IRISH SETTER CLUB OF WALES SOUTHERN OPEN SHOW 2014

Critique

 

SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2014 MALVERN

Firstly may I thank the Officers and Committee of the Irish Setter Club of Wales for inviting me to judge the Southern Open Show.

Secondly thank you to all exhibitors for the fantastic entry. I was spoilt for choice in some classes and needed more prize cards. All exhibits were a credit to their owners.

Thank you also to my stewards who were friendly and professional and kept the ring ticking along.

Best Dog and BIS was Brabrook Flash Harry at Montgreenan ShCM

Best Bitch, RBIS and BOS was Hunnicote Bracken Sweetie

Best Puppy in Show was Thendara Commitment

Best Veteran was Lochlorien Prime Suspect for Andley JW ShCM

MINOR PUPPY DOG (7 entries, 1absent)

1st Gwendariff Justin Thyme

Lovely youngster, 7 months old, well balanced racy outline just at right stage of development, lovely shaped head, oval skull, expressive eyes, good front, well laid shoulders, good depth to body, well angulated hindquarters, tight feet, good tail set, lovely coat, moved confidently for one so young.

2nd Sandstream It’s a Breeze at Danwish

Another lovely puppy , again 7 months, very attractive head and expression, right length of neck, good shoulder placement, nice spring of rib and arch to loin, strong hindquarters, lovely coat, moved well.

3rd Tagamagos Great Gatsby

PUPPY DOG (10,1)

1st Thendara Commitment

Nearly 1 Year Old, very promising, gorgeous head shape, correct eye shape and colour, raised brows, nice finish to foreface, strong neck leading into well placed shoulders, good front, good depth and length to body, nice arch to loin, rugged hindquarters, short hocks, neat feet. Moved with drive with a lashing tail. Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show.

2nd Kerrydown One Man

Very close up to 1. Lovely head and expression, good stop and earset, excellent shoulders, straight front, excellent depth to chest, good spring of rib, strong hindquarters, short hocks, good feet, moved well.

3rd Gwendariff NutsAboutu at Glenavna

VETERAN DOG (2,2)

JUNIOR DOG (13,5)

1ST Caskeys Mischief of Stylersett

So sound, lovely size, correctly proportioned head, expressive eyes, correct earset, strong neck leading into well laid shoulders, straight front, good depth to chest, well turned stifles, good width to 2nd thigh, good feet, moved powerfully holding a firm topline.

2nd Brabrook Shakalakazoo

Well shaped head, defined stop, muscular neck, well angulated front, good spring of rib and nice arch to loin, short hocks, well muscled hindquarters, moved well.

3rd Aoibheannes Rough Diamond with Shushana.

YEARLING DOG (7,2)

1ST Paris Match Thendara JW

Lovely young dog, animated mover , excellent head and expression, so well balanced throughout, good front, shoulders, depth and length of body in proportion, strong hindquarters which he used to advantage, in fantastic condition.

2nd Caskeys Mischief of Stylersett

3rd Montgreenan Love Bug

TYRO DOG 6,2)

1st Gwendariff The Ringmaster

Remember with regret not being able to assess him fully at previous show when he was a very young puppy. Glad to say today he behaved impeccably. Very sound lovely headed dog, good front assembly, excellent depth and spring of rib, well arched loin, good bend of stifle, good tailset, moved with drive.

2nd Brinara Independent

Taller than 1 but still well balanced, good head and expression, strong neck, good depth to chest, firm topline, good tailset, strong hocks, covered the ground withdrive.

3rd Redclyst Jackson

 

 

 

GRADUATE DOG (12,1)

Lovely class of quality dogs.

1st Suteresett Royal Ripple with Balbriggan

So unexaggerated, everthing just fitted in to place. Lovely headpiece with soft expression and good finish to foreface, lovely earset, good sternum and front angulation, good spring of rib, firm topline, well arched loin, rugged strong hindquarters, ex tailset, moved true, liked very much. Reserve Best Dog.

2nd Thendara Chasing Cars

Also a lovely boy, good shape to head, well muscled neck, very good depth to chest, excellent spring of rib, strong hindquarters, good feet, in lovely condition.

3rd Aubanjon Royal Engineer

POST GRADUATE DOG (10,5)

1ST Polmennor Fun in The Sun

Head of good shape, raised brows, good earset, strong neck, good layback of shoulder and depth to chest, nice arch to loin, well angulated hindquarters, good tail set, moved well.

2nd Delsanto Snow Storm Sh CM

Close up to 1, lovely head and expression, straight front, good depth to chest, good spring of rib, short hocks, ex tailest, lovely colour and texture to coat.

3rd Bardonhill Swift Eagle

LIMIT DOG (13,1)

What a class, needed more than 1 set of cards

1st Brabrook Flash Harry at Montgreenan Sh CM

Coming to his best has matured into a lovely boy. In great condition, masculine head but not overdone, soft expression, excellent earset, strong neck, well laid shoulders, stands on strong limbs, good depth to chest, firm topline, arch to loin, rugged hindquarters, moved with drive and animation. Best Dog and BIS

2nd Thendara Joe Le Taxi for Stourford

Different make and shape to 1 but extremely sound and well balanced, again in fantastic condition, good head and expression, muscular neck, good shoulder placement, excellent spring of rib, firm topline, well angulated back end, short hocks, moved very well.

3rd Deaconara Danse De Bleu Avec Dotcomsetter JW Sh CM

 

OPEN (2,0)

1st Coppershell Cazanovah JW Sh CM

Well shaped head good stop and earset, soft expression, strong neck leading into well laid back shoulders, correct front, excellent feet, good spring of rib, rugged hindquarters, moved with drive with lashing tail.

2nd Terramour Going For Gold

Nicely headed dog, good front and feet, shorter coupled than one, well angulated hindquarters. Moved ok.

BITCHES

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (15,1)

What a class of beautiful young ladies, was a wonderful headache of a class

1st Gwendariff Carrys It Off

What a sweetie, gorgeous racy outline, such a pretty head, soft expression, excellent earset, good neck and shoulders, well developed body, balanced throughout, strong backend, good tailset, moved steadily and soundly, lovely dark coat. Best Puppy Bitch

2nd Gwendariff Such a Carry On at Bardonhill

Litter sister to 1 and much the same remarks apply. Beautiful head and expression, strong neck, well angulated front, good limbs and feet, well bent stifles, short hocks, moved very confidently.

3rd Sandstream Summer Breeze

PUPPY (13,4)

1st Gwendariff Carrys it Off

2nd Gwendariff Such a Carry On at Bardonhill

3rd Lanstara Spring Star

VETERAN(8,3)

1st Lochlorien Prime Suspect for Andley JW Sh CM

So well balanced, lovely outline, well shaped head, gently expression, nice finish to muzzle, correct length of neck, excellent shoulder placement and angulation, good spring of rib, nice arch to loin strong hindquarters, short hocks, moved with drive. Best Veteran in Show.

 

2nd Am Ch Witchbrooks Clonageera Corot (IMP USA)

Very feminine lady, lovely head and expression, good length of neck, good shoulders, deep chest, strong rear end, lovely sweep to stifle, good muscle tone, moved well.

3rd Brackenfield Forget Me Knot

JUNIOR (10,1)

1st Heathclare Que Sera Sera

Elegant , racy outline, very prey head, expressive eyes, good earset correct length of neck, well laid shoulders, good depth to chest, decent spring of rib, well angulated rear, lovely coat, moved with animation.

2nd Ferrasheen Pavanna

Close up to 1, again well shaped head, nice expression, raised brows, straight front, good shoulders, nicely arched loin, nice width to second thigh. Moved well.

3rd Caskeys Movie Star at Sixoaks

YEARLING (6,2)

1st Redclyst Aura

Very feminine, well shaped head, soft expression, good stop, nice front, good length to body, firm topline, strong muscular hindquarters, moved well.

2nd Montgreenan Charley’s Angel

Longer cast than 1, good expression, nice length to neck, deep brisket, good arch to loin, well bent stifles, have her handler a hard time.

3rd Caskeys Movie Star at Sixoaks

TYRO (5)

1st Heathclare Que Sera Sera

2nd Lanstara Spring Star

3rd in Puppy class, very nice young lady, lovely shape, good head and expression, straight front, good neck and nice shoulders, strong body, well angulated fore and aft, lovely coat, moved soundly.

3rd Ferrasheen Pennywager

 

 

GRADUATE(8,1)

1st Aubanjon Royal Symphony

My how she has come on, elegant, racy shape, gorgeous head, so feminine, soft expression, strong neck leading into well laid shoulders, firm topline, good spring of rib, well angulated hindquarters, good tailset, in fantastic condition, moved with accuracy and animation.

2nd Brinara Vanity Fair JW

Close up to 1, eye catching outline, pretty head and expression, good front and shoulders, goo sternum, nice length to body, well muscled hindquarters, good tailset, moved with drive.

3rd Wynjill Well Maybe

POST GRADUATE (8,2)

1st Lowdon Fairy Footsteps

Have judged before and still like her very much, racy outline, very soundly constructed, pretty head and expression, good earset, nice finish to foreface, well angulated front, good feet, excellent topline, good length to body, nice arch to loin, strong hindquarters, nice tailset, moved with drive.

2nd Cataluna Betcha by Golly Wow

Lovely head and expression, straight front, good feet, well placed shoulders, nice depth to chest, god width to stifle, short hocks, moved well.

3rd Melmara Minervois

LIMIT (7,3)

1ST Thendara Jocasta

Very sound, unexaggerated, balanced, Lovely head and expression, good stop and earset, strong neck, well angulated front, good spring of rib, firm topline, well angulated hindquarters, short hocks, good feet, moved with drive, in beautiful coat, Reserve Best Bitch

2nd Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley

Very pretty head, wistful expression, good earset, excellent front angulation, good length to body, strong back end, good tailset, moved with drive.

3rd Millcroft Moongypsy for Tatsbro

 OPEN (7,4)

1st Hunnicote Bracken Sweetie

Very feminine, racy outline but with substance, very pretty head and expression, good front , well laid shoulders, good spring of rib, nicely arched loin, strong muscular hindquarters, short hocks, lovely tailset, moved true with drive. Best Bitch

2nd Riverman Beat the Boys

Another very feminine bitch, sweet expression, strong neck, well placed shoulders, strong in body, good arch to loin, well bent stifles, lovely dark coat, very close to 1 but on day 1st moved with more accuracy.

3rd Carnbargus Confession

BRACE(3,2)

1st Rose-Hay and Broadgate’s Brace

Well matched pair of bitches, both have lovely similar heads, of similar size and shape, moved well together.

Judge:Nicola Walker

Results provided by Nicola Walker (Trefaine)