Critique - Judges: Dogs: Mrs K Richardson (Carlequin)

A big thank you to the committee of the ISCW for inviting me to judge dogs at their prestigious Championship Show, it was such an honour. The committee worked so hard, as did my stewards, and the show ran very smoothly. A big thank you to the exhibitors for a quality entry & for the wonderful sporting atmosphere & generous applause around the ring. I thoroughly enjoyed my day & feel the dogs have improved tremendously in quality & the presentation and handling skills have gone up to another level, a credit to you all.

PUPPY DOG (11)

1. BOTT’S GWENDARIFF D’YA KNOW MY NAME BY BARDONHILL - Just loved this baby, he stood out in this lovely class of promising puppies. Such a well proportioned & balanced youngster, oozing quality & substance. The most adorable head, kind dark eye, a gentle expression, raised brow & low ear set. Lovely reach of neck, clean set into well laid shoulders, straight front, super length of back & well sprung rib. Good rear angulation, short hocks & small tight feet. Moved well with super tail action. BEST PUPPY DOG & In agreement with my Co Judge -BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

2. STOCKTON’S GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS - Litter brother to 1 - Not quite the confidence of 1. but another beautiful head with oval skull, expressive eyes & well defined stop. Super bone, firm top line with lovely front & rear angulation. Super thick dark coat. Moved well.

3. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA TICK TOCK

VETERAN DOG (6)

1. HOGARTH’S SH.CH AVACET SNOWDRIFT - A worthy Champion presented in super coat & condition with such a handsome masculine head, not overdone in any way, a melting expression from his beautiful dark eyes. A muscular neck leading into well laid shoulders, plenty of fore chest & well sprung deep ribs. A flowing topline, strong loin & wide powerful hindquarters. Moved with power & drive.

2. EDWARDS SH.CH. GWENDARIFF ROCKIN ROBIN JW - Another super boy, beautifully balanced head, dark expressive eyes. A long lean & muscular neck, correct layback of shoulder & the deepest of chests. He has such a striking outline. A gently flowing topline & super bend of stifle.

3. CHILDS LYRASETT DISCOVERY

JUNIOR DOG (9)

1. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF - Three very promising youngsters headed this class, with little to choose between them. Well balanced head developing beautifully with a soft expression, raised brow & dark eye. Good body proportions, strong bone, well angulated front & rear with neat feet & a lovely outline. Moved well with driving action.

2. CIECHONSKA’S AOIBHEANNE’S SPOILT F’CHOICE- Another beautifully balanced head with a melting expression. A striking outline & super angulation, he has many similar qualities to 1 but just needs to settle on the move.

3. LUCAS’ BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT -

YEARLING DOG (10)

1. EDWARDS’ GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU - A striking dog with such a clean outline. A masculine head, developing nicely, long & lean with oval skull. Well built throughout with good depth, strong loin, wide & well muscled quarters. A firm topline which he kept when moving. Strong well muscled quarters.

2. LUCAS’ HARREDS HASSLE WITH AMBERLIGHT JW - Appealing masculine head maturing nicely with kind dark eye & raised brow. Well balanced overall, just needs to fill his frame, which will come with maturity. Moved well.

3. GARDINER’S HARREDS HARLIE OF BLAYSDELL

MAIDEN DOG (7)

1. BOTT’S GWENDARIFF D’YA KNOW MY NAME BY BARDONHILL
2. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF -
3. STOCKTON’S GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS

NOVICE DOG (10)

1. BOTT’S GWENDARIFF D’YA KNOW MY NAME BY BARDONHILL
2. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF -
3. STOCKTON’S GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS

UNDER GRADUATE DOG (9)

1. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF -

2. PARTRIDGE’S KERRYDOWN NIGHT HAWK -A well chiselled handsome head with soft expression. A sound & honest dog with a lovely outline. Moved well but would prefer more drive & power.

3. ROBERTS & CORMACK’S SANGARAH SHARED ROMANCE WITH POLMENNOR (IMP HUN)

GRADUATE DOG (10)

1. WILLIS’S GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB AT JACWILINS JW - A masculine head, developing well. Loved his outline & his gently flowing topline, good reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Strong loin & wide powerful quarters. Correct over the croup with a super tail set. Moved well with drive & power.

2. MUIR’S ROMARNE TAITTINGER JW - Loved his head with kind dark eye & raised brow. Straight front, good depth of chest & well ribbed. Good rear angulation with short strong hocks. Moved well. Just preferred the topline of 1.

3. ROWBOTTOM’S LANSTARA SPRING MOOD

POST GRADUATE DOG (12)

1. HOGARTH’S REDCLYST FLASH AT HALINGSWOOD JW - A super class of up & coming youngsters. Beautifully presented with a super outline. His handsome appealing head reminded me of his sire, with the same gentle expression & the typical Irish glint in his eyes. Beautiful neck & well angulated shoulders with good length of upper arm. Straight front & elbows held close to body. A clean gently flowing topline with a firm loin & well angulated rear quarters. Sound positive movement.

2. PRANGLE’S HEATHCLARE OLD GLORY JW ShCM Another well constructed & beautifully presented young dog at the correct stage of development. He has a well proportioned masculine head & a kind dark eye. A good reach of neck cleanly flowing into well laid shoulders. A firm topline, super front & rear angulation. He strode out well with enthusiasm & drive.

3. WILKINS’ MARGRETSWOODS GOBSTOPPER JW ShCM

MID LIMIT DOG (9)

1. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA COMMITMENT JW - An extremely well presented handsome boy with excellent head planes, kind dark eye. A striking outline. Well made throughout. Plenty of depth to body with well sprung ribs. Firm topline & strong loin. Good over the croup with a well set tail. Although quite a handful, his handler definitely managed to get the best out of him & he moved well covering the ground with ease.

2. LUCAS’ SHANDWICK MAGIC MOMENTS VIA AMBERLIGHT - Masculine head with good finish to fore face, gentle expression & raised brow. Well bodied & balanced throughout. Moved well, just needs a little more coat to finish.

3. EDWARDS’ GWENDARIFF THE PINK PANTHER

LIMIT DOG ( 13)

1. MITCHELL’S AMBLIN’S SWEET WILLIAM - A super class of stunning dogs, I was spoilt for choice. Hair splitting decision between 1 & 2, but this dog caught my eye in the initial line up & I was not disappointed when I went over him. Loved the shape of his well constructed, masculine head. Excellent body proportions, built on clean lines, with good bone, substance & muscle tone. Well developed forechest, super angulations front & rear, strong loin, with a flowing topline. He had the best of feet with well arched toes & was shown in superb coat & condition. Stylish movement with good forward reach & plenty of drive from behind.

2. STURROCK’S FORFARIAN I’M SEXY AN I KNOW IT JW - Another stylish, racy, well made dog full of quality, with a gorgeous head & gentle expressive eyes. Loved his beautiful outline. Muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders, good depth to chest, well ribbed with a firm loin. Beautifully angled quarters with good muscle tone. Just felt 1 held his topline a little better on the move.

3. MUGFORD’S LYNWOOD LARK IN THE DARK JW

OPEN DOG (5)

1. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S SH.CH. THENDARA POT NOODLE JW - He is by far the best dog I have ever had the pleasure of laying my hands on. You can just feel the quality as you run your hands over him. In my opinion, he is the Epitome of an Irish Setter, Racy, Balanced & Proportionate. He was presented & handled to perfection, he even smelt divine! A beautifully refined masculine head, dark eye with a melting expression. Good reach of neck leading into correct shoulder placement, excellent front construction, super depth of chest. Moved beautifully, with such style, head held high, driving from the rear & super tail action. CC & in agreement with my Co Judge BEST IN SHOW.

2. CROCKER’S SH.CH. COPPER’S WAR OF ROSES - I admired him as a puppy & he has matured into a truly stunning dog with a superb temperament. The most exquisite head, plenty of work, dark eyes with a soft, melting, expression. Incredibly Striking in outline, with superb conformation, excels in front construction with a well developed forechest,& wide powerful muscular hindquarters. Excellent presentation & a fabulous gleaming coat with free flowing driving movement. He is an outstanding Champion & a credit to the breed. - Delighted to award him the RES CC.

3. STOCKTON’S SH CH GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS

SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG (3)

1. HOSKINS’ SANDSTREAM JUST A BREEZE - A well proportioned young dog, placed reserve in Undergraduate. A handsome masculine head, developing well, pleasing in outline.

2. CORLESS’ SWIFTLARK FIRST KNIGHT - Pleasing head & outline, but needs to body up & hopefully this will come with time.

ALAN VANDERBILT MEMORIAL OPEN CLASS FOR MEMBERS DOG (3)

1. COHEN’S CAISPERN LORENZO WITH SHUSHANA JW ShCM - Loved the masculine, well chiselled head on this mature boy. Well balanced overall with good depth & in super coat.

2. STOCKTON’S SH CH GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS- Handsome head, long muscular neck, deep chested with clean outline. Free flowing positive movement.

Judge Karen Richardson


 

Irish Setter Club of Wales
Championship Show 17 April 2016

Judges: Dogs: Mrs K Richardson (Carlequin) Bitches: Mr R. Blomme (Norcroft)
Entry: 204 Dogs
All photos kindly supplied by Barbara Gladwish
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A Double for Thendara:
Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate and Best in Show
Congratulations to Noodle, owned by Dee Milligan-Bott and Jeremy Bott
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Sh.Ch. Thendara Pot Noodle JW
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Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate, her first
and Reserve Best in Show, Congratulations to Judilicious
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Thendara Chasing Boys to Sumaric
owned by Susan Morris-Begg
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The Reserve Dog CC was awarded to
Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddles, Arthur
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Sh.Ch. Copper's War of Roses
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The Reserve Bitch CC was awarded to Trixy
Owned by Gemma and Teresa Gisby
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Suteresett Once Upon A Dream
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Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show was
awarded to Maxim Owned by Marita Bott
Gwendariff D'Ya Know My Name by Bardonhill (R)
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Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Show was
awarded to Sandy Waterton with Blanche
Sh.Ch. Lynwood Kissed By An Angel at Sandstream JW Sh.CM (L)

Catalogue pages kindly supplied by Viv Blackshaw, Helen Cohen and Denise Broadgate HERE

Congratulations to All the Winners

There was a variety of items left behind at the show yesterday and if people who think they have lost something like a brush, blanket, grooming kit etc could please email Lynn Morris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  she will check the lost property bag for them