Critique - Judges: Dogs Mrs Irene Munro (Fetteresk) 

It was an honour & privilege to be asked to judge at Crufts and I thoroughly enjoyed my day. Thanks to my excellent stewards who made the ring run smoothly & efficiently

Veteran Dog (19)

1st MRS D, MR J N & MR W & MRS A MILLIGAN-BOTT, BOTT & - SH CH/MULTI/INT CH SUMARIC SHADOW OF MR JINGLES ::

Well known dog not showing his age. Lovely type, beautiful head & expression, balanced and clean over neck and shoulders, good angulation, well muscled and heavily coated, moved with great purpose.

2nd MRS C MCLARNON - SH CH/IR SH CH NORTHAMBER JUST CAUSE FOR GLENAVNA JW

Handsome dog of good type, nice head and expression, good reach of neck into well placed shoulders, pleasing in outline with strong hindquarters, unlucky to meet 1 in such top form.

3rd MESDAMES I & J MCNEIL & BOYD-MCNEIL - SH CH GLENCARRON SHAKATAK

Soundly constructed dog, pleasing in all aspects, attractive head, clean and classic outline. In lovely coat and condition.

Special Puppy Dog(20)

1st MR B A CROCKER - COPPER'S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE)

Most promising youngster. Beautiful head and expression. Good body properties, balanced throughout. Well boned, correct front, great hindquarters, lovely slashing tail on the move. Will watch his career with interest.

2nd DR S D & MR R A WIGFULL & HARTLEY - ANLORY GAMEKEEPER

Nicely proportioned dog of good type. Presents a balanced outline, nice head and expression. Clean through neck and shoulder, deep chest, strong quarters. Moved well.

3rd MRS PA HOGARTH - REDCLYST FLASH

Very nice young dog, well balanced lovely head and expression, good reach of neck into good front, nice topline, well angled quarters, in lovely condition.

Special Junior Dog (15) (1abs)

1st MRS S & MISSES N & J STURROCK - FORFARIAN I'M SEXY AN I KNOW IT JW

Excellent young dog of great type. Well proportioned with a beautiful head and expression, lovely dark eye. Good reach of neck and layback of shoulder. Well angulated hindquarters with correct tailset. Moved really well with good reach and drive and at one with his handler.

2nd MRS R E COX - TIROEN TOO HOT TO HANDLE JW

Similar in type to 1. Quality without coarseness. Lovely head and expression. Well balanced throughout, deep chested, good topline. Moved soundly, in great coat and condition.

3rd MR F R & MRS A M MEADOWS - GWENDARIFF THE BIG ATRAXION

Most attractive young dog of great type. Good head, nicely arched neck with good front and rear angulation. Firm topline, good bone and substance in gleaming coat and condition.

 Yearling Dog (22)

1st MRS J E HOLLEY - WYNJILL WELL I AM JW

Attractive headed dog, nice arch to neck, straight front, strong hindquarters, short in hock. Well balanced, deep ribs, lovely tight feet. Moved well

2nd MRS P MITCHELL - AMBLIN'S SWEET WILLIAM

Well balanced, nice head and expression, good front assembly, strong quarters, good topline, short coupled. Nice outline both standing and on the move.

3rd MR J & MRS S CUDDY - SUTERESETT REBEL ROUSER IN BALBRIGGAN

Lovely type, great outline, good head and expression, deep chested, strong in q uarters, good tail set. In lovely coat and condition. Nice moving dog.

Undergraduate Dog (17) (1abs)

1st MRS P MITCHELL - AMBLIN'S SWEET WILLIAM (2nd in yearling)

2nd MRS A & MISS S WOOD & KURRING - ATRON LIMITED DESIGN AT LYMISH

Upstanding dog of good type. Masculine head with soft expression. Strong throughout neck and shoulder, short coupled. Good depth to chest. Nice bone and feet. Moved ok.

3rd MISS H & MRS S BOUTTELL & HUMPHREY - IXIA ALL BEING WELL

Slightly smaller boy than 2, good outline, nice head and expression, good layback of shoulder, deep chested with good bone, moved well.

Graduate Dog (13) (1abs)

1st MR R C & MRS J P MUGFORD - LYNWOOD LARK IN THE DARK JW

Well balanced dog, nice head and expression. Good angulation through front and rear, clean through neck with good shoulder placement. Moved very well.

2nd MR J & MRS S CUDDY - AOIBHEANNES QUITE THE REBEL BY BALBRIGGAN JW

Lovely type and quality, good head, kind expression, very well balanced throughout. Firm topline, good spring of rib, deep chested, strong quarters used well on the move.

3rd MR A & MRS E GRATTON - BARDONHILL MOON RIVER FLOWS INTO GLENLAINE JW            

Slightly heavier made dog in full furnishings. Nice head and expression. Clean neck into well placed shoulders, strong topline, good angulation behind. Moved ok.

Postgraduate Dog (19)

1st MRS G O'CONNOR - CAISPERN POLONIUS

Impressive shaped dog of size and type. Balanced head, soft expression, dark eye. Good shoulder placement, reach of neck. Well balanced body with good spring of rib. Gently slopins topline with good angulation in hindquarters. Moved well.

2nd MR & MRS P LUCAS - KERRYFAIR GETS LUCKY OVER AMBERLIGHT JW

Another of great type, similar to 1 for size and shape, nicely balanced dog overall, good depth to chest and spring of rib. Correct topline, good tail set, strong quarters.

3rd MRS P M POLLARD - GRAYRIGGE BENEDICT JW

Balanced head and dark eye, low ear set, good reach of neck into shoulders, well spaced front. Nice spring of rib, well angled hindquarters . Moved and handled well.

Mid Limit Dog (23) (1abs)

1st MR & MRS H A M COHEN - CAISPERN LORENZO WITH SHUSHANA JW SH CM

Very pleasing in outline. Lovely head and expression, good neck into sholders. Good depth of chest, strong hind quarters, short hock. Gently sloping topline held on the move.

2nd MRS L A RICHARDSON - KIRKAVAGH HERNANDO SHCM

Lots to like about this boy. Attractive head and expression, well balanced throughout, deep chested, strong in quarters, short hock. Just preferred should placement of 1.

3rd MRS Y HILL-DECOSTER - VICARY'S KEYKEEPER

Nice type overall, longer cast dog, good head with nice expression, clean in neck into shoulder. Well angled front and back, good topline, moved soundly.

Limit Dog (16) (1abs)

1st MRS S C & MR S A WOOD - REDDINS FALCON SHCM

Impressive dog, well balanced. Lovely head and expression, clean in outline throughout. Good topline, strong quarters, short in hock. Moved and handled well.

2nd MESSRS R P & A C BOTT & ALLEN - EMBER RED HOT CHILI PEPPER OF QUENSHA (IMP SWE)  

Handsome sound dog with no exaggerations. Pleasing head, low set to ears. Good front assembly, well angulated and depth to chest. Good mover.

3rd MR & MRS H A M COHEN - BRABROOK MASTERCRAFTSMAN WITH SHUSHANA

Well constructed dog of nice size and type. Good body properties, great depth to chest. Nicely angled hind quarters, pleasing topline. Moved true.

Open Dog (25) (2 abs)

1st MRS J & MR B A EDDEN & CROCKER - SH CH MEADWAY MORRISEY

First judged this dog as a minor puppy, loved him then and love him still. He possesses the most beautiful head and expression, great body properties from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail. Perfectly balanced throughout with no exaggerations. Great mover holding topline, fabulous slashing tail. CC, Best of Breed on decision of referee. Delighted to see him win Group 4

2nd MISS E S CIECHONSKA - SHCH COPPER'S CHAMPAGNE ON ICE AT AOIBHEANNE (IMP SWE) JW

Dog of very similar size and type. Unlucky to meet 1 in such good form. Loved his head and expression also. Good depth to body, clean neck into good front assembly, strong hindquarters, moved soundly RCC.

3rd MR A & MISS D STEWART & RITCHIE-SMITH - GWENDARIFF WHIPPERSNAPPER JW

Beautiful young dog for size and type. Lovely head and expression, low ear set. Strong front, great depth to chest, good hindquarters, nice short hock. Beautifully presented and handled, just preferred the more rugged look of 1 and 2.

Working Gundog (6)

1st  DR S D & MR R A WIGFULL & HARTLEY - ANLORY GOLDFINGER

Smart dog with nice head and expression. Good neck into strong front, deep chested, correct bone, nice tight feet. Moved well.

2nd MRS G DANZE - HR 0/IT/CIECH ROMARNE STEVIE WONDER

Elegant dog of good type, pleasing head and expression, long reach of neck into good shoulder placement. Moved happily.

3rd MR B KENNEDY - CH/SH CH/SH CH GLENNARA COER DE LION JW , CW10,11 , AN10

Stronger made dog. Lovely head and expression, strong arched neck into shoulder, straight front, good hindquarters. Not as clean in outline but moved ok.

Good Citizen (17)

1st MR K & MRS P STOCKTON - GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS

Handsome dog of nice size and substance. Pleasing head, low set ears, strong neck into shoulder, straight front, good depth to chest. Moved with animation to win this class.

2nd MRS I H & MISS L M ROWAN & SMITH - LOTUSHILL MASTERCLASS AT GRISDALE

Quality dog, pleasing overall outline. Nice head and expression, clean in neck and shoulder, good topline, strong quarters. Lost out to 1 on movement.

3rd MS M J E & MR R ANTHONY & STUART - CORDARRAGH SOLITAIRE JW

Good overall type, lovely head and expression, good neck into shoulder, strong front with good angulation behind. Pity he was dipping behind shoulder which spoiled topline. Moved ok.

Mrs Irene Munro (Judge)


Crufts
9 March 2014

Judges: Dogs Mrs Irene Munro (Fetteresk)  Bitches: Mrs Sue Oakley (Caspians)
Entry: 186 Dogs (213 entries) + 190 Bitches (207 entries)
Total Exhibits Entered = 376  making 420 entries

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Congratulations to:
Dog Challenge Certificate & Best of Breed & Gundog Group 4:
Jan Edden & Blake Crocker's  Sh.Ch. Meadway Morrisey
Bitch Challenge Certificate: Roger & Jane Mugford's  Sh.Ch. Lynwood Started With a Kiss JW
Res.Dog CC: Eva Ciechonska Sh.Ch. Copper's Champagne on Ice at Aoibheanne JW
Res.Bitch CC:Paul & Julie Humphreys  Henaleas Carry on Flirting JW
Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Breed: Blake Crocker's Copper's War of Roses
Best Puppy Bitch:Eva Ciechonska Aoibheanne's Rough N Tumble
Best Veteran Dog: Dee Milligan-Bott,Jeremy Bott, Willem & Aleks Lauwers
Sh.Ch./Multi/Int Ch. Sumaric Shadow of Mr Jingles
Best Veteran Bitch: Eve Gardner's Carnbargus Contemplation JW
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Redeshka Arresting Sight
to 1st  place in the YKC handling (12-16yrs) out of 12 entries
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Abigail Levene handling Logan to 1st place in the 6-11 years Gundog Handling
 Glenlaine The Bridegroom of Valasarch
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