Critique - Judge - Dena Abbott

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the S.O.E.I.S.C for inviting me to judge at your “Ruby Anniversary Open Show”. Thank you to the exhibitors who entered their dogs for me to judge, they were presented beautifully. It was refreshing to see exhibitors enjoying the day and being very sporting to all the other competitors. The weather was very kind so we able to use the outside ring. This gave the exhibits a greater area to show off their movement.

Minor Puppy Dog (2) (1)

1st Bailey & Condron’s - Covarney Lil’Rascal

BPD & BPIS – Stood alone but could not be denied of his wins today. Well constructed boy and is a joy to judge. Good front, with ample bone and stands on the best of feet. Pleasing head with raised brow, dark eye and lovely expression. Gently sloping topline with a well set tail. Well muscled and this showed in his movement. I will watch his future with interest.

Puppy Dog (4) (1)

1st   Condron’s  - Gwendariff D’Ya Fancy A Fling With Covarney

Eyecatching young man with a masculine head and expression. Good shoulders and upper arm, right amount of bone and nice tidy feet. Strong quarters which gave him his easy movement.

2nd   Russell’s  - Strathmead Huckleberry

Lovely dark coated boy with a masculine head and quizzical expression. Moved out well and with enough drive for his age. Just prefered the overall balance of No1 today.

3rd Ashley-Turners - Jonola Moonshine

Junior Dog (5)

1st   Lucas’s – Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight J.W.

RBD - Lovely dark coated boy with a pleasing head, dark eye and quizzical expression. Good front assembly with gently sloping top-line leading on to a correct tail-set. Strong quarters and well muscled which showed in his driving movement. A change of handler in the challenge, he looked even better than in his class and this very nearly got him Best Dog.

2nd Gratton’s - Bardonhill Snow Wolf With Glenlaine

Another excellent boy from this breeder but different in type. Lovely lush dark coated boy with masculine head, dark eye, good length of neck into clean shoulders. Stands over plenty of ground and covers the ground easy on the move. Unlucky to meet No 1 today.

3rd Ciechonska’s - Aoibheannes’s Spoilt F’Choice

4th   Tapper’sKedalita Haribo

5th   Kennedy-Sloane’s - Twoacres Grand Design

Yearling Dog (3)

1st   Gratton’s - Bardonhill Snow Wolf With Glenlaine

2nd   Ciechonska’s - Aoibheannes’s Spoilt F’Choice

3rd in JD - Elegant young man in very good coat and condition. Has the most appealing head and expression, Lovely clean neck and shoulders. Moved better in this class as he had settled with his change of handler.

3rd   Lucas’s - Harreds Hassle With Amberlight J.W.

Maiden Dog (4) (2)

1st   Ashley-Turners - Jonola Moonshine

3rd in PD – Dark coated youngster, dark eye and correct ear set. Needs to drop down on his back end to finish the picture but this should come with age.

2nd   Kennedy-Sloane’s - Twoacres Grand Design

5TH JD - Masculine head and expression, correct ear-set. Clean over neck and shoulders. Good tail-set. He could do with a bit more body and depth, but this will come with age.

Novice Dog (3) (1)

1st   Tapper’sKedalita Haribo

Good type who is maturing at the right stage for his age, moved easily covering good ground.

2nd   Ashley-Turners - Jonola Moonshine

Debutant Dog (1) (1)

Undergraduate Dog (4)

1st   HoskinsSandstream Just A Breeze

Lovely boy with a dark profuse coat. Good head and expression with raised brow and dark eye. Moved with purpose around the ring and drove off strong quarters.

2nd Hogarth’s Redclyst Flash At Halingswood J.W

Dark coated boy with plenty of furnishings. Pleasing head with dark eye and raised brow into a strong neck. Gently sloping top-line and correct tail-set. Strong quarters with the right amount of angles. Would just of preferred a bit more look at me attitude on the move.

3rd Harris’sSiochanna Celtic Lord For Konakakela

4th   Bailey’sDanaway Dallas        

Graduate Dog (4)

1st   Tapper’s - Kedalita Parsley The Lion

Presented beautifully and is a well made boy. Well muscled and this showed as he went round the ring. Ample bone and standing on good feet. The handler certainly knows how to get the best out of him.

2nd Condron, Pullen & Atkins’s – Covarney Flapjack

Not a large dog but he has an eye-catching outline. Masculine head, dark eye and good shoulders. Strong body and well angulated behind.

3rd Harris’s - Siochanna Celtic Lord For Konakakela

4th   Bailey’s – Danaway Dallas

Postgraduate Dog (5)

1st   WilkinsMargaretwoods Gobstopper J.W. ShCM

I have seen this boy from the ringside and was glad to get the chance to judge him. Masculine head with lots of work, Lovely dark eye, raised eyebrows and correct ear-set. Long, clean neck, fine laid shoulders, gently sloping top-line into correct croup and tail-set. Excellent angulation front and rear. Plenty of substance without being course, nice tight feet. Shown in excellent coat and condition, just felt he didn’t give his best in final line up.

2nd   Hogarths - Redclyst Flash At Halingswood J.W

3rd Condron’sCovarney Macaroon

4th Pine’sSeowns Slicknick

5th Bailey’sDanaway Dallas

Limit Dog (4) (2)

1st Lucas’s - Shandwick Magic Moments Via Amberlight

BD & BOS – Masculine head with gentle expression, dark eye, long clean neck, gently sloping top-line and correct tail-set. Strong well muscled quarters that help him drive around the ring effortlessly. His time will come I’m sure.

2nd   Williams – Kirkavagh Wayward Lad

In excellent condition he moves steadily from well muscled quarters. Stands well over the ground.

Open Dog (5)

1st Richardsons – Kirkavagh Hernando ShCM

Presented in good condition and with a good coat. Well muscled which took him easily around the ring. Mascluline head but not course. Dark eye with raised brow, strong neck and gently sloping top-line.

2nd   Gratton’s – Bardonhill Moon River Flows Into Glenlaine J.W

Elegant stylish boy with plenty of furnishings, lovely head with dark eye and raised brow. Lean neck and gently sloping top-line. Well muscled and used this to his advantage. Was just not co-operative with his handler when standing.

3rd Rhodda’s – Teramour Going For Gold

4th McDonagh’s – Ronzalda Figaro

5th Pine’sSeown Biscuit

Veteran Dog (5) (1)

1st   Crosswell’s – Gwendariff Mr Noticeme J.W.

BVIS - This owner needs to get this boy out to more shows. Although he is not a big dog he is so well made, you have to go over him to appreciate his qualities. Just starting to go grey over the muzzle but this adds to his character. Well muscled and in good condition. Presented lovely, not the usual handler but he done a grand job. Thank you for bringing him.

2nd   Byrne, Edwards & Howlett’s - Siochanna Irish Legend

You would not believe this dog was 9 years old. Lovely condition and coat and enjoying his day out. Very well presented

3rd   Rhodda’s - Teramour Going For Gold

4th   Richardson’sKirkavagh Intermezzo

Minor Puppy Bitch (2)

1st Condron’sCovarney Lil minx

Easy winner of this class. Pretty girl who is very elegant, lovely dark eye, good bone and strong quarters. Gave her handler a hard time but this shows her character.

2nd   Pine’sSeowns Merry Lass

   Just 6 months old and still has a lot of growing to do.

Puppy Bitch (2) (1)

1st   Frampton’s – Strathmead Mulberry

Feminine girl with lovely dark eyes, arched neck into good shoulders. Good tight feet and steady movement.

  

Junior Bitch (4)

1st   Ciechonska’s - Aoibheannes’s Say No More

BB & BIS Absolutely fell in love with this girl and surprised myself. She has the most beautiful head with a lovely dark eye with that glint of mischief in it. Totally balanced from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail. Well muscled and uses her good quarters to advantage on the move. I could of took her home, I am sure she will have a bright future.

2nd Gratton’s – Bardonhill Ice Diamond With Glenlaine

Another pretty bitch as always from this kennel. Dark eye with raised brows, clean neck into good shoulders. Well muscled and moved on an easy stride. She will be another to watch in the future.

3rd Russell’sMelmara Georgia

4th   Kennedy-Sloane’sTwoacres Grand Cocotte

Yearling Bitch (4)

1st   Ciechonska’s - Aoibheannes’s Say No More

2nd   Hall’s Glennara Never Can Tell J.W

Different type to my No 1 but a sound well made bitch. Pretty head with a lovely dark eye. Firm top-line and strong quarters. Moved with purpose around the ring.

3rd   Rhodda’s – Teramour Lady In Red

4th Brown’sBaystrider Bluebell

Maiden Bitch (4)

1st   Gratton’s – Bardonhill Ice Diamond With Glenlaine

2nd   Russell’sMelmara Georgia

3rd in a very strong junior class. Plenty of substance without being course, pleasing head, good top-line and tail-set. Moved well

3rd   Rhodda’s – Teramour Lady In Red

4th Brown’sBaystrider Bluebell

Novice Bitch (5)

1st   Gratton’s – Bardonhill Ice Diamond With Glenlaine

2nd   Russell’sMelmara Georgia

3rd   Rhodda’s – Teramour Lady In Red

4th Brown’sBaystrider Bluebell

5th Kennedy-Sloane’sTwoacres Grand Cocotte

Debutant Bitch (4)

1st Russell’sMelmara Georgia

2nd   Maple’sSiochanna Celtic Sapphire

This handler just needs to gain a bit more confidence with her charge, when she is stacked properly she is a lovely shape. Well muscled and uses her strong quarters to move easily around the ring.

3rd   Brown’s – Baystrider Candy Floss

4th   McDonagh’s – Ronzalda Freia

Undergraduate Bitch (4) (1)

1st Maple’sSiochanna Celtic Sapphire

2nd   Hall’s Glennara Never Can Tell J.W

3rd  Brown’s – Baystrider Candy Floss

Graduate Bitch (8) (1)

1st Wilkin’s – Margaretwoods Dolly Mixture

Lovely headed bitch with a kind dark eye, good ear-set and clean neck. Gently sloping top-line into correct tail-set. Enough bone without being course and tidy feet. Moved freely around the ring.

2nd   Waterton’sSandstream Welcome Breeze

Pretty head with gentle expression, clean neck with good top-line with good depth for her age. Free movement with a lashing tail.

3rd Tapper’sLynwood Air’s N Graces At Kedalita

4th   Maple’sSiochanna Celtic Sapphire

5th Waterton’sSandstream Summer Breeze

Postgraduate Bitch (5) (1)

1st Condron’sSummertime Blues For Covarney

Lovely headed bitch with kind dark eye into good neck and gently sloping top-line. Well off for bone and well muscled which helped her move freely around the ring.

2nd   Brady’sAmberlight Guinevere

Elegant girl with kind dark eye, good bone and angulation. Moved well on the move from strong quarters.

3rd Fox’sMillcroft Bubbling Moon

4th   Brown’sHarvancourt Heavenly

Limit Bitch(5)

1st Humphrey’sSuteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas J.W

RBB & RBIS This is another favourite of mine and pushed the BIS Bitch all the way. She has the most gorgeous head with dark eyes and melting expression. Good depth of body strong back end and short powerful hocks. Using her tail as she moved around the ring. I hope her title is not far away.

2nd   Hall’sCurrowhill Tickle Pink With Glennara J.W, SH.CM

Larger bitch than No1 but is still feminine. Dark eye and soft expression, good neck, great spring of rib and strong back end. Sound mover and in lovely coat.

3rd Russell’sMelmara Minervois

4th   Pines Seowns Blossom

5th   Brown’s Harvancourt Heavenly

Open Bitch (2)

1st Rhodda’sIreleith Conchitta Avec Teramour  

You have to go over this bitch to appreciate her qualities, although she was carrying a bit too much weight today and unfortunately she paid the price for this in the final line up. Well muscled back end which she used to drive around the ring.

2nd   Fox’sSettaside Jelly Bean

Pretty girl with lovely dark eye, good bone and rich dark coat. Lost out to 1st on movement would of liked a bit more enthusiasm.

Veteran Bitch (4)

1st   Waterton’s – ShCh Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream

Balanced bitch with a pretty head and lovely dark eye. Good neck into gently sloping top-line. Strong loin and well angulated quarters, using her tail when moving freely around the ring.

2nd Brady’s – Reddins Frolic Among AmberlightLovely clean outline with correct front and well angulated stifles. Excellent condition and lovely coat. Moved out well around the ring.

 3rd Fox’sSatlas Blue Eyes

4th Byrne, Edwards & Howlett’sSiochanna Irish Heartbeat

Brace (4) (1)

1st Byrne, Edwards & Howlett’sSiochanna Irish Heartbeat

These 2 were like peas in a pod, moved in tandem and at one with the handler. Lovely condition and very well presented.

2nd Rhodda’s – Teramour Lady In Red

3rd McDonagh’s – Ronzalda Figaro

Dena Abbott

 

 

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