Critique - Judge: Mrs Gillian Townsend (Follidown)

Thank you all for a lovely entry. I found the puppy classes in both sexes quite difficult to judge as they were maturing at such different rates but I was delighted with so many quality dogs and bitches in the later classes. The sad thing is the number of plain heads lacking the typical chiseling required of an Irish Setter. Even some with lovely raised brows lacked work in the foreface. However, there were some beautiful heads among my winners.

I was pleased to see an improvement in movement on the whole and fewer gay tails but there is still room for improvement. I did enjoy watching the thrilling free moving driving action and lashing tails of my winners.

Thank you very much to the hard working Committee and especially to my efficient but unobtrusive stewards who were such a help in keeping the ring running smoothly.

MPD(8,1)

1. Hyslop’s Gwendariff Justin Thyme. Typey, well-balanced young boy with correct outline. Good definition in head with sweet expression. Good angulation throughout. Moved well.

2. Harris Mrs P.M. & Miss S’s Siochanna Celtic Lord of Konakakela. Another promising baby with a lovely expression.. Good topline. Good width and angulation in quarters at this early stage. Moved steadily.

3. Limpus’s Karidell Prince Charming.

PD(11,4)

1. Partridge’s Kerrydown One Man. 10 months old with lots of development yet to come. Plenty of work in head with pleasing soft expression. Good width in front and depth and spring of rib. Thick, dark coat in shining condition. Drove out well with good tail action.

2. Buchan’s Tarandell Thornton’s Desire. Elegant, racy young dog with correct head and gentle expression. Good reach of neck leading smoothly into gently sloping topline. Good angulation in quarters. Neat feet. Moved steadily.

3. Harris & Harris’s Siochanna Celtic Lord of Konakakela.

JD(12,3)

1. Sandle & Farndell’s Cordarragh We Will Rock You. A pleasing young dog, well presented and handled. Plenty of work in his lovely head with oval skull and low-set ears. True Irish expression. Good front, correct gently sloping topline and good width in quarters. Neat, tight feet. Drove out well on the move.

2. Muir’s Romarne Taittinger. A month younger than the winner and not in full coat. Good head with lovely raised brows and pleasing expression.   Good front and rear angulation but I would like a little more width in thigh. Moved steadily.

3. Macaulay’s Caskeys Mischief of Stylersetts.

YD(9,2)

1. Crocker & Siddle’s Copper’s War of Roses (Swed Imp). I absolutely loved this dog from the moment he entered the ring. He exuded breed type and quality, so balanced standing and moving. Lovely head with plenty of work in it; strong, gently sloping topline; excellent angulation front and rear. Well sprung ribs with plenty of lung room. Good bone and substance without exaggeration. Nice tight feet with arched toes. Moved as an Irish Setter should, reaching out in front and driving from his strong quarters with a pleasingly correct tail carriage. Although only a young dog, I was delighted to award him his first CC and I look forward to watching his future. He just lost out in the challenge for BOB as, understandably, he was more lethargic at the end of the long day and had to give way to a wonderful bitch still on top form.

2. Lorrimer’s Danaway Distinguished. Racy, elegant dog. Lovely head typical of his breeding. Lovely raised brows, good stop and nice degree of chiseling. Well arched neck of correct length leading smoothly into well laid back shoulders. Good topline. Moved strongly.

3. Sandle & Farndell’s Cordarragh We Will Rock You.

GD(9,2)

1. Mitchell’s Amblin’ Sweet William. Appealed to me for his good shape overall, balanced with good body properties. Correct head with plenty of work in it and a lovely quizzical expression. Strong well muscled quarters with good first and second thigh. Moved well holding his topline and using his tail well. Attractive coat to finish.

2. Cuddy’s Suteresett Rebel Rouser In Balbriggan JW. Good looking dog standing. Plenty of work in head with raised brow and gentle expression. Good straight front. Good width and depth of rib. Strong quarters. Not quite so positive moving as the winner.

3. Savage Mrs L C’s Gwendariff The Ringmaster.

PGD(11,2)

Strong class with lots to like.

1. Pollard’s Grayrigge Benedict JW. Lovely type, balanced and full of quality. Beautiful head with lovely raised brow, dark expressive eyes, good stop, and chiselling around the eyes. Nicely squared off muzzle. Good quarters with good first and second thigh. Moved out strongly holding his topline.

2. Cuddy’s Aoibheanne Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan JW. Stylish dog, racy and balanced throughout. Good head and expression. Good spring and depth of rib. Good quarters. Moved out with drive.

3. Marmol’s Polmennor Fun In The Sun.

LD(10,2)

1. Mugford’s Lynwood Lark In The Dark JW. Beautiful, racy dog maturing slowly and, I believe, still to reach his full potential. Well-defined head with correct almond eye and raised brow giving a lovely expression full of character. Good depth of rib with ribs taken well back. Strong arched loin. Well boned with good muscle tone. Good angulation without exaggeration. Balanced throughout. Moved out with drive using his tail well.  

2. Lucas’ Kerryfair Gets Lucky Over Amberlight JW. A handsome dog who has matured so well since I judged him as a puppy. I loved his head with lovely eyes and most appealing expression. Good conformation throughout, length and power in his quarters with the right degree of angulation. Moved well with lovely lashing tail.

3. Richardson’s Kirkavagh Hernando Sh CM.

OD(6,1)

1. Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW. Immaculately presented dog in lovely condition. Good front and forechest, good angulation in upper arm and lay back of shoulder. Strong well muscled quarters with good width across the croup.  I believe the introduction of the “Copper’s” lines has brought a desirable degree of ruggedness to this breeding. He moved out strongly with lovely lashing tail correctly carried.   I would have liked a little more length in the ribcage to give him a racier outline but pleased to award him the RCC.

2. Gardner’s Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic. Another well-presented quality dog. Good front with forechest. Good angulation in upper arm and shoulder. Good strong quarters. Strong topline. Well muscled and covered the ground well on the move.

3. Pil-Hendrix’s VDH Bel Int Ch Lux Ch Dutch Irish Ireleith.

VD(4,2)

1. Partridge’s Kerrydown My Guy JW Sh.CM.  I have watched and liked this 7 yr old dog throughout his life. He has matured well and is in great condition.   Pleasing head with plenty of work in it and desirable kind expression.. Good angulation front and rear. Good topline and tailset. Lovely strong dark coat added the finishing touches. Drove out well on the move. Pleased to award him BV.

2. Carter’s Kerrimere Just Rumours. Sweet boy showing his age but seemed happy to be on show. Good neck, shoulders and quarters. Moved happily.

GCD(2,1)

1. Wigful & Hartley’s Anlory Gamekeeper. Nice dog, sadly standing alone but placed in a strong yearling class.   Nicely proportioned dog with pleasing head and gentle expression.   Shown in good hard condition. Tight well-padded feet. Moved with drive from good quarters.

MPB(8,0)

1. Waterton’s Sandstream Summer Breeze. Lovely balanced puppy with pretty, dark eyes and plenty of work in her head. Well boned with good width throughout without looking heavy. Quite mature for her 8 months with a lovely coat. I just hope she doesn’t grow on too quickly. Moved out confidently and well.

2. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Corbieres. Such a sweet, feminine baby. Prettiest of heads, well-chiselled with lovely expressive eyes. Well balanced throughout with correct topline and tail-set. Moved happily and with drive.

3. Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze.

PB(18,2)

1. Bott Mrs M’s Gwendariff Such A Carry On At Bardonhill. I loved the elegance and feminism of this youngster. Pretty head with raised brow and chiseling below the eyes giving lovely expression. Good straight front. Nice neck leading smoothly into well laid back shoulders. Good depth and spring of rib. Dark, glossy coat. Neat tight feet. Moved round the ring with drive using her quarters well. Pleased to award her BP.

2. Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Gwendariff Carrys It Off. Another lovely youngster who, I see, is litter sister to (1).She also has a gorgeous head with lovely expressive eyes, low set ears and correct oval skull. Good angulation in shoulders and quarters and good depth of rib. Gently sloping topline with good tailset. Moved well.

3. Waterton’s Sandstream Summer Breeze.

JB(10,4)

1. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks. What a lovely bitch. It was her last day as a junior and she did look mature in this class. Beautiful head with lots of work in it and a desirable melting expression. Lovely balanced picture with good reach of neck into well-laid shoulders, gently sloping topline and correct croup and tailset. Well boned and muscled with good tight feet. Beautiful coat. She moved well but, to reach top honours, which I hope she will in time, she needs to move with a degree more animation and enthusiasm. She was happy but very laid back!

2. Box Miss R’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’lite At Fernstart. Another lovely youngster who was unlucky to meet the winner. She has the sweetest head with a lovely expression; good conformation and balance throughout. She moved out stylishly with drive.

3. Muir’s Romarne Tickled JW.

YB(10,3)

1. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks. I learnt later that this class entitled her to her JW. Congratulations.

2. Brady’s Amberlight Guinevere. Another lovely bitch with a delightful head and such wonderful, expressive eyes reminiscent of her sire, Caskeys Persuader from Amberlight. Super strong quarters and dark gleaming coat to finish. Moved strongly with drive.

3. Catling’s Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri JW.

GB(9,1)

1. Heather’s Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks.

2. Bott Mrs M’s Bardonhill True Love Ways. Pretty bitch with a good head and sweet expression. Very balanced with good topline and good width in quarters. Moved well.

3. Gwilliam & Bozier’s Reddins Kiss Of Victoriaview.

PGB(17,3)

This was an excellent class with some beautiful bitches unplaced. I felt spoilt for choice.

1. Boutell’s Ixia Ever Hopeful. Pretty bitch with a gorgeous head, lovely dark eye and raised brow.  She had that lovely quizzical expression that we hope for in an Irish Setter. Feminine and balanced throughout with correct topline and strong quarters. Moved powerfully.

2. Bott, Allen, & Morgan’s Bardonhill Please Don’t Tease Quensha JW. Another lovely balanced bitch with a beautiful head and expressive dark eye. Good front, good angulation in upper arm with well laid back shoulders. Good reach of neck leading smoothly into gently sloping topline. Drove out splendidly with drive from her good quarters.

3. Walters’ Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deneil.

LB(17,4)

1. Kolbach’s Copper’s Wine’N Roses Jun Ch. Gorgeous bitch full of quality with the most beautiful head. Delightfully expressive eyes and chiseling beneath adding such refinement. Excellent conformation throughout, free from any exaggeration. Good front, neck and shoulders; well sprung deep ribs taken well back to strong arched loin. Good width in quarters. Well boned and in hard condition. Super mover reaching out in front and driving from behind. Lovely lashing tail to complete the picture. RCC.

2. Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Walnut Whip. Yet another lovely bitch shown in immaculate condition. Racy and full of quality. Excellent conformation throughout but not quite the ruggedness of the winner and just lacked her eye-catching quality and drive on the move, but so much to appreciate.

3. Humphreys’ Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW.

OB(9,3)

1. Mugford’s Sh Ch Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW I thought I had my ticket winner from the last class until I saw and went over this bitch. She has matured so well in the last year and has all the qualities I look for. Lovely well chiseled head with raised brow and true Irish expression. Racy and elegant in outline with the ruggedness that suggests she is capable of a good day’s work in the field. Good angulation in shoulders and quarters; good width across the croup that is so often lacking.   Super topline; strong well-muscled quarters. I could have watched her all day driving effortlessly round the ring with her lovely lashing tail. I had no hesitation in awarding her the CC and BOB and I was delighted to see her shortlisted to the last 8 in the Group.

2. King’s Kirkavagh Ebadiyla JW This is another lovely bitch with a pretty head, enhanced for me by a little greyness in the face. She has a good gently sloping topline and good conformation throughout. Although she drives well when moving, sadly, her outline was spoilt on the day by her sickle tail, which was a real disappointment.

3. Humphreys’ Henaleas Carry On Flirting JW.

VB(4,0)

The three veterans present were all worthy winners.

1. Roberts’ Lynwood Theme Song For Polmennor. 10 year old quality bitch shown in peak condition with shining coat.  Pretty head. Good body properties. She covered the ground well on the move.      

2. Williamson’s Bluesprings Atlantis. Good type and conformation with a pretty head and lovely expression, barely old enough to be a veteran. She moved well with drive and has the ruggedness that suggests an ability to work.

3. Fox’s Satlas Bleau Eyes.

GCB(5,0)

1. Roberts’ Lynwood Theme Song For Polmennor

2. Fox’s Settaside Jelly Bean. Well balanced bitch with good conformation throughout. Moved well.

Gillian Townsend (Follidown)


Ladies Kennel Association 14 December 2014

Judge: Mrs Gillian Townsend (Follidown)
Entry: 165 Dogs making 189 Entries
Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed,
Congratulations to Jane and Roger Mugford and
Lynwood
 Sh Ch Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW
Photo: Roger Mugford
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Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate, his first, 
was Arthur owned by Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle
LKA 057 crop
Copper's War Of Roses
Photo: Laura Kolbach
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Res Dog CC was awarded to Alec Stewart
and Danielle Ritchie-Smith with Nilsson
Whippersnapper birmingham 310814
Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW
Photo: Barbara Gladwish
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Res Bitch CC was awarded to Laura Kolbach
with Neita
LKA 389 crop
Copper's Wine'N Roses Jun Ch
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed was
awarded to  Marita Bott with Babs
Babs 8mths Gladwish SP DSC 7103a
Gwendariff Such A Carry On At Bardonhill
Photo: Barbara Gladwish
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and Best Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Breed
was awarded to Gill Partridge's
LKA 165 crop
Kerrydown My Guy JW Sh.CM
Photo Laura Kolbach
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Congratulations to all the Winners


Full Results

BOB - MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Sh Ch Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW
DCC - CROCKER, - Mr B A & SIDDLE - Miss A Copper's War Of Roses Entries. Swed Imp)
RDCC - STEWART, - Mr A & RITCHIE-SMITH - Miss D Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW
BCC - MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Sh Ch Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW
RBCC - KOLBACH - Ms L Copper's Wine'N Roses Jun Ch
BP - BOTT - Mrs M Gwendariff Such A Carry On At Bardonhill
BV - PARTRIDGE - Mrs G R Kerrydown My Guy JW Sh CM
Best Breeder -

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. HYSLOP - Mrs G Gwendariff Justin Thyme
2. HARRIS, - Mrs P M & HARRIS - Miss S Siochanna Celtic Lord Of Konakakela
3. LIMPUS - Mr & - Mrs B & N Karidell Prince Charming
Res. WILLIS - Mr W & - Mrs J Gwendariff Thyme Bomb At Jacwilins
VHC- GARDNER - Miss T Sandstream It's A Breeze At Danwish

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 11 Absentees. 4

1. PARTRIDGE - Mrs G R Kerrydown One Man
2. BUCHAN - Mrs J A Tarandell Thornton's Desire
3. HARRIS, - Mrs P M & HARRIS - Miss S Siochanna Celtic Lord Of Konakakela
Res. GARDNER - Miss T Sandstream It's A Breeze At Danwish
VHC- HARRIS - Mrs E Araki Fabulous Fin

Junior - Dog

Entries. 12 Absentees. 3

1. SANDLE, - Mr P J & FARNDELL - Mrs D A Cordarragh We Will Rock You
2. MUIR - Mrs L Romarne Taittinger JW
3. MACAULAY - Mr & - Mrs K& L R Caskeys Mischief Of Stylersetts
Res. SUYK - Mrs J Entice Jameson Junior
VHC- HARRIS - Mrs E Araki Fabulous Fin

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 9 Absentees. 2

1. CROCKER, - Mr B A & SIDDLE - Miss A Copper's War Of Roses Entries. Swed Imp)
2. LORRIMER - Mrs J M Danaway Distinguished
3. SANDLE, - Mr P J & FARNDELL - Mrs D A Cordarragh We Will Rock You
Res. MACAULAY - Mr & - Mrs K& L R Caskeys Mischief Of Stylersetts
VHC- WIGFULL, Dr S & HARTLEY - Mr R Anlory Gamekeeper

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 9 Absentees. 2

1. MITCHELL - Mrs P Amblin 's Sweet William
2. CUDDY - Mr & - Mrs J V & S E Suteresett Rebel Rouser In Balbriggan JW
3. SAVAGE - Mrs L C Gwendariff The Ringmaster
Res. DAVIS - Mrs L Brinara New Statesman At Corribeg
VHC- AXON - Mr G S C & - Mrs J B Brinara Private Eye

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 11 Absentees. 2

1. POLLARD - Mrs P M Grayrigge Benedict JW
2. CUDDY - Mr & - Mrs J V & S E Aoibheanne Quite The Rebel By Balbriggan JW
3. MARMOL - Mrs D & - Mr F Polmennor Fun In The Sun
Res. NICHOLLS - Mr S & - Mrs J Delsanto Snowstorm Sh.CM
VHC- GRINHAM, - Miss S J & GRINHAM - Mr E P Amblin Affiniti

Limit - Dog

Entries. 10 Absentees. 2

1. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Lynwood Lark In The Dark JW
2. LUCAS - Mrs P & - Mr P Kerryfair Gets Lucky Over Amberlight JW
3. RICHARDSON - Mrs L A Kirkavagh Hernando Sh.CM
Res. HILL - DE COSTER - Mrs Y Vicary's Keykeeper
VHC- WOOD - Mrs S C & - Mr S A Reddins Falcon Sh.CM

Open - Dog

Entries. 6 Absentees. 1

1. STEWART, - Mr A & RITCHIE-SMITH - Miss D Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW
2. GARDNER - Miss T Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic
3. PIL-HENDRIX - Mr & - Mrs C & A VDH Bel Int Ch Lux Ch Dutch Irish Ireleith
Res. GRATTON - Mr & - Mrs A P & E C Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Sh.CM
VHC- BYRNE, - Mrs & EDWARDS, - Mrs K & HOWLETT - Miss D Siochanna Irish Legend Sh.CM

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 2

1. PARTRIDGE - Mrs G R Kerrydown My Guy JW Sh.CM
2. CARTER - Mr & - Mrs C H Kerrimere Just Rumours
3.
Res.
VHC-

Good Citizen Dog

Entries. 2 Absentees. 1

1. WIGFULL, Dr S & HARTLEY - Mr R Anlory Gamekeeper
2.
3.
Res.
VHC-

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 8 Absentees. 0

1. WATERTON - Miss S Sandstream Summer Breeze
2. NAYLOR, - Mr & MORRISON - Miss Anlory Corbieres
3. WATERTON - Miss S Sandstream Welcome Breeze
Res. TILLETT - Mrs S M & - Mr I D Finniche Fool's Folly
VHC- MURRAY, - Mrs J A & BERRY - Miss G L Siochanna Celtic Romance At Harvancourt

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 18 Absentees. 2

1. BOTT - Mrs M Gwendariff Such A Carry On At Bardonhill
2. STEWART, - Mr A & RITCHIE-SMITH - Miss D Gwendariff Carrys It Off
3. WATERTON - Miss S Sandstream Summer Breeze
Res. FAUVRELLE - Mr D B J & - Mrs L J Clonageera Walk In The Sun
VHC- PARTRIDGE - Mrs G R Kerrydown Octavia

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 10 Absentees. 4

1. HEATHER - Mr & - Mrs J E Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks NAF
2. BOX - Miss R Bardonhill Afternoon D'lite At Fernstart
3. MUIR - Mrs L Romarne Tickled JW
Res. GAMBLING - Mrs L C Meadway Mable
VHC- WEBB - Mrs R A Alolfran Pure Temptation At Redeshka

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 10 Absentees. 3

1. HEATHER - Mr & - Mrs J E Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks NAF
2. BRADY - Mr & - Mrs M Amberlight Guinevere
3. CATLING - Mrs P A M Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri JW
Res. FOX - Mr D & - Mrs J Millcroft Bubbling Moon
VHC- STEWART-RITCHIE, RITCHIE-SMITH, & SIDDLE Copper's Comin Up Roses For Gwendariff

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 9 Absentees. 1

1. HEATHER - Mr & - Mrs J E Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks NAF
2. BOTT - Mrs M Bardonhill True Love Ways
3. GWILLIAM, - Miss S & BOZIER - Mr M Reddins Kiss Of Victoriaview
Res. HUMPHREYS - Mr P & - Mrs J Millcroft Havana Moon Over Henaleas JW
VHC- BOX - Mr P J & - Mrs H M Fernstart Golden Charm At Blackborough

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 17 Absentees. 3

1. BOUTTELL, - Mr R & - Mrs D & BOUTTELL - Ms H Ixia Ever Hopeful
2. BOTT, - Mr R P & ALLEN, - Mr A C & MORGAN - Mrs A Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha JW
3. WALTERS - Mrs J Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deneil
Res. SHELDON - Mrs C A Delsanto Snow Belle JW
VHC- WATT - Mr J A Shenanagin Scrumptious

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 17 Absentees. 4

1. KOLBACH - Ms L Copper's Wine'N Roses Jun Ch
2. STEWART-RITCHIE - Mrs D Gwendariff Walnut Whip
3. HUMPHREYS - Mr P & - Mrs J Suteresett - Miss Curious About Henaleas JW
Res. ROFFEY - Miss S Gwendariff The Real Thing
VHC- WATT - Mr J A Shenanagin Softly Softly JW

Open - Bitch

Entries. 9 Absentees. 3

1. MUGFORD - Mr R C & - Mrs J Sh Ch Lynwood Happy As A Lark JW
2. KING - Mr S C & - Mrs L M Kirkavagh Ebadiyla JW
3. HUMPHREYS - Mr P & - Mrs J Henaleas Carry On Flirting JW JW
Res. WATERTON - Miss S Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW
VHC- NAYLOR, - Mr & MORRISON - Miss Bardonhill Singing Skies Over Anlory JW

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. ROBERTS - Mrs A Lynwood Theme Song For Polmennor
2. WILLIAMSON - Mr M & - Mrs L Bluesprings Atlantis
3. FOX - Mr D & - Mrs J Satlas Bleau Eyes
Res.
VHC-

Good Citizen Bitch

Entries. 5 Absentees. 0

1. ROBERTS - Mrs A Lynwood Theme Song For Polmennor
2. FOX - Mr D & - Mrs J Settaside Jelly Bean
3.
Res.
VHC-

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