The North East of England Irish Setter Club.
Championship show Oct 20th 2018
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge Dogs at their Breed Club Show.
Thank you to my Two stewards who kept the ring running smoothly, even though we had to wait a couple of times while classes clashed with the Open show.
I would also like to thank the exhibitors for making the extra journey due to a change of venue. On the whole the dogs were presented in wonderful condition, however I did find a few incorrect mouths.
BIS in complete agreement with my co-judge was Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts About Glenavna JW.
RBIS, Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW.
BPIS, Gwendariff U’Cant Missme
BVIS Sh Ch, Int Sh Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount ( Imp Swe )
Minor Puppy 4 (2 abs )
1st Edwards, Gwendariff U’Cant Missme. This young boy is well balanced for his age. He has a lovely head with kind dark eyes. Good clean topline, which flows down to his well set on tail. Straight front with neat feet, lovely spring of rib for one so young. His coat is the required rich chestnut colour. Moved so soundly and in harmony with his handler. BP
2nd Richardson, Gwendariff I’m Fool Proof. Close up to winner, this boy also has a lovely head with kind dark eyes. Good dark coat, straight front and good rear angulation. Not so positive on the move as 1st.
Puppy. 3 (2abs )
1st Bott, Allen & Morgan, Quensha Back to Basics. Although this boy stood alone, he is worthy of his place. At that in between stage at the moment but still has a Nice balanced head with dark eyes. Long lean neck into well placed shoulders. Lovely dark coat. Moved ok.
Veteran. 4 (3 abs )
1st Cohen, Caispern Lorenzo with Shushana JW. This boy has a gorgeous head with lovely dark eyes. His neck is long , leading into good layback of shoulder. Good clean topline, well sprung ribs with good depth to forechest. Good angulation fore and aft. Coat of good colour and texture. Moved well.
2ND Williamson, Keljaru Lovely Jubbly. Smaller framed boy who has a lovely dark coat. His head is long and lean with kind dark eyes. Strong neck into well laid back shoulders. Clean topline with correct tailset. Good front and rear angulation. Moved well.
Junior. 7 (1 abs )
Lovely class of youngsters all at different stages.
1st Stewart, Gwendariff Weekend Warrior. This boy caught my eye straight away, Lovely dark coat and gleaming condition. He is so well made with a Lovely true Irish balanced head with dark eyes. Neck is firm and strong set onto well laid back shoulders. Topline clean and gently sloping. Good strong front with plenty of forechest. Well sprung ribs. Hindquarters are well muscled which he uses to advantage when on the move.
2nd Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesol. Dog I have admired from the ringside and who was unlucky to meet winner today. He too has a lovely head and eye. Well balanced with clean topline and correct tailset. Deep chest, good angulation front and back. Also in good coat and condition. Moved well.
Yearling.7 (3abs )
1st Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesol. 2nd in Junior.
2nd Bott, Bardonhill Pearly Spencer. When stood this boy really catches your eye. He has a lovely dark full coat. Nice head with dark eyes. Good depth of chest, clean topline. Straight front and strong hindquarters. Not so positive on the move as winner.
Maiden 2 (1abs )
1st Bott, Bardonhill Pearly Spencer.
Novice. 5 (1 abs )
1st Bott, Bardonhill Pearly Spencer.
2nd Dewar, Gwendariff Willy Wont He. This boy was 3rd in strong Junior class. Another from this kennel that has a Lovely head and kind eye. In good coat and rich in colour. Clean topline, good rear angulation. Not so positive on his front movement.
Undergraduate 7 (1 abs )
1st Dewar, Gwendariff Here I Come . Lovely dark coated boy, so well put together. Good head and eye colour. Good front and neat feet, deep chest. Well sprung ribs, clean topline with correct tailset. Good rear angulation which enabled him to move well .
2nd Bott Bardonhill Pearly Spencer.
Graduate 5 (2 abs) Only three in class but all could swap places at any time.
1st Northend, AoibheannesSingle Malt. This boy has a gorgeous balanced head with melting expression. Strong neck into well laid back shoulders. Straight front, deep chest and ribs well sprung. Presented in good coat and condition. Moved well.
2nd Murchison, Pawsword Paperback Writer. A favourite of mine who was unlucky to meet 1 today. Slightly smaller than winner but did not disappoint. His head is long and lean, although I would prefer a slightly deeper muzzle. Well balanced boy in good coat and condition, good front and rear angulation. Moved steadily.
Post Graduate 6 (1 ABS )
1ST Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flanders, Pawsword Priceless to Kerryfair JW. A real favourite of mine who pushed hard for top honours today. This boy oozes quality with a gentle head and expression. Presented in super coat and condition. Strong front with nice neat feet. Clean topline gently sloping down correct tail set. Well muscled hindquarters which he used to advantage on the move.
2ND Russell , Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesol. Have done well for this boy before and today he still impressed. He has that classical long lean head with kind dark eyes. Presented in good coat and condition. Moves well , just a bit proud of his tail today.
Mid Limit 6 (2 abs )
1st Cohen, Aoibheannes Rough Diamond with Shushana JW Loved this boys head with his wistful expression. Looks a picture standing and did not disappoint when going over him. Long neck into well laid back shoulders, clean topline with correct tailset. Good front and rear angulation. Moved well, could have had a bit more animation.
2ND Heppel, Deevonville Santana Sh Cm. Close up to winner and similar remarks to 1. Prefer head on 1st. Presented in good coat and condition. Good front, well angulated rear. Moved well.
1st Edwards, Gwendariff PS I Love You Bonhomie. This boy is beautifully presented with his rich chestnut coat. On the stack he flows from head to tail. Slightly bigger than I prefer, you have to go over him to appreciate him. A well made boy in good hard condition. Moves with drive.
2nd Riddell, Thendara Chasing Girls around Trunorth Sh Cm. Smaller dog than 1, but another presented in super coat and condition. Long lean head, clean topline. Straight front and good rear angulation. Moves well.
Open 6 (1abs ) A Lovely class.
1st Mclarnon, Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna JW. This boy demands attention. He is so well made, and presented in full bloom and condition. Your hands just flow over him, from his gorgeous head with melting expression down to his well set on tail. He has a strong front with good depth of forechest. Well sprung ribs and firm loin. His well muscled rear enable him to drive effortlessly around the ring. I could watch him move all day. Pleased to award him the CC.
2ND Longbottom & Stewart- Ritchie, Gwendariff Unknown Soldier. A real favourite of mine who looks a picture when standing. This boy has a gorgeous head and dark eye. Neck long and lean leading onto well laid back shoulders. Another boy that flows from head to tail. Good strong front, would prefer tighter feet. Excels in rear quarters which he uses to advantage on the move. Close up to 1. RCC
1st Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesol.
2nd Dewar, Gwendariff Here I Come.