Apologies for the lateness of my critique, due to several weeks illness just after the show. My thanks to the committee for the invitation to judge at their very friendly show, my steward who did an excellent job and to the exhibitors for allowing me the opportunity to judge their lovely dogs, I thoroughly enjoyed my day. Most of the dogs were well presented, though I was surprised to find some who were not. In my opinion, when showing your dog, at any level, they should always be presented in tip top condition in order to give them the best chance possible.

IRISH SETTERS

BOB R L & F Richardson GWENDARIFF I'M FOOL PROOF

RBOB Mr C. Wheeldon BARDONHILL JEALOUS GUY FOR COLEMIST

JUNIOR 3
Two lovely boys headed this class and could easily have changed places on another day. It was a hair splitting decision between these two, but No 1 had slightly more panache.

1st& BOB. Ruth Richardson Leah Richardson & Freya Richardson GWENDARIFF I'M FOOL PROOF
Very striking, elegant, handsome 13 month old male. Caught my eye as he entered the ring & am pleased to say he didn't disappoint. Very much a junior dog, but quality just oozed from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Dark, mischievous eye, raised brows, well defined occiput & correct ear set. Balanced with clean lines throughout, arched neck flowed cleanly into topline, which he held on the move. Super neck & layback of shoulder. Good angulation fore & aft, especially for a youngster. Neat feet. Presented in super condition, with a lovely dark, flat coat, just needs more feathering to complete the picture. Moved extremely well, covering the large ring effortlessly. So in tune with his handler, he was a pleasure to watch. Was really taken with this elegant boy, I loved him. Delighted to award him BOB. Will watch his progress with interest, the best is yet to come!

2nd Mesdames CR & A Longbottom & D Stewart-Ritchie GWENDARIFF SMART RED JACKET
13 month old dog from the same kennel as 1. Another boy who just oozed quality Heavier built & more compact than 1 with a different coat type. However, this didn't distract from his many qualities. Gorgeous head, dark expressive eye, raised brows, correct ear set. Good front, neck & shoulders, deep brisket. Balanced throughout. Neat feet, well muscled, well developed hind quarters, well angulated fore & aft enabling him to move very well. Excellent condition & presentation, handled well. Unlucky to meet 1. Am sure these two will change places many times. Loved him. Sure he has a great future ahead of him.

3rd Ms W. Holehan LOGANRISH DIAMONDS N'PEARLS

YEARLING 4 (1)
1st& BOB. Ruth Richardson Leah Richardson & Freya Richardson GWENDARIFF I'M FOOL PROOF

2nd Ms W. Holehan LOGANRISH LETS GO CRAZY
1 year old elegant dog. Lovely masculine head with dark expressive eye. Beautifully put together & balanced throughout. Wonderful neck & layback of shoulder, deep chest, moved well on nice tight feet. Good body properties, presented & handled well. Liked this boy, so unlucky to meet 1.

3rd Mrs F. Barker. DANAWAY TILLY AT FLINTHILL

POST GRADUATE 4 (1)
1st Ms. W. Holehan LOGANRISH JACQUART
5 year old pretty feminine bitch. Dark expressive eye with raised brows, correct ear set. Arched neck flowed cleanly into topline, which she held on the move. Lovely neck & shoulders, good body properties, clean outline. Good spring of rib & well muscled. Moved well to win this class, lovely to see her lashing tail. Such a happy bitch.

2nd Mr C. L. Wheeldon COLEMIST TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
Really liked this 2 1/2 yr old bitch. Balanced and so well put together. Kind dark eye, pretty head & expressive face, raised brows. Arched neck, flowed smoothly into good shoulder placement. Well sprung ribs & depth of chest, good body properties throughout. Well angulated, but carrying just a tad too much weight which unfortunately impacted on her movement.

3rd Ruth Richardson Leah Richardson & Freya Richardson. ORLANSET READY FOR LOVE

OPEN 3 (1)
1st & RBOB Mr C. Wheeldon BARDONHILL JEALOUS GUY FOR COLEMIST
3 1/2 year old handsome dog. On first glance he appeared to be carrying too much weight. However this was not the case, rather, he had too much coat which would benefit from thinning out, in order to highlight and accentuate his qualities. Masculine expressive head, dark kind eye, good stop, raised brow, giving a hint of Irish mischief. Nicely defined occiput. Low set ears, well laid shoulders and correct topline, which he kept on the move. Plenty of forechest, strong body, ribs well sprung, muscular over the loin. Neat arched feet. Sound as a bell, moved with enthusiasm. Delighted to award him RBOB.

 

 

2nd Mrs S. A. Mohan ANLORY KELTIC LEGEND
7 year old heavier built dog,. Kind expressive eye. Compact, & balanced. Correct ear set, clean outline, good layback of shoulder and top line. Strong & sturdy. Happy mover, really enjoying himself.

 

Michelle Webster – Judge

ENGLISH SETTERS

BOB Mrs L. Lawson WANSLEYDALE DORIAN GRAY

RBOB Mr & Mrs J. Wilson RAVENSETT GIOVANNI

JUNIOR 1
1st & RBOB Mr & Mrs J. Wilson RAVENSETT GIOVANNI
13 month old orange belton dog who stood alone. Lovely head, dark kind expressive eye, with raised brows. Correct ear set. Nicely defined occiput and arched neck. Coat nicely marked. Very much a junior dog, so quite immature, but time is on his side. When settled he moved well wagging his tail. Both he and his handler would benefit from more ring craft classes.

GRADUATE 4
1st & BOB Mrs L. Lawson WANSLEYDALE DORIAN GRAY
2 year old tri coloured dog. Striking clean outline, lots of coat, which would benefit from a slight trim to make him look more balanced. Looked slightly top heavy, which he wasn't , nicely marked. Gorgeous handsome head, dark inquisitive eye. Arched neck flowed cleanly into well laid shoulders. Good spring of rib, correct topline & tail set. Muscular, moved well, lovely to see him wagging his tail. Pleased to award him BOB

2nd Mr & Mrs J. Wilson RAVENSETT GIOVANNI
Won this place on his movement

3rd A. Snook DALREAVOCH NORTHERN CAPER

4th J & R Roberts WANSLEYDALE FRANGELICO FOR MIRKWOOD

OPEN 2
1st A. Snook DALREAVOCH NORTHERN CAPER
18 month old blue belton dog. Didn't want to co-operate with his handler in the previous class, but once settled he showed what he could do. Kind dark eye, adequate depth of chest, but would like more spring of rib, hopefully this will develop as he matures. His good movement won him this class.

2nd CLOVENLEDALE BLUE CHIP FOR ENNYDLOC
4 1/2 year old blue belton dog. Sturdy build. Nice head, kind face, nicely defined occiput, correct ear set. would prefer a slightly darker eye. Good depth of chest, well sprung ribs, neat feet, moved well.

Michelle Webster – Judge
GORDON SETTERS

BOB C Bage LUDSTAR ISABELLA LAURELHACH (IMP ITA)

RBOB J. & R. Roberts BIRCHGARTH BE BOP FOR MIRKWOOD

GRADUATE 1
1st & BOB C Bage LUDSTAR ISABELLA LAURELHACH (IMP ITA)
Stood alone. 4 year old pretty headed bitch, lovely dark expressive eye. Correct ear set, clean outline, compact but balanced. Good depth of chest, spring of rib & loin. Moved very well, shown in gleaming coat. Delighted to award her BOB.

OPEN 1
1st & RBOB J & R. Roberts BIRCHGARTH BE BOP FOR MIRKWOOD
Stood alone. 3 year old bitch. Beautiful head, dark eye, correct ear set. Clean outline. Good depth of chest & spring of rib. Moved ok at rear, but would have preferred better front end movement. RBOB

 

Michelle Webster – Judge

IRISH RED & WHITE SETTERS

BOB J. Tait SH CH LOVENJOEL SLEEPING BEAUTY

OPEN 1
1st & BOB J. Tait SH CH LOVENJOEL SLEEPING BEAUTY
Striking 3 1/2 year old bitch. There was nothing sleepy about this beauty. Gorgeous head, so pretty, dark inquisitive eye, good stop, correct ear set. Slightly arched neck flowed cleanly into well laid shoulders & topline. Well boned, muscular body, good fore chest, spring of ribs, beautifully marked, neat feet. Very happy girl who moved well. Can see why she has her title, she is simply stunning. Will watch her show career with interest. Delighted to award her BOB.

 

Michelle Webster – Judge

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