Critique - Judge - Sandra Corless 

Irish Setters

Many thanks to the society for giving me this appointment and thanks also to my very helpful steward. I thank the exhibitors for providing me with a super quality entry. I had the pleasure of going over some lovely dogs today all beautifully presented.

Junior (6) abs (3)

1st Mugford’s Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely

Beautifully balanced, well bodied bitch with correct angulation fore and aft. Attractive, feminine head with a reachy neck flowing smoothly into well laid shoulders. Good bend of stifle and gently sloping topline with good tail set. She moved and showed well in all her classes. I understand her wins today gave her the final points needed for her Junior Warrant. Congratulations!

2nd Watts’ Polmennor Tom Bawcock

Lovely boy with a handsome head and gentle expression. Very pleasing outline, good depth of chest, well bent stifle. Moved soundly.

3rd Pettifer’s Heathclare Liberty At Crosswest

BP and PG4 Sweet, feminine headed bitch with a straight front, good bend of stifle and pleasing outline. Moved steadily.

Graduate (10) abs (4) Good class

1st Mugford’s Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely

2nd Partridge’s Kerrydown One Man

Handsome mature boy in full coat and excellent condition. Dark eyes and kind expression. Well balanced with good angulation fore and aft. Well muscled and moved well. Just preferred overall outline of 1st.

3rd Pike’s Redclyst Glenury Lady Of The Lake

Limit (6) abs (2)

1st Mugford’s Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely

2nd Roberts and Cormack’s Sangarah Shared Romance With Polmennor (imp) Close up. This boy was well balanced with a deep chest and well sprung ribs. Attractive head and expression. Dark coat with ample feathering, sloping topline and good tail set. Moved well.

3rd Pike’s Redclyst Jackson

Open (10) abs (0)

I was spoilt for choice in this class and could have done with another set of cards. Some dogs I really liked had to go cardless.

1st BOB and G3 Beresford’s Polmennor Funtime ShCM

This boy was just the type I was looking for. Loved his refined, long, lean head, parallel planes, dark almond eyes and gentle expression. Striking outline with excellent angulation fore and aft. Deep chest with good spring of ribs. Well muscled quarters enabled him to move with drive around the ring.

2nd and Res BOB Pike’s Redclyst Aura

This bitch has a beautiful head with dark eyes, low set ears and a melting expression. Rich, dark, sleek coat in excellent condition. Smooth flowing outline with good angulation fore and aft. Well bodied with wide muscular quarters and neat feet. Moved really well.

3rd Mugford’s Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely

Sandra Corless (Judge)