Critique - Judge - Tania Gardner ( Danwish )

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge at their show . It was a shame that it clashed with an Irish Setter Breed Championship Show .

Never less I was delighted with my main winners . Thank you to all the exhibitors for their entries .

Irish Setters

 Junior  Dog

1st , Boyce Forfarian Secret Admirer . Stood alone but deserved his place in the final dog lineup .

Lovely type of youngster , nicely constructed with a decent front . He has a moderate turn of stifle and stands on small well arched feet .

Only 15months so lots of maturing to do but his body portions are correct . He has a well balanced head and dark eyes which give him a kind expression . Shown in lovely coat of good  texture and quality

Moved steadily with his handler .

Graduate Dog

1st Murchison ,   Pawsword Paperback Writer

Will come of no surprise I like this dog for type .

His outline when stood shows a gentle sloping topline which he holds well on the move .

His head is masculine but not overdone . He has lovely raised brows , dark almond shape eyes which gives him that  typical irish cheeky expression. Arched neck which sits nicely into his front assembly , decent upper arm length  and adequate layback of shoulder . Well muscled rear quarters with good bend of stifle .

He was in the best coat and condition I have seen him in . Still more maturing to do as he is only 2yrs but just right for his age . He tried his best to behave for his handler and moved out well showing drive from behind .

I was pleased to award him Best Dog

Post Graduate Dog

1st  Murchison ,Pawsword    Paperback Writer

Repeat of Graduate

2nd Campbell Kettlehills Forget Me Not

4yr mature boy . Shown in profuse coat . Nice outline stood , he has a masculine head with dark eyes but would like a bit more chiselling . Well ribbed back with a decent spring of rib . Today he didn’t do himself justice on the move .

Limit Dog

1st Tupper & Rosie Staratlanta Elliott ShCM

Mature dog whom I have done well for before and my impressions of him have not changed he was just not as happy as I have seen him in the ring before , today . He was shown as always in excellent coat of good quality  . He has a masculine head , dark eye and kind expression . Good front with adequate sternum and balanced angles front and rear with a good turn of stifle  Moved okay with a slashing tail .

He is a lovely boy just had to give way to the younger dog today .

Open Dog

1st Rance Mayfred Mr Magnifico

8yr old dog , nice size dog of good proportions , he is so well balanced front and rear with adequate angles .

He has a super front with good sternum , which is sadly lacking in many . He stood on tight , small feet .

Head of good proportions with a kind expression .

Moved okay , just not at one with his handler .

Junior Bitch

1st Davie Lochfrae Nina Simone BPIB

2nd Davie Lochfrae Kiki Dee

Two litter sister that share a lot of the same attributes, both very feminine and pretty girls .

I liked their height to body length and they presented an elegant picture when stood .

They have the sweetish of expressions , their body proportions are correct for their age .

I preferred one on the move today , they both had good side gait and reach for puppies but I though 1 had the better rear action and was shown in the better coat today .

Good luck with them both . They are promising youngsters .

Graduate Bitch

1st Whitehead  Gwendariff Gonna Winsome

Nice outline when stood . She has long , lean head , good ear set , dark eyes  and  pretty expression .

Decent length of upper arm and a correct layback of shoulder .

Well angulated rear quarters which she used nicely on the move covering the ground well .

She was shown in good coat . 

2nd Campbell Gwendariff Gonna Have Fun

Litter sister to one . She is not as mature at the moment and I just preferred the outline of 1st when stood .

She has an adequate front , neck sits nicely into her shoulders , decent length of rib . Strong rear quarters , good width of second thigh but not as  positive as the 1st on the move today .

Post Graduate

 1st Wilson Coppers Snow Queen

Loved the look of her when she came into the ring and she didn’t disappoint when I went over her.

Balanced and totally feminine sum her up for me .

 Prettiest of heads , with a dark eye , raised brows giving that glint of mischief. Clean in muzzle and throat .

She has a gentle sloping outline , good angles front and rear , excellent bone and the neatest of feet . On the move she covers the ground effortlessly, good drive and footfall . Shown in excellent  coat and at one with her owner

She is lovely , show her off more !!!

Best Bitch & BOB

2nd Wallace Gwendariff On A Chatline

Bigger bitch but still feminine. Long and lean head with a pretty expression . She has good length of upper arm and correct layback of shoulder , good width to her 2nd thigh and a adequate turn of stifle . Moved okay but couldn’t compete with 1st today .

Limit Bitch


Open Bitch

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Tania Gardner ( Danwish )


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