- Date: 21/07/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Glenys Sykes Contact Judge
- Published Date: 05/11/2018
Northern English Setter Society
NORTHERN ENGLISH SETTER SOCIETY
DOGS - CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW - 21ST JULY 2018
My grateful thanks to my stewards, NESS for their hospitality and the exhibitors for an entry I thoroughly enjoyed judging. The weather permitted judging to be outside in the good sized rings which also was a bonus.
Minor Puppy (2) - 1.Phillips,Bryant & Watkins’ Glenmaurangi Starman. Attractive upstanding 8 month b/b /tan. appealing lean head with good break for age, lovely expressive dark oval eye, low set ears, good lay of shoulder, straight front with elbows well let down, good rib, level top line, short coupled, good sweep of stifle and tail straight off the back, moved very soundly and true using his tail. Beautifully presented. BPIS on referee’s decision.
2.Prince’s Mariglen Smoke Screen. First time out I believe for this 6 month b/b who has the most beautiful head and eye giving kind expression, good shoulder lay and front angulation, short level back and turn of stifle, good coat and really enjoyed himself which was evident on the move with good tail action. Nice baby.
Junior (6.1) - Very nice class of youngsters. (6.1). 1.Taylor’s Wansleydale Quicksilver. Classic head on this b/btan boy, lean and with defined stop, long muscular neck into good layback of shoulder, deep chest with elbows well let down, strong top line with well muscled second thigh, tail off the back which he used correctly when moving. In good coat and beautifully presented.
2. Lawson’s Wansleydale Dorian Gray. B/b/tan litter brother to 1st. Has the most appealing head with melting expression, good neck into layback of shoulder, short coupled, round bone and good feet, moved well driving off short hocks, using his tail. Today he lacked the furnishings and maturity of his brother but nevertheless a very nice boy.
3. Sayers & Dennis’ Nattaset True Glow
Veteran (4.2) - Both a credit to their owners. 1 Marsdens’ Sh Ch Upperwood in the Grove. Upstanding b/b/tan put down to perfection in full silky coat. Strong masculine head, with the most melting expression with oval eye, strong neck, deep chest, good round bone, padded feet, level top line, good bend of stifle, moved well and enthusiastically using his tail.
2.Wilsons’ Abiwrose Blue Musketeer. Classic lean headed dark b/b, long neck into good lay of shoulder, good round bone, short coupled with deep chest and very good bend of stifle, tail off the back which he used on the move.
Yearling (5.1) - 1. Schoneville & Derry’s Hawklawn Khamsin at Balvenie JW. I was really taken with this dog, often admired him from the ringside, so was lovely to be hands on and he did not disappoint. This substantial o/b is built on clean lines, masculine head but not overdone, defined stop and dark kind eye of correct shape. Strong muscular neck into good layback of shoulder, good angulation with elbows well let down, deep chest, good round bone and padded feet, level short back with well sprung rib, stifles well bent, tail straight off the back which he used correctly as he moved very soundly and steadily around the ring with slashing tail. Beautifully presented in good coat. RCC.
2. Spencer‘s Sorbus Plays the Field. Very glamorous b/b/tan, well presented in good coat. Masculine head with defined stop and kind eye, strong neck into good shoulder, strong round bone, deep chest and good rib, level top line, good sweep of stifle, moved very soundly and with enthusiasm, a little proud of his tail today but I am sure his future will be bright, unfortunate to meet 1 in such form.
3. Lawson’s Wansleydale Dorian Gray
Novice (1) - 1 Kellys’ Alofrana Memphis Rock. 4th in a very strong Junior class this attractive b/b/tan has lots to like about him. Lovely classic lean head and kind expression, strong neck, deep chest and level top line, well set tail and well muscled second thigh, the owner was struggling with him trying to keep his head off the ground but when he did he moved very soundly, he is well worth persisting.
Graduate (2) - 1. Oliver’s Bramstorm Oberon. Very attractive o/b youngster who is built on elegant flowing lines and maturing nicely. Most lovely lean, clean head with kind oval eye, strong neck into well placed shoulders, deep chest and elbows well let down giving such correct front angulation, short coupled, level back, good bend of stifle and tail set off the back, he moved effortlessly with correct slashing tail. He was seriously considered for top honours, but his time will come I am sure.
2. Mellish’s Gemsett Pole Position for Monbrec. Compact b/b with the most appealing head and melting expression. This dog is so well made throughout, lovely long neck, short backed, good bend of stifle, tail off back. A little less weight might be of advantage to him but he was with one with his owner moving well using his tail.
Post Graduate (9.2) - Another lovely hotly contested class. 1.Butler’s Wansleydale Goldsmith. Classic lean headed o/b with defined stop, clean foreface. This dog has so many attributes, head into strong muscular neck, good layback of shoulder, elbows well let down, deep chest and level back, good bend of stifle and short hock with tail set off the back. He commanded the ring when he moved so soundly with long enthusiastic striding action and slashing tail. A lovely dog.
2. Sharples Kanietter Silverstone. Very close up and this dog is the one I feel has improved so much within the year, upstanding o/b with masculine head not overdone, most lovely kind expression, deep chest and elbows well let down, level top line, good bend of stifle, well muscled second thigh, tail set off the back, moved soundly and well. I am sure these two oranges will change places many a time in the future.
3.Wiliams’ Bournehouse Stormy Sky.
Mid Limit (2.1) - 1. Sayers & Dennis’ Mariglen Solar Flame. Although stood alone, would hold his own in other company easily, upstanding o/b shown in beautiful coat and condition. Masculine head with defined stop, lovely oval dark eye, good neck into well laid back shoulders, deep chest, level back, good bend of stifle, short hock, level tail which he used well on the move, when he concentrates.
Limit (8.1) - Such a quality class of lads. 1. Thomson’s Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW. B/b with strong masculine head, kind expressive eye of correct oval shape, over the head this dog excelled for me, strong neck into well laid back shoulders, deep chest with elbows well let down, good round bone, padded feet, short level back, good bend of stifle, well muscled second thigh, tail straight off the back, short hock, he powered his way around the ring, covering the ground with slashing tail won him this class.
2. Stewart & Quenby’s Tattersett Galileo. A dog I have always admired, balanced throughout, most beautiful refined head with dark eye, strong neck, short compact body, deep chest, good round bone, level back with good bend of stifle, muscular second thigh, short hock, moved very soundly, he has age on his side.
3. Fisher’s Beechanger Dusty Miller.
Open (3) - A class of three worthy champions, all in their own merit. 1. Littlechild’s Sh Ch Ravensett Fire ‘N’ Ice. Stunning roan o/b who commanded attention, shown in excellent condition and coat, built on flowing elegant lines with no exaggerations, lovely lean head with defined stop and expressive dark eye of correct shape, strong neck into good lay of shoulder with elbows well let down, deep chest, well ribbed, level short back with good bend of stifle, short hock, well muscled second thigh and tail straight off the back. Moving elegantly and soundly, yet purposefully around the ring with good head carriage and slashing tail, I had no hesitation in awarding him the CC and delighted in agreement with my co judge BIS.
2. Bryant & Hollis’ Sh Ch Phenset Blue Max. Upstanding and very attractive b/b with classic lean head, dark eye, good round bone, straight front, level top line, good turn of stifle, straight hock, on the move he excelled with high head carriage, long free striding gait with a gentle swish of the tail and all on a loose lead.
3. Loynd’s Sh Ch Crimbledale Sea the Skies.
Judge: Glenys Sykes