Critique - Judge:. . Peter Hall - Harreds

Minor Puppy Bitch 15 (2)

1st. Partridge’s Kerrydown Octavia; so many babies in this class had suspect bites, let’s hope they correct as they develop. This bitch is just a baby yet very well put together, spring of rib and depth of chest with good bone, limbs and feet; not quite in her best coat; I liked her balanced head, dark eye and expression and very happy to award her Best Puppy Bitch.

2nd Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Gwendariff Carrys It Off; another well put together puppy made on a slightly smaller frame and not quite as mature as my winner at this stage. She has expression and interest, balanced body properties and angulation, she moved well for a young one as can be expected from this handler breeder. .

3rd. Bott’s Gwendariff Such A Carry On At Bardonhill

Puppy Bitch 9 (3)

1st. Muir’s Romarne Tickled JW; a substantial bitch who stands four square on good boned limbs and feet without exaggerations. An attractive lovely clean dark coat, a balanced head with a dark eye, clean lines and mature yet correct for her age.

2nd. Gratton’s Bardonhill Imagine Me At Glenlaine; a smaller bitch in good coat, with both depth of chest and spring of rib, not quite as steady on the move as my winner.

3rd. Wilson’s Coppers Snowqueen (Imp Swe).

Junior Bitch 11 (4)

1st. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks; an interesting class and interested to see my first two places were sisters and could easily swap places on another day. My winner just won on balance, stacked four square giving good angulation fore and aft, good body properties and in good coat. Although both pretty with a dark eye, I just feel they may still need to develop in head slightly and complete a fuller picture for me.

2nd. Driver’s Caskeys Mystique At Stearnwood; similar comments as my winner, they both stack and move well, the winner looked more relaxed stacked over this bitch and both could just go up a gear on the move.

3rd. Ciechonska’s Aoibheanne’s Rough N’Tumble

Yearling Bitch 13 (2)

1st. Sturrock’s Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW; a good sound bitch both stacked and on the move with no exaggerations. Shows great promise and will take top honours I am sure very soon if she continues to develop as she matures. Lovely eye, brow and expression on a balanced head, she has good ribs and depth of chest and moves with no effort at a good pace, care should be given to not over stretch this already well balanced bitch.  

2nd. Driver’s Caskeys Mystique At Stearnwood
3rd. Ciechonska’s Aoibheanne’s Rough N’Tumble

Special Beginners Bitch 4 (0)

1st. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks
2nd. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pavanna; balanced, in proportion and in lovely coat and condition.
3rd. Jone’s Gwendariff Powder Puff

Maiden Bitch 11 (0)

1st. Partridge’s Kerrydown Octavia
2nd. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks
3rd. Morriss-Begg’s Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric

Novice Bitch 11 (2)

1st. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks
2nd. Kay’s Berfield Kaesha; good sized bitch with a balanced head.
3rd. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pavanna

Undergraduate Bitch 14 (1)

1st. Taylor’s Wynjill Well Done; an unexaggerated bitch shown in good condition with a balanced head. Moved well enough to take the class.

2nd. Bott’s Bardonhill Guilty Pleasure; another good sized bitch for me, in good coat, quite balanced although she needs to stand squarer behind to complete the picture for me.

3rd. Driver’s Caskeys Mystique At Stearnwood

Graduate Bitch 11 (3)

1st. Hall’s CurrowhillTickle Pink With Glennara; everything to like but her size, in super condition and coat, you couldn’t fault the presentation. This bitch has a good balance head, eye and expression; she moves OK with slight movement with her tail to please but needs to just watch the topline when stacked.

2nd. Gisby’s Suteresett Once Upon A Dream; I much preferred the size and construction of this well made bitch, a lot to like and moves well, although nothing too radical, it wasn’t quite the head for me I’m afraid.

3rd. Pike’s Suteresett Bella Notte with Scarletti

Post Graduate Bitch 17 (4)

1st. Walter’s Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deneil; I liked this bitch when she first came into the ring and she didn’t disappoint. Although I know I talk of size quite a bit and I do feel our Irish shouldn’t be too big for a ground covering gundog, I did feel this bitch was a good size and weight, so many in this class were heavy and almost flat backed. A pretty balanced head with brow and expression, she moved well to take the class and I seriously considered her for top awards.

2nd. Watt’s Shenanagin Scrumptious; this bitch and my third placed bitch could swap places many times as they are similar in both size and weight. Both substantial, well covered bitches stacked and sound moving covering the ground.

3rd. Swainston’s Glenvarna Dora The Explorer JW

Minor Limit Bitch 5 (0)

1st. Humphreys’ Suteresett Miss Curious About Heneleas JW; in super condition and immaculately turned out as can be expected from this kennel. I liked her size, colour and happy disposition when moving for her to take the class. Good width of thigh but can look longer than she maybe in the loin when stacked which can unbalance her.

2nd. Henderson’s Sametsuz In A Fankle; another well turned out exhibit, competition is an expensive hobby, so we should all take a leaf out from this exhibitor and some others on presentation and turn out if we are to make the most of our animals, it all helps to give the full picture and is a pleasure to go over. This bitch is balanced, refined and quality with everything in the correct place, she has a pretty feminine head and moved well; to pick holes, she’s a tad too smooth for me, as awful as that may sound and isn’t quite as rugged as I like to see in an Irish, but that is only my opinion and not to discredit the bitch.

3rd. Holley’s Wynjill Well Known JW

Mid Limit Bitch 8 (3)

1st. Gisby’s Suteresett Black Magic; another well constructed exhibit from this kennel, I surprised myself and truly wasn’t aware of my results until writing this up how well I liked the bitches from this breeder. However, apart from the dam/grand-dam of them, my veteran winner, I wasn’t mad for their heads; although balanced and everything in the right place, they don’t appear to be quite the heads I desire. Having said all that, it isn’t all about a head, this bitch has good limbs, feet, forehand, ribs and a firm loin which showed when asked to move. Not quite in her best coat today.

2nd. Neathamill Isabella At Clonageera; this bitch made me think as her presentation and over-stretched stacking with holding a tail higher than desired doesn’t appeal to me; I feel untypical of an Irish bred to cover rough ground but as the argument which is always given says, fine for a show dog, which she is I suppose. She has a pretty balanced head on a firm length of neck into well angulated forehand. She moved well and stacked up off a good rear end naturally after moving, four square.

3rd. Douthwaite & Wharfe’s Gracewood Shannon

Limit Bitch 11 (0)

1st. Kolbach’s Copper’s Wine’N Roses (IMP SWE). This bitch for me is all quality and very much the type I desire, yet she has a ruggedness about her to appeal and was a pleasure to watch her free, light, yet sound movement, as she effortlessly went around and around every time it was asked of her. In firm condition on good boned straight limbs and has good texture to her coat and enough feathering to finish and not detract the eye. She has a good oval skull and this is balanced off with a lean good length muzzle with square finish; sweet feminine expression and intelligent bright eyes. She has a good length of neck into clean shoulders and retained a good firm, gently sloping topline over good depth and sprung ribs. Strong loin and firm quarters standing off unexaggerated angulation. Without hesitation in the final line up, this bitch was my CC winner today.    

Not wishing to be disparaging and or take it away from the dog who went BOB, he was impeccably turned out and looking his best and a great tribute to both his breeder and owner handler, he has given them a lot of fun and long may it continue; I am and was naturally bias to my bitch winner on the day and chose not to prolong the deed for either specimen so in agreement with my co judge, the decision of BOB was left with the Referee.

2nd. Sturrock’s Forfarian Caught You Lookin JW; this bitch has matured well, I judge her in her youth and she still does not disappoint. Well made and stands four square and balanced in good firm condition. Eye-catching on the move and could go all day if asked to. What I think I like best about her is, her honesty, she hides nothing and shows no exaggeration. She was unlucky to meet my winner today who scored in type for me over this bitch, but very much a worthy winner in any competition on another day I am sure.Res.CC

3rd. Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Gwendariff Walnut Whip

Open Bitch 9 (2)

1st. Waterton’s Sh.Ch. Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW ShCM; This bitch was in super condition and looked lovely, she is a good size, clean lines and very balanced and very steady on the move. She is a true acknowledgment to both her breeder and her owner handler.

2nd. Naylor and Morrison’s Bardonhill Singing Skies Over Anlory JW; a bitch that catches your eye, but unfortunately she doesn’t help herself due to being slightly on edge about things which, for me, lets her down. A good size bitch with all the right attributes, not quite the bloom of my winner and slightly over trimmed for me I’m sorry to say.

3rd. Mugford’s Sh.Ch. Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW

Veteran Bitch 11 (5)

1st. Gisby’s Balbriggan Ace of Hearts By Suteresett, this honest substantial bitch has a balanced head with sweet expression and a good eye. Just starting to show her age but she can still move around the ring. Good neck into shoulder, good depth and rib and firm loin over sound limbs. BVB

2nd. Fox’s Satlas Bleau Eyes; A racier bitch and maybe more my type, she was in good coat and has a sweet, balanced head.
3rd. Gardner’s Carnbargus Contemplation JW

Special Field Trial Bitch 2 (0)

1st. Mugford’s Sh.Ch. Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW; a quality bitch who covers her ground and moves lightly. Good ribs and depth without any coarseness and can be seen to be a dual purpose animal.

2nd. Heard’s Lakenhow Garnet Of Dunroon; very much a regular field trial bitch who was out of her comfort zone today. Smaller built bitch with a sweet face, sadly quite erratic both standing and on the move.

Field Trial Dog or Bitch 3 (0)

1st. Heard’s Milady; it is an unfortunate task to be asked to assess these animals in these conditions, but we should all take a look at them across a moor and see exactly what they are and were bred to do. Built on lines for both intelligence and speed to get the job done and even stood in the ring today you can actually see that in them. With both eyes and ears being alert and taking it all in, their bodies taught and on hard muscled limbs and small neat feet, I am sure all three could swap places on another day in this type of classification.

2nd. Jales’ Dunroon Constance
3rd. Jales’ Dunroon Lone Survivor

Brace Dog or Bitch 5 (2)

1st. Fox’s Bitche’s; these two were very much a pair, both made of the same stuff and both moving together in unison. Good size, type and balanced with pleasant heads and expression, nothing exaggerated and sufficient coats, slightly lacking the lustre I prefer to give that polished bloom.

2nd. Russell’s Bitche’s; another sweet pair, slightly smaller bitches and not as rough coated, both moved well.

3rd. Cox & Nevett’s Bitche’s

Special Progeny Dog or Bitch 1 (0)

1st. Gisby’s Balbriggan Ace Of Hearts By Suteresett Bitch; I have already spoke about this bitch and her offspring, so nothing more to say other than she has obviously been matched well with her studs as she has produced winners from all her children shown in the ring; therefore a credit to her owner. It was a very even line up of good, sound offspring who can hold their own in good competition. It will be interesting to see the next generation coming along, well done.

Judge:. . Peter Hall - Harreds

 


Irish Setter Association, England
4 October 2014

Judges: Dogs: Carolyn Hogsflesh (Lyngor)  Bitches: Peter Hall (Harreds)
Referee: Linda King (Kirkavagh) 
Entry: 238 Dogs making 315 Entries
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Bardonhill Slide Show

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Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate and Best in Show
Congratulations to Louis, owned by Mike and Tricia Hogarth
Sh.Ch. Avacet Snowdrift
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Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate, 
 her second, and Reserve Best in Show
was Neita, owned by Laura Kolbach
 Copper's Wine'n Roses
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Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate:
Kevin Pullen and Jackie Atkin with
Sh.Ch. Harvancourt Harlem at Jacingail
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Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate
Sandra Nicola and Jenna Sturrocks
Forfarian Caught You Lookin JW
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Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show
was Lyn Muirs
Romarne Taittinger JW
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Best Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Show:
Sue Edwards with
Sh.Ch. Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW
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Full Results will be posted in www.isae.org.uk shortly
Our sincere thanks to Laura Kolbach for sending in all the lovely photos for our slideshow.

 

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