• Date: 07/08/2016
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Carol Moore Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

National Gundog Association

Breed: Gordon Setter

Veteran Dog (3,2abs)

1st ALDABROOK MORNING GLORY AT RACKENS SHCM (MR K & MRS R HORLER) Such a handsome dog, classic head with the softest of expressions, beautifully balanced and showing good width of skull. Strong through the neck and shoulder, deep well sprung rib, firm loin and a lovely broad rear. Lovely fluid movement.

MPuppy Dog (5,3abs)

1st LIRIC FUSILIER WITH SHILLAY (MRS MR & MRS M I & C JUSTICE & FORD) Stylish youngster very together. Pleasing head, good length to foreface, dark eye, clean neck and shoulder. Very much a baby in body with a strong topline but his movement was much more together than 2nd . Gleaming condition and lovely tan finished the picture.

2nd AMSCOT RAISIN BLACK (MRS J COLLINS-PITMAN) Well boned youngster lovely to see him enjoying his day out. Pleasing shape with good angulations, masculine head, dark eye, lovely front assembly and firm topline, saw enough true movement I’m sure will settle to the job with time.

Puppy Dog (6,3abs)

1st LIRIC FUSILIER WITH SHILLAY (MRS MR & MRS M I & C JUSTICE & FORD) Repeat

2nd AMSCOT RAISIN BLACK (MRS J COLLINS-PITMAN) Repeat

3rd ROSEMULLION BRAGANZA (AI) (MRS J F FULLER)

Junior Dog (2)

1st BENBUIE SECRET AGENT (MISS A WARREN) Mature young dog of the correct size and substance. Good head planes but I would prefer a touch more foreface. Pleasing front assembly with enough forechest, deep well sprung rib correct length of back. Maintained his topline when moving showing a good profile movement. Just edged the class on depth and maturity.

2nd CARPEDIEM PROFESSOR GREEN AT KILNRAE (MRS K M MARSH) Preferred the head on this boy but not as mature in body as my winner. Well built dog with bone to match, good head planes and a gentle expression. Strong through neck and shoulders with a matching rear. Handler really got the best of him on the move, showing great reach and lovely profile action.

Yearling Dog (3)

1st CARPEDIEM PROFESSOR GREEN AT KILNRAE (MRS K M MARSH) Repeat

2nd MELVIEW MOVING TIME (MRS L HALL) Balanced young dog with a pleasing head of balanced proportions, correct backskull and low set ear. Firm topline and strong coupling, nicely angulated front and rear. Shown in hard condition, moved steadily which gained him his placing.

3rd KINTALIS WINTER'S KNIGHT (MR & MRS K R & MISS J HORLER)

Novice Dog (1)

1st CARPEDIEM PROFESSOR GREEN AT KILNRAE (MRS K M MARSH) Repeat

Graduate Dog (4)

1st LIGNUM MASTER MARLIN AT KEASWOOD JW (MR K & MRS S L HORN) Good sized dog with a balanced outline. Dark eye, nice depth of muzzle, quite a strong stop, showing plenty of brainroom. Firm through the neck and shoulder with a pleasing return off upperarm. Deep well sprung ribs under a firm topline leading to sweeping stifles, for me he carries his tail a little high on the move. Moved true but did not appear to be enjoying the conditions especially in the challenge.

2nd KIMGILEE MAORI STORYTELLER BY BROBRUICK (MR C & MRS S A MITCHELL) Compact dog with lovely bone. He has a beautiful head, well proportioned with a soft expression. Shoulders laid back, good length to upperarm and lovely forechest. Plenty of heart and lung room, fairly short back and broad width of thigh, not quite as good in topline as 1st. Moved smoothly showing good extension.

3rd MELVIEW MOVING TIME (MRS L HALL)

Post Grad Dog (3)

1st YENNADON LOCHAN AT RUBYMOON JW SHCM (MR K D & MRS C E BUTLER) Good looking dog, nice size with plenty of substance. Well shaped head with good depth of muzzle, would prefer a touch more length to balance it out. Clean through neck and shoulders, lovely forechest and plenty of rib, wide well shaped stifles gave a strong, smooth action around the ring. In lovely condition.

2nd KYUNA OLYMPIC ARROW OF TYMORA (MRS H J & MISS S J TYE) Pushed 1st hard just not quite as smooth in front action today. Pleasing head with a melting expression, lovely reach of neck, balanced angulation front and rear, deep in chest showing plenty of heart room. In excellent coat and condition. Showed lovely profile movement.

3rd YENNADON RENAISSANCE WITH GADIEBURN (MRS E ASHTON)

Limit Dog (8)

1st LIRIC SOUVENIR JW (MRS J NESS) Classic Gordon showing proper ruggedness, loved his size and substance. Masculine head of good proportions, strong through the neck and shoulder, deep rib under a firm topline with a strong rear giving excellent drive.

2nd MUCKYPUP'S D'ARTAGNON JW SHCM (MRS T BRYANT) Unlucky to meet winner, another good-looking dog, lighter framed than my winner but with a really nice make and shape. Pleasing balanced head with a kind expression, excellent neck and shoulder flowed smoothly into a firm topline. Plenty of body with a good spring of rib. Lovely fluid movement.

3rd YENNADON FORTES AT RUBYMOON (MR K D & MRS C E BUTLER)

Open Dog (7,1abs)

What a quality class of dogs a delight and a headache to judge.

1st EW/ITA/INT CH LUDSTAR FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN JWW-WW (DR M & DR L S IVALDI) A real star of a dog and he knows it, from nose to tail he just flaunts his quality. Masculine head with a dark eye, excellent reach of neck, well laid shoulders and the right amount of forechest. Deep in rib and firm in topline he flows to broad well muscled quarters which gave true ground covering action. Watching him drive around the ring took my breath away. Put down in fantastic coat and condition. CC & BOB

2nd SH CH LOURDACE FULCRUM JW (MESSRS D & D, MRS & MISS ALCORN, CROWTHER, BADDELEY & SWAN) Another cracking dog with the best of heads, gorgeous soft eye and nicely shaped backskull. Firm neck leading to excellent front assembly and deep body under a strong topline. Clean bone with good legs and feet. Moved out true with lovely reach. RCC

3rd DTCH, CHPL SOMERLED GLEN REX AT MUNROC ( MRS R, MR F & MRS S CORNUM, WATTERS & TIMMERMANN)

Good Citizen Dog (2)

1st YENNADON FORTES AT RUBYMOON (MR K D & MRS C E BUTLER) Good sized dog but everything in proportion. Balanced masculine head, strong neck and front assembly, plenty of rib all finished off by a muscled rear end. Moved out well

2nd ARDNADAM RED KITE (MRS PEARCE) Nice sized dog with excellent bone, kind eye in a pleasing head. Well constructed with a good spring of rib under a firm topline. Such a shame he does not seem to want to show himself off.

Veteran Bitch (3)

Such a sound trio of bitches I was splitting hairs between them

1st DUNFIONN MORAR AT DIERSETT (MR I & MRS K REID) Kind feminine head with a soft brown eye, clean through the neck and shoulder leading to a firm topline with plenty of rib underneath. Lovely width of thigh gave plenty of drive.

2nd SH CH LIRIC PAR XCELLANCE WITH KELLIZLOT JW SHCM (MR G F & MRS S M TONG) Beautiful classic head just a touch of frosting. Balanced angulation with lovely spring of rib. Moved true just not quite as strong in topline.

3rd SHEHALLION STORM IN A TEACUP (MRS L H DAVIS)

M Puppy Bitch (7, 2abs)

1st FLAXHEATH TOP MODEL AT GLENMAURANGI (MESDAMES A & S PHILLIPS & PINKERTON) What an exciting young lady showing bags of promise. Sweetest of heads with a cheeky expression and nice dark eye, elegant arched neck leading into well placed shoulders and flowing topline. Balanced outline for her age with wide well muscled stifles giving good movement. Lovely rich clear tan and plenty of bone. BP

2nd LIRIC FLAMBOYANT (MRS M JUSTICE) Pretty bitch giving a bit away in maturity. Dark brown eye with kind expression. Well made throughout with shoulders well laid back and correct upper arm. Strong topline leading to a nicely shaped rump. Lovely tight feet, ample bone and substance. Another one who was enjoying her day out but she showed positive movement once settled.

3rd AMSCOT SIENA SPICE (MISS J OSBORN)

Puppy Bitch (5)

1st LIGNUM TORNADO (MR G I & MRS A J PALLISER) Lovely feminine head with a kind dark eye and good planes. Balanced mature outline with plenty of bone and substance but in no way coarse. Clean neck leading smoothly into laid back shoulders. Deep ribs under a strong topline, good coupling with broad stifles and well placed hocks. Moved with drive just needs a little more confidence.

2nd LIGNUM WHIRLWIND (MR G I & MRS A J PALLISER) Close up to 1st just preferred the head on my winner as this young lady is a touch stronger in expression. Good angulations, strong topline and wide thighs, a little more collected on the move showing good footfall. I imagine these two will change places many times.

3rd ROSEMULLION PHOEBE (AI) (MRS J F FULLER)

Junior Bitch (6)

1st LIGNUM TORNADO (MR G I & MRS A J PALLISER) Repeat

2nd HERNWOOD LUNA ECLIPSE (MR P, MRS C A & MISS N SANDIFORD & KEENS) Different type to 1st with lots to like about her, just preferred the head of my winner. Well constructed throughout, of good size with plenty of bone and deep rib. Wide stifles gave powering movement

3rd LIGNUM WHIRLWIND (MR G I & MRS A J PALLISER)

Yearling Bitch (3)

1st GRAYLACIER GENEVIEVE AT WASELEY JW (MRS K SWERYDA) The best mover in this class showing good extension. Well built bitch with a pleasing outline. Feminine head with dark eye and lowset ear. Arched neck leading to correctly angulated fore quarters. Deep in chest and rib, well developed rear quarters. Put down in excellent coat and condition

2nd LAINNIREACH LIBERTY BELL AT ASHHEYS (MRS S K BEESE) Smaller bitch with a kind eye but a touch strong in backskull. Good angulation, plenty of rib under a strong topline. Unfortunately another who did not relish the conditions on the move but showed good footfall.

3rd DUNFIONN SANDA (MR M & MRS J YATES)

Novice Bitch (3, 1w/d)

1st LIGNUM TORNADO (MR G I & MRS A J PALLISER)Repeat

2nd LIGNUM WHIRLWIND (MR G I & MRS A J PALLISER)Repeat

Graduate Bitch (8)

1st GRAYLACIER GENEVIEVE AT WASELEY JW (MRS K SWERYDA) Repeat

2nd FLAXHEATH JUST FOR ME (MS V L LINES) Upstanding bitch with a strong outline, kind feminine head with a pleasing expression. Lovely clean neck and shoulders with plenty of forechest, deep through the body, plenty of bone, not quite the width of thigh of 1st . Lovely profile movement.

3rd ECAMEADOW SAFFRON WITH WALLBANK (MR R & MRS J DIXON)

Post Grad Bitch (8)

1st KYUNA BELIEVE IN MAGIC BY MOONGLADE JW (MR M G M, MRS C & MRS E WATSON & ROBERTS) Pretty bitch with a feminine head and soft expression, low set ears and good head planes. Lovely neck and shoulders with correct upper arm and forechest. Deep through the ribs with strong coupling and well made rear end. Covered the ground with a strong movement. In lovely condition

2nd KATTANDALE SPRINGBOK (MRS S & MISS K WRIGLEY) Sturdy bitch with a classic head, shoulders well laid back with a good upper arm. Deep chest, well sprung with plenty of back rib. Good quality bone and feet. Drove around the ring off muscled rear quarters.

3rd FLAXHEATH JUST FOR ME (MS V L LINES)

Limit Bitch (12, 3abs)

Top quality class all could change places

1st STORSKOGENS AMOR JOY OF AMSCOT (IMP SWE) (MRS J COLLINS-PITMAN) Promising bitch still not fully mature. Good length to foreface, soft dark eye. Well made throughout with a strong topline and plenty of depth and spring of rib. Muscular stifles and short hocks gave a smooth, driving action which she used to full advantage. Shown in excellent condition, was in serious contention for the RCC.

2nd LIRIC AS GOOD AS IT GETS (MRS M JUSTICE) Feminine bitch with a pretty head and dark eye, flowing outline, strong in back and broad in stifle. Balanced angulation, lovely flat bone, shown in first rate condition. Close up to 1st not quite the extension on the move.

3rd CROMASAIG BEDAZZLED JW (MR A, MRS K & J MACARA)

Open Bitch (8)

1st SH CH LAURELHACH LEGACY JW (MRS F BOXALL) Headed a fantastic class, what a super bitch this is epitomising what I look for as a Gordon Setter. She was everything I wanted in construction, type and movement. Feminine head with lively expression, elegant arched neck of correct length. Super shoulders and return of upper arm, firm topline over well sprung ribs of good depth and with lovely forechest. Strong loin leading to excellent rear angles and good width of thigh. So easy on the move showing free ground covering action. In beautiful condition CC

2nd KILNRAE SCOTCH THE RUMOUR JW (MRS K M MARSH) Mature rugged type of Gordon with a classic but feminine head, soft dark eye and plenty of brain room. Strong neck, cracking front with plenty of forechest, deep through the chest, well ribbed back to a firm loin and lovely rear angles. True on the move showing reach and drive. Worked hard to win a well deserved RCC

 3rd SH CH HERNWOOD CALYPSO GODDESS JW SHCM (MR P, MRS C A & MISS C SANDIFORD & LEWIS)

Good Citizen Bitch (3, 1abs)

1st ARDNADAM WILLOW GROUSE (MRS PEARCE) Substantial bitch with a robust outline. Kind well balanced head with a lovely dark eye. Deep in rib with plenty of bone, broad stifles gave plenty of drive from the rear.

2nd GRAYLACIER PRINCESS SOPHIA RL2 (MRS J COLLINGBORN) Lighter frame than 1st and not quite as positive on the move. Pretty feminine head, balanced through out with clean bone and a well sprung rib.