Critique - Judge Tania Gardner ( Danwish )

Thank you to the committee at Sutton Coldfield and District Canine Association for the invite to judge at your well run show . I thoroughly enjoyed my days judging . The ring was of good size . Thank you Sharon for stewarding and a big thank you to the exhibitors from bringing their dogs for me to access . The puppy class was first class which does bode well for our breed .

IRISH SETTERS

Puppy

1st Mugford , Lynwood Abracadabra. Only 9 months old but what a quality puppy . She shouts, look at me .  Ultra feminine and very elegant even at this tender age .  Beautiful head and expression with lovely chiselling . Long slightly arched neck which sits cleanly into her shoulders . Good body proportions . On the move she is so collected for one so young .She is a thoroughbred , quality and racy  .  I look forward to watching her mature . BPIB , RBOB & PGroup 1

 

2nd Holley  , Wynjill Snap Dragon . Another very nice puppy . Being a male they tend to mature slower . He has a masculine head but not at all course , dark eyes and lovely raised brows . Elegant outline stood . Good reach of neck , well developed front and really good angulation behind . Another on the move who used the large ring well and showed good drive and correct footfall . I really liked him .

3rd Hart , Gwendariff In The Limelight With Gilliegrae . Another lovely boy and no disgrace to come third in this class

Junior

1st Holley  , Wynjill Snap Dragon ... repeat of 2nd in Puppy

2nd Frampton Strathmead Noella . A pretty bitch shown in lovely coat . Lean and long head with pretty expression , she has a good front with a pronounced sternum . Nicely angled quarters and stands on tidy small feet . Just felt on the move today she wasn’t as positive as the 1st place Dog .

3rd Hart , Gwendariff In The Limelight With Gilliegrae

Post Graduate

1st Naylor & Morrison , Anlory Caignan . This exhibitors dogs are always shown in good muscular order and this shows on the move . They move round  the ring with drive and their heads held high . This bitch was lacking in coat today but there was nothing to hide .

She is constructed correctly and is balanced in her front and rear angles with a good bend of stifle

Pretty in head but if anything I would prefer a little more work in her headpiece . BOB

2nd Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli

My notes say beautiful head , he had a lovely expression , dark almond eyes , raised brows that  gave him typical irish mischievous look .

This boy is well made , good front , adequate turn of stifle , strong bone and tops it all with a lovely coat of good texture and condition. Just on the move he couldn’t match the bitch for drive and footfall .

3rd Sharman & Jennings Kerrimere Indiscreet

Limit

1st Andrews Millcroft Scarlet Moon , a mature bitch shown in profuse coat . I think she was a touch overweight today which spoilt her outline when stood and affected her movement . She does have a pretty head with a gentle expression and is certainly a nicely made bitch with good body proportions, needs a bit of work on her fitness then I am sure she could do well .

OPEN

1st Gilks Sutersett Mr Uppity , a dog I have judged before and still like .  He has the best of heads , long and lean and a nicely domed skull , dark eyes and a kind expression. His front is well made , good length to his upper arm and the correct layback of shoulder . His rear quarters are moderate and he has a good width of second thigh . He was presented in excellent order and good coat . What let him down today was his movement . He needs to stride out more and cover the ground . He struggled a bit on the floor and the corners . I did consider him for RBOB but the puppy won on her stylish movement.

2nd Andrews Millcroft Moon Riot a different type of dog . Slightly narrow built and not as good in outline he slopes away a bit too steeply at the croup for me . Masculine in head but lacking the work in his headpiece that the 1st place Dog had . Nicely angulated rear quarters .

IRISH RED AND WHITE SETTER

Post Graduate

1st Green , Zendarric Heart Shape Box With Viszaset , this 2yr old boy has matured into a lovely athletic dog .  I do like his body proportions, he  stands over the ground well , level topline which he held on the move . He is well ribbed back with  a good spring of rib . Correct  broad skull with defined stop .

He is shown in excellent muscular condition this shows in his movement , good side gait covering the ground nicely . True coming and going . RBOB

OPEN

1st Cuddy Taxus Gold Prince In Balbriggan JW , strong athletic dog . He has substance but is not at all  course . Broad skull of good proportions & well defined stop .  Moderate length to his well arched neck which sat cleanly into his shoulders .

Good length of upper arm and equally correct layback of shoulder . Moderate rear angulations and good width to 2nd thigh .

Level topline which he held well on the move he moved  around the ring in tune with his handler covering the ground well with a lovely open side gait . I was very pleased to award him BOB and delighted to see him top the Gundog Group .

2nd Hart , Gilliegrae Swift and Chic , really well made bitch she is a bigger bitch but so well balanced throughout. She has a nice expression and dark eye . Ears well set in line with eyes .

Her front assembly balances nicely with her moderate rear end . Level topline and good tail set .

On the move she is true and sound. She gets into her stride quickly and covers the ground well .

3rd Farrow , Roanjora Fleurie .

Tania Gardner ( Danwish )