Critique - Judges: Dogs: Mr David Pike (Redclyst/Glenury)

I would like to thank the officers and committee of South of England Irish Setter Club for the honour of judging this there Ruby Anniversary Championship Show, which I considered to be a great honour and a privilege.
I was very pleased with the overall quality of the entry, a number of the exhibitors tended to overstretch their dogs, which caused the dogs to over exaggerate their top lines and straighten themselves in the stifle.
We had a fantastic large ring which all dogs used to their advantage to its full potential.           

Minor Puppy Dog 2
1.    Rorkes:- Zakhan’s Solo 6 month old puppy dog well-handled for the first time in the ring moved nice and steady for his first show. Very much a baby
2.    Wall’s Hazlebeck Ghille: - 8 month old boy well bodied and mature for his age, nice type, pleasing in head and expression, strong arched neck, with a correct top line and croup unfortunately the dog was very reluctant to stand and was unhappy on the move.

Puppy Dog Dog 5 (1)
1.    Prangle & Cliff’s Special Reserve with Heathclare: - This dog shows potential for the future, upstanding dog soft gentle expression with no coarseness in the skull. Pleasing well arched neck which flowed nicely into a gentle sloping top line with a good tail finish from the croup. Moved steady. Best Puppy Dog
2.    Greenham’s Anlory Aidan: - Very close decision to 1 I’m sure these two will change places on numerous occasions in the future.  I like the head and expression of this dog soft gentle expression with good dark eye, good oval skull with a defined occiput. Excellent reach of neck correct front. Lost out to 1 who had a better top line
3.    Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry:- 11 month old puppy Well bodied puppy for his age very good front construction shoulder well laid back, I preferred the overall finish over the croup of 1 & 2
4.    Wall’s Hazlebeck Ghille.

Junior Dog  12 (1)
1.    Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Charismatic: - I have admired this dog from the ring side and when you go over him he lives up to his name. Very well balanced dog with typical Irish expression with a long lean head no sign of coarseness pleasing dark eye, Strong powerful arched neck which flowed into well laid shoulders a nice gently sloping line, when on the move he carried his top line and made use of his tail carried as an extension of his body
2.    Pym’s Thendara the Watchmaker: - 13 ½ month old dog Again a very well balanced dog close up to 1. Typical Irish head with correct almond shape dark eyes under raised brows which gives him a quizzical intelligent expression. Good stop, moderately depth of muzzle with correct clean flews not pendulous. Strong arch shape neck into correct laid back shoulders. Very good front construction with correct upper arm angulation. Excellent spring of rib and depth of brisket. Gently sloping top line with correct tail set. Moved covering the ground with purpose free flowing with drive for one so young should have a bright future
3.    Jones’ Hunnicote Handyman: - pleasing constructed dog lovely raised brows which gave him a typical melting setter expression. As with 1 & 2 very good front and rear angulation which he used to his advantage on the move
4.    Milligan-Bott’s Thendara Tick Tock
5.    Lucas’ Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW
6.    Gratton’s Bardonhill Snow Wolf with Glenlaine
7.    Lewis’ Scoteslaw Chicago Fire.

Special Yearling Dog 11
1.    Gardiners Harreds Harlie of Blayesdale: - A very impressive dog when stood well-constructed, balanced, exceptionally good expression with a pleasing dark eye and defined raised brows, nicely balanced head. Good reach of neck with correct front angulation, nice bend of stifle onto nice low set hock to heel. Moved very well with positive movement strongly. A strong rich chestnut coat which was the final decision between 1 and 2
2.    Lucas Harreds Hassle with Amberlight JW: - Litter brother to 1 and anyone would be hair-splitting to choose between these two siblings. Very well balanced powerful hind quarters, a good bend of stifle and low set hocks Pleasing head well balance with a clearly defined stop not course in any way. Very well presented  
3.    Jone’s Hunnicote Handyman
4.    Horrock’s Wylefire Deckan for Itchewych
5.    Torphy’s Bardonhill Jive Talkin
6.    Rutherford’s Devacott Temptation to Clonageera JW
7.    Gratton’s Bardonhill Snow Wolf with Glenlaine.

Maiden Dog 6 (2)
1.    Pym’s Thendara The Watchmaker
2.    Prangle & Cliff’s Special Reserve with Heathclare
3.    Lewis’ Scoteslaw Chicago Fire: - I like the head and expression of this dog soft gentle expression with good dark eye, good oval skull with a defined occiput. Excellent reach of neck which flowed into well laid shoulders.
4.    Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry.

Novice Dog 4 (2)
1.    Milligan-Bott Thendara Tick Tock: - Well-presented dog balanced with good front and rear angulation, pleasing head and expression with a typical Irish glint in his eye, powerful arched neck which flows into a gently sloping top-line.
2.    Bryard’s Shelindar Ginger Fizz At Purleyrose:- Well balanced dog Pleasing head and expression well bodied with a nice deep chest, good upper arm construction, pleasing rich chestnut colour.

Debutant Dog 7 (3)
1.    Prangle & Cliff’s Special Reserve with Heathclare
2.    Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry
3.    Cox Tiroen too  Darn Hot: - Lovely dark coated dog good natural bend of stifle handler tended to overstretch the dog which caused him to have an over exaggerated top line.
4.    Torpy’s Fernstart Songwriter
5.    Mackness’ Wynjill Well May Be.

Undergraduate Dog 7 (2)
1.    Jone’s Hunnicote Handyman
2.    Harris Siochanna Celtic Lord of Konakakela:-Well bodied boy good angulation front and rear with nice low set hocks which showed on the move with a positive driving action. Charming head and expression with no coarseness nice eye shape but would have preferred a darker eye
3.     Horrock’s Wylefire Declan for Itchewych :- Delightful head and expression:  Well balanced with correct top line preferring the overall finish over the croup of 1 & 2
4.    Cox Tiroen too Darn Hot
5.    Roberts & Cormack’s Sangarah Shared Romance with Polmennor.

Graduate Dog 9 (2)
1.    Rowbottom’s Lanstara Spring Moon: - Loved this dog’s head and expression dark almond shape eye with a defined stop and no coarseness, ears set low. Strong arched neck flowing into well laid shoulder with a pleasing gentle top line and correct tail set. Moved with ease covering the ground effortlessly with drive. A pleasure to award him the reserve CC and eventually Res BIS with my co-judge (Mrs Francis Curtis)   
2.    Partridge Kerrydown One Man: - A very close decision here between 1and 2, Lovely head and expression with lovely raised brows which gives him a typical melting setter expression. As with 1 very good front and rear angulation which he used to his advantage in covering the ground.
3.    Naylor & Morrison’s :- Anorly Keltic Blue Sky JW A more rangy dog than 1 and 2. Pleasing in head well balanced moved effortlessly around the ring good all round angulation.
4.    Hyslop’s Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW
5.    Harris Siochanna Celtic Lord of Konakakela
6.    Nicholls’ Romarne Under Starters Orders JW
7.    Hoskins’ Sandstream Just a Breeze

Post Graduate Dog 12 (2)
1.    Macaulay’s Caskeys Mischief of Stylersetts: - Very well-muscled dog presented in hard condition.  Attractive head with a soft gentle Irish expression excellent reach of neck with good angulation move very good covering the ground with ease as one would expect.
2.    Willis’ Gwendariff Thyme Bomb at Jacwilins JW: - A close decision between 1 & 2 and I’m sure these two dogs will change places many times.in the future. Excelled in head with a good finish to the muzzle of moderate length and squarely finished. Well coupled with excellent spring of rib. Lost out to 1 with a more exaggerated top-line
3.    Beresford’s Polmenor Funtime SHCM: - Well balanced dog excellent spring of rib, very pleasing in head correct eye shape and colour. Good front angulation with no exaggerations, correct depth of chest and spring of rib, very strong on the back end with a good bend of stifle.
4.    Muir’s Romarne One Night Only JW
5.    Prangle’s Heathclare Old Glory JW SHCM
6.    Axon’s Brinara Private Eye
7.    Davies’ Balintyne Bellboy

Minor Limit Dog 4
1.    Lucas Shandwick Magic Moments via Amberlight: - This dog really stood out in this class exceptionally well presented quality from head to tail. Superb head nicely balance not course in any way with soft gentle expression. Correct reach of neck with good lay of shoulders and well let down elbows with a nice straight front. Powerful hind quarters with short hocks which he used to his advantage when cover the ground of this nice big ring
2.    Partridge’s Kerrydown Night Hawk: - Another quality dog very impressive when stacked presenting a nicely balanced picture with a strong arched neck with excellent shoulders which flowed in a gently sloping top line power hind quarters which like 1 he used to his advantage when covering the ground. Had a tendency to carry his tail above his top line
3.    Byard’s Cataluna Some Like it Hot at Purleyrose: - Compact setter however nicely balanced good angulation front and rear pleasing sweep of stifle with nice short hocks. Good head with a clearly defined stop
4.    Mather’s Hazlebeck Dizzy Diamond over Soulglass.

Mid Limit Dog
1.    Milligan-Bott’s:- Thendara Commitment JW I really like this dog. Excellent head long and lean, good stop and correct finish to muzzle, nice soft gentle expression. Powerful arched neck flowing in a gently sloping top line well finished over the croup. Moved soundly covering the ground effortlessly
2.    Weir’s :- Deevonville El Condor Passa :- Nicely balanced dog shorter coupled than 1 very pleasing in head well balance with raised brows giving him a quizzical look, powerful hind quarters with short hock
3.    Cuddy’s Suttersett Rebel Rouser in Balbriggan JW: - This dog has a lovely chestnut coat again shorter couple than 1 but with many of the attributes to 1 and 2, very precise on the move driving from his powerful hind quarters
4.    Stubb’s Riverbrue Zeus JW.

Limit Dog 7 (2)
1.    Cohen’s Caispern Lorenzo with Shushana JW: - A striking dog pleasing in head with a soft gently melting expression good defined stop, correct low set ears. Good depth of chest and spring of rib, with a good masculine loin slightly arched. Good honest dog not exaggerated in any way
2.    Mugford’s Lynwood Lark in the Dark JW: - A quality dog, nicely balanced. Very good in head correctly balanced correct eye shape and colour. Good front angulation with no exaggerations, correct depth of chest and spring of rib. Very strong back end with a good bend of stifle. Correct small firm feet, well arched toes
3.    Walsh & Foster’s Millcroft Chase the Moon: - Balanced honest dog not exaggerated in any way pleasing head with correct almond shape dark eye powerful neck with excellent shoulders and upper arm angulation, correct bend of stifle onto low set hocks
4.    Mitchell’s Amblin Sweet William
5.    Nicholl’s Delsanto Snow Storm SHCM.

Open Dog 5 (1)
1.    Hill-Decoster’s Vicary’s Keykeeper:- A lot to like about this dog, pleasing in the head with good stop and raised brows, nice finish to the foreface, moderate powerful arched neck which flowed into a correct gently sloping top line with correct tails set. Move with drive
2.    Milligan-Bott Sh Ch Thendara Pot Noodle JW: - A nice soft gentle expression, head was nicely balanced throughout with no exaggerations.  Powerful well arched neck into correct laid back shoulders. Good angulation front and rear, Tended to overstretch himself which exaggerated his top line spoiling his overall shape and balance.
3.    Cox’s JSY CH Tiroen Too Hot to Handle: - A handsome racy dog, presented today in good coat and condition, nicely balanced throughout. Pleasing head with that typical Irish expression soft and gentle. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders and a gently sloping top line. Correct tail set carried level with his top line carried well on the move. Good spring of rib and depth of chest.
4.    Rutherford’s SH CH Clonageera Kinross Love Barolo.

Veteran Dog 7 (1)
1.    Hogarth’s SH CH Avacet Snowdrift: - It was a pleasure to go over this well presented dog, not exaggerated in any way. Excels in head with a soft gentle melting expression with a pleasing dark eye and good stop. Powerful moderate arched neck, shoulders were laid back, correct spring of rib with good depth of chest for plenty of lung room, superb bend of stifle with short hocks, when covering the ground he drove out effortlessly. I was honoured to award him the Dog CC and with the agreement of my co-judge Best of Breed and Best Veteran in Show
2.    Gardner’s SH CH Riqitta Authentic: - Well balanced dog pleasing head and expression, nice square finish to muzzle, good front construction again with good depth and spring of ribs. Moved well with drive
3.    Millian’s Landscott Going for Gold: - This is a good honest dog not exaggerated in any way. Pleasing in head with a soft gently melting expression good defined stop, correct low set ears. Good depth of chest and spring of rib, with a good masculine loin slightly arched. Covered the ground well with a lashing tail
4.    Pullen & Atkin SH CH Harvancourt Harlem at Jacingail
5.    Rodda’s Teramour Going for Gold
6.    Crosswell’s SH CH Gwendariff Mr Notice Me JW.

David Pike


 

South of England Irish Setter Club
18 July 2016

Ruby Anniversary Championship Show
Judges: Dogs: Mr David Pike (Redclyst/Glenury) Bitches: Mrs Frances Curtis (Wyldfire)
Entry: 162 Dogs
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Congratulations to Tricia and Mike Hogarth with Louis
who was awarded the Dog Challenge Certificate, Best Veteran and Best in Show.
Sh.Ch. Avacet Snowdrift (left)
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Winning the Res.Dog CC and Reserve Best in Show
Congratulations to Rory owned by
Gordon and Debra Rowbottom
Lanstara Spring Moon (centre)
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show was awarded
to Bob and Mairi Nicolson with Freya
Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at  Lochindorb (Right)
Photo kindly supplied by Mike Hogarth
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Dog CC & Best in show:
Sh.Ch. Avacet Snowdrift (left)
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 Res.Dog CC and Reserve Best in Show
Lanstara Spring Moon (centre)
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Best Puppy Dog:
Special Reserve With Heathclare (right)
With Judge: David Pike            Photo kindly supplied by David Pike
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The Bitch Challenge Certificate was awarded to
Lyn Muir with Peggy
Romarne One Night Only JW (Left)
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show was awarded
to Bob and Mairi Nicolson with Freya
Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at  Lochindorb (Right)
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The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Mona Hunter and Will Brown with Royale
Sh./Ch./Int.Ch. Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount (Centre)
With Judge: Frances Curtis                  Photo: Ian Newsham
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Best Puppy Dog was awarded to
Claire Prangle and Margaret Cuff with Charley
heathclare
Special Reserve With Heathclare
Photo kindly supplied by Jackie Willis
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Congratulations to All the Winners
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Catalogue pages HERE
kindly supplied by Viv Blackshaw


 

 

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