Critique - Judges: Bitches: Mrs A M F Howes

CRUFTS IRISH SETTERS

DCC  & BOB         Crocker & Siddle’s  -  SH CH COPPER'S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE)

RDCC & BV          Bott & Milligan Bott’s  -  SH CH THENDARA POT NOODLE JW

BCC                        Lippett’s  -  SH CH NEATHAMILL ISABELLA AT CLONAGEERA

RBCC                     Dale & Wyer’s  -  AUBANJON ROYAL SYMPHONY

BP                           Bott Milligan Bott & Lauwers’ -  OAKDENE QUE DU BONHEUR [ATC AU02854BEL]

IRISH SETTER Bitches   JUDGE: Aidine MF Howes   ----------------------  (Dogs Judged by Wendy Morley)

VETERAN B  14/4:

1st       Walsh’s  -  SH CH MILLCROFT BALLAD OF THE MOON JW Such a happy free moving B with a melting expression her head is balanced on reachy neck set well into shoulders her front is true with fore chest her top line kept on the move moderate turn to stifle at 10years still showing and moving with style using her tail

2nd       Stevenson’s -  LOCHLORIEN PRIME SUSPECT FOR   ANDLEY JW SHCM her outline is balanced with sound bodywork although I preferred front of 1 there is little to criticise in the stately lady with a pretty head clean shoulders moderation all through happy mover with lashing tail

3rd        Gardner’s  -  SH CH THENDARA JOCASTA JW more elegant stature pleasing head dark eye clean neck  pleasing top line from nose to tip of tail she completed the trio of very happy moving girls with another that lashed her tail whilst covering the ground so well

MIN PUPPY B       3 /0

1st         Wilder’s  -  RIVERMAN DIOR JADORE good substance with femininity body is at the right stage nothing overdone her coupling is moderate front in balance with her quarters her brisket is nicely to the elbow a joy to watch a happy pup on the move although she was  little exuberant she carried herself well and drove from her quarters

2nd        Catlings’s -  TELERI INDIAN SUMMER (AI) Taller cast than winner she stood on good legs with correct bone and feet  is maturing nicely with depth and rib a treat to see a happy mover using her tail

3rd       Catling’s -  TELERI HERE COMES SUMMER (AI)a real baby at eight months she will need time pretty head nice top line strong quarters with  lovely turn to stifle a steady mover

PUPPY B              10 /2

1st       Ferrol & Murray’s  -  GWENDARIFF WHIRLWIND  AT HARVANCOURT So pleasing in head in front she has correct bone with slope to pastern her brisket is to elbow well ribbed back with moderate coupling her tail set flows on from croup giving a good top line quarters strong and true with moderate turn of stifle short from hock to heel her construction giving positive movement her tail action completing the picture

2nd        Mugford’s  -  LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA although not as mature as 1 she offers so much in outline good angles fore and aft with gently sloping top line moved out with positive action

3rd        Davie’s  -  LOCHFRAE KIKI DEE did not help her handler at times but saw enough to see she is so well balanced  and when moving was sound and true

JUNIOR B              18/1

1st        Coleman’s  -  DEVACOTT ROSE CREEK must have a good future  loved her head expression and chiselling under eyes such a feminine B her outline is balanced with fore and aft angles in harmony she had the requisite depth to elbow is well ribbed with complimentary coupling strong quarters driving off strong hocks

2nd        Leach’s  -  BARDONHILL THEME FOR A DREAM AT ERILYNNE So much to like in body and head she is compact yet elegant sound behind  and moved well

3rd        Frampton’s  -  STRATHMEAD NOELLA beautifully feminine her head is so pretty with chiselling under her dark eye giving melting expression with lovely balance in body for me her movement was not as free

YEARLING B     17/1

1st        17165  MRS D E MCDONALD  -  DELSANTO MISS FREYA Topped this class on her overall balance and style so pleasing in head with her soft expression cleanliness in neck excellent upper arm bone and feet pleasing slope to top line strong quarters moved well using her tail

2nd        Humphreys’-  CRIMPINGTON FLIRTINI TO  HENALEAS although not as steady on the move as 1 she has the attributes I was looking for,  her head has such a soft appealing expression dark kind eye she flows from her nose to tip of her tail with excellent feet and bone  so much to admire

3rd        Elkin’s  TWOACRES PROMISE OF SPRING WITH AVACET lovely ring presence with much to like in her excellent body proportions moving out with steady stride.

UNDERGRAD B               9  / 0

1st        Bell & Barker-Bell’s  -  BALINTYNE FREDA  PAYNE  topped a nice class, caught my eye and did not disappoint although not in her best coat there was nothing to hide her sound and balanced construction was visible she is mature  in body and has a soft expression in head, she has depth and spring to ribs elbows fitting nicely to brisket moderate coupling and turn of stifle capable and positive on the move with that certain ring presence which should carry her confidently into her future career

2nd        Pettifer’s  -  HEATHCLARE LIBERTY AT CROSSWEST Elegant B once again her best coat is yet to come but nothing to hide her merit in body topped with a pretty head good expression reachy neck into clean shoulders  moved steadily and well

3rd        Pallister’s -  PENWYN RAINBOWS END  I was really pleased with this top 3 in the class and I am sure they could all change places on another day prettiest of heads with dark eye everything about her is in moderation flowing from head to tail moved freely and well

GRADUATE B                      14 / 0

1st        Nicolson’s  -  GWENDARIFF RAINBOW GODDESS   AT LOCHINDORB  This B has the outline and elegance for me that is all Irish setter and was a strong contender for the RCC her head  and dark eye gave a melting expression  she flows throughout with lovely lines from head to tail depth and spring to rib in hard condition showing in her positive movement

2nd        Cox’s  -  BARDONHILL'S THE NEW GINGER AT TIROEN so similar in outline to 1 although her handler did not make best of her tucking her back legs under her body, she has a pleasing head clean neck and good front lovely bone and tight feet everything in moderation including stifle she is short from hock to heel and moved out well, needs her coat to come in fully to complete the picture

3rd        Phillips & Condron’s  -  COVARNEY LIL' DIVA a little longer cast her head is pleasing with dark eye ears set on just at level with eye clean shoulder well sprung rib into strong quarters moved out well

POST GRAD B                 18 /4

1st        Corless’  -  SWIFTLARK FIRST EDITION topped a very nice class I love to see such a happy mover with her tail lashing she is feminine with dark eye kindly expression  a little of the “old fashioned “ about her that I find really appealing,  a little longer cast but everything put together so well positive mover

2nd        Stevenson’s  -  LOCHLORIEN TRUE DETECTIVE IS ANDLEY excellent ring presentation and condition with maturity  and elegance her pleasing head is so pretty clean neck fore chest depth of brisket and spring to rib strong quarters giving sound movement

3rd        Hunter & Brown’s  BRAIDMOUNT LADY IN  WAITING JW  Prettiest of heads clean neck plenty of fore chest but for me she just lacks length to her ribcage although these are well spring with correct depth it does give a slight rise over the loin her stifle is well turned she is short from hock to heel  and drove off in positive movement well presented

MID LIMIT B                                   14/4

1st        Dale & Wyer  -  AUBANJON ROYAL SYMPHONY deservedly won the RCC   for me she is typey has a pretty head clean neck has an overall balance  great fore chest straight legs and tight feet in outline  nothing is overdone she flows from nose to tail, moderation in stifle giving straight movement with a tail that showed her lovely disposition

2nd        Morgan & Schofield’s  -  JUBLIANA ETERNAL  FLAME FOR CWSSCWN so beautifully presented excellent forehand with depth to brisket aher elbows fitting nicely to her side spring to rib moderate coupling moving with drive

3rd        Bell & Barker Bell’s -  BALINTYNE SAY YOU SAY ME pleasing head dark eye and correct ear set she is so balanced for and aft with well spung rib flowing throughout happy mover

LIMIT B                                       15 /3

1st        Gilberts  -  JOANMAS PERFECT LULLABY Tough decision in this class 2 lovely bitches just preferred the head of 1 both are elegantly eye catching .  For me this B is so very expressive in head and eye her top line was a continuous line from her head to her tail she had depth was well ribbed back with moderate coupling good legs and feet with slightly sloping pastern steady mover

2nd        Stevenson  -  LOCHLORIEN SCULLY FOXES  ANDLEY unlucky for this very sound B to meet 1 as she is beautifully constructed in top show condition she moved out positively and well

3rd        Brauner & Braunerova  -  ZEPHYRE MAYA REDWEED [ATC AV00175CZE] Elegance in stature in good muscular condition she has a pretty head dark eye clean neck into shoulder depth in brisket moderate coupling she flows throughout and her angles balanced fore and aft giving straight and true movement  much to admire

OPEN B                                        22 /3

1st        Lippett’s  -  SH CH NEATHAMILL ISABELLA AT  CLONAGEERA I have not seen this B before but she left me in no doubt  for my CC winner she was shown in glorious condition .  her head is so expressive with her dark eye and chiselling under  her coat was in full bloom her handler making the best of this lovely B her skull is well defined going into a clean neck and shoulders fore chest is good with depth and spring to ribs which are carried well back nicely coupled through loin and pleasing over croup to tail set, moderate turn to stifle moved out with perfect stride and reach in front a pleasure to have met her.   RBOB with Referee Liz Cartledge’s decision

2nd        Catling’s  -  SH CH SHANDWICK LOVE IN A MIST FOR TELERI JW such a well put together B with pretty head her outline is balanced with excellent depth and spring to rib moderate coupling  moving straight and true.

3rd        Armitage’s-  SH CH GWENDARIFF COCO NUT CREAM smart B presented so well another in full bloom with lovely top line so much to like good front and upper arm sweeping stifle moved out well

F TRIAL B         No Entries

WORK GUN B                                    Entries:       6     Absentees           0

1st        ZEPHYRE MAYA REDWEED [ATC AV00175CZE] as 3rd Limit B

2nd       Valles Jambrina& Librero Sanchez  -  ESP/PT CH MENCIA DE VILLAJAMBRINA [ATC AU02549ESP]  I admire the balance and maturity here all flowed throughout with pleasing head and steady movement clen through neck into good shoulder placement depth and spring to rib strong quarters

3rd        Valles Jambrina& Librero Sanchez  -  ESP/PT/GBZ CH GRACE DE VILLAJAMBRINA [ATC AT02229ESP] So similar in outline to 2 just a little more elegant pleasing head and eye clean neck good bodywork  moving well when settled

GOOD CIT B                                    11/5

1st        Anthony & Stuart’s -  STARATLANTA'S FIRE QUEEN JW unlucky in Limit but the star of the class here she has a good outline and is well made throughout  would prefer tighter feet she moved out so well

2nd        COVARNEY LIL' DIVA

3rd        Robert’s-  POLMENNOR SPINNING MOONS needs time but nicely proportioned B pretty head dark eye and chiselling under clean neck wel sprung rib moderate turn to stifle.

Mrs A M F Howes


Crufts

11 March 2018

Judges: Dogs: Mrs W K Morley     Bitches: Mrs A M F Howes
Entry: 312 Dogs making 358 Entries

A Fabulous Day for Arthur, winning his 26th Challenge Certificate.....
followed by Best of Breed....
followed by Gundog Group 4.....
Many, Many Congratulations to his owners Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle
and to his Breeder Camilla Ostman
on a fantastic achievement
Photo to follow shortly

Sh.Ch. Coppers War of Roses

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The Bitch Challenge Certificate was awarded to Bella
owned by Jon and Jean Lippett
bitch CC 0B5A9910

Sh.Ch. Neathamill Isabella at Clonageera

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The Res. Dog CC was awarded to
Dee Milligan Bott and Jeremy Bott with Noodle
res.dogCC Noodle 0B5A9875

Sh.Ch. Thendara Pot Noodle JW

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The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Mrs G Dale and Mrs A Wyer with

Aubanjon Royal Symphony

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Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to
Dee Milligan-Bott, Jeremy Bott, & Willem and Aleks Lauwers with
BPD 0B5A9885

Oakdene Que Du Bonheur

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Congratulations to all the Winners
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The Day Before Crufts

(early 1960s)
lesley gilmour wood h omeara shch tulip poinsettia okelly 1960s   CopyLesley Gilmour-Wood with Left to Right:
Sh.Ch. Hartsbourne O’Mara (b13 March 1955),
Sh.Ch. Hartsbourne Tulip (b.30 March 1958),
Hartsbourne Poinsettia (b.21 May 1960) and
Hartsbourne O’Kelly (b.30 March 1958)

Photo: Associated Newspapers Ltd, kindly supplied by Lesley Gilmour-Wood