I enjoyed this lovely show.  Thanks to my stewards who kept the ring running efficiently and to all the exhibitors for their entries.  I have kept my comments brief due to family illness.  The BCC was BOB with the agreement of my Co Judge Ellen Loynd

VETERAN bitch (3:1)
1st Hunter & Brown’s SH CH/INT CH Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount (IMP SWE)
2nd Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley SHCM
Two lovely veteran bitches.  Difficult to choose, as both were balanced with correct shoulders and well-muscled. Very feminine heads. In lovely coat and condition and a credit to their owners.  

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (6:2)
1st Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Pin Up Girl
Well-made baby. Very promising. Nice head with low set ears and dark eyes.  Dark coat in good condition.  Nicely constructed with good depth to chest, return of upper arm and pronounced sternum.  Moved well.
2nd Frampton’s Strathmead Anastasia
 Another well-made puppy bitch, feminine balanced head, dark eyes and low set ears. Good depth to chest, tail set on correctly and neat feet. Slightly longer cast than one.  Moved ok.

PUPPY BITCH (8:1)
1st Humphrey’s Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas (AI)
Racy, elegant girl. Nicely made, just needs to tighten up in the front. Very balanced feminine head with low set ears and dark eyes. Neat tight feet.  
2nd Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch and Wry
Well made young lady, has plenty of sternum and good depth to chest. Straight hocks and neat feet. Balanced head and low set ears.

JUNIOR BITCH (2:0)
1st Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush JW
Very smart young bitch.  Much to like with straight front, nicely angulated, short hocks and neat feet. Feminine head.  Moved with drive.
2nd Holley’s Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill
Another lovely young bitch, nicely balanced and well angulated. Good tail set. Feminine chiselled head and low set ears.  Presented with a lovely dark coat.   

YEARLING BITCH (3:0)
1st Chorley-Newton & Chorley & Flinders’ Kerryfair Foxy Forever
Maturing nicely this bitch has a long lean balanced head with low set ears and dark eyes.  Handled well and presented in lovely coat. Well-constructed with plenty of sternum, straight front and neat tight feet.   Moved well.
2nd Holley’s Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill

NOVICE BITCH (4:0)
1st Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch and Wry
2nd Box’s Fernstart Angel’s Kiss
On the day decided to give her handler a hard time and be a ‘Naughty Irish Setter’!  Good construction front and rear with good return of upper arm and correct shoulders. Lovely chiselled head with correct dark eye.

GRADUATE BITCH (9:1)
1st Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb
Lovely bitch, well presented, nice outline with a gently sloping topline and tail set on correctly.  Good angulation to front with plenty of sternum.  Ample muscle tone to rear, with straight hocks and neat feet. Moved really well.
2nd Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone
Nice type with lovely balanced head and dark eyes.  Nicely angulated with good return of upper arm and neat tight feet.
Moved well.

POST GRADUATE BITCH (7:0)
1st Edwards’ Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW
Lovely shape and balanced all through.  Nicely constructed front and rear with straight front and good shoulders.  Feminine head, dark eyes and low set ears.  Moved very well with drive and animation.
2nd Hunter and Brown’s Braidmount Lady In Waiting JW
Close up to first being nicely constructed with plenty of sternum, good return of upper arm, tail set on correctly, good bend of stifle and short hocks. Nice head with dark eyes and low set ears.

LIMIT BITCH (10:2)
1st Danks-Kemish’s Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana JW SHCM
Lovely girl, so well balanced and in very good condition which showed in her movement. Nicely constructed with good depth of chest and plenty of sternum.  Good bend of stifle. Neat hocks and feet.  Handled and presented well. Balanced head, with plenty of work and correct foreface.
2nd Nicolson’s Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb
Lovely type in beautiful condition and coat. Balanced head, low set ears, dark eyes and good in muzzle. Moved well.

OPEN BITCH (8:2)
1st Crocker’s SH CH Riverbrue Gloriana
My notes said, “Moves like a like a train”! Flows in construction and movement. Has good depth to chest, return of upper arm, and forechest.  Good bend of stifle, short hocks leading to neat feet. Feminine head with dark eyes and low set ears.  Dark coated and in lovely condition.  Pleased to award her the BCC.
2nd Armitage’s SH CH/IR SH CH Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream CW’18
Well-made bitch in lovely coat and condition.  Nicely constructed with good shoulders, plenty of sternum, depth of chest, bend of stifle and tight feet.  Nice balanced head with kind dark eyes. Moved well. Close up to one and pleased to award her the RBCC.

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