• Date: 15/08/2014
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Sarah Sevastopulo Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: English Setter

The Welsh Kennel Club 2014 English Setter Judge: Mrs S Sevastopulo

BEST OF BREED : 5425 DENNIS Mrs J M Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe JW

Dog CC : 5465 WATKINS Ms T Sh Ch Mariglen Snowdrift At Hayworth

Res Dog CC : 5428 GOUTORBE Mrs D & Mr D M Sh Ch Upperwood Psychedelic

Bitch CC : 5425 DENNIS Mrs J M Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe JW

Res Bitch CC : 5439 MARTIN Mrs S E Upperwood Scarlet Willow For Sequentia

Best Puppy : 5419 CROFT Mrs R J Fencefoot Falling Star

Best Veteran : 5452 RAINEY Mr & Mrs K J Wolmersdon Outta The Blue

I gave my first set of CCs in English Setters nearly 30 years ago and it was a pleasure to judge again today after a 3 year gap. Males were particularly strong in strength and depth of quality. Front angulation is still a problem, with many lacking the correct upper arm angles, which so restricts extension in front movement. but my winners were all well constructed.

 It is interesting to see that many of the old kennels have stuck to their style of setter and so they should, it is lovely to recognise them after all these years. My two CC winners came from the same kennel and excelled in breed type and soundness. My two res CC winners were from another kennel and were litter mates, and so like their sire, who I see I gave the Res CC to 3 years ago, again superb examples of breed type and soundness.

I am a great believer in good structure giving good movement and setters need to be able to move and indeed run all day if fit for function, so I made them move enough to ensure fitness and soundness and my top winners excelled in this challenge – it was a pleasure to judge such wonderful examples of the breed.

Class 1804 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5452 RAINEY Mr & Mrs K J Wolmersdon Outta The Blue

Pleasing dark blue dog, good head with dark eye and typical expression, long neck, good topline and tail carriage. Correct make, shape and bone with good angulation front and rear. Sound mover but pins in front

Class 1805 MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5420 CROFT Mrs R J Fencefoot Field Master :

Dark tri baby with wonderful bone and substance. Kind expression, but head needs to break. Excellent make and shape, with super angulation front and rear. In lovely coat and condition, sound mover who just needs to mature and tighten all over to fulfil his huge potential.

Class 1806 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5464 WALE, Mrs Y & BAILEY Mrs N Y Wansleydale King's Magic

Orange boy with sweet head and expression, lovely dark eyes. Lovely shape and good construction, angulation and well presented. Would like more bone and substance but on the day was more together than the mpd. Best Dog Puppy.

Class 1807 JD (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 5459 TRIGWELL, Mrs J & WELLER Mr & Mrs L W Hannahdene Danny Boy With Juldeane JW

Fabulous orange dog with dark eyes and melting expression. Super neck, topline and tail carriage. Could use better front angulation but excellent in the rear. Lovely make shape and bone, good ribbing and depth of chest, super coat and condition. Fabulous mover.

2nd: 5416 CORFIELD Miss V Balvenie Beau Wilkes

Tri dog with lovely head and expression. Moderate angulation to front and rear. Well balanced all through, moved well.

3rd: 5442 MELLISH Mr P & Mrs P Walshaw Blinded By Love For Monbrec

Class 1808 MD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

Class 1809 ND (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5416 CORFIELD Miss V Balvenie Beau Wilkes

2nd: 5442 MELLISH Mr P & Mrs P Walshaw Blinded By Love For Monbrec

3rd in JD, blue dog of reasonable type, nice head shape but lacks angulation to front and rear which means he does not move as well as the winner. Overall shape good, coat wavy.

Class 1810 GD (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5438 LEATHER Ms A Meldor-sett Laird Of Avalon At Pewterspeare (imp Poland)

Loved this boy, he is so worth persevering with. Fabulous bone, size, shape and construction. Loved his head and expression, good neck, topline and tail carriage. Super ribbing and correct loins. Excellent angulation front and rear which gave him his superb movement. Have confidence in his quality, go to training classes and make the most of him, he is gorgeous.

2nd: 5443 MELLISH Mr P & Mrs P Gemsett Pole Position For Monbrec

Another super dog, blue with lovely head and expression. Dark eyes, so well made all through. In excellent coat and condition and sound mover. Very close to winner.

3rd: 5462 UREN Mrs E Bensophie Dark Crystal

Class 1811 PGD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 5433 HUNT Mrs N J Dreamsett Winter Star

Dark blue male with a gorgeous outline. Super head, eye and expression. Correct angulation and overall construction. In fabulous coat and condition. Has a lovely side gait but has weak pasterns so fails coming towards you which is a shame as he is lovely.

2nd: 5421 CROFT, Mrs M & LITTLECHILD Mrs S Ravensett Royal Legacy with Thistlesett

Heavier type, blue dog. Good overall make and shape, would prefer better front angulation. Sluggish on the move.

Class 1812 LD (7 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: 5454 RUMBLE Mr & Mrs J Richecca French Connection

Really liked this orange boy for his type, shape and style. Lovely head with dark eye and kind expression, super neck, topline and tail carriage. Excellent bone, coat and condition. Fabulous side gait but another that pins in front which cost him in the final line up.

2nd: 5447 MORTIMER Mr & Mrs K D Phlerdor Thief Of Time

Very nice dog who I liked for his overall size, shape and construction. Typical head, expression and dark eye, excellent topline and tail carriage. Super angulation and excellent coat. Not moving at his best today or he would have won the class.

3rd: 5434 HUTCHINSON Mrs R Mariglen Dancing Brave Over Monaysbridge

Class 1813 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 3

2 just stunning males. So little to choose between them. Sorry I made you run so much but they were so close.

1st & CC, a beautiful tri dog who I gave a BIS to 3 ½ years ago, he has matured into a stunning boy. So well made and in full bloom, a pleasure to go over and he moved like a dream. 2nd & Res CC, a simply wonderful orange, more my type and again in full bloom, gorgeous construction and very sound but he didn’t like the floor and so lost out to the sparkle and verve of the winner. A real honour to judge two such super specimens of the breed.

1st: 5465 WATKINS Ms T Sh Ch Mariglen Snowdrift At Hayworth

2nd: 5428 GOUTORBE Mrs D & Mr D M Sh Ch Upperwood Psychedelic

3rd: 5457 SMITH Mrs C L Diersett Jaguar at Glenkinchie JW

Class 1814 VB (2 Entries) Abs: 2

Class 1815 MPB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5419 CROFT Mrs R J Fencefoot Falling Star

Nearly 9 month blue, just gorgeous and with so much promise. Just right for age, prettiest of heads, dark eye and melting expression. Good bone, body and coat. Super construction, angulation and so sound. BPIB.

2nd: 5469 WILLIAMS Mr & Mrs B R & J C Bournehouse Spring Violet

Such a sweet baby of 6 months, pretty head, correctly made all through and has it all there to come, moved beautifully too.

Class 1816 PB (3 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 5411 BRYANT, Mrs K L & PHILLIPS Mrs A Wansleydale Star Queen Of Glenmaurangi :

Tri bitch with pretty head, lovely overall shape and in good coat. Would prefer better front angulation. Moved well.

Class 1817 JB (8 Entries) Abs: 5

1st: 5460 TUCKER Mrs C J Walshaw Date With Destiny

3 orange girls to choose from in this class, this excellent young lady came out on top with her super overall construction and movement. Lovely head with darkest of eyes and sweet expression. Excellent construction, good coat and feathering and just so sound.

2nd: 5453 RAINEY Mrs S E Upperwood Tiffanie

Very nice youngster but a bit light in eye and would prefer more front angulation. Good overall make and shape, sound mover.

3rd: 5441 MCCABE Mrs M Rachdale Sea Pearl

Class 1818 MB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5453 RAINEY Mrs S E Upperwood Tiffanie

Class 1819 NB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5460 TUCKER Mrs C J Walshaw Date With Destiny

Class 1820 GB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 5450 MUGFORD Mr R C & Mrs J Quensha Summer Nights At Lynwood JW

Gorgeous orange bitch, fabulous outline, correct angulation and overall construction. Lovely head, expression, neck, topline and tail carriage. Super on the move.

2nd: 5470 WILLIAMS Mr & Mrs B R & J C Bournehouse Starry Night

Nice tri bitch with melting expression. Good size, shape and coat. Would prefer more front angulation, sound mover.

3rd: 5417 CORFIELD Miss V Indibrooke Georgia Rose

Class 1821 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 5439 MARTIN Mrs S E Upperwood Scarlet Willow For Sequentia

Fabulous orange, such a good example of the breed from her classic head and expression to her super sound movement. Well made, feminine head, dark eye and kind expression, long, arched neck, super topline and tail carriage. Excellent angulation front and rear, well ribbed and good muscle toneand in full coat and feathering. . A joy to watch on the move. Res CC.

2nd: 5424 DARLEY Mr N & Mrs P M Bournehouse Water Music At Severnsett JW

A super blue girl, unlucky to meet the winner, very close to one and many of the same comments apply. Just not quite the angulation of winner but fabulous none the less.

Class 1822 LB (4 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 5430 GOUTORBE Mrs R E Redhara Crystal Cracker JW

Fabulous tri with the construction I would expect from this kennel. So well made all through, super bone and substance, excellent coat and condition and so sound on the move. Close up to top honours.

2nd: 5435 JENNINGS Mrs C A Canteris Careless Whisper

Very square orange bitch, lovely head, but not the style or shape of the winner. Sound mover.

Class 1823 OB (6 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 5425 DENNIS Mrs J M Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe JW

Where do I start.... Just adored this orange girl, feminine, balanced, excellent construction and a dream to watch on the move. Gorgeous head and true setter expression, wonderful outline, angulation and in full coat. You could write the breed standard using her as a model. Made my day and so delighted to hear she made the last 6 in the group. Pleased to give her the CC & BOB

2nd: 5437 LAWSON Mrs L A Sh Ch Mariglen Ice Crystal JW Sh.CM

Another excellent setter, blue bitch, so well made all through, unlucky to meet the winner in such good form, super sound mover and in good coat and condition. Just lacking that extra sparkle for top honours today.

3rd: 5426 DUCHESSE, Miss M & VERBOVEN Miss D Upperwood Silent Rumours