Critique - Bitches - Judge - Mrs Sandra Chorley (Kerryfair)

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge our beautiful breed. Also many thanks to my efficient stewards, and not least to the exhibitors for a wonderful entry. I was especially impressed by the veteran and open classes. however we still need to pay attention to over steep croups, front and rear angulation, and level toplines which are just some of the points being overlooked in favour of our preference to concentrate on heads and coat. Movement, although good in my major placed bitches still  needs to be taken into account when choosing our breeding stock. However I found many quality exhibits and many more had to go unplaced today. Thank you

(Veteran) 20 entries 7 absent

This was a super class with many of my favourites present.

1) Bouttelle: Sh Ch Ixia Genevieve: I have always admired this bitch. Classic head, super front assembly. strong quarters with short hocks. Correct gently sloping topline and shown in good coat. Had to pull out all the stops to win this quality class. She has  quality, femininity and true Irish type. I couldn't get past her in the challenge. Pleased to award her the C.C. Congratulations

2)Rutherfords: AM CH Witchbrooke Clonageera Carot. What a dream to go over. Full of quality, melting head with no sign of coarseness. Super bone on neat feet. She flows from nose to tail. What a picture of elegance both standing and on the move.

3) Mugford's: Sh Ch Lynwood Started With A Kiss:. Love her type. Gorgeous head, correct front. Striking profile. strong quarters with good second thigh. Moved well and completed a trio of top class bitches  

Puppy) 15 entries 1 absent : 

1) Stewart and Ritchie-Smith: Gwendariff  Carry's It Off. Pretty head already showing plenty of work. Flowing outline, good quarters  and correct front assembly. Eye catching profile. Moved well with animation and soundness. best puppy in breed.

 2)Bott : Gwendariff  such a carry on at Bardonhill  Litter sister to 1 and they are so different. She is a bigger bitch but again so sound on the move. Excellent  layback of shoulder good slope to topline  just preferred femininity of 1

3) Gracie: Clonageera Walk With Me To Summergate. Completing a lovely trio . Super Outline,  rich dark coat, pleasing head, excellent croup , A lovely puppy

 Junior) 21 entries 4 absent:  

1) Partridge: Kerrydown Octavia . This bitch caught my eye on entering the ring. Beautiful type , balanced and not overstated in any department. Her head is so feminine, good quarters, correct front ,clean shoulders she was shown in good coat. Moved well. An impressive bitch.

2) Muir: Romarne Tickled : Bigger bitch, lots of quality, well proportioned head, lovely reach to her arched neck. excellent bone and feet. Strong quarters, short hocks , moved with drive

3)Box: Bardonhill Afternoon Delight at Fernstart: Pretty head, good front and depth, plenty to like but not so good in croup    as 1 and 2 also a little overweight, however a lovely type of bitch

 (yearling) 20 entries 3 absent: 

1) Stewart-Ritchie, Ritchie-Smith and Siddle: Coppers Comin Up Roses For Gwendariff : An easy winner. This bitch is just my type . She is full of quality and breed type. Super head good bone tight feet. So balanced with no exaggeration . completely filled my eye

2 Pike : Redclyst Aura :  Very different type , pleasing head, flowing sleek lines, excellent front assembly , smooth over shoulders. correct sloping topline

3) Heather: Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks: Pleasing head , kind eye, correct front . short hocks shown in good coat. moved well

Undergraduate:13 entries 2 absent:  

1) Bott:  Bardonhill  Guilty Pleasure: Best of heads with good proportions and no sign of coarseness. Correct topline , good front angulation and clean over shoulders. A balanced bitch . Strong quarters drove well. A lovely bitch.

2) Partridge: Kerrydown Octavia (repeat)

3)Cox: Tiroen To The Manor Born  : Raised brow giving quizzical expression . correct angulation front and rear. drove well off short hocks. Clean outline giving pleasing profile

Graduate: 15 entries 2 absent:

1) Morriss-Begg: Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric: How this bitch is improving with age. Beautiful head with raised brow. Well off for bone. Good forechest and front angulation A feminine lady, moved with animation and drive

2)Borthwick: Northamber Runs Riot At Lotushill: Another lovely bitch, preferred head of 1 but she is so sound . good front strong quarters , moved well excelled in outline. tight feet lacking in so many

3) Dale and Wyer: Aubonjon Royal Symphony:  Different type but could not be denied her place in this good class. Raised brow long low ears , good finish to foreface. sloping  topline. So sound .eye catching in profile .

Post Graduate: 20 entries 1 absent:  

1) Walters: Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Deniel: Super head, long arched neck into fine shoulders. Good front angulation . Deep chested. A lovely bitch from all angles. Moved well

2) Sheldon: Delsanto Snow Belle J.W: So close. Splitting hairs. Similar remarks apply. Long lean head with raised brow. 1 was in better coat today and held her topline on the move. Could change places on another day : 3) Gardiner: Blaysdale Miss Nuala: Another similar bitch. Melting expression. Excelled in topline, strong quarters completed a superb trio. A strong class.

(Mid Limit:) 22 entries 3 absent:  

1)Bott Alan and Morgan: Bardonhill Please Don't Tease Quensha JW :Super type of bitch. The type of understated head I like. Clean over shoulders , long arched neck. Drove off strong quarters with short hocks and to complete the picture lashed her tail on the move 

2) Swainston: Glenvarna Dora The Explorer: What a beautifully put together girl, she is a pleasure to go over. Good finish to foreface, deep brisket, excellent bone and feet. Excellent front assembly. Moved so soundly. 

3) Lippett; Neathmill Issabella At Clonageera: Elegant bitch. Pretty head, so fine  in skull. A lovely bitch . Had to split hairs here and just preferred topline of 1and 2    

(Limit) :25 entries 5 absent:

1)Heron: Caskeys Delphine JW:  Lovely type of bitch. Super head with plenty of work. Arched neck, correct front. good bone and neat feet. Best of toplines . Strong , well angulated quarters, moved really well. Should achieve  top honours. Her day will come.

2) Lauwers:  Oakdene  Keytoem : So balanced and a dream to go over. Correct front and strong quarters with short hocks. Moved well. Excelled in topline.

3) Stewart-Ritchie : Gwendariff  Walnut Whip: Completes a lovely trio of bitches. What a dramatic outline with correct croup and tailset . Moved soundly and with animation. Splitting hairs in this class.  

Open):26 entries 4 absent:  

1) Lohkamp-Sommer and Lohkamp: SH CH Coppers Bubble of Joy. Lovely head with melting expression . correct front assembly. Well off for bone. Super topline and correct croup which is so important to me. A top class bitch. Pleased to award her the reserve C.C. 

2) Waterton : SH CH Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Sh CM : So close to 1 . She  is a bitch I have always admired. Love her head, neck and shoulders. Slightly bigger bitch but shows elegance throughout. An impressive girl. 

3) Naylor and Morrison: Bardonhill Singing Skies Over Anlory JW: Another favourite of mine who went really well today. Showing her age with a few grey hairs, but cannot take away from her Super shape and conformation. A Super class .Very close decision between these bitches

Field Trial: 1 entry 

1) Tiepolo: C I B/B I E/IT DUAL/SLO GR CH Gastello Allice In Wonderland. Stood alone. Pretty head. good short hocks. Moved well and with animation as I would expect from this class

Special working gundog:7 entries 1 absent:  

1) Kolbach: Coppers Wine'n Roses: Quality bitch of typical Irish type. Plenty of work in her beautiful head, raised brows, no sign of coarsness in her skull. Gently sloping topline. Straight front. Moves well with drive and animation. I am sure her 3rd cc won't be long in coming.

2) Glonekova : Coppers Magic Glimmer SRJCH Pretty head good reach of neck. Well off for bone. Deep brisket. Strong Quarters. 

3) Cooper: HR CH Garden Star's Irish Witch. Pleasing head. A sturdier bitch . Well proportioned. A good example in all departments.  

Good Citizen Dog Scheme 9 entries:

1) Satlas Blue Eyes: Was reserve in a very hot veteran class. She is a bitch I have admired in the past  and I still love her as a veteran. Super head neck and shoulders, all parts flow smoothly into the next. Not exaggerated  in any way. A top class bitch.

2) Williamson: Bluesprings Atlantis: What a lovely melting head and expression . Moved well . Shown in good coat, splitting hairs but just preferred croup of 1 

3) Roberts: Lynwood Theme Song For Pollmenor: So very elegant. Correct finish to foreface.  Short hocks, moved with drive         

Sandra Chorley-Newton


Crufts
5 March 2015

Judges: Dogs: Mrs Gillian Barker-Bell (Balintyne)  Bitches: Mrs Sandra Chorley (Kerryfair)
Entry 372 Dogs making 410 Entries
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Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate, Best of Breed and
shortlisted in the Gundog Group, Congratulations to Noodle
Owned by Dee Milligan-Bott & Jeremy Bott
Sh.Ch. Thendara Pot Noodle JW
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Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate was Genevieve,
Sh.Ch. Ixia Genevieve
owned by Bob, Debbie and Hannah Bouttell - Congratulations
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The Reserve Dog Challenge Certifiate was awarded to Daniel
owned by Sue Edwards
Sh.Ch. Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW
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The Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate was awarded to Nice
Owned by Silke Lohkamp-Sommer and Doris Lohkamp
Sh.Ch. Copper's Bubble of Joy
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Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to Cilla
owned by Alec Stewart & Danielle Ritchie-Smith
Gwendariff Carrys It Off
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Many Congratulations to all the Winners
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