Critique - Judges: Dogs: Mrs S Chorley-Newton (Kerryfair)

It was an honour to be asked to judge at this show. Thank you to the Committee and my very efficient stewards on the day. Thanks also to the exhibitors for the lovely entry and for bringing your dogs to me presented so well. From the last time I judged Dogs I found that the front angulation in most has improved greatly which is lovely to see. I was very happy with my line up.

Minor Puppy Dog 10 entries 2 absent

1 Danks-Kemish, Teleri  Summertime Blues Avec  Alolfrana (AI)  - Loved the outline of this puppy. Dark coat with lots of movement which I loved. Long arched neck. Good angulation front and rear. Excellent croup and tail set. Could teach some of the big boys how to move. Super puppy.

2 Butler-Holley, Teleri Summer Wine at Shandwick (AI) – Good outline and confirmation. Moved well. Breeder must be very proud of these 2 puppies. At the moment, I prefer the refinement in head of 1.

3 Danks-Kemish, Alolfrana A Hot Romantic

Puppy Dog 16 entries 4 absent

1. BPD, Stewart, Gwendariff Weekend Warrior – Super puppy. Lovely head and expression. Arched neck into clean shoulders. Excelled in front assembly. Strong bone. Moved well when he settled down. BPD.
2. Danks-Kemish, Teleri Summertime Blues Avec Alolfrana (AI)
3. Holley, Wynjill Snap Dragon

Veteran Dog 7 entries 1 absent

1. Gisby and Pike, SH CH Suttersett Milky Way With Scarletti JW – Lovely dog I have always admired. Carries his age so well. Eye catching in profile with the best of heads. Just in better coat than his lovely son in 2nd place.
2. Hill-Decoster, Vicary’s Keykeeper – Superbly constructed dog and 1 I have always admired. Moves with drive off short hocks. Excels in breed type. Unlucky to meet his dad on such good form today. Difficult decision.
3. Bouttell & Humphrey, Ixia Joseph JW

Junior Dog 9 entries 1 absent

1. Hill- Decoster, Vicary’s Part Time Lover – Just out of puppy. Caught my eye as soon he entered the ring and I was not disappointed going over him. Super type. Lovely profile. Good head with soft melting expression. Clean neck and shoulders. Good forechest. Strong quarters with short hocks. A lovely youngster.
2. Gisby- Suttersett King Of Hearts JW – Bigger dog than 1. Good arch of neck into well laid shoulders. Correct front angulation. Strong quarters. Moved well.
3. Lewis & Levene, Glenlaine Squirrel Nutkinn At Valasarch

Yearling Dog 11 entries 4 absent

1. Stockton, Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW – Elegant dog looking on top form today. Good head. Super long arched neck. Best of front assembly. Good depth. Correct sloping topline. Short hocks. Moved with style and drive. Should have a bright future.
2. Davis, Pawsword Prairie Wind JW – Lovely headed dog, raised brows with melting expression. Great breed type. Sloping top line. Good return of upper arm. Shorter dog than 1. Good rich dark coat.
3. Hill- Decoster, Marlland Zo Irish And Handsome

Maiden Dog 10 entries 1 absent

1. Danks-Kemish, Teleri Summertime Blues Avec Alolfrana (AI)
2. Holley, Wynjill Snap Dragon – Beautifully constructed youngster. Good head and expression. Good depth of chest. Excellent sternum. Moved well. Lots of promise.
3. Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settersoli

Novice Dog 5 entries  3 absent

1. Holley, Wynjill Snap Dragon
2. Pike. Redclyst Boris – Long lean head. Good sternum. Not in his best coat today. This boy needs time.

Undergraduate Dog 7 entries 3 absent

1. Jones, Gwendariff Pink Floyd – Well constructed boy. Good neck, shoulders, front and sternum. Does not help his handler get the best out of him. Moved well.
2. Childs, Anlory Tamhill – Nice type of dog. Not a big one. Moved well off short hocks. Good coat colour.
3. Partridge, Kerrydown Odds On

Graduate Dog 15 entries 4 absent

1. Ciechonska, Riverbrue Altissimo At Aoibheanne – Best of heads, typical irish expression. So refined with lots of work. Long low ears. Short strong hocks. Best of front assembly. Such a typey boy with rich dark coat. Good depth. Moved well on this difficult floor.
2. Wheeldon – Bardonhill Jealous Guy For Colemist – Good type of dog. Well constructed. Not quite the coat condition of 1. Moved well.
3. Russell, Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli

Post Graduate Dog 16 entries 6 absent

1. Gratton, Bardonhill Snow Wolf Of Glenlaine – Flows from head to tail. Clean neck and shoulders. Correct angulation front and rear. Classic head. Moved well. A lovely dog.
2. Stockton, Gwendariff D’ya Think I’m Fab For Kespas – Another lovely dog. Appealing head. Good angulation front and rear. Correct topline. 2 great boys.
3. Horrocks, Wyldfire Declan For Itchenwych

Mid Limit Dog 7 entries 2 absent

1. Cohen, Aoibheannes Rough Diamond With Shushana – Super balanced boy. Just the type I like. Fine skull, still masculine. Classic shape. Correct amount of bone and substance. Rich dark coat finishes the picture. Lovely boy.
2. Kniveton, Hot Sensation’s Orstone Cowboy (Imp Swe) JW – Lovely type of boy with rich wavy coat. Beautifully constructed. Close decision between 1 and 2 in this class. Just felt 1 had the edge on the day but could easily change places.
3. Childs, Tredura Clandestine Affair

Limit Dog 11 entries 1 absent

1. RCC, Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie, Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW – Have admired this boy from the first time I saw him at 6 months old. Lovely sweeping dog with great reach. Good bone, best of toplines. Such a beautiful head and typical Irish expression. Moved with drive and style. Presented in gleaming coat to complete the picture. I am sure his title will come soon and will be richly deserved when it does. RCC
2. Lucas, Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW – Another lovely dog. Beautiful outline, so striking. Good bone. Long arched neck flowing into good shoulders. Excellent angulation front and rear. Moves well. Beautifully proportioned head. Shown in great coat and condition. Unlucky to meet 1 in such top form.
3. Margretswood Gobstopper JW ShCM

Open Dog 7 entries 1 absent

1. CC & BIS, Crocker & Siddle, SH CH Copper’s War Of Roses (imp Swe) – What can you say about this dog that hasn’t been said? For me, he epitomises the breed standard. Not overdone in any way. Wistful expression, but with a hint of Irish charm showing through his lovely raised brows. He is so balanced and just flows. Breath taking outline both standing and on the move. Shown in excellent hard condition, presented and handled to perfection. The phrase ‘wish he was mine’ has never been more apt. DCC & BIS in agreement with my co judge. Many congratulations.
2. Mitchell, SH CH Amblin’s Sweet William – Slightly larger dog. Lots to like. Long arched neck with refined head and soft appealing expression. Great front and bone. Moved well. Shown in good coat. Worthy Show Champion.
3. Sturrocks, SH CH Forfarian I’m Sexy An I Know It JW

Mrs S Chorley-Newton (Kerryfair)



Midlands Irish Setter Society
18 February 2018

Judges: Dogs: Mrs S Chorley-Newton (Kerryfair) Bitches: Mrs C Butler (Rubymoon)
Entry 220 Dogs making 280 Entries
Winning the Dog Challenge Certificate, his 25th, 
followed by Best in Show

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Congratulations to Arthur
Sh.Ch. Copper's War of Roses (L)
owned by Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle
The Bitch Challenge Certificate and Reserve Best in Show
was awarded to Lark
owned by Jane and Roger Mugford
Ch. Lynwood Happy As A Lark (R)
Best Puppy in Show was awarded to
Jane and Roger Mugford with
Lynwood Abracadabra (L)
Best Veteran in Show was awarded to Jill Holley with
Sh.Ch. Gwendariff Soda Pop to Wynjill (R)
The Res. Dog CC was awarded to Squaddie
owned by Ruth Longbottom and Diane Stewart-Ritchie
Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW
The Res. Bitch CC was awarded to Tabitha
owned by Marita Bott
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