Critique - Bitches: Mrs Cheryl Stevenson

I would like to begin by thanking you all for allowing me the privilege of judging your beautiful girls. Whatever any judge’s opinion on the day of a show we all take the best ones home because they are the ones we have chosen to love and share our lives with.
There were some truly hair-splitting decisions today due to the depth of quality of the exhibits and this led to many lovely bitches having to go cardless.

MPB

1 Mugford’s SANGARAH SKYLINE OVER LYNWOOD NAF A very pretty baby with lots of promise. Dark eye with sweet expression, good reach of neck and straight front. Well balanced for one so young. Well bodied and in proportion. Shall be watching her progression with interest. BEST MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW

2 Hall’s HARREDS HETTIE At the time I thought my second and third were very similar and both were bitches have similar qualities. On now seeing my catalogue I understand why as they are litter sisters. Dark coated girl with feminine head and expression. Good angulation throughout, lovely tight feet, nice low ear set.

3 Hall’s HARREDS HILDA Similar comments apply to the previous girl. Just preferred the topline and finish of foreface of 2.

PB

1 Henderson’s SAMETSUZ MAK’N HONEY Very stylish puppy with lovely outline and didn’t disappoint on the move, as she was very sound. Correct topline and tailset, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Good width of thigh, deep chest with pronounced forechest. Best Puppy Bitch

2 Mugford’s SANGARAH SKYLINE OVER LYNWOOD NAF

3 Hyslop’s GWENDARIFF ON A ROLLERCOASTER Good topline and tailset. Deep chested with good reach of neck and upper arm angulation.

VB

1 Hogflesh SH CH LYNGOR LIVING WATER I have competed with this bitch on many occasions and have always admired her. Not my preferred head type, but so well constructed with excellent angulation throughout. Well bodied and moved with such drive. BEST VETERAN IN SHOW IN AGREEMENT WITH MY CO JUDGE

2 Rutherford’s AM CH WITCHBROOKE CLONAGEERA COROT (IMP USA) Another stylish lady with very sweet expression. Very different to 1 but a real classy lady with a racy outline, good angulation and moved well.

3 Russell’s MELMARA RUBY TUESDAY Mature lady of 9 years, lots of qualities, not least being her sound movement. Well balanced construction with no exaggerations. Correct topline and tailset, good spring of rib.

JB

1 Muir’s ROMARNE TICKLED JW Stunning young bitch with a really eye catching outline. Lovely head and expression, low ear set, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders with good upper arm angulation. Plenty of forechest and good spring of rib. Well balanced with good width of thigh and defined second thigh. Lovely tight feet, shown in excellent coat and condition. Moved very soundly with reach and drive.

2 Waterton’s SANDSTEAM WELCOME BREEZE Very pretty girl with lovely quizzical expression, correct eye shape and colour. Good straight front. Well constructed shoulders and hind quarters. Moved with animation, showing her cheeky character.

3 Blackshaw’s LANSTARA SPRING STAR Mature bitch shown in excellent coat and condition. Well balanced with plenty of bone. Well bodied with good spring of rib. Nice deep chest. Good neck and shoulder construction. Lovely in profile and didn’t disappoint on the move.

YB

1 Heather’s CASKEYS MOVIE STAR AT SIXOAKS JW Very nice head with soft, feminine expression. Dark eye, low set ears and good finish to foreface. Good reach of neck. Correct topline. Good width of thigh. Nice deep chest. Moved soundly.

2 Taylor’s DANAWAY GOODY TWO SHOES Not as mature as 1, but still much to admire about this young lady. Well constructed throughout with nothing exaggerated.

3 Sketchley’s DANAWAY GOOD HEAVENS Racy young bitch with strong, straight front. Moved soundly.

MB

1 Waterton’s SANDSTEAM WELCOME BREEZE
2 Henderson’s SAMETSUZ MAK’N HONEY
3 Taylor’s DANAWAY GOODY TWO SHOES

NB

1 Waterton’s SANDSTEAM WELCOME BREEZE
2 Henderson’s SAMETSUZ MAK’N HONEY
3 Blackshaw’s LANSTARA SPRING STAR

UGB

1 Waterton’s SANDSTEAM WELCOME BREEZE
2 Blackshaw’s LANSTARA SPRING STAR

3 Partridge’s KERRDOWN OCTAVIA Very nice young bitch with balanced outline. Good angulation throughout. Short from heel to hock. In good coat and condition, moved soundly and with drive.

GB

1 Powis’ AMBERWAVE FEATHER Impressive looking girl. Sturdy construction with classic outline. Plenty of bone, good forechest and upper arm angulation. Gently sloping topline. Moved straight and true.

2 Pike’s REDCLYST AURA Different type to 1. Lovely bitch in glossy coat and condition. Pretty, feminine expression, good reach of neck, correct topline and tailset. Moved well.

3 Walker GWENDARIFF THE DRAMA QUEEN PLAYS WROXHAM Compact bitch. Well made throughout, with good reach of neck. Neat feet.

PGB

1 Walters’ DREAMERLIS REGAL JODIE FROM DENEIL Have always loved this naughty girl, and today she decided to be on her best behaviour and show her socks off! Such a pretty head with a glint in her lovely dark eyes. A real Irish character who is so well constructed from her lovely neck and shoulders through her correct topline to the tip of her well set on tail. Plenty of depth of chest, good forechest and spring of rib. Carrying just the right amount of weight. So well balanced and moves soundly using her tail to full effect. Delighted to award her, her first CC and on the decision of the referee she was also Best In Show. Congratulations

2 Hall’s CURROWHILL TICKLE PINK WITH GLENNARA JW SHCM Attractive girl in beautiful gleaming coat. Feminine head and expression. Strong hindquarters, short heel to hock giving her drive on the move. Plenty of forechest and good width of thigh.

3 Wilkins BARDONHILL HETTY BAYLISS AMONG MARGARETWOODS JW Not wearing her best dress today, but a beautifully constructed girl. Full of quality with a balanced outline. Lovely tight feet. Good neck and shoulders.

MLB

1 Lippett’s NEATHAMILL ISABELLA AT CLONAGEERA Stylish bitch with good strong bone, in full coat. Nice head shape, good reach of neck. Gently sloping topline with correctly set tail. Powered around the ring with her head up, and her tail swishing. Lovely strong hindquarters.

2 Holley’s GWENDARIFF SODA POP TO WYNJILL Really caught my eye as very much the type of bitch I like. Presented in good coat and condition; a lovely balanced outline with good angulation front and rear. Such a pretty girl, but today just didn’t have the sparkle of 1.

3 Sheldon’s DELSANTO SNOW BELLE Well constructed, with lovely head and expression. Good spring of rib, well bodied. Good strong hocks and pasterns. Moved well.

LB

1 Henderson’s SAMETSUZ IN A FRANKLE Striking bitch with such a pretty head. Lovely dark eyes and soft expression. Classic racy outline, presented in gleaming coat and condition. Good reach of neck, deep chested with spring of rib. Well balanced with no exaggeration in any department. Nice tight feet with well arched toes. Moved soundly with reach and drive.

2 Howatson’s RIVERMAN ROYAL ROSA AT VANDERS JW Have often admired this bitch from the ringside and was delighted to have the opportunity to go over her, she didn’t disappoint on close inspection. Racy, feminine bitch with good angulation front and rear. Plenty of forechest and depth of chest. Moved soundly.

3 Gardner’s THENDARA JOCASTA Another quality bitch. Well constructed with plenty of coat to finish the picture. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, following through her correct topline and tailset. Good width of thigh. Moved well.

OB

1 Holley’s SH CH WYNJILL WELL KNOWN JW This was such a difficult class with 4 very different bitches all of great quality. Loved this girl’s outline, really caught my eye. Oozes quality. Presented in beautiful coat and condition. Very attractive head with sweet expression. Good reach of neck, balanced outline with excellent angulation throughout. Moved very well, flowing soundly around the ring. Reserve CC and on the decision of the referee Reserve best in show.

2 Naylor & Morrison’s BARDONHILL SINGING SKIES OVER ANLORY JW A very attractive bitch and another classy mover. Lovely reach of neck, correct topline. Well bodied with plenty of spring of rib. Lovely tight feet with well arched toes. Well muscled,.

3 Waterton’s SH CH LYNWOOD KISSED BY AN ANGEL AT SANDSTREAM JW SHCM Feminine bitch with lovely balanced outline and stylish, sound movement using her tail well. Good angulation front and rear, straight front with good forechest.

SBB

1 Anthony’s STARATLANTA’S FIRE QUEEN JW Nice in outline and on the move. Low set ears, good topline and tailset. Good hindquarters.

2 Jones’ GWENDARIFF NUTMEG Mature 14 month old bitch. Carrying too much weight but with a lovely outline and well constructed. Moved well.

3 Lewis DANAWAY LOVE ME TENDER Pretty head and eye, straight front.

Gwynneth Vanderbilt Memorial Open Class for Members Bitch

1 Middleton’s TREBEURDEN TEMPTRESS Stood alone, but pretty bitch with sweet head. Good hindquarters.

Cheryl Stevenson


Irish Setter Club of Wales
19 April 2015

Judges: Dogs Mr Peter Armstrong    Bitches: Mrs Cheryl Stevenson
Referee:Lynn Morris
Entry: 210 Dogs making 276 Entries
Catalogue Pages - kindly supplied by Viv Blackshaw
Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best in Show:
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Jean Walters with Jodie
Dreamerlis Regal Jodie from Deneil
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Winning her first Challenge Certificate and Best in Show
Congratulations to Jodie
owned by Jean Walters
Dreamerlis Regal Jodie from Deneil (L)
Winning the Res.Bitch Challenge Certificate and Res.Best in Show
Sh.Ch. Wynjill Well Known JW (R)
with judge of bitches Cheryl Stevenson
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Sh.Ch. Wynjill Well Known JW
owned by Jill Holley
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Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate, his third,
congratulations to Casey
owned by Colette Tuite
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Sh.Ch. Riverwood Kazatchok with Porchet JW
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The Res. Dog CC was awarded to:
Jacque Atkin and Kevin Pullen
with Jackson
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Sh.Ch. Harvancourt Harlem at Jacingail
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Best Puppy dog and Best Puppy in Show
was awarded to Julie Nicholls with:
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Romarne Under Orders
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Best Puppy Bitch was owned by Magi Henderson
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Sametsuz Mak'n Honey
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Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Show~
belonged to Carolyn Hogsflesh
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Sh.Ch. Lyngor Living Water JW
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Best Veteran Dog was Tania Gardner's
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Sh.Ch. Riqitta Authentic
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Sincere thanks to Barbara Gladwish for providing the lovely photographs
and to Laura Kolbach for completing the results for us.
Congratulations to all the Winners