First of all I want to say thank you to the Committee of the NEEISC to give me the great honor to award the bitches CC’s and to all the exhibitors and their lovely dogs. I found that the quality is very high in the UK, most of the dogs were very well looked after and were presented in good nic. Only a few times I found some knots under the armpits. I recognized that a few dogs are lacking in movement, I missed reach n drive, and our lovely breed is a gundog breed which should be able to move as the standard says. What I also like to say is, that the dogs are better (very much) handled than on the continent, also the overall presentation. In some classes I wished I had more red cards! Sometimes it was a hair splitting decision on another day, it could be different! Overall I was very pleased with my entries and thank you all very, very much to made this day so very special to me! A special thank you to my 2 stewards, they did a super job! Thank you!

Class 15 Minor Puppy Bitch
1. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Lovely sound young puppy, excellent head and expression, lovely dark eyes, excellent pigmentation. Very well balanced for her young age, nice tight feet, excellent coat for her age. Moves with great reach n drive and a lashing tail. Superbly handled.
2. Box’ Fernstart Angel Kiss
Elegant young girl, excellent type, pretty head and expression, dark eyes. Clean over neck and shoulders, correct topline, in good coat and condition. Free movement, needs to drop into her backend a bit more.

Class 16 Puppy Bitch
1. Humphrey’s Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas
What a littler cracker this young lady is, she caught my eye in the second she entered the ring, such a sound and balanced girl. Super head and expression, dark eyes with a glint of mischief. Super topline, excellent angulation front and rear, super feet, super spring of ribs, excellent topline. Very sound on the move, lashing tail action, very friendly character, handled with great care! So pleased that later she was Best Puppy in Show!
2. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Seen in Class 15

Class 17 Veteran Bitch
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley
Wow, what a stunning lady she is! Excellent head and expression, striking topline, excellent angulation front and rear. Nice tight feet, strong bones. Dark coat! Super movement with a great tail action. Handled to her advantage
2. Hunter & Brown’s Sh.Ch. Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount (Imp.Swe)
Another wonderful lady in extremely good condition, very balanced overall picture, lovely head and expression, good topline, correct tailset. Excellent coat and condition. Prefer a bit more temperament on the move. Very well handled!

 Class 18 Junior Bitch
1. Chorley’s & Chorley-Newton’s Kerryfair Foxy Forever
What a gorgeous most beautiful Irish Setter girl, so sound and balanced overall picture; superb head and expression, dark eyes, correct earset. Very clean over neck and shoulders, great depth, great spring of ribs, correct length, super croup, excellent tailset. Strong bones, nice tight feet. Dark coat. Such a sound overall picture! Moves with style and great reach and drive. Perfectly handled! I will watch her future with great interest.

2. Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush (JW)
Another superb and very promising youngster with a super head and expression, clean over neck and shoulders, correct topline, great spring of ribs, strong loins, correct croup and tailset. Today not in her best coat. Great movement! Superbly handled.

Class 19 Yearling Bitch
1. Blackshaw’s Lanstara Ruby Slippers
Well made, slightly stronger bitch. Excellent overall picture. Nice head and expression, correct shape of eyes. Correct topline, excellent depth, strong bones, needs to strengthen in pasterns; free movement, lashing tail, gentle character. Handled with great care.
2. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress
Litter sister to my winner, another well-made bitch, nice overall picture, nice head and expression, correct ear set, correct neck and shoulders, strong topline, a bit round in croup. Not in her best coat today. Sweet character.

Class 20 Maiden Bitch
1. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Seen before
2. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Cometta
Young bitch with a very good head and expression, correct ear placement. Correct topline, very good depth, prefer a bit more length, correct tailset. Dark coat. Excellent movement, which is very typical for this kennel.

Class 21 Novice Bitch
1. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
seen before
2. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Cometta
seen before

Class 22 Undergraduate Bitch
1. Gwendariff Just The Ticket for Lochindorb
Rangier bitch, pleasant head, a bit strong in scull. Very good topline, excellent in coat and condition, slightly imbalanced. Prefer a better reach and drive. A bit close behind and loose in front.

 Class 23 Graduate Bitch
1. Wilson’s Pawsword Promise
Sweetest girl with a gorgeous head and expression, which is very typical for this kennel. Lovely balanced, clear outlines, great topline, excellent angulation front and rear. Nice tight feet. Free and powerful movement. Well handled.
2. Lucas’ Pawsword Plays with Fire at Amberlight
Litter sister to my winner, very similar in type, pretty head and expression, correct ear set. Clean over neck and shoulders. Correct topline; prefer a better finish of croup. Sound movement. Gentle character. Well handled.

Class 24 Postgraduate Bitch
1. Parsons’ Braidmount Lady of the Lake at Bransett
I have watched this lady from the ringside for quite a while, but I have never seen her like today, she really was on top form! Typical head and expression, correct shape of eyes. Clean over neck and shoulders, floating topline, correct finish of croup, correct tail set. Excellent angulations front and rear. Sound movement with loads of reach and drive! Superbly handled
2. Hunter’s & Brown’s Braidmount Lady in Waiting (JW)
Litter sister to my winner, she also has a very typical head, excellent expression, very clean over neck and shoulders, a strong topline, excellent angulations front and rear, I only prefer a better finish of croup. Sound movement, handled to perfection.

Class 25 Mid Limit Bitch
1. Naylor’s & Morrison’s Anlory Carighan (JW)
Excellent in type, body and proportion, so very typical for this very successful kennel! Excellent head and expression, such clear outlines! Very balanced. Excellent gentle sloping topline, correct finish of croup, excellent angulations front and rear. Such a sound mover, loads of reach and drive, lashing tail action. Handled to her advance!
2. Nevitt’s Aoibheanne’s Stay with Me
Such a racy and feminine bitch, most gorgeous head and expression, correct topline, excellent angulation front and rear. Nice tight feet. Sound movement. Unfortunately she was not in her best coat. Well handled.

Class 26 Limit Bitch
1. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Corbieres (JW)
My star of the day! What a most gorgeous bitch to go over! She has a super head with loads of chiseling. Perfect set of ears. So clean over neck and shoulders. A fantastic gentle sloping topline, so clean over neck and shoulders, great depth, strong bones, nice tight feet. Excellent angulations front and rear, short strong hocks. Fantastic coat and condition! Moves with great style, covers the ground and is the perfect example for fit for function! She flows around the ring, never stops wagging her tail. To my greatest pleasure, she was later Reserve Best in Show.

  2. Hall’s Harreds Hattie
I have judged this lovely lady before and done her good. She is a wonderful example of the breed, such a typical head and expression, dark eyes with correct almond shape. Correct set of ears, muscular slightly arched neck, refined shoulder placement, excellent topline, correct angulations front and rear, sound movement.

Class 27 Open Bitch
1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady (JW)
Stunning bitch with a most beautiful head and expression, such a sound overall picture! Floating topline, excellent spring of ribs, strong loins, correct croup and tailset. So very clean over neck and shoulders, in excellent condition, moves with style, I wished more enthusiastic on the move in the challenge. Handled to perfection. Res. CC and Best Veteran in Show
2. Box’ Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite at Fernstart
Such a typical bitch for this very famous kennel, pretty head and expression, very balanced, clean over neck and shoulders, firm topline, correct angulations, excellent coat and condition.

 

Silke Lohkamp-Sommer

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