Critique

IRISH SETTER CLUB OF WALES Northern Open Show 21/02/09

 

It was an honour to be invited to judge this well organised, and hospitable club show , where I thoroughly enjoyed my day. I wish to thank the exhibitors, and committee for a quality entry to go over, and although there were absentees I still had a good turnout.

 

A minutes silence was held in memory of the the late Shelagh Vant who will be sadly missed by many of us in Irish Setters.

 

Judging commenced on time, and I found my principal winners as follows:-

Best In Show- Wall`s Cilcain Anything Goes To Hazelbeck

Reserve Best In Show- Armstrong`s Atron Romance

Best Puppy In Show- Bridgewater`s Bridgella`s Winnie The Witch

Best Veteran In Show-Blackshaw`s Lanstara Bedazzled

 

Dogs

PD (5,1abs) 1. Bell`s Balintyne Wish Me Luck, Very nice puppy built on classic lines, lovely head with soft expression, nice reach of neck, good in shoulder angulation, nice tight feet, flowing in outline, strong in rear,moved soundly for this young age.BPD 2. Bell`s Balintyne Luck Of The Draw, litter brother to 1, same comments would apply, preferred the raciness of his brother. 3. Danks-Kemish Sametsuz on Cue Alolfran.

VD (4,2abs) 1. Davies Carnbargus Colarado, Well boned dog of 7yrs, pleasing in head, gently sloping in top-line, good depth to chest, nice bend of stifle, moved ok.2. Rose Hay & Gaul Cataluna Nickel N`Dime, Near 9yr old, Nice chiselled head, good reach of neck, shorter coupled than 1, movement sound.

JD (2,2abs).

YD (1,1abs).

UD (2,2abs)

GD (1) 1. Pickerill & Hayes Amberwave Franke T.A.F, Stood alone but deserved his place, nice head with plenty of work, good in shoulder, pleasing in outline, shown in good coat, nice spring of rib, strong in rear, moved very well.

PGD (3,1abs) 1. Wall`s Cilcain Anything Goes To Hazelbeck, Beautiful dog of substance, commanding attention with his striking profile, nice well chiselled head with that quizzical expression, good reach of neck, correct front angulation, good depth of chest with well sprung rib, gently sloping in top line, correct tail set, strong in rear, shown in good full coat and condition, moved with drive around the ring, BD & later BIS. 2. Butler`s Covarney Wait N See Rubymoon, Pleasing in head, sound in front, good depth to chest, strong in rear quarters, moved ok, carrying a little weight,

LD (7,1abs) 1. Stockton`s Kespas Innuendo, Well balanced dog of sound construction, plenty of work in head, nice front angulation, gently sloping in top-line, nice depth to chest with good spring of rib, correct tail-set, strong in rear quarters, moved well, RBD 2. Bell`s Balintyne Chances Are J.W, Nice head with soft expression, good reach of neck, sound in front & rear quarters, good depth to chest, moved with drive, 3. Danks-Kemish Tiroen Time After Time For Alolfran J.W.

OD (2,1abs) 1. Stockton`s Kespas Infrared J.W, Soundly constructed dog, lovely in head with soft expression, good front angulation, striking in outline, nice depth to chest with good spring of rib, strong in rear quarters, moved well.

 

Bitches

PB (4,) 1. Bridgewater`s Bridgella`s Winnie The Witch, Proved a handful for the handler of this very promising puppy, well balanced, striking in outline, beautiful head with soft gentle expression and plenty of work, sound in front, already has good depth to chest with well sprung rib at this young age, strong in rear quarters, moved well when settled. BPB, & later BPIS, 2. Bell`s Balintyne Luck Be A Lady, Pretty headed bitch with melting expression, good reach of neck, sound in front & rear quarters, striking in outline, moved well, unlucky to meet 1. 3. Berry & Morris Duncraig Demelza By Brinara.

VB (3,1abs) 1. Blackshaw`s Lanstara Bedazzled, 8yr old presented in fine immaculately trimmed condition, sweet head with plenty of work, good reach of neck, sound in front, good depth of chest, gently sloping in top line, strong in rear, moved steadily around the ring, BVB & later BVIS. 2. Douthwaite & Wharfe Gracewood Show Stopper, 8yr old in good coat & condition, pleasing in head, sound in front & rear, moved well,  1.

JB (6) 1. Muir`s Romarne Delilah, Striking in outline, well balanced, sweet gentle expression, good reach of neck, excellent front, nice depth of chest with spring in rib, gently sloping top line held on the move, trimmed immaculatley & handled to perfection.2. Loynd`s Oldstone New edition, Well balanced bitch, nice chiselled head with soft expression, good length to neck, sound in front, nice depth of chest, strong rear quarters, moved well, unlucky to meet 1. 3. Waterton`s Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream,

YB (5) 1. Stevenson`s Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley J.W,  Sweet well balanced bitch with striking outline when stacked, well chiselled in head, good reach of neck, nice in front with good angulation, good depth to chest with spring in rib, strong in rear, moved well holding top line, liked very much and proved a difficult decision in final line up, maturity played a part. 2. Muir`s Romarne Delilah, 3. Waterton`s Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream,

UB (3) 1. Muir`s Romarne Delilah, 2. Waterton`s Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream, Sweet feminine bitch with soft expression, sound in front & rear, moved well. 3. Mc Donald`s Salwarp Socialite At Chugerra, 

GB (4) 1. Stevenson`s Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley J.W, 2. Berry & Morris Brinara Winter Cherry, Lovely bitch in full bloom, sweet head with melting expression, sound in construction, correct in front angulation, good depth of chest, moved soundly, lots to like but unfortunate to meet 1 3.Morgan`s Pennally Jumeau.

PGB (7,1abs) 1. Waterton`s Barleydale Honeymoon J.W Well constructed bitch with classic head, well chiselled with soft expression, sound in front, deep in chest with good spring to rib, powerful in rear, good bend of stifle, moved soundly around the ring with lashing tail. 2. Mulcahy`s Atron Tiger Lilly, Well constructed in front & rear, deep in chest, sweeping in hind quarters, moved well. 3. Russell`s Melmara Ruby Tuesday,

LB (3) 1. Armstrong`s Atron Romance, Elegant bitch with striking outline, lovely well chiselled head with soft expression, good reach of neck, sound in front , deep in chest, shown in full coat, powerful in rear, moved with drive around the ring, BB & later RBIS + BOS. 2. Sheldon`s Delsanto Maisie, 3. Perriam`s Elaphill Theme For A Dream.

OB (2) 1. Waterton`s Lynwood Strands Of Silk At Sandstream Sh Cm J.W, Beautifully presented bitch with a racy outline, so sweet expression, good reach of neck,   sound in front with good angulation, gently sloping top line, in good coat and condition, moved with drive and lashing tail. RBB.

 

Brace (3,1abs) 1. Russell`s Melmara ruby Tuesday / Melmara Mezza Luna 2. Stevenson`s Lochlorien Miss Marple Cops Andley / Lochlorien Prime Suspect For Andley J.W.

 

Judge :- Dave Hemmings (Orlanset)