Critique - Judge: Alec Stewart
It was a pleasure to have been asked to judge at this lovely show. A big thank you to the Chairman, Hon. Secretary and Committee for making me feel very welcome.
It was also pleasing to see that most of my exhibits were in good coat and in the main, in good muscular condition.
PUPPY BITCH (4) (2)
1st LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA (MUGFORD MR R C & MRS J P)
Watched this little girl walk into the ring and thought, if this was going to be the standard of my entries, then I am in for a great day. Such a pretty headed bitch, with enough work to her foreface. Lovely dark eye of correct shape. Would have preferred a little more brow but did not take away from her pleasing expression. Correct ear set and length. Moderate length of neck, good crest all leading into her well laid shoulders. Enough upper arm and stands on good bone with neat cat like feet. Deep chested , well ribbed. Has plenty of width to her quarters already. Also, presented in excellent coat. Moved well for one so young. I had no hesitation in awarding her Best Puppy Bitch, BPIB and to really make my day she went Puppy Gp 3
2nd ALCHRISET A TASTE OF HONEY (TAYLOR MR A J & MRS C S)
Another pretty headed youngster, slightly stronger in head than my winner but none the less was a pleasure to go over. Good work to her foreface with a dark eye of correct shape with that all important dark eye liner to give her that lovely expression .Correct ear set and length, good crest of neck. Excellent depth of fore chest and good spring of rib. Good bone with neat feet. Good width to rear quarters and in good muscular condition. Presentation of this little girl was excellent, with a lovely dark rich coloured coat.
JUNIOR BITCH (4) (1)
1st GLENNARA CILLEIGNE DERVLA (IKC) JW (HALL MRS K)
Such a pretty headed girl with enough work to her foreface, nice square finish to muzzle . She had such a pleasing expression with her dark eye and correct eye shape, good stop and correct ear set and length. Good crest and length of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Her forechest filled my hand. She has good bone and neat feet. In excellent coat with good furnishings. Looked a picture in outline and is a very well balanced young 14mth old. Pushed my best bitch hard on the day for top honours. I was very taken with her.
2nd TREMONISHA FUCHSIA (WIGGINS MR M J)
Right from the start this pretty little girl was a handful, we have all been there. Loved her spirit and her naughtiness. It was lovely to see a youngster with correct length of muzzle, sometimes lacking in our breed. Lovely dark eye with correct shape and stop, good ear set . Excellent crest of neck leading into well laid back shoulders. More than enough forechest and in good bone with good feet. Good spring of rib and good width to rear quarters. Coat was in really excellent condition with good furnishings.
3RD SWIFTLARK SECOND NATURE (CORLESS MRS S S)
YEARLING BITCH (4) (2)
1st BRABROOK ROSEALEE (DRINKWATER MR A J & MRS B A)
A little plainer in head than I would prefer, correct eye colour and shape, correct ear set. Good return of upper arm and good bone. She came under me in good coat and condition, with ample furnishings, but slightly lacking in rear muscular condition.
2nd SWIFTLARK SECOND NATURE (CORLESS MRS S S)
Also a little plainer in head, would prefer a little more work to her foreface, but had correct eye colour and shape, enough brow, correct ear set. Would also prefer more forechest, in good bone with neat feet. In good coat and furnishings but again slightly lacking in rear muscular condition.
POST GRADUATE BITCH (7) (0)
1st LYNWOOD ISNT SHE LOVELY JW (MUGFORD MR R C &MRS J P)
A lovely bitch with that typical feminine Irish head, with correct eye colour and shape, nice brow and good ear set. Good length of neck with desired crest , leading into correct layback of shoulder with good forechest, and excellent spring of rib. Correct oval bone with nice tight feet. In great coat , with good muscular condition throughout. Moved well . A really nice example of the breed with much appeal for me.
2nd LOCHLORIAN TRUE DETECTIVE IS ANDLEY (STEVENSON MR G & MRS C)
Another lovely bitch, today lacking a little pigment in nose and eye liner, but did not detract from her femininity. Correct eye colour and shape, good ear set. Crested neck of moderate length, leading into good layback of shoulder. She has ample forechest, well sprung ribs and in good muscular condition. In good coat with sufficient furnishings. Moved well.
3rd DANAWAY GOODY TWO SHOES (TAYLOR MR A J & MRS C S)
OPEN BITCH (4) (3)
1ST LOCHLORIEN SCULLY FOXES ANDLEY (STEVENSON MR G & MRS C)
This Open bitch was in her prime today. The first thing I noticed when going over her was her correct length of muzzle. Good head planes of correct length. She has nice work to her foreface. She has a lovely dark eye of correct shape, enough stop and good ear set. Good length and crest of neck, with a good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep, well sprung ribs, short loins and with hard muscular first and second thigh, dropped into her stifle's nicely. Stands on excellent bone with neat cat like feet. In really good coat and condition. Very well presented and moved with style. Just could not go past her for the class win and Best Bitch. In the challenge for BOB along with my co-judge Mr J Millward she exuded charm and charisma and was the easy winner. To put the icing on the cake, this lovely bitch went on to win Gundog Gp 1. So very well deserved.
2nd SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZE JW (WARTERTON MISS S)
Another pretty bitch who has a lovely dark eye of the correct shape. Enough stop with raised brows. She has sufficient work to her foreface and it is of the correct length. Ear set correct and of good length. Good length of neck. Would have preferred a shade more forechest , but she is deep enough and has a good length of rib. Good bone with neat feet. Rather slight in build all through. Felt that she could have benefitted with a little more weight on today. In good coat and furnishings. Moved ok.
3rd TARANDELL WISPA'S DELIGHT (DAVIES MISS Y).
Group 1 BOB Best Bitch – Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley
Res BOB Best Dog – Danwish The Lion King
Best Puppy – Lynwood Abracadabra – Group 3
Puppy Dog (1,1)
1st Forfarian’s Hidden Secret with Rionore
2nd Harreds Trooper
3rd Swiftlark Second To None With Magembay
Yearling Dog (2,0)
1st Forfarian’s Hidden Secret with Rionore
2nd Swiftlark Second Thoughts
PG Dog (2,1)
1st Danwish The Lion King
1st Millcroft Moon Riot
2nd Swiftlark First Knight
Puppy Bitch (4,2)
1st Lynwood Abracadabra
2nd Alchriset A Taste Of Honey
Junior bitch (4,2)
1st Glennara Cilleigne Dervla
2nd Tremonisha Fuchsia
3rd Swiftlark Second Nature
Yearling Bitch (4,2)
1st Brabrook Rosealee
2nd Swiftlark Second Nature
PG Bitch (7,0)
1st Lynwood Isn’t She Lovely JW
2nd Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley
3rd Danaway Goody Two Shoes
Res Riverbrue Ophelia At Glennara JW
VHC Brabrook Sassy Pants
O Bitch (4,1)
1st Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley
2nd Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW
3rd Tranell Wispa’s Desire