Critique - Judge: Mrs M Mitchell (Staxyll)

I had the pleasure of going over some lovely dogs and found what I was looking for in many of the classes and was more than pleased with my final line-up in both sexes.  However, just a few points to ponder; the Standard requires the general appearance to be racy, balanced, handsome and refined in looks.  I found some round eyes and incorrect shaped heads. Some exhibits were overweight and lacked muscle-tone, moving so very close behind and lacked drive; some with not enough layback of shoulder and short in upper arm and so lacked reach in front  The late Judy Russell coined a phrase “The Look of Eagles” and never has there been a better description of the true characteristics of the Irish Setter  

MINOR PUPPY DOG  -  6(3)

1st WILKINS’ MARGRETWOODS GOBSTOPPER
Baby of 6½ months with lovely head shape, kind eye and good ear placement, good length of foreface with enough chiselling; arched neck into well placed shoulders with good slope and length of upper arm, deep chest for one so young clean sloping topline with good tailset which he used on the move off good rear angulation

2nd COOPER’S ROWDENHILL JACK DANIELS
Very much a baby but with all the right credentials, well coated and well off for bone; lovely expression with  dark eye and ears of good length, set on correctly; arched neck set cleanly into shoulders, when viewed in front he is straight with good bone and neat feet, nice slope to topline; well angled fore and aft;  moved well

3rd GARDNER’S HUBBLE BUBBLE DANWISH

PUPPY DOG  -  7(2)

1ST COHEN’S AOIBHEANNE’S ROUGH DIAMOND WITH SHUSHANA
Upstanding dog of almost 12 months in lovely coat and condition; head is long and lean with good occipital bone, dark eye of correct shape, ears set on low, close to head; lovely crest of neck flowing cleanly into shoulder of decent length to compliment the length of upper arm, good front and feet with lovely flowing topline into good set-on of tail and well angulated hindquarters;  when it came to the challenge for best puppy  he had decided enough was enough.

2nd WILKINS’ MARGARETWOODS GOBSTOPPER
3RD GARDNER’S JONOLA HUBBLE BUBBLE DANWISH

JUNIOR DOG -   8(1)

1ST CROCKER’S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE)
He stood out from the crowd with his well balanced racy outline. He has a good head and dark kind eye with raised brows good chiselling under eyes and well defined occiput; good reach of neck with slight arch, set on cleanly into well placed shoulders, deep chest, spring of rib; flowing topline and nice bend of stifle; correct tailset used on the move. Presented and handled to advantage.
 
2nd AMBERWAVE FANTABULOUS
Presented a lovely picture in profile; good head planes of equal length, defined stop, good eye and correct ear carriage, set on low; defined occipital  bone, good length to neck set cleanly without break into flowing topline; well angled fore and rear quarters; tail set just below level of the back, moved out well

3RD HOGARTH’S REDCLYST FLASH

YEARLING DOG -  5

1ST STURROCK’S FORFARIAN I’M SEXY AN I KNOW IT
Liked him for his overall balance and appearance. Lovely headpiece, long and lean, good stop and kind dark eye; lovely crest of neck into firm sloping topline with deep sloping shoulder,  depth to chest and ribs well back to slightly arched loin, good bend of stifle and  strong hocks used to advantage on the move with good tail carriage

2nd HOGARTH’S REDCLYST FLASH
Third in Jnr; appealing head with the correct amount of stop and raised brow and dark eye of good shape; arched neck, clean over withers with good slope to shoulder; depth to chest; shorter coupled than one with firm  topline and good tailset

3RD VALLANCE’S LYNWOOD HIS GRACE OF CORCENCONE

NOVICE DOG -  4(1)

1ST POWIS AMBERWAVE FANTABULOUS
2ND HOGARTH’S REDCLYST FLASH
3RD MCINTYRE’S STARATLANTA HUGGIE BEAR

GRADUATE DOG -   3

1ST CUDDY’S AOIBHEANNE’S QUITE THE REBEL BY BALBRIGGAN
One I have done well before and still like him lots. He is balanced and in proportion and flows from head to tail; he possesses a handsome lean head with lovely eye, dark and full of expression, good reach of neck well arched which flows into his firm topline, gently falling away to his tail of moderate length which he carries well, he has a good slope to shoulder and good sweep of stifle with short hocks; moved out well

2ND WHEELDON’S GLENLAINE BUGATTI INTO COLEMIST
He too is balanced and in proportion to his size, he has a handsome head with oval skull, dark eye, and good length of foreface, clean neck and shoulders with good angles all through. A little unsettled on the move and may benefit from being moved a little slower

3RD BURKE’S LANSTARA SOUL SEDUCTION

POST GRADUATE DOG  - 4

1st WILLIAMSON’S KELJARU LOVELY JUBBLY
One I have not seen before but presents a lovely outline;  built on flowing lines with rich dark coat presented in good condition; well proportioned head, long and lean with appealing expression; raised brow, dark eye of nice shape; correct ear placement; strong arched neck into well placed shoulder with gently sloping firm topline and good tailset; with good sweep to stifle he moved well off short hocks; very nice boy

2nd CHRISTIE’S DRUMWHAUR IRISH GOLD
Nice dog who presented an appealing picture in good coat and condition; shorter coupled than 1; he has an appealing head and expression with raised brow and nice eye, clean neck, straight forelegs, neat feet, firm sloping topline and good tailset.

3RD COLE'S GWENDARIFF PELLEGRINO

LIMIT DOG – 12

1ST GRATTON’S BARDONHILL FLOATING MOON INTO GLENLAINE JW SHCM      
Headed a class of quality dogs; He is balanced and sound and full of quality in full coat and condition;  He possesses a beautiful appealing head, masculine yet refined with a true Irish expression; oval skull, dark kind eye with raised brows; head planes of equal length with good depth to muzzle and good occipital bone; arched neck into firm flowing topline; good front angles, forelegs straight with plenty of bone; deep chest; strong and muscular hindquarters and good tail carriage; when he moves, he moves, off clean short hocks. It was his day today and I was delighted to award him the CC with BOB.

2ND BOTT & ALLEN’S EMBER RED HOT CHILLIPEPPER OF QUENSHA (IMP SWE)
Another favourite of mine for whom I have done well before; he is not a big one but he is racy and balanced and in proportion; he has a lovely head and expression with dark almond eye, good length of foreface and depth to muzzle; ear set low, correct occipital bone; good crest and length of neck into deep sloping shoulders and length to upper arm; topline gently slopes to his good tailset, he has a deep chest, and powerful hindquarters which gives him his lovely driving rear action off short hocks, presented and handled to perfection. Delighted to award him the RCC

3RD DANKS-KEMISH SAMETSUZ ON CUE ALOLFRAN SHCM

OPEN DOG – 3

1ST McLARNON’S GLENAVNA JOURNEY SOUTH JW
In lovely coat and condition, he has that true Irish expression; handsome with raised brow, dark eye, good stop and length of foreface, muscular neck of good length , good  front, neat arched feet, depth to chest with ribs well back; sloping topline down to lovely tail set on below the level of the back;  well muscled hindquarters with good angles enabled him to move with plenty of drive

2ND HOGARTH’S SH CH AVACET SHOWDRIFT
Different type to 1; he is shorter in body length with good head and eye; low set ears; good reach of neck; deep chest and good angulaton, moved well

3rd TILLETT’S DANAWAY TRAWLERMAN

VETERAN DOG – 1

1ST COHEN’S CAISPERN VILLETTE WITH SHUSHANA JW SHCM
Hard to believe he is in his 9th year. A lovely boy with good head and eye, raised brow; good head planes; strong arched neck, well placed shoulder with good layback; straight front neat feet, deep in chest, with lovely sloping topline and good sweep of stifle; he moves well and enjoys every minute of it

IRISH SETTER  - BITCHES

MINOR PUPPY BITCH  - 8

1st ANTHONY & STUART’S STARATLANTA’S FIRE QUEEN
Some very raw babies in this class, which is the way it should be at this stage.  Baby of 7½ months, feminine head with the sweetest expression; lovely eye shape and good low set ears of moderate length; good front neat feet, lovely reach of neck with good arch set cleanly into shoulders; sloping topline with good tailset , presents a lovely picture

2nd BOWMAN’S KETTLEHILLS SNOWDROP AT BONAHAIRD
Another sweetie built on flowing lines with a pretty head and expression; lovely skull shape and occipital bone with good crest of neck of good length set neatly into shoulders, good depth to chest with spring of rib and arched loin; correct angles all through

3RD WILKIN’S MARGRETWOODS DOLLY MIXTURE

PUPPY BITCH  - 5

1ST DRIVER’S CASKEY’S MYSTIQUE AT STEARNWOOD
Lovely bitch with the sweetest of heads, good eye with raised brow showing stop,  ears set on well, lovely arched neck into shoulders with good layback; firm topline gently sloping down from withers to croup with good tailset; she moved well off short hocks and good rear angulation; really enjoying her day. When it came to the challenge she was the better behaved of the two to take Best Puppy

2ND CAMERON’S BALNAGOWN LUCREZIA  
Feminine, with lovely expression and raised brows, she has a dark eye, arched neck, clean over the withers with good layback of shoulder, correct topline and tailset, slightly straighter in stifle than 1.

3RD ANTHONY & STUART’S STARATLANTA’S FIRE QUEEN

JUNIOR BITCH – 4(2)

1ST GARDNER’S PERFECTLY WICKED FOR DANWISH
Liked the overall conformation and balance, feminine head and wistful expression, dark eye, raised brow and length of foreface, ears well back and of moderate length,  good shape to back skull,  arched neck well set on into sloping topline, good front and feet, deep chest, good rear angulation enabling her to move freely

2ND POWIS’ AMBERWAVE FEATHER
A feminine version of her litter brother with lovely head and eye, just preferred the neck and shoulder of 1; but she had overall balance and shape with lovely rear quarters and good tailset used on the move

YEARLING BITCH  - 7(1)

1ST PIKE’S SUTERESETT BELLA NOTTE WITH SCARLETTI
She is a cracker, she is racy without loss of substance and possesses a beautiful feminine head, long and lean with raised brows, dark eye and gentle expression; she has a lovely length of neck, deep sloping shoulder and is clean from withers to croup to correct tailset, and with good angles fore and aft she moved with elegance

2ND GARDNER’S PERFECTLY WICKED FOR DANWISH

3RD STURROCK’S FORFARIAN HEY SEXY LADY

NOVICE BITCH  - 3(1)

1ST BARTON’S BARDONHILL WAIT UNTIL DARK OVER BENCORRAGH
Nice bitch with no exaggerations, short coupled, feminine head with good eye and ear placement; slightly shorter in neck,  good topline and tailset and good rear angulation

2ND HARVEY’S WYNJILL WELL KEPT SECRET AT BARNTALLOCK
Different type to 1, well off for body, nice head and expression, preferred the overall outline of 1

GRADUATE BITCH  - 10(3)

1st WALTER’S DREAMERLIS REGAL JODIE FROM DENEIL
Her sire is my BOB; She is a lovely young lady built on flowing lines and elegant in profile; good head planes and soft feminine expression, dark eye with raised brows,  ears set on low of good length,  clean arched neck with good reach, set cleanly into shoulders, with sloping topline, deep in chest,  ribs set well back to good couplings, good rear angulation allowed her to move well.

2ND WILKIN’S BARDONHILL HETTY BAYLISS AMONG MARGRETWOODS JW    Bitch of quality and balance shown in super condition with the sweetest headpiece, dark eye, length of foreface, raised brow with the right amount of stop,  clean neck and shoulders into a firm sloping topline and good tail carriage;  good hindquarters, moved well

3RD WALLACE’S GWENDARIFF PUTTING ON A SHOW

POST GRADUATE BITCH  - 8(1)

1ST PARSON’S SUTERESETT MISS SPLENDID AT BRANSETT                       
Three quality bitches; another lovely bitch from this long established kennel, with the head and expression you want to see in an Irish,  soft and feminine with dark almond shaped eye and raised brow,  lovely shape to back skull with occipital bone,  ears set on low close to head, clean arched neck long and lean,  lovely topline and tail set and with the correct angles fore and aft she moved well

2ND HUMPHREY’S SUTERESETT MISS CURIOUS ABOUT HENALEAS JW Another beauty,  litter sister to 1, smaller but with the same qualities and attributes, with melting expression and kind dark eye, ears carried well back close to head, good reach of neck well arched and clean into shoulders, deep chest and good spring to rib,  clean firm topline and tail set; moved well off good strong hindquarters
3RD BOTT, ALLEN & MORGAN’S BARDONHILL PLEASE DONT TEASE QUENSHA

LIMIT BITCH  - 10(2)

1ST HUMPHREY’S HENALEAS CARRY ON FLIRTING JW
A quality bitch of elegant type who fills the eye and possesses a most beautiful head with a kind wistful expression, dark almond shaped eye, so correct for this breed, head long and lean with head planes equidistant; enough chiselling, good length of neck, cleanly into well placed shoulders, with good return of upper arm; deep chest and spring of rib carried well back to slightly arched loin, firm flowing topline to correct set on of tail, with lovely rear angulation giving her drive off short hocks. She moved well with her handler who pulled out all the stops to win this class and neither of them stopped showing. Today they could not put a foot wrong and I was delighted to award them the CC.

2ND WELLER’S SUTERESETT WISPA AT JULEDEAN JW SHCM
Loved her head with chiselled features and soft expression, kind eye, raised brows; she presents a lovely profile with good length of neck into clean shoulders and topline, deep chest with good spring to rib and arched loin; good hindquarters, moved well

3rd STURROCK’S FORFARIAN CAUGHT YOU LOOKIN JW

OPEN BITCH  - 2(1)

1ST HUNTER & BROWN’S SHCH/INT CH FAIRHAVEN LOUISE MOUNTBATTEN AT BRAIDMOUNT (IMP SWE)
She is a Champion in anyone’s eyes who today came up against a contender. Beautiful, elegant in super coat and condition befitting her status, feminine lean head and wistful expression, raised brow and correct eye shape and colour, low set ears, good length to neck flowing into good shoulder and flowing topline; her front and rear angles complement each other giving her a lovely free flowing movement off good strong hocks and I was delighted to award her the RCC.

Maureen Mitchell



Scottish Kennel Club 18 May 2014

Judge: Mrs M Mitchell (Staxyll)
Entry: 98 Dogs making 127 Entries
Winning his 2nd Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed
Congratulations to Woody
017 DCC BOB Bardonhill Floating Moon into Glenlaine JW ShCM
Bardonhill Floating Moon into Glenlaine JW Sh.CM

Owned by Elaine and Andrew Gratton
Photo: Barbara Gladwish
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Bitch CC was awarded to Carrie
Owned and bred by Paul and Julie Humphreys
035 BCC Henaleas Carry on Flirting JW
Henaleas Carry on Flirting JW
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Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate: 
018 RDCC Ember Red Hot Chillipepper of Quensha IMP SWE
Ember Red Hot Chillipepper of Quensha
Owned by Richard Bott and Anthony Allen
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Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate:
037 RBCC Sh Ch Int Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount IMPSWE
Sh.Ch./Int.Ch. Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount
Owned by Mona Hunter and Will Brown
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed:
039 Best Puppy Caskeys Mystique at Stearnwood
Caskeys Mystique at Stearnwood

Owned by Miss J Driver
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Photos kindly supplied by Maureen Mitchell

Results

DCC - Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Shcm - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton
RDCC - Ember Red Hot Chillipepper Of Quensha ((imp) Swe - Mr R P & Mr A C Bott & Allen
BCC - Henaleas Carry On Flirting JW - Mr P & Mrs J Humphreys
RBCC - Sh Ch/int Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten At Braidmount ((imp) Swe - Ms M & Mr W Hunter & Brown
BOB - Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Shcm - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton
BP - Caskeys Mystique At Stearnwood - Miss J Driver

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 6 Absentees. 3

1. Margretwoods Gobstopper - Mrs J Wilkins
2. Rowdenhill Jack Daniels - Mrs C S Cooper
3. Jonola Hubble Bubble Danwish - Miss T Gardner

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 7 Absentees. 2

1. Aoibheanne's Rough Diamond With Shushana - Mr & Mrs H A M Cohen
2. Margretwoods Gobstopper - Mrs J Wilkins
3. Jonola Hubble Bubble Danwish - Miss T Gardner
Res. The Borne Legacy By Rohanmor - Mr M & Mrs L Mcbeth
VHC. Meadway Marley - Mr R & Mrs G Taylor

Junior - Dog

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. Copper's War Of Roses ((imp) Swe - Mr B A Crocker
2. Amberwave Fantabulous - Mr & Mrs J P Powis
3. Redclyst Flash - Mrs P A Hogarth
Res. Eusanit Action Master At Denetop - Mrs M R Glasper
VHC. Staralanta Huggie Bear - Mrs M Mcintyre

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 5 Absentees. 0

1. Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
2. Redclyst Flash - Mrs P A Hogarth
3. Lynwood His Grace Of Corcencone - Ms K P Vallance
Res. Staralanta Huggie Bear - Mrs M Mcintyre

Novice - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. Amberwave Fantabulous - Mr & Mrs J P Powis
2. Redclyst Flash - Mrs P A Hogarth
3. Staralanta Huggie Bear - Mrs M Mcintyre

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 3 Absentees. 0

1. Aoibheannes Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan JW - Mr J & Mrs S Cuddy
2. Glenlaine Bugatti Into Colemist - Mr C Wheeldon
3. Lanstara Soul Seduction - Mr J & Mrs S Burke

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. Keljaru Lovely Jubbly (l Williamson
2. Drumwhaur Irish Gold - Mrs D & Miss L Christie
3. Gwendariff Pellegrino - Mrs S Cole
Res. Fearnley Veuve - Mr I & Mrs A Collins

Limit - Dog

Entries. 12 Absentees. 0

1. Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Shcm - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton
2. Ember Red Hot Chillipepper Of Quensha ((imp) Swe - Mr R P & Mr A C Bott & Allen
3. Sametsuz On Cue Alolfran Shcm - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
Res. Suteresett Royal Ripple With Balbriggan JW - Mr J & Mrs S Cuddy
VHC. Reddins Falcon Shcm - Mrs S C & Mr S A Wood

Open - Dog

Entries. 3 Absentees. 0

1. Glenavna Journey South JW - Mrs C Mclarnon
2. Sh Ch Avacet Snowdrift - Mrs P A Hogarth
3. Danaway Trawlerman - Mr I D & Mrs S M Tillett

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 2 Absentees. 1

1. Caispern Vilette With Shushana JW Sh Cm - Mr & Mrs H A M Cohen

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 8 Absentees. 0

1. Staratlanta's Fire Queen - Ms M J E & Mr R Anthony & Stuart
2. Kettlehills Snowdrop At Bonahaird - Mrs M Bowman
3. Margretwoods Dolly Mixture - Mrs J Wilkins
Res. Alolfran Pure Inspiration - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
VHC. Kettlehills Bluebell - Mr & Mrs B Beaton

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Caskeys Mystique At Stearnwood - Miss J Driver
2. Balnagown Lucrezia - Mrs M Cameron
3. Staratlanta's Fire Queen - Ms M J E & Mr R Anthony & Stuart
Res. Drumwhaur Sunshine Girl - Mrs H R Stephenson

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 4 Absentees. 2

1. Perfectly Wicked For Danwish - Miss T Gardner
2. Amberwave Feather - Mr & Mrs J P Powis

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 7 Absentees. 1

1. Suteresett Bella Notte With Scarletti - Mrs R J Pike
2. Perfectly Wicked For Danwish - Miss T Gardner
3. Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
Res. Cataluna Follow That Girl - Mr & Mrs D S Wade
VHC. Bardonhill Wait Until Dark Over Bencorragh - Mrs S U Barton

Novice - Bitch

Entries. 3 Absentees. 1

1. Bardonhill Wait Until Dark Over Bencorragh - Mrs S U Barton
2. Wynjill Well Kept Secret At Barntallock - Mr R E & Mrs M A Harvey

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 10 Absentees. 3

1. Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deneil - Mrs J Walters
2. Bardonhill Hetty Bayliss Among Margretwoods JW - Mrs J Wilkins
3. Gwendariff Putting On A Show - Mr W & Mrs E Wallace
Res. Bardonhill Carrie Anne For Colemist - Mr C Wheeldon
VHC. Stobshouse Francesca - Mr B P Mcavoy

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. Suteresett Miss Splendid At Bransett - Mrs D & Miss J Parsons
2. Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW - Mr P & Mrs J Humphreys
3. Bardonhill Please Dont Tease Quensha JW - Mr R P, Mr A C & Mrs A H Bott, Allen & Morgan
Res. Drumwhaur Good As Gold - Mrs Y Wark
VHC. Withersdale Telling Tales - Ms M Kavanagh

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 10 Absentees. 2

1. Henaleas Carry On Flirting JW - Mr P & Mrs J Humphreys
2. Suteresett Wispa At Juldeane JW Shcm - Mr L & Mrs J Weller
3. Forfarian Caught You Lookin JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
Res. Balintyne Foreign Affair - Mrs G Barker-bell
VHC. Lochfrae Affinity - Mrs M B Davie

Open - Bitch

Entries. 2 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch/int Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten At Braidmount (impSwe) - Ms M & Mr W Hunter & Brown