- Category: Championship Shows March Championship Shows March
- Published: 11 March 2018 11 March 2018
Critique - Judges: Dogs: Mrs W K Morley
My Thanks to the Kennel Club for giving me the opportunity to judge at their prestigious show. To the exhibitors for bringing so many high quality boys, from the U.K. And Overseas, all presented in immaculate order. It was all an unforgettable experience, a privilege and a pleasure to be part of this memorable and unforgettable day. Unfortunately, the day was marred by the disgraceful behaviour of a few, they should be ashamed of themselves. Keep this bad sportsmanship away from the shows and most certainly from the ringside.
Veteran - Dog
Entries: 22 Abs: 5
1st SH CH THENDARA POT NOODLE JW (MRS D & MR J N MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT) This boy has long been a great favourite of mine. Presented, as always, in superb coat and condition, love his head with its wistful expression, built on flowing lines with everything in the right place, excellent angulation, shoulders and topline. True in front, strength in quarters. R.C.C. & B.V.I.B.
2nd SH CH EMBER RED HOT CHILLIPEPPER OF QUENSHA (IMP SWE) (MR R P, MR A C & MRS A H BOTT, ALLEN & MORGAN)
Another worthy Sh.Ch. who ran 1 close. Shorter coupled than 1, but I loved his style, beautifully balanced, so sound, positive in front, deep chest, ribs well sprung, strength behind giving sound driving action on the move.
3rd SH CH BRABROOK FLASH HARRY AT MONTGREENAN SHCM (MR J, MRS L & MISS LH RICHARDSON)
Looking better than ever. A lot to like about this handsome boy, built on powerful lines, good conformation, deep chest, strong quarters giving plenty of drive on the move.
Minor Puppy - Dog
Entries: 3 Abs: 0
1st TELERI SUMMERTIME BLUES AVEC ALOLFRANA (AI) (MISS O P DANKS-KEMISH)
Such a well balanced baby showing more maturity than 1 & 2. He owns a pleasing head with kind expression, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders, nice turn of stifle. Shown and handled well. Really covered the ground on the move.
2nd THENDARA RIVERMAN OBSESSION (MRS D & MR J MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT)
Eye-catching young man with much to admire, he has a lovely head, good over neck and shoulders, stands well over his ground. Just needs time.
3rd TELERI SUMMER WINE AT SHANDWICK (AI) (MRS P BUTLER-HOLLEY)
Litter brother to 1, built on a larger frame and not as together as both above, A lot to like about him, but another who will need some time.
Puppy - Dog
Entries: 10 Abs: 0
1st OAKDENE QUE DU BONHEUR [ATC AU02854BEL] (MRS D & MR J & MRS A & MR W MILLIGANBOTT, BOTT & )
What a lovely puppy. Liked his head and expression, good reach of neck set into well laid shoulders, good topline and tail set. Good angulation fore and aft. Well handled he gave of his best both in stance and movement
2nd GWENDARIFF WEEKEND WARRIOR (MR A STEWART)
Such a handsome young man, this baby is full of promise. Loved his head, great reach of neck, correct topline. True in front, showing strength behind. Strode out with purpose on the move. 3rd RIVERBRUE GALLIANO FIZZ TO CLONAGEERA (MRS P J, MR R, MR B & MISS A RUTHERFORD, JUDGE, CR) Another high quality baby who catches the eye, most pleasing in head and over neck and shoulders, good angulation, moved well.
Junior - Dog
Entries: 17 Abs: 0
1st GLENNLOKHEN MACALLAN (MRS W & M PEPERS & PEPERS)
Stylish young man, he has a well balanced head, ears low set, good over neck and topline, well placed shoulders. Moved well.
2nd KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW (MRS J M LORRIMER)
So well named, super balance all through. Most attractive in head, showing raised brows and stop, correct topline, positive angulation fore and aft, in top class coat and condition. Thought he would be my winner, but just didn't make the effort on the move.
3rd GLENLAINE SAMUEL WHISKERS (MISS A & MRS J MARKHAM)
Another most promising youngster, showing a good outline. Pleasing head properties, good over neck, shoulders and topline. Strong well angulated quarters. Shown in excellent coat and condition.
Yearling - Dog
Entries: 19 Abs: 2
1st COVARNEY EVERYONE KNOWS ( MR H O & MRS A J HUTCHINGS)
Most striking, making an impressive outline. Loved his head, he has a great reach of neck, shoulders well laid, correct topline. Stands so well over his ground. Moved well from strong quarters. Wearing his best jacket, he looked a picture.
2nd RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON)
Lovely quality boy, shows a balanced, racy outline. Most pleasing in head with soft expression, shows a good reach of neck, depth of chest, true in front, moved well from strong quarters
3rd GWENDARIFF I'M COMIN OUT JW (MRS L & MRS G MUIR & O'CONNOR)
Caught my eye from the start, eye-catching young man who is maturing on the right lines, so well constructed, most appealing in head and expression, good depth and spring of rib. Positive forehand, showing strength behind. A pity he had not got his mind on the job in hand today.
Undergraduate - Dog
Entries: 17 Abs: 5
1st QUENSHA STARMAN ABOARD ORSTONE JW (MR P F, MRS J & MR A KNIVETON & ALLEN) Stylish boy, he has a refined head with low set ears, well arched neck, correct topline, true in front, good hind angulation. Well handled, he moved with drive
2nd GWENDARIFF GONNA GO FOR GOLD AT GLENNLOKHEN (MESDAMES I & J MCNEIL & BOYDMCNEIL)
Most pleasing in head and expression and over neck, shoulders and topline, positive in front, enough hind angulation, today was somewhat lethargic on the move. 3rd LYNWOOD LOVE POTION FOR HAVERLEY (MISS A DUFRAT) Really liked this boy, so well balanced, appealed in head, neck set into a good lay of shoulders. Good angulation fore and aft. Very unsettled on the move.
Graduate - Dog
Entries: 16 Abs: 4
1st PAWSWORD PRAIRIE WIND JW (MR P & MRS F DAVIS)
Most handsome boy, pleased in head and expression, neck well arched, correct topline, shows depth with ribs well sprung, positive in front, strong well angulated quarters enabling him to move with power and drive. In first class coat and condition.
2nd GWENDARIFF D'YA FANCY A FLING WITH COVARNEY (MR G T & MRS K E B CONDRON) Shows style and scope, masculine head with soft expression, good angulation fore and aft. Shown in his best bib and tucker. Movement sound and true.
3rd KERRYDOWN ONE MAN (MRS G R PARTRIDGE)
Impressive boy, loved his head and expression. Good reach of neck, gently sloping topline, good hind angulation. Sound and positive on the move.
Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 14 Abs: 3
1st GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU BONHOMIE JW (MRS S E EDWARDS)
Made a big impression with his style and scope, masculine in head with kind expression, super reach of neck, flowing topline, true in front, strong well angulated quarters. Once into his stride, movement powerful and true. Presented wearing his best jacket
2nd KERRIMERE CHARISMATIC JW (MRS J M LORRIMER)
Lovely elegant boy, beautifully balanced, correct in head with softest expression, good reach of neck, sweeping topline, excellent front and hind angulation, in A1 coat and condition. Just wish he had put more effort into his movement.
3rd SCHWUNG ORION JUN CH [ATC AT00893BEL] (MRS C E J C PIL)
Nothing overdone here, but sound as a pound, he presents a most well balanced outline. Most pleasing in head and expression, good reach of neck set smoothly into well laid shoulders, correct topline. Forehand sound and true, hindquarters well angulated. One of the best movers here today.
Mid Limit - Dog
Entries: 14 Abs: 2
1st KERRYDOWN NIGHT HAWK (MRS G R PARTRIDGE)
Making the most of his attributes. Loved his head with typical Irish expression, clean lines over neck, shoulders and topline, fore and hind quarters showing good angulation. Movement sound and true.
2nd GWENDARIFF THE PINK PANTHER OF BONHOMIE (MRS S E EDWARDS)
Striking outline, so well balanced all through. Shows good lines over neck, shoulders and topline, positive in front, strong well angulated quarters. Moved well
3rd DEEVONVILLE SANTANA SHCM (MRS D G HEPPELL)
Well balanced, showing style and scope, refined head, good reach of neck and front angulation strength behind giving a positive drive on the move.
Limit - Dog
Entries: 16 Abs: 2
1st LANSTARA SPRING MOON (MR G & MRS D ROWBOTTOM)
Loved everything about this handsome boy, everything just flows through from nose to tail. Masculine without coarseness, lovely head with soft wistful expression. Excellent lines over neck, shoulders and topline, true in front, strong well angulated quarters. Moved well for me too. Was a strong contender for R.C.C.
2nd GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW (MESDAMES LONGBOTTOM & STEWART-RITCHIE)
Different in type, he presents a striking outline, well balanced all through he shows a great reach of neck, good lay back of shoulder, correct topline, good front and hind angulation. Moved with power and drive.
3rd CAEMGEN'S ELEMENT OF TRUTH AT FEORLIG (IMP SWE) SHCM (MR G, MRS J J & MISS K BAYNE & MILLER)
Powerfully built boy shown in excellent coat and condition, good depth and spring of rib, positive in front, strong well angulated quarters. Strode out with purpose on the move.
Open - Dog
Superb class - quality, quality, quality
Entries: 23 Abs: 1
1st SH CH COPPER'S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE) (MR B A & MISS A C CROCKER & SIDDLE) This boy has such tremendous ring presence, on top form he just owned the ring. On going over him I knew that it would take an extra special dog to deny him top honours to day. He just looked me in the eye and he knew that too. Loved his head showing that true Irish spirit, neck well arched set smoothly into super layback of shoulders flowing on to a gently sloping topline. He shows great depth, ribs well sprung, positive and true in front, strong well muscled quarters giving power and drive on the move. A real charmer with a wonderful temperament whose tail never stopped wagging. You just can't help loving this boy. Shown in superb coat and condition, handled to perfection. C.C. , B.O.B, Gundog Group 4. Well Done.
2nd NOBLE TENDERNESS IRELEITH (MR A, MR N & MRS H HENDRIX & DE GRYSE-VERDONCK) You need to go over this boy to appreciate his full potential. Loved his style and scope, quality head showing a kind eye, excels in reach of neck, shoulders, topline. He has positive front angulation and strong quarters which he used to advantage on the move.
3rd SH CH FORFARIAN I'M SEXY AN I KNOW IT JW (MRS S & MISSES N & J STURROCK)
This handsome boy has often caught my eye, elegant, racy and full of quality, he fits the breed standard so well. Nothing over exaggerated here, loved his head with raised brows, soft, wistful expression, super reach of neck, gently sloping topline, lovely angulation, moved soundly with style and drive.
Special Working Gundog - Dog
Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st INT CH/MULTI CH I'M CJ SZMARAGD MADRA RUA [ATC AS02330POL] (MRS ZIELISKA)
Good looking boy, very well balanced all through scores in head and over neck and shoulders.
So light on his feet, he skipped over ground
2nd EARNEST ENTHUSIAST EVERDENE [ATC AU02336CZE] (V JARMILA)
Lovely boy, well put together he has scope, good angulation. Pleased in head, moved well, Shown in good coat and condition
3rd CH WALTER REDWEED [ATC AV00174CZE] (MR R & MS M BRAUNER & BRAUNEROVA)
Quality compact boy, has refined head, well placed shoulders, good angulation. Moved soundly.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog
Entries: 10 Abs: 0
1st DEEVONVILLE SANTANA SHCM (MRS D G HEPPELL)
2nd GWENDARIFF D'YA THINK I'M FAB FOR KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON)
Full of style, he shows a balanced outline, pleased in head, in excellent coat and condition, moved and handled well.
3rd FORFARIAN'S HIDDEN SECRET WITH RIONORE (MS S J RANDLE)
Shows a compact outline with good angulation, appeals in head. Well handled.
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
Sh.Ch. Coppers War of Roses
Photo: Claire Prangle
The Bitch Challenge Certificate was awarded to Bella
owned by Jon and Jean Lippett
Sh.Ch. Neathamill Isabella at Clonageera
Photo: Ian Newsham
The Res. Dog CC was awarded to
Dee Milligan Bott and Jeremy Bott with Noodle
Sh.Ch. Thendara Pot Noodle JW
Photo: Ian Newsham
The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Mrs G Dale and Mrs A Wyer with
Aubanjon Royal Symphony
Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to
Dee Milligan-Bott, Jeremy Bott, & Willem and Aleks Lauwers with
Oakdene Que Du Bonheur
View at Bardonhill on Smugmug
if you would like a favourite photo included of your dog at Crufts, whether placed at the show or not,
The Day Before Crufts
Lesley 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