• Date: 22/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Julie Greenan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 01/05/2019

Blackpool & District Canine Society

Breed: Irish Setter

BLACKPOOL & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY LTD 

23 June 2018 

Irish Setters 

I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of Blackpool & District Canine Society for inviting me to judge at their Show. It was a great honour for me as this was my first judging appointment at this level. Last, but not least I would like to thank the Exhibitors who entered their dogs under me and supported me for my first appointment and who also accepted my decisions in a sporting manner…. thank you. 

The weather held out for us on the day although a bit breezy and it was lovely to see our breed outside with the sun on their backs. It is lovely judging them outside, so I was pleased this was able to be achieved.  

I am happy to say that overall I found our lovely breed in tip top condition. The only thing I would say is I found a few round eyes and light in colour, for me it spoils the expression of an Irish. The only other issue for me is movement. Some lovely dogs looked smashing when stood in profile but didn’t deliver on the move, some loose in front and others moving too close behind or their hocks were not straight when going away. We need to be mindful of this and not be prepared to accept poor movement. 

Dogs 

PD – 3 (0) 

1. Tupper & Rosie – Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire  

Mature dog for his age but not altogether at the moment. Decent angulation fore and aft, good depth to chest, good stifle and tailset, needs to tighten up on his rear, moved ok but not very co-operative with his handler. 

2. Sketchley – Kerrimere Harrison 

Preferred the head on this boy, lovely eye, stands square, good rib and depth to chest, shorter in couplings than winner, decent front and rear angulations, moved ok, just needs time to come together. 

3. Foster – Goldnavarm Endurance at Shanoah 

Junior – 6 (0) 

1. Hart’s – Gwendariff In The Limelight with Gilliegrae 

Lovely boy, not a big one but still balanced. Nice head and expression, strong neck into great front properties which led through to a deep chest and straight front, strong over the loin. Moved out with drive off lovely short rear pasterns and held his topline. Best Junior in Breed and Gundog Junior Group 4. 

2. Russell – Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli 

Another lovely boy with a melting expression, good front assembly and depth to chest, straight front, good substance, nice turn to stifle, moved steady. 

3. Riddell – Thendara Hey Jude 

Yearling – 8 (1) 

1. Gisby – Suteresett King of Hearts JW 

Quality youngster turned out in excellent order with lovely dark coat. Melting expression with lovely dark eye, strong neck into excellent front properties, pronounced sternum, straight front, smashing rib, strong over loin, tailset spot on, good turn to stifle, moved out with drive and was true coming and going, held his topline on the move. Good muscle tone. 

2. Muir & O’Connor – Gwendariff I’m Comin Out JW 

Another quality youngster who is very mature for his age, lovely head and eye, good angulation throughout, deep chested which was also well ribbed back, moved steady but does need to tighten up on his rear. 

3. Randle – Forfarian’s Hidden Secret with Rionore 

Graduate – 6 (2) 

1. Davis – Pawsword Prairie Wind JW 

Lovely boy in great condition, lovely head and eye, good front, good depth to chest, strong over the loin, great angulation throughout, turned out in lovely coat and condition, needs to tighten up on his rear, moved ok. 

2. Pawsword Paperback Writer 

Litter brother to winner, again lovely head and expression, good angulation fore and aft, shorter in couplings, strong over loin, moved ok. 

3. Wheeldon – Bardonhill Jealous Guy for Colemist 

Post Graduate – 7 (1) 

1. Childs – Tredura Val Verdi 

A boy I have judged before and I find him a very honest dog. Not a big dog but everything in the right place. Lovely head and eye, strong neck into excellent front properties, good rib and depth to chest, strong over loin and good muscle tone, moved out with drive and was foot perfect. 

2. Russell – Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli 

Lovely head and eye on this boy, lovely dark coat, balanced dog who is easy on the eye, good front and rear, good rib, moved well once he settled into his stride, turned out well. 

3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman – Kerrimere Indiscreet 

Mid-Limit – 8 (0) 

1. Stockton – Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW 

On initial look I didn’t think this would be my winner but what a lovely balanced dog he is, can’t believe he has only just gone 2 as he is very mature for his age. Excellent front properties with the correct lay and return of upper arm, strong over his lovely sloping topline, deep chest, well ribbed back, good turn to his stifle, moved with drive and precision, tuned out well. I’m sure his third CC won’t be far off – RDCC 

 

2. Lucas – Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW 

Just my type of head on this boy, have judged him previously and still find him a joy to go over, beautiful head and eye, lovely depth throughout, good angulation fore and aft and moved well off tight feet. Turned out in excellent order, just felt my winner had the edge with movement today. 

3. Condron & Needs – Covarney Macaroon 

Limit – 8 (0) – super class of dogs 

1. Rowbottom – Lanstara Spring Moon 

A dog I have judged before and done well. He then went through that awkward stage but today he looked the best I have ever seen him. Lovely head and eye, with low set ears, strong neck into straight front, excellent front with the correct lay and return of upper arm which enabled him to reach out on the move. Great depth to chest, strong over the loin and good turn to stifle. Strong over the loin and moved with extension and drive off short rear pasterns and tight neat feet. Such an unexaggerated, honest dog who was turned out in excellent order. I could not deny him the DCC today and BOB and was delighted to see him shortlisted in a strong Group. I hope the third isn’t too far off. 

2. Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie – Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW 

Beautiful dog with a melting head and expression, good length to neck leading into good front properties, strong sloping topline which he held on the move, good depth to chest, great turn to stifle, moved steady. Another in great condition. 

3. Muir – Romarne Taittinger JW 

Open – 4 (1) 

1. Sturrock – Sh Ch Forfarian I’m Sexy An I Know It JW 

Lovely dog at his peak, beautiful head and eye, in great coat and condition, super neck into good front properties, great rib, strong over loin, good turn to stifle, moved well off lovely tight feet. 

2. Cohen – Caispern Lorenzo with Shushana JW ShCM 

Nice head and eye, good angulations fore and aft, good depth to his chest, strong over the loin, moved well off short rear pasterns and tight feet. 

Veteran – 2 (1) 

1. Gisby & Pike – Sh Ch Suteresett Milky Way With Scarletti JW 

I just love this boy, his head for me is a joy, he is so balanced and has great angulation front and rear, straight front and good depth to chest, strong over loin, tailset spot on, lovely short rear pasterns which he used to advantage, turned out in lovely condition. Considered for the RDCC but felt he just lost his spark in the challenge. 

   

Bitches 

MPB – 2 (0) 

1. Hunter & Brown – Braidmount in My Life 

Nice overall shape to this girl, feminine head, good front assembly, adequate rib for age, good over loin, well balanced throughout, good stifle, at this stage a bit leggy on the move but she moved steady for her age. In lovely condition and coat. 

2. Green – Braidmount Dreamed A Dream For Glencarron 

Litter sister to winner but two different bitches. This girl is feminine but overall, she is finer than her sister, decent angulation fore and aft, decent rib for age, needs to steady on the move but this will come with time. 

PB – 3 (0) 

1. Heather – Sixoaks Leading Lady 

This girl stood out for me sporting a beautiful dark coat in lovely condition. So feminine in head with lovely dark expressive eyes, excellent shoulder leading into correct front assembly, great rib for age, strong over loin and correct over croup. Great stifle and once she settled she moved steady for her age. BPIB and shortlisted in Gundog Puppy Group. 

2. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman – Kerrimere Red Ribbon 

Different bitch to my winner but everything is still there. Pretty head with lovely eye, good angulation fore and aft, good bend to her stifle good over the croup, moved steady and true off tight feet. 

3. Green - Braidmount Dreamed A Dream For Glencarron 

Junior – 10 (2) 

1. Mutch – Romarne Galway Girl at Astleyview 

Balanced bitch from any angle and turned out in excellent order, lovey dark coat, feminine head with dark eye, strong neck into excellent front properties, great rib and depth to chest, strong over the loin, moved with drive off tight feet. 

2. Catling – Teleri Indian Summer (AI) 

Close up to my winner and another quality bitch, so pretty in head, great front and rear, great rib, strong over her loin, moved steady and true off short rear pasterns. 

3. Bayne – Corranroo One More Kiss 

 

Yearling – 4 (1) 

1. Humphreys – Crimpington Flirtini to Henaleas JW 

Lovely bitch with lovely dark coat in great condition, beautiful head and eye, good front properties with good sternum, well ribbed and great depth to chest leading to excellent croup and loin, great stifle and short rear pasterns. Moved with drive. 

 

2. Hall – Glennara Cilleigne Dervla (IKC) JW 

Pretty bitch, again in lovely coat and condition, good front properties, well ribbed and good depth to chest, good stifle and another who moved steady and true. 

3. Sturrock – Forfarian Victoria’s Secret 

Graduate – 6 (0) 

1. Chorley- Newton, Chorley & Flinders – Pawsword Peppermint For Kerryfair 

Not a big bitch, dark coated and in good condition, prettiest of heads with dark eye, well balanced throughout with good angulation fore and aft, strong over loin and good in rib, moved steady. 

2. Cox – Bardonhill’s The New Ginger at Tiroen 

Taller bitch than my winner, good angulations throughout, great depth to chest, good over croup with correct set on of tail, moved steady off tight feet. 

3. Jones – Alolfrana In A Hot Storm Over Wenflaen 

Post Graduate – 7 (1) 

1. Hall – Riverbrue Ophelia at Glennara JW 

Lovely girl, so pretty in head, strong neck into well placed shoulders, lovely sloping topline, good depth to her chest, great turn of stifle, moved out well off short rear pasterns. 

2. Stevenson – Lochlorien True Detective is Andley 

Another quality bitch with feminine head and eye, great sternum, balanced throughout with correct front and rear properties, good depth to chest and another that moved out well. Turned out in excellent order. 

3. Jones – Kerryfair Rhosyn 

Mid Limit – 5 (1) 

1. Mugford – Sangarah Skyline Over Lynwood (Imp Hun) JW 

Not a big bitch but so balanced, had left her coat at home but this didn’t detract from her overall make and shape, great angulations throughout, beautiful head and eye, great sternum and rib, good over the loin, moved with drive and extension off her rear.  

2. Brady – Amberlight Guinevere 

Bigger bitch, nice head and eye, good neck into correct front properties, great rib and depth to chest, good turn of stifle, moved ok. 

3. Davie – Jonola Secret Love at Lochfrae 

Limit – 12 (1) – great class 

1. Jones – Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCM 

A bitch I have judged before and done well. She is balanced throughout with flowing lines, beautiful head and eye, correct angulation fore and aft, lovely sloping topline, strong over loin and great turn of stifle. She moved true and steady, considered her for the RCC. 

2. Stevenson – Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley 

Another lovely bitch and close to my winner, beautiful head and eye, good sternum and front shoulder placement leading into great depth and spring of rib. Strong over the loin. Another who moved out true and steady. 

3. Gisby – Suteresett Once Upon A Dream 

Open – 3 (0) 

1. Sturrock – Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW 

A bitch I have always liked and admired from the ringside, left her coat at home but that did not detract from her lovely balance, make and shape throughout. The most exquisite head and expression, strong neck into excellent front properties, good depth and spring of rib, super in topline which she held on the move, good over loin and she moved with reach and drive off lovely tight feet. BCC 

2. Catling – Sh Ch Shandwick Love In A Mist for Teleri JW 

Another lovely girl, slightly taller than my class winner, beautiful head and eye, great front properties, good topline with great rib, good turn of stifle. Moved steady and true. Turned out in excellent order. 

3. Kay – Anlory Water Nymph at Berfield 

Veteran – 4 (0) 

1. Hunter & Brown – Sh Ch/Int Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount (Imp Swe) 

A bitch I have judged before and I still find her lovely. Beautiful head and eye, great neck into correct shoulder placement, good lay and return of upper arm, good depth to chest, strong over the loin, good substance throughout, moved steady and turned out in lovely bloom. RBCC 

2. Humphreys – Suteresett Miss Curious About Henaleas JW 

Another lovely girl, love her head and expression, great sternum and front properties, great depth to chest, strong over the loin and correct croup and tailset, she moved steady and true. 

3. Stevenson – Lochlorien Prime Suspect for Andley JW ShCM 

 

Julie Greenan