINGMASTER AT FIREFALL

I have liked this lovely 8 year old dog for a long time. Put together really well, good front and hind

quarters, showing strength and substance. Moved soundly showing co-ordination when viewed

from the front, behind and the side.

3 rd HYSLOP’S GWENDARRIFF THE SPECIALIST

VETERAN BITCH 3 (2)

1 st STEVENSON’S LOCHLORIEN SCULLY FOXES ANDLEY SH CM

This 9 year and 6 month old pretty lady looked well. Good conformation, well muscled

hindquarters with good bend of stifle.Well co-ordinated movement.

MINOR PUPPY DOG (1)

1 st BELL AND BARKER BELL’S BALINTYNE REWIND

Lovely looking well balanced minor puppy dog with coat in good condition. On the stance topline

gently sloping down from the withers. Slightly unsettled on the move.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (2)

1 st HEATHER’S SIX OAKES MY FAIR LADY

Pretty headed 7 month old young girl showing correct shaped dark eye and an oval skull with a well

defined occipital protuberance. Good body. A settled performance when on the move for one so

young, showing much promise.

2 nd BELL AND BARKER BELL’S BALINTYNE SING IT BACK

Another refined pretty bitch, appealing head and outline. Moved OK.

PUPPY DOG (1)

1 st RICHARDSON’S GWENDARIFF TULLYS RED ARROWS

This balanced young fellow had good forequarters with shoulders deep and sloping well back.

Forelegs strait and sinewy and showing plenty of bone. Moved well with co-ordination.

PUPPY BITCH 6 (3)

1st BOX’S FERNSTART HEARTS DELIGHT

Racy, elegant and full of substance describes this young girl. Unshelled almond shaped dark

expressive eyes, raised brows showing stop and with occiput to stop and stop to tip of nose parallel

and of equal length, contributed to a very pretty head. Moved well with purpose showing drive and

reach.

BPIS

2nd BYE’S BLUE BYE YOU LOVE IN A MIST

Close between first and second. Another pretty headed bitch with good forequarters and well let

down and free elbows. Well bodied with well sprung ribs. Moved with co-ordination.

3 rd SHEPHERD’S CASACHARED DANCING QUEEN

JUNIOR DOG 6

1 st BOTT ALLEN AND MORGAN’S QUENSHA TAKE A BOW

Super handsome lad showing many attributes. On the stance proportionate in conformation, racy

and full of quality. Good forequarters and hindquarters wide and powerful with well let down

hocks. Moved well showing perfect co-ordination.

2 nd HEMMING’S ORLANSET MANDOLIN

I liked this good looking fellow with his moderately long neck slightly arched, setting cleanly

without a break of topline into the shoulders. Firm straight topline sloping gently downwards from

the withers.Moved well.

3 rd MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA TIGER DANCE

JUNIOR BITCH 9(3)

1 st MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA STRICTLY SAMBA

Took my eye whilst in the line and did not disappoint when going over her. Beautiful head and body

with well sprung ribs carried well back to slightly arched muscular loins.

Best mover in class showing perfect co-ordination when viewed from front, rear and in profile.

RBB

2 nd DOUTHWAITE AND WHARFE’S QUENSHA BEAUTIFUL STRANGER OF GRACEWOOD

Pretty headed young lady with kind expressive eyes. Balanced throughout . Moved with free

flowing driving movement.

3 rd SHEPHERD’S GLENVARNA COVER GIRL

YEARLING DOG 2

1 st HUGHES’ GWENDARRIFF PLAYS THE FLUTE

Handsome young dog with correct forequarters and strong well muscled hindquarters . Stifle and

hock joints well bent. Luxurious coat with tail well feathered. Moved well keeping topline whilst on

the move.

2 nd CORLESS’S SWIFTLARK SPELLBINDER

Another handsome dog in good condition. Good shoulders, deep and sloping well back. Moved well

with purpose.

YEARLING BITCH 7(1)

1 st FRAMTON AND PIGGIN’S RIVERBRUE CLOUDBURST OVER STRATHMEAD

Beautiful looking racy young lady, showing refinement and elegance. Correct front and rear

angulation. Well bodied with deep chest . Ribs well sprung carried well back to a muscular loin.

Topline held whilst on the move which was executed with purpose and drive. Feet small and tight.

2 nd PRANGLE’S HEATHCLARE JUST FIZZ

Pretty headed , well balanced young bitch. A lovely coat and in good condition. Moved well with

good forward reach and hind drive.

3 rd LUTTO’S RAPPATTY PIPPITTY POP

NOVICE DOG 6

1 st BOTT ALLEN AND MORGAN’S QUENSHA TAKE A BOW

2 nd HEMMING’S ORLANSET MANDOLIN

3 rd COHAN’S LYNWOOD MERRY KING WITH SHUSHANA

NOVICE BITCH 12

1 st MILLIGAN-BOTT AND BOTT’S THENDARA STRICTLY SAMBA

2 nd PRANGLE’S HEATHCLARE JUST FIZZ

3 rd MITCHELL’S STRATHMEAD TATIANA WITH AMBLIN

GRADUATE DOG 7(1)

1 st ROBINSON SLATER’S KERRYFAIR LUCKY SEVEN

I admired this dog a great deal with his handsome head with its well defined occipital protuberance,

raised brows showing stop and correct shaped dark eye. A moderately long, muscular, arched neck

was set into correct shoulder placement. Moved very well.

2 nd GISBY’S SUTERESETT RUM TUM TUGGER

Another quality boy. Lovely head showing a kind eye Good fore and muscular hind quarters.

Moved correctly with free flowing movement.

3 rd HEMMING’S ORLANSET A NEW FLAME

GRADUATE BITCH 10(3)

1 st MUIR’S GWENDARIFF’S UP TO SOMETHING

This racy, balanced girl was full of quality with her lovely head and good body. Topline gently

sloping down from the withers, Hindquarters strong and well muscled with stifle and hock joints

well bent. Moved well and correctly.

2 nd BELL AND BARKER- BELL’S BALINTYNE LET IT BE ME

Pretty headed bitch, again full of quality. Good shoulder placement and strong hindquarters. Moved

well with enthusiasm.

3 rd BOX’S FERNSTART ANGELS KISS

POST GRADUATE DOG 6(1)

1 st BOTT, ALLEN AND MORGAN’S QUENSHA JUST LIKE FIRE

A most handsome and refined gentleman with a gorgeous head and a kind eye. Balanced

throughout, this boy has strong muscular hindquarters, hocks well let down which were short and

strong On the move got his hocks well under himself, enabling hind propulsion and forward reach

with the minimum of effort. Best mover in class.

RBIS

2 nd RUSSELL’S LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI

Much to be admired about this lovely dog. Super head and kind eye. Well angulated both fore and

aft. Topline firm whilst on the move. Moved well.​

3 rd SWAINSTON’S GLENVARNA MONTEREY JW

POST GRADUATE BITCH 9(5)

1 st HEATHER’S SIX OAKS LEADING LADY

Genuine type of bitch showing a kind temperament . Good front forequarters with front legs straight

and sinewy. Elbows free and let down. Good body with well sprung ribs, possibly carrying slightly

too much weight, which may have affected her chances in the challenge. Moved correctly and well.

2 nd KENNEDY-SLOANE’STWO ACRES DESTINY

This attractive headed bitch was proportionate in conformation. Moderately long neck set cleanly

into the shoulders. Moved quite well.

3 rd MILLINGTON’S LANSTARA SCARLET RIBBONS FOR PENNYBOURNE

LIMIT DOG 8(4)

1 st PRANGLE’S HEATHCLARE AMERICAN DOLLAR JW ShCM

A very handsome boy, full of quality. Good angulation of forequarters and hindquarters. Good deep

chest and well sprung ribs carried well back to muscular loins. Firm straight topline gently sloping

down from withers. Good tail set. Movement was free flowing showing true action when viewed

from any angle.

2 nd RUSSELLS STRATHMEADE HUCKLEBERRY OF SETTESOLI

Another really super racy dog, with dark kind eyes and a lovely coat showing good condition.

Hindquarters were strong and muscular with well let down hocks.

3 rd HART ‘S GWENDARIFF IN THE LIMELIGHT WITH GILLIEGRAE JW ShCM

LIMIT BITCH 4(1)

1 st ELKIN’S TWO ACRES PROMISE OF SPRING WITH AVACET

A genuine, kind type of bitch with a lovely coat in good condition. Pretty head with correct eye

shape. Feet small and tight. Used her tail well whilst on the move.

2 nd BELL AND BARKER-BELL’S BALINTYNE FREDA PAYNE

Pretty headed bitch with raised brows giving the appearance of stop. Eyes dark and kind showing

quizzical look. Well bodied showing good angulation front and hind.

3 rd BYE’S COVARNEY EVERLASTING LOVE AT BLUEBYEYOU

OPEN DOG 6(3)

1 st MUIR’S GWENDARIFF I’M COMING OUT JW

Loved this cheeky chappie with his gorgeous head and his mischievous kind eyes as soon as I saw

him enter the ring. Full of quality, this racy dog was balanced throughout. A moderately long

arched neck set cleanly without a break into the shoulder. Topline firm and straight gently sloped

down to the withers. Correct tail set. Hindquarters wide and powerful. Good bend of stifle and well

let down hocks. A very good mover with hocks well under him, showed a good correct driving

action when viewed from behind, the front and profile.

Well deserved BIS​

2 nd CORLESS’S SWIFTLARK FIRST KNIGHT

Another racy boy with pleasing, well proportioned blend in of dogs features. Moved well with

hindquarter propulsion.

3 rd HYSLOP’S GWENDARIFF JUSTINE THYME JW

OPEN BITCH 6(4)

1 st PARSON’S BRADMOUNT LADY OF THE LAKE AT BRANSET

This beautiful refined elegant bitch had many pleasing attributes. Pretty head and long graceful

neck fitted well into shoulder placement. Good body with well sprung ribs carried well back to

muscular loins. Strong well muscled hindquarters . Correct tail set and used her tail well whilst on

the move. Moved very well with true action when viewed from the front, the rear and profile.

BB

2 nd BOX’S FERNSTART BIRDSONG

Another lovely bitch proportionate in conformation with a pretty head and correct shaped eye..

Moved well.​

Judge Di Heppell

East Of England Championship Dog Show 10.7.2021

I would like to thank the committee of East Of England Championship Show for the honour and
pleasure of judging my beloved Irish Setters. Thanks also to my two wonderful stewards Bill &Trish
who looked after me so well, also Gabrielle Sloane for the wonderful photos and finally a huge
thankyou to the exhibitors without whom there would be no show.
Just a couple of observations for the breed as a whole. Quite a few untypical heads, some with
round, light eyes which gives for a hard, stark expression as opposed to the soft melting expression
required. Lack of rear extension is still an issue, however I found what I wanted in my main winners
and placings. Delighted with both my line-ups. Thankyou
MPD 1
1st Mrs S Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible
Just 6m old. Well balanced, well off for bone. Nice tight feet. Balanced head of correct proportions,
correct dark eye. Good square muzzle. Moved freely for a youngster. Nice prospect.
PD 5
1st Repeat
2nd Ms S Richardson‘s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows
11m old. Well built, well bodied up. Correct head with good stop and correct muzzle. Should make
up nicely. Would prefer a better bend of stifle. Moved well.
3rd Mrs E & Mrs L Grattan’s Glenlaine Moonstone
JD 3
1st Mr D & Mrs K Hemmings’s Orlanset Mandolin
Eye catching young dog just 14m. Good outline very racy, well balanced. Strong but balanced head
with a distinctive noble expression, correct stop and depth of muzzle. Well bodied up, well off for
bone. Feet could be tighter. Moved well.
2nd Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott’s & Bott ‘sThendara Tiger Dance
Lovely elegant boy. Handsome head of correct proportions. Well off for bone. Would prefer a bit
more forechest. Good length of rib. Moved well with style.
3rd Mrs JM Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classic Touch
YD 6
1st Mrs L Richardson‘s Bluesprings Now I’m Here At Forestfire
18m, well balanced, well bodied up. Well off for bone, feet could be tighter. Pleasant head, good
depth of muzzle. Good deep chest, in good coat and condition. Correct bend of stifle. Moved well,
covered the ground well
cont.
2nd Mr G Hughes’s Gwendariff Plays The Flute
Very smart young man, shown in beautiful coat and condition, really looked the picture. Pleasant
head, maybe prefer just a bit more refinement. And tiny more length to muzzle. Correct angulation,
good depth to chest. Moved well. Unfortunately this chap was a bit shy today which I’m sure was
related to our lockdown period. Love to see him on a happier day.
3rd Mrs S Corless‘s Swiftlark Spellbinder
ND 5
1st Mr D & Mrs K Hemmings ‘sOrlanset Mandolin
Eye catching young dog just 14m. Good outline very racy, well balanced. Strong but balanced head
with a distinctive noble expression, correct stop and depth of muzzle. Well bodied up, well off for
bone. Feet could be tighter. Moved well.
2nd Mrs S Corless ‘sSwiftlark Spellbinder
22 m old. Well balanced. Handsome head, correct proportions, showing good stop. Well off for
bone. Feet could be tighter. Good spring of rib and correct bend of stifle not overdone. Moved well.
Would benefit from more precise presentation.
3rd Mesdames G & LA Cove-Print‘s & Fordham’s Umbala Hobsons Choice
DD 3(1abs)
1st Mesdames G & LA Cove-Print’s & Fordham‘s Umbala Hobsons Choice
25m balanced outline, leaner type. Pleasant head, would prefer slightly stronger head. Good reach
of neck and correct shoulder placement. Still fairly immature. A little unsettled on the move.
2nd Mrs RD Danks-kemish‘s Wenflaen lets Get Serious For Alolfrana
Just a puppy, very raw as lots more to develop. Would prefer more forechest. Pleasant head, good
stop. Good depth of chest. Shown in good coat and condition
GD 11(2abs)
1st Mrs P, Mrs D& Mr G Harris’s, Bridgwater’s & Hoeksema’s Blazing Bronze Clappy Sings Konakakela
JW(imp NL)well balanced, typey elegant dog. Elegant head of correct proportions, well made up with
correct bone. Shownin good condition. Moved well.
2nd Mr D & Mrs K Hemmings’s Orlanset A New Flame
Well balanced, typey, correct shoulder placement. Good spring of rib just prefer a bit more bend of
stifle. Attractive head shape of correct proportions, however just a slightly harder expression than 1.
Moved well.
3rd Miss V Jarvis’s Lowdon Too Darn Hot
PGD 7(1abs)
Very close between 1 and 2
1st Msds CR & A & D Longbottom’s & Stewart-Ricthie ‘s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket JW
Mature boy, shown in excellent condition. Beautiful head of correct expression and proportion. Kind
eye. Good length to neck, correct shoulder placement, good spring of rib and forechest. Overall I
liked his outline and balance. Shown in tip top condition, however I would have preferred to see
more drive and rear extension in his movement.
2nd Mrs M Bott’s Bardonhill Pearly Spencer
Another tip top boy from this very consistent kennel. Pushed 1 hard .Lovely balance. Typical Irish
head and soft expression. Good reach of neck. Good length to body. Correct bone. Moved well
3rd
Mr M J & Mrs L C Williamson’s Bluesprings Picture This JW
MLD 5
1st Miss O P Danks-Kemish’s Teleri Summertime Blues Avec Alolfrana (AI) JW
Well balanced, racier in type, head long and lean. Good shaped eye of good colour.Nice balanced
head. Feet could be tighter, good topline, however maybe a touch overstretched. Moved well.
2nd Mrs J M Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique JW
Good upstanding dog. Pleasant head, kind expression, good reach of neck. Correct shoulder
placement, well ribbed up. Good bone. Would prefer better rear angulation from hip to hock as felt
he needed to sit deeper into his hindquarters. Covered the ground on the move.
3rd Mr P J Hall ‘s Harreds Trevor
LD 8 (2abs)
Very tight class
1st Mrs S E Edwards’s Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie
Lovely balance with elegance. Lovely head, elegant and refined, with good eye shape and brow. A
typical Irish expression. Good reach to neck. Correct shoulder and bone. Good spring of rib, well
made up. Correct topline , not over exaggerated. Correct tailset. Shown in good condition. Moderate
bend of stifle. Moved well with style and flair. As he went around the ring I could see an elegant,
stylish and refined dog. Not a powerhouse, not a machine
CC & BOB
2nd Mrs L Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Comin Out JW
Another lovely boy, not quite the stature of 1 but lots to like. Good head not quite as gentlemanly in
expression but good shape and proportion. Well off for bone with tight feet! Good deep chest and
spring of rib. Lovely bend of stifle shown in excellent coat and condition. Moved well
3rd Mrs J P Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settessoli
OD 7(1abs)
1st Mr & Mrs P Lucas’s Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Amongst Amberlight JW
Another very elegant boy, lovely head and expression, lean and refined. Good reach of neck good
length to body good forechest much developed since last I saw him. Good depth to chest, shown in
excellent coat and condition. Very typey stylish dog. RCC
2nd Mr K & Mrs P Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW
A different type but none the less a fine looking dog. Well balanced, well balanced head, not quite as
soft an expression as 1. Well off for bone, good tight feet. Lovely depth to chest. Shown in excellent
coat and condition, albeit a harsher coat. Moved well. Nice boy.
3rd Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-Bott’s & Bott ‘ Sh Ch Thendara Commitment JW
VD 3
1st Miss S & Miss N A Tupper’ & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM
8 years old. Lovely boy. Good head, kind expression. Good reach to neck, well bodied up however a
tad longer in loin, however carries it well. Feet could be tighter. Well off for bone. Moved very well,
covering the ground with ease. Shown in good coat.
2nd Miss CMH Tuite’s Sh Ch Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet JW (Imp Bel)
9 ¾ yrs old. Good boy, nice head, well bodied up, correct bend of stifle, good shaped feet. Moved
well.
3rd Miss B Hoskins’s Sandstream Just A Breeze With Ralphski
Spec beginners Dog 1
1st Mrs S Corless’s Swiftlark Spellbinder
22 m old. Well balanced. Handsome head, correct proportions, showing good stop. Well off or bone.
Feet could be tighter. Good spring of rib and correct bend of stifle not overdone. Moved well. Would
benefit from more precise presentation
MPB 1
1st Mrs S Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious
Sweet baby just 6m old good angulation front and aft.
Sweet head and expression, reasonable feet. Good spring of rib, correct tailset. Moved well just a
little lose in rear movement but she’s just a tot.
PB 9
1st Mrs M Bott’s Bardonhill Summer Song
11m, plenty to like here. Balanced, well developed, in good coat and condition. Sweet feminine head
kind expression. Correct angulation front and rear, not overdone, would just prefer a bit more debth
to second thigh, but it will come. Moved well with style.
2nd Mr I & Mrs PA Pallister’s Penwyn keeping The Faith
Another eye catcher just 9m old, well developed, well balanced, good depth to chest. In excellent
coat and condition, sweet head and expression. Would just prefer a bit more bone and depth to
second thigh but I’m sure will all come in time. Moved very well covering the ground with ease.
3rd Mrs D Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff The happy Hooker NAF RAF
JB 8 (2abs)
1st Mrs R & Mr G Adamson-Watt ‘s & Watt’s Alolfrana Scandalous
Quite a looker! Very mature. Elegant head, good depth to muzzle. Well bodied up, in excellent coat
and condition. Moderate bend of stifle. To be critical just like to see a bit more front angulation but
all this changes in time. Certainly one to watch.
2nd Mr P J Hall‘s Harreds Daisie
Think this one will be the dark horse. Nice bitch, not overdone, moderate in every aspect. Lovely
head, proportion head, kind expression good reach of neck. Good feet. In hard condition. All things
that matter for the long-term. Just not the maturity of 1 today.
3rd Msds CR & A & D Longbottom’s & Stewart- Ritchie’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us
YB 5(1abs)
1st Ms M J Henderson’s Sametsuz Believe in Me
Little corker.19m very mature, lovely feminine head, dark eye, kind expression all the ingredients for
an Irish setter head. Good reach of neck good front angulation, lovely depth to chest, good bend of
stifle, moved very well. Seriously considered for the RCC
2nd Mrs JA Gilbert‘s Thendara Electra With Joanma
Rangier type but elegant. Elegant head but would prefer just a tiny bit more depth to muzzle. Lovely
reach of neck good spring of rib but just needs to body up and mature. Moderate bend of stifle.
3rd Mrs D G Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now
NB 11(2abs)
1st Ms MJ Henderson’s Sametsuz Believe In Me.Same remarks as previous class apply.
2nd Mrs P A M Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri
Very pretty bitch, feminine head with soft sweet expression. Nice tight feet, Moderate bitch in every
respect. Mature body. Good bend of stifle. Moved well.
3rd Mr P J Hall’s Harreds Daisie
DB 5(3abs)
1st Mrs J A Gilbert ‘s Thendara Electra With Joanmas
Rangier type but elegant. Elegant head but would prefer just a tiny bit more depth to muzzle. Lovely
reach of neck good spring of rib but just needs to body up and mature. Moderate bend of stifle.
2nd Msds CR & A & D Longbottom’s & Stewart-Ritchie ‘s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us
Nicely balanced, well bodied. Feminine head, would prefer more stop but will come with time. Well
off for bone. Reasonable feet Moderate bend of stifle. Shown in good condition. Moved well.
GB 9 (1abs)
1st Mrs L Muir ‘s Gwendariff Shes Up To Somethin
Nice typey bitch, well balance with good body. Feminine head but would prefer more stop. Good
reach to neck, lovely spring of rib, good depth to chest. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Moved
well, another strong contender.
2nd
Mr A & Mr D & Mrs L Stewart’s & Jones’s Gwendariff Gooseberry Fool
Similar stamp to 1, just not quite the maturity or finish. Well balanced, lovely feminine head good
spring of rib and depth of chest. In good coat and condition
3rd Miss R Box’s Fernstart Angels Kiss
PGB 10(3abs)
1st Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb
Well, just lovely! Feminine & Elegant. Beautiful feminine head good width to skull, deep muzzle,
correct stop and a kind well shaped eye. Good reach of neck, good front angulation, gently sloping
topline good depth of chest, tail set on correctly, moderate bend of stifle. Shown in moderate coat
but of good condition. Moved well in a stylish feminine way. Could not deny her the CC. Just lost her
panache in the challenge with the dog for BOB.
2nd Mrs S E Edwards’s Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW
Another feminine, lovely bitch. Soft gentle head and expression, good forechest, correct spring of rib
and lovely bend of stifle. In good coat and condition. Just not the gentle finesse of the CC winner but
very much of that ilk .RCC
3rd Mr D & Mrs J Fox ‘s Kerryfair Special Diamond
MLB 4
1st Mrs P A M Catling ‘s Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW
Mature, well balanced, feminine head, good reach of neck, well bodied up, good spring of rib.
Moderate bend of stifle. Moved well.
2nd Mrs & Mrs D Bridgwater ‘s Blazing Bonze Eye Candy (imp NL)
Similar mould to 1. Well balanced with a pretty head and soft expression. Good reach of neck. Well
off for bone. Good spring of rib. Well-muscled and moved well.
3rd Mrs G Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet
LB 3(1abs)
1st Mr RS& Mrs M I Nicholson’ Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb
5year old mature bitch. Good headshape, maybe with a softer expression. Good shoulder
placement, good length of body and very good bend of stifle. Moved well. Good honest bitch.
2nd Miss L Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily the Pink
Nice tidy bitch, pretty head, sufficient stop, kind expression. Good reach of neck. Well-made
shoulder, lovely length to body. Prefer a bit more bend of stifle. Moved well.
OB 1
1st Miss OP Danks-Kemish‘s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW ShCM
Mature bitch, feminine head, and moderate stop. Good reach of neck good spring of rib well off for
bone, correct topline. Shown in excellent coat and predation. Moved well. For my Challenge
decision, just preferred the shoulder placement of my CC winner.
VB 3
1st Mrs S Begg ‘s ShCh Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric
Lovely bitch aged 8 shown in excellent condition. Good neck and shoulder placement. Well off for
bone. Lovely spring of rib. Moved well.
2nd Mrs J A Gilbert‘s Joanmas Perfect Lullaby
Another 8year old Correct shoulder angulation, good bend of ‘s stifle and correct topline. Just prefer
a bit more depth to muzzle.
3rd Mackness ‘s Wynjill Well May Be
Spec Beginners B 2
I apologise. I appear to have no critique for these 2 ladies.
1st Mr D Gomez’s (handler Mrs L S Jones) Gwendariff Picknmix
2nd Mr D& Mrs J Fox’s Kerryfair Special Diamond


Judge: Jacque Bayne

First and foremost I would like to thank Leeds Committee for inviting me to judge Irish Setters for the first time at this level. I would also like to thank my two stewards for helping me keep the ring running smoothly; again a thank you to the exhibitors for their support and good sportsmanship.

MPD (3) 1 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. Well balanced youngster, good head with kind eye and low set ears. Good coat, moved well for one so young. 2 Lee’s Danwish Danehill. Preferred head on one. And very unsettled on the stack and move. Very hard to assess. 3 Humphreys’ Swiftlark Incognito.

PD (5) 1 Stewart-Ritchie’s Nobleton Poblano Of Gwendariff. Correct head and eye, raised brow and kind expression, well balanced all through, clean neck into good lay of shoulders. Well let down hocks, moved well. 2 Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. Preferred head on one. Needs to grow into himself. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Wenflaen Lets Get Serious For Alolfrana.

JD (4) 1 Allen, Bott & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow. Preferred head on one, good length to arched neck. Nice depth of chest, ribs well sprung and well back. Well muscled hindquarters and bend of stifle, well let down hocks. Free flowing movement should have a bright future. Good use of tail. 2 Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin. Preferred body and shoulders on one. Little more angulated than one. 3 Miller’s Shudorared Amor Dillon.

YD (7) 1 Crocker’s Riverbrue Morning Glory. Balanced head and kind eye, neck of good length, clean and well muscled. Shoulders sloping well back. Front legs well under straight and well boned. Well bent stifle. Moderate angulation. Nice short hocks. Free flowing movement. 2 Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. Brother to one, just preferred shoulders on one. 3 Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin.

GD (9) 1 Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish. Lovely head and reach of neck into well laid back shoulders. Front legs well under. Straight with good bone. Chest deep and well sprung ribs reaching well back. Would have liked more strength in quarters. 2 Holehan’s Loganrish Lets Go Crazy. Preferred coat on this one. Just a little longer in hocks, which showed in his movement. 3 Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin.

PGD (9) 1 Edwards & Boyd-McNeil’s Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty. Lovely balanced dog. Good head, eye and nose colour. Nothing overdone about him. Good coat and tail carriage. Moved with drive. RCC. 2 Swainston’s Glenvarna Monterey JW. Just preferred neck on one. Not as balanced as one. 3 Stewart-Ritchie & Longbottom’s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket JW.

LD (11, 3) 1 Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come. Balanced head with a kind eye. Ears set on low, close to head. Neck clean and well muscled into well laid shoulders. Well balanced throughout. Coat of good colour, used his tail well. 2 Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Wont He. Just preferred neck on one, but the same qualities apply. 3 Edwards’ Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie.

OD (7, 1) 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. Just my cup of tea, nothing over exaggerated about this boy. Stunning head, long and lean, well defined occipital bone. Good eye and nose colour. Ears set low and well back close to head giving a kind expression, moderately and well muscled neck. Shoulders deep and well back, forelegs strong, straight and well under, deep chest and ribbing well back, powerful hind legs, well bent stifle. Hocks well let down. Moved with reach and drive. Pleased to award him DCC.BOB. Group 2. 2 Alcorn & Ingram’s Gwendariffs Red Light Show Farnfield. Loved this dog’s head. Long and lean, well defined occipital bone. Just preferred length of neck of one. And rear quarters. 3 Lucas & Lucas’ Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW.

VD (5) 1 Stevens’ Follybrook Millenuim Star. 7 years old, well balanced dog of good breed type. 2 Rowbottom & Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Monn. Seven and a half year’s old, preferred coat to one. A little more angulation behind. 3 Foster & Walsh’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah.

SBD/B (6) 1 Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin. Loved his body and movement. Just felt his head a little heavy for the breed. 2 Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl. 15 months old bitch well put together just needs to mature in coat and head. 3 Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me.

MPB (2, 1) 1 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious.Pretty baby just 6 months everything in the right place again needs to mature moved well for a youngster.

PB (6, 1) 1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. These two could change places on different days, Good head and kind eye. Well balanced front and rear. Moved well. BPIB. 2 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Hold The Front Page. Just preferred head on one today. With time that should change. 3 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff The Happy Hooker.

JB (11) 1 Stewart-Ritchie & Longbottom’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (Ire). Head long and lean, well defined occipital bone. Ears set low close to head. Good eye and nose colour with kind expression. Moderate well muscled neck, shoulders well laid back, moderation all through. Looked a picture on the stack and move. 2 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. Loved this bitch, same attributes as one but not as settled as one. But I’m sure she will with time. 3 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba.

YB (4) 1 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead.Loved her from nose to tail. Nothing overdone everything in the right place. Free flowing with true action coming and going. Coat flat and of good colour. Good use of tail. RBCC. 2 Sturrock, Sturrock & Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy. Preferred the balance of one. Moved well. 3 Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence.

GB (10, 2) 1 Holehan’s Loganrish Diamonds N’pearls. Good head and eye, well balanced throughout. Good topline, out moved the rest, good use of tail. 2 Kassube’s Twoacres Fantasy. Preferred neck on one. A little longer in body than one, but rest good. 3 Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up To Something.

PGB (6, 2) 1 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. Excelled on the move, balanced head with good chiselling under, kind eyes. Correct topline, good use of tail. Has substance without being over done in anyway. 2 Nicolson & Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb. Just preferred neck and topline on one. Moved well. 3 Green’s Braidmount Dreamed A Dream For Glencarron.

LB (3, 1) 1 Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink. I liked her for type, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, good depth throughout. Strong quarters and bend of stifle. Well let down hocks. Moved well. 2 Hinslea & Hinslea’s Gwendariff Guess Who’s Coming To Northamber JW. Good head and eye. Just preferred bend of stifle on one.

OB (4) 1 Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW ShCM. Of good breed type balanced head with kind eye. Well muscled neck into well laid back shoulders. Front legs well under, good depth to body moved well. Correct topline, good use of tail. 2 Nicolson & Nicolson’s Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb. Nothing much between these two, just preferred head on one. 3 Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCM.

VB (2) 1 Sturrock, Sturrock & Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW. I have done this bitch well before and she still did not disappoint, Loved her for breed type. Well balanced head with dark kind eyes. Stacked a most balanced picture. Nothing overdone no exaggeration. Good muscular condition which enabled her to move effortlessly. At one with her handler.BCC, BOS, BV, VG4. 2 Begg’s Sh Ch Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric. Another quality bitch of good breed type. balanced head ample bone and well put together with substance.

Judge Mrs L S Trow

31/07/2021

I was thrilled to be asked to judge this show at Bath and finally be able to do so, I had to turn them down twice due to pior engagements. I would like to thank my very good steward and the spoting exhibitiors.
This was a quality entry of Irish with many beautiful dogs to choose from.
I would like to note that I found to many high tail carriages, breeders need to watch this before it becomes a serious problem also I found a number of bad mouths.
I am very critical about presentation for dogs being shown, to many were untidy, not trimmed well and some were even dirty, I think people should look at the class winners in respect to presentation as they were beautifully trimmed, gleaming coats and turned out to perfection.
VD(1-0)
(1) Mitchell Mrs P – Sh Ch Amblin Sweet William –
I have always liked this Champion boy & today he did not dissapoint, Lovely head, clean into neck, good topline, nice coat of good colour & texture, moved well really enjoying his day out, pleased to award him BVIB
MPD(1-0)
(1) Coreless Mrs S – Swiftlark Invincible
A quality Puppy, sweet head with a pleasing soft expression & low set ears, lovely balanced outline. Liked his quarters & tailset, moved with confidence for one so young
PD(4-0)
(1) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D – Nobleton Poblano of Gwendariff
Possess an eyecatching outline, beautifully presented, lovely coat coming through of a nice rich chestnut colour. Good head with well set on ears, nice length of neck, held a good level topline on the move
(2) Murray Mrs D – Bluebyeyou Love Affair
I Liked this boy a lot, Once the handler settles with her nerves she will have a lot of good days with him, Lovely head with a good expression, well set on neck leading into good shoulders, another that holds a nice topline on the move.
(3) Coreless Mrs S – Swiftlark Invincible
JD(2-0)
(1) Milligan-Bott Mrs D & Bott Mr J – Thendara Tiger Dance
Presented a very eyecatching outline, very much loved the elegance of this boy, but he is very much on the raw side at the moment. Beautiful head with a soft melting expression, low set ears, good arch to neck leading to well laid back shoulders & length of rib. Good strong quarters & well let down hocks, lovely mover and it was pleasing to see him use his tail on the move.
(2) Beresford Mrs M – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)
My type of young dog but he threw his chances away in this class as he was extremely naughty giving his handler a very hard time, but the more he was shown the better he got which resulted in his first in one class. Gorgeous head & expression with lovely dark eyes & well set on ears, deep chest with a good straight front & I liked his stong well bent stifles.
YD(7-0)
(1) Crocker Mr B – Riverbrue Morning Glory (RCC)
When sitting down to do my critique I see that the first three in this class were brothers, all slightly different but quality dogs breeder must be very proud of them. I fell for this quality boy, beautiful perfectly balanced head withy a lovely expression and low set ears. Good arched neck leading in well laid back shoulders, excellent front,strong topline which he held on the move and I liked his reach & drive when watching him move around the ring, Beautifully handled & presented and I was very pleased to award this young dog RCC.
(2) Brown Miss D K – Riverbrue Soldier On
Another Beautiful boy who was close up to one with a lot of the same attributes but today his presentation to the winner let him down.
(3) Crocker Mr B & Lewis Miss C Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood
ND(7-1)
(1) Richardson Mrs L – Bluesprings Now Im Here at Forestfire
This young boy was fourth in a very strong quality yearling class, Pleasing outline & head with good length to neck & depth of chest, low set ears. Well sprung rib, moved well.
(2) Beresford Mrs M – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)
My 2nd in Junior dog
(3) Webb Mrs RA & Danks-Kemish Mrs R – Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka(AW1)
GD(9-0)
(1) Slater Mrs CR – Kerryfair Lucky Seven
This dog has a beautiful head which really caught my attention with his balanced outline, lovely eyes giving the softest of expressions with raised brow showing lot of work, low set ears with good depth of muzzle,
Arched neck with well laid shoulders, moved with reach & drive.
(2) Willis Mrs J – Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwilins
Elegant eyecatching dog with a nice head, expression & low set ears.
Nice topline, good length of rib, strong angulated quarters with good short hocks, moved well.
(3) Gardner Miss T – Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish
PGD(12-0)
(1) Swainston Mr K – Glenvarna Monterey
As I looked around this dogs outline caught my eye, lovely head with a soft expression, raised brows, low set ears & well definied stop, arched neck, deep chest, good rib, Good forechest & straight front, one of the best movers today.
(2) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D & Longbottom M/dames CR & A – Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket
Smaller style of dog, nice coat of a lovely rich colour and presented well.
pleasing head & expression, well sprung rib & stong well defined rear quarters.
Handler needs to settle him on the move as he goes to fast and pulls into his-self.
(3) Gardner Miss T – Danwish on High (A.i) JW
LD(12-0)
(1) Prangle Miss C – Heathclare American Dollar JW, ShCM, ShCEx (CC & BOB)
I have admired this boy for a long time and he has just got better & better with age, I am surprised that he has not won a CC before & I wish her luck getting his next two.
Beautiful coat & condition he was put down to perfection, I loved his balanced outline.
Good head & expression, raised brows, well definied stop, nice square muzzle & low set ears.
Lovely arched neck which was lacking in so many today with well laid back shoulders & deep forechest. Good straight front, nice tight cat like feet, his strong muscling through out made him a pleasure to go over, pleasing to watch him on the move with his head held high, lovely topline & lashing tail.
(2) Chorley Miss K, Chorley-Newton Mrs S & Flinders – Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW
I have admired this dog from the ring side and he did not disappoint today, lovely to go over, well balanced head, with dark eyes, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, deep forechest, strong topline, good well anglulated quarters, lovely tailset straight of his back, moved with confidence, he was unlucky to meet one today.
(3) Edwards Mrs S – Gwendariff Ucan’t missme Bonhomie
OD(4-2)
(1) Milligan-Bott Mrs D & Bott Mr J – Sh Ch Thendara Commitment JW
Well known Ch dog, very elegant & stylish, beautifully presented & handled to perfection, lovely head with soft melting expression & raised brow, smooth topline, moved at one with his handler.
(2) Toms Miss S – IS Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck Ir J Ch JD
Unlucky to meet one, pleasing dog well balanced head, nice expression, well constructed through out, in good coat, moved well.
(3) Andrews Mr C & Mrs C – Millcroft Moon Riot
SBD/B (7-1)
(1) Beresford Mrs M – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)
Repeat
(2) Murray Mrs D – Bluebyeyou Love Affair
Repeat
(3) Poole Dr SE & Mr M – Teleri Summer Nights (Ai)
VB(3-1)
(1) Broad Miss G – Karidell Coral Princess of Ermebrook
Thyis was a lovely style of bitch, Pretty head with a nice expression, good length of neck, well laid shoulders,, smooth topline, strong quarters,lovely mover who flowed around the ring, just needs to trim better to complete a pleasing picture
(2) Taylor Mr AJ & Mrs C – Danaway Goody Two Shoes
Elegant girl with good clean lines, pleasing head & expression,well sprung ribs,good strong quarters & tailset, another who moved well.
MPB(3-0)
(1) Corless Mrs S – Swiftlark Illustrious
Litter sister to my MPD winner with a lot of similar qualities, so well behaved & confidient, lovely femine head with dark eyes,well set on ears, good length of neck,& good angulated shoulders, moved with style around the ring for such a baby, I really liked her, a bright future awaits.
(2) Henderson Miss H & Szwajkowski Mr M – Grenada Lofty Czerwony TAF, NAF(Imp Pol)
Just a baby at 6.5 months enjoying her day out, sweet head, low set ears & expression,good arched neck, moved well
(3) Heather Mrs M & Mr J – Sixoaks My Fair Lady
PB(9-2)
(1) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D – Gwendariff The Happy Hooker (BPIB)
Just loved this baby from the moment I saw her so full of quality & style a bright future awaits. Beautiful head with a true Irish expression, low set ears, good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders, straight front, deep chest, well angulated quarters which she used to move with reach & drive around the ring.
(2) Corless Mrs S – Swiftlark Illustrious
Repeat
(3) Bye Mrs G – Bluebyeyou Love In A Mist
JB(6-1)
(1) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D & Longbottom M/dames CR & A – Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (Ire)
Elegant youngster pleasing head with a nice expression & well set ears, good arched neck into well set shoulders, ribs well sprung, lovely quarters which she used to move with style & confidence.
(2) Sheppard Mrs S – Glenvarna Cover Girl
Another real quality bitch, different in style to winner,prettiest of heads with a lovely melting expression, good defined stop & low set ears, good reach of neck, tight front well sprung rib & strong hind-quarters lovely rich coat, moved well.
(3) Douthwaite & Wharfe Ms A – Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood
YB(6-2) (RCC)
(1) Humphreys Mrs & Mr J – Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas
This girl caught my eye really fell for her when looking around the ring and she did not disappoint when I went over her, full of quality throughout.
Beautiful Head with a melting expression, well set on ears, good reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulders, deep chest, nice length of rib, strong quarters, moved with flair.
(2) Prangle Miss C – Heathclare Just Fizz
Loved this bitch she is so much my style but today she let herself down in this class, but was much more settled in the next class,beautiful head & expressive dark eyes, good length of muzzle & lovely long low set ears, arched neck leading into well laid back shoulders, straight front with nice tight feet, good strong topline, moved with drive as she flowed around the ring with her lashing tail.
(3) Frampton Mrs J & Piggin Miss H – Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead
NB(12-3)
(1) Prangle Miss C – Heathclare Just Fizz
repeat 2nd in YB
(2) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D & Longbottom M/dames CR & A – Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (Ire)
Repeat 1st In JB
(3) Sheppard Mrs S – Glenvarna Cover Girl
GB(14/4)
(1) Swainston Mr K – Glenvarna Santa Barbara
Very eye catching elegant bitch, the style I like with a lovely head and a true Irish expression, very typical of the breed, long arched neck set into well laid shoulders, correct front assembly smooth topline with a good set on tail, lovely second thigh & well bent stifle, flowed around the ring with reach & drive, just wish i could have given another RCC but her day will come.
(2) King Ms W – Islawood Miss Martha
This was a different style of bitch more compact,loved her pretty head & expression with raised brows, good neck & shoulders & depth of body,well angulated musculed quarters moved so well in sync with handler showing great reach & drive which gave her this place.
(3) Bridgewater Mrs D – Bridgellas Don’t Push It.
PGB(11/1)
(1) Ciechonska Miss E – Gwendariff Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne
Smaller style of bitch who presents a lovely picture, lovely head & expression, dark eyes, good work in the head with a nice stop & well set ears, arched neck, pleasing shoulders, smooth top-line, well sprung rib, moved well.
(2) Coleman Mrs S – Devacott Rose Creek
I loved this bitch but her trimming & presentation let her down and cost her the class today, beautiful balanced head with a lovely soft melting expression from her dark eyes & lovely raised brows Good layback of shoulder, deep chest, excellent front with well sprung ribs,strong quarters, moved with elegant ease.
(3) Edwards Mrs S – Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie
LB(11/1) (CC)
(1) Roberts Mrs AR – Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor (Imp Rus) JW
This bitch was a total surprise for me, I just loved her when I went over her, I had not been sure about her from the ringside it just proves you need hands on before making a decision. Refined feminine head with a lovely soft look at me expression, dark eyes with raised brows & lovely low set long ears. Elegant neck set into well laid back shoulders, good depth of forechest, straight front & lovely tight feet. I liked her racy elegant outline, lovely smooth topline with correct tail-set, It was a pleasure to watch this feminine bitch flow around the ring and pleased to award her the CC and thrilled when the owner told me it was her 3rd.
(2) Mugford Mr & Mrs R – Lynwood Abracadabra JW
Bigger bitch but still very elegant, very little between between one & two just preferred topline & head of my winner, balanced head with defined stop, soft expression, good length of neck set into well laid back shoulders. Good length of ribs & strong well angulated quarters, well proportioned outline, moved well.
(3) Bougen Miss L – Gwendariff Lily the Pink
OB(5/1)
(1) Hall Mrs K – Sh Ch Riverbrue Ophelia at Glennara JW
Lovely head with a soft melting expression, good reach of neck set into well laid back shoulders, deep chest & good length of rib & topline, moved well, owner justs to get weight of her and sort out her coat to get her back to her best.
(2) Waterton Miss S – Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW Sh.CM
Very well made bitch with a nice head & pleasing expression, presents an overall balanced outline with good angulation throughout, well set on tail, in lovely bloom, moved really well with her young handler.
(3) Rorke Mrs J – Cataluna May Queen at Zakhan
Bath Championship Show
31/07/2021
Judge: Mrs P Rutherford-Judge
I was thrilled to be asked to judge this show at Bath and finally be able to do so, I had to turn them down twice due to pior engagements. I would like to thank my very good steward and the spoting exhibitiors.
This was a quality entry of Irish with many beautiful dogs to choose from.
I would like to note that I found to many high tail carriages, breeders need to watch this before it becomes a serious problem also I found a number of bad mouths.
I am very critical about presentation for dogs being shown, to many were untidy, not trimmed well and some were even dirty, I think people should look at the class winners in respect to presentation as they were beautifully trimmed, gleaming coats and turned out to perfection.
VD(1-0)
(1) Mitchell Mrs P – Sh Ch Amblin Sweet William –
I have always liked this Champion boy & today he did not dissapoint, Lovely head, clean into neck, good topline, nice coat of good colour & texture, moved well really enjoying his day out, pleased to award him BVIB
MPD(1-0)
(1) Coreless Mrs S – Swiftlark Invincible
A quality Puppy, sweet head with a pleasing soft expression & low set ears, lovely balanced outline. Liked his quarters & tailset, moved with confidence for one so young
PD(4-0)
(1) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D – Nobleton Poblano of Gwendariff
Possess an eyecatching outline, beautifully presented, lovely coat coming through of a nice rich chestnut colour. Good head with well set on ears, nice length of neck, held a good level topline on the move
(2) Murray Mrs D – Bluebyeyou Love Affair
I Liked this boy a lot, Once the handler settles with her nerves she will have a lot of good days with him, Lovely head with a good expression, well set on neck leading into good shoulders, another that holds a nice topline on the move.
(3) Coreless Mrs S – Swiftlark Invincible
JD(2-0)
(1) Milligan-Bott Mrs D & Bott Mr J – Thendara Tiger Dance
Presented a very eyecatching outline, very much loved the elegance of this boy, but he is very much on the raw side at the moment. Beautiful head with a soft melting expression, low set ears, good arch to neck leading to well laid back shoulders & length of rib. Good strong quarters & well let down hocks, lovely mover and it was pleasing to see him use his tail on the move.
(2) Beresford Mrs M – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)
My type of young dog but he threw his chances away in this class as he was extremely naughty giving his handler a very hard time, but the more he was shown the better he got which resulted in his first in one class. Gorgeous head & expression with lovely dark eyes & well set on ears, deep chest with a good straight front & I liked his stong well bent stifles.
YD(7-0)
(1) Crocker Mr B – Riverbrue Morning Glory (RCC)
When sitting down to do my critique I see that the first three in this class were brothers, all slightly different but quality dogs breeder must be very proud of them. I fell for this quality boy, beautiful perfectly balanced head withy a lovely expression and low set ears. Good arched neck leading in well laid back shoulders, excellent front,strong topline which he held on the move and I liked his reach & drive when watching him move around the ring, Beautifully handled & presented and I was very pleased to award this young dog RCC.
(2) Brown Miss D K – Riverbrue Soldier On
Another Beautiful boy who was close up to one with a lot of the same attributes but today his presentation to the winner let him down.
(3) Crocker Mr B & Lewis Miss C Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood
ND(7-1)
(1) Richardson Mrs L – Bluesprings Now Im Here at Forestfire
This young boy was fourth in a very strong quality yearling class, Pleasing outline & head with good length to neck & depth of chest, low set ears. Well sprung rib, moved well.
(2) Beresford Mrs M – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)
My 2nd in Junior dog
(3) Webb Mrs RA & Danks-Kemish Mrs R – Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka(AW1)
GD(9-0)
(1) Slater Mrs CR – Kerryfair Lucky Seven
This dog has a beautiful head which really caught my attention with his balanced outline, lovely eyes giving the softest of expressions with raised brow showing lot of work, low set ears with good depth of muzzle,
Arched neck with well laid shoulders, moved with reach & drive.
(2) Willis Mrs J – Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwilins
Elegant eyecatching dog with a nice head, expression & low set ears.
Nice topline, good length of rib, strong angulated quarters with good short hocks, moved well.
(3) Gardner Miss T – Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish
PGD(12-0)
(1) Swainston Mr K – Glenvarna Monterey
As I looked around this dogs outline caught my eye, lovely head with a soft expression, raised brows, low set ears & well definied stop, arched neck, deep chest, good rib, Good forechest & straight front, one of the best movers today.
(2) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D & Longbottom M/dames CR & A – Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket
Smaller style of dog, nice coat of a lovely rich colour and presented well.
pleasing head & expression, well sprung rib & stong well defined rear quarters.
Handler needs to settle him on the move as he goes to fast and pulls into his-self.
(3) Gardner Miss T – Danwish on High (A.i) JW
LD(12-0)
(1) Prangle Miss C – Heathclare American Dollar JW, ShCM, ShCEx (CC & BOB)
I have admired this boy for a long time and he has just got better & better with age, I am surprised that he has not won a CC before & I wish her luck getting his next two.
Beautiful coat & condition he was put down to perfection, I loved his balanced outline.
Good head & expression, raised brows, well definied stop, nice square muzzle & low set ears.
Lovely arched neck which was lacking in so many today with well laid back shoulders & deep forechest. Good straight front, nice tight cat like feet, his strong muscling through out made him a pleasure to go over, pleasing to watch him on the move with his head held high, lovely topline & lashing tail.
(2) Chorley Miss K, Chorley-Newton Mrs S & Flinders – Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW
I have admired this dog from the ring side and he did not disappoint today, lovely to go over, well balanced head, with dark eyes, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, deep forechest, strong topline, good well anglulated quarters, lovely tailset straight of his back, moved with confidence, he was unlucky to meet one today.
(3) Edwards Mrs S – Gwendariff Ucan’t missme Bonhomie
OD(4-2)
(1) Milligan-Bott Mrs D & Bott Mr J – Sh Ch Thendara Commitment JW
Well known Ch dog, very elegant & stylish, beautifully presented & handled to perfection, lovely head with soft melting expression & raised brow, smooth topline, moved at one with his handler.
(2) Toms Miss S – IS Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck Ir J Ch JD
Unlucky to meet one, pleasing dog well balanced head, nice expression, well constructed through out, in good coat, moved well.
(3) Andrews Mr C & Mrs C – Millcroft Moon Riot
SBD/B (7-1)
(1) Beresford Mrs M – Jetsetter Wind of Dreams (Imp Rus)
Repeat
(2) Murray Mrs D – Bluebyeyou Love Affair
Repeat
(3) Poole Dr SE & Mr M – Teleri Summer Nights (Ai)
VB(3-1)
(1) Broad Miss G – Karidell Coral Princess of Ermebrook
Thyis was a lovely style of bitch, Pretty head with a nice expression, good length of neck, well laid shoulders,, smooth topline, strong quarters,lovely mover who flowed around the ring, just needs to trim better to complete a pleasing picture
(2) Taylor Mr AJ & Mrs C – Danaway Goody Two Shoes
Elegant girl with good clean lines, pleasing head & expression,well sprung ribs,good strong quarters & tailset, another who moved well.
MPB(3-0)
(1) Corless Mrs S – Swiftlark Illustrious
Litter sister to my MPD winner with a lot of similar qualities, so well behaved & confidient, lovely femine head with dark eyes,well set on ears, good length of neck,& good angulated shoulders, moved with style around the ring for such a baby, I really liked her, a bright future awaits.
(2) Henderson Miss H & Szwajkowski Mr M – Grenada Lofty Czerwony TAF, NAF(Imp Pol)
Just a baby at 6.5 months enjoying her day out, sweet head, low set ears & expression,good arched neck, moved well
(3) Heather Mrs M & Mr J – Sixoaks My Fair Lady
PB(9-2)
(1) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D – Gwendariff The Happy Hooker (BPIB)
Just loved this baby from the moment I saw her so full of quality & style a bright future awaits. Beautiful head with a true Irish expression, low set ears, good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders, straight front, deep chest, well angulated quarters which she used to move with reach & drive around the ring.
(2) Corless Mrs S – Swiftlark Illustrious
Repeat
(3) Bye Mrs G – Bluebyeyou Love In A Mist
JB(6-1)
(1) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D & Longbottom M/dames CR & A – Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (Ire)
Elegant youngster pleasing head with a nice expression & well set ears, good arched neck into well set shoulders, ribs well sprung, lovely quarters which she used to move with style & confidence.
(2) Sheppard Mrs S – Glenvarna Cover Girl
Another real quality bitch, different in style to winner,prettiest of heads with a lovely melting expression, good defined stop & low set ears, good reach of neck, tight front well sprung rib & strong hind-quarters lovely rich coat, moved well.
(3) Douthwaite & Wharfe Ms A – Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood
YB(6-2) (RCC)
(1) Humphreys Mrs & Mr J – Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas
This girl caught my eye really fell for her when looking around the ring and she did not disappoint when I went over her, full of quality throughout.
Beautiful Head with a melting expression, well set on ears, good reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulders, deep chest, nice length of rib, strong quarters, moved with flair.
(2) Prangle Miss C – Heathclare Just Fizz
Loved this bitch she is so much my style but today she let herself down in this class, but was much more settled in the next class,beautiful head & expressive dark eyes, good length of muzzle & lovely long low set ears, arched neck leading into well laid back shoulders, straight front with nice tight feet, good strong topline, moved with drive as she flowed around the ring with her lashing tail.
(3) Frampton Mrs J & Piggin Miss H – Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead
NB(12-3)
(1) Prangle Miss C – Heathclare Just Fizz
repeat 2nd in YB
(2) Stewart-Ritchie Mrs D & Longbottom M/dames CR & A – Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (Ire)
Repeat 1st In JB
(3) Sheppard Mrs S – Glenvarna Cover Girl
GB(14/4)
(1) Swainston Mr K – Glenvarna Santa Barbara
Very eye catching elegant bitch, the style I like with a lovely head and a true Irish expression, very typical of the breed, long arched neck set into well laid shoulders, correct front assembly smooth topline with a good set on tail, lovely second thigh & well bent stifle, flowed around the ring with reach & drive, just wish i could have given another RCC but her day will come.
(2) King Ms W – Islawood Miss Martha
This was a different style of bitch more compact,loved her pretty head & expression with raised brows, good neck & shoulders & depth of body,well angulated musculed quarters moved so well in sync with handler showing great reach & drive which gave her this place.
(3) Bridgewater Mrs D – Bridgellas Don’t Push It.
PGB(11/1)
(1) Ciechonska Miss E – Gwendariff Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne
Smaller style of bitch who presents a lovely picture, lovely head & expression, dark eyes, good work in the head with a nice stop & well set ears, arched neck, pleasing shoulders, smooth top-line, well sprung rib, moved well.
(2) Coleman Mrs S – Devacott Rose Creek
I loved this bitch but her trimming & presentation let her down and cost her the class today, beautiful balanced head with a lovely soft melting expression from her dark eyes & lovely raised brows Good layback of shoulder, deep chest, excellent front with well sprung ribs,strong quarters, moved with elegant ease.
(3) Edwards Mrs S – Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie
LB(11/1) (CC)
(1) Roberts Mrs AR – Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor (Imp Rus) JW
This bitch was a total surprise for me, I just loved her when I went over her, I had not been sure about her from the ringside it just proves you need hands on before making a decision. Refined feminine head with a lovely soft look at me expression, dark eyes with raised brows & lovely low set long ears. Elegant neck set into well laid back shoulders, good depth of forechest, straight front & lovely tight feet. I liked her racy elegant outline, lovely smooth topline with correct tail-set, It was a pleasure to watch this feminine bitch flow around the ring and pleased to award her the CC and thrilled when the owner told me it was her 3rd.
(2) Mugford Mr & Mrs R – Lynwood Abracadabra JW
Bigger bitch but still very elegant, very little between between one & two just preferred topline & head of my winner, balanced head with defined stop, soft expression, good length of neck set into well laid back shoulders. Good length of ribs & strong well angulated quarters, well proportioned outline, moved well.
(3) Bougen Miss L – Gwendariff Lily the Pink
OB(5/1)
(1) Hall Mrs K – Sh Ch Riverbrue Ophelia at Glennara JW
Lovely head with a soft melting expression, good reach of neck set into well laid back shoulders, deep chest & good length of rib & topline, moved well, owner justs to get weight of her and sort out her coat to get her back to her best.
(2) Waterton Miss S – Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW Sh.CM
Very well made bitch with a nice head & pleasing expression, presents an overall balanced outline with good angulation throughout, well set on tail, in lovely bloom, moved really well with her young handler.
(3) Rorke Mrs J – Cataluna May Queen at Zakhan

Judge: Mrs P Rutherford

Before I write my critique, I would like to say a big thank you to Hon. Chairperson Ms Lynn Morris, Hon Secretary Mrs Rhiannon Jones and committee for affording me the opportunity to judge at their prestigious breed Open Show. My thanks also go to my  hard working stewards Hefin and Graham for their professionalism throughout the day.

Also thank you to the exhibitors who allowed me to put hands on their wonderful dogs.

Veteran Dog  (3) (1)

1st   Anlory Tamhill  (Childs Miss J)

Lovely masculine head with correct eye colour and shape. Enough brow and moderate length to ears. In good bone with neat, tight feet. Good coat and colour. moved ok.  BVD

2nd  Tredura Clandestine Affair (Childs Miss J)

Nice to see this 10yr old boy still enjoying his day out. A little weary on the move but that is to be expected, as it was quite warm on the day. Pleasant head with correct eye shape, pigment and colour. Ears of moderate length and close to head. Enough forechest and in good bone with neat feet. Sufficiently coated.

 

Minor Puppy Dog (1) (0)abs

1st  Swiftlark Invincible  (Corless Mrs S)

Pleasing head and moderately deep muzzle with correct eye colour and shape. Enough stop but I would prefer a little more brow. Good crest of neck leading into shoulders.  Enough forechest and in good bone with ok feet. Good spring of rib, but out of his stifle today. Would prefer more muscular condition. Just needs a little more time to settle on the move.   BPD.

Puppy Dog (1) (0)abs

1st  Swiftlark Invincible  (Corless Mrs S)

 

Junior Dog  (1) (0)abs

1st  Thendara Tiger Dance   (Milligan-Bott & Bott Mrs D & Mr JN)

 A well balanced, most handsome young boy with a little  work to his foreface, correct eye colour and shape with that all important dark eye liner. Enough stop and brow with correct ear set. Muscular arched neck of good length leading into well laid shoulders. Good return of upper arm and stands on good bone with neat feet. Deep chested and well ribbed. Plenty of width to his quarters. Presented in excellent coat. really good driving action as he went away. Awarded him  BD & BIS .

 

Yearling Dog  (2) (0)abs

1st Swiftlark Spellbinder  (Corless Mrs S)

Slightly plainer in head, nice dark eye and correct shape. Good crest of neck leading into well laid shoulder. Decent amount of forearm and in good bone. Has good spring of rib and in decent coat.

2nd Astleyview Coming Home to Penclippin  (Bentley Mrs HG)

Again plainer in head, correct eye shape and colour. Enough brow. A little upright in front, in good bone with ok feet. In good muscular condition

 

Novice Dog (3) (0)abs

 

1st   Melmara Montalbano  (Russell Mr M L C)

Nice head with correct eye shape and colour, enough stop and brow. Moderate ear set and length. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders. Good bone with neat feet. Ample spring of rib but would prefer more muscular conditioning. Moved well.

2nd  Swiftlark Spellbinder   (Corless Mrs S)

 

Graduate Dog  (3) (0)abs

1st   Redclyst Top Gun  (Andrews Mr C & Mrs C)

Pleasing head, dark  eye colour and correct shape, enough raised brow. Good length to ears. Moderately long in neck with ok shoulders and front. Ample spring of rib and In good coat. moved ok

2nd  Redclyst Pershing  (Henderson, Szwajkowski, Pike Miss H, Mr M, Mr D G & Mrs P A)

A little plain in head, good arch to neck with good shoulders and enough forechest. In good bone with neat feet. Well presented.

3rd  Strathmead Alexei  (Nicholls S & J)

 

Post Graduate Dog  (4) (0)abs

1st   Zakhans The Red Le Baron  (Rorke Mrs J)

A much more mature handsome looking dog with correct eye shape and colour, enough stop and brow. A moderate length to neck moving into well laid shoulders. More than enough forechest and in good bone with tidy feet. Well presented and in good coat. Moved well.

2nd  Loganrish Lets Go Crazy  (Holehan-Green Mrs WL)

 Plainer in head, correct ear set and moderate length to neck. Correct shoulder placement and ample forechest. Plenty of bone with neat feet. In good coat

3rd  Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli  JW (Russell Mrs J)

 

Limit Dog (5) (0)abs

1st  Redclyst Maximus  (Macdonald J)

Well balanced 4yr old. Handsome in head with good dark eye and correct shape. Enough stop and brow. good length to neck with nice crest leading into well laid shoulders. Good return of upper arm, in good bone with neat tight feet. Good spring of rib and enough width to quarters. In good coat. Would have liked more muscular condition    RBD

2nd  Kerrimere Indiscreet  (Sharman & Jennings-Sharman Mr J & Mrs C)

Pleasing  head with nice colour to eye and correct shape. Enough stop and brow with moderate length to neck. Tidy enough in shoulder with ok front. In good bone with tidy feet. good spring of rib and in good coat.

3rd  Staratlanta Get A Wiggle On To Marzanne JW (Hadfield Mrs M)

 

Open Dog  (3) (1)abs

1st  Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli  (Russell Mrs J)

Would prefer a little more work to foreface, correct eye shape and colour. Ears well back with moderate length of neck. A little upright in front but in good bone. ample spring of rib and in reasonably good muscular condition. Coat presentation good.

2nd Millcroft Moon Riot  (Andrews Mr C & Mrs C)

 Same as 1, would prefer more work to foreface. Good eye colour and shape. Good length to neck leading into shoulders. again  would prefer a little more forechest. Average muscular condition. Untidy on the move.

 

Veteran Bitch (5) (4)abs

1st  Danaway Goody Two Shoes (Taylor Mr A & Mrs C)

Pretty headed bitch with dark eye and correct shape, lovely crest of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Decent enough front and in good bone with neat, tidy feet. Good spring of rib and good width to rear quarters. Muscular condition was good for a 8yr old. Moved ok.  BVB & BVIS

 

Minor Puppy Bitch (4) (1)abs

1st  Sixoaks My Fair Lady  (Heather Mr J E & Mrs M E)

Really liked this wee girl. Pretty and well balanced, with a little work to her foreface. Lovely eye shape and dark in colour. enough stop and brow. Ample forechest and in good bone with neat feet. Good spring of rib and enough width to her quarters. Lovely bend to her stifle. Coat in good condition and of correct colour. In ok muscular condition moved well. BPB  BPIS

2nd  Swiftlark Illustrious  (Corless Mrs S)

2nd  Another pretty headed young girl in this class. with a nice dark eye and correct shape, enough brow and stop. Moderate length of neck, good shoulders and ample front. In good coat and good muscle.

3rd  Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) TAF NAF ( Henderson, Szwajkowski Miss H, Mr M)

 

Puppy Bitch  (3) (1)abs

1st    Sixoaks My Fair Lady  (Heather Mr JE & Mrs ME)

2nd  Fernstart Hearts Delight  (Box Miss R)

Nice dark coated bitch, in good bone, slightly plainer in head to my winner. Moved ok and presented well.

 

Junior Bitch  (3) (1)abs

1st Redclyst Floras Secret  (Childs Miss J)

Pretty headed bitch with nice dark eye and correct shape. ample stop and brow. Good crest of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Enough front and in good bone with neat feet. In good muscle and coat. Moved well.

2nd Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood  (Douthwaite & Wharfe Ms A & Ms S)

What can I say, all the virtues of my winner but didn’t want to co-operate today. Such a pity as she could have taken top spot. Lovely, pretty girl and in excellent coat and condition. Moved well.

 

Novice Bitch  (5) (2) abs

1st  Redclyst Floras Secret (Childs Miss J)

2nd Grousehill Penny Lane (Purves Mrs V)

Pretty 2yr old bitch with dark eye and correct shape, ears of moderate length. Nice crest of neck. Ample forechest and in good bone. Well ribbed and in good coat. Moved ok.

3rd  Danaway Lady Amelia  (Broad Miss D & Miss D)

 

Undergraduate Bitch  (7) (3)abs

1st  Romarne Enchanted  (Childs Miss J)

Pretty enough in head with good crest to neck, would prefer a little more forechest. In good coat, moved ok.

2nd  Alolfrana U’Are Bootiful  (Jones Mrs S)

Another pretty bitch, just lacking a little work to her foreface. In good bone, but again would prefer more forechest. In ample coat.

3rd Danaway Lady Amelia (Broad Miss D & Miss D)

 

Graduate Bitch (4) (1)abs

1st  Romarne Enchanted  (Childs Miss J)

2nd Tredura Roselyn At Penclippin (Bentley Mrs H G)

Nice in head with dark eye and enough stop. In good bone and coat. Easily distracted on the day, which made her a little unsteady on the move.

3rd Covarney Summer Lovin Among Flameview (Hempstead Miss M)

 

Post Graduate Bitch (9) (4)abs

1st  Kerrimere Red Ribbon JW  (Sharman & Jennings Sharman Mr J & Mrs C)

A lovely pretty headed 4yr old  bitch. Nice bit of work to her foreface with dark eye of correct shape and all important dark eye liner. Enough stop and brow, good ear set and moderately long in neck with ample crest leading into well laid shoulders. Her chest filled my hand and was in good bone with neat, tidy feet. Ample spring of rib and good width to quarters. In good coat and moved well RBB

 

2nd  Alchriset A Taste Of Honey  (Taylor Mr A & Mrs C)

Nice wee girl with a little work to her foreface. Correct eye shape and colour. Nice length to her neck and in good bone. In good coat and moved ok.

3rd  Zakhan’s Dream Believer  (Rorke Mrs J)

 

Limit Bitch (3) (1)abs

1st  Lynwood Abracadabra JW (Mugford Mr R C & Mrs J P)

She has improved with age, I judged her as a puppy and she did not disappoint. Enough work to her foreface with a lovely dark eye and melting expression. Good ear set and well arched neck. Good shoulders and forechest. In excellent bone with tidy feet. Ample spring of rib and in excellent coat. Good width to hindquarters. Moved well. BB & RBIS

2nd Covarney Estee Avec Marzanne JW

Another nice bitch from this kennel. Slightly plainer in head than my winner with a nice dark eye and good ear set. Muscular neck and good shoulders. Ample front and in good bone with neat feet. In good coat and muscular condition. Moved ok

 

Open Bitch (4) (2)abs

 

1st  Millcroft Scarlet Moon (Andrews Mr C & Mrs C)

Plain in head with correct eye shape and colour, ample length of neck. In good bone and coat. Moved ok.

2nd Cataluna May Queen (Rorke Mrs J)

Again a little plain in head, in good bone with ok feet. In ample coat and moved ok.

  Judge     Alec Stewart.

                 (Gwendariff)

Dogs: A huge thank you to National Gundog Association and the exhibitors who entered their beautiful dogs under me, which made this such a special day for me. Thank you for my super entry in these difficult times. I have loved this wonderful breed (my first love) for many years and now to award CCs in them is a huge honour. I was so pleased with my final line up and some decisions were close. Thank you also to my stewards, Sue and Keith, for their support and who helped keep things running smoothly. 

VD (5, 2) 1 Foster & Walsh’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah. I have judged this quality boy before. I like his racy outline. His head is balanced with raised brows, his elegant neck leads into nicely angulated shoulders. He has a good depth of chest, a firm topline and loin, good bend of stifles that helped him move soundly today. 2 Drinkwater’s Brabrook Shazalazazoo. He has a lovely balanced head with such a kind expression. His forehand is nicely angulated, another with good depth. He is very balanced with a pleasing outline, and he moved happily around the ring. 3 Tuites’ Sh Ch Riverwood Kazatchok with Porschet. Jw (Imp Bel). 

PD (3) Three promising babies in this class. 1 Stewart-Ritchie’s Nobleton Poblano Of Gwendariff. He is quite mature for his age. He has a racy clean outline, is very together for one so young and he showed like a pro. He is eyecatching with lovely bone and condition. He has an attractive head, elegant neck leading into gentle sloping topline which he held on the move. He has good angulation both fore and aft which made him move out so well for one so young. BPD. 2 Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. Another promising boy, lovely dark coat shown in beautiful condition. His head is pleasing with a soft expression. Clean neck, sound forehand with good depth for age. His hindquarters are nicely angulated with a good width of thigh, and he moved well around the ring. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Wenflaen Lets Get Serious For Alolfrana. 

JD (6, 1) 1 Bott, Allan & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow. This handsome boy has an unexaggerated eyecatching outline and is beautifully presented. His head is attractive but still has maturing to do, he has kind expressive eyes. His neck is of good length, and he has a lovely layback of shoulders and return of upper arm. Good depth of brisket and spring of ribs which are of good length. Firm topline and loin which leads into strong rear quarters, and he stood on lovely tight feet. He moved so well, one to watch, I’m sure. 2 Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandoline. Straighter coated boy that seems a rarity these days. Another who is well presented but not so mature as one but of course has plenty of time. His head is very handsome his lovely eye shape gave him his soft expression. He scored for me in skull and depth of muzzle. His outline is unexaggerated and racy with no lumps or bumps, and he moved out well. 3 Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus). 

Sp Beginners D (4) 1 Bently’s Astleyview Coming Home To Penclippin. Smaller framed boy who has a balanced outline. I would just like a bit more of him all over. He has clean shoulders and he is nicely put together. He moved well. 2 Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus). A naughty boy that just wanted to have some fun and who could blame him. He stands over more ground than one and is longer coupled but is still balanced. He has good shoulders and rear quarters which are nicely shaped. He really did not want to cooperate today but the few paces I saw he move soundly. 3 Berry, Morris & Kitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy.

YD (7, 3) Two promising brothers headed this class. 1 Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. I like this dark coated youngster. He has a lovely shaped and balanced head which is handsome and has a hint of naughtiness in his eyes. He has an eyecatching outline that you cannot overlook. Clean over the shoulders which are nicely angulated, good depth all through, strong in topline that gently slopes, good length of body, not too short. He has powerful rear quarters in lovely muscle tone and condition he moved really well with attitude. 2 Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley. Today not so together as his brother but another quality boy. Lovely make and shape. Pleasing type with good bone who was presented well. He is strong in topline and has an attractive outline, he just needs to settle and enjoy himself. He has a sound forehand and is nicely angulated behind. Moved well. 3 Bently’s Astleyview Coming Home To Penclippin.

ND (12, 3) There was quite a variation of ages in the class and movement was disappointing. 1 Webb & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (ai). Racy boy who has a pleasing expression but would like a bit more depth of flew to complete the picture. He has an elegant neck, good shoulders, depth of chest and sternum. His outline is clean, he is longer coupled but balanced with nicely shaped rear quarters which enabled him to move away soundly but today was not so positive in front. However, a pleasing type with good bone. 2 Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandoline. 3 Cove-Print’s Umbala Hobsons Choice. 

GD (12, 4) Good class headed by two immaculately presented dogs, different in type but both so appealing, they made it a tough decision for me. 1 Willis’ Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwilins. And grand he is. So promising. He has a balanced head with plenty of work in it. Elegant neck leading into a lovely forehand which has a good length of shoulder and return of upper arm. He is deep chested sound front with a good spring and length of ribs. Firm sloping topline, good loin and length of croup that leads into strong shapely hindquarters that allowed him to move so freely around the ring. 2 Boyd-McNeill & Edwards’ Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty. This boy is full of quality in great condition and immaculately presented. He is shorter coupled than one but another who is so well balanced with a good head and length of neck. Well angulated shoulders and pronounced sternum with deep brisket and plenty of heart room. Pleasing outline with strong rear quarters, he moved with soundness and style. 3 Gardiner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish. 

PGD (11, 2) Good class headed by three quality boys. 1 Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli (jw). I gave this boy BIS at a club show a couple of years ago, he is now 4 years old and has matured into an even lovelier boy. He has a beautiful head and expression with kind dark eyes. It is balanced with good skull shape and finish to foreface. Moderate neck leading into well angulated shoulders. He is deep chested with good spring of ribs. He has a lovely racy clean outline and not exaggerated in any way. His hindquarters are well bent and balanced. He moved soundly in the class but didn’t give it his all in the challenge which was such a shame, as he was considered for top honours. 2 Bott, Allan & Morgan’s Quensha Just Like Fire. Only 2 years old so still has some maturing to do but I was so impressed by him today. He is slightly smaller built than one but again he has a lovely outline. Everything fits cleanly together. I loved his forehand construction and front with a good depth of chest. Scored in topline which was gently sloping, width of thigh and good bend of stifles. He moved really well keeping his clean outline. 3 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket. 

MLD (8, 2) 1 Greenan Anlory Aiden (JW). Dark coated, stronger headed male with a good ear set and length of neck which runs smoothly into a sound forehand. His chest is deep with good rib shape. He is shorter coupled and soundly constructed. His topline gently slopes. His stifles are well bent but I would prefer more width of thigh. In good coat condition. He moved well. 2 Hall’s Harred Trevor. He is a good old-fashioned type of Irish. He is not a big boy and not eyecatching, but you need to go over him to appreciate his virtues. He has a lovely head with raised brows and such a sweet expression. Clean neck and nicely angulated shoulders, again I liked his length of shoulder and upper arm. Good depth of chest, top line and loin, but just falls away a little steeply over the croup for me. He has sound hindquarters and moved well. 3 Gardner’s Danwish On High (ai) JW. 

LD (16, 3) Quality class where some dogs went home cardless. 1 Edwards’ Gwendariff Ucantmissme Bonhomie. Stunning boy who appealed so much to me. Such a pleasing outline, beautifully put together and so well balanced. I loved his front assembly, depth and spring of ribs. Just right height to length ratio, everything fits cleanly together. His hindquarters are so balanced with great length and width of first and second thigh. Clean strong hocks that he used on the move, he went around the ring so happily and with drive. Stunning boy. Res CC. 2 Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli. Another quality boy who is longer coupled and has a rangier outline but still balanced. Good head, kind eyes and low ear set. Good length of neck scored in front assembly with his good lay of shoulders and length of upper arm. Deep chested and strong rear quarters. He moved out well retaining his handsome outline. 3 Roffey’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy. 

OD (7, 2) Good class. 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas (jw). I must admit he had never really taken my eye, but the more I looked at him today, the more I was drawn to him. What a handsome lad. He has the most delightful nature, his tail never stopped wagging, which was a joy to see. He is such a character and he never stopped showing. He has a very handsome head, so well balanced with raised brows and kind eyes that really look at you. His clean neck flows into beautiful shoulders. He has plenty of heart room with a super front. His body is shapely with wonderful depth and length. His topline is firm and sloping. He is in super condition and muscletone. His rear quarters are strong and well bent. He is lovely to go over and everything just flowed, he has such an impressive outline, but he came in to his own when he moved. So sound and true. He powered around the ring with perfect footfall to take the CC and on the referee’s decision BOB. I was absolutely thrilled to see him take Res. BIS later in the day. He looked fabulous and never stopped showing the best of himself. Congratulations!! 2 Lucas’ Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight (Jw). When you look at him everything fits right. He is so soundly made and full of quality. Nothing exaggerated about him. Lovely forehand, deep chested and good spring of ribs. He has a gentle sloping firm topline, so well balanced. He has strong balanced hind quarters. He is beautifully presented such a lovely shape and moved soundly today but could not match the enthusiasm of one. 3 Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come. 

GCD (2) 1 Poole’s Teleri Summer Nights (Ai). He has a nice outline but would like more depth of chest. Sound forehand, firm topline and nicely angulated rear quarters and he moved well. 2 Rorke’s Zakans The Red Le Baron. He really doesn’t make the most of himself which is a shame. He has a lovely dark coat and well off for bone. His head is balanced, and he has a soft expression. Good layback of shoulders but would like a bit more angulation behind.

Ruth Lewis

Bitches: Firstly, I would like to say how honoured I was to be given the chance of awarding my first CCs at The National Gundog Championship Show. A massive thank you to the Committee for putting on such a well organised show and to all the Exhibitors that kindly turned up in such dreadful weather and giving me the opportunity to go over their bitches from our most beautiful breed. 

VB (5, 3) 1 Begg’s Sh Ch Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric. Still a most elegant, refined bitch. Beautifully balanced both in profile and on movement. A real delight to start my Judging with. BVB & BVIB. 2 Gilbert’s Joanmas Perfect Lullaby. An attractive bitch with kind expression, good reach of neck and well balanced in profile and on movement. 

MPB (5, 4) 1 Henderson & Wojkowski’s Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) NAF NAF. Just 6 months! Still to break in head, good reach of neck into nicely laid shoulders. Currently leggy and wobbly on the move which I love to see at this age. 

PB (9, 6) 1 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff The Happy Hooker NAF RAF. Quality youngster, with an elegant outline. Good angulations and rear quarters, showed herself to full advantage on the move. 2 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. Kind eye and gentle expression with amble depth of ribcage and a lovely deep coloured coat. Moved nicely with a balanced topline. 3 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Hold The Front Page NAF RAF. 

JB (14, 2) 1 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba. Rangy elegant bitch with kind expression. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Nicely balanced in profile and covered the ground with drive on movement – one to watch! 2 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us. Pretty bitch, deep chested and nicely balanced. Also moved well covering the ground. 3 Turner’s Blazing Bronze Jitterbug. 

Sp Beg B (4, 2) 1 Bentley’s Tredura Roselyn At Penclippin. An attractive bitch with kind expression. Well laid back shoulders, deep brisket and with strong sloping topline. Nicely balanced in profile. 2 Gomez’s Gwendariff Picknmix. Finer than the first and very similar attributes. Well angulated quarters. 

YB (5, 2) 1 Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now. Well boned and solid, sound bitch. Well laid back shoulders, deep in chest and nicely angulated quarters. Moved well. 2 Greenwood’s Carnbargus Happy Returns. An attractive bitch and more rangy and finer than the first. Strong sloping topline with good quarter angulation. 3 Gilbert’s Thendara Electra With Joanmas. 

NB (12) 1 Turner’s Gwendariff A Gee An Tee For Me. An attractive, elegant bitch in plenty of coat. Well laid back shoulders into sloping topline and well angulated quarters. Surprised to see she was still in Novice! Moved really well. 2 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba. 3 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us. 

GB (11, 3) 1 Danks-Kemish’s Glimmer Noblesse Diamond Is Forever Lofty With Alolfrana (Imp Pol). Good sized elegant bitch. Lovely reach of neck into sloping balanced topline. Plenty of sternum and well angulated quarters with good second thigh. Covered the ground well on movement. 2 Muir’s Gwendariffs Up To Somethin. Another attractive bitch with kind expression. Very close between first and second! Very balanced with well laid shoulders and deep brisket. Moved well and in great coat. 3 Stewart & Jones’ Gwendariff Gooseberry Fool. 

PGB (13, 3) 1 Drinkwater’s Brabrook Fancy Girl. Medium sized refined elegant bitch. She took my eye amongst a strong class! With a delightful expression and with a great racy balanced profile. Well laid back shoulder and plenty of sternum. Owned the ring on movement. Res CC. 2 Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb. Another lovely elegant bitch in profile and well balanced. Well angulated quarters and moved well. 3 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhimie. 

MLB (3, 2) 1 Roberts’ Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor JW (Imp Rus). Although the only bitch in this class she was a worthy winner. Very attractive bitch, had substance yet remained elegant. Well balanced in profile, good reach of neck and sloping topline. Moved well and a lot to like about this lady. LB (8, 2) 1 Mugford’s Lynwood Abracadabra JW. Very impressive bitch, graceful, elegant, racy and beautifully balanced. I really can’t wax lyrical enough about this lady! Angulated well and in all the right places and in plenty of coat. Drove well and true on movement. It was an honour to hand out my first ever CC Certificate to this worthy girl. 2 Nicolson’s Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lockindorb. Another lovely bitch with similar attributes as the first. 3 Drinkwater’s Brabrook Rosealee. 

OB (5, 2) 1 Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW ShCh. Kind expression, refined and well balanced on profile. Well laid shoulders and deep in forechest. A pleasure to watch on movement as she covered the ground with drive. 2 Rorke’s Cataluna May Queen At Zakan. Very attractive girl with great expression. Very well balanced with reach of neck into strong topline. Well angulated and also moved really well. 3 Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCh. 

GCB (2) 1 Rorke’s Zakan’s Dream Believer. Well balanced bitch with kind expression. Very nicely put together with plenty of angulation in quarters. Drove well and true on movement. 2 Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now.

Diana Wilder

Bitches: Firstly, I would like to say how honoured I was to be given the chance of awarding my first CCs at The National Gundog Championship Show. A massive thank you to the Committee for putting on such a well organised show and to all the Exhibitors that kindly turned up in such dreadful weather and giving me the opportunity to go over their bitches from our most beautiful breed. 

VB (5, 3) 1 Begg’s Sh Ch Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric. Still a most elegant, refined bitch. Beautifully balanced both in profile and on movement. A real delight to start my Judging with. BVB & BVIB. 2 Gilbert’s Joanmas Perfect Lullaby. An attractive bitch with kind expression, good reach of neck and well balanced in profile and on movement. 

MPB (5, 4) 1 Henderson & Wojkowski’s Grenada Lofty Czerwony (Imp Pol) NAF NAF. Just 6 months! Still to break in head, good reach of neck into nicely laid shoulders. Currently leggy and wobbly on the move which I love to see at this age. 

PB (9, 6) 1 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff The Happy Hooker NAF RAF. Quality youngster, with an elegant outline. Good angulations and rear quarters, showed herself to full advantage on the move. 2 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. Kind eye and gentle expression with amble depth of ribcage and a lovely deep coloured coat. Moved nicely with a balanced topline. 3 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Hold The Front Page NAF RAF. 

JB (14, 2) 1 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba. Rangy elegant bitch with kind expression. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Nicely balanced in profile and covered the ground with drive on movement – one to watch! 2 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us. Pretty bitch, deep chested and nicely balanced. Also moved well covering the ground. 3 Turner’s Blazing Bronze Jitterbug. 

Sp Beg B (4, 2) 1 Bentley’s Tredura Roselyn At Penclippin. An attractive bitch with kind expression. Well laid back shoulders, deep brisket and with strong sloping topline. Nicely balanced in profile. 2 Gomez’s Gwendariff Picknmix. Finer than the first and very similar attributes. Well angulated quarters. 

YB (5, 2) 1 Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now. Well boned and solid, sound bitch. Well laid back shoulders, deep in chest and nicely angulated quarters. Moved well. 2 Greenwood’s Carnbargus Happy Returns. An attractive bitch and more rangy and finer than the first. Strong sloping topline with good quarter angulation. 3 Gilbert’s Thendara Electra With Joanmas. 

NB (12) 1 Turner’s Gwendariff A Gee An Tee For Me. An attractive, elegant bitch in plenty of coat. Well laid back shoulders into sloping topline and well angulated quarters. Surprised to see she was still in Novice! Moved really well. 2 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba. 3 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us. 

GB (11, 3) 1 Danks-Kemish’s Glimmer Noblesse Diamond Is Forever Lofty With Alolfrana (Imp Pol). Good sized elegant bitch. Lovely reach of neck into sloping balanced topline. Plenty of sternum and well angulated quarters with good second thigh. Covered the ground well on movement. 2 Muir’s Gwendariffs Up To Somethin. Another attractive bitch with kind expression. Very close between first and second! Very balanced with well laid shoulders and deep brisket. Moved well and in great coat. 3 Stewart & Jones’ Gwendariff Gooseberry Fool. 

PGB (13, 3) 1 Drinkwater’s Brabrook Fancy Girl. Medium sized refined elegant bitch. She took my eye amongst a strong class! With a delightful expression and with a great racy balanced profile. Well laid back shoulder and plenty of sternum. Owned the ring on movement. Res CC. 2 Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb. Another lovely elegant bitch in profile and well balanced. Well angulated quarters and moved well. 3 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhimie. 

MLB (3, 2) 1 Roberts’ Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor JW (Imp Rus). Although the only bitch in this class she was a worthy winner. Very attractive bitch, had substance yet remained elegant. Well balanced in profile, good reach of neck and sloping topline. Moved well and a lot to like about this lady. LB (8, 2) 1 Mugford’s Lynwood Abracadabra JW. Very impressive bitch, graceful, elegant, racy and beautifully balanced. I really can’t wax lyrical enough about this lady! Angulated well and in all the right places and in plenty of coat. Drove well and true on movement. It was an honour to hand out my first ever CC Certificate to this worthy girl. 2 Nicolson’s Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lockindorb. Another lovely bitch with similar attributes as the first. 3 Drinkwater’s Brabrook Rosealee. 

OB (5, 2) 1 Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW ShCh. Kind expression, refined and well balanced on profile. Well laid shoulders and deep in forechest. A pleasure to watch on movement as she covered the ground with drive. 2 Rorke’s Cataluna May Queen At Zakan. Very attractive girl with great expression. Very well balanced with reach of neck into strong topline. Well angulated and also moved really well. 3 Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCh. 

GCB (2) 1 Rorke’s Zakan’s Dream Believer. Well balanced bitch with kind expression. Very nicely put together with plenty of angulation in quarters. Drove well and true on movement. 2 Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now.

Judge Diana Wilder

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST 2021

Dogs

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

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

Judge Dogs: Sharon Littlechild

Bitches

Thank you to everyone who sportingly entered under me during these worrying times and to the committee of the SEISC for their kind invitation and hospitality. Paignton DFA did us proud as we had our 2 club rings adjacent to their own 2 Irish Setter rings. My stewards were really helpful and considerate, so thank you to you both.

I was excited by my entry and had some wonderful ladies to assess. I remember thinking I wished I had been able to judge several older beauties, that I have long admired, in their prime. All were a credit to their owners. Several exhibits were unbathed and even, dare I say, a bit dirty; some with really gloopy eyes…. come on, it is one of the first things judges see! Some pretty exhibits, who looked lovely stood, let themselves down badly on the move, especially going.

MPB (3)1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. What a poppet, really fell for her. A lovely shape stood and moved true for such a youngster, holding her topline. A little more maturity in her body, right now than the next two babes. She looked at me with such kind eyes, has a good brow, skull and neck. Deep in brisket and well sprung rib. Will watch her career with interest. BPB. 2 Henderson’s Grenada Lofty Czerwony. Another nice baby, sweet expression and well set dark eyes. She was shown in good condition, straight in front, good bone and neat feet. 3 Ireson’s Swiftlark Irrepressible

PB (7,1 abs) Three lovely ladies headed this class

1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. Almost 12 months old and she is a Delight. Really at one with owner today and moved well in both directions. Liked her shape, size and bone. Very sweet head and expression and dark eye, good reach of neck and body proportions. Tail well set on. 2 Stewart-Richie’s Gwendariff The Happy Hooker. I thought she might be my winner on first look around. Graceful, taller and rangier type with a long lean skull, correct earset, arched neck sitting cleanly into shoulders, straight front. Very neat feet. Shown in excellent order. In final assessment just preferred profile of one. 3 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. Really liked her too.

JB (6,1)

1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Crimes of Passion. Quite taken with this lovely young lady. Lots to admire; Lush head and expression, a twinkle in her eye, raised brow, arched neck, neatly leading into clean shoulder and well angulated front, deep at brisket, well sprung ribs. Super textured dark coat. She moved out well with good foot fall, flowing lines and strong, wide quarters and lashing tail action. 2 Hall’s Harreds Daisie. Another really attractive, quality junior. Lots of the same remarks applying although shorter in coupling than one. Pretty face, dark eyes and raised brows, Liked her overall shape very much, neatest feet, good limbs, moved steadily and true. Just preferred the overall performance of no.1 today. 3 Crombie & Stuart-Cook’s Bardonhill Going for Gold at Dawnglo

YB (5)

1 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead. Already a well-known young lady and looked beautiful stood today. She has a very appealing head and pretty expression, sweetest eye, good ear set, arched neck, well angulated forequarters. A straight front, flowing topline, ample bend of stifle, wide quarters, short hocks and lovely tight feet. Shown in excellent condition.  2 Watt’s Shenanagin Half a Sixpence. Well put together and standing over plenty of ground, I liked her in profile very much. Lovely head piece, melting expression, kindest eyes and raised brow. Longish arched neck, straight front, gently sloping topline, strong over loin and small, neat feet. 3 Prangle’s Heathclare Just Fizz

NB (12,3)

1 Watt’s Shenanagin Half a Sixpence, 2nd in YB. 2 Giles’ Jetsetter Sangria Classic Red What super shape to this girl and very well shown. Everything just seems to fall correctly in place when stood and on the move. She really caught my eye. Extremely pretty head, kindest eyes and correct stop, arched moderate neck, and good layback of shoulder, strong quarters, well bent stifle, short hocks and super tight feet, just a little anxious on the move which cost her the first place.  Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri.

GB (8)

1 Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up To Something. Most attractive and eye catching, showing clean lines in profile; the most endearing expression and desirable raised brow, low ear placement, lovely arch to neck which is set well into shoulders, good return of upper arm, straight front, neat feet, well ribbed, sweeping quarters and correct tail set, plus a beautifully conditioned dark coat. Moved confidently and at one with her owner. 2 Williamson’s Bluesprings Sunday Girl. Such a pretty girl, beautiful expression, correct skull proportions, arched neck, sound front and depth of brisket and a gently sloping topline; very neat feet and well up on her pasterns. Differing in size and shape, from one, but I really liked them both. 3 Randle’s Alolfrana Lady Million at Rionore

PGB (7,2)

1 Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady. Such a gentle natured girl. She is not overdone in anyway but so much quality, flowing from her nose to her tail. Sweetest head and eye, square at muzzle. Good angulation all through, strong limbs, width of thigh. Her owner needs to try move her out on a longer stride as looks well in profile standing and very much my type of girl.  Mother to my BPB. 2 Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone Another really nice, honest bitch without any real exaggeration. You appreciate her more with hands on. Feminine head and expression, good back skull, shoulder, topline and tail set. Ground coverage in profile and straight in and out was good. Just needs more coat to complete the picture. 3 Taylor’s Alchriset A Taste of Honey

LB (12,2) Fabulous, class and totally spoilt for choice, quality throughout. I could have handed out 3 CC’s here…

1 Mugford’s Lynwood Abracadabra JW, BCC and later BOB. My notes say “just beautiful”. On top form and for me looking better than ever today. Perfect balance, size and shape. She owns a beautiful, kind endearing face, raised brow, long and lean in skull and correct muzzle. Excellent front assembly and topline, well sprung ribs, stifles well bent and hocks short and straight. Driving well from her quarters and well turned stifles. Neatest feet. Excellent muscle tone and coat condition. Delighted to award her the CC, her 4th one. Congratulations. 2 Elkins’ Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet, RCC. Many of the above comments also apply to this pretty, feminine girl, who I have long admired but never judged. Very elegant, always seems to try her best for owner and went very well for change of runner, showing good stride, foot fall and wagging her well set on tail. Sweetest head and kind, dark eye, square at muzzle. Excellent body proportions and muscle tone.3 Roberts’ Jetsetter Cristalle to Polmennor JW. Another beauty I have always admired from ring side and has recently gained her crown, congratulations!

OB (5)

1 Hall’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Ophelia at Glennara JW. Loved her as a MPB when I last judged her and still love her now. Today she really did not want to cooperate with handler, having a princess moment, all and nearly blew it. Classic shape, standing over plenty of ground. Sound and honest throughout. Kindest, pretty dark eyes and raised brow, good stop and back skull, muscular neck, excellent shoulder placement and front and rear angulation, deep brisket, gently sloping topline. A very worthy Sh Ch. 2 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW. Really changed and matured on during lockdown in my eye and today she was really on her toes. Shown in beautiful coat and hard muscular condition. Quite a fidget stood but once settled she looked beautiful. Moved out well with great ground coverage, but not too fast.  Good finish to foreface, kindly expression, well set dark eyes, arched muscular neck. Strong rear quarters, well turned stifle and short straight hocks. Mother to my JB winner. 3 Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg

VB (6) Three fabulous ladies

1 Donnelly’s Int & Ir Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon Jnr Ch. I have always adored this wonderful 9 year old lady. She looked fabulous and moved so well. A total credit to her adoring owner. Beautiful head and eye, good back skull, neck, straight front, neatest of feet, bone and gently sloping topline. Shown in tiptop muscular condition and coat. Both my Co Judge and I loved them both in the BV challenge, but, the handsome dog was a little fresher having rested longer – very close decision.  2 Andrews’ Millcroft Scarlett Moon. Another firm fav of mine, so pretty and appealing in head, body shape and construction and close up to 1, but could not match her in coat condition or drive on the move. 3 Partridge’s Kerrydown Octavia ShCM – thank you to you all for bringing your precious ladies.

Judge: Julie Humphreys

8 AUGUST 2021

IRISH SETTER DOGS

MINOR PUPPY

1.  CORLESS, SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE

Nice little puppy, moved well around the ring. Good straight front and tight feet. Handsome expression with a kind eye. He has a level topline. Lovely thick dark coat.

Puppy BP,BPIB AND 3RD IN PUPPY GUNDOG GROUP

1. MURRAY, BLUEBYEYOU LOVE AFFAIR

I loved this puppy and think he has lots of potential. Really stylish dog . Moved well around the ring, driving from his well bent stifle. Good front angulation and straight front.
Well balanced head with an appealing expression. Lovely, chestnut coat with wave. Still has plenty of time to mature and hopefully will have a bright future.

2.STEWART-RITCHIE, NOBLETON POBLANO OF GLENDARIFF

Another nice puppy, Good bend of stifle and width of thigh, well set tail which he held level on the move.

3. CORDLESS, SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE

JUNIOR DOG

1.  ALLEN, BOTT AND MORGAN, QUENSHA TAKE A BOW

Another really stylish dog. He has a well laid back shoulder and good front angulation. A strong level topline and correct tailset. On the move he really strode out and showed drive from his well angulated, strong, wide thighs. Presented in immaculate condition.

2.  BERESFORD, JETSETTER WIND OF DREAMS (IMP RUS)

This dog has a good depth of chest with plenty of lung room, well bent stifle. Good level topline. Lovely coat and feathering.

3.  Pike, Redclyst Celt

YEARLING Dog

1.  RICHARDSON, BLUESPRINGS NOW I’M HERE AT FORESTFIRE

This is a lovely young man, racy and full of quality. His head is long and lean with a quizzical expression, low set ear and well arched neck. He has a good depth or chest, well sprung ribs which are carried well back and a muscular loin. His stifles are well bent and he is short from hock to heel. Moved with gusto carrying his tail level to his body.

2.BROWN RIVERBRUE SOLDIER ON

This was a very close contender for the first prize. A very different style of dog but equally

gorgeous. He has a particularly handsome head with lovely kind eye, raised brows and an

intelligent, kind expression which is what you expect from an Irish. Moved freely around the ring with perfect co-ordination and holding his strong level topline and good angulation.

3. WILLIAMS, IXIA JELLY FOX

NOVICE

1.  RICHARDSON, BLUESPRINGS NOW I’M HERE AT FORESTFIRE

2.  MURRAY, BLUEBYEYOU LOVE AFFAIR

3.  WILLIAMS, IXIA JELLY FOX

GRADUATE DOG

1.  CROCKER, RIVERBRUE MORNING GLORY

What a stunning young man. Really together and balanced. His head is long and lean with a

kind expression. He has a strong muscular arched neck set into well laid back shoulders and a good straight front. His chest is deep with plenty of lung room. He has lovely wide thighs and bend of stifle. Moved around the ring showing true driving action. His gorgeous deep chestnut coat and perfect presentation just finished off the look.Really stood out in this class.

2.GARDNER, QUENSHA WALK ME HOME TO DANWISH

He has a strong, level topline and correct tailset. Good front and stifle angulation with small arched feet. Moved well.

3. DAVIES AND ROSE, GWENDARIFF MEET ME AT THE TOP

POST GRADUATE DOG

1.RUSSELL, LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI JW

Really great dog to go over, I liked him a lot. He has a well-balanced head with a typical expression and low set ears. He has a strong level topline which he held well when driving from
his wide, muscular hindquater around the ring. He is ribbed well back and has a muscular loin. I love his conker colour coat and flourishing feathering. This dog was a strong contender for the
Res CC today.

2.  Pym, Bott, Milligan-Bott Thendara Marshmello JW

This was another good dog who showed a real presence in the ring and on the move. He has a strong level topline which slopes from the withers. Good front and stifle angulation. His coat is beautiful in colour and condition.

3.  Allen, Bott, Morgan Quensha Just Like Fire

Limit Dog CC AND BOB

1.EDWARDS, GEWNDARIFF UCAN’TMISSME BONHOMIE

I was delighted to give this dog the title of SH CH today and feel that it was very well deserved.arched muscular loin. He has strong, wide hindquarter and a good bend of stifle. On the move he was well co-ordinated, really driving around the ring and holding his lashing tail level with his back. Really could see the rapport with this dog and his owner. Presented in great condition.

 

2.Chorley, Chorley-Newton, Flinders, Pawsworth Priceless to Kerryfair JW

His chest is deep and his ribs are well sprung with plenty of lung room, He has a well laid-back shoulder, with good front angulation. Animated on the move.

3.Gisby Sutersett King of Hearts

Open Dog RCC

1.  LUCAS SH.CH.BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT JW

Really like his type. Lovely long lean head, with kind eye and intelligent expression. Good reach of neck and front angulation. Lovely deep chest and ribbed well back, with a correct length of loin. He has a good bend of stifle and is short from hock to heel. Kept his strong level topline on the move and was true when he strode out and cover plenty of ground.

2.DANKS-KEMISH, SH CH ALOLFRANA HOTTER THAN U’KNOW JW SH CM. SHCEX

Another strong contender for first place. This is a lovely racy dog with lots of style. Well laid back
shoulders, great level topline, He has a deep chest and correct length of loin. On the move he
has presence

3. MACDONALD, REDCYLST MAXIMUS

VETERAN DOG

1.MURISON, REDCLYST JAVERT

He has a balanced head with shelled almond shaped eye and kind expression. His shoulder is well laid back with correct front angulation. Lovey deep chest and ribbed well back. Correct stifle angulation and short, strong muscular hocks. Presented in excellent condition with gleaming coat and plenty of feathering.

2.  ANDREWS, MILLCROFT MOON RIOT

This was another delightful dog. With a strong level topline and a well laid back shoulder. His

stifles are wide and muscular with a good bend. He has a profuse, gleaming, dark chestnut

coat.

3. HOSKINS, SANDSTREAM JUST A BREEZE WITH RALPHSKI

Judge FIONA HERON-O’BRIEN

7th August 2021

Irish Setter – Bitches Critique

Thank you to Paignton committee for the invitation to judge Irish Setters, this was my first-time awarding CC’s and despite the damp weather it definitely did not dampen my day. I loved every second of it. Thanks also goes to all the exhibitors for for making the journey down and bringing their beautiful girls under me, a day I will not forget!

Minor Puppy Bitch (4,0 abs)

1st Henderson & Szwajkowski’s – GRENADA LOFTY CZERWONY NAF TAF (Imp Pol)

Very much a baby but lots to like about her and everything as it should be for a 6-month Irish Setter puppy. Lovely head with sweet expression, and nice dark eye. Good length of neck leading into nice straight front with plenty spring of rib for her age leading onto good group and tail set. On the move she was very together for a baby and showing good drive. She is very balanced when stood and should have a very promising future ahead of her.

2nd Heathers – SIXOAKS MY FAIR LADY

Very well bodied puppy, with beautiful dark chestnut coat in good condition. She has a lovely balanced head, again with good unshelled almond eye. Good lay back of shoulder into moderately angulated front. Overall, when stood she presented a lovely balanced outline – however she didn’t show to her best and was a little unsure when on the move on this occasion. I hope she builds on her confidence as she will have a lot of fun ahead of her.

Puppy Bitch (7, 1abs)

1st Stewart-Ritchie -GWENDARIFF THE HAPPY HOOKER

A mature puppy and very much a show girl. Presented in lovely coat and condition. She has a pleasing head and expression but would prefer a little more work over her brows. She has a good straight front, good spring of rib leading onto strong quarters. On the move, she really comes into her own, and moves around the ring with great drive and enthusiasm. Best Puppy Bitch.

2nd Box – FERNSTART HEARTS DELIGHT

Another lovely girl. She has a lovely rich dark coat, again in good condition. She has a good long, lean head with plenty stop. Good low set ears and correct eye shape. Good arch to her neck leading into laid back shoulders. Good angulation both in front and rear. Currently tail set is set on a little lower than I would like, but this will hopefully develop and improve with time. She moved well around the ring.

Junior Bitch (7, 1 abs)

1st Allen, Bott & Morgan’s – QUENSHA CRIMES OF PASSION

Slightly smaller built bitch but everything where it should be and presents good balanced picture. Lovely head and expression, with low set ears. Good length of neck leading into shoulders that are well laid back into great front angulation. Good depth of chest and well off for rib. She has well angulated quarters and correct tail set. On the move she moves freely with good action both coming and going, she wagged her tail all the way round, being a typical show girl. Will watch her mature with interest.

2nd Hall – HARREDS DAISIE

Very close to 1st and lots of similar comments apply. She is slightly shorter coupled than 1, but possesses a beautiful head and melting expression, with good low ears. Good length of neck leading into straight front. She is balanced when stood and moved around the ring with great drive. Another one to watch.

Yearling Bitch (5, 0abs)

This was a lovely class – a lot of very promising young girls coming up.

1st Watt’s -SHENANAGIN HALF A SIXPENCE

This girl is one you need to get your hands on to appreciate. She is a lovely honest girl with nothing to hide. She has a 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. On the move she is so true with great footfall. Would prefer a slightly darker coat, but that didn’t detract as she was presented in good condition. Very promising young girl!

2nd Bouttell’s – IXIA SNOW VIXEN

Similar girl to 1, she is not overdone in anyway and everything where it should be. She has a lovely dark coat, melting head and expression and presents a very balanced picture when stood. Not quite the depth at the moment, but that will hopefully come with age. On the move she caught your eye as she moved well both going and coming back and great driving action.

Novice Bitch (9,1abs)

1st  Catlings – QUENSHA FAMILY PORTRAIT AT TELERI

A lovely bitch very right for her age, beautiful dark coat presented in lovely condition. She has a good head, dark eye and low set ears. Good layback of shoulder leading into nice straight front. She is slightly shorter made, but still balanced and has good rear angulation. She moves out well and true both coming and going. Both 1 & 2 will have bright futures ahead.

2nd Watt’s – SHENANAGIN HALF A SIXPENCE

Graduate Bitch (12, 2 abs)

1st Williamson’s – BLUESPRINGS SUNDAY GIRL

What a well-made bitch, really appealed in this class for type and overall balanced picture. She has a sweet expression, with good head and low ear set. Good arch to her neck leading onto well laid shoulders and good front angulation. She has a good depth of chest and spring of rib leading onto good croup and tail set. On the move she is very true showing good footfall and drive.

2nd Randle’s – ALOLFRANA LADY MILLION AT RIONORE

Another quality well made girl. She has a pleasing head and expression, good front, deep chest and good spring of rib. She excels in rear angulation that she uses to her advantage on the move. I would however prefer to see her carrying a little less weight.

Post Graduate Bitch (8, 2 abs)

1st Edwards – GWENDARIFF ITS NUMERO UNO AT BONHOMIE JW

A well-presented bitch, in beautiful coat and condition. She has a pleasing head and expression, good straight front with ample spring of rib and good rear angulation. Tended to be level in topline when stood, however she was the best mover in the class today and her tail never stopped.

2nd Kennedy-Sloan TWOACRES DESTINY

A balanced bitch when stood. Pleasing head and expression but would prefer a slightly darker eye. She has good layback of shoulder leading into straight front, depth of chest and good rear angulation. Would prefer her tail to be set a little lower, as although she moves well she had a tendency to carry her tail higher than I would like.

Limit Bitch (12,2abs)

What a class – I was honestly spoilt for choice. Thanks to all for allowing me to judge a class of such lovely girls.

1st Catlings – TELERI INDIAN SUMMER JW.

This girl caught my eye on my initial look around the class and when I got my hands on her she just didn’t disappoint. She is so elegant and racy but not overdone in any way. She has the most gorgeous head and expression, correct unshelled almond dark eye. Good arch to her neck leading onto well laid back shoulders and good front angulation. She has great depth of chest and spring of rib, good length of loin leading onto the correct amount of rear angulation. Good croup and tail set, with a gently sloping topline. On the move she was so true, both going away and coming back. She moved around the ring with such purpose and drive and her tail lashing the whole way round. It was a pleasure to award her the CC (her first) and I am sure the others will follow soon. BITCH CC

2nd Elkins – TWOACRES PROMISE OF SPRING WITH AVACET

Slightly different type to 1 but she possesses so many of the same qualities and comments. I have judged her before and did her well and think she has got better with age. Another who is racy and elegant, with a beautiful head and expression. When you get your hands on her she also has everything where is should be without any exaggerations. On the move again is where you can see how well made, she is as she moves out so well, such great drive. BITCH RCC

Open Bitch (4, 0abs)

1st Allen, Bott & Morgan’s – SH CH QUENSHA TUMBLE AND TWIRL JW

Both 1 & 2 in this class are such worth champions. 1 has a lovely head and soft melting expression. Good dark eye, correct arch to neck leading onto good shoulders and straight front. Well off for rib, good forechest and depth throughout. She has great rear angulation and once going she is a good mover, and has good drive around the ring. She has a lovely dark chestnut coat and was presented in beautiful condition.

2nd Hall’s – SH CH RIVERBRUE OPHELIA AT GLENNARA JW

This girl is also so well made and presents such a balanced picture when stood. She has a good dark coat, a lovely head and expression. Another who has great forearm angulation, depth throughout and balanced in angulation at the rear. Today her tail set was a little lower than I would like. She moved out well around the ring.

Veteran Bitch (4, 0abs)

1st Donnelly’s – INT & IR CH MILLCROFT WHISPERING MOON

This 9 year old bitch was presented in wonderful coat and condition. She has a pleasing head and expression, with good dark eye. She has good length of neck leading onto well laid-back shoulders and great forehand angulation. She has great spring of rib, slightly longer than I would like but still racy and balanced in outline. Her profile movement was a joy to watch as she ran around the ring not showing her age at all. Very much a credit to her owner. BEST VETERAN

2ND Andrew’s – MILLCROFT SCARLET MOON

A substantial bitch but another who is well made. Perhaps carrying a little too much weight but she has a good head and expression, with low set ears. Good angulation both fore and aft and presented a balanced picture overall. She moved out well.

Judge Nicola Sturrock

14/08/21 

IRISH SETTERS

I would like to thank the committee of the Bournemouth Canine Association for inviting me to judge at this very well organised championship show. The hospitality shown by this hard working committee was second to non. I was also graced with two very efficient and experienced stewards who I thank for their involvement on the day. The weather turned out to be kind to both exhibitors and their dogs affording a lovely relaxed atmosphere throughout the show. On the whole I found all my exhibits well presented with clean coats, well groomed, and on the majority quality was very high. Movement on the whole was good but some classes had dogs which lacked good movement and this all reflected in my final placings.

Finally, but most of all I felt very humbled by my entry and would like to thank all the exhibitors for their entries, sportsmanship,  and giving me the opportunity to go over their beautiful dogs.

MPD. (1,0a) – 1.Corless`s – Swiftlark Invincible This 7-Mths raw youngster stood alone but deserved his placing. Well constructed dog sound in all departments. Nice in head with correct proportions and masculine in appearance, dark eye, good reach of neck, shoulders well laid back, good front angulation, deep in chest, spring to to rib, gently sloping topline, correct tailset, and strong in rear quarters. Movement was erratic but moved with reach and drive.

PD (3,0a).– 1. Murray`s – Bluebyeyou Love Affair. 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 providing good front angulation, nice tight feet, deep in chest with good spring of rib at this early age, 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 well. BPD-2.Corless`s – Swiftlark Invincible. 1st in MPD lost out on maturity only to my winner today -3. Gandy`s -Zakhan`s Red Flame.

JD(3,1a)- 1. Allen,Bott,& Morgan`s – Quensha Take A Bow . A lovely refined, well balanced dog overall. Mature for his age. In proportion and appealing 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 with enthusiasm. presented in immaculate condition with gleaming coat,and handled to perfection as always by this exhibitor, should have a bright future-2. Beresford’s -Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus). Not the substance and frame of 1 in build but overall, balanced and pleasing. Fine in head and not coarse, good reach of neck, shoulders well laid back giving good front angulation, deep in chest with nice spring to rib, well angulated in rear. Moved well.

YD(6,2a) – 1. Richardson’s – Bluesprings Now I`m Here At Forestfire. A well boned, balanced dog with a lovely outline and nice soft expression in head with plenty of work to it. Nice reach of neck, well laid back in shoulder providing good front angulation, 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. Another with exciting times ahead I am sure 2.– Dufrat’s – Riverbrue Cast No Shadow On Haverley. Nice in head with correct proportions, rich dark coat. 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 well, presented in good condition. Preferred overall conformation and balance of 1  –3. Tuite’s -Porschet Moonlight Shadow 

ND.(6,2a) – 1.Hopewell`s -Blazing Bronze I Beg Your Pardon. Overall, balanced and in conformation. Fine in head and with no coarseness, 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. –2. Cohen’s –Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana. Pleasing in outline, well balanced, in conformation and of the correct proportions, nice classic head which I liked more than 1, good front assembly, deep in chest, gently sloping in topline. Moved well . Just Preferred overall frame of 1 –3. Beresford’s -Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus). 

GD(7,0a) – 1. Willis’s – Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwillins. Outstanding dog with a lot of ring presence. A lovely well balanced dog stood to perfection complete with a rich chestnut coat. He has a nice well chiselled head with raised brow and dark eye, 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 in immaculate condition and handled well. Another with a bright future ahead of him. –2. Henderson’s – Redclyst Pershing. Well balanced dog and Striking in outline when stacked, Nice in head 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 well. –3. Hopewell`s -Blazing Bronze I Beg Your Pardon.

PGD.(18,3a) –1. Russell’s – Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. One I have often admired from ringside. Soft and gentle in expression and nice dark eye. Good reach of neck setting nice into his well placed shoulders, well angulated in forequarters with pronounced sternum, nice tight cat like feet, good depth to chest with spring to rib, gently sloping in topline to correct tailset, strong and wide rear quarters with good muscle tone, correct rear angulation, moved with drive, enthusiasm around the ring with lashing tail and holding his topline, presented immaculately and handled well  –2.  Harris,Bridgwater & Hoeksema`s – Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela JW.  One I have watched come on well since a puppy. 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. –3. Macdonald’s- Redclyst Head Full Of Dreams

This was the most difficult class to judge today as it was full of top quality dogs. It was an honour to go over so many of these quality exhibits in our breed. Very hard decisions had to be made and I thank you for your sportsmanship with the decisions I made. It was truly an honour.

LD.(14,2a)-1. Greenan’s- Anlory Aiden JW. I have always admired this boy from when he first entered the show ring as a minor puppy and did not disappoint my thoughts today on going over him. An honest dog with nothing to hide. This boy looked outstanding today and oozed quality. He was also shown in good full coat and trimmed to perfection. He is blessed with a handsome masculine head refined with plenty of work, raised brow, dark eye, and topped off with a soft melting gentle expression, good reach of neck and muscular with nice arch, well laid back in shoulder with good length of upper arm giving correct front angulation, nice tight feet, deep in chest with pronounced sternum, good spring to rib, gently sloping in topline , He is strong and wide in rear quarters with good angulation of stifle joints and short in hocks,  moved effortlessly around the ring with reach and drive for his handler. Delighted to award him his 1st CC & BOB against tough competition and I hope more to come, well done –2. Dewar`s- Gwendariff Willy Wont He. Another lovely well constructed smart dog and one that I have also followed from an early age. He 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 his correctly placed shoulders, sound in front , good depth to chest and good spring in rib, gently sloping in topline, strong and well muscled in rear with correct angulation, moved well around the ring with reach and drive . Presented in full coat, trimmed immaculately and handled to the best advantage.Could not deny him the RCC today. Well done I am sure the CC`s are not far away –3. Pym’s- Thendara Marshmello JW.

OD (6,4a)-1.  Childs – Tredura Val Verdi. A well boned, balanced dog. Nice masculine well chiselled head plenty of work in it. Good reach of neck, well laid back in shoulder providing good front angulation, gently sloping in topline , strong well angulated rear quarters, moved well. –2. Roberts & Cormack’s – Sangara Shared Romance With Polmennor (Imp Hun). A slightly lighter dog in frame than that I prefer,striking in outline and in conformation. Clean lines and shown in immaculate condition, Good reach of neck, nicely laid back shoulder, sound in front and rear, moved well. 

VD (6,0a) – 1. Fosters  -Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah , A  dog I have previously given top awards to and in his 9th year. A well boned masculine dog, balanced and in proportion, nice well chiselled head with correct planes and plenty of work in it, neck of moderate length, shoulders well laid back giving good front angulation, good depth of chest with well sprung ribcage, wide and strong in rear with good muscle tone, moved with drive holding his topline. Presented in good coat & condition. For 9-yrs old this dog gets better each time I have seen him. Pleased to award him BV – 2. Murison`s -Redclyst Javert , Another well boned dog, balanced and in proportion although a tad overweight I thought, He has a nice classic head with plenty of work to it and in proportion. neck is of good length, shoulders are well laid back and is sound in front. He has a good depth of chest with a well sprung ribcage, in the rear he is wide and strong with good bend to stifle joint. Presented in good coat & condition. – 3. Partridge`s -Kerrydown One Man.

Special Beginners Dog/Bitch (6,1a) – 1. Corless`s – Swiftlark First Knight. (D) Well constructed dog with lovely head and raised brow, moderate length of neck leading into well placed shoulders, forequarters well angulated, good depth to chest, firm through loin, wide and powerfull in rear, moved well holding topline. -2. Fox`s – Kerryfair Special Diamond. (B) Pleasing in head, good reach of neck, moderate depth of chest, gently sloping in topline, stifles well bent, moved ok, preferred the overall frame and forequarters of 1 – 3. Bentley`s – AstleyviewComing Home To Penclippin

MPB. (4,0a) – 1.Corless`s –Swiftlark illustrious. 7-Mths lovely balanced youngster with a striking 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,  nice depth to chest with spring to rib ,gently sloping in topline, well angulated rear quarters, moved out very well  with reach and drive for one so young, presented and handled very well 2. Kassube & French`s – Twoacres Chocolate Delight. Sweet well balanced bitch with correct proportions, shown in rich  coat. Good front assembly with nice tight arched feet, nice lay back to shoulder, good reach of neck, nice depth to chest with well sprung rib, gently sloping in topline, strong in rear quarters with good bend to stifle joint, moved well for her age. Lost out on maturity to 1 -3. Heather’s – Sixoaks My Fair Lady 

PB (6,1a).- 1. Jones`s –Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. Lots to like about this promising young lady. Well balanced with clean lines. Lovely head with raised brow and melting expression, neck of moderate length, shoulders well laid back giving good front angulation, good depth of chest with well sprung ribcage, wide and strong in rear with good muscle,moved with drive holding her topline and lashing tail action. Presented in good coat & condition. Should have a bright future, pleased to award her BPB and later BPIB.  -2. Corless’s – Swiftlark illustrious. Very close-up to 1 but I preferred the overall raciness of my winner today -3. Bye’s – Bluebyeyou Love In A Mist.

JB(6,1a)- 1. Box’s – Fernstart Hearts Delight. A lovely refined well balanced bitch with a super head. Good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, nice tight feet, good depth to chest with spring to ribs, gently sloping in topline to a good set on of tail, strong and wide in rear quarters with correct angulation, moved well around the ring with enthusiasm and drive. presented in immaculate condition and handled to perfection. Another with a promising future –2. Childs’s – Redclyst Flora`s Secret. Well balanced bitch with lots to like about her, nice well chiselled head with dark eye, raised brow and soft gentle expression, good reach to 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. Hall’s – Harreds Daisie.

YB(3,0a) – 1. Frampton’s – Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. Striking in outline and a well balanced racy girl, soft feminine 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, good depth to chest, gently sloping in topline to strong well angulated rear quarters, moved out very well with reach and drive, presented in immaculate condition and handled very well.-2. Bayne`s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer. 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 well, presented in good condition. –3.  Prangle’s – Heathclare Just Fizz.

NB.(8,4a) – 1 Box’s – Fernstart Hearts Delight. –2. Childs’s – Redclyst Flora`s Secret. –3. Hall’s – Harreds Daisie.

GB(11,1a) – 1. Blackshaw’s – Lanstara Ruby Slippers. One I have placed before as a puppy. She has a nice feminine head with plenty of work In it, raised brow with dark eye, good reach of neck, nice layback of shoulder, correct front angulation, deep in chest and well sprung in rib,  top-line to tail-set was gentle slope as required, well muscled in rear, presented and handled well. –2. Sloane`s – Gwendariff The Purple Star . Lots to like, Striking in outline when in the stack, Nice work  in head with correct proportions , good layback of shoulder, deep in chest with good spring of rib, strong in rear, moved out well. Difficult decision but maturity of 1  won today. –3. Bridgwater, Green, & Wheeldon`s – Bridgella’s Don`t Push It

PGB.(11,2a) –1. Ciechonska’s – Gwendariff  Smart Move Back To Aoibheanne. Such a sweety. Full of exuberance and enthusiasm, such a happy girl. She has a beautiful feminine head, soft and gentle expression and nice dark eye. Nice low set ears, good reach of neck setting nice into her  well placed shoulders, well angulated in forequarters and tight cat like feet, good depth to chest with spring to rib, gently sloping in topline to correct tailset, strong and wide rear quarters with good angulation, moved with drive and purpose around the ring holding her top-line and  forever lashing tail, presented and handled to a tee . Pleased to award her a first RCC  –2. Edwards’s – Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. Slightly bigger in frame than my winner and impressive in the stack, Clean in outline and shown in full coat, Head of correct proportions with kind sweet expression, Good reach of neck, nicely laid back shoulder and correct length to upper arm giving correct angulation, good depth to chest and nice spring of ribcage, gently sloping in topline, wide and strong in rear, moved well. –3. Cox`s- Tiroen To The Moon And Back

LB.(11,1a)-1. Mugford`s Lynwood Adbracadabra JW Well boned balanced bitch with no coarseness, stood out in a strong class, head of correct proportions with soft kind gentle expression, good reach of neck set into well placed shoulders, well sprung in ribcage and deep in chest, correct front angulation and well angulated rear quarters, moved around the ring with reach and drive, presented in immaculate condition and .handled to perfection –2. Bougen’s- Gwendariff Lilly The Pink.. She has a lovely balanced head with dark eye and sweet expression, good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, good depth to chest, correct front and rear angulation,moved well around the ring. Handled brilliantly –3. Robert’s- Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor (imp Rus).

OB (4,0a) –Bott,Allen, & Morgan’s- ShCh Quensha Tumble And Twirl JW. One I have given honours to before and she did not disappoint today. Well balanced, outstanding bitch of excellent proportions that stood out in the challenge. Beautiful Nice well chiselled head of correct proportion with raised brow and dark eye, good reach of neck, shoulders well layed back, correct front angulation, deep in chest with pronounced sternum, nice spring to rib when viewed from the front, gently sloping in topline, strong in rear with correct angulation, moved out with drive, presented in immaculate condition and handled A1. Delighted to award her the CC. 2. Jone’s – Gwendariff Nutmeg. Another lovely well balanced bitch, beautiful chiselled head with correct planes, neck of moderate length, shoulders well laid back giving good front angulation, good depth of chest with well sprung ribcage, wide and strong in rear with good muscle tone, moved well. Again presented in good coat & condition. -3. Bridgwater`s Blazing Bronze Eye Candy

VB (5,1a) – 1. Baynes’s  -Corranroo Rainbow Kisses. Looking well in her 9th-yr. A bitch with good substance, well balanced, beautiful chiselled head with correct planes, neck of moderate length, shoulders well laid back, correct front angulation, good depth to chest and well sprung in ribcage, wide and strong in rear with good bend to stifle joint, moved with drive holding her topline. Presented in immaculate coat and condition.- 2. Box`s – Bardonhill Afternoon D`lite At Fernstart, Well balanced bitch complete with a rich chestnut coat. She has a nice chiselled head with raised brow and dark eye, good reach of neck, nice layback of shoulder, good front angulation, deep in chest and well sprung in ribcage, gently sloping in topline to tailset, good bend to stifle joint, wide and well muscled in rear,moved well enjoying her day in the ring, presented and handled immaculately, difficult decision as I have always liked this girl, but just preferred the overall balance and elegance of 1. on the day. – 3. Partridge`s –Kerrydown Octavia Sh.

DAVID HEMMINGS (Orlanset)

21 August 2021
Gundog Group
Irish Setter- Critique
Judge: MRS M BOTT

Thank you all for the lovely entry of quality dogs for me to go over.
Conditions in the rain were difficult for all and, although we started the judging outside, it was soon getting too wet   to carry on and we were forced undercover until almost the end of judging which was a shame. Had I had some sort of gazebo for my two, super and very efficient stewards, to shelter under I would have stayed outside all day. My sincere thanks to both ladies for all their efforts.
Conditions for exhibitors were cramped inside the tent and there was a lot of noise from terriers in the next ring which unfortunately unsettled some exhibits today.
I think that, on the whole, the breed is in a reasonably good state, however I was concerned by some mouths – there were quite a few uneven bites which seems to be on the increase and also I found some exhibits quite extreme in type with exaggerated  long lengths of neck as opposed to the desired  ‘Moderately long’ . This, I feel, unbalances the overall outline and something to keep a close eye on I think, as does the fashion for over trimming.  I much prefer to see Irish Setters in more natural feathering, being just tidied and not sculpted and scissored into shape particularly underneath.
It was most rewarding to see my Best of Breed winning Gundog Group 2 and both my Best Junior and Best Veteran both winning their respective Gundog Junior and Veteran Groups as well. It finished off a lovely day, Congratulations.

 Minor Puppy – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

  1. FORFARIAN DUSTY BOTTOMS (MRS S & MISSES N & J STURROCK)
    Very promising  6mths baby, presenting a clean outline over neck and shoulders, and with strong hindquarters which, when he settled, produced glimpses of positive and steady movement and gained him the class. Just needs   to break and finish in head to complete the picture. Best Puppy Dog.
  2. SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE (MRS S S CORLESS)
    Lovely work in his head with dark eye.  In good coat and moved steadily. Rather leggy at the moment needing time to mature and drop in body which will come.
  3. DANWISH DANEHILL (MR & MRS A LEE)

Puppy – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

       1.    SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE (MRS S S CORLESS)
                as above

        2.   DANWISH DANEHILL (MR & MRS A LEE)
Big strapping boy, a little broad across his skull for me. Great body properties and well off for bone.  Rather erratic on the move, preferring to bounce! but I think he thoroughly enjoyed his day.

Junior – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

          1. QUENSHA TAKE A BOW (MR P, MR G T & MRS A BOTT, ALLEN & MORGAN)
Just occasionally when you judge there is a youngster in a class that stops you in your tracks and this was one. An impressive young dog built on classic lines, perfect in size with balanced outline, gorgeous masculine head properties, firm topline and strong hindquarters. Exhibited In excellent body condition and super rich dark coat. He looked so stylish moving soundly around the ring. This young dog will without a doubt, and even at this young age, achieve top honours very soon.  He went on to win Best Junior in Breed and later in the day the Gundog Junior Group. Congratulations.

          2. NOBLETON POBLANO OF GWENDARIFF NAF TAF (MRS D STEWART-RITCHIE)
Younger and just out of puppy who scores with impressive outline, excellent body and well angulated hindquarters and correct set-on of tail. Moved out steadily. Unlucky to meet the above, I liked him a lot.

          3. GWENDARIFF TULLYS RED ARROWS (MS R RICHARDSON)

Yearling – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

         1.  RIVERBRUE WONDERWALL AT HERNWOOD (MR B A & MISS C CROCKER & LEWIS)
Upstanding dog Presenting an impressive outline Very strong and well angulated hindquarters and in good hard muscular condition. Deep in body with clean neckline and pleasing head and moved soundly. in super coat although I would have preferred less trimming underneath. 

         2.  ASTLEYVIEW COMING HOME TO PENCLIPPIN (MRS H G BENTLEY)
Built on much smaller lines and finer all through than above. Pleasing in head would have preferred a shade darker eye, shown in good coat.

         3.  SHENANAGIN OH OH SEVEN (MR D MCCULLOCH)

Graduate – Dog
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3

  1. KERRYFAIR PLEASE PLEASE ME CORPHIN (MRS L A MURCHISON)
    My type of male with the most beautiful head, clean reach of neck and correct topline , presented in good and well presented coat.  He and moved out steadily to win this lovely class.

        2,     GWENDARIFF PLAYS THE FLUTE (G HUGHES)
                Slightly different type to above. Well coated dog, pleasing in head and with excellent body
                and outline. He was handled and moved well to secure his place in this lovely class.

        1.    LOGANRISH LETS GO CRAZY (MISS HOLEHAN)

Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3

1.   LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI JW (MRS J P RUSSELL)
 I have placed this dog highly before and am so pleased to see that all of his early promise has been fulfilled and he is now an outstanding and sound male.  No exaggerations here.  He has a lovely outline, topline correctly sloping to the end of his tail.  Pleasing in head, clean over neckline and good angulation both in front and rear. In full and well presented coat.  He moved soundly showing himself off and pushed the eventual CC winner hard. I am sure he will go on to gain his Sh.Ch. title very soon.  I was pleased to award him the Res.CC. Congratulations

2.   GWENDARIFF SMART RED JACKET JW (MESDAMES LONGBOTTOM & STEWART-RITCHIE)
Built on smaller lines than above.  Very appealing in head and expression, correct topline and showed in beautifully presented coat and condition.

3,   STARATLANTA SHANKLY’S FIRE (MISS S & MISS N A TUPPER & ROSIE)

Mid Limit – Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

  1. PAWSWORD PAPERBACK WRITER FOR CORPHIN (MRS L A MURCHISON)
    Stood alone.  Dog of lovely type, with beautiful head and dark expressive eyes. Excels in classic outline, well made throughout and in super coat.  He was a little reluctant to show himself off on the move but would have been worthy of a first place in much stronger competition.

Limit – Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1

1.  GWENDARIFF UCAN’TMISSME BONHOMIE (MRS S E EDWARDS)
I gave this dog Best Puppy at one of his first shows and his has fulfilled all of his early promise maturing into an impressive adult, having recently gained his Sh.Ch. title. Now in full, excellently presented coat and in super condition.  He has an impressive outline with clean reach of neck, firm topline.  Nicely angulated front and rear and he moved soundly to win this very hard and high quality class of dogs.

2.  PAWSWORD PRICELESS TO KERRYFAIR JW (MRS S & MISSES K, E & T CHORLEY-NEWTON, CHORLEY, FLINDERS & GARDNER)
Pushed the winner hard as I really like his type.  Now coming into his own and maturing nicely. Exhibited in super coat. Scores in overall racy outline and he moved soundly.

        3.   GWENDARIFF I’M COMIN OUT JW (MRS L MUIR)

Open – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1.   SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON)
Super, showy male at the height of his show career and shown in top class condition and coat.  Beautifully refined head and dark eye. Angulation correct in front. Gently sloping topline. Strong over hind quarters and with neat and tidy feet.  A classic Irish Setter who showed himself off on the move with lovely movement in profile going around the ring both here and later in the Group.  I was pleased to award him the CC, followed by Best of Breed and he later took Group 2 in the Gundog Group. Many Congratulations

2.   GWENDARIFF HERE I COME (MRS L J DEWAR)
Different type from above, shown in full coat and immaculate condition.  Firm in topline and pleasing in outline.  He moved steadily too.

3.   GWENDARIFFS RED LIGHT SHOW FARNFIELD (MR D R & MR G A ALCORN & INGRAM)

Veteran – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1.   STARATLANTA ELLIOTT SHCM (MISS S & MISS N A TUPPER & ROSIE)
I thought this boy looked really well today.  A larger type but sound all through. Shown in fabulous coat. Excellent outline and clean over reach of neck and firm topline.  Moved out steadily.

2.   SH CH LANSTARA SPRING MOON (MR G & MRS D ROWBOTTOM)
Close up to 1 Built In a smaller frame than above.  In fabulous and well presented coat. He moved out well. I just preferred head and expression and cleaner neckline of above.

        3.   ANLORY KELTIC LEGEND (MRS S MOHAN)

Minor Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1.   SWIFTLARK ILLUSTRIOUS (MRS S S CORLESS)
her sweet expression, dark eye and lovely refined head really appealed.  Well made little girl looking just right for her age, good coat coming and controlled and steady movement later carried her through to gain Best Puppy in Breed.

2.   SAMETSUZ PILLOWTALK (MS M J HENDERSON)
A much younger puppy who was enjoying her day out and coping well with the noisy conditions. Again a lovely outline and pleasing in head. Nicely proportioned in body and she moved well for a baby.

        3.   TWOACRES CHOCOLATE DELIGHT (MISS E & MR R KASSUBE & FRENCH)

Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1.   SWIFTLARK ILLUSTRIOUS (MRS S S CORLESS)
As above

2.   WENFLAEN DEJA VU (MR A P & MRS S A JONES)
Pretty head on this girl and show in super coat for her age. Firm over topline and nicely angulated hindquarters.  She was a bit erratic on the move though and needing time to settle.

Junior – Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3

1.   FERNSTART HEARTS DELIGHT (MISS R BOX)
Smashing youngster presented in immaculate rich chestnut coat and condition. No trace of coarseness here. She has a feminine head and expression, right amount of flew. Overall a lovely shape with excellent body and carrying just the right amount of weight. She moved steadily and with purpose to win this very strong class.

2.   GWENDARIFF WE’LL BE PHAME US (IRE) (MESDAMES LONGBOTTOM & STEWART-RITCHIE)
Gained her place here on her lovely sound movement.   Not yet in the coat of the above but a quality exhibit with pretty head and expression and pleasing outline  flowing to good tailset.

        3.   QUENSHA CRIMES OF PASSION (MR P, MR G T & MRS A BOTT, ALLEN & MORGAN)

Yearling – Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1.   SAMETSUZ BELIEVE IN ME (MS M J HENDERSON)
Loved her as soon as she came into the ring.  Classic shape, attractive head and eye with nice chiselling. A lovely sized and mature girl for her age and exhibited in super, well presented, coat and hard muscular condition hence a sound mover too.

2.   RIVERBRUE CLOUDBURST OVER STRATHMEAD (MRS J & MISS H FRAMPTON & PIGGIN)
Slightly less mature than above but a lovely type overall who moved out well. Feminine head and kind correctly shaped eyes. Needs time to finish in coat.

       3.    FORFARIAN TICKLES YER FANCY (MRS S & MISSES N & J STURROCK)

Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 15 Absentees: 4

1.   GWENDARIFF’S UP TO SOMETHIN (MRS L MUIR)
I really loved this girl. Such a pretty head and expression.  Balanced all through and strong hindquarters. Shown in full coat and hard condition and she moved off soundly. Was a little apprehensive inside the tent because of all the noise from dogs in the adjacent ring but she was close up to the top winners at the end of the day when she was moved in the challenge in the outside ring. 

2.   QUENSHA FAMILY PORTRAIT FOR TELERI (MRS P A M CATLING)
 Nice type all through and very attractive in head. Although not in the coat of one, she showed herself off well on the move to gain this place  in a strong class. 

        3.   LOGANRISH DIAMONDS N’PEARLS (MISS HOLEHAN)

Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1.   SIXOAKS LEADING LADY (MR & MRS J E HEATHER)
Refined and feminine in head, this girl was shown in excellent and well presented coat. Won here on her striking outline and overall balance. Correct and sound front angulation and excels in deep body. A little reluctant to show herself off on the move inside which was understandable given the conditions.

2.   BRABROOK TRUE VIOLET FOR MONTGREENAN JW (MR J, MRS L & MISS LH RICHARDSON)
Quite a different type to the above, another lovely bitch, excellent in body and outline. Attractive in head and eye, clean over reach of neck and she moved off well and was handled to advantage to secure her place in this quality class.

        3.   GWENDARIFF JUST THE TICKET FOR LOCHINDORB (MR R S & MRS M I NICOLSON)

Mid Limit – Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

  1. GWENDARIFF SMART MOVE BACK TO AOIBHEANNE (MISS E S CIECHONSKA)
    Two lovely bitches here, was difficult to separate them. This one has the prettiest of heads. She is of a smaller type overall which appealed together with an attractive outline.  Not quite in the coat and finish of 2nd but she came alive when on the move and showed herself off with good driving movement and using her tail happily to win this class.

  2. GWENDARIFF ITS NUMERO UNO AT BONHOMIE JW (MRS S E EDWARDS)
    Larger type but so sound all through and in superb coat and immaculate condition. Excels in strong hindquarters and super outline and she moved soundly. No criticism of her as I loved both of these bitches

Limit – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1.   LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA JW (MR R C & MRS J P MUGFORD)
Headed this quality class. In top form.  Built on elegant and racy lines and with the prettiest of heads and expression. Just the right amount of finish to her muzzle. Flowing lines from her neck to her tail and standing on small tight feet. Shown in super excellently presented coat, she moved well and soundly.  She recently gained her Sh.Ch. title and deservedly so. I loved her and was happy to award her the Res.CC

2.   GWENDARIFF COME FLY WITH ME (MRS D STEWART-RITCHIE)
 Again, attractive in head, well proportioned body, firm topline, sound and strong in hindquarters which resulted flowing sound profile movement as she moved around the ring. Shown in super well presented coat and was handled to perfection by her owner.

        3.   GWENDARIFF RAINBOW GODDESS AT LOCHINDORB (MR R S & MRS M I NICOLSON)

Open – Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1.   SH CH QUENSHA TUMBLE AND TWIRL JW (MR R P, MR A C & MRS A H BOTT, ALLEN & MORGAN)
Elegant girl shown in immaculate coat and condition as always from this kennel.  This bitch has a pretty nicely defined head and expression and clean neckline. She well angulated hindquarters and overall a pleasing outline.  Not so steady on the move today.

2.   GWENDARIFF NUTMEG SHCM (MRS R JONES)
Although not quite in the coat of above a bitch of a lovely type with a feminine and pretty head and correct eye shape. She moved off well from her strong hindquarters and well deserved her place.

Veteran – Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1.   SH CH FORFARIAN HEY SEXY LADY JW (MRS S & MISSES N & J STURROCK)
I have admired this bitch for a long time. Now 8 years old and showing just what ‘lasters’ Irish Setters are.  I don’t think I have ever seen her looking better.  Elegant and feminine outline all through but, at the same time, looking as though she could do a days’ work. She flows from the top of her neck over her topline down to the tip of her correct  tailset. Sound over front and rear perfect length of neck and presented in full coat and superb condition. When she moves around the ring she commands attention with good positive driving hind movement – and I don’t blame her handler for making the most of this advantage as she showed her off to perfection using the whole ring. I was thrilled to award this lovely bitch the CC which, I think, came as a bit of a nice surprise to her handler.
Later in the day she was awarded 1st in the Gundog Veteran group too.  Congratulations.

2.   SH CH SHANDWICK LOVE IN A MIST FOR TELERI JW (MRS P A M CATLING)
Unlucky to meet the above today as this sound moving and quality bitch is a most worth Sh.Ch. herself.  Super outline with firm topline and  pretty head and expression, shown in good well presented coat too.  

        3.   KERRYFAIR RHOSYN (MRS R JONES)

Marita Bott (Judge)

My first time showing a dog was in July 2008 with Sh Ch “Rafferty “ , what a journey this has been , culminating in handing out my first set of CC’s at Driffield . I won’t lie, I was disappointed with the low entry. There were circumstances that could have explained the lower entry but I was sad for the society that I pulled such a low entry.

Judging Irish Setters, I look for a racy, elegant dog , full of quality and type , it also has to be fit for function , we should never lose sight that this breed was originally bred to work, and there should be no excuse for dogs lacking condition or muscle . They need to be “ fit for function”. In both my dog and bitch line ups , I was spoilt for choice ,  I had dogs who had quality and type in abundance. I was so lucky, the old adage , quality not quantity was very apt in my entry . Thank you to all the exhibitors who chose to enter under me . My BOB is a dog at the top of his game and I was thrilled to watch him take a thoroughly deserved group 2 in excellent company . My bitch CC is a delight , Irish Setters are a slow maturing breed and she is the epitome of this .

VD/B (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: STURROCK, Mrs S & STURROCK, Miss J & STURROCK, Mis Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW  What a lovely start to my day , this bitch has never looked better , stood she possess the most striking , racy outline , gently sloping from withers to a well finished croup . She looks at you with a twinkle in her eye and has a gentle sparkle of grey ,which enhances her lovely feminine expression. Shown in good coat and super muscular condition. Her movement belies her age , she  flows round the ring and holds her top line at all times, tail lashing from side to side . Her footfall is so correct , a true joy to judge and so deserving of the BCC & BVIB

2nd:  MOHAN, Mrs S Anlory Keltic Legend

This veteran dog has good overall construction. Masculine head with a pleasing expression . Straight front and good length of rib . On the move he was rather distracted today , more interested in the girls I think .  

PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st:  STURROCK, Mrs S & STURROCK, Miss J & STURROCK, Miss Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. A 6 month baby who has everything in the right place , good bone and body is in proportion. Ample reach of neck , straight front and well angulated rear quarters . He has that certain, joie de vivre, that puppies should have , enjoying his time in the ring , movement was good for a baby , when all four feet where on the ground . Lots of potential at this early stage . BPIB  

JD (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: ALLEN, Mr G T & BOTT, Mr P & MORGAN, Mrs A Quensha Take A Bow, A lovely ,quality , young dog , super outline stacked , balanced and eye catching . Neck of good length with slight arch. Beautiful head  ,masculine with the loveliest of expressions, dark eye with a hint of mischief .  Good  bend of stifle , hocks well let down but nothing overdone . Mature in coat and of a lovely texture . Very happy and correct on the move . He is an exciting prospect for the future .

SYD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

A challenging class to judge , 3 litter brothers who share a lot of the same qualities. The first two at the moment are more mature in body but their placing could and will change I am sure . Soldier On , more compact in body and has a divine head , raised brows and that typical Irish twinkle in his eye .  He is full of type and nothing overdone , super front construction with great fore chest , very balanced when stacked and today he moved steadily and correctly . He just pipped Wonderwall , who is so lovely to go over , everything flows when you put your hands on him . He also has a super front  and strong top line which he holds on the move , good finish to croup and carries and uses his tail correctly . He moves out well round the ring , true coming and going with open side gait covering the ground . Both were presented in super coat and  in good muscular condition.

1st: BROWN, Miss D K Riverbrue Soldier On

2nd: CROCKER, Mr B A & LEWIS, Miss C Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood

3rd: DUFRAT, Miss A Riverbrue Cast No Shadow on Haverley

Class PGD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MURCHISON, Mrs L Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin Nicely put together boy , nothing exaggerated or overdone . Masculine head  with dark eye and soft expression . Good reach of neck and gently sloping topline . Decent bend of stifle and well let down hocks . Movement was steady and true . He is just right for his age .

2nd: NORTHEND, Miss J Aoibheannes SingleMalt I loved this boys head , so typically Irish , raised brows and super expression . He has a good outline and straight front . Good forechest . His movement was also sound and true just preferred the slightly longer length of body of 1st placed .

LD (5 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: RUSSELL, Mrs J Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW Another quality dog , full of type and stood ,presents a very balanced pleasing outline , very correct in construction with well put together  front , long , lay back of shoulders and ample spring of rib . His rear quarters are strong and well muscled , he moves easily around the ring . Very precise in his footfall and has a lovely partnership with his owner , he is becoming the finished dog now , I liked him a lot and was delighted to award him RDCC

2nd: MURCHISON, Mrs L Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin A dog I love for type , slightly smaller in stature but still very well balanced , head of lovely shape ,oval in skull with the softest of expressions . Another you have to put your hands on to appreciate his qualities .  On the move he is very sound and correct , I would have just liked a little more reach and drive . He has it there , his handler just needs to believe and bring it out of him .  

OD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: STOCKTON, Mr & Mrs K Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW My total star of the day , striking outline stood . I come from a horsey background and Alchemist would be the thoroughbred of the dog world, he has strength and elegance and is full  of quality from head to tail . Head is long and lean , with the kindest of expressions , raised brows and correct finish to muzzle . Front and rear angulations are balanced  and not overdone . I have always admired his movement, he covers the ground effortlessly with drive from short hocks  and excellent reach in front . A dog in his prime and at the top of his game . He just loves his showing , it is hard to find all these qualities in one dog . What lucky owners and credit to his breeder , who produces a super type of Irish . DCC , BOB , GROUP 2

2nd: RUSSELL, Mrs J Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli No shame to come second to the winner , a lovely dog , I liked very much . Masculine  head , raised brows and eyes which have a mischievous glint . Good finish to muzzle . Hands on , he is very correct , straight front , well sprung ribs and excellent muscled rear quarters . On the move he is strong and runs through his lead away from his handler. He has lots of potential as his stride is correct and he has power and drive ,  just need to work on getting him to listen to you .  

GCD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: MOHAN, Mrs S Anlory Keltic Legend

Was 2nd in first class

PB (2 Entries) Abs: 2

Sadly a puppy bitch missed her class .

JB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: BOX, Miss R Fernstart Hearts Delight

A lovely young bitch , just out of puppy , very pretty in head and expression . Very balanced and absolutely nothing overdone , ample reach of neck into a well made front . She settled more as she moved and showed some lovely open strides . Shown in good coat and condition . She should have a bright future .

2nd: ALLEN, Mr G T & BOTT, Mr P & MORGAN, Mrs A Quensha Crimes of Passion

I really liked the outline of this girl , she has a good length of neck into well laid shoulders, good bend of stifle and short well let down hocks . Lovely texture of coat . She was rather unsettled on the move today but has some lovely qualities which I am sure will do her well in the future .

SYB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

Very nice class of bitches .

1st: HUMPHREYS, Mrs & Mr J Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas

2nd: FRAMPTON, Mrs J & PIGGIN, Miss H Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead

Two lovely litter sisters , they are at different stages of maturity at the moment and once again I am sure  they will both change places in the future  . Flashbax , beautiful outline stood , good reach of neck with slight arch which sits well into her shoulders , good length of rib and gentle bend of stifle , moves on a long easy stride . At  the moment she is more mature in body and presented in lovely coat . Cloudburst also has a beautiful outline , very clean and lovely to go over . Straight front and well angulated rear quarters . Long , lean head with a lovely finish to her muzzle . She moves again on a free flowing stride . Two lovely girls , pleasure to judge them both . I will watch them mature with interest.

PGB (8 Entries) Abs: 3

1st:  CATLING, Mrs P A Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri

One of my surprises of the day . This bitch has matured beautifully during lockdown . Went away as a puppy and has come out looking so well . She is full of quality . Very pretty head , dark eyes full of mischief .  Lovely girl to go over , everything just flows . She moves effortlessly on a free, easy stride . She drew my eye in the challenge and was close up for RCC

2nd: DAVIE, Mrs M Lochfrae Nina Simone

A bitch you probably need to go over to appreciate her qualities . Head of good proportions and a lovely feminine expression .  Her neck sits well into her shoulders and her topline gently slopes into a well finished croup . She has strength through her loin and a nice bend of stifle . She moves without fuss covering the ground well on an open and free stride .

LB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: CATLING, Mrs P A Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW

Another who is full of quality , you put your hands on her and everything just flows , no lumps or bumbs . Just correct construction . Long , lean head with lovely finish to muzzle . Neck of good length and slight arch ,ribs well sprung and rear quarters strong and well muscled . She uses them to her advantage on the move showing reach and drive . Shown and presented very well . I was delighted to award her RBCC

2nd: NEVITT, Mrs S Aoibheanne’s Stay With Me

So pretty in head , she took my breath away looking at her . Another bitch who is well made , straight in front , good spring of ribs with elbows sitting close to chest and good body proportions . To be slightly critical would just prefer a better finish to croup . She moves correctly and totally sound on an easy stride .

Class 642 OB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: ALLEN, Mr A & BOTT, Mr R & MORGAN, Mrs A Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW

A deserving Sh Ch , who since having her litter has matured really well  . Shown in great coat and condition . She has a pretty feminine head and soft expression . Good bend of stifle and well let down hocks . Her movement was sound and animated loved her tail action . She won the class easily and I considered her for higher honours today .

2nd: JARVIS, Miss V Lowdon Sleepy Time

Bitch with a pretty head and sweet expression . She has a good front and plenty of forechest . Shown in good muscular condition . Holding her topline firm and moving out well around the ring .  

Class GCB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HEPPELL, Mrs D RIVERBRUE BE HERE NOW

More settled in this class , very feminine bitch , lean head . She needs time to mature which is fine as she is only young but she has a nice outline and is sound on the move .

Tania Gardner ( Danwish )

I would like to extend a big thank you to the Irish Setter Breeders Club committee for inviting me to judge at their show. The show carried a great atmosphere, and the whole committee were very welcoming. I was delighted by the entry I received, thank you to everyone that entered and to those that brought their lovely dogs for me to assess. Thank you to Adrienne Callister and David Hemmings for their super stewarding and company.

Minor Puppy Dog (2,1a)
1st Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible. 7 month old puppy, handsome head with dark eye and prominent occipital bone. Nicely boned and well bodied for age. Smooth topline into neat taiset. In lovely coat. Moved steady.
Minor Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious. Litter sister to minor puppy dog. Nicely balanced puppy. Sweet, feminine expression with dark eye and raised brow. Nicely laid shoulders, complimenting her smooth topline and tailset. Neat feet. In lovely condition like her brother. Settled on the move. More together today than puppy placed 2nd.
2nd Kassube & French’s Twoacres Chocolate Delight. Just 6 months old and very much a baby at this stage. Sweet head with low set ears. Nicely bodied with deep chest and well ribbed back. Well angulated in forequarters with nice layback of shoulder. Happy on the move but not quite co-ordinated at the moment.
Puppy Dog (3,1a)
1st Gratton’s Glenlaine Moonstone. Appealing head and expression on this boy with lovely raised brow, and low set ears. Good reach of neck and smooth topline. Currently stronger in rear quarters. lovely coat and condition today, and showing more maturity over 2nd. Covered the ground well on the move. Best Puppy Dog.
2nd Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible
Puppy Bitch (6,1a)
1st Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady
Beautiful head on this little lady. Feminine with dark eye and nice work to skull. Nicely bodied with good depth to chest and spring of rib. Well angulated in hind quarters. In lovely coat and condition. Lovely steady mover, but with attitude and character which is enjoyable to see in puppies! Pulled out all the stops today for best puppy in show.
2nd Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious
3rd Pallister’s Penwyn Keeping Faith
Junior Dog (3)
1st Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. Just newly into Junior at 12 months old. Kind expression with dark eye. Good deep chest and well sprung ribs. Holds himself a little close in front. Nice hindquarters with good bend to stifle. Good topline. His owner has him in lovely coat and condition. Moved well, although a little close on hind movement.
2nd Berry’s Brinara Country Boy. Handsome 16th month old male, and a little more mature that 1st. Preferred this gentleman’s head but preferred the darker eye of 1. Nicely raised brow and lowset ear. Nicely balanced with good topline. Not as together in front movement today and carries his tail a bit high at times.
3rd Tye’s Blazing Bronze Joins the Chase (Imp Nld)
Junior Bitch (12, 5a, 1 transferred to class 8)
1st Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. 12 month old girl just into Junior. Lovely head with sweet expression, raised brow and good shape to skull. Well bodied for a young lady with good depth and breadth to chest. Nice smooth topline into tailset. Balanced with quality fore and aft angulation. Neat feet. Nice stride on the move, although cheeky at times! Presented in lovely condition.
2nd Hall’s Harreds Daisie. Another lovely girl, and tight decisions between 1st and 2nd. Similar marks apply. Preferred the forequarters of 1st. Lovely smooth topline and very neat at wither and tailset. Held herself nicely on the move.
3rd Adamson-Watt & Watt’s Alolfrana Scandalous
Special Yearling Dog (3,2a)
1st McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven. This boy presented a soft expression, yet masculine with good depth to muzzle and lowset ear. Clean neck into nicely placed shoulders. Good forechest and deep in brisket. Nice smooth topline and neat tailset. Neat feet. Coat coming on nicely. Moved steady. Still a young man who I am sure will mature and fill out nicely.
Special Yearling Bitch (5 + 1 transferred from class 6, 2a)
1st Williamson’s Bluesprings a Kind of Magic at Keljaru. Very close decisions between 1st and 2nd. Different bitches but lots of quality in both. Very feminine lady with a lovely head. Really well put together in forequarters, with good forechest and nicely sprung ribs. Well bent stifle with good width to thigh. Coat in lovely condition. Covered the ground well with good reach and drive. Bright future ahead I am sure.
2nd Bouttell, Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Snow Vixen. Really feminine throughout, with beautiful head with raised brow and sweet expression. Nicely placed neck and held her topline well on the move. Balanced. Just preferred the forequarters of 1st today. Very elegant on the move. Preferred her darker coat.
3rd Gomez’s Gwendariff Picknmix
Novice Dog (7)
1st Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin. 2 year old boy. More mature than other in the class currently. Very masculine, with deep muzzle and kind expression, although preferred the head on 2. Well bodied over chest. Well-muscled quarters. Nicely balanced and not exaggerated in any way. Best mover in the class today. In beautiful coat and condition.
2nd McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven
3rd Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana
Novice Bitch (12,7a)
1st Bouttell, Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Snow Vixen
2nd Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight
3rd Hall’s Harreds Daisie
Undergraduate Dog (6,1wd)
1st Webb & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (AW1). Lovely outline on this boy, and he quickly catches your eye. Nice refined head with good length to skull and muzzle. Intelligent eye with raised brow. Complimented by lowset ears. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Good forechest. Gently sloping topline and neat tailset. Nice stride on move.
2nd Dodd’s Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do. This boy’s head really appealed to me, no coarseness to his skull, nice raised brow and dark eye. He is nicely bodied with good spring of rib and well-muscled loin. Nicely angled hindquarters and gentle topline into correct tailset. Nice neat feet, and a lovely rich coat. Moved steady. Still a young dog with maturing to do to complete the picture.
3rd Walker’s Gwendariff Flags are Flyin
Undergraduate Bitch (2)
1st Luto’s Rappatty Starturn. Feminine bitch showed in lovely coat and condition. Pleasing expression, very feminine with gentle dark eye. Elegant in outline with gently sloping topine. Well angulated hind quarters with good muscle quality. Would have preferred a more laid back shoulder. Move nicely.
2nd Adam’s Harreds Sophie at Danbryeli. A different type of bitch to one, a bit more substance but not the elegance on 1. Nice raised brow with dark eye of correct shape, providing a pleasing expression. Nicely low placed ears and clean neck. Neat feet. Nice bend and stifle. A little over-conditioned today. Moved okay but not the ease of 1.
Graduate Dog (9,3a)
1st Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. This boy easily catches your eye. He is presented in lovely condition, and is in good coat for his age. Handsome in skull with gentle expression, raised brow and nice refinement over muzzle. Good depth to chest and nicely ribbed back. Good placement of shoulders. Well-angled hindquarters and well-muscle. Balanced and not exaggerated in anyway. Moved well with true flowing movement.
2nd Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger. Close decisions between 1 and 2. This boy also possessed an attractive head, with kind eye and refined in skull. Like 1st he is nicely balanced and unexaggerated in any department. Well placed at shoulders and nice sloping topline into neat tail set. Nicely angled quarters and strong hocks. In good coat and well-conditioned. Strode out well on the move. Preferred the forequarters and overall outline of 1 today.
3rd Holehan’s Loganrish Lets Go Crazy
Graduate Bitch (15,3a)
1st Holehan’s Loganrish Diamonds N’pearls. Really loved this girls head. Dark eye, raised brow and gentle expression and nice feminine finish to muzzle. She is very balanced and elegant, with lovely sloping shoulder and well angulated rear quarters. Moved well with good stride, although a little close in hind movement. In beautiful coat and condition. Topped a nice class of girls today.
2nd Humphreys’ Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas JW. A bit more of a petit lady. Sweet feminine expression. Good layback of shoulder, with good forechest and deep brisket.
Nicely balanced, and well bent stifle. Lovely smooth topline and correct over croup into neat tailset. Move well with gentle strides. Preferred the head and elegance of 1st today.
3rd Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up To Somethin
Post Graduate Dog (3,2a)
1st Tupper’s Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire. Stood alone in the class today, but this gave him full use of the ring which he made good use of. Masculine skull with dark eye and kind expression, although a little heavy than my preference. Nicely low placed ears and clean in throat. Deep chested and well ribbed back. Well-muscled over loin and hind quarters. He is in full coat, which his owner keeps in lovely condition.
Post Graduate Bitch (8)
1st Wilson’s Pawsword Promise. This bitch is so honest, and I was able to mostly appreciate her when going over her. Beautiful head and expression with correct dark eye, raised brow and gentle skull. Nicely laid back shoulders, and clean over withers presenting a gently sloping topline. Well-made quarters with good muscle tone and well bent stifles. She is nicely bodied throughout with good spring of rib and in perfect condition. In lovely rich coat. Very true on the move. She caught my eye and topped a lovely class of ladies today.
2nd Bougen’s Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW. Lovely racy bitch who caught my eye in the class. She has a very pretty head with lovely dark almond eye and gently raised brow. Good reach of neck which joins so smoothly into her shoulder placement. She is very balanced, there is nothing exaggerated about her. Good width to thigh. Well-muscled and conditioned and shown in good coat. Lovely free flowing mover.
3rd Bott’s Bardonhill Love Of My Life
Limit Dog (8,5a)
1st Stockton’s Gwendariff D’ya Think I’m Fab for Kespas JW. Catches your eye with his outline. Possesses a rich coat in lovely condition. Well-muscled throughout and full of substance. Masculine head which is nicely refined with correct muzzle, kind eye and raised brow. Good return of upper arm and and well placed shoulders. Gentle topline and correct over croup. Well-muscled hind quarters which are well angulated. A steady mover with good reach and drive. A well worthy winner of reserve best dog today.
2nd Hall’s Harreds Trevor. A close 2nd, I found myself liking similar properties of 1st and 2nd. This boy also possess a masculine head which is not coarse in any way. Gently raised brow, and lovely low set ears. Nicely bodied over chest with good spring of rib. Nice clean neck and smooth topline, and well-muscled over loin. Nicely angled over hindquarters. Lovely neat toes. A true steady mover. I just found that 1st was stronger in his front angulation
3rd Toms’ Clannrua Birch
Limit Bitch (6,2a)
1st Bouttell, Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Rainbow Brite. Very elegant girl who draws your attention. Beautiful head of well-proportioned properties. Such a gentle expression with gently raised brows and correct muzzle. Lovely reach of neck and very balanced in outline. Good forechest, and although feminine she has substance all through. Well angled hindquarters with good width of thigh. Well-muscled over loin and correctly placed tailset. Rich coat in lovely condition. Very true mover with good forward reach. Delighted to award her Reserve Best Bitch in a lovely line up.
2nd McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Glennlokhen Deveron. Very racy and elegant bitch with a balanced outline. Lovely head with soft expression, nice raise to brow and prominent occiput. Nicely muscled neck and well laid back shoulder. Good forechest and well bodied back. Nice tight toes. Strong quarters with good muscle, which allowed her to drive around the ring with very true movement. Presented in beautiful coat and condition.
3rd Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily the Pink
Open Dog (4)
1st Danks-Kemish’s ShCh Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW ShCM ShCEX. Lovely boy in full maturity. Masculine but not coarse in any way. Intelligent expression, with raised brow and correct muzzle. Strong forequarters with well laid back shoulder and deep brisket. Very balanced outline and flows well over the croup into his tailset. Well bent stifle with muscled quarters which he used to drive around the ring. This boy took full benefit of the big ring today. Presented in lovely rich coat and in great condition. Delighted to present him with Best Dog and RBIS.
2nd Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Loved this boy’s head, gently raised brow with correct eye, which draw you in. Low set ears and clean neck. Good spring of rib and well angulated and muscled hindquarters. At times was a bit over boisterous on the move, but was able to show off his qualities when settled. I did consider him for reserve best dog, but found that he carries his tail a bit too high on the move.
3rd Tom’s Ir ShCh Toberbilly I Wish You Luck Ir JCH Jd
Open Bitch (2)
1st Elkin’s Twoacres Promish Of Spring With Avacet. This bitch is simply stunning. She appealed to me as soon as she came into the ring. She is feminine and well put together. Feminine head with raised brow, dark eye and low set ears. She is so balanced with no exaggeration. Lovely lay back of shoulder and deep chest. Well bent stifle with muscled quarters and good width of thigh. She caught your eye on the move with her reach and drive. Presented in lovely coat and condition. She completely won me over today and I was delighted to award her Best Bitch out of a quality line up of bitches, and then Best in Show. I am sure she has an exciting future ahead!
2nd Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW Sh CM. Another nice bitch, who possess an attractive head with nice balance, dark eye and low placed ears. Lovely reach of neck, neat at shoulders and good topline. Good forechest and well angulated forequarters. Well bent stifle into neat hocks. Balanced outline and well-conditioned. In lovely coat. Moved well and covered the ground soundly.
Veteran Dog (1)
1st Tupper’s Staratlanta Elliott. 8 years old and not showing signs of aging. Masculine all through. Handsome head with nice dark eye and raised brow, showing a kind expression. Good depth to chest and well ribbed back. Well angled hind quarters. A little long in the hock which I felt prevented a full hind drive. However was able to cover the ground well with a steady gait. Presented in full coat in good condition.
Veteran Bitch (6,3a)
1st Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW. 7 year old lady just freshly into Veteran. Lovely head with raised brow, dark eye and feminine muzzle. Nicely bodied bitch with good breadth of chest. Nice reach of neck, neatly placed at withers allowing for smooth meeting of topline at shoulders. Good bend of stifle and width of thigh. Presented in gleaming coat, just lacking a little furnishing on her tail. Moved well with lovely lashing tail! Delighted to award her Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Dale’s Aubanjon Royal Symphony. 9 year old bitch not showing her age. Feminine in head with nice lowset of ear. Good reach of neck and deep chest. Well angulated hind quarters. Nice topline and presented in good coat. Appealed on the move with ground covering strides.
3rd French’s Balintyne Just You Just Me
Special Beginners Dog or Bitch (7,4a)
1st Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (IMP BEL). This gentleman is all boy. Masculine skull with kind dark eye and correct muzzle, although a little broad in the skull. Very well bodied with well-developed properties over chest. Well laid back shoulder and nice gentle sloping of his topline. Well-muscled in hindquarters. Lots of energy, but steady on the move. Just a bit more mature and bodied over 2 today.
2nd Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin
3rd Corless’s Swiftlark First Knight

Judge- Miss Chloe Green

SEPTEMBER 8th

This well run show was intended to be held in the Spring of 2020 but, as with so many others, the pandemic intervened leaving the Committee rather in limbo, not knowing whether or when they could proceed.  They are to be congratulated on their persistence and, for myself, I was greatly honoured to be invited to judge the dog entry.  My thanks to Meg and her team for inviting me, to my kind and efficient steward, Gordon, and most especially to the exhibitors who granted me the privilege of judging their beautiful dogs.

Minor Puppy  (5: 1 abs)  1st Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset.  This promising puppy was 6 months old on the day and very calm in making his debut.  He was a little wobbly in his rear movement but presented a very pleasing picture with an attractive head, dark eye, low earset.  He has a balanced outline, good rib and angulation and is clothed in a dark, shining coat, albeit without feathering at this age. BPD.  2.  Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms  another promising youngster,  a little bigger than 1 with a good forechest, bend of stifle and well placed shoulders, head a little plain at the moment . 3 .Needs’  Covarney It Takes Time

Puppy (3:1) L. No Offence Juleset.  2. Lee’s Danwish Danehill.  Quite a big chap but about right size for his age. Profuse, wavy coat but feet not his fortune.

Junior (10:3)  1.  Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Mr President NAF RAF  A  well schooled youngster moving freely, very good side gait.  He has a deep chest with plenty of heart and lung room,  fine shoulders, sloping well back.  Feet could be a little better.  2.  Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow.  I really liked this lad who is very nicely proportioned, lovely head, strongly boned, moved very well.  Sadly carrying just a tad too much weight.  3. Richardson’s Tullys Red Arrows.

Yearling (4:1 ) 1. Crocker & Lewis Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood.  A well balanced, proportionate dog, moving very well and keeping his topline on the move.  Lovely head, nicely crested neck into fine shoulder and gently sloping topline.  Straight forelegs and good bend of stifle.  I fully expect to see this dog winning much in the future.  2.  Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast no Shadow on Haveley, I see from the catalogue that this is a litter bother of the winner although a  smaller, lighter dog with a little more length in back than 1.  He also moved well and presented an attractive picture.  3.Tuite’s Porschet Moon Shadow.

Novice. (13: 1w/d. 1 abs)  Cohen’s  Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana.  Lovely size and shape, about right for age.  Very nice head, dark eye, good in back skull, gently sloping topline, good tailset and good tight feet.  Best mover in this class, particularly impressive as he was not moved by his owner.  2.. Bentley’s Astleyview Coming Home to Benclippin. Bigger than the winner but in proportion, well balanced angles, nicely sprung rib and good shoulder placement, moved well.  3.Deighton’s Oakdene Schehallion (Imp B el).

Graduate (13:3)  1. Willis’ Gwendariff The Grand Master at Jacwilllins, certainly the master of this quality class.  Mixing glamour with balance and substance, this d. is one to watch  Handsome head with kind eye and lowset ears,  slightly arched neck into fine withers, sloping topline, kept on the move and correct movement.  To be picky, his feet could be a little tighter.  2. Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame. Another well balanced d. with good  angulation, well bent stifles and deep in rib.  Attractive coat and feathering.  Moved with drive.  3.Webb & Danks-Kemish’  Alofrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka

Post Graduate (10) Hadfield’s Staratlanta Get A Wiggle On to Marzanne.  Won on movement. A worthy dog with nothing out of kilter. Elegant, lean head, well sprung rib and good forechest.  Feet a little loose.  Would benefit from a tidier groom.  2.  Condron’s Gwendariff D’Ya Fancy  A Fling with Covarney.  Heavier type, substantial bone and rib, good topline from fine withers and a correct tailset,.  Couldn’t quite match the movement of 1.  3. Needs’ Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford.

Limit (15:2) A quality class overall.  1. Pike’s Redclyst Boris. A long, lean head and racy outline to this dog, well boned, elbows free and with a well sprung rib.  Moved well keeping his topline.  2. Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Coming Out, not quite as racy as winner but nicely put together.  Lovely head and strong neck into fine withers.  Another with good bone and substance.  3. Stockton’s D’Ya think I’m Fab for Kespas

Open (8) Stockton’s Sh.Ch. Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW.  Much has been said about this well known dog and I can only add my thoughts on his many qualities.  On the first run around the ring I admired his true movement, in harmony with his handler.  His head is balanced and he has a strong neck and well laid shoulders.  Nicely ribbed up and with straight, strong forelegs, good bend of stifle and the whole clothed in a dark, shining coat. CC.  In the challenge it was necessary to employ the referee which resulted in RBIS/BOS.  2.  Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come.  Of good size and shape this d. is a little longer in back than the winner but with similar attributes, nicely chiselled head, well sprung rib and moved well and with verve. RCC.

Veteran (3) 1.  Bell & Barker-Bell’s Balintyne Just For You.  Stylish dog,  a little smaller than his rivals but nicely made, balanced throughout.  Nice head with pleasing expression, kind eye.  2. Andrews’  Millcroft Moon Riot, rangier d.  with decent shoulders and slightly sloping topline to good tailset.  Moved well.  3. Tuite’s Sh.Ch. Riverwood Kazatchok with Porschet JW Bel Imp.

Gloria Horrocks

SEISC 8th September 2021 Championship Show

It was a pleasure and a delight to be asked to be the referee for this championship show combined with the ISCW championship show which was being held separately. Both committees are to commended on working together to ensure that both shows ran smoothly.

The organisation was excellent and the exhibitors must be congratulated on keeping their dogs cool under such hot circumstances.

The two judges brought two good representatives of the breed together for Best in Show and I can understand why they could not agree on the outcome.

Best In Show

Mugford’s SH CH Lynwood Abracadabra JW

Beautiful head with well defined stop. Good front with well laid- back shoulders. Well-ribbed up with good depth of chest. Good angulation to the stifles and hocks well let down. Moved with plenty of drive and covered the ground with ease. Presented in an immaculate condition with the coat gleaming in the afternoon sun.

Reserve Best in show and Best Opposite Sex

Stockton’s SH CH Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas. JW

Good shape to the head with a good stop and ear placement. Straight front and good depth of chest with well sprung ribs. Quarters well-muscled with good angulation of the stifles and hocks well let down. Moved easily over the ground but I felt that the bitch was just a little more precise in her movement. Like the bitch presented in an excellent condition.

Peter Rowlands (Referee)

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2021

I would like to thank the committee for the invitation to judge dogs at their show and to the exhibitors for their quality entry on this my first CC appointment for the breed in the UK. Also my stewards who assisted me on the day. The day was extremely hot but I thought all exhibits coped well in the conditions. In general I thought the breed has improved, especially in front and rear balance and as such movement was also improved, in both forward reach and drive coming from the rear. I did notice though that many were short in rib and consequently rather long in loin.

Dogs

Minor Puppy (4/1)1st Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. BPD. Very nice, and just a baby with lots to come. Well off for bone, and starting to shape up with balanced front and rear quarters. Masculine head with nicely shaped eyes rising brows and low set ears. Moved well between bouts of giddiness. 2nd Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time. Another nice boy who could easily change places with 1 on another day. Well presented with a racy outline. Still developing but everything there. Sound on the move. 3rd Lee’s Danwish Danehill.

Puppy (2/1) 1st D Danehill. 3rd in MP. Built on stronger lines, standing alone. Pleasing outline with good bone. Masculine head, well constructed quarters. Moved ok.

Junior (8/3) 1st Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Mr President. Excellent breed type. Fabulous head with nicely shaped eyes raised brows and low set ears. Nice balance and good angles both fore and aft. Moved with style . 2nd Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows. Very similar in type to 1 with same comments re head and overall balance Nice racy appearance. Moved well. Little to separate from 1 and places could easily reverse on another day. 3rd Bott Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Take a Bow.

Yearling (3/1) 1st Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wondeerwall at Hernwood. Well proportioned dog with good head planes, dark eye and low set ears, strong arched neck into well laid shoulders. Good topline and well angled rear quarters, moved well. 2nd Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast no Shadow on Haverley. Racy boy with excellent head, raised brows and low set ears., Nicely arched neck into well angled forquarters good depth and spring of rib, strong rear quarters with low hocks. Moved well in side profile but a little close going away.

Novice (13/3) 1st Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana. Nice size and presented a balanced outline. Good head with parallel planes. Neck flowed smoothly into well laid shoulders. Nicely angled forquarters, good depth and spring of rib. Strong loin and good rear quarters. Moved well 2nd G Tullys Red Arrows. 3rd Russell’s Melmara Montalbano.

Graduate (11/3) 1st Willis’ Gwendariff The Grand Master at Jacwilins. Very nice boy, handsome, with a racy outline, and balanced proportions. Well shaped dark eyes, raised brows and low set ears. Nicely angled both fore and aft, with a gentle slope to his topline. Moved with reach and drive. 2nd L Merry May King with S. 3rd Henderson Szwajkowski Pike’s Redclyst Pershing.

Post Graduate (9) 1st Needs’ Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford. Strongly built dog with masculine head. Nicely arched neck into clean shoulders. Strong backline and good tail set. Well angled rear quarters. Moved well. 2nd Bailey’s Danaway Desert Song. Lovely boy of classic type. Best of heads with beautiful soft expression. Built on racy lines with no exaggerations. Nice size. Had a tendency to crab on the move. 3rd Macdonald’s Redclyst Head Full of Dreams.

Limit (11/1) 1st Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Wont He. CC BOB BIS. This boy caught my eye on entering the ring, he just stood away from everything else. Fabulous head which was masculine yet refined with parallel planes, eyes were correctly shaped, dark and full of expression, with raised brows. He had nice low set ears which lay against a strong , nicely curved neck , flowing into well constructed shoulders and forehand assembly. His topline sloped gently over of a good length of deep and well sprung ribs. His loin was strong and his rear quarters had width of both thigh and second thigh ending with nice low set hocks. Coat and colour were correct and he moved with drive from the rear and good forward reach enabling him to cover the ground as he should. 2nd Rutherford & Judge’s Riverbrue Galiano Fizz to Clonageera. RCC. RBD. Another excellent one, He had quality written all over him. Balanced proportions and a beautiful racy outline. His head had all the attributes of the standard with a soft sweet expression. Superb front assembly with good forechest, strong slightly sloping topline and strong loin. Correctly angled croup and set on tail. Well turned stifles, low hocks and good feet. In super coat and condition. Excellent mover. 3rd Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique.

Open (8/2) 1st Stockton’s ShCh Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. An excellent upstanding representave of the breed. Excellent head with kind expression. Good length of neck set on nicely laid shoulders, and good return of upper arm Strong back with depth and spring of rib. Well angled rear quarters. Covered the ground on the move. 2nd Edwards’ Gwendariff PS I Love You at Bonhomie JW. Excellent dog, racy in appearance with nice balanced proportions. Typical head with soft expression and low set ears nice straight forehand assembly and good depth of brisket. Gentle slope to topline with good tailset. Well muscled rear quarters with good angulation producing drive on the move. 3rd Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come.

Veteran (4/1) 1st Tuite’s ShCh Riverwood Kazatchok with Porschet JW Bel Imp. BVD. Nice dog carrying his years well. Nicely put together with balanced proportions. Good head with kind expression, dark eye and raised brows. Arched neck into clean shoulders. Good forehand. Good depth and spring of rib. Nice well angled rear quarters, moved very well considering the heat of the day.2nd Andrews’ Millcroft Moon Riot. Mature dog In his prime years. Good head on strong arched neck into well placed shoulders. Good depth of brisket. Nicely angled rear quarters. Moved well. 3rd Hyslop’s Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW.

Tony Rainey (Judge)

8th September 2021 postponed from April 2020

I thank the committee not only for the invitation but for their determination in getting this show to go ahead. It was first scheduled for Aptil 2020 and after a few unofficial postponements due to COVID eventually went ahead 17 months later. Thank you for the hospitality on the day and my stewards for keeping the ring going as swiftly as was possible.

I felt totally spoilt to have such a fabulous entry in quantity and quality for my first time awarding challenge certificates to bitches. How lovely to be outside on grass but it was an extremely hot day with very little shade and many exhibits going from class to class competing at another breed club show at the other end of the building. Most of the dogs appeared to cope well with the heat, some handlers looked like they were struggling! Heads and expressions were difficult to assess in some when panting. There were a few hold ups waiting for exhibitors at the other show and during those times I allowed the dogs to leave the ring or seek any shade they needed and was also grateful to seek some shade myself at times.

All exhibits were shown in lovely condition, this time of year no one has an excuse for their exhibits to be in poor muscle tone and all of my highly placed winners were well toned and coat presentation first class. I was spoilt for choice in some classes and was splitting hairs with placings. I loved my line up and the CC, RCC and BP winners brought a lump to my throat when they did their lap of honour. I thought them very similar.

My co judge and I agreed for all joint awards, the beautiful dog Gwendariff Willy Wont He, in his prime was Best In Show. My beautiful bitch CC winner was Reserve Best In Show and also Best Veteran In Show and my best puppy bitch was awarded Best Puppy In Show.

MPB 4 (1) abs

Three very different puppies for my first class. All confident but at the level topline stage standing.

1 Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne

Nearly 7 months. Not the head for me at the moment being a bit heavy and strong for a puppy but with plenty of time to change, they develop so much at this age that what you see today can be different in a weeks time. Otherwise everything in moderation. A well developed body with good forechest, length of neck, depth of chest, well ribbed back and tailset. Balanced angulations, would prefer more width to thighs but that will come with muscle developmemt and time. Dark coated. Typical puppy movement going up and down but in profile showed reach and drive.

2 Henderson & Szwajkowski’s Grenada Lofty Cwerwony TAF NAF

7 and a half months. Different type to 1st. Smaller boned all through. Finer, prettier head with low set ears. Lovely arched neck into well laid shoulders, not the forechest but good depth to chest, slightly longer in the loin. Would like more development in hindquarters and definition at the hocks. Moved well, covering the ground in profile showing a nice topline.

3 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten

PB 8 (1) abs A nice class and the first three were all promising puppies.

1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady BPB and in agreement with my co judge BPIS

9 and a half months. Loved this puppy. She is just right for her age. Pretty long lean head with correct eye shape, dark and with raised brows giving soft wistful expression. Balanced and elegant in body. Good bone, forehand and sweeping nicely angulated stifles, arched neck into good topline, tailset and carriage. Carrying just the right amount of weight. She has a lovely chestnut colour coat with slight wave. Moving steadily and soundly. Was feeling the heat in the challenge for BPIS but my co judge agreed for her to be BPIS over the very nice, but raw puppy dog who incidentally was a son of my CC winner.

2 Pallister’s Penwyn Keeping Faith

Nearly 12 months and slightly more mature.

Another pretty feminine head. Ears correctly set and folded. Moderate length and arched neck. Deep in the chest and straight front. Nice topline and tailset with well angulated hindquarters. Not so good in upper arm and not moving quite so steadily. Dark coat in lovely condition.

3 Jones Wenflarn Déjà vu

JB 12 (6) abs

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

Not a big one but rugged and racy with lovely bone. Everything is proportionate and she presents a really balanced outline. Rather plain in head at this stage, I hope a little more stop will come with time. Lovely reach of neck into sloping topline with tail straight off her back. Good width to thigh and definition at the hock. In profile moved with reach and drive with the most lovely lashing tail. She tends to rush but when asked to slow down she moved with such lovely animation just carrying herself perfectly. Up and down she tended to crab, probably as she wants to get a move on and needs to be held back. She moved much better with a different handler in the challenge. She appealed immensely and I could have taken her home.

2 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight

Another lovely junior. Different in type to first but I liked them both very much. Much more developed in body and coat. Everything in moderation. Prettier in head than 1st, showing nice stop and balanced in profile, Good neck into shoulders and topline. Good bone, front and depth to chest. Strong quarters but not quite so good over the croup or holding as good a topline on the move as 1st.

3 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady 1st puppy

YB 7 (0) abs First two in this class had the same sire as my junior winner.

1 Humphreys Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas

Very mature and substantial but with an eyecatching outline. Flows beautifully from head through arched neck and correct topline. Head is correct in profile with long low set ears. Her forehand is lovely with hind angulations to match. Wide across the quarters and good tailset, well developed in thighs with good definition at the hocks and hock to heel short and strong. In lovely dark, well presented coat. Moved OK in the class but flagging in the heat for the challenge.

2 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead

Litter sister who is just slightly less mature but has similar attributes. Beautifully arched neck and shoulders well placed into correct topline. Good in front but not the forehand of first. Head slightly more feminine but not the finish to foreface. Slightly longer in loin than 1 but has good tailset. Rich red colour and beautifully textured coat. Lovely bone and moved ok.

3 Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy

NB 11 (4) abs

1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady Ist Puppy

2 Ixia Snow Vixen TAF

Nice size and balanced angulations on this pretty headed bitch. Nothing exaggerated at all and very feminine outlook. Lovely depth to chest, straight front and tight elbows, good feet and stands well up on her toes. Well ribbed back and nice underline. Moved soundly with enthusiasm. I just preferred the croup and hindquarters of first.

3 Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne

GB 17 (3) abs

A large class numerically. I found seven of quality to have a second look at, however first was a clear winner of the class.

1 Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up To Somethin

A pretty head with chiselling showing. Dark eyes under raised brows. She is a beautiful shape, well angulated, lovely strength to her neck and the best of toplines, tailset and width across the hips. She has the best of bone and her thighs are wide showing strength to her hindquarters. Lovely definition at the hocks, all of this without exaggeration. She is in fabulous thick, dark coat and without hands on she looks a bit heavier and shorter in leg than she actually is which detracts from balance. Movement was sound and ground covering without charging around the ring at full speed. Good tail carriage.

2 Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri

A surprise this one. I hadn’t been impressed from the ringside but she felt good to go over. Pretty head with correctly set on ears. Well muscled neck with sight arch continues into topline without a break, short tail well set on, moderate angulations, shows balance. Not quite the strength in hindquarters of 1st and needs slightly more definition at the hocks but she had to impress in this large class. Good bone and stands up on her toes on good feet. Moved well.

3 Swainston’s Glenvarna Santa Barbara JW

PGB 11 (2) abs

1 Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush JW

Another unexaggerated bitch but racy and elegant. Thought her quite beautiful. Feminine head with lovely expression. Another with lovely reach of neck, not too long and thin like many these days which makes them look so unbalanced. She had enough front, well laid shoulders and gently sloping topline. Lovely over the croup and tailset, strong quarters, good bone, lovely feet and short hocks. Deep in chest and a lovely spring of rib which was carried well back. Really liked her even though she is still growing a coat after a litter earlier in the year. Sound driving stylish movement with lovely tail carriage. Her dam is a litter sister to my CC winner.

2 Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady

A different type of bitch to 1st but still lots to like. More of an old fashioned look. Another who is well made. Mature and well developed in body. Pretty in head but stronger than my ideal having a little more width between the ears, soft expression with long low set ears. Lovely in neck, topline and tailset, moderately angulated and good bone and feet. Longer in loin than 1st but not quite so good in thigh. Coat in dark gleaming condition. She moved soundly but could do with being moved at a slightly faster pace and to put in a bit more effort even though it was a hot day. She is the mother of my best puppy.

3 Rutherford and Judge’s Majestyka Indian Summer At Clonageera JW

LB 14 (2) abs

A super class. Hard to single out just 6 for further consideration. Some really nice bitches went cardless.

1 Ciechonska’s Gwendariff Smart Move Back To Aoibheanne

Racy, rugged, strength with beauty, a pretty head and the best of bodies. Her head was the best of the day. Perfect in profile and lovely raised brows, the right amount of stop and finish to foreface, depth of flew so neat and showing some chin. She is beautifully balanced and stands over a lot of ground when stacked. Right up on her toes and displaying a gorgeous shape. I don’t need to say what is good as she has it all. Enough coat for me, absolutely nothing to hide. She moved soundly keeping her topline with lovely footfalls in profile and another with a lashing tail I love. I was sure she would be my CC winner when she won this limit class with ease, however she was unlucky to meet the veteran winner on cracking form. What a lovely sight they made moving around the ring together at the end, so sad not to have a video of them.

2 Elkins Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet

The lockdown did her good and she has matured into a lovely bitch. I love her size and balance. Pretty head with dark eyes, ears set on low, leading to good neck. Good in neck, front angulations and ribs carried well back but shorter in loin than 1st so not quite the elegance. Good topline and angulated hindquarters, short from hock to heel. oGoGMoving with precision, so sound but not the animation or drive of the winner.

Catling’s Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW

OB 5 (2) abs

I always hope an open class will be full of quality. It only had three exhibits but all were from the top drawer. 3rd is a bitch I have seen looking stunning sometimes from the ringside but on this day being somewhat affected by the heat and not standing or moving to advantage. It left a hard decision between 1st and 2nd, quite different but both lovely examples of the breed. They gave me a headache but on the final run around I loved the lashing tail of the winner and when I turned to make my last look she looked stunning. These two together with my RCC winner on the day could easily be CC winners on another occasion.

1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW

Nice head with dark eyes under raised brows. Arched neck with good shoulders, upper arm, depth of chest and underline, the best croup and tailset. Lovely strength to her back end and short from hock to heel. Tail carried beautifully on the move, lashing with her driving ground covering movement, strong bone and lovely feet. I wasn’t keen on her as a youngster as I found her rather level in topline. She has improved a lot with age and developed better hindquarters, dropping into her stifles which has improved her overall outline and shape. Dark coat colour in gleaming condition. She is the dam of my lovely junior winner.

2 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me

Also held this one in high esteem and although we haven’t seen much of her before I have admired her on the odd occasion she has been shown. Having many of the same attributes as 1st but not so dark being rich red in colour and having more coat. Pretty and feminine in head which is beautiful in profile. Well developed in body and ribs carried well back to a strong loin. In hard condition and moving soundly.

3 Hall’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Ophelia At Glennara JW

VB 10 (4) abs1 Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW CC and in agreement with my co judge RBIS and BVIS

The last bitch I went over in the entry and the same as when I awarded CCs to dogs it was a case of saving the best ‘til last. She screams femininity. What an absolutely gorgeous bitch she is. She has been a favourite of mine since a puppy and I was delighted that her show career has spanned such a number of years that I was able to assess her. At very nearly 9 years old she is mature in body having had a couple of litters but retaining a racy and elegant profile. Her head is devine, white eyelashes blinking in the sun, dark eyes under raised brows that made me melt. Perfectly balanced each time she stands and moves. Everything flows, my eyes and hands just glided over her. Belying her years and not affected by the heat one bit she went around the ring at perfect speed, her movement is sound, ground covering and she uses her tail to propel her all the way. A lovely colour and texture to her coat, it is not in abundance, she doesn’t need a huge coat, it would hide all her attributes. I was thrilled to award her the CC in a quality entry and especially since I was also in awe of the equally beautiful limit winner. It was a close call but the final run around the ring just clinched it for her with her effortless movement.

2 Catling’s Sh Ch Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri JW

Out of a larger mould than most that I placed today. Still showing balance and good angulations. Head long and lean and showing a good stop. Ears set on correctly and lovely neck into shoulders. Very deep chest, straight front, another with good topline and in lovely dark good condition coat. She is a lovely veteran and a worthy show champion. Moving well considering the heat. I do apologise for not calling her back in to compete for the RCC when the winner had been given the CC. I have always felt it rude when judges don’t do that but, on this occasion I was so clear in my mind who would receive the RCC I was loathed to call her back in with the weather being so very hot.

3 Box’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite At Fernstart

This bitch threw away the second place. She is really lovely but was just enjoying herself far too much all of the time! She is a gorgeous type and I am delighted that since this show has gained a well deserved Show Champion title.

Judge Angela Roberts

11 September 2021

Judges Critique

Irish Setters

A lovely entry in size and quality, I have to say that heads are not what they were, I have never been a head freak, but I have always found heads that I could have gladly held in my hands and stared at all day, that was not at all the case today. Too many round and wide set eyes and some short ears, however, I was very pleased with all my winners.

Minor Puppy Dog (4)

  1.  Corless’ , Swiftlark Invincible, 8 months, shown in good condition, overall a quality boy , with straight front and tight feet, correct tailset and his tail was carried well as he moved soundly and steadily around the ring, dark coated, he needs to drop in quarters a little, puppies change from day to day, and the decisions one makes on one day could easily be very different on another day. Preferred his head to 2. BPD & BPIB
  2. Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time, almost 7 months and very aptly named, I much preferred the overall type of this one, straighter coat, excellent outline and moved OK when he steadied, a little narrower in front than I prefer, he was very naughty making him very difficult to fully assess and contrived to blow his chances clean away here. Thankfully time is on his side.
  3. Green & Hopewell Lochlorien No Offence Juleset  .

Puppy Dog (2)

  1. Corless’  Swiftlark Invincible.
  2. Grattons Glenlaine Moonstone, 11 months and mature for age, very pleasing outline with neck fitting very cleanly into shoulders, overall a nice young man and very close up, moved a little bit close behind and rather fine in head , I preferred the more masculine  type and finish of 1.

Junior Dog(8,1)

  1. Allen, Bott & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow, 16 months, all quality,  pleasing in head with good length and finish of muzzle, soft expression with dark eyes, presented a lovely raking outline, neck fitting cleanly in to shoulders and a correct topline gently sloping through to his excellent tailset, he has a strong and straight front with correct return of upper arm, allowing him excellent forward reach, this is complemented by wide and well muscled hindquarters and strong hocks which drive him forward, creating beautifully balanced and sound  movement. Luxurious dark glossy coat completes the picture. I was not prepared to penalise his youth, the more I looked the more I liked, delighted to award him his first CC and BOB, there will be many more to come I am sure, Congratulations.  I was later thrilled to see him gain a very well deserved Gundog Group 2.
  2. Hemmings  Orlanset Mandolin, same age but not as mature as 1, a nice type with pleasing conformation and excellent body properties, shown in good condition, he needs to strengthen in hocks as his hind movement is a little loose. Needs time.
  3. Milligan – Bott & Bott’s Thendara Tiger Dance.

Yearling Dog (4)

  1. Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here at Forestfire,  at 21 months he is quite  mature for his age, not the darkest of coats but it is shiny and flat and  fits the standard , shown to advantage and in very good condition, he has many excellent qualities, strong neck of good length fits cleanly into shoulders, his outline and topline are smooth and uninterrrupted, great depth to body and balanced all through with good angulation, moves steadily and soundly with drive, not a flashy one but the overall picture was extremely satisfying, Res CC.
  2. Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast No Shadow on Haverley , very stylish with good length of neck, and clean outline, his tail is set on well but he tends to fly it a little when moving, his movement was sound , not quite my type of head.
  3. Tuite’s  Porschet Moonlight Shadow.

Novice Dog (7,3)

  1. Hunnybun’s Riverbrue Imperial Spritz, standing he isa very pleasing example of the breed  in most respects, very attractive head and expression, shown in good nick, he needs to strengthen in hock as his hind movement is rather weak.
  2. Tye’s Blazing Bronze Join The Chase, placed 4th in  Junior, pleasing outline with good depth of body and good angulation, unfortunately he flies his tail a little on the move and  I preferred the head of 1.
  3. Pike’s Redclyst The Celt.

Graduate Dog (11,2)

  1. Willis’ Gwendariff The Grand Master at Jacwillins, standing on sturdy limbs with strong well muscled quarters, he is a sound moving specimen with good length to neck and clean over shoulder with pleasing outline, flat shining coat with correct topline gently sloping through to excellent tailset, handled to advantage, he has an attractive head with soft expression  and square finish to muzzle, but I would like a more pronounced stop. Very Close up for RCC.
  2. Needs’ Covarney Paco Rabanne at Stourford, excels in neck, with clean racy outline , pleasing spring of rib and shown in very good condition, liked his head and expression, initially thought he could be my winner ,but his tail is set on a little high and he confirms that  by flying his tail on the move.
  3. Nicholls Strathmead Alexei.

Post Graduate Dog (9,1)

  1. Condron’s Gwendariff D’Ya Fancy a Fling with Covarney, very pleasing throughout he presents a balanced outline with a very attractive head and expression with good finish to muzzle, standing on strong limbs he has good body properties, an excellent tailset and his tail is carried correctly on the move, movement is sound, I just would like rather more of him all over.
  2. Bailey’s Danaway Desert Song,  lighter in  frame though a better size and more racy, pleasing outline and tailset, sound movement and neat feet, has a really decent head but I would like a slightly squarer finish to muzzle. Very close decision.
  3. Swainston’s Glenvarna Monterey.

Limit Dog (9)

  1. Hadfield’s  Staratlanta Get a Wiggle on to Marzanne, raking outline, with lovely head andeye, strong topline and wide  well muscled quarters propelling him around the ring with great drive. Good depth and angulation throughout, super tailset, liked him and note he is by my BOB winner from SKC 2017, this was a very nice class to win, but he seemed to go to pieces in the Challenge and didn’t look like the same dog.
  2. Dewars  Gwendariff Willy Won’t He, very ,very close up, slightly shorter in back and not the scope of 1, pleasing front angulation and strong hindquarters, presents a  striking outline and has a good tailset, movement sound , a very nice dog with a handsome head .Shown in very good condition.
  3. Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli.

Open Dog(6,2)

  1. Dewars Gwendariff Here I Come , very pleasing head, neck fitting cleanly into shoulders, stands on good limbs. Straight in front with correct tailset, moves soundly with verve and shown in good condition, would prefer a more racy outline.
  2. Gratton & Wheeldon’s Bardonhill Snow Wolf with Glenlaine, at 6 years he is in good condition for his age, he has a lovely coat and a pleasing outline, very attractive head and expression, quality boy moving soundly , just not the drive of 1.
  3. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli.

Minor Puppy Bitch (5,1)

  1.  O’Briens Bluesprings Christina at Caskeys, 6 months, sweet headed little girl, very pleasing outline and tailset ,straight front, wide hindquarters, moved steady and sound using strong hocks once settled, needs a bit more confidence and time , but what I saw was promising.BPB
  2. Hadfields Covarney Time After Time for Marzanne, almost 7 months, very attractive head and expression, excellent neck fitting cleanly into shoulders, longer cast than winner which will be to her detriment for some judges, excellent depth of body and prominent prosternum, a lighter colour coat and not the strength in hocks of 1.
  3. Stevensons Lochlorien Unforgotten.

Puppy Bitch (5,1)

  1.  Hadfields Covarney Time After Time at Marzanne
  2. Bells Balintyne Sing it back, 11 months, lighter built in frame and I would like more bone,  pretty head with pleasing outline , clean over shoulder, and moved steadily.
  3. Corless Swiftlark Illustrious.

Junior Bitch(7,1)

  1.  Halls Harreds Daisie, pretty head with attractive and soft expression, racy and balanced all through creating a pleasing outline, neck fitting cleanly into shoulders and topline slopes gently  through to correct tailset. Steady and sound mover.
  2. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight, lacks the raciness and elegance of 1.  Attractive head and eye, stands on sturdy limbs, good angulation fore and aft, deep body, flat shining coat , sound mover.
  3. Condrons Bluebyeyou Baby Love by Covarney.   

Yearling Bitch (4,2)

  1.  Frampton & Piggins Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead, 21 months, shown in excellent condition, very pretty head with soft and wistful expression, great depth of body, good angulation fore and aft, correct topline sloping gently through to excellent tailset, racy and full of quality , moved soundly and with drive ,one for the top drawer. She is exactly right for her age and could not compete with the much more mature bitches further up the line in the challenge, nevertheless close up for RCC.
  2. Gomez ‘s Gwendariff Pick’n’mix, her handler is doing nothing to enhance her in any way and  must gain some handling skills and confidence in order to impart more confidence to her,  he really needs some help and advice from those able to offer it , it was difficult to make a full assessment of  her but  she moved steadily , has pleasing body properties , a sweet head and a lovely temperament. 

Novice Bitch (8,1)

  1.  Halls Harreds Daisie
  2. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight
  3. Pike & MacDonald’s Redclyst  Glenury Oiche Chiuin

Graduate Bitch (11,3)

  1.  Box’s Fernstart Angel’s Kiss, racy and elegant, clean outline, topline sloping gently to correct tailset, very attractive head and expression, good angulation fore and aft, great depth to body ,wide hindquarters, shown in good condition ,coat flat and shiny, moved with style.
  2. Mitchells Strathmead Tatiana with Amblin, similar in type and shape consequently most of the above remarks apply , also a stylish mover, and close up, just preferred the head of 1.
  3. Jones’ Gwendariff Gooseberry Fool.

Post Graduate Bitch(3,2)

  1.  Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny, clean in outline but her croup is a little steep for me,  moved with style and drive, flat coated and shown in very good condition, attractive head and expression, I would like a bit more of her all over.

Limit Bitch (8,2)

  1.  Mugford Sh Ch Lynwood Abracadabra, good size , racy and elegant outine, topline flowing smoothly from nose to tail, deep body, strong limbs, excellent angulation fore and aft , the fittest exhibit I encountered here,  she used her extremely well muscled and wide  hindquarters to  move fluently with drive and style, shown to perfection,  all quality, I would like a very slightly squarer finish to her muzzle and  a slightly flatter coat would better enhance her beautiful shape. An extremely close decision in the challenge… Res CC.
  2. Catlings Teleri Indian Summer, close up, similar in type and very pleasing throughout,  racy and quality though not as mature in body, here again I would like a slightly better finish to her muzzle and I did prefer the overall proportions of 1, but the first two here stood away from the rest.
  3. Bougens Gwendariff Lily The Pink.

 Open Bitch (7,3)

  1. Box’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite at Fernstart, shown in excellent condition for her almost 8 years of age and hardly a grey hair, excellent flat coat the colour of a conker conforming exactly to the breed standard, strong well arched neck fitting cleanly into well laid shoulders with correct return of upper arm showing prosternum,  excellent and mature body properties , topline sloping gently and smoothly from nose to tail, attractive head and soft expression with good finish to muzzle, racy ,elegant and all quality, moved with style and drive, here again the more I looked, the more I liked, CC which I was delighted to discover was her third, Congratulations.
  2. Allen, Bott and Morgans Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl, very pretty head and eye, stands on sturdy limbs, slightly longer cast and not the topline of 1, moved soundly with style, won under me as a Junior and perhaps a little unlucky to meet 1 in such great form today, however she is the dam of my BOB and clearly multi talented…!  Congratulations to all involved.
  3. Tuite’s Porschet Christmas Cracker.

Linda King (Judge)

18.09.21

IRISH SETTERS

I would like to thank the Darlington Committee for inviting me to judge this lovely show. The show was so well organised with lovely sized rings and their hospitality was very welcoming. Special thanks to my very efficient ring steward Cathy Loughlin for keeping the ring running efficiently. The weather was lovely with full sunshine.

VETERAN DOG (1:0)

1st Mohan’s Anlory Keltic Legend

Nine years of age. Classic head. Gentle sloping topline. Good depth to chest and well-muscled. Moved well.

MINOR PUPPY DOG (1:0)

1st Lee’s Danwish Danehill

Baby enjoying his day. Needs to settle and hard to assess.

PUPPY DOG (1:0)

1st Lee’s Danwish Danehill

JUNIOR DOG (2:0)

1st Allen, Bott and Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow

Well-made young dog. Correct angulation front and rear. Dark eye with lovely expression. In beautiful coat and condition Moved well using his short strong hocks. Delighted to award him the RCC.

2nd Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows

Balanced boy. Classic head with nice shape eye and colour. In good coat and condition. Not as forward as first in maturity. Moved ok.

NOVICE DOG (2:0)

1st Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana

Lovely head and expression. Clean shoulders and gentle sloping topline. Neat tight feet. Moved well.

2nd Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel)

Stronger headed dog. Well-made boy with plenty of sternum. On the day, just a bit proud of his tail.

GRADUATE DOG (11:2)

1st Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me

Refined head and lovely shaped eye. Balanced all through. Lovely coat and condition. Moved well.

2nd Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Mr Corphin

Balanced head. Lovely shape. Plenty of sternum and good tight feet. In great condition. Moved well.

3rd Dodd’s Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do

POST GRADUATE DOG (3:1)

1st Stewart- Richie and Longbottom’s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket JW

Three-year-old male. Balanced head with low set ears. Nice angulation and correct shoulders. In beautiful coat and condition. Moved well.

2nd Holehan’s Loganrish Lets Go Crazy

Balanced head. Gentle sloping topline, straight front, and tight neat feet. In lovely coat and condition. Moved well.

LIMIT DOG (11:2)

1st Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Comin Out JW

This dog looked a picture! Beautiful head raised brow and great expression. Nice layback of shoulder, deep chest and good bend of stifle. Rich chestnut coat in beautiful condition. Moved well with drive using his short strong hocks. Pleased to award him the DCC.

2nd Danks- Kemish’s Teleri Summertime Blues Avec Alolfrana (ai) JW

Have done this boy well in puppy. Very well balanced. Loved his head and expression. Plenty of forechest and straight front. Presented in great bloom. Moved well.

3rd Davis’ Pawsword Prairie Wind With Alansett JW

OPEN DOG (6:1)

1st Edwards’ Gwendariff PS I Love You JW

This boy makes you look at him as he is so full of ring presence. Masculine head, low set ears and raised brow. Nicely made throughout. Moved well powering around the ring with drive.

2nd Stockton’s ShCh Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW

Quality boy. Classic head with lovely expression. Good reach of neck, deep chest with good length of upper arm. Moved well with strong hind movement. On the day my first just had the edge.

3rd Dank-Kemish’s ShCh Alofrana Hotter Than U’Know JW Sh.CM ShCEx

VETERAN BITCH (1:0)

1ST Box’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite at Fernstart

Racy girl, nicely constructed in full coat. Feminine head, raised brow, lovely expression with a hint of mischief! Moved very well. Pleased to award her the RBCC.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (3:0)

1ST Henderson’s Sametsue Pillowtalk

A lovely puppy. Elegant baby, very smart and nicely constructed. Showed herself off well for one so young. Moved well. Pleased to award her BPB and BPIB.

2nd Farrin’s Riverman Heaven Help Us

Well-made baby, everything in correct place. A bit stronger in head than one. Moved well for a baby.

3rd Sloane & Sloane’s Ferasheen Loopy Lou

PUPPY BITCH (1:0)

1ST Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady

Pretty baby. Lovely head and expression. Correct front, nice return of upper arm, good depth to body and standing on tight neat feet. Moved well.

JUNIOR BITCH (5:1)

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

Young lady with beautiful head, low set ears, correct eyes and raised brows. Balanced all through with straight front and powerful hocks. Moved with style.

2nd Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight

Dark coated young lady. Sweetest of heads. Nicely constructed. Standing on neat feet. Moved well.

3rd Adamson-Watt’s Alolfrana Scandalous

NOVICE BITCH (6:2)

1ST Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight

2nd Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch And Wry

Pretty girl with nicely constructed body. Deep in brisket, plenty of sternum with straight front. Nice return of upper arm. Lovely dark coat. Moved well.

3rd Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady

GRADUATE BITCH (12:0)

1ST Robinson& Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress

Balanced all through with pretty head, low set ears, correct foreface with nice expression and raised brow.

Lovely condition. well-constructed and a stylish mover.

2nd Stewart-Riche & Longbottom’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (Ire)

Well presented young lady. Good Construction. Nice return of upper arm, flowing topline and correct tail set. Strong, short hocks. Moved well.

3rd Muir’s Gwendariff Up To Somethin

POST GRADUATE BITCH (5:0)

1st Holehan’s Loganrish Diamonds N’pearls

Lovely shape, straight front on tight feet, plenty of sternum, clean neck and shoulders and good bend to stifle. Nice expression with kind dark eye. Moved freely around the ring.

2nd Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone

Loved her head. Grown into a lovely girl and balanced all through. Raised brow and lovely expression. Correct shoulders and gentle sloping topline. Moved well.

3rd Humphreys’ Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas JW

LIMIT BITCH (8:4)

1ST Ciechonska Gwendariff Smart Move Back To Aoibheanne

What a lovely girl. Beautiful head and lovely expression. Correct body proportions which flow, deep in chest and, shoulders. Overall, a lovely picture. She just flowed around the ring, covering the ground with correct foot fall. Pleased to award her the BCC and BOB

2ND Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink

Lovely girl in good condition which showed in her movement. Pretty head with raised brow and correct foreface. Clean shoulders and good depth to chest. Good angulation all through. Moved well.

3rd Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW

OPEN BITCH (1:1)

JUDGE – ELAINE GRATTON

Thank you to the exhibitors for a lovely entry and to my fabulous stewards, Bill and Trish, for keeping me in order throughout the day. It is four years since I last judged our breed and conscious that we have all been through challenging times, I approached the appointment with a little trepidation. I am pleased to see there were some super dogs on show today and in many classes depth in quality. I was thrilled with my winners who I thought we all top flight. Dog CC and Best of Breed was Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. Res Dog CC was Edwards’ Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. BCC was Catling’s Teleri Indian Summer (ai) JW. Res Bitch CC was Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. Best Puppy being Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. Best Veteran, Box’s Sh Ch Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite At Fernstart and Best Special Beginner, Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl.

MPD (2) 1 Sturrock, Sturrock & Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. A very promising youngster. Lovely shape and outline showing balance and style. Masculine head and expression, good through the neck which led neatly to well placed shoulders. Good depth to forechest and adequate return of forearm, ribs springing nicely, well back to a firm loin and good croup. Stands on good legs and feet, well bodied. Movement was good in profile, needs to tighten in front but that will happen in time. A lovely youngster with bags of potential. Best Puppy in Breed. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. Another smart young man who has a pleasing head and expression with enough work for his age, clean though neck and shoulders, decent lay back and return of upper arm. Good depth of forechest for his age and ribs well back, slightly longer through the loin than the winner, quarters developing nicely. Moved steadily once he settled.

PD (2) 1 Sturrock, Sturrock & Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible.

JD (3, 2) 1 Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. A nice type of youngster with a good outline. Masculine pleasing head and expression. He has a clean reach of neck, would have liked a tad more lay back in shoulder. Good length of body, good through the ribs and loin, well made quarters. Movement was good in profile, just needs to settle into his front action.

YD (4, 1) This was one of the most challenging classes of the day with three super youngsters who could have all easily taken top spot. 1 Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On. Smart young dog who at this age presents a very impressive outline on the stack. Good size and substance, a clean picture which portrayed his racy lines and elegance. Masculine head with raised brow and balance, correct amount of work for his age and low set ears. Super front assembly, ribs sprung and well back and firm through loin. Well developed quarters and second thigh. Moved soundly with a good action but needs a little more pace to get into his stride. 2 Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. Litter brother to the winner and a lot to like about him. A nice type of youngster with a good outline. He has a clean reach of neck, shoulder placement ok. Good length of body, good through the ribs, firm in loin, well made quarters, scored in movement today and pushed the winner hard in that respect, just found the proportions and head of Solder On more to my tastes. So well handled, as with his brother will have a bright future ahead of him. 3 Richardson’s Bluesprings Now I’m Here At Forestfire.

MD (1) 1 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. ND (6) 1 Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. 3 Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel).

GD (6, 2) 1 Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger. This two year old dog has a lovely shape on him, good size and balanced angels fore and aft. He impressed on the stack and on the move, nothing overdone about him at all. Head pleasing, neck clean which led into wells set shoulders and good front assembly. Stood on well bone legs and super feet. Well made body with ribs well spring and firm loin. Quarters have good angles and stifles well bent. Best mover in the class. 2 Dodds’ Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do. A young man with a pleasing outline, he has a masculine head and expression which led on to a clean reach of neck. Would have liked a little more layback of shoulder, he has a decent return or upper arm. Good length of body with ribs well developed and a firm loin. Well made quarters, movement was positive just didn’t have the accuracy or front extension of the winner. 3 Henderson, Szwajkowski & Pike’s Redclyst Pershing.

PGD (8, 1) 1 Willis’ Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwilins. This two year old dog has a lovely shape on him, good size and balanced angels fore and aft. He impressed on the stack and on the move, nothing overdone about him at all. Head pleasing, neck clean which led into well set shoulders and a good front assembly. Stood on well bone legs and super feet. Well made body with ribs sprung and a firm loin. Quarters have good angles and stifles well bent. Best mover in the class with a super action both on the up and down and in profile. Kept in to the final four in the challenge, in this form I don’t think those green and white card will be far away. 2 Holehan’s Loganrish Lets Go Crazy. Smart dog who I really liked, presents a very impressive outline on the stack. Good size and substance, a clean picture which portrayed his racy lines and elegance. Masculine head with raised brow and balance, correct amount of work for his age and low set ears. Super front assembly, ribs sprung and well back and firm through loin. Well developed quarters. Really covered the ground with his open side gait. Just needs a little more coat and finish to complete the picture. 3 Lewis & Levene’s Bardonhill Ginger Nut At Valasarch.

MLD (4, 1) 1 Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts JW. This chap has a smart outline with a masculine head and expression. He has a clean reach of neck. Good length of body, and through the ribs and loin, well made quarters, stifles well bent. Moved well with a good profile action. In good coat and condition. 2 Gardner’s Danwish On High (AI) JW. Balanced male who I have done well before and still think is a super type of dog. Pleasing head piece with raised brow very typical appealing expression. Led on to a clean reach of neck and well placed shoulders. Overall body proportions were good with depth to his chest. Good rear angulation. Moved out well and had a good side gait on him. 3 Toms’ Clannrua Birch.

LD (6) 1 Chorley, Chorley-Newton & Flinders’ Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW. The boy came under me when I last judged as a raw junior and was great to see him here at the finished article. He has a super outline built on clean lines and well balanced from his neck to his tail set. Head masculine and of good proportion. Well made front assembly with shoulders well placed. Good angulation throughout and well bodied. Presented superbly with coat in gleaming condition, my notes just say he looked fabulous. He moved true, a shade close behind but he covers the ground with ease and that gave him the class. In the challenge he pushed the open dogs very close for the ticket, I really was splitting hairs. On the final run off he lost his flow and shape which cost him the green and white cards. One who I am sure will get his crown and it will be thoroughly deserved. 2 Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. Seen him from the ringside and this typy boy really appeals. He would just not play ball today, loved him on the stack but he just did not get into his stride on the move. Masculine head of good proportions and a good outline. He has a clean reach of neck, shoulder placement is excellent. Good length of body, good through the ribs, firm through the loin, well made quarters. Movement was sound just rather unsettled today and he didn’t get into his stride, which was a pity. 3 Lewis & Levene’s Glenlaine Squirrel Nutkinn At Valasarch.

OD (6) 1 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. This chap really scores on the move with that typical free flowing action, super side gate and true fore and aft. Cracking head and expression with those lovely raised brows. Super neck and shoulder placement, he has the desired return of forearm and developed forechest that I was looking for. Standing on good legs and super feet. Ribs are well sprung and back to a loin which is of the correct length and firm. Topline and tail set are correct, and this does not falter on the move. His stifles are well bent and firm in second thigh, he drove around that ring and won this class in very strong competition and I was later delighted to award him the DCC and Best of Breed. 2 Edwards’ Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. Another top class dog who commands attention, watched him as a puppy and liked him then, now here as a mature adult he did not disappoint. Super outline built on clean lines and well balanced. I liked his masculine head and expression, clean through the neck into correctly placed shoulders. Handled and presented superbly with coat in gleaming condition. He moved true and covers the ground with ease, today he didn’t quite have the reach and extension in front of the winner, which was the deciding factor so had to be content with this place. Called him back in to the challenge and was delighted to award him the RCC. Thank you for bringing him. 3 ALcorn & Ingram’s Gwendariffs Red Light Show Farnfield.

VD (4, 2) 1 Rowbottom & Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon. What a grand old chap he is, he won limit under me last time, I was thrilled to see him walk into the class today. Now rising eight years old he has his richly deserved title. He still has that super outline and shape about him. Pleasing head of good shape and definition, with a good width of back skull. Kind eye than gave his that lovely expression. Clean neck into well-placed shoulders, super depth to chest. Well developed through the body with ribs well sprung and a firm loin. Excellent quarters with stifles well bent. Gently sloping topline. He moved with power and drive around the ring. It was a pleasure to see him here today. 2 Foster’s Millcroft Chase The moon To Shanoah. Smart dog, he has a pleasing head and expression and clean reach of neck. Not quite the front construction of the winner. Proportionate length of body, spring of rib and gently sloping topline. Decent quarters with a moderate bend of stifle and hocks well let down. Good action on the move, just not as fluid as the winner. SBB (4, 3) 1 Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl. This young 15 months old bitch has elegance is racy and feminine. Pleasing head and eye, clean through neck and shoulder and well angulated front assembly. Good depth to fore chest and ribs sprung and well back. Quarters well developed. She maintained her shape and top line throughout. In lovely coat and condition. Best Special Beginner.

MPB (6, 2) 1 Henderson & Szwajkowski’s Grenada Lofty Czerwony TAF NAF (Imp Pol). A very pretty young lady, took a bit of time to settle in movement but when she did she had good footfall and on the final run round was the most accurate. Feminine in head and expression, neck into well set shoulders, body of good proportion, waters well made with good angles front and rear. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious. Another pleasing young lady who has an appealing headpiece and expression. Clean in neck, shoulder placement is correct, with good overall construction. Body of correct proportion with ribs well developed for her age. Quarters well made. Really enjoyed herself on the move, needs to find her feet a bit, had a super lashing tail. 3 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten.

PB (5) 1 Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. Nine months old, correctly proportioned with that lovely mischievous look in her eye. Clean through the neck which led on to well placed shoulders. Front has the correct angulation, straight with the right depth of chest for her age. Standing on good legs. Well made through the body and quarters, with well bent stifles. Moved effortlessly around the ring in profile with that typical action. Delighted to award her Best Puppy Bitch. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious. 3 Jones’ Wenflaen Deja Vu.

JB (4) 1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. A very well balanced young lady who scored in outline. She has a pleasing head and expression, still needs to finish but has plenty of time on her side. Super neck and shoulder placement, good front assembly, standing on well bone legs and neat feet. Well bodied for her age and ribbed back to a firm loin, good finish to the croup and quarters developing well. Good bone and substance, moved well just needs to settle a little in front action to complete the picture. 2 Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl. 3 Walker’s Glenvarna My Girl.

YB (8, 1) This class was headed by three litter sisters, all quality bitches who I am sure will change places many times over the coming years. 1 Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead. This lady has a super elegant outline and maintains her raciness. Lovely appealing feminine head, balanced and with a lovely eye and raised brow. Clean in neck leading to well placed shoulders and a good return of upper arm, depth through the forechest and straight front. Ribs well back and sprung to a firm and powerful loin. Lovely bend of stifles and short from hock to heal. Correct in outline and finish to the croup. She moved freely with drive with such ease and a super lashing tail. In the challenge she just flowed and push Indian Summer all the way. For me she just needed that finish that maturity will bring, delighted to award her the RCC. 2 Humphreys’ Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas. Another one I liked a lot, litter sister ton the winner, a very typy bitch who looked lovely on the stack with a gleaming coat. Beautiful head and eye, giving a soft and gentle expression. Lovely reach to her neck and this flowed into well placed shoulders, good body properties. Excellent quarters, stifles well bent and developed. She didn’t quite find her flow today and couldn’t match the winner in front action the move. Another that should have a bright future ahead of her. 3 Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now.

MB (6) 1 Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. 2 Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl. 3 Corless’ Swiftlark Illustrious. NB (7) 1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. 2 Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. 3 Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl.

GB (8, 1) 1 Humphreys’ Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas JW. I liked this bitch on the stack, a pleasing young lady who has an appealing headpiece and expression. Clean in neck, shoulder placement correct but would a her little tighter in elbow. She has good overall construction. Body of correct proportion with ribs well developed for her age. Quarters well made. Went well at the beginning of the class with a lashing tail, then not so good on the up and down but I could see her footfall was accurate. Did enough to take the place. 2 Williamson & Williamson’s Bluesprings Sunday Girl. Another nice typy bitch with a good overall outline, larger frame than the winner. Head of good proportions, good through the neck. Shoulders placement ok, would have like a little more return of upper arm, balanced angles front and rear. Body well made, ribs well sprung and firm through the loin. Excellent quarters, stifles well bent. Good rear action on the move just a bit untidy as she came towards me. 3 Robinson & Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress.

PGB (9, 1) 1 Bott’s Bardonhill Love Of My Life. I just loved this three year old bitch on the stack and now looking at how she is bred I can see why, she so typical of her kennel which I really admire. She has elegance is racy and feminine. The most beautiful head and eye, clean through neck and shoulder into a well angulated front assembly. Good depth to forechest and ribs sprung and well back. Quarters developed, short from hock to heal. She maintained her shape and topline throughout. In super coat and condition. Moved out well and covered the ground as she should have. 2 Sturrock, Sturrock & Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush JW. She has elegance, is racy and totally feminine. Lovely head and eye clean through neck and shoulder and well angulated front assembly. Good depth to forechest and ribs sprung and well back. Quarters developed, short from hock to heal. She maintained her shape and topline throughout, not quite as tidy in front as she came towards me today and just pipped at the last by the winner. 3 Holehan’s Loganrish Diamonds N’pearls.

MLB (6, 3) 1 Catling’s Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW. Today was clearly her day, presents a fabulous outline which is balanced and flows, she has substance and is racy. Beautiful balanced head and melting expression. Lovely reach of neck which led to well placed shoulders and good return of upper arm. Straight front and good depth to fore chest, ribs sprung and well back to a firm loin. Powerful developed quarters which gave her such drive on the move. Her topline was superb, and she maintained this throughout, I thought she covered the ground with ease and style. On the final run round she lifted her game and just told me she was the winner. Delighted to award her the BCC. 2 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. Very honest and sound lady, feminine with substance, good head and expression, clean through the neck and shoulders and correct front assembly. Good through the body, super top line and finish to the croup. Sweeping bend of stifle and in firm condition. Extremely sound on the move but not as tidy as the winner in elbow. 3 Bott’s Bardonhill Words Of Love.

LB (6, 2) 1 Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Rainbow Brite TAF. A very feminine lady with an elegant and racy picture. She has a beautiful head and expression. Super clean reach of neck which led on to well placed shoulders. Correct body proportions with a gently sloping topline, ribs well sprung and good length of loin. Quarters well made with a sweeping bend of stifle. Coat in good condition. Liked her a lot and was in contention in the challenge for top honours. 2 Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley. Another very nice lady, out of a different mould to the winner, more substantial but still feminine and balanced, pleasing head with a soft expression. Good front construction and overall balance, Quarters well developed with stifles well bent. Presented a pleasing outline on the stack, but she was not as accurate on the move as the winner today. 3 Nevitt’s Aoibheanne’s Stay With Me.

OB (1) 1 Mugford’s Sh Ch Lynwood Abracadabra JW. A feminine lady, she presents an elegant yet racy picture. She has a pleasing head shape. Clean reach of neck which led on to well placed shoulders. Correct body proportions with a gently sloping topline, ribs well sprung and good length of loin. Quarters well made with a sweeping bend of stifle. Coat in excellent good condition. VB (5, 2) 1 Box’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite At Fernstart. This lady won the RCC under me last time I judged, and I was thrilled to see her again. She has just gained her title as a veteran and she is clearly on top form. An elegant and sound lady, feminine with substance and style. She has a beautify head piece with a pleasing soft expression, good through the neck and shoulders and correct front assembly. Standing on well boned legs and super neat feet. Correct body proportions, super topline and finish to the croup. Good bend of stifle and in firm condition. Was sound on the move today with a good action, she was really enjoying herself. Later jut pipped the veteran dog winner to take Best Veteran. 2 Taylor & Taylor’s Danaway Goody Two Shoes. Lovely lady enjoying her day in the sunshine, she has pleasing head and soft expression, good reach of neck and balanced angles both fore and aft. Good through the body. Covering the ground with ease and style, I could hardly believe her age as she was really giving the youngsters a run for their money. 3 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley ShCM.

Anthony Allen

I was thrilled to be asked to judge Dogs at the ISBC 49th Breed Championship show, held with The National Dog Show at Stafford Show Ground, having been involved
in the breed for some 40 plus years I consider it to be a great honour and privilege.

Thanks to the hard working Committee for your hospitality and hard work, my congratulations to your team.

I really enjoyed my judging, the depth of quality, the presentation and muscle condition was very high, well done to the exhibitors. The ring was spacious and the weather was sunny and warm – there is nothing quite like the sun on an Irish Setter’s coat !

Minor Puppy Dog (3)

1st Sturrock , Sturrock & Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms, 7 month old who just loves life!! What a little cracker, he has a lot of maturing to do but he has a lovely head with well set on ears of good length, beautiful almond shaped dark eye giving such a cheeky look. Excellent outline on the stack, strong quarters and the best of feet. On the move he really enjoyed himself, his footfall was accurate and his tail carriage is excellent. In the challenge for Best Puppy he was just a touch over exuberant,

2nd Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset. Pleasing head with a soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Good length of leg and correct depth of chest. Good length and spring of ribcage. Strong hindquarters. Moved soundly.

3rd Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible

Puppy Dog (2)

1st Sturrock , Sturrock & Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – Repeat

2nd Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible. Honest boy who has breed type. Decent head and good eyes,. A shade long in leg and his ribs need to fill out, but all this will change as he matures. Just never really settled.

Junior Dog (3, 2ab)

1st Berry & Morris’s Brinara Country Boy presented a nicely balanced outline with slightly arched neck, Moderate sloping topline, deep brisket, well ribbed back, short well developed loin and tail of good set. Pleasing head with masculine expression, good planes, medium stop, dark eyes, and raised eyebrows. Moved out well when viewed coming and going and in profile.

Yearling Dog (3, 1ab)

1st Crocker & Lewis’s Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood, Eye catching masculine head, with raised brows and chiselling, correct eye shape and colour. Lovely length to an arch, strong neck, well laid shoulder placement, sloping firm topline, and good angles front and rear, correct tail placement used at all times on the move. He moved freely round the ring, on a lengthy balanced side gait. Handled and presented beautifully.

2nd Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On. Another who I thought quite lovely and he pushed the winner hard here. Well balanced with neck of correct length, firm topline with slight slope, deep brisket, ribbed well back, short well developed loin and tail set on high. Delightful head and expression, moderate stop, medium-sized dark oval eyes, correctly set ears. Moved well with a confident carriage.

Maiden Dog (1)

1st Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible – Repeat

Novice Dog (6)

1st Fisher’s Quensha Who New. This is a very typy boy. Pleasing head, expressive eyes and good balance of skull and muzzle. He has a well laid shoulder which gives him length of neck. Deep in rib, and well ribbed back. Wide in the second thigh with well let down hocks, On the move he is sound and has good footfall.

2nd Berry & Morris’s Brinara Country Boy – Repeat

3rd Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel)

Undergraduate Dog (1)

1st Webb & Danks- Kemish’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside (AW 1) Quality boy presenting such a good outline with moderately long neck, firm slightly sloping topline, first class ribbing, good depth to chest, short well developed loin and a good tail set. Most attractive head and expression. Purposeful action, holding his topline as he goes and very well handled. Quality coat and presentation

Graduate Dog (8)

1st Crocker’s Riverbrue Morning Glory . Super head with correct eye and expression, wth raised brows and plenty of chiselling. . Lovely neck length leading into good lay of shoulders, firm top line, lovely moulded croup. Well balanced throughout which gave him the drive to move effortlessly round the ring. In super coat and muscle condition.

2nd Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish He also presents a well- balanced outline with slightly arched neck, deep brisket, well sprung ribs, firm loin and tail of good set. Lovely head and expression with defined stop and dark oval-shaped eyes. Moving freely with excellent carriage.

3rd Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tug Tugger

Post Graduate Dog (7)

1st Willis’s Gwendariff The Grand Master At Jacwillins, young male who stood out in this class so much to like about him in all departments. Super head showing raised brows and chiselling. Almond shaped eye and a soft expression Well balanced, super angulations in front and back. Lovely length to neck leading into a good lay of shoulder, good depth to chest strong quarters that he used to advantage on the move showing easy free flowing movement.

2nd Swainsans’s Glenvarna Monteray JW This boy has a lovely head with plenty chiselling & dark eye, strong neck leading to correct shoulders & straight front. Good depth to chest and well ribbed. Correct hind angulation which gives him drive on the move. Well presented.

3rd Foster’s Goldnavarm Endurance At Shanoah

Mid Limit Dog (6)

1st Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts JW Super boy, lovely head with soft expression from a dark eye of correct shape, lovely ear set. Arched neck flowing to good lay of shoulders, such a well- balanced boy with good angles allowing his free flowing movement round the ring.

2nd Gardner’s Danwish On High (A.I.) JW. Pleased for type and presented a good outline with correct length of neck, Deep oval ribbing, strong loin and well set tail. Masculine head and expression with correct skull and parallel planes, dark oval-shaped eyes. Moved true.
3rd Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique JW

Limit Dog (5)

1st Chorley- Newton, Chorley, Flinders & Gardner’s Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW He is of excellent type and presented a well-balanced outline with strong, slightly arched neck, firm backline with the requisite gentle slope, deep chest, ribbed well back, short firm loin and muscular hindquarters, tail set on well. Quality head and expression; masculine with moderate stop, parallel planes, dark oval-shaped eyes, powerful muzzle with good finish. Moved with stylish action with plenty of drive from the rear. DRCC.

2nd Greenan’s Anlory Aidan JW. Another who was good to go over but he didn’t quite have the outline of winner. Strong neck of sufficient length, firm topline with characteristic slope, deep chest, good spring of rib, firm loin and tail good for both set and carriage. Pleasing head and expression dark oval-shaped eyes and well set ears. Moved true and purposefully.

3rd Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW

Open Dog (7, 2 ab)

1st Stockton’s Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW. Super masculine boy with no trace of coarseness. Lovely dark eye of correct shape, excellent chiselling and raised brows giving the most melting expression. Good length to neck showing the slight arch, leading into good lay of shoulder, excellent depth to ovel ribs short strong loin and well angled hindquarters. Correct set to tail held to perfection on the stack and on the move. This boy floated round the ring, I could watch him all day. In super condition in coat and muscle tone., DCC & BOB in full agreement with my co-judge.

2nd Alcorn & Ingram’s Gwendariffs Red Light Show Farnfield. Pleased for type and presented a good outline with correct length of neck, Deep in chest and well ribbed back. Short muscular loin and strong quarters. Pleasing head and expression with correct skull and parallel planes, dark oval-shaped eyes, and a soft expression. Moved with accurate footfall and drive.

3rd Edwards’s Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie

Veteran Dog (4, 2ab)

1st Foster’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah. . This boy really appeals for type, is good to go over and presented a very good outline. Masculine headpiece, kind eye, correct planes, medium stop and strong muzzle Excellent ribbing, nice short loin and tail set on well. Well -constructed, standing nice and straight in front and firm, muscular hindquarters. Moving freely on the down and back and handled to advantage. In the Challenge for BVIS I think he just wanted to find his bed !

2nd Heppell’s Deevonville Santana Sh,Cm, Another who was good to go over but he didn’t quite have the outline of winner. Strong neck of sufficient length, strong topline with characteristic slope, deep chest, good spring of rib, firm loin and tail good for both set and carriage. Pleasing head and expression with moderate breadth to skull, correct planes, dark oval-shaped eyes, good ear set. Straight in front and moving well.

Special Vintage Dog

No Entries

Special Beginners Dog (3)

1st Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) This boy possesses a well- balanced

head. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders. Correct topline and good tail set. Moved

soundly once she got in to her stride and settled.

2nd Poole’s Teleri Summer Nights (A.I.) . Masculine head with a kind eye. Nicely balanced all through. Clean outline with firm topline and well-set tail. Well-made hindquarters. Stands square all round. Moved steadily fore and aft.

3rd Corless’s Swiftlark Invincible

Judge Christine Schofield

First of all a sincere thank you to the committee of the ISBC for working so hard to put this show on in such difficult times. I know all who attended appreciated the work that had gone into it.

Thank you too to the committee of The Birmingham National Show. It truly was a fantastic achievement to put the show on and support the breed clubs in the way that they did. I thought the layout, atmosphere and hospitality were superb.

The stewards who worked in the ring with me did an excellent job keeping the show running smoothly, thank you.

Most of all thank you to all exhibitors for allowing me to judge your beautiful bitches and the sporting manner in which my decisions were accepted.

The last time I judged the breed was over 3 years ago . I reported then on light round eyes and I am sad to see them still in evidence as were some heavy heads with broad skulls.

Some classes were very strong in quality though and I was spoiled for choice with beautiful girls down the line or cardless ­.

Minor Puppy ( 6: 2 ab)

  1. Atkin’s Lochlorien Marcella , 6 months old, showing great promise for the future. I loved the elegance and balance of this puppy. She has a beautiful head and expression, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders and a gently sloping topline. Well handled and steady on the move.
  2. Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious, I see she is half sister to the winner and was close up. I preferred the head of 1 but she too has a nice head and soft expression. Good angulations front and rear. Ribs well sprung and strong hindquarters. Less settled on the move than 1 today
  3. Henderson & Szwajkowski’s Grenada Lofty Czerwony Taf Naf (Imp Pol)

Puppy (5:1)

  1. Heather & Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady, Pretty head with refined skull and raised brows. Ears set on low and lying in a neat fold down her neck. Well balanced with depth of chest, correct topline sloping down to a well set on tail. Shown in good coat. Moved very well. BPB and in agreement with my co judge BPIS
  2. Atkin’s Lochlorien Marcella
  3. Corless’s Swiftlark IIlustrious

Junior (8.3)

  1. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight,13 mths . This bitch flows from her head down to her tail. She is well constructed with good lay back of shoulder and correct length in upper arm , well sprung ribs, strong quarters. Shown in beautiful condition with a gleaming rich flat coat. Moved well. Very promising I shall watch her progress with interest.
  2. Douthwaite and Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood, Lovely youngster maturing nicely . She hasn’t got the finish of the winner at this stage. Well balanced, good head with soft, gentle expression and good finish to her foreface. Good depth of chest, straight front, neat feet. Moved steadily.
  3. Pallister’s Penwyn Keeping Faith

Yearling (8.2)

  1. Sturrocks’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy. This youngster reminds me so much of her mother at a similar age. She has a lovely head with a refined skull, raised brows and plenty of chiselling. Her ears are set on low and hang correctly in a neat fold down her neck. She flows from her occiput down to the end of her tail with no lumps and bumps. She is strong over the loin and has lovely width through her quarters . Strong driving movement carrying her tail well.
  2. Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Snow Vixen, (Taf)

Another lovely bitch showing great promise for the future. Well balanced, pretty head and soft expression, good depth of brisket and spring of rib. Moved soundly

  1. Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence

Maiden (9.3)

  1. Heather & Heather Sixoaks My Fair Lady
  2. Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious
  3. Pallister Penwyn Keeping Faith

Novice (9.3)

1 Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight

2 Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence this youngster was 3rd in the strong Yearling class She has a lovely head as one would expect from this breeder. Refined skull, raised brows and soft gentle dark eye of correct shape. The head is nicely worked, with good finish to the muzzle. She is well balanced, with straight front and good depth of chest. Moved soundly

3.Heather & Heather Sixoaks Leading Lady

Undergraduate (5.1)

  1. Heppell’s Riverbrue Be Here Now. Lovely head with raised brows and kind expression. Good finish to foreface. Strong neck slightly arched leading into correctly sloping topline with tail set on well. She is elegant, balanced and full of quality. Shown in lovely coat and condition. She was a little unsettled today but moved soundly carrying her tail well.
  2. Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence
  3. Douthwaite and Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood

Graduate (5.1)

  1. Humphreys’s Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas. Pretty girl with refined head and soft dark eye. Well balanced. Correct moderate reach of neck and lay back of shoulders. Ribs well sprung, good depth of brisket . Strong over the loin and through hindquarters. Neat feet . Moved happily and soundly.
  2. Swainston’s Glenvarna Santa Barbara, gentle head and expression, good front with strong fore-chest, beautiful elegant neck leading into well laid shoulders. Well presented in good coat and condition. Moved well
  3. McDowell, McDowell and Stewart’s Gwendariff Back off Baby

Post Graduate (12.3)

This was a lovely class. I was splitting hairs

  1. Sturrocks’s Forfarian Soo Lush. So pretty, elegant and balanced. Strong topline sloping down into a well set on tail . She has a well sprung, deep ribcage. Lovely rich coat in excellent condition. Moved with reach and enthusiasm, using her tail well to win this class.

2 Bott’s Bardonhill Love of My Life, close up to the winner. Gentle head with good finish to her muzzle. Lovely low set ears hanging neatly against her neck. Good layback of shoulder and length to upper arm. Straight front, neat feet. Strong hindquarters. Moved well

3 Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up To Somethin

Mid Limit (3.1)

1 Ciechonska’s Gwendariff’s Smart Move Back to Aoibheanne What a pretty bitch she is. I loved her. She has a well proportioned head with a refined skull, raised brows over soft gentle dark eyes. Lots of work in her head as there should be. Clean outline, well balanced, with correct reach of neck , good forehand, well ribbed with excellent depth. Stifles well bent, hock to heel short and strong. Neat feet. Moved with enthusiasm driving from the rear, carrying her lashing tail correctly . BCC, RBIS and BOS

2 Edwards’s Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW Bigger bitch than the winner. Nice head and kindly expression, low set ears. Clean top line with no lumps and bumps, tail set on well. Great depth of brisket. strong hindquarters. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Moved well.

Limit (7.2)

  1. Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Rainbow Brite.(Taf )

Very elegant,well balanced bitch, full of quality. Lovely head with true Irish expression. Gently arched neck set neatly into her withers. Good angulations front and rear. Hock joints well let down. Ribs well sprung. Strong through the loin and good width in her quarters. Moved soundly showing reach and using her tail. I was delighted to award her the RBCC

  1. Elkins’s Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet, A lovely girl who was unlucky to meet the winner in such strong form today. Gentle well proportioned head with raised brows and chiselling. Well balanced without exaggerations. Straight front, good width across her rear. Shown in good coat and condition. Moved very well
  2. Naylor’s Anlory Amelia

Open (4.2)

  1. Mugford’s Sh Ch Lynwood Abracadabra, Beautiful girl with lovely head and expression. Good reach of neck and well laid shoulders. Well balanced. Shown in full coat and excellent condition. Moved soundly

Veteran (3.1)

1. Box’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite at Fernstart. Dam of the winner of Junior and it is easy to recognise the qualities she has passed on to her. Beautiful head with raised brows and good stop. Plenty of work in foreface. Refined skull, excellent ear set. Flowing outline. Correctly balanced with good front and rear angulations and well developed second thigh. Lush coat well presented . Not as collected on the move today as the top winners but I was delighted to award her BVB and BVIS in agreement with my co- judge.

2 Taylor’s Danaway Goody Two Shoes. A lovely girl unlucky to meet the winner in top form. Such a pretty head with just a “smattering of salt” showing through now. Well balanced with good neck and shoulder. Good spring of rib and depth of brisket Strong, well-muscled hind quarters. Moved very well.

Special Beginners (5.2)

  1. Corless’s Swiftlark Second Nature . Pretty head with lots of work, soft gentle eye, good finish to her muzzle. Straight front nicely angulated front and rear. Moved steadily
  2. Hadfield’s Covarney Estee Avec Marzanne JW, I preferred the head of the winner. Shown in lovely coat and condition, well sprung ribs and good depth of brisket.
  3. Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl

Judge Vivien Blackshaw

SUNDAY 3rd October 2021

 A big thank you to the committee of SKC for inviting me. They took on a huge task to

run two consecutive Championship shows, were extremely organised & the shows ran

very smoothly & I am sure the exhibitors appreciated all the hard work that had been put

into the Double Show. A big thank you to the exhibitors, some having travelled so

incredibly far to give myself & Eva a lovely entry & for the wonderful sporting atmosphere

& generous applause around the ring. Special thanks to Laura Kolbach who stewarded

for me on her own, completing all her tasks so efficiently & also taking photos of all my

winners.

MINOR PUPPY DOG (1)

1. Sturrocks Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. Stood alone, but a worthy winner with a

super overall shape. Masculine head developing nicely with kind, dark eye.

Good body & bone with a lovely outline & well angulated hindquarters. Moved

steadily, promising young man. Just lost out in challenge for best puppy at the

end of a long & tiring day for one so young. BEST PUPPY DOG

JUNIOR DOG (2)

1. Allen, Bott & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow. A beautifully balanced mature

youngster, so well built with an eye catching outline. Handsome head with dark

eye, strong muscular neck leading into well laid shoulders, loved his

pronounced sternum. Great depth & super angulation. Moved with drive &

purpose.

2. Stewart & Cummings’ Gwendariff Mr President, another well built dog with a

good outline, balanced & proportionate head, kind expresssion, moved well.

YEARLING DOG (3)

1. Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood. Striking outline, good

body proportions, strong arched neck & deep chested with well sprung ribs.

Gently flowing topline, beautifully coated with firm loin, super front & rear

angulation. Beautifully chiselled gorgeous head, kind expression & raised brow.

Moved well with a lengthy stride, expertly handled.

2. Stewart’s Gwendariff Absolutely Marve’llus. Balanced & proportionate, pleasing

in outline, delightful masculine head with kind dark eye. Good coat &

presentation. Straight front & good angles, moved well keeping his topline.

NOVICE DOG (3)

1. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion. Well balanced overall, strongly built with good

bone & substance. Masculine head. Moved soundly, but personally I would prefer a

little less weight on him.

GRADUATE DOG (7)

1. Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. Loved the overall shape of

him, well put together with a good front assembly. Arched neck leading into

clean shoulders, good depth to chest with well sprung ribs. A flowing topline

with firm short loin & good rear angulation. Loved his head, beautifully

proportioned, plenty of work & soft expression. He has the most beautiful feet &

wonderful profile movement.

2. Walker’s Gwendariff’s Flags Are Flyin. Good body shape overall, straight front,

pleasing masculine head in super coat & condition.

3. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion

POST GRADUATE DOG (7)

1. Tapper, Leyland & Tapper’s Lynwood Heypresto Kedalita. An impressive dog

with a clean, gently flowing topline, good depth of chest, well ribbed with firm

loin & well angulated muscular hindquarters. Beautifully balanced refined head

with a melting expression from his lovely dark eyes. Super tight feet, moved well

with purpose & drive.

2. Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish. Not quite as together as 1 but

pleasing in outline with good body proportions. Super head with plenty of work

& a kind dark eye. Moved well.

3. Boyce’s Forfarian’s Secret Admirer

LIMIT DOG (8)

1. Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Wont He. A lovely class of super dogs. Unfortunately

only one red card & this had to go to a dog I have previously given a RCC to.

So pleased to see that he has matured into such a fabulous dog, so well

constructed, combining quality, substance & raciness. A fantastic outline,

flowing topline, so balanced throughout. I just love his totally gorgeous head

with the most expressive eyes that melt your heart. In superb condition, he was

presented to perfection & moved fluently with power & drive. I am sure his 3rd

CC is just around the corner. RCC

2. Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Coming Out. Another beautifully constructed dog,

stunning outline, superb front assembly & rear angulation, deep, well sprung

ribs with short firm loin. His head is perfectly balanced, handsome with dark

almond shaped eyes & soft expression. He moved beautifully around the ring

with power & drive.

3. Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli

OPEN DOG (4)

1. Edwards Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie. Found him to be quite

outstanding in body & confirmation. Everything fitted & flowed to perfection with

such a clean & elegant appearance. He oozes quality & raciness combined with

the exuberance & personality that an Irish Setter should hold. His head is so

beautifully balanced with affectionate expressive eyes. He powered around the

ring with a lengthy stride, lashing tail & head held high, carrying himself with

such confidence. On this perfomance I could not deny him the CC, although it

was so very close with my outstanding Limit dog.

2. Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know. Superb outline, excellent body

proportions, strong & muscular throughout, so well built. He has a beautiful

masculine head with so much work & drop dead gorgeous eyes. He excells in

his strong powerful movement, covering the ground with ease.

3. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli

Veteran Dog (2)

1. Rowbottom’s SH. CH. Lanstara Spring Moon. A well put together dog with

good body proportions throughout, good length of neck leading into well laid

shoulders, lovely depth to chest & a gently flowing topline. Pleasing balanced

head with kind dark eye. Moved with such style , keeping his topline as he

flowed aroung the ring.

2. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliot. Pleasing in outline, strong throughout his

body. Pleasing head with dark eye.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (3)

1. Charlish’s Harelferg Traces. At just 7 months she was well put together with

good bone, body & substance. Straight front & appealing head, developing

nicely with kind dark eye & quizzacle expression. Moved well, with such

confidence for one so young. Best Puppy in Breed.

2. Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk. Another promising youngster, balanced &

well proportioned body. Sweet head with dark eye. Moved beautifully.

3. Galea’s Southlarch Guinevere

PUPPY BITCH (3)

1. Galea’s Southlarch Guinevere. Such a baby, a little anxious & not as co

operative as her handler would have liked. A sweet head with dark eye, good

coat texture, just needs time to body up & gain confidence.

JUNIOR BITCH (6)

1. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight. She was a delight! A beautiful refined head, she

is so elegant with such a beautifully clean outline. Well balanced & proportionate

with a gently flowing topline. Strong slightly arched neck, of moderate length,

leading into well laid shoulders, strong rear quarters enabling her to power

around the ring with drive & propulsion. One for the future.

2. Armitage Phantastic Phanney. Another lovely young lady with great balance &

body proportions. Super head with so much work & kind dark expressive eyes.

3. Adamson-Watt & Watt’s Alolfrana Scandalous

YEARLING BITCH (6)

1. Humphreys Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas. Striking in outline, her neck flows

smoothly into her shoulders & she has super front assembly. Good depth to

brisket, firm loin & super rear angulation. A gorgeous feminine head, beautifully

balanced with a melting expression. She moved with power & drive with a

lengthy stride.

2. Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence. A very feminine bitch with a clean & elegant

appearance, not exaggerated in any way. Strong throughout her body with a

pleasing outline. Plenty of work in her beautifully balanced head. Moved Well.

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

NOVICE BITCH (1)

1. Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence.

GRADUATE BITCH (7)

1. Humphreys’ Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas. She is looking much more

mature since I last judged her & now owns a beautiful coat with feathering! She

is well bodied, a super front assembly, strong in pastern, moderate length of

neck leading into a good layback of shoulder with a gently sloping topline. She

has a good width of thigh & moved with ease. A lovely feminine head, chiselled,

with raised brow & a melting expression just finished the picture.

2. Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri, Another lovely girl who is coming

along nicely, owns a fabulous rich dark chestnut coat, so well built throughout

with good depth of chest. Her head is gorgeous with so much work & a melting

expression.

3. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress

POST GRADUATE BITCH (5)

1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush. My notes read naughty but nice! She caught my

eye in the class & I was not disappointed when I went over her. She is just what

I look for in an Irish Setter, everything fitted & flowed with no exaggerations &

that true Irish character. Stunning outline, firm loin & good finish to croup. She

also has the most exquisite head, raised brow & chiselling to foreface with

beautiful dark eyes. Stylish movement with a lashing tail. Delighted to award her

the RCC

2. Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up to Somethin. A quality, classy bitch, beautifully built

throughout with a stunning outline. Another really beautiful head with a melting

expression. She moved beautifully with ease & precision.

3. Lochfrae Nina Simone

LIMIT BITCH (5)

1. Catling’s Teleri Indian Summer. 22 months ago I awarded her a RCC, her first.

She had so much potential & was delighted to see that she had matured into a

stunning example of the Breed. Beautifully constructed throughout, combining

substance with style, with such a clean & elegant appearance. She flows

impecably from the top of her head to the tip of her tail with a strong body, deep

chest with well sprung ribs, super finish to her croup, excellent tail set & well

developed quarters. Loved her beautifully chiselled feminine head with raised

brow & affectionate expression. She moved effortlessly with such power &

precision, driving from the rear. No hesitation in awarding her the CC, her 3rd &

Best of Breed.

2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Jindea. Well built throughout with good bone & substance,

striking in outline, gently sloping topline & good front & rear angulations.

Appealing feminine head, well put together with kind dark eye, lovely rich dark

chestnut jacket. Covered the ground with ease when moving.

3. Edwards Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie

Veteran Bitch (1)

1. Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady. Still looking stunning at 9 years old,

totally balanced throughout with a moderate length of neck, super shoulder

placement, well sprung ribs, full of substance. Beautifully balanced feminine

head, kind dark eyes. Moved with such animation, free flowing, showing great

character & loving every moment. Best Veteran in Breed.

Special Beginners (2)

1. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress. Pleasing outline with good balance overall.

slightly arched muscular neck fitting cleanly into her shoulders. Well bodied with

good bone. Pretty head with kind expressive dark eye. In super coat &

condition. Best Special Beginner.

2. Galea’s Southlarch Guinevere

Judge Karen Richardson

 2ND OCTOBER 2021.

DOGS.

MY THANKS TO MY TWO STEWARDS AND THE COMMITTEE FOR ALL THERE HARD WORK AT THIS WELL RUN SHOW. BIS WAS THE DOG SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS. RES BIS WAS THE BITCH GWENDARRIFF UP TO SOMETHING. BEST PUPPY WAS THE BITCH BLUESPRINGS CHRISTINA AT CASKEYS AND BEST VETERAN WAS THE DOG SH CH AMBLIN SWEET WILLIAM.

MINOR PUPPY.(3).

1ST CORLESS’S SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE. PROMISING YOUNG MAN . HAS A NICE HEAD WITH LOVELY SOFT DARK EYE. GOOD REACH OF NECK LEADING INTO A CLEAN OUTLINE . GOOD FRONT AND FEET. SUPER BODY AND BONE SHOWN IN LOVELY RICH COLOURED COAT AND CONDITION. JUST NEEDS TO DROP INTO HIS BACK END. HAPPY BOY WHO MOVED SOUNDLY .

2ND. NEEDS COVARNEY IT TAKES TIME. NICE CLEAN OUTLINE . GOOD FRONT . PLEASING HEAD BUT WOULD PREFER LESS DEPTH OF FLEW. MUSCULAR ARCHED NECK LEADING INTO FIRM TOPLINE. SHOWN IN LOVELY CONDITION. VERY SOUND MOVER WITH GOOD USE OF TAIL.

3RD TUITE’S PORCHET OUT AND ABOUT.

PUPPY. (2,1).

1ST CORLESS’S SWIFTLARK INVINCIBLE.

JUNIOR (5,1).

1ST. BERESFORDS JETSETTER WIND OF DREAMS (IMP RUS ) . NICE BALANCED BOY WITH MUSCULAR ARCHED NECK LEADING INTO A FIRM GENTLY SLOPING TOPLINE. GOOD FRONT AND FEET . BALANCED HEAD . SHOWN IN GOOD COAT AND CONDITION. MOVED OK.

2ND GARDINERS HARREDS DILLON OF BLAYSDELL. LOVELY BODY AND BONE. FRONT AND FEET. HAS A NICE HEAD WITH A SOFT EXPRESSION. SHOWN IN LOVELY RICH CHESTNUT COAT AND CONDITION. BIT UNTIDY ON THE MOVE TODAY BUT WITH GOOD TAIL CARRIAGE.

3RD PIKE’S REDCLYST THE CELT.

YEARLING (5). SOME POOR TAIL CARRIAGE IN THIS CLASS.

1ST MILLIGAN-BOTT &BOTT’S THENDARA TIGER DANCE. LOVED THIS YOUNG MAN. JUST OOZES QUALITY AND RING PRESENCE LOVELY BALANCED REFINED HEAD WITH SOFT MELTING EXPRESSION.

SUPER REACH OF NECK LEADING INTO A CLEAN RACY OUTLINE AND CORRECT TAILSET. GOOD FRONT AND FEET . BALANCED ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. SHOWN IN SUPER COAT AND CONDITION. SOUND AND STYLISH MOVER . LOVELY FORWARD REACH AND DRIVE FROM REAR. LASHING WELL CARRIED TAIL. ONE TO WATCH!

2ND RICHARDSON’S BLUESPRINGS NOW I’M HERE AT FORESTFIRE. ANOTHER NICE BOY . LOVELY CLEAN OUTLINE. WELL SPRUNG RIBS AND DEPTH OF CHEST.MUSCULAR ARCHED LOIN . GOOD FRONT AND FEET. SHOWN IN LOVELY COAT AND MUSCULAR CONDITION. MOVED WELL.

3RD BROWN’S RIVERBRUE SOLDIER ON.

SP BEGINNERS (3,2)

1ST BERESFORD’S JETSETTER WIND OF DREAMS (IMP RUS).

NOVICE (11,1 1WD)

1ST MILLIGAN-BOTT &BOTT’S THENDARA TIGER DANCE . 2ND BERESFORD’S JETSETTER WIND OF DREAMS (IMP RUS). 3RD GARDINER’S HARREDS DILLON OF BLAYSDELL.

UNDERGRADUATE (2,1)

1ST DODDS BARDONHILL ANY DREAM WILL DO . NICE BALANCED HEAD . GOOD REACH OF NECK LEADING INTO A FIRM RACY OUTLINE . GOOD DEPTH OF CHEST AND MUSCULAR LOIN. SHOWN IN GOOD COAT AND MUSCULAR CONDITION. MOVED A BIT NARROW BUT SO MANY DID TODAY THAT I AM SURE THE FLOOR SURFACE WAS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THIS.VERY DISAPPOINTING FOR THE EXHIBITOR WHEN THIS IS THE CASE.

GRADUATE (11,2)

1ST DAVISON’S BARDONHILL YOU DON’T FOOL ME. TOOK MY EYE IN THIS CLASS. BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED DOG. FREE FROM EXAGGERATION EVERYTHING JUST FLOWS SMOOTHLY TOGETHER. BALANCED HEAD. MUSCULAR ARCHED NECK LEADING TO A FIRM GENTLY SLOPING TOPLINE AND CORRECT TAILSET. SUPER BODY AND BONE. SHOWN IN EXCELLENT COAT AND CONDITION. MOVED WELL WITH GOOD TAIL CARRIAGE.

2ND MILLIGAN-BOTT&BOTT&LAUWERS OAKDENE SHOW ME THE MONEY. LOVELY TYPE . SUPER BODY AND BONE FRONT AND FEET. MASCULINE HEAD WITH LOVELY SOFT EXPRESSION. WHICH HAD A BIT OF MISCHIEF IN THEM TODAY! PRESENTED IN LOVELY COAT AND CONDITION. GIVING HIS

HANDLER A HARD TIME , BOTH STANDING AND ON THE MOVE SO NOT SHOWING HIMSELF TO ADVANTAGE SUCH A SHAME.

3RD NICHOLLS’S STRATHMEAD ALEXEI.

POST GRADUATE (6,1) MOVEMENT WAS DISSAPOINTING IN THIS CLASS.

1ST PIKE’S REDCLYST BORIS THE MORE I LOOKED AT THIS BOY THE MORE I LIKED HIM. A BALANCED DOG. FREE FROM EXAGGERATIONS. HE HAS A LOVELY BALANCED HEAD .GOOD REACH OF NECK . FIRM GENTLY SLOPING TOPLINE. GOOD ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. WELL SPRUNG RIBS AND DEPTH OF CHEST. IN LOVELY COAT AND MUSCULAR CONDITION. BEST MOVER IN THIS CLASS . MOVING SOUNDLY WITH GOOD USEOF TAIL.

2ND BAILEY’S DANAWAY DESERT SONG. LOVELY HEAD. GOOD FRONT AND FEET. BUILT ON CLEAN FLOWING LINES. GOOD TAILSET. RIBS WELL SPRUNG AND GOOD DEPTH OF CHEST. STRONG MUSCULAR LOIN. SHOWN IN LOVELY CONDITION. MOVED OK WITH LOVELY TAIL CARRIAGE

3RD NEED’S COVARNEY PACO RABANNE AT STOURFOURD. MINOR LIMIT (2,1).

1ST MACDONALD’S REDCLYST HEAD FULL OF DREAMS. NICE HEAD. GOOD FRONT AND FEET BODY AND BONE .NICE ARCHED MUSCULAR NECK. LOVELY COAT AND CONDITION. WOULD PREFER A BETTER TAIL SET AND CARRIAGE. MOVEMENT A BIT ERRATIC TODAY.

MID LIMIT (1)

1ST MACDONALD’S REDCLYST MAXIMUS. NICE SOFT EXPRESSION.ARCHED MUSCULAR NECK LEADING CLEANLY INTO A FIRM TOPLINE. GOOD FRONT AND FEET. BALANCED ANGULATION. GOOD BODY AND BONE. SHOWN IN LOVELY CONDITION. EASY SOUND MOVEMENT WITH GOOD TAIL CARRIAGE.

LIMIT (8,1) THREE LOVELY DOGS HEADED THIS CLASS.

1ST RUSSELL’S LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI JW WHAT A LOVELY BOY HE IS . NICE HEAD WITH LOW SET EARS. GOOD REACH OF NECK FLOWING CLEANLY INTO A FIRM GENTLY SLOPING TOPLINE. GOOD TAILSET. MATURE IN BODY AND EXCELLENT FRONT AND TIGHT FEET. PRESENTED IN LOVELY COAT AND CONDITION. SOUND AND STYLISH MOVER.

2ND MUIR’S GWENDARRIFF I’M COMING OUT. ANOTHER LOVELY BOY SHOWN IN THE MOST FABULOUS CONDITION. HE HAS A LOVELY HEAD. SUPER SPRING OF RIB AND DEPTH OF CHEST.

MUSCULAR OVER THE LOIN AND STRONG WELL ANGULATED QUARTERS. EXCELLENT STYLISH MOVEMENT WITH GOOD USE OF TAIL. UNLUCKY TO MEET 1ST IN SUCH TOP FORM TODAY. ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT HIS TITLE WONT BE FAR AWAY.

3RD LORRIMER’S KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW. OPEN (6,1)

1ST STOCKTON’S SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW. WHAT A FABULOUS DOG HE IS! HE JUST OOZES CHARISMA AND STYLE. LOVE HIS RACY OUTLINE . SUPER BALANCED ANGULATION . PRONOUNCED STERNUM, LACKING IN SO MANY HERE TODAY. EVERYTHING JUST FLOWS PERFECTLY TOGETHER. HAVE WAXED LYRICAL ABOUT HIM BEFORE AND HAVENT CHANGED MY MIND. BUT ITS WHEN THIS BOY STARTS TO MOVE THAT HE REALLY EXCELS . PERFECT FOOTFALLS WITH GOOD FORWARD REACH AND DRIVE FROM BEHIND . MOVES WITH STYLE WITH CORRECT TAIL CARRIAGE.PLEASURE TO WATCH. SHOWN IN SUPER COAT AND CONITION. MY CC WINNER AND WITH FULL AGREEMENT OF MY CO JUDGE BIS.

2ND LUCAS’S SH CH BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT JW. MOST WORTHY SH CH. REALLY STANDS OVER HIS GROUND AND DEMANDS ATTENTION. QUALITY ALL THROUGH WITH THE MOST GORGEOUS HEAD AND EXPRESSION. LOVELY TO SEE A CORRECT TWO BRICK HEAD AND REFINEMENT IN SKULL. SUPER REACH OF NECK. FLOWING CLEAN OUTLINE . CORRECT TAILSET. SUPER BODY AND BONE. SHOWN IN FABULOUS COAT AND MUSCULAR CONDITION. NOT ENJOYING THE FLOOR SURFACE TODAY BUT STILL MOVED SOUNDLY AND STEADILY WITH CORRECT TAIL CARRIAGE. LOVELY BOY !

3RD RUSSELL’S STRATHMEAD HUCKLEBERRY OF SETTESOLI. VETERAN (2)

1ST MITCHELL’S SH CH AMBLIN SWEET WILLIAM . PLEASURE TO JUDGE THIS LOVELY TYPY BOY.SUPER BALANCE ALL THROUGH AND FREE FROM EXAGGERATION. HAS A BEAUTIFUL HEAD WITH A SOFT EXPRESSION. GOOD REACH OF NECK LEADING INTO A CLEAN TOPLINE AND GOOD TAILSET. EXCELLENT FRONT AND TIGHT FEET. GOOD BODY AND BONE SHOWN IN LOVELY RICH COLOURED COAT AND MUSCULAR CONDITION. CARRIES HIMSELF SO WELL ON THE MOVE. VERY SOUND WITH WELL CARRIED TAIL. BVIS

2ND TUITE’S RIVERWOOD KAZATCHOR WITH PORSCHET (IMP BEL) JW. ANOTHER NICE BOY WITH A LOVELY SOFT EXPRESSIVE EYE. GOOD FRONT AND FEET . NICE REACH OF NECK FITTING CLEANLY INTO A FIRM GENTLY SLOPING TOPLINE. GOOD SPRING AND DEPTH OF CHEST. IN LOVELY RICH COLOURED COAT. NOT HAPPY WITH THE FLOOR SURFACE TODAY BOTH STANDING AND ON THE MOVE.

JUDGE. DEBBIE FRYER.

I would like to thank my stewards and Committee members for looking after me so well and providing us all with a very well run and enjoyable event. It was an honour to be asked to judge this prestigious show.

MPB (9, 1 abs)

1. O’Brien’s Bluesprings Christina at Caskeys

What a beautiful puppy so full of quality and very well balanced, Correct head proportions with lovely soft expression, arched neck flowing into a gently sloping topline, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters, moved well once she

settled. Best PB and with complete agreement of my co-judge BPIS.

. 2 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten

Heavier build all through than 1 but still well proportioned , soft expression, correct conformation throughout, moved well.

3 Corless’s Swiftlark Iillustrious

PB ( 7,1 abs)

1. O’Brien’s Bluesprings Christina at Caskeys

2. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady

More mature than 1 but for me a little long in body at present which detracted from the overall picture. Pretty head well angulated fore and aft, rich coloured coat, moved well

3. Fox & Finders Kerryfair Heart to Heart

JB (8,4 abs)

1. Bye’s Bluebyeyou love in a mist

Well balanced and constructed youngster, refined head with soft expression, gently sloping topline, correct angulation, moved well with correct tail action, j ust need a bit more coat.

2. Walters Gwendariff Yella Jumper

Another quality youngster although slightly heavier built than 1. good conformation and movement , just preferred the more elegent outline of 1.

3. Pike & MacDonald’s Redclyst Glenrury Oiche Chiuiln

YB (5, 1 abs)

1. Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst over Strathmead

Thought this girl quite delightfu,l Very pretty well proportioned head, good reach of neck flowing into corrects shoulders, topline, depth of chest and well sprung ribs, nicely angulated hindquarters., tylish mover.

2. Humphreys Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas

Litter Sister with many of the same attributes as my winner, just slighty heavier in build and I just preferred the head of , moved really well. I can see these 2 swapping places on many occasions as they are both lovely

3. Parson’s Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes at Bransett

MB (7, 1 abs)

1. Parson’s Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes at Bransett

3rd in Yearling. Quite mature for her age , elegant outline, balanced head with soft expression,good depth of chest in lovely coat and condition, moved well when settled.

2. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady

3. Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious

NB (

1. Parson’s Forfarian Flutter Yer Lashes at Bransett

2. Bye’s Bluebyeyou Love in a mist

3. Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair lady

UGB (3,1abs)

1. Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger of Gracewood

Correct proportions to head with soft epression, good reach of neck , good shoulder angulation and depth of chest.. Firm topline and strong hindquarters, moved well.

2. Turner’s Gwendaiff a Gee an Tee for me

Bigger bitch than 1, more mature but her handler not getting the best out of hers o she was dipping in the middle of her topline. Pleasing head and general conformation is good but she could do with carrying a bit less weight. Didn’t move as well as my winner

GB (5, 1 abs)

1. Humpreys Alolfrana Miss daisy at Henaleas JW

Loved this girl, so elegant and pretty. Strong arched neck flowing into gently sloping topline with correct croup and tailset. Lovely forehand and rear angulation, good amount of sternum and depth of chest, well sprung ribs, moved freely with style. Considered her for top honours but just lacking a little in coat today.

2. Mitchell’s Strathmead Tatiana with Amblin

Not as mature as 1 but elegant and racy with lovely head and expression, arched neck into firm topline, lovely forehand assembly but not quite as good as my winner, coat in lovely condition, just needs a bit more feathering, moved soundly.

3. Pike’s Redclyst Ola

PGB (9, 3 abs)

1. Muir’s Gwendariffs Up To Somethin

She caught my eye immediately and did not disappoint when going over her!

Classic head proportions with chiselling to muzzle raised brows and lovely soft expression. Good reach of neck into gently sloping topline with correct tailset, spring of ribs carried well back, required depth of chest and strong rugged hindquarters, tight feet with arched toes,presented in super coat and condition, moved soundly with style. CC and RBIS

2. Evans Twoacres Spring Blossom

Slightly heavier all through than 1 and not as good in head although still pleasing, would like a little more angulation fore and aft but she moved soundly with drive, Rich dark straight coat in good condition

3. Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny

Min LB (4)

1. Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone

Such an elegant and racy girl with the most exquisite head, good conformation throughout, good quality dark coat has maturity of body just needs a bit more feathering to complete the picture. Moved soundly with drive and correct tail action

2. Parson’s Braidmount lady of the Lake at Bransett

Similar atributes as 1 but not quite as good in head although still very pleasing, sound mover but unfortunately a bit out of coat today

3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman Kerrimere Red Ribbon JW

Mid LB(2)

1. Hadfield’s Covarney Estee Avec Marzanne

Lots to like about this girl, pleasing head and expression, forequartes and rear angulation Good reach of neck and firm topline, well presented, moved well

2. Carter’s Bardonhill Uptown Girl

Heavier built girl than 1 and and not the angulation of 1 making her look a bit square, nice head with soft expression, moved OK

LB (5,1abs)

1. Nevitt’s Aoibheanne’s Stay With Me

Loved her type and balance, so feminine in head with soft wistful expression, good reach of neck and depth of chest, firm gently sloping topline, sound mover just not quite the condition n her coat as my CC winner but I was very pleased to award her the RCC

2. Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The pink

Slightly longer cast than my winner but still balanced, pleasing head and expression good conformation throughout moved well with style, gleaming coat just need a bit more feathering to complete the picture.

3. Stevenson’s Anlory True detective is Andley

OB (2,1 abs)

1. Sterritt’s Ir Sh Ch Corranroo Just One Kiss with Rivesett

Stood alone but a very worthy winner. Elegant, head of correct proportion, arched neck flowing seamlessly into topline , correct angulation in forehand and hindquarters. Stylish on the move presented in super coat and condition.

Mel Hillocks (Judge)

I’d like to say a big thank you to my lovely steward who helped to keep me on track today and the show committee who made me feel very welcome. I also wish to thank all the exhibitors who entered their precious girls and boys, and who turned up despite a pandemic, a fuel crisis and the show being held on a Monday. 

MPD (1) 1 Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms. Nearly 8 months old, this young lad is well grown and of larger frame, but I found him to be very sound, balanced and nicely put together. His head is long and lean with good eye shape and colour, giving a quizzical expression. He has a beautiful neck and topline and is well off for bone with a good depth of brisket and correct spring of rib. His front is good and straight, with a lovely forechest and excellent finish to his croup. He has correct, balanced angulation, in front and behind and neat feet. His movement was a little erratic in his class but he was a bit more settled in the challenge. I loved his straight, correctly set on tail which he used to advantage when moving. BPD and my Best Puppy today. 

PD (1) 1 Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man. At 10 months old, this was his and his owner’s first show, I think he enjoyed himself as he was a bit of a giddy kipper on the move! I really liked this boy’s breed type and thought his head was lovely, masculine but refined, with a soft, melting expression and a good finish to his muzzle. In truth I preferred his head to the Best Puppy winner, and he was close up when selecting my Best Puppy Dog. He too has good balance, bone and substance and is clean over his neck and shoulders with good deep chest, gently sloping topline and good hindquarters with short rear pasterns. While he didn’t have quite the forechest and finish over his croup to the eventual winner, he did have a sumptuous puppy coat complete with a gentle wave, which I like. I hope his owner continues to show him because I’m sure they will have some fun as he continues to develop. 

YD (1) 1 Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. At almost 22 months old, this young man creates a pleasing picture overall and was well presented in lovely coat and condition. He has a good head with raised brow giving correct stop. His dark, well shaped eyes create a soft, pleasant expression, and he has good finish to his foreface and low set ears. He is well off for bone and has good depth to brisket and adequate forechest. A little longcast in body, I would prefer a cleaner finish over his neck and shoulders, and a stronger topline. His hindquarters are well made with a good bend stifle, and he has an excellent finish to his croup. He moved soundly and steadily today. 

ND (3) 1 Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel). This boy has a very balanced outline, without excess or exaggeration in construction. His head is pleasant enough, with a good eyes and a soft, gentle expression, although for me, I would prefer a little more refinement in skull. He is very well coated with good bone and lovely depth of chest and well ribbed up. Very correct, strong and gently sloping topline, croup and set on of tail. He is well angulated fore and aft, nothing overdone. He moved soundly, but like all the other dogs in this class he carried his tail high which I think spoils the outline, especially when moving in profile. 2 Walker’s Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin. Larger framed and heavier built then my first placed dog. His head was a little broad in skull and deep in muzzle for me, but he has good raised brows and a kindly expression. He possesses good depth of brisket with correct topline and good finish over his croup, although I preferred the front assembly and forechest of the winner. He moved ok but with high tail carriage today. 3 Hanson’s Gwendariff Up An At Em. 

GD (7, 1) 1 Webb & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (AI). I really liked this dog’s breed type and overall quality, although he is longer cast than I would prefer. He has a lovely, handsome head, not overdone in any way, with raised brows, soft, melting expression and correctly placed ears. Clean over neck and shoulders, he has a good front assembly, strong bone and prominent prosternum. His hindquarters are strong, well angulated with a broad width of thigh. I thought him rather long in loin, (something that I found quite commonplace today), but he maintained a good topline and had an excellent finish to his croup. He has a good dark, quality coat, not too excessive as some are, and he moved positively, at one with his handler, although I would have preferred a lower tail carriage. 2 Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel). 3 Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. 

PGD (5, 1) 1 Foster’s Goldnavarm Endurance At Shanoah. A boy who is very balanced and unexaggerated in outline, racy and with the correct amount of substance about him, just as I like. To be honest I found his head rather plain, although it is in no way coarse, but masculine and correctly proportioned with a soft expression. He has a good neck of correct length, flowing cleanly over good shoulders into a super topline and well finished croup. He possesses sound body properties with good depth throughout, and strongly made, well angulated hindquarters. He moved soundly and happily today, maintaining his outline as he went. 2 Boyce’s Forfarian Secret Admirer. This lad was a totally different style of dog to the winner, slightly smaller and with a more compact frame, but like him he had a totally unexaggerated and balanced outline, which won him this place today. He has a pleasant, masculine head with good eye shape and intelligent expression. I liked his good front assembly, neck and shoulders and his super feet. He was well ribbed up with a strong loin and a lovely topline with balanced angulation in front and behind. He moved soundly, holding his tail correctly which I found very pleasing. 3 Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish. 

LD (8, 3) This class caused me a real headache! I struggled between first and second places here, and the decision between these two quality boys was a very close call indeed. 1 Muir’s Gwendariff Im Comin Out JW. This young man has now matured and what a stylish, quality picture he presents. He’s neat, racy and perfectly balanced in outline, his sound and correct construction is complimented so well by his rich, gleaming coat, wonderfully presented by his owner today. I really loved this lad’s head, so masculine and refined, beautifully chiseled, with a lovely raised brow and a beautiful, soulful expression. He has a slightly arched, muscular neck and a gently sloping and firm topline. His bone is strong and he has a well made, straight front with good depth of chest and adequate forechest. I found him to be excellent over his croup, broad and strong, with powerful and well developed hindquarters and short, strong rear pasterns. He moved fluently around the ring displaying good reach and drive, using his tail to advantage, and he could not be denied the RCC today. Well done! 2 Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. Extremely close up to the winner, this young man displays lovely quality and breed type. His honest, racy and beautifully balanced outline really appealed to me and he possesses the correct amount of strength and substance while maintaining refinement throughout. He has a handsome, masculine head, a tad broader in skull than the winner, but not coarse or overdone. His expression is kind and appealing, with good eye shape and a good finish to his foreface. His beautifully arched neck leads smoothly into well laid shoulders and correctly sloping topline. Well off for bone, he has good depth to chest and spring of rib and strongly made hindquarters, stifles well bent, with good width of first thigh. Presented in good coat he moved true today, maintaining his beautiful outline in profile. 3 Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer For Corphin. 

OD (4, 1) 1 Dank-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’Know JW. A dog who is now in his prime. I liked him when I judged him previously as a relative youngster and I am so pleased that he has fulfilled his earlier promise. He possesses a lovely masculine head, his skull gently domed and in balance with his nicely chiseled foreface. Under his beautiful raised brow his eyes show a true Irish expression which belies a spark of devilment that I find so appealing. He presents a striking, racy, outline that demonstrates total balance throughout, with clean flowing lines from his head to the tip of his tail. I love his substance and strength of construction, well built, but not overdone, he has ample bone and depth with a prominent forechest and well angulated in front and behind. He has a super topline, strong and muscular loin and lovely neat feet. His movement was a pleasure to see today, animated, free flowing and true from all angles with good reach and drive. He carried the right amount of coat for me and he was presented well enough, although I must confess I am not a fan of his rather Americanised styling and prefer a more natural look, but maybe I’m just showing my age! I had no hesitation in awarding him the CC today, Well done! 2 Alcorn & Ingram’s Gwendariff Red Light Show Farnfield. I really admired this young man’s positive movement, strong, effortless and true, he covered the ground so well and using his powerful hindquarters to advantage, I could not deny him this placing today. Slightly smaller than first, he was presented in good hard condition and has a pleasing outline. He has a pleasant head with a clearly defined brow, good eye shape and wide nostrils creating an aristocratic quality about him. He is well muscled with a correct and well angled front assembly and a good topline which he retained on the move, and super feet. He was pushed hard by my third placed dog, whose breed type I loved. 3 Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli. 

VD (2) 1 Foster’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah. At nine and a half years young, this dog has super breed type and still retains the same really beautiful, balanced and classic outline as he did when I first admired him as a junior. He is rugged and racy, with the right amount of substance and carries his age so well. It is true that I would like to see a bit more work to his head, but this does not detract from his kind, gentle expression or correct finish to his foreface. He is great to go over, and has a lovely neck and shoulders, well laid back, deep brisket and a muscular loin. I loved his topline and correctly angulated front and hind quarters which enabled him to move steady and true today. BVD. 2 Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon. A very worthy Show Champion, just into veteran, and close up to the winner. He is a most honest gentleman in outline, a slightly smaller and more compact then the winner, but very balanced and well put together. I preferred his head to first and he is handsome, with lovely brow, true Irish expression and good chiseling to foreface. He too scores in neck, shoulders and topline and has a well constructed front assembly and is well ribbed with strong, unexaggerated hindquarters. He was presented in lovely coat and condition and he moved well and true today. 

MPB (4, 1) A difficult class to judge as these babies had to endure not only the announcements from the Tannoy system but the low fly past of a military aircraft! Not surprisingly this unsettled them to varying degrees. 1 Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk. What a little sweetie! This 8 month old baby has a very pretty head with dark, expressive eyes, plenty of work to her foreface and lovely low set ears. She has a neat, compact and balanced outline with excellent set of neck into well laid shoulders. I liked her depth and spring of rib and the fact that she had good moderate angles in front and behind, with nothing overdone. She moved well enough, if a little erratic at times, but she’s just a baby with a long way to go yet. BPB. 2 Hope & Kane’s First Star Lofty For Jenesta (Imp Pol) NAF TAF. Another pretty baby with a soft, gentle expression and correctly domed skull. She is balanced and well off for bone with good depth of chest and a gently sloping topline. I preferred the front angulation of my winner, but she had good hindquarters and I liked her dark, soft puppy coat which had a hint of wave to it. Just finding her feet, she was a little erratic when moving but maintained her composure despite the noise. She was pushed all the way by third, who I liked, but who was very unsettled by her surroundings today. 3 Charlish’s Harelferg Traces. 

JB (2) 1 Armitage’s Gwendariff Phantastic Phanny. Just out of puppy, I really liked this youngster and her balanced, flowing outline. She is honest and unexaggerated with good bone and substance while keeping her elegance. She has a feminine head with raised brow and a charming, intelligent expression. Her neck and shoulders flow seamlessly into her strong and correctly sloping topline and I loved her angulation both fore and aft, which was completely devoid of the excess sometimes seen of late. She is well ribbed up with correct loin and has strong hindquarters which she used to advantage, moving steadily today. 2 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. Another promising young lady, litter sister to first, and sharing many of her attributes, I just preferred the neck and shoulders of the winner today. This girl is very elegant all through, being slightly larger in frame, showing lovely balance, and like her sister she is racy and unexaggerated. She has a very pretty head showing a quizzical expression and a lovely finish to her foreface. Possessing ample bone with good depth and spring to her rib, she has a strong topline, great finish to her croup, and her hindquarters are solid and well angulated. She moved OK, if a little unsettled today. 

YB (5, 2) 1 Williamson’s Blue Springs A Kind Of Magic. This girl shows such good balance and has moderation in all aspects of her construction, just as the standard requires. I really liked her outline, free from exaggeration and quite old fashioned, which to me is no bad thing. Very ladylike, full of quality and feminine all through, she has a pretty head with plenty of work, good brows and eyes showing a sweet expression. She has a good length of neck and is clean over her shoulders, looking a picture when her owner extended her neck outwards, accentuating her racy and elegant outline. With adequate bone and substance, she is well ribbed up with the correct length of loin and strong hindquarters showing super width of first thigh with a well bent stifle. Her front assembly is sound, but to be critical I would like a little more forechest. She has enough coat for me, presented in good condition and moved well today, with purpose, and with the correct tail carriage I love to see. 2 Humphrey’s Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas. A longercast girl of lovely quality, feminine, and with the substance and strength of construction that I like, but overall I just preferred the balance of first today. I loved her head, the super balance of her muzzle and gently domed skull is perfect, and her lovely raised brow and good dark eyes create a gentle, appealing expression. She has a muscular, correctly arched neck and a gently sloping topline and good over croup. I liked her front, and deep brisket, good forechest and spring of rib. She moved with drive using her well angulated hindquarters and was presented well, in lovely coat and condition. 3 Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy. 

NB (1) 1 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. 

GB (4, 1) 1 Humphrey’s Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas (AI) JW. I found this young lady very pleasing and I really like her smart and honest outline, with everything in balance and nothing overdone. Her sound construction is plain to see, clean over neck and shoulders, flowing into a perfectly sloping topline and with moderate and correct angulation fore and aft. Her front is good and straight and she has correct spring of rib and depth to brisket. She has a good head too, pretty and feminine, with good chiselling and a rather cheeky, intelligent expression. Well presented, in adequate coat, she moved very positively on good feet, holding her lovely outline as she went. 2 Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress. Another girl with an unexaggerated balanced outline, well made, with substance and good body properties. She has a feminine head and pleasant expression, well defined brows and low set ears. I liked her slightly arched neck, strong and correctly sloping topline, deep chest and lovely hindquarters which showed a good bend of stifle and width of thigh. She moved steadily but was pushed hard by her sister in third place, who moved very well today. 3 Blackshaw’s Lanstara Ruby Slippers. 

PGB (5, 1) Lovely class. 1 Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush JW. A very aptly named young lady who I liked very much as a baby. My opinion of her has not changed and it is great to see her fulfilling her earlier potential. I love her clean, racy outline, so well balanced from her nose to her tail, with super construction, visible to all. Her head is long, lean and nicely chiseled, so very pretty and feminine, and with a lively, mischievous expression. She has a lovely, gently arched neck that flows cleanly into good, well laid shoulders, and an excellent topline. I like her depth and substance, with ribs carried well back to a muscular loin. Broad over her croup, she has excellent hindquarters which are well angulated and without exaggeration. She was shown in lovely coat and condition today, moving true with enthusiasm and drive, showing a joyful demeanor. 2 Muir’s Gwendariffs Up To Somethin. A quality lady, I thought her very well made and really lovely to go over. She is both feminine and elegant and possesses a beautiful flowing outline, with just the right amount of substance, and she has great breed type and correct balance. Well off for bone, she has a straight front with a good forechest, excellent ribs and strong loin. She is well angulated fore and aft, with a good topline and is blessed with a lovely gleaming coat, beautifully presented. Her head is lovely with well raised brows, soft wistful expression and great finish to foreface. She moved well when settled, with correct action. She was very close up to 1 today, I just preferred the croup of my winner. 3 Pawsword Promise. 

LB (6, 3) 1 Ciechonska’s Gwendariff Smart Move Back To Aoibheanne. My star of the day! I really fell for this fabulous young lady and she stole my heart away. I thought her truly beautiful, teeming with quality, totally feminine and with perfect balance and substance. Her head is scrumptious, with a well defined and expressive brow, dark eyes showing an irresistible Irish expression, and with plenty of work to her foreface. Well boned and muscled, she has a good straight front with excellent forechest, ribs deep and correctly sprung. She has good layback of shoulder and a subtly arched neck, with good reach, that creates a clean and flowing line into her correct and gently sloping topline. I really loved her unexaggerated muscular hindquarters, well angulated, powerful and short from hock to heel. She has super feet too, and the right amount of coat for me, with a soft, gentle wave and no excessive length of feather. But it is when she moves that she really sparkles, for she has such a fabulous attitude and ring presence. Her movement is both effortless and efficient, and her wonderful lashing tail completes a glorious picture. I was delighted to award her the CC, (her all important third, I was later told), and BOB. Congratulations! 2 Whitehead’s Gwendariff Gonna Winsome. A slightly more substantial girl then the winner who had good balance throughout. She has an attractive, feminine head with good brows and a lovely finish to her foreface. Her neck has good reach and she is clean over her withers. Not the front assembly of first, she does however have a well pronounced forechest, good depth of brisket and well sprung ribs. Her hindquarters are well angulated and have a good breadth of first thigh, although I would prefer shorter rear pasterns. She moved steadily today maintaining her outline. 3 Nicholson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb. 

OB (2) 1 Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCM. A very worthy, honestly made girl of lovely type. I considered her for top honours today and she was strong opposition for my two main winning girls. She presents a beautiful, racy and balanced outline and has the right combination of substance and elegance that I always look for. She has an appealing head, feminine with a sweet expression and good finish to her foreface. Her neck is well arched and she has an excellent topline and good front assembly. She has great body properties with good depth and spring of rib and she possesses lovely, balanced angulation fore and aft. She was shown in good coat and hard condition and she moved positively with drive and enthusiasm, using her powerful hindquarters to good effect. 2 Nicolson’s Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb. Bigger all through then my winner, she still retains balance and refinement. She has good bone and substance and has a lovely neck into a gently sloping topline. I liked her depth of chest and spring of rib but I preferred the front assembly and angulation of first. Her hindquarters were well angulated and she has a good finish to her croup. I liked her head with beautifully expressive brows, dark well shaped eyes and appealing expression. She was well presented with ample coat in lovely bloom and she moved enthusiastically but was a little close behind today. 

VB (2) 1 Sturrock’s Sh Ch Hey Sexy Lady JW. It is really difficult to believe that this super lady is 9 years old as she just seems to get better and better with age! She is still a real favourite of mine, her honesty and quality are there for all to see, and her outline epitomizes balance and raciness. She possesses fabulous breed type and she is so very correct in all aspects of her construction, with nothing in excess. She has a gorgeous head and expression, and I loved her grey mascara, the only real clue to her age that was apparent. Great over her neck and shoulders, she excels in topline and croup. She shows good depth of chest, is well ribbed back and beautifully angulated to her front and rear. She was presented in tip top condition and moved well and true, with fabulous tail action. I just couldn’t resist her in the challenge and was extremely pleased to award her the RCC, so richly deserved today. My Best Veteran too. 2 Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW. Just into veteran, this 7 year old lady presents an attractive and balanced outline, slightly bigger and more substantial than first, she has good bone and sound construction throughout. I especially liked her depth of brisket, her good reach of neck fitting smoothly into her strong topline, her smashing finish to croup and her well angulated hindquarters. She has a pleasant, feminine head with good brows and kind expression. She moved purposefully with enthusiasm, enjoying her day out.

Judge Michelle Kavanagh 

DCC – Roffey’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy. RDCC – Hughes’ Gwendariff Plays The Flute. BCC – Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me. RBCC – Hadfield’s Covarney Estee Avec Marzanne JW. BOB – Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me. BP – Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. BV – Willis’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Thyme Bomb At Jacwilins JW.

MPD (2) 1 Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time. Confident 8 month old puppy who is quite mature for his age, lovely head with raised brow, dark eye, low set ears and kind expression. Good front and shoulder assembly, firm top line, with the correct gentle slope, well developed body proportions, strong hindquarters. Moved well and expertly handled to take the class. BPD. 2 Purves’ Grousehill Dream Boy. At just 6 months old this young man is still very much a baby but displaying good breed type, super outline liked his head and expression it just needs to break which I am sure it will, good bone, he is still quite raw but he has plenty of time to mature. He tended to stand a little easty westy and was a little erratic on the move, but once he settled he moved true.
PD (2) 1 Needs’ Covarney It Takes Time. Repeat of MP. 2 Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible. 9 month old well grown lad who was quite exuberant, he is still very raw, but has plenty of bone, good head with a very mischievous expression, he has good angulation fore and aft, his coat is a little wavy. Difficult to assess the movement to begin with but once settled he moved ok.
JD (7, 1) 1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Take A Bow. At nearly 18 months old this young man really stood out in this class. He is full of breed type and is totally balanced in outline. His head is long and lean, raised brow, dark eye, with a melting expression, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. His topline slopes gently downwards from his withers, he is so well muscled throughout. He was presented in super coat and condition. On the move, he just flows around the ring, with plenty of reach and drive and keeps his top line at all times. Very close up for top honours. 2 Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. Another one of good breed type, balanced in outline, good neck and well laid shoulder, leading on to a firm topline. Well ribbed back, has strength in loin. Not as mature as winner and he just needs to body up. Moved well. 3 Pullen & Atkin’s Covarney Pickpocket At Jacingail.
YD (3, 1) 1 Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. Upstanding eyecatching mature male who is a real showman. He was presented in first class condition, super head with the raised brow and correct chiselling, dark eye and gentle expression. Strong neck into a firm topline. Good body proportions with well sprung ribs, and with excellent angles and muscle tone behind. Used himself to the best advantage on the move and handled to perfection. 2 Brown’s Riverbrue Soldier On. Another super young dog of good breed type and litter brother to my winner and very similar remarks apply, he has excellent muscle tone all through, and presented in super condition he was just not as positive on the move as winner.
ND (5) 1 Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana. 2 year old lively young man who is of lovely make and shape, long lean head, with raised brow, dark eye and nicely chiselled. Good balanced forequarters with good bone, strong top line, good depth and spring to the ribcage. Presented in super coat and condition. Strong hindquarters which he used to advantage on the move. 2 Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. Repeat of second in Junior. 3 Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair At Derrydore.
UGD (2) 1 Webb & Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (AI). Quality 3 year old male who has style and substance, balanced in outline, he stands on strong legs and feet. Super head of correct proportions, dark eye and soft expression, good body proportions with depth and ample spring of rib, correct topline and strong in loin. He was presented in outstanding condition and his movement is fluid and positive with a lively tail action and excellent side gait. 2 Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana. Repeat of first in Novice.
GD (4, 1) 1 Hughes’ Gwendariff Plays The Flute. This 2 year old young dog really appealed when I went over him as overall every part fits together as it should. He presents a classic outline with flowing lines and strength throughout. Handsome, well balanced head with dark eye and kind expression, moderately long arched neck set cleanly into his deep, well laid shoulders. He has the depth of brisket, balanced quarters fore and aft, good spring of rib, he is beautifully presented and is very steady and correct on the move carrying his tail level with his topline. RDCC. 2 Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame. 3 year old masculine dog, of good breed type, balanced in outline, preferred the head and tail carriage of winner, presented in good coat just carrying a little weight today which reflected in his movement. 3 Henderson, Szwajkowski & Pike’s Redclyst Pershing.
PGD (8, 2) 1 Gardner’s Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish. Super young dog of good breed type, who is in such hard muscled condition. Handsome head with chiselling, raised brow and super expression. Arched neck, firm top line gently sloping from the withers. Good body proportions, strength in loin, well off for bone, presented in good coat and condition, moved well on a good stride. 2 Macdonald’s Redclyst Head Full Of Dreams. Another male of good make and shape, racy in outline, lovely correct head with soft expression, super forequarters, deep brisket, well sprung ribs, strong and well angulated hindquarters. Not as positive on the move as winner and tended to carry his tail high. 3 Needs’ Covarney Paco Rabanne At Stourford.
MLD (2) 1 Rutherford & Judge’s Riverbrue Galliano Fizz To Clonageera JW. Elegant masculine male who is balanced throughout, typical racy outline. masculine head with a melting expression. Clean reach of neck leading into good front, correct top line, strong loin and super angulated quarters. Presented in super coat and condition. Moved well. 2 Gardner’s Danwish On High (AI) JW. Another super dog and I preferred his head to winner, he has a super outline, well muscled throughout and presented in fabulous coat and condition, moved well but just tended to toe in and carried his tail a little high which cost him the class.
LD (11, 1) 1 Roffey’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy. I just loved everything about this dog, he oozes quality and breed type, he was presented in outstanding coat and condition. He is elegant and racy with good bone and substance. I adored his head, it is refined with lovely chiselling raised brow, dark expressive eyes, which when I looked into them I could see his soul. Everything just flows smoothly through his deep strong body, his slightly arched neck is set cleanly into correct lay of shoulder. Excellent body proportions, he is so well muscled throughout, his movement is effortless and ground covering, he is totally at one with his handler displaying tremendous reach and drive and holding his top line at all times. I was delighted to award him his first CC. 2 Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW. Lovely make and shape, masculine head with raised brows and a soft expression, good body proportions, moved well, preferred the overall balance of winner. 3 Pym, Bott & Milligan-Bott’s Thendara Marshmello JW.
OD (8, 1) 1 Willis’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Thyme Bomb At Jacwilins JW. Another dog from this kennel who oozes type and quality, he is built on clean lines and balanced throughout. I can’t believe he is a veteran he certainly belies his age. Lovely head of correct proportions and chiselling with soft expressive eyes, raised brows. Very well balanced fore and aft, well muscled throughout Shown in excellent coat and condition and moved extremely well with plenty of reach and drive. BV. 2 Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come. Another sound dog from this kennel, super balanced outline with nothing overdone about him at all. Super head and expression, and low ear set. Good angulation fore and aft, good depth of chest and well ribbed back to strong loin. He was presented in good coat and condition. Movement was slightly erratic today. 3 Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW.
VD (3, 1) 1 Partridge’s Kerrydown One Man. Masculine all through, Head of correct proportions with expressive eye, correct length of neck leading into well angulated front, deep chest, good length to body, well arched loin. Presented in good coat and condition. 2 Hyslop’s Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW. Good overall type, super head and expression, correct neck and topline, not quite the front angulation or movement of winner.
MPB (6, 2) 1 Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola. Extremely feminine baby, well balanced, clean in outline and full of quality. She has a very pretty head with dark eye, super expression, low ear set, elegant neck into correctly balanced forequarters. Very outgoing personality, well developed chest and body proportions for one so young, flowing topline, good tail set, moved very well. 2 Clarke’s Covarney Dream Time. Quality puppy with lots of promise. she has an impressive and clean outline, with everything in the right place for her age. Lovely head, with a nicely darkening eye to give a gentle expression. Her young handler really did a professional job and they both worked together as a team. On the move she displayed a happy and outgoing personality lashing her tail as she went. 3 Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne.
PB (5) 1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. It was an absolute delight to go over this young lady. She totally filled my eye, she is so correctly made, clean and balanced all through. I loved her head and expression, she was presented in outstanding condition, on the move she was totally at one with her handler, a pleasure to award her BPIB. 2 Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola. Repeat of MP. 3 Clarke’s Covarney Dream Time.
JB (9, 2) 1 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracwood. Another quality youngster and I noticed litter sister to my Junior Dog winner, there is s lots to like about her, she has lovely balance and construction. feminine head, which is well proportioned, dark eye and gentle expression. Good length of neck, firm gently sloping topline. Brisket is down to the elbow and her outline has the desired raciness. She has a super side gait with plenty of reach and drive. 2 Jones’ Redclyst Floras Secret. This bitch had lots of good qualities about her and is very sound. Lovely head and expression, muscular neck into good forequarters, she is very well proportioned throughout with ample bone. Moved well. 3 Evans’ Alolfrana Anna Stesia Of Tytarva.
YB (7, 1) 1 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba. Beautifully balanced bitch with a typical racy outline, she has plenty of substance yet such an elegance about her. Super well shaped head with kind expression, correct ear set, she has the raised brow, correct stop and well defined occiput. Muscular neck flowing into well laid shoulders with good return of upper arm. Well sprung ribs, strong over loin and well angulated behind which gave her a super balanced outline. She has a lovely coat colour and texture and moved true and freely with correct tail carriage. 2 Turner’s Blazing Bronze Jitterbug. Another lovely specimen, not as much bone as winner and a little longer in body, but well made and pleasing overall shape with balanced angulation fore and aft. Lovely feminine head of correct shape. She was presented in fabulous coat and was handled very well. 3 Humphreys’ Riverbrue Flashbax At Henaleas.
NB (10, 2) 1 Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady. Repeat of first in puppy. 2 Jones’ Redclyst Floras Secret. Repeat of second in junior. 3 Clarke’s Covarney Dream Time.
UGB (5, 1) 1 Prangle’s Heathclare Just Fizz. A feminine bitch who presents a classic racy outline, super head long and lean, dark eye and gentle expression and low set ears. Correct arch to neck leading into correct lay of shoulder, good depth of chest, firm topline and good spring of rib. She was a little exuberant on the move to begin with and tended to be a little untidy in front but once settled moved well. 2 Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Quensha Beautiful Stranger Of Gracewood. Repeat of first in junior. 3 Pike & Macdonald’s Redclyst Glenury Oiche Chiuin.
GB (7, 2) 1 Humphreys’ Alolfrana Miss Daisy At Henaleas (AI) JW. A very elegant bitch who is balanced fore and aft. lovely head and expression, muscled neck, correct firm topline. Good body proportions with substance, moved true with drive, presented in gleaming coat and condition. 2 Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress. Good bitch of lovely type, shape and balance. Feminine head and expression, good body proportions, just tended to dip her top line at times. Moved well, sound enough coming and going, presented in good coat and condition. 3 Bentley’s Tredura Roselyn At Penclippin.
PGB (5, 1) 1 Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady. Really liked this bitch and she stood out in this class. I see she is the dam of my best puppy and I can see why. Feminine in head with lovely dark expressive eyes, super muscled neck leading into good lay of shoulders, straight forelegs, firm topline, powerful hindquarters with short hocks which she used to her advantage when covering the ground. Presented in gleaming coat. 2 Evans’ Twoacres Spring Blossom. Another lovely bitch who is slightly heavier in stature to winner but still is feminine in outlook. Lovely head and expression, dark eyes and well ears, defined occiput, deep muzzle. Moderate neck and front angles, moved well. 3 Corless’ Swiftlark Second Nature.
MLB (6, 2) 1 Bell & Barker-Bell’s Balintyne Freda Payne. Lovely bitch of good breed type. Head is long and lean with low set ears and well pronounced occiput, dark eye with soft gentle expression, good chiselling beneath the eyes. Strong, slightly arched neck leading into well laid shoulder and correct return of upper arm. Deep brisket, slightly sloping top line, good spring and length of ribcage and short strong loin. Very well muscled hindquarters and developed second thigh. Happy sound steady mover who is true fore and aft and has a good length of stride in profile. 2 Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW. Very elegant bitch and lots to like about her, built on larger lines than winner, liked her classic head. Muscled neck, deep chest, well ribbed back, correct topline. Presented in tip top condition. 3 Jones’ Alolfrana In A Hot Storm Over Wenflaen.
LB (3) 1 Hadfield’s Covarney Estee Avec Marzanne JW. Lovely quality bitch who has a classic racy outline and is very feminine. She is totally balanced all through, beautiful feminine head of correct proportions with soft gentle expression. Good length of neck leading into excellent forequarters, well sprung ribs and strong loin. She has strength in her hindquarters, which she used on the move displaying excellent drive from behind. She was presented in a gloriously rich chestnut coat, in the challenge she pushed hard to secure her the RCC. 2 Bye’s Covarney Everlasting Love At Bluebyeyou. Pleasant bitch who has a pretty head, a little finer in muzzle to winner, lean elegant neck straight forelegs and good feet, ribs extending well back, presented in super condition. Moves well on a steady stride. 3 Corless’ Swiftlark Second Nature.
OB (4, 1) 1 Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me. Top quality bitch as one would expect from this kennel. She oozes breed type and has the classic racy outline. Mature and really looking the part today, Balanced head of good proportions, raised brow and chiselling beneath the eyes, typical soft expression. Straight well boned legs and good feet. Muscled neck into well placed shoulders and good return of upper arm, deep chest, excellent body proportions, with good length to her ribs and short well developed loins. Good angulation fore and aft. She was in good coat and condition and presented to advantage without being overdone. On the move her handler tended to move her too fast to begin with and she was throwing her front, a quick word to move her a little steadier and then she moved precisely with a free flowing movement and perfect footfall. A pleasure to award her the CC and BOB and to later watch her win Group 4. 2 Crocker’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Gloriana. Another quality bitch presented in glorious coat, she has a beautiful feminine head good chiselling and lovely raised brows with a super expression, lovely neck, deep chest, good bone, and muscled throughout. Just not as positive on the move as winner. 3 Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW ShCM.
VB (4, 1) 1 Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW. Lovely bitch presented in excellent coat and condition. Lovely feminine head and expression, good angulation fore and aft. Gently sloping top line, powerful driving movement, happy correct tail action. 2 Gilbert’s Joanmas Perfect Lullaby. 8 year old bitch of super make and shape Lovely head and expression, just preferred the head on winner, clean neck, with well laid shoulders, good depth of rib and stifles well angulated, moved and handled well. 3 Turner’s Dazycutter Ice Maiden.


Judge Mrs J. A. Ward

23.10.21

I would first like to thank the club committee for the opportunity of judging their show and secondly to all the exhibitors for the courteous and sporting way they excepted my decisions. I was pleased with all my winners and also that along with my co-judge that we didn’t need to call on the services of the referee. All of the exhibits were in excellent condition but more training would be beneficial to some of the younger dogs.

Dogs

M Puppy 1

1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – 8 month old puppy, very raw as he should be at this stage, lean head with good eye shape and colour, well constructed quarters, correct tail set, good feet, moved ok for one so young.

Puppy 4 (1)

1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty bottoms

2. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible – Stylish young puppy with pleasing head & expression, rangier than 1, good quarters, tight feet, moved ok

3. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man

Veteran 2 (1)

1. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCm – 8yr old dog of good proportions  attractive head , good over the neck and shoulders, good spring of rib and short coupled, moved well.

Junior 2

1. Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows – Attractive headed youngster, good eye shape & ear set, smooth over the neck & shoulders, good quarters  and well coupled, nice feet, good tail set, moved well.

2. Jones’ Gwendariff Its Just a Rumour –  Another attractive dog of similar type, masculine head, good quarters and lay back of shoulder, well bent stifles and hocks well let down, strode out well on the move, just preferred the head of 1 

Yearling 2

1. Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin – Smart young dog, good head and expression, overall clean in outline, well muscled body  sloping gently to the rear, well angulated with good loin well bent stifles, short hocks and good feet moved ok. 

2. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven – A  young dog with a lovely head with Irish expression, good straight front with plenty of spring of rib, strong quarters with well bent stifles, good set of tail, moved ok, close decision.

Maiden 1

1. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible

Novice 2

1. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven

2. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible

Undergraduate 3 (1)

1. Gilks’ Suteresett Mr Mistoffelees at Gochmawr – Well balanced young dog with a nicely chiselled head & dark eye, clean neck and shoulders, good spring of rib, strong loin, well angulated stifles, moved ok.

2. Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin

Graduate 6 (1)

1. Richardson’s Gwendariff I’m Fool Proof – This eye-catching dog headed a good class, lovely head with kind eye and well set ear placement, good length to the neck fitting well into the shoulders, excellent in outline, good forehand and well angulated rear quarters, moved well.

2. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) – Another quality young dog who owns a lovely balanced head, good straight front with plenty of spring of rib, strong quarters with well bent stifles, moved well.

3. Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me

Post Graduate 5

1. Haberfield’s Jonola Moonshine – Well balanced handsome young dog, well chiselled head with dark eye , good length of the neck, attractive outline, well sprung ribs and strong loin with a well muscled rear end giving good movement.

2. Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Let’s Go crazy – Attractive dog, masculine head with a dark eye, good length of neck and strong fore hand, sloping gently to the rear, well angulated with good loin well bent stifles, short hocks and good feet moved well. 

3. Jones’ Gwendariff Pink Floyd

Mid Limit 4 (1)

1. McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Gwendariff Gonna Go For Gold at Glennlokhen – Handsome dog with kind eye and pleasant expression, good neck & shoulders with well angulated forehand, pleasing overall shape and outline with strong rear quarters, moved well.

2. Northend’s Aoibheannes single Malt – A bigger dog of good type, good head shape with kind expression, well developed all through with good depth to the chest and well balanced rear quarters, moved ok

3. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire

Limit  8

1. Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique – This excellent class was headed by a quality dog with a lovely masculine head, well angulated forequarters & good layback of shoulder, well bodied with good couplings, well bent stifles & hocks well let down, the best of feet, move well.

2. Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW – Handsome dog of excellent but different type to 1, good head shape with dark eye and good length of muzzle, good over the neck & shoulders, straight front with good pasterns, strong over the croup, well bent stifles and short hocks, moved well.

3. Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Comin Out JW

Open 6 (1)

 1. Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW – Handsome dog of excellent type, chiselled head so balanced with the correct amount of stop, masculine yet melting expression lovely eye colour, raised brows & low set ears, with a good finish to the muzzle, he is well-built and racy with no hint of coarseness clean through the neck and shoulders with good layback, straight in front with good pasterns, well bodied with spring of rib and short couplings, well bent stifles and short strong hocks with well set tail which he used to advantage, moved with purpose and drive. Well deserved CC & with the agreement of my co-judge Best in Show.

2. Lucas’ Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Among Amberlight JW – Another quality dog worthy of his title. In excellent coat and condition, he possesses a beautiful appealing head with the true Irish expression in his dark well shaped eye, plenty of work but not overdone, correct length of neck fitting into the shoulders, good forehand with a firm topline & well muscled loin, strong rear angulation with the correct tailset, moved out with a good rear extension of the hocks. RCC.

3. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli

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Steve Mitchell  Judge

23rd October 2021

I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to judge at their Open Show.  Thank you also to Barry Makepiece for singlehandedly keeping everything running smoothly on the day. Some of the hind movement in particular was disappointing and placings were penalised accordingly.

D O G S

MPD  (1)

 1.Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – He has a long lean head and correct eye shape.  Has good front and angulation fore and aft is good. He has a straight front and deep chest.  Movement was as expected for a baby, when he settles he moves true.  He enjoyed his time in the ring. A real character.

PD ( 4,1abs)

1.Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – 1st Minor puppy BPD.

 2. Corless Swiftlark Invincible – This dog has a correct shape to his head and a defined stop. He is well off for bone and good angulation. Tight feet. Very erratic on the move but just a puppy so hopefully he will settle. 

3. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man

VD (0)

JD (3,1abs)

1.Richardson’s Gwendariff Tully’s Red Arrows –  A very good head with defined stop and correct eye shape. Well proportioned body and good depth to chest. Good overall shape, very balanced outline.  Moved well.

2. Jones Gwendariff Its Just  A Rumour –  another dog with good head and defined stop. Well proportioned body and good depth to chest. He has good muscle tone and tight feet. Moved well. A close decision.

YD (2)

1.Hemmings Orlanset Mandolin –  This dog has a beautiful head with that quizzical expression and correct eye shape.  His coat was gleaming. He has a good front and depth to chest. Good topline and tail set. Well proportioned body and wide hind quarters.Tight feet. Moved well. 

2. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven –  A rangier dog than the winner.  Long lean head with correct planes and  defined stop. His neck flows cleanly into a good topline. Balanced outline with good angulation. Well off for bone. Moved well. Just needs time to mature.

MD (2,1abs)

1.Corless Swiftlark Invincible – 2nd Puppy

ND (2,0abs)

1.McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven – 2nd Yearling

2. Corless Swiftlark Invincible – 2nd Puppy

UGD (1)

1.Gilks Sutteresett Mr Mistoffelees At Gochmawr – A good head with raised brows and correct eye shape. His topline and tailset are correct. Good depth to his chest. Moved a little close behind.

GD (6,1abs)

1.Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin –  One I’ve judged previously as a youngster. Full of mischief. He has a beautiful head with correct planes and his eyes are dark and the correct shape.  He has a good front and angulation fore and aft are very good.  Strong quarters which when he steadies on the move allow him to move with drive.

2. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (ImpBel) –   another with good head and raised brows, correct ear set and clean neck which flows into his correct topline. Good depth to his body and angulation is good. His coat is a beautiful deep colour and plentiful, immaculately presented. Moved well but just tended to raise his tail.

3. Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana

PGD (3,0abs)

1.Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Lets Go Crazy –  Good head shape and well muscled neck flowing into good topline. Good front and depth of chest, enough spring of rib. Moved a little close behind.

2. Hemmings Orlanset A New Flame –  Preferred the head on the winner. He has a good topline and correct tailset. Well off for bone. Good rear angulation.

3. Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket JW    

LD (6,2 abs)

1.Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli –  This dog is very well put together and oozes quality. He has a long lean head with correct eye shape. His well muscled neck flows into his correct topline. Wide quarters which were well muscled. A good front, deep brisket and spring of ribs. Angulation fore and aft were correct and free from exaggeration.  Moved with drive. RBD

2. Hart’s Gwendariff In The Limelight With Gilliegrae JW ShCm –  a smaller made dog than the winner but nevertheless he possesses a balanced outline with good angulation. His neck flows into his topline and his tailset is correct.  He moved well

3. McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Gwendariff Gonna Go For Gold At Glennlokhen  

OD (3,0abs)

1.Lucas ShCh Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW – Immaculately presented. He has a beautiful head with correct planes and raised brows, his eyes are dark and correct in shape. His neck is well muscled and flows into his correct topline, his tailset is correct.  He has the best of fronts and a deep chest.  His angulation fore and aft is correct and his outline is balanced.  His quarters are well muscled. He drives round the ring and from all angles he is co-ordinated, a pleasure to watch.  BD & BIS

2. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli –  he has good head shape and correct ear set. Balanced in outline and well off for bone. He has a straight front. In good coat.  He needs to settle on the move.

3. Corless Swiftlark First Knight

B I T C H E S

MPB  (3,1WD)

1.Chorley-Newton,Chorley & Flinders Kerryfair Different Wave –   she is very balanced and has a good topline and correct tail set. Good angulation. A straight front, deep chest and a good spring of ribs. A pretty baby. Nice tight feet. Moved well.

2. Kassube & French’s Twoacres Chocolate Delight – she is refined in skull and has correct eye shape.  Good angulation. Today she was carrying a little too much weight and was not so steady on the move.

PB (4,2abs)

1.Corless Swiftlark Illustrious –  Her head is long and lean with correct shaped eyes and raised brows. Her topline is correct and her tail is well set on.  She has a balanced outline and is well off for bone. She moved well. BPB & BPIS 

2.Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady –  She has a balanced outline and a good front. She has a lovely expression. The winner moved better on the day.

VB (4,2abs)

1.Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW –  She has a good head with raised brow. Her well arched neck flows into a correct topline. She has a straight front and her angulation is good with no exaggeration. She moved well using her tail throughout.  BVB & BVIS

2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley ShCm –  Her head planes are correct and she has a defined stop.  A balanced outline with good angulation and deep chest. She moved well.

JB (3,2abs)

1.Armitage’s Gwendariff Phantastic Phanny – Pretty girl with lovely expressive eyes. Good rear angulation. Well off for bone and has lovely tight feet.  Slightly overweight which may have affected her movement today.

YB (9,4abs)

1.Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence –  Her head is long and lean with good stop and quizzical expression. She has a good topline and correct tailset. She has a good front with deep brisket. Her spring of ribs is good. She moved well. 

2.Williamson’s Blue Springs A Kind of Magic At Keljaru – Her head shape is correct with raised brows and a gentle expression. She has a balanced outline and a good front, deep chest and good spring of ribs. Moved well. 

3. Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy

MB (2,1abs)

1.Corless Swiftlark Illustrious – 1st Puppy

NB (4,1abs)

1.Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence  – 1st Yearling

2.Corless Swiftlark Illustrious – 1st Puppy  

3.Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady – 2nd Puppy

UGB (2,1abs)

1.Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence – 1st Yearling

GB (6,1abs)

1.Blackshaw’s Lanstara Ruby Slippers –  Her head is refined. She has good fore chest and deep brisket. Her topline is correct and angulation is good. She moved well. 

2.Bridgwater & Green’s Brigella’s Don’t Push It –  Pretty girl with raised brows and correct eye shape.  Good topline and correct tailset. Good spring of ribs and deep chest. Preferred the front of the winner. Her movement was true behind.

3.Robinson Lanstara Red Dress

PGB (7,2abs)

1.Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny – Pretty girl  with good finish to stop and refined in skull. Good topline which she held on the move.  Good muscle tone. She is balanced in outline and has good angulation. Good forechest and deep brisket. A straight front and well sprung ribs. She moved well.

2.Sturrock’s Soo Lush – Her head is refined and she has a quizzical expression. Her well arched neck flows into a good topline and correct tailset. She has tight feet and is well off for bone. She moved well.    

3.Richardson’s Brabrook True Violet For Montgreenan JW

LB (5,2abs)

1.Bridgwater’s Blazing Bronze Eye Candy (ImpNLD) –   Very feminine head with raised brows and dark eyes which are the correct shape. Correct ear set.  Well angulated fore and aft without exaggeration. She has a deep chest and good spring of ribs.  She moved round the ring with her tail lashing. RBB

2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley –  Good head planes with raised brows and correct eye shape. Good topline and correct tail set. Well off for bone and nice tight feet. She moved well.

3.Sloane’s Ferasheen Jindea

OB (2,1abs)

1.McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Glennlokhen Deveron –  She has a pretty head with raised brows and good eye shape. Her well arched neck flowed cleanly into a correct topline and good tailset. Good angulation fore and aft. Straight front and good forechest. She has a good spring of ribs . Her tail never stopped when standing and on the move. Moved with reach and drive.  BB & RBIS & BOS

Judge Christine Borthwick

24.10.21

Championship show: This well run show was held in conjunction with the Belfast
Championship Show. It was a great entry of 63 dogs just a little disappointing with a few
dogs absent on the day, but the quality was there, and I found some really nice dogs and
bitches to take the top awards. In fact, both the final line ups held some beautiful animals and
it became difficult to choose who was to be the final 2 winners in each sex. I must thank
Dorothy Park secretary and her committee for asking me and to my 2 stewards Carolyn and
Bernetta who helped me throughout the judging. Thank you too for my lovely gift. MPD (1)
1) Mckelveys’ Edenaveys Unforgettable stunning 6 months old boy so full of himself
today and enjoying his day in the showring. Lovely breed type, with a good outline and
overall balance. Most beautiful lean head nicely balanced with good brows making his stop,
good muzzle. Low set ears with silky fine feathering. Correctly shaped and set dark
expressive eyes. Slightly arched neck of good length flowing into is shoulders to a firm level
slightly sloping top line. Lovely body with sprung ribs well into his loin. Enough depth to his
chest and brisket, well held elbows on straight legs with tight arched feet. Super rich chestnut
red coat in lovely condition with some feathering coming. Hindquarters with enough strength
and development, on the move was enjoying himself and giving is handler a hard time but
once settled showed soundness and reach. BPD BPIB see he is by my best Dog should have a
bright future. PD (1) 1 Edenaveys Unforgettable. JD (2) 1 Botts, Allen and Morgans’
Quensha Take A Bow stylish 18 months well developed with good outline and overall
balance. Shown in a rich chestnut jacket, just bit too wavy for me but in lovely condition and
presentation. Lovely lean masculine head, well set ears, dark intelligent look to his dark eyes,
enough stop, correct muzzle. Proud head carriage, longish arched neck, clean shoulders and
firm backline with slight slope to his correctly set tail. Body well developed and with good
ribs well back into his strong loin and powerful rear quarters of good length, to strong hocks.
Good forequarters, elbows well in, deep through brisket into his body. Straight well bone
forelegs with tight arched feet. For me he is moved far to fast but coped well and was very
sound with good reach and drive. 2 Stewart And Cummings’ Gwendariff Mr President (IKC)
an excellent type and outline to this stylish 14-month-old. Lovely lean head, oval skull well
set on ears, super expression to dark eyes, central stop and good depth to muzzle. Proud head
carriage on moderate clean neck flowing into his shoulders and top line to his tail set on well.
Lovely body with depth and well sprung ribs back into strong loin, presented in flat rich
chestnut conditioned coat with lovely feathering. Correct front and rear angulation. Straight
forelegs well boned with tight arched feet but on the move was inclined to toe in. Rear
quarters could have more strength which showed in his movement as his hocks were too
close but could cover ground well. YD (2,1) 1 Donnellys’ Forfarian Mind Yer Manners Very
nice type to this upstanding well balanced and built boy at his first show. Well worked long
lean head, oval skull with well set and hung ears. Correct stop, dark expressive eyes with
kind look, good depth and shape to muzzle. Head held on clean moderately long neck into
well laid shoulders, level backline to slight slope to well set and carried tail. Well bodied and
with well sprung ribs into loin just a little long. Forequarters with enough angle and good
depth to chest and brisket, legs straight to strong feet needing a little tidying. Wide
hindquarters, with good stifle to hocks. Well presented, flat rich chestnut coat with nice
feathering in lovely condition. Moved out well with nice side stride little loose on hocks and
close at foot. ND (1) 1 Breslins’ Gwendariff Ur Off Ur Trolley Love the name glad he
showed well and was not off his trolley. Well put together of lovely breed type and balance
and looked good on the stack. Nicely balanced long lean head, oval skull with well set and
hung finely feathered ears, well placed stop, brows, dark almond shaped eyes with
expression. Correct muzzle depth. Good neck to shoulder to firm backline to well set on tail,
over a body with depth and substance with well sprung ribs into a strong loin. Good
presentation to a chestnut coat with feathering and nice tail feather. Well angulated front and
rear. Forequarters well in at elbows, straight boned legs and tight arched feet. Hindquarters
broad and well muscled, good return of stifle, short hocks. Moved out a little unsettle but
once into his stride covered the ground well, sound forward reach little close behind but sound with drive. New to the breed showing he was well handled. GD (5) 1 Hughes’
Gwendariff Plays The Flute lovely racy dog with very nice balance and build and has a lovely
outline. Beautiful head with correct balance, long and lean with central stop nice brows over
dark kind expressive eyes. Finely feathered ears hung well, good depth to foreface. Holds
head well on moderately long clean lines to his neck into well laid shoulder. Firm top line
with slight slope to well set happy tail, over a body with depth and substance and with ribs
well sprung and well back into a short strong loin. Lovely front angulation with depth to
chest and brisket. Nice rear angles broad and strong with good return of stifle and strong
hocks. Beautiful presentation to a flat rich chestnut coat with lovely finish. With such strong
quarters was surprised to see him hocking and crabbing in his movement. Given time to settle
he showed soundness with good side stride. PGD (6) 1 Murchisons’ Kerryfair Please Please
Me Corphin This dog was certainly the soundest in the class but he failed to please please me
in head, for me it was narrower than I like and too long lacking the equal balance, he had nice
expression and correct colour in his well shaped eyes, and placed ears. Had a lovely clean
neck with nice lines to his shoulders into his firm level top line with slight drop to his tail.
Excellent front and rear angles, good width and depth to his chest, elbows held in on straight
well boned forelegs and feet well rounded and tight. Rear quarters broad and muscular, well
turned stifle and strong hocks. His movement is lovely as he covers the ground with good
sound stride and reaches well forward with good drive from his hocks. Very smart chestnut
coat in nice condition with finish. 2 Gardners’ Quensha Walk Me Home To Danwish This
boy is of lovely type and balance and has a very handsome head correctly built and balance,
with nice brows with stop over his almond shaped dark kind eyes, well set and hung ears.
Lovely head carriage on moderately long neck with clean lines into his angulated shoulders to
upper arm, straight well boned forelegs to feet that could be tighter. Lovely substance and
depth to a good body with well sprung ribs back into short loin with slight tuck. All covered
in a good chestnut coat with nice feathering. Hindquarter strong with good return of stifle
well developed hocks. Was disappointing to see him elbowing out and moving close behind.
3 Loughlins’ Rohanmor Don Jaun Demarco JD MidLD (2) 1 Toms’ Clannrua Birch 6 year
old in his prime with a lovely masculine outline and stood covering the ground well. Nice to
go over having a good body with substance and depth, with excellent front angulation and
straight well boned legs and tight feet. His hind had strength and muscle tone, well angled in
stifle and strong hocks. His head disappointed in that he had a well-built oval skull with
enough width to well set on ears. Brows making a stop but his foreface for myself was just
too narrow and unbalanced. Lovely body construction with a coat in lovely condition, in a
rich chestnut colour with lovely feathering. His movement was good on the side stride and
very sound with good reach but he was close behind. Lovely tail action. 2 Gwendarriff Ur Off
Ur Trolley. LD (5) 1 Roffeys’ Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy a stunning dog on the stack and
lovely to go over. Beautifully built and balanced head with good oval skull to well hung and
set ears. Good brows under which are his impressive dark intelligent almond shaped eyes and
stop. Good muzzle. Proud head carriage on moderately long clean neck flowing into well laid
shoulders a firm level slightly sloping backline, to his well set on tail used well on the move.
Super rich chestnut coat with lovely feathering over a body with ribs well sprung back into a
strong loin. Correct angles to forequarters, straight well boned legs and tight round feet.
Having correct well muscle quarters too. With good return of stifle and short hocks, I was
disappointed to see him move close behind, front reach was good and side stride excellent. 2
Gardners’ Danwish On High (AI) JW another very stylish dog looking impressive on the
stack with a lovely outline, but on going over his head I found it a little too long and
unbalanced with his foreface being too narrow. Dark eyes with a kind look. Head held well
on good moderately neck with good flow into his well laid shoulders nicely angulated. Firm
backline to well set tail, over a body of substance and well ribbed back to strong short loin
with slight tuck. Hindquarters well muscled and broad, to a good return of stifle and short
hocks. Beautiful rich colour to top coat, feathering just little too wavy but finished a good
look. Straight forelegs well boned and tightish feet. Powerful rear drive and sound, not so positive at the front, slight toeing. Stylish side stride. 3 Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback
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OD (4,2) 1 Dewars’ Gwendariff Here I Come Two different in types, that were both very nice
in their own rights I just preferred this boy’s overall size, balance and outline although he
sometimes looked over stretched front and back. Very stylish masculine head with oval skull
and well set and hung silky ears. Super expression with an intelligent look from his well
shaped almond dark eyes. Strong well shaped foreface nice balanced. Moderate clean neck
flowing into his well laid shoulders into a level firm back line with slight slope to a correctly
set on tail. Well angulated forequarters with good depth to chest and brisket, elbows in on
straight well boned and balanced legs and arched tight feet. Hindquarters broad and well
muscled with correct return of stifle and short hocks, beautifully presented and conditioned
rich chestnut coat with lovely feathering. Very well handled to get the best from him a sound
positive mover just a little close behind’ 2 Tupper & Rosies’ Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire A
bigger built 4-year-old of a good type, nicely put together and his balance and build were
good. Nice masculine head not quite the equal balance required. Well set ears finely
feathered, good shape to his dark expressive eyes. Head carried well would have liked a more
moderate neck length. Firm backline to well set tail. Body with depth and well ribbed back to
a short strong loin and slight tuck. Enough front angulation with depth to chest, straight front
legs and tight feet. Rear quarters with enough angulation and short hocks. Very well
presented rich dark chestnut coat with feathering. Moved out well with good stride just a little
close both ways. CHAMPION D (1) 1 Toms’ Ir Sh Ch Toberbilly I Wish You Luck JD/IR
JUN CH I just adored everything about this racy handsome 4-year-old dog. On the stack he
had that lovely breed outline that takes the attention. His balance was so correct, and ongoing
over he did not disappoint. Superb, refined look to his divine head, correct skull well set ears
with silky feathering, nice stop, melting expression to his almond shaped dark eyes, square
muzzle, tight flews. Proud head carriage on clean moderate neck flowing lines into his well
laid-back shoulder firm level slightly sloping back to correctly set and used tail. Well
angulated front deep chest and brisket not to wide with elbows in on straight well boned and
balanced legs with tight arched feet. Super body with depth, sprung ribs well back into short
loin with slight tuck. Condition and presentation to this dog was excellent dark rich red jacket
with lovely straight feathering. Hindquarters, wide and muscular, good return of stifle and
short let down hocks, small tight arched feet. Powerful mover with great side stride sound
behind could be slightly wider, good reach and sound front action. I have since learned he is
by Ture, Caemgen’s Element of Truth no wonder I fell for his head he is his fathers son DOG
CC and BOB BIS. Vet (2,1) 1 Tupper & Rosies’ Staratlanta Elliott ShCM so good for his age
and I see he is by the fantastic Pot Noodle. Has a great look and holding himself well with a
lovely outline on the stance. This handsome 8 year old has retained his good looks and has a
lovely head well worked and shaped with correct balance, dark eyes, well set and hung silky
ears. Good neck to shoulder, strong level slightly sloping backline and correct set on tail.
Nicely bodied with sprung ribs well back into short loin. Good conditioned lighter red coat
with lovely feathering. Well angulated front and rear still with muscle tone. Nicely boned and
balanced legs and small feet but could be tighter. Moved out well with good rear drive just
little close behind. Forward reach and side stride very good. BVD BOSV PB (2) 1 Murphys’
Clannrua Eriu very smart looking youngster for 11 months having a nice outline of good
overall balance, although within the breed standard for me I would like a little more height
and length. Very pretty look to a feminine well built and balance head, correct oval skull,
well hung ears, slight stop and well set apart and shaped almond dark eyes, lovely neck to
shoulder, clean lines to firm backline to correct well set tail nicely furnished. Good body with
substance and depth with sprung ribs. Well, presented rich red jacket with feathering coming.
Good depth and correct width to chest, straight forelegs tight small feet. Strong muscular
quarters, good return of stifle. Very stylish mover once she settled into her stride was sound
both coming and going. JB (3,1) 1 Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva her outline on the stance
and her build and balance were spot on. Very attractive balanced head, so feminine, lovely
oval skull with well hung silky feathered ears, sweet expression from dark almond eyes,  stop. Lovely arched neck flowing into shoulders, sloping top line to croup moulded to well
set tail. Well ribbed back body with substance with good tone, smart rich red jacket with nice
feathering in lovely condition and presentation. Good front with depth to chest and brisket.
Boned straight legs and tight small arched feet. Hindquarters are broad and strong with good
return of stifle. Once settled she moved much sounder than the second, was stylish with drive
and reach. 2 Bott, Allen And Morgan’s no name give,n, loved her outline on the stance and
so very nice to go over. Such a good balance and build and her body had depth and tone and
her well sprung ribs were well back into short loin, with slight tuck up. Very pretty look to
her well balanced narrow head, skull oval with correctly set ears, beautiful dark well shaped
eyes, good foreface, tight lips. Proud head carriage on moderate arched neck flowing into
strong shoulders into a firm backline with slight slope to her croup and tail well set and used.
Well angulated front and back, good depth of chest and brisket, correct width with well
sprung ribs and short loin. Straight well boned legs would have like tighter feet. Hindquarters
well developed. Very attractive coat of good colour and nice feathering. It was a shame to see
her move unsettled making her front toe in and her rear action close behind. YB (4,2) 1
Baynes’ Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer very attractive quality youngster of 19 months with
racy outlines of lovely proportions. Beautiful head shape nice length, oval skull defined
protuberance, low set ears fine feathering, dark brown almond eyes, nice foreface and correct
flews. Moderately long muscular slightly arched neck flowing nicely into well laid-back
shoulders and with a slight slope to her firm top line, moulded croup and well set and used
tail. Well angulated front with depth to chest and brisket, elbows held well, straight well
boned and balanced forelegs, good pasterns to small arched feet. Super body with well sprung
ribs well back to a short strong loin with nice tuck up. Hindquarters muscular and well
developed with good return of stifle, short straight hocks. Fabulous flat coat well presented
with a rich red chestnut colour, with lovely straight feathering. Very stylish on the move very
free sound mover with good reach and sound rear action, lovely side stride. RBCC 2
Gutsells’ Riverbrue Angel Child A medium sized bitch with a balanced outline. Pretty
feminine, narrow, balanced head good oval skull, defined stop, dark almond eyes. Slightly
arched moderate neck into well laid shoulders firm backline sloping slightly to well furnished
tail. Angulated front with depth to chest, and brisket, straight balanced well boned legs to feet
a little flat. Good body with depth and presented in a rich chestnut coat rather curly and with
a centre parting, good feathering. Hind quarters well muscled. Moved out well and sound
both ends. NB (2,1) 1 Gwendariff Dazzling Diva. GB (3,2) 1 Loughlins’ Rohanmor Magic
Flute JD Lovely outline to a very feminine nicely built 2 year old looks good on the stance
and covers the ground well. Attractive well constructed and balanced feminine head, sweet
expression lovely dark brown almond shaped eyes and good brows making stop. Square jaw.
Slightly arched moderate neck just a little throaty into well laid back shoulders, with firm
sloping back line to well set and carried tail. Having a lovely muscular body with depth and
substance, well ribbed back short loin and slight tuck up. Nicely angulated both ends and
both with good tone. Balanced legs well boned with tight arched feet. Excellent flat coat with
nice feathering, super rich chestnut colour. Lovely mover with nice side stride and sound
forward reach and powerful rear drive. MidLB (2,1) 1 Nicholsons’ Gwendariff Just The
Ticket For Lochindorb Stylish 4 year old who really shows herself off and works well with
her handler. Has a stunning outline in a conditioned gleaming flat chestnut coat with lovely
feathering and correct use of her tail so well coated. Beautiful feminine long and lean head,
nice oval skull to well set ears finely coated. Good brows making nice stop, pretty look to her
expressive dark brown eyes, clean fairly deep moderate square muzzle. Lovely head carriage
held on moderate clean neck flowing into well laid shoulders, firm backline with slight slope
to croup with tail just set off of top line. Good body weight with depth to brisket, ribs well
sprung back into short strong loin, slight tuck up. Angulated front with depth to chest nice
width, straight balanced legs well boned, small tight firm feet. This bitch is well muscled, her
hindquarters are broad and strong with good return of stifle can all be seen in her very true
movement with great forward reach and powerful rear driving action. No hesitation in
awarding her “the ticket” BCC, RBIS and BOS. LB (7) Lovely class of quality bitches 1 Stewart-Ritchies’ Gwendariff Come Fly With Me A very attractive bitch, another from this
talented kennel with great outline and true balance who looks lovely on the stance and shows
herself well. Pretty well constructed head, oval skull well set and hung silky ears. Sweet
expression from dark almond eyes, good brows and stop, square muzzle. Head held well on
neck that flows into her laid back shoulders, sloping top line to her moulded croup and tail set
on correctly. Correctly angulated front with depth to chest, correct width, straight well boned
legs and feet. Beautiful presented chestnut coat with lovely feathering over a body with
substance and depth with the ribs well sprung and back into her short loin with slight tuck up.
Muscular hindquarters broad, well angled stifle and short hocks. Stylish sound movement and
striding action. In the mix for top awards. 2 Bougens’ Gwendariff Lily The Pink unlucky to
meet the winner, another good one with super type from this kennel. True to standard head,
good balance and skull to off set her ears with a fine texture. Sweet expression from dark
eyes, good stop, and foreface. Good head carriage on moderate neck flowing into her sloping
back line to a well set on tail. Well angulated front and rear, from a body with substance and
well ribbed back. Lovely flat chestnut coat just lacking that feather finish which spoilt the
overall picture. Moved out well on good legs and feet, very sound coming and going with
good side stride. 3 Loughlins’ Rohanmor Along Came Polly Jun Ch JD OB (5,2) 1 Jones’
Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCM Stunning flat coat in lovely condition, of rich red chestnut but
lacking in the feather to finish the picture. Sweet well worked and correctly balanced head,
oval skull setting off her lovely silky textured ears, dark almond shaped eyes, good brow,
stop and foreface. Holds head well on lovely slightly crested moderately long clean neck
flowing into well laid back shoulders. Correct backline and tail set. Excellent front angulation
with depth to chest and nice width. Straight well boned forelegs and small tight feet. Great
body with good weight, depth and ribs well back into short strong loin with nice slight
tuckup. Hindquarters broad, enough muscle tone, good return of stifle and let down hocks.
Had a lovely side action, and so sound coming and going with powerful stride. 2 Nicolsons’
Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb beautiful, now in her 7th year and by the
stunning Whippersnapper lovely girl not showing her age, but today I could not get her action
sound enough as she was side winding and throwing her front. Certainly, a lovely breed type.
Was impressive on the stance and I did think she was my winner at first glance. Very
beautifully worked narrow well balanced head, correct skull and ear set. Dark expressive kind
eyes, brows and stop. Correct muzzle and lips. Moderately long neck with clean outline to
shoulders and level sloping back to well set on tail carried correctly. Over a body with ribs
well sprung and back into short loin, substance and depth covered by a stunning rich chestnut
coat with lovely feathering to complete. Well boned legs and tight small feet. 3 Loughlins’
Rohanmor Matilda Jun Ch JD CHAMPION B (2) 2 stunners and certainly deserved of their
titles 1 Bott, Allen & Morgans’ Sh.ch Quensha Tumble And Twirl JW presented in a
beautiful rich red coat with nice feathering all in top order. Feminine, narrow well balanced
head, good stop, dark kind eyes well set ears with silky fine feathering. Well angled front
with depth to her chest and enough width, straight well boned and balanced forelegs and tight
feet. Good weight and body depth. Ribs well sprung well back to muscular loin with slight
arching. Hindquarters strong powerful, good return of stifle and short hocks. Was sound once
she settled, felt she was not putting all into her stride today, but very sound coming and
going. 2 Sterritts’ Ir Sh Ch Corranroo Just One Kiss With Riversett CJW 18 JUN CH loved
the type and see she was by Ture, so I should love her. Very feminine with a lovely medium
size and great outline. Excellent head shape and carriage, lovely expression from dark kind
eyes, long ear with silky textured fringing. Good moderately long clean neck flowing into
well laid back shoulders into a sloping top line and moulded croup, well set on tail nicely
used. Lovely body with ribs well sprung and back to short loin with slight arching at loin. Not
the front angulation of 1 good depth, straight well boned legs and small tight feet like her
father. Correct muscular hindquarters, good return of stifle and short straight hocks. Very
sound free mover with lovely side stride, with enough forward reach and powerful hind
action. Vet B (2) 1 Donnellys’ Int/Ir Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon An Ch. ‘15’19 C.W.
‘16JUN CH. This is such a stunning bitch with all the breed standard attributes, she is in her 10th year but you would never know it for she could show some of the youngsters a thing
about movement, also she is retaining her coat and colour so well. Stood she had a lovely
outline and correct balance, beautiful coat in lovely condition, gleaming rich red chestnut
with glorious feathering. Lovely correct head piece, good brows, nice dark expressive eyes,
good stop, and square foreface. Neck clean and flowing into her shoulders set well back well
angulated front, good chest depth and width, straight legs and small tight feet. Lovely ribbed
back body with substance and depth, hindquarters broad and muscular, so nice to see at this
age. Good return of stifle and hocks well let down. Stylish free mover with good action both
ends. I awarded her Best Veteran In show. I understand I gave her a Group win a few years
ago in the South. Best Veteran bitch BVIS. 2 Nicolsons’ Gwendariff On A Tic Ett To
Lochindorb. Nice type and shape to this 7 year old, today she was carrying a little too much
weight as she stood and moved it was showing in her top line. Very sweet head well worked
and of correct shape, nice ear set, dark alert, expressive almond shaped eyes, nice stop, square
muzzle. Good neck length shoulders well angulated, stands a little wide at front but with a
good depth of chest and brisket, straight well boned legs and tight feet. Ribs well back with
short loin, presented in rich dark red jacket with nice feathering. Hindquarters well developed
with good return of stifle and short hocks. Not very steady in her front action and moving
close behind.

Jenny Miller (Feorlig)

Belfast & District Irish Setter Club 25.10.21
Championship show: There were 61 dogs making 67 entries. BIS was Roffey’s Gwendariff
Lucy’s Legacy, Res BIS Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW and
best puppy Murphy’s Clannrua Erin. I appreciated the way in which exhibitors sportingly
accepted my decisions having been a replacement judge for Mrs Pam Blay who was unable to
travel. MPD (1) 1 McKelvey’s Edenavays Unforgettable. Excellent conformation fore & aft.
Nice length of head. Good forechest, with good depth of chest for age. Nice bone and good
topline. Moved soundly covering the ground well. PD (1) 1 E Unforgettable JD (2) 1 Bott’s
Quensha Take A Bow. Well grown for age. Excellent front & rear angulation. Nice length of
head with lots of work around eyes. Nice topline, depth of chest and tailset. Well let down
hocks. Moved well fore & aft and shown in excellent condition with coat of good quality. 2
Stewart & Cummings’s Gwendariff Mr President (IKC). Not quite as mature as my winner
but superb head & expression. Nice angulation fore & aft; good bone & excellent top line.
Good quality of coat. Moved a little close in front. GD (5,1) 1 Hughes’s Gwendariff Plays
The Flute. Nicely balanced & just preferred his head to that of my second placed dog. Lovely
eye & expression with large open nose. Nice neck of sufficient length & strength. Nice
topline, well laid shoulders & good depth of chest. Pleasing width of upper & lower thigh.
Well let down hocks. Moved soundly both coming and going. 2 Walker’s Gwendariff Flags
Are Flyin. Another nice one shown in excellent coat & condition. Good length of neck, nice
topline and strong hindquarters. Good angulation & well let down hocks. Just would prefer a
little less width in back skull. Nice eye & expression; good depth of chest. 3 Gutsell’s
Coppers Across The Water (Imp Swe). PGD (6,3) 1 Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me
Corphin. Res CC. Very nice dog, well matured with excellent angulation fore & aft. Good
length of head, lovely eye shape, colour & expression. Lots of work around the eyes and
large open nose. Nice lay of shoulder, bone & topline. Excellent depth of chest & spring of
rib. Good width of upper & lower thigh. Shown in excellent coat & condition. Covered the
ground well on the move really striding out. 2 Loughlin’s Rohanmor Don Juan Demarco JD.
Excellent presentation. Masculine head but would just prefer less width in back skull & less
stop. Excellent front & rear angulation. Good bone, topline & tailset. Moved soundly fore &
aft on neat feet. MLD (4,2) 1 Tom’s Clannrua Birch. Nicely balanced in outline. Good length
of head but would prefer more width of muzzle. Nice neck of sufficient length & strength.
Good angulation fore & aft & pleasing muscular loin. Shown in good muscular condition
throughout. Good width of upper & lower thigh. Quality coat in good condition. Moved well
really covering the ground with every stride. LD (5,1) 1 Roffey’s Gwendariff Lucy’s Legacy.
CC & BOB. Lovely outline & shown in excellent coat & condition. Elegant but displaying
strength. Lovely head & intelligent expression. Neck of good length & displaying sufficient
strength. Excellent angulation fore & aft & good forechest. Nice bone & feet; excellent depth
of chest. Correct top line with strength over rounded, muscular loin. Moved well really
covering the ground with each stride and didn’t put a foot wrong. 2 Murchison’s Pawsword
Paperback Writer for Corphin. Excellent length of head. Nice eye shape & expression. Good
neck & shoulders & excellent forechest. Excellent depth of chest, correct topline & tailset.
Well let down hocks. Moved well but feet a little flat. 3 Murphy’s Clanrua Chestnut Jun Ch.
OD (4,2) 1 Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come. Shown in excellent coat & condition.
Masculine head of good length; nice work around the eyes, sufficient depth of muzzle.
Pleasing length and strength of neck. Excellent front & rear angulation & good forechest.
Good bone & feet; strong loin and good tailset. Nice width of upper & lower thigh. Moved
well when settled. 2 Tupper & Rose’s Staratlanta Shankley’s Fire. Out of a larger mould.
Masculine head with lovely eye shape & colour; large open nose. Good forechest & depth of
chest, Nice bone & feet; well let down hocks. Covered the ground well on the move. Coat of
good quality & texture. Just preferred overall outline of 1. Ch D (1) 1 Toms’ IR Sh Ch
Toberbilly I Wish You Luck. JD/IR JUN CH. Beautiful example of the breed & presented in
excellent coat & muscular condition. Excellent length of head, Masculine but not coarse in
any way. Lovely eye & expression. Nice depth & width of muzzle with large open nose.
Good angulation fore & aft. Nice topline. Good spring of rib going well back to short, strong, muscular loin. Excellent width of upper & lower thigh. Good bone. Moved well, covering the
ground well on neat feet. VD (3,2) 1 Tupper & Rose’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM. Best
Veteran. Very nice example of the breed shown in excellent coat & condition. Nice length of
head with lots of work around the eye. Good length & strength of neck, nice lay of shoulder
& return of upperarm. Good forechest and good depth of chest & spring of rib. Excellent
width of upper & lower thigh. Nice tailset. Small, neat feet & moved soundly fore & aft. PB
(2,1) 1 Murphy’s Clannrua Erin. Best Puppy. Sweet baby with lovely feminine head. Nice
eye shape & expression and large, open nose. Excellent depth of chest for age. Good spring
of rib and correct topline. Good width of upper & lower thigh; excellent bone. Coat of good
colour & texture. Moved well on good feet. JB (3,1) 1 Jones’s Gwendariff Dazzling Diva.
Very well-presented coat of lovely colour & texture. Lovely feminine head of good length
with excellent eye colour, shape & expression. Good length of shoulder & return of
upperarm. Excellent angulation fore & aft. Good topline, bone & feet. Moved well when
settled. 2 Bott’s Quensha Crimes of Passion. A little raw at the moment but has all the
essentials. Nice length of head & neck. Good angulation infront & behind. Excellent length &
width of upper & lower thigh. Good depth of chest; sufficient bone & neat feet. Moved well
really covering the ground when settled. YB (4,2) 1 Gutsell’s Riverbrue Angel Child.
Preferred overall outline of 1. Pleasing head & expression with lots of work around the eye.
Nicely shaped skull. Good depth & strength of neck. Lovely angulation fore & aft. Good
width of upper & lower thigh & well let down hocks. Nice bone, depth of chest & spring of
rib for age. 2 Bayne’s Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer. Lovely feminine head of good length &
nicely shaped skull. Good depth of chest, Nice topline & tailset. A little longer in the loin
than the winner & not quite the hind angulation. Moved well really covering the ground.
Shown in good coat & muscular condition. GB (3,2) 1 Loughlin’s Rohanmor Magic Flute JD.
Lovely bitch presented in good condition. Beautiful head of good proportions, nice skull &
muzzle shape.Lovely eye shape & colour. Excellent angulation fore & aft with excellent
length & width of upper & lower thigh. Rib cage sufficiently well rounded. Nice topline with
strength over the loin. Good bone. Moved well fore & aft, covering the ground well. MLB
(2,1) 1 Nicholson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket for Lochindorb. Very pleasing outline &
lovely head length with feminine eye & expression. Nice length of neck. Excellent lay of
shoulder & return of upperarm. Good forechest, depth of chest & spring of rib. Good topline.
Would prefer longer length of rib cage. Well let down hocks. Covered the ground well on the
move. LB (6,2) 1 Loughlin’s Rohanmor Along Came Polly Jun Ch. JD. Res CC. Very. nice
bitch and preferred her head to that of my second place. Nice head of good length with good
eye colour & expression. Nice depth of chest, good bone and sufficient spring of rib. Correct
length & width of upper & lower thigh. Good topline and tailset. Moved well fore & aft. 2
Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me. Another nice bitch with good outline.
Shown in excellent muscular condition. Nice topline and bone. Good width of upper & lower
thigh; well let down hocks. Moved well on small, neat feet. Quality coat of good condition. 3
Bougen’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink. OB (6,3) 1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha
Tumble and Twirl JW. CC. Best front angulation in the class. Shown in excellent coat &
condition. Best of heads with lots of work in it. Nicely shaped & proportioned skull &
muzzle. Excellent lay of shoulder & return of upperarm. Good depth of chest & spring of rib.
Strong topline. Excellent width & length of upper & lower thigh & well let down hocks.
Moved soundly fore & aft on neat feet. 2 Loughlin’s Rohanmor Matilda. Jun Ch. JD. Nice in
outline but not quite the movement or front angulation of 1. Nicely balanced feminine head.
Good bend of stifle & well let down hocks. Pleasing topline & bone. Good tailset. Coat of
correct texture, a little curly in places. 3 Jones’s Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCM. ChB (2,1) 1
Sterritt’s Ir Sh Ch Corronroo Just One Kiss with Riversett. CJW 18 Jun Ch. Nicely presented
in good coat & condition. Feminine head of good length with sufficient strength of neck.
Good bone & feet. Nice topline & depth of chest. Good width, of upper & lower thigh.
Moved well really covering the ground with each stride.

Judge Kathy Moores 

BELFAST & DISTRICT IRISH SETTER CLUB OPEN SHOW 25TH OCTOBER 2021

May I thank the Committee of B&DISC for inviting me over to judge this show and looking after me so well. After lockdown it was good to travel again and the experience of visiting NI for the first time was fun. I greatly appreciated the ‘on paper’ entry but was sad to have so few dogs to go over. However, equally disappointing for the Championship Show too, with less than half the entry entering the ring. But thank you to everyone who entered and swelled the coffers of the Society. Wonderful support.

VETERAN – dog or bitch – 4 (3)
1st Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM
Balanced 8-year-old dog who wears his age well. Presented in good condition, he has a lovely overall balance. He has a good classic head shape with the typical soft Irish expression. Angles front and rear are good and not overexaggerated in any way. He has a deep chest, well-ribbed back with gentle sloping topline into correct tailset. He moved well, covering the ground and was true going away and back.

MINOR PUPPY – dog or bitch – 1
1st McKelvey’s Edenaveys Unforgettable
6.5 months dog puppy who gave his handler a bit of a trial. When he settled, I saw an elegant shape. He has a lovely head with almond shaped eyes giving him a charming expression. Low set ears. Flowing topline from top of neck to tailset. Lovely spring of rib with good depth to chest. He has nice tight feet and good bone. On the move he was prone to start off pacing but when moving correctly was very pleased with his movement, straight  fore and aft and covering the ground.
Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Show

PUPPY – dog or bitch – 3 (1)
1st McKelvey’s Edenaveys Unforgettable  Repeat of Minor Puppy

2nd Murphy’s Clannrua Eriu
Pretty 11 month bitch presented in lovely coat condition and muscle tone. Good mover, covering the ground with nice forward reach. Correct angles front and rear. She has a gentle sloping topline and correct tailset, sufficient bone and nice tight feet. She has a pretty head with correct eye shape and low ear set. I would prefer the planes of her head to be a little more parallel which is the reason the dog puppy won BPIB on the day. Best Puppy Bitch

JUNIOR Dog – 1 (1)

YEARLING Dog – 1 (1)

GRADUATE Dog – 4 (2)

1st Walker’s Gwendariff Flags are Flyin
A balanced dog presenting a pleasing outline. He has a lean head with good eyeshape, low earset and nice finish to muzzle. Adequate length of neck flowing into good shoulders and through to correct tail placement. Good depth of chest. He has enough bone and stands on nice feet. He is not overexaggerated in his angles which allowed him to move freely covering the ground with ease. An elegant overall picture. Best Dog & Reserve Best In Show.

2nd Hughes’ Gwendariff Plays the Flute
A different type to the winner with a sweet head and presented in good condition. He has a lovely expression with correct eyeshape and earset. Deep chested with nice spring of rib. On the move he was steady but did not have the forward reach of the winner.

POST GRADUATE Dog – 4 (3)
1st Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin
Elegant dog standing alone. Lovely lean head with almond shaped eye and correct earset. To nit-pick, I would have liked a little squarer finish to his muzzle. Adequate length of neck leading through to gently sloping topline and correct tailset. Deep chest and well ribbed back. A little shorter-coupled than some others but good front and rear angles allowed him to move effortlessly over the ground.

LIMIT Dog – 7 (4)

1st Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin
My notes say ‘Elegant, lovely mover’. A balanced dog with correct angles front and rear. A lovely male head with gentle expression with correct eye shape. Good length of neck, deep chest with good spring of ribs set well back. Strong over the loin. Tight feet and well-boned. Moved nicely and pushed for Reserve Best Dog.

2nd Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire
Judged this boy as a puppy and like how he’s come on. A balanced overall picture. Nice head with correct planes, eye shape and earset and finish to back of skull. Strong neck flows into gently sloping topline with correct tailset. Correct angles front and rear with good depth to chest and strong muscular loin. Although on the move he had good coverage and reach, he was a little weak on his hocks when going away. I understand he’d taken a knock so on another day things could be reversed.

3rd Murphy’s Clannrua Chestnut JUN CH

OPEN Dog – 2 (1)
1st Toms’ IR SH CH Toberbilly I Wish You Luck JD IR JUN CH

A lovely style of dog presented in good condition. He has a classic head shape with enough stop giving gentle Irish expression. Good earset and correct finish to back of skull. Adequate neck. Correct front angle with lovely depth of chest. Good bone, neat feet. Good bend of stifle not overdone. He moved very well. I would have preferred a slightly less sloping croup.

JUNIOR Bitch – 2 (1)
1st Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva
Pretty 13 month old. A balanced picture with correct angles not overexaggerated. Pretty head with the almond eye and correct low ear set. Good finish to back of skull. Enough neck length leading into a pleasant topline with correct tail set. Deep chested with nice spring of rib and strong over the loin. Presented in good coat condition and well muscled. Moved soundly covering the ground well.
YEARLING Bitch – 2 (2)

GRADUATE Bitch – 4 (4)

POST GRADUATE Bitch – No entries

LIMIT Bitch – 5 (3)
1st Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just the Ticket for Lochindorb
Nicely presented in good condition. Pretty feminine head with gentle expression from an almond shaped eye. Good earset. Angles are good in the front and rear. She has a nice topline with correct tailset.  I personally would prefer a little more strength in her neck (which I found a little too fine) which would finish the overall balance for me. In saying that she moved very well and was happy to award her Reserve Best Bitch.

2nd McElvey’s Toberbilly Element of Luck for Edenaveys’

Very nice type but not so settled today. Good overall picture well presented in good coat. Loved her depth of chest and feminine head. Although she moved well with drive and reach I would have liked her to carry a little less weight on the day.

OPEN Bitch – 6 (5)

1st Ir Sh Ch Corranroo Just One Kiss with Riversett CJW 18 JUN Ch

Lovely balanced bitch presented in very nice condition. Feminine head with melting expression. Balanced planes with enough stop, correct finish to muzzle, eye shape and earset. Sufficient length of well-muscled neck to give overall balance flowing into a gentle topline to correct tailset. Front and rear angles are pleasing. She has good bone and nice tight feet. Deep chested with good spring of rib laid well back. Strong over the loin. She brought all these parts together to move very well covering the ground with ease and elegance. Very happy to award her Best Bitch & Best In Show.

Judge: S J Randle (Rionore)

MID HERTS GUNDOG CLUB Open Show

30th October 2021

First of all I would like to extend my thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge at their show, and also to my knowledgable steward Ruth who kept the ring moving seamlessly throughout the day. It was a horrendous journey down but every minute was worthwhile as I enjoyed my day at the show very much.

Thanks also to the exhibitors for giving me a good entry, and allowing me to judge their dogs and taking my decisions sportingly. All were presented in lovely clean condition despite the rain and mud and were sympathetically handled. 

Puppy (2,2)

Junior (2,1)

1st Box’ Fernstart Hearts Delight – 14 months old bitch with a pretty head and sweet expression. Built on nice lines, good front, well ribbed back, would prefer a bit more forechest. Firm topline, slightly steep croup. Well angulated and stands on neat tight feet. Lovely dark coat and a very confident and happy disposition. Moved okay, a bit overenthusiastic on the day.

Post Graduate (9,3)

1st Bougen’s Gwendariff Hot Ticket JW – 4 year old bitch, presented a well balanced picture. Chiselled head, dark expressive eyes. Balanced body proportions, strong topline which she held on the move. Very good front, shoulders well laid back, good depth of brisket, firm over the loin. Symmetrical angulation fore and aft. Would prefer smaller feet. Exceled on the move and was cleverly handled. Looked so well in the group. BOB

2nd Hall’s Harreds Daisie – 18 months old, just out of junior. Lovely style of bitch with excellent colour. Elegant with good substance, everything just fits together. Pretty, feminine head with kind expression, preferred her in eye shape to 1st. Ample forechest and well ribbed back, with a nice firm body. Just the right amount of angulation, nothing overdone about her. Well muscled and moved on a smooth, ground covering stride with a clean pair of hocks, so seldom seen. Lost out to first on maturity. RBOB

3rd Nicholls’ Strathmead Alexei 

Open (9,5)

1st Parsons’ Braidmount Lady Of The Lake At Bransett – mature bitch with a nice head and alert eyes. Shows strength and substance. Deep in brisket, well sprung ribs and a strong back, producing a solid topline. Good quarters and carried herself excellently on the move, with good drive from her well muscled quarters. Coat colour could be a tad deeper. Won the class on her more efficient movement compared to 2nd.

2nd Gomez’ Gwendariff Picknmix – Neat little 20 months old bitch from the smaller mould. Has all the essentials, I liked her overall balanced outline. Pretty head, good front, strong well muscled limbs. Lovely tight feet and very good over the croup. Well constructed, unexaggerated bitch that moved well with great footfall. I’m sure the handler’s confidence will come with more showing, he has a cracking little girl.

3rd Hall’s Harreds Trevor

Judge Laura Kolbach

I felt honoured to be asked to judge at this prestigious show, especially with my husband judging the bitches.   For me movement has improved since I last judged the breed, but felt disappointed with some of the long lean and plain heads with a lack of chiselling that seem to be quite established.  There were a few with such short front legs out of balance to the whole.  Otherwise the breed day just reminded me how wonderful these setters are plus the time and effort in presentation was something to behold

DCC        Gwendariff I’M Fool Proof

RDCC   Gwendariff Here I Come               

BCC & BOB       Gwendariff Nutmeg Sh CM

RBCC     Gwendariff Come Fly With Me

BPIB & BPD Lochlorian No Offence Julesett

BPB  Swiftlark Illustrious

BVIB & BVB –  Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW

BVD – Gwewdariff PS I Love You Bonhomie

DOGS             

VETERAN D          5/2

1st – Edwards’ Gwendariff PS I Love You Bonhomie JW Very stylish 7 year old with racy outline put down in super condition and coat presentation. Depth to brisket he is balanced good turn of stifle  moved out with pzazz              

2nd – Foster’s Millcroft Chase The Moon to Shanoah smaller cast 9 year old balanced outline with all in the right places just more over the shoulder than 1 strong fore parallel front legs slope to pastern strong quarters moved steadily   

3rd – Cuddy’s Sh Ch Suttersett Rebel Rouser in Balbriggan JW   

MINOR PUPPY D      6/1

1st –Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Julsett Loved this pup, for me he has a handsome head and melting expression, soft lip, dark eye, clean neck sloping shoulder, fore chest with depth so mature for his 8 months carried himself well on the move my BPD and together with the B judge BPIB

2nd – Rutherford’s Clonageera Touch of Gold this 6 month old has good outline and bone with reach of neck depth and moderate coupling moved out steadily showing much promise but gave way to more mature pup on the day

3rd  – Purves’ Grousehill Dream Boy          

 PUPPY D       3/0

 1st –  Lochlorien No Offence Julsett

2nd -Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms  Previously Res. In MP He has yet to gain the balance with maturity, it will come, but good bodyworks reach to neck front assembly is good with sloping shoulder straight legs with good bone moderate turn of stifle used his tail

3rd  – Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible               

JUNIOR D             6/1

1st – Pullen & Aitkin’s Covarney Pickpocket at Jacingail   This lovely youngster was spooked by an exhibitor sitting at the end of the ring.  However the handler took time to settle him and I felt he should not be penalised as the lack of some of the shows to gain experience may not have helped he is still only a youngster at 16 months.  His outline flows from head to tail he has depth moderate coupling turn to stifle, when settled he moved straight and true

2nd – Stewart & Cummings’ Gwendariff Mr President (IKC)  when stacked he also flowed from head to tail and was well presented just preferred movement of 1     

3rd  – Beresford’s Jetsetter Wind Of Dreams (Imp Rus)     

YEARLING D        3/0

1st  -Berry Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy For me I found his head so handsome clean neck needs time to finish but showing promise    

2nd – Tuite’s Porschet Moonlight Shadow Did not have the balance of 1 his head is so typical clean neck and shoulder s strong over loin with lovely turn of stifle moved steadily

3rd  – Crocker & Lewis’s Riverbrue Wonderwall at Hernwood   

NOVICE D            5/2

1st  – Tapper & Leyland’s Kedalita Haribo I found this boy to  be of the old fashioned sort nicely in balance with lovely slope from head to tail, he is balanced fore and aft tail well set on another positive mover         

2nd – J Wind of Dreams  previously 3rd in Junior preferred head of 1 here excellent forehand depth of brisket moderate coupling to strong quarters giving pleasing movement                  

3rd   – Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore   

GRADUATE D        8/1

1st  – Richardson’s Gwendariff I’M Fool Proof Little did I think I would find my CC winner here but he caught my eye and did not disappoint he felt so right when hands on, his head is balanced soft lip  good stop and melting expression from his kind dark eye his ears are well set on level with eyes he flows in top line he has depth and spring to rib with his elbows fitting snugly to brisket he is well ribbed back standing on good legs with moderate coupling  when judging him I thought please let him move soundly and he did! Knew then he was a contender for the top spot.

2nd   – Jarvis’ Lowdon To Darn Hot   So similar in outline to 1 his head is balanced good bone feet and bodyworks firm over the loin with strong backend moved well

3rd – Crossman’s Braidmont One Day More       

POST GRAD D                11/1

1st  –   Holehan’s Loganrish Let’s Go Crazy He had a pleasing head  dark eye with correct ear set, loved his overall balance and clean outline he has good fore chest depth and spring to rib 

2nd – Longbottom & Stewart Richie’s Gwedariff Smart Red Jacket JW   I just admired the stylish outline (just like the setter on the cover of the ISBC yearbooks) there was just not enough of him for me, so balanced super stylish 

3rd –  Bailey’s Danaway Desert Song            

MID LIMIT D                     4/0

1st – Rutherford & Judge’s  Riverbrue Galliano Fizz to Clonageera JW    Lovely moving D so straight and true he stands well over his ground with good bone and legs his outline is balanced pleasing in head with chiselling under the eye, soft lip clean neck into shoulder through to well carried tail  

2nd  – Jones’ Hunnicote Handyman beginning to grey on muzzle for his almost 7 years but this gives a certain charm to this well-constructed old fashioned gentleman he is  quality all to like he moved out well    

3rd   – Lorrimers Kerryfair Classique JW   

LIMIT D                               6/1

1st   – Dewar’s Gwedariff Willy Won’t He is so smart with mahogany coat of dark red he has a balanced head with chiselling in front he has good bone and sloping pasterns depth of brisket with elbow tight to rib moderate coupling strong quarters tail is well set on so well presented  

2nd – Prangle’s Heathclare American Dollar JW ShCM ShCEx Unlucky to meet 1 another quality D well ribbed back with spring to rib altogether pleasing in outline moved steadily

3rd  -Greenan’s Anlory Aiden JW     

OPEN D                                        4/2

1st    –  Dewar’s Gwendariff Here I Come so balanced nothing overdone his head is balanced with kindly dark eye and chiselling under.  From his feet to his tail he flows fitting the standard for me, he moved straight and true. My RCC winner

2nd – Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settersoli    All to like not overly big which pleased me, clean through neck to tailset with well turned stifle, inbetween a deep brisket and spring to rib much to like   

3rd – Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’t Miss Me Bonhomie

FIELD TRIAL D/B                No entries

SP WORKING GUNDOG D/B       No entries

Judge: Aidine Howes (Medogold)

BITCHES         Judge: Mick Howes (Medogold)

Firstly I would like the congratulate the committee and to thank them for giving me the opportunity of not only judging this lovely breed but to be able to do it with Aidine, as this is the first time we have judged together after nearly 50 years being associated with Irish  our first breed. Since I judged the last time I think there is a great improvement in the overall front construction. Back ends for me still seem to be a bit weak in places with poor hind action and also the heads have lost the softness with overlong fore faces although it was good to not see that the over high occipital protrusion was not in evidence  

VETERAN B         5/1

1st – Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW     At 9 years of age this girl is still in tip top condition with an eyecatching profile she really stands out. She is so well constructed with a beautiful head and soft expression best of fronts lovely lay of shoulder. Sound in body with a gentle sloping topline into a well-set tail. On the move she was sound and steady covering the ground well.  BEST VETERAN IN BREED    

2nd – Waterton’s Sandstream Summer Breeze JW Sh CM    At 8 years of age she is pleasing to the eye and what I would class as one of the old school. Shown in lovely coat & hard condition. She has balance & style with the best of fronts and plenty of fore chest Movement was positive, true with ease.

3rd – Jones’ Gwendariff Powder Puff      

MIN PUPPY B     8/1

 1st – Parker & Stevens’ Gwendariff Pink Champagne NAF  This 7 month pretty bitch has a lovely shape . Clean neck into well laid shoulder straight front with slightly sloping pastern. She has a deep chest and well sprung rib. She is mature for her age but still but needs more time which I am sure will come. Her movement was steady         

2nd  -Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten   Another 8 month old pretty stylish girl built on similar lines as winner shown in lovely condition. Good body proportions with lovely angulation both fore and aft. Right for her age

     

3rd – Cox & Nevitt’s Lochlorien Miss Fisher           

PUPPY B               5/1

1st  – Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious   Very promising 11 month bitch with pretty head, good neck lovely straight front with well arched toes and correct pastern.  She has a pleasing topline gradually sloping to a well set tail. Shown in good coat moved soundly.             

2nd – L Miss Fisher  3rd in previous class and litter sister to 2nd in that class. She, as her sister, is very similar in build she still needs time. Movement was sound and steady. 

3rd – Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk      

JUNIOR B             10/1

1st – Jones’ Gwendariff Dazzling Diva   Pleasing in head lovely expression and nice dark eye good reach of neck into correct shoulder placement.  Straight in front with correct bone and nice tight feet. Good angulation and muscle tone moved with drive

 

2nd – Armitage’s Gwendariff Phantastic Phanny   Litter sister to winner Shorter coupled than winner, she has overall soundness and style. Good angulation fore and aft. Movement was positive and true.

 3rd  – Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight     

YEARLING B        9/0

1st  – Humphrey’s Riverbrue Flashbax at Henaleas   This girl has a lovely feminine head with good stop lovely chiseling. She has a good length of neck into well laid shoulder and correct front. She has plenty of depth and well sprung ribs. She has long coupling with excellent quarters. Her movement was sound and steady        

2nd – Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence.  So typical of this kennel She has a balanced outline with Good neck into well laid shoulder moderate coupling and a lengthy turn of stifle,with  overall soundness and style. Good angulation fore and aft. Movement was positive and true.

3rd – Sturrck’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy    

NOVICE B            8/1

1st– White’s Paduan Easter Blessing   Although the handler did not get the best from this girl she is a promising 2 year old. She has a good head with clean neck with a strong and balanced body. On the move she was sound and steady once settled        

2nd  – Corless’s Swiftlark Illustrious Winner of  Puppy bitch

3rd   – Shepherd’s Glenvarna Cover Girl   

GRADUATE B        7/1

1st – Stewart & Jones Gwendariff   Fool   This girl. This pretty girl is very much of the old fashioned type and just loved her outline. She is pleasing in head with good neck and shoulder and has plenty of fore chest. Her front assembly is good correct with bone and feet with slightly sloping pastern. Longer cast with strong quarters. On the move she was sound and steady.        

2nd  – Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress  So similar to my winner. She has a good head, neck and shoulder and is balanced fore and aft. Sound in body with correct well set tail. Her movement was steady 

3rd – Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait for Teleri               

POST GRAD B                11/3

1st  – Sturrock’s Forfarian So Lush JW   There is so much to like about this beautiful bitch. Prettiest of heads with melting expression with kind dark eye and well set ears and plenty of workings. She has overall balance is well angulated with good depth and spring. Presented in gleaming coat and condition. On the move she was sound and positive covering ground well.  

2nd – Rutherford’s Majestyka Indian Summer at Clonageera   Another well made yet so feminine girl. She has a lovely balanced head with good reach of neck and her topline flows from head to tail. She has good depth with well sprung rib and moderate coupling and well turned stifle.

3rd – Humphrey’s Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas (AI) JW      

MID LIMIT  B                    5/3

1st – Edwards’ Gwendariff It’s Numero Uno at Bonhomie JW   This girl is pleasing in outline. She has a good head and well defined stop with correct ear and dark eye placement. She is sound in body is well angulated with plenty of depth and well sprung rib. She is short coupled with good sweep to stifle. 

2nd – Nicolson’s Gewndariff Just The Ticket for Lochindorb  Pleasing in head and neck which flows into well laid shoulder. She has a good depth and is longer cast than winner. She has strong quarters and has good muscle tone and a moderate turn of stifle           

LIMIT B                               8/2

1st – Stewart –Richie’s Gwendariff Come Fly With Me   Shown in full coat and is so well presented. She has everything in moderation. She has a balanced head with clean neck with slight arch into perfect well laid shoulder. She is balanced both fore and aft with the best of fronts with good good bone and feet. She has plenty of  depth and is nicely coupled over loin. On the move she has a positive driving action. Pleased to award  Res CC

2nd – McDonald’s Delsanto Miss Freya An elegant girl she has a pleasing profile with plenty of fore chest, a well sprung brisket and plenty of depth. Not in her best coat today I did prefer head of winner.

3rd – Catling’s Teleri Indian Summer (AI) JW       

 

OPEN B                                7/2

1st –  Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg Sh CM   This girl has overall balance and is just what I like. She filled my eye and certainly did not disappoint. She has the prettiest of heads with well defined stop a lovely dark eye and well set ears. She has a lovely arch to neck which extends to well laid shoulder and flows into topline. In front she has plenty of forechest with good depth of brisket and elbows to neatly to well sprung rib. She has moderate coupling with good muscle tone. She has a moderate turn of stifle. On the move she was so sound and steady. I was delighted to award CC and with my co – judge BOB

2nd –  Nicolson’s Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at Lochindorb  For me so feminine with a balanced head and soft lip . She has a clean neck, sloping topline and well set tail. She is well let down behind and is short from hock to heal. Her movement was sound.

  3rd – Kennedy Sloane’s Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet                

Mick Howes ( Bitches)

13.11.21

Thank you to Officers and Committee for their kind invitation, special thanks to Sandra, 
Nicola for keeping me on my toes. I fully enjoyed my time with you all. I have to say the
atmosphere was fantastic, it reminded me of what club shows should be all about, laughter,
fun, enjoying the day with our dogs, these new memories which I have made today with you
all will stay with me forever. The exhibitors where super too, excepting my decisions and
congratulating each other. I do feel the bitches’ edge in quality, there are some issues I feel
need to be mentioned. There are too many dogs with long nails which makes your dogs feet
look flat footed when they are not. Movement was very challenging in many classes I do feel
this need your attention. I was very pleased with my winners.

PD (2) 1 Sixoaks Rocket Man,
nearly 12 months, both handler and dog needs more ringcraft, a promising boy in the making,
love his profile which held well on the move too, masculine head long and lean, dark hazel
eye and correct shape, excellent pigmentation, low set ears, slightly arched neck leading into
well placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung, firm top-line,
strong hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with
reach and drive. BPD I am sure he will do well in the future.

JD (2) 1 Gwendariff Tullys Red
Arrows, upstanding boy, head long and lean, muzzle deep, wide nostrils, dark hazel eye and
correct shape, excellent pigmentation, low set ears, slightly arched and muscular neck leading
into well placed shoulders, well off for bone, tight feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung, firm
top-line, strong hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved
with reach and drive.

YD (3) 1 Quensha Take A Bow, striking boy with lots to like, 17
months, loved his shape and profile, head long and lean, oval shape skull, dark hazel eye and
correct shape, masculine expression, excellent pigmentation, low set ears, slightly arched and
muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket,
elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters,
well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in
excellent coat and condition, close to top honours pushed them all the way, I will watch with
interest as I am sure the future is bright. 2 Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven, correct skull shape, dark
hazel eye and correct shape, excellent pigmentation, low set ears, muscular neck, shoulders
well back, would prefer a better return of upper arm, super bone, feet tight, deep brisket, ribs
sprung, strong hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved
with enough reach and drive. 3 Shenanagin Stand N’deliver.

VD (3) 1 Gwendarriff’s Tullys
Red Arrows, 2 Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven.

UGD (1) 1 Shenanagin Stand N Deliver, head little
strong for me, dark hazel eye, low set ears, slightly arched neck, would prefer a better lay of
shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, chest deep, ribs sprung, firm top-line, strong hindquarters,
well-muscled, moved with enough reach and drive.

GD (5) These 3 dogs on another day
could changes places. 1 Alolfrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka (AW1), quality boy, excellent
head long and lean, dark hazel eye with the correct shape, excellent pigmentation, ears set
low, slightly arched neck leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, feet firm, deep
brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, wellmuscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive. 2
Gwendarriff’s Plays A Flute, another quality boy with lots to like, head long and lean, oval
shape skull, dark hazel eye and correct shape, pigmentation excellent, ears low set, slightly
arched and muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders, well off for bone, firm feet,
deep brisket, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, powerful hindquarters, wellmuscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in excellent
coat and condition. 3 Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana.

PGD (7) 1 Gwendarriff’s
The Grand Master At Jacwillins, outstanding boy, super outline and shape, head long and
lean, oval shape skull, dark hazel eye and correct shape, masculine expression, excellent
pigmentation, wide nostrils, low set ears, neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well
placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well
back giving plenty lung room, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, hocks short
and strong, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and
drive, in gleaming coat and condition, delighted to award him his first CC RBIS I’m sure the other two won’t be far away. 2 Logarnish Lets Go Crazy, another quality boy, unlucky me 1
on such good form, head lean and long, skull oval shape, lovely dark hazel eye with correct
shape, excellent pigmentation, ears set low, muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders,
quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, strong
loin, powerful hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved
with reach and drive, in excellent coat and condition. 3 Quensha Just Like Fire.

LD (6) 1
Gwendarriff’s Willy Wont He, upstanding boy, just loved this boy shape and outline, head
long and lean, oval shape skull, dark hazel eye, wide nostrils, low set ears, slightly arched and
muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket,
elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters,
well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, needs to pull self together on the
move which cost him top honours, in excellent coat and condition. 2 Lynwood Hocus Pocus
At Settesoil JW, close to one, oval shape skull, head long and lean, eyes dark hazel, excellent
pigmentation, low set ears, muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone,
firm feet, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, strong top-line, powerful
hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved well with
enough reach and drive. 3 Gwendarriff’s Gonna Go For Gold At Glennloken.

OD (6)
Splitting Hairs With These Two Boys, 1 Sh Ch Alofrana Hotter Than U’know JW Sh CM
SHCEX, eye catching boy with lots to like, not surprise to see he has his title, head long, lean
and oval in shape, masculine expression, dark hazel eyes, excellent pigmentation, nostrils
wide, low set ears, neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders, well
off for bone, feet tight, brisket deep, elbows free, well sprung ribs and well back giving
plenty lung room, firm top-line, strong loin, strong hindquarters, hocks short and strong, wellmuscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in gleaming
coat and condition, pushed the CC winner all the way and had to settle for the Res CC today.
2 Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW, another quality boy and not
surprise he has his title too! long and lean head, oval shape skull, dark hazel eye and correct
shape, wide nostrils, low set ears, slightly arched and muscular neck leading into well placed
shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back
giving plenty lung room, firm top-line, powerful hindquarters, well-muscled with second
thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in gleaming coat and condition. 3
Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli.

VD (3) 1 Staratlanta Elliott Sh CM, stood alone, but a
worthy winner, head long and lean, oval shape skull, dark hazel eye, excellent pigmentation,
wide nostrils, low set ears, neck slightly arched leading into well placed shoulders, quality
bone, firm feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung and well back giving plenty lung room, firm
top-line, strong loin, strong hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail
set, moved with reach and drive, delighted to award him BVIS.

MPB (3) 1 Lochlorien
Unforgotton, quality girl with lots to like, she has a lovely profile, head long and lean, skull
oval shape, dark hazel eye, excellent pigmentation, wide nostrils, low set ears, neck slightly
arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket,
elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters,
well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, I’m sure
she will have bright future. 2 Southlarch Guinevere, finer throughout, head lean, dark hazel,
excellent pigmentation, low set ears, neck slightly arched, well-placed shoulders, feet are flat
due to nails being too long, prefer more depth of brisket, ribs sprung, muscular loin, prefer
more width of hindquarters, prefer the muscle tone of 1, correct tail set, moved with enough
reach and drive.

PB (5) 1 Sametsuz Pillowtalk, what a little cracker in the making, quality
throughout, so much to like, lean and long head, oval shape skull, feminine expression, dark
hazel eyes and correct shape, super pigmentation, nostrils wide, ears low set, neck slightly
arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders, excellent bone, firm feet, deep
brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back for age giving plenty lung room, firm
top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, hocks short, well-muscled with second thigh
muscle, moved with reach and drive, in gleaming coat and condition, delighted to award her
BPB & BPIS I be watching this girls progress with interest. 2 Lochlorein Unforgotton, 3 Harelferg Traces.

JB (2) 1 Alolfrana Scandalous, gorgeous girl in the making, oval shape
skull, head lean and long, dark hazel eye and correct shape, gorgeous expression, excellent
pigmentation, nostrils wide, low set ears, neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well
placed shoulders, excellent bone, lovely tight feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung and well
back giving plenty lung room, strong top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, short and
strong hocks, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and
drive, in gleaming coat and condition. 2 Gwendarriff’s Phantastic Phanney, another quality
girl, similar to one in many ways, head long and lean, eye dark and correct shape, wide
nostrils, low set ears, neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders,
quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular
loin, powerful hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, moved with reach and
drive, excellent coat and condition.

YB (4) 1 Bluesprings A Kind Of Magic At Keljaru, oval
shape skull, dark hazel eye, excellent pigmentation, ears set low, neck slightly arched leading
into well placed shoulders, quality bone, tight feet, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung
and well back, firm top-line, strong hindquarters, hocks short and strong, well-muscled with
second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive. 2 Shenanagin Sleigh Belle,
not the body of 1, little shorter in muzzle than I would like, oval shape skull, dark hazel, wide
nostrils, low set ears, prefer more length of neck, shoulders placement ok, feet could tighter,
deep brisket, ribs well sprung, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, well-muscled, correct tail
set, moved with reach and drive.

NB (1) 1 Loganrish Taste Of Diamonds, this girl stood
alone but a worthy winner, has appealing outline long and lean head, lovely oval shape skull,
dark hazel eye and correct shape, excellent pigmentation, low set ears, neck muscular and
slightly arched leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, feet tight, deep brisket,
elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular loin, hindquarters strong,
hocks short and strong, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, moved with reach and drive,
in excellent coat and condition.

GB (6) lovely class a trio of super girls, 1 Sametsuz Believe
In Me, one which caught my eye as she came into the ring, head long and lean, oval shape
skull, feminine expression, dark hazel eye and correct shape, wide nostrils, low set ears, neck
slightly arched leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket,
elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back giving plenty lung room, firm top-line, strong
loin, powerful hindquarters, hocks short and strong, well-muscled with second thigh muscle,
excellent tail set, moved with reach and drive, in gleaming coat and condition, did consider
her for top honours, I am sure exciting times ahead for her. 2 Lotushll Scotch And Wry, head
long and lean, dark hazel eye with the correct shape, excellent pigmentation, wide nostrils,
low set ears, neck muscular leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, firm feet, deep
brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back giving plenty lung room, firm top-line,
muscular loin, strong hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, moved with
reach and drive. 3 Lochfrae Kiki Dee.

PGB (6) 1 Lochfrae Nina Simone, has a gorgeous
outline, oval shape skull, eyes dark and correct shape, super pigmentation, nostrils wide, low
set ears, neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone,
firm feet, brisket deep, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular
loin, hindquarters strong, short and strong hocks, well-muscled with second thigh muscle,
correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in super coat. 2 Pawsord Promise, head long,
skull oval, eyes dark, nostrils wide, low set ears, muscular leading into well placed shoulders,
well off for bone, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line,
muscular loin, powerful hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set,
moved with reach and drive. 3 Braidmount In My Life.

LB (8) 1 Gwendarriff’s Come Fly
With Me, wow! what a cracker here, like a hidden gem, she has stunning shape and profile
with eye-catching clint in her eye to say look at me! head long and lean, oval shape skull,
feminine expression, dark hazel eye and correct shape, excellent pigmentation, wide nostrils,
ears low set, neck slightly arched, strong and muscular leading into well placed shoulders,
quality bone, firm feet, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back giving
plenty lung room, firm top-line, muscular and strong loin, strong and powerful hindquarters,
hocks short and strong, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct croup and tail set, moved with real reach and drive, in gleaming coat and condition, could not be denied her the
CC & BOB, BIS. I understand this was her second, congratulations and I am sure her third
won’t be long! 2 Gwendarriff’s Lily The Pink, oval shape skull, head lean and long, dark
hazel eyes, feminine expression, wide nostrils, ears low set, neck slightly arched leading into
well placed shoulders, excellent bone, tight feet, brisket deep, elbows free, ribs well sprung
and well back, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, hocks short and strong, wellmuscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in super coat
and condition, unlucky to meet one on such good form. 3 Braidmount Dreamed A Dream For
Glencarron.

OB (6) 1 Sh Ch Quensha Tumble And Twril JW, a breeder who’s cleaver in
breeding some super stock, I am not surprised to see she has her title, she has excellent
outline and shape which catches your eye, lovely head long and lean, oval shape skull, eyes
correct shape dark hazel in colour, excellent pigmentation, wide nostrils, low set ears, neck
slightly arched, muscular and strong leading into well placed shoulders, excellent bone, firm
feet, brisket deep, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back giving plenty lung room,
strong top-line, muscular loin, powerful and strong hindquarters, hocks short and strong,
well-muscled with second thigh muscle, moved with reach and drive, in gleaming coat and
condition, pushed the CC winner all the way, but today had settle for the Res CC. 2 Rappatty
Star Light Over Alolfrans JW Sh CM, another super girl here with lots to like, oval shape
skull, head lean and long, dark hazel eyes, feminine expression, wide nostrils, low set ears,
neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders, excellent bone, feet
tight, deep brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back giving plenty lung room, firm
top-line, strong and muscular loin, strong and powerful hindquarters, well-muscled with
second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and drive, in excellent coat and
condition. 3 Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley.

VB (3) 1 Sh Ch Copper’s Snowqueen
(Swed Imp), head long and lean, dark hazel eyes and correct shape, wide nostrils, low set
ears, neck slightly arched and muscular leading into well placed shoulders, quality bone, feet
tight, lovely depth of brisket, elbows free, ribs well sprung and well back giving plenty lung
room, firm top-line, strong hindquarters, hocks short and strong, well-muscled with second
thigh muscle, moved with reach and drive. 2 Loganrish Jacquart, skull oval shape, dark hazel
eyes, low set ears, neck slightly arched leading into well placed shoulders, well off for bone,
firm feet, deep brisket, ribs well sprung and well back, firm top-line, muscular loin, strong
hindquarters, well-muscled with second thigh muscle, correct tail set, moved with reach and
drive.

Judge Russell Mosedale

Saturday 11th December 2021

Thank you so much to the LKA Committee for their invitation to judge, I was extremely humbled at the lovely entry. A huge thank you to my wonderful stewards Jackie and Rosie Honey who kept everything running smoothly all day.

I’d have loved to have seen better feet on many exhibits and I did find some of the dogs on the lean side and lacking in substance. The flooring caused an issue for some dogs which was such a shame but these things can happen. I was a little concerned at some of the movement of dogs particularly in the lower classes, maybe in part down to the flooring or lack of muscle tone but also in part to construction and weakness through the stifle/hock/rear pastern. Happily, my principle winners looked a picture and moved out with style showing off our beautiful breed at its best.

MPD – (6/3)

  1. Danks-Kemish’s Copper’s Welcome To The Party At Alofrana : just six months but couldn’t deny him the class and BPIB – beautifully balanced and moved with much style and confidence for one so young complete with a lashing tail. Handsome head with the right amount of Irish mischief in his eyes. Good length of neck set well into shoulders, good forechest, not overdone behind presenting a balanced picture stood. Has plenty of time to come into himself, will watch his progress with interest.
  2. Kniveton’s Alofrana May King A Scene For Orstone : another youngster confident on the move, rangier than 1 and not as well ribbed back but good topline which he maintained on a good steady stride on good feet. Balanced head with soft expression.
  3. Condron’s  Covarney Moolah

PD – (4/1)

  1. Greenan & Hopewell’s Lochlorien No Offence Juleset : 9 month old, well off for bone, good well proportioned head, strong throughout and well ribbed back. Good front and forechest with good depth of rib for a baby, I would have liked just a little more angulation behind to finish the picture but he has time to drop into himself, moved with a steady stride.
  2. Needs’ Corvarney It Takes Time : 10 months and a little leaner than 1 and going through the puppy growth phase. Good length of upper arm, masculine head with kind appealing expression, presented well, moved ok.
  3. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible

JD – (4/1)

  1. Murray’s Bluebyeyou Love Affair At Derrydore : 16 months, loved his typical Irish head with naturally raised eyebrows, low set ears and gentle expression. Strong neck through to good shoulders and forechest, chest well dropped down for a youngster. A little untidy on the move today – quite a few dogs not enjoying the flooring.
  2. Pullen & Atkin’s Corvarney Pickpocket At Jacingail : strong through neck and shoulders, pleasant head, lovely low set ears, rich dark coat, gently sloping topline, neat feet, not over done behind creating a good picture standing. Movement a little erratic today,
  3. Pike’s Redclyst The Celt

YD – (7/2)

  1. Crocker & Lewis’ Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood : beautifully presented young man, strong masculine head and naturally raised eyebrows, won the class on his movement, he covered the ground with nice even strides. Well balanced height to length ratio, strong neck, good depth of chest and well muscled thigh.
  2. Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin : not as mature in body as 1, lovely head with melting expression, neat feet something lacking in many today, not in the best coat today but showed off a balanced body. Good width over croup. Moved out ok, another finding the floor slippy when striding out from behind.
  3. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Tiger Dance

GD – (15/6)

  1. Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana : smaller more moderate dog than 2, well proportioned, beautiful classic head with quizzical expression, strong neck, well laid back shoulders with good depth of chest. Well muscled and won the class on his movement, really sound and steady long strides.
  2. Harris & Hoeksema’s Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy Sings Konakakela JW (Imp Nld) : a rangier dog, good head, kind eye, good forechest and well let down and ribbed back. Pleasing outline. Could have done with a bit more muscle tone but moved out well once he settled.
  3. Webb & Danks-Kemish’s Alofrana Azzaro Beside Redeshka

PGD – (18/6)

  1. Hemmings’ Orlanset A New Flame : a well proportioned dog with enough substance to show off as he powered around the ring. Lovely head and expression, strong neck into well laid back shoulders, good depth of body. Well muscled and short hock to heel allowing him to drive on the move.
  2. Bailey’s Danaway Desert Song : smaller throughout than 1 but all in proportion with flowing lines. Beautiful classic head, low set ears, good forechest, good length and well ribbed back , strong in loin, moved out well on an easy steady stride.
  3. Foster’s Goldnavark Endurance At Shanoah

LD – (11/1)

  1. Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW : this striking dog headed a very strong class but took my eye from the beginning. In his prime he oozes Irish quality. Beautiful head with melting Irish expression, well balanced front to back and moderate throughout, your hands just flow over him. Good depth of chest and excellent heart room, well muscled rear assembly, well angulated hindquarters and strong through hock to heel. Shown and presented in fantastic condition, he moved out with style and verve and I couldn’t deny him top honours and ultimately BOB. I am sure he will get made up soon.
  2. Greenan’s Anlory Aidan JW : one I’ve done well before and he didn’t disappoint, he was totally sound on the move driving well off short hocks but just didn’t quite have the panache of 1 today. Naturally raised eyebrows give him the lovely quizzical Irish look, moderate and well balanced throughout he presented a classic picture just unlucky to meet 1 on such good form.
  3. Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Coming Out JW

OD – (7/0)

Another lovely class where I was spoilt for choice.

  1. Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Admist Kespas JW : what a pleasure to go over this dog, when you get your hands on him you can see why he’s been such an ambassador for the breed. Well balanced head, strong through neck and shoulders, good depth of chest and strong through gently sloping back. He maintained his topline on the move and was handled perfectly around the the ring striding out with style. Delighted to award him a well deserved RCC.
  2. Lauwers’ Int Ch Multi Ch Oakdene Que Du Bonheur : this boy pushed 1 hard. Presented beautifully in top condition, lovely melting expression. Good through front, well sprung rib and deep in brisket. Strong bone, clean over shoulders, firm topline. He covered the ground well with easy strides off strong rear quarters.
  3. Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie

VD – (4/2)

  1. Edwards’ Gwendariff PS I love You JW : what an elegant profile this 7 year old boy presents, A hint of distinguishing grey on his head but still has that hint of Irish mischief in his eyes. Beautifully presented, good through neck shoulders, ample forechest and well proportioned body. He loved to show off on the move with a confident stride just slightly showing his age in the challenge. BVIB
  2. Foster’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah : balanced head, kind eye, rich dark coat, not as rangy as 1, good forechest, at 9 1/2 he was giving it away in age but loving his day out moving out enthusiastically with good tail action.

MPB – (9/3)

  1. Bouttell’s Sangarah Memorial For Ixia (Imp) : what a little poppet of 7 months, so nicely put together, mischievous expression, prettiest of heads, moderate neck into well laid back shoulders, good front and well ribbed back, and lovely outline. Strong rear allowing her to stride out on the move, one to watch ! BPB
  • Parker & Stevens’ Gwendariff Pink Champagne : another nicely put together promising puppy, a little longer in body, good rib cage, moderately angulated. Pretty feminine well shaped head, neat feet and strode out well with a lovely balanced stride for 8 months.
  • Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola

PB – (11/0)

  1. Bouttell’s Sangarah Memorial For Ixia (Imp)
  2. Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne : 10 months old, standing over more ground than 1, chest well let down for a youngster, preferred the head of 1, low set ears, strong bone, good width over croup, moved out steadily and used her tail well.
  3. Hall’s Glennara Cherry Cola

JB – (9/3)

  1. Box’s Fernstart Hearts Delight JW : what a lovely mischievous Irish this young girl is, so full of quality. Pretty well balanced head, good substance throughout and well proportioned body. Balanced angulation front and back, good width of second thigh. Moved out with confidence and style on tight neat feet, just enjoyed herself too much in the challenge.
  2. Condron’s Bluebyeyou Baby Love By Covarney : lovely outline just not in the condition of 1, good head with naturally raised eyebrows, strong through neck and well laid back shoulders, good return of upper arm, gently sloping top line to well balanced rear assembly. Moved out well.
  3. Hadfield’s Covarney Time After Time For Marzanne

YB – (6/1)

  1. Frampton & Piggin’s Riverbrue Cloudburst Over Strathmead : such a lovely soft expression on this girl, elegant outline, well balanced, rich dark coat, good depth of chest and strong through loin. Combines substance with femininity. Moved well but was slipping a bit on the floor to get true driving movement.
  2. Adamson-Watt’s Alofrana Scandalous : a racier bitch, well ribbed back and strong through rear, good over croup, expressive eyes and appealing head, lovely over shoulders, moved out well with a steady stride maintaining her topline.
  3. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Strictly Samba

GB – (14/5)

  1. Catling’s Quensha Family Portrait For Teleri : well made feminine bitch, rich dark coat, pretty expressive head, good length of neck, good angulation front and rear, well laid back shoulders, good tail set and width to second thigh. Balanced on the move and covered the ground well with confidence.
  2. Bridgewater & Green’s Bridgella’s Don’t Push It : leaner than 1, but well ribbed back and good depth to chest. Not as clean through neck and shoulders as 1. Good length to muzzle, kind eye and low set ears. Good bend of stifle and short rear pasterns. Moved out soundly.
  3. Williamson’s Bluesprings Sunday Girl

PGB – (13/7)

  1. Kennedy-Sloane Twoacres Destiny : won the class on her movement, nicely put together, pretty soft expression, lovely flow from neck over shoulders, well sprung rib and deep in brisket, balanced profile with strong rear assembly. Moved well around the ring with precision.
  2. Heather’s Sixoaks Leading Lady : well muscled bitch with lovely Irish quizzical expression, good forechest and depth to chest, slightly longer in loin than 1, balanced and clean in profile, moved confidently and soundly.
  3. Millington’s Lanstara Scarlet Ribbons For Pennybourne

LB – (11/3)

  1. Bouttell & Burbridge’s Ixia Rainbow Brite : loved this lady shown in top condition. Hands flowed easily over her from head to tail. Pretty feminine head, naturally raised eyebrows that give her the expression that truly looks at you. Balanced standing and on the move. Good depth to chest and well defined forechest, excelled on rear angulation, not overdone and strong through hindquarters with good width of thighs. Powerful driving movement meant I was more than happy to award her the BCC.
  2. Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW : another well made bitch, racier than 1 but balanced in profile. Correct front angulation with ample heart room. Well proportioned body and strong rear. Moved out well,  just not enough to beat 1 who was on top form.
  3. Muir’s Gwendariff’s Up To Somethin

OB – (7/4)

  1. Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alofrana JW ShCM : striking bitch shown in full coat, balanced head with low set ears. Moderate length to neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Good depth of chest and well ribbed back into strong loin. Moderate length of stifle meant she could drive freely around the ring with style. Well deserved the RCC
  2. Catling’s Sh Ch Teleri Indian Summer JW : a worthy champion, well put together bitch, pretty melting Irish expression, moderate throughout, flows over neck and clean shoulders. Well developed in rib and depth. Good width of first and second thigh just slipping on the flooring a little to be able to truly show off her movement today.
  3. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

VB – (3/1)

  1. Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW : 7yr old pretty girl not showing her age except for a hint of a sugar face appearing on her feminine head. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders. Compact with enough length to present a balanced picture standing. Moved out well on good feet but couldn’t match the dog for BV.
  2. Brown’s Baystrider Bluebell : another 7 year old, looking a little untidy today, shorter in neck than 1 and not moving out well on the flooring. Correct body length, pretty expressive head and dark eyes.

Judge Ro Cox