Critique - Judges: Dogs: Mrs M Mitchell (Staxyll)

I thank you for bestowing upon me the honour of judging such a quality entry.  It was emotionally overwhelming and I enjoyed every minute of it.  A couple of observations I made is that movement needs keeping tabs on as some exhibits moved very close behind and lacked muscle tone and drive; also some were carrying too much weight.  Irish Setters should be fit not fat.  The standard calls for raciness and that was what I was looking for, together with that ‘look of Eagles’; balance, both statically and kinetically and free from coarseness and exaggeration.  I was more than happy with my final line-up.  My Veteran winner needs no introduction as he is a star in his own rite and was presented immaculately; he went on to win Best Veteran with the complete agreement of my co-judge.  Irish setters are a slow maturing breed and the puppy classes were a mixed bag of raw babies which they should be at this age and it will be interesting to see how they progress.  With some of the classes having so many quality dogs competing against each other I had to concentrate on the finer points in order to separate my class winners from those who had to leave the ring empty-handed as the cards didn’t stretch far enough.  I was blessed with having some of the best quality dogs in the breed at this time in my opinion; the top honours going to 2 such dogs who I have previously admired from the ringside, one being half the age of the other and it left me with a real headache at having to choose between them with the elder dog having to give way to the young pretender on the day; I was honoured to have the pleasure of going over them.  Thanks also must go to my co-judge Mrs Brenda Berry for being so sporting and in complete agreement in the final decisions and not having recourse to the referee.

VETERAN (1)

1ST MILLIGAN-BOTT, BOTT & LAUWERS’ SH CH/MULTI /INT CH SUMARIC SHADOW OF MR JINGLES

Belying his 8 years, this dog oozes quality, head balanced, long and lean with raised brows, dark eye, correct low ear placement, straight front, good feet, neck long, arched, fits cleanly into shoulders, deep chest, firm sloping topline to good tailset, enough rear angulation to give him that drive on the move off short hocks, in super coat and condition as always B Veteran.

MINOR PUPPY (7)

1st GRATTON’S BARDONHILL MOONRIVER FLOWS INTO GLENLAINE

 Almost 9 months, appealing in outline; his head is long and lean, with pronounced occipital bone, lovely dark eye and raised brows giving that melting expression, he stands on good feet with correct front assembly and rear angulation, lovely body and tailset, he is raw and should be at this age and for a youngster he moved well

2nd ANTHONY & STUART’S CORDARRAGH UPPER CLASS

Another nice boy with good head and eye, sweet expression, good in front and body, short coupled, I preferred the rear angulation of 1, moved ok when settled

3RD TATTERSALL’S TRAWRICKA LATIN LOVER AT ALANEA – naf, taf

PUPPY (11)

1st TUITE’S RIVERWOOD KAZATCHOK WITH PORSCHET (IMP BEL)

Trying hard not to co-operate with his handler, but when he did he showed, albeit still raw, what a great outline he possesses, with rich dark coat, lovely head, arched neck cleanly into shoulders with length to upper arm, sloping topline and correct tailset. He has the sweetest expression with dark eye and a cheeky glint, raised brows, defined occipital bone, strong body and well angulated hindquarters used on the move with lashing tail. BPIB

2nd GRATTON’S BARDONHILL MOONRIVER FLOWS INTO GLENLAINE

3RD ANTHONY & STUART’S CORDARRAGH UPPER CLASS

 

JUNIOR (9)

1ST CUDDY’S AOIBHEANNES QUITE THE REBEL BY BALBRIGGAN

My first 3 in this class are all quality exhibits and as each one matures will give a valued contribution to the breed, each one possessing the true Irish classic head; they have time on their side

Loved this young boy; he is not overdone in any way with classic outline; he is balanced and racy with lean chiselled head and melting expression, lovely dark eye, low set ears, straight in foreleg with plenty of bone, neat feet, good crest of neck fitting into good sloping shoulders with super topline and tailset, deep chest, sweeping stifle, giving him drive on the move, as he matures he will trouble the best.

JUNIOR CONTINUED

2nd MUGFORD’S LYNWOOD LARK IN THE DARK

Another dog with the same racy lines with good head and soft expressive eyes, raised brow, clean neck and shoulders with correct upper arm angulation, firm flowing topline and tailset, moved off well angulated rear quarters. His win in the Novice class gave him his final points for his JW, well done!

3rd GISBY’S SUTERESETT MR COOL

YEARLING (14)

1ST MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA POT NOODLE JW

This is a super young dog built on flowing lines with true Irish head, soft yet still masculine, planes of equal length, with oval skull, enough depth of muzzle, gorgeous dark almond eye and raised brows, ears low-set lying close to head, straight front with good feet, arched toes, he flows from his arched neck, through his sloping topline to his super tailset, good body with deep chest, drove off his well angulated hindquarters and short hocks

2nd POLLARD & COOK’S GRAYRIGGE BENEDICT JW

This boy is also of good quality with good headplanes, expressive eyes, slightly longer in skull than 1, with defined occiput, good reach of neck, deep chest, ribs well back into strong loin, well angulated fore and aft and he moved well.

3rd RICHARDSON’S BRABROOK FLASH HARRY AT MONTGREENAN

NOVICE (7)

1ST MUGFORD’S LYNWOOD LARK IN THE DARK

2ND VINCENT & SPENCER’S LYNWOOD WHAT A LARK AT CAERVISTA

Litter brother to 1 and similar remarks apply, appealing head and eye, good in front with neat feet, enough length of neck set cleanly into shoulders and firm topline giving him a nice outline.

3rd EBB’S JONOLA SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

GRADUATE (14)

1ST BOTT’S BARDONHILL GAMBLIN WILLIE JW

  This breeder consistently breeds quality and this boy is no exception; he fills the eye and stands his ground on firm arched feet; he oozes quality from his beautifully chiselled head with dark appealing eyes and raised brow which gives him that wistful expression to die for, pronounced occipital bone with good crest to neck fitting cleanly into layback of shoulder and length of upper arm, deep chest with ribs well back and firm gently sloping topline to beautiful tailset, his hindquarters are strong and muscular, which quite a few lacked today, and he flowed around the ring; a dream boy, loved him.

2nd GREENAN’S ANLORY LIVING DAYLIGHTS OVER JULESET JW

I have admired this dog from the side of the ring and was pleased that my assumptions of him were correct.  He is slightly heavier set than 1, his head is masculine with good eye shape and brow which gives him his lovely expression, good head plane and deep muzzle, free from coarseness, he hasn’t quite the length of neck as 1, but it is strong and muscular and fits cleanly. He has good forequarters and deep chest with good spring of rib and muscular hindquarters used on the move

3rd ARMSTRONG-RODGERS & COOPER’S WICKENBERRY SIRIUS

POST GRADUATE (23)

1ST CUDDY’S SUTERESETT ROYAL RIPPLE WITH BALBRIGGAN

Litter brother to my DCC winner. He is a real cracker, built on the same lines as his brother, but not quite as mature yet. His beautiful headpiece, long and lean, possesses that Irish character, melting eyes, dark and appealing, chiselled foreface, lovely head planes and raised brow; defined occipital bone, arched neck fitting cleanly into shoulders, deep chest, ribs well back, strong loin, good tailset, used on the move off short hocks, with his sloping topline he was a picture in profile

2nd BOTT & ALLEN’S EMBERS RED HOT CHILLIPEPPER OF QUENSHA (IMP SWE)

Presented in immaculate coat and condition as one would expect from this handler; he has great ring presence and balance giving a lovely outline; his masculine head with correct stop and chiselling under dark well-shaped eyes gives him his melting expression; he is not a big one, but well-proportioned with deep well-sprung ribs with good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, good bone and feet, with sloping topline and good set on of tail, muscular hindquarters and he drove off short hocks, covering the ground well

3rd SHELDON’S BALINTYNE FOREIGN INTRIGUE AT DELSANTO

MID LIMIT (13)

1ST NAYLOR & MORRISON’S ANLORY BONARDA JW

Liked the movement on this dog. He is compact and sound with good bone and lovely outline, his head is of the correct shape with dark expressive eyes, raised brow and low-set ears, his neck is long and muscular, as is his body with deep ribs well back to strong loin slightly arched with good tailset, good quarters fore and aft and moves with drive

2nd LEWIS’ DEACONARA DANSE DE BLEU AVEC DOTCOMSETTER JW

Up close to 1, he is a handsome dog in full coat and condition presents a lovely profile with good head and soft expression though still masculine, good eye-shape, strong neck fitting well and flows through his good topline and tailset, well ribbed and short coupled; moved well off strong rear quarters

3rd GRATTON’S BARDONHILL FLOATING MOON INTO GLENLAINE JW SHCM

LIMIT (13)

1ST DANKS-KEMISH SAMETSUZ ON CUE ALOLFRAN SHCM

This boy shouts at you when he enters the ring, he is quite an imposing figure; an upstanding dog in proportion and built on flowing lines; stands his ground beautifully on good bone and feet. His head has the quizzical expression which should be typical of this breed but sadly many are lacking, it is long and lean with dark eye and chiselling which makes you want to look again; very appealing. Good front beautiful strong neck into well placed shoulders, the best of toplines into good tailset and strong rear quarters which makes him flow round the ring. I heard later that she was considering not showing him again, maybe she should think again, lovely boy, and had to be to beat my 2nd in this lovely class

2nd BOTT’S BARDONHILL STORM MOON

Built on classic lines as one would expect; he possesses a head full of quality and an expression that melts your heart, smaller than one but just as impressive from his lovely neck and front assembly through his sloping topline and tailset through to his super rear angulation and gorgeous feet, small and arched, again moving as one would expect when one has the correct construction fore and aft, a lovely specimen of the breed

3rd HARVEY’S JUBLIANA MURPHY MIDNIGHT STAR SHCM

OPEN (11)

1ST GISBY & PIKE’S SHCH SUTERESETT MILKY WAY WITH SCARLETTI JW

Thought I’d died and gone to Heaven when I saw this class stretched out before me! It was an honour to just have the chance to go over some lovely dogs today, culminating in this class of beauties. My winner pulled out all the stops today to win this class. He fills the eye with his many attributes; handsome from his head so balanced with the correct amount of stop, masculine yet melting with appealing dark eye; raised brows; quizzical; low earset of moderate length lying close to head. He is well-built but racy, athletic without coarseness; in rich dark coat, not quite in full furnishings but coat isn’t everything and this will come; strong neck of good length and crest, well laid shoulder placement with good return of upper arm, deep chest with plenty of heart room, ribs well back, the best of toplines, firm and sloping into good tail carriage which was used on the move off well bent stifles and short hocks; he has effortless action on the move, all this and there is plenty more to come from this young man. He reduced me to tears. He is a joy, a true worthy Champion and I wish he was mine! DCC and BOB in agreement with my co-judge.

2nd MCLARNON’S SH CH/IR SH CH NORTHAMBER JUST CAUSE FOR GLENAVNA JW

Needs no introduction, so worthy of his title; turned out in full coat and condition as always, he screams quality and epitomizes the Irish Setter, as with 1, he possesses a beautiful appealing head with true Irish glint in his dark well shaped eye, plenty of work but not overdone in any way, preferred the ear placement of 1; long neck set on cleanly into shoulders, super firm sloping topline to well muscled loin, good over croup with lovely tailset and carriage, with his good front and rear angulation it allows him his free flowing movement around the ring with effortless style; a meritous Champion RDCC

3rd HOLEHAN’S SH CH ERINADE STARWARS JW

GOOD CITIZEN (3, 2)

1ST WITHEY’S BRIDGELLA’S NORTHERN LIGHTS

This boy has a good head with length of foreface and chiselling, good eye and raised brows, well bodied and short coupled with good angulation firm topline and good tail carriage, nice mover

MAUREEN MITCHELL


 

National Gundog 4 August 2012

Judges: Dogs: Mrs M Mitchell (Staxyll);  Bitches Mrs B Berry  (Brinara)


Congratulations to the Dog Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed Winner:
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Sh.Ch. Suteresett Milky Way Way with Scarletti JW

Owned by Teresa and Gemma Gisby and Rita Pike
Photo: Ian Newsham
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Bitch CC (her 2nd) was awarded to:
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Copper's  Prima Bubblerina

owned by Lynn Muir and Camilla Ostman - Congratulations
Photo: Barbara Gladwish
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Best Dog Puppy and Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to
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Riverwood Kazatchok with Porchet

Owned by Colette Tuite - Congratulations

Photo: Ian Newsham


Results


DCC Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW - Mrs T & Miss G & Mrs Gisby & Pike
RDCC Sh Ch/ir Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause For Glenavna JW - Mrs C Mclarnon
BCC Copper's Prima Bubblerina [atc Al00248swe] - Mrs L & Ms C Muir &ostman
RBCC Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW Shcm - Mr G & Mrs Cstevenson
BOB Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW - Mrs T & Miss G & Mrs Gisby & Pike
BP Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet Imp Bel - Miss C M H Tuite

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 1 Absentees. 0

1. Shch/multi/int Ch Sumaric Shadow Of Mr Jingles - Mrs D, Mr J N & Mr & Mrs A Milligan-bott, Bott & Lauwers

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 7 Absentees. 2

1. Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine - Mr & Mrs A P & E Cgratton
2. Cordarragh Upper Class - Ms M J E & Mr R Anthony & Stuart
3. Trawricka Latin Lover At Alanea Naf Taf - Mrs A Tattersall
Res. Brackenfield Albertine - Mrs S A Shepherd
VHC. Tredura Nevarda Knight - Miss J M Childs

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 11 Absentees. 3

1. Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet Imp Bel - Miss C M H Tuite
2. Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine - Mr & Mrs A P & E Cgratton
3. Cordarragh Upper Class - Ms M J E & Mr R Anthony & Stuart
Res. Bardonhill Bertie Bott By Bridgella - Mrs & Mrs D Bridgwater
VHC. Atron Limited Design At Lymish - Mrs A & Miss S Wood & Kurring

Junior - Dog

Entries. 9 Absentees. 1

1. Aoibheannes Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan - Mr J & Mrs S Cuddy
2. Lynwood Lark In The Dark - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Suteresett Mr Cool - Mrs T & Miss G Gisby
Res. Tredura Clandestine Affair - Miss J M Childs
VHC. Cordarragh Solitaire - Ms M J E & Mr R Anthony & Stuart

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 14 Absentees. 4

1. Thendara Pot Noodle JW - Mrs D & Mr J Milligan-bott & Bott
2. Grayrigge Benedict JW - Mrs P M & Mrs A Pollard/cook
3. Brabrook Flash Harry At Montgreenan - Mr & Mrs J &l Richardson
Res. Suteresett Mr Cool - Mrs T & Miss G Gisby
VHC. Gwendariff Pellegrino - Mrs S Cole

Novice - Dog

Entries. 7 Absentees. 2

1. Lynwood Lark In The Dark - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
2. Lynwood What A Lark At Caervista - Miss T M & Mr N J Vincent &spencer
3. Jonola Spirit Of Adventure - Miss S Ebb
Res. Delsanto Snow Storm - Mr S & Mrs J L Nicholls
VHC. Penwyn Red Admiral - Mr I & Mrs P A Pallister

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 14 Absentees. 2

1. Bardonhill Gamblin Willie JW - Mrs M Bott
2. Anlory The Living Daylights Over Juleset JW - Miss J Greenan
3. Wickenberry Sirius - Mesdames L & S Armstrong-rodgers & Cooper
Res. Thendara Joe Le Taxi For Stourford JW - Mr W & Mrs A Needs
VHC. Henaleas Uptown Flirt At Bramstorm JW - Mr & Mrs D Oliver

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 23 Absentees. 4

1. Suteresett Royal Ripple With Balbriggan - Mr J & Mrs S Cuddy
2. Embers Red Hot Chillipepper Of Quensha ((imp) Swe - Mr Rp & Mr Ac Bott & Allen
3. Balintyne Foreign Intrigue At Delsanto JW - Mrs C A Sheldon
Res. Polmennor Funtime - Miss J Peters
VHC. Corriebran Diagem - Mr T R & Mrs G J Griffin

Mid Limit - Dog

Entries. 13 Absentees. 1

1. Anlory Bonarda JW - Mr N & Miss J Naylor & Morrison
2. Deaconara Danse De Bleu Avec Dotcomsetter JW - Mr M S & Mrs W Lewis
3. Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JWsh Cm - Mr & Mrs A P & Gratton
Res. Riverbrue Zeus J W - Mrs M L Stubbs
VHC. Copper's Champagne On Ice At Aoibheanne ((imp) Swe JW - Miss Es Ciechonska

Limit - Dog

Entries. 13 Absentees. 2

1. Sametsuz On Cue Alolfran Shcm - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
2. Bardonhill Storm Moon - Mrs M Bott
3. Jubliana Murphy Midnight Star Shcm - Mr I G & Mrs A J Harvey
Res. Covarney Mocha Meets Stourford - Mr W & Mrs A Needs
VHC. Avacet Snowdrift - Mrs P A Hogarth

Open - Dog

Entries. 11 Absentees. 4

1. Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW - Mrs T & Miss G & Mrs Gisby & Pike
2. Sh Ch/ir Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause For Glenavna JW - Mrs C Mclarnon
3. Sh Ch Erinade Starwars JW - Miss W Holehan
Res. Sh Ch Shenanagin Scholar With Braidmount JW - Ms M & Mr W Hunter Brown
VHC. Ch Riqitta Authentic - Miss T Gardner

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog

Entries. 3 Absentees. 0

1. Bridgella's Northern Lights - Mr & Mrs B Withey

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 10 Absentees. 3
1. Braidmount Georgie Girl Shcm - Ms K P Vallance
2. Highclare Catchfly - Mrs J Barnes
3. Balintyne Homeward Bound - Mrs G Barker-bell
Res. Satlas Bleau Eyes - Mr & Mrs Fox
VHC. Lynwood Strands Of Silk At Sandstream JW Shcm - Miss S Waterton

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 6 Absentees. 1

1. Balintyne Follow That Girl - Mr & Mrs Blomme-lefebvre
2. Danaway Love Song For Corriebran - Mr T R & Mrs G J Griffin
3. Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha - Mr R P, Mr A C & Mrs A H Bott, Allen & Morgan
Res. Kerryfair Spring Moon - Mrs S & Miss K Chorley-newton & Chorley
VHC. Gwendariff I'm On Show - Mrs G Hyslop

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 3

1. Bardonhill Hetty Bayliss Among Margretwoods - Mrs J Wilkins
2. Brabrook Boomshakalaka - Mr A J & Mrs B A Drinkwater
3. Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
Res. Lanstara Cupid's Boogie - Mrs V Blackshaw
VHC. Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deneil - Mrs J Walters

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 4

1. Lynwood Happy As A Lark - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
2. Strathmead Penny Whistle - Mrs J Frampton
3. Melmara Minervois - Mr M L C Russell
Res. Forfarian Coz She's Worth It - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
VHC. Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW - Mrs J A & Mr Pj Humphreys

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 15 Absentees. 3

1. Delsanto Snow Crystal At Chugerra - Mrs D E Mcdonald
2. Grayrigge Beatrice JW - Mrs P M Pollard
3. Caskeys Delphine JW - Mr, Mrs & Miss Heron
Res. Brabrook She's All Style - Mr A J & Mrs B A Drinkwater
VHC. Forfarian Coz She's Worth It - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock

Novice - Bitch

Entries. 16 Absentees. 4

1. Astley View Summer Fox - Mrs S A Mutch
2. Lynwood Happy As A Lark - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Follidown Meadow Rue - Mrs G M Townsend
Res. Bardonhill Hetty Bayliss Among Margretwoods - Mrs J Wilkins
VHC. Strathmead Penny Whistle - Mrs J Frampton

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 22 Absentees. 3

1. Anlory Carinena JW - Mr N & Miss J Naylor & Morrison
2. Grayrigge Rosalind JW - Mrs P M Pollard
3. Tatterslee Athena - Ms J Reed
Res. Shenanagin Softly Softly - Mr J A Watt
VHC. Astley View Summer Fox - Mrs S A Mutch

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 22 Absentees. 2

1. Millcroft Papermoon Makes Tatsbro - Mrs O M Henson
2. Riverbrue Enyo At Jubliana - Mr I G & Mrs A J Harvey
3. Fernstart Lovesong - Miss R Box
Res. Romarne Savannah JW - Mrs L Muir
VHC. Deaconara Blue Sonata - Mr R D & Mrs P R Morgan

Mid Limit - Bitch

Entries. 11 Absentees. 4

1. Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Shcm - Miss S Waterton
2. Balintyne Luck Be A Lady JW - Mrs G Barker-bell
3. Lotushill Misdemeanor - Mrs C Borthwick
Res. Lochfrae Affinity - Mrs M B Davie
VHC. Glenavna Sittin Pretty At Northamber - Mr & Mrs B F & E Hinslea

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 14 Absentees. 7

1. Copper's Prima Bubblerina [atc Al00248swe] - Mrs L & Ms C Muir & Ostman
2. Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW Shcm - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
3. Reddins Nadine Of Stylersetts - Mr K & Mrs L R Macaulay
Res. Tatterslee Bon Affectueux Avec Montgreenan - Mr & Mrs J &l Richardson
VHC. Reddins Esther Of Blaysdell - Mr A L & Mrs S A Gardiner

Open - Bitch

Entries. 10 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch Northamber Causin A Riot JW - Mr & Mrs B F & E Hinslea
2. Sh Ch Amberwave Freckles JW - Mr & Mrs J P Powis
3. Brabrook Fantasy Believer With Riverbrue - Mr B A & Miss N T Ecrocker & Hammick
Res. Sh Ch Anlory Carmenere JW - Mr N & Miss J Naylor & Morrison
VHC. Glennara Lehana JW Shcm - Mrs K A Hall

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch

Entries. 2 Absentees. 1

1. Lotushill Misdemeanor - Mrs C Borthwick