Critique - Judge: Mrs C. Morgan

My grateful thanks to the ladies of the committee for inviting me and to my very able stewards Alf and Carol Wood for running my ring so efficiently.

I had been looking forward to this appointment so very much and was not disappointed on the day both in quantity and depth of quality. I was spoiled for choice in so many classes and some very good dogs and bitches went home cardless. My only concern was the thinness of some otherwise very nicely made exhibits. I am always eternally grateful to the exhibitors for spending their hard earned cash on my opinion; you all took the best dog home.

Veteran - Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

Whilst I love to see them I find it so hard to judge these grand old chaps who give their all and have served the breed so well. All four are so well made with bone, substance, forechest and depth.

1st Cohen’s Caispern Vilette With Shushana JW Sh CM. One I have previously given a ticket to and I still love him. He has the substance, outline, topline and quarters that I look for as well as the most gorgeous head. His movement is superb and he holds his topline so well. He is in full gleaming coat and handled to perfection.

2nd Ashley-Turner’s Baibreeze Fred Astaire Sh CM. From a smaller mould he has a good spring of rib, excellent forehand and return of upper arm.

3rd Carter’s Kerrimere Just Rumours

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

This was a good class with some very good puppies but being the age they are some were at a gangly stage and too long in hock making them weak in hind movement. This will change as they grow into themselves.

1st Loughlin’s Rohanmor It's All About Alfie. Just my type! Straight, glossy coat, balanced outline, clean over neck and shoulders, terrific lay back of shoulder and length and return of upper arm. He is impressive on the stack but when he moves he really comes alive. He powers round the ring with such reach and drive covering the ground on a long, easy stride. BPD and BPIB.

2nd Rorke’s Zakhan's Leading Man. Great bone and substance on this baby. He is of good type and in profile reminds me of some of the old Hartsbourne dogs.

3rd Cooper’s Rowdenhill Jack Daniels

Puppy - Dog

Entries: 14 Absentees: 2

1st R. It's All About Alfie

2nd Heron’s Caskeys Maestro. Very nice type with a good forehand and fabulous hindquarters. No surprise then that when going away his movement is outstanding. His head is well chiselled with a very kind eye and he has a lovely arched neck that fits cleanly into his shoulders. Unlucky to meet the winner.

3rd Partridge’s Kerrydown Night Hawk

Junior - Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

It was a close call between the first two; they both have a lot going for them.

1st Hogarth’s Redclyst Flash. Great sinewy bone on this youngster and lovely neat feet. He has deep well laid shoulders, good forechest and well muscled quarters. He holds his strong, gently sloping topline on the move and is well let down behind. He moves well but I would like to see him carry his tail a bit lower.

2nd Powis’Amberwave Fantabulous. A lovely type and much the same comments apply. His outline is classic with a beautiful crest to his neck. His tail is well set on and used to advantage as he goes effortlessly round the ring. Heads are subjective but in the end I preferred the head and slightly better muscled quarters of the winner.

3rd Wigfull & Hartley’s Anlory Gamekeeper

Yearling - Dog

Entries: 13 Absentees: 2

1st Holley’s Wynjill Well I Am JW. This young lad has the loveliest head; beautifully oval in skull, raised brows, kind expression and low set ears. He has plenty of bone and substance; ribs carried well back, muscular loin and strong, powerful quarters. His rich chestnut coat is in fabulous order and he is the size I like. He is of such quality that I gave him serious consideration for top honours. I like him very much indeed.

2nd Edwards’Gwendariff The Pink Panther. A rangier dog with a fabulous outline he excels in forehand has a firm topline and good tailset. His neck fits cleanly into his shoulders but he does not have the strength in neck of the winner. He moves easily with a good tail action.

3rd Hogarth’s Redclyst Flash

Graduate - Dog

Entries: 13 Absentees: 0

1st Rutherford’s Clonageera Kinross Love Barolo. He is classic in outline with the gently sloping topline and strength in loin and hindquarters that I love to see; he is clearly built for speed and retains substance. His tail set is excellent and he excels over the croup. Hindlegs are long and muscular and his short, strong hocks are well used as he drives round the ring.

2nd  Rose-Hay & Argard’s Applegrove Wallander With Cataluna (Swe Imp). A less mature boy with a lovely head set on a strong neck. He carries his head well on the move, essential for sniffing the air and moves with verve. He has excellent muscle tone.

3rd Drinkwater & Watts’ Brabrook Danny Boy

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries: 20 Absentees: 3

I was disappointed in the lack of body in some of the dogs in this class and for this they paid the price.

1st Stockton’s Gwendariff Dr Pepper At Kespas. Super type. A dog of style and substance he stands over plenty of ground on strong legs and feet. He has depth in body, ample spring of rib, is well ribbed up and strong in loin. His head and expression are just lovely and his rich chestnut coat is typical of the standard and very well presented. His movement is fluid and positive with a lively tail action.

2nd Luto’s Rappatty Excalibur JW. He is a darker coated dog with a balanced head, lovely eye shape, deep shoulders and strong topline. He moves easily but does not have the scope of 1.

3rd Cole’s Gwendariff Pellegrino

Limit - Dog

Entries: 21 Absentees: 1

1st Bott & Allen’s Ember Red Hot Chillipepper Of Quensha (Imp Swe). Presents a classic outline with flowing lines and strength throughout. His handsome, well balanced head with its kind eye fits cleanly onto his beautifully arched neck which in turn is set cleanly into his deep, well laid shoulders. He has the depth of brisket, pronounced pro-sternum and spring of rib to give him the heart and lung room that a tremendously active dog needs to fulfil his purpose. Coupled with his strength in hindquarters this gives him the ability to move effortlessly and cover a lot of ground with ease. His size and type appeal to me and I was delighted to award him the Res CC.

2nd Stubbs’Riverbrue Zeus JW. Another of very good type. He has a very handsome head, low set ears, clean back skull and strength in neck. His well laid shoulders and return of upper arm are matched by his wide and powerful quarters. He moves very well but could not match the pizzazz of the winner.

3rd Armstrong-Rodgers & Cooper’s Wickenberry Sirius

Open - Dog

Entries: 10 Absentees: 0.

What a class! It was a pleasure and an honour to judge. The first 5 are all very worth champions.

1st Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW. What a superb specimen of the breed. This dog has it all; quality, style, substance, refinement and total balance. When posed he commands attention with his racy, flowing lines displaying the gently sloping topline that sets the Irish apart from the rest of the setter family. His balance is apparent as he stands most comfortably on sinewy and well boned legs to show off his outstanding breed type. His head is divine with its square finished muzzle, classically chiselled cheeks and beautifully raised brows under which his perfectly shaped eyes have the softest and kindest expression. His strong neck flows into well laid shoulders and his depth and spring of rib give him plenty of heart and lung room. His well muscled loins add to his strength of body and his hindquarters are wide and powerful with a well developed flare over his hips. When he moves his construction is evident in his forward reach, drive and precise footfall; he shows a clean pair of heels when going away. His presentation is faultless and his clearly affectionate nature and love for his handler is apparent as he shows his socks off for her. CC & BOB he put in a stunning performance to make the shortlist in the group.

2nd Edwards’Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW. I love this dog’s head and now, as he approaches seven, it is enhanced by a slight sprinkling of grey. He is stunning in outline, refined in looks and very well balanced. Presented to perfection and very well handled he moves round the ring on a long and easy stride.

3rd Crosswell’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Mr Noticeme JW

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Heppell’s Deevonville Santana. VHC in Graduate. Strong outline, nicely chiselled head, in good coat he moves well. 2nd A. Gamekeeper. 3rd in Junior he has a balanced outline but I would prefer him to carry more weight.

Veteran - Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1st Griffin’s Corriebran Pure Gem. A pretty girl who presents a good topline. She has ample turn of stifle and a good tail set.

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 12 Absentees: 1

Just as many of the minor puppy dogs need to grow into their hocks these pretty babies need to grow into their fronts as many were throwing them all over the place. Time will correct this but I must judge them as I see them on the day.

1st Taylor’s Danaway Goody Two Shoes. She is very well balanced and has good movement to boot. She flows from her pretty head to her well set on tail.

2nd Price’s Severnvale She's Got Class. I really liked this one but she was overly exuberant on the move and tended to throw her front all over the place. She displays raciness with substance, has an excellent front, neat feet and good wide quarters. 3rd Andrews’ Zakhan's Scarlett Ribbons

Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 13 Absentees: 2

1st Murphy’s Clannrua Teelin. Being still a minor puppy she was giving away a lot in maturity but I found her quite exquisite. She has a beautiful head, is refined in neck and shoulder, and has excellent return of upper arm, big, wide quarters and neat feet. Sympathetically handled. BPB.

2nd Drinkwater’s Brabrook Bippity Boppity. A stronger puppy all through and stronger in head but it is beautifully chiselled. She has ample forehand, spring of rib and has strength behind but today she was just a touch unsettled on the move. 3rd Prangle’s Heathclare Que Sera Sera

Junior - Bitch

Entries: 8 Absentees: 0

This was another very good class headed by three lovely examples of the breed. They could all change places on another day.

1st Rose-Hay’s Carrue Shower Of Rain At Cataluna. She is at the top end of junior and although I preferred the topline of 2 this girl had the edge on movement. She is so very well balanced with a strong neck set into clean shoulders. Her ribs are deep and carried well back with plenty of heart and lung room. When posed her topline tends towards level but she carries it well on the move. Her movement is flowing with plenty of reach and drive.

2nd Catling’s Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri. I really like this 14 mth old who was giving away quite a lot in age to the winner. She is out of a bigger mould but she is full of quality and has great style. Her eye shape is classic and she has that wonderful glint of naughtiness in it. Her refinement is evident from her clean back skull through to her well developed quarters which she uses very well on the move.

3rd Powis’ Amberwave Feather

Yearling - Bitch

Entries: 17 Absentees: 4

1st Holley’s Wynjill Well Known JW. She must be very well known all ready and will certainly be so in the future. Her head and eye are simply gorgeous, her flowing outline stunning. Her movement is free and relaxed on a long stride. Just like her litter brother who won Yearling Dog I considered her for top honours.

2nd Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff The Catz Wiskers JW. This is a very eye catching bitch sadly not in her best coat today. She has a classic head carried high on her muscular neck, deep, sloping shoulders, well muscled loin and super sweep of stifle. Her movement is easy and fluid and she carries a good topline.

3rd Walker’s Gwendariff The Drama Queen Plays Wroxham

Graduate - Bitch

Entries: 16 Absentees: 1

1st Swainston’s Glenvarna Dora The Explorer JW. I love the head on this substantial bitch who presents a classic racy, outline and has elegance and style. Her shoulders are well laid back with a good return of upper arm and her ribs are carried well back giving the correct length to height ratio.She flows round the ring and has lovely tail carriage.

2nd Morley’s Deevonville Carmen Miranda Imeasc Kylenoe. On the stack this bitch does not co-operate very well with her handler but she really comes alive and shows off her many attributes on the move. She was not in such good coat as the winner but she deserved her place here by virtue of her superb movement. She has great reach and drive, her footfall is precise and she lashes her tail.

3rd Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries: 13 Absentees: 1

1st Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Jocasta JW. She has a very well balanced head, square finish to her muzzle, raised brows and gentle expression. Presenting a well balanced outline she has plenty of depth and well muscled quarters.

2nd Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley. She has a flowing, curvy outline with no corners, lumps or bumps. Her proportions are correct and she moves very well. I prefer the head of the winner.

3rd Tapper’s Kedalita Aeracura

Limit - Bitch

Entries: 14 Absentees: 3

It was a hard choice in this class and in the end it came down to movement.

1st Price’s Severnvale High Class Babe. She is quality all through with a wonderful head and low set ears. Her eye shape is correct and she has the most beautiful chiselling below. There is plenty of dog in front, sweeping stifles, a nice big bum and well developed 2nd thighs. Her movement is graceful, effortless and strong with that wonderful settery tail action. In the challenge she pulled out all the stops to take the Res CC.

2nd Harvey’s Jubliana Sorraia. She caught my eye on my first glance round the ring with her stunning profile and beautiful, flat, rich chestnut coat. Her balance is evident as she stacks so well and her movement both fore and aft and in profile is effortless and ground covering. I prefer the head of the winner.

3rd Howatson’s Riverman Royal Rosa At Vanders JW

Open - Bitch

Entries: 8 Absentees: 1

1st Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Gonna Be Special JW. Not going to be; is! She is right up my street for size, type and balance. I love everything about her; she is so elegant and racy and typifies the breed standard with her exquisitely chiselled head, raised brows, clean back skull, super front, neck and shoulders, strong middle piece and well developed quarters. She moves beautifully and I found her totally captivating. Her performance was first class and she was totally at one with her handler. She was very deserving of the CC.

2nd Loughlin’s Ir Sh Ch Discovery's Let The Heart Beat For Rohanmor(Imp Swe) Jd Jun C. This is another lovely bitch who was unlucky to meet the winner today. Refined in head with its raised brows and low set ears she has substance, quality and a lovely big bum to power her round the ring.

3rd Rose-Hay & Broadgate’s Riverman Beat The Boys

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks. Pretty little girl with a nice head and dark eye. She has a good flare over her hips and moved with verve.

Christine Morgan



West of England Ladies Kennel Society 26 April 2014

Judge: Mrs C. Morgan
Entry: 187 Dogs making 227 Entries
Congratulations to
The Dog Challenge Certificate winner, Nillson,
owned by Alec Stewart and Danielle Ritchie Smith
WELKS 639k
Sh.Ch. Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW
Bitch Challenge Certificate was awarded to
Daisy, owned by Ruth & Anne Longbottom and Diane Stewart-Ritchie

Ir.Sh.Ch. Gwendariff Gonna Be Special JW 
Res.Dog CC was awarded to Richard Bott & Anthony Allen with
 Ember Red Hot Chilipepper of Quensha
The Reserve Bitch CC was awarded to Mary Price with
Severnvale High Class Babe
All Photographs above kindly supplied by Laura Kolbach
Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Breed was Cathy Loughlin's
rohanmor alfie
Rohanmor It's All About Alfie
Photo kindly supplied by Cathy Loughlin
Best Puppy Bitch was awarded to Carmel Murphy with
Clannrua Teelin
Photo kindly supplied by Marie Quinn
Congratulations to All the Winners


DCC - Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW - Mr A & Miss D Stewart & Ritchie-smith
RDCC - Ember Red Hot Chillipepper Of Quensha ((imp) Swe - Mr R P & Mr A C Bott & Allen
BCC - Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Gonna Be Special JW - Mesdames Longbottom & Stewart-ritchie
RBCC - Severnvale High Class Babe - Mrs W M Price
BOB - Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW - Mr A & Miss D Stewart & Ritchie-smith
BP - Rohanmor It's All About Alfie - Miss C M Loughlin

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Caispern Vilette With Shushana JW Sh Cm - Mr & Mrs H A M Cohen
2. Baibreeze Fred Astaire Shcm - Ms A Ashley-turner
3. Kerrimere Just Rumours - Mr & Mrs C H Carter
Res. Caskeys Hazard - Miss D K Brown

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 7 Absentees. 1

1. Rohanmor It's All About Alfie - Miss C M Loughlin
2. Zakhan's Leading Man - Mrs J C Rorke
3. Rowdenhill Jack Daniels - Mrs C S Cooper
Res. Zakhan Red Hot - Miss W J & Mr J S King & Eccles
VHC. Redclyst Jackson - Mr D G & Mrs P A Pike

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 14 Absentees. 2

1. Rohanmor It's All About Alfie - Miss C M Loughlin
2. Caskeys Maestro - Mr & Mrs R & Miss F Heron
3. Kerrydown Night Hawk - Mrs G R Partridge
Res. Heathclare Old Glory - Miss C J & Mrs H R Prangle & Shaw-rainey
VHC. Seowns Slicknick - Mrs G Pine

Junior - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. Redclyst Flash - Mrs P A Hogarth
2. Amberwave Fantabulous - Mr & Mrs J P Powis
3. Anlory Gamekeeper (dr S D & Mr R A Wigfull & Hartley
Res. Montgreenan Love Bug - Mr J, Mrs L & Miss L H Richardson

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 13 Absentees. 2

1. Wynfill Well I Am JW - Mrs J Holley
2. Gwendariff The Pink Panther - Mrs S E Edwards
3. Redclyst Flash - Mrs P A Hogarth
Res. Brinara Independant - Mrs L Fitzmaurice
VHC. Suteresett Go The Distance To Staxyll - Mr S E & Mrs M Mitchell

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 13 Absentees. 0

1. Clonageera Kinross Love Barolo - Mrs P Rutherford
2. Applegrove Wallander With Cataluna (swe Imp - Mrs R E A & Ms L Rose-hay & Argard
3. Brabrook Danny Boy - Mrs B & P Drinkwater & Watts
Res. Brinara Independant - Mrs L Fitzmaurice
VHC. Deevonville Santana - Mrs D G Heppell

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 20 Absentees. 3

1. Gwendariff Dr Pepper At Kespas - Mr K & Mrs P Stockton
2. Rappatty Excalibur JW - Mrs P Luto Luto
3. Gwendariff Pellegrino - Mrs S Cole
Res. Cataluna Red Baron - Mrs R E A Rose-hay
VHC. Zakhan On The Grid - Mrs J C Rorke

Limit - Dog

Entries. 21 Absentees. 1

1. Ember Red Hot Chillipepper Of Quensha ((imp) Swe - Mr R P & Mr A C Bott & Allen
2. Riverbrue Zeus J W - Mrs M L Stubbs
3. Wickenberry Sirius - Mesdames L & S Armstrong-rodgers & Cooper
Res. Wynjill Farmers Boy - Mr I & Mr S Vatcher & Jones
VHC. Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Shcm - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton

Open - Dog

Entries. 10 Absentees. 0

1. Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW - Mr A & Miss D Stewart & Ritchie-smith
2. Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW - Mrs S E Edwards
3. Sh Ch Gwendariff Mr Noticeme JW - Mr C & Mrs H Crosswell
Res. Sh Ch Avacet Snowdrift - Mrs P A Hogarth
VHC. Sh Ch Harvancourt Harlem At Jacingail - Mr K & Miss J Pullen & Atkin

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog

Entries. 2 Absentees. 0

1. Deevonville Santana - Mrs D G Heppell
2. Anlory Gamekeeper (dr S D & Mr R A Wigfull & Hartley

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 3 Absentees. 2

1. Corriebran Pure Gem - Mr T R & Mrs G J Griffin

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 1

1. Danaway Goody Two Shoes - Mr A J & Mrs C S Taylor
2. Severnvale She's Got Class - Mrs W M Price
3. Zakhan's Scarlett Ribbons - Mrs A S Andrews
Res. Corranroo Crystal Falls Between Rionore - Ms S J Randle
VHC. Rohanmor Jorja On My Mind - Miss C M Loughlin

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 2

1. Clannrua Teelin - Ms C Murphy
2. Brabrook Bippity Boppity - Mr A J & Mrs B A Drinkwater
3. Heathclare Que Sera Sera - Miss Prangle
Res. Danaway Goody Two Shoes - Mr A J & Mrs C S Taylor
VHC. Severnvale She's Got Class - Mrs W M Price

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 8 Absentees. 0

1. Carrue Shower Of Rain At Cataluna - Mrs R E A Rose-hay
2. Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri - Mrs P A M Catling
3. Amberwave Feather - Mr & Mrs J P Powis
Res. Redclyst Aura - Mr D G & Mrs P A Pike
VHC. Perfectly Wicked For Danwish - Miss T Gardner

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 17 Absentees. 4

1. Wynfill Well Known JW - Mrs J Holley
2. Gwendariff The Catz Wiskers JW - Mesdames Longbottom & Stewart-ritchie
3. Gwendariff The Drama Queen Plays Wroxham - Mrs E E Walker
Res. Lowdon Fairy Footsteps - Miss V Jarvis
VHC. Wynjill Well May Be - Ms P Mackness

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 16 Absentees. 1

1. Glenvarna Dora The Explorer JW - Mr K & Mrs E Swainston
2. Deevonville Carmen Miranda Imeasc Kylenoe - Mrs W K Morley
3. Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW - Mr R P, Mr A C & Mrs A H Bott, Allen & Morgan
Res. Bardonhill Hetty Bayliss Among Margretwoods JW - Mrs J Wilkins
VHC. Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deneil - Mrs J Walters

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 1

1. Thendara Jocasta JW - Miss T & Mrs D & Mr J N Gardner Milligan-bott & Bott
2. Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
3. Kedalita Aeracura - Mr D & Mrs L K Tapper
Res. Shenanagin Stardrift At Glennara JW - Mrs K A Hall
VHC. Brabrook She's All Style - Mr A J & Mrs B A Drinkwater

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 14 Absentees. 3

1. Severnvale High Class Babe - Mrs W M Price
2. Jubliana Sorraia - Mr I G & Mrs A J Harvey
3. Riverman Royal Rosa At Vanders JW - Mrs J C Howatson
Res. Gwendarift Soda Pop To Wynfill - Mrs J Holley
VHC. Avacet Snowbird - Mrs M Elkins

Open - Bitch

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Gonna Be Special JW - Mesdames Longbottom & Stewart-ritchie
2. Ir Sh Ch Discovery's Let The Heart Beat For Rohanmor((imp) Swe Jd Jun C - Miss C M Loughlin
3. Riverman Beat The Boys - Mrs R E A & Mr K & Mrs D Rose-hay & Broadgate
Res. Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW Shcm - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
VHC. Hunnicote Bracken Sweetie - Mr & Mrs B Fauvrelle

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch

Entries. 2 Absentees. 0

1. Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks - Mr & Mrs J E Heather