Critique - Judges: Miss J. Gilbert ( Breed)

I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to Judge at their show and my two Stewards who were very efficient. I had a very enjoyable day and was delighted that my Irish Setter BOB went on to win Best In Show.


Junior 2

1. Tucker’s Niddbeck Smokey Opal At Walshaw.

This was a very close decision between these two lovely bitches.   Both were feminine and well constructed, with lovely soft, gentle expressions. However, I felt the winner had slightly better bone and was more accurate fore and aft. For me she also had better upper arm angulation. She was very happy on the move.

2. Bishop’s Sorbus Plays The Fool At Dyrham.

Post Graduate 2

1. Atyeo’s Samelen Golden Taffeta

Orange Belton bitch with beautifully balance construction and feminine head and expression. Lovely reach of neck leading into good shoulders. Good spring of rib and length to loin. Moved OK. BOB on movement.

2. Jolley’s Anlory Burano Via Jolymore

Open 5 (2)

1. Atyeo’s Samelen Harris Tweed

Litter Brother to winner of Post Graduate and shares similar qualities. Very handsome young man with lots to like. Lovely balanced head with low set ears. Good eye shape and soft gentle expression. Good forequarters, deep through brisket and well ribbed up. Nice small tight feet and held his topline on the move. In good coat and condition.

2. Tucker’s Walshaw Date with Destiny.

3. Lenzi’s Pilsdon Flash in The Pan.

Gordon Setters

Graduate. 1

1. Passmore’s Beechlake I Dared To Dream.

Two year old bitch who, sadly, let the situation get the better of her and was very unsettled. She possesses a well balanced, feminine head with good eye shape and soft expression. Good angulations fore and aft. Moved with a long, free-flowing stride.

Open. 3 (1)

1. Macdonald’s Graylacier Grand Illusion.

Masculine headed dog with soft expression and good finish to muzzle. Neat small feet. BOB


Puppy. 3

1. Hall’s Glennara Cilleigne Dervla.

Very elegant, feminine girl with flowing lines. Pretty, proportionate head with good shape to eye and soft expression. Nice reach of neck leading smoothly into well laid back shoulders with good upper arm angulation. Straight front , has matured since I last judged her and as a result her chest is deeper and is well ribbed up. Nice bend stifle. Moved accurately fore and aft. BPIB.

2. Condron’s Covarney Lil’ Pickle.
3. Gardiner’s Harreds Tobie of Blaysdell.

Junior. 4 (1)

1. Hall’s Glennara Cilleigne Dervla
2. Hutching’s Covarney Everyone Knows.
3. Humphrey’s Crimpington Flirtini to Henaleas.

Yearling 3.

1. Hall’s Glennara Cilleigne Dervla.
2. Humphrey’s Crimpington Flirtini to Henaleas

Novice 3.

Repeat of Yearling.

Graduate. 5 (1)

1. Jone’s Hunnicote Handyman.

I thought this boy was very well balanced and in profile had the correct gently sloping topline with a good finish to croup. Balanced, refined head with low set ears. Good eye shape, hazel colour to eye with soft expression. Strong neck leading into good shoulders. Lovely angle to upper arm and good straight front. Well ribbed up and strong, powerful quarters which he used well on the move. Held his topline on the move. In good coat with a rich colour and ample feathering.

2. Condron’s Covarney Lil’ Minx.
3. Partridge’s Kerrydown One Man.

Limit. 5 (1)

1. Waterton’s Sandstream Summer Breeze.

Very elegant, racy, balanced bitch with soft lines flowing smoothly into each other.

Feminine, refined head with kind expressive eyes. Good work in skull with Low set ears. Good reach of neck flowing smoothly into well angulated, deep shoulders. Deep chest and strong loin. Strong quarters with good bend of stifle. Neat small feet. Moved Ok.

2. Gardiner’s Harreds Harlie of Blaysdell.
3. Lippett’s Clonageera Dreams ‘N’ Visions.

Open Dog. 3

1. Condron and Needs Covarney Macaroon.

Beautiful elegant, racy dog. Loved his overall balance and correct proportions. In profile he presents a very pleasing picture. There is nothing over or under done about this boy. Refined head with plenty of work in skull with just the right amount of masculinity. Correct unshelled almond shape to eye with soft melting expression . Pronounced prosternum and deep chest with a good spring of rib. Strong loin leading into powerful hindquarters which he used well on the move. He moved with purpose and drive maintaining his topline. Very accurate fore and aft and never stopped wagging his tail. His personality and character is truly Irish. Lovely dark, rich coat colour with a gentle wave adding softness and movement. My BOB and I was delighted to hear he went on to win BIS. Congratulations!

2. Stubb’s Riverbrue Zeus.
3. Macdonald’s Redclyst Kearney.

Open Bitch 5 (1)

1. Partridge’s Kerrydown Octavia.

Mature very well balanced, honest bitch. Pleasing outline with correct gently sloping topline. Head of correct proportions with good finish to muzzle. For me, she could do with a touch more femininity. Lovely deep chest with good spring to rib. Strong loin leading into powerful hindquarters. Good finish to croup. Nice short, strong rear pasterns and neat small feet. Darker coated bitch with adequate feathering. Moved OK. RBOB

2. Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW.
3. Humphrey’s Sutersett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW.


Graduate 1

1. Savage’s Saidhbhin Kingdom Peal.

Young bitch who would benefit from more ringcraft training. Feminine girl with lovely soft expression. Good eye colour. Movement very difficult to assess. RBOB and BPIB

Open 1

1. Lipscombe’s Sh. Ch Courtdown Finnians Rainbow.

Masculine headed dog with good shape and colour to eye. Soft expression.   Muscular neck leading into good front assembly. In good coat and condition.   Moved OK. BOB

Julie Gilbert

Joanma’s Irish Setters

Judges: Miss J. Gilbert ( Breed)  Chris Bexon (BIS)

BOB and BIS  Condron & Needs - Covarney Macaroon
RBOB  Partridge - Kerrydown Octavia
BPIB    Hall - Glennara Cilleigne Dervla (Ikc)

Puppy (3)
1st  Hall - Glennara Cilleigne Dervla (Ikc)
2nd Condron - Covarney Lil'Pickle
3rd  Gardiner - Harreds Tobie of Blaysdell

Junior 4 (1 abs)
1st  Hall - Glennara Cilleigne Dervla (Ikc)
2nd Hutchings - Covarney Everyone Knows
3rd  Humphreys - Crimpington Flirtini to Henaleas

Yearling 3 (1abs)
1st  Hall - Glennara Cilleigne (Ikc)
2nd Humphreys - Crimpington Flirtini to Henaleas

Novice 3 (|1abs)Repeat of Yearling

Graduate 5 (1abs)
1st  Jones - Hunnicote Handyman
2nd Condron - Covarney Lil'Minx
3rd  Partridge - Kerrydown One Man
Res McCabe - Redclyst Cosette

Limit 5 (1abs)
1st  Waterton - Sandstream Summer Breeze JW
2nd Gardiner - Harreds Harlie of Blaysdell
3rd  Lippett - Clonageera Dreams 'n' Visions
Res Hadfield - Marzanne China In Your Hand

Open Dog 3
1st  Condron & Needs - Covarney Macaroon
2nd Stubbs - Riverbrue Zeus JW
3rd  MacDonald - Redclyst Kearney

Open Bitch 5 (1abs)
1st  Partridge - Kerrydown Octavia
2nd Waterton - Sandstream Welcome Breeze
3rd  Humphreys - Sutersett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW
Res Lippett - Clonageera Born To Run

Results kindly supplied by Gill Partridge


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