Thank you to everyone who entered today, all of the dogs were presented in immaculate condition. We had a very small, narrow ring which made movement difficult to assess but the dogs coped well.
Three promising puppies, all in various stages of their development, with potential for successful show careers ahead.
1st – Dodds – Bardonhill Any Dream Will Do - fabulous 11 month boy, who is already so elegant and full of quality. He stands over the ground well for a youngster and has a wonderful depth to his frame, correct spring of rib, arched neck and strong, correctly angulated front quarters. For me, his classic, refined head, raised brow, eye shape and eye colour was perfection. He was a little rascal on the move but that is just how young Irish chaps should be and I saw enough to see he was an exciting prospect for the future, what lucky owners. BP
2nd – Gardner - Quensha Walk Me Home to Danwish – a really sweet 6 month puppy who tried his hardest to be a good boy today. Handsome, masculine head and expression, correctly developed forechest, shoulders laid well back and he has a great return of upper arm. Strong bone and neat, tight feet. He moved steadily with a lovely puppy roll. It will be interesting to watch him develop on.
3rd – Borthwick – Lotus Hill Scotch and Wry
Post Graduate (4, 3a)
1st – Gardner – Danwish On High – an eye catching dog who is coming along very nicely for his age but who still has some maturing to do to finish the picture. Long, lean head with a gentle, kind expression. Low set, neat ears and an elegant neck that flows seamlessly into his shoulders and topline. He has the correct length to his muscular loin and straight, strong hocks. He is strong boned throughout and has very neat feet and a rich chestnut coat. He moved with great enthusiasm and happiness and coped well in the very small ring.
2nd – Wheeldon – Colemist Take A Chance On Me – a neat, compact and pretty girl with a mischievous look in her eye, who was a total fidget today. She is refined but has a great spring to her rib and depth of chest and arched, muscular neck. Well angulated hind quarters, great sweep of stifle and short, straight hocks. She moved well with a happy spring to her step.
3rd – Borthwick – Lotushill Katsura
Open (5, 2a)
1st – Hinsley – Gwendariff Guess Whos Comin to Northamber – fabulous mature bitch, so full of quality and she was presented in top condition today, she is fit as a fiddle. She caught my eye when she entered the ring and I wasn’t disappointed when I got my hands on her. Loved her pretty, kind head and expressive brows. A typical Irish character, aloof but loving, she obviously adores her owner. She is sound throughout with a great depth to her chest and a good spring to her ribs. She is well boned with strong limbs, correct angulation fore and aft. Her slightly sloping topline, correct length of loin and straight hocks complete the picture. She moved with a lashing tail with her head held high watching her owner the whole way around the ring. Loved her and was pleased to award her BOB.
2nd – Davie – Lochrae Nina Simone – I was very taken by this bitch. She is extremely feminine, has very smooth flowing lines with a real elegance and refinement about her. Lean head, with expressive brows and a correct depth of foreface. She holds her topline effortlessly and needs no fussing around with when presented to you. Clean over her shoulders with no lumps or bumps in her outline. Her correct construction allowed her to move well with drive and impulsion. Her wonderful straight, dark chestnut coat really catches your eye. She still has some maturing to do but she really deserved her RBOB today in a nice entry of dogs.
3rd – Glasper – Esbrown Lord of the Dance at Denetop