Critique -  Referee: Mrs Adrienne Callister

Best In Show

The North East of England Irish Setter Club held their Championship Show on 21st October, 2017. The scheduled Referee was unable to attend, so I was invited to be her substitute earlier last week.

As both judges were unable to decide on Best in Show my opinion was required. Thank you to the Committee for the invitation to be Referee. It was wonderful to judge two exceptional Setters. The dog is an impressive, worthy Champion, however Top honours were awarded to the bitch, Nevitt’s Aiobheanne’s Stay With Me.

She possesses all the attributes I look for when judging bitches.

She scores in overall balance, conformation, correct gently sloping topline and excels in hind quarters, bend of stifle and short hocks. Not over exaggerated in any way. She just flows from nose to tip of tail. A very elegant, beautiful bitch with melting expression and dark eyes. Her effortless movement is a joy to watch, and she looked as if she could ‘go’ all day.

Best Puppy in Show

Once again the Referee was required.

Best Puppy In Show was awarded to the dog, T.Gisby and J Parson’s Sutersett King of Hearts J.W.

Both dog and bitch moved well around the ring. Two sound exhibits. Just preferred the head and kind expression of the dog.


1) Mr & Mrs Stevenson’s well matched pair of Mother and daughter, both possess very similar facial features and gentle expressions. Moved well in symmetry together. Shown in admirable condition. Thought they looked lovely.

2) Mrs Corless’ pair of sisters. Again these two moved well together, but were not as well matched in heads.

Mrs Adrienne Callister


North East of England Irish
Setter Club
21 October 2017

Judges: Dogs Mrs Jean Walters   Bitches: Mrs Linda Macaulay
Referee: Mrs Adrienne Callister
Entry: 118 DogsNEEISC Ch show BIS 2017 0B5A8615Winning her 1st Challenge Certificate and Best in Show
Congratulations to Katie
owned by Sandra Nevitt
Aoibheanne's Stay With Me (2nd Left)
Winning his 4th Challenge Certificate
and Reserve Best in Show was
Maxim, owned by Marita Bott (2nd Right)
Sh.Ch. Gwendariff D'Ya Know My Name By Bardonhill JW
Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show was
awarded to King, owned by Teresa and Gemma Gisby
Suteresett King of Hearts JW (Left)
Best Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Show
was awarded to Simba, owned by Teresa and Gemma Gisby (Right)
Sh.Ch. Suteresett Milky Way with Scarletti JW
The Res Bitch CC was awarded to Judilicious
Thendara Chasing Boys to Sumaric
owned by Susan Morris-Begg
Dee Milligan-Bott & Jeremy Bott
The Res. Dog CC was awarded to William
Amblin's Sweet William
owned by Pam Mitchell
Best Puppy Bitch was awarded to
Swiftlark Second Nature
owned by Sandra Corless
Best Veteran Bitch was awarded to
Laura Kolbach with Nita
Ch. Copper's Wine 'n Roses
Congratulations to All the Winners
Slideshow Photos kindly supplied by Laura Kolbach and Ian Newsham



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