Critique - Judge - Nicola Sturrock

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at the show. It was a good day, albeit rather windy. I would also like to thank all the exhibitors for their entries, for this mid-week show

Irish red and White Setters

Junior (3, 2 abs)

1st LOVENJOEL BELLE OF THE BALL – Just turned 1, she possess a lovely balanced head with pleasing eye. She has a nice straight front. Balanced top line which was held on the move. Lacked in rear angulation and would prefer tighter feet. Moved OK.

Post Graduate (3, 1 abs)

1st and BOB. RUSTASHA GOLDEN RIVIERA – At 2 and a half is maturing into a nice dog. Very well bodied and has a good masculine head. Has well laid back shoulders down into a straight front. Good rear angulation and well set on tail. Moved well, however handler needs to really work to get the best out of him.

2nd CAISPERN WINNING COLORS

Open (2, 2 abs)

Irish Setters

Minor Puppy (4, 0abs)

1st and BPIB – TWOACRES PROMISE OF SPRING – What a lovely class of babies, but this girl really caught my eye. Stood she is very well balanced and presents a fantastic picture. She has the prettiest of heads with correct eye shape. She is well off for bone and has the correct angulation for her age, with good depth throughout. She also stood on the tightest feet. When moving she has real style and drives well.

2nd SUTERESETT TOM COLLINS AT BRANSETT

Puppy (1, 0abs)

1st LYNWOOD LOVE POTION FOR HAVERLEY – Upstanding young boy. He has a pleasing head and a well arched neck into good shoulders. Presents a pleasing picture when stood with good rear angulation and width of thigh. Moved well around the ring.

Junior (5, 1abs)

1st and BOB – STRATHMEAD MULBERRY – What a lovely girl she is and you need to get your hands on her to appreciate her qualities. Albeit not the most confident girl, she showed well today. She has a lovely head with dark eyes and low set ears. Good reach of neck leading to well laid back shoulders. Straight front with good angulation. Well bodied throughout leading to well angulated hindquarters. Moved well with drive around the ring.

2nd BRAIDMOUNT LADY OF THE LAKE AT BRANSETT

Novice (3, 1 abs)

1st STRATHMEAD HUCKLEBERRY – 3rd in junior he has a lot of good qualities. He is presented in great coat and condition. He has a pleasing head with low set ears. Nice straight front and is well angulated in front and rear. Moved with drive around the ring.

2nd SWIFTLARK FIRST LIGHT OVER COPPERSHEEN

Graduate (6, 3abs)

1st SANDSTREAM JUST A BREEZE – Lovely dog who is always presented so well. He has a balanced head with low set ears. Good arch to neck with moderate lay back of shoulder. A little narrow in front. Better in rear angulation with good croup and correct tail set. Presents a lovely balanced picture. Moved well around the ring with lashing tail.

2nd BRINARA IAGO

Post Graduate (1, 0abs)

1st REDCLYST FLASH AT HALINGSWOOD JW - Nice head and expression. He was presented very well with good angulation front and rear albeit a little long in the second thigh. He has nice feet and a good balanced top line. Well-muscled and moved well around the ring.

Open Dog (1, 1 abs)

Open Bitch – No entries

Veteran (1, 0abs)

1st BRINARA BACK FOR GOOD - 8 year old male who was carrying a little too much weight today. He was well presented. Pleasing head and expression into straight front. Well angulated in rear with correct tail set. Moved OK.

 Nicola Sturrock.