Critique - Judge - Tania Gardner  (Danwis)

 I really have to say thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge at their show .

It maybe a long way to travel but I was very well looked after  . I was also given a bag of Cornish goodies to take home with me  . Within the breeds I judged I found some lovely dogs   and a really   wonderful numerical  entry of Irish Setters  . I was looking for a sound , well constructed dog that conformed to their breed standard . I had a large ring to move the dogs and was delighted at the end of the day when the BIS judge presented my BOB Irish Setter the Award of BIS . A very enjoyable day .

Irish Setter


1st Randle Forfarian Hidden Secret With Rionore , young  male , who is nicely constructed and presents a balanced outline stacked , he has a masculine head with a dark eye  . Decent length to neck  which sits cleanly into his shoulders , deep chest and adequate length of ribs , well turned stifles,  tight , neat feet , good finish to croup,  he was  shown in good coat of lovely texture  . On the move positive and true and in this class showed enough drive . He seemed to just loose his enthusiasm in the following classes .

2nd Hall Glennara Cilleigne Dervala JW (IKC)  very pretty and feminine bitch , liked her overall balance and rich, dark coat. Lovely refined head with dark eye, nice chiselling, raised brows and sweet expression, straight front, good forechest and depth of body, strong couplings , moved with enthusiasm , just not as positive behind as the dog today

3rd Pike Redclyst Boris, Puppy with a good outline stood,  gentle sloping topline , steady on the move . BP


1st Hutchings Covarney Everyone Knows

A mature young dog who won this class on his overall construction .He has a nice outline in profile  , gentle sloping topline , short firm loin and strong well angulated rear quarters. On the move he is very positive coming and going with correct  footfall and drives well off his short hocks . Shown in super coat .

2nd repeat of first in puppy

3rd Roberts Polmennor Spinning Moons

Post Graduate

1st Meadows Gwendariff D’Ya Like Me Best JW

A very honest well made bitch  , I loved her head , so pretty with lovely raised brows and  chiselling below eyes all this gave her a beautiful , kind expression. She has a good length to her neck , straight front , correct and balanced angles front and rear . Good width to 2nd thigh and she  stood on neat feet .  She moved very well round the ring using her tail correctly . A very nice young bitch .

2nd Gardiner Harreds Harlie  Of Blaysdell

Lovely dog who is well constructed , good bone and substance . Presents a pleasant  outline stood . Soft masculine expression with a dark eye , raised brows and good length of muzzle , lovely dark coat of good texture .  Just not as positive on the move behind as 1 today .

3rd Condron Covarney Lil Minx


1st Roberts & Cormack Sangarah Shared Romance With Polmennor ( imp )

3yr old boy who you have to put your hands on to realise his qualities , very nice to go over no lumps or bumps, a very honest dog . He flows from his head , which is masculine,  through his  well placed shoulders and along his body . Deep forechest and firm topline which he holds well on the move .His hindquarters are nicely angled and well muscled .  On the move he is true and positive . I liked the length of his easy  stride in side profile . Not shown in his best coat but equally nothing to hide . RBOB

2nd Partridge Kerrydown One Man

Head is masculine but not over done, expressive eye, good finish to foreface, correct length of neck leading into well angulated front, deep chest, good length to body, well arched loin . Shown in super coat . Just thought he moved a little close behind today .

3rd Hadfield Marzanne China In your Hand

Open Dog

1st Condron & Needs  Covarney Macaroon

My stand out dog of the day . I have watched and liked him from the ringside . He certainly did not disappoint when I got my hands on him ,  Loved him for type , such a racy outline in profile when  stacked,  correct front and rear assemblies and deep through rib cage giving plenty heart room ,     Well muscled hindquarters and good width to  second thighs.  Good bone, neat feet and stands over plenty  ground.  Refined head with dark eye , raised brows , chiselling below eyes all of which give him that true Irish expression we desire . A quality dog who was shown in excellent coat of good texture and condition , he moved positively around the ring at one with his handler ,they obviously have a great partnership delighted to award him   BOB

It was a pleasure to watch him then take BIS , they looked even better  in the bigger ring . Congratulations !

2nd Meadows Gwendariff The Big Attraxion JW

Nice dog of good breed type , correctly constructed with nothing overdone , balanced angles front and rear . Tail is set correctly . He stands on very neat , tight feet . Moved round the ring well on an easy ground covering stride .

3rd Mc Donald Redclyst Kearney

Open Bitch

1st Kerrydown Octavia

Mature very well balanced, honest bitch. Pleasing outline with correct gently sloping topline. Head of correct proportions with good finish to muzzle. . Lovely deep chest with good spring to ribs

Strong  couplings  and well muscled hindquarters , Good finish to croup. Nice short, strong rear pasterns and neat small feet. Shown in excellent coat . Moved okay

2nd Broad Karidell Coral Princess Of Ermebrook

A very nice bitch ,I  will start with the positives , I loved her head, very pretty , refined in skull , dark eye , raised brows , plenty of work in her headpiece . She moved with drive around the ring . lashing her tail so correctly . Unfortunately she was a little overweight and this spoilt her outline stood and on the move . She probably has too much coat as this also hides her outline . These things can be easily rectified. I really did like her .

3rd Meadows Gwendariff Whipsa Daisy


A very good class , which was well supported

1st Gardiner Blaysdell Kieran

I loved this boy , what a beautiful head , raised brows , dark eyes giving him a true irish expression. Nice outline stacked , good angles front and rear , firm topline , tailset correct and good finish to croup . Good width to second thigh ,  Shown in super coat of a lovely texture . Moved well . BV

2nd Beresford Polmennor Funtime ShCM , a well constructed dog , who is very honest in outline nothing overdone . Balanced angles front and rear . Decent length of neck and shown in good muscular order . Maybe a veteran but still giving his handler a hard time . Moved well

3rd Price Severnvale Simply Special

Tania Gardner

Cornwall 2018 TG


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