Critique - Breed Judge Michelle Webster (Hooley)

My thanks to the committee for the invitation to judge at their very well run show and to Colin Woodward, my hard working, extremely efficient steward, who kept everything running smoothly making my job so much easier. I thoroughly enjoyed my day. It was a delight to judge the dogs, all of whom were so well presented, such a shame there were so many absentees.

IRISH SETTERS

JUNIOR POSTGRAD BOB GROUP 2 Covarney Lil Rascal

BOB & GROUP 2 Mr J. & Mrs C. Bailey & Mr & Mrs G. Condron COVARNEY LIL' RASCAL

OPEN DOG 1st RBOB Deevonville Santana

RBOB Mrs D. Heppell DEEVONVILLE SANTANA

PUPPY BP JUNIOR 3rd Quensha Starman Aboard Orstone

BP Mr P. F.& Mrs J. Kniveton & Mr A. Allen. QUENSHA STARMAN ABOARD ORSTONE

PUPPY 3 (2)

1st& BP Mr P. F.& Mrs J. Kniveton & Mr A. Allen. QUENSHA STARMAN ABOARD ORSTONE

9 month old male puppy, very full of himself. Handsome head, dark expressive eye with raised brows. Quite raw & rangy at this stage, but has excellent body properties, well put together. Excellent neck and shoulders. Neat feet. Moved well, thoroughly enjoying himself. Will watch this young man's progress with interest.

JUNIOR 6

1st BOB & Group 2 Mr J. & Mrs C. Bailey & Mr & Mrs G. Condron COVARNEY LIL' RASCAL

Very striking, elegant 13 month old male. Very naughty but nice!! Have admired this boy from the ringside and am pleased to say he didn't disappoint. Very much a junior dog, but quality just oozes from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. No ugly bumps on this one! Gorgeous head, dark, mischievious eye, raised brows & correct ear set. Very balanced with clean lines throughout, arched neck flowed cleanly into topline, which he held on the move. Has the most wonderful neck & shoulders. Good spring of rib, depth of chest & depth of brisket, good angulation fore & aft, especially for a youngster. Presented in super condition, with a lovely dark, flat coat, just needs more feathering to complete the picture, which will come with maturity. Well muscled which enabled him to move well, so in tune with his handler, he was a pleasure to watch. Delighted to award him BOB and see him win Gundog Group 2. A real credit to his owners. Sure this boy has a great future ahead of him, just wish he were mine!

2nd Mrs S. Morriss-Begg & Mrs D. Milligan-Bott & Mr J. N. Bott Susie Snapshot By Thendara J.W.

14 month old very elegant bitch. Another I have admired from the ringside, who oozes quality & also didn't disappoint. Very pretty head with kind expressive eye. Beautifully put together & balanced, clean lines throughout. Wonderful neck & layback of shoulder, good angulation, moved well. Good body properties, lovely dark coat, presented in good condtion. Loved this girl, who was so unlucky to meet 1.

3rd Mr P. F.& Mrs J. Kniveton & Mr A. Allen. QUENSHA STARMAN ABOARD ORSTONE

4th Mr I. & Mrs P. A. Pallister PENWYN RAINBOWS END

POST GRADUATE 5 (2)

1st Mr J. & Mrs C. Bailey & Mr & Mrs G. Condron COVARNEY LIL' RASCAL

2nd Miss E. A. Booth JENNISON TRIBUTE

Really liked this 2 yr old striking male. Longer cast than 1 but still balanced and so well put together. Kind dark eye, lovely head & expressive face. Raised brows & nicely defined occiput. Arched neck good shoulder placement. Well sprung ribs & depth of chest, good body properties throughout. Well angulated, moved well with enthusiasm, but unlucky to meet 1 who was in such good form. Immaculately presented & in full coat.

3rd Mrs S. Morriss-Begg & Mrs D. Milligan-Bott & Mr J. N. Bott Susie Snapshot By Thendara J.W.

OPEN DOG 4

1st & RBOB Mrs D. Heppell DEEVONVILLE SANTANA

Handsome 4 year old male in his prime, presented in immaculate condition. Balanced. Well bodied & muscular with lashings of dark coat. Masculine head, kind dark eye, expressive face. Good front, depth of brisket & spring of rib. Arched neck flowed cleanly into well laid shoulders and gently sloping topline, which he kept on the move. Well angulated & sound, nicely developed thigh. Good tail action. Moved with enthusiasm. Having watched this boy as a youngster and having often competed against him, it was a pleasure to get up close and personal.

2nd Mr N. & Mrs S. A. Paterson RIONORE ICE LORD OVER BLUESTACK

Really liked this handsome 6 year old male, lovely head, gorgeous dark eye. Well made dog, balanced throughout, well sprung ribs. Good angulation fore & aft. When standing I thought he was my class winner, but when moving, he was very full of himself, seemed determined to give his handler a hard time, refused to co-operate and threw it away.

OPEN BITCH 4 (4)

Michelle Webster


Breed Judge Michelle Webster (Hooley) - Group Judge Gina Bowers (Marchlands)
Bailey & Condron's Covarney Lil' Rascal JD,PG,BOB & Group 2
Heppell's Deevonville Santana - RBOB
Kniveton & Allen's Quensha Starman Aboard Orstone - BP

Results kindly supplied by Carole Bailey