Critique - Judge: Mr Steve Richardson

I would like thank Bournemouth committee for giving me the opportunity to judge at this level for the first time, and thank all the exhibitors for giving me such a wonderful entry; I really enjoyed judging our beautiful breed. Overall presentation and handling skills, are at a very high level, The Main things I was looking for in the breed was Quality, Type, Soundness and a Dog/ Bitch that was Racy, and fit for function. I have to say I was thrilled with my Line ups in both sexes. PG, and Limit, in both sexes were outstanding in quality. In the past there have been some criticism that the dogs were a long way behind the bitches in quality, but in my opinion there were a number of up and coming dogs that I judged today that had great promise and quality and I think they will be troubling the best for top honours. A couple of things concern me in the breed, some Bitches are for me, far to fine in body and head, feminine does not mean as fine as possible, I would have some doubt whether some of the exhibits could do a days work on a freezing and wet day in the middle of winter, also hind movement in both sexes was poor in a number of exhibits with very weak hocks and muscle tone which caused very loose and weak movement.

Dogs


Veteran

1- Milligan-Bott & Bott, & Lauwers Sh Ch Multi Int Ch Sumaric Shadow Of Mr Jingles. A dog that has a lovely shaped head, with affectionate expression, a clean neck well correct shoulders, his chest is deep and topline gently sloping. His hindquarters are well muscelled with good bend of stifle. In good coat and moved steadily. A worthy Champion in great condition.

Minor Puppy  

1 Tattersall Trawricka Latin Lover At Alanea a well made puppy with a nice head and good eye shape and colour, he has a straight front with good bone. Nice neck and good topline, well bodied and correct weight in hard condition. When moving I would have liked to have seen his hind movement a little tighter, but hopefully this will tighten with age.

Puppy

1 Paterson Summergate Double Jepardy At Bluestack when viewed from the side this puppy has a very balanced outline with good neck & shoulders, lovely topline and deep chest and good spring of rib. Good head and eye. Good hind angulation in very good condition. Little naughty on the move but his movement was sound
2 Tuite Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet(Imp)
Another nice puppy, lovely head and dark eye, low set ears. Good body and spring of rib, correct shoulders, nice bend of stifle, lovely coat colour moved well. For me winner just looked a little more balanced when standing, but very close.
3  Grattons Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine. 

Junior  Only 3 dogs, but three very good youngsters very close between all three.

1 Cuddy Aoibheanne Quite Rebel By Balbriggan good head shape with correct length of muzzle and low set ears, beautiful neck and shoulder, flowing into a lovely topline, deep chest and good coat, superb overall balance, needs a little more muscle on 2nd thigh, moved well, very promising.
2Mugfords Lynwood Lark In The Dark  nice head with low set ears, beautiful front and feet, nice neck, good shoulders lovely coat colour correct topline. Steady on the move. 
3 Gisby Suteresett Mr Cool.

Yearling  good class.

1.Richardson  Kirkavagh Hernando, what a super dog, a future that is going to be paved in gold I am sure. Most Beautiful head and expression, lovely length of neck, straight front, good bone. Super shoulders and deep chest, lovely bend of stifle. In great coat and condition, moved very well. His owner and Breeder should be very proud of him, considered for top honours but felt in the line up was not quite ready to take the top spot.
2  Cuddys Aoibheanne Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan.
3  Vatcher  & Jones  Gwendariff Viva Las Vagas. 

Novice

1 Mugfords Lynwood Lark In The Dark 
2 Grattons Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine nice shape puppy, but needs time. Has a good eye shape and nice ear placement. Correct front and bone, nice body and topline, coat in very good condition good angulation on hind legs, moved well.
3 Nicholls Delsanto Snowstorm.

Undergraduate

1 Mugfords  Lynwood Lark In The Dark.
2 Randle   Rionore Fire N, Ice a very solid boy with straight front, and very good bone. He has good oval shape to the skull, correct eye shape, and a low set ear, his chest is deep and topline gently sloping, good rear angulation and well coated. In the class he gave his handler a very hard time, and well done to the handler for getting him through the class.
3 Cox Kedalita Apollo.

Graduate

1 Oliver Henaleas Uptown Flirt At Bramstorm  lovely head, straight front well boned. His profile from the side is very striking, good neck shoulders deep chest and lovely colour to the coat. Good rear angulation and correct tail set. Movement was steady. For me personally I would have liked more overall length in the body, but a nice dog.
2  Cardwell  Kirkavagh The Wizard when first stood I thought this dog would be my winner, I liked him very much, he is very striking in profile, good head shape strong correct front well laid shoulders, good deep chest , and correct topline, in good coat and condition. But today he did not move as  positively as one, which was the deciding factor.
3rd Milligan-Bott, Thendara Pot Noodle.

Post Graduate Super class of lovely dogs.

1 Gratton  Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Sh. CM. Really loved this dog, has a lovely head, nice eye and lovely low set ears. Standing he is so balanced with a beautiful outline well bodied, good shoulders well muscled rear quarters. His coat and condition is top draw and he moved very well. Considered for top Honours.
2 Tully’s Highclare Knights Tail, another cracking dog his outline and balance is outstanding. There is nothing over done on him, side on his head is in total proportion he has a beautiful neck and shoulder. Correct chest depth and well bent stifles, move with drive. He was presented and handled as good as any on the day. But for me I preferred ones head and expression.
3rd Cuddys  Suteresett Royal Ripple With Balbriggan.

Limit

The best class of the day, a privilege to judge this quality class I needed 10 cards with three firsts. So many lovely dogs had to go cardless.

1 Pullen & Atkin Harvancourt Harlem At Jacingail beautiful dog with a lovely head totally balanced in proportion, correct eye shape and melting eyes with that typical Irish expression. His body is again so balanced and striking no exaggeration. Great length in neck but not to long, good layback of shoulder, His chest is deep and his bone strong. He is so racey in profile with beautiful topline.He has wide powerful quarters and  good bend of stifle, coat colour and condition is excellent. Moved with soundness drive and purpose. A well deserved CC & RBOB winner.
2  Harvey  Jubliana Murphy Midnight Star Sh. CM a larger dog than 1 but again so balanced lovely head shape, beautiful eyes, correct muzzle, straight in front, good bone. He has good feet, deep chest and good spring of rib again a beautiful topline and correct tail set. Well balanced hind quarters and strong hocks. Moved very well. His coat condition and presentation is as good as any today. So close between 1&2 just preferred the expression of 1. I think that the first three in this class will have a good chance to  make up to Sh Ch.
3 Hogarth Avacet Snow Drift.

Open

1  Gardner Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic as soon as this dog stands up you just know you are looking at Quality, for me he typifies everything you look for in a Irish Setter. He is racy, classic in shape and balance, for me perfect in size, He owns a beautiful head and a nice dark brown eye. His front and shoulders excellent, so correct in length of neck and topline, and chest deep, strong quarters, and hocks. He moves how a setter should free flowing with true action. RCC. He is a worthy Sh Ch, so close for the CC but the Limit winners expression just clinched it on the day. My only criticism of the CC& RCC winners is that I don’t own them. 2nd Edden  & Crocker  Sh Ch Meadway Morrisey, another lovely dog correct head and skull shape dark eye, standing on a good front. Like the winner he also has a beautiful neck and shoulders, good  topline and tail set, again very striking on the stack and good positive movement, beautifully turned out and handled. For me I preferred the overall size of 1 and depth of chest he had compared to the 2nd, but a very close decision.
3rd Gisby, Gisby,& Pike  Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW

 

Bitches

Veteran

1 Waterton  Lynwood Strands Of Silk At Sandstream JW Sh.CM  a lady that is over ten years old and still keeps a very nice shape. Lovely head and dark eye, good neck and flowing topline, good angulation on hind legs, well bodied and coat in good condition, moved steady BV.
 2  Graydons Wyldfire Ceire Of Eringold  in good hard condition, nice head and eye, good spring of rib well bodied, correct at the stifles and well muscled hind quarter’s movement sound.
3rd Middletons Derrydore Ruby Dream At Trebeurden.

Minor Puppy  

1 Blomme & Lefebvre Balintyne Follow That Girl very nice shaped baby. Feminine head with lovely eye shape and colour. Good neck and shoulder, she has a flowing topline and good tail set, She is well bodied and has nice quarters. Moved steady for a baby, very promising.

Puppy

1  Bott & Allen & Morgan Bardonhill Please Don’t Tease Quensha quality puppy,  lovely  head and skull shape, viewed from the side she is very eye catching, her neck is of good length very nice sloping topline, good shoulders, and a deep chest, good ribs and well covered, good strong quarters, her coat is a good colour and in very good condition, I would like to see a bit more bend in stifle as she matures. Her movement was so sound and steady, and was very noticeable how her handler gave his puppy time to get into her stride BP and GPG4 well done.
2 Stevenson Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley another really promising girl, I who I liked very much, like 1 she has very nice head and eye, straight in front, beautiful neck and flowing topline, correct body for age, and gorgeous coat colour very striking and balanced outline and moved well, another I feel who will do well in the ring.
3  Clifford Bardonhill Rits Skeeter At Coppersheen.

Junior

1 Evans Neathamill Nerissa a bitch that I have never seen before and I loved her, she is gorgeous in head, melting expression, straight front, tight feet, side on she is so balanced, racy and feminine, beautiful, neck, good shoulders, super body superb bend of stifle, strong in hock, lovely coat and condition, flowing movement, she is for me what I look for in a bitch, not quite ready for CC other wise  she would have really pushed for top honours.
2 Humphreys Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW, nice bitch, lovely head, with affectionate expression, good length of upper arm and lay back of shoulder, nice length to body and well turned stifle, and correct in hock. Good coat and colour. Very naughty on the move, but correct when she decides to behave herself,
3 Lippetts Neathamill Isabella At Clonageera.

Yearling

1 Gargrave & King Kirkavagh Ximena  pretty head and correct eye shape, lovely domed skull, nice  neck into correct topline and tail set. She has a good body and is in very hard condition, lovely coat texture and well bent stifle, movement sound.
2  Rorke Zakhan My Lady Zanna, good head, and eye, nice neck, good deep chest well bodied, very well muscled hindquarters and strong hock Lovely coat colour and condition, movement steady.
3 Allum Macarica Street Dancer.

Novice

1  Evans Neathamill Nerissa,
2 Bott& Allen & Morgan Bardonhill Please Don’t Tease Quensha,
3 Mugford Lynwood Happy As A Lark.

Undergraduate

1 Mugford  Lynwood Happy As A Lark this bitch was 4th in very strong junior class, sweet head and nice eye, nice ear set, good neck and topline well balanced when standing good rib and well bent stifle, her coat is of good colour and condition.
2  Partridge  Brabrook Starstruck of Kerrydown correct head shape and eye, nice neck and shoulder, deep chest and well bodied,   not as good in topline as winner, moved well.
3 Curtis  Caskeys Devine With Wyldfire.

Graduate

1 Naylor & Morrison  Anlory Carinena feminine in head, good neck and elegant when standing, lovely topline, good shoulders well covered body and lovely bend of stifle, I would have preferred a little more depth in chest, but she is in very good condition and her movement was excellent with drive, a very nice bitch.
2 King  Kirkavagh Windmill Girl JW very close to winner, very feminine girl, with beautiful head and eye. Lovely neck and shoulder, deep chest, correct topline and tail set, very well handled and moved well, on the day I felt her coat and overall condition was not as good as 1.
3  Pike Mr&Mrs D G Millcroft Mindy At Redclyst.

Post Graduate

1 Harvey  Riverbrue Enyo At Jubliana  a lovely class, a very racy elegant bitch. Her profile side on, is beautiful, balanced head and  ear set, gorgeous neck and topline, good shoulders, straight front on tight feet, good angulation on hind legs, she is in tip top condition and presentation was immaculate. Her movement was excellent and this combined with her balance and condition was enough for me to award with the RCC.
2  Elkins  Avacet Snowbird litter sister to the lovely dog placed 3rd in the hot LD class. Like her brother very well made bitch, beautiful head and expression and lovely eye. Good neck and topline well of for body, correct at shoulder deep chest good in loin and stifle. Beautiful coat colour. She moves very steadily and correct, but today she didn’t have the overall balance and condition of the winner.
3 Barker-Bell Balintyne Foreign Affair.

Limit

1  Evans  &  Crocker Brabrook Titanias Dream At Neathamill the most beautiful head shape so balanced with beautiful domed skull, lovely expression and eye. In profile she is beautiful, super neck and shoulder sweeping topline great depth in chest well boned, great rear angulation, no exaggeration. For me perfect in size for a bitch. Great mover and in fantastic coat and condition, CC and BOB, how lucky is this owners/handler to have two such outstanding bitches at the same time.
Waterton Kissed by An Angel At Sandstream JW Sh CM, a real surprise for me, I believe I judged this bitch in the past, and could not believe the difference, have never seen her look better. Nice head and eye, super very feminine outline, nice overall size, very nice neck and shoulder good length of upper arm super chest and rib. Great bend of stifle and in very hard condition. Moved vey well considered for the RCC.
3 Kings Kirkavagh Ebadiyla JW.

Open

1 Hall Sh Ch Glennara Lehana JW Sh. CM  a bitch that I have always admired from the side of the ring. Very much my type of bitch with nice head and eye, super neck and topline, super body shape and good stifle, lovely deep chest, moved steadily. Although handled very well I have to say that I was disappointed with her coat condition, and so was at a massive disadvantage against the Limit, Postgrad and Junior winners for the CCs.
2  Naylor& Morrison Sh Ch Anlory Carmenere JW another very nice bitch from this Kennel she has a feminine head and good  neck and is correct in shoulder. Very elegant in profile with sloping topline and good bend of stifle. Again from this kennel she moves with drive and is in very good condition and well handled. I can see why she appeals too many, but for me I would just like more of her and to see more depth all over.
3 Morgans Kerrsienna A Paige in History For Deaconara JW Sh. CM.

 

Steve Richardson


 

 

Bournemouth 11 August 2012

Judge: Mr Steve Richardson

Bardonhill Slide Show

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Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed: 
Mrs B C Evans & Mr B A Crocker: Brabrook Titanias Dream At Neathamill
Dog CC: Mr K E Pullen & Miss J Atkin  Harvancourt Harlem At Jacingail
Res Dog CC: Miss T Gardner  Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic
 Res Bitch CC: Mr A J & Mrs I G Harvey Riverbrue Enyo At Jubliana
Bet Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy  and Puppy Group 4: Mr R Bott, Mr A Allen & Mrs A Morgan Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha
 Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran: Miss S Waterton Lynwood Strands Of Silk At Sandstream JW Sh.CM


Photos kindly supplied by Steve Richardson

pdfCatalogue


Results


BEST OF BREED - EVANS, - Mrs B. C. & CROCKER - Mr B.A. Brabrook Titanias Dream At Neathamill
Dog CC - PULLEN, - Mr K E & ATKIN - Miss J Harvancourt Harlem At Jacingail
Res Dog CC - GARDNER - Miss T Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic
Bitch CC - EVANS, - Mrs B. C. & CROCKER - Mr B.A. Brabrook Titanias Dream At Neathamill
Res Bitch CC - HARVEY - Mrs A J & - Mr I G Riverbrue Enyo At Jubliana
BP - BOTT, - Mr R & ALLEN, - Mr A & MORGAN - Mrs A Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha
BV - WATERTON - Miss S Lynwood Strands Of Silk At Sandstream JW Sh.CM

VD

Entries. 1 Absentees. 0

1. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT, - Mr & - Mrs D & LAUWERS - Mr & M Sh Ch Multi Int Ch Sumaric Shadow Of - Mr Jingles

MPD

Entries. 1 Absentees. 0

1. TATTERSALL - Mrs A Trawricka Latin Lover At Alanea

PD

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. PATERSON - Mr N. & - Mrs Summergate Double Jepardy At Bluestack
2. TUITE - Miss C M H Riverwood Kazatchok With Porschet Entries. Imp)
3. GRATTON - Mr & - Mrs A Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine
Res. RORKE - Mrs J C Zakhan On The Grid

JD

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. CUDDY - Mr & - Mrs J V Aoibheanne Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan
2. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Lark In The Dark
3. GISBY, - Mrs T & GISBY - Miss G Suteresett - Mr Cool

YD

Entries. 8 Absentees. 0

1. RICHARDSON - Mrs L A Kirkavagh Hernando
2. CUDDY - Mr & - Mrs J V Aoibheanne Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan
3. VATCHER, - Mr I & JONES - Mr S Gwendariff Viva Las Vegas JW
Res. LUCAS - Mrs P & - Mr P Kerryfair Gets Lucky Over Amberlight JW
VHC- GISBY, - Mrs T & GISBY - Miss G Suteresett - Mr Cool

ND

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Lark In The Dark
2. GRATTON - Mr & - Mrs A Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine
3. NICHOLLS - Mr S & - Mrs J Delsanto Snowstorm
Res. COX - Mr G & - Mrs S Kedalita Apollo

UGD

Entries. 3 Absentees. 0

1. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Lark In The Dark
2. RANDLE - Ms S J Rionore Fire N'ice
3. COX - Mr G & - Mrs S Kedalita Apollo

GD

Entries. 8 Absentees. 0

1. OLIVER - Mr & - Mrs D Henaleas Uptown Flirt At Bramstorm JW
2. CARDWELL - Mrs D B Kirkavagh The Wizard JW
3. MILLIGAN-BOTT, - Mrs D & BOTT - Mr J Thendara Pot Noodle JW
Res. WILLIAMS - Mr S & - Mrs M Kirkavagh Wayward LadVHC- CORLESS - Mrs S. S. Bardonhill Swift Eagle

PGD

Entries. 14 Absentees. 1

1. GRATTON - Mr & - Mrs A Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Sh.CM
2. TULLY - Miss G Highclare Knights Tail
3. CUDDY - Mr & - Mrs J V Suteresett Royal Ripple With Balbriggan
Res. GARDNER - Miss T Mayfred - Mr Moondance JW
VHC- BARKER-BELL - Mrs G Balintyne The Continental JW

LD

Entries. 17 Absentees. 1

1. PULLEN, - Mr K E & ATKIN - Miss J Harvancourt Harlem At Jacingail
2. HARVEY - Mrs A J & - Mr I G Jubliana Murphy Midnight Star Sh.CM
3. HOGARTH - Mrs P Avacet Snow Drift
Res. RICHARDSON - Mrs L A Kirkavagh Intermezzo
VHC- GLITHERO, - Mr P R & - Mrs S & PHILO - Ms S R Coppershell Cazanovah JW Sh.CM

OD

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. GARDNER - Miss T Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic
2. EDDEN, - Mrs J & CROCKER - Mr B A Sh Ch Meadway Morrisey
3. GISBY, - Mrs T & GISBY, - Miss G & PIKE - Mrs R Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW
Res. RORKE - Mrs J C Cataluna Pole Position

VB

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. WATERTON - Miss S Lynwood Strands Of Silk At Sandstream JW Sh.CM
2. GRAYDON - Ms A M Wyldfire Ceire Of Eringold
3. MIDDLETON - Mrs C Derrydore Ruby Dream At Trebeurden

MPB

Entries. 1 Absentees. 0

1. BLOMME, - Mr R & LEFEBVRE - Mrs C Balintyne Follow That Girl

PB

Entries. 6 Absentees. 1

1. BOTT, - Mr R & ALLEN, - Mr A & MORGAN - Mrs A Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha
2. STEVENSON - Mr & - Mrs G Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley
3. CLIFFORD - Mrs S M & - Mr R M Bardonhill Rita Skeeter At Coppersheen
Res. TUITE - Mrs M E P Rua Precious Jewel
VHC- PINE - Mrs G H Zakhan's Zippy At Seowns

JB

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. EVANS - Mrs B C Neathamill Nerissa
2. HUMPHREYS - Mrs J A & - Mr P J Suteresett - Miss Curious About Henaleas JW
3. LIPPETT - Mrs J. R. & - Mr J Neathamill Isabella At Clonageera
Res. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Happy As A Lark
VHC- ROBINSON - Mrs J I McConkeys What Katy Did

YB

Entries. 5 Absentees. 0

1. GARGRAVE, - Mrs S P & KING - Mr S C & - Mrs L M Kirkavagh Ximena
2. RORKE - Mrs J C Zakhan My Lady Zanna
3. ALLUM - Mrs R J Macarica Street Dancer
Res. CURTIS - Mrs F J Caskeys Divine With Wyldfire
VHC- HART - Mr G J & - Mrs G A Gilliegrae Cuanna Ariadne

NB

Entries. 9 Absentees. 0

1. EVANS - Mrs B C Neathamill Nerissa
2. BOTT, - Mr R & ALLEN, - Mr A & MORGAN - Mrs A Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha
3. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Happy As A Lark
Res. PINE - Mrs G H Zakhan's Zippy At Seowns
VHC- CORLESS - Mrs S. S. Lynwood Just For Larks

UGB

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Happy As A Lark
2. PARTRIDGE - Mrs G R Brabrook Starstruck Of Kerrydown
3. CURTIS - Mrs F J Caskeys Divine With Wyldfire

GB

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. NAYLOR, - Mr N & MORRISON - Miss J Anlory Carinena JW
2. KING - Mr S C & - Mrs L M Kirkavagh Windmill Girl JW
3. PIKE - Mr & - Mrs D G Millcroft Mindy At Redclyst
Res. GARDINER - Mr A L & - Mrs S A Blaysdell - Miss Nuala
VHC- TAPPER - Mr D & - Mrs L Kedalita Butterfly Maiden

PGB

Entries. 12 Absentees. 3

1. HARVEY - Mrs A J & - Mr I G Riverbrue Enyo At Jubliana
2. ELKINS - Mrs M A Avacet Snowbird
3. BARKER-BELL - Mrs G Balintyne Foreign Affair
Res. WELLER - Mr & - Mrs L W Suteresett Wispa At Juldeane JW Sh.CM
VHC- MORGAN - Mr R D & - Mrs P R Deaconara Blue Sonata

LB

Entries. 14 Absentees. 3

1. EVANS, - Mrs B. C. & CROCKER - Mr B.A. Brabrook Titanias Dream At Neathamill
2. WATERTON - Miss S Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Sh.CM
3. KING - Mr S C & - Mrs L M Kirkavagh Ebadiyla JW
Res. FAUVRELLE - Mr B D J & - Mrs L J Hunnicote Bracken Sweetie
VHC- STEVENSON - Mr & - Mrs G Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW Sh.CM

OB

Entries. 5 Absentees. 0

1. HALL - Mrs K A Sh Ch Glennara Lehana JW Sh.CM
2. NAYLOR, - Mr N & MORRISON - Miss J Sh Ch Anlory Carmenere JW
3. MORGAN - Mr R D & - Mrs P R Kerrsienna A Paige In History For Deaconara JW Sh.
Res. BLOMME, - Mr R & LEFEBVRE - Mrs C Dutch Sh Ch Balintyne A Kiss For Luck
VHC- GARDINER - Mr A L & - Mrs S A Reddins Esther Of Blaysdell