Critique - Breed Judge: Nicola Sturrock (Forfarian)

Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge this great show. Thank you to all the exhibitors, however, it was a shame to see so many absentees.

Irish Setters

Puppy (3, 1abs)

1st – Hunter & Brown’s BRAIDMOUNT LADY IN WAITING – Such quality all the way through this young girl. She has a pleasing head with a kind expression with low set ears. Well placed shoulders leading into a good straight front and she is very well ribbed. Stands on neat, tight feet and has good angulation behind. On the move she is so together for her age and drives with style. She has a lovey rich dark coat. BPIB with a bright future ahead!

2nd Williamsons CASKEYS SHOWSTOPPER

Junior (4, 2abs)

1st Clarks – STARATLANTA BLAZING PHYRE – Handler needs a little more practise when showing this girl but when stood correctly she was a good shape and presented a balanced picture. She has a rich dark coat and is well off for bone. Pleasing neck and shoulders with good rear angulation. She moves out well.

2nd McIntyre & Anthony’s STARATLANTA PADDINGTON BEAR

Yearling (2,1abs)

1st Clarks – STARATLANTA BLAZING PHYRE

Novice (2,0abs)

1st – Wallace’s GWENDARIFFS ON A CHATLINE – This is a very well made bitch with plenty of body and is well ribbed. She has good depth of chest and good angulation fore and aft. Pleasing head with low set ears. She was in very good condition.

2nd – STARATLANTA BLAZING PHYRE

Graduate (3, 2abs)

1st Davies – JONOLA SECRET LOVE AT LOCHFRAE – Lovely appealing and well-shaped head with plenty stop and melting expression. Good, dark unshelled almond eyes. Good arch to her neck leading into straight front. Finer made all the way through but moves well.

Post Graduate (3, 0abs)

1st Borthwick’s – NORTHAMBER RUNS RIOT AT LOTUSHILL – Although she appears to be slightly out of coat, this is a well-made bitch with good substance and bone. Pleasing head, leading into well arched neck, with well laid back shoulders. She has good proportionate angulation before and aft. When stood has correct gently sloping top line. She moves with purpose and drive.

2nd McIntyre’s – STARATLANTA HUGGIE BEAR

3rd WALLACE’s – GWENDARIFF PUTTING ON A SHOW

Open (7, 6abs)

1st & BOB – Williamson’s – KELJARU LOVLEY JUBBLY – 6 year old male , presented with a dark coat and in good condition. This is a substantial dog but quality all the way through. His head has a lovely expression with correct dark eyes. He has a good forehand angulation with a straight front, and is clean over the neck and shoulders. He has a firm top line which he holds on the move, with nicely angulated hindquarters. Moves out well.

Nicola Sturrock


PUPPY 3(1ab)
1st Hunter & Browns Braidmount Lady in Waiting- BPIB
2nd  Williamsons Caskeys Showstopper

JUNIOR 2
1st Clarks Staratlanta Blazing Phyre
2nd Stratlanta Padington Bear

YEARLING 2 (1ab)
1st Staratlanta Blazing Phyre

NOV 2
1st  Wallaces Gwendariff on a chatline
2nd Staratlanta Blazing Phyre

GRAD 3(2ab)
1st  Davie's Jonola Secret Love at Lochfrae

POST GRAD 3
1st Borthwicks Northamber Runs Riot at Lotushill
2nd McIntyres Staratlanta Huggie Bear
3rd Wallaces Gwendariff Putting on a Show

OPEN 7(6ab)
1st Williamsons Keljaru Lovely Jubbly- BOB

Results kindly supplied by Margaret Davie