Critique - Bitches - Mrs P Smith

It was an honour to judge Irish setter bitches at Crufts and I would like to thank the Kennel Club Crufts committee for giving me this opportunity. My two Stewards Robyn and Sue were extremely efficient and made my task easier and I would like to thank them for their hard work throughout the day. Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to pay tribute to all the exhibitors, without whom there would be no show, who brought their lovely Irish bitches for me to judge. I am well aware of how much effort and dedication it takes to get your dogs ready for exhibition and all were beautifully presented, alas not all can go home with a card. I was delighted with my final line up and felt they represented my view of what I look for in a good Irish setter.

 

Bitch CC Miss L. Kolbach

               Ch Copper’s Wine ‘N Roses (Imp. Swe.)

RBCC     Mr. R.P. Mr. A.C. & Mrs. A.H. Bott, Allen and Morgan

               Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW

BOB       Mrs. & Misses N. & J. Sturrock

               Sh.Ch. Forfarian I’m Sexy An I Know it JW (Dog)

BP           Mr. B.A. & Miss A.C. Crocker & Siddle

               Riverdrue Gloriana (bitch)

 

VETERAN Entries: 15 abs: 5

1st Mr. D.J. & Mrs. G. Bell & Barker-Bell – Ballintyne Foreign Affair.

Always a pleasure to judge a veteran class. As a breed Irish setters age very well. This 7 years old bitch was balanced and built on flowing lines possessing good width across the quarters. Pleasing head and expression.

2nd Mrs. P.M. Pollard – Grayrigge Rosalind JW

A good bitch, very typical of the breed. Moved well around the ring perhaps not quite as elegant as one.

3rd J. Walsh – Sh.Ch. Millcroft Ballad of the Moon JW

A sweet bitch with a lovely expression and sporting the best of coats which was a rich chestnut colour. I felt she was just dipping in the back a little which lost her the class.

MINOR PUPPY Entries :1 abs:0

1st Mrs. D. & Mrs. S. Bridgwater & Littlechild – Blazing Bronze Eye Candy (imp)

I think a minor puppy class is a new class for Crufts as there is not much time to qualify. Although she stood alone she was worthy of her placing. A tallish bitch for her age with good body properties. Sweet eye and correct head. The handler must watch he doesn’t allow the neck to drop into her shoulders.

PUPPY Entries :11 abs:0

1st Mr. B. A. & Miss A. C. Crocker & Siddle – Riverbrue Gloriana

Some lovely puppies in this class and I loved my winner who with my co-judge we made best puppy in breed. I couldn’t fault her. Lovely head shape, good size, plenty of sternum, beautifully balanced and moved extremely well. I have to say this owner/breeder moves his dogs to perfection.

2nd Mrs. L. Muir – Romarne April Showers

Another excellent puppy who was a little taller than the winner. Deep chest, good topline and the correct feet which I like to see as so many are not tight enough. Another owner/breeder who never fails to deliver.

3rd Mrs. G. Bye – Covarney Everlasting Love at Bluebyeyou

This one was a little wayward but again I liked her type, make and shape.

JUNIOR Entries : 18 abs : 1

1st Mr. & Miss Naylor & Morrison – Anlory Carignan.

This kennel never fails to produce balanced well made animals and I was not disappointed here. Lovely spring of rib. Strong limbs and the correct feet, small and round with arched toes. In good hard condition and as a consequence she moved very well lashing her tail to take the class.

2nd Mr. R.C. & Mrs. J. P. Mugford – Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely.

Close up to the winner and quite similar in make and shape although a little more scope. I actually preferred her head but the winner just had the edge on performance.

3rd Mrs.S. & Miss K. Chorley-Newton & Chorley – Pawsword Peppermint for Kerryfair

Sweet expression on this bitch and in many ways similar to the first two. Three nice bitches.

YEARLING Entries 15 abs: 0

1st Mr. R. C. & Mrs. J. P. Mugford – Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely

Repeat 2nd in the previous class.

2nd Mr. F.R. & Mrs. A.M. Meadows – Gwendariff D’Ya Likeme Best JW

I see my second and third here are litter mates. A well balanced bitch of good type with the correct head and expression. Just preferred her head to that of her sister.

3rd Mrs. D.M. Armitage – Gwendariff D’Ya Wanna Kiss.

Well constructed bitch with a smart outline. Just splitting hairs between her and her litter mate.

UNDERGRAD Entries: 19 abs : 2

1st Mr. M. & Mrs. L C Williamson – Caskeys Showtime with Bluesprings.

Developing very nicely, she has well sprung ribs a good head with expressive eyes and covered the ground well. Just scored over the second, who was first in the last class, on maturity.

2nd Mr. R. C. & Mrs. J. P. Mugford – Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely.

Repeat.

3rd Mr. A. And Mrs. E. Gratton – Bardonhill Ice Diamond with Glenlaine

Another promising bitch who moved well and who possesses the correct type of head. Not quite as good in rib as those above her.

GRADUATE Entries : 17 abs : 2

1st Mr. R.C. & Mrs. J.P. Mugford – Shangarah Skyline Over Lynwood (Imp Hun) JW

This kennel has the knack of bringing out quality Irish setters on a regular basis year upon year. This import from Hungary is no exception. Lovely typey bitch with the sweetest of expressions and good topline and now confirming her early potential.

2nd Miss S. Waterton – Sandstream Summer Breeze JW

A very elegant bitch, feminine and full of quality. She flows from head to tail.

3rd Mrs. J. E. Holley – Wynjill Love Heart JW

Slightly different in style but also a very nice Irish setter with a good head and expression. All three moved well and there wasn’t much between them.

POST GRAD Entries : 17 abs 1

1st Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Heather – Caskeys Movie Star at Sixoaks JW

A well proportioned bitch who carries her topline on the move. She has good limbs a balanced head and nicely raised brows.

2nd Mrs. J. A. Horsthuis – Kerryfair My Girl

Another well made bitch of good type. However, I didn’t think she was quite as strong over the croup as the winner.

3rd Mr. A. J. & Mrs. C. S. Taylor – Danaway Goody Two Shoes.

A close decision between these three and perhaps this bitch moved the best of them. I just felt she looked a little immature in comparison to the first two. Three nice bitches.

MID LIMIT Entries: 16 abs : 4

1st Miss E.S. Ciechonska – Aoibheanne’s Say No More JW

This is a lovely bitch. Nice size, rich dark coat, well balanced, good head with raised brows showing stop. I liked her a lot. Surely a star in the not too distant future.

2nd Ms M.J. Henderson – Sametsuz Mak’N Honey JW

Beautifully presented bitch, refined and elegant with a sweet, very pretty head. She was in lovely condition and moved extremely well. Just preferred the type of my winner.

3rd Mrs. G. R. Partridge – Kerrydown Octavia.

A more rugged type of setter who I felt was just a little proud of her tail. Nevertheless she is another good mover and very worthy of her place. She possesses a good head showing the correct amount of stop.

LIMIT Entries : 12 Abs : 5

1st Mrs. M. Bott – Bardonhill Guilty Pleasure

A very close decision between these two bitches. A pleasure indeed to go over her. Not exaggerated anywhere. Good forehand and spring of rib all fitting together well. A feminine head showing raised brows and the sweetest expression.

2nd Mrs. D. M. Armitage – Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream (AR1)

Close up and another good bitch who moved around the ring with style. She is balanced and has everything in the right order coupled with a strong topline. Indeed she was better over the croup than the winner but I just preferred the sweetness of expression of the winner.

3rd Mr. A & Mrs. H.H.J. Hendrix & Van Hal – Noble Jay Linn of the Trav’lin Star (ATC AS01720BEL)

Nice type of setter standing on strong limbs and good tight feet. I liked her head and she moved well around the ring deserving of her place here over a very nice bitch in the reserve spot. A close decision.

OPEN Entries : 16 abs : 7

1st Mr. R.P. Mr. A.C. & Mrs. A.H. Bott, Allen & Morgan – Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW

A well known bitch who really looked the part. Although I don’t get to many shows these days I have never seen her look better. Beautifully presented and handled by her skillfull owner. Balanced with everything fitting together perfectly. She has good limbs and feet and possesses a lovely feminine head.   Excellent body properties and moved around the ring effortlessly I had no hesitation in awarding her the RCC.

2nd Miss T. Gardner – Thendara Jocasta JW

A more rugged and substantial type than the winner. Well off for bone and rib with a good tail set and well angulated quarters which she used with purpose when travelling around the ring. Her head is not quite as appealing as that of the winner.

3rd Miss L. Soderstrom – Copper’s Tornrosa (ATC AT00861 SWE)

Three different bitches as this one was built on smaller lines than the first and second. She has a very nice head with the sweetest expression under raised brows. Moved well around the ring. Not quite as good over the croup as the first two.

FIELD TRIAL Entries : 0

WORKING GUNDOG Entries: 5 Abs : 0

1st Miss L. Kolbach – Ch. Copper’s Wine’N Roses (Imp Swe)

A lovely quality bitch elegant and sound. This is a truly international affair. Bred in Sweden and owned by a Hungarian living in Scotland. She is a full champion which is rare these days and credit must go to her owner who has campaigned her in the field and in the ring. Credit must also go to the Copper’s kennel in Sweden as many of my winners here today have emanated in some way from that kennel. This lovely bitch has quality from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail which she used as she ran effortlessly around the ring driving off her hocks. Such a pleasure to observe. A balanced head with a quizzical, soft, intelligent expression. She is without exaggeration, well angulated with good depth of rib. I liked her a lot and had no hesitation in awarding her the CC here today.

2nd Mrs. F. Reynaud – IT/NORV/DAN Ch Saving All my Love for You Della Blenda (ATC AS02597ITA)

Nice head on this bitch. Sound mover with a good spring of rib and the correct feet which is very necessary for a working gundog.

3rd Mrs. E Wojcik-Maksymiec – Lady Godiva Lofty (ATC AT02908POL)

She was presented in good coat and is well angulated however not quite as good in head as those above her.

GOOD CITIZAN Entries :6 abs: 0

1st Phillips & Condron – Covarney Lil’ Diva

All three were unplaced in their classes earlier in the day but nonetheless deserved their awards in this category. Rather a sweet bitch who owns a good head. I liked her front assembly. Well balanced and moved well.

2nd Ms.M. J. E. & Mr. R. Anthony & Stewart – Staratlanta’s Fire Queen JW

A nice bitch but I would have liked a little more stop to complete the picture.

3rd Mrs. M. Hadfield – Marzanne China in Your Hand

A little longer in the head than the first two who just had the edge in the head department over this bitch placed 3rd.

Mrs P Smith

                  


 

Crufts

 11 March 2017
Judges: Dogs Mr M J Howes   -   Bitches Mrs P Smith
Entry: 323 Dogs making 364 Entries

 

View at Bardonhill on Smugmug

A fabulous day for Nolan owned by Sandra, Nicola and Jenna Sturrock
winning the Dog Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed, Many Congratulations
Sh.Ch. Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW
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Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate, and a super day for
Neita and her owner Laura Kolbach, Congratulations to
Ch. Copper's Wine 'N Roses
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The Res Dog CC was awarded to Hudson
Delsanto Snow Storm Sh.CM
owned by Shaun and Julie Nicholls
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The Res Bitch CC was awarded to Paige,
Sh.Ch. Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha JW
owned by Richard Bott, Anthony Allen and Angela Morgan
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to Gloria
owned by Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle
Riverbrue Gloriana
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Congratulations to All the Winners
Full Results now posted on www.fossedata.co.uk
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Results

Best Of Breed - Sh Ch Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW
Best Puppy - Riverbrue Gloriana
Dog Challenge Certificate - Sh Ch Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW
Bitch Challenge Certificate - Ch Copper's Wine'n Roses ((imp) Swe
Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate - Delsanto Snow Storm Shcm
Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate - Sh Ch Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 24 Abs. 4

1. Sh Ch/int Ch Copper's Maqiska Under [atc Al00247swe] - Miss C Ostman
2. Sh Ch Avacet Snowdrift - Mrs P A Hogarth
3. Cataluna Pole Position - Mrs J C Rorke
Res. Cataluna Peter Pan At Kilnacourt Jd - Ms M & Mr F Quinn & Mcnamara
VHC. Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW - Mrs T, Miss G & Mrs R Gisby & Pike

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 3 Abs. 0

1. Heathclare American Dollar - Miss Prangle
2. Brabrook Whispered - Mr A J & Mrs B A Drinkwater
3. Brabrook Masterpiece At Firefall - Mrs L C Savage

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 8 Abs. 0

1. Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas - Mr K & Mrs P Stockton
2. Riverbrue Altissimo At Aoibheanne - Miss Es Ciechonska
3. Alolfrana Hotter Than U'know - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
Res. Gwendariff Pink Floyd - Mrs R Jones
VHC. Orlanset The Loner - Mr D & Mrs K M Hemmings

Junior - Dog

Entries. 17 Abs. 5

1. Fairhaven Zenith El Primero Pl Jr Ch Hr Jr Ch Pl Jr W [atc At02911swe] - Mrs J Konkiel
2. Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair - Mrs S & Miss K Chorley-newton & Chorley
3. Pawsword Prairie Wind - Mr P & Mrs F Davis
Res. Anlory Aidan JW - Miss J Greenan
VHC. Covarney Lil' Rascal JW - Mr J, Mrs C, Mr G & Mrs K Bailey & Condron

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 16 Abs. 3

1. Kerrimere Indiscreet - Mr J & Mrs C Sharman & Jennings
2. Gwendariff D'ya Think I'm Fab For Kespas JW - Mr K & Mrs P Stockton
3. Gwendariff D'ya Know My Name By Bardonhill JW - Mrs M Bott
Res. Gwendariff D'ya Wanabawinna - Miss D K Brown
VHC. At The Top Of The World Irish Devils [atc At01942pol] - Miss A Janik

Undergraduate - Dog

Entries. 16 Abs. 1

1. Nucky Of Mcbirdy Luxjch Benelux JW - Mrs D, Mr J, Mrs A & Mr W Milligan-bott, Bott & La
2. Tiroen Too Darn Hot - Mrs R E & Mr N S Cox
3. Kerrimere Indiscreet - Mr J & Mrs C Sharman & Jennings
Res. Bardonhill Jealous Guy For Colemist - Mr C Wheeldon
VHC. Tredura Val Verdi - Miss J M Childs

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 16 Abs. 0

1. Hunnicote Handyman - Mrs J A Jones
2. Kerrimere Charismatic JW - Mrs J M Lorrimer
3. Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW - Mesdames Longbottom & Stewart-ritchie
Res. Redclyst Javert ( T & Mrs V Murison
VHC. Danwish Wizard Of Oz - Miss T Gardner

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 17 Abs. 1

1. Balintyne Just For You - Mr D J & Mrs G Bell & Barker-bell
2. Karidell Prince Charming - Mr B A & Mrs N G L(imp)us
3. Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW - Mrs G Hyslop
Res. Heathclare Old Glory JW Shcm - Miss Prangle
VHC. Covarney Macaroon - Mr D G, Mrs H C & Mrs A Condron & Needs
Mid

Limit - Dog

Entries. 20 Abs. 2

1. Delsanto Snow Storm Shcm - Mr S & Mrs J L Nicholls
2. Gwendariff The Pink Panther Of Bonhomie - Mrs S E Edwards
3. Staratlanta Elliott Shcm - Miss S & Miss N A Tupper & Rosie
Res. Suteresett Rebel Rouser In Balbriggan JW - Mr J & Mrs S Cuddy
VHC. Brinara Independant - Mrs L Fitzmaurice

Limit - Dog

Entries. 17 Abs. 2

1. Gwendariff Thyme Bomb At Jacwilins JW - Mr W J & Mrs J S Willis
2. Gwendariff The Specialist - Mrs G Hyslop
3. Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah - Miss J & Mrs S Walsh & Foster
Res. Suteresett Go The Distance To Staxyll - Mr S E & Mrs M Mitchell
VHC. Amblin's Sweet William - Mrs P Mitchell

Open - Dog

Entries. 26 Abs. 4

1. Sh Ch Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
2. Sh Ch Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet JW ((imp) Bel - Miss C M H Tuite
3. Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
Res. Sh Ch/ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW Cw'15 - Mr A & Miss D Stewart & Ritchie-smith
VHC. Pl Ch Cordarragh Picasso Pl Jr Ch Cr Jr Ch - Miss A Janik

Special Working Gundog - Dog

Entries. 1 Abs. 0

1. Sean Connery Degli Angeli Rossi [atc At01738ita] - Mr P Basciano

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog

Entries. 15 Abs. 2

1. Staratlanta Elliott Shcm - Miss S & Miss N A Tupper & Rosie
2. Gwendariff D'ya Think I'm Fab For Kespas JW - Mr K & Mrs P Stockton
3. Cataluna Some Like It Hot At Purleyrose - Mrs S M Byard
Res. Sh Ch Brabrook Flash Harry At Montgreenan Shcm - Mr J, Mrs L & Miss L H Richardson
VHC. Sangarah Shared Romance With Polmennor ((imp) Hun - Mrs A & Mrs T Roberts & Cormack

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 15 Abs. 5

1. Balintyne Foreign Affair - Mr D J & Mrs G Bell & Barker-bell
2. Grayrigge Rosalind JW - Mrs P M Pollard
3. Sh Ch Millcroft Ballad Of The Moon JW ( J Walsh
Res. Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Shcm - Miss S Waterton
VHC. Suteresett Black Magic - Mrs T & Miss G Gisby

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 1 Abs. 0

1. Blazing Bronze Eye Candy (imp) - Mrs D & Mrs S Bridgwater & Littlechild

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 11 Abs. 0

1. Riverbrue Gloriana - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
2. Romarne April Showers - Mrs L Muir
3. Covarney Everlasting Love At Bluebyeyou - Mrs G Bye
Res. Twoacres Promise Of Spring With Avacet - Mrs M Elkins
VHC. Riverbrue Ophelia At Glennara - Mrs K Hall

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 18 Abs. 1

1. Anlory Carignan - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison
2. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Pawsword Peppermint For Kerryfair - Mrs S & Miss K Chorley-newton & Chorley
Res. Pawsword Play With Fire Joins Amberlight - Mr & Mrs M F Brady
VHC. Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana - Miss O P Danks-kemish

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 15 Abs. 0

1. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
2. Gwendariff D'ya Likeme Best JW - Mr F R & Mrs A M Meadows
3. Gwendariff D'ya Wanna Kiss - Mrs D M Armitage
Res. Twoacres Grand Cocotte - Mrs G Kennedy-sloane
VHC. Cataluna May Queen - Mrs J C Rorke

Undergraduate - Bitch

Entries. 19 Abs. 2

1. Caskeys Showtime With Bluesprings - Mr M J & Mrs L C Williamson
2. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Bardonhill Ice Diamond With Glenlaine - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton
Res. Bardonhill Endless Love To Kerryfair - Mrs S & Miss K Chorley-newton & Chorley
VHC. Swiftlark First Light Over Coppersheen - Mr R, Mrs S & Miss S Clifford & Harris

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 17 Abs. 2

1. Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood ((imp) Hun JW - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
2. Sandstream Summer Breeze JW - Miss S Waterton
3. Wynjill Love Heart JW - Mrs J E Holley
Res. Jennison Trinket - Mr T D & Mrs B A Wharton
VHC. Millcroft Flowering Moon - Miss J Walsh

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 17 Abs. 1

1. Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks JW - Mr & Mrs J E Heather
2. Kerryfair My Girl - Mrs J A Horsthuis
3. Danaway Goody Two Shoes - Mr A J & Mrs C S Taylor
Res. Summertime Blues For Covarney - Mr Gt & Mrs K E B Condron
VHC. Lanstara Spring Star JW - Mrs V Blackshaw
Mid

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 16 Abs. 4

1. Aoibheanne's Say No More JW - Miss Es Ciechonska
2. Sametsuz Mak'n Honey JW - Ms M J Henderson
3. Kerrydown Octavia - Mrs G R Partridge
Res. Delsanto Snow Belle JW - Mrs C A Sheldon
VHC. Joanmas Perfect Lullaby - Mrs J A Gilbert

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 12 Abs. 5

1. Bardonhill Guilty Pleasure - Mrs M Bott
2. Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream (ar1 - Mrs D M Armitage
3. Noble Jay Linn Of The Trav'lin Star [atc As01720bel] - Mr A & Mrs H H J Hendrix & Van Hal
Res. Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW - Mrs J A & Mr P J Humphreys
VHC. Schwung Madonna [atc Ar00960bel] - Mr G Degryse

Open - Bitch

Entries. 16 Abs. 7

1. Sh Ch Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW - Mr R P, Mr A C & Mrs A H Bott, Allen & Morgan
2. Thendara Jocasta JW - Miss T Gardner
3. Copper¦s T+rnrosa [atc At00861swe] - Miss L Soderstrom
Res. Sh Ch/int Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten At Braidmount ((imp) Swe - Ms M & Mr W Hunter & Brown
VHC. Sh Ch Neathamill Isabella At Clonageera - Mrs J R & Mr J Lippett

Special Working Gundog - Bitch

Entries. 5 Abs. 0

1. Ch Copper's Wine'n Roses ((imp) Swe - Miss L Kolbach
2. It/norv/dan Ch Saving All My Love For You Della Blenda [atc As02597ita] - Mrs F Reynaud
3. Lady Godiva Lofty [atc At02908pol] - Mrs E Wojcik-maksymiec
Res. Shirley Temple Degli Angeli Rossi [atc At02848ita] - Mrs Di Palma Silvia

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch

Entries. 6 Abs. 0

1. Covarney Lil' Diva ( Phillips & Condron
2. Staratlanta's Fire Queen JW - Ms M J E & Mr R Anthony & Stuart
3. Marzanne China In Your Hand - Mrs M Hadfield