Critique - Judge: Mrs Diane McDonald

Irish Setters

I would like to thank the Committee of Boston and District Canine Society for inviting me to judge I was truly honoured. Many thanks to my stewards Paige and Keith for looking after me on the day.  I was delighted by both the number and quality of the exhibits, all were presented beautifully which I very much appreciated.


1st  Mrs P Butler-Holley’s, Telerie Summer Wine at Shandwick at just 6 months of age this puppy presented a balanced picture, his head at this stage is long and lean, front true and straight he has good angulation fore and aft, moved steadily for one so young.

2nd Mrs P J, Mr R, and Mr B and Miss A Rutherford, Judge, Crocker and Siddle’s, Riverbrue Galliano Fizz to Clonageera, A well bodied young man with good bone, longer cast than one well angulated in front good width through the quarters, moved well.
3rd  Mrs L J Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Wont He

PUPPY DOG (14,2)

1st  Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Duncan a lovely type he has a most handsome head with a dark eye, true front, well sprung in the rib correct topline and tail set, good rear angulation moved with drive holding his topline on the move. BPD

2nd Mrs L Fitzmaurice’s Harreds Trooper, a taller dog than my winner he has a masculine head which is maturing nicely, well boned with good angulation fore and aft, has potential.

3rd Mrs J E Holley’s Wynjill Snap Dragon


1st Mrs L and Mrs G Muir & O’Connor, Gwendariff I’m Comin Out, this young man is maturing on well and was shown in excellent coat and condition, he has a lovely head and expression, well balanced throughout with good angulation in front and strong quarters, moved with drive.

2nd Mrs T & Miss G Gisby’s Suttersett King of Hearts JW A larger dog than my winner he has a pleasing head, is well boned, gentle sloping topline, sweeping stifles, moved well.

3rd Mrs J E Holley’s Wynjill Winner Takes It All JW

Yearling Dog (6,0)

1st Mr P & Mrs F Davis’s Pawsword Prairie Wind JW, I have admired this young boy since he was a puppy and am sure he will have a bright future, he is a lovely type who has a most handsome refined head with raised brows and correct eye colour, gently sloping topline good depth of chest, well ribbed, correct front and rear angulation, moved well.

2nd Mr R D Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Hotter then U’Known JW, this boy has a most handsome head with raised brows and a defined stop, arched neck leading into a gently sloping topline, deep chested, correct tail sent and sweeping stifles, moved well with drive.

3rd Mrs L C Savage’s Bradbrook Masterpiece at Firefall

Graduate Dog (9,5)

1st Mr S and Mrs J Nicholls’s Romarne Under Orders JW, this dog is just my type loved his length which gave him an elegant outline, he has a pleasing head, is well angulated at the shoulder, good forechest rib and quarters moved well with drive.

2nd Miss J Greenan’s Anlory Aidan JW really was splitting hairs here between one and 2 just felt that the winner was a little more mature on the day, a lovely dark coated dog with a pleasing masculine head, nicely arched neck, clean over the shoulders good tail set and sweeping quarters.

3rd Mr J, Mrs C, Mr G and Mrs K Bailey and Condron's Covarney Lil' Rascal JW.

Post Graduate Dog (17,5)

1st Mrs J M Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Charismatice JW I just loved this boy, he is so well put together. Correct in head with a melting expression clean over neck and shoulders true in front, good depth to his chest gently sloping topline sweeping stifles correct tail set moved well keeping his topline on the move.

2nd Mr P F & Mrs J Kniveton’s Hot Sensation’s Orstone Cowboy (Imp Swe) JW. Another lovely boy more rugged than the winner, he has an elegant refined head with a kind eye is true in front and well angulated throughout, maturing nicely.
3rd Mr and Mrs H Cohen’s Aoibheanne’s Rough Diamond with Shushana JW

Limit Dog (16,3)

1st Mr & Mrs P Lucas’s Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW This boy caught my eye from the start, a most handsome head and kind expression his neck is arched, good deep chest, well angulated fore and aft, flowing topline line and correct tail set moved well.

2nd Miss J & Mrs S Walsh & Foster’s Millcroft Chase the Moon to Shanoah smaller type of dog than winner, liked his overall shape and balance, he too has a most handsome head with a dark eye showing no coarseness at all, stands well into his quarters moved with drive.

3rd Mr K & Mrs l R Macaulay’s Caskeys Mischief of Stylersetts JW

Open Dog (8,0)

Wow what a class of beautiful boys, I was honoured to have the chance to go over them all and it made my decisions very hard.

1st Mrs P Mitchell’s Amblin’s Sweet William, I have admired this boy for a long time and was so pleased that I was not disappointed when going over him, he is not exaggerated in any way and presents a balanced and elegant picture. Handsome head with raised brows and melting expression, good front, deep chest, arched neck gently sloping topline good quarters correct tail set presented in excellent coat and condition moved well. Delighted to award him his 3rd CC which gave him his crown.

2nd Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock’s SH CH Forfarian I’m Sexy An I Know It JW. Another one of my favourites a similar type to 1 and I notice by the same sire, again I just love his balance elegance and shape most handsome of heads with a dark eye again showing no coarseness, stands well into his quarters, moved well, honoured to award him the RCC.

3rd Mrs M Bott’s SH CH Gwendariff D’Ya Know My Name by Bardonhill JW

Veteran Dog (1,0)

1st Mr G S C & MRS J B Axon’s Brinara Back In The Running what a pity this old gent stood alone in this class he has a pleasant head with correct eye shape and colour sloping topline and sweeping stifles.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme (6,3)

1st  Mrs D G Heppell’s Deevonille Santana SHCM, pleasing head with a dark eye which complimented his dark coat colour, he is well put together with a gently sloping topline and excellent quarters.

2nd Mrs L Fitmaurice’s Harreds Trooper

3rd Mrs J C Rorks’s Zakhan’s Demelza

Minor Puppy Bitch (14,1)

1st What a class of beautiful babies and all of them so well-schooled for little ones a credit to their owners and breeders.
Mr R C and Mrs J P Mugford’s Lynwood Abracadabra just loved this baby girl she took my eye the minute she walked into the ring. The most delightful head with melting expression arched neck leading into well angulated shoulders good spring of rib and strong quarters moved well with drive for one so young. BBP and BPIB

2nd Mrs P A M Catling’s Teleri Here Comes Summer (AI) a pretty little girl head is long and lean at present needing time to develop, front true and straight she has good angulation at the shoulder and adequate bend of stifle, moved steadily.

3. Mrs M B Davie’s Lochfrae Kike Dee

Puppy Bitch (15,2)

1st Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford’s Lynwood Abracadabra

2nd Mrs I M Hillocks’s Oakdene Quintessentialy Jonola (IMP BEL) this young lady has a pleasing head with a dark eye, is well constructed, true in front and rear moved well.

3rd  Mrs M B Davie’s Lochfrae  Kike Dee
Junior Bitch (9,2)

1st  Mrs J A & Mr P Humphreys’s Crimpington Flirtini to Henaleas a stylish girl with much to like she has a pleasing head, very clean over the neck and shoulder deep in chest with good spring of rib gently sloping topline, sweeping stifles and strong hocks, moved well when she settled.

2nd Mr B F & Mrs E Hinslea’s Gwendriff Guess Who’s Comin to Northamber JW different type to my winner she is very feminine with a pretty head soundly constructed with good front and rear angulation moved well

3rd Mrs K Hall Glennara Cilleigne Dervla (IKC) JW

Yearling Bitch (11,2)

1st Mrs J A & Mr P Humphreys’s Crimpinton Flirtini to Henaleas

2nd Mr & Mrs M F Brady’s Pawsword Play With Fire Joins Amerberlight. This young lady has certainly come on she has a very feminine head with dark eyes and raised brows a smaller bitch but very well balanced, correct over the neck and shoulders, strong quarters moved well.

3rd Mrs M Elkins’s Twoacres Promise of Spring with Avacet
Graduate Bitch (13,5)

1st Mr R P, Mr A C & Mrs A H Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Tumble and Twirl JW. A beautifully balanced bitch, correct in head with a dark eye she is well angulated in front has a sloping topline and moved well.

2nd Mrs S, Mrs D & Mr J Morris-Begg, Milligan-Bott &. Susie Snapshot by Thendara JW. Different type of bitch to the winner I found her very racy and elegant she has a pretty feminine head is well coated with sweeping stifles, moved well.

3rd  Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris’s Brinara Lowri JW

Post Graduate Bitch (14,5)

1st Ms M & Mr W Hunter & Brown’s Braidmount Lady in Waiting JW, I found it very hard choice between 1 and 2 in this class but could not ignore the way this girl went around the ring using her tail on the move, feminine head with raised brows and dark eyes well put together with good angulation fore and aft.

2nd Miss S Waterton’s Sandstream Summer Breeze JW an elegant girl with feminine head and dark eye arched neck well angulated shoulders, sloping topline and strong quarters.

3rd Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley

Limit Bitch (18,2)

1st Mrs S Nevitt’s Aoibheanne’s Stay With Me, this bitch headed up a very strong class.  I found her head divine she is so pretty, her eye is hazel which matches her coat colour so well, moderate length of neck lead into well laid shoulders, correct in rib gently sloping topline with sweeping stifles, strong hocks and neat feet she looked a picture as she moved around the ring. So pleased to award her the BCC.

2nd Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford’s Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood (Imp Hun) JW, I have loved this girl from when I first set eyes on her at 6 months of age and she has continued to develop nicely. She is so well balanced, a compact bitch with well arched neck leading into well angulated shoulders good body properties and strong quarters. Just needs a little more furnishing for top honours RBCC

3rd Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley

Open Bitch (11, 4)

1st Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW Just love this girl and going over her did not disappoint. She has a lovely head with dark eye giving a gentle expression, is well angulated at the shoulder and has sweeping stifles, a firm topline, moved around the ring with style, just lacking in furnishing today for top honours

2nd Mrs J A & Mr P Humphreys’s Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW another favourite of mine. A pretty head with a dark eye, well balanced throughout, good reach of neck correct in quarters shown in excellent coat and condition.

3rd Mrs P A M Catling Sh Ch Shandwick Love in a Mist for Teleri JW

Veteran Bitch (4,2)

1st Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson’s Lochlorien Prime Suspect for Andley JW SHCM
I have always admired this lady, she certainly does not show her age on the move. She is so well balanced with a beautiful outline, lovely head with a kind eye, good reach of neck, is clean over the shoulders well ribbed with sweeping quarters and strong hocks, shown in excellent coat and condition.

2nd Miss S Waterton’s Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed By An Angel at Sandstream JW SHCM this lovely old lady has the most feminine of heads with a dark eye and kind expression, is soundly constructed with correct angulation in front and quarters.

Diane McDonald


Boston & District Canine Society
5 January 2018

Judge: Mrs Diane McDonald
Entry: 177 Dogs making 223 Entries

Winning his 3rd Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed
Congratulations to William and his delighted owner Pam Mitchell
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Sh.Ch. Amblin's Sweet William
William was home bred by Pam and sired by
  Sh.Ch. Copper's Champagne on Ice at Aoibheanne JW
dam: Amblin Acquiescence
The Bitch Challenge Certificate, her second, was awarded
to Katie and her equally delighted owner Sandra Nevitt, Congratulations
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Aoibheanne's Stay With Me
Katie was bred by Eva Ciechonska and sired by
Sh.Ch./Ir.Sh.Ch. Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW
dam: Sh.Ch. Copper's Champagne Bubble at Aoibheanne JW
Photo: Laura Kolbach
The Res.Dog CC was awarded to Nolan
owned by Sandra Nicola and Jenna Sturrock
Sh.Ch. Forfarian I'm Sexy an I Know It JW
The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Abby
owned by Roger and Jane Mugford
Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood JW
Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed
was awarded to Magic
owner by Roger and  Jane Mugford
Lynwood Abracadabra
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if the owners would like to send them in to us

Congratulations to all the winners





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