Critique - Judge: Mrs Myra Thomas-Rhodes

Sincerest thanks to the Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland's committee for their wonderful hospitality and the opportunity to judge their most enjoyable show at such a tremendous venue. Even the weather, so late in the year, was quite bearable for someone who does feel the cold, and was leaving hot summer days in Australia to officiate! My heartfelt thanks to all the exhibitors for your entry of so many lovely dogs, and for your hard efforts in travelling the miles to reach Edinburgh. Sightseeing for two weeks after the show made it quite clear how busy your roads are, and how tiring the distance can become. My thanks also to my trusty stewards on the day, who executed their job with good humour and skill. I was very pleased overall with the quality of your Irish Setters, the breed so very dear to my heart. I was well pleased to see my type, and one or two who reminded me so much of past members of my "family." Even with 10,000 kilometres separating us, there is still a strong likeness between mine and yours. My top winners were a joy, and I see from some of the breeding there is quite a connection between each other.

My Dog CC and Best of Breed winner, Sh. Ch Copper's War of the Roses (Imp Swe) is indeed a lovely dog and type, and well deserving of all the winning he has achieved. The young Bitch CC winner, who turned out to be his daughter, is certainly going to do well as she matures, and pushed hard for top spot over her sire. Both expertly handled, I thank you for allowing me the honour of judging them. My Reserve Dog CC winner I liked very much too. Different breeding to what I expected, but his type I liked and he was shown in good form. My Reserve Bitch CC I just loved. Beautiful type, and her owner's joy in me placing her so well gave me great warmth. The elegant and beautiful puppy was another joy to go over, and this youngster also has a wonderful future in front of her. I will watch with great interest how she and my two top bitches fare, as time goes on.

VD

1 Williamson's Keljaru Jubbly Beautiful head with good eye colour, lovely length of neck flowing correctly into shoulders, with good angulation. Good top-line, lovely hindquarters, correct croup and dark coat, deep chested and lovely type.

2 Richardson's Sh Ch Brabrook Flash Harry at Montgreenan ShCM. Beautiful head also, neck into shoulders not quite as good as 1, well-boned with good substance. Not quite as good as 1 in the croup. Dark coat in good condition.

MPD

1 Naylor and Morrison's Anlory Duncan. Beautiful type, well-boned and nicely put together puppy. Lovely head, dark eye, moved well with good angulation. Liked him very much.

2 Russell's Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli. Younger puppy than first, so less mature, but a lovely type indeed. Pretty head, good dark eye, nicely angulated with good top-lin.

3 Collins Lotushill Lionheart.

 PD

1 Hall's Harreds Trevor. Very promising youngsters with good bone, type and substance. Liked him very much with his good head, dark eye, deep chest and good angulation. A little more mature than

2. 2 Anlory Duncan.
3 Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli.

JD

1 Gisby and Parson's Suttersett King of Hearts JW. Beautiful type and well put together boy. Pleasing head, lovely neck into shoulders, well angulated. Good dark coat, tight feet and moved well.

2 French Diervilla Zen Power. Another very pleasing dog of good type. Lovely head, dark eye. Well boned and good substance with good angulation. Nice deep chest, dark coat in good form.

3 Drinkwater Brabrook Whispered.

YD

1 Danks-Kemish Alolfrana Hotter Than Unknow JW. Very pleasing all round. Well put together boy with good type, head, angulation, topline. Good head and eye, dark coat in lovely condition.

2 French Diervilla Zen Power.
3 Chorley-Newton & FL Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW.

ND

1 Boyce Forfarians Secret Admirer. Great condition and lovely type. Dark coat and eye, good bone and angulation. Happy to move with thrashing tail, but would not allow me to go over him properly. Liked him very much though.

GD

1 Russell Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Good head and lovely type. Well boned, dark coat, lovely front. Tail just a little high on the move.

2 Murchison Pawsword Paperback Writer. Lovely type with a gorgeous head. Would like a little more size overall, but liked him very much. Not as mature as first place.

PGD

1 Lucas Harreds Hassle With Amberlight JW. Another one I liked, with his dark coat, good head and expression. Nicely angulated hindquarters and good feet.

2 Cooper Gwendariffs On A Roll Yet another to like! Lovely boy in good coat and condition. Liked his size and bone, good front and head.

3 Edwards Gwendariff PS I Love You Bonhomie JW.

LD

1 Tupper & Rosie Staratlanta Elliot ShCM. Loved him with his super head and melting expression, dark eyes. Good front and angulation. Well boned with plenty of substance. Great topline, hindquarters and moved well and happily. A worthy Res CC winner.

2 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW. Another lovely, lovely dog. A difficult choice between these two, as I loved them both. Good head with a sweet expression, lovely neck and shoulders. Well angulated front and rear, moved well on tight feet.

3 Lucas Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW.

OD

1 Crocker & Siddle Sh Ch Copper's War Of The Roses (Imp Swe) Beautiful type and a beautiful dog in super bloom. Gorgeous head and expression. Well boned with good substance, good dark coat, good feet. Moved well and with joy, and although he lost his croup just a little on the move, set up he is an absolute picture and a very, very worthy CC and BOB winner.

2 Sturrock Sh.Ch. Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW. Another dog I loved. Dark coated and in good bloom. Lovely head and expression, with neck correctly into shoulders. Well bodied up. Moved well.

3 Cohen Caispern Lorenzo With Shushana JW ShCM.

VB

1 Kolbach Ch Copper's Wine'N Roses (Imp Swe) Gorgeous, gorgeous! Beautiful type, lovely neck into shoulders, very pretty head and expression. Lovely angulation, well bodied up, good feet, moved well and such a sweetie! A very worthy Best Veteran and eventual Best in Show Veteran.

2 Stevenson Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW ShCM. Another lovely type. Well boned and bodied up. Good length of neck sitting nicely into her shoulders. Well angulated, feet not as good as 1, but nevertheless I loved her.

3 Stephenson Drumwhaur Summer Song.

MPB

1 Mugford Lynwood Abracadabra The winner of this lovely class with some very promising babies. Very pretty 6month bitch, well put together of lovely type. Nicely angulated, pretty head and expression. Good dark coat, nice front and moved well when she settled.

2 Edwards Gwendariff It's Numero Uno at Bonhomie Another well put together baby. Very stylish with pretty head. Lovely neck into shoulders, good front, topline, feet and bone.

3 Davie Lochfrae Kiki Dee.

PB

1 Frampton Strathmead Noella. Gorgeous puppy indeed. Lovely type, well bodied up, good angulation, bone and topline. Shown in lovely bloom - I loved her. Went on to Best Puppy in Breed. No doubt a great future ahead of her.

2 Mugford Lynwood Abracadabra.
3 Edwards Gwendariff It's Numero Uno at Bonhomie.

JB

1 Sketchley Kerrimere Misty For Me. Solid young lady well bodied up. Good bone and pretty head and expression, dark eyes. Good front, nice topline, well angulated, moved well.

2 Watt Forasheen Fire Beauty. Finer youngster full of energy and zest. Not so good in front as 1. Good hind angulation, good feet and topline.

YB

1 Kolbach Pawsword Potpourri Pretty, pretty bitch with a gorgeous feminine head, sweet expression and dark eye. Well bodied up and good angulation fore and aft. Good front, moved well.

2 Danks-Kemish Alolfrana Hot Inspiration Another to like very much. Sweet head and expression. Good neck into shoulders, well bodied up with good bone, dark coat and good topline.

3 Brady Pawsword Play With Fire Joins Amberlight.

NB 1 Edwards Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie. 2 Watt Forasheen Fire Beauty.

GB

1 Crocker & Siddle Riverbrue Gloriana Tough quality class with some lovely girls. Sweet head and expression, dark eye. Well bodied up, dark coat, lovely angulation. Good feet, very stylish and moved so well. My eventual CC winner and pushed hard for BOB. A very bright future ahead.

2 Nicolson Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at Lochindorb. Another gorgeous girl. Lovely head and sweet expression. Good neck, shoulders topline and angulation. Didn't move quite as well as 1, but loved her. Will watch with interest, for her future indeed looks very good. My very worthy Res CC winner.

3 Hyslop Gwendariff On A Rollacoasta.

PGB

1 Hall Harreds Hettie Beautiful bitch. Lovely head, dark eye with a sweet expression. Good front, topline and angulation, moved well. Liked her a lot.

2 Milby & Stewart-Ritchie Gwendariff We'll Remember JW. A very pretty bitch, lighter in colouring and very feminine. Sweet head and expression, good bone and angulation and moved well.

3 Stevenson Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley.

LB

1 Stevenson's Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley. Good size quality bitch with a pretty head. Lovely type, good bone and substance, beautiful angulation and good topline. I liked her very much.

2 Mugford Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood (Imp Hun) JW. A lovely and very pretty bitch, smaller in statue to 1 but well balanced. Gorgeous head, good dark coat and good front and hind angulation. Two lovely bitches in a very good class.

3 Gisby Suteresett Once Upon A Dream.

OB

1 Donnelly Int/Ir Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon AN CH'15C W'16 Jun Ch. What a beautiful class. All three lovely bitches could change place any day. Loved them all. Gorgeous bitch, well angulated with a good topline. Well boned and bodied up. Lovely head and expression. Very stylish. I liked her very much.

2 Armitage Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream. Another beauty shown in top bloom. Very pretty head and expression, dark eye, dark coat well angulated and moved well.

3 Sturrock Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW.

Mrs Myra Thomas-Rhodes


Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland
11 November 2017

Judge: Mrs Myra Thomas-Rhodes
Entry: 114 Dogs making 153 Entries

3 Generations take top Honours

GBAS 2017 doc CC Bitch CC
Congratulations to Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle and Arthur
who was awarded the Dog Challenge Certificate (his 24th)
Followed by Best of Breed
Sh.Ch. Copper's War of Roses (L)
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and Congratulations again to Blake and Amelia with Gloria,
Arthur's daughter, who was awarded her first
Challenge Certificate at the tender age of 18 months
riverbrue gloriana GBAS 2017
Riverbrue Gloriana (R)
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Meanwhile Gloria's Grandma Neita, (and dam of Arthur)
was awarded Best Veteran in Breed followed by
Best Veteran in show.
GBAS 2017 best veteran
Ch. Copper's Wine'n Roses
Congratulations to her owner, Laura Kolbach
Photo: Sharkey Ward
~~~~~
The Res. Doc CC was awarded to Finnegan
owned by Nikola Rosie and Sarah Tupper
staratlanta elliot
Staratlanta Elliott Sh.CM
Photo: Laura Kolbach
~~~~~
The Res.Bitch CC was awarded to Bob & Mairi Nicholson
with Freya
gwendariff lochindorb
Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at Lochindorb
~~~~~
Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed
was awarded to Judi Frampton with
GBAS best veteran best puppy
Strathmead Noella (R)
Photo: Laura Kolbach
~~~~~
Congratulations to all the winners

 


Full results

DCC - Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses ((imp) Swe - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
RDCC - Staratlanta Elliott Shcm - Miss S & Miss N A Tupper & Rosie
BCC - Riverbrue Gloriana - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
RBCC - Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson
BOB - Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses ((imp) Swe - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
BP - Strathmead Noella - Mrs J Frampton
Bv Ch Copper's Wine'n Roses ((imp) Swe - Miss L Kolbach

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 2 Absentees. 0

1. Keljaru Lovely Jubbly (l Williamson
2. Sh Ch Brabrook Flash Harry At Montgreenan Shcm - Mr J, Mrs L & Miss Lh Richardson

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 1

1. Anlory Duncan - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison
2. Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli - Mrs J P Russell
3. Lotushill Lionheart - Mr I & Mrs A Collins

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 3 Absentees. 0

1. Harreds Trevor - Mr P J Hall
2. Anlory Duncan - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison
3. Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli - Mrs J P Russell

Junior - Dog

Entries. 4 Absentees. 0

1. Suteresett King Of Hearts JW - Mrs T & Miss G Miss J Gisby & Parsons
2. Diervilla Zen Power - Mr & Mrs R French
3. Brabrook Whispered - Mr A J & Mrs B A Drinkwater
Res. Forfarians Secret Admirer - Miss J M Boyce

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 8 Absentees. 2

1. Alolfrana Hotter Than U'know JW - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
2. Diervilla Zen Power - Mr & Mrs R French
3. Pawsword Priceless To Kerryfair JW - Mrs S & Misses K & E Chorley-newton & Chorley & Flinders
Res. Pawsword Paperback Writer - Mrs L & Mr J Murchison
VHC. Gwendariff Gonna Go For Gold - Mesdames I & J Mcneil & Boyd-mcneil

Novice - Dog

Entries. 1 Absentees. 0

1. Forfarians Secret Admirer - Miss J M Boyce

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 6 Absentees. 4

1. Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli - Mrs J P Russell
2. Pawsword Paperback Writer - Mrs L & Mr J Murchison

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 10 Absentees. 4

1. Harreds Hassle With Amberlight JW - Mr & Mrs P Lucas
2. Gwendariffs On A Roll - Mrs C S Cooper
3. Gwendariff Ps I Love You Bonhomie JW - Mrs S E Edwards
Res. Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW - Mrs G Hyslop
VHC. Kerrimere Indiscreet - Mr J & Mrs C Sharman & Jennings

Limit - Dog

Entries. 13 Absentees. 3

1. Staratlanta Elliott Shcm - Miss S & Miss N A Tupper & Rosie
2. Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW - Mesdames Longbottom & Stewart-ritchie
3. Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW - Mr & Mrs P Lucas
Res. Gwendariff The Specialist - Mrs G Hyslop
VHC. Suteresett Go The Distance To Staxyll - Mr S E & Mrs M Mitchell

Open - Dog

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch Copper's War Of Roses ((imp) Swe - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
2. Sh Ch Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
3. Caispern Lorenzo With Shushana JW Shcm - Mr & Mrs H A M Cohen
Res. Caemgen's Element Of Truth At Feorlig ((imp) Swe - Mr G, Mrs J J & Miss K Bayne & Miller

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Ch Copper's Wine'n Roses ((imp) Swe - Miss L Kolbach
2. Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley JW Shcm - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
3. Drumwhaur Summer Song - Mrs H R Stephenson
Res. Gwendariff Whata Showgirl - Mrs G Hyslop

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 9 Absentees. 0

1. Lynwood Abracadabra - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
2. Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie - Mrs S E Edwards
3. Lochfrae Kiki Dee - Mrs M B Davie
Res. Fernstart Galway Girl - Miss R Box
VHC. Anlory Doris - Mr & Miss Naylor & Morrison

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 6 Absentees. 0

1. Strathmead Noella - Mrs J Frampton
2. Lynwood Abracadabra - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie - Mrs S E Edwards
Res. Corranroo Just One Kiss With Riversett - Mrs G Sterritt

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 2 Absentees. 0

1. Kerrimere Misty For Me - Mrs L Sketchley
2. Forasheen Fire Beauty - Mr D & Mrs R Watt

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 3

1. Pawsword Potpourri - Miss L Kolbach
2. Alolfrana Hot Inspiration - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
3. Pawsword Play With Fire Joins Amberlight - Mr & Mrs M F Brady
Res. Pawsword Peppermint For Kerryfair - Mrs S & Misses K & E Chorley-newton & Chorley & Flinders
VHC. Suteresett Pina Colada - Mrs T & Miss G Gisby

Novice - Bitch

Entries. 3 Absentees. 1

1. Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie - Mrs S E Edwards
2. Forasheen Fire Beauty - Mr D & Mrs R Watt

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 6 Absentees. 0

1. Riverbrue Gloriana - Mr B A & Miss A C Crocker & Siddle
2. Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson
3. Gwendariff On A Rollacoasta - Mrs G Hyslop
Res. Shenanagin Stolen Kiss - Mrs J G Dow
VHC. Shenanagin Sweet Sixteen JW - Mr J A Watt

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 15 Absentees. 4

1. Harreds Hettie - Mr P J Hall
2. Gwendariff We'll Rememberu JW - Mr P & Mrs D Milby & Stewart-ritchie
3. Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
Res. Balintyne Just You Just Me - Mr & Mrs R French
VHC. Gwendariff D'ya Wanna Kiss - Mrs D M Armitage

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 14 Absentees. 3

1. Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
2. Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood ((imp) Hun JW - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Suteresett Once Upon A Dream - Mrs T & Miss G Gisby
Res. Bardonhill Afternoon D'lite At Fernstart - Miss R Box
VHC. Amberlight Guinevere - Mr & Mrs M F Brady

Open - Bitch

Entries. 5 Absentees. 0

1. Int/ir Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon An Ch '15 C W '16, Jun Ch - Mrs K Donnelly
2. Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream - Mrs D M Armitage
3. Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock

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