Critique - Judge - Christine Borthwick

Thank you to the Society for the invitation to judge Irish Setters at their show, and to the steward who kept the ring running like clockwork.

Irish Setter

Puppy  (2)

Lucas Kerryfair Love On The Rocks Amberlight– very masculine young man who oozes quality.  He is very balanced  and has a correct topline.  His shoulders are deep with good angulation.  He has a straight front, his chest is deep and he has well sprung ribs. He has a good bend of stifle and wide powerful quarters.  His head is long and lean with correct shape eyes and raised brows.  His skull is oval and he has a well-defined occipital protuberance. He moved well with drive. BPIB Barker Daneway Tilly At Flinthill – another lovely puppy who is full of quality. She has a beautiful head with good finish to stop and raised brows, defined occiput.  Good ear set. She has oval skull and her neck flows cleanly into a correct topline.  Good angulation and a straight front with just the right amount of bone.  A deep chest and well sprung ribs.  She moved well.

Junior – no entries

Post Graduate (3,1 abs)

Brady Pawsword Play With Fire Joins Amberlight – pretty girl with very expressive eyes. Good finish to stop and refined in skull. Well set ears.  Good topline which she held on the move.  She is balanced in outline and has good angulation.  A straight front and well sprung ribs.  She has lovely tight feet. She moved well with her tail lashing. RBOB Wheeldon Bardonhill Jealous Guy For Colemist – he has a good topline which he held on the move. He is refined in head. Expressive, correctly shaped eyes. Low set ears. Carrying a little too much weight over his shoulders today.  His hind quarters are well muscled. Shown in gleaming condition. Moved well.

Open  (4,2abs)

Lucas Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight - shown in gleaming condition, he is balanced in outline, flowing from his well arched neck into a correct topline.  His angulation both front and back is excellent. He is well muscled and has wide and powerful hindquarters.  He has a deep chest and good spring of ribs.  His head is refined and his brows raised, his eyes are dark and almond in shape, he has good finish to stop and muzzle.  His feet are tight. He moved well. BOB Brady Amberlight Guinevere – balanced in outline with a good topline. She has a straight front and deep chest with well sprung ribs.  She is clean in shoulder with good angulation, she has a good bend of stifle.  She is well muscled. Her head is long and lean with no coarseness. She has a well-defined occiput and low set ears.  A good finish to foreface with a defined stop. Moved well.

Christine Borthwick

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