Critique - Judge Bitches: Mrs Gail Griffin (Corriebran)
Sadly the death of Jim Smith allowed me the honour of judging this show. Many thanks to my stewards for their help and support on what was an extremely hot day. This is the first time the I.S.A.E. has organised a Championship show in conjunction with another General Ch. Show in this case Southern Counties. There are obviously plus and minus points, however I do think the delayed start did lead to absentees in some of the later classes. BIS at 5pm is late for exhibitors who have long journeys ahead of them.
MPB. 7 (1)
1 Morris-Begg’s Susie Snapshot by Thendara elegant with dark almond eye good reach of neck straight front correct tail set and good bend of stifle. 2 Mugford’s Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely smaller compact and more balanced at this stage lovely dark eye and low set ears good spring of rib. 3 Pallister’s Penwyn Rainbows End.
1 Frampton’s Strathmead Mulberry very pretty lovely eyes and expression nice reach of neck into shoulders and top line balanced outline good bend of stifle lovely coat and well feathered for age.
BPB and in agreement with my co judge BPIS she has a bright future. 2 Gardner’s Tireon Teardrops Explodes Danwish Lean head low set ears not as much work in head as 1 good body and depth correct tail set good bend of stifle mature for age. 3 O’Connor’s Romarne Lady Chatterley of Caispern.
JB 14 (1)
1 Nevitt’s Aoibheanne’s Stay With Me It was her lovely outline that first struck me with that sloping topline into correct tail set and good bend of stifle really feminine bitch elegant compact and balanced pretty head with low set ears and good depth with that ‘look at me attitude’! she stood out in the line up. RCC 2 Meadow’s Gwendariff D’ya Likeme Best similar shape to 1 dark almond eye and low set ears nice sloping shoulders into topline and correct tail set good depth and neat feet. 3 Holley’s Wynjill Love Heart.
YB 14 (3)
1 Aoibheanne’s Say No More I see she is litter sister to the junior winner also a lovely outline good reach of neck into sloping topline and correct tail set good depth feminine head dark almond eyes neat feet and lovely coat. 2 Mugford’s Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood close decision very similar shape to 1 dark almond eyes good tail set spring of rib neat feet lovely dark coat heavier than 1 who moved better. 3 Milby & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff We’ll Rememberu.
MB 6 (1)
1 Corless’s Swiftlark First Edition the most mature in this class dark almond eyes low set ears good neck and shoulders correct tail set and good bend of stifle 2 Gardner’s Tiroen teardrops Explodes Danwish 3 Clifford’s Swiftlark First Light Over Coppersheen.
NB 11 (2)
1 Gardner’s Tiroen Teardrops Explodes Danwish 2 Bott’s Bardonhill Ice Icicle Pretty bitch nervous but shows a lot of promise nice shape lovely neck and shoulders good bend of stifle dark almond eyes and low set ears.3 Russell’s Melmara Georgia.
UGB. 9 (3)
1 Hall’s Glennara Never Can Tell very feminine bitch gorgeous head with lots of workin it balanced shape correct tail set and good bend of stifle. 2 Maple’s Siochanna Celtic Sapphire again a lovely shape good reach of neck and depth low set ears preferred 1st head.3 Jones’s Kerryfair Rhosyn.
GB 6 (1)
1 Waterton’s Sandstream Summer Breeze JW Won on movement nice balanced shape pretty head with low set ears good reach of neck correct tail set good bend of stifle. 2 Sandstream Welcome Breeze litter sister close decision very feminine head lovely eyes and low set ears good depth and outline and bend of stifle could swap places any time.3 Partridge’sKerrydown Octavia,
PGB 17 (6)
1Powis’s Amberwave Feather JW Lovely head melting expression and low set ears good depth correct tail set good bend of stifle. 2 Box’s Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite at Fernstart another lovely feminine head with soft expression similar remarks apply in lovely coat these two could change places another time.3 Gilbert’s Joanmas Perfect Lullaby.
MLB 7 (4)
1 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley nice outline if a bit long in the loin good reach of neck good depth and tail set in best coat.2 Walter’s Dreamerlis Regal Jodie From Denil close decision nice shape good reach of neck into sloping shoulders correct tail set good bend of stifle. 3 Hill-Decoster’s Entice Just Sweet.
1 Gardner’s Thendara Jocasta JW pretty bitch dark almond eyes low set ears sweet expression nice arched reach of neck into shoulders nice balanced shape good depth correct tail set good bend of stifle and neat feet pleased to award her the CC 2 Bott’s Bardonhill Guilty Pleasure good reach of neck into sloping topline good depth correct tail set and bend of stifle close up but preferred 1st head. 3 Morris-Begg’s Thendara Chasing Boys To Sumaric
OB 4 (2)
1 Holley’s Gwendariff What A Wynjill JW nice balanced shape very feminine head with raise stop and expression lovely coat correct tail set good bend of stifle neat feet. 2 Donnelly’s IR SH CH Millcroft Whispering Moon AN CH ’15 CW ’16 JUN CH also a nice bitch with dark almond eyes raised stop and low set ears good reach of neck and shoulders longer in loin good bend of stifle.
VB 8 (4)
1 Waterton’s Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Sh CM Lovely shape with sloping topline feminine head low set ears good deep front correct tail set good bend of stifle. 2 Humphrey’s Sh Ch Millcroft Ballad Of The Moon Also good reach of neck and sloping shoulders correct tail set preferred 1st in head. 3 Stevenson’s Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW ShCM Although I thought the bitches head was more typically Irish, I agreed with my co judge that looking at the overall picture the dog deserved the B.I.S. on the day.
Joint Irish Setter Clubs
5 June 2016
Hosted by the Irish Setter Association, England
Judges: Dogs: Ms Mona Hunter (Braidmount) Bitches: Mrs Gail Griffin (Corriebran)
Entry: 80 dogs (making 105 entries), and 89 bitches (making 114 entries)
Winning his first Challenge Certificate and Best in Show
Congratulations to Nolan owned by Sandra, Nicola and Jenna Sturrock
Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It
Photo: Claire Prangle
Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate, also her first, and Reserve Best in Show
Congratulations to Tania Gardner and Marnie
Thendara Jocasta JW
Photo: Barbara Gladwish
The Res. Dog CC was awarded to Dee Milligan-Bott and Jeremy Bott
Sh.Ch. Thendara Pot Noodle JW
The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Sandra Nevitt and Katie
Aoibheanne's Stay With Me
Photo: Barbara Gladwish
Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show was awarded to
Judi Frampton with
Best Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Show was awarded to
Tania Gardner with Rafferty
Sh.Ch. Riqitta Authentic
Catalogue pages HERE kindly supplied by Viv Blackshaw
Congratulations to All The Winners
Photos to follow if the owners would like to send them in to us.