Critique - Bitches: Mrs L Dale

I was so looking forward to judging outside but unfortunately due to the overnight rain and the rings not being cut this was not possible, even though most of the day was dry and warm.
Our breed shows to advantage when outside, therefore I will be generous and assume the inside ring could account for some rather strange movement, so will refrain from making further comment. However I was very disappointed with heads. Long and lean doesn’t mean without expression and stop, so many were plain and expressionless.   Bitches:

Minor Puppy: (10-2abs)

1. Muir – ROMARNE TICKLED mature puppy for 8 months. Pleasing head, strong bone, well made body. Moved soundly
2. Bell -   THENDARA PEARLY QUEEN OF BALINTYNE 8 months. Close to winner, feminine head, elegant outline with well angulated quarters. Moved well.
3. Wilkins – MARGRETWOODS DOLLY MIXTURE

Puppy: (15-5abs)

1 Kay – BERFIELD KAESHA love this girl. She won easily on her overall femininity and balance. Pretty head with lovely expression and dark eye. Good neck and shoulders gently sloping top line. Good rear quarters moves well. BPIS   

2 Muir – ROMARNE TICKLED

3 Price – SEVERNVALE SHE’S GOT CLASS

Junior: (9)

1. Loynd – ANLORY POACHERS BROOK JOIN CRIMBLEDALE love everything about her. Feminine head with lovely expressive dark eyes. Good front and layback of shoulder. Gently sloping top line well angulated rear quarters. In good coat and condition, moved well.

2. Sloane – FERASHEEN PAVANNA another promising youngster close up to winner. Well chiselled feminine head with lovely expression. Straight front, good neck and shoulders elegant outline, balanced throughout. In good coat & moved well.

3. Holehan – FERASHEEN PRIMROSE LASS

Yearling: (7)

1. Borthwick – NORTHAMBER RUNS RIOT AT LOTUSHILL feminine head nice in outline good front and rear quarters moved well

2. Sloane – FERASHEEN PAVANNA
3. Pike – ORLANSET SARAH AT GLENURY

Maiden: (14-5abs)

1. Kay – BERFIELD KAESHA
2. Sloane – FERASHEEN PAVANNA
3. Driver – CASKEYS MYSTIQUE AT STEARNWOOD

Novice: (13-7abs)

1. Loynd – ANLORY POACHERS BROOK JOIN CRIMBLEDALE
2. Sloane – FERASHEEN PAVANNA
3. Driver  - CASKEYS MYSTIQUE AT STEARNWOOD

Debutant: (8-3abs)

1. Sloane – FERASHEEN PAVANNA
2. Driver -  CASKEYS MYSTIQUE AT STEARNWOOD
3. Pike -  REDCLYST AURA

Undergraduate: (7-1abs)

1. Cox – TIROEN TO THE MANOR BORN elegant with a lovely head. Liked her overall conformation, she has good lay of shoulder and hindquarters with well turned stifles. Would like to see her in full coat. Moved with drive.

2. Pike -  ORLANSET SARAH AT GLENURY not quite as elegant as 1 but has a pretty feminine head. Well angulated quarters. Moved OK

3. Stevenson – LOCHLORIEN NEW TRICKS

Graduate: (13-1abs)

1. Hall – CURROWHILL TICKLE PINK WITH GLENNARA Tall girl in full coat. Carries a beautiful head, long and lean but with ample stop and kind eye. Well angulated fore and aft. Elegant in outline. Good on the move.      

2. Wilkins – BARDONHILL HETTY BAYLISS AMONG MARGRETWOODS this young lady has in my opinion the perfect head. Balanced, feminine with that lovely Irish expression. Good overall conformation. Not in the best of coat. Moved well.

3. Broadgate/Rose-Hay – CATALUNA BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW

Post Graduate: (7-2abs)

1. Mugford – LYNWOOD HAPPY AS A LARK  what can I say about her for me she just oozes quality. From the tip of her nose to her tail she looked so balanced. Good front neck and shoulders. Gentle slope to her top line correct tailset. Well angulated hindquarters with good width of second thigh. In full coat and she moved round the ring with great animation and drive. Was pleased to award her 1st CC and RBIS   

2. Ciechonska – MILLCROFT MOON AND STARS AT AOIBHEANNE not disgraced by standing 2nd to winner. Different in shape and not the elegance I look for. Head is long and lean but lacked definition. As I expected she moved with enthusiasm and drive.   

3. Stevenson – LOCHLORIEN SCULLY FOXES ANDLEYO

Minor Limit: (2)

1. Millington – MILLCROFT MOON GYPSY FOR TATSBRO elegant bitch with good overall conformation. Good front and rear angulations. Moved OK

2. Henson – MILLCROFT CRYSTAL MOON MAKES TATSBRO pretty head a little on the big side for me and rather square in outline which loses elegance and femininity. Moved OK.

Mid Limit: (10-1abs)

1. Holley – GWENDARIFF SODA POP TO WYNJILL I consider her to be the correct size for a bitch and a clear winner in this class. Sweet and feminine head with the true Irish expression. Straight front with small tight feet. Good neck and shoulders, gently sloping top line. Excellent hindquarters which she uses on the move. Close up for the RCC.

2. Kolbach – COPPER’S WINE’ ROSES very different from winner, longer cast body. Feminine head. Good front and rear angulations. In good coat and moved well

3. Lippett – NEATHAMILL ISABELLA AT CLONAGEERA

Limit:  (13-3abs)

1. Roberts – COLANME MORGANA nice sized girl feminine throughout. Liked her overall conformation and balance. Moved well

2. Phillips – DERRYDORE WOOD LARK Along similar lines to the winner. Nice type of head which I preferred to 1. Good on the move.

3. Humphries – HENALEAS CARRY ON FLIRTING

Open:  (10-2abs)

1. Hogsflesh – SH.CH. LYNGOR LIVING WATER have watched this girl since a puppy and was thrilled when she gained her title. For me she is just a little too big but saying that could not be denied this place. Well defined head good overall conformation. In tip top condition and moves with animation and drive.  

2. King – KIRKAVAGH EBADIYLA Very elegant and feminine throughout. Has prettiest of heads with plenty of stop and dark eye.  In full coat and looked a picture standing, let herself down a little on the move.  

3. Hunter – SH.CH. FAIRHAVEN LOUISE MOUNTBATTEN AT BRAIDMOUNT

Veteran: (10-4)

Most in this class I didn’t consider veterans. At 7 years an Irish Setter is still capable of winning well in other classes. Perhaps it is time the age limit was raised.   

1. Rutherford – AM.CH. WITCHBROOKE CLONAGEERA COROT just short of 8 years a top quality girl in super coat. Feminine throughout with the best of heads. Good forequarters neck and top line. Super hindquarters which she uses to advantage on the move. Would love to have seen her in her prime. RCC      

2. Russell – MELMARA RUBY TUESDAY nice size and looked really well for nearly 9 years. Pretty head, balanced construction, good front and rear angles. In super coat sound and happy on the move.    

3. Waterton – LYNWOOD STRANDS OF SILK AT SANDSTREAM

Lynne Dale


South of England Irish Setter Club

13 July 2014

Judges: Dogs Mrs Z Thorne-Andrews Bitches: Mrs L Dale
Entry: 200 Dogs making 287 entries

Bardonhill Slide Show

View at Bardonhill on Smugmug

Photos Barbara Gladwish

Thank-you Barbara for the lovely pictures of the show


Congratulations to
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Jan Edden & Blake Crocker and
Sh.Ch. Meadway Morrisey
Dog Challenge Certificate and Best in Show
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Bitch Challenge Certificate winner and Reserve Best in Show:
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Lynwood Happy as a Lark JW
owned by Roger and Jane Mugford
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Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate was awarded to
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Anlory The Living Daylights over Juleset JW
Owned by Julie Greenan
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Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate,
Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Show was awarded to
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Am Ch. Witchbrooke Clongeera Corot
Owned by Pat Rutherford
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show was awarded to
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Berfield Kaesha
Owned by Barbara Kay
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All photos kindly supplied by Barbara Gladwish
Catalogue kindly supplied by Maggie Smith