Critique - Judge: Christine Schofield

Thank you to Blackpool & DCS for the invitation which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks also to my very competent stewards & the exhibitors for their support.
Overall I was very pleased with the general soundness of the breed. My main observation was that many exhibits lacked body, some were very underweight. I wonder if the phrase ‘must be racy’ is misinterpreted by many, The KC definition is ‘Giving the impression of speed, without losing substance.’


Minor Puppy Dog   Entries 4 Absentees: 1
1ST  Greenan‘S ANLORY AIDAN       super young boy beautifully balanced fore & aft, lovely head with the darkest of eyes & great length of neck. For a pup he was so positive on the move lashing his neat tail. A very promising youngster. BP
2ND  Luto’s RAPPATTY STARSEEKER out of a finer mould than 1, however he is balanced, short coupled & has muscular well- turned stifles.
3RD Shepherd’s CASACHARED MICHAELSON JNR


Puppy  Dog     Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST   Greenan‘S ANLORY AIDAN Repeat
2ND  Shepherd’s CASACHARED MICHAELSON JNR pleasing young dog who at this stage is not quite as balanced as 1. Masculine head, good reach of neck. Well boned. Coat in good condition, little loose in front movement at the moment, a lovely character.


Junior Dog    Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
Super class of quality exhibits
1ST  Lucas’s BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT JW This boy appealed in type & settery outline. Well proportioned head & lovely expression, straight front & deep chest. Well bent stifle, moved the truest in this class today. Best Junior and he went on to win  a very strong Junior group.
2ND Stockton’s GWENDARIFF D'YA THINK I'M FAB FOR KESPAS another pleasing dog, not quite the balance of 1 at the moment. Strong neck, good spring of ribs & depth of chest. Well boned, strong hindquarters, moved well. Excellently presented.
3RD Wheeldon’s BARDONHILL JEALOUS GUY FOR COLEMIST


Yearling Dog  Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1ST Cooper’s GWENDARIFFS ON A ROLL, what a lovely head this dog has – the darkest of eyes & beautifully balanced with nothing overdone. Great depth of thigh & long sloping shoulders. Shown in great condition, on the move he was balanced with lovely reach & drive.
2ND Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW this boy also has a lovely balanced head with the kindest expression. Firm topline & well developed quarters. Sound on the move but not the reach and drive of 1 today.
3RD Edwards’s GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU BONHOMIE JW


Graduate Dog  Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1ST  Willis’s GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB AT JACWILINS JW, Really taken with this youngster, appealing dog who is all in proportion. Lovely head with kind expression, well arched neck, deep chest & level topline. Strong hindquarters, good feet. Moved fluidly on a lengthy stride and exhibiting a lashing tail
2ND  Rowbottom’s LANSTARA SPRING MOON, good size & well balanced throughout. Pleasing head with a good eye & expression. Very clean over the neck & shoulders, good legs & feet, firm body with a good tailset & carriage. Moved well
3RD   Hyslop’s GWENDARIFF JUSTIN THYME JW


Post Graduate Dog  Entries: 15 Absentees: 4
1ST  Hemmings’s ORLANSET THE ROCKER JW  not the flashiest of dogs but he is so well made & fits the Standard so well with his clean & elegant appearance along with the substance to complete the picture. Best of heads, good length of neck, excellent layback of shoulder, well sprung ribs, firm level topline & well rounded hindquarters. Animated sound mover.
2ND  Meadows’s GWENDARIFF THE BIG ATRAXION JW balanced throughout & presents a very typical appearance. Pleasing head with a good length of muzzle, kind eye & soft expression. Good depth of chest, well sprung ribs, level topline & a good width of quarters. Moved well
3RD   Bridgwater’s BARDONHILL BERTIE BOTT BY BRIDGELLA


Mid Limit Dog  Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1ST  Edwards’s GWENDARIFF THE PINK PANTHER OF BONHOMIE pleasing size with a very typical outlook who has sound, positive movement with that lively & slashing tail action. Good head & expression, strong muscular neck set in well placed shoulders, pleasing body shape & well muscled hindquarters.
2ND  Luto’s RAPPATTY EXCALIBUR JW, pleasing sort of good size & is nicely balanced throughout. Well made front assembly standing on good legs & feet, excellent depth of chest, pleasing body shape. Moved on a good lengthy stride.
 3RD  Shepherd’s BRACKENFIELD ALBERTINE


Limit Dog   Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1ST  Miller’s CAEMGEN'S ELEMENT OF TRUTH AT FEORLIG (IMP SWE) SHCM shown in sparkling & hard condition. Standing he is all male, balanced with sloping shoulders & well turned stifle, lovely clean muscular neck & well sprung ribs. Unfortunately he was carrying a little too much weight and it showed when on the moved – but he covered the ground well showing great reach and drive. RCC
2ND Sturrock’s FORFARIAN I'M SEXY AN I KNOW IT JW, another quality young man. So well made throughout & presents a very pleasing picture. Good head with a lovely eye & soft expression, well made front assembly, excellent depth of chest, strong quarters & a good bend of stifle. Very sound on the move.
3RD Williamson’s KELJARU LOVELY JUBBLY


Open Dog   Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1ST  Crocker & Siddle’s SH CH COPPER'S WAR OF ROSES,  lovely dog who was shown well to maximise his attributes. He has that degree of elegance but is not exaggerated in anyway & presents a clean & flowing outlook. Quality head with lovely chiselling under the eyes, dark eye & soft expression. Best of fronts, strong muscular neck set in well placed shoulders, well sprung ribs & firm well rounded hindquarters. Excels on the move, stylish and fluent, typical high head carriage & slashing tail action. CC, BOB I was thrilled to watch him get Group 2.
2ND Milligan-Bott & Bott’s SH CH THENDARA POT NOODLE JW stunning dog who is all in proportion. Lovely head with kind expression, well arched neck, deep chest & firm topline. Strong hindquarters, good feet. Moved steadily, and he has good footfall but was lacking animation today.
3RD  Decoster’s CH VICARY'S KEYKEEPER


Veteran Dog   Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST  Edwards’s SH CH GWENDARIFF ROCKIN ROBIN JW, still showing a certain amount of spirit, gorgeous head & outline, well angulated fore & aft. excellent topline, sound as a bell & enjoying his day out. Moved fluidly with animation.
2ND Childs’s LYRASETT DISCOVERY typical medium sized dog with good colour & nice head, correct front assembly, tended to look a little too short in body, but when he settled into himself made for a better outline, moved ok.


Minor Puppy Bitch  Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST  Watt’s SHENANAGIN SWEET SIXTEEN, just fell for this baby. For one so young she had such attitude & confidence. Beautiful head with such a typical outlook. Lovely eye with that bright & expressive look. Excellent reach of neck set in well placed shoulders, good spring of rib for her age & the best of hindquarters with a good width of second thigh. Still a little babyish on the move but once she got into her stride moved out soundly.
2ND Nicolson’s GWENDARIFF RAINBOW GODDESS AT LOCHINDORB Good size, pleasing shape & presents a clean & balanced look. Feminine head with plenty of work in it & a good eye & expression. Well developed body for her age, firm hindquarters & a stylish positive mover
3RD  Mugford’s LYNWOOD ISN'T SHE LOVELY


Puppy  Bitch  Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST  Watt’s SHENANAGIN SWEET SIXTEEN Repeat
2ND Morriss-Begg’s SUSIE SNAPSHOT BY THENDARA Pretty feminine head with a soft expression, good length of neck with well laid shoulders & firm backline. Correct tailset well carried & used. Well boned leg & feet, correct rear quarters, surprised to see her quite loose & close behind, excellent sound front, forward action & lovely side stride
3RD  Mugford’s LYNWOOD ISN'T SHE LOVELY


Junior Bitch  Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1ST  Holley’s WYNJILL LOVE HEART, Headed a fabulous class. Lovely make & shape with a very feminine outlook but has the required strength & substance to complete the picture. Balanced head with a good dark eye & the best of expressions. Straight front, good depth of chest with plenty of heartroom, Moved soundly on a free & easy stride
2ND Meadows’s GWENDARIFF D'YA LIKEME BEST, Best of heads with a pleasing eye & expression. Scores in neck & shoulders. Straight front standing on good legs & feet, well developed body, strong quarters with a good bend of stifle. Sound mover but on the day not as positive as the winner
3RD Nevitt’s AOIBHEANNE'S STAY WITH ME


Yearling Bitch  Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1ST Milby & Stewart-Ritchie’s GWENDARIFF WE'LL REMEMBERU very stylish bitch who is well balanced & presents a pleasing picture. Cleanest of heads with that lovely chiselling under the eyes which along with her dark eye & soft expression gives such a typical look. Straight front, good body shape, strong quarters & well let down hocks, Best mover in the class.
2ND Mugford’s SANGARAH SKYLINE OVER LYNWOOD (IMP HUN) JW Loved this young lady but she was unsettled on the move. Excellent shape with elegance & substance combined. Best of heads with a good eye & expression, pleasing reach of neck with an excellent layback of shoulder, big ribs, firm level topline, good tailset & carriage & well made hindquarters.
3RD French’s BALINTYNE JUST YOU JUST ME


Graduate Bitch   Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1ST Henderson’s  SAMETSUZ MAK'N HONEY JW My notes say “Love her.. one to watch !!” This young lady probably had one of the nicest heads on the day, beautifully balanced, wide nostrils & the darkest of eyes. She is not overdone in anyway, just perfect balance. Although not moved at speed she has a fabulous driving action which is so smooth. I had no hesitation in awarding her the RCC.
2ND  Blackshaw’s LANSTARA SPRING STAR JW Feminine head, well built & sweet expression from dark well shaped eyes. Enough neck, clean shoulders, good topline & nice strong tail well carried & used. Straight well boned legs & tight compact feet, would have liked more width to stifle but on the move showed drive & was sound.
3RD Waterton’s SANDSTREAM SUMMER BREEZE JW


Post Graduate Bitch  Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1ST Dale’s ANLORY HOPE Very settery in outline & balanced throughout. Lovely head & expression, well arched neck, deep chest, firm sloping topline, Well muscled hindquarters, very steady on the move
2ND Kay’s BERFIELD KAESHA lovely bitch who scores in head, typical & expressive. Balanced outline, well arched neck, not quite the depth of 1. Moved soundly.
3RD Gisby’s SUTERESETT ONCE UPON A DREAM


Mid Limit Bitch   Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1ST  Stevenson’s LOCHLORIEN SCULLY FOXES ANDLEY Super type, the most appealing expression, her overall conformation is excellent. Good deep rib & strong quarters.  Moved out well showing reach and drive
2ND  Wheeldon’s BARDONHILL CARRIE ANNE FOR COLEMIST Good body and type on this bitch, she is classic in outline.  Correct head and balanced fore and aft. Unfortunately her excess weight compromised her movement.
3RD Dale & Wyer’s AUBANJON ROYAL SYMPHONY


Limit   Bitch  Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
Super class full of quality and stylish bitches.
1ST Armitage’s GWENDARIFF COCONUT CREAM, a classy young lady, Gorgeous head, very well balanced with good bone and lovely feet, plenty of body, super condition and presentation was excellent, moved really well on an easy flowing stride.
2ND Sturrock’s FORFARIAN HEY SEXY LADY JW, this pretty girl is of a lovely type, good neck & shoulders, for me she has so many plus points including wonderful profile movement & a feminine head & expression, well boned legs & feet. Free, ground covering movement.
3RD Meadows’s GWENDARIFF WHIPSA DAISY


Open Bitch  Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
Stunning class of bitches,
1ST Holley’s SH CH WYNJILL WELL KNOWN JW, this feminine bitch just screams Irish Setter. Built on classic lines she flows whether standing or on the move. Super reach of neck, long sloping shoulders brisket well let down, good turn of stifle. On the move her beautiful head is held high, her tail is carried straight off her back & never stops lashing & she smoothly covers plenty of ground. I was delighted to award her the CC.
2ND  Catling’s SHANDWICK LOVE IN A MIST FOR TELERI JW. another very impressive young lady. Good size, pleasing shape & presents a clean & balanced outlook. Feminine head with plenty of work in it & a good eye & expression. Well developed body, nicely muscled hindquarters & a stylish positive mover; What a pity she was “so relaxed” in the challenge for RCC
3RD Loughlin’s IR SH CH ROHANMOR JORJA ON MY MIND JD JUN CH


Veteran Bitch  Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1ST  Waterton’s SH CH LYNWOOD KISSED BY AN ANGEL AT SANDSTREAM JW SHCM, an old favourite of mine, so lovely to see her enjoying herself. Good body and type she is classic in outline.  Correct head and balanced fore and aft and she moved with purpose and drive using her tail to advantage
2ND  Stevenson’s LOCHLORIEN PRIME SUSPECT FOR ANDLEY JW SHCM Another quality bitch, with good balance, substance and quarters, Moved on an easy stride.
3RD Hyslop’s GWENDARIFF WHATA SHOWGIRL

Christine Schofield


Blackpool & District Canine Society
25 June 2016

Judge: Christine Schofield
Entry: 140 Dogs making 169 Entries
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Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate, Best of Breed
and Gundog Group 2, Congratulations to Arthur
owned by Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle
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Sh.Ch. Copper's War of Roses
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Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate, Congratulations to
Ginger, Owned by Jill Holley
Sh.Ch.Wynjill Well Known JW
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The Res. Dog CC was awarded to Kirsty Miller with
Caemgen's Element of Truth at Feorlig Sh.CM
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The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Magi Henderson with
Sametsuz Mak'N Honey JW
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Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed
was Julie Greenan with Aidan
Anlory Aidan
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...and for the first time at a Championship Show there was a
competition for Best Junior in the Breed and a Gundog Junior Group:
Best Junior in Breed  and Gundog Junior Group 1
was awarded to Paula and Phil Lucas with Rowan
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Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW
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Congratulations to All The Winners
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Full Results

DCC - Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses - Mr B A & Miss A S Crocker & Siddle
RDCC - Caemgen's Element Of Truth At Feorlig (imp) Swe Shcm - Miss K F Miller
BCC - Sh Ch Wynjill Well Known JW - Mrs J E Holley
RBCC - Sametsuz Mak'n Honey JW - Ms M J Henderson
BOB - Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses - Mr B A & Miss A S Crocker & Siddle
BP - Anlory Aidan - Miss J Greenan
Bj Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW - Mr & Mrs P Lucas

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. Anlory Aidan - Miss J Greenan
2. Rappatty Starseeker - Mrs P Luto
3. Casachared Michaelson Jnr - Mrs S A Shepherd

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 3 Absentees. 1

1. Anlory Aidan - Miss J Greenan
2. Casachared Michaelson Jnr - Mrs S A Shepherd

Junior - Dog

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW - Mr & Mrs P Lucas
2. Gwendariff D'ya Think I'm Fab For Kespas - Mr K & Mrs P Stockton
3. Bardonhill Jealous Guy For Colemist - Mr C Wheeldon
Res. Cataluna Maybe Baby - Mrs R E A Rose-hay
VHC. Aoibheannes Single Malt - Miss J Northend

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 8 Absentees. 2

1. Gwendariffs On A Roll - Mrs C S Cooper
2. Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW - Mesdames Longbottom & Stewart-ritchie
3. Gwendariff Ps I Love You Bonhomie JW - Mrs S E Edwards
Res. Wyldfire Declan For Itchenwych - Mrs G J Horrocks
VHC. Withheld (

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Gwendariff Thyme Bomb At Jacwilins JW - Mr W J & Mrs J S Willis
2. Lanstara Spring Moon - Mr G & Mrs D Rowbottom
3. Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW - Mrs G Hyslop
Res. Follybrook Millenium Star - Mrs H Stevens

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 15 Absentees. 4

1. Orlanset The Rocker JW - Mr D & Mrs K M Hemmings
2. Gwendariff The Big Atraxion JW - Mr F R & Mrs A M Meadows
3. Bardonhill Bertie Bott By Bridgella - Mrs & Mrs D Bridgwater
Res. Deevonville Santana - Mrs D G Heppell
VHC. Gwendariff The Ringmaster - Mrs L C Savage

Mid Limit - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. Gwendariff The Pink Panther Of Bonhomie - Mrs S E Edwards
2. Rappatty Excalibur JW - Mrs P Luto
3. Brackenfield Albertine - Mrs S A Shepherd

Limit - Dog

Entries. 12 Absentees. 2

1. Caemgen's Element Of Truth At Feorlig ((imp) Swe Shcm - Miss K F Miller
2. Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
3. Keljaru Lovely Jubbly (l Williamson
Res. Shandwick Magic Moments Via Amberlight - Mr & Mrs P Lucas
VHC. Suteresett Go The Distance To Staxyll - Mr S E & Mrs M Mitchell

Open - Dog

Entries. 9 Absentees. 2

1. Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses - Mr B A & Miss A S Crocker & Siddle
2. Sh Ch Thendara Pot Noodle JW - Mrs D & Mr J N Milligan-bott & Bott
3. Ch Vicary's Keykeeper [atc Am01007bel] - Mrs Hill Decoster
Res. Sh Ch Wynjill Well I Am JW - Mrs J E Holley
VHC. Ir Sh Ch Rohanmor It's All About Alfie Jd Jun Ch - Miss C M Loughlin

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 3 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch Gwendariff Rockin Robin JW - Mrs S E Edwards
2. Lyrasett Discovery - Miss J M Childs

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 6 Absentees. 1

1. Shenanagin Sweet Sixteen - Mr J A Watt
2. Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson
3. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
Res. Anlory Ameila - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 5 Absentees. 0

1. Shenanagin Sweet Sixteen - Mr J A Watt
2. Susie Snapshot By Thendara - Mrs S Morriss-begg
3. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
Res. Anlory Ameila - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 9 Absentees. 1

1. Wynjill Love Heart - Mrs J E Holley
2. Gwendariff D'ya Likeme Best - Mr F R & Mrs A M Meadows
3. Aoibheanne's Stay With Me - Mrs S Nevitt
Res. Tiroen Teardrops Explodes Danwish - Miss T Gardner
VHC. Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 6 Absentees. 0

1. Gwendariff We'll Rememberu - Mr P & Mrs D Milby & Stewart-ritchie
2. Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood ((imp) Hun JW - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Balintyne Just You Just Me (r C & L French
Res. Gwendariff On A Tic Ett To Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson
VHC. Gwendariff On A Rollacoasta - Mrs G Hyslop

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 1

1. Sametsuz Mak'n Honey JW - Ms M J Henderson
2. Lanstara Spring Star JW - Mrs V Blackshaw
3. Sandstream Summer Breeze JW - Miss S Waterton
Res. Anlory Corbieres JW - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison
VHC. Brinara Lowri JW - Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 4

1. Anlory Hope (l C Dale
2. Berfield Kaesha - Mrs B Kay
3. Suteresett Once Upon A Dream - Mrs T & Miss G Gisby
Res. Gwendariff The Drama Queen Plays Wroxham - Mrs E E Walker
VHC. Amberlight Guinevere - Mr & Mrs M F Brady

Mid Limit - Bitch

Entries. 7 Absentees. 3

1. Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
2. Bardonhill Carrie Anne For Colemist - Mr C Wheeldon
3. Aubanjon Royal Symphony - Mrs G & Mrs A Dale & Wyer
Res. Alolfran Chanel At Wenflaen - Mrs S Jones

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 16 Absentees. 3

1. Gwendariff Coconut Cream - Mrs D M Armitage
2. Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
3. Gwendariff Whipsa Daisy - Mr F R & Mrs A M Meadows
Res. Sametsuz In A Fankle - Ms M J Henderson
VHC. Thendara Jocasta JW - Miss T Gardner

Open - Bitch

Entries. 8 Absentees. 3

1. Sh Ch Wynjill Well Known JW - Mrs J E Holley
2. Shandwick Love In A Mist For Teleri JW - Mrs P A M Catling
3. Ir Sh Ch Rohanmor Jorja On My Mind Jd Jun Ch - Miss C M Loughlin
Res. Anlory Water Nymph At Berfield - Mrs B Kay
VHC. Twoacres Lucky Charm - Mrs S Jepson

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Shcm - Miss S Waterton
2. Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW Shcm - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
3. Gwendariff Whata Showgirl - Mrs G Hyslop